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A form of travel in vehicles such as airplanes, helicopters, air balloons and so on.

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Airside connections at EWR?

I am traveling overseas next week-end through Newark airport with a short connection time. My incoming flight arrives at terminal C and the outgoing flight leaves from terminal B. I have tried several ...
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Going back to Montreal with expired passport

I am a French national living in Quebec, Canada. I am a Canadian permanent resident. I'm currently in Mexico and need to get back to Montreal. My French passport expired 2 weeks ago. What are my ...
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Can I arrange for TSA to pre-approve an item for carry-on luggage?

The TSA website gives a list of permitted items for the carry-on. However, they also mention that the final decision lies in the hand of the security agents. Is it possible to ask the TSA to "pre-...
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How does the "delivery of baggage in connection" work with VivaAerobús?

I saw a "delivery of baggage in connection" desk with VivaAerobús at MEX airport. How does it work? Is it to retrieve one's checked in luggage during a layover or stopover? If so, does one ...
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Wizzair discount club no-show of club member

I booked 6 return tickets using Wizzair discount club to complete the booking. During the booking it was said that you have to be a passenger in order to use Wizzair Discount Club. But now something ...
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PCR test required to fly to Spain?

I am a Spanish citizen, living in Canada. I would like to fly back home (from CAN to ESP). Do I need a PCR test? I found conflicting information online, and also my own past experience. Here's some ...
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Is there a tiny but smart pet I can hide in my pocket while traveling? [closed]

I live in a new country every month. I want a pet as a companion. It should be as smart as possible for its size so you know it can be my companion. And it should be something that won't add more ...
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If an international flight is turned around mid-air, do the passengers have to pass the immigration and customs upon arrival?

I read on https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/12/28/business/delta-shanghai-flight-turned-back-covid/index.html: Delta turned flight around mid-air, saying China's new Covid cleaning rules are unworkable. ...
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Unpublished changes to travel rules

Per this BBC article, Brits arriving at Innsbruck airport were turned away and sent back home at own expense due to not complying with the covid travel rules. Generally, fair enough. It's the ...
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Are hard items heavier than 2 kg forbidden to be placed in carry-on luggage in flights within Mexico?

I have the following massager that I sometimes bring in my carry-on luggage: Product dimensions: 4 x 5 x 5 inches. Weight: 4.2 Pounds. Massagers are in the list of permitted items for the TSA (https:...
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Do I need a UK transit visa when flying from Pakistan to Canada with Air Canada codeshared with Etihad Airways? [duplicate]

I'm flying from Pakistan to Canada, I do have a stopover in UK of 4 hours. My flights lands on terminal 3 and my next flight is from terminal 2. I have booked directly with Air Canada and flight has ...
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How to get a physical vaccine certificate in Germany for international travel?

I need to travel from Germany to a country outside of the EU, where the CovPass code is not accepted. Additionally, when I export my vaccination certificate from the app into a PDF, it is mostly in ...
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Why do unavailable seats follow me on Delta

I will be flying soon on the same flight as someone I know, but we booked separately. I was hoping that we could adjust our seat selections so that we could sit next to each other, but for some reason ...
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What's the point of checking in several days before a flight?

I was looking at some VivaAerobús flight ticket and read that one may check in up to ten days prior to the flight departure: (And the seat can be chosen when purchasing the ticket: "free regular ...
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Traveling from Denmark to USA - when to get Covid Test?

I need to fly from Denmark to the USA. My flight is the 29 December at 09.00 am. Question 1: I’ve booked a PCR test the 27, but will first get the result at some point the 28th. I’ve read that my ...
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Do airlines have substantially different policies regarding adverse weather conditions?

I've now experienced twice sitting at an airport, seeing flights being cancelled left and right due to adverse weather, with only flights operated by one airline (the same in both cases) remaining (...
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Why would a "flexibility" option for a flight ticket be only available to the residents of the country where the flight is happens?

I was looking at some Volaris tickets for a flight within Mexico, and read that their "flexibility" option is only available to residents of Mexico. What could explain such a limitation?
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Is PCR test required for a child travelling to Spain?

It is quite unclear what the testing requirements are for children under 12 years old when travelling to Spain, for non-EU citizens or residents. Is there some information available that clarifies it? ...
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How to cancel Air France itinerary and get a refund in cash?

I know this should be straightforward, but unfortunately it appears to be far from the case. All of the customer service numbers I have tried are currently closed. I bought a return trip on the Air ...
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Do I face any penalty if I don't take the last leg of my return flight?

I am traveling to Europe and on the way back I have a long wait in NYC before flying to Philadelphia. It would be more convenient for me to take a train from NYC home to Pennsylvania then wait for ...
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Can I cancel a Delta flight within 24-hours of booking?

I need to cancel my flight. How do I cancel the flight for free, if possible?
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Westward commercial flights that outpace the Earth's rotation

Are there any commercial flights flying west that outpace the rotation of the Earth? In other words, where the ending longitude is at least (15 degrees * flight duration in hours) west of the starting ...
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Immigration for International travel to US followed by domestic connection [duplicate]

A friend of mine is traveling to US on visitor visa. First stop is at New York followed by connection to Albuquerque, NM. Where does immigration for an international traveler need to be done in this ...
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Carrying disinfecting wipes in checked in luggage?

Is is allowed to carry disinfecting wipes (Clorox, Walmart brands) in checked-in luggage of international air travel originating from the US? There is an article about sanitizers, but it doesn't ...
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Limit of electronics items to carry from HK via flight?

What is the limit on electronics items (laptops and tablets) that I can carry on a flight from Hong Kong? Can someone give me an approximate idea about the cost of excess luggage charge in HK?
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Does a German citizen need a negative covid-19 test to reenter Germany after travel to the United States?

I have had a friend staying with me for the last week. He is fully vaccinated, as am I and my family, and tomorrow he flies back to Germany. For some reason, Lufthansa have been saying that his ticket/...
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Can Canadian air travellers get home using public transit with new rules for on-arrival COVID tests? (Dec 2021)

In response to the emerging omicron variant of COVID-19, Canada recently announced that incoming air travellers will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and then self-isolate until they ...
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Can Canadian air travellers still catch a connecting flight home with new on-arrival COVID tests? (Dec 2021)

In response to the emerging omicron variant of COVID-19, Canada recently announced that incoming air travellers will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and then self-isolate until they ...
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Traveling by plane within Mexico without a passport

I have permanent residency in Mexico, my FM 3 visa, however my passport is expired. Can I still board a domestic flight using my FM 3 visa? My flight is from Guadalajara to Puebla.
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I'm an American citizen who wishes to fly from Tijuana to Guadalajara. Can I actually complete this flight solely with a U.S. Passport Card?

A few years ago, I travelled with my father from Tijuana to Guadalajara after using the CBX to get into Mexico from San Diego. At that point, I only had a U.S. passport card and NO passport book, and ...
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Covid test 3 days before flying

I'm traveling to USA and need to get a covid test "within 3 days of departure". What does it actually mean? I'm flying on Wednesday. Does this mean I can get the test on Sunday/Monday/...
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How annoying are mouse clicks on an air plane

I'm about to go on a 12 hours flight, so I thought it could be nice to have some games ready on my laptop. But it's not really fun playing some of those with the built in track pad. How much of a ...
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I flew on a plane during 9/11 [duplicate]

I was on a flight when the World Trade Center was attacked. I was wondering if I could find the flight that I was on. I flew from Charlotte to Orlando.
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Can I fly to LA with JUST my work permit only? [duplicate]

My ID is expired for more than 1 year and I don't think it will get here in time for my trip in December. I only have my work permit card with me at this time that just got renewed. Can I only use ...
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Is this BA flight leaving from LHR or LGW?

Update: BA have told us that BA2752 is cancelled, a few other flights are also cancelled but BA are letting you rebook on any other flight that day for free. I received my travel confirmation from BA ...
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Avoiding important carry-on luggage being taken away

Since I'm traveling with essential medicines and medical equipment it is key for me that my carry-on luggage is allowed to be carried into the aircraft cabin, so that it's available to me at all times,...
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Is it illegal to watch violent films on an airplane?

I have a peculiar interest in films and TV shows and understand the content can be seen as strange by others. I'm wondering if I would be break any laws by watch a film on a hijacking (i.e. Captain ...
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Cancelled route suddenly resumes

July 2021 - I purchased tickets (reservation, itinerary, whatever buzzword you like) round trip from San Diego to Manila for December 2021 using my AA reward miles (booked on Japan Airlines). October ...
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How do I make a reservation for shipping a bicyle with Turkish Airlines?

I will soon be travelling from Venice (Italy) to Seoul (South Korea). I plan to bring a bicycle with me. My first option is to travel via Turkish Airlines, which carries bikes with reservation ...
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Compensation in the EU after a delayed flight - In what time frame should compensation be issues?

Recently I had a long delay on a flight. As per the Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 , this entitles me to compensation by the airline. ...
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Are NHS Covid tests okay for travelling to the US after Nov 8?

The NHS gives out free covid tests. Can I take one the day before travelling, put the test in a plastic bag and use that as evidence? Or could I book an NHS PCR test and use the text/email receipt as ...
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what must i prepare to have a layover in doha for 10 hours for indonesian passport?

I am an Indonesian citizen fully vaccinated with the sinovac (coronavac) vaccine. I am planning to visit turkey for a 10-day trip. what must i prepare to have a layover in Doha for 10 hours?
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Delta Medallion: Can you earn MQM's and MQD's by booking travel for others?

I am getting close to qualifying for Delta's Silver Medallion status by accruing 25,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) and 3,000 Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs). If I book travel with my ...
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Does my child need a passport to fly from the UK to Dublin with Ryanair

He has his birth certificate and he will be travelling with me. He is 9. My child was born in the UK, He is British.
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Cancelling only one passenger in a booking

I have bought a ticket for me and someone else, from Madrid to Buenos Aires, via eDreams. I purchased cancellation insurance along with my ticket. My partner can no longer travel on the given date, ...
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Can I bring hair treatment products and shampoo/conditioner over 100ml in my checked luggage?

Okay so I'm sorry if it's a dumb question but I've never been in a plane before and I'm LOST. I just wonder if I can take my treatment hair products and my shampoo/conditioner OVER 100ml in my checked ...
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May relatives without boarding passes accompany ticketed passengers to the departure gate?

My daughter is 18 years old. She will travel to Doha, Qatar (DOH). I want to make sure she’s safe and walk with her to the gate where she will board the airplane. I bought two tickets Daughter’s ...
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Does the 24 airline ticket cancellation rule allow refunds even after “check in”?

Most tickets have a 24 hour no fee cancellation policy. What if I book a ticket let’s say with American Airlines right now (ticket will be say 10 hours from now). I go to the airport, check in, get a ...
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How to ship luggage from EWR to a local address in NJ

I want to know if there are any luggage shipping services at EWR that, upon flight arrival, could ship a few suitcases to a local address?
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Am I considered fully vaccinated for travel purposes if I have 6 weeks between the 1 and 2 doses?

I got Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The time interval between the first and second doses was 40 days. I know ideally they want 21 days. However, I couldn’t make it, so here I am. Is this going to be ...
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