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When searching for flights, how do I select arrival date, instead of departure date?

When booking a long distance flight, the arrival date tends to differ from the date of departure, as it can take 1-2 days to arrive, especially with layovers. If I need to arrive on a specific day, is ...
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What can a passenger do when Ryanair close the boarding gate earlier than advertised?

For a Ryanair flight, the "Gate Closing" written on my friend's pass was 9:35, which was 30 minutes before the flight, and he arrived at the gate at 9:28. The gate was already closed and so he did not ...
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Preventing the ears from getting clogged on descent to Barcelona

I've been having an terrible experience when ever I'm descending to Barcelona. My ears would clog so bad that it would even hurt for a couple of seconds. That it self doesn't cause a problem. The ...
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When do I have to go through customs between Minneapolis and Nuremberg?

I go from Minneapolis to New York/Newark to Düsseldorf to Nuremberg. When do I go through customs, or is that only on the way back? I'm really nervous because I am also flying with my cello and had to ...
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Georgian citizenship [duplicate]

I am living with Irish citizen and Irish born child.we are planning to travel to Schengen zone. I have currently Russian citizenship and Georgian citizenship. I arrived to Ireland with Russian ...
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Passport names (Immigration) [on hold]

I need your advice please. For instance let's say a certain friend of mine is wanted in his country and traveled out, but just his name is known along with a photo of 8 years ago is known. If he goes ...
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Does EnterAir allow boarding of disabled person with walking sticks?

We booked some holiday with my girlfriend through a travel agency and apparently the airline is EnterAir which I've never traveled with before. My girlfriend has a disability that creates some ...
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AirSwift historical data [duplicate]

I am planning to book AirSwift flight from Boracay to El Nido and my worry is frequent flight cancellations due to weather as its a small aircraft. I am keen on checking historical data to get an idea ...
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What mechanisms are in place for online travel agents access very cheap airline tickets? [duplicate]

I have recently booked an almost last minute flight within Europe. I got prices, for the absolute same flight, that range from under 30€ to more than 200€. Variations of ~30€ are kind of normal but ...
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Where can I find delay/cancelation statistics for a given airline route?

My flight got canceled yesterday and I am currently waiting for the delayed next flight. Is there any website that keeps records of airlines being delayed/canceled? I would like to know my chances. ...
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Is there any point in keeping paper versions of boarding passes, or are scans/pictures of them good enough?

I read that keeping boarding passes can be useful in some cases. Examples: https://www.smartertravel.com/save-boarding-pass/ (mirror) https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/keep-boarding-pass-...
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Does Indigo have manual check-in to get boarding pass?

I have booked a domestic flight using go.indigo.com . Flight is from Pune to Kochi and back. Now they are asking to do web check-in in which you have to choose a seat which ranges anywhere from INR ...
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flight rescheduling charges for Indigo?

In Indigo there is a Flex option which I don't know what it stands for ? Apparently it stands so that one can reschedule the flights as well. But I was told at the gate that full fare would be needed ...
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Can I travel to the UK one day before my visa starts?

I am planning to travel to the UK with my mother. Her visa is valid from 15th June and my visa's validity starts on July 1st. I will be leaving from Chennai on June 30th, with a transit in Mumbai, ...
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Is VIP's Fairway Trolley (80cm) allowed for check-in for US trip in Etihad?

I'll be traveling to US next month via Etihad Airways. Etihad's baggage allowance policy states that "all check-in baggage must adhere to max dimensions 158 cm". I bought this VIP bag from Amazon (...
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Online check-in, overbooking and EU compensation rights

I couldn't find an answer to this anywhere. Everything I find about overbookings is about people standing in line at the gate, after security scrutiny, and being bumped. I have read everything about ...
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Transporting lots of luggage at Luton airport

I'll be travelling from Luton airport next month, with a large amount of luggage, far too much for an ordinary luggage trolley. I'm sure I'm not the first person to have had this problem! Does Luton ...
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Travel from Nigeria to Bahamas, avoiding transit in US, UK and Canada

How can a Nigeria passport holder with Bahamas visa travel to the Bahamas without transit through US, UK and Canada
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Flying British Airways and Virgin do I need to collect luggage in Heathrow

Booking a flight with https://de.travelgenio.com/ where it combines multiple airlines Hamburg to Heathrow, Heathrow to Johannesburg. I have 2 hours in Heathrow. Would I need to collect my luggage? ...
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Is 4 hours of layover enough for 2 seperate bookings in LHR (and some more)?

I am flying from Stuttgart to San Francisco next year. I booked the two legs separately so STR-LHR with British Airways and LHR-SFO with Virgin Atlantic. Reasoning is that it was cheaper by around ...
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Air Travel with pet Budgie

I was wondering if anyone has experience traveling with transatlantic (Western Europe to Mexico) with a pet bird? From what little research I did I found out that some airlines do seem to allow this, ...
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Can I take an air pistol out of Israel into Ghana?

A friend has gifted me an air pistol while on holiday in Israel and would like to take it back home to Ghana with me. Can I take it out of Israel an how do I do that? I have checked with the ...
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How to check a large backpack?

When travelling on airlines based in the US with a large backpack, I prefer to carry the bag onto the plane as part of my hand baggage allowance. Most foreign flag carriers, however, have a ...
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Which currencies does Wizz Air use in-flight?

Wizz Air is an Hungarian flight operator and I'll be flying with them from Finland to the United Kingdom. If I'd like to pay with cash for in-flight services which currency should I bring?
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Is the space in front of the first seat row in the middle of a cabin meant as a public passage?

I have recently been on an Air China trip with my family, I think on an A330 aircraft. We had a baby bassinet and thus were seated in the front row of a cabin, and got seats in the middle of the ...
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Why are walk-ins for Global Entry interview typically only accepted when arriving from an international flight?

I read on https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/get-a-same-day-walk-in-appointment-at-these-global-entry-enrollment-centers/ (mirror): It may be hard to get an interview, but some enrollment ...
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Emirates trans-Tasman additional luggage costs?

Trying to find a weird use case for Emirates. If you have a 1st class ticket, you're allowed 50kg for a flight from SYD to AKL/WLG/CHC. However, I can't find out how much additional luggage would ...
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Two passports in different names, stopover country needs one, destination — the other

Say a dual New Zealand and Mali citizen is flying from NZ to Mali via Australia (pure hypothetical). The passports are in different names. Mali passport alone needs transit visa for Australia. NZ ...
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Book return flight, but after another round trip [duplicate]

I am currently in the US. I plan on leaving back to my home country (UK) on October 18th, but I haven't booked it yet. I did already book a trip back to the US with a relative for a week in November. ...
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How does the climate impact of an LNG-powered cruise ship compare to flying? [migrated]

Taking the Iona as an example, it is claimed that "The cruise ship will have a reduced carbon footprint with zero sulphur and nitrogen emissions." Sulphur and nitrogen, while pollutants, are not ...
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How to know if an Air France flight has in-flight entertainment?

I have just booked a flight, from Paris CDG to Moscow SVO return. It is a 4 hour 10 minute flight. Usually when I travel on other airlines no entertainment is provided as the flight isn’t long enough. ...
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Is the 13 inch MacBook Pro also banned from airtravel?

I read about the recent MacBook Pro 15 inch travel ban. I have a 13-inch model, so I'm safe. I checked the serial number and my computer was bought in November 2017 which is outside of the affected ...
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Can I take a soft suitcase on Qatar Airways?

Are you allowed to take a soft suitcase on Qatar airways I have heard that some airports are starting to ban soft suitcases but I am not sure if this is true or not
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Last name ordered wrongly in airticket

My name is the airticket is ordered differently than the name in my passport. example: First name : Emily Last name :JaneDoe But in my airticket it is First name: Emily Jane Last name: Doe I ...
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Italian resident travelling outside of the Schengen area without having been issued a permesso di soggiorno (residency permit) yet

I'm Pakistani National and I came to Italy on behalf of my husband with long term Visa. I have the receipt issued by the government that I've applied for my permesso di soggiorno (residence permit). ...
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How to move framed paintings by plane

I will soon move with two paintings by air. I'm afraid to check them to avoid damage. Last time I was able to bring them as carry-on and give it to the FA for the coat hanger. She did so grudgingly, ...
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Dried rose petals — permissible for airplane

I want to bring some dried rose petals with me to my upcoming trip to Malaysia just for my own personal use with my hotel bathtub. I'm not sure how much red tape stands in the way between me and this ...
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Italian Ricevuta / Travelling outside of Schengen

I am a Turkish citizen who studies in Italy. My permesso di soggiorno (residence permit) is expired and I made an application for renewal. I have my ricevuta from the post office. I left Italy 10 days ...
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Is it safe to travel with Radio Frequency (RF) Board packed in a laptop carry-on bag

In addition to a laptop, I use some Radio frequency (RF) Board for implementing a software-defined Radio function (E.g. virtual eNode-B or gNode-B) with a small pluggable omni-directional antenna. ...
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Can you ask for a compensation if the delay was due to the de-icing process?

I was talking to a friend recently and he referred he was in a delayed flight from Brussels a couple of weeks ago due to de-icing. Basically the plane already had an initial delay to which summed up ...
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Traveling with a battery

I'm traveling from the US to Switzerland with a layover in Frankfurt / Main (Germany). I intend to buy a laptop battery in the US for a friend's laptop. I intend to take this battery with me on the ...
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How long can I stay in Canada as a tourist with the new eTA? (italian citizenship)

The Canadian CIC website states that starting March 2016 some tourists that fly into Canada will need an eTA. As an Italian citizen I need an eTA and I think I may stay up to six months. Is this ...
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Do airlines or air traffic controllers intentionally try to have some flights land early?

On some recent domestic US flights, the flight reached its destination sooner than the expected duration, but then got stuck waiting on the tarmac waiting for its assigned gate to open. Do airlines ...
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Does the EU 261 regulation applicable to Widerøe traveling inside Norway?

Widerøe is a Norwegian company operating inside Norway and closes by regions. Does the EU 261 regulation applicable to it when canceled and traveling within Norway? The question arises from the fact ...
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Skip a leg, forfeit a ticket — do mistakes happen due to late connections?

As we know airlines combat hidden city ticketing by cancelling your entire ticket (including return trip) if you skip a leg. But how is this handled -- what happens if you are late from your ...
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Alitalia and baggages

For the first time after years of travelling I will fly with Alitalia. I booked it via Expedia, and now I can't find anywhere any information on baggage in my reservation. Neither on Expedia or ...
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Skip second leg of outbound flight and continue to original destination over land [duplicate]

I travel with Air China from Paris to Kathmandu with a stopover in Chengdu. I am considering not taking the Chengdu to Kathmandu flight and travel over land to Kathmandu from Chengdu. Will I be able ...
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How can I find an international flight number? [duplicate]

I need to know the flight number for the flight to Orlando, Florida, from Gatwick in London, UK in August 2011, via Virgin Airlines, that I missed, but I don't know how to find it. Where can I find ...
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What country am I travelling from if there's a layover for visa application?

I'm applying for an Egyptian visa and the website to do so (Egypt e-Visa Portal) is asking for the country that I'm traveling from. So let's say I was a United States citizen that was going to spend ...
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Is rebooked flight considered a delay

If I miss a flight from Warsaw (WAW) to Toronto (YYZ) due to the delay of an inbound connection (Moscow (SVO) to WAW), that was purchased from the same airline on the same ticket, and they can only ...