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Can I find out if an American Airline flight flew March 19, 2020 [duplicate]

This was in the middle of all the Covid19 shut downs and I know we decided not to travel, but I need to know if the flight actually flew to determine credit.
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If I am going from Shenzhen to HK airport for an outbound flight, what are the covid specific rules and what airlines can I actually fly with

I am aware that sky pier and ferry service are open for SZ to HK at the moment, but not sure about the exact procedures and eligible airlines. The part of "upstream check in services" from ...
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Is there any physician at SFO who issues fit-to-fly certificates?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to be authorized to board the plane, some countries require a COVID-19 RT-PCR test done than 48 or 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight, followed by a ...
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Can one cancel the return flight with Qatar Airways and if so, what is the fee?

https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-with-confidence.html (mirror) states: [Applicable for tickets issued up to 30 April 2021.] You also have the option to refund the unutilised value of your ...
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U.S. and Mexican citizen flying from U.S. to Mexico

I already applied to get my US passport but I don't think it will be ready on time, I'm also a Mexican citizen, so, if I'm planning to fly from San Diego to Mexico City, can I do it with a Mexican ...
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Hidden-city ticketing with Lufthansa Express Rail

I am about to buy a ticket from an Italian city to Frankfurt, and I just noticed that the ticket is much cheaper if I select Stuttgart as final destination. The flight to Frankfurt is direct, whereas ...
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Do I have any recourse if airline is refusing to return carry-on during long flight delay?

I'm on a flight that is currently delayed 4 hours due to runway conditions at the destination airport. We boarded and were then de-planed. They made us gate-check all our carry on luggage so that (as ...
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Sri Lanka to Bahamas, how can we travel without visa in February?

This is for 2 Sri Lankan nationals (Sri Lankan passports) and we want to travel to Bahamas (would prefer Nassau) and would like to transit without visa in February. Is there a way to do this? We would ...
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Can tourists go higher than 22km? If so, what's the highest they can go?

https://www.flyfighterjet.com/edge-of-space-flight (mirror) mentions: The MiG-29 Flight is the only fighter aircraft available for Supersonic Flights and Edge of Space Flights. The MiG-29 Fulcrum is ...
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Mexico, Transit without Visa, does this count as double transit on stopover?

This is related to my last question: Confused about this stop over - Turkish airlines - Istanbul (IST) to Cancun (CUN) TK181 flight goes in a triangular pattern: Istanbul (IST) to Mexico City (MEX) to ...
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What is the reason this flight is not available? CMB to ZRH direct

I'm using flightconnections to build a route and I can see that there is a CMB (Colombo, Sri Lanka) to ZRH (Zürich, Switzerland) direct flight in February. However, when I search for actual tickets, ...
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Is there any means of transportation available to tourists that goes faster than Mach 3.5?

Sub-orbital spaceflights for space tourists with Virgin Galactic are planned to reach between Mach 3.5 and 4. This made me wonder: Is there any means of transportation available to tourists that goes ...
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Search flights from entire Europe to entire SouthAmerica in a single search?

Which sites exist to search for prices of flights with departure entire Europe and destination entire South America, one way, period from date X to Y, in a single search; besides kiwi.com?
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Taking medicines from USA to India for someone else in air travel

My relatives are US citizens and they are in India since a year due to covid-19. They are asking us to bring medicines from USA to India in my flight from USA to India via Dubai. They told us NOT to ...
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Can I travel to Finland indirectly given the current U.K. travel ban?

I wanted to ask if anyone would know if it is permissible for me to travel to Helsinki from the U.K. indirectly given the current travel ban on direct flights from U.K. to Finland? My travel would be ...
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Where should I get my Covid test (for travel to the UK) in India?

I am travelling from India to the UK on the 21st of January. The UK government has made it mandatory to get a negative Covid test before coming to the UK. Can I get the test done from anywhere or are ...
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Charged back flight with Condor back in March and now they're trying to ask for payment. What are my options?

As a follow-up to Can I simply apply for a chargeback on my credit card if my flight was cancelled and I'm unable to reach the airline?, I was contacted by Condor today with the following email: ...
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Can I bring a single shot of live ammunition onto the plane from US to UK as a souvenir?

I’m on holiday in the US and I’m planning on going to shoot some guns at the gun range. As a souvenir, I would like to bring a single shot of ammo (maybe a 9mm or something small) with me to the UK, ...
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Why does one sometimes have to go through two subsequent security gates at El Alto International Airport (LPB, La Paz, Bolivia)?

I took a flight from El Alto International Airport (LPB, La Paz, Bolivia) to Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ, Cusco, Peru), and passengers for this flight (boarding gate R20) were required to go ...
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Will I need to register my arrival in Germany when airside transiting through the UK?

In about one month, I will move from my current place of residence back to Germany, my country of citizenship. My flight includes a layover at London Heathrow airport (I will change planes). Currently,...
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Can an Airline board you at departure but refuse boarding for a connecting flight with the same airline and on the same ticket?

Situation: My life partner is a South Africa citizen. We were booked to travel to Switzerland from South Africa with Emirates airlines on the 9th October 2020. According to the travel agents, VFS ...
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Has air travel always been safer than sea travel? [closed]

Closely related: Do ships sink nowadays? The first powered, heavier-than-air airplane flight was in 1903. The first death in an airplane crash occurred in 1908. Therefore for the first five years of ...
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Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight?

Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight? (assume the passenger is flying economy) I read some conflicting reports, e.g. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
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Rules regarding the changing my return flight date on Belavia (Frankfurt -> Minsk -> Frankfurt)

I want to change the date of my flight back to Frankfurt from Minsk on Belavia. On their website it says: Changes in the date, flight number and route before departure: Allowed for 30 EUR. ...
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What's special about flights SU 6496, 1883 and 1895?

According to IATA's rules on entering Russia: Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: nationals of the Russian Fed. and their family members; ... nationals and residents of ...
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Return cancelled after outbound has already been taken: what are my rights?

I'm trying to help out a stranded traveler in this thread. British Airways (one-leg) flight cancelled due to Covid They flew to Delhi with BA but the return was cancelled due to Covid. I'm trying to ...
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British Airways (one-leg) flight cancelled due to Covid

My return BA flight (Del-Lon) for the 5th of January is canceled due to new covid regulation. I booked the ticket through Opodo and purchased a completely flexible ticket. I requested Opodo for ...
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Is a Covid test required before flying to the USA from the Netherlands?

I am going to fly to ATL (Georgia) and then to IAD (VA) and go home in MD. Is a PCR test required to be able to fly to the USA?
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EC 261/2004 Flight Delay Compensation (Reduction of 50%)

My British Airways flight (Lon-Del) was delayed by 3 hours and 50 minutes. I missed another connection (booked on a different PNR) and had to bear ticket costs myself and also arrived at my ...
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How can I easily compare the affordability of two departure airports with respect to a specific set of airports I frequently fly to?

I would like to compare two airports in terms of how cheap/expensive it is to fly from these two airports to a specific set of airports I frequently fly to. Is there any convenient way to do so? ...
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Why are fifth freedom flights more often discounted than regular flights?

I read on https://www.flypointyend.com/5th-freedom-flights/ (mirror): The fifth freedom allows an airline to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries as a part of services connecting the ...
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Are technical stopovers not allowed in the United States?

I read on CNN (mirror): When an airplane stops over in the US, all passengers must alight the aircraft and proceed through US Customs and Border Protection before they're allowed to advance on with ...
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Flying from Beijing to Istanbul through Amsterdam in mid January: if the flight is cancelled, what are my options?

My girlfriend and I are planning to meet in Turkey in January. She flies from Beijing via Amsterdam to Istanbul. But currently, Turkey has blocked flights from the Netherlands because of the new COVID ...
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Do airlines book you on other airlines if they cancel flights?

I am scheduled to fly from the UK to Singapore using Lufthansa (stop in Germany) on the 29th. If Germany bans all flights from the UK but Singapore does not, can I expect them to rebook me onto a ...
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Can I travel to Boston from Bangalore with layover at London?

I'm going to Boston on an F1 visa from Bangalore. Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions, is it allowed to travel to US if i have a layover at London airport?
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With the border currently closed, how can I get from the US to Canada with a pet without flying or owning a car?

I’m about to move from Chicago, IL to Vancouver, BC for a new job (US citizen, I have work permit approval). I’ve arranged movers already for my stuff (coming Monday); the issue is to bring myself, my ...
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CBD Prescribed Cannabis Oil onboard a flight to United Kingdom

I will be flying from South Africa to the United Kingdom and was wondering if I will be allowed to take my prescribed CBD oil onboard the flight. Or will I have problems on arrival in London?
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What's the shortest flight on which a full, complimentary hot meal was served to all passengers?

Here in the United States, the typical economy class service offered on short-haul flights is a simple snack and beverage service. There are often options to purchase meals on board, but only on ...
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Flexibility with e-credit: could I use credit at one company to buy flight from another (partner) company?

With the covid pandemic, companies have now a much more flexible cancelling policy, allowing passengers to cancel a flight and giving them an e-credit to be used with them. I am concerned though that ...
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What happens when a domestic flight diverts internationally? [duplicate]

Some domestic flights (e.g. to remote islands like Australia's Christmas Island, or to exclaves like Alaska) occasionally have to divert due to weather or mechanical issues to a diversion airport that ...
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Belavia Airlines, Negative Covid test required?

I'm travelling to Minsk, Belarus with Belavia Airlines from Berlin, Germany. I plan to stay there for one month and have all the Visa requirements etc. I wanted to know if I need a negative Covid test ...
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Can I do a PCR test to avoid quarantine in Minsk, Belarus?

I need to travel to Minsk, Belarus from Berlin, Germany for a couple of days. I'm flying with Belavia and on their website, it says that all inbound passengers have to quarantine for 10 days. I was ...
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Taking jewellery from United States to India

I bought some jewellery during the black friday sale for my family. The total cost of which is around $500 but the actual value is higher. Can I still take all of the items I purchased without paying ...
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Can I (a US citizen) travel from Puerto Rico to Miami with just a copy of my passport?

I was born in Puerto Rico so I'm a US citizen. I recently lost my driver's license and I can't find my passport. Can I fly to Florida and return to PR with just a copy of my passport? Thanks.
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How can I view the typical flight prices between two airports prior to the COVID-19 pandemic?

How can I view the typical flight prices (ideally during a given date of the year) between two airports prior to the COVID-19 pandemic? Google Flights only show the future prices.
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Flight Cancelled due to Covid [duplicate]

Our family's flight to Portugal from Canada scheduled in May 2020 was cancelled by the TAP Portgual airline due to Covid. Since we are unlikely to be able to travel there within a couple of years we ...
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Does some US agency keep track of one's domestic (= within the US) travels by plane, and if so, can one get a copy of it?

Some countries record passenger travels and allow passengers to see these records, e.g. one can retrieve one's previous arrival and departure dates at Hong Kong. Does some US agency keep track of one'...
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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable “personal items” for air travel?

In January I will be traveling to Belize for a week, and intend to do a fair bit of scuba diving. For that, I'd like to bring my 26" fins, and ideally, I'd like to avoid checking a bag, so I don'...
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Do Articles 8 and 9 of EC261 not apply to flight cancellations announced 2+ weeks in advance?

Regarding the EC261 regulation, I know Article 7 (compensation) doesn't apply if the flight is cancelled more than two weeks in advance. However, it's always been my understanding that Article 8 (...
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US domestic flight numbers when flying past midnight

If I understand correctly, US domestic carriers' flights are repeated daily. Thus if flight 123 goes from airport X to Y to Z on, say, Monday, then Tuesday, flight 123 of the same carrier will also ...

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