Questions tagged [aircraft]

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United B789 weird config

I am flying United on their Dreamliner in Economy Plus. Seatguru states there are two configs of the aircraft type (one fitted with Premium economy and one not). Both can be found here. For my flight, ...
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What plane is this Finnair seatmap for?

I was examining the seatmap for a potential flight on Finnair flight AY131 from Helsinki to Singapore, and spotted something quite odd. Per Flightradar24, this route always operates with the pride of ...
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Travelling from London to Paris and return journey [closed]

London to Paris Eurostar - London to Paris What would be the better choice for travelling between London and Paris return journey in terms of cost, travelling time if a comparison is made between ...
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What will happen if a mother with a small child travels in an airplane/airport and the mother will be hospitalized/unable to take care of the child?

I’m not sure who would take care of the child (1 year old) if a responsible parent will be unable to take care of the child due to health issues? Let’s say the parent will stay for 2 days in the ...
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How can I find the N number of an old flight? [duplicate]

I want to know a FREE way I can find the N number of a flight. I want to know the N number of UAL 2258 from June 19, 2021.
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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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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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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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Will the cabin crew heat your own food up?

Normally, you get a meal or two depending on the length of your flight. However, let's say that you also brought your own food with you (maybe a burger or ramen). Are you allowed to ask the crew to ...
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Best way of going from Frankfurt to Zurich in the first days of June 2020? (COVID-19)

I am from Argentina and have a flight for June 2 from Buenos Aires to Frankfurt. It lands on June 3. My final destination is Zurich, to start my PhD. So basically I need a way to travel from Frankfurt ...
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How often do typical passenger flights have problems with turbulence?

I like traveling, and some of the things other people complain about concerning flying just don't really bother me. In fact, I'm hesitant to say that I don't like to fly, because being in the air ...
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How safe is it to fly on a 22 year old Thai Airways Boeing 777-200?

I am travelling to Bangkok and just got to know that I will be flying on a 22 year old Thai Airways Boeing 777-200, how safe is it to fly on a plane this old?
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How is the legroom in an Emirates A380/777-300ER? [closed]

I'm flying from Brussels to Auckland with Emirates, which is two flights, one of 7 hours, and one 19 hour long flight. I'm also 2 meters tall (6'7"), so I always prefer to book an emergency exit seat ...
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Why do some planes have flashing lights within the plane cabin?

I took a plane from Hong Kong to Yangon (flight number: Cathay Dragon KA 250; Airbus A321 (twin-jet) according to FlightAware) and I noticed some flashing lights in the plane cabin throughout the ...
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How to reduce anxiety about travelling using airplanes? [duplicate]

I am new to aviation and flying. I have a one hour trip tomorrow on airbus a320 that is making me anxious and sleepless. How can I manage the fear and is it safe or just like the bad stuff we hear on ...
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Why are seats at the rear of a plane sometimes unavailable even though many other seats are available in the plane?

Why are seats at the rear of a plane sometimes unavailable even though many other seats are available in the plane? Example (see the last three rows): I have seen cases where a fair amount of rear ...
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How can physically disabled people who aren't flying first or business class use the lavatory on a Lufthansa A340-600?

Lufthansa uses the Airbus A340-600 on a large portion of its long-haul routes. According to the seatmaps for the two different configurations it uses, all of the lavatories for premium economy and ...
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Do wheelchair-accessible aircraft exist?

I'm disabled and am restricted to an electric wheelchair. I cannot walk at all, and cannot sit in any other chair. I use a ramp van to get around town. It's just a regular van with several seats ...
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Can I sleep on a airplane tray table?

Or rather, how heavy can the airplane tray table support? I am afraid that if I use one of those flight pillows (https://familyshop.notyourchild.com/products/travelsky-inflatable-travel-pillow-...
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Is this the case of the wrong aircraft shown on airline website?

I see multiple source publishing that EgyptAir will be servicing the Toronto to Cairo route through a new set of 787 Dreamliners. See sources: https://thepointsguy.com/news/egyptair-787-new-business-...
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Airline power sockets shut down when I plug my computer in. How can I avoid that?

Even if the question may go into the technical details of a laptop computer specifications, I would like to know general experience of travellers concerning that topic. Some airlines offer power ...
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Seat aisles blocked by baggage

On a recent full flight there was no room overhead for my standard cabin bag which had even been given an approved sticker when I checked my baggage in. The FA instructed me to put it under the seat ...
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How soon after takeoff can you recline your airplane seat?

Airplane announcements always say that that "the seatback has to be in an upright position" for takeoff. However, what's the earliest you can recline your seat after takeoff? The moment the wheels ...
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Disable TSA lock allowed?

I will be traveling from the Netherlands to Poland. I have a seperate TSA lock, but it is well known that those have a vulnerability because one can get easily hold of the TSA master key. I want to ...
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First time online airplane ticket?

So i came to Guadaljara Mexico to visit my parents and i ended up staying for a year then i got a job here then put some money aside so i can get a airplane ticket to go to Tijuana then from there ill ...
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How can one get ahead of time an approximation of the aircraft cabin temperature during a flight?

Aircraft cabin temperatures vary greatly, with the extremes of the range reaching 18°C and 32.2°C (mirror), sometimes even less/more, which makes it difficult to assess appropriately how much ...
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Which kind of appliances can one connect to electric sockets located in an airplane's toilet?

Which kind of appliances can one connect to electric sockets located in an airplane's toilet? I have read/heard conflicting information: http://asiaspirit.com/lavatory.html (mirror): The electric ...
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What is the likely impact on flights of grounding an entire aircraft series?

In reaction to the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, a number of countries and airlines have stopped flying this plane while the latest incident is investigated. I imagine this would put ...
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What Happens when Passenger Refuses to Fly Boeing 737 Max?

As most are unfortunately aware the Boeing 737 Max 8 is receiving very bad press after two fatal plane crashes in five months. China suspends commercial operations of Boeing 737-8 planes At the time ...
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Why to open the window shields on a plane? [duplicate]

Why does the captain order the passengers to open the window shields on an air plane when taking off or when landing? I've asked the flight attendents many times. The answer has always been the most ...
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What does this control do on new airplanes?

On the last two planes I took, just last week, there was the control shown in this (very blurry, sorry) photo. The planes were Boeing 787-8. It seems to be made of two half-circle buttons. On the ...
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Any commercial planes with non-Western toilets

After some long-haul flights, travels in China, and exposure to this podcast (Fork Fashions and Toilet Trends) and that letter (Why the world deserves a better toilet) I cannot help but wonder this: ...
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can a pilot refuel his small private airplane internationally without passing immigration or customs? [closed]

I've been a private pilot for many years, but have never flown internationally in small private aircraft. I'm about to buy a tiny, high-tech, super-efficient 2-seat airplane that has extended range ...
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Rules for Lithium batteries in large quantities? [closed]

Am I permitted to travel with 50x to 100x lithium batteries, of 45 grams each, which are packed individually in a lithium carry case inside cargo luggage? It would be cool to know for domestic and ...
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Can I nest bags in my luggage?

I'd like to put a filled backpack in my suitcase (for check-in luggage) along some other items -- this is to protect the items inside the backpack from damage. Is this allowed/any other potential ...
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Mac computer on a plane [duplicate]

Im traveling from NY to Toronto on a plane. Can I take a desk iMac computer in the checked luggage without the risk of mess up the computer because of the heat or coldness of the cargo of the aircraft?...
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On landing in Paris, from India, which side of the plane to sit to see Eiffel tower?

I am traveling to Canada via Paris (CDG) from Mumbai in December. Which side of the plane to be seated on to get a view of the Eiffel Tower from up high? Also, on my connecting flight from Paris (CDG)...
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What to do when I become violently ill on planes?

I became violently ill on the past 3 flights I was on and I'm wondering what I'm supposed to do when I get sick on a plane. I have issues with my throat, esophagus and stomach, it's an everyday ...
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Ear pain when flying? [duplicate]

I’m going to Spain in 3 months, and it will be my first flight in 8 years. I have always had problems with my ears when I was younger. I have had lots of grommets in because of hearing loss and ear ...
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Regulations regarding cleaning of plane water cooking equipment?

Inspired by this question over at MiYodeya, does anyone know of specific practices or regulations regarding the use and cleaning of water urns on planes? Specific questions would be are water urns ...
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Can I take a soldering station on a plane?

I am going to Australia to study for a Master's. I am an electrical engineer and I am thinking about taking my tools like a soldering station, screw drivers, etc along but I wonder if it will be ...
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Row 60 on Lufthansa Airbus A380-800

I have a 10+ hours trip in an Airbus A380-800, and I noticed the seat 60A was available at check-in time. The layout of the plane looks like this: I took this seat, based on the natural idea that it ...
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BA 185, what airplane configuration is this?

On Monday, the 16th July 2018 I'll be flying BA185 from LHR to EWR on what is seemingly a 777. Seatguru claims that BA has four different 777s but none of those seem to match the layout that BA shows ...
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Rights under Israel aviation services law

I had a plane ticket issued by Hainan Airlines to travel from Hong Kong (HKG) to Tel Aviv (TLV) via Shanghai Pudong (PVG). The Hong Kong - Shanghai Pudong leg (HX232) was operated by Hong Kong ...
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Is it legal to bring Li-Ion batteries in a homemade electronic on a plane from Canada to Costa Rica

I am going on a school trip to Costa Rica for a bit over a week and I was going to make and bring a Solar Powered phone/USB charger for my phone and camera. The Solar Powered charger will have 2 ...
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Is it possible to get through an airport in less than 2 hours?

I have never been on a plane before and I am traveling from Orlando to Bogota, in a few months and i have to take a train which should get me to Orlando around 10 and my flight leaves at 1. Its a 30-...
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What items can I take with me from a plane?

Motivated by the recent question on blankets, I was wondering which ones among the supplies that one gets on a plane I am allowed to take with me. For instance: sleeping mask earplugs earphones ...
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Is there a free resource to track a specific plane's upcoming routes?

Sometimes there's a specific plane I'd like to try and fly on, if given the opportunity. For example, in the Qantas fleet, there's VH-XZP, painted as the "Retro Roo". But it doesn't always do the same ...
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Should I call the crew or go to them [duplicate]

I have always assumed that I should go to the crew rather than use the button (unless in emergency etc.) as they have more important things to do than giving me a glass of water. However recently I ...
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Ward off bedbugs on airplane

Apparently the problem of bedbugs resurgence has now spread to aircraft flown by commercial airlines as seen in: this 2017 Ars Technica story this 2016 story on The Telegraph a different 2016 story, ...
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