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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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Why are round trip/return tickets sometimes so much cheaper than the one-way? [duplicate]

I am flying LHR -> CLT, one-way. The one-way ticket was over $1000. However a return ticket with the outbound the same exact flight as the one-way, was around $800. I bought the return with no ...
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Cheapest 1 month trips in next 3 months

Google Flights lets you search for trips in a specific month or next 6 months. It also lets you search for 2 week trips at maximum. I'd like to be able to search for 1 or 2 or 3 months trips instead ...
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Can I use a previously lost UK passport? [duplicate]

So I’m travelling to France at the end of November. I got a new passport a few years back after losing my old passport. I’ve now lost my new passport but found the previously lost passport when moving ...
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Is there a jacket that can store my laptop and various heavy stuff? I'm trying to lower the weight of my bag

Is there a jacket that can store my laptop and various heavy stuff? I'm trying to lower the weight of my bag I'm trying to switch to carry-on only
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How can I fly for 13 hours with a back pain? On economy

Reclining the chair actually hurts my back. So I need my back to be fully flat, at least for a few hours to give it a break. Alternatively I can lie on my chest or on my sides. I asked the airline. ...
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Are there hours during which a flight is emptiest?

For flights within Europe, are there times of day for which the airplane is emptiest compared to other hours? I was thinking, for example, a flight at 5 in the morning probably is the least popular ...
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Canada-US air travel in Covid-19

The US and Canada have limited "non-essential" travel. What does that mean, practically? Is it possible for a vaccinated Canadian citizen with a valid passport to travel by air to the US and ...
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Do I need a PCR test for travelling from UK to Poland

I'm going to be travelling to Poland soon for a week but I can't work out if I need to get a PCR test for traveling? I'm fully vaccinated (with proof) Travelling via air (RyanAir) Filling in a ...
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Begin flight in a different timezone where visa has not started yet [duplicate]

I have a long term visa of Czech Republic valid from 24 November. Is it alright to board a flight from India to Czech Republic, at say 1 am of 24 November in the Indian time (but still late night of ...
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Which countries are denying entry for people with mixed COVID-19 vaccines?

A few countries (Canada, Germany, Italy, UK, Thailand) encouraged their citizens to get mixed COVID-19 vaccines (eg. 1st dose Pfizer, 2nd dose Moderna) during the early stages of vaccination. Now some ...
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I like flying and I like airports. Is there a job for me so I can fly for free?

I don't like traveling in its classical sense. I don't like going to tourist attractions, trying new foods, meeting locals, learning history or traditions. Instead, I like moving around. I like ...
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Why is the carry-on allowance on several (most?) airlines between Pacific islands so low (~3kg)?

I read that the carry-on allowance on several (most?) airlines between Pacific islands very low (~3kg). E.g.: Air Rarotonga: 3kg or 3.5kg Air Tahiti: 3kg Why is the carry-on allowance on several (...
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Will I return at the same time I am departing on a round trip airline ticket?

If I buy a roundtrip ticket and I depart at 6:15 am, when I return, will I depart at the same time?
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How is the day of arrival indicated one's I-94 's traveling history decided?

I looked at my I-94 's travel history and was surprised to see that the day of arrival in the US (port of entry: LOS) was indicated as 2019-11-12, even though my plane landed on 2019-11-11 at 21:05 ...
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Do airlines sometimes check the weight of the passengers' clothes? [closed]

I read (mirror) that some jackets are designed to carry many items to bypass the weight restrictions on carry-on luggage (often rather low, e.g. 7 or 10kg). Do airlines sometimes check the weight of ...
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the $10,000 CAD limit is it by person or by family

I know you are allowed to travel with up to $10,000 CAD or equivalent in foreign currency. I will be travelling overseas with my wife soon. Am I allowed $10,000 CAD and my wife is also allowed $10,000?...
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Is it safe to film during airplane take off and landing? [duplicate]

Recently I saw may youtuber reviewing flight experience and the common shot I saw is the take off and landing. My question is, Is it safe to use electronic device to film the take off and landing ? (...
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How do you keep a sleep mask on while asleep?

I have started wearing a sleep mask on trips as I find it fairly hard getting to sleep in odd places. It works for getting to sleep but almost 100% of the time the mask will no longer be covering my ...
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Why do some countries typically stamp one's passport when arriving by air but typically not by land?

For example, if one enters canada or the United States by land, typically no stamp is applied to one's passport. However, if one enters Canada or the United States by air, typically a stamp is applied ...
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Does the FAA limit plane passengers to have no more than two carry-on luggage?

I've heard from two employees from the same airline that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) limits commercial airline passengers to have no more than two carry-on items/bags/suitcases. Is ...
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Don't have news about my eTA process, what should I do?

I started my eTA process last Wednesday and I still don't know if it has been approved or denied. I haven't heard anything from the IRCC either, all I got from them was an email that I received that ...
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Can I pack a gas engine in my check-in luggage

I'm flying from New York (back) to Israel, and I'm wondering if it would be possible to pack a gas engine - new, in its original packaging in my check-in luggage. Here's what it looks like As far as ...
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How to learn an airplane cabin's pressure level before a flight, to avoid altitude sickness?

Commercial jets are typically pressurized to the equivalent of 6,000 to 8,000 feet of elevation. But according to a study,[1] passengers begin feeling uncomfortable at about the 7,000 feet mark, right ...
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Is MyTrip.com safe to use?

I've found an itinerary on MyTrip.com that's well priced and can't seem to replicate the same fare on Google Flights. Is it safe to use?
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What can I do when I see passengers without masks on my flight? [closed]

Yesterday, I was on an international flight to Germany with WiZZ airline. Prior to the flight I received several email reminders to wear a mask in connection with COVID19 epidemic situation. I ...
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Can money orders written to myself be used as proof of funds at border control?

I want to know if the unusual scenario of money orders written to myself would work as proof of sufficient funds, instead of the usual credit cards or bank statements. This is because I am currently ...

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