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Are multi-carrier flights booked with Virtual Interlining services like Kiwi.com or GoToGate better for the environment than regular flights or worse?

I have used both Kiwi.com and GoToGate to fly from the UK to India with multiple flights (4) on multiple carriers - it does work, and is cheaper than a regular flight with a single carrier, though ...
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What personal details are passengers required to provide for travel to or via the United States?

I read on the KLM website, while booking a flight: For travel to or via United States, all passengers need to provide various personal details (such as date of birth) to the authorities. What ...
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Flight delay Info [duplicate]

Flight LS765, 21/02/2022. Manchester to Malta This flight was originally delayed due to weather in Malta but then the new flight time was delayed due to a problem with the plane, we changed planes and ...
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How to pack a desktop PC for overseas travel?

I am moving overseas and I would like to put clothes in my PC to help the parts not move and be safe. I am worried about static electricity. I was wondering if anti-static bags will help and you said ...
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Nepal internal flight prices based on passengers nationality

I'm planning my travel to Nepal for this Christmas holidays. I'd like to book a ticket for an internal flight so I jumped on some local airlines websites. I found out that is a common policy to ...
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Did the airport or the airline misplace the aircraft?

My flight was delayed today because it did not arrive at the gate on time. Once we boarded the pilot apologized for the delay as the aircraft was misplaced at the airport. I suspect it was at the ...
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Can I check-in even though my e-visa will arrive an hour after boarding? (for Vietnam transit)

I am travelling from Korea to India with one self-transfer stop at Vietnam and just found out I needed a Viet e-visa for this. I applied for an emergency e-visa and it says it will be available 1 hour ...
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Why do some airports shuffle connecting passengers through security again

This appears to be a duplicate of Why does connecting flight need a security check at connection airport? but the accepted answer IMO simply doesn't apply to my specific example. In many "good&...
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Huge delay with processing compensation for damaged luggage

Over 4 months ago I had a multi-flight trip offered by Qatar, with the last stage operated by LATAM. Receiving my luggage, I noticed that my suitcase had a broken handle. I immediately filed a ...
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Why does AGP-FRA-HOG not appear in flight searches? [duplicate]

I want to travel from Málaga, Spain (AGP) to Holguín, Cuba (HOG) around January or February 2023 (this is a follow-up of this question). Both Google Flights and ITA Matrix offer combinations with ...
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When booking a flight when the clock is set back by one hour due to the daylight saving time, how can I know when the plane is scheduled to depart?

E.g., in the US, PT time zone, on Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2:00:00 am PT, the clock was reset to Sunday, November 6, 2022, 1:00:00 am PT. If I book a plane scheduled to depart on November 6, 2022, 1:...
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Can non-Eu passport holder use mobile boarding pass to travel between Schengen countries? [duplicate]

Like Spain to Italy something because that's no border between
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Bag tag information after name

I traveled recently with SN Brussels Airlines. On my bag tag after my LAST NAME/GIVEN NAME (cut after 4 characters) then +011/12 on the way out and +011/19 on the way back. What does these numbers ...
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Can I claim compensation for flight delay under EU Reg 261? Airline claims cause is event outside of their control

A family member recently flew Air Canada from Venice to Los Angeles via Montreal. (If it matters, they're an EU citizen) Due to a 3:32h delay of the original flight (VCE-YUL), they missed the ...
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How do I change payment currency on American Airlines

I was trying to book a flight on American Airlines using my American credit card paying in dollars. However, the website insists on showing me the prices in pounds and I can't switch my residence ...
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Delayed luggage compensation

What is the compensation for delayed luggage when flying with Emirates? We flew from Zurich to Dubai with Emirates, Dubai to Melbourne with Emirates and the last leg from Melbourne to Auckland with ...
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How to travel with a minor when you're not their parent (returning to residence country)?

A few years ago, I made the question. This focused on going out. However, I have doubts when returning to home country. I will be flying with a family member, who is a minor. I know I need a written ...
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Traveling outside Luxembourg with a type D visa

I applied for a type D visa to work in Luxembourg. My type D visa is still valid for 3 months but the provisional work permit expired before I entered Luxembourg. Can I travel to Schengen areas now ...
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How can I travel to India without passport? Passport is being held at embassy in Madrid

I am an Indian national residing in Spain. The situation is I don't have my passport because it's at the embassy for another trip I was planning and I don't know if I will get it returned on time as ...
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Size of checked in bag on Kuwait Airways?

The website for Kuwait Airways says the following and I find it confusing: https://www.kuwaitairways.com/en/is/free-baggage ECONOMY DIMENSIONS FOR NORMAL CHECKIN Length: 90cm, width 65cm, ht 75cm ...
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Do I need to recheck my baggage when transiting in AMS

I am travelling from USA to INDIA through AMS, do I need to check in my luggage at AMS again? It was a single reservation, I got my whole ticket together.
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Booking plane ticket with EU, ID card or passport?

When flying to the EU from a non-EU country should I use for the booking my EU ID card or passport? Could there be a problem when checking in on the airport with EU ID card only? Example: Flying from ...
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Is it possible to get a refund or reschedule a flight booked with MyTrip.com? [closed]

I feel like this company is a total scam managed by people in India who do not even speak English. It is almost impossible to understand the people who answer the phone. I bought two tickets and paid ...
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Thessaloniki to Seattle for August 2023

I am hoping someone can explain this to me. I am looking for a 1-stop flight from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Seattle (SEA) for August 2023. All the options that I am getting on Google Flights (or any other ...
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Can I bring alcohol free beer (<0.5% ABV) into Louisiana from The Netherlands?

I am trying to figure out if I can take non alcoholic beer with me to my family in Louisiana. I could only find this Louisiana State Legislature article which mentions: "Alcoholic beverage" ...
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Is 2 hours enough time for transfer from Domestic flight (T4) to International flight (T2) leaving Melbourne Tullamarine bought on seperate tickets?

I have a flight from Cairns to Melbourne early in the morning with a tentative arrival time of 10:55 AM in Melbourne Tullamarine T4. I booked a separate ticket flying from Melbourne Tullamarine to ...
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I booked through Expedia 4 days ago and the charge still isn’t in my bank account! Any advice?

I am a college student flying back home for the first time in nearly 2 years for Christmas. I have a part time job and only a small amount of disposable income. My Bills are paid but I don’t want my ...
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Can you use your passport between other countries if you are banned from leaving your home country? [closed]

Someone who is banned from leaving the country gave me some information that's surprising. He is banned because he's a witness in a trial. Not sure when his ban will be lifted. This is not a country ...
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List of all reasons why somebody can be denied boarding

While flying internationally throughout the years, I've been denied boarding multiple times for multiple reasons such that I now feel that every time I fly, I am entering a lottery. Can someone ...
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Koh Samui to Bangkok or Phuket during New year

I was checking Air tickets on bangkok air from Koh Samui to Phuket or Bangkok and especially on 2nd January its very very expensive almost 4 times. This is happening just on 2nd Jan, all other dates ...
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Would an airline be willing to let me board a similar flight that leaves a few hours earlier, if I ask at the airport a few hours before the flight?

This situation happened to me, but hopefully I can use the answer for future situations. I was at the airport and was supposed to fly Wizz Air TLV to LGW at 22:10 https://airportinfo.live/flight/...
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How to determine boarding requirements for international flights? [duplicate]

I recently took a Qatar Airways flight from Vienna to Ho Chi Minh City (layover in Doha). When attempting to board the flight with a boarding pass from online check in, I was informed that I may not ...
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Why is 2x one-way fares cheaper than round-trip on Matrix?

I'm searching for flights to NZ and back for some time in Feb-Apr next year. I've been using Matrix to find suitable dates and prices, however I ran into something that I thought was odd - the prices ...
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TSA-PreCheck with online check in

I recently got my global entry card and when I wanted to go to TSA-PreCheck lane with my regular boarding pass - obtained via online check-in I was stopped and sent to the counter to obtain paper ...
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Can I fly with an expired passport within Spain?

I am a Spanish resident (with Spanish nationality) and I want to travel from one city to another in Spain by flight. I have lost my identity document (DNI). I do have a copy of a valid DNI, but its ...
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Can a flexible ticket be changed after check in?

I recently read a story about a person in China buying a fully flexible business class ticket, checking in, using the business class lounge, then changing the ticket for a future date. He supposedly ...
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Airlines cancel flights for only those booked in the cheapest economy class [closed]

Due to significant increase in international fare, can Airlines cancel fight for only those passengers who bought tickets at a low price economic class with the lowest subclass e.g. V? How can a ...
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List flight prices to different cities for specific dates?

I want to visit another US city for a few days at the end of October. I'm open to visiting any city and flying in any airline, as long as it's relatively inexpensive and it's non-stop. Let's say I'm ...
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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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Can I take a leather travel journal to usa from uk?

I bought it in England from ethnic store it was made in India and the cover is leather. That’s an animal product but I can’t see it listed on prohibited item only skin and I assume skin is the raw ...
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Passport cover page [duplicate]

You can see condition of cover page of my passport. Let me know is there any issue for getting visa or international travel. I have already applied business visa of Thailand.
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Taking LaserJet printer and cartridge on flight

I have a LaserJet printer and planning to bring it on an international flight with me. What can I do with the toner cartridge? Should I put it in my carry-on luggage or leave it here and buy a new one ...
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Indian Passport binding loose

my passport binding has become loose. Do I need to get new passport or this is fine?
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How to search for airplane lie flat seats

What's the best way search for airplane lie-flat seats ? One of the biggest factors especially for long haul flights is what type of seat you're travelling in with "lie-flat" being by far ...
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My government (China) cancelled my passport. I'm in Malaysia, what can I do?

My government (China) cancelled my passport. I'm in Malaysia. What can I do? Reason of the cancellation: I posted a tweet saying EAT MY ASS while tagging a government institution. I mean I don't know ...
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How to get from Watford to London and back to airport

I am traveling to London next March with my family (2 adults and 3 children ages 7, 8, 10). We are staying in Watford as we are going to Harry Potter studios. The following morning we are going from ...
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How do non-English speakers navigate through JFK airport?

A relative will visit me in Connecticut. She does not speak English. She will arrive at JFK terminal 7 and transfer to JetBlue terminal 5. How will she navigate the airport?
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Will I be allowed to board if my surname on my passport doesn't match with the ticket?

I have two first names (for eg: Jas Singh ) and no surname in my passport. In my ticket from Delhi to Vancouver, the last name is Singh and first name is Jas. Will I be allowed to board the flight due ...
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The same flight ticket got much cheaper a few days later. How come?

I booked my flight a couple of months ahead using the AirAsia website to avoid a price increase but now the same ticket is considerably lower on the same website. I felt deceived about my purchase. ...
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How can I travel without a passport? [closed]

Say one day my passport is cancelled because I wrote something offensive about my country's president on my Twitter a few years ago. Unfortunately I have only 1 citizenship. This would probably happen ...

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