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Air ticket compensation for changed flight

The departure time for my flight from Vienna to Lisbon (TAP) was changed from 13h15 to 18h30 (also the flight number changed). I was informed 2 days before departure about this by text message, but no ...
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Flying from Beijing to Istanbul through Amsterdam in mid January: if the flight is cancelled, what are my options?

My girlfriend and I are planning to meet in Turkey in January. She flies from Beijing via Amsterdam to Istanbul. But currently, Turkey has blocked flights from the Netherlands because of the new COVID ...
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Do airlines book you on other airlines if they cancel flights?

I am scheduled to fly from the UK to Singapore using Lufthansa (stop in Germany) on the 29th. If Germany bans all flights from the UK but Singapore does not, can I expect them to rebook me onto a ...
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If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of incomplete paperwork (eg visa), is the passenger entitled to compensation?

If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of missing/incomplete paperwork (e.g., visa-related such as related in this post) whereas the passenger actually had all the ...
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With the border currently closed, how can I get from the US to Canada with a pet without flying or owning a car?

I’m about to move from Chicago, IL to Vancouver, BC for a new job (US citizen, I have work permit approval). I’ve arranged movers already for my stuff (coming Monday); the issue is to bring myself, my ...
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Can a US Citizen fly from Tijuana to Mexico City with a California ID?

Will I be allowed to board the plane with just my state ID?
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Can I add tickets in the account, which I have bought on another site?

I booked a ticket on kiwi.com for a Laudamotion flight. My question is if I can add it on the Ryanair/Laudamation site and on the app, respectively. If yes, how can I do that? I tried with any ...
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How safe is it to fly with Ryanair?

We all know how great it feels when we find a cheap flight via Ryanair, but are you actually getting what you paid for? Recently I've heard stories about Ryanair's reputation when it comes to safety ...
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Paranoid about missing my return flight home from Rome. What to do?

I haven't been to Europe in 11 years. My wife and I (and our 8 year old son) will be taking a trip to Italy this late November. We will be traveling from Venice to Florence to Rome. We will be ...
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How do you know if you have found the cheapest air fare on a given route?

I have learned that spending quite some time on searching for a the best fare for a trip can be quite rewarding. It isn't uncommon that I save 1000 Euro on a trip, simply by going through various ...
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What's the shortest flight on which a full, complimentary hot meal was served to all passengers?

Here in the United States, the typical economy class service offered on short-haul flights is a simple snack and beverage service. There are often options to purchase meals on board, but only on ...
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Are there any common, lesser-known services offered by airlines to passengers onboard?

There are several services that many passengers are not aware of on-board airplanes simply because they are unadvertised. For example: Coat compartments. You can hang your suit in the airplanes ...
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Can I pack a cardboard box as checked luggage?

As mentioned in another question, I'm planning on traveling with a desktop computer as checked baggage. After considering the options, I've decided to take it in its original cardboard box (used for ...
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Can I do a PCR test to avoid quarantine in Minsk, Belarus?

I need to travel to Minsk, Belarus from Berlin, Germany for a couple of days. I'm flying with Belavia and on their website, it says that all inbound passengers have to quarantine for 10 days. I was ...
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Flexibility with e-credit: could I use credit at one company to buy flight from another (partner) company?

With the covid pandemic, companies have now a much more flexible cancelling policy, allowing passengers to cancel a flight and giving them an e-credit to be used with them. I am concerned though that ...
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What does '48 hours before departure' mean?

I was advised that I have to confirm my flight 48 hours before departure. What does that mean exactly? '48 hours before the departure' is just a "point" of time, not a period. I don't think it means I ...
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What happens when a domestic flight diverts internationally? [duplicate]

Some domestic flights (e.g. to remote islands like Australia's Christmas Island, or to exclaves like Alaska) occasionally have to divert due to weather or mechanical issues to a diversion airport that ...
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Taking jewellery from United States to India

I bought some jewellery during the black friday sale for my family. The total cost of which is around $500 but the actual value is higher. Can I still take all of the items I purchased without paying ...
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Belavia Airlines, Negative Covid test required?

I'm travelling to Minsk, Belarus with Belavia Airlines from Berlin, Germany. I plan to stay there for one month and have all the Visa requirements etc. I wanted to know if I need a negative Covid test ...
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Can I (a US citizen) travel from Puerto Rico to Miami with just a copy of my passport?

I was born in Puerto Rico so I'm a US citizen. I recently lost my driver's license and I can't find my passport. Can I fly to Florida and return to PR with just a copy of my passport? Thanks.
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Do Articles 8 and 9 of EC261 not apply to flight cancellations announced 2+ weeks in advance?

Regarding the EC261 regulation, I know Article 7 (compensation) doesn't apply if the flight is cancelled more than two weeks in advance. However, it's always been my understanding that Article 8 (...
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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable “personal items” for air travel?

In January I will be traveling to Belize for a week, and intend to do a fair bit of scuba diving. For that, I'd like to bring my 26" fins, and ideally, I'd like to avoid checking a bag, so I don'...
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Can I still fly to Pakistan if my passport number on my Pakistan Origin Card does not match my current passport number?

Can I still fly to Pakistan if my passport number on my Pakistan Origin Card does not match my current passport number?
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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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Flight Cancelled due to Covid [duplicate]

Our family's flight to Portugal from Canada scheduled in May 2020 was cancelled by the TAP Portgual airline due to Covid. Since we are unlikely to be able to travel there within a couple of years we ...
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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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What’s the point of flight ticket cancellation charges?

Many airlines sell tickets with fare rules that include a “cancellation penalty” if the ticket were to be cancelled prior to departure. It seems to me that this mostly applies to the economy class ...
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Does some US agency keep track of one's domestic (= within the US) travels by plane, and if so, can one get a copy of it?

Some countries record passenger travels and allow passengers to see these records, e.g. one can retrieve one's previous arrival and departure dates at Hong Kong. Does some US agency keep track of one'...
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Why are flight attendants prohibited from taking pictures with passengers?

After the gate was opened and flight attendants were idly waiting for the signal for boarding, I (young man, well-dressed) politely asked a flight attendant if I could take a picture with her for the ...
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US domestic flight numbers when flying past midnight

If I understand correctly, US domestic carriers' flights are repeated daily. Thus if flight 123 goes from airport X to Y to Z on, say, Monday, then Tuesday, flight 123 of the same carrier will also ...
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Cancel other person plane ticket that I bought

I bought two plane tickets, one for me and one for my now ex. I don't want her to be able to use it, can I do something about it? I want to stress again that I am the one who paid for them.
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Can a US Citizen transit through a COVID restricted country to a non restricted country?

There are several countries that are open to US Citizens for travel. However, getting to them may require transiting through a country that does not allow entry. Example: Flying to Namibia via a ...
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If I miss the outbound in round trip booking, do I use the inbound ticket?

I want to book a one-way flight from QatarAirways from Tehran(IKA) to Montreal(YUL) and the price is 1100$ for one-way trip but the price of a round-trip from YUL to IKA (YUL to IKA as outbound ~450$ ...
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Why does a flight from Melbourne to Cape Town need to go via Doha?

Looking at tickets for, say, a flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Cape Town (CPT) I found none without an airport stop - i.e. at Doha (DOH). I understand that the "direct" route (great circle) ...
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How to effectively organize documents when traveling?

Each time when I travel, there is a chunk of printed papers and other documents which I have to take with me. Some of them are documents which I have to access often: ticket, passport, visa etc. ...
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What's the easiest way to search for refundable air tickets?

To satisfy onward ticket requirements every once in a while I need to buy refundable tickets and then cancel them. Date, price and destination don't matter. What is the best generic way to find such ...
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Direct flights between cities with the same name

One can fly from London (YXU) to London (LHR) (via Toronto), from Glasgow (GGW) to Glasgow (GLA) (multiple stops), or from Moscow (PUW) to Moscow (SVO) (via Seattle). There are others (Sydney, ...
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Indian Passport Renewal-exiting US

I have recently renewed my Indian passport. Now i entered US with my old passport. My question is when i exit US, the airlines sent my details to US CBP so that they have the record of my entry/exit. ...
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Traveling to pick someone up and returning on the same flight

My question is, Can i purchase a round trip flight to fly and pick up another person and return on the same flight with that person? I have children that aren't able to fly alone. My plan is to buy a ...
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What happens with your ticket if you are denied boarding due to a temperature check? (EU)

I am supposed to fly tomorrow on a domestic flight within the EU (Bulgaria). I have slight fever at the moment but feel otherwise OK. However, I realised that tomorrow I am likely to be stopped at the ...
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What should I know about “Around The World” flights?

I have heard rumours of such things, and have had a difficult time find information on "around the world" flights. Are they worth it (do you have a limit between usage, do you save money.. etc.) and ...
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How to get back a backpack lost on train or airport in Germany?

I landed at Frankfurt airport terminal, and I had my luggage until I had to take the train going to Frankfurt hbf. After reaching my destination, I realized I lost my backpack. The bag contains a ...
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COVID-19 canceled flight (Norwegian from Spain to Finland), refund request accepted, still not received?

I made a flight reservation with Norwegian back in June 2020 for flying from Spain to Finland in August 2020 (I hold EU citizenship). Some weeks later, still in June 2020, I got notified that my ...
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During covid, can a filipino citizen allowed to have a connecting flight from japan to india?

Im a filipino citizen with business visa travelling to india as my final distination but with stop over in japan through a connecting flight. I heard many restrictions between countries to countries ...
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Do the UK or the Italian government keep a registry of entries/exits for EU citizens?

If I fly from Italy to the UK, and then back to Italy, I get my (Italian) passport checked. Do the UK and/or the Italian government keep a registry of whoever is entering or leaving the country? Is ...
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What do I need to travel to the US?

I have a valid J1 visa with exception to the the travel ban. I have my flight ticket. It flies to one of those 13 airports. What else do I have to do officially before I fly?
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Can a UK permanent resident with Israeli passport enter Russia?

I have a dual citizenship - British and Israeli. I'm currently studying and living in the UK. I want to go to Russia to visit my family (I have some family which I haven't seen in a while). Since ...
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How can an Bangladeshi citizen travel to Trinidad and Tobago from Bangladesh without needing a transit visa along the way?

I would like to travel Trinidad and Tobago and few other Caribbean. Most of the connecting flights are going through USA , Canada which I need transit visa. I have found some route not sure is gonna ...
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Which non-stop passenger flight connects two cities with the largest temperature difference?

For the purpose of this question, temperature refers to daily mean temperature in a month (shown as "daily mean" on Wikipedia) of the city/town that an airport primarily serves passenger flight ...
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When do flight cancellations start to affect previously confirmed reservations?

Before COVID, I booked some flights on Turkish Airlines (TK). Due to COVID, the trip is off the cards, so I'd like to get a full refund. However, under TK's policies, while I'm entitled to change ...

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