Questions tagged [air-travel]

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Can I see who I'm sitting next to while selecting my seat online?

I have in the past had a not-so-pleasant experience of sitting near some passengers with bad odour or who were too talkative. I was wondering if I could see who I'm sitting near when selecting my ...
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Is there a way to track historical averages of flight costs? [duplicate]

Covid-19 has shaken up the flight industry, and I noticed some flights to far off tourist destinations that seem like great deals, e.g. US to Italy for $1000 round trip. If they are so good, I'd like ...
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Why is air travel to China currently (May 2021) 4x the usual price?

For the past 15 years, round-trip economy flights from San Fransisco to Shanghai have been close to $1000-1500 per person. Currently the summer prices are between $3500 and $4500 per person. Looking ...
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Overstaying in USA from Canada. What's the process passing immigration?

What will happen if I've overstayed in the USA and I want to go back to my native country of Canada? Its been almost 2 years now and I need to travel back home. Does anyone know what will happen at ...
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Covid Travel Insurance

I'm planning a trip from the United States to Botswana with a stopover in South Africa in the second half of August this year. While I have no personal Covid concerns as I'm fully-vaccinated, I know ...
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Do countries get the manifest of every passenger that's flying through their airspace? Who knows who's boarded on a plane?

In regards to the Belarus Forces Down Plane to Seize Dissident; Europe Sees ‘State Hijacking’ I wonder if the Belarus intelligence was handed the manifest as a routine or they somehow got access ...
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Wrong nationality on boarding pass due to IT error

TL;DR How can I make sure I board my flight when the boarding pass shows my nationality wrong due to an IT error? I've just checked in online for my flight tomorrow and upon checking my boarding pass ...
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RT-PCR v PCR Test for entry into Belarus

I need to travel to Belarus from Berlin in the next two weeks and according to the government's website, foreigners need to present a valid PCR test that is not older than 72 hours. When I visit the ...
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Where can I view quarantine or other COVID-19 requirements for airline crew?

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php sometimes mentions quarantine or other COVID-19 requirements for airline crew, e.g. for Thailand: Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their ...
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Teen child traveling with family member within US

My 14 year old son is going to travel with my brother, his uncle, to my brother's new home and help him unload the moving van, and then he'll fly home alone. It'll be a road trip adventure for my son, ...
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Which steps happen before you fly internationally (check-in / boarding)?

I've only been at the airport a couple of times in my life and it's been quite a long time since my last flight. My girlfriend will fly soon and I wonder how much time we will have together at the ...
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Traveling with 24inch monitor

I bought a BenQ GL2480 monitor, which is a 24 LED MONITOR. Is putting it in my normal suitcase and covering it with some kind of protection a good idea? What if my suitcase gets scanned in the airport,...
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How do the authorities know whether someone reaches a country?

In Poland there are 10 days of quarantine for people arriving in Poland. Consider that someone arrives in Poland from Istanbul through Amsterdam. How do the officers know that he arrived in Poland, ...
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Under what circumstances can one hope to get to use their return flight without using the forward flight?

I bought a return flight with LOT flying out on the 19th of April and coming back on the 7th of May. Since Switzerland has placed Lithuania on a 10-day quarantine list on the 19th after I got the ...
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Do I need to get a COVID-19 test when flying from Italy to the Netherlands?

I am planning to travel from Bergamo to Eindhaven with Ryanair. Do I have to take a COVID-19 test? If yes, do I need a PCR test or a rapid antigen swab?
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Can I show my Coinbase balance for proof of sufficient funds at border control?

I have money in both BTC and USD in my Coinbase wallet. I'm a US citizen going to the EU.
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The limit number of batteries I can take within a flight?

I am going to indenisia next summer. I used take my drone to this kind of trip with 3 lithum batteries. This time I would to take my FPV Drone and 10 lipos (batteries) and I don't know the limit ...
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Quarantine Rule in New York

I am planning to visit New York from Dubai (UAE) in two weeks' time. What is the Quarantine Rule in NY at the moment? Are tourist attractions open in NY? Thanks,
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International travel with power banks

I checked with airlines websites about regulations on lithium battery with capacity under 100WH. They didn’t state the quantity limitation for battery with capacity less than 100WH. I am wondering if ...
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TAP Airline Refund

I purchased two tickets to Prague in November 2019 to leave June 16, 2020 on Priceline.com with the airline TAP -Then COVID hit. In May 2020 I was told by Priceline that I had to call TAP to ...
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Paper airline ticket/receipt

Will my emailed ticket/receipt be sufficient to board my domestic flight? I do not own a Smartphone. Delta has a two-hour wait time for customer service.
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How to book a United Airlines ticket if my passport doesn't have a last name?

What should I put in the "LastName" section while booking a flight with United Airlines, when my Passport only has "FirstName". Can I use my "FirstName" in both the ...
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Can I change the destination of the inbound flight of a round-trip ticket with Lufthansa?

I'd like to purchase a round-trip ticket from Budapest to Denver. However, I might have to change the origin of the inbound (Denver => BP) ticket. BP => Denver Denver => BP (<= I'd ...
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Can I make repeated 90-day trips to a single Schengen country?

I recall someone saying that you can't go to the same Schengen country as a tourist for 3 months over and over even if you don't overstay a trip, because immigration thinks that it's suspicious for ...
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What are entry requirements for Germany via Netherlands for German resident from variant country?

I am a German permanent resident holder so I can enter Amsterdam and Germany. I have a flight arriving 17 April 2021 in Amsterdam from South Africa (variant area) and then same day another flight to ...
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As transiting passenger, how to go from T2 to T3 in Dubai airport?

From CCU we will be arriving at Dubai T2 at 05:55 on Flydubai and thereafter will be transiting for Seattle on Emirates departing from T3 at 09:55.(All in one single ticket) How we may reach T3 from ...
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Can I fly from the US to Mexico without a passport?

I have a family emergency and need to travel from San Diego CA to Zacatecas Mexico. I am 28 and do not have a passport. Can I travel by airplane with just my birth certificate or ID? My 2 yr old will ...
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Traveling the world without entering countries?

Under Covid-19, many countries don’t allow visitors in. So I wonder whether it would be possible to travel from transit zone to transit zone, without a planned itinerary. Say, I book a ticket from ...
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I go round-trip from USA to China and back, friend only goes from China to USA

Me: USA to China (round trip) My partner: China to USA only. I would like to have my partner in same flight and next seat. I would like to book a single round trip ticket from USA to China, and have ...
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Why do flights sometimes share the same flight numbers?

Flights sharing the same flight numbers can be confusing. Why do flights sometimes share the same flight numbers? This means that one can find two flights that have the same flight number. Eg some ...
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Can I use a personal satellite phone/Internet connection as a passenger in a plane?

I am reading some contradictory statements regarding the use of a personal satellite phone/Internet connection in a plane. E.g.: https://www.bluecosmo.com/satellite-phones Hardened structures, ...
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Are there still meals in airliners?

Just curious, since you currently have to wear masks the entire flight. Are there no meals because of that or are there still meals on long-distance flights and you can put your mask off then? Or if ...
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How can I approximate ahead of time the wifi speed and robustness of some wifi on the plane?

To be able to schedule my activities, I sometimes would like to approximate ahead of time the wifi speed and robustness of some onboard wifi to know what kind of work I can do on the plane. Given a ...
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How can I know the date of the first flight with a given flight number?

E.g., the first time Singapore Airlines SQ 23 flew was on Nov 9, 2020.
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How can I know ahead of time in which aisle the check-in counter will be located at the airport?

For example, let's take the case of flight Qatar Airways QR 738, which departs from SFO airport. Searching the flight number on Google will indicate the departure terminal, not the check-in counter ...
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Is it ever useful to allow access to phone data when connecting one's phone to an airplane USB plug?

If not, then why is the USB plug configured to ask to access data, which is typically the case?
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Testing Kit to Transit Heathrow to Belfast?

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that does not require the day 2 & 8 Covid test kit for international arrivals. I'm trying to anticipate whether, when connecting in Heathrow, I will be ...
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Can an airline, such as Iberia, see my recent flight history with Vueling?

I am flying with Vueling from A to B, two days after I am flying with Iberia from B to C. I want to know if Iberia will have access to my previous flight from A to B with Veuling. Iberia and Vueling ...
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Does "2 days" before departure mean 48 hours for the COVID-19 tests to enter China, or does only the day of the COVID-19 tests matter?

IATA for China states: Negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. ...
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Entering the United States on a return ticket from Mexico under the VWP

I am a UK citizen intending to travel to the United States via Mexico in order to see my fiancee. I will spend the necessary fourteen days there before traveling onward to the US in order to ...
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Separate Ticket Transit - Does it matter which country the transit is in?

This is for a Sri Lankan national traveling from Sri Lanka to Bahamas, no checked in baggage, transiting without VISA. Ticket #1: Single Ticket sold by Emirates: CMB to DXB (Emirates), DXB to GRU (...
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Is there any risk when plugging one's own headphones in an airplane's headphone plug?

It is sometimes possible to plug one's own headphones in an airplane's headphone plug. Can this pose any risk, such as damaging one's headphones?
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Where does the typical 23kg/32kg limit for checked in luggage for international flights come from?

23kg/32kg is the typical limit for checked in luggage for international flights: 23kg free of charge, 32kg if willing to pay. Where do these limits come from?
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Transit in PTY on separate tickets, what happens when you miss the flight?

We're allowed to transit via PTY up to 12 hours air side (without entering Panama). Say we missed our connecting flight and the next connecting flight is in a week. We don't have any checked in ...
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GRU (Guarulhos) Check In without going through Immigration (Terminal 3)

I have the flight: CMB to DXB to GRU to PTY all sold by single ticket through Emirates. GRU to PTY is a codeshare by Emirates operated by COPA airlines (CM702). I will be arriving around 5PM at GRU ...
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If a flight ticket indicates that the maximum luggage weight is "50 lb/23kg", is the limit 50lb or 23kg?

23kg = 50.7 lb. I know that typically the check-in counter agents would allow check-in luggage to be above 1 lb the maximum free authorized weight, but just in case some agent decides to strictly ...
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Codeshare flight - CM702 - GRU to PTY ticket sold by Emirates Airlines via COPA Airlines

I bought a ticket from Emirates website for CMB to DXB, DXB to GRU, GRU to PTY. This is all a single ticket issued by Emirates. In this ticket, GRU to PTY is operated by COPA airlines (CM702 flight ...
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Can I bring an 18x6x6 inch Metal Box on Flight?

So I need to travel a very short domestic flight with a handmade box. It has some components I'm not so sure would be allowed through TSA, which are: Metal Rails Electronics Panel Computer Fans with ...
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What is the process to raise a complaint to the manager at the check-in counter?

From my understanding, the hierarchy at the check-in counter is base employee < supervisor < manager. The supervisor is typically around the check-in counter, but I don't know about the manager....
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Which countries restrict wifi for planes flying through their air space?

The terms and conditions of Qatar Airways' in-flight wifi contains the following line: Service interruptions may occur while flying due to regulatory restrictions over some countries. Which ...

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