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Can i enter Norway with Iceland visa when it wasn't in my itinerary [duplicate]

I received an Iceland visa but as of now i have got a feeling of also reaching Norway though i didn't include it in my itinerary as a second country to visit. Can this cause me problems at Norway ...
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Flying out of Vancouver at 6 am

I have a flight at 6:05 am on a Monday from YVR to SFO in December. As far as I understand, I need to be at YVR at least at 4:05 am. Assume I don't want to take taxis and also assume I will be ...
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Air China international transfer: PVG vs PEK

I am considering getting flight tickets from Europe to Japan with Air China, and I can pretty much choose whether to transit at Beijing (PEK) or Shanghai (PVG). Are there any practical advantages of ...
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“Book with a travel agent” option on Google Flights

Here is a screenshot from Google Flights: I've encountered similar scenarios multiple times. Google is claiming that one can book these flights for 186 USD with a travel agent. I've checked a few ...
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What can I wear to avoid getting frisked and crotch searched by TSA at the airport?

A year ago, traveling through an airport in the United States, I did the usual removal of belt and shoes to get through the TSA checkpoint to enter the terminal. I typically wear relaxed fit jeans. ...
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What is the flow on effect of Haneda and Narita flight cancellations?

There is a big typhoon in Central Japan that has cause flight cancellation of ANA and JAL and cancellations/indefinite delays for nearly all other airlines. My parents are travelling from Perth on ...
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Are French citizens supposed to indicate all their first names when booking a flight ticket?

French citizens often have several first names, which are mentioned on their passport. Are French citizens supposed to indicate all their first names when booking a flight ticket? On one side I read ...
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Do airlines know that a passenger arrived at the airport?

Usually you have to scan your boarding pass at least twice at the airport: First at the security checkpoint and then at the gate for boarding (plus once more if you check bags). If somebody does not ...
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Baggage allowance with Air-Philippines from Manila - Ozamiz and Economy Supersaver ticket?

I have a flight ticket from Manila to Ozamiz flying with Philippine Airlines. The ticket class is Economy Supersaver. On this link I read that for a PAL domestic flight I can check in a piece of ...
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What passport to enter for flight with dual citizenship? [duplicate]

I hold both a British and Russian dual citizenship, holding two passports. I am soon going on a flight to Russia and am not sure what passport to enter in the Advanced Passenger Information section. ...
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Is there anywhere a scheduled air service between two airports without connections to the wider world? [duplicate]

Mostly, if an airport, however minor, has scheduled service, it will be to another airport with more services and so one can connect through to any airport in the world. E.g. one can fly from ISC - ...
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What does “WBCI SSR” stand for?

What does WBCI Special Service Request on a boarding pass stand for? I see that code on boarding passes for a lot of airlines I'm flying—JAL, LOT, LH—but couldn't find the code explained online.
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Baggage movement help at Seattle airport

My daughter with her post surgery shoulder, will be arriving at Seattle airport, with her 5 yrs' son and four check-in luggage, in mid-November 2019. Though she is now fit for air travel, she will ...
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Is there anything stopping me from checking into my flight twice? [duplicate]

When I'm busy, checking in to my flights via the web is often convenient. I get my boarding passes sent right to my phone and I don't need to worry about printing them before arriving to the airport. ...
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Will Brexit potentially have an impact on intra-Schengen flights by EasyJet in November?

I need to fly at the end of November between Zurich and Berlin, the price of a EasyJet flight is 150, the flight on Lufthansa or Swiss Air goes for 250. Normally I would just fly with the cheapest ...
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where are my seats on Air Canada 789

I have seats 6A and B where on the plane are they on Air Canada 789. Not sure where these seats are, as they were booked for me, does anyone know where they might be.
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Why are seats at the rear of a plane sometimes unavailable even though many other seats are available in the plane?

Why are seats at the rear of a plane sometimes unavailable even though many other seats are available in the plane? Example (see the last three rows): I have seen cases where a fair amount of rear ...
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What to do if gate agents refuse to accept my ID? [closed]

I'm a dual national of a North African country and a European country, and for specific reasons I hold a passport of that North African country and ONLY the ID of that European country. In a future ...
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What determines the pertinent regulations on the sale of products and services to passengers in international flight?

I am conducting research and have been looking at the Chicago and Tokyo conventions with respect to which convention governs the sale of goods and services to passengers when in international flight. ...
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What is the quickest way to get from Naples to Ljubljana?

I'm trying to book a holiday where we need to travel from Naples, Italy to Ljubljana, Slovenia on July 6th 2020. I've looked at flying from Naples to Trieste, then getting a bus to Ljubljana, but I'm ...
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Are adjustable monitor stands safe to pack in checked luggage?

I have a monitor and stand (HP ZR2240w) that I would like to take with me as part of an international move. The monitor stand is fairly heavy, and contains some kind of spring - it's not clear ...
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Add a bicycle with Aerolineas Argentinas

I've booked a flight LYS -> FRA -> EZE -> USH on Lufthansa website. The first two flights are operated by Lufthansa, so I was able to call their customer service and add a bicycle on my ticket. The ...
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Why would last minute ticket changes raise border force suspicion?

From the Independent: Visiting certain countries, taking unusual flight routes and last minute ticket changes are known to prompt extra checks. I understand "certain countries", but why would a ...
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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)? https://www.evaair.com/en-...
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Are there manual immigration checks for non EU citizens in airports when travelling inside the EU?

Are there passport checks at EU airports for non-EU travelers who travel between two EU countries? Now I know that EU citizens are not subject to any passport or ID check whatsoever, just automated ...
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United changed my nonstop to a two-legged itinerary. What's my recourse?

I bought a nonstop international ticket (UA896 returning on UA895, Asia to the USA) on United Airlines through their web site. When I arrived at the airport, they put me on a flight to SFO and gave me ...
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Past flight arrival time needed. How do I find it? [duplicate]

Need to know when EasyJet flight EJU8872 leaving Amsterdam May 1, 2019 at 13:30 arrived at Gatwick?
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Can I bring this power bank on board the aircraft?

Well I am 24 and this is my first time travelling overseas. Kind of embarrassed, but I finally have enough money for travelling. I would like to ask can I take this Aukey 30000mAh USB-C Power Bank ...
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Flying within Mexico with no passport [closed]

Do I need a passport if I’m flying out of Tijuana to Mexico City? I will be driving into Tijuana and not using the CBX bridge
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Going from Sweden to the US with a London layover, can I take a bouquet of roses?

On the second of November I'm going from Sweden to the USA with a stopover in London. I'm planning on bringing a cut roses bouquet with me and wonder if that's possible or will there be any problems?
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What are one's options when facing religious discrimination at the airport?

I heard about the young girl who was forced to remove her scarf in front of everyone next to an Air Canada gate. It is clear discrimination, I have never heard of anyone forced to remove their ...
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Can I take my Macbook Pro 2015 on my Aegean/Lufthansa flight?

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned these kind of laptops. However, I will fly from Munich to London, and at a later date from Munich to Athens. FAA is a USA organisation though, which makes ...
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Do wheelchair-accessible aircraft exist?

I'm disabled and am restricted to an electric wheelchair. I cannot walk at all, and cannot sit in any other chair. I use a ramp van to get around town. It's just a regular van with several seats ...
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Do Indian Citizens need a transit visa for Thailand? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen, I am traveling from Guanzhou (China) to Kolkata (India). I have transit at Bangkok airport, the first flight is by Spring airlines and the next is from Spice Jet. So I need to ...
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Can I sleep on a airplane tray table?

Or rather, how heavy can the airplane tray table support? I am afraid that if I use one of those flight pillows (https://familyshop.notyourchild.com/products/travelsky-inflatable-travel-pillow-...
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Anti Inflammatory gel in plane cabin

So yesterday I suffered a fibrillary rupture, nothing major, I can still walk properly, and I've been recommended to use this anti inflammatory gel. So far so good. Now, I have a flight to Osaka with ...
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Is it impolite to ask for an in-flight catalogue with no intention of buying?

Sometimes when I go on a short 1 hour flight, I usually just like to watch the take-off, have a drink and read the in-flight catalogue (just out of interest) and watch the landing. In some airlines, ...
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Booking flights for people on Fiverr and Upwork - is there a way to use my credit card to make bookings?

I have just started using sites like Fiverr and Upwork to plan trips for others. So far I have just produced itineraries, but some people would like for me to book trips for them. I have traveled ...
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Flight next month rebooked for a “technical stop” after only 30 minutes of flying [closed]

I have a flight next month and this flight got rebooked for a "technical stop". I suspected this was to pick up more passengers, but looking at the other "technical stop" questions here, a technical ...
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How to get an itinerary from a record locator

If I have a record locator (PNR?) the 6-character code that passengers get, how can I get the details of the corresponding itinerary? Is there some (possibly paid) service on the web that can do this?
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How do I know if my flight was cancelled/delayed due to “extraordinary circumstances”, as defined in EC 261/2004?

EU Regulation 261/2004 mentions "extraordinary circumstances" several times as a condition under which airlines are not obligated to pay out compensation: (12) The trouble and inconvenience to ...
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What is the EU 261/2004 appeals process when an airline denies claim?

When one puts in a claim for compensation under EU 261/2004 and the airline refuses to pay out (e.g. stating exceptional circumstances) what recourse does the traveller have? Is there a higher ...
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Are we entitled to compensation for this knock on delay? And are there any rules governing redirections?

So we were flying with a budget airline from Stuttgart to Naples. The flight was delayed by approximately 1.5 hours at the start. 20 minutes away from Naples we were told we were getting rerouted to ...
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Norwegian refuses EU delay (4.7 hours) compensation because it turned out there was nothing wrong with the aircraft

My flight from Oslo to Rome was delayed by 4 hours and 40 minutes. I submitted a request to Norwegian Air Shuttle requesting a compensation of 400 Euros under EU 261/2004. Their reasoning for why ...
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Do I have to go through customs in Madrid

I am flying on Iberia airlines from Miami to Rome, with a 1 hour stop in Madrid, Spain. Do I have to take my luggage through customs in Madrid?
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Authorised ID card for entry into airport

My grand son studying 3rd Std is with us, with his parents away in Bangalore. He has an expired-passport and a school ID card. He has no Aadhaar card yet. For entry into airports, what proof should I ...
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When searching for flights, how do I select arrival date, instead of departure date?

When booking a long distance flight, the arrival date tends to differ from the date of departure, as it can take 1-2 days to arrive, especially with layovers. If I need to arrive on a specific day, is ...
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Preventing the ears from getting clogged on descent to Barcelona [duplicate]

I've been having an terrible experience when ever I'm descending to Barcelona. My ears would clog so bad that it would even hurt for a couple of seconds. That it self doesn't cause a problem. The ...
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AirSwift historical data [duplicate]

I am planning to book AirSwift flight from Boracay to El Nido and my worry is frequent flight cancellations due to weather as its a small aircraft. I am keen on checking historical data to get an idea ...
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What mechanisms are in place for online travel agents access very cheap airline tickets? [duplicate]

I have recently booked an almost last minute flight within Europe. I got prices, for the absolute same flight, that range from under 30€ to more than 200€. Variations of ~30€ are kind of normal but ...