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Infant 4 months Traveling to India from Nepal

my daughter turned up 5 months earlier this month. She was born in Japan. Being a Nepalese citizen, we are planning to travel to India via Nepal. Could someone help to let me know what document is ...
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I'm 14 years old. Can I go to America without my parent?

Can I travel by myself when I'm 14 years old?
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Understanding cancellation costs for fare

I am looking to book some flights, which I need to do before applying for a visa. If the visa is refused then I need to cancel the flights and want to understand exactly how much I will be refunded. ...
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Are all Turkish Airlines covered by rules similar to the EC261?

I know all flights departing the European Union are covered, this question is about other flights from Turkish Airlines. On this page I found information that reminds me a bit of the EC261. However, ...
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What does "lowest EPU" mean when choosing a seat?

I saw on United Airlines: "lowest EPU" What does "lowest EPU" mean when choosing a seat? I unsuccessfully searched on Google the following queries: "Lowest EPU" "...
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Rules/guidelines about rerouting flights in the EU

We recently got denied boarding due to the carrier overbooking the flight. At the airport there was no assistance available at all. The only way to contact the airline was via email and they could ...
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Bringing hair styling powder onto a plane

I'm flying from Italy to Switzerland just with hand luggage. I have a hair powder which could possibly look like coke to someone. Is this going to be any problem? I'm not sure if it's going to show up ...
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My tickets has JFK to Miami and then Guyana [duplicate]

My ticket has JFK to Miami then Miami to Guyana, but I am booking a separate ticket to Miami. I want to know if my first ticket can still be used to go to Guyana.
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Missing space in first names, will there be an issue? [duplicate]

I booked flight from travel website giving correct first names as per passport but when I try to check the ticket from the airline they are missing space on between firstname and middle name. Passport ...
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No business class in American, but on British Airways

I went to book a flight from Boston to London on American Airlines, but it only shows "Premium" and "Premium Economy" seats. The "Premium Economy" seats cost business ...
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These two Qatar flights with slightly different times and different flight number must actually be the same flight, right?

I am getting two apparently different Qatar flights from Doha to Chennai, QR4788 and Q3528, with very close but ever so slightly timings. Their timing differs by only 5-10 minutes. Since I find it ...
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Transferring at JFK: How is passport checked if flights arrive at/depart from adjacent gates?

My girlfriend is flying today into the United States from the European Union, with a transfer to her second flight at JFK. When I check the flights on Delta's website, I see that the first flight is ...
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How much time do I need on my Passport expiry date to leave Australia for South Africa?

I am a South African citizen returning to South Africa but my passport will only have a few days left at time of departure. Will Australian authorities and the airlines allow me to leave the country ...
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Can i find out what time the flight from dubia to manchester april 13th 2019 landed [duplicate]

Can I find out what time the flight from dubia 13th April 2019 landed in manchester
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Travel from India to USA with close passport expiry

i want to know if I will have any issues in the trip I'm planning. My passport: India, I am Indian citizen with US Visa Passport Expiry: 10 March 2025 US Visa Expiry: 6 April 2025 India to USA flight ...
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Does a US resident born in Mexico need a passport to visit Mexico?

I was born in Mexico and recently became a US resident. Do I need a US passport to travel to Mexico?
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If one's luggage was inspected by the security, can one obtain the CCTV camera footage of the baggage inspection rooms showing the luggage inspection?

I read: all baggage inspection rooms have CCTV cameras with heavy accountability, so there’s never a concern about theft. This makes me wonder: if one's luggage was inspected, can one obtain the ...
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Why does Ethiopian Airlines have flights between Tokyo and Seoul?

This is a very strange thing. An African airline opened a flight between Tokyo and Seoul? Usually, based on my experience, an airline has a hub, and it has outbound and inbound flights from and to the ...
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International to domestic connection at LAX

International flight landing at LAX at 12:50 and departing on a separate domestic ticket at 16:30. Is that enough time to go through immigration, security, luggage, etc? Arrival via Singapore and ...
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Schengen visa issued by Germany - Is a layover in Vienna okay before heading to Berlin?

I have a Schengen visa issued by the German embassy, and it clearly states that it's valid for all Schengen states. I have a round-trip flight booked to Berlin, but my itinerary includes a 2-hour ...
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Can we make our 3 pm international flight at JFK if we do the Statue of Liberty Tour at 9 am?

We are spending the night in NYC and leaving on a 3 pm flight out of JFK to London. We have statue of liberty tickets (9:00 am) that morning. I am getting nervous we will not have enough time for the ...
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Skip return flight

I am flying Norse. We want to move up the return date but Norse will charge us $1,000 just for the change (the fare difference will be added to this). Can I purchase a one-way for the earlier return ...
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Do airlines serve meal even sometimes when the fasten seat belt sign had been switched on? [closed]

I read: Singapore Airlines Pilots Turned On Seatbelt Sign During Turbulence [...] The report states that at this point, the CVR record shows “a pilot called out that the fasten seat belt sign had ...
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British passport with water damage

I have a British passport. The last page and a few inside pages are damaged with water. The writing is clear and can be read easily, while the picture and ID details are intact. Can I travel to ...
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Traveling with tools and pc parts

I'll be traveling to Spain soon. I need to take with me a screwdriver and a PSU 1k (pc part) my question is if a can travel with those things in my luggage in the deposit.
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Minor travelling solo?

My son, who is 15, wants to visit The Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX, with his friends. He also has a Fortnite teammate who lives there, so they want to spend a weekend in the park. I trust him ...
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Portugal tourist or visitor visa [duplicate]

I have been living in Portugal for the last 5 years. I have 3 years of residency. Can I sponsor my brother, who is living in India, in the means of a responsibility letter or cover letter, to come ...
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Why don’t airlines make it easy to buy an extra seat?

I read: With most airlines, customers can buy an extra seat which will generally mean an empty middle seat, by paying whatever is the current fare. Almost nobody does this, and airlines don’t make it ...
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San Francisco to South Padre Island, TX overnight

On a Thursday in October, I would like to leave central San Francisco, CA after work (5+ PM) and get to South Padre Island, TX before noon the next day. I'm OK to fly out of any of SFO, OAK, SJC and ...
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How can I get a refund from the Mytrip travel agency?

Exactly six months ago, I booked flights through Mytrip. Unfortunately, the flight was canceled. While the airline has already refunded Mytrip, I still haven't received any of my money back. I have ...
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Can I travel to the UK with a child accompanied visa without the adult named on my visa but with the consent from that adult to another adult?

I am 17 years old and I have a UK child accompanied visa with my father's name written on it, saying that it is only valid if accompanied by my father. But I am in the IMO team, which will take place ...
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How can I split a receipt from United airlines into per-leg receipts?

I'm a bit in a pickle: we invited a guest from overseas and we need a receipt to reimburse their flights. However, they booked "unrelated" flights with United Airlines in the same booking ...
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Airport in foreign country is closed; is it my problem or the airline's problem?

I am visiting a foreign country and got stranded due to a natural disaster closing the departing airport. My flight would be from A->B->C, with A and B being located in the foreign country I'm ...
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Two passports, one name transliterated slightly differently

My 2-year-old Anglo-Russian granddaughter has just received her first Russian passport for a family trip to the UK in July (The family lives in Russia and she was born there). Her British passport is ...
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How people carry large dogs in the airplane cabin?

I need to fly my cat across the Atlantic (Lisbon to São Paulo). Every airliner I searched had similar requirements for the pet size and weight: 8-10kg, fitting in a bag with at most 28cm height. He is ...
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Plane safety due to lithium battery fires in the cargo hold

I stumbled across an article saying that one faulty laptop in the hold (e.g. from gate-checked hand luggage) can bring a plane down (lithium batteries). I have 3 questions: Why is halon gas used as a ...
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Can I enter the US with a Canadian passport, without my green card?

I am flying from Canada to the US and I left my green card in the US. All I have with me is my Canadian passport. Will they let me into the US and onto my flight? If not what should I do?
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Defective third-party booking - what action to take?

I booked a ticket through eDreams who usually gives me a fictitious email address to use. For the first time ever, that email address didn't match with what Ryanair has for the booking. As eDreams ...
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I forgot an item on board an airplane on a regular flight. Who should I contact to get it back?

I forgot an expensive jacket on an airplane, in the overhead bin. I realized it long after I left the airport. I agree that this was a dumb move - the cabin temperature was quite warm, and the weather ...
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Flight: Baggage add-on need to be for a separate checked bag? Or can it be added to the total weight of one bag?

I'm flying with Batik Air from KUL to NRT. There is 20-kg checked baggage included in the ticket but my suitcase weighs almost 30 kg. When booking I added a +10-kg baggage "add-on", thinking ...
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Can someone who is not you find out your date of birth from your confirmation code on your airline ticket?

I had to give my date of birth in order to book my flight, for a job, yet I do not want the company to know my age. Can someone who is not you find out your birthdate from entering in or telling the ...
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Do Alaska MVP members still board in Group B if you purchase the Saver fare?

Alaska's boarding rules say that MVP passengers board in Group B. They also say that Saver fare passengers board in Group F. Which rule will take precedence if an MVP passengers buys the Saver fare? I'...
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What can we do when flights are cancelled and we're offered replacements from another airport?

We booked a holiday with loveholidays for 4 adults and 2 kids. They cancelled our flight after 2 months, then said we can fly from Gatwick instead of Luton for 1500. Is this allowed? What else can we ...
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Can I enter the US on an ESTA before the 30-day grace period on a J1 then exit to Canada and re-enter on my J1?

I have booked a contiki tour that starts on the 10th of July, but my J1 visa's 30-day grace period is the 15th of July (14th of August on my documents as the official start date of the course). I am ...
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What is a safe way to transport an e-bike battery on planes?

I am interested in carrying my eBike battery with me on my next flights. I am a bit at loss about which regulations applies (in the EU, but also intercontinental flights, EU-Asia and EU-America). Let'...
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Incomplete first name and last name in flight ticket. Will there be any problem?

I booked an international flight ticket. My first name is AAA BBB. Surname is CCC DDD. But I booked the flight ticket as BBB CCC. Will there be any problem? Thank you.
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Why do I have to rebook all legs and pay more when I only want to change airports for the 1st leg of a trip?

I just discovered that an aunt is in poor health. I have a flight out of the country (USA-EU) which I booked directly with United Airlines from my home airport (AAA) connecting through (BBB) in the US,...
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Can I fly within the US on an expired ESTA?

Background. I'm flying from the UK to the US. So if I fly to the US while my ESTA is valid it is fine. But can I fly from one US state to another if the ESTA has expired? For example if I flew into ...
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Extreme anxiety before boarding a plane

My first flight was when I was 21 years old around 8 years ago. Since then I've had more than 30 flights. All of them were normal, I never experienced anything too turbulent or threatening in any of ...
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Skiplagging consequences

Can one be denied boarding if the airline staff suspect that the person is skiplagging? Reasons for suspicion can be: Only cabin baggage. Long layover. Visa for the stopover country. Stopover ...
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