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Changing EasyJet reservation: what happens to my Extra Legroom surcharge?

On EasyJet, to bring a personal item on board in addition to a cabin bag, I had to select an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat (with a surcharge). If I change my reservation to another flight, will I ...
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Flying to Africa by Qatar Airways - baggage question

I'm flying to Africa with Qatar Airways. Baggage allowance shows as 30 kg but I was wondering if I can take two bags that weigh 23kg each instead of a single bag
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Bundling together items to meet baggage allowance?

Some airlines allow only 1 item as your baggage allowance. If you are travelling with two or my items of checked luggage, and their combined weight is still below the weight limit, do airlines ...
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If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine with UA?

I have a French passport and a US passport. If I book a flight with United Airlines with one passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it due to its physical condition, can I ...
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How can I make sure I never board an airplane made by a particular manufacturer?

After watching a video on how a major aircraft manufacturer builds their planes, I am considering avoiding flying on them. I usually fly between Austria and northern Germany. If I wanted to never ...
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If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine? [closed]

I have a French passport and a US passport. If I book a flight with one passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it due to its physical condition, can I check in with the second ...
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Is Eurowings's EC261 compensation refusal accurate?

Background: was due to fly PRN-DUS-MAN, but 3 days before departure, the PRN-DUS route was reduced for July, running on Wednesdays and Saturdays rather than daily. My immediate view is that such a ...
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Which name provided during booking a flight is the one that counts?

I wanted to check prices on a flight from Ryanair and because they wanted a name up front I entered "Test Me". After going through all the extra options that Ryanair provides and clicking ...
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COVID-19 canceled flight (AirAsia in Malaysia), refund request rejected?

I booked two domestic Malaysian flights with AirAsia in March 2020 for a value of 288 MYR (from a Malaysian city to another Malaysian city, and back; their codes starting with AK), which the airline ...
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What agency in Serbia enforces passenger compensation rights?

Air Serbia cancelled a flight from Belgrade to Vienna, but now refuses to pay either meal/accommodation expenses or compensation, despite already having promised in writing and over the phone to pay ...
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Do airlines still use the same info as on the IATA website during the COVID-19 pandemic, or do they have access to more up-to-date, exhaustive info?

Looking at the IATA website, some information is dangerously outdated. E.g. the current information for Hungry is very different from what https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/HUN mentions, and the later ...
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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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Can passengers flying into Thailand do the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home?

Can passengers flying into Thailand do the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home? I read contradictory information in articles published today (2020-05-04) and yesterday on two well-known news websites:...
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Can I purchase Seychelles island currecy in Malaysia?

Where do I purchase online, Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles currencies to sell to them before they arrive at those destinations? Do those islands embassies in Malaysia sell the currencies?
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What do I need to know to make my connecting flight? First time with a layover

Airline websites seem to assume I've done this before. My extremely limited experience with flying has been direct flights. Arrive, check-in at the kiosk(s) outside the terminal. Take bags to airline ...
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Changing a passenger on a Lufthansa flight

I was originally planning to travel to Sofia this July with a friend of mine and booked round-trip flights with Lufthansa accordingly. Long story short, she will not be able to fly with me to Bulgaria,...
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How do you prepare for long haul flights?

I'm always feeling a bit unwell during and after long haul flights. I lose my appetite, can't sleep in the plane, food has no taste no matter what. However, I'm pretty sure it's not the flying itself, ...
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Is it true that with a Seaman's book you travel cheap?

Once in a while I see people getting priority in airport queues when they show their Seaman's book, which is a record of their shipping career. I also was told on different occasions that people ...
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Why does an airline include “seamen” in its list of special requests?

I was trying to book my ticket on-line with PIA when under the special request section I saw the request for a "seaman". What would be your best guess as to what this service entails? This ...
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Who can enter USA now?

I am not from the banned area with B visa. However, when I buy ticket my staff of airline told me that only have B visa cannot enter USA now, even if I am not from banned area, is it correct? Do ...
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Can I use a Thomas Cook headset on a British Airways airplane?

I have always travel on long haul flights with Thomas Cook. This year we are Traveling with British Airways. Can the headset from Thomas Cook be used on British Airways?
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Why can't I take food from the plane when entering the US?

I was on a BA flight recently (LHR-JFK) and I was given a sealed cheese and tomato sandwich by a flight attendant about 90 minutes before landing. Everyone else was given a similar sandwich, probably ...
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After flight rescheduled infant is >2 years old. Do I need to buy a new ticket?

I have a two-way airline ticket for an infant with no separate seat. The airline canceled flight back and rescheduled tickets for a new date. But on this new date, an infant is already 2 years old, so ...
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Are flights from London to Bucharest for real? COVID-19

I urgently need a one-way ticket to Bucharest, Romania. In the last two weeks, I booked with Wizz-air from Luton, flight got cancelled, booked again, cancelled again 3 times with the reason given by ...
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Why are flights getting more expensive as traveling returns back to normal?

As traveling is becoming more safe countries become to open their borders again coming out of lockdown. As a result of this, I started planning my next trip abroad but noticed that the flights are ...
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Why don't most business class seats fold out fully?

My issue is as follows: Why almost all business class seats do not recline to a full flat configuration? Is it a design challenge that is difficult to overcome? I understand that it may save space (...
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Will be the travel less than before COVID 19? [closed]

As the case of COVID 19 the international border is closed. After it gets normal will people to travel like they were doing before or it will be reduced?
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Are Thai citizens returning to Thailand tested for COVID-19 prior to taking the flight?

I read on https://mobile.twitter.com/RichardBarrow/status/1275651072795783168 (mirror) that quite a few Thai citizens returning to Thailand over the past two months have tested positive for COVID-19 ...
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What flight has the highest ratio of timezone difference to flight time?

Inspired by crossing four time zones in six hours today: what commercially operated scheduled flight has the largest time difference per flight time? For example, if there's a 2-hour flight that has ...
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transiting Miami airport with the current COVID restrictions [duplicate]

Will USA immigration authorities allow me and my husband to transit through Miami airport. we will be coming from Merida Mexico and will be getting on a flight to Istanbul, Turkey the next day. we ...
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Direct flight connection between LAX and LGW in COVID era? [closed]

Is there any? Previously I used mainly Norwegian to fly to Gatwick, but it has shut down most of the flights till December. What may be the substitute? Non-direct are also appreciated (1 stop) and ...
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Travel to Bermuda for non-US,CA and UK citizenship

I live in Iran and I am going to take a summer course in Bermuda(for one month). It seems Bermuda does not need a visa and I want to know that getting a UK transit visa will allow me to enter to ...
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Where can we find frequently updated details about travel/entry restrictions due to Coronavirus (nCoV-19)?

Due to the outbreak of nCoV-19 (Novel Coronavirus) many Countries have imposed several entry restrictions. But these are quite confusing for a lot of people. Some countries allow transit through parts ...
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Cairo to Aqaba direct flights in 2019

Planning a trip for my wife's 40th birthday to Egypt and Jordan from the US. I had hoped to stay in Aqaba as it's quicker to Petra than Amman and we'd get a little beach time. I read online (in an ...
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Asiana + Air New Zealand codeshare flight

I will have a flight from Seoul, Incheon -> Tokyo, Narita -> Auckland, NZ -> Sydney, Australia, all in one booking. The first flight is operated by Asiana Airline, while the rest will be ...
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Protect laptop (and fellow passengers) from turbulence?

Suppose I’m traveling in an airplane and I’m watching a movie on my laptop placed on the tray table. Is it prudent to take some measures against the possibility of sudden severe turbulence that might ...
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When do German borders reopen for EU members exactly?

In Germany, there is an entry restriction in place for most of the EU citizens who were not German citizens or residents. According to the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, "This warning was lifted ...
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Is it allowed to carry steel pipe in checked luggage in plane?

It may sound bizarre, but it's true... So I've got an order to transport 0,5m (about 3kg) steel pipe with flanges (and parts like washers and bolts) from Poland->Germany using Wizzair. The time ...
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Is there a website or a code that will suggest dates for the cheapest flights?

For example, I want to travel from London to New York. My dates are flexible departure (July) and return (September). I want my output to be the dates for which I'll get the cheapest flight (instead ...
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Are workstation monitors safe to pack in checked luggage?

I need to take my monitors for my workstation with me. Can I pack them in checked luggage? I have two monitors and they are 13 1/2 inches length by 16 inches width.
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can I fly out of Reynosa Mexico with my Texas ID and a copy of my birth certificate?. June 2020

I am a US citizen but don't have a passport, and I'm not able to get one, because I have outstanding child support debts. I would like to fly out from Reynosa, Mexico to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Will ...
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India - ID proof for child traveling on domestic flight

My 8 yr old child is not carrying his Aadhar card with him. Can he travel on domestic flight without ID proof? Can E-aadhar be used as Proof of identity to travel within India? He has to travel from ...
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Does the removal of German border control from 15th June apply to third-country nationals legally residing in these countries?

It is announced that Germany will remove travel controls for entries from other EU countries, the Schengen-associated countries, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and the UK on 15th June (https://www....
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What does “Baggage: 1PC” mean on my flight ticket?

On my e-ticket for my flight with Swiss booked through Travelup.com, I see this: Baggage: 1PC Does this mean I'm only allowed hang-luggage? Or can I take hand-luggage, and check in one piece of ...
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Can I bring empty bullet shell casings (spent ammo) in checked luggage on an international flight?

I am on vacation in Russia and was given several spent .38 bullet shell casings as a souvenir. They were fired recently and presumably still have residue on them. I'll be flying domestic within ...
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Get a refund for a flight to a country that has closed its borders due to COVID-19

So I booked a flight with British Airways from the United States (transferring in the UK) to Sweden months ahead of time before COVID-19 was on the radar. Sweden has now closed its borders to visitors....
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Flight ticket reimbursement after Travel Warning

I've got a round-trip flight with Royal Air Maroc from Strasbourg, France (SXB) to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) on Monday, Nov 10. Return is on Dec 1. The recent turmoils in Ouagadougou have led ...
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Is refund possible if I cannot take a (just rebooked) flight because of coronavirus bans? [duplicate]

My wife had a return flight ticket from Seoul to Barcelona via Istanbul at Turkish Airlines for March 6th. We received a mail today (March 2nd) saying please call our Call Center. We called and they ...
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If my ticket allows me to take a maximum of 23 kg luggage, can I take two pieces with me whose total weight is less than 23 kg?

If my flight ticket type allows me to take with me a maximum of 23 kg luggage, can I take two luggage with me whose total weight is less than 23 kg on the back of the plane? The airline is ...
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How can I know if a country allows drones?

I will travel to some Asian countries very soon and I would take my DJI drone with me, but I don't know if those countries allow the use of drones in their skies. I'm trying to find the government ...

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