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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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Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight?

Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight? (assume the passenger is flying economy) I read some conflicting reports, e.g. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
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Does any train or bus company charge a no-show fee, or is that fee specific to some airlines?

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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What does “PAX” mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

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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Can I travel domestically within the United States with my USA expired passport?

I need to fly domestically within the United States. The only ID I have is an expired USA passport. Can I use that to pass T.S.A.? Can I use it as ID?
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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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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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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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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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Direct contact for oneworld

I have a round the world flexi ticket booked through Qatar airways. However this turns out not to be very flexible at all! Any changes mean calling the Qatar help desk, who claim they cannot do ...
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Travelling with beach sand in carry-on

I'm making a trip back home (to the coast) shortly, and I would like to bring back sand from the beach with me as a keepsake or memento. It's just a short weekend trip, and I won't be checking any ...
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Which website to use when choosing local US flights?

Could you recommend a good website that allows comparing prices across different airlines for local US flights? I have been using Kayak for a long time but I am wondering if there is a resource for ...
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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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Do I have any recourse if airline is refusing to return carry-on during long flight delay?

I'm on a flight that is currently delayed 4 hours due to runway conditions at the destination airport. We boarded and were then de-planed. They made us gate-check all our carry on luggage so that (as ...
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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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Which airlines fly from Ulaanbaatar / Ulan Bator?

Looking at getting back to London from Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator), Mongolia in mid August, and trying to reduce the price. What airlines or crazy routes might exist? Currently have found Aeroflot, ...
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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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Taking large sum of dollars from the US to a country that is under economic sanctions [migrated]

I am going to fly from one of the US airport to Iran (with a connection in Doha, Qatar). As you know Iran is not a normal country, as per its relation with the US. I am planning to take a relatively ...
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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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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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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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How can I view the typical flight prices between two airports prior to the COVID-19 pandemic?

How can I view the typical flight prices (ideally during a given date of the year) between two airports prior to the COVID-19 pandemic? Google Flights only show the future prices.
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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?

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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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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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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Do countries get the manifest of every passenger that's flying through their airspace? Who knows who's boarded on a plane?

In regards to the Belarus Forces Down Plane to Seize Dissident; Europe Sees ‘State Hijacking’ I wonder if the Belarus intelligence was handed the manifest as a routine or they somehow got access ...
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Covid Travel Insurance

I'm planning a trip from the United States to Botswana with a stopover in South Africa in the second half of August this year. While I have no personal Covid concerns as I'm fully-vaccinated, I know ...
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RT-PCR v PCR Test for entry into Belarus

I need to travel to Belarus from Berlin in the next two weeks and according to the government's website, foreigners need to present a valid PCR test that is not older than 72 hours. When I visit the ...
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Wrong nationality on boarding pass due to IT error

TL;DR How can I make sure I board my flight when the boarding pass shows my nationality wrong due to an IT error? I've just checked in online for my flight tomorrow and upon checking my boarding pass ...
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Where can I view quarantine or other COVID-19 requirements for airline crew?

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php sometimes mentions quarantine or other COVID-19 requirements for airline crew, e.g. for Thailand: Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their ...
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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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Can I travel to Boston from Bangalore with layover at London?

I'm going to Boston on an F1 visa from Bangalore. Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions, is it allowed to travel to US if i have a layover at London airport?
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Teen child traveling with family member within US

My 14 year old son is going to travel with my brother, his uncle, to my brother's new home and help him unload the moving van, and then he'll fly home alone. It'll be a road trip adventure for my son, ...
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Which steps happen before you fly internationally (check-in / boarding)?

I've only been at the airport a couple of times in my life and it's been quite a long time since my last flight. My girlfriend will fly soon and I wonder how much time we will have together at the ...
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Traveling with 24inch monitor

I bought a BenQ GL2480 monitor, which is a 24 LED MONITOR. Is putting it in my normal suitcase and covering it with some kind of protection a good idea? What if my suitcase gets scanned in the airport,...
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Is it possible to take a desktop PC as carry-on luggage?

I am moving from Egypt to the Netherlands and I need to take my PC with me. I won't be taking the monitor, just the case, but I'm wondering what the best way would be. Am considering taking it as ...
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Is a transit visa needed to transfer in Boryspil airport?

My wife, a Chinese citizen living in the United Kingdom under a spousal visa, will be travelling from London to Beijing next summer. She has a layover at Boryspil Airport for a little over 4 hours. ...
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Can I fly from the US to Mexico without a passport?

I have a family emergency and need to travel from San Diego CA to Zacatecas Mexico. I am 28 and do not have a passport. Can I travel by airplane with just my birth certificate or ID? My 2 yr old will ...
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How can I find out if an airline ticket has been used or cashed in?

How do I find out if an airline ticket for a Delta flight has been used or cashed in? I purchased the ticket for a person in another country to get back to the USA.
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How do the authorities know whether someone reaches a country?

In Poland there are 10 days of quarantine for people arriving in Poland. Consider that someone arrives in Poland from Istanbul through Amsterdam. How do the officers know that he arrived in Poland, ...
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Under what circumstances can one hope to get to use their return flight without using the forward flight?

I bought a return flight with LOT flying out on the 19th of April and coming back on the 7th of May. Since Switzerland has placed Lithuania on a 10-day quarantine list on the 19th after I got the ...
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Do I need to get a COVID-19 test when flying from Italy to the Netherlands?

I am planning to travel from Bergamo to Eindhaven with Ryanair. Do I have to take a COVID-19 test? If yes, do I need a PCR test or a rapid antigen swab?
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The limit number of batteries I can take within a flight?

I am going to indenisia next summer. I used take my drone to this kind of trip with 3 lithum batteries. This time I would to take my FPV Drone and 10 lipos (batteries) and I don't know the limit ...
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Do flight attendants prefer I press the button or walk to the back? (Long-haul flights)

I fly Abu Dhabi - Amsterdam - Portland, OR and back frequently. Each leg is about 8 to 10 hours. For most people, it is their one 'long flight,' and are sleeping, but for me, because I have two of ...
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Why are airline passengers asked to lift up window shades during takeoff and landing?

I have always wondered why the windows shades have to be raised during take off and landing. I can't think of any safety issues by having a closed window.
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How can I control Internet usage when using in-flight wifi?

In-flight wifi often comes with ludicrously stingy download caps (eg. 30MB for $4.99 yesterday on Singapore Airlines), which I'd like to reserve for email (minus attachments), documents I explicitly ...

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