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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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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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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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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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First time trying to book via Travala , Can anyone share their experience? [closed]

I am trying to book my flight via Travala.com , its my first time booking on this platform as I heard & saw information that they have nice givebacks. I will be really happy if someone can share ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When flying from Preclearance airports to the US, do airlines validate your visa before letting you talk to Preclearance agents?

Normally when you fly to the US from other countries there's extensive checks of your visa by airline personnel. However Preclearance airports are somewhat special because there's CBP agents right ...
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In airport check-in, some airlines weigh carry-on bags. If the bag is too heavy due to food that will be consumed in the airport, is that okay?

I flew recently and when getting the ticket at the check in stand, they weighed my carry on. It was underweight so everything was fine. Later when boarding the flight they did not weight the bags ...
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No Re-reroute Option - What can be done?

What are my rights as a passenger in this case? I have booked a Japan Airline flight to Kuala Lumpur on Mar 22, 2022 with the below route, YVR - Depart:Aug 4, 2022 2.05PM (JL17) NRT - Arrive:Aug 5, ...
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Gatwick Airport bag-drop information (WizzAir, South Terminal)?

I am looking for information on how to check my luggage at Gatwick Airport (flying with WizzAir). I can't find much and the airports official page (https://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/flying-...
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Do Korean airlines still overfly Russia?

Do Korean airlines as Asiana and Korean Airlines on their way to or from Europe still overfly Russia ?
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Does any aviation authority / country have a limit lower than 100 watt hours (Wh) per lithium-ion battery in carry-on luggage?

My laptop has a 99.9WHr battery. faa.gov mentions: Size limits: Lithium metal (non-rechargeable) batteries are limited to 2 grams of lithium per battery. Lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries are ...
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Why does KLM offer this specific combination of flights (GRU -> AMS -> POZ) just on one day when there's a time change?

I wanted to fly KLM from São Paulo - Guarulhos to Poznań with KLM through Amsterdam. They offer this connection only on one day, 29th of October. Both connections run every day though so it does not ...
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How to search for flights to "anywhere", if the journey starts and ends in different set of airports? [closed]

Is there a website that allows me to find flights from a set of airports (A/B/C) to ANYWHERE to a different set of airports (X/Y/Z)? Essentially, I want to go from origin (A/B/C) to destination (X/Y/Z)...
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Selecting Seats after booking from BudgetAir

I have found some affordable tickets on BudgetAir (could be any other service - specifying it just for the reference in case someone needs it) and I wonder if I can choose the seats from the carrier (...
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Getting hand-baggage only ticket

I recently saw a sale on Etihad airways showing "Sale" under "Economy". It's website also says that you can have a hand baggage only ticket, but I am unable to find it under ...
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I accidentally booked the same flight twice and only noticed at check-in – do I have reasons to get refund back for one of them?

While booking a flight and paying for it, I had connection issues. When checking in in person, I was asked for my booking number because they expected two passengers with my name on that flight. Only ...
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How common is in-flight theft? [closed]

Reading American Airlines Passenger Steals $10K+ Inflight made me wonder how common in-flight theft is. However, I couldn't find any stats so far. Note: I'm looking for actual stats, and not opinions.
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Arlanda airport to center. the cheapest way

While checking websites there are two ways to go central Stockholm from Arlanda airport. There are 941 or 937 trains. There is also express. Express is around 30 eur. But I dont know the 941 or 937 ...
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Entering a country with visa from a country where it was not issued

I'm an Indian passport holder. My brother and I are planning a 2-week trip through South East Asia namely Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia (in that order). This week I'll be applying for visas ...
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