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Do United's 787-9 Dreamliners have personal HDMI ports?

I will be flying through United later this year on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. I see that each of the seats comes with "personal device entertainment" which seems to be a display with streaming ...
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Will British Airways compensate if my entertainment screen was defective for an entire flight? [duplicate]

I was wondering will I get a compensate if the screen was not working the entire flight from London to LA through the British airlines? I did report the issue.
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Connecting in Dublin, Ireland

I am flying from Edinburgh to Dublin with a 12:50 arrival time. I then have a flight at 14:40 to Iceland. Changing terminals and need to claim bags. Also, an American traveling between these three ...
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Do I need to pay a fee or a tax at the airport when I leave Malaysia to go to Australia? [duplicate]

Do I need to pay a fee or tax at the airport when leaving Malaysia to Australia?
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Taking my 2 month old bicycle from the US to India on plane as checked luggage. Do I have to pay import duty when I land in India?

I am an Indian citizen. Also, I will be taking my bicycle with me back to the US in August. The price of the bike is around $1600 and it isn't sold in India.
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Number of available seats [duplicate]

is there a way to get access to a number of empty seats at different airlines? how do I get this data? Edit: my question is if the OTA's have this access? do they know at every moment how many ...
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Last name ordered wrongly in airticket

My name is the airticket is ordered differently than the name in my passport. example: First name : Emily Last name :JaneDoe But in my airticket it is First name: Emily Jane Last name: Doe I ...
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Why does it take longer to fly from London to Xi'an than to Beijing

I'm searching for flight tickets to fly to Xi'an from London. Geographically, Xi'an is closer to London compared to Beijing to London. However, it takes less than 10 hours to fly to Beijing while ...
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How to see a record of amendments to flight schedules? [duplicate]

My flight from Delhi to London with Virgin Atlantic was delayed by more than 5 hours on Thursday 18th April. I am trying to get the official takeoff and landing time for this flight but can't find it ...
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How to choose flights more environmentally friendly based on adding stopovers versus (ultra-)long-haul?

Background information Wikipedia says the following on fight distance in relation to fuel consumption overall: For long-haul flights, the airplane needs to carry additional fuel, leading to higher ...
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How does jetBlue determine its boarding order?

My question is nominally similar to how are boarding groups determined? which was closed as a duplicate of Why do airlines seat people the way they do? but neither seem to answer my question and I ...
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Delayed travel with United Airlines [duplicate]

On 19th April, we left on a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt - UA8848. The departure was then delayed. So we arrived late and missed our connecting flight which was due to depart at 9.00 to Heathrow (...
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Entering Italy with Australian travel document

I enter Germany with Australian travel document for refugees. Can I take another flight to Italy and move freely in schengen area?
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How do I minimise waste on a flight?

I'll be taking several long-haul flights over the next month. From previous experience I know I'll probably be getting a fair bit of single-use plastic. I am keen on minimising waste, particularly ...
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Flight from Morocco to London has a 4S-4 connection in Madrid, do I need to enter Schengen? [duplicate]

Extracting the core question from Panicking: Used all my Schengen days and need to transit. I looked at https://www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com/transportation/connections-between-terminals.htm and ...
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can i bring 5 foot long pvc pipe on a plane? traveling with lufthansa and aeroflot

Can I bring a 5 foot long pvc pipe on a plane? It is for a pvc bow. It doesn't look like a bow and I'm not bringing arrows. If I can bring it, will I have to pay an extra fee? I'm also bringing a ...
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Can my 2 children, aged 10 and 12, who are US citizens, travel to the USA on expired American passports?

My children are 10 and 12 years old. They are US citizens (no dual citizenship). There is no consulate or embassy on the island where I live (Guadeloupe). To renew the children's passports, I need to ...
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Wizz air - does Wizz priority allow you to check your extra trolley

I'm wondering if company policy allows passengers, who purchased wizz priority (which allows someone to take into the cabin one bag plus a trolley bag), to check the trolley bag into the hold? I have ...
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Canada to South America with connections in US with multiple airlines, where will I do security/baggage check?

I am a US passport holder (living in Canada) traveling from Canada to Ecuador with connections in the US via multiple airlines. I'm worried that some of my layovers might be a bit too tight. To help ...
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Is it possible to request hand inspection of photographic film in Indian airports?

Per What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?, when traveling with photographic film, it's best to pack it in hand luggage and request hand inspection of undeveloped film. In ...
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Best seat for less turbulence in airplane

Is there a best place to sit in an aircraft to reduce the turbulence feel ? I have travelled in A380 which has minimum turbulence experience because of huge body. But what is the best seat to ...
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B2 visa information [duplicate]

My child surname has changed. The visa on old surname but has a new surname on new passport. Can we travel to the USA with the changed in surname/
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Where can I go to avoid planes overhead?

Where on Earth can I go and not see or hear planes flying overhead? To clarify: I would like to be able to pretend that planes do not exist for a period of at least one month. Faint noise and ...
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Forceful change of flight schedule by American Airlines

I bought an international flight via an online travel agent. Recently I received an email from the agent saying that the flight schedule has been changed by the airline. There was a button which I was ...
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Can I cancel a flight reservation after a minor change?

I booked a flight from where I live now to Beijing and back, but I've gotten a new job and will be moving (interestingly, to the city that the flight has a layover in). Normally, I realize that ...
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My ID is expired, can I fly to the Bahamas with my passport?

My driver license expired April 19, 2019, my flight to the Bahamas leaves August 25, 2019. I have a passport, can I still fly using just my passport as an ID too?
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International travel with pet: what about the first leg (United, THY)

Since United and Turkish are both Star Alliance, I can buy the entire ticket from Turkish and fly from my small city to a big airport (such as ORD) with United, then to Turkey (or wherever) with ...
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How can I get airport tax back?

I bought a flight ticket of worth over 800€. Unfortunately I was not able to take the return flight. It is possible to get the airport tax back and if yes, what I have to do? Do I have to contact the ...
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Leaving Schengen area

I recently got a Schengen visa to visit Italy from 24th May to 7th June, 2019. I have a query regarding leaving the European Union on the last day. My visa expires on 7th June. I am planning to leave ...
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Can I check luggage to both intermediate and final destinations? [duplicate]

I was traveling to from the US to Singapore with an 8 hour stopover in Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. I checked luggage to the final destination Singapore. I also wanted to check a piece of luggage to ...
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Dual citizens traveling to Mexico [duplicate]

Hey I’m an Dual citizen and my question is I’m going to Mexico in July but I don’ have a current us passport but I do have a Mexican passport. I can’t get MY us passport renewed since I owe Child ...
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What would airline do if I miss a connection & I don't have visa for the country I am stuck in?

Due to a recent air force dog fight between India & Pakistan few weeks back, Swiss Air has been avoiding the Pakistani airspace & that has been causing delays for both arrivals & ...
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boarding flight at intermediate stop

Suppose I book a flight ticket from place A to place B. This flight has a stop at place C. Is it possible/allowed for me to board the flight at place C instead of place A? If it is necessary, place ...
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Layover for flight that may be delayed

I am considering booking a flight through Google's booking mechanism. The flight that I want is two-stage, both stages operated by the same airline (KLM). There's a 45 minute gap between the first ...
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Honolulu to Mainland. Do I need to show my passport/visa again?

Honolulu is my port of entry. Went outside to explore the island overnight. Now I need go to the mainland (san francisco) which I have the ticket and boarding pass already. Do I need to go again to ...
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American Airlines Delay Responsibility for overstaying 1 day VWP [duplicate]

Will American Airlines take responsibility for overstaying 1 day of VWP due to a delay in a connecting flight?
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Is there a way to view historical flight loads for American Airlines or other airlines? [duplicate]

I work for an airline and I'm able to view flight loads through a company travel portal. What I'm looking for is historical data for American Airlines on a specific flights that flew last year. Even ...
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Checked luggage & terminating trip during layover

I have a Canada bound Delta flight next month with a layover in New York where I plan to abandon the trip (the flight to Canada was cheaper than to USA, hidden city ticketing). Now I know all ...
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Transit Visa at Abu Dhabi Airport [duplicate]

I am travelling to Abu Dhabi Airport by Air India flight from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi and then after 5 hours changing flight on Egypt Air to London via Cairo on a valid UK Visa . Do I need a transit visa ...
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Does traveling In The United States require a passport or can I use my green card if not a US citizen?

Can I purchase a round trip ticket to Chicago from Los Angeles using my green card for identification?
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Going Amsterdam to Miami via Toronto. Do bags go thru to MIA?

I am going from Amsterdam to Miami via Toronto. Do bags go thru to MIA? Or do I also do customs in Canada ?
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How will the seats be allocated if I don't reserve one before?

I booked two seats for one way flight. The ticket doesn't have seat number yet so I am allowed to select any available seats for a fee usually 2 to 5 USD for a seat. What if I don't select the seats? ...
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First time online airplane ticket?

So i came to Guadaljara Mexico to visit my parents and i ended up staying for a year then i got a job here then put some money aside so i can get a airplane ticket to go to Tijuana then from there ill ...
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Can I use Qantas Frequent Flier points to book flights with British Airways?

Qantas and British Airways are part of the OneWorld alliance; so air-miles/points, from British Airways get added to my Qantas frequent flier card. I am looking to do a short haul flight from the UK ...
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Refund options in case of a schedule change or rebooking of SQ22 (nonstop SIN-EWR)

Suppose I am on a longer vacation in Singapore and, being an aviation geek and curious to see New York, I am contemplating to experience the world‘s longest passenger flights, SQ22/SQ21 SIN—EWR—SIN ...
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First name Middle Name in my passport but only has First Name in my ticket booking [duplicate]

Again this is repetitive question but i have not received correct answer for this. I am flying to Hanoi via Singapore . I have First name Middle Name in my passport but only has First Name in my ...
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How future flight fares are gathered by Google flights? [duplicate]

I have checked Google Flights and many other online OTAs, displaying flight fares for future dates (extending upto 1 year). How are these rates decided and from where these data come? Are these rates ...
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Should a married couple with no kids, from outside the EU, approach the UK border control desk separately or together?

The UK Gov says all families should move together but I don't understand if they refer to a family with kids or a married couple without kids is consider a family and should go to the border control ...
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Cathay Pacific overnight layover

I will be traveling from Bali to Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific) then have an overnight layover (17 hours) before my flight back to LAX (American). I am traveling on a U.S. passport. Is it possible to get ...
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When do you get frequent flier miles - when you buy, or when you fly?

When are you awarded your frequent flier miles and the corresponding benefits? For example, if I have 5 miles left before I get to "gold" status and I'm about to depart on a round trip, will I get ...