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Why is my outbound flight to Geneva longer than my return flight?

I am flying with EasyJet next week from Glasgow to Geneva, for my ski holiday. I noticed the flight times are unusual in that my outbound journey is much longer than my return flight home. Outbound ...
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Buying airfare that permits a 'Free Stopover'

I will use my specific situation, but this should only be considered as an example which should be applied generally. My itinerary would be as such: London --> Austin --> Rio de Janeiro --> ...
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Avios points awarded for BA partner airline flights

I am in the BA executive club. What are the rules for receiving points for flights operated by the partner airlines? Last time I flew Finnair, I got exactly 25% of the points that I would have ...
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When does the 24 hour layover rule apply?

I understand that most airlines have a 24 hour stopover rule which states that on an international flight if the connecting time at the intermediate point is less than 24 hours, it will count as a ...
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Is it okay to bring a bottle of champagne on an airplane (as checkin luggage)?

Can you bring a bottle of champagne with you as luggage (not as hand luggage)? Or would the pressure pose a risk and as a result not be allowed?
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What is ticket reconfirmation and why does it exist?

I have never personally had to reconfirm the ticket, but have read that in some case you can lose a place on a flight, even if you paid for it! Where does the idea of ticket reconfirmation comes from?...
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How does one search for flights with miles? Or is it simply a post-selection operation?

I have started to accumulate a few decent miles with some airlines. In the past, I've merely used miles to reduce the cost - choose a flight, apply points, voila. However, I was wondering if there ...
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What's the best day of the week to buy airfare?

Is there any day of the week when airfares are statistically the cheapest to buy?
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Tax refund in stores that are not close to the border

I'm living in a border region, and every time I'm shopping abroad, I can fill out a form at the store, let the border officer sign it, go back to the store and get the sales tax back. Now I'm ...
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How to get into and travel across Tanzania

I'm interested in visiting Tanzania - the capital of it (Dodoma) and Kilimanjaro park, and I didn't find any info about any airlines to get into Tanzania and about local transport - buses or taxis. ...
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Are anti-influenza drugs containing pseudoephedrine legal in Georgia?

Are the drugs against influenza, that contains pseudoephedrine, legal in Georgia? Can I put them into my travel first-aid kit when traveling by plane? This drugs have worked very well for me when I'...
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Websites with flights TO a destination (from wherever)?

I know there are many sites which will allow me to find a flight to wherever from a given airport, but I haven't found one that would allow me to specify a destination and no starting location. Are ...
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Is it possible to change second leg of a flight online?

Let's say I'm taking Lufthansa from US and then to a third country. But the thing is that I want to stay in Germany for a few days. I know that travel agents can change one leg of a journey. Is it ...
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Flights to Greenland - seasonal ex-North America?

I'm looking to go from Canada/US to visit Greenland & Iceland (very tentative plans), but am having trouble finding flights. It seems that there's generally flights from Copenhagen, but I'd ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Central Europe to South East Asia between Christmas and the New Year?

My final destination is Thailand. Since rail is relatively cheap between SE Asian countries, I am not too concerned about where I initially land down there. Most direct flights to Bangkok for ...
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What is the Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club mileage multiplier for Premium Economy?

Here goes with a Flyertalk type question.... As a Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club member, I can earn frequent flier miles for Cathay Pacific flights. I can also earn miles for flights taken on any ...
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Will it harm my video game if I take it through the scanner?

I want to take my video game home with my on the plane and don't want to put it in my checked luggage because they just carelessly toss luggage around. But I want to know if it is safe to take it ...
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How long in advance should I arrive at Tromsø Airport on a busy morning?

For an early morning flight in a busy season, how long in advance should I arrive at Tromsø Airport in Tromsø, Norway? In detail, on 21 December there's a 6:55 flight (to Gran Canaria). There are ...
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Want to carry a psoriasis cream with me on plane to China — reasonable?

Here's the deal. My wife is Chinese and her brother (college age) lives in China. I have some cream my grandpa gave me for broken out skin (says IC Triamcinolone 0.5% cream on it). It's worked ...
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How to find an appropriate frequent flyer program?

In the last months I flew a lot with different airlines, mainly Swiss, AirBaltic, Aeroflot and AeroSvit. Now I was wondering if there is a frequent flyer program covering as much as possible of these ...
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Traveling from cold region to warm region; tips regarding clothing?

I will fly this December from Paris to South-East Asia for a backpack trip. I have to get to the airport at night at probably 4°C and arrive at Phnom Penh, where it will be around 30°C. But because ...
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Non-US citizen traveling between states

I would like to know, if I need to carry passport while traveling inside states. I do have State ID and my living address is written in it, but I suppose I don't have permanent residency http://en....
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What is the best way (price wise) to travel from Japan to Mexico and Venezuela, then come back?

What I want to do is go to those two countries for a week each. Basically the order doesn't matter much for me. But I must depart from Japan and come back. I was wondering if there was someone ...
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Planning to buy a TV in Dubai to bring to India, what issues may I encounter? [closed]

While going to India via Emirates, I am planning to have 1 day's stop at Dubai and meanwhile I want to buy a TV (Samsung or Sony LED TV) to take to India. There are some doubts I have about it though: ...
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Can I estimate the real or final price of a plane trip?

I am not so sure that LCC are really "low cost". The hidden fees, usually tend to increase the total price to a similar or even higher value than one for a flight on a regular airline. I had some ...
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What knives can I take with me when going into Georgia?

What kind of knives can I take with me (by plane) when travelling into Georgia? Will the small tourist knife be legal? What about survival-like military knives? I think I would need a knife that ...
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Are there any common, secret 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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Are there any medical conditions I should be expecting after years of air-travel?

Many people (including me) travel a lot by planes, sometimes 3-6 times a month or even more some thing around 30+ hours of actual flying time but I have done 70+ hours per month for 7 years when I was ...
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Is there a official classification for turbulence?

This winter I was on a flight in Europe during a huge winter storm. That's why the pilot announced for the flight that we will have some medium turbulence during the flight. However, it wasn't really ...
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Are there air traffic routes that are turbulence-sensitive?

Are there any air traffic routes where I have to expect more or more severe turbulences than usual? I once heard that over the Atlantic before the South American coasts there are a lot of turbulences, ...
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In the context of air travel, are layovers different to stopovers?

In a recent question somebody asked about a layover without mentioning how long the stop would be, thus implying it might perhaps be understood whether layover generally refers to a stop not requiring ...
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Is a chest X-ray / report required to enter the UK?

I remember that two years ago, passport holders of non-EU nationalities were required to present a chest X-ray along with accompanying report on arrival at Heathrow airport. (And if you didn't have ...
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Getting to Guangzhou from Melbourne

I am taking a business trip to Guangzhou from Melbourne is a few months. I have noticed that there are no direct flights (correct me if I am wrong). Looks like I have to transfer in Hong Kong. ...
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Is it possible to change date of a connection?

I have one flight with one connection: Tokyo to Rio with a stop in LA. I'd like to postpone my trip from LA to Rio to stay some days in the US, but I was not able to this at the airline website (...
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What is Rule 240 in Air Travel?

This morning I was a little bit surfing on travel blog sites, and then I read this hint: Know about Rule 240. If your flight is delayed or you get bumped from a flight, ask the ticketing agent if ...
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Planning to travel to Israel, what happens if Israel declares war on Iran?

I'm planning my second trip to Israel (being there Sep/2011), to visit my girlfriend's relatives again in February 2013 and stay a month there. This time we are planning to go with four people and we ...
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What's the best way to use American Express Membership Rewards points for travel to Paris?

(Please advise if this is in the wrong SE and I'll refile it) I have a large quantity of American Express membership rewards points and a plan to go to Paris over the end of year holidays. I don't ...
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Price-hacking a one-way flight? [duplicate]

I will be travelling to the USA in a month (by plane) but have found one-way flights are more expensive than return. Is there a good way to deal with this? So I can book the cheapest flight possible, ...
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How can I get two separate receipts when booking two flight tickets online?

I need to book a flight for me and my spouse. I am supposed to get a refund for my ticket from my workplace, but we need to pay for my spouse's ticket ourselves. In order to get the refund, I need to ...
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Flight to Baghdad from Heathrow

I posted a question earlier about a problem I had when I travelled to Jordan few months ago. I had a flight to Jordan from Gatwick to stay few days in Jordan, so at the time my final destination was ...
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Can I get a cheaper one-way flight by booking and cancelling a flexible return leg for a refund?

I’m looking to book a one-way flight from the UK to a European city. The airline [I don’t think it matters which one specifically; this question is really about the principle] wants to charge around £...
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What's the preferable option to book a flight?

I am very inexperienced traveler. I have a very basic question regarding booking flights. On the Internet there are a few online agencies like Expedia, Kayak, Orbit. I don't really know what the ...
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Are flights actually cheaper *to book* during the week?

Last week I was eyeing up flights to Vegas from Vancouver. I had vaguely chosen the flight that I wanted. On Saturday I found that the flights I wanted weren't there, and in general, it was more ...
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Is it ok to bring a mirror onto an international airplane (US - POL)

I am leaving to poland in a few days. I wonder if its ok to bring a mirror onto an airplane. If so what are the dimensions that are allowed?? The flight is from US to Poland through Germany
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35-40 minute layover at LaGuardia - Possible?

I'm planning a flight in October, and one of my options for a layover will get me there much earlier in the day, but it involves a short layover that seems risky for me. It's all domestic, with a 35 ...
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Is there a web-application that provides the ability for interested people on the ground to “stalk” a flight?

I am about to emigrate to Australia. There are a number of people interested in tracking the status of my transit across the pacific. Is there an online application that will serve to highlight the ...
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Where can I combine a vacation and learning to fly with a tourist visa, rather than needing a student visa?

I have 45 days vacation (I haven't decided when yet), I do not have a problem getting any visa, I have free tickets to any where in the world.. I just need to go to place where I can learn flying ...
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Connecting time at JFK

We have an International flight leaving JFK at terminal 4 (South African Airways) at 11.40am... and our connecting flight arriving on Delta arriving at 8.55am at Terminal 3 (there are 2 of us ...
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What are the best seat places to choose inside an international flight for economy class?

Considering that I can choose any seat on any seat row on a Boeing 777-300ER for an international flight, I have most of 400 seat places to choose from the forefront to the last row of this airplane. ...
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Can / Do you have to / Is it recommended to leave the plane during a stop?

Next month I'm going for a long-haul flight. After the first 10 hours there is a stop scheduled. I don't have to change planes, before flying to my final destination. I've never had a flight with a ...