Questions tagged [air-travel]

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Is it impolite to ask for an in-flight catalogue with no intention of buying?

Sometimes when I go on a short 1 hour flight, I usually just like to watch the take-off, have a drink and read the in-flight catalogue (just out of interest) and watch the landing. In some airlines, ...
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Booking flights for people on Fiverr and Upwork - is there a way to use my credit card to make bookings?

I have just started using sites like Fiverr and Upwork to plan trips for others. So far I have just produced itineraries, but some people would like for me to book trips for them. I have traveled ...
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Flight next month rebooked for a “technical stop” after only 30 minutes of flying [on hold]

I have a flight next month and this flight got rebooked for a "technical stop". I suspected this was to pick up more passengers, but looking at the other "technical stop" questions here, a technical ...
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How to get an itinerary from a record locator

If I have a record locator (PNR?) the 6-character code that passengers get, how can I get the details of the corresponding itinerary? Is there some (possibly paid) service on the web that can do this?
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How do I know if my flight was cancelled/delayed due to “extraordinary circumstances”, as defined in EC 261/2004?

EU Regulation 261/2004 mentions "extraordinary circumstances" several times as a condition under which airlines are not obligated to pay out compensation: (12) The trouble and inconvenience to ...
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What is the EU 261/2004 appeals process when an airline denies claim?

When one puts in a claim for compensation under EU 261/2004 and the airline refuses to pay out (e.g. stating exceptional circumstances) what recourse does the traveller have? Is there a higher ...
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Are we entitled to compensation for this knock on delay? And are there any rules governing redirections?

So we were flying with a budget airline from Stuttgart to Naples. The flight was delayed by approximately 1.5 hours at the start. 20 minutes away from Naples we were told we were getting rerouted to ...
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Norwegian refuses EU delay (4.7 hours) compensation because it turned out there was nothing wrong with the aircraft

My flight from Oslo to Rome was delayed by 4 hours and 40 minutes. I submitted a request to Norwegian Air Shuttle requesting a compensation of 400 Euros under EU 261/2004. Their reasoning for why ...
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Do I have to go through customs in Madrid

I am flying on Iberia airlines from Miami to Rome, with a 1 hour stop in Madrid, Spain. Do I have to take my luggage through customs in Madrid?
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Authorised ID card for entry into airport

My grand son studying 3rd Std is with us, with his parents away in Bangalore. He has an expired-passport and a school ID card. He has no Aadhaar card yet. For entry into airports, what proof should I ...
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When searching for flights, how do I select arrival date, instead of departure date?

When booking a long distance flight, the arrival date tends to differ from the date of departure, as it can take 1-2 days to arrive, especially with layovers. If I need to arrive on a specific day, is ...
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Preventing the ears from getting clogged on descent to Barcelona [duplicate]

I've been having an terrible experience when ever I'm descending to Barcelona. My ears would clog so bad that it would even hurt for a couple of seconds. That it self doesn't cause a problem. The ...
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Passport names (Immigration) [on hold]

I need your advice please. For instance let's say a certain friend of mine is wanted in his country and traveled out, but just his name is known along with a photo of 8 years ago is known. If he goes ...
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AirSwift historical data [duplicate]

I am planning to book AirSwift flight from Boracay to El Nido and my worry is frequent flight cancellations due to weather as its a small aircraft. I am keen on checking historical data to get an idea ...
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What mechanisms are in place for online travel agents access very cheap airline tickets? [duplicate]

I have recently booked an almost last minute flight within Europe. I got prices, for the absolute same flight, that range from under 30€ to more than 200€. Variations of ~30€ are kind of normal but ...
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Is VIP's Fairway Trolley (80cm) allowed for check-in for US trip in Etihad?

I'll be traveling to US next month via Etihad Airways. Etihad's baggage allowance policy states that "all check-in baggage must adhere to max dimensions 158 cm". I bought this VIP bag from Amazon (...
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Online check-in, overbooking and EU compensation rights

I couldn't find an answer to this anywhere. Everything I find about overbookings is about people standing in line at the gate, after security scrutiny, and being bumped. I have read everything about ...
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Transporting lots of luggage at Luton airport

I'll be travelling from Luton airport next month, with a large amount of luggage, far too much for an ordinary luggage trolley. I'm sure I'm not the first person to have had this problem! Does Luton ...
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Is 4 hours of layover enough for 2 seperate bookings in LHR (and some more)?

I am flying from Stuttgart to San Francisco next year. I booked the two legs separately so STR-LHR with British Airways and LHR-SFO with Virgin Atlantic. Reasoning is that it was cheaper by around ...
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Which currencies does Wizz Air use in-flight?

Wizz Air is an Hungarian flight operator and I'll be flying with them from Finland to the United Kingdom. If I'd like to pay with cash for in-flight services which currency should I bring?
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Air Travel with pet Budgie

I was wondering if anyone has experience traveling with transatlantic (Western Europe to Mexico) with a pet bird? From what little research I did I found out that some airlines do seem to allow this, ...
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Is the space in front of the first seat row in the middle of a cabin meant as a public passage?

I have recently been on an Air China trip with my family, I think on an A330 aircraft. We had a baby bassinet and thus were seated in the front row of a cabin, and got seats in the middle of the ...
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Why are walk-ins for Global Entry interview typically only accepted when arriving from an international flight?

I read on https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/get-a-same-day-walk-in-appointment-at-these-global-entry-enrollment-centers/ (mirror): It may be hard to get an interview, but some enrollment ...
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Two passports in different names, stopover country needs one, destination — the other

Say a dual New Zealand and Mali citizen is flying from NZ to Mali via Australia (pure hypothetical). The passports are in different names. Mali passport alone needs transit visa for Australia. NZ ...
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Book return flight, but after another round trip [duplicate]

I am currently in the US. I plan on leaving back to my home country (UK) on October 18th, but I haven't booked it yet. I did already book a trip back to the US with a relative for a week in November. ...
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How does the climate impact of an LNG-powered cruise ship compare to flying? [migrated]

Taking the Iona as an example, it is claimed that "The cruise ship will have a reduced carbon footprint with zero sulphur and nitrogen emissions." Sulphur and nitrogen, while pollutants, are not ...
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How to know if an Air France flight has in-flight entertainment?

I have just booked a flight, from Paris CDG to Moscow SVO return. It is a 4 hour 10 minute flight. Usually when I travel on other airlines no entertainment is provided as the flight isn’t long enough. ...
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Can I take a soft suitcase on Qatar Airways?

Are you allowed to take a soft suitcase on Qatar airways I have heard that some airports are starting to ban soft suitcases but I am not sure if this is true or not
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What can a passenger do when Ryanair close the boarding gate earlier than advertised?

For a Ryanair flight, the "Gate Closing" written on my friend's pass was 9:35, which was 30 minutes before the flight, and he arrived at the gate at 9:28. The gate was already closed and so he did not ...
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Is it safe to travel with Radio Frequency (RF) Board packed in a laptop carry-on bag

In addition to a laptop, I use some Radio frequency (RF) Board for implementing a software-defined Radio function (E.g. virtual eNode-B or gNode-B) with a small pluggable omni-directional antenna. ...
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Is the 13 inch MacBook Pro also banned from airtravel?

I read about the recent MacBook Pro 15 inch travel ban. I have a 13-inch model, so I'm safe. I checked the serial number and my computer was bought in November 2017 which is outside of the affected ...
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Traveling with a battery

I'm traveling from the US to Switzerland with a layover in Frankfurt / Main (Germany). I intend to buy a laptop battery in the US for a friend's laptop. I intend to take this battery with me on the ...
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Do airlines or air traffic controllers intentionally try to have some flights land early?

On some recent domestic US flights, the flight reached its destination sooner than the expected duration, but then got stuck waiting on the tarmac waiting for its assigned gate to open. Do airlines ...
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Does the EU 261 regulation applicable to Widerøe traveling inside Norway?

Widerøe is a Norwegian company operating inside Norway and closes by regions. Does the EU 261 regulation applicable to it when canceled and traveling within Norway? The question arises from the fact ...
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Skip a leg, forfeit a ticket — do mistakes happen due to late connections?

As we know airlines combat hidden city ticketing by cancelling your entire ticket (including return trip) if you skip a leg. But how is this handled -- what happens if you are late from your ...
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Skip second leg of outbound flight and continue to original destination over land [duplicate]

I travel with Air China from Paris to Kathmandu with a stopover in Chengdu. I am considering not taking the Chengdu to Kathmandu flight and travel over land to Kathmandu from Chengdu. Will I be able ...
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Is rebooked flight considered a delay

If I miss a flight from Warsaw (WAW) to Toronto (YYZ) due to the delay of an inbound connection (Moscow (SVO) to WAW), that was purchased from the same airline on the same ticket, and they can only ...
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Prepaid credit card for Wizzair flight

Here in Germany we can buy prepaid credit cards in gas stations and put money on them. I wanted to ask if anyone has any experience regarding if I could book a Wizzair flight using one of these ...
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Recommended period for archiving boarding passes?

Should I throw away any paper boarding passes after landing and collecting my luggage? Or are there any considerations why it is recommended to keep them archived for some period of time? (For how ...
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Am I eligible to some compensation if Eva Air changed the destination of my flight (was Hakodate, and became Sapporo)?

Am I eligible to some compensation if Eva Air changed the destination of my flight (was TPE -> HKD Hakodate Airport via flight BR138, and became TPE-> Sapporo (New Chitose Airport a.k.a. CTS) via ...
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What country am I travelling from if there's a layover for visa application?

I'm applying for an Egyptian visa and the website to do so (Egypt e-Visa Portal) is asking for the country that I'm traveling from. So let's say I was a United States citizen that was going to spend ...
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Flight delay compensation under EC 261/2004 for a multi-leg trip on European carrier

I booked a Nairobi – Amsterdam – London flight with a European carrier. This was booked under one booking, made under one transaction, with one reference number. The first flight (Nairobi – Amsterdam)...
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Delayed flight tracking link [duplicate]

I need flight tracking information for flight XK310 10.082019 from Calvi to Nice. Somebody can paste link to flightaware?
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EU Air Travel Passenger rights: Right to care: What to expect during delays

It is easy to find information on the Internet regarding EU Air Travel flight compensation. However I am interested in being prepared to exercise my right to be taken care off (Article 9th of CE ...
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What is the difference between a passenger being on hold and standby?

What is the difference between a passenger being on hold or being on standby?
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Does EU 261/2004 compensation apply if delayed by the border check?

This came up in Athens airport 1-hour connection at normal walking speed and I must admit I do not know the answer. So we have a flight coming from outside Schengen and has a very tight connection to ...
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Why is this one-way flight more expensive than round trip? [duplicate]

Why is this one way flight from Paris to Toronto is significantly more expensive than the same trip that includes a round trip? If anything the round trip should be more expensive because it's the ...
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Documents required for traveling to Istanbul for Syrian nationality with Saudi Arabian residence permit

What documents are required to travel to Istanbul from Saudi Arabia with a Syrian nationality.
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Can I fly from Kolkata to Imphal without any documents? [duplicate]

I am 16 years old and I don't have any documents except my birth certificate and my students identity card is also expired. I am going to Kolkata to Imphal to apply for my adhar card. So how can I fly?...
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Can I take an air pistol out of Israel into Ghana?

A friend has gifted me an air pistol while on holiday in Israel and would like to take it back home to Ghana with me. Can I take it out of Israel an how do I do that? I have checked with the ...