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Indian Passport binding loose

my passport binding has become loose. Do I need to get new passport or this is fine?
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My government (China) cancelled my passport. I'm in Malaysia, what can I do?

My government (China) cancelled my passport. I'm in Malaysia. What can I do? Reason of the cancellation: I posted a tweet saying EAT MY ASS while tagging a government institution. I mean I don't know ...
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Are flights to Jodhpur safe?

I'm planning to travel to the region of Rajasthan in India next october, and I've read that some airports (like Jaisalmer) are closed due to the conflict with Pakistan. So I thought of flying to ...
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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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How to get from Watford to London and back to airport

I am traveling to London next March with my family (2 adults and 3 children ages 7, 8, 10). We are staying in Watford as we are going to Harry Potter studios. The following morning we are going from ...
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How do non-English speakers navigate through JFK airport?

A relative will visit me in Connecticut. She does not speak English. She will arrive at JFK terminal 7 and transfer to JetBlue terminal 5. How will she navigate the airport?
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Will I be allowed to board if my surname on my passport doesn't match with the ticket?

I have two first names (for eg: Jas Singh ) and no surname in my passport. In my ticket from Delhi to Vancouver, the last name is Singh and first name is Jas. Will I be allowed to board the flight due ...
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Easyjet multiple hold bags maximum weight

EDIT: All went well: it was indeed 60 kg. I am trying figure out if EasyJet gives misleading details or I have been given incorrect information. I am moving country and I booked for 3 suitcases. I ...
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How can I travel without a passport? [closed]

Say one day my passport is cancelled because I wrote something offensive about my country's president on my Twitter a few years ago. Unfortunately I have only 1 citizenship. This would probably happen ...
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The same flight ticket got much cheaper a few days later. How come?

I booked my flight a couple of months ahead using the AirAsia website to avoid a price increase but now the same ticket is considerably lower on the same website. I felt deceived about my purchase. ...
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What is an easy way to see what routes are available from a given airport?

I would like to see, at a glance, all the flights to/from a given airport. Example query: "What cities can I reach on a single flight from Hannover (HAJ) airport?" Is there any website which does ...
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Can checked baggage on airplanes ever get wet?

I'm considering sending some pieces of checked baggage being cardboard boxes rather than suitcases (on an international flight). Is there a real chance my boxes might get wet? Assume heavy rain both ...
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Which airlines might I have trouble taking to India, being an Israeli?

I'm an Israeli expat living in Europe (proper residence etc. but no citizenship/passport). I intend to travel from Europe to India, and I'm considering using an airline based in a state without ...
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Can a non-US citizen board an outbound plane (leave the US) without a passport back to home country?

Let's say I am a foreign student in the United States and I applied for another country's visa at their consulate in Washington DC. They are holding my passport for visa stamp and it takes 6-8 weeks ...
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is this counted as a damaged passport? (Indian Passport) [duplicate]

I have mostly kept my passport in bag and i am not sure how it exactly happened or what, but I notice something on just 1 page, would that be counted as a damaged passport? My detail page and ...
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Does bought duty-free count towards cabin luggage allowance?

Some airports will carry your duty-free after gate check like in the US, but some won't and just give it to you right at purchase However, there are some articles that are quite sizable due to how ...
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What does "country of residence" mean in flight reservations given its different meaning in different contexts?

Some airlines (for example American Airlines) ask for "country of residence" during the booking process. However, the word "residence" has many different definitions in different ...
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What airlines offer free meals/alcohol from Europe to the States? [duplicate]

I live in Ireland and I'm planning on travelling to New York/Los Angeles during Christmas. I'd like to enjoy complimentary alcohol/food on my long flight. Which airlines would offer free food and ...
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Weekend visit to Erfurt, Germany from Paris, France

I am looking for an affordable plan to visit a friend, in the city of Erfurt in Germany during a saturday in October. However, there are no flights from Paris to Erfurt Airport, and prices for a same-...
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Is visa needed when traveling within Schengen zone? Lisbon -> Eindhoven -> Krakow?

Nationality: Non EU Hi, I have a temporary residence permit from Portugal which has expired, I am awaiting the Blue Card, meanwhile, I have to travel to Poland from Portugal. I was checking a flight ...
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If my passport becomes invalid, can I travel to a country which gave me a long term visa or residence permit?

Invalid due to the country dissolving. I couldn't find a perfect historical example but maybe people in Palestine or certain regions in today's China went through the same thing Flight would be from ...
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I can't rebook ticket for a different passenger

I booked a flight for a friend for Cyprus to Fort Myers FL with my credit card in January 2022, 2 weeks in advance of travel. He did not take the flight and chose to stay and we no longer are in ...
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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)? Evaair.com - managing your trip ...
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Which flight search engines show the flight options sorted by price and including throw-away ticketing?

Throw-away ticketing sometimes yields the cheapest flight option. Which flight search engines show the flight options sorted by price and including throw-away ticketing?
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What does "no aircraft change" mean?

While buying a ticket, I checked the airlines and it is exactly like this photo. Does it mean we just stay inside the plane for 1 hour and half and then leave or ...? It writes 'no aircraft change'. ...
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What does the +2 mean on my booked flight?

Booked a flight from Manchester to Paris, France, that will then take me to Seoul, South Korea. The departing flight says 02 Oct 05:55 - 07:10 (+2) Manchester to Seoul 1x transfer (Paris) Does the +...
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May I get off in an intermediate city of my route during transfer?

I want to go from Panamá to Turkey. There're direct flights of Turkish Airlines that are expensive. And there're flights Panamá -> Istanbul -> Baku there're cheaper 2 times of the same airline. ...
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Have any airlines ever banned anyone for exploiting hidden city or throwaway ticketing?

On a related question Jim MacKenzie writes that: If you did this a lot, it's possible an airline might ban you from flying it Likewise another question mentions that: if you ditch they have the ...
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Traveling with BlackDiamond Jetforce avalanche rescue backpack

I am traveling with a Blackdiamond Halo Jetforce 28 avalanche rescue backpack. The backpack airbag is inflated through a lithium ion battery powered fan (no gas canister), with a lithium battery pack ...
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Airlines summer schedule 2023

I came across this table about Summer 2023 slots but since I'm not familiar with these dates, I couldn't understand in which date do airlines publish their Summer season schedule in their websites and ...
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Booked a ticket on Lufthansa two weeks ago, credit card not charged yet

I booked a ticket on Lufthansa website to weeks ago, my flight will be next November. I got a confirmation code and an eticket number. Until now the price of the ticket was not charged to my credit ...
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American Airlines size 26 will I fit in the seat?

I am 5’7 and 370 pounds with wide hips. I flew Alaska airlines back in 2017 and I barely fit, but I’m seeing mixed reviews for American Airlines economy seats. Should I just purchase a second seat? ...
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Does missing outbound connection flight auto cancel inbound flight?

Because of a delay in the first outbound flight, we missed the connection flight. The airline company compensated us by providing a bus to our final destination. When trying to check in to our inbound ...
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Sudden cheap travel?

I was watching an episode of Modern Family (episode 12 of season 7, "Express Yourself"), in which Phil and Claire got a sudden offer for a weekend trip with a room to Paris for really cheap. I have ...
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How likely will I or my luggage miss a tight Japan Airlines connecting flight in NRT while travelling from Southeast Asia to the US?

I have booked a flight from SIN to LAS, with connections at NRT and LAX, on a single ticket. This is ticketed by American Airlines, but the operating carrier for both the SIN->NRT and NRT->LAX ...
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My rights if seated beside passenger needing more space

Recently I was seated beside a passenger who needed more space to sit and was almost taking away some on my space which made a 4 hour flight very uncomfortable. As flight was full I couldn't change my ...
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Can I take oil paints onto a plane?

For an upcoming artist residency, I am considering taking a few 35mL tubes containing oil paints with me on a flight with RyanAir within the EU. RyanAir lists prohibited items (for both checked and ...
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Vancouver to Auckland options with non-alliance flights on long haul routes?

What routes exist from Vancouver to New Zealand if I'd like every leg longer than three hours be on a low cost / non-alliance flight? (These airlines typically have much more affordable premium ...
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Are nested flight itineraries permitted and feasible?

Suppose there is a PNR with this itinerary: JFK -> CDG (layover) -> IST (Aug 21) IST (Sept 3) -> AMS (layover) -> JFK Suppose I wanted to book a tour around Turkey, working in between ...
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No space in given name - Malaysia Airlines [duplicate]

On my passport there is space in my given name. It disappeared in my flight ticket. Will I be refused check in or boarding, or during immigration border control on London Heathrow airport or at ...
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Flying with GOL airlines without a CPF

When trying to make an online check-in for a GOL flight (Rio de Janeiro GIG to Foz de Iguaçu), I cannot make it through passenger identification because I do not have a CPF number. I have two concerns:...
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What is a charter airline, and what are the risks of flying with one?

I am travelling from Burgas to Munich and the only direct flight appears to be with "Bulgarian Air Charter": Apparently this is a "charter airline". I cannot find any information ...
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How many times can I change a ticket from Copa Airlines?

I have a ticket from Copa Airlines that allows for free changes (it is called an "Economy Full" ticket). However, I need to change the date of my flight. Are there limits to the number of ...
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Does check in online change the cancelation policy?

I have a general question. Does check-in online affect the cancelation policy (such as refund amount and etc.) or they are not related together? I need to know this since I need to check-in within 48 ...
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Does traveling without checked-in luggage increase the odds that a standby passenger gets into their flight?

I read on https://flybytheseatofourpants.com/flying-on-a-buddy-pass/: Travel Light. Traveling on standby means you might not get on a flight. Checking bags to your final destination can be ...
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Do I need a PCR test for travelling from UK to Poland

I'm going to be travelling to Poland soon for a week but I can't work out if I need to get a PCR test for traveling? I'm fully vaccinated (with proof) Travelling via air (RyanAir) Filling in a ...
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ATC Broadcast - Similar to Channel 9

Does anyone know if KLM Airlines has a feature in the IFE screen that allows you to listen to radio communication, similar to what United has with Channel 9?
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What determines whether Schengen flights have passport control?

Usually when I fly between Schengen countries I hit passport control - I guess this comes about because though I may be going between Schengen countries, very often its not a direct flight and many of ...
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Tracking On-Time Performance for Allegiant: Why do Flight Numbers Keep Changing?

I frequently use services like flightaware to look up flights I am thinking about purchasing. Under normal circumstances (at least in the US) such as this one, searching for a flight number generally ...
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How do you prevent somebody from stealing your luggage when traveling by air?

I've basically never flown. So I'm asking as somebody who has near-zero experience with airports. Especially modern ones. I very much worry that, after my luggage is "checked in" and ...

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