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I'm looking for registration marks of some old historical flights I flew (between 1991 & 2006) [duplicate]

I'd like to retrieve registration marks of some aircraft I flew, a lot of years ago (between 1991 and 2006). Unfortunately while in USA there is https://www.bts.gov/ for domestic flight and while in ...
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Differences between row 11 or 12 in Airbus A320?

The rows 11 and 12 of the Airbus A320 look very much alike. I've been sitting on row 11 before I think and I couldn't see much difference between them. Are there any differences between row 11 and ...
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What are some tips and tricks for finding the cheapest flight when luggage and other fees are not revealed until far into the booking process?

I'm finding it ever more frustrating recently to compare and find the truly cheapest flights. Flight search engines are more and more useless as airlines game the system increasingly to list low ...
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Airline power sockets shut down when I plug my computer in. How can I avoid that?

Even if the question may go into the technical details of a laptop computer specifications, I would like to know general experience of travellers concerning that topic. Some airlines offer power ...
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Late flight from Manchester to Dubrovnik [duplicate]

Flight TOM2428 from Manchester to Dubrovnik on 23 May 2019 took off late due to technical problems. What time did it land in Dubrovnik, & what time did the plane doors open?
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Arrival time Iberia IB6252 to Madrid from JFK on 4/12/19 [duplicate]

I’d like to find out what time did a flight arrived in Madrid from JKF, New York. It departed 12 April 2019 from JFK, NY at 20:50 and was supposed to arrive in Madrid at 10:05 the next day, 13 April ...
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Carry-on liquids in toiletry bag (not clear ziplock)?

Over a year ago I stopped putting my toiletries in a clear plastic bag instead opting to keep them in my small dopp kit - I found it annoying to have to constantly transfer them between bags. I've ...
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Does EU compensation apply to flights where the departure airport closes check-in counters during protests?

(Fortunately I am not among the affected passengers) There are protests being held in Hong Kong International Airport right now. In response, The Airport Authority closed all check-in counters before ...
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Is there a way to encourage or even force airlines and booking engines to show options with overnight layovers?

Sometimes, airlines and booking engines offer options with overnight layovers, and usually present these as unattractive options (and usually they are, because not many people enjoy sleeping in ...
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How to carry a Squash racket on Thai Airways?

I have asked one of my friends to bring along a Squash racket for me from China, and he will be coming via Thai Airways. He has shown the concern that the racket will be damaged if carried along. So ...
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Ensuring duffel bag handles aren't caught in a conveyor belt

This website reads: Don’t Leave Any Loose Ends Be sure all of the compartments and pockets on your bag are securely zipped and fastened, and don’t leave anything hanging outside of it, such as ...
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booking flights to iceland when wanting to arrive and leave from different cities [closed]

I will be going to Iceland for a couple of weeks in Feb. Is it possible to fly into Akureryi and rent a car and then fly out of Keflavik? Is it alot more expensive to do it this way? Do I need to ...
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Does a compact folding luggage cart used to move around a carry-on bag and personal item count as an extra carry-on bag or extra personal item?

Does a compact folding luggage cart used to move around a carry-on bag or personal item count as an extra carry-on bag or extra personal item? Or does it count as part of the carry-on bag or personal ...
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Krisflyer Gold Lounge extra guest access

Travelling through Changi on Singapore Airlines on a partners gold elite card we have a third person with us we would like to take into the Krisflyer Gold Lounge. Can we pay for his access?
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Historic flight times? [duplicate]

I need to find the departure and arrival times for a flight that was delayed last December, is there any way I can do this without having to pay a subscription? The flight was from Edinburgh to Paris ...
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Bringing Chia seeds for personal consumption into Hawaii?

Can I bring chia seeds in my checked luggage to Hawaii for my personal consumption? The rules that I have read say that passion fruit and seeds are not allowed. This does not describe if it is only ...
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do I need to change terminal at mumbai airport? [duplicate]

I am traveling through Indigo from Oman to Mumbai to Bagdograh(Siliguri).I heard that I've to change airport in order to change terminal from 1 to 2. How long does it takes? The next flight to ...
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How do I get airside at Boston's Logan airport without a boarding pass? [duplicate]

My minor daughter is traveling by herself internationally, leaving from Boston's Logan airport. It's the first time she's traveled via air on her own, and I'd like to go with her to her gate (past ...
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Taking olive oil from Turkey to Germany in check-in luggage?

A friend of mine has relatives in Turkey who produce olive oil by themselves. Now he is travelling there to visit them and we are thinking about to get some of this delicious oil here on his way back. ...
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Unexpected route on a flight from USA to Europe

I fly often between London and east coast USA (usually New York or Boston) - and every single time up until now the flight would go along the great circle route. I flew yesterday from Boston to ...
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Flight to a different airport from the one booked

I flew from the Boston to London yesterday. As originally booked, flight was VS158, BOS-LHR, operated by Virgin Atlantic, booked directly with Virgin Atlantic. Due to the planned strike in Heathrow, ...
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Why can I buy a ticket on gotogate/other resellers but not direct?

Today my friend flew from Zurich to Sofia with Bulgaria air. The flight was not available on the Bulgaria Air website but only through gotogate and the other resellers. We bought the flight, and she ...
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Why do cheap flights with a layover get more expensive when you split them up into separate flights? [duplicate]

I have found some cheap flights from London to Tokyo on Google Flights which I plan to purchase. However, the flight has a layover - the legs are London to Moscow, then Moscow to Tokyo. I thought ...
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Are there any discounts if combining multiple flights?

Let's say I want to fly from Amsterdam, Netherlands to: New Orleans (US), Havana (Cuba) and Quito (Ecuador). And then back to Amsterdam. Are there any chance to combine these flights to get better ...
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Single flight multiple flight numbers?

Is it possible for a single flight to have multiple flight numbers?
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Traveling outside of US with air rifle scope

Is it allowed to bring my own scope in registered luggage when flying outside of US? Would it be treated as export (I'm not an US Citizen)?
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Can I sue airline that does not have a representative in your country?

I just flew with Finnair from Moscow to Montreal. My luggage got delayed by 3 days. As per Montreal Convention, I can spend up to 1,131 SDR on necessities as my luggage is missing and the airline is ...
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Money in checked luggage

I accidentaly left money in my checked baggage flying from Germany to Brazil. It is something like 400 Euro. I realized this only as I was already flying. How often is the baggage X ray scanned? Is ...
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Why is it sometimes cheaper to connect via an airport than to finally fly to that airport? [duplicate]

You can fly from Vienna (VIE) to Addis Ababa (ADD) for 526€. However, flying from Vienna (VIE) to Cape Town (CPT) connecting through Addis Ababa (ADD) is only 419€. So when flying to ADD, it is ...
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EU 261 - Flight Compensation - Declined due to delays from previous flights

Last week 10 minutes before my departure (in the EU) my flight (Ryanair) was cancelled (Without giving me any reason for the cancellation). No help was provided by Ryanair except I should go to the ...
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How to determine what I should eat on a flight with passengers with nut allergies

I recently returned from a trip to Florida on British Airways. On both flights there was an announcement that some passengers have a severe nut allergy and so we were instructed not to eat food ...
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Europe, flight access refused because of expired ID (proof of renewal)

A friend of mine tried to take a flight from France to Spain last week but his ID was expired (French ID), it is commonly known that even though the ID is expired it is still valid for some times (4 ...
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Why are flights out of Boston cheaper? [duplicate]

I was looking at flights out of Baltimore (BWI) to different places; France, Spain, etc. then on one of the bundle sites, it showed the same flight out of Boston (BOS) for less than half the price. ...
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Will I be able to re-select travel document with Ryanair during check-in?

I have a Ryanair account and during all my previous travels I used passport as my travel document. Now I have a new flight reservation and I will need to travel with my identity card instead. There is ...
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London > Siem Reap with Vietnam Airlines - transfer Ho Chi Minh

As the title states, I have booked a flight from London to Siem Reap, Cambodia with Vietnam Airlines. This includes a 2hr 50m transfer in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, where we switch to a Cambodia Angkor Air ...
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Etihad airlines didnt ask passport details when booking flight tickets, why? [duplicate]

I recently booked Etihad flight tickets from USA to INDIA and it didnt ask my passport details.
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Will Airlines ever stop the pre-flight safety briefs? [closed]

For a long time air travel has been the safest way to get around, with only 117 deaths per billion journey. Is it really necessary for the pre-flight briefing - you don't get them before getting on a ...
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I am coming from Uganda and traveling to Swaziland but will take a bus from Johannesburg to Swaziland. Do I need a transit visa?

Am traveling to Swaziland by bus but coming in through Johannesburg. Do I need a transit visa? I am from Uganda.
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Is the price of flights Anchorage (ANC) - Wales (WAA) always the same?

According to Google Flights, the price of cheapest roundtrip flights ANC-WAA is always $794, except a few isolated cases when it's in the $800-900 range. I was wondering whether this even goes down, ...
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Refund of Visa fees for canceled applications

My family and I applied for UK Visa and we paid the Visa application fees for all of us. However, before we made appointment to submit our applications, we decided to make few changes on the ...
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What are my rights regarding a potential baggage delay?

In a few days, I will be traveling from San Francisco -> Helsinki -> Moscow (Sheremetyevo) with Finnair (economy class). A month ago passengers started to experience substantial delays to pick ...
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Can I travel by air to Canada from Mexico with only a US birth certificate?

I'm an American citizen in Mexico and I want to fly to Canada. The only thing is that I only have my American Birth Certificate! I do not have any other ID. Canada says that American Citizens can ...
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Ethiopian Airlines tickets seem to always have the same price regardless of the proximity of the date?

UPDATE: Ethiopian Airlines indeed offers a currently 66% discount on domestic flights, if you're an Ethiopian resident, or if you fly into/out of Ethiopian with Ethiopian Airlines. When trying to book ...
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How can an F1 visa holder be confident leaving the US for a short vacation and returning?

I'm a valid F1 student in the US and thinking about traveling to either Mexico or Canada while I'm here. I've been hearing a lot of stories lately when border officers decline entrance for returning ...
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Is there a need to declare food for personal use at customs? (in Norway)

TL;DR: Can I bring food for personal use to Norway without having to declare it at customs? I will be going on a 14-day hiking trip to Norway on which I will bring most of the food myself. All the ...
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Using I-phone 8 while flying over Pacific Ocean [closed]

I will be flying from America to Japan, then the Philippines next week. Will my I-phone 8 work out over the Pacific Ocean? Or just turn it off to save roaming charges?
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What are compensation rules for overbooked/cancelled flights for different regions? [closed]

What regulations are applicable for overbooked/cancelled flights around the globe? I travel from time to time in Europe and there is EU 261/2004 regarding overbooked and cancelled flights. Is there ...
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Compensation for cancelled flights in EU, one booking, multiple legs

I have a question about compensation under EU laws for my flights. I booked a Lufthansa ticket to fly from Leipzig to Valencia via Frankfurt, and from Valencia to Leipzig via Frankfurt. About 5 ...
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Get back to US from Canada without passport

Im 18, never had a passport, and crossed US-Canada Border last month by car using my Vermont Enhanced Drivers License. My plan was to drive to Alaska and fly home from there, but an unexpected family ...
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A note on a B1/B2 visa - any obligations to fly directly into the specified city?

A 16-years old and his father obtained a B1/B2 visa. There is a note on the son's visa saying "Vacation travel with father Los Angeles, CA". Do they have to fly to Los Angeles directly, or can they ...