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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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Can I get a cash refund from British Airways after applying for a voucher?

I booked my flight back in January with BA, the flight got cancelled in March due to Covid19. Many people have fallen into the trap they had on the website, where you try to get a cash refund and ...
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COVID-19 find out what destinations a particular airline is serving

As some of my flights have been canceled I'd like to find out how the airlines are operating (easyJet, Smartwings, Czech Airlines, ...). As they don't put much information, is there a possibility to ...
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Need to find a reservation with Delta airlines, scheduled for June 18-June 30

Reservation was made through airline reservations. Charge went through my bank account. The reservation co. sent me an email with a confirmation no., which Delta says is incorrect. Contact air ...
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Is Chime a real bank for immigration purposes?

I need to be able to provide immigration officers with 3 months of bank statements and I don't know if they expect it to be a traditional bank like Wells Fargo or if it can be Chime. Chime offers ...
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Help for a first-time traveller

I'm 17 and this is the first time I fly alone. I have a single ticket that takes me from Beirut - Doha - Chicago. I land at terminal 5 in O-hare. I then have another ticket for a flight from Chicago ...
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When flying domestically in Thailand, which (origin airport, destination airport) results in a quarantine?

When flying domestically within Thailand, which (origin airport, destination airport) results in a quarantine, and if so what's the quarantine conditions? I'm mostly interested in origin airport = ...
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What is the official Flight ID syntax for a IATA-formatted flight code? With space or without?

If we focus on 2-letter IATA flight codes (discard 3-letter ICAO for this question), we see them half the time written with space and the other half without space. I'm doing documentation for ...
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What is the name for the set of the outbound segment and inbound segment together?

I have a technical naming question. Imagine I have this set of flights for a passegner flying from Paris to Thailand: International Outbound: - From Paris (France), Airport Charles De Gaulle (CDG) -...
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Can someone please check the flight history of FR7326 [duplicate]

i'm doing a little history dig into a flight between Dublin and Prague of the above nr and just curious if someone with an access to some of the popular features could check if this flight existed in ...
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Flying within the United States, Passport required?

This month I'll be flying twice within the United States. I am a US citizen with a valid drivers license, flying within US boundaries. Is this sufficient to fly? I haven't held a valid passport for ...
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I've been warned to leave the US within 10 days as I will “overstay” my visa, but I have legally left the country by plane months ago. What can I do?

So this year I went to Florida with my family for 2 weeks. We were all tourists and we go to the US almost every year and have no administrative problems usually. This time, however, I recently ...
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EU261, cancelled connection and predating duty of care

BA cancelled my EDI-LHR flight with a mail sent 13 days and some hours before departure. From LHR I was meant to take a Lufthansa flight (to Europe) on the same day, which has not been cancelled. Now,...
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Is there a way to deduce the departure time of a flight from the boarding time?

I recently traveled from Sweden to Thailand through Doha, Qatar. I was checked in for the two international and the domestic Thai flight in Stockholm, by the time I arrived at Doha I had completely ...
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Can you be legally bumped or taken off a flight AFTER boarding?

Can you be legally bumped or taken off a flight after you have boarded and been seated on the plane? This happened to me seconds before departure because a passenger with 'Summit' status showed up. ...
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How can I obtain the audio or video recording of discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air?

This answer mentions that some discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air are recorded. How can one obtain these recordings?
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If I provide info to an immigration officer, does he enter it into a database? [closed]

I.e. length of stay and itinerary, is this only for the officer's personal info or is he actually entering this information?
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MEA cancelled flight due to coronavirus

I bought 2 tickets from Switzerland to Lebanon and back for this June. I bought the tickets with the Middle Eastern Airlines. Unfortunately, both flights were cancelled in April and no reason was ...
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Special meals on long-haul flights

I am used to flight short-haul flights. Usually they offer chicken or mozzarella sandwiches. For my next trip I fly long distance and about 8 hours. I am aware that meals will be served and I ...
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Can I get full refund after the connecting flight gets cancelled in a booking trough a travel agency

I had made a booking to travel from London to Greece some days ago. There were two flights in the booking. The second flight got cancelled and I am looking for the travel agency to refund me for the ...
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Why would airlines not let a US citizen with an expired passport board a plane back to the US?

Hilmar wrote in one of their answers: a US citizen with an expired passport can not be denied entry to the US but no airline will let you board. His first statement is supported by https://www....
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Are discussions with US immigration officers audio or video recorded when clearing immigration after entering the US by air?

I'm interested in any airport, any circumstance. If recorded, I'd be interested to know for how long the records are kept.
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Are we entitled to flight compensation? [closed]

We arrived at Marseilles airport ready to check in and bag drop on our way to Rome. The women at the information desk for Vueling said there was no flight today and it was changed to yesterday, we had ...
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What ID does a 17 year old need for domestic air travel?

I am 17 and I do not have my driver's license yet, would that be a problem even though I am flying from state to state with my grandma?
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Temperature in cargo [duplicate]

I'm flying out of Charlotte, NC on June 3rd with my 13 yr old beagle in cargo. Will the temperature in cargo be 85 degrees or higher? If so, I've been told they won't fly her!
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Which airlines offer indemnity forms? [closed]

I read on this answer by Anish Sheela: Sign indemnity form saying that you accept personal responsibility to pay the fine imposed to the airline, in case you are denied. Which airlines offer ...
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What is the maximum occupancy of a typical budget airline given 2m social distancing? [closed]

For a typical no-frills airline using a three-aisle-three layout, at economy class density, what is the maximum possible occupancy which maintains a distance of at least two meters between each ...
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Official record of cancelled flight - European Union

My flight was cancelled 3 weeks ago (London to Brussels) and as part of the refund process I need to prove it was actually cancelled. Is there any official website with the records that I can use to ...
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Booking repeat round trip every weekend

I need to travel round trip every weekend (out Friday night and return Sunday night) to the same destination for many weeks in a row. I will try to concentrate as much on one airline so as to ...
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How can I know ahead of time whether the Taiwanese immigration and airline flying there will accept my passport?

I recently tried to fly from Manila (MNL) to Taipei (TPE) but at the airport ticket counter AirAsia refused to sell me a flight ticket on the grounds that my French passport was wet and that ...
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Immediate relative visa to the US about to expire [closed]

I applied for my mother to be able to migrate and reside in the United States, after months of following the appropriate procedures and waiting to hear a response from USCIS, and later the NVC her ...
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What is an easy way to see what routes are available from a given airport?

I would like to see, at a glance, all the flights to/from a given airport. Example query: "What cities can I reach on a single flight from Hannover (HAJ) airport?" Is there any website which does ...
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Why are direct flights more expensive than connecting [duplicate]

I am an American living in Tokyo. I plan to go back to the US (NYC) to visit my family and for Christmas and New Year. Flights from Tokyo Narita to JFK on ANA (return) are $1,400. Of course this is ...
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How much would an airline be fined if the immigration officers of the destination country deny me entry?

I read on this answer by Anish Sheela: Sign indemnity form saying that you accept personal responsibility to pay the fine imposed to the airline, in case you are denied. How can I know how much an ...
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How often do typical passenger flights have problems with turbulence?

I like traveling, and some of the things other people complain about concerning flying just don't really bother me. In fact, I'm hesitant to say that I don't like to fly, because being in the air ...
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Is “relatively low” flight prices plus “no fee for change” as good as it sounds?

For family reasons, I'm planning a trip from A to B. Airlines are currently not operating the route but flights are already available for the coming weeks, at less than normal prices. Airlines are ...
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Is Timatic the only database that airlines use to check documentation requirements for passengers?

Is Timatic the only database that airlines use to check documentation requirements for passengers?
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Can airline cancel part of a multi stop ticket but only offer refund for cancelled part of ticket

We have a return flight with BA in June 2020 from Newcastle to Heathrow to Boston (2 planes and connecting flights). BA have emailed to say the Newcastle to London flight is cancelled and have ...
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Private charter flight [closed]

We unfortunately have a need to travel to Seattle from San Jose. I am travelling with a high risk passenger. We have been looking to fly with a charter flight. I havent done this before. Does anyone ...
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Why does IATA's Timatic ask for the countries visited over the past 6 days when searching for a destination?

Why does IATA's Timatic (https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/) ask for the countries visited over the past 6 days when searching for a destination? I understand that immigration officers sometimes need ...
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If the airline provides a boarding pass, do they have a passport number?

I booked a holiday for two with a budget travel agency. They needed the names and passport details of the people going. I gave them my girlfriend's name, but she was in the process of getting a new ...
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How safe is it to fly on a 22 year old Thai Airways Boeing 777-200?

I am travelling to Bangkok and just got to know that I will be flying on a 22 year old Thai Airways Boeing 777-200, how safe is it to fly on a plane this old?
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Can a Brazilian citizen with Portugese residency return to Portugal with a passport that will expire less than a month from the boarding date?

My girlfriend, who is a Brazilian citizen resident in Portugal, came to visit me in London, and she managed to come in with her visitor visa (6months) so she decided to stay for more than 3 months. ...

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