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Can I fly from Kolkata to Imphal without any documents?

I am 16 years old and I don't have any documents except my birth certificate and my students identity card is also expired. I am going to Kolkata to Imphal to apply for my adhar card. So how can I fly?...
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Documents required for traveling to Istanbul for Syrian nationality with Saudi Arabian residence permit

What documents are required to travel to Istanbul from Saudi Arabia with a Syrian nationality.
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Does the French embassy or consulate check the flight itinerary for Schengen visa?

I booked a flight reservation with a reputable travel agency. My destinations are Paris, Pisa, Milan and then Zurich. I wonder if they really verify every applicant's flight reservation? My ...
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Can I take an air pistol out of Israel into Ghana?

A friend has gifted me an air pistol while on holiday in Israel and would like to take it back home to Ghana with me. Can I take it out of Israel an how do I do that? I have checked with the ...
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Can you turn Airplane Mode off after you land or finish taxiing?

Can you turn Airplane Mode off after you land or finish taxiing on a plane? I have seen some turn it off after landing and some after taxiing and I have never heard an official rule stating which one ...
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Does Norwegian overbook flights?

I heard and read about other airlines but not about Norwegian. I read their website and searched for articles, blog posts but there is nothing I can find. Do they overbook flights?
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Will I be able to pass through immigration and customs from foreign country to the U.S with damaged green card after an absence of more than one year?

BY THE WAY I have lot of proof of residency in the U.S even my colombian passport was processed in the colombian embassy in New York Lol, and also the stamps of previous admittance. Edit - Wow thanks ...
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How is CTA 144-A-2014 applied to interline carry-on on same ticket?

I have a ticket booked with Air Canada YYZ - ZRH - NAP. First leg is Air Canada, second is Swiss Air. Air Canada's carry-on weight policy is refreshingly "must be light enough that you can store it ...
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Insurance against flight with a bad record of delays?

I am flying into CDG Paris and have a TGV train to another French city. I paid well in advance for both flight and train sometime ago to get the best possible prices. I thought I had time to clear ...
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Does travel insurance for short flight delays exist?

I found that some airlines tend to delay their flights often. Is there any travel insurance that exists for short delays between 30 min - 3 hours in the European area? Those delays are the most ...
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What airlines have a habit of checking the weight of carry on luggage at the gate rather than at check in?

I fly on Lufthansa occasionally, mainly between Philadelphia and Frankfurt. I only have a carry on and I know they have a weight limit. The thing is while they do sometimes check the weight of the ...
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Travel Visa to India for a Week

I am a US citizen hoping to visit India for a week in October, and according to the Internet there are multiple options to go about for the VISA route, but the online one seems the simplest. However, ...
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How to find cheapest one-day return flight from specific airports to anywhere? [duplicate]

I want to find a cheapest one-day return flight from one of two specific airports to anywhere. It has to be a Star Alliance airline. And it has to be this year. I don't even need to leave the airport....
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Connecting in Dublin, Ireland

I am flying from Edinburgh to Dublin with a 12:50 arrival time. I then have a flight at 14:40 to Iceland. Changing terminals and need to claim bags. Also, an American traveling between these three ...
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Country of entry and exit [on hold]

Can I enter or exit Schengen area from any member country or specifically the country I have obtained the Schengen visa
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What would airline do if I miss a connection & I don't have visa for the country I am stuck in?

Due to a recent air force dog fight between India & Pakistan few weeks back, Swiss Air has been avoiding the Pakistani airspace & that has been causing delays for both arrivals & ...
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Do I need tickets along with my boarding pass to board the plane

I have checked in online, I have my boarding pass and preselected seat. And I have no checked-in luggage so do I go straight to security check in. Do I need to bring my ticket along with the boarding ...
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On a plane, can my friend sit in an unused seat next to me if we didn’t pay for seats? [duplicate]

If I am flying and allocate the middle seat, and the aisle and window seats are empty, can my friend, who’s sitting at the front come and sit in one of these seats, even though we didn’t pay for them? ...
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How to know if I will be affected by the Ryanair strike on 22nd August?

I am going on the first Ryanair flight from Hamburg to Stansted. This is the first flight of the day. I am aware of a strike on 22nd August for UK-based Ryanair crew. Is there anyway to check if my ...
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Which non-EU/EFTA countries offer EC261 compensation?

It is stated on the EU website that EC261 compensation is only offered if: the flight starts in the EU/EFTA, or the flight is on an EU/EFTA airline. However, in practice, several countries have ...
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How much, if anything, can I get in compensation for being wrongly denied boarding on a flight Turkey-Italy?

A while ago I was supposed to fly from Istanbul to Milan-Bergamo with Pegasus, but was refused boarding due to misinformation on travel documentation IATA's Italian government sources supplied for a ...
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Airline power sockets shut down when I plug my computer in. How can I avoid that?

Even if the question may go into the technical details of a laptop computer specifications, I would like to know general experience of travellers concerning that topic. Some airlines offer power ...
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Can I bring refreshing towels with alcohol with me for Canada flight?

I will be travelling to Canada this summer. I use refreshing towels from time to time. They are very good for cleaning dirt and oil from my hands. I searched for this on internet, however I see only ...
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I'm looking for registration marks of some old historical flights I flew (between 1991 & 2006) [duplicate]

I'd like to retrieve registration marks of some aircraft I flew, a lot of years ago (between 1991 and 2006). Unfortunately while in USA there is https://www.bts.gov/ for domestic flight and while in ...
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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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Differences between row 11 or 12 in Airbus A320?

The rows 11 and 12 of the Airbus A320 look very much alike. I've been sitting on row 11 before I think and I couldn't see much difference between them. Are there any differences between row 11 and ...
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What are some tips and tricks for finding the cheapest flight when luggage and other fees are not revealed until far into the booking process?

I'm finding it ever more frustrating recently to compare and find the truly cheapest flights. Flight search engines are more and more useless as airlines game the system increasingly to list low ...
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why might a drivers license # be required for a plane trip?

My manager is booking plane tickets for an upcoming conference in another state and he asked me for the following three things: my full name as it appears on my drivers license my DOB my drivers ...
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Can I change only one ticket of a multiple ticket purchase (Ryanair)?

I've booked roundtrip tickets on Ryanair from point A to point B, for three people. Is it possible to change return date for only one of them? Or do they require me to change the three of them?
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Does EU compensation apply to flights where the departure airport closes check-in counters during protests?

(Fortunately I am not among the affected passengers) There are protests being held in Hong Kong International Airport right now. In response, The Airport Authority closed all check-in counters before ...
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Late flight from Manchester to Dubrovnik [duplicate]

Flight TOM2428 from Manchester to Dubrovnik on 23 May 2019 took off late due to technical problems. What time did it land in Dubrovnik, & what time did the plane doors open?
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Arrival time Iberia IB6252 to Madrid from JFK on 4/12/19 [duplicate]

I’d like to find out what time did a flight arrived in Madrid from JKF, New York. It departed 12 April 2019 from JFK, NY at 20:50 and was supposed to arrive in Madrid at 10:05 the next day, 13 April ...
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Error in SSR CKIN command?

Recently flew with UIA on a two-leg itinerary and asked them via Facebook to insert an SSR CKIN note for the first leg about me being "Docs OK" at the transit airport. They put in the following: ...
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Bag drop closed earlier than specified delay on ticket. I had to change flights with a fee. Can I get compensated?

I was initially due to fly Brussels Airlines out of New York JFK airport. I found the bag drop counter 75 minutes before the scheduled departure. On my boarding pass received by e-mail, the posted bag ...
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Carry-on liquids in toiletry bag (not clear ziplock)?

Over a year ago I stopped putting my toiletries in a clear plastic bag instead opting to keep them in my small dopp kit - I found it annoying to have to constantly transfer them between bags. I've ...
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Air Canada personal item sizer size?

The Air Canada rules only permit a 16cm wide bag which is not a lot. of storage allowance. RyanAir gives 20cm, United gives 22cm... how big is the sizer for Air Canada?
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Is there a way to encourage or even force airlines and booking engines to show options with overnight layovers?

Sometimes, airlines and booking engines offer options with overnight layovers, and usually present these as unattractive options (and usually they are, because not many people enjoy sleeping in ...
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International transfer in Tel Aviv?

In the airport in Tel Aviv (Ben Guirion) I noticed a sign for "international transfer passengers". This piqued my curiosity... is there actually a "city pair" (with both cities outside of Israel) ...
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How to carry a Squash racket on Thai Airways?

I have asked one of my friends to bring along a Squash racket for me from China, and he will be coming via Thai Airways. He has shown the concern that the racket will be damaged if carried along. So ...
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Ensuring duffel bag handles aren't caught in a conveyor belt

This website reads: Don’t Leave Any Loose Ends Be sure all of the compartments and pockets on your bag are securely zipped and fastened, and don’t leave anything hanging outside of it, such as ...
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booking flights to iceland when wanting to arrive and leave from different cities [closed]

I will be going to Iceland for a couple of weeks in Feb. Is it possible to fly into Akureryi and rent a car and then fly out of Keflavik? Is it alot more expensive to do it this way? Do I need to ...
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How do unsold first-class seats get used?

How do unsold first-class seats get used? I assume that if first-class seats are unsold by the time of the flight, the airline has some mechanism for utilitizing them. What would that be? For ...
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Are international transfer zones typical around the world?

Most, if not all, European airports have international transfer zones, meaning that if you don't have to pass customs and immigration check of the country the airport is located in. On the other hand ...
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Entering USA with overstay in the past

Maybe someone can help. I want to enter USA for 4 days. I am Canadian now. But in the past I was in the USA illegally for a period of time as another country citizen (not canadian) and my last name is ...
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How fast is the Internet on board Iceland Air flights?

Iceland Air offers wireless internet connectivity on all flights. How fast is it in practice?
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Does a compact folding luggage cart used to move around a carry-on bag and personal item count as an extra carry-on bag or extra personal item?

Does a compact folding luggage cart used to move around a carry-on bag or personal item count as an extra carry-on bag or extra personal item? Or does it count as part of the carry-on bag or personal ...
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Bringing Chia seeds for personal consumption into Hawaii?

Can I bring chia seeds in my checked luggage to Hawaii for my personal consumption? The rules that I have read say that passion fruit and seeds are not allowed. This does not describe if it is only ...
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Krisflyer Gold Lounge extra guest access

Travelling through Changi on Singapore Airlines on a partners gold elite card we have a third person with us we would like to take into the Krisflyer Gold Lounge. Can we pay for his access?
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Is it allowed to take an external hard drive with you on a plane?

Can i take an external USB drive with me on an international flight? Do they open or scan it, or go through its contents at an airport or during a customs security check? If it is allowed, do I have ...
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Losing connecting flights when transferring between airports

I was booked a flight with a connection in Sao Paulo, Brazil. However, I noticed that I will have to transfer between airports between the domestic and international legs of my trip. They are all on ...