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Questions tagged [air-travel]

A form of travel in vehicles such as airplanes, helicopters and so on.

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How to seat family of seven together on long-haul flight?

My family and I are flying to New Zealand (AKL) from the USA (LAX) in just over a week. We booked 7 seats (in a single booking), but when I check the American Airlines website it says we don't have ...
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is a 55 minute stopover in Amsterdam doable? [duplicate]

Flying from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam with KLM and then through to Edignburgh, also with KLM. I only have 55 minutes to get from one flight to another. Is this doable? My travel agent has already ...
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How can I cheaply transport lots of baggage when travelling domestically in India when coming in or going out on an international flight?

I'm planning to travel to India from an international destination, and leaving back to the same international destination. My airline allows me to check two bags weighing 50 pounds each, and I plan to ...
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Travel documents and airlines rules

Is a Dutch citizen living in Belgium traveling to Italy allowed to travel on an EU low cost company with his Belgian residency card?
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Codeshare flight baggage policy

I was traveling from Vienna (VIE) to Paris (CDG) to Hong Kong in Dec. The ticket was issued by Air France; however, the first leg from VIE-CDG was operating by Austrian Airlines, with codeshare flight ...
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The delayed take off time of flight EVXB2TX from alicante21/12/2018 [duplicate]

What was the delayed take off time of easyJet flight EVXB2TX from Alicante to Gatwick 21/12/2018
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What is a “fare component” when buying an airline ticket?

In the terms and conditions for an airline ticket, I have encountered this: Cancellations rules apply per fare component. When combining fares charge the sum of the cancellation penalties of all ...
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Flight fares and distance of the travel [duplicate]

I am based on Chennai and currently living in Toronto. I am planning to go to Switzerland from Chennai after some months ( once I back to Chennai). Currently I am estimating my vacation cost ( 3-4 ...
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Coordinating reverse flight itineraries

I sometimes book flights where I travel from A to B, to pick some people up from B that then follow me back to A. However, I have found that it is extremely difficult to book the same flight from B to ...
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CBP: Declare jewellery from India to USA as gift for grandchildren

We're planning to take $1000 worth of gold and silver jewellery from India to USA. Do we need to declare it on the CBP form? Some blogs says that the monetary value should be declared only if ...
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Bringing US currency back from Colombia

I am going to visit Colombia. If I gamble at the casino, how much US currency can I bring back without a problem? $9,500?
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Booking Ticket with 2 first Name through travel agents

I am planning to buy a ticket for myself and my fiancee and I noticed that on her passport she has 2 given names and the second name is quite big like 10 letters. She has an american passport It is ...
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Long-haul flights which are refundable long in advance

Reasonably priced flights are usually non-refundable. Some airlines also offer refundable flights, where for a fee they can be cancelled and refunded, often right up to the day of the flight, but ...
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Transit Visa for Abu Dhabi needed? (Thai citizen) 4h wait at airport [duplicate]

I hold a Thai passport. I will be flying from Bangkok to Abu Dhabi then Abu Dhabi to Manchester with a return ticket. I have a 4 hour 30 minute wait at Abu Dhabi for my flight to Manchester. I have a ...
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Chances for getting recompensation for bad/no treatment and getting sick due to delayed/cancelled flight

Flight delayed for 7 hours (3 of them inside the plane) due to missing crew members, then cancelled due to "bad weather" (probably not true as a later flight, same airline+destination left the airport ...
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Why is it sometimes cheaper to fly within the UK than taking the train?

We are planning to travel to Scotland from Manchester and after looking at the prices for both flights and trains. It's cheaper to fly there than taking a train. I've also noticed the same thing when ...
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Denied boarding apparently covered up as a delayed flight [closed]

Last year, with famous EU company L, I had a trip A -> B -> C, with A a US city and B and C EU cities. First flight was at 5:00pm. Connection time in B was 3h. More than 3500 km between A and B. The ...
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changing airlines in Houston

I will be arriving into Houston Intercontinental at 3.15pm. from New Zealand and have to go through immigration and customs before connecting to Savannah at 6.15p.m. Is this enough time?
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Qatar economy booking classes

Qatar Airways advertises "fare families" to make it easy to see what is allowed, allowed for a charge, or not allowed with a particular fare: Promo Fare Saver Fare Value Fare Flexi Fare But which ...
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Why is it that the small barcode on the stickers placed on one's check-in bags generally cannot be accessed by airport staff after 72 hours?

I read on https://www.ausbt.com.au/this-simple-trick-helps-ensure-your-suitcase-arrives-on-the-belt (mirror): Even if you do attach a bingo [= small barcode sticker on one's check-in bags or on the ...
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Can I put food in my hold luggage for flying?

Am I allowed to take food items (specifically: porridge, rice, pasta, cereal bars, nuts, chocolate, nutella, golden syrup, regular butter, and peanut butter) on my flight with me if they are stored in ...
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Is it ok to bring sex toy in South Korea? In luggages

I'd like to know if it’s possible to take two vibrators into South Korea. I'll be flying from USA to China and will connect there to South Korea.
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Air Canada personal item sizer size?

The Air Canada rules only permit a 16cm thick bag which is not a lot. Ryanair gives 20cm, United gives 22cm... how big is the sizer?
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Turkish Airlines Oversize baggage

Travelling from the US, I am allowed to carry 2 pieces of luggage. I am checking a guitar as one. The guitar case is 12 cm over the maximum dimensions. I was told they cannot tell me until I arrive at ...
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What's the point in placing small barcode stickers on one's check-in bags?

When checking in bags at the airport, the front desk agent typically places small barcode stickers on the checked bags. If using self-service check-ins, the printed luggage tags often come with a few ...
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Why did this flight never depart ? West Jet 1:00 pm on 2/01/19 from Toronto to Montreal

Why has West Jet flight bound for Montreal from Toronto on February 1 2019 at 1:00 pm never departed.
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Entering USA with overstay in the past

Maybe someone can help. I want to enter USA for 4 days. I am Canadian now. But in the past I was in the USA illegally for a period of time as another country citizen (not canadian) and my last name is ...
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Why to open the window shields on a plane? [duplicate]

Why does the captain order the passengers to open the window shields on an air plane when taking off or when landing? I've asked the flight attendents many times. The answer has always been the most ...
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Co-ordinating a return and one-way ticket

I need to fly domestically in the US from A -> B -> A on a return ticket and in the process meet-up with someone who will fly B -> A on a one-way ticket. (Note that this will involve a layover ...
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May I get off in an intermediate city of my route during transfer?

I want to go from Panamá to Turkey. There're direct flights of Turkish Airlines that are expensive. And there're flights Panamá -> Istambul -> Baku there're cheaper 2 times of the same airline. ...
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Stuck in Ghana with $3000 [duplicate]

An online person claims that they can't leave Ghana unless they fly out first class. They already have $3000 and claim that isn't enough to buy a ticket and leave. Is this legit?
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Denied boarding: Received ETA for Australia and have confirmation email, but it did not show up on their computer when checking in with airline!

I received this email from eta.contact@ivisa.com.au saying this: When I tried to check in, the airline staff said that I was showing up on the computer as having no ETA. they swiped my passport ...
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Travel from Nigeria to Bahamas, avoiding transit in US, UK and Canada

How can a Nigeria passport holder with Bahamas visa travel to the Bahamas without transit through US, UK and Canada
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Can I add tickets in the account, which I have bought on another site?

I booked a ticket on kiwi.com for a Laudamotion flight. My question is if I can add it on the Ryanair/Laudamation site and on the app, respectively. If yes, how can I do that? I tried with any ...
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Flight operator says sold out, codeshare says not sold out

I'm looking to book a trans-Atlantic flight. My options are basically United and Lufthansa; each operates some flights, and each sells tickets on the other's flights. For one leg operated by United, ...
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Will I be refused travel due to my flight ticket having a space in my first name?

My first name is SmithQi on the passport, but my ticket shows Smith Qi. Will I be refused travel due to my flight ticket not having space in my first name?
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Is there any website/program that indicates the estimated queue time at the security check point in a given airport in real time?

Is there any website or program that indicates the estimated queue time at the security check point (e.g. TSA in the US) in a given airport/gate in (near) real time?
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Jeju visa procedures for Nigeria and Ghana

How do I apply visa to Jeju Island with Nigerian and Ghanese passports?
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Buy multiple flights with Air India

I need to travel from Milan (Italy) to Guwahati in India. The way to go seems to buy an Air India flight from Milan to Delhi, and then another Air India flight from Delhi to Guwahati. This combination ...
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GPS when flying over the ocean

How can I see my location when flying over an ocean? I know that many airlines show you that on your screen, but I'm wondering if there's a way to do that on a phone, and without an internet ...
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Airline company decided to stop service to my destination

Approximately 2 weeks ago, I booked and paid for a flight that was scheduled for April on board Adria Airways, a Star Alliance company. However, I found out today from the media that the company is ...
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Can foreigner travel domestically with expired visa? [duplicate]

Iam a foreigner, with a tourist visa expired on December 2018. I applied for tourist visa extension and my case is still pending. Can I travel domestically the US with my expired visa?
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Mexico - transfer in Schengen Area without visa - Morocco

I'm russian. I don't have a Schengen visa and I don't have an opportunity to get one now. I want to buy a ticket Mexico - Brussels - Morroco of tuifly. Example: Normaly, if I had a single ticket ,...
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Do I need passport for US domestic flights, due to the 2019 REAL ID requirements?

I am a resident of Pennsylvania (I have a PA drivers license) and I do not have my passport. I am taking a flight from Ohio to California in March. Do I need my passport for this flight? (Or for the ...
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How quickly can I get an ID that will allow me to fly within the US?

I need to fly across the US in about two weeks. Currently, the only ID that I have is a passport, which will be expired then. Is it possible for me to either get a new passport or California ID, that ...
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Can you still print boarding passes at the airport if you checked in online?

I'm flying to Tokyo. The flight was sold through Finnair. The first leg is operated by American Airlines. The second and final legs are operated by Finnair. When I checked in online, it said that ...
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If I book a flight ticket and indicate a frequent-flyer number during the booking, will the number appear on the flight ticket or boarding pass?

If I book a flight ticket and indicate a frequent-flyer program membership number during the booking, will the membership number always appear on the flight ticket or boarding pass?
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Can I get internal US Flights for cheap when booked as part of an international return flight?

End of this year I wish to come to the USA (I'm in the UK) to follow my adopted NFL team round for a full season. This means I will roughly be traveling to a new city every 1-2 weeks. I tried doing ...
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Is there any regulation on how much shock a checked-in baggage can receive when traveling by plane?

Is there any regulation on how much shock a checked-in baggage can receive when traveling by plane? If not, do some airports/airlines have some commitments or guidelines on it?
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Ryanair check-in luggage sizes

Ryanair recently changed the rules regarding luggage and created a new category. A 10Kg luggage to check in. I can't find the sizes though. Does someone know the maximum dimensions for check in ...