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COVID-19 find out how particular company is operating

As some of my flights have been canceled I'd like to find out how the companies are operating (easyJet, Smartwings, CSA, ...). As they don't put much information, is there a possibility to find how ...
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Need to find a reservation with Delta airlines, scheduled for June 18-June 30

Reservation was made through airline reservations. Charge went through my bank account. The reservation co. sent me an email with a confirmation no., which Delta says is incorrect. Contact air ...
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Is Chime a real bank for immigration purposes?

I need to be able to provide immigration officers with 3 months of bank statements and I don't know if they expect it to be a traditional bank like Wells Fargo or if it can be Chime. Chime offers ...
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Help for a first-time traveller

I'm 17 and this is the first time I fly alone. I have a single ticket that takes me from Beirut - Doha - Chicago. I land at terminal 5 in O-hare. I then have another ticket for a flight from Chicago ...
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Can my software check-in on a passenger's behalf, with their consent? [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question and if I am wrong please guide me to correct forums. I am a software developer and I was working on the idea of automated flight check-in....
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When flying domestically in Thailand, which (origin airport, destination airport) results in a quarantine?

When flying domestically within Thailand, which (origin airport, destination airport) results in a quarantine, and if so what's the quarantine conditions? I'm mostly interested in origin airport = ...
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What is the official Flight ID syntax for a IATA-formatted flight code? With space or without?

If we focus on 2-letter IATA flight codes (discard 3-letter ICAO for this question), we see them half the time written with space and the other half without space. I'm doing documentation for ...
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Can someone please check the flight history of FR7326 [duplicate]

i'm doing a little history dig into a flight between Dublin and Prague of the above nr and just curious if someone with an access to some of the popular features could check if this flight existed in ...
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Kid to travel on domestic flight

My 8 yr old kid is not carrying his aadhar card with him. Can he travel on domestic flight without ID proof? Can E aadhar be used as Proof of identity to travel? He has to travel from Jaipur to Mumbai....
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What is the name for the set of the outbound segment and inbound segment together?

I have a technical naming question. Imagine I have this set of flights for a passegner flying from Paris to Thailand: International Outbound: - From Paris (France), Airport Charles De Gaulle (CDG) -...
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EU261, cancelled connection and predating duty of care

BA cancelled my EDI-LHR flight with a mail sent 13 days and some hours before departure. From LHR I was meant to take a Lufthansa flight (to Europe) on the same day, which has not been cancelled. Now,...
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How can I obtain the audio or video recording of discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air?

This answer mentions that some discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air are recorded. How can one obtain these recordings?
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If I provide info to an immigration officer, does he enter it into a database? [closed]

I.e. length of stay and itinerary, is this only for the officer's personal info or is he actually entering this information?
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MEA cancelled flight due to coronavirus

I bought 2 tickets from Switzerland to Lebanon and back for this June. I bought the tickets with the Middle Eastern Airlines. Unfortunately, both flights were cancelled in April and no reason was ...
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Can I get full refund after the connecting flight gets cancelled in a booking trough a travel agency

I had made a booking to travel from London to Greece some days ago. There were two flights in the booking. The second flight got cancelled and I am looking for the travel agency to refund me for the ...
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Are discussions with US immigration officers audio or video recorded when clearing immigration after entering the US by air?

I'm interested in any airport, any circumstance. If recorded, I'd be interested to know for how long the records are kept.
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What ID does a 17 year old need for domestic air travel?

I am 17 and I do not have my driver's license yet, would that be a problem even though I am flying from state to state with my grandma?
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Temperature in cargo [duplicate]

I'm flying out of Charlotte, NC on June 3rd with my 13 yr old beagle in cargo. Will the temperature in cargo be 85 degrees or higher? If so, I've been told they won't fly her!
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What is the maximum occupancy of a typical budget airline given 2m social distancing? [closed]

For a typical no-frills airline using a three-aisle-three layout, at economy class density, what is the maximum possible occupancy which maintains a distance of at least two meters between each ...
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Which airlines offer indemnity forms? [closed]

I read on this answer by Anish Sheela: Sign indemnity form saying that you accept personal responsibility to pay the fine imposed to the airline, in case you are denied. Which airlines offer ...
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Booking repeat round trip every weekend

I need to travel round trip every weekend (out Friday night and return Sunday night) to the same destination for many weeks in a row. I will try to concentrate as much on one airline so as to ...
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Can passengers flying into Thailand do the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home?

Can passengers flying into Thailand do the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home? I read contradictory information in articles published today (2020-05-04) and yesterday on two well-known news websites:...
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Immediate relative visa to the US about to expire [closed]

I applied for my mother to be able to migrate and reside in the United States, after months of following the appropriate procedures and waiting to hear a response from USCIS, and later the NVC her ...
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Why are direct flights more expensive than connecting [duplicate]

I am an American living in Tokyo. I plan to go back to the US (NYC) to visit my family and for Christmas and New Year. Flights from Tokyo Narita to JFK on ANA (return) are $1,400. Of course this is ...
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How much would an airline be fined if the immigration officers of the destination country deny me entry?

I read on this answer by Anish Sheela: Sign indemnity form saying that you accept personal responsibility to pay the fine imposed to the airline, in case you are denied. How can I know how much an ...
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Is “relatively low” flight prices plus “no fee for change” as good as it sounds?

For family reasons, I'm planning a trip from A to B. Airlines are currently not operating the route but flights are already available for the coming weeks, at less than normal prices. Airlines are ...
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Is Timatic the only database that airlines use to check documentation requirements for passengers?

Is Timatic the only database that airlines use to check documentation requirements for passengers?
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Can airline cancel part of a multi stop ticket but only offer refund for cancelled part of ticket

We have a return flight with BA in June 2020 from Newcastle to Heathrow to Boston (2 planes and connecting flights). BA have emailed to say the Newcastle to London flight is cancelled and have ...
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Private charter flight [closed]

We unfortunately have a need to travel to Seattle from San Jose. I am travelling with a high risk passenger. We have been looking to fly with a charter flight. I havent done this before. Does anyone ...
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Why does IATA's Timatic ask for the countries visited over the past 6 days when searching for a destination?

Why does IATA's Timatic (https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/) ask for the countries visited over the past 6 days when searching for a destination? I understand that immigration officers sometimes need ...
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I've been warned to leave the US within 10 days as I will “overstay” my visa, but I have legally left the country by plane months ago. What can I do?

So this year I went to Florida with my family for 2 weeks. We were all tourists and we go to the US almost every year and have no administrative problems usually. This time, however, I recently ...
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Get a refund for a flight to a country that has closed its borders due to COVID-19

So I booked a flight with British Airways from the United States (transferring in the UK) to Sweden months ahead of time before COVID-19 was on the radar. Sweden has now closed its borders to visitors....
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How often do typical passenger flights have problems with turbulence?

I like traveling, and some of the things other people complain about concerning flying just don't really bother me. In fact, I'm hesitant to say that I don't like to fly, because being in the air ...
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Can a Brazilian citizen with Portugese residency return to Portugal with a passport that will expire less than a month from the boarding date?

My girlfriend, who is a Brazilian citizen resident in Portugal, came to visit me in London, and she managed to come in with her visitor visa (6months) so she decided to stay for more than 3 months. ...
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How do the Thai air-traveling authorities determine if someone must be assigned a special seat reserved for at-risk passengers in the plane?

I read this quote from a flyer by the PR Thai Government Facebook page summarizing CAAT and airport authorities' new rules and measures: Special seats must be reserved for at-risk passengers on ...
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Argentina will cancell all flights until Sept. 1st. Will Trip.com and Lufthansa refund me automatically? What is the best course of action?

I have flying plans for August 11th to September 3rd (my partner is only staying 10 days), and bought tickets from Dublin to Buenos Aires with Lufthansa, through Trip.com. Today it was announced that ...
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Where to find or compare travel insurance for airline bankruptcy

I'm looking to buy travel insurance, mainly for the purpose of if the airline goes bankrupt. For information purposes, I'm looking to buy a ticket with British Airways at the end of the year mostly ...
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How can i find ouf if the plane from dublin to Atlanta did fly [duplicate]

How can I find out if a delta flight took off from dublin to Atlanta on the 9th of April at 12.20 dl177
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Are there any active, regularly scheduled commercial flights that are reserved for only one gender or other demographic factor?

I read on https://viewfromthewing.com/united-airlines-men-only-executive-service/ (mirror): From 1953 through 1970, United offered men-only ‘Executive flights’ between New York and Chicago and ...
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General question about visas for connecting flights booked via travel agency

Generally speaking, does one have to do one's own research on transit visas, or is the travel agency or airline obligated to warn the customer/only sell you flights that you are able to take? For ...
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Why would airlines not let a US citizen with an expired passport board a plane back to the US?

Hilmar wrote in one of their answers: a US citizen with an expired passport can not be denied entry to the US but no airline will let you board. His first statement is supported by https://www....
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What agency in Serbia enforces passenger compensation rights?

Air Serbia cancelled a flight from Belgrade to Vienna, but now refuses to pay either meal/accommodation expenses or compensation, despite already having promised in writing and over the phone to pay ...
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London airport transit visa [duplicate]

I have flying from France to Qatar tomorrow, I have to go from France to London Airport from Terminal 4 to Terminal5, do I have a teransivisa to enter London Airport?
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Are airlines discounting to boost demand during pandemic?

Due to a confluence of factors resulting from the pandemic and government intervention, commercial airlines (at least in the U.S.) have to continue operating scheduled flights – even with few to no ...
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If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of incomplete paperwork (eg visa), is the passenger entitled to compensation?

If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of missing/incomplete paperwork (e.g., visa-related such as related in this post) whereas the passenger actually had all the ...
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I have a flight booked to Germany May 7th from the U.S [closed]

I will be going to Berlin May 7th. Does anyone know if the borders will be open, and If I can make it there and back?
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What regular, commercial international flight requires a check-in at least 3 hours before departure?

PhilippNagel commented: 3 hours is a pretty common recommendation or even requirement these days with extra security everywhere. What regular, commercial international flight requires (not ...
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Getting a refund From Cancelled TAP Air Portugal flight due to COVID-19 [duplicate]

Our TAP Air Portugal flight From San Francisco to Barcelona, scheduled for Apr 28, 2020, was canceled by the airline. We called TAP Air Portugal and asked for a full refund to our credit card, which ...
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Is there standard ticket data format specification for commercial flight operators? [closed]

I am new to this group and what brings me here is I am doing a research on ticketing solutions for commercial airlines. So I just wanted to find out if there's a international standard specification ...
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Why does one often have to check in extra early, i.e. 3-4 hours early, before the flight departure for (covid-19) repatriation flights?

I read on https://twitter.com/RichardBarrow/status/1247761807839657984?s=20: In addition, for repatriation flights, you often have to check in extra early like 3-4 hours beforehand. Why does one ...

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