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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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Can people on the same ticket separately check-in at airline counter?

If one of the passengers has not reached airport yet, can the rest check-in while the remaining check-in later (to get their boarding pass)?
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Why is there such intense questioning of passengers on flights to US and Canada?

When flying to the US and Canada, the airline usually interviews you very intensely - triple checking your visa and asking you about your plans. The questioning is at times more detailed than what US/...
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How fast is the Internet on board Iceland Air flights?

Iceland Air offers wireless internet connectivity on all flights. How fast is it in practice?
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BA: “anx9c1s6 type fares”?

What are "anx9c1s6 type fares", as seen on the following screenshot I got from britishairways.com while making a booking? (Googling yields zero hits.)
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Does ryanair allow an extra bag if bought at the airport shops? [duplicate]

Ryanair luggage policy has recently changed. Before I could take two bags, so if I bought something at the airport I would just put it in my luggage. Since I am now only carrying a small backpack I ...
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Saturday-night stay for multi-city itineraries [duplicate]

In airline travel, how does Saturday-night stay pricing work for multi-city itineraries? For a roundtrip booking it is pretty clear what the destination is, but less so for more complicated ...
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Georgian citizenship [duplicate]

I am living with Irish citizen and Irish born child.we are planning to travel to Shengen zone.i have currently Russian citizenship and Georgian citizenship. I arrived to Ireland with Russian passport ...
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How long does it take to check in at Pudong Airport, Shanghai?

I need to fly from Pudong Airport (Shanghai) to the USA. I have 1 checked bag. How long do I need to allow for check-in, baggage drop-off, security, and customs exit? Hainan Airline, if it matters.
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How to pack, check, and generally take a flight with downhill skis?

I will be taking my first downhill ski trip soon, and am planning to bring my own skis. What are the tricks involved in doing this? I will be staying in the USA, and might fly with Spirit Airlines ...
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What is the cheapest way of travelling between New York and Las Vegas by public transportation? [closed]

I am looking for the cheapest way of traveling between New York and Las Vegas by public transport.I want to celebrate Christmas in Las Vegas this year.I can travel in trains, buses or any other ...
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Skip last leg, but get on different flight in layover city

Disregarding the morals of hidden-city ticketing, I've got a question. Are there any issues from flying and skipping the last leg and hopping onto a different airline's flight to get to my wanted ...
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Flight automatically rebooked, must stay overnight at transit airport, are we entitled to compensation?

We had bought a flight from Europe to the USA, and recently we got an email that the flight back has been rescheduled. The change is significant: previously we would stay a few hours in one transit (...
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Why do you need to turn off all your electronic devices before an airplane takes off and lands? [closed]

Why do you need to turn off all your electronic devices before an airplane takes off and lands?
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Italian Ricevuta / Travelling outside of Schengen

I am a Turkish citizen who studies in Italy. My permesso di soggiorno (residence permit) is expired and I made an application for renewal. I have my ricevuta from the post office. I left Italy 10 days ...
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Full earphone kit for air travel [closed]

Over the years, I've started accumulating some earphone accessories to travel comfortably among airlines of varying prices and different kinds of aircraft. Still, as indicated in this answer and in ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa for transit in London and Madrid? [duplicate]

I am Indian citizen and am flying from Lima to Mumbai. My flights have a stop over at Madrid and London. What transit visas do I require?
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Shouldn't my insurance cover my trip interruption?

I was scheduled to fly on Delta flight 489 out of JFK on August 11th and, after sitting on the tarmac for 8 hours, the flight was cancelled due to weather conditions. No other flights were available ...
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Can a person be banned from flying within the U.S. if he has a criminal record?

My ex-son-in-law insists that he cannot fly from California to Ohio to visit his children because he is banned from flying due to an arrest about 3 years ago. He is a U.S. citizen and has lived in ...
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Canada visa - LA Passport submission process after Nov 1, 2018

Seems like the VAC in Los Angeles has moved to Canadian Visa Application Centre – Los Angeles 8530 Wilshire Street, Suite 450 Beverly Hills, CA, 90211 U.S.A. https://www.vfsglobal.ca/Canada/USA/...
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What are these mysterious craters?

Flying over southern Oregon or northern California, I saw these strange shapes. They look like burial mounds but are much much bigger... Can anyone tell me what they are?
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Travelling from Toronto (YYZ) to Durban (DUR) with questions

I am flying from Toronto to Atlanta to Johannesburg to Durban. This is my first ever international flight. I have a few questions to pose to the masses here. I am a Canadian citizen for those ...
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Advice on booking flight tickets while pregnant [closed]

My wife would like to travel a few days before Christmas; she will be 30 weeks pregnant (from last period) at that moment. The policy of most airlines is that women that are between 28 and 36 weeks ...
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is there an ultra-last minute price drop on long haul flights with regular (not low cost) airlines?

I am planning to fly from Germany to Vietnam. Do standard airlines do ultra last minute price drops for long distance flights? I.e. is it reasonable to wait until 1 to 3 days before the flight with ...
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How can a travel agent issue cheap tickets just a few hours before a flight?

Update: After asking this TA whether he is a 'consolidator' he said he didn't know this word (apparently). Anyway I will accept Kate's answer for now as no one else has given a better answer. ...
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Expired US passport and denied ESTA

My US passport expired in february and I am flying to the US in 2 weeks. I have dual citizenship, which means I also have a Danish passport, but my application for ESTA was denied since I ...
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Late Check In rules

Advice required. Just tried to check into my BA flight from Miami to LHR and they are saying an 18 hour delay. So do I still need to be at the airport in time for the original departure time or will I ...
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What path do flights across Australia take?

This is a screenshot of a Facebook post discussing a flight between Sydney and Perth. The line bends to the North, but shouldn't it bend to the south if its following a great circle? Or, do pilots on ...
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(Baggage) interlining/transit formalities between BA and AI at LHR

In a few days, I will be travelling from Bangalore, India to Berlin, Germany via New Delhi and London, i.e.: BLR-(AI173)->DEL-(AI161)->LHR-(BA992)->TXL The entire journey is booked on one ...
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What is VLEE6M fare basis?

I am flying to BOM (Bombay airport) from JED (Jeddah airport), my ticket is showing VLEE6M fare basis. What is it?
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Are you allowed to swap seats with a friend in a different booking class?

Me and a friend are looking at taking a transcontinental flight together. It appears that for this particular flight, business class is $2000 more than economy. This would be too expensive for us to ...
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Can I bring 50 ml vitamin D3 in carry-on luggage on a flight from Germany to Austria?

It is a pipette bottle with 15,000,000 IU (375 mg) vitamin D3 in 50 ml orange/mandarin/olive oil: https://www.vitabay.net/vitamin-d3-liquid-10.000-ie-depot-vegane-tropfen-nur-eine-portion/10-tage-...
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How early can you go through security at London Luton Airport?

I have a 07:15 flight on Sunday Oct 28th departing from London Luton Airport. Owing to limited options on public transport, I will be arriving at the airport at ~00:30. Is there any chance I will be ...
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At what non-preclearance airports are there US DHS officers?

I've read that at certain airports (especially London airports), there are sometimes American DHS officers doing spot checks of passengers about to board flights to the US. At what airports is this ...
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Rules for Lithium batteries in large quantities? [closed]

Am I permitted to travel with 50x to 100x lithium batteries, of 45 grams each, which are packed individually in a lithium carry case inside cargo luggage? It would be cool to know for domestic and ...
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Ways to book multiple flights [closed]

I want to book a series of flights for example; Prague, CZ -> Split, Croatia (stay for 3 days) Split, Croatia -> Malta (stay for 3 days) Malta -> Lisbon, Portugal (stay ...
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Can a green card holder re-enter the USA with a foreign temporary passport?

Can a green card holder re-enter the USA using a TEMPORARY passport issued by his country Embassy? For example, say a Thai national with a green card loses his/her passport while visiting Spain, gets ...
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Airport Lounge in OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg

I am shortly flying from London Heathrow to Windhoek, Namibia with a 5 hour wait in OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. I fly into Terminal A and out of Terminal B at OR Tambo ...
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Is China Southern a safe airline? [closed]

I'm booking a trip and my mother encouraged me to use Air New Zealand flights (I live in NZ) because there are fewer stopovers, I can collect airpoints, and it's an airline that has a good reputation. ...
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Leaving USA to go to Brazil. Also have Irish Passport which doesn't need a visa for Brazil [duplicate]

Airline ticket was booked with USA Passport. Brazil requires Visa for USA Citizens. I have an Irish Passport. Irish Citizens do not need Visas to visit Brazil. How does USA Airline handle that? Do I ...
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Can I take my skateboard on Ryanair flight?

I have a Penny skateboard (56 cm long) and I was wondering whether I could add it to my luggage. I will fly Ryanair with hand luggage only; 1 bag will go in the plane hold. Can I put my Penny in there?...
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Do UK citizens need a passport on domestic flights in the UK?

As a UK citizen, do you need a passport to fly from London Gatwick to Edinburgh with easyJet or British Airways? And also will this be the same at other airports?
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How do I find flights that avoid US airspace?

Persons on the US no-fly list are not only unable to fly to the US (obviously), but to board a flight which might enter US airspace e.g. in an emergency. Is there any way or online resource to find ...
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Why do airlines try to repair planes at gates?

Once in a while, I get stuck at a gate waiting for a plane to be repaired. It makes me wonder - why do airlines even try to repair at the gate? It takes an unknown amount of time, they never provide a ...
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Lufthansa, Bank and SEPA mega mess

Oct 9: I booked a flight in lufthansa.com, and paid via SEPA (never used it before), which asked for my IBAN. I received the confirmation email (booking code and e-ticket no.), so far so good! Oct 12:...
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Is it possible that no baggage is free for a flight?

I searched on skyscanner for a flight and I booked it using trip.com because it was the cheapest option suggested by the search engine. I paid and I received an e-mail with my booking and it says: ...
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Flight from Singapore to Kochi via Bangalore, where will we need to do customs and reclaim our baggage?

We fly From Singapore to Kochi (flight nr: IX -485) on a joined ticket (Indian Airlines/Air India Express) with checked-in baggage. Connecting flight is in Bengaluru (SIN 21:10 -> BLR 23:15, Only ...
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Can i travel to Canada with Italian 1951 Convention Travel Document

I've got Italian 1951 convention travel document, can I travel to Canada for visit
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google flights, search without amound of days, trip lenth

in the older version of google flight, when looking at the calendar, it would show the lowest price, no matter the trip length but now we are forced to choose amount of days and it only searches ...
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Using only the first leg of a connected flight when you need a visa for the final destination

A friend of mine booked a ticket a month or so ago which is a connected flight from Tehran to Istanbul and Istanbul to Belgrade (includes return ticket). Then we discussed his choice of traveling to ...
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Are the prices of short-haul British Airways flights known to fluctuate (within the Economy class), or they only ever increase? [duplicate]

I've had a flight price tracked in Google Flight for a couple of days because I couldn't yet decide if I could take it. Unfortunately it has gone up by 25% last night (~170 to ~220 EUR). The flight ...