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Is there any risk when plugging one's own headphones in an airplane's headphone plug?

It is sometimes possible to plug one's own headphones in an airplane's headphone plug. Can this pose any risk, such as damaging one's headphones?
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Can I fly from the US to Mexico without a passport?

I have a family emergency and need to travel from San Diego CA to Zacatecas Mexico. I am 28 and do not have a passport. Can I travel by airplane with just my birth certificate or ID? My 2 yr old will ...
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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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What is best place to visit in lower budget [closed]

Can we get expert advice to traval alone with low budguet
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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. How we may reach T3 from T2? Are we required to re-...
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Is sweating more common during air travel?

When I'm travelling by air, my clothes (underwear in particular) seem to collect more sweat than usual. This happens even when the environment is not particularly warm, I'm not wearing a jumper or ...
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Traveling the world without entering countries?

Under Covid-19, many countries don’t allow visitors in. So I wonder whether it would be possible to travel from transit zone to transit zone, without a planned itinerary. Say, I book a ticket from ...
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I go round-trip from USA to China and back, friend only goes from China to USA

Me: USA to China (round trip) My partner: China to USA only. I would like to have my partner in same flight and next seat. I would like to book a single round trip ticket from USA to China, and have ...
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Why do flights sometimes share the same flight numbers?

Flights sharing the same flight numbers can be confusing. Why do flights sometimes share the same flight numbers? This means that one can find two flights that have the same flight number. Eg some ...
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Does Emirates allow date changes for any reason?

This is for 2 Sri Lankan nationals. The below route can be booked 2 ways (this is a weekly route). One is through Google Flights (which takes you to emirates website) and one is through Emirates ...
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Can I fly within the US if I have a foreign passport with expired visa? Green Card should arrive soon

I have received an I-797 form that approves my I-130 application (Petition For Alien Resident). I even saw the A number indicated on this form (the A number that prints on the green card), assuming it ...
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Can I use a personal satellite phone/Internet connection as a passenger in a plane?

I am reading some contradictory statements regarding the use of a personal satellite phone/Internet connection in a plane. E.g.: https://www.bluecosmo.com/satellite-phones Hardened structures, ...
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Can I bring boxed consumer electronics in my hand luggage while traveling from the US to Doha?

I will be taking my laptop in my hand luggage when going to the US. While returning, I will be bringing a new iPhone 7 Plus from the US with a power-bank charger. Is it OK to bring them in boxes in my ...
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Are there still meals in airliners?

Just curious, since you currently have to wear masks the entire flight. Are there no meals because of that or are there still meals on long-distance flights and you can put your mask off then? Or if ...
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Can you travel to Kenya on an expired Kenyan passport?

One of my best friends lives in the US but her Kenyan passport expired about 8 years ago. Now she's planning to go back to Kenya. Renewal will take a couple of months. Can she travel with an expired ...
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How can I approximate ahead of time the wifi speed and robustness of some wifi on the plane?

To be able to schedule my activities, I sometimes would like to approximate ahead of time the wifi speed and robustness of some onboard wifi to know what kind of work I can do on the plane. Given a ...
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How can I know the date of the first flight with a given flight number?

E.g., the first time Singapore Airlines SQ 23 flew was on Nov 9, 2020.
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Do disposable contact lenses need to be declared as “liquids”?

I recently swapped over from glasses to using disposable contact lenses. I'm already planning on carrying "travel-size" contact lens solution bottles to stay under the limit for liquids. What about ...
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How can I know ahead of time in which aisle the check-in counter will be located at the airport?

For example, let's take the case of flight Qatar Airways QR 738, which departs from SFO airport. Searching the flight number on Google will indicate the departure terminal, not the check-in counter ...
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Is it ever useful to allow access to phone data when connecting one's phone to an airplane USB plug?

If not, then why is the USB plug configured to ask to access data, which is typically the case?
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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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U.S. and Mexican citizen flying from U.S. to Mexico

I already applied to get my US passport but I don't think it will be ready on time, I'm also a Mexican citizen, so, if I'm planning to fly from San Diego to Mexico City, can I do it with a Mexican ...
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Connecting flights - How does ticket and boarding work?

So I have a multi leg journey: Colombo to Dubai, Dubai to Brazil, Brazil to Panama, Panama to Nassau. I will book the single ticket on Emirates website. On the day of flying, do I go to the Colombo ...
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What happens if one needs to perform a COVID-19 test within x hours of a flight to Cambodia and the flight is late?

Cambodia, like some other countries, requires travelers to perform a COVID-19 test within x hours. Example. What happens if a flight to Cambodia is late by 1 or several hours and that as a result the ...
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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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Can an airline, such as Iberia, see my recent flight history with Veuling?

I am flying with Vueling from A to B, two days after I am flying with Iberia from B to C. I want to know if Iberia will have access to my previous flight from A to B with Veuling. Iberia and Vueling ...
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Does “2 days” before departure mean 48 hours for the COVID-19 tests to enter China, or does only the day of the COVID-19 tests matter?

IATA for China states: Negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. ...
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Separate Ticket Transit - Does it matter which country the transit is in?

This is for a Sri Lankan national traveling from Sri Lanka to Bahamas, no checked in baggage, transiting without VISA. Ticket #1: Single Ticket sold by Emirates: CMB to DXB (Emirates), DXB to GRU (...
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Transit in PTY on separate tickets, what happens when you miss the flight?

We're allowed to transit via PTY up to 12 hours air side (without entering Panama). Say we missed our connecting flight and the next connecting flight is in a week. We don't have any checked in ...
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Can I bring an 18x6x6 inch Metal Box on Flight?

So I need to travel a very short domestic flight with a handmade box. It has some components I'm not so sure would be allowed through TSA, which are: Metal Rails Electronics Panel Computer Fans with ...
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Where does the typical 23kg/32kg limit for checked in luggage for international flights come from?

23kg/32kg is the typical limit for checked in luggage for international flights: 23kg free of charge, 32kg if willing to pay. Where do these limits come from?
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What is the process to raise a complaint to the manager at the check-in counter?

From my understanding, the hierarchy at the check-in counter is base employee < supervisor < manager. The supervisor is typically around the check-in counter, but I don't know about the manager....
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GRU (Guarulhos) Check In without going through Immigration (Terminal 3)

I have the flight: CMB to DXB to GRU to PTY all sold by single ticket through Emirates. GRU to PTY is a codeshare by Emirates operated by COPA airlines (CM702). I will be arriving around 5PM at GRU ...
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If a flight ticket indicates that the maximum luggage weight is “50 lb/23kg”, is the limit 50lb or 23kg?

23kg = 50.7 lb. I know that typically the check-in counter agents would allow check-in luggage to be above 1 lb the maximum free authorized weight, but just in case some agent decides to strictly ...
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Why are one-way plane tickets more expensive than return tickets?

It seems like one-way tickets are always more expensive than buying round-trip. But what if I have two destinations? For example I would like to go on the following itinerary this March: London -->...
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Codeshare flight - CM702 - GRU to PTY ticket sold by Emirates Airlines via COPA Airlines

I bought a ticket from Emirates website for CMB to DXB, DXB to GRU, GRU to PTY. This is all a single ticket issued by Emirates. In this ticket, GRU to PTY is operated by COPA airlines (CM702 flight ...
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Can you book multiple seats in the same flight for the same passenger in separate tickets and not show up for one ticket?

This is for 2 Sri Lankan nationals, no check in luggage, traveling with normal Sri Lankan passports, and transiting without VISAs. We need to get to Bahamas. They will have enough connection time (...
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Which countries restrict wifi for planes flying through their air space?

The terms and conditions of Qatar Airways' in-flight wifi contains the following line: Service interruptions may occur while flying due to regulatory restrictions over some countries. Which ...
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How long can it rightfully take for an airline to reply to a EC261 claim?

I think I am entitled to compensation under EC261. I filed an application from Ryanair's website and, after the automated ZenDesk acknowledgment email, I haven't heard back for months. Is the company ...
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What does Ecuador require to be shown on a COVID-19 PCR test in order to enter the country?

I am scheduled to fly to Ecuador (Guayaquil) in a few months from the US. Ecuador currently requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test from no more than 10 days before entry in order go avoid quarantine. I ...
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No Portland to Detroit direct flight?

I'm not familiar with flying from Portland, Oregon, to Detroit, but I need to acquire some data for a situation I'm involved in. Based on Google Flights, I cannot find a single direct flight from ...
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should i pay any extra tax in airport if i bring newly built computer in check-in luggage? [duplicate]

May question may be duplicate, but what I'm looking here is a clear answers and explanation. So, yeah. Due to high shortage and demands on graphic cards, I plan to build my custom pc completely in US(...
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Are 2.5 hours enough for a layover in Rio?

I'm planning a trip to Brazil for this December, and I've already bought the flight to Rio and back. Now I have to book a second flight from Rio to Foz do Iguassu, that should depart as soon as ...
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Is it allowed to bring condoms in airplane?

I'm about to travel via Wizz Air and only have hand baggage. Can I bring condoms on board?
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If I know a flight is delayed can I turn up late for check-in at the airport?

This is the scenario: I have tickets booked for a 13:40 scheduled flight with Emirates. I need to check bags in so plan to be at the airport at the advised 2 hours before flight departure (11:40) but ...
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Does any international airport require passengers to take a COVID test when transiting?

I am not looking for a list of airports, but simply a yes/no answer, preferably with an example, so that I know whether to add this in my list of requirements to check before taking a flight that has ...
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Indian Passport Holder travelling to India from UK during lockdown

I hold Indian Passport and UK residence permit I would like to travel india due to my fathers expected eye operation Do I need to provide a doctors letter at UK airport before departure?
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Can I take portable speakers with lithium batteries as carry-on on an Air India flight?

I am travelling from Lucknow to Bengaluru. I already have my Phone (4500 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer Battery), and a power bank (2000mAh Lithium Polymer Battery) with me. I want to carry this item boat ...
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Booking flight tickets for someone in another country? First time flying

I need to book 2 separate tickets for Emirates, Turkish, and Copa airlines for my fiance and her father. I have never bought plane tickets before and they have never flown before. Is it better for me ...
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Can I find out if an American Airline flight flew March 19, 2020 [duplicate]

This was in the middle of all the Covid19 shut downs and I know we decided not to travel, but I need to know if the flight actually flew to determine credit.

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