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Weight restrictions for personal item

All airlines I have flown with so far specify both the dimensions and the weight for their carry-on allowance. Most also allow a "personal item" (or under-the-seat luggage) and when they do, ...
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Airlines summer schedule 2023

I came across this table about Summer 2023 slots but since I'm not familiar with these dates, I couldn't understand in which date do airlines publish their Summer season schedule in their websites and ...
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In Transit visa for Kuwait

We are India citizens travelling from India to London through Kuwait & Istanbul but with different airlines(Indigo, Pegasus). We have to collect the luggage in Kuwait & check in again at ...
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Adding my middle name to a flight bought through a travel agent

When I filled out the flight form, I forgot to add my middle to the last name (both are written in my passport.) I paid double for the premium service package at checkout with lastminute.com. The ...
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Can you get a refund if your booked seat is changed at the gate?

I have paid alongside my ticket (ITA Light fare) for a seat selection. However, at the gate, most passengers got their seat changed and I got switched along. As I have paid for it, due to the ...
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Are intra-Schengen flights counted as domestic flights?

I am reading a Schengen airport MCT (Minimum connection time) chart for a future flight. The flight comes from the country and then I would connect to another Schengen country. I know that Schengen ...
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How do fare restrictions work in case of rebooking?

I have a fare class with the restrictions as the following: THE FARE COMPONENT MUST BE ON ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING ANY AZ FLIGHT OPERATED BY AZ. I was thinking to myself, are the fare ...
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No Re-reroute Option - What can be done?

What are my rights as a passenger in this case? I have booked a Japan Airline flight to Kuala Lumpur on Mar 22, 2022 with the below route, YVR - Depart:Aug 4, 2022 2.05PM (JL17) NRT - Arrive:Aug 5, ...
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What does "work backpack" for hand baggage mean?

ITA Airways hand baggage policy states : ITA SpA also lets you bring an accessory of your choice from the following: Handbag Work backpack Laptop computer I am confused about what does work ...
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Converting one-way ticket to return?

I have bought a one-way ticket on Etihad for a certain route. I wonder if I can convert it into a return ticket (by additional payment) on the same airline or just will have to buy another ticket now?
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How many times have airline passengers been restrained in flight in the last year, and is it increasing?

I've found questions on the legality of crew restraining a passenger, but not on the frequency of it. I was personally on a flight in 2016 where they asked over the intercom for off-duty policemen to ...
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High cabin pressure flights?

I've got dysfunction in my ears; this drastically slows the regulation of pressure behind my eardrums. The result of this is that the pressure changes while flying put excessive pressure on my ...
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Why do some airlines stop selling tickets 3 hours before the flight departure? [closed]

I've encountered some airline that stops selling tickets 3 hours before the flight departure on their website, and don't sell tickets in person at the airport. Why do some airlines stop selling ...
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Do any airlines issue boarding passes online on US-bound international flights?

One annoying thing about flying to the US from abroad is the need to stand in a long line at the check-in kiosks so that your immigration status could be verified. In some cases I’ve even seen airline ...
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Flight AGP-HOG in a single ticket

I want to travel from Málaga (Spain) to Holguín (Cuba) checking-in luggage up to destination. There seems to be quite some connections, for instance: AGP-HAV (Iberia) then HAV-HOG (Cubana) AGP-MAD (...
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Why do all airlines require you to distinguish your first name and last name?

I can understand the need for airlines to have your full name on record, but why do they care about the structure of your name?
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Flight cancelled: try an ADR or directly to claims management company? [closed]

My Ryanair flight was cancelled (officially delayed 18 hours) because a crew member was sick and according to the EU regulation 261 and sources like this and this I should be entitled to a 400€ (> ...
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Wanting to find the flight departure time for an Air Canada flight AC1620 (YYZ to FLL) on Feb 28 '22 - getting a runaround by AC for a claim [duplicate]

Wanting to find the flight departure time for an Air Canada flight AC1620 (YYZ to FLL) on Feb 28 '22 - getting a runaround by AC for a claim
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Which airlines are the US flag carrier?

I am PhD student and would like participate a conference in the United States. I have been granted a partial travel grant. But it has a condition that I should travel with a US flag carrier. The ...
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Is there any way to avoid paying a large fare difference when changing an Iberia flight due to COVID-19?

I am on vacation in Spain, and several months ago booked to fly home (MAD->MSP) with Iberia. Unfortunately, I contracted COVID-19 while on vacation and am currently in quarantine. I feel fully ...
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Using historical flight data to predict reliability of airline

I'm not sure if I can name the website, but I paid some small amount of money to access the historical flight data for KRU2609. I can see the information on flights since 19th of January 2022. The ...
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Odd vs even flight numbers

Having traveled internationally a lot over the last 20 years, I've noticed that the flights from the airline's home country are usually odd numbered, while flights to home country are usually even ...
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If a flight delay causes you to miss a later leg, can you ask to be rebooked on one from another airline, to significantly shorten the total delay?

Consider the following situation: I book a single American Airlines ticket with a 9am-11am flight from City A to City B, followed by a 12pm-2pm flight from City B to City C. The first leg of my ...
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flight booked but money is back in my account

Yesterday I purchased a plane ticket with my bank card. It went through and there was a “hold” on my bank account for it as well as the insurance I had bought for my ticket. My ticket was issued, I ...
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Database/API for airline ticket prices [closed]

Some airlines have price calendar like the following: But how can I get prices for various airlines/directions, for next 6 months, in one API/database? Amadeus has API for getting info for one ...
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Connecting flights with partner airlines

I bought a ticket with an online travel agency and at check-in, at the airport, the airline company informed me they don't do point-to-point check-in with KLM and that I would have to do 7 days ...
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What to do when booking a flight with an Online Travel Agency (OTA) and the flight is cancelled?

As per this meta discussion, an attempt to make a canonical question about this. My example: I had a trip with say random online agency ROA. I've emailed them to rebook. They're happy to help, but ...
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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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Online travel agency does not answer my messages about refunding my cancelled flights

I booked quite a few flights in 2020 that got cancelled because of the travel restrictions of the pandemic. The travel agency (quite a known one on the internet) had two options for the refund: ...
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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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Qatar Airlines: Modifying Seat Selection

I've booked a ticket on Qatar Airlines. I can see on their website that there should be options for modifying seat selection. However, in "manage booking" page, I don't see any option for ...
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What airlines offer or used to offer birthday cakes?

Inspired by this question: two of the IATA Meal Codes, next to the usual vegetarian, bland, Kosher etc meals, are CAKE Birthday Cake and CLML Celebration Cake Meal. On which airlines can or could I ...
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First leg cancelled - Etihad Airways refuse to rebook

The first leg of my flight from Vienna to Abu Dhabi (for the month December 2021) has been cancelled by Etihad Airways. I called the customer service and they refused to rebook the new flight without ...
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Wrong ID information on Wizzair

I have a flight on the 25th of August and it’s my first time flying alone and I’m terrified, with that anxiety I wrote my document information wrong. Instead of writing my ID document number I wrote ...
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Is Air India strict with checked in baggage dimensions for international flights?

For economy class passengers it is mentioned that 2 checked in bags are allowed but their combined dimensions must not exceed 107 inches. How strict is Air India with this rule? Can I bring two ...
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I have booked flights tickets for 3 and got one confirmation number, so what should I do to get seats together for no cost?

I am travelling in US (domestic), and have a one conformation number for 3 passengers, so I want all three of us sit together without paying anything.
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When traveling with airplanes internationally, do they scan/check the non-hand baggage which is separated from the people area in the plane?

If I were to book a ticket to travel to somewhere in the USA from Europe right now, and I bring one large traveling bag and one small backpack with me, with the big one containing a baton (thus a ...
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Can an airline move a flight time up 2 hours with three days notice?

I rode a commuter flight on Boutique Air to BWI to catch a cross country flight to LA. Three days before I was to return, I got a notice that my flight back from BWI to AOO (Altoona-Blair County) was ...
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Do airlines transmit flight data with immigration?

I'd like to ask the following question Obviously, upon travelling, we have to go to the check-in in order to get the boarding card/pass and then we have to clear immigration by going to the entry or ...
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Is eating permitted on Southwest Airlines today?

What is the current policy concerning eating on domestic (US) flights on Southwest Airlines? (Obviously, one cannot wear a mask continually while eating.) Thank you.
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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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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 do return ticket prices jump up if the return flight is more than six months after the departing flight?

On Singapore Airlines, if you book a flight from London to Singapore for almost any date, the price is either £690 or £1088. For example, a flight leaving on the 28th of Dec with return on 28th of ...
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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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Request refund from booking website or airline?

I booked a flight through Travelocity, and the flight was changed by more than 24 hours. Should I request a refund from Travelocity, or from American Airlines? I'm a US citizen flying from China.
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What happens with code share tickets when an airline becomes insolvent?

There are a few questions about airline insolvency, however none of them address codeshares. Given the increasingly likely scenario of one or more airlines folding in the next year, what would happen ...
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How can I know if my airline will check my bags through all the itinerary?

I have decided to post a meta Q&A, without claiming any reputation for my own answer, both for my own interest in the topic and the large number of questions "will airline check bag all the ...
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Do Airlines Pay Airports For Check-in Areas? [closed]

I don't know if this is off-topic or not, but I don't know where else to ask this other than aviation. I'm just wondering if airlines had to pay for the check-in areas they operate with. It's a big ...
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Are there airlines that offer upgrades on-board?

You can always request an upgrade to a higher class before you board, you can use your miles or pay and get your ticket upgraded to business/premium class then you will be issued a new boarding pass. ...
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What’s the point of flight ticket cancellation charges?

Many airlines sell tickets with fare rules that include a “cancellation penalty” if the ticket were to be cancelled prior to departure. It seems to me that this mostly applies to the economy class ...
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