Questions tagged [air-travel]

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Why would flights be more expensive on February 29th?

(Full disclosure, Beat That Flight is my site). So I've often read articles that Friday the 13th is cheaper to fly on, and anecdotally I've seen this to be true too, go figure. Anyway, I had a ...
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Travelling back to Italy [duplicate]

I have bad situation. I applied for residence permit on 23 Sept 2019 and I left italy the next day 24 Sept 2019. I am in my country untill today and its been more than two months since I last left ...
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Is the connecting flight scenario given in this video possible, and if so how did it occur?

In this video posted in 2011 by popular youtubers Rhett and Link, a story is presented that I cannot reconcile with reality. Can you help me determine A)if this scenario could possibly happen, and B) ...
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Sudden cheap travel?

I was watching an episode of Modern Family (episode 12 of season 7, "Express Yourself"), in which Phil and Claire got a sudden offer for a weekend trip with a room to Paris for really cheap. I have ...
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Stick deodorant through airport security

Do you have to put stick deodorant in your quart size bag in your carry on or gallon bag in your checked or would I be allowed to just leave it in with my clothes? Btw I am going to Philadelphia then ...
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What is the minimum time to check-in at the counter for an international flight with United Airlines where the first leg is domestic?

What is the minimum time to check-in for an international flight with United Airlines where the first leg is domestic? I read on https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/United_Airlines/checkin.php (mirror):...
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Can I carry a PC in a flight?

I was wondering if I can bring my all in one lenovo pc. It's exactly or similar to this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-C345-20-inch-All-Desktop/dp/B00DPJZQ98 . I was wondering if it'll be to big or ...
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Question about water bottles

I was wondering if i'm allowed to bring a water jug on the airlines. The size of it is 74.4 ounces and 2.2 liters. The brand is Arrow home products. It would also be brought empty with nothing inside ...
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Why is the mother's name requested in visa application form? [closed]

Why in a visa request form they require to state mother name? And why only mother and not father? Edit: a friend of mine is filling in visa request form for Oman and we were talking about it. I'm ...
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Finnair get price separation on return ticket

I have booked return tickets from Finnair, London to Helsinki. Is there anyway to split the ticket price for each way? I called to Finnair costumer service, but they were not so helpful. Any help?
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Can you bring an adjustable spanner on an airplane from Åland?

Apparently I've had an adjustable spanner in my suitcase for who knows how long. On my most recent flight I had to have it tossed away in airport security. This even though I've flown with it many ...
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Can I bring a full sized tower PC onto an airplane as a carry-on without packing it?

I had driven down to Florida from Pennsylvania and brought my desktop with me as I built it, and wasn't gonna be down here for a month without it. Long story short, my transmission blew before I was ...
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How to defer jury duty in USA that may conflict with a scheduled trip? [closed]

My fiancee and I are in a long-distance relationship and have not seen each other since August 2019. She has flights booked to the UK from Dec. 26 2019 to Jan. 18 2020 flying in from USA. She ...
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Money back because of the cancelled flight with Onur Air

3 weeks ago I bought a two-way ticket Cologne-Istanbul-Cologne from Onur-Air. Yesterday I received an e-mail that the second flight got cancelled. Do I have a right to ask for a refund for both ...
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Is 4.5 hours between flights enough time to get from LHR to LGW?

I was scheduled for a 3-leg flight from my hometown to Dubrovnik (DBV). I made the booking through StudentUniverse as a single unit, and it appears that the 3 legs were all on one ticket, but they ...
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US 24 hour cancellation right: can you roll it over multiple days?

If you buy a flight in/from the US, there is a legal 24 hour free cancellation period, in which a flight can be cancelled for free, as long as it is bought seven days ahead of departure. Is it ...
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Why do airlines usually ask you how much purchase you have made?

It has been a while since I have been on an aircraft so I will try to remember this from memory. I live in Canada. Occasionally when I fly back from USA to Canada, the airline (Air Canada, United ...
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Given a flight path with one or several layovers, how do I know at which layover(s) I have to retrieve my checked luggage?

Given a flight path with one or several layovers, how do I know at which layover(s) I have to retrieve my checked luggage? I know that I can ask the check-in front desk that gives me the boarding ...
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Flight cancelled due to strikes

I was supposed to be flying with RyanAir to Portugal tomorrow. Unfortunately, today I got a message saying that the flight is canceled and a link to ask for the money back. The problem is that I have ...
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Did this customs agent attempt to plant contraband on me? [closed]

The incident: I was preparing to board a flight from DFW to China for a 2 week vacation. I scanned my boarding pass and began walking towards the skybridge to board the plane and a customs agent ...
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Can one upgrade to a next class using American award miles on other One world airlines?

I have 67,607 award miles on AA and I am planning to purchase an economy ticket on Qatar Airways for my upcoming travel. Can I use my award miles to buy an upgrade to the Q Suite (Business class) on ...
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Can I bring keto powder through airport security? [closed]

I've started doing keto (more specifically a power keto where you put it in water).. anyways can my powder keto pass security and a bigish plastic bottle (with a metal ball to help shake it up)?
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Sharp things on a plane? [closed]

Can I bring my cuticle cutters and nail file? If yes how should I pack it and in which bag?
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Expanding items?

Is it true items expand in the air (items = lotion, shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, perfume, etc)? If so how much room should I leave for certain products?
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EC261 compensation for a delay between 3 and 4 hours

I was recently on a flight which arrived 3 hours and 25 minutes later than scheduled. It departed from the EU, arrived in a non-EU country, was longer than 3500 km, and was operated by an EU carrier. ...
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Can one get into trouble if one doesn't show up at the gate 30 minutes before departure (or whatever time window the boarding pass is indicating)?

I see on how many boarding passes (e.g., on some Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific and American Airlines boarding passes): I understand that one has to arrive before the gate closes. But can one get into ...
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How to check on dog in Animal Hotel in Amsterdam Schipol?

I'm bringing my pet dog with me to the United States from India. We have a layover at Amsterdam Schipol airport, which we chose because of the pet lounge (Animal Hotel) service there. Is it at all ...
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Can I bring one wooden chopping board into USA in checked in bag?

I have ordered one Teak wood chopping board in India and planning to take that to the US. Will I be able to take that in checked-in luggage into the US? It should be of the size 15-inch x 15 inches. ...
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Bringing bottled soda on Air France / Philippine Airlines flight to Manila

I will soon be flying from Europe to Singapore SIN via Paris CDG (checked through luggage) and then board a separate flight from Singapore to Manila NAIA. I'm visiting a friend and I'd love to bring ...
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Additional flight appeared on my booking with Emirates

I have booked return flights with Emirates from Manchester to Kathmandu (with a connection in Dubai) for Apr/May 2020. So it looks like Manchester > Dubai, Dubai > Kathmandu and then Kathmandu > Dubai,...
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cancelled flight from Israel

I wonder whether anyone can help and / or point me to the right direction. We boarded a flight from Israel to Moscow (Aeroflot Russian Airlines) and after about 1.5 hours were told the flight was ...
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Plane ticket price went down by 40% two weeks after I booked it. Is there anything I can do to get a refund?

A couple of weeks ago I bought a plane ticket in Expedia, from YVR to EZE, that cost me 1700 CAD. It's non-refundable and non-transferable. I was under the assumption that the earliest you buy the ...
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What should I do when the carrier unilaterally canceled my booking?

I booked a flight couple weeks ago, taking off tomorrow. Today I tried to get a boarding pass but their app says that my booking was somehow canceled (I didn't do that), the money is returned to my ...
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Why do some planes have flashing lights within the plane cabin?

I took a plane from Hong Kong to Yangon (flight number: Cathay Dragon KA 250; Airbus A321 (twin-jet) according to FlightAware) and I noticed some flashing lights in the plane cabin throughout the ...
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Where can I see the weekly arrivals/departures schedule of an airport? [duplicate]

Is there an app to centralize all the arrivals and departures of all the airports? I am not interested to see the live data, but the weekly/monthly schedule — to see the direct flights from/to a ...
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Understanding suitcases characteristics

I am very confused with buying a new suitcase for my flights, planned to be my 23kg luggage that goes in cargo, thus I am asking for your experience please (this is not a question for personal opinion,...
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What is the source of pet weight limits in aircraft (and beyond)?

The recent case with an overweight cat denied Aeroflot boarding got me curious. Aeroflot maintains a rule that a pet is only allowed onboard if it weighs 8 kg or less. This doesn't look like an ...
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Add passenger for flights booked with Wizz Discount club

How can I add a passenger in my flight booked with Wizz Discount club? I can’t find the option.
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Google Flights is in English but booking site it sends me to is in Thai

I'm trying to use Google Flights as is often recommended to me. I've got the language set to English and the currency set to AUD. I've found a cheap flight from Bangkok to Europe and click on it. It ...
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Cheap two-way flight from Ukraine to Japan [closed]

I want to visit Japan in April (supposedly from 11.04 to 25.04). All tickets from Ukraine cost more than $900, which is a lot for me. I would like to find tickets at least a little cheaper, including ...
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What would happen if told border patrol that my boyfriend was unemployed?

My boyfriend is coming in 6 days from Australia on the Visa Waiver Program. He just finished college and is going to get a job most likely painting/ painting apprentice as that's what he went to ...
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Why are the connecting flights within Azores free?

According to SATA Inter-island connecting flights website Under the rules of the air transportation model on routes from Mainland Portugal - Azores and Azores - Madeira, SATA Air Açores is required ...
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How to cancel a flight ticket with Iberia for free?

I purchased a flight ticket on iberia.com (not through a travel agency). Due to having found a train alternative, I no longer wish to fly this Iberia flight. My ticket is non-refundable and I am ok ...
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What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated “not bringing any fruit” on the US customs form when flying to the US?

What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated "not bringing any fruit" on the US customs form (CBP Declaration Form 6059B) when flying to the US? Question update (2019-...
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Personal item size

When an airline defines the maximum sizes of an item like e.g "x=30 cm, y=40 cm, z=10 cm" are the x and y axis sizes exchangeable? for instance could I bring an item whose dimensions are x=40 cm, y=30 ...
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Why do airline tickets have titles in addition to names?

Every time you book a ticket, the airline website asks you for your title. As an example, here are the options provided on Lufthansa's website: But why do airlines ask for the title in addition to ...
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How soon can you fly without paying extra? [closed]

If I want to book an international flight departing today, I understand I will have to pay a substantial surcharge because the airline reasons that if I have to travel urgently, I have no choice but ...
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Is EC 261/2004 in addition to other expenses, or does it cover them?

This is a follow up to Norwegian refuses EU delay (4.7 hours) compensation because it turned out there was nothing wrong with the aircraft After I complained to the The Norwegian Travel Complaint ...
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Commute between California City and LA by general aviation plane? [closed]

Last time I visited Cali City, I found out there is actually an airport there. That got me thinking... Is it practical to commute between Cali City and LA by general aviation by plane? It sounds a ...
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Can I bring metamizole (dypirone) to the US for personal use?

Assume a person is traveling to the US from a country where metamizole is a common over-the-counter drug. 1) Can it be brought? 2) How it should be packaged? 3) Is there need of any special ...