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Portugal tourist or visitor visa

I am living in Portugal from last 5 years... I have 3 years residency .. I have questions can I sponsor to my brother who is living in India on the behalf of responsibility letter or cover letter to ...
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Why don’t airlines make it easy to buy an extra seat?

I read: With most airlines, customers can buy an extra seat which will generally mean an empty middle seat, by paying whatever is the current fare. Almost nobody does this, and airlines don’t make it ...
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San Francisco to South Padre Island, TX overnight

On a Thursday in October, I would like to leave central San Francisco, CA after work (5+ PM) and get to South Padre Island, TX before noon the next day. I'm OK to fly out of any of SFO, OAK, SJC and ...
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How can I get a refund from the Mytrip travel agency?

Exactly six months ago, I booked flights through Mytrip. Unfortunately, the flight was canceled. While the airline has already refunded Mytrip, I still haven't received any of my money back. I have ...
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Can I travel to the UK with a child accompanied visa without the adult named on my visa but with the consent from that adult to another adult?

I am 17 years old and I have a UK child accompanied visa with my father's name written on it, saying that it is only valid if accompanied by my father. But I am in the IMO team, which will take place ...
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How can I split a receipt from United airlines into per-leg receipts?

I'm a bit in a pickle: we invited a guest from overseas and we need a receipt to reimburse their flights. However, they booked "unrelated" flights with United Airlines in the same booking ...
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Two passports, one name transliterated slightly differently

My 2-year-old Anglo-Russian granddaughter has just received her first Russian passport for a family trip to the UK in July (The family lives in Russia and she was born there). Her British passport is ...
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Airport in foreign country is closed; is it my problem or the airline's problem?

I am visiting a foreign country and got stranded due to a natural disaster closing the departing airport. My flight would be from A->B->C, with A and B being located in the foreign country I'm ...
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Can I bring hair treatment products and shampoo/conditioner over 100ml in my checked luggage?

I'm sorry if it's a dumb question but I've never been on a plane before and I'm LOST. I just wonder if I can take my treatment hair products and my shampoo/conditioner OVER 100 ml in my checked ...
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Is MyTrip.com safe to use?

I've found an itinerary on MyTrip.com that's well priced and can't seem to replicate the same fare on Google Flights. Is it safe to use?
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How people carry large dogs in the airplane cabin?

I need to fly my cat across the Atlantic (Lisbon to São Paulo). Every airliner I searched had similar requirements for the pet size and weight: 8-10kg, fitting in a bag with at most 28cm height. He is ...
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Plane safety due to lithium battery fires in the cargo hold

I stumbled across an article saying that one faulty laptop in the hold (e.g. from gate-checked hand luggage) can bring a plane down (lithium batteries). I have 3 questions: Why is halon gas used as a ...
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Booking repeat round trip every weekend

I need to travel round trip every weekend (out Friday night and return Sunday night) to the same destination for many weeks in a row. I will try to concentrate as much on one airline so as to ...
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Can I enter the US with a Canadian passport, without my green card?

I am flying from Canada to the US and I left my green card in the US. All I have with me is my Canadian passport. Will they let me into the US and onto my flight? If not what should I do?
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If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of incomplete paperwork (eg visa), is the passenger entitled to compensation?

If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of missing/incomplete paperwork (e.g., visa-related such as related in this post) whereas the passenger actually had all the ...
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Do nursing mothers need an ICVP for yellow fever?

I'm a nursing mother and my child is only 6 months old. We want to travel to Nigeria on the 12th of June. Is it necessary to have an international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis (ICVP), as ...
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Defective third-party booking - what action to take?

I booked a ticket through eDreams who usually gives me a fictitious email address to use. For the first time ever, that email address didn't match with what Ryanair has for the booking. As eDreams ...
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Passport control during travel from UK to EU

I recently traveled from Manchester to Amsterdam. There wasn’t passport control at Manchester airport, only Immigration at Amsterdam airport checked my passport. Is this normal?
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I forgot an item on board an airplane on a regular flight. Who should I contact to get it back?

I forgot an expensive jacket on an airplane, in the overhead bin. I realized it long after I left the airport. I agree that this was a dumb move - the cabin temperature was quite warm, and the weather ...
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Why is a nonstop flight sometimes more expensive than multiple connections?

Usually I find a flight I like that uses one or more connections with the same or different companies. In these cases, if the distance between the first and the second connection is not too large, I ...
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Travelling through Schengen area while waiting for permesso

I have a long-term type D visa for studying in Italy, but it will expire on 31th January, and I have not received my permesso yet(I don't have any previous permesso). I need to take a trip to Spain on ...
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Flight: Baggage add-on need to be for a separate checked bag? Or can it be added to the total weight of one bag?

I'm flying with Batik Air from KUL to NRT. There is 20-kg checked baggage included in the ticket but my suitcase weighs almost 30 kg. When booking I added a +10-kg baggage "add-on", thinking ...
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EC 261/2004 Flight Delay Compensation (Reduction of 50%)

My British Airways flight (Lon-Del) was delayed by 3 hours and 50 minutes. I missed another connection (booked on a different PNR) and had to bear ticket costs myself and also arrived at my ...
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Delay receiving flight ticket

I booked tickets with Flight hub on Feb 28, 2023. But I haven't received any confirmation yet. Does anybody know how long it will take normally?
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Can someone who is not you find out your date of birth from your confirmation code on your airline ticket?

I had to give my date of birth in order to book my flight, for a job, yet I do not want the company to know my age. Can someone who is not you find out your birthdate from entering in or telling the ...
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Can I enter the US on an ESTA before the 30-day grace period on a J1 then exit to Canada and re-enter on my J1?

I have booked a contiki tour that starts on the 10th of July, but my J1 visa's 30-day grace period is the 15th of July (14th of August on my documents as the official start date of the course). I am ...
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Do Alaska MVP members still board in Group B if you purchase the Saver fare?

Alaska's boarding rules say that MVP passengers board in Group B. They also say that Saver fare passengers board in Group F. Which rule will take precedence if an MVP passengers buys the Saver fare? I'...
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Are there any laws that prevent reserving two adjacent seats for one person for a flight with Ryanair?

Ryanair is very cheap and I can afford to pay for another seat in exchange for a little bit more comfort. I do that sometimes on the train and there are no laws against it as far as I know. On the ...
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Can I change the destination of the inbound flight of a round-trip ticket with Lufthansa?

I'd like to purchase a round-trip ticket from Budapest to Denver. However, I might have to change the origin of the inbound (Denver => BP) ticket. BP => Denver Denver => BP (<= I'd ...
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Flight rebooking free (up to fare differential)

Lufthansa's website currently says "All our fares are rebookable free of charge - Fare differentials might apply". See also this summary I was looking to book a flight flying out in January ...
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What can we do when flights are cancelled and we're offered replacements from another airport?

We booked a holiday with loveholidays for 4 adults and 2 kids. They cancelled our flight after 2 months, then said we can fly from Gatwick instead of Luton for 1500. Is this allowed? What else can we ...
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What happens if a domestic flight lands in a foreign country due to an emergency?

In a question about travel to Puerto Rico Michael Hampton writes the following: Note also that you should bring your green card and passport if you travel to or from Puerto Rico or the US Virgin ...
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Are there any tricks to book multi-city international flights?

Generally, multi-city air fares are much higher than round trip fares. Let's say I'm getting these flights (A->B->C->B->A) and I am staying in first B and C. It is actually a round trip with ...
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What is a safe way to transport an e-bike battery on planes?

I am interested in carrying my eBike battery with me on my next flights. I am a bit at loss about which regulations applies (in the EU, but also intercontinental flights, EU-Asia and EU-America). Let'...
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Extreme anxiety before boarding a plane

My first flight was when I was 21 years old around 8 years ago. Since then I've had more than 30 flights. All of them were normal, I never experienced anything too turbulent or threatening in any of ...
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Why do I have to rebook all legs and pay more when I only want to change airports for the 1st leg of a trip?

I just discovered that an aunt is in poor health. I have a flight out of the country (USA-EU) which I booked directly with United Airlines from my home airport (AAA) connecting through (BBB) in the US,...
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Incomplete first name and last name in flight ticket. Will there be any problem?

I booked an international flight ticket. My first name is AAA BBB. Surname is CCC DDD. But I booked the flight ticket as BBB CCC. Will there be any problem? Thank you.
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Can I fly within the US on an expired ESTA?

Background. I'm flying from the UK to the US. So if I fly to the US while my ESTA is valid it is fine. But can I fly from one US state to another if the ESTA has expired? For example if I flew into ...
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Does a direct flight emit more CO2 than a flight with a layover?

On Google Flights, I searched the FRA-JFK route: It surprises me that a flight with a layover emits so much less CO2 than a direct flight, as many times I've heard the suggestion that the takeoff is ...
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Skiplagging consequences

Can one be denied boarding if the airline staff suspect that the person is skiplagging? Reasons for suspicion can be: Only cabin baggage. Long layover. Visa for the stopover country. Stopover ...
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How to search for airplane lie-flat seats?

What's the best way search for airplane lie-flat seats? One of the biggest factors, especially for long haul flights, is what type of seat you're travelling in, with "lie-flat" being by far ...
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Is a 1.5-hour transfer in Munich doable?

I'm going from Glasgow to Frankfurt, and then land in Munich in terminal 2 with Lufthansa. I have 1.5 hours to get to terminal 1 for Oman air. Does this leave me enough time?
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How to get partner's booking reference on BA Avios reservation?

I booked an Alaska ticket using BA Avios. BA gives their own booking reference which Alaska doesn't recognize. How to find the Alaska booking reference for this reservation? It doesn't seem to be ...
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Is Euro Airlines legit?

Trying to track down more information about rumours of a new direct flight between the UK and Cuba (Manchester >Holguin), which is supposedly to be operated by Spanish company Euro Airlines (EA). I ...
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Can I use regular headphones on transatlantic British Airways 747 flights?

I will soon be traveling, Economy class, transatlantic on a British Airways 747. I was hoping to use my over-the-ear headphones with their armrest entertainment system rather than the earbuds they ...
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Using boarding pass for mobile device holder on planes. Are there better solutions for frequent travellers?

I keep seeing reddit and TikTok posts of people using their boarding pass as mobile phone holders so that they can enjoy the in-flight entertainment without using their hands. From what I can see, it ...
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Best way to make my ears pop?

What is the best way to make my ears pop when landing on a plane? The hold-your-nose-and-pitch method is very painful; are there any other methods to pop ears?
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Flying to South Korea when passport includes maternal surname but ticket does not

I am flying to South Korea from Miami, Florida. My passport says my name like "Patricia Rivera Ruiz" (my dad's last name and mom’s last name, since I am hispanic), but my plane ticket says &...
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Flight changed after Schengen visa received and number of days increased

Originally while applying fir the visa I said I would reach Rome on 17th May morning and exit from Paris to Mumbai on June 3. But Qatar Airlines cancelled hence I had to book Emirates. I am travelling ...
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US Embassy in Nigeria told me to pay them for my flight when applying for visa, however my visa was denied. Will they refund me my flight money back?

I understand that my visa fee will not be refunded, but I gave the clerk flight money as well. Will they refund that amount?

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