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A form of travel in vehicles such as airplanes, helicopters, air balloons and so on.

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Do Articles 8 and 9 of EC261 not apply to flight cancellations announced 2+ weeks in advance?

Regarding the EC261 regulation, I know Article 7 (compensation) doesn't apply if the flight is cancelled more than two weeks in advance. However, it's always been my understanding that Article 8 (...
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Can I attach a 4inch toilet raiser to an airline toilet seat as I’m unable to get off a normal toilet alone with my disability

I have a muscle wasting disease and am unable to get off a normal toilet- we take a 4” toilet seat that easily screws onto toilets when we travel (with wipes and always clean it etc) it fits standard ...
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Can business class passengers be downgraded to economy class without being reimbursed for the full difference?

I was reading Flight Compensation Regulation of the European Union, Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 and article 10 talks about upgrading and downgrading. It mentions the following: If an operating air ...
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ATC Broadcast - Similar to Channel 9

Does anyone know if KLM Airlines has a feature in the IFE screen that allows you to listen to radio communication, similar to what United has with Channel 9?
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Are there any active, regularly scheduled commercial flights that are reserved for only one gender or other demographic factor?

I read on https://viewfromthewing.com/united-airlines-men-only-executive-service/ (mirror): From 1953 through 1970, United offered men-only ‘Executive flights’ between New York and Chicago and ...
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Entering the United States on a return ticket from Mexico under the VWP

I am a UK citizen intending to travel to the United States via Mexico in order to see my fiancee. I will spend the necessary fourteen days there before traveling onward to the US in order to ...
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In Canada, are there consequences if an airline provides a false reason for a delay?

If an airline issues an alert to its passengers saying that the delay is due to "weather", but those passengers are on the plane and the air crew explained it was actually due to an error in ...
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Reliable cattery at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

My wife and I will be travelling with two cats in September, changing flights at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. It's a long travel so it's important that the cats can take a break, stretch their legs ...
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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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How do I get a refund from the Mytrip travel agency?

Exactly two months ago, my daughter and her two friends booked flights through Mytrip. Unfortunately, their flight was cancelled. The airline has already refunded Mytrip for all three passengers' ...
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Tickets received, card never charged?

I have a weird one, and I saw it happened to someone else last year, but I don’t see how it played out for them. I placed tickets for Iberia Airlines a few days back through Expedia on my Apple Card. ...
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Tracking On-Time Performance for Allegiant: Why do Flight Numbers Keep Changing?

I frequently use services like flightaware to look up flights I am thinking about purchasing. Under normal circumstances (at least in the US) such as this one, searching for a flight number generally ...
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Wizzair discount club no-show of club member

I booked 6 return tickets using Wizzair discount club to complete the booking. During the booking it was said that you have to be a passenger in order to use Wizzair Discount Club. But now something ...
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Return cancelled after outbound has already been taken: what are my rights?

I'm trying to help out a stranded traveler in this thread. British Airways (one-leg) flight cancelled due to Covid They flew to Delhi with BA but the return was cancelled due to Covid. I'm trying to ...
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Can airlines claim back denied boarding compensation+expenses from handling agents?

I've been denied boarding on 8 flights to the UK, due to most handling companies across Europe being misinformed about a specific detail of UK carrier regulations. easyJet and Jet2 have confirmed they ...
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Is there a procedure for wearing commercial airplane's oxygen mask when you have a tracheotomy?

If I remember correctly, commercial airplanes are designed to release oxygen masks if the oxygen level drops too low, or if the cabin is too depressurised while in high altitude, and the chemical ...
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Anything I can do about getting SSSS twice in a row for an international flight?

When trying to check in for a Delta flight today, I've received the following message: Unfortunately, government regulations require you check in at the airport, either at the kiosk or with an agent, ...
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How can buying an extra flight (different PNR) with another be cheaper than not buying that?

A friend was looking for flights from Lisbon to Delhi and found a curious situation where buying an additional flight with an itinerary is cheaper than buying just that itinerary. The additional ...
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Does AF0838 from ZNZ to CDG require deplaning and security at NBO?

I have booked AF0838 from ZNZ (Zanzibar)to CDG (Paris - Charles de Gaule) and then upon getting my itinerary, it was broken into ZNZ-NBO (Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta) NBO-CDG with the same flight number ...
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Effect of Denied Entry Stamp from Spain

I had a flight from Istanbul to Managua, transiting through Barcelona, Spain, and Bogotá, Colombia. I boarded my plane from Istanbul to Barcelona and made the transit. While attempting to board the ...
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What's the difference between a transfer pass and a boarding pass?

Looking back at some past flight tickets, I see for a trip with 1 layover, I was given a boarding pass for the first leg, and a transfer pass for the second leg. The pass type was indicated on the ...
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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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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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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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CBD Prescribed Cannabis Oil onboard a flight to United Kingdom

I will be flying from South Africa to the United Kingdom and was wondering if I will be allowed to take my prescribed CBD oil onboard the flight. Or will I have problems on arrival in London?
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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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What should I do when the carrier unilaterally canceled my booking?

I booked a flight couple weeks ago, taking off tomorrow. Today I tried to get a boarding pass but their app says that my booking was somehow canceled (I didn't do that), the money is returned to my ...
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Entering Italy with Australian travel document

I enter Germany with Australian travel document for refugees. Can I take another flight to Italy and move freely in schengen area?
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Can I cancel a flight reservation after a minor change?

I booked a flight from where I live now to Beijing and back, but I've gotten a new job and will be moving (interestingly, to the city that the flight has a layover in). Normally, I realize that ...
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Air Pass to visit Pacific Islands

I am interested in visiting some Pacific Islands, even though at the moment I have no specific plan about which to visit. I would like to have a look at how to get there and in particular island ...
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Coordinating reverse flight itineraries

I sometimes book flights where I travel from A to B, to pick some people up from B that then follow me back to A. However, I have found that it is extremely difficult to book the same flight from B to ...
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Surname differences in my application papers and my passport

In my passport, there is no a defined slot for first name and surname. Names are written up to the 3rd grandfather, like this: Name: Nadin Ahmed Joe Ali Morsy I used Nadin as my first name and "...
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Valid visa ... Blue Card new issue in Gemany

I had applied for the extension of myBlue Card eAT at the immigration office in Stuttgart. The new extended Blue Card eAT is now available for collection at the immigration office in Stuttgart (...
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Are there any downsides if someone picks up my boarding pass and adds my reservation to their Business Extra account for small business program credit

I read on viewfromthewing.com (mirror): To be sure, your boarding pass still has a bar code. Someone with a bar code scanner or app could read it. But that’s not the person most likely to pick up ...
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When does the 24 hour cancellation period start?

I currently have a booking (American Airlines) stuck in limbo. There was an unspecified error message after the booking, there is a PNR and the booking is visible online, but the ticket has not been ...
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What is this date on my flight booking refering to?

I am looking at a flight booking confirmation from Air China, which contains (among others) the following line: DEP FRA-FRANKFURT 11FEB SAT 1910 CA 932 MMRFCDE/NW 30JUN 1PC Now, this correctly ...
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Bag tag information after name

I traveled recently with SN Brussels Airlines. On my bag tag after my LAST NAME/GIVEN NAME (cut after 4 characters) then +011/12 on the way out and +011/19 on the way back. What does these numbers ...
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Traveling outside Luxembourg with a type D visa

I applied for a type D visa to work in Luxembourg. My type D visa is still valid for 3 months but the provisional work permit expired before I entered Luxembourg. Can I travel to Schengen areas now ...
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Vancouver to Auckland options with non-alliance flights on long haul routes?

What routes exist from Vancouver to New Zealand if I'd like every leg longer than three hours be on a low cost / non-alliance flight? (These airlines typically have much more affordable premium ...
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What is a charter airline, and what are the risks of flying with one?

I am travelling from Burgas to Munich and the only direct flight appears to be with "Bulgarian Air Charter": Apparently this is a "charter airline". I cannot find any information ...
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How many times can I change a ticket from Copa Airlines?

I have a ticket from Copa Airlines that allows for free changes (it is called an "Economy Full" ticket). However, I need to change the date of my flight. Are there limits to the number of ...
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Gatwick Airport bag-drop information (WizzAir, South Terminal)?

I am looking for information on how to check my luggage at Gatwick Airport (flying with WizzAir). I can't find much and the airports official page (https://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/flying-...
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Does any aviation authority / country have a limit lower than 100 watt hours (Wh) per lithium-ion battery in carry-on luggage?

My laptop has a 99.9WHr battery. faa.gov mentions: Size limits: Lithium metal (non-rechargeable) batteries are limited to 2 grams of lithium per battery. Lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries are ...
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What actions can I take when a travel agent is very slow in rescheduling a cancelled flight?

I was scheduled to fly from Barcelona to Manila on April 21st 2022 with a return on May 21st. The airline Lufthansa cancelled part of the flight on May 21st. I talked to the travel agent and they said ...
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American Airlines 24-hour refund: how do I know if a ticket has "Sale-imposed nonrefundable taxes" or "Taxes we must pay whether or not you travel"?

I read on the American Airlines 24-hour refund policy (mirror) that "sale-imposed nonrefundable taxes" and "taxes we must pay whether or not you travel" are not refunded (see quote ...
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How to cancel Air France itinerary and get a refund in cash?

I know this should be straightforward, but unfortunately it appears to be far from the case. All of the customer service numbers I have tried are currently closed. I bought a return trip on the Air ...
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I like flying and I like airports. Is there a job for me so I can fly for free?

I don't like traveling in its classical sense. I don't like going to tourist attractions, trying new foods, meeting locals, learning history or traditions. Instead, I like moving around. I like ...
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Is it okay if my flight ticket has one extra word in my surname?

My surname previously had 2 words, X Y, which is how it is currently listed on my flight ticket. However, I recently become a citizen of a different country and obtained a new passport. In my new ...
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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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As transiting passenger, how to go from T2 to T3 in Dubai airport?

From CCU we will be arriving at Dubai T2 at 05:55 on Flydubai and thereafter will be transiting for Seattle on Emirates departing from T3 at 09:55.(All in one single ticket) How we may reach T3 from ...
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