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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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What's the shortest flight on which a full, complimentary hot meal was served to all passengers?

Here in the United States, the typical economy class service offered on short-haul flights is a simple snack and beverage service. There are often options to purchase meals on board, but only on ...
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Flexibility with e-credit: could I use credit at one company to buy flight from another (partner) company?

With the covid pandemic, companies have now a much more flexible cancelling policy, allowing passengers to cancel a flight and giving them an e-credit to be used with them. I am concerned though that ...
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What happens when a domestic flight diverts internationally? [duplicate]

Some domestic flights (e.g. to remote islands like Australia's Christmas Island, or to exclaves like Alaska) occasionally have to divert due to weather or mechanical issues to a diversion airport that ...
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Belavia Airlines, Negative Covid test required?

I'm travelling to Minsk, Belarus with Belavia Airlines from Berlin, Germany. I plan to stay there for one month and have all the Visa requirements etc. I wanted to know if I need a negative Covid test ...
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Can I do a PCR test to avoid quarantine in Minsk, Belarus?

I need to travel to Minsk, Belarus from Berlin, Germany for a couple of days. I'm flying with Belavia and on their website, it says that all inbound passengers have to quarantine for 10 days. I was ...
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Taking jewellery from United States to India

I bought some jewellery during the black friday sale for my family. The total cost of which is around $500 but the actual value is higher. Can I still take all of the items I purchased without paying ...
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Can I (a US citizen) travel from Puerto Rico to Miami with just a copy of my passport?

I was born in Puerto Rico so I'm a US citizen. I recently lost my driver's license and I can't find my passport. Can I fly to Florida and return to PR with just a copy of my passport? Thanks.
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How can I view the typical flight prices between two airports prior to the COVID-19 pandemic?

How can I view the typical flight prices (ideally during a given date of the year) between two airports prior to the COVID-19 pandemic? Google Flights only show the future prices.
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Flight Cancelled due to Covid [duplicate]

Our family's flight to Portugal from Canada scheduled in May 2020 was cancelled by the TAP Portgual airline due to Covid. Since we are unlikely to be able to travel there within a couple of years we ...
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Does some US agency keep track of one's domestic (= within the US) travels by plane, and if so, can one get a copy of it?

Some countries record passenger travels and allow passengers to see these records, e.g. one can retrieve one's previous arrival and departure dates at Hong Kong. Does some US agency keep track of one'...
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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable "personal items" for air travel?

In January I will be traveling to Belize for a week, and intend to do a fair bit of scuba diving. For that, I'd like to bring my 26" fins, and ideally, I'd like to avoid checking a bag, so I don'...
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Do Articles 8 and 9 of EC261 not apply to flight cancellations announced 2+ weeks in advance?

Regarding the EC261 regulation, I know Article 7 (compensation) doesn't apply if the flight is cancelled more than two weeks in advance. However, it's always been my understanding that Article 8 (...
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US domestic flight numbers when flying past midnight

If I understand correctly, US domestic carriers' flights are repeated daily. Thus if flight 123 goes from airport X to Y to Z on, say, Monday, then Tuesday, flight 123 of the same carrier will also ...
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Can a US Citizen transit through a COVID restricted country to a non restricted country?

There are several countries that are open to US Citizens for travel. However, getting to them may require transiting through a country that does not allow entry. Example: Flying to Namibia via a ...
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If I miss the outbound in round trip booking, do I use the inbound ticket?

I want to book a one-way flight from QatarAirways from Tehran(IKA) to Montreal(YUL) and the price is 1100$ for one-way trip but the price of a round-trip from YUL to IKA (YUL to IKA as outbound ~450$ ...
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Why does a flight from Melbourne to Cape Town need to go via Doha?

Looking at tickets for, say, a flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Cape Town (CPT) I found none without an airport stop - i.e. at Doha (DOH). I understand that the "direct" route (great circle) ...
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Indian Passport Renewal-exiting US

I have recently renewed my Indian passport. Now i entered US with my old passport. My question is when i exit US, the airlines sent my details to US CBP so that they have the record of my entry/exit. ...
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What happens with your ticket if you are denied boarding due to a temperature check? (EU)

I am supposed to fly tomorrow on a domestic flight within the EU (Bulgaria). I have slight fever at the moment but feel otherwise OK. However, I realised that tomorrow I am likely to be stopped at the ...
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How to get back a backpack lost on train or airport in Germany?

I landed at Frankfurt airport terminal, and I had my luggage until I had to take the train going to Frankfurt hbf. After reaching my destination, I realized I lost my backpack. The bag contains a ...
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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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COVID-19 canceled flight (Norwegian from Spain to Finland), refund request accepted, still not received?

I made a flight reservation with Norwegian back in June 2020 for flying from Spain to Finland in August 2020 (I hold EU citizenship). Some weeks later, still in June 2020, I got notified that my ...
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What do I need to travel to the US?

I have a valid J1 visa with exception to the the travel ban. I have my flight ticket. It flies to one of those 13 airports. What else do I have to do officially before I fly?
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Do the UK or the Italian government keep a registry of entries/exits for EU citizens?

If I fly from Italy to the UK, and then back to Italy, I get my (Italian) passport checked. Do the UK and/or the Italian government keep a registry of whoever is entering or leaving the country? Is ...
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How can an Bangladeshi citizen travel to Trinidad and Tobago from Bangladesh without needing a transit visa along the way?

I would like to travel Trinidad and Tobago and few other Caribbean. Most of the connecting flights are going through USA , Canada which I need transit visa. I have found some route not sure is gonna ...
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How does one prove one's residency to a given US state when flying to Costa Rica?

I read on : https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php (-> Costa Rica): Costa Rica. > Published 15.10.2020. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: [...] residents of ...
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Can a UK permanent resident with Israeli passport enter Russia?

I have a dual citizenship - British and Israeli. I'm currently studying and living in the UK. I want to go to Russia to visit my family (I have some family which I haven't seen in a while). Since ...
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EC/261 eligibility for a multi-flight itinerary only partly in the EU

A followup to this question: I have booked an itinerary on Turkish Airways travelling from outside the EU to the EU via Istanbul, consisting of four flights, all on the same PNR. Asia-IST IST-EU EU-...
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Travelling from UK to Russia with Israeli passport

Are there any restrictions imposed on israeli citizents travelling to Russia from UK because of the increasing number of covid cases?
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Why are flights for shorter trips more expensive than for long ones? [duplicate]

Lufthansa charges me almost double the price for departing and returning flights, if they are only one day apart, than if I would stay yet another day or two. Why is this? I find this extremely ...
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When do flight cancellations start to affect previously confirmed reservations?

Before COVID, I booked some flights on Turkish Airlines (TK). Due to COVID, the trip is off the cards, so I'd like to get a full refund. However, under TK's policies, while I'm entitled to change ...

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