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Add passenger for flights booked with Wizz Discount club

How can I add a passenger in my flight booked with Wizz Discount club? I can’t find the option.
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Interline Plating Carriers - Whose baggage policy applies?

I learned about Interline Partnerships and Plating Carriers today and I am wondering how these agreements work in regards to baggage policy. In particular, I'm curious as to whose baggage fees are ...
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Is it allowed to take an external hard drive with you on a plane?

Can i take an external USB drive with me on an international flight? Do they open or scan it, or go through its contents at an airport or during a customs security check? If it is allowed, do I have ...
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What is the source of pet weight limits in aircraft (and beyond)?

The recent case with an overweight cat denied Aeroflot boarding got me curious. Aeroflot maintains a rule that a pet is only allowed onboard if it weighs 8 kg or less. This doesn't look like an ...
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Understanding suitcases characteristics

I am very confused with buying a new suitcase for my flights, planned to be my 23kg luggage that goes in cargo, thus I am asking for your experience please (this is not a question for personal opinion,...
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Travel from the UK to Spain with an Italian ID

This question is somewhat related to this one, but not quite the same. I'm an Italian citizen currently living in the UK, and I'll be traveling to Spain in about a week (from Heathrow). My passport (...
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CBP: Declare jewellery from India to USA as gift for grandchildren

We're planning to take $1000 worth of gold and silver jewellery from India to USA. Do we need to declare it on the CBP form? Some blogs says that the monetary value should be declared only if ...
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Why are the connecting flights within Azores free?

According to SATA Inter-island connecting flights website Under the rules of the air transportation model on routes from Mainland Portugal - Azores and Azores - Madeira, SATA Air Açores is required ...
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Google Flights is in English but booking site it sends me to is in Thai

I'm trying to use Google Flights as is often recommended to me. I've got the language set to English and the currency set to AUD. I've found a cheap flight from Bangkok to Europe and click on it. It ...
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Cheap two-way flight from Ukraine to Japan [closed]

I want to visit Japan in April (supposedly from 11.04 to 25.04). All tickets from Ukraine cost more than $900, which is a lot for me. I would like to find tickets at least a little cheaper, including ...
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What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated “not bringing any fruit” on the US customs form when flying to the US?

What is the last point where one can throw away fruits if one has indicated "not bringing any fruit" on the US customs form (CBP Declaration Form 6059B) when flying to the US? Question update (2019-...
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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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Compensation for damaged buggy on Vietnam Airlines

I recently returned from Vietnam and the airline at the airport in Vietnam issue the badge at the gate. When I arrived in Heathrow there is a part in the buggy broken. After complaining at the airport ...
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Why do airline tickets have titles in addition to names?

Every time you book a ticket, the airline website asks you for your title. As an example, here are the options provided on Lufthansa's website: But why do airlines ask for the title in addition to ...
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How to cancel a flight ticket with Iberia for free?

I purchased a flight ticket on iberia.com (not through a travel agency). Due to having found a train alternative, I no longer wish to fly this Iberia flight. My ticket is non-refundable and I am ok ...
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Personal item size

When an airline defines the maximum sizes of an item like e.g "x=30 cm, y=40 cm, z=10 cm" are the x and y axis sizes exchangeable? for instance could I bring an item whose dimensions are x=40 cm, y=30 ...
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Is EC 261/2004 in addition to other expenses, or does it cover them?

This is a follow up to Norwegian refuses EU delay (4.7 hours) compensation because it turned out there was nothing wrong with the aircraft After I complained to the The Norwegian Travel Complaint ...
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Is it a problem for wrong gender on flight tickets?

I just booked a flight ticket on AirAsia for my friend and filled out the wrong gender carelessly. Is it a problem? I didn't find their customer service phone numbers on AirAsia.
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Do I need a Munich transit visa if I have an expired US visa? [duplicate]

Does an Indian citizen with valid passport and with expired US visa travel from USA to India via Munich without any transit visa?
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Travel from USA to India via frankfurt - H1b is valid but stamping expired (i94 expired)

My i94 expired recently but my extension is approved till 2022. Can I travel to India through Frankfurt? I will be going for stamping when I go to India.
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How soon can you fly without paying extra? [closed]

If I want to book an international flight departing today, I understand I will have to pay a substantial surcharge because the airline reasons that if I have to travel urgently, I have no choice but ...
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Can I bring metamizole (dypirone) to the US for personal use?

Assume a person is traveling to the US from a country where metamizole is a common over-the-counter drug. 1) Can it be brought? 2) How it should be packaged? 3) Is there need of any special ...
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Norwegian refuses EU delay (4.7 hours) compensation because it turned out there was nothing wrong with the aircraft

My flight from Oslo to Rome was delayed by 4 hours and 40 minutes. I submitted a request to Norwegian Air Shuttle requesting a compensation of 400 Euros under EU 261/2004. Their reasoning for why ...
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Where can I find out the real reason for a cancelled flight?

My flight was cancelled due to non technical reasons (allegedly air traffic congestion) so my compensation was denied. I suspect they are just trying to avoid paying the compensation by declaring a ...
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Commute between California City and LA by general aviation plane? [closed]

Last time I visited Cali City, I found out there is actually an airport there. That got me thinking... Is it practical to commute between Cali City and LA by general aviation by plane? It sounds a ...
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Taking advantage of Jetblue sale when I already bought ticket?

A few months ago I bought a Jetblue "Blue" ticket to JFK on 10/31 for $120. Today Jetblue emails me a sale where that same ticket to JFK on 10/31 is $31. Is there any way (or trick) where I can take ...
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How can one get a flight receipt from Priceline?

This is a more specific question than Why is it sometimes difficult to get a receipt for a flight as it focuses on one specific site, but the premise is the same, and for consistency in this question, ...
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Can I put a bed quilt/blanket in airplane's cargo?

I don't want to buy an extra suitcase, and I don't really care if the quilt (if that's its name) lands damaged or not. I am thinking of adding a suitcase (luggage 23kg) in my airplane booking, and ...
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How can I get my air ticket after having an iterenary and being issued visa?

How can I get my air ticket after having an itinerary and being issued a visa? I paid 40 pounds to get an itinerary from Schengen flight reservation visa site; applied for visa and got it. Do I pay ...
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Where is a celebration-free, little-to-no Christmas skiing destination during the holiday season? [closed]

I'm trying to plan a skiing trip for Christmas holidays which is when I can use my work holidays, however I do not celebrate Christmas and I do not enjoy the whole consumerist/festive/you-name-it ...
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Where can I go to avoid planes overhead?

Where on Earth can I go and not see or hear planes flying overhead? To clarify: I would like to be able to pretend that planes do not exist for a period of at least one month. Faint noise and ...
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Can I Check a Hand Truck on an Airplane/Amtrak?

So I have this hand truck that I would like to bring home that I brought out in a car, but I am flying back. I figured I can't carry it on, but can I check it? It's about 50 inches tall, 21 inches ...
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Which non-EU/EFTA countries offer EC261 compensation?

It is stated on the EU website that EC261 compensation is only offered if: the flight starts in the EU/EFTA, or the flight travels to the EU/EFTA and is operated by an EU/EFTA airline However, in ...
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Through transit of check-in baggages

On my return trip from US to India I will be flying from Oklahoma to Kolkata transiting through Chicago & Abu Dhabi : OKC to ORD domestic flight AA, ORD to AUH & AUH to CCU by Etihad. Will ...
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Purchasing tickets on United for someone else

Some time ago I was trying to purchase flight tickets for someone else (from Eastern Europe to the US), to be specific, for 4 people at a time (I'm not among them), through the United website. I tried ...
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Why can't I book this multi-city fare on American Airlines?

I've been trying to purchase this ticket for a week or so (from the AA website), but I kept getting the following message: Choose a different flight or fare. We're sorry but at least one of the ...
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Where can I find the upper bound price for checked-in luggage for Sky Airline when purchased at the airport counter?

Where can I find the upper bound price for checked-in luggage for Sky Airline when purchased at the airport counter? https://www.skyairline.com/english/price-list (mirror) just gives a lower bound (e....
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Vietjet Flight reservation Family Name, Middle or given Name

I am booking a flight on Vietjet online, I have come across their name requirement which is Family Name: Middle and Given Name: I have always seen/used First name/Family Name so before ...
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How can I list all flight numbers that connect two countries (non-stop)?

How can I list all flight numbers that connect two countries (non-stop)?
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Can I bring a 30000 mAh power bank on board the aircraft?

Well I am 24 and this is my first time travelling overseas. Kind of embarrassed, but I finally have enough money for travelling. I would like to ask can I take this 30000mAh Power Bank, onboard the ...
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What can I wear to avoid getting frisked and crotch searched by TSA at the airport?

A year ago, traveling through an airport in the United States, I did the usual removal of belt and shoes to get through the TSA checkpoint to enter the terminal. I typically wear relaxed fit jeans. ...
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How do I get compensation for a delayed flight?

I am in dispute with Easyjet about a delayed flight, but we have reached an impasse. My flight was delayed taking off from Gatwick. According to the website flightaware.com it landed at its ...
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Can i enter Norway with Iceland visa when it wasn't in my itinerary [duplicate]

I received an Iceland visa but as of now i have got a feeling of also reaching Norway though i didn't include it in my itinerary as a second country to visit. Can this cause me problems at Norway ...
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What are the visa requirement for a Filipino with a Japanese Long Term Visa?

Can/How & What are the requirements for a Filipino with a Long Term Visa holder in Japan, to visit his PR family in Canada?
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Flying out of Vancouver at 6 am

I have a flight at 6:05 am on a Monday from YVR to SFO in December. As far as I understand, I need to be at YVR at least at 4:05 am. Assume I don't want to take taxis and also assume I will be ...
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Will an airline always sell two flights together with a reasonable transfer time?

When I fly it is usually easier to make a stop, sometimes these stops can be quite short. Will an airline only sell two flights together if the transfer is do-able within the given time period?
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What options are there for an 11-hour layover in Bangkok? [closed]

On a flight from Frankfurt to Sydney (in a few weeks) via Bangkok, my layover in BKK (Suvarnabhumi) was changed from 90m to 11 hours... What is there for me to do, so time passes a bit more quickly? ...
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Are adjustable monitor stands safe to pack in checked luggage?

I have a monitor and stand (HP ZR2240w) that I would like to take with me as part of an international move. The monitor stand is fairly heavy, and contains some kind of spring - it's not clear ...
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Is there a site where I can subscribe for cheap flights for a specific place?

I currently spend long time periods outside my hometown and many people advise me to get my ticket for my vacation a month in advance, but I don't want to keep looking each day. Is there an online ...
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Won a ticket to attend Cannes Lions, a conference. Which type of visa should I apply for?

I won a competition wherein the prize is a complete pass to Cannes Lion. I will still be talking to the person from their side but I want to prepare beforehand. Is the purpose of this travel ...

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