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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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Ryanair check-in luggage sizes

Ryanair recently changed the rules regarding luggage and created a new category. A 10Kg luggage to check in. I can't find the sizes though. Does someone know the maximum dimensions for check in ...
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does Calafia airlines allow a personal item?

They allow; Carry on luggage 10 kg Size: 108 linear cm (45 cm x 38 cm x 25 cm) but nothing said about a personal item. Most do but....
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Automatic US visa revalidation - boarding pass in Canada

My F1 is expired, but other documents are ok (I-20, I-94). I plan to come back to the US after a short trip to Canada using the AVR rule. Will I have any problems with getting a boarding pass on my ...
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How to upgrade my Icelandair ticket?

I just purchased an Economy class ticket at Icelandair.com. I'd like to upgrade to Saga Premium. What are my options for upgrading?
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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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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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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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Changing passport details for a flight?

My brother is flying from Wellington, NZ to Sydney, Aus in January (and back). He's also going to Thailand from CHC and back in December. However, he's had to get a new NZ passport. As it happens ...
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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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Flying from the UK to the US with laser in carry-on

I am flying from the UK to the US for a short house hunting trip. I want to bring a laser range finder in my carry-on luggage. It is a class 2 laser so should be considered safe, but you never know ...
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Can I carry plant saplings while I travel from Ireland to India via London Heathrow airport?

I'd like to know if I'm allowed to carry plant saplings and seeds in my check-in luggage when I travel to India via London Heathrow. I was not able to find the information from Airline site. I will ...
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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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Long stopover time in Melbourne Airport

I and my wife have planned for a short Australia tour, just covering Sydney as we have only 5 days in our hands. But it looks like during our return journey we will have a 14 hour stopover time at ...
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If I have been deported and banned from the US, can I travel through US airspace?

I was deported from and banned for life from the USA. I have been traveling through South America seeing different countries. I'm currently living in Peru and want to travel to Europe. One way to ...
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Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?

My flight is from Washington, D.C. (IAD) to London Heathrow , with British Airways. Important Details The Bazooka will be bought legally from a shop in Maryland British Airways' website explains in ...
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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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China Airlines, safe? [duplicate]

I've got a long-haul flight booked with China Airlines (A330 and an A340) from LHR to SYD, and only after I booked it did I decide to read up on their safety record. Suffice to say I regret doing that;...
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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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Do Etihad airways take dimensions of the check in baggage seriously?

I am planning to travel with Etihad Airways (Economy) to the US. I have a check-in bag of dimensions 72cm x 45cm x 30cm and it weighs less than 23 kgs. However, on the Etihad website, they have ...
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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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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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Do any Oneworld loyalty programs allow retrospective miles/points claims for a non-member at time of travel?

I had some flights on Cathay Pacific recently that I would like to claim miles/points for retrospectively. As Marco Polo Club of Cathay charges a 100 USD membership fee, I will not use that program. ...
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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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Can I consign my pepper spray from Canada to China?

I have a flight from Canada to China (by aircanada). It seems that I can't bring pepper spray to the plane, but can I consign it? Is that illegal?
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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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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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Document requirement for a 2+ year old child from India to Nepal by air accompanied by an adult

My son is supposed to travel to Kathmandu from New Delhi next month. He will be accompanying his mother who has a valid passport. What document would be required for him? He is 2 years and 3 months ...
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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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If I know a flight is delayed can I turn up late for check-in at the airport?

This is the scenario: I have tickets booked for a 13:40 scheduled flight with Emirates. I need to check bags in so plan to be at the airport at the advised 2 hours before flight departure (11:40) but ...
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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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How stringent is Pegasus Airlines' policy on carry-on luggage?

I'm planning a trip with Pegasus (AMS->SAW->TLV) and was wondering how stringent their cabin/carry-on luggage policy is: Would they call a medium-sized backpack (doesn't stick above your shoulders) ...
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Without dates, how can I find out - efficiently and freely - when an airline's flying a route?

Say I want to visit somewhere like Osaka for 2 weeks, and am flexible on dates the whole year. My priority is the cheapest and most direct flight. I don't care about dates. It obviously takes too ...
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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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To how much radiation are you exposed on a transcontinental flight?

You often hear people object to being scanned because of the "radiation" argument. I find this always quite amusing from people just being exposed to higher radiation levels during the average ...
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Is “departure time” when the plane leaves the gate or when it takes off?

Is "departure time" when the plane leaves the gate or when it takes off? Seems like every single flight I take is delayed, but I can't tell how badly. If I have a flight that has a "departure time" ...
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Am I allowed to travel without visa into China via transits?

I plan to travel to Mexico this May. I am a Bangladeshi citizen with an ordinary passport and only have an Indian visa. I will get a Mexican visa this May. I am looking into the following travel ...
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Buying a flight ticket from a different country

I live in Israel, and I want to fly to Amsterdam. Do you guys know, if it's possible to buy a flight ticket from Israel to Europe, but from a different country, for example Holland? I'm asking this, ...
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How the validity of passport can affect transit between countries in South America?

I plan to fly to South America soon, the first country I plan to travel to is Argentina. My plan is to have along trip that will involve traveling to other countries in the region. My passport will ...
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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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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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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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Being separated from one's young children on a flight

I recently flew with Thomson and I was separated from my 3 year old child on the flight home. He was sitting a row behind and across the aisle from myself. I asked several times if we could be moved ...
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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 ...