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Budapest free places to visit in one day [closed]

I want to visit Budapest for one day. Which places are worth to be seen (free one as a student)? This is a fast trip so I cannot spend more time. By the way I also want to ask about transportation ...
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Recommend a travel book as a gift for a researcher [closed]

I'm seeking a travel book as a gift for a friend. My friend likes to travel. And she is a researcher who visits different U.S. cities and other countries frequently for conferences. I wonder if anyone ...
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Do I still need E-Pass to enter Kerala, India domestically

I'm wondering if I need anything related to E-Pass as a German citizen when flying from Bengaluru to Kozhikode (Calicut)? The IndiGo website mention this but I can't figure out if this really still ...
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I don't receive the OTP code for changing bookings on IndiGo for international cell phone numbers

I don't receive the OTP code when changing bookings on IndiGO website. The text field does not allow me to enter international phone numbers since these are a digit longer than Indian numbers. What ...
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About travel to Taiwan and exchange [closed]

Does anybody have any experience about this country? I will go there on August for some training course for one month. They will pay me TWD (Taiwan dollars). Is there any exchange to change to dollar ...
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Single-ticket flights to or from Iceland that don't involve Keflavík

It seems like going to Iceland almost always requires an airport transfer in Reykjavík, and I'm wondering how strong that "almost" is. Does any flight exist with all of these characteristics?...
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Buying points from websites

In travel hacking, one common option to earn miles is buy buying them from the frequent flyer programs of airlines. I just came across a third party company that sells miles. I was looking at some of ...
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What is non-personal luggage in the eyes of EU customs?

The French EU Customs brochure (mirror) states: Les bagages personnels sont ceux que le voyageur présente au service des douanes lors de son arrivée. Il s’agit aussi des bagages que le voyageur ...
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where are my return boarding passes

I have checked in online and printed outbound boarding passes but the return boarding passes are not showing up, when can i print them off , Tui flights
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How many items can one buy and bring back home from Japan?

My friend is about to come home to Vietnam after 1 year working in Japan. Some family members and friends asked her to buy electronics and other stuff for them; she also bought a new laptop and mobile ...
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Are we allowed to bring many small containers of liquids on the plane?

Can we take 10 different liquids: creams, toothpaste, and such, each below 100 ml on the plane? They total 480 g. what is the general rule?
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What to do if there is no entry stamp on passport (IMMIGRANT EB3) visa? Thanks [migrated]

We just arrived in US lst May 10,2022 under inmigrant visa, but there is no entry stamp on our passports. What do we need to do? Will this cause problem in generating SSN and GC? Thank you!
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Online check-in for Tui flight to Reus Airport (Costa Dorada)

in desperation I've joined this site as am travelling to Spain on Tuesday (17th May) and am so confused. I'm travelling with my mum in law and my 8 year old daughter (her first flight) and have been ...
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Long layover (22h) for elder relative at BKK airport

Since I have no experience in longer layover times and my grandmother (philippine citizen) will leave Germany soon to go back to the Philippines, I have a few questions. They will stay for 22 hours in ...
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Does every airport have a luggage locker?

It may sound like a silly question but does every airport have a luggage locker? I want to travel to Alicante (Spain) and I am wondering if there is any luggage locker where my notebook can fit. I ...
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Booking tickets to the US from India with a single name

I am planning to visit the US on an F1 visa and need to book tickets for the same. My passport (and all my other documents) only have a single name. My name on my (Indian) passport appears as follows: ...
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Flights booked and tickets issued but no charge on my bank account?

I booked plane tickets with an airline through Expedia nearly two months ago. The payment for the tickets was pending for a while but the money never came out of my bank account. I contacted Expedia ...
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What is the shortest/fastest route from Gatwick to Antalya if we divide our journey into 2-hour direct flights

We intend to air-travel from East Sussex to Antalya. What is the fastest route if we divide the journey into 2-hour direct flights? I randomly picked Frankfurt and Sarajevo as places to break the ...
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Where can I see how long it took for checked-in luggage to be made available at the baggage reclaim area for past flights?

I'd like to estimate how long it will take me to leave the airport. If I have checked-in luggage and the immigration is smooth or absent (e.g., domestic flights), the bottleneck is typically waiting ...
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Why did FlightStats mark today's flight AS159 as departed from SEA and diverted to SEA?

I see that FlightStats marked today's flight AS159, as departed from SEA's gate at 07:15 PT and diverted to SEA, where it arrived at 07:38 (mirror): A second flight AS159 departed from SEA's gate at ...
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Searching all scheduled commercial flights

Is there a way (similar to Google Flights / Matrix Airfare / ...) that allows me to search for all commercial flights? I'd like to have even the ones that are fully booked included. I'd assume that ...
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Travel to Italy from the UK - Is the NHS COVID Pass sufficient to fulfil the Green Pass requirements?

I will be traveling to Rome, Italy, from the UK, within the next few days and thought to check the Foreign Advice page for Italy. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/coronavirus It states ...
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Do non-Schengen flight crews working in and out of the area, fall foul of the 90/180 day rule?

Just want to know whether it affects Flight crews availability to work… thanks in advance.
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Can I enter the US with a certificate of COVID recovery if I only have an official positive test from the past 1-2 days?

I am currently stuck in Spain, having contracted COVID-19 and missed my flight to the US. I've been in quarantine over a week, I feel fine, and I can legally go out in public according to both Spanish ...
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Getting to Brussels Airport by train - timings

I need to get to Brussels Airport for a Schengen flight that leaves at 7pm on a Sunday. I'm probably going to aim for one of these trains (timings taken from Bahn.de) Arr Dep Ghent ...
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Why does it take longer to fly from Rabat to London than the reverse?

I know flying from Boston to London is faster than the reverse probably due to the direction of the wind. But why does it take 4 hours to fly from Rabat to London while only 2 hours from London to ...
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How can I find the cheapest flights to a small airport that isn't in the ITA matrix (e.g., for a flight from Seattle airport to Point Hope airport)?

E.g., how can I find the cheapest flights from SEA airport (Seattle) to PHO airport (Point Hope, Alaska)? Entering SEA->PHO on the ITA matrix gives no results: Google Flights, Skyscanner, Kiwi, ...
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Skip train journey [duplicate]

I have a Luftansa return flight (Dubai-Munich). First leg flight is Dubai-Frankfurt and then a train journey from Frankfurt-Munich. Can I skip this train journey to Munich as I want to stay back in ...
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Can I ask for free upgrade at checkin or at gate?

I've read many articles about it, but I would like to have a direct feedback from someone who did that. Is that possible (and successful) to ask for a free upgrade at the checkin desk? Or is that ...
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Flight change: How to find cheapest return flight in time frame?

I have a United flight CDG-RTB-CDG. Now I already used CDG-RTB, and I want to change the date of RTB-CDG, which my fare allows without fee with price difference only. The problem is that it's a pain ...
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Using historical flight data to predict reliability of airline

I'm not sure if I can name the website, but I paid some small amount of money to access the historical flight data for KRU2609. I can see the information on flights since 19th of January 2022. The ...
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Can I protect my second ticket from the cancellation of a separately purchased first ticket on a connecting flight

Next week I intend to fly from Glasgow to Heathrow in order to catch a flight with Qatar Airways. Can I protect my second flight from the possible cancellation of the BA journey? Considering all the ...
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Can I take my 15.6" laptop bag with me on my Ryanair flight?

I am very concerned about my laptop bag is fit on Ryanair's measuring box and I wonder about do they check every backpack? If you want to see my laptop bag, you can google it: Hp Odyssey 15.6".I ...
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While checking in I find out Lufthansa cancelled my flight: any recourses?

I booked a ticket with Lufthansa (through their website) about a month ago. This was a roundtrip with the outbound trip consisting of 3 flights, and the return trip consisting of 3 flights. When I ...
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Compensation in case of delay from the EU via Turkish Airlines

I am traveling from an EU country through Istanbul, all via Turkish Airlines. My connection time at the Istanbul airport is for less than 90 minutes. In the unfortunate case that I miss my connection, ...
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Can I buy one way ticket to Jamaica?

Can I buy a one way ticket to Jamaica if I’m a us citizen. Born Jamaican with a expired Jamaican passport?
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Flights delay make me unable to board subsequent train and flight tickets. Could I ask for refund

A Singaporean airline arrived one hour later than announced to its final destination (within EU). Therefore I was unable to board my train, which led to another airport for my next flight (destination ...
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Missed connection & long delay on an Iberia/American flight from US to Spain. Am I entitled to compensation?

Today I was scheduled to fly MSP->CLT->MAD. The flights were operated by American, but I booked with Iberia, and the flight number I received for the transatlantic portion was an Iberia flight ...
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Dubai Airport changing terminals

I have a connecting flight from Dubai. Flight route: US(Emirates) -> Dubai(FlyDubai) -> India. For connecting flight at Dubai, I need to change terminals from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2. Do I need ...
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What actions can I take when a travel agent is very slow in rescheduling a cancelled flight?

I was scheduled to fly from Barcelona to Manila on April 21st 2022 with a return on May 21st. The airline Lufthansa cancelled part of the flight on May 21st. I talked to the travel agent and they said ...
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If a flight delay causes you to miss a later leg, can you ask to be rebooked on one from another airline, to significantly shorten the total delay?

Consider the following situation: I book a single American Airlines ticket with a 9am-11am flight from City A to City B, followed by a 12pm-2pm flight from City B to City C. The first leg of my ...
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Definition of "first embarkation point" for trip to Indonesia

I have a code shared flight linked on Singapore Air from LAX to Manado, Indonesia through Singapore. The LAX/SIN flight is Singapore Air, then Scoot Air SIN/Manado. I check my bags all the way through ...
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how to book Emirates ticket without surname in Travelport GDS

I want to create PNR in Travelport GDS on Emirates Airlines. Name of the Traveller is "Gaurav Kumar" but this whole name is written under Given Name and Surname/Family Name is Empty. How to ...
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How can I find cheap first class flights?

I usually travel as cheaply as possible. This allows me to travel more and I am OK with it. However, one day, I would like to experience a first class flight. I think that's an experience in itself. I ...
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What's the difference between a transfer pass and a boarding pass?

Looking back at some past flight tickets, I see for a trip with 1 layover, I was given a boarding pass for the first leg, and a transfer pass for the second leg. The pass type was indicated on the ...
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I am 15. Can I travel to Germany alone?

I am 15 and want to travel to Germany alone but am afraid I would not be able to because of my age. Is there something I could bring to the airport that would allow me to be able to fly to Germany ...
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How can one know ahead of time if an airline offers a complementary blanket during a flight?

I wonder how one can know ahead of time (= before going to the airport) whether an airline offers a complementary blanket during a flight.
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Can check-in agents see whether I selected the seat myself or was automatically assigned by the system?

I wonder whether check-in agents see whether I selected the seat myself or was automatically assigned by the system. Motivation: I sometimes forget whether I selected the seat myself, and would like ...
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Which scheduled flight is the most impacted by the Russia/Ukraine air border closure?

Given the recent invasion into Ukraine, all Western airlines were banned from Russian space and cannot use Ukrainian airspace for obvious reasons. A similar ban applies to Russian airlines flying over ...
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Flight is rescheduled and no compensation is offered, I can't make it to my connecting flight

I booked a flight through Kiwi (travel agency) from Greece to India through Abu Dhabi on May. My flight changed its schedule, now I cannot make it to my connecting flight. The travel agency proposed ...
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