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Can I take my Macbook Pro 2015 on my Aegean/Lufthansa flight?

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned these kind of laptops. However, I will fly from Munich to London, and at a later date from Munich to Athens. FAA is a USA organisation though, which makes ...
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Fare hack: risk of booking a same-day multi-city ticket vs. through one-way ticket

I'm looking at a one-way plane ticket on Spirit Airlines. The itinerary requires a stop, and playing around with their website I discovered routing the connection as a single Multi-city booking on the ...
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Is it impolite to ask for an in-flight catalogue with no intention of buying?

Sometimes when I go on a short 1 hour flight, I usually just like to watch the take-off, have a drink and read the in-flight catalogue (just out of interest) and watch the landing. In some airlines, ...
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What happens if someone dies on board a plane?

This may sound like a stupid question, but I'm really curious about that: What happens if a passenger dies on board a plane? I once read that the person is just covered with a sheet or something like ...
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Can I sleep on a airplane tray table?

Or rather, how heavy can the airplane tray table support? I am afraid that if I use one of those flight pillows (https://familyshop.notyourchild.com/products/travelsky-inflatable-travel-pillow-...
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Do Indian Citizens need a transit visa for Thailand? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen, I am traveling from Guanzhou (China) to Kolkata (India). I have transit at Bangkok airport, the first flight is by Spring airlines and the next is from Spice Jet. So I need to ...
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Anti Inflammatory gel in plane cabin

So yesterday I suffered a fibrillary rupture, nothing major, I can still walk properly, and I've been recommended to use this anti inflammatory gel. So far so good. Now, I have a flight to Osaka with ...
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Flight to a different airport from the one booked

I flew from the Boston to London yesterday. As originally booked, flight was VS158, BOS-LHR, operated by Virgin Atlantic, booked directly with Virgin Atlantic. Due to the planned strike in Heathrow, ...
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Transporting lots of luggage at Luton airport

I'll be travelling from Luton airport next month, with a large amount of luggage, far too much for an ordinary luggage trolley. I'm sure I'm not the first person to have had this problem! Does Luton ...
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Booking flights for people on Fiverr and Upwork - is there a way to use my credit card to make bookings?

I have just started using sites like Fiverr and Upwork to plan trips for others. So far I have just produced itineraries, but some people would like for me to book trips for them. I have traveled ...
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Using airline headphones with own equipment (during a flight)

I have the inverse problem of Can I use regular headphones on transatlantic British Airways 747 flights?: I'd like to use BA headphones (with a dual 3.5mm connector) with my own laptop during the ...
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Flight next month rebooked for a “technical stop” after only 30 minutes of flying [closed]

I have a flight next month and this flight got rebooked for a "technical stop". I suspected this was to pick up more passengers, but looking at the other "technical stop" questions here, a technical ...
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How to get an itinerary from a record locator

If I have a record locator (PNR?) the 6-character code that passengers get, how can I get the details of the corresponding itinerary? Is there some (possibly paid) service on the web that can do this?
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How do I know if my flight was cancelled/delayed due to “extraordinary circumstances”, as defined in EC 261/2004?

EU Regulation 261/2004 mentions "extraordinary circumstances" several times as a condition under which airlines are not obligated to pay out compensation: (12) The trouble and inconvenience to ...
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What is the EU 261/2004 appeals process when an airline denies claim?

When one puts in a claim for compensation under EU 261/2004 and the airline refuses to pay out (e.g. stating exceptional circumstances) what recourse does the traveller have? Is there a higher ...
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Are we entitled to compensation for this knock on delay? And are there any rules governing redirections?

So we were flying with a budget airline from Stuttgart to Naples. The flight was delayed by approximately 1.5 hours at the start. 20 minutes away from Naples we were told we were getting rerouted to ...
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My friends flight was cancelled but mine wasn’t, what can I do?

I wanted to fly to Spain over the next weekend with some friends. They wanted to fly on Thursday evening and I had to fly on Friday morning, because I have to work on Thursday and can't make it. Now ...
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Do I have to go through customs in Madrid

I am flying on Iberia airlines from Miami to Rome, with a 1 hour stop in Madrid, Spain. Do I have to take my luggage through customs in Madrid?
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Authorised ID card for entry into airport

My grand son studying 3rd Std is with us, with his parents away in Bangalore. He has an expired-passport and a school ID card. He has no Aadhaar card yet. For entry into airports, what proof should I ...
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When searching for flights, how do I select arrival date, instead of departure date?

When booking a long distance flight, the arrival date tends to differ from the date of departure, as it can take 1-2 days to arrive, especially with layovers. If I need to arrive on a specific day, is ...
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What can a passenger do when Ryanair close the boarding gate earlier than advertised?

For a Ryanair flight, the "Gate Closing" written on my friend's pass was 9:35, which was 30 minutes before the flight, and he arrived at the gate at 9:28. The gate was already closed and so he did not ...
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Preventing the ears from getting clogged on descent to Barcelona [duplicate]

I've been having an terrible experience when ever I'm descending to Barcelona. My ears would clog so bad that it would even hurt for a couple of seconds. That it self doesn't cause a problem. The ...
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Georgian citizenship [duplicate]

I am living with Irish citizen and Irish born child.we are planning to travel to Schengen zone. I have currently Russian citizenship and Georgian citizenship. I arrived to Ireland with Russian ...
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Does EnterAir allow boarding of disabled person with walking sticks?

We booked some holiday with my girlfriend through a travel agency and apparently the airline is EnterAir which I've never traveled with before. My girlfriend has a disability that creates some ...
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AirSwift historical data [duplicate]

I am planning to book AirSwift flight from Boracay to El Nido and my worry is frequent flight cancellations due to weather as its a small aircraft. I am keen on checking historical data to get an idea ...
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What mechanisms are in place for online travel agents access very cheap airline tickets? [duplicate]

I have recently booked an almost last minute flight within Europe. I got prices, for the absolute same flight, that range from under 30€ to more than 200€. Variations of ~30€ are kind of normal but ...
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Where can I find delay/cancelation statistics for a given airline route?

My flight got canceled yesterday and I am currently waiting for the delayed next flight. Is there any website that keeps records of airlines being delayed/canceled? I would like to know my chances. ...
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Is there any point in keeping paper versions of boarding passes, or are scans/pictures of them good enough?

I read that keeping boarding passes can be useful in some cases. Examples: https://www.smartertravel.com/save-boarding-pass/ (mirror) https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/keep-boarding-pass-...
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Does Indigo have manual check-in to get boarding pass?

I have booked a domestic flight using go.indigo.com . Flight is from Pune to Kochi and back. Now they are asking to do web check-in in which you have to choose a seat which ranges anywhere from INR ...
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flight rescheduling charges for Indigo?

In Indigo there is a Flex option which I don't know what it stands for ? Apparently it stands so that one can reschedule the flights as well. But I was told at the gate that full fare would be needed ...
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Can I travel to the UK one day before my visa starts?

I am planning to travel to the UK with my mother. Her visa is valid from 15th June and my visa's validity starts on July 1st. I will be leaving from Chennai on June 30th, with a transit in Mumbai, ...
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Is VIP's Fairway Trolley (80cm) allowed for check-in for US trip in Etihad?

I'll be traveling to US next month via Etihad Airways. Etihad's baggage allowance policy states that "all check-in baggage must adhere to max dimensions 158 cm". I bought this VIP bag from Amazon (...
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Online check-in, overbooking and EU compensation rights

I couldn't find an answer to this anywhere. Everything I find about overbookings is about people standing in line at the gate, after security scrutiny, and being bumped. I have read everything about ...
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Travel from Nigeria to Bahamas, avoiding transit in US, UK and Canada

How can a Nigeria passport holder with Bahamas visa travel to the Bahamas without transit through US, UK and Canada
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Flying British Airways and Virgin do I need to collect luggage in Heathrow

Booking a flight with https://de.travelgenio.com/ where it combines multiple airlines Hamburg to Heathrow, Heathrow to Johannesburg. I have 2 hours in Heathrow. Would I need to collect my luggage? ...
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Is 4 hours of layover enough for 2 seperate bookings in LHR (and some more)?

I am flying from Stuttgart to San Francisco next year. I booked the two legs separately so STR-LHR with British Airways and LHR-SFO with Virgin Atlantic. Reasoning is that it was cheaper by around ...
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Air Travel with pet Budgie

I was wondering if anyone has experience traveling with transatlantic (Western Europe to Mexico) with a pet bird? From what little research I did I found out that some airlines do seem to allow this, ...
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Can I take an air pistol out of Israel into Ghana?

A friend has gifted me an air pistol while on holiday in Israel and would like to take it back home to Ghana with me. Can I take it out of Israel an how do I do that? I have checked with the ...
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How to check a large backpack?

When travelling on airlines based in the US with a large backpack, I prefer to carry the bag onto the plane as part of my hand baggage allowance. Most foreign flag carriers, however, have a ...
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Which currencies does Wizz Air use in-flight?

Wizz Air is an Hungarian flight operator and I'll be flying with them from Finland to the United Kingdom. If I'd like to pay with cash for in-flight services which currency should I bring?
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Is the space in front of the first seat row in the middle of a cabin meant as a public passage?

I have recently been on an Air China trip with my family, I think on an A330 aircraft. We had a baby bassinet and thus were seated in the front row of a cabin, and got seats in the middle of the ...
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Why are walk-ins for Global Entry interview typically only accepted when arriving from an international flight?

I read on https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/get-a-same-day-walk-in-appointment-at-these-global-entry-enrollment-centers/ (mirror): It may be hard to get an interview, but some enrollment ...
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Emirates trans-Tasman additional luggage costs?

Trying to find a weird use case for Emirates. If you have a 1st class ticket, you're allowed 50kg for a flight from SYD to AKL/WLG/CHC. However, I can't find out how much additional luggage would ...
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Two passports in different names, stopover country needs one, destination — the other

Say a dual New Zealand and Mali citizen is flying from NZ to Mali via Australia (pure hypothetical). The passports are in different names. Mali passport alone needs transit visa for Australia. NZ ...
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Book return flight, but after another round trip [duplicate]

I am currently in the US. I plan on leaving back to my home country (UK) on October 18th, but I haven't booked it yet. I did already book a trip back to the US with a relative for a week in November. ...
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How to know if an Air France flight has in-flight entertainment?

I have just booked a flight, from Paris CDG to Moscow SVO return. It is a 4 hour 10 minute flight. Usually when I travel on other airlines no entertainment is provided as the flight isn’t long enough. ...
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Is the 13 inch MacBook Pro also banned from airtravel?

I read about the recent MacBook Pro 15 inch travel ban. I have a 13-inch model, so I'm safe. I checked the serial number and my computer was bought in November 2017 which is outside of the affected ...
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Can I take a soft suitcase on Qatar Airways?

Are you allowed to take a soft suitcase on Qatar airways I have heard that some airports are starting to ban soft suitcases but I am not sure if this is true or not
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Last name ordered wrongly in airticket

My name is the airticket is ordered differently than the name in my passport. example: First name : Emily Last name :JaneDoe But in my airticket it is First name: Emily Jane Last name: Doe I ...
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Italian resident travelling outside of the Schengen area without having been issued a permesso di soggiorno (residency permit) yet

I'm Pakistani National and I came to Italy on behalf of my husband with long term Visa. I have the receipt issued by the government that I've applied for my permesso di soggiorno (residence permit). ...