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Can I opt to disembark on a stop over (if I am a national of that country) before the second leg of the journey? [duplicate]

I am a seaman working on a cruise ship and my company arranges flights for our return home on completion of our contracts. I am a New Zealand National and they have booked me a flight from Santiago ...
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Flight search for multi-stop with 10 segments [duplicate]

There is a similar question on this site, Are there any sites that let me book 7 or more multi-city flights?. But, it's from 2013. And lists just one site - https://airtreks.com, that gives an ...
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Why is it that the small barcode on the stickers placed on one's check-in bags generally cannot be accessed by airport staff after 72 hours?

I read on https://www.ausbt.com.au/this-simple-trick-helps-ensure-your-suitcase-arrives-on-the-belt (mirror): Even if you do attach a bingo [= small barcode sticker on one's check-in bags or on the ...
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Clearing Customs at Heathrow for a connecting domestic flight to Leeds Bradford

I am booked from Perth Australia to Leeds Bradford all on one ticket. Qatar from Perth to Doha and onto London Heathrow, and then British Airways from Heathrow to Leeds Bradford. Will I need to ...
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May I get a refund for a flight cancelled because of COVID-19? [duplicate]

I had a flight ticket from Madrid (MAD, Spain) to Miami (MIA, US) to fly in March with AirEuropa. I got an email saying the flight was cancelled 13 days and 21 hours before the flight. Am I eligible ...
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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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Buying airsoft from HK and travelling back to country of origin via air

I plan to visit Hong Kong and was also thinking of picking a few airsoft guns, as a collector I'm looking to get the most realistic looking guns for display. So the problem is, I'm from the ...
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US Domestic Flight changed to different connecting city and lengthen, can I get compensation?

So I just got an email that my flight from MCO -> MIA -> MXP got changed to MCO -> JFK -> MXP. I now have to leave 2 hours earlier and get there 2 hours later than before. Am I owed any compensation ...
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Where can I exchange British coins when travelling from Dublin to Los Angeles?

I have £200 worth of British coins that I received from a friend which he has no need for since it's not possible to exchange them in banks in Southern Ireland as they only accept notes. Since I'm ...
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My son has dual citizenship. Will I have to pay overstay fine for him to leave Mexico to return to the US?

He has the dual citizenship certificate from the embassy. He has social security of United States, Mexican birth certificate, and American passport. He's been in Mexico 2 years on an American passport....
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How can I find the time schedule of flights to/from a given airport?

I would like to fly from Budapest to Ovda January 7 +/-1 day. The Ryanair direct flight on January 6 is brutal early -- based on my experience going to Israel, two hours prior is tight so we are ...
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When's the best time to fly with kids [closed]

I'm about to take my son on a trip overseas, should I book a early morning flight or book a afternoon flight ? Taking in the time difference we would arrive at his bed time if we took afternoon flight
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Bringing laptop to the US [duplicate]

Recently it's been in the news that the US were going to ban laptops on flights to the US. Now I am not sure if this really happened or not, so I was hoping someone was. I'm not sure if this makes a ...
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Taking a Desktop Computer Overseas - Options? [duplicate]

I am moving overseas for a few months and will be working remotely, which will require me to take my desktop computer. What are the best methods to take a desktop computer overseas? What potential ...
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How to preorder and actually get a special airline meal: e.g. kosher, vegetarian, low-gluten, baby food, or others

If you have dietary restrictions, many airlines (and even some rail services) let you request a special meal when you book your tickets. They will try to honor your request, though they are not ...
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Which flights to HK are likely for me to catch a train from HK to Guangzhou?

I would like to go to Guangzhou and then high speed train elsewhere from Guangdong South station. The last leg by train is much less expensive and less transition than a domestic fly. After some ...
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If one's name contains an umlaut, can it be replaced with vowel without umlaut + e when booking a flight ticket? (e.g., Jürgen -> Juergen)

Assume one's name contains an umlaut. I wonder whether one can replace the umlaut with vowel without umlaut + e when booking a flight ticket. E.g., Jürgen -> Juergen. Or will this cause some issue ...
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Which flight search engines show the flight options sorted by price and including throw-away ticketing?

Throw-away ticketing sometimes yields the cheapest flight option. Which flight search engines show the flight options sorted by price and including throw-away ticketing?
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Customs and baggage when transferring in Schengen and going outside

I am flying from Prague through Frankfurt to Toronto. Do I need to go through customs in Frankfurt and will my baggage go directly onto the next plane?
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Do airlines check the content of checked luggage?

I read Lufthansa "bans AirTags in luggage" after passengers publicly shame it with location of lost bags. Do airlines check the content of checked luggage? I thought only the TSA and their ...
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United Airlines 24-hour refund policy: are non Basic Economy tickets fully refundable within 24 hours of booking? (purchase made >7days before flight)

I read on the United Airlines 24-hour refund policy (mirror): Under our 24-hour flexible booking policy, if your ticket was purchased through United in the last 24 hours and you completed your ...
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Can an EU national travel to the US on an EU passport that expires in 2 months?

I need to travel to the US next week on business however my passport expires in June. Are there any restrictions that would stop me from travelling?
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US domestic flight without passport for a foreigner [duplicate]

I’m a foreign student and I lost my passport. I’d like to travel from Chicago to New York by plane. Can I use a copy of my passport or my student card as an ID? I checked the TSA website already.
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Airplane carry-on allowance and plastic bags

I see some people coming to airplanes with lot of plastic bags, often containing something bought from airport shops. Don't these count towards carry-on baggage allowance? Could I bring more carry-on ...
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Missed connection & long delay on an Iberia/American flight from US to Spain. Am I entitled to compensation?

Today I was scheduled to fly MSP->CLT->MAD. The flights were operated by American, but I booked with Iberia, and the flight number I received for the transatlantic portion was an Iberia flight ...
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Transit via Romania into Schengen

Four of my friends and I (all Indian nationals) will be traveling to Paris from Dubai. Our tickets are both ways, i.e. departing and return transit via Bucharest (Wizz Air) with an average transit ...
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Transiting in Dubai on back-to-back return tickets

In December this year, I am planning to fly the Helsinki–Dubai–Mumbai route (and return). I am planning to stay in Dubai for few days on my way to Mumbai. If I book this as one ticket, I have to pay ...
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Why is Mumbai - London - Dallas - Denver more expensive than Bangalore - Mumbai - London - Dallas - Denver? [closed]

I tried looking for a flight from Bangalore to London and London to Denver. Bangalore to Mumbai. 16 hour layover. Mumbai to London. London to Dallas. Dallas to Denver. ----- 48K When I searched for ...
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How can one find the purchase or reservation deadline for a fare when booking a flight on the All Nippon Airways (ANA) website?

https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/book-plan/reservation/international/kmf/ states: Depending on the purchase or reservation deadline for a fare, there are cases in which the ticket must be issued within 72 ...
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Getting a refund From Cancelled TAP Air Portugal flight due to COVID-19 [duplicate]

Our TAP Air Portugal flight From San Francisco to Barcelona, scheduled for Apr 28, 2020, was canceled by the airline. We called TAP Air Portugal and asked for a full refund to our credit card, which ...
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Any sure information about Air France free allowed baggage

I want to book a multiple flight: around January 3 2019: Bucharest - Buenos Aires around April 16 2019: Barranquila/Cartagena (northern Colombia) or Panama - Bucharest I will take with me a 70 l ...
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can I fly out of Reynosa Mexico with my Texas ID and a copy of my birth certificate?. June 2020

I am a US citizen but don't have a passport, and I'm not able to get one, because I have outstanding child support debts. I would like to fly out from Reynosa, Mexico to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Will ...
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How can I obtain the audio or video recording of discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air?

This answer mentions that some discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air are recorded. How can one obtain these recordings?
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Can you travel with fresh flowers on domestic flights in the US?

I will be traveling from Seattle to Florida (8 hour united flight with one layover) and would like to bring flowers along with me. Is this allowed or is it a hassle?
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How does the UK electronics travel ban affect my travel without check-in luggage?

Tomorrow I'm flying with Pegasus Airlines from Iran to London with a short layover in Turkey. I just noticed that electronics like e-readers are not allowed in carry-on. However I travel without check-...
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I'm out of status but want to travel from Los Angeles to New York, USA [duplicate]

I'm currently out of status and want to travel to New York from Los Angeles. I came here in the US with a tourist visa. I've been out of status for five years. I got married recently with a immigrant ...
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Flight re-scheduled two weeks before planned departure [duplicate]

We are traveling from Spain to Canada via Portugal. The flight we purchased was to depart on March 14th from Spain, with a 2-hour stopover in Lisbon. The last leg of the flight is Lisbon to Toronto. ...
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Honolulu to Mainland. Do I need to show my passport/visa again?

Honolulu is my port of entry. Went outside to explore the island overnight. Now I need go to the mainland (san francisco) which I have the ticket and boarding pass already. Do I need to go again to ...
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B1/B2 vs ESTA - Airline

A few days ago I received an email from Customs and Border Protection. I stated that I got on September 25, 2012 a B1 / B2 visa, expiring on September 24, 2022.
 I booked my trip from November 20, ...
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Flying from Dubai or London to Sydney [closed]

Why is that a flight with Qantas from Dubai to Sydney costs more than 5 thousand Australian dollars, while if I fly from London, it takes only as low as 5 hundred English pounds. What is the cause ...
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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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Mace allowed in checked bags on Avianca flights leaving the USA?

It seems a small container (under 4 oz) of Mace is allowed in checked baggage per the US TSA. But the Avianca site says it prohibits pepper sprays. It is not clear to me if Avianca is referring to ...
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Does a compact folding luggage cart used to move around a carry-on bag and personal item count as an extra carry-on bag or extra personal item?

Does a compact folding luggage cart used to move around a carry-on bag or personal item count as an extra carry-on bag or extra personal item? Or does it count as part of the carry-on bag or personal ...
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Turkish airlines: can't re-schedule flight with changed date/time

We're having problems with Turkish Airlines's flight re-schedule system, and we're a bit in panic. We - a group of 6 people - booked and paid for a flight from Budapest to Ankara with a stop in ...
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What should I do if one leg of my travel plan is cancelled by the airline? [duplicate]

I have following legs of flight travel I have to cover in December: Delhi to Milan (MXP), Air Italy, dep. Monday 6am India time Milan to Rome (FCO), Air Italy, dep. Monday 5pm Italy time Rome to ...
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Transit time required in Istanbul airport

I am travelling from Africa to London, connecting in Istanbul. Both flights are on Turkish Airlines, same ticket. No checked bags. I have a 55 minute connect time. Assuming the inbound flight is close ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Essen (Germany)? [closed]

I am a research scholar from India. I will participate in two workshops in two different cities Budapest(Hungary) and Essen(Germany). I will visit Budapest to Essen on 3rd September and then bound ...
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Appropiate way to safely transportate heavy laptop during flight? [duplicate]

I flew a long range flight carrying my laptop, a quite heavy one, inside a neoprene briefcase on the passenger cabin. The recommendation by the aircrew is to place them in the compartments above or ...
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How far in advance is it recommended to book flight tickets? [duplicate]

Ok so I know that rule of thumb for booking flight tickets is 'earlier the better' but I am not sure how far in advance should the action be taken. I have seen many cases where the min. prices at say ...
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Is there any index reflecting flight ticket price trends?

Following Why are international flights so much more expensive this year (2022)?, I wonder: Is there any index reflecting flight ticket price trends? I'd like to better quantify such price trends.
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