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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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Do commercial flights generally carry epipens?

My friend has a severe nut allergy and brings multiple epipens aboard flights. This is apparently the safest thing to ensure the proper treatment of a potential allergic reaction, especially in the ...
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Question on Munich transit visa [duplicate]

Does an Indian citizen with valid passport and with expired US visa travel from USA to India via Munich without any transit visa?
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Air travel with refrigerated insulin

In a couple of weeks I'll be travelling by air on 2 separate airlines with insulin for my dog that must be kept refrigerated else it spoils, and I have no idea how to go about this. I'll probably be ...
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Visiting Germany with USA Refuge Travel Document [duplicate]

I am a Green Card holder in the United States and do not have any passport from my country of citizenship. I want to visit my family in Germany and according to my research, I have to apply for ...
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Connecting flight inside the U.S then Canada

I will be flying Delta from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and then WestJet Los Angeles to Toronto, the airlines are partners so do I have to check my bag again or they will send them directly to Canada. I ...
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Only one letter is missing in the first name [duplicate]

My mother name is Firdous Bano and mistakenly typed Fidous Bano while I made online booking with Saudi Airlines. Rest of the information is correct. While this be a problem?
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extreme flatulence on a flight [duplicate]

How should one handle a situation when your co-passenger engages in an extreme flatulence. You are stuck on the flight for good 7 to 8 hours travelling across the pond.
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How can I find out if an airline ticket has been used or cashed in?

How do I find out if an airline ticket for a Delta flight has been used or cashed in? I purchased the ticket for a person in another country to get back to the USA.
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When will the summer 2019 transpacific sale begin (Hainan and others)?

Everyday, I look at the prices for a flight from North America to Asia starting in June and ending in August. For the past 5 years, I would start looking in November everyday, and invariably there ...
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How does airport security verify that you can carry a battery bank over 100 Wh?

In about 3 months I will be flying from Estonia (Tallinn) to New York (Newark) via Stockholm (Arlanda) by SAS. I have an Aukey 30000 mAh (~111 Wh) battery bank which I'd like to bring on board with me....
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How to add checked-in luggage to an AA flight? [duplicate]

I am planning (doing it from France) to fly from PHX to OAK with American Airlines (I am open to any other airlines, that one seems to be the typical one was readily suggested on that route, but I see ...
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For pashupatinath darshan kathmandu by flight return [duplicate]

I m a citizen of india..I want to go pashupatinath darshan kathmandu by flight with my family and return from there by flight I don't have a passport ..I have a driving licence (maharashtra) And pan ...
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Do I need a Transit Visa for layover at London Heathrow Airport? [duplicate]

My wife has a Visitor Visa for Canada and daughter has Study Permit for Canada which is valid more than six months from the date they are travelling. They have a layover at London for 6 hours which ...
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Why is it common in European airports not to display the gate for flights until around 45-90 minutes before departure, unlike other places? [duplicate]

https://youtu.be/wdU1WTBJMl0?t=262 mentions: 00:04:22: Heathrow also doesn’t display the gate for flights until around 45-90 minutes before departure. This is common in European airports, but ...
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What will happen if my luggage gets delayed?

I understand that if my luggage does not make a transfer on a plane, the company will deliver it to me. However what if: I am far away from the airport? Will they still send me the luggage? I am in a ...
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If First flight was delayed, and couldn't catch next flight, does Pegasus airlines hold responsibility?

I'm going from Greece to Sabiha then KSA Both flights will be international. Is it enough to have only 1 hour and 45 minutes layover for an international flight?? If the first flight was delayed, ...
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Can a US permanent Resident with an expiring Filipino passport traveling to Mexico be denied?

I am a US permanent resident with a Filipino passport and I will be traveling from US to Mexico City on March 13th. I just looked at my Filipino passport and saw that it expires on March 14th - one ...
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Star Alliance - direct routes

I don't know where I want to go, but I know how I want to get there! I'm looking for an efficient way to search for flights under the following criteria: Operated by any Star Alliance partner From a ...
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First-time traveler - what plane ticket should I get? [closed]

It is my first time travelling by plane so I would like to ask, what type of plane ticket is better, and should I use the same ticket to get home?
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Traveling between the US and EU without a passport

I am a dual US-Italian citizen with passports from both countries, as well as a US passport card, a US birth certificate, a US NEXUS card, a US drivers license, and an Italian national ID card. I ...
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Border officers wrote EMBARKED in my passport. What does it mean?

Upon leaving the UK I was questioned by immigration officers over funds I was traveling with, as they thought I had been working while in the country. After realizing that I had not been working, and ...
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Help organizing one round trip one direct trip international flights sitting together [closed]

I plan on going to a travel agent if I can’t figure this out on my own as I would like to keep the flights on the cheaper side and have always booked flight on my own. But anyways, for context, my ...
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My friend bought me a ticket on his card

I'm traveling alone by Egyptair from Nigeria to Russia.The ticket was bought by my friend and by his DEBIT CARD. After I printed out the ticket, I saw in the rules that CREDIT CARD holder must be one ...
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How to read this travel itinerary? [duplicate]

2 PR 736 E 22MAR 5 MNLBKK HK1 1455 1745 22MAR E PR/OYAHXN 3 QV 446 H 22MAR 5 BKKVTE HK1 2025 2125 22MAR E QV/RSZBY 4 TG2571 W 19APR 5 VTEBKK HK1 1320 ...
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What is the time duration for obtaining a short stay scientist visa for France?

I wish to apply for a short stay visa for France as a scientist and for this, my host institution is providing me with a protocole d'accueil document. In how many days, after the submission of ...
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Do I have the right of being re-routed or compensated if I am discovered in No-Fly list?

This question comes immediately after reading this hot network question. I have currently no reason to think, neither I have ever checked, to be I am on US No-Fly list, which, according to the linked ...
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Canadian citizen, on US no-fly list. What can I do in order to be allowed on flights which go through US airspace?

My father and I, both Canadian citizens, were denied to board a direct Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Toronto non-stop without any prior warning or information. Literally, at the gate, we ...
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Flight re-scheduled two weeks before planned departure [duplicate]

We are traveling from Spain to Canada via Portugal. The flight we purchased was to depart on March 14th from Spain, with a 2-hour stopover in Lisbon. The last leg of the flight is Lisbon to Toronto. ...
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Have to book a flight in 15 days. Should I wait? [closed]

I just finalized my itinerary and have to book a flight from Atlanta to Houston on Mar. 16. I found that the price suddenly increased by about $170 on day before and then dropped $30 4hrs ago. Should ...
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Are airline staff told to let you scan your boarding pass if it is on mobile?

Several times I have been on a flight with my parents. I use a mobile boarding pass while my parents use a paper one. At the boarding gate, they take my parents' paper pass and scan it. But for me ...
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Do I need visa if I'm going to London via transit in Vienna? [duplicate]

I have a british visa but I don't have a schengen visa, I have a Palestinian passoort which require a visa to schengen. Is it okay to book a flight to Vienna and then from Vienna to London?
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Russian mom traveling from US to Russian Federation with little kid

Good day, I´m Russian and I live in Ecuador, South America. I´ll be traveling from US to Russian Federation with my Ecuadorian 3 years old kid, but without my husband, please What documents I need to ...
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How exactly is the delay time calculated for the purposes of EU air travel compensation?

According to EU regulations, passengers are entitled to compensation if their flight is delayed by at least three hours in relation to the originally scheduled arrival time. But how exactly is the ...
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Emirates trans-Tasman additional luggage costs?

Trying to find a weird use case for Emirates. If you have a 1st class ticket, you're allowed 50kg for a flight from SYD to AKL/WLG/CHC. However, I can't find out how much additional luggage would ...
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Connection time in Chicago Airport is 50 minutes from domestic to international flight for a non-US citizen

I have a connection time of 50 min from a domestic flight coming from Albequerque going to Vienna. I am not a US citizen. Would it be enough time for me to catch the connection? I should clear customs ...
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Book tickets knowing flight numbers

I'm trying to book a round trip tickets KRR -> SVO -> AMS -> SEA. I know there is a flight KRR -> SVO departing at 2:30pm however all search engines then end up with results that give me overnight ...
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Check if flight was cancelled or not

I am just trying to find out if flight Turkish Airlines TK0651 from Istanbul to Cotonou on January 16, 2019 has been cancelled or not. Can someone tell me how to find this information ?
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UK visa start date and Flight Depature Time [duplicate]

So I’ve got a UK Visa with a start date of the 30th of April and I’ve booked a Flight which departs 23:55 on the 29th of April. That’s 5 minutes before my visa becomes active. Will this pose a ...
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Checking bags internationally

Can you check bags from an international flight through an airport if that airport is a stopover for a domestic flight. Even if it’s the same airline?
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UK internal air travel for non-British national without a passport

Firstly a bit of background. I'm a British national, my wife is Taiwanese. We currently have a pending Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application, so as a result the Home Office currently have both ...
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Is a 1hr 3min layover at ORD (Chicago) enough when coming in international?

So I'm flying in from Ottawa, in Canada, and I have a 1 hour 3 minute "layover" between flights. Is this enough time? I booked through Expedia and it's both with United Airlines and I believe it'll be ...
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Why the deboarding in Bangkok on flight BR61 (Taipei → Bangkok → Vienna)?

I recently flew from Taipei (TPE) to Vienna (VIE) via Bangkok (BKK), with EVA Air BR61. In Bangkok, all passengers had to deboard, and then go through security again and board again, for a ~1 hour ...
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Is an OSI sufficient for a travel doc-related OK TO BOARD message, or should I ask for an SSR CKIN?

Just had an airline insert a message in a couple of bookings with them, for check-in staff at the departure airports, that I'm "docs OK" and can be boarded (it's a case not clearly addressed in ...
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On a multi-city route, is there a limit to the number of people who can book tickets from any one of the cities?

For example, consider a flight from Los Angeles to Moscow via New York. Is there a limit to the number of tickets that can be bought from either Los Angeles or New York?
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What schengen visa should the flight crew from outside the EU have? [closed]

Let’s suppose I start an airline in a non-EU country, one that does not have visa waivers of any kind with the EU. Eventually, I start operating a daily flight to an airport within the Schengen zone. ...
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Is there any point in keeping paper versions of boarding passes, or are scans/pictures of them good enough?

I read that keeping boarding passes can be useful in some cases. Examples: https://www.smartertravel.com/save-boarding-pass/ (mirror) https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/keep-boarding-pass-...
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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?