Questions tagged [air-travel]

A form of travel in vehicles such as airplanes, helicopters, air balloons and so on.

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Do Articles 8 and 9 of EC261 not apply to flight cancellations announced 2+ weeks in advance?

Regarding the EC261 regulation, I know Article 7 (compensation) doesn't apply if the flight is cancelled more than two weeks in advance. However, it's always been my understanding that Article 8 (...
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Are there any active, regularly scheduled commercial flights that are reserved for only one gender or other demographic factor?

I read on https://viewfromthewing.com/united-airlines-men-only-executive-service/ (mirror): From 1953 through 1970, United offered men-only ‘Executive flights’ between New York and Chicago and ...
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Reliable cattery at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

My wife and I will be travelling with two cats in September, changing flights at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. It's a long travel so it's important that the cats can take a break, stretch their legs ...
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What methods can I employ to find deals to destinations with reduced demand, if any deals even exist, when events that decrease flight demand happen?

The CDC rates its travel notices in 3 broad categories: Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual ...
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Entering the United States on a return ticket from Mexico under the VWP

I am a UK citizen intending to travel to the United States via Mexico in order to see my fiancee. I will spend the necessary fourteen days there before traveling onward to the US in order to ...
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Return cancelled after outbound has already been taken: what are my rights?

I'm trying to help out a stranded traveler in this thread. British Airways (one-leg) flight cancelled due to Covid They flew to Delhi with BA but the return was cancelled due to Covid. I'm trying to ...
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Travel to Mazatlan from Monterrey, do I need a passport?

I have recently been told we need to go Mazatlán and I live in Texas so we are going to take a bus from Laredo to Monterrey. I do not have a book passport but I do have a passport card. Will I be able ...
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flying within the US with a cactus in carryon

I'll be flying domestically within the US from a part of the country where cacti are common to one where they aren't. As a small token gift I'd like to bring a small prickly pear cactus from my yard. ...
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Cancelling flight booked by travel agent

My wife and I booked an international trip through a travel agency, with the flight on United/Lufthansa. Due to Covid, we have pushed our travel to July 2022. The problem is that United is currently ...
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How do the Thai air-traveling authorities determine if someone must be assigned a special seat reserved for at-risk passengers in the plane?

I read this quote from a flyer by the PR Thai Government Facebook page summarizing CAAT and airport authorities' new rules and measures: Special seats must be reserved for at-risk passengers on ...
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What should I do when the carrier unilaterally canceled my booking?

I booked a flight couple weeks ago, taking off tomorrow. Today I tried to get a boarding pass but their app says that my booking was somehow canceled (I didn't do that), the money is returned to my ...
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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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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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Air Pass to visit Pacific Islands

I am interested in visiting some Pacific Islands, even though at the moment I have no specific plan about which to visit. I would like to have a look at how to get there and in particular island ...
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Is it okay if my flight ticket has one extra word in my surname?

My surname previously had 2 words, X Y, which is how it is currently listed on my flight ticket. However, I recently become a citizen of a different country and obtained a new passport. In my new ...
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Send refrigerated drug to my girlfriend in UK

My girlfriend has moved to the UK for 5 months. She needs refrigerated drugs for her medical condition that we usually get in Italy. Is there any reputable service that allows sending refrigerated ...
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EU DCC/covid restrictions and layovers

Countries, such as Spain, Italy or Greece, have opened their borders to vaccinated travelers from selected countries. Other EU countries may have not. How do layovers work now? If one were to fly ...
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As transiting passenger, how to go from T2 to T3 in Dubai airport?

From CCU we will be arriving at Dubai T2 at 05:55 on Flydubai and thereafter will be transiting for Seattle on Emirates departing from T3 at 09:55.(All in one single ticket) How we may reach T3 from ...
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Why does one sometimes have to go through two subsequent security gates at El Alto International Airport (LPB, La Paz, Bolivia)?

I took a flight from El Alto International Airport (LPB, La Paz, Bolivia) to Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ, Cusco, Peru), and passengers for this flight (boarding gate R20) were required to go ...
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CBD Prescribed Cannabis Oil onboard a flight to United Kingdom

I will be flying from South Africa to the United Kingdom and was wondering if I will be allowed to take my prescribed CBD oil onboard the flight. Or will I have problems on arrival in London?
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Bicycle Transport Venice Airport

We (2 people) are traveling to Venice by bike and we plan to fly back from Marco Polo Airport. We will stay in Venice for a couple of days after. We will park the bike in the San Marco Bike garage (...
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How can I get the list of commercial flights between 2 countries over the past x days?

How can I get the list of commercial flights between 2 countries over the past x days? Note to close voters: the question is different from Historical flight data outside of the USA?: as mentioned in ...
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Can I get full refund after the connecting flight gets cancelled in a booking trough a travel agency

I had made a booking to travel from London to Greece some days ago. There were two flights in the booking. The second flight got cancelled and I am looking for the travel agency to refund me for the ...
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Is the connecting flight scenario given in this video possible, and if so how did it occur?

In this video posted in 2011 by popular youtubers Rhett and Link, a story is presented that I cannot reconcile with reality. Can you help me determine A)if this scenario could possibly happen, and B) ...
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cancelled flight from Israel

I wonder whether anyone can help and / or point me to the right direction. We boarded a flight from Israel to Moscow (Aeroflot Russian Airlines) and after about 1.5 hours were told the flight was ...
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Purchasing tickets on United for someone else

Some time ago I was trying to purchase flight tickets for someone else (from Eastern Europe to the US), to be specific, for 4 people at a time (I'm not among them), through the United website. I tried ...
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What are the visa requirement for a Filipino with a Japanese Long Term Visa?

Can/How & What are the requirements for a Filipino with a Long Term Visa holder in Japan, to visit his PR family in Canada?
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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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Coordinating reverse flight itineraries

I sometimes book flights where I travel from A to B, to pick some people up from B that then follow me back to A. However, I have found that it is extremely difficult to book the same flight from B to ...
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Current travel restrictions from Germany to France (and return) via Amsterdam on KLM

I would like to understand the regulations and restrictions for an Indian national with German temporary residence (expiring at the end of this year), who has been fully vaccinated in Germany more ...
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Any travel insurances covering canceled flights/trains before the day of departure?

Suppose we're dealing with the following scenarios (that actually happened to me): Being in the middle of a trip in the US, Amtrak canceled the train that I was supposed to take 10 days before the ...
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What services let me track prices of flights to a city at any time?

I see there's some questions on how to find cheap tickets from a city to anywhere for a given date, but I am curious about if any websites let you know when there's a good deal for a given city ...
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Domestic Traveling while pending H1B extension

My H-1B visa expired on June 30, 2021, and my employer in the US applied for an extension on June 18, 2020. I have a trip within US next week, but my employer has not received the I-797 with the case ...
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Covid Travel Insurance

I'm planning a trip from the United States to Botswana with a stopover in South Africa in the second half of August this year. While I have no personal Covid concerns as I'm fully-vaccinated, I know ...
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TAP Airline Refund

I purchased two tickets to Prague in November 2019 to leave June 16, 2020 on Priceline.com with the airline TAP -Then COVID hit. In May 2020 I was told by Priceline that I had to call TAP to ...
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What are entry requirements for Germany via Netherlands for German resident from variant country?

I am a German permanent resident holder so I can enter Amsterdam and Germany. I have a flight arriving 17 April 2021 in Amsterdam from South Africa (variant area) and then same day another flight to ...
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Testing Kit to Transit Heathrow to Belfast?

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that does not require the day 2 & 8 Covid test kit for international arrivals. I'm trying to anticipate whether, when connecting in Heathrow, I will be ...
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Is there any physician at SFO who issues fit-to-fly certificates?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to be authorized to board the plane, some countries require a COVID-19 RT-PCR test done than 48 or 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight, followed by a ...
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Where should I get my Covid test (for travel to the UK) in India?

I am travelling from India to the UK on the 21st of January. The UK government has made it mandatory to get a negative Covid test before coming to the UK. Can I get the test done from anywhere or are ...
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Flight has been cancelled by airline but travel agent website still shows scheduled?

I have a flight (Flight number RS704, Air Seoul, Date:3rd April) that has been cancelled by the airline. They have released a notification about this on their official website. But the online travel ...
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Final Delta flights out of Athens Airport ATH (Airfrance, Alitalia, KLM)

I'm booking a trip to Athens, Greece from JFK. I planned on returning to the US on March 18th, but I called Delta, who told me that the last day that their partners (Airfrance, Alitalia, and KLM) will ...
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Transit via UK with a valid IM1 visa

Background: My family has extended visitor record and study permit (but not the VISA stamped on their passport) Also I have recently got my approved PR approved and have onetime IM-1 VISA stamped on ...
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What is the baggage drop deadline for Eva Air at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) for international flights?

What is the baggage drop deadline at the check-in counter for Eva Air at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) for international flights (to SFO if that matters)? https://www.evaair.com/en-...
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Do I need a transit visa at Bangkok?

I have booked a Thai Airways flight from New Delhi to Taipei, with a layover in Bangkok. My outbound ticket has two flights: 1) NEW DELHI to BANGKOK Suvarnabhumi (23:30 - 05:30) 2) BANGKOK ...
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Failure to book reported by OTA, but a refusal to refund. What to do?

I have flown from Berlin TXL to Paris ORY with Aigle Azur, flight number ZI608 (09:55 --- 11:55) on the 30th of April 2019. There is a circumstance regarding ticket sale which has had me, so far ...
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Can I use transit visa for visa run from India to Sri Lanka on normal return ticket?

We are a family of five Lithuanians (EU citizens). Currently, we are in India on one year multiple entry tourist visas and need to do a visa run every 90 days. I have checked and Sri Lanka gives free ...
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Is there any regulation on how much shock a checked-in baggage can receive when traveling by plane?

Is there any regulation on how much shock a checked-in baggage can receive when traveling by plane? If not, do some airports/airlines have some commitments or guidelines on it?
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Don't have news about my eTA process, what should I do?

I started my eTA process last Wednesday and I still don't know if it has been approved or denied. I haven't heard anything from the IRCC either, all I got from them was an email that I received that ...
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Using a backpack that contains metal strands as a carry-on bag

I have a Deuter AC lite 26. In terms of size and weight, it is suitable as a carry-on backpack as far as I know. At least in most airlines it seems. However, this backpack has metal strands in the ...
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Christmas flights UK<->Lithuania being canceled, merits of rebooking now?

Having some time off over Christmas, pandemic permitting we had hoped to travel to Lithuania from the UK. We booked flights there and back, but due to tight schedule we had to book them separately to ...