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Traveling from Netherlands to USA through Curacao [closed]

My girlfriend is planning to travel to Curacao from the Netherlands early in September hoping that flights to USA open back up (any expectation on whether it will?). She is a Dutch citizen planning to ...
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What is the fastest option to fly from London to Sydney?

I am curious what is the fastest option to fly from London (UK) to Sydney (Australia). Basically I want to spend less time getting from A to B.
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EU passenger rights for change in departure time announced on short notice

A European airline just announced that my intercontinental flight to Europe will depart 3.5 hours later than originally planned, leading to a different connecting flight with an arrival at final ...
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Wrong billing address when booking flights

When I booked a flight, I accidentally missed a line in the billing address but the address is partially complete. Will it be any problem?
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Passing airport visa check before visa start date

I would like to ask that my visa start 16.08.20 and my flight time is 16.08.20 at 00:15 !! Is there still problem there to check in and go through Immigration before my visa start?
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Flying to Daughter's College Town, Flying Back Together: Booking Roundtrip and One-way

How do I go about the above (Flying to Daughter's College Town, Flying Back Together: Booking Roundtrip and One-way?)? I want to fly to my daughter's city, then have her fly back home with me (seated ...
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Changing return leg only on a return flight

For my specific itinerary with United Airlines, one-way flight from A->B is 900$, and a return flight A->B->A is 1350$. They are offering free changes right now https://www.united.com/ual/en/...
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I want to quick vacation in a country, and then fly to another for a longer stay

I'm looking to travel from Bulgaria to Spain for a vacation (into smoking clubs obviously) and after my relax period of 2/3 days I would like to travel to my family in Italy for a longer stay. Will I ...
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How can I get the list of commercial flights between 2 countries over the past x days?

How can I get the list of commercial flights between 2 countries over the past x days? Note to close voters: the question is different from Historical flight data outside of the USA?: as mentioned in ...
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Refund request for a flight cancelled and rebooked by airline pending while original date of travel comes closer. Should I contact the airline?

In January, I booked a return ticket from France to the UK via Schiphol with KLM. My journey was due to commence less than two weeks from now. In June, the airline cancelled part of the journey (the ...
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I'm American. re: COVID restrictions, can I fly through Portugal on my way to the Czech Republic in September? [closed]

I am a second year masters student who will be traveling to the Czech Republic in mid-September in order to continue my studies. All flights have layovers somewhere, and the cheapest/fastest flight I ...
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Problem at filling self declaration COVID – 19 Italy

Good morning. I have seen that, in order to travel from an Italian airport to a Spanish one it is necessary to fill out the following form: https://www.jet2.com/-/media/jet2/flights/pdf/travel-...
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Covid flight refunds from reseller very slow

I had books a set of flights that were due to occur in early April. When everyone started locking down the borders etc we cancelled them. Most were through an airline directly, and were converted to ...
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How to get airport tax refund of unused flight with Wizzair 2 years ago?

I just managed to get refunds from AirBaltic this year. I however noticed that I have some unused flights, the oldest 2 years ago with Wizzair. I can't find any email address I can contact the ...
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Am I entitled to compensation under EU261 if my flight was rescheduled to four days later with only six days notice?

I have been notified a little less than six days before my originally scheduled departure time, about a schedule change resulting in my flight departing four days later. The flight numbers are the ...
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How can I reach Alitalia customer service?

Due to this recent situation with the coronavirus I need to cancel my plane ticket which I bought over alitalia website and want to see my refund options. I'm having problems reaching their customer ...
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Hawaiian Airlines Boarding/Deboarding Music

What is the cultural music played on Hawaiian Airlines flights during boarding/deboarding? This is the music played on the monitors of the seats (the music videos) and over the public speaker of the ...
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TAP Air Portugal changing flight for free is not possible

I booked a flight from Vienna to Lisbon on the 2nd of July, with flight date of 7th of September. It is a Classic ticket, so basically it permits flight changes with a fee: (75€) + difference. However ...
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Does ticket re-issue result in new PNR or New ticket number

I was trying to see if a ticket is re-issued, will the old PNR and ticket number get cancelled, then a new one will be allocated? [Assume changes [ reissue] are done by agents using GDS]
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Is there a limit on the number of a single item I can take with me on a plane?

An acquaintance told me that buying masks in Berlin is relatively expensive ~ 5€ for one mask. To that end, I'm thinking of buying masks for myself for the next year from Indonesia (where I currently ...
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On what basis do the Greek authorities decide how long a passenger entering Greece will stay in quarantine?

I read on IATA for Greece: Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 1 or 14 days. On what basis do the Greek authorities decide how long a passenger entering Greece will stay ...
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Will the cabin crew heat your own food up?

Normally, you get a meal or two depending on the length of your flight. However, let's say that you also brought your own food with you (maybe a burger or ramen). Are you allowed to ask the crew to ...
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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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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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