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Can I take sealed PC parts in the plane from UK to Morocco?

I recently bought PC parts that cost me £4500 and I'm a student in UK for almost 3 years and I'm going back to my country which is Morocco in October. Now i'm wondering if I am allowed to take these ...
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Wrong ID information on Wizzair

I have a flight on the 25th of August and it’s my first time flying alone and I’m terrified, with that anxiety I wrote my document information wrong. Instead of writing my ID document number I wrote ...
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I am living in Germany. My residence permit expires on 31st August 2021. Can I book my flight to India on 1st September 2021?

I am living in Germany. My residence permit expires on 31st August 2021. Can I book my flight to India on 1st September 2021? Will there be any penalty? Will, there be any penalty, or will I face any ...
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Can a visitor visa person enter into US from India via Mexico?

I have valid B1/B2 tourist visa and want to travel to USA. As we know there is a entry ban for Indians into US. Planning to enter USA via Mexico and need to know if this is a valid route to take. And ...
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Bookmarked flight not searchable but bookable. How?

First time posting here, apologies for potential mistakes in posting etiquette. I had a weird situation regarding booking flights which I've never encountered before in my travel history. I've a "...
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flying within the US with a cactus in carryon

I'll be flying domestically within the US from a part of the country where cacti are common to one where they aren't. As a small token gift I'd like to bring a small prickly pear cactus from my yard. ...
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Flight times change so I effectively lose an entire day of my holidays

I booked a flight from Frankfurt to Belgrade with AirSerbia in February. A few weeks after this was moved from 9.50 in the morning (JU331) to 19.35 in the afternoon (JU334). This makes me lose an ...
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Flying on Southwest with a cat

My wife will be flying Southwest in a few weeks for our move, and will be taking our cat (while I drive cross country - we figure flying is better than driving for 4 days!). We're looking to verify ...
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Different airlines, same destination, same day—can I check in at both?

OK so I booked with JetBlue then saw that their historical performance for this flight is horrendous (flightstats.com). I then booked another flight an hour later with American Airlines. I thought, ...
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Domestic Traveling while pending H1B extension

My H-1B visa expired on June 30, 2021, and my employer in the US applied for an extension on June 18, 2020. I have a trip within US next week, but my employer has not received the I-797 with the case ...
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Send refrigerated drug to my girlfriend in UK

My girlfriend has moved to the UK for 5 months. She needs refrigerated drugs for her medical condition that we usually get in Italy. Is there any reputable service that allows sending refrigerated ...
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I have booked flights tickets for 3 and got one confirmation number, so what should I do to get seats together for no cost?

I am travelling in US (domestic), and have a one conformation number for 3 passengers, so I want all three of us sit together without paying anything.
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Changing fare type in KLM

I have an intercontinental KLM flight with the standard fare. However, due to my own mistake, I just discovered that there is also a student fare with more baggage allowance. Can I change my fare type ...
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Does a German citizen need a passport to visit Albania?

If a German citizen only has their German ID(Personalausweis), and not a passport yet, can they visit Albania as a tourist? The official website seems to suggest so, but other places say that you need ...
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Is return ticket required for travelling on Temporary Resident Visa to Canada?

While there is no IRCC guideline which says a return ticket is a must for temporary visitors to Canada, I have heard stories where the airline did not let the traveller board the flight at country of ...
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How do you prevent somebody from stealing your luggage when traveling by air?

I've basically never flown. So I'm asking as somebody who has near-zero experience with airports. Especially modern ones. I very much worry that, after my luggage is "checked in" and ...
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Heathrow Terminal 2 Satellite

An interesting question I had when I was travelling out of Heathrow T2 last week. After the main terminal's security check on departures, I wandered around a little bit and then wanted to check the ...
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How do you get the wrong boarding pass in these high security computerised days?

Something happened to me about 3 years ago, and I have been wondering ever since about how such a thing can happen in these days when security is taken so seriously, and data is handled mostly by ...
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How close can I get to space for a reasonable price?

Recently there's been news about a company who will be offering balloon rides to the stratosphere for $125,000 (USD). Blue Origin hasn't announced the ticket prices for their flights yet, but the ...
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How fast do the typical domestic travel jets (737, A320 family) actually go?

I kind of always assumed that jets like the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 family travelled at their manufacturer's listed "cruising speed", because the manufacturer describes that speed as the ...
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Take test or obtain result 72 hours before arrival? (Flying to Lithuania)

I am going to take a flight from Norway to Lithuania in about 4 days from now. I am planning to take the PGR Covid test, as it is one of the accepted tests for entering Lithuania. There is a ...
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Taking medications on plane

Suppose person A wants to take medication on a plane. He is traveling with person B who person A doesn't want to know that he is taking medication. Would TSA agents remove the prescription bottles of ...
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Baggage Allowance on connecting Delta Airlines flight

I am planning to book an international flight from Ahmedabad, India to Pittsburgh, US in the second week of August 2021. My planned itinerary is (not yet booked): Air India 532: Ahmedabad to New Delhi ...
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When traveling with airplanes internationally, do they scan/check the non-hand baggage which is separated from the people area in the plane?

If I were to book a ticket to travel to somewhere in the USA from Europe right now, and I bring one large traveling bag and one small backpack with me, with the big one containing a baton (thus a ...
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EU DCC/covid restrictions and layovers

Countries, such as Spain, Italy or Greece, have opened their borders to vaccinated travelers from selected countries. Other EU countries may have not. How do layovers work now? If one were to fly ...
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Travel to Mazatlan from Monterrey, do I need a passport?

I have recently been told we need to go Mazatlán and I live in Texas so we are going to take a bus from Laredo to Monterrey. I do not have a book passport but I do have a passport card. Will I be able ...
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Do I a need a DATV for my onward journey while arrive and by depart by air same airline same terminal same day? [duplicate]

Hi I am an Indian and have residence permit in NL I am planning to a book a flight with British Airways from AMS to BOM via LHR I will have a layover of approx 2 hours in LHR Arrival and Departure ...
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Can I split my 30kg check-in luggage into multiple suitcases?

I am travelling with Turkish Airlines, from Berlin to Istanbul, and I am allowed 30kg of luggage or check-in. However, in the booking it doesn't mention the number of luggage items that I am allowed. ...
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Cancelling flight booked by travel agent

My wife and I booked an international trip through a travel agency, with the flight on United/Lufthansa. Due to Covid, we have pushed our travel to July 2022. The problem is that United is currently ...
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What are the definitions of stages and sequences when describing a flight, and how do they compare against leg/portion/sector/segment?

I read: Question: In what case doesn't a coupon correspond to a segment? Comment: This is getting into the weeds of terminology that most travelers don't need to deal with; there are also sectors and ...
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Is a visa required for an Indian citizen to leave an Italian airport during layover? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen in US on a F1 visa. I have a flight from Orlando to New Delhi in December 2021 with a 7 hour layover in Rome. My plan is to make use of this time and hit a couple of spots in ...
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Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepartner/en/bookingnticketing/Penalties-and-Charges.html states: No-Show Charge: The charge made by reason of the failure of a passenger to use reserved accommodation,...
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Does any train or bus company charge a no-show fee, or is that fee specific to some airlines? [closed]

Airlines sometimes have a no-show fee in case someone pays for a flight ticket but doesn't show up to the flight. I don't recall seeing such a fee for trains or buses. Does any train or bus company ...
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KLM 787-9 business seating for family

We are two adults and two 2-year-old toddlers planning to fly a long flight with KLM 787-9. This will be our first flight with the kids, so we are trying to make it as easy on them as possible. We ...
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What does “PAX” mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket? [closed]

Example (mirror, mirror 2): What does "PAX" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket? Typically, PAX=passenger, but in that case I don't understand why the ticket says "passenger" ...
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In what case doesn't a coupon correspond to a segment?

I read: If you're flying AAA-BBB-CCC and then CCC-BBB-AAA, you might expect to have four coupons: AAA-BBB, BBB-CCC, CCC-BBB, and BBB-AAA. A coupon doesn't necessary correspond to a segment, however. –...
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Can an airline move a flight time up 2 hours with three days notice?

I rode a commuter flight on Boutique Air to BWI to catch a cross country flight to LA. Three days before I was to return, I got a notice that my flight back from BWI to AOO (Altoona-Blair County) was ...
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Two passports, two different names, booked a flight

I have a Colombian passport and I booked a roundtrip to Spain a while ago. This week I became an US citizen and changed my name. So my question is, will I have any trouble coming back to the US since: ...
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Flight Changed Itinerary by full day, Ticket bought through 3rd Party

Similar to: Flight itinerary/time/date change I had scheduled a flight (Air Serbia), and purchased it through a 3rd party company (Orbitz). After the hassle-free 24 hour cancellation period had past, ...
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What does “C1-4 NON END” mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

Example (mirror, mirror 2): What does "C1-4 NON END" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?
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What are my rights if I miss a flight due to a schedule change

I was booked on a flight from Dublin to London and the airline emailed me to say that the flight was cancelled and I have been booked on a flight the day before. If I had not seen this email (I didn'...
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Will the authority accept my second ticket as a confirmation that I am transiting

I booked two ticket from two different companies. The first ticket is from Germany to Barcelona, arrives in the morning. The second is from Barcelona to non-Eu country departs at night. Spain ...
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How do they enforce rules on declaring funds?

Someone was concerned about the legality of leaving USA with a lot of money. Does CBP enforce that, and how? Seems they would have to already have an alert on the person's name, to catch them when ...
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Why booking services never consider MIA for transfers?

I noticed that none of the services I tried to find a flight offer a transfer at MIA airport. However I can come up with what Kayak calls "hacker fare" by combining individual flights. Is ...
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Overstayed while visiting in USA, trying to go home (Canada) & during covid

I was wondering if anyone would have info on this odd situation... I've overstayed my visit here in the US (from Canada) and its been almost 2 years coming up. I previously asked a question about ...
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Will Lufthansa fly to Belarus from Germany? [closed]

As many of you are already aware, the EU has banned Belavia (the national airline of Belarus) from flying over EU airspace and from landing at EU airports. As of yesterday, Belavia has also cancelled ...
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Can I see who I'm sitting next to while selecting my seat online?

I have in the past had a not-so-pleasant experience of sitting near some passengers with bad odour or who were too talkative. I was wondering if I could see who I'm sitting near when selecting my ...
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Is there a way to track historical averages of flight costs? [duplicate]

Covid-19 has shaken up the flight industry, and I noticed some flights to far off tourist destinations that seem like great deals, e.g. US to Italy for $1000 round trip. If they are so good, I'd like ...
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Why is air travel to China currently (May 2021) 4x the usual price?

For the past 15 years, round-trip economy flights from San Fransisco to Shanghai have been close to $1000-1500 per person. Currently the summer prices are between $3500 and $4500 per person. Looking ...
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Overstaying in USA from Canada. What's the process passing immigration?

What will happen if I've overstayed in the USA and I want to go back to my native country of Canada? Its been almost 2 years now and I need to travel back home. Does anyone know what will happen at ...

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