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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable “personal items” for air travel?

In January I will be traveling to Belize for a week, and intend to do a fair bit of scuba diving. For that, I'd like to bring my 26" fins, and ideally, I'd like to avoid checking a bag, so I don'...
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Can I still fly to Pakistan if my passport number on my Pakistan Origin Card does not match my current passport number?

Can I still fly to Pakistan if my passport number on my Pakistan Origin Card does not match my current passport number?
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How can I view the typical flight prices between two airports prior to the COVID-19 pandemic?

How can I view the typical flight prices (ideally during a given date of the year) between two airports prior to the COVID-19 pandemic? Google Flights only show the future prices.
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Flight Cancelled due to Covid [duplicate]

Our family's flight to Portugal from Canada scheduled in May 2020 was cancelled by the TAP Portgual airline due to Covid. Since we are unlikely to be able to travel there within a couple of years we ...
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Is Eurowings's EC261 compensation refusal accurate?

Background: was due to fly PRN-DUS-MAN, but 3 days before departure, the PRN-DUS route was reduced for July, running on Wednesdays and Saturdays rather than daily. My immediate view is that such a ...
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What’s the point of flight ticket cancellation charges?

Many airlines sell tickets with fare rules that include a “cancellation penalty” if the ticket were to be cancelled prior to departure. It seems to me that this mostly applies to the economy class ...
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Does some US agency keep track of one's domestic (= within the US) travels by plane, and if so, can one get a copy of it?

Some countries record passenger travels and allow passengers to see these records, e.g. one can retrieve one's previous arrival and departure dates at Hong Kong. Does some US agency keep track of one'...
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Why are flight attendants prohibited from taking pictures with passengers?

After the gate was opened and flight attendants were idly waiting for the signal for boarding, I (young man, well-dressed) politely asked a flight attendant if I could take a picture with her for the ...
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Do Articles 8 and 9 of EC261 not apply to flight cancellations announced 2+ weeks in advance?

Regarding the EC261 regulation, I know Article 7 (compensation) doesn't apply if the flight is cancelled more than two weeks in advance. However, it's always been my understanding that Article 8 (...
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US domestic flight numbers when flying past midnight

If I understand correctly, US domestic carriers' flights are repeated daily. Thus if flight 123 goes from airport X to Y to Z on, say, Monday, then Tuesday, flight 123 of the same carrier will also ...
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Cancel other person plane ticket that I bought

I bought two plane tickets, one for me and one for my now ex. I don't want her to be able to use it, can I do something about it? I want to stress again that I am the one who paid for them.
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Travelling to New York 1st December [closed]

I am interested in traveling to New York City during the first week of December. What is the current COVID situation there? Would I be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival? Is it even ...
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Can a US Citizen transit through a COVID restricted country to a non restricted country?

There are several countries that are open to US Citizens for travel. However, getting to them may require transiting through a country that does not allow entry. Example: Flying to Namibia via a ...
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If I miss the outbound in round trip booking, do I use the inbound ticket?

I want to book a one-way flight from QatarAirways from Tehran(IKA) to Montreal(YUL) and the price is 1100$ for one-way trip but the price of a round-trip from YUL to IKA (YUL to IKA as outbound ~450$ ...
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Why does a flight from Melbourne to Cape Town need to go via Doha?

Looking at tickets for, say, a flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Cape Town (CPT) I found none without an airport stop - i.e. at Doha (DOH). I understand that the "direct" route (great circle) ...
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How to effectively organize documents when traveling?

Each time when I travel, there is a chunk of printed papers and other documents which I have to take with me. Some of them are documents which I have to access often: ticket, passport, visa etc. ...
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What's the easiest way to search for refundable air tickets?

To satisfy onward ticket requirements every once in a while I need to buy refundable tickets and then cancel them. Date, price and destination don't matter. What is the best generic way to find such ...
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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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Indian Passport Renewal-exiting US

I have recently renewed my Indian passport. Now i entered US with my old passport. My question is when i exit US, the airlines sent my details to US CBP so that they have the record of my entry/exit. ...
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Traveling to pick someone up and returning on the same flight

My question is, Can i purchase a round trip flight to fly and pick up another person and return on the same flight with that person? I have children that aren't able to fly alone. My plan is to buy a ...
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What happens with your ticket if you are denied boarding due to a temperature check? (EU)

I am supposed to fly tomorrow on a domestic flight within the EU (Bulgaria). I have slight fever at the moment but feel otherwise OK. However, I realised that tomorrow I am likely to be stopped at the ...
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What should I know about “Around The World” flights?

I have heard rumours of such things, and have had a difficult time find information on "around the world" flights. Are they worth it (do you have a limit between usage, do you save money.. etc.) and ...
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How to get back a backpack lost on train or airport in Germany?

I landed at Frankfurt airport terminal, and I had my luggage until I had to take the train going to Frankfurt hbf. After reaching my destination, I realized I lost my backpack. The bag contains a ...
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COVID-19 canceled flight (Norwegian from Spain to Finland), refund request accepted, still not received?

I made a flight reservation with Norwegian back in June 2020 for flying from Spain to Finland in August 2020 (I hold EU citizenship). Some weeks later, still in June 2020, I got notified that my ...
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During covid, can a filipino citizen allowed to have a connecting flight from japan to india?

Im a filipino citizen with business visa travelling to india as my final distination but with stop over in japan through a connecting flight. I heard many restrictions between countries to countries ...
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Do the UK or the Italian government keep a registry of entries/exits for EU citizens?

If I fly from Italy to the UK, and then back to Italy, I get my (Italian) passport checked. Do the UK and/or the Italian government keep a registry of whoever is entering or leaving the country? Is ...
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What do I need to travel to the US?

I have a valid J1 visa with exception to the the travel ban. I have my flight ticket. It flies to one of those 13 airports. What else do I have to do officially before I fly?
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Can a UK permanent resident with Israeli passport enter Russia?

I have a dual citizenship - British and Israeli. I'm currently studying and living in the UK. I want to go to Russia to visit my family (I have some family which I haven't seen in a while). Since ...
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How can an Bangladeshi citizen travel to Trinidad and Tobago from Bangladesh without needing a transit visa along the way?

I would like to travel Trinidad and Tobago and few other Caribbean. Most of the connecting flights are going through USA , Canada which I need transit visa. I have found some route not sure is gonna ...
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Which non-stop passenger flight connects two cities with the largest temperature difference?

For the purpose of this question, temperature refers to daily mean temperature in a month (shown as "daily mean" on Wikipedia) of the city/town that an airport primarily serves passenger flight ...
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When do flight cancellations start to affect previously confirmed reservations?

Before COVID, I booked some flights on Turkish Airlines (TK). Due to COVID, the trip is off the cards, so I'd like to get a full refund. However, under TK's policies, while I'm entitled to change ...
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Travelling from UK to Russia with Israeli passport

Are there any restrictions imposed on israeli citizents travelling to Russia from UK because of the increasing number of covid cases?
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How does one prove one's residency to a given US state when flying to Costa Rica?

I read on : https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php (-> Costa Rica): Costa Rica. > Published 15.10.2020. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: [...] residents of ...
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Flying domestically in the US, is my State Issued ID all I need to get past security?

Is there anything else I need other than my state issued ID to get past security?
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Pricing and booking mixed-class fares, with economy & premium economy combined?

So I find myself flying mixed-class fares pretty often these days, with the long legs in Premium Economy and the short hauls in plain old Economy. Some sample trips flown or planned: SYD-AKL-SFO (NZ)...
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EC/261 eligibility for a multi-flight itinerary only partly in the EU

A followup to this question: I have booked an itinerary on Turkish Airways travelling from outside the EU to the EU via Istanbul, consisting of four flights, all on the same PNR. Asia-IST IST-EU EU-...
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Christmas flights UK<->Lithuania being canceled, merits of rebooking now?

Having some time off over Christmas, pandemic permitting we had hoped to travel to Lithuania from the UK. We booked flights there and back, but due to tight schedule we had to book them separately to ...
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Why are flights for shorter trips more expensive than for long ones? [duplicate]

Lufthansa charges me almost double the price for departing and returning flights, if they are only one day apart, than if I would stay yet another day or two. Why is this? I find this extremely ...
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Do you need a doctor's note to bring distilled water on flight for medical reasons?

A sleep medicine doctor prescribed me an ASV (adaptive servo ventilation) machine that must use DISTILLED water. Airports sell bottled water with natural minerals, NOT distilled water. Do I need a ...
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Can I carry large sum of cash (>10k EUR) in my hand luggage?

I will be flying between two, both EU and Schengen-area countries. Can I take on-board large sum of cash (more than 10k euros) in my hand luggage? I know I need to declare this cash at customs but do ...
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Why is Lufthansa cancelling flights to India?

Does anyone know why Lufthansa has cancelled flights to India up to 20th October?
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Travel to India with Indian passport having less than 6 months validity

I have an international flight this Friday (25 Sep 2020) from San Francisco to Delhi. The airline is Air India. I am trying to do web check in (and health undertaking) on Air India website but it ...
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Am I allowed to go to the airport to catch a flight if I am supposed to self-quarantine in California, United States?

I read on IATA: Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy,...
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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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Why was check-in denied for a Belgium→UK→India flight even with a US visa and Belgian residence permit?

Today I had a terrible experience with British Airways. My family (my wife and 8-year old son) was not allowed to check in to a British Airways flight scheduled from Brussels (Belgium) to Heathrow (UK)...
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Are soft copies of ID proof acceptable for domestic air travel in India?

My daughter and I have to travel from Mysore to Hyderabad. I don't have hard copies of our ID proofs with me, would it be fine to show soft copies of the ID proofs?
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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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Overstayer in UK wants to go to Germany

I am an overstayer in the UK and have been here for a couple of years. I know would like to visit Germany before I go back home to Brazil. Would German border control stop me or allow entry for 90 ...
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Is it possible to check, before I buy an airline ticket, whether the TSA will be able to confirm my identity without normal proof of identity?

I live in the U.S.A., where we may board a regular commercial passenger flight only with the approval of the T.S.A. Passengers are supposed to bring proof of identity with us, and present it when ...
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Why does typically nobody check whether one picked up one's own luggage at the airport's luggage claim area?

Airports have many checks, but typically none in the luggage claim area. Why does typically nobody check whether one picked up one's own luggage (and not somebody else's or forgetting one's luggage) ...

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