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Flight: Baggage add-on need to be for a separate checked bag? Or can it be added to the total weight of one bag?

I'm flying with Batik Air from KUL to NRT. There is 20-kg checked baggage included in the ticket but my suitcase weighs almost 30 kg. When booking I added a +10-kg baggage "add-on", thinking ...
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Can someone who is not you find out your date of birth from your confirmation code on your airline ticket?

I had to give my date of birth in order to book my flight, for a job, yet I do not want the company to know my age. Can someone who is not you find out your birthdate from entering in or telling the ...
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Do Alaska MVP members still board in Group B if you purchase the Saver fare?

Alaska's boarding rules say that MVP passengers board in Group B. They also say that Saver fare passengers board in Group F. Which rule will take precedence if an MVP passengers buys the Saver fare? I'...
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What can we do when flights are cancelled and we're offered replacements from another airport?

We booked a holiday with loveholidays for 4 adults and 2 kids. They cancelled our flight after 2 months, then said we can fly from Gatwick instead of Luton for 1500. Is this allowed? What else can we ...
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Can I enter the US on an ESTA before the 30-day grace period on a J1 then exit to Canada and re-enter on my J1?

I have booked a contiki tour that starts on the 10th of July, but my J1 visa's 30-day grace period is the 15th of July (14th of August on my documents as the official start date of the course). I am ...
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What is a safe way to transport an e-bike battery on planes?

I am interested in carrying my eBike battery with me on my next flights. I am a bit at loss about which regulations applies (in the EU, but also intercontinental flights, EU-Asia and EU-America). Let'...
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Incomplete first name and last name in flight ticket. Will there be any problem?

I booked an international flight ticket. My first name is AAA BBB. Surname is CCC DDD. But I booked the flight ticket as BBB CCC. Will there be any problem? Thank you.
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Why do I have to rebook all legs and pay more when I only want to change airports for the 1st leg of a trip?

I just discovered that an aunt is in poor health. I have a flight out of the country (USA-EU) which I booked directly with United Airlines from my home airport (AAA) connecting through (BBB) in the US,...
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Can I fly within the US on an expired ESTA?

Background. I'm flying from the UK to the US. So if I fly to the US while my ESTA is valid it is fine. But can I fly from one US state to another if the ESTA has expired? For example if I flew into ...
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Extreme anxiety before boarding a plane

My first flight was when I was 21 years old around 8 years ago. Since then I've had more than 30 flights. All of them were normal, I never experienced anything too turbulent or threatening in any of ...
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Skiplagging consequences

Can one be denied boarding if the airline staff suspect that the person is skiplagging? Reasons for suspicion can be: Only cabin baggage. Long layover. Visa for the stopover country. Stopover ...
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Does a direct flight emit more CO2 than a flight with a layover?

On Google Flights, I searched the FRA-JFK route: It surprises me that a flight with a layover emits so much less CO2 than a direct flight, as many times I've heard the suggestion that the takeoff is ...
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Is a 1.5-hour transfer in Munich doable?

I'm going from Glasgow to Frankfurt, and then land in Munich in terminal 2 with Lufthansa. I have 1.5 hours to get to terminal 1 for Oman air. Does this leave me enough time?
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How to get partner's booking reference on BA Avios reservation?

I booked an Alaska ticket using BA Avios. BA gives their own booking reference which Alaska doesn't recognize. How to find the Alaska booking reference for this reservation? It doesn't seem to be ...
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Is Euro Airlines legit?

Trying to track down more information about rumours of a new direct flight between the UK and Cuba (Manchester >Holguin), which is supposedly to be operated by Spanish company Euro Airlines (EA). I ...
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What happens if an airline reports a high number of involuntary denied boardings to the Department of Transportation?

I read (mirror): it’s in Delta’s interests to offer more in compensation for a voluntary bump rather than reporting higher involuntary denied boarding numbers to the Department of Transportation. ...
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Flying to South Korea when passport includes maternal surname but ticket does not

I am flying to South Korea from Miami, Florida. My passport says my name like "Patricia Rivera Ruiz" (my dad's last name and mom’s last name, since I am hispanic), but my plane ticket says &...
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Using boarding pass for mobile device holder on planes. Are there better solutions for frequent travellers?

I keep seeing reddit and TikTok posts of people using their boarding pass as mobile phone holders so that they can enjoy the in-flight entertainment without using their hands. From what I can see, it ...
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Flight changed after Schengen visa received and number of days increased

Originally while applying fir the visa I said I would reach Rome on 17th May morning and exit from Paris to Mumbai on June 3. But Qatar Airlines cancelled hence I had to book Emirates. I am travelling ...
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American transiting Frankfurt to Heathrow - did I miss a sign?

In 2018, my wife and I (both American citizens on US passports) flew Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Frankfurt (FRA) to London Heathrow (LHR) with only carry-on luggage (no checked bags). When we arrived (...
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What is the procedure in regards the stolen items from a checked-in bag?

I was on a flight from Milan (MXP) to Paris (ORLY) where I checked in two bags. Upon arrival to Paris, I noticed that one of my bags didn't arrive. I reported it immediately and they said it was left ...
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Is there a restriction on alcoholic drinks in an emergency exit seat?

While booking a chargeable seat with extra space, alongside emergency exit, the airline (Air India) is asking to agree to terms and conditions that include: Not be under the influence of any ...
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Singapore - enter and exit on different passports? [duplicate]

I would like to visit a friend in Singapore during my travels and an hoping to book a transfer there. My US passport allows me entry to Singapore, but I want to use a different passport to enter my ...
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Can I board without my infant child even though I'm marked as passenger with baby in the reservation?

I have booked a return flight with Turkish airlines for my family (myself, my wife, one 6-year-old kid and another infant, 10 months old), and we used the outbound trip. Now for the return, my wife ...
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US Embassy in Nigeria told me to pay them for my flight when applying for visa, however my visa was denied. Will they refund me my flight money back?

I understand that my visa fee will not be refunded, but I gave the clerk flight money as well. Will they refund that amount?
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US citizen with UK tourist plans made prior to receiving study offer in UK: Will I be allowed to enter the country prior to my program start date?

I am a US citizen who booked a flight in December 2023 to visit a friend in the UK from July 11 to August 7, 2024. In January, I decided to apply to study in the UK, starting in September 2024. Today, ...
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British Airways advance passenger information - no redress number, can't leave blank

I'm supplying my pre-travel passenger information on the British Airways website for a flight to the USA. It gives the option to enter a US redress number, which I believe would be needed if a ...
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Is it acceptable for airplane passengers to help themselves to drinks in the galley?

I have only taken two long-haul flights in my life, which were an Air France round-trip between Paris and Osaka, so I have limited experience with those. On the first one of these flights, I saw a ...
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Is there an API that lets me hold flight bookings for free for 7 days with verifiable PNR?

I am deeply into flight booking platforms lately and have been doing a lot of research about how the flight booking platforms function. Obviously, being a software developer, I thought of leveraging ...
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Airline rebooked flight to one that is cheaper for them - can I insist on the shortest alternative?

I booked a return ticket Stockholm (ARN) - Amman (AMM) - Aquaba (AQJ) and AQJ-AMM-ARN with Royal Jordanian Airlines. They emailed me that the first leg, ARN-AMM, has been cancelled. EC261 rules ...
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Dual citizenship - Mexican/American - customs on leaving Mexico [closed]

My son was born in Mexico and has dual citizenship. He has the CRBA and Mexican birth certificate also an American passport. Will he have to pay customs to leave Mexico? He’s been here for 2 years and ...
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Weird MRZ code on my passport

I have an Indian passport, which has given trouble scanning in different places. However, the data was entered manually by the officer, whenever it failed to scan. On examining closely, I noticed that ...
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My son has dual citizenship. Will I have to pay overstay fine for him to leave Mexico to return to the US?

He has the dual citizenship certificate from the embassy. He has social security of United States, Mexican birth certificate, and American passport. He's been in Mexico 2 years on an American passport....
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Expedia 24 hours cancellation policy if flight departs inside the 24 hour period? Is ChatGPT right?

Q: Expedia has a 24 hours cancellation policy, you know about that? A: Yes, Expedia typically offers a 24-hour cancellation policy for most bookings. [...] Q: Now what if I book a flight that departs ...
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What is the minimum requirement to extend Schengen visa without any official reservations?

I secured a French Schengen visa from February to May. I wanted to do a solo trip, but after looking at the prices of travel and living, I decided going with someone else was the best course of action....
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Compensation for cancelled flight for multiple passengers

My flight with KLM was cancelled and I rebooked to a flight that makes me eligible for compensation. I was travelling with my family. Does anyone know if I should make individual compensation claims ...
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Are there any protections against the return part of a round trip being cancelled? [closed]

I recently read some news stories about an island that took advantage of travelers. During a holiday surge, boats and airlines made it difficult to buy tickets off the island. Hotels and restaurants ...
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Best way to get the same weekly flights at discount

I am going to be travelling between DTW and LGA on a weekly basis at the same time each week and want to book my flights in bulk. Is there a good way to exploit travel benefits to do this at a ...
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Flying International with VietJet Airlines and unable to check in online using https://vietjetair.com/

I was unable to check in online for an international flight with VietJet Airline or https://vietjetair.com/en/checkin/select-flight Has this happened to others? I was flying with VietJet Airlines on ...
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Would it be fine to apply for an E-Visa for Thailand with a bus ticket to leave the country?

I have to apply for an E-Visa for Thailand. The embassy requires a ticket to leave the country. Would it be fine if I bought a bus ticket instead of a flight ticket?
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Which airport has the longest minimum connection time?

I see 432 questions tagged short-connections. This made me wonder: which airport has the longest connection time? Notes: Longest connection time = time it takes for a passenger to go from one flight ...
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United Flights Cannot Be Added to CheckMyTrips

I just started using the CheckMyTrip app to manage my flights. I have been unable to add any United-booked flights on the app. I get this message on CheckMyTrip: "Sorry, your profile information ...
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How can I travel to Sweden with a Refugee Travel Document issued by the USA?

I am an asylee in the United States. I am from Afghanistan and have an Afghanistan passport, but because I was granted asylum, I am not able to use my Afghanistan passport. I have an I-131 refugee ...
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Why would an airline give me an impossible (negative time) connection?

I recently booked a trip with SriLankan Airlines, Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Bangkok (BKK) via Colombo (CMB). For the booked itinerary, outbound legs, the flight from AUH arrives in CMB at 05:00 and the ...
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Can I carry someone's homeopathy medicine along to Dublin?

I will soon be traveling to Dublin from India visa London. And I have been asked to carry some homeopathy medicine for a friend. The medicine is from Soukya and have a bill and signed letter from ...
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Lufthansa Rebooking through Munich/Frankfurt

My grandfather's flight, originally via Munich, Germany was canceled because of a Lufthansa strike at the German airports on Feb 7th starting at 4:00 am and ending on February 8th 7:11am. They've ...
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Flight cancellation refund not received after 6 months. What to do?

I am not sure if this question fits this forum. I made a booking for a flight from Amsterdam to Lyon in July 2023. I booked the ticket on Air France's website. I was assigned a booking number, but not ...
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Combining medication into one container

I am traveling soon, away for 8 weeks. Yesterday my doctor prescribed me a new medication that I have to take every day while I'm away (2x tablets per day), unfortunately the pharmacy only has these ...
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Avoiding flying with Boeing 737 Max

Unfortunately this aircraft is notorious for its safety, with the latest fuselage hole midair incident sparking fear. Online booking systems added a filter to avoid Boeing 737 Max. If I book a flight ...
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How to get flight schedules data?

I have looked everywhere for the past week to find the flight schedule origins. I know this information is coming from airlines and they will be discussed and sent to FAA. I wonder how some services ...
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