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Looking for anecdotal stories of checking a desktop gaming computer with cooler still attached to CPU. Was yours damaged or just fine?

An acquaintance is moving overseas, taking their gaming computer in a hard luggage case with the Styrofoam from the original case box around it. I think it will be perfectly safe - it keeps all the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are Tourists allowed in United States? [duplicate]

I am a resident of Dubai (UAE). I am planning to go to the USA for a vacation. I am wondering if they are allowing tourists at this time.
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Is it possible to travel by air in India domestically with only a scanned pan card? [duplicate]

I am from North India. I am thinking of going to Bengaluru via flight but I only have scanned copy of my pan card in my phone. Is it possible for me to travel without Aadar?
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Need to find if an international flight 2 months ago was cancelled [duplicate]

My parents were scheduled on UA8784 from IAD to MUC on July, 24 2020 22:30 and were told it was cancelled due to covid several days beforehand. They were refunded. We were on the same flight but as ...
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Looking for flight info from April 2020 through Frontier [duplicate]

I am trying to find flight details regarding flight #1044 through Frontier Airlines that would have taken off 4/28/2020. Frontier's website only goes back 3 days. Is there another free site where I ...
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Included baggage for long haul flight with Lufthansa

I'm searching on Skyscanner for a flight for Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Toronto (YYZ) for the dates 29 May 2021 - 19 June 2021. This is the result's link. I select the cheapest one: Then I go to the page ...
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Can the check-in agent at the airport see at what price the passenger has purchased the flight ticket?

Can the check-in agent at the airport see at what price the passenger has purchased the flight ticket?
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Travel to Japan in December 2020

Before COVID-19 occurred, I was planning on going to Japan in December 2020. However, with things escalating, I decided to not give in and book a flight when I almost did. I know Japan has closed ...
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Can I travel from India to USA via a London Heathrow layover? [closed]

Can I travel from India to USA via layover Heathrow (LHR)? Does this occur under travel ban or do I need to change the flight?
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Do Airlines Pay Airports For Check-in Areas? [closed]

I don't know if this is off-topic or not, but I don't know where else to ask this other than aviation. I'm just wondering if airlines had to pay for the check-in areas they operate with. It's a big ...
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Can I re-enter the UK with a letter from the military after being refused? [duplicate]

Just wanted to know before my next trip which is soon
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Recurring roundtrip flights (every weekend)

As the title suggests, I am looking into the option of recurring roundtrip flights every weekend. Friday outbound, Sunday inbound. From Vienna to Paris and then back. To be with my family. I found ...
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Bicycle Transport Venice Airport

We (2 people) are traveling to Venice by bike and we plan to fly back from Marco Polo Airport. We will stay in Venice for a couple of days after. We will park the bike in the San Marco Bike garage (...
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Refund for a cancelled return ticket

I bought a round ticket with Kenya Airways, and used the first ticket, but the return flight was cancelled due to Covid-19. the airline offered an open ticket that will be valid till June 2021, and ...
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Have airlines changed their fees to reduce the average number of layovers passengers have in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Airfares are known not to minimize the average number of legs passengers take. E.g., flying A -> B or A -> C can be more expensive than flying A -> C -> B. In these times of pandemic, ...
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Bag straps get stiff?

I have a Timbuk2 backpack, and recently on international flights I have noticed that the nylon straps are stiff when I’m deplaning. Within an hour or so they return to their normal pliable state. Has ...
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I am Dutch citizien (EU) married to a US citizen. Can I travel to US to visit my husband during travel ban? [duplicate]

I have a valid ESTA and my husband lives in the U.S. and my immigration visa is in processing.
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What is the process for getting on a flight in India, starting from entry to the airport?

First, I am travelling from Ahmedabad to Hubbli airport inside India, only I don't even have a passport to travel, and I don't even know what the process is for going inside airport for check-in. ...
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Can you fly from Zagreb to the US without quarantining?

My friend is a British citizen who has been living in Zagreb, Croatia for a few months. He wants to fly to the US to see his family. Is there any way to do that without being quarantined on arrival, ...
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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 ...
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Traveling from Netherlands to USA through Curacao [closed]

My girlfriend is planning to travel to Curacao from the Netherlands early in September hoping that flights to USA open back up (any expectation on whether it will?). She is a Dutch citizen planning to ...
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EU passenger rights for change in departure time announced on short notice

A European airline just announced that my intercontinental flight to Europe will depart 3.5 hours later than originally planned, leading to a different connecting flight with an arrival at final ...
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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?

Downvoters: the question is perfectly on-topic and the answer is not straightforward as you can see in the chat and comment. E.g. the March/April 2020 curfew/lockdown of Metro Manila didn't prevent ...
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Passing airport visa check before visa start date

I would like to ask that my visa start 16.08.20 and my flight time is 16.08.20 at 00:15 !! Is there still problem there to check in and go through Immigration before my visa start?
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Changing return leg only on a return flight

For my specific itinerary with United Airlines, one-way flight from A->B is 900$, and a return flight A->B->A is 1350$. They are offering free changes right now https://www.united.com/ual/en/...
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Flying to Daughter's College Town, Flying Back Together: Booking Roundtrip and One-way

How do I go about the above (Flying to Daughter's College Town, Flying Back Together: Booking Roundtrip and One-way?)? I want to fly to my daughter's city, then have her fly back home with me (seated ...
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How can I get the list of commercial flights between 2 countries over the past x days?

How can I get the list of commercial flights between 2 countries over the past x days? Note to close voters: the question is different from Historical flight data outside of the USA?: as mentioned in ...
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Refund request for a flight cancelled and rebooked by airline pending while original date of travel comes closer. Should I contact the airline?

In January, I booked a return ticket from France to the UK via Schiphol with KLM. My journey was due to commence less than two weeks from now. In June, the airline cancelled part of the journey (the ...
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I'm American. re: COVID restrictions, can I fly through Portugal on my way to the Czech Republic in September? [closed]

I am a second year masters student who will be traveling to the Czech Republic in mid-September in order to continue my studies. All flights have layovers somewhere, and the cheapest/fastest flight I ...
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Problem at filling self declaration COVID – 19 Italy

Good morning. I have seen that, in order to travel from an Italian airport to a Spanish one it is necessary to fill out the following form: https://www.jet2.com/-/media/jet2/flights/pdf/travel-...
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Covid flight refunds from reseller very slow

I had books a set of flights that were due to occur in early April. When everyone started locking down the borders etc we cancelled them. Most were through an airline directly, and were converted to ...
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Am I entitled to compensation under EU261 if my flight was rescheduled to four days later with only six days notice?

I have been notified a little less than six days before my originally scheduled departure time, about a schedule change resulting in my flight departing four days later. The flight numbers are the ...
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TAP Air Portugal changing flight for free is not possible

I booked a flight from Vienna to Lisbon on the 2nd of July, with flight date of 7th of September. It is a Classic ticket, so basically it permits flight changes with a fee: (75€) + difference. However ...
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Does ticket re-issue result in new PNR or New ticket number

I was trying to see if a ticket is re-issued, will the old PNR and ticket number get cancelled, then a new one will be allocated? [Assume changes [ reissue] are done by agents using GDS]
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On what basis do the Greek authorities decide how long a passenger entering Greece will stay in quarantine?

I read on IATA for Greece: Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 1 or 14 days. On what basis do the Greek authorities decide how long a passenger entering Greece will stay ...
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Is there a limit on the number of a single item I can take with me on a plane?

An acquaintance told me that buying masks in Berlin is relatively expensive ~ 5€ for one mask. To that end, I'm thinking of buying masks for myself for the next year from Indonesia (where I currently ...
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Flying to Africa by Qatar Airways - baggage question

I'm flying to Africa with Qatar Airways. Baggage allowance shows as 30 kg but I was wondering if I can take two bags that weigh 23kg each instead of a single bag
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If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine with UA?

I have a French passport and a US passport. If I book a flight with United Airlines with one passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it due to its physical condition, can I ...
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Will the cabin crew heat your own food up?

Normally, you get a meal or two depending on the length of your flight. However, let's say that you also brought your own food with you (maybe a burger or ramen). Are you allowed to ask the crew to ...
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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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Which name provided during booking a flight is the one that counts?

I wanted to check prices on a flight from Ryanair and because they wanted a name up front I entered "Test Me". After going through all the extra options that Ryanair provides and clicking ...
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How can I make sure I never board an airplane made by a particular manufacturer?

After watching a video on how a major aircraft manufacturer builds their planes, I am considering avoiding flying on them. I usually fly between Austria and northern Germany. If I wanted to never ...
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COVID-19 canceled flight (AirAsia in Malaysia), refund request rejected?

I booked two domestic Malaysian flights with AirAsia in March 2020 for a value of 288 MYR (from a Malaysian city to another Malaysian city, and back; their codes starting with AK), which the airline ...

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