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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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Can you book multiple seats in the same flight for the same passenger in separate tickets and not show up for one ticket?

This is for 2 Sri Lankan nationals, no check in luggage, traveling with normal Sri Lankan passports, and transiting without VISAs. We need to get to Bahamas. They will have enough connection time (...
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What does Ecuador require to be shown on a COVID-19 PCR test in order to enter the country?

I am scheduled to fly to Ecuador (Guayaquil) in a few months from the US. Ecuador currently requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test from no more than 10 days before entry in order go avoid quarantine. I ...
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What happens if one needs to perform a COVID-19 test within x hours of a flight to Cambodia and the flight is late?

Cambodia, like some other countries, requires travelers to perform a COVID-19 test within x hours. Example. What happens if a flight to Cambodia is late by 1 or several hours and that as a result the ...
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No Portland to Detroit direct flight?

I'm not familiar with flying from Portland, Oregon, to Detroit, but I need to acquire some data for a situation I'm involved in. Based on Google Flights, I cannot find a single direct flight from ...
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should i pay any extra tax in airport if i bring newly built computer in check-in luggage? [duplicate]

May question may be duplicate, but what I'm looking here is a clear answers and explanation. So, yeah. Due to high shortage and demands on graphic cards, I plan to build my custom pc completely in US(...
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How long can it rightfully take for an airline to reply to a EC261 claim?

I think I am entitled to compensation under EC261. I filed an application from Ryanair's website and, after the automated ZenDesk acknowledgment email, I haven't heard back for months. Is the company ...
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Connecting flights - How does ticket and boarding work?

So I have a multi leg journey: Colombo to Dubai, Dubai to Brazil, Brazil to Panama, Panama to Nassau. I will book the single ticket on Emirates website. On the day of flying, do I go to the Colombo ...
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Does Emirates allow date changes for any reason?

This is for 2 Sri Lankan nationals. The below route can be booked 2 ways (this is a weekly route). One is through Google Flights (which takes you to emirates website) and one is through Emirates ...
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Does any international airport require passengers to take a COVID test when transiting?

I am not looking for a list of airports, but simply a yes/no answer, preferably with an example, so that I know whether to add this in my list of requirements to check before taking a flight that has ...
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Indian Passport Holder travelling to India from UK during lockdown

I hold Indian Passport and UK residence permit I would like to travel india due to my fathers expected eye operation Do I need to provide a doctors letter at UK airport before departure?
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Can I take portable speakers with lithium batteries as carry-on on an Air India flight?

I am travelling from Lucknow to Bengaluru. I already have my Phone (4500 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer Battery), and a power bank (2000mAh Lithium Polymer Battery) with me. I want to carry this item boat ...
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Booking flight tickets for someone in another country? First time flying

I need to book 2 separate tickets for Emirates, Turkish, and Copa airlines for my fiance and her father. I have never bought plane tickets before and they have never flown before. Is it better for me ...
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Can I find out if an American Airline flight flew March 19, 2020 [duplicate]

This was in the middle of all the Covid19 shut downs and I know we decided not to travel, but I need to know if the flight actually flew to determine credit.
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If I am going from Shenzhen to HK airport for an outbound flight, what are the covid specific rules and what airlines can I actually fly with

I am aware that sky pier and ferry service are open for SZ to HK at the moment, but not sure about the exact procedures and eligible airlines. The part of "upstream check in services" from ...
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Is there any physician at SFO who issues fit-to-fly certificates?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to be authorized to board the plane, some countries require a COVID-19 RT-PCR test done than 48 or 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight, followed by a ...
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Can one cancel the return flight with Qatar Airways and if so, what is the fee?

https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-with-confidence.html (mirror) states: [Applicable for tickets issued up to 30 April 2021.] You also have the option to refund the unutilised value of your ...
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U.S. and Mexican citizen flying from U.S. to Mexico

I already applied to get my US passport but I don't think it will be ready on time, I'm also a Mexican citizen, so, if I'm planning to fly from San Diego to Mexico City, can I do it with a Mexican ...
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Hidden-city ticketing with Lufthansa Express Rail

I am about to buy a ticket from an Italian city to Frankfurt, and I just noticed that the ticket is much cheaper if I select Stuttgart as final destination. The flight to Frankfurt is direct, whereas ...
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Do I have any recourse if airline is refusing to return carry-on during long flight delay?

I'm on a flight that is currently delayed 4 hours due to runway conditions at the destination airport. We boarded and were then de-planed. They made us gate-check all our carry on luggage so that (as ...
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Sri Lanka to Bahamas, how can we travel without visa in February?

This is for 2 Sri Lankan nationals (Sri Lankan passports) and we want to travel to Bahamas (would prefer Nassau) and would like to transit without visa in February. Is there a way to do this? We would ...
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Can tourists go higher than 22km? If so, what's the highest they can go?

https://www.flyfighterjet.com/edge-of-space-flight (mirror) mentions: The MiG-29 Flight is the only fighter aircraft available for Supersonic Flights and Edge of Space Flights. The MiG-29 Fulcrum is ...
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Mexico, Transit without Visa, does this count as double transit on stopover?

This is related to my last question: Confused about this stop over - Turkish airlines - Istanbul (IST) to Cancun (CUN) TK181 flight goes in a triangular pattern: Istanbul (IST) to Mexico City (MEX) to ...
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What is the reason this flight is not available? CMB to ZRH direct

I'm using flightconnections to build a route and I can see that there is a CMB (Colombo, Sri Lanka) to ZRH (Zürich, Switzerland) direct flight in February. However, when I search for actual tickets, ...
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Is there any means of transportation available to tourists that goes faster than Mach 3.5?

Sub-orbital spaceflights for space tourists with Virgin Galactic are planned to reach between Mach 3.5 and 4. This made me wonder: Is there any means of transportation available to tourists that goes ...
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Search flights from entire Europe to entire SouthAmerica in a single search?

Which sites exist to search for prices of flights with departure entire Europe and destination entire South America, one way, period from date X to Y, in a single search; besides kiwi.com?
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Taking medicines from USA to India for someone else in air travel

My relatives are in India. They are asking us to bring medicines from USA to India in my flight from USA to India via Dubai. They told us NOT to put those medicines in cabin baggage (15lbs). They told ...
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Can I travel to Finland indirectly given the current U.K. travel ban?

I wanted to ask if anyone would know if it is permissible for me to travel to Helsinki from the U.K. indirectly given the current travel ban on direct flights from U.K. to Finland? My travel would be ...
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Where should I get my Covid test (for travel to the UK) in India?

I am travelling from India to the UK on the 21st of January. The UK government has made it mandatory to get a negative Covid test before coming to the UK. Can I get the test done from anywhere or are ...
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Charged back flight with Condor back in March and now they're trying to ask for payment. What are my options?

As a follow-up to Can I simply apply for a chargeback on my credit card if my flight was cancelled and I'm unable to reach the airline?, I was contacted by Condor today with the following email: ...
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Can I bring a single shot of live ammunition onto the plane from US to UK as a souvenir?

I’m on holiday in the US and I’m planning on going to shoot some guns at the gun range. As a souvenir, I would like to bring a single shot of ammo (maybe a 9mm or something small) with me to the UK, ...
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Why does one sometimes have to go through two subsequent security gates at El Alto International Airport (LPB, La Paz, Bolivia)?

I took a flight from El Alto International Airport (LPB, La Paz, Bolivia) to Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ, Cusco, Peru), and passengers for this flight (boarding gate R20) were required to go ...
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Will I need to register my arrival in Germany when airside transiting through the UK?

In about one month, I will move from my current place of residence back to Germany, my country of citizenship. My flight includes a layover at London Heathrow airport (I will change planes). Currently,...
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Can an Airline board you at departure but refuse boarding for a connecting flight with the same airline and on the same ticket?

Situation: My life partner is a South Africa citizen. We were booked to travel to Switzerland from South Africa with Emirates airlines on the 9th October 2020. According to the travel agents, VFS ...
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Has air travel always been safer than sea travel? [closed]

Closely related: Do ships sink nowadays? The first powered, heavier-than-air airplane flight was in 1903. The first death in an airplane crash occurred in 1908. Therefore for the first five years of ...
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Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight?

Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight? (assume the passenger is flying economy) I read some conflicting reports, e.g. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
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Rules regarding the changing my return flight date on Belavia (Frankfurt -> Minsk -> Frankfurt)

I want to change the date of my flight back to Frankfurt from Minsk on Belavia. On their website it says: Changes in the date, flight number and route before departure: Allowed for 30 EUR. ...
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What's special about flights SU 6496, 1883 and 1895?

According to IATA's rules on entering Russia: Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: nationals of the Russian Fed. and their family members; ... nationals and residents of ...
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Return cancelled after outbound has already been taken: what are my rights?

I'm trying to help out a stranded traveler in this thread. British Airways (one-leg) flight cancelled due to Covid They flew to Delhi with BA but the return was cancelled due to Covid. I'm trying to ...
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British Airways (one-leg) flight cancelled due to Covid

My return BA flight (Del-Lon) for the 5th of January is canceled due to new covid regulation. I booked the ticket through Opodo and purchased a completely flexible ticket. I requested Opodo for ...
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Is a Covid test required before flying to the USA from the Netherlands?

I am going to fly to ATL (Georgia) and then to IAD (VA) and go home in MD. Is a PCR test required to be able to fly to the USA?
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EC 261/2004 Flight Delay Compensation (Reduction of 50%)

My British Airways flight (Lon-Del) was delayed by 3 hours and 50 minutes. I missed another connection (booked on a different PNR) and had to bear ticket costs myself and also arrived at my ...
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How can I easily compare the affordability of two departure airports with respect to a specific set of airports I frequently fly to?

I would like to compare two airports in terms of how cheap/expensive it is to fly from these two airports to a specific set of airports I frequently fly to. Is there any convenient way to do so? ...
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Why are fifth freedom flights more often discounted than regular flights?

I read on https://www.flypointyend.com/5th-freedom-flights/ (mirror): The fifth freedom allows an airline to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries as a part of services connecting the ...
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Are technical stopovers not allowed in the United States?

I read on CNN (mirror): When an airplane stops over in the US, all passengers must alight the aircraft and proceed through US Customs and Border Protection before they're allowed to advance on with ...
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Flying from Beijing to Istanbul through Amsterdam in mid January: if the flight is cancelled, what are my options?

My girlfriend and I are planning to meet in Turkey in January. She flies from Beijing via Amsterdam to Istanbul. But currently, Turkey has blocked flights from the Netherlands because of the new COVID ...
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Do airlines book you on other airlines if they cancel flights?

I am scheduled to fly from the UK to Singapore using Lufthansa (stop in Germany) on the 29th. If Germany bans all flights from the UK but Singapore does not, can I expect them to rebook me onto a ...
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Can I travel to Boston from Bangalore with layover at London?

I'm going to Boston on an F1 visa from Bangalore. Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions, is it allowed to travel to US if i have a layover at London airport?
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With the border currently closed, how can I get from the US to Canada with a pet without flying or owning a car?

I’m about to move from Chicago, IL to Vancouver, BC for a new job (US citizen, I have work permit approval). I’ve arranged movers already for my stuff (coming Monday); the issue is to bring myself, my ...
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CBD Prescribed Cannabis Oil onboard a flight to United Kingdom

I will be flying from South Africa to the United Kingdom and was wondering if I will be allowed to take my prescribed CBD oil onboard the flight. Or will I have problems on arrival in London?

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