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Can I bring whey protein powder on US domestic flight as carry on?

I have searched for a definitive answer to this question on google but found conflicting opinions. My question and situation is as follows: I am traveling from Ithaca, NY to Detroit, MI and back ...
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Can I cancel my outbound round-trip flight for one passenger?

Right now two people, (1) and (2) have a booked round-trip itinerary from A → B → A. I am hoping to add a stop to person (1)'s travels, and not to person (2)'s. (1) would travel from A → X → B → A ...
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What citizenship/place of birth would a child born on an airplane have?

Yesterday, a friend of mine who works as a purser (chief flight attendant) helped a lady with delivering her baby during a flight to Manila, Philippines while over the ocean :) I know that pregnant ...
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What disadvantages in not queueing early to board Ryanair flight?

When a flight is about to board, many people queue at the gate long before it opens, even though seat numbers have already been assigned. What disadvantages are there in sitting until the gate is ...
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Is it possible to fly near/over Mount Everest?

There is already a question about getting to the top of Mount Everest without hiking too far but what I want is a little bit different. I am looking for a flight (regular or tourist ). I don't want to ...
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Travelling with beach sand in carry-on

I'm making a trip back home (to the coast) shortly, and I would like to bring back sand from the beach with me as a keepsake or memento. It's just a short weekend trip, and I won't be checking any ...
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Will the airline wait for me if my incoming flight is delayed (same airline)?

I'm travelling for work and my flight back has a very short layover (37 minutes) in MSP. I didn't book the flight so although I wouldn't have picked something like this, I have to deal with it. This ...
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Ryanair flight time change

I have a flight booked with Ryanair, scheduled about three months from now. They have recently notified me about a slight schedule change (departure and arrival moving 5 minutes later). I got an email ...
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Regarding transit visa for Thailand

I am indian having indian passport I am traveling to Japan. I have a layover in Thailand please check do I need a transit visa for Thailand and how can I get My flight details are Thai Airways Kolkata ...
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Is it possible to travel on cargo airplanes?

Some time ago I heard someone telling about travelling in cargo planes. Apparently some of those planes have a limited amount of extra seats and companies would sell them for an extra profit. Does ...
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How do I know whether an airline seat upgrade at gate was free?

I just flew via Air Canada from USA to Toronto directly. Before boarding, I asked at the gate if any upgraded seats are available. In response, the representative simply gave me a business class seat ...
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Where can we find frequently updated details about travel/entry restrictions due to Coronavirus (nCoV-19)?

Due to the outbreak of nCoV-19 (Novel Coronavirus) many Countries have imposed several entry restrictions. But these are quite confusing for a lot of people. Some countries allow transit through parts ...
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It it possible to avoid kiwi.com's automatic online check-in and instead do it manually by yourself?

I have a WestJet Flight LGW-YYC that I booked using kiwi.com. WestJet offers free seat selection with the online check-in on their homepage (see their FAQ at " Can I still select my seat if I don't ...
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Is there any advantage of using a travel agent in this day and age? [duplicate]

Now that you can get great offers and deals on hotels or flight/train tickets on multiple websites and apps, is there any added advantage of going through a travel agent. Do they have any cheaper ...
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Why would a UK resident need both passport and BRP while travelling within the UK?

I have a business trip from Bristol to Edinburgh and the travel agent who booked the flights advised me to have my passport and BRP (biometric residence permit) with me. Since I have never needed my ...
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I was told Americans can reset their 90 day Schengen limit in Poland by traveling to e.g. Ukraine for at least 24 hours. Is this true?

I heard this from two different people in two different situations during my stay here in Poland. I actually didn't even ask either of them about it. They told me on separate occasions on their own. ...
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Do I really need to arrive more than 2 hours early for a domestic flight out of MSP?

The website for the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport recommends that passengers arrive at least 2 hours early for domestic flights. This sits at odd with my understanding one should generally ...
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How can I find the k cheapest stopovers between two airports, for a given date or range of days?

Let's say I'll be in some city x on May 5 and some other city z on May 12. I'd like to visit another city y on or around May 8 till around May 12, but I don't have any strong preference as to which ...
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Airline schedule flights to arrive at the same time its scheduled to depart

I recently got delayed on my flight form ORD to LGA on UA263 on 2/14/2020. I decided to look deeper into the cause of the delay. According to United, the plane was coming from OMA (UA1140). It was ...
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How to safely transport external hard drives during air travel?

I plan to take a few external hard drives from Boston to Paris (air travel). How can I safely transport them? Beyond backing them up, bubble wrapping them and taking them as in cabin-luggage, what ...
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Can I book flights directly from Google Flights?

I am planning a return trip from Delhi to Minneapolis and I could customize my travel on Google flights. But the options I am getting to book the tickets is through phone or travel agent. Can I not ...
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Busiest domestic-only airport?

What is the busiest domestic airport? By domestic airport, I mean an airport where: all scheduled or charter flights are domestic, and the airport must not have any customs and immigration ...
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Price alerts for airfare - worthwhile?

Let's say I'm buying a roundtrip ticket between Austin TX and Boston MA. I have a few websites where I'll scour for a good fare, and, inevitably, a pop-up window will appear, asking: Create a ...
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Is there an IATA airport code for the Bay Area?

There is an IATA airport code for the New York City area (NYC), encompassing airports such as JFK, LaGuardia etc. This can be used on some flight search sites to search from/to several airports at ...
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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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How is the legroom in an Emirates A380/777-300ER? [closed]

I'm flying from Brussels to Auckland with Emirates, which is two flights, one of 7 hours, and one 19 hour long flight. I'm also 2 meters tall (6'7"), so I always prefer to book an emergency exit seat ...
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Are there scheduled flight connections operated with a helicopter?

I know that you can charter a helicopter, it is expensive but possible. But can I go on a scheduled flight with a helicopter? If so, which connections?
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What's the longest scheduled helicopter flight?

I'm looking for the longest scheduled commercial helicopter route in the world. It could be seasonal but should be recurring and anyone should be able to purchase tickets for the route.
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Direct flights between cities with the same name

One can fly from London (YXU) to London (LHR) (via Toronto), from Glasgow (GGW) to Glasgow (GLA) (multiple stops), or from Moscow (PUW) to Moscow (SVO) (via Seattle). There are others (Sydney, ...
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Is it against regulations to pack my laptop battery on its own in my checked luggage?

We have several small children, which complicates traveling and requires us to compact our hand luggage as much as possible. We've been tempted to check in our laptop in our luggage, but have been (...
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Power banks over 100 Wh, but not exceeding 160 Wh - how does airline approval work in practice?

International regulations say that you can have in carry-on maximum two 100Wh-160Wh spare lithium-ion batteries, subject to approval by the airline. There is no such requirement for batteries not ...
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Dealing with dry nose/throat when flying

On long flights (6h+) I'm always having a hard time with dry nose and upper parts of throat. It stops me from falling asleep and gets worse when I'm trying to lie back in the seat. Are there any good ...
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Travel with an Italian residence permit

I am an Egyptian citizen. I have a family residence permit for Italy for five years. I want to book a flight from Egypt to Rome Transit in Athens. I want to make sure if the Italian residence permit ...
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How can I ensure that two passengers with separate bookings on Ryanair sit together?

I made two separate bookings with Ryanair for me and a friend (they travel A->B->A, whereas I travel only the B->A leg together with them). I did not include any extras during booking, such as the "...
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What is the use of this socket/port seen on an airplane passenger's seat?

What is the use of this socket/port seen on an airplane passenger's seat? Seen on flight LA 833.
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Easiest way to travel regularly from Essex to Cornwall

I'm looking for the quickest/cheapest way to travel from Braintree, Essex to Mullion, Cornwall every 3 weeks or so. My girlfriend has a new job and will be staying down there so I will be visiting ...
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Biometric day different for one member family visa?

We applied family visa but one member is busy on biometeric day ? Can he attend a different biometric day ? or because it is a family visa it has to be on same day ?
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Why aren't countries banning all flights into and out China because of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV? [closed]

Screening doesn't work — BBC reports Coronavirus: Chinese embassy in Paris finds woman who 'cheated' checks The woman boasted on social media that she had been suffering from a fever, but managed ...
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Is there a possibility I will get sent back from South Korea once I arrive after being in Wuhan December 2019?

On what grounds will a tourist be sent back from South Korea? Especially in the midst of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV? I’ve returned to Indonesia from China at the end of December, and have not shown any ...
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Will I get a refund if I book a flight to China and it's cancelled because of the Coronavirus?

I'm supposed to be travelling to China in late April and I'm happy to do so but wonder if the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV continues it's path of destruction and further lock downs and cancellations occur, ...
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Coronavirus affected co-passenger; what to do?

I am flying this week from Munich to London, and Bavaria just got the first contaminated person, who now has the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV after interacting with Chinese colleague. Two cases of the novel ...
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Itinerary if only one party shows up

I know that if one books multi-leg itinerary and one does not present oneself to one of the legs, the remainder of the flight may (will?) be forfeit. I am curious to know what would happen if I were ...
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UK child travelling to Dublin on an expired passport

My daughters UK passport has expired (in December) and she needs to travel to Dublin from London by air. Can she still use it as I understand UK citizens only need photo ID to travel to Dublin. Thanks
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Denied boarding: Received ETA for Australia and have confirmation email, but it did not show up on their computer when checking in with airline!

I received this email from eta.contact@ivisa.com.au saying this: When I tried to check in, the airline staff said that I was showing up on the computer as having no ETA. they swiped my passport ...
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I am non-EU citizenI have a family residence in Italy . Can I travel to UK without a visa? [duplicate]

I am an Egyptian man married to an Italian woman. We live in Italy. I have a residence card for a family member of a union citizen issued from Italy. Is it possible to travel with my wife to uk ...
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Is it legal to drink your own alcohol onboard a plane over international waters?

A debate was ensuing at work about consuming your own booze onboard a plane. The FAA can fine you several thousand dollars in the US if you did this, so naturally this led to people theorising ways ...
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How can I know about the type of the airplane before booking

How can I know the type of an airplane before reservation? I want to know if it is Boeing or Airbus and the model if it's possible. Can I use websites such as SkyScanner for this purpose?
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Options for traveling to Europe and re-entering the US with an expired TN visa but valid I94

my main two questions are: Can I travel to Europe having a ticket from US to Mexico and then another one from Mexico back to US (with 2 weeks difference) but going to Europe in the middle of those 2 ...
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Carrying hard drives in checked in luggage

This question is about flying within India. Can I place an internal hard drive and a solid state drive inside my checked in luggage? I'll be wrap them in a bubble wrap and place them between my ...
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Direct flight to Bahamas from South Africa [closed]

Any ideas on connecting flights to Bahamas without transiting in US, UK or Europe. I am in South Africa.

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