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AM coming from Uganda and travelling to Swaziland but will take a bus from Johanesburg to Swaziland.Do i need a transit visa?

Am travelling to swaziland by bus but coming in through Johanesburg.do i need a transit visa?am from Uganda.
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Can I consign my pepper spray from Canada to China?

I have a flight from Canada to China (by aircanada). It seems that I can't bring pepper spray to the plane, but can I consign it? Is that illegal?
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Air Canada personal item sizer size?

The Air Canada rules only permit a 16cm wide bag which is not a lot. RyanAir gives 20cm, United gives 22cm... how big is the sizer for Air Canada?
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Does the French embassy or consulate check the flight itinerary for Schengen visa?

I booked a flight reservation with a reputable travel agency. My destinations are Paris, Pisa, Milan and then Zurich. I wonder if they really verify every applicant's flight reservation? My ...
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Ethiopian Airlines tickets seem to always have the same price regardless of the proximity of the date?

UPDATE: Ethiopian Airlines indeed offers a currently 66% discount on domestic flights, if you're an Ethiopian resident, or if you fly into/out of Ethiopian with Ethiopian Airlines. When trying to book ...
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Is the price of flights Anchorage (ANC) - Wales (WAA) always the same?

According to Google Flights, the price of cheapest roundtrip flights ANC-WAA is always $794, except a few isolated cases when it's in the $800-900 range. I was wondering whether this even goes down, ...
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Refund of Visa fees for canceled applications

My family and I applied for UK Visa and we paid the Visa application fees for all of us. However, before we made appointment to submit our applications, we decided to make few changes on the ...
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Document requirement for a 2+ year old child from India to Nepal by air accompanied by an adult

My son is supposed to travel to Kathmandu from New Delhi next month. He will be accompanying his mother who has a valid passport. What document would be required for him? He is 2 years and 3 months ...
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What are my rights regarding a potential baggage delay?

In a few days, I will be traveling from San Francisco -> Helsinki -> Moscow (Sheremetyevo) with Finnair (economy class). A month ago passengers started to experience substantial delays to pick ...
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Can I travel by air to Canada from Mexico with only a US birth certificate?

I'm an American citizen in Mexico and I want to fly to Canada. The only thing is that I only have my American Birth Certificate! I do not have any other ID. Canada says that American Citizens can ...
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If I know a flight is delayed can I turn up late for check-in at the airport?

This is the scenario: I have tickets booked for a 13:40 scheduled flight with Emirates. I need to check bags in so plan to be at the airport at the advised 2 hours before flight departure (11:40) but ...
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How can an F1 visa holder be confident leaving the US for a short vacation and returning?

I'm a valid F1 student in the US and thinking about traveling to either Mexico or Canada while I'm here. I've been hearing a lot of stories lately when border officers decline entrance for returning ...
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How stringent is Pegasus Airlines' policy on carry-on luggage?

I'm planning a trip with Pegasus (AMS->SAW->TLV) and was wondering how stringent their cabin/carry-on luggage policy is: Would they call a medium-sized backpack (doesn't stick above your shoulders) ...
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Without dates, how can I find out - efficiently and freely - when an airline's flying a route?

Say I want to visit somewhere like Osaka for 2 weeks, and am flexible on dates the whole year. My priority is the cheapest and most direct flight. I don't care about dates. It obviously takes too ...
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Is there a need to declare food for personal use at customs? (in Norway)

TL;DR: Can I bring food for personal use to Norway without having to declare it at customs? I will be going on a 14-day hiking trip to Norway on which I will bring most of the food myself. All the ...
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To how much radiation are you exposed on a transcontinental flight?

You often hear people object to being scanned because of the "radiation" argument. I find this always quite amusing from people just being exposed to higher radiation levels during the average ...
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Is “departure time” when the plane leaves the gate or when it takes off?

Is "departure time" when the plane leaves the gate or when it takes off? Seems like every single flight I take is delayed, but I can't tell how badly. If I have a flight that has a "departure time" ...
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Am I allowed to travel without visa into China via transits?

I plan to travel to Mexico this May. I am a Bangladeshi citizen with an ordinary passport and only have an Indian visa. I will get a Mexican visa this May. I am looking into the following travel ...
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Buying a flight ticket from a different country

I live in Israel, and I want to fly to Amsterdam. Do you guys know, if it's possible to buy a flight ticket from Israel to Europe, but from a different country, for example Holland? I'm asking this, ...
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How the validity of passport can affect transit between countries in South America?

I plan to fly to South America soon, the first country I plan to travel to is Argentina. My plan is to have along trip that will involve traveling to other countries in the region. My passport will ...
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Compensation for cancelled flights in EU, one booking, multiple legs

I have a question about compensation under EU laws for my flights. I booked a Lufthansa ticket to fly from Leipzig to Valencia via Frankfurt, and from Valencia to Leipzig via Frankfurt. About 5 ...
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Using I-phone 8 while flying over Pacific Ocean [closed]

I will be flying from America to Japan, then the Philippines next week. Will my I-phone 8 work out over the Pacific Ocean? Or just turn it off to save roaming charges?
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How to find a convenient stop on the way from Switzerland to Montevideo [closed]

In November, I need to go to Montevideo. Most flights I found are a 2 stop flight. First from Zurich to Frankfurt or Lissabon or Madrid, then over the Atlantic to somewhere in South America and then a ...
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What are compensation rules for overbooked/cancelled flights for different regions? [closed]

What regulations are applicable for overbooked/cancelled flights around the globe? I travel from time to time in Europe and there is EU 261/2004 regarding overbooked and cancelled flights. Is there ...
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Get back to US from Canada without passport

Im 18, never had a passport, and crossed US-Canada Border last month by car using my Vermont Enhanced Drivers License. My plan was to drive to Alaska and fly home from there, but an unexpected family ...
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Being separated from one's young children on a flight

I recently flew with Thomson and I was separated from my 3 year old child on the flight home. He was sitting a row behind and across the aisle from myself. I asked several times if we could be moved ...
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A note on a B1/B2 visa - any obligations to fly directly into the specified city?

A 16-years old and his father obtained a B1/B2 visa. There is a note on the son's visa saying "Vacation travel with father Los Angeles, CA". Do they have to fly to Los Angeles directly, or can they ...
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Booking with Third Party Sites

So I found a flight on skyscanner for British Airways that I've been eyeing for quite a while. However, it is a basic economy ticket which means that it doesn't come with a checked bag and seat ...
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What should must carry item in my next long travel when i have big body size [closed]

I have big body size. I have planned to go long tour in my next holiday. i bought some for this trip but i wand to know must carry item in this tour
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Are some airline routings unbookable?

This is a generic question, but first my specific situation. I want to fly from Maputo, Mozambique (MPM) to Portland, Oregon (PDX). The cheapest flight I can find online for this itinerary is about $...
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Can I meet my friend during a connecting flight? (LHR)

So I am traveling to Paris from NYC, but I have a layover at Heathrow for about seven hours. I wanted to meet up with one of my close friends during the layover. We are not going to leave the airport- ...
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Turkish airlines: can't re-schedule flight with changed date/time

We're having problems with Turkish Airlines's flight re-schedule system, and we're a bit in panic. We - a group of 6 people - booked and paid for a flight from Budapest to Ankara with a stop in ...
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Are there any data on the incidence of theft in airports' airside areas?

A number of posters on this forum have referred to airports' airside areas as 'safe' or 'secure'. It seems to me that the presence of security checks gives some passengers the impression that there is ...
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Does Lufthansa weigh your carry on luggage?

I will soon be travelling to Europe, flying Lufthansa, and was wondering about the weight of my carry-on luggage. In my experiences of travelling in Asia, I've never had my carry-on bag weighed, even ...
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Do airlines now intentionally route around North Korea?

I've noticed on some flights to Asia from North America, often the most direct path involves flying over North Korea. I noticed however, that during the flight, the plane would slightly bypass North ...
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How can I find out if my flight crosses dangerous territories?

I'll be flying in the next few days and I'm really concerned about the potentially dangerous territories my flight might be crossing. In this case, I'll be travelling from Singapore to Switzerland ...
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Does EnterAir allow boarding of disabled person with walking sticks?

We booked some holiday with my girlfriend through a travel agency and apparently the airline is EnterAir which I've never traveled with before. My girlfriend has a disability that creates some ...
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Is 35 minutes' layover time at Delhi enough for a domestic flight?

I am going to Guwahati from Bangalore, and I have layover time of 35 minutes at DEL. Will that be enough time?
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flight time is not clear

I've got a flight back to my own country with American Airlines. And I'm just wondering what the departure time exactly means. It says 12:45 PM but when you say 12:45 PM, it should mean the middle of ...
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Will glucose meter strips be safe in the Airplane Cargo Hold?

I will be taking my glucose meter strips with me and need to know if they will be safe in the cargo area.
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Airline (Air Caraibes) refuses to compensate for baggage delay - what are my options?

Context On the 19th January 2019, I flew from ORY (Paris Orly - France) to PTP (Pointe à Pitre - French Caribbean) with Air Caraibes. The flight got delayed (2h42 according to the company) and once ...
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Party going through airport security at separate times?

We have booked as a group of 5 people under one booking through Frontier Airlines. Four of us will be arriving together and the 5th person will be arriving alone. Is there anything that says all 5 of ...
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Southwest Early Bird

Southwest Airlines offers a service called Early Bird Check-In. For a fee ($15–35/person depending on flight) you can ensure that you will be among the first to board and therefore first to choose ...
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Charge for Flight Date Change

Im having trouble understanding the rules. Does that mean changing the return flight will be Eur 90 or free? Cause 4. 1/ states free of charge... Im assuming in case of class change, Ill simply pay ...
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How can I view all of the flights between two cities across all dates?

I believe that the standard routes of carriers between two semi-major US cities always maintain the same route number (e.g. UA3271), and day of the week. I'm looking at planning travel for an ...
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Visa usa c1/d transit [duplicate]

I have flight my flight conection in florida , im no us resident but have c1/d visa can i pass the immigration to take my third flight for a trip less than 29 days with my c1/d visa
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Why does Kayak over-look direct flight between Honolulu and Toronto? [duplicate]

Skyscanner asseverates Air Canada flies directly between HNL and YYZ. WestJet doesn't. AC's flight map (screenshot under) proves it. Why don't these KAYAK searches including HNL-YTO and YTO-HNL ...
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5.5-hour layover in Dallas (DFW)

I'll be flying into DFW from overseas (with Qantas/AA, around 1PM), and my connecting flight is 5h 40m apart. Since the flight is international, I'll end up on the landside of the airport. Does it ...
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Why does Kayak over-look direct flight between Osaka and Vancouver? [closed]

Skyscanner asseverates that Air Canada flies directly between OSA and YVR. Screenshot of AC's flight map under proves it. Why don't these KAYAK searches including OSA-YVR and including YVR-OSA show ...
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Are there direct flights between Hong Kong and Honolulu?

This FlyerTalk forum posts didn't mention any, just flights with at least 1 connection. Are there truly not even seasonal flights, like in winter in HK?