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Why don’t airlines make it easy to buy an extra seat?

I read: With most airlines, customers can buy an extra seat which will generally mean an empty middle seat, by paying whatever is the current fare. Almost nobody does this, and airlines don’t make it ...
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How can I get a refund from the Mytrip travel agency?

Exactly six months ago, I booked flights through Mytrip. Unfortunately, the flight was canceled. While the airline has already refunded Mytrip, I still haven't received any of my money back. I have ...
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Airport in foreign country is closed; is it my problem or the airline's problem?

I am visiting a foreign country and got stranded due to a natural disaster closing the departing airport. My flight would be from A->B->C, with A and B being located in the foreign country I'm ...
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Entering Canada without APIS requirement [duplicate]

Lebanese citizen with a visitor visa to Canada, likely on the US no-fly list. What flights from Beirut to Canada that does not require APIS? Flights that avoid the continental United States?
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Child air ticket booked as an adult ticket

I have booked 2 adult tickets for myself and wife and 1 child ticket for my 5-year-old daughter via a 3rd-party travel agent site to travel later this year. All the airlines (Thai, Oman, Egypt air and ...
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Can someone who is not you find out your date of birth from your confirmation code on your airline ticket?

I had to give my date of birth in order to book my flight, for a job, yet I do not want the company to know my age. Can someone who is not you find out your birthdate from entering in or telling the ...
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Why do I have to rebook all legs and pay more when I only want to change airports for the 1st leg of a trip?

I just discovered that an aunt is in poor health. I have a flight out of the country (USA-EU) which I booked directly with United Airlines from my home airport (AAA) connecting through (BBB) in the US,...
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Who's responsible and how to apply for a refund when the travel agent and airline give conflicting information/blame?

I made a flight booking from LHR to FCO to AUH to ICN several months ago. This ended up being changed to LHR-AUH-ICN. Between the time I booked my flight and the day of travel, I was sent several ...
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Can an Indian passport holder travel to the UAE from India with 4-month passport validity?

I have an Indian passport with 4 months validity. I have to travel from India to the UAE. I have a short-term visa to the UAE. Can I travel with 4 months validity?
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Is Euro Airlines legit?

Trying to track down more information about rumours of a new direct flight between the UK and Cuba (Manchester >Holguin), which is supposedly to be operated by Spanish company Euro Airlines (EA). I ...
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Why not just show boarding pass PDF from mobile screen?

When you check in online with JetStar, it offers you 2 options for getting and using your boarding pass: Receive a link by SMS (and not by email) to the boarding pass to be added to the Google/Apple ...
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Can I get myself a drink from the galley in an ITA airways flight?

I am going to be on an ITA Airways flight, and I wonder, can I get myself a drink from the galley? This is my first ITA Airways flight by the way, so I don't know.
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What is the procedure in regards the stolen items from a checked-in bag?

I was on a flight from Milan (MXP) to Paris (ORLY) where I checked in two bags. Upon arrival to Paris, I noticed that one of my bags didn't arrive. I reported it immediately and they said it was left ...
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Does anyone know how to get Expedia's customer service to work with me?

Good morning, Yesterday I went through Expedia to purchase international airfare. I had been watching flight prices on Google Flights for a few months and was waiting for the roughly six month out ...
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Carrying pets in commercial international airlines

Do commercial international airlines allow passengers to carry pets like cats and dogs? If yes, can we have a database of those commercial airlines that allow passengers to carry pets? If no, why? ...
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Asian airline with free 24-hour refunds?

I could buy a ticket from Asia to the US and get a full refund within 24 hours, but does anyone know of any Asian airline with shorter regional flights or a booking website that would allow me to use ...
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What makes an airline "regional" and why is there a distinct branding for those?

I am puzzled about the designation of "regional airline". So far, I noted that most airlines designated as regional are part of a "main" airline and display a spin-off brand from ...
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ESTA for PEK-TIJ flight?

After reading Requesting a copy of the US Secure Flight Overflight Table, and especially the one answer so far, which links to a copy of the Secure Flight Overflight Table, something occurred to me. ...
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Why do flights serve food at all?

Today's world of commercial plane rides is very competitive. I bet packing all that food onto the plane is expensive - both for the food itself and the logistical headache of preparing, moving and ...
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Can airlines leave you stranded?

I am new to this, so explain stuff that might seem obvious to you. I'm seeing conflicting information when searching online. Say I have booked an itinerary with separate airlines: A -> B, B -> C ...
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Is there a procedure for wearing commercial airplane's oxygen mask when you have a tracheotomy?

If I remember correctly, commercial airplanes are designed to release oxygen masks if the oxygen level drops too low, or if the cabin is too depressurised while in high altitude, and the chemical ...
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Why do some airlines forbid their customers from using travel agents to book their flight tickets?

I read: Ryanair does not allow you to book via a travel agent, so if you book a Ryanair flight via Kiwi you are in breach of their terms. Krist van Besien 7 hours ago Why do some airlines forbid ...
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Booked a ticket but never got charged for it [duplicate]

I booked a Turkish Airlines ticket through a 3rd party website (Indian Eagle) that I got a confirmation from. I have the ticket number and the confirmation number for the same. Both the airline and ...
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Alaska Airlines changed my flight

My wife and other family members booked a roundtrip flight in January. The original trip had us return direct flight (which was why we chose the airline) at noon. Alaska changed our flight to an 8 ...
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If there is still space available in the overhead bin after boarding and my ticket has an under-seat carry-on only, can I put my bag up there?

More airlines are selling the "large carry-on" extra nowadays in Europe; something that used to be free a few years ago. Examples: Easyjet, Vueling, Ryanair... If the flight is not full, and ...
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How can I prove an airline ticket is fake?

My friend was sent a picture of an airline ticket that a guy on Facebook has bought for her. How can I prove this is a fake and that she is being scammed? Her flight is Thai Air flight BF120 from SEA ...
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What happens when Expedia has two frequent flier numbers for you for the same alliance?

British Airways and American Airlines are both part of the Oneworld alliance and I have frequent flier numbers for both of them - for American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. And they'...
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Same flight taking one hour longer with same aircraft on different dates

I am trying to book a one way flight from Frankfurt to Delhi. While checking the Vistara official website I noticed that on two separate date 02.10 and 16.11. the flight is taking 08 H 40 m and 09 H ...
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Why are there non-carriers in the Signatory Visa Waiver Program carriers list?

I look at the Signatory Visa Waiver Program carriers list (mirror) and I see a few non-carriers, e.g.: LG Electronics, Inc. (02/18/2029) Qualcomm Incorporated (11/29/2029) Visa U.S.A. Inc (05/21/2026)...
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How can I know if an airline has a non-expired US Customs Visa Waiver Agreement?

I read on https://simpleflying.com/philippine-airlines-us-visa-waiver-carrier-agreement-expires/: Philippine Airlines' US Customs Visa Waiver Agreement has expired, preventing them from transporting ...
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Use trip interruption insurance instead of airline hotel voucher

If I have trip interruption insurance and miss a connecting flight, causing me to need a hotel, the insurance will pay $350 for hotel, food and taxi. However, the airline may also offer a hotel ...
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Change Flight for One Person Only (Swiss Airlines)

I have a return trip booking from Berlin to Malaga for 2 people. Due to a work trip, my partner now has to cancel or modify the trip so that he can return to Frankfurt instead of Berlin. The booking ...
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Kuwait airways- Missed Connecting flight | potential resolutions

Indian citizen. I had travelled recently with Kuwait Airways. We encountered significant delays at the initial airport in Mumbai, which resulted in us missing our connecting flight from Kuwait to ...
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Why do some airlines ask for the reason for travel when booking domestic flights within the US?

Why do some airlines ask for the reason for travel when booking domestic flights within the US? Example:
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Why don't airlines like when one intentionally misses a flight to save money?

I read on https://onemileatatime.com/news/american-airlines-sues-skiplagged/: Airlines don't like when you miss flights to save money. What's the issue for airlines when a passenger misses a flight ...
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When Schengen Visa issuing country is different from first entry Schengen country

I’m an Indian passport holder planning to Tavel from Mumbai to Prague (transiting through Qatar) via Qatar Airways. As I’m going to spend more days in France, as per the rules I got the Schengen visa ...
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I'm using the Global Entry for the first time to book a flight. Do I use only the first 9 digits, or also the letters and the 3-digit code?

On my Global Entry card, there's a PASSID consisting of 9 digits. Following those digits, there's "SC" and then an additional 3 digits. When I enter my PASSID, should I input only the 9 ...
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Is flying with low-cost carriers (like Batik Air) as safe as other airlines?

Many low-cost airlines have bad reviews for food or in-flight entertainment. But these are not my concerns. I prefer not to eat on the flight and save one thought dollarS instead. However, something ...
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Are inexpensive last minute tickets a thing?

When the flight date like in one or two days, and there are unsold seats, is it a possibility that airlines reduce the ticket price in the flight day or so?
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Canadian PR, US LPR flying to Canada with expired PR card and valid greencard

My situation is as follows I have Valid Canadian PR status My Canadian PR card has expired I have valid US LPR status My greencard is valid I reside in the US I am sure I meet the Residency ...
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What are these connectors used for on the plane?

What are these connectors used for in one spot of the passenger seating area of a 737? On a recent flight I saw what a feature I have never seen before above my seat near the reading lights and air ...
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Does any airline offer some "gamer" seats?

I read on https://www.cnn.com/travel/a380-global-airlines/index.html: Gone are the plans for a “gamer class” — seats equipped with Xbox and PlayStation consoles — which the airline was mulling about ...
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Historic landing time for flight arriving at Gatwick from Lanzarote on 16th January 2023 at LGW [duplicate]

Can anyone help with finding out the landing time of a flight from Lanzarote (ACE) landing at Gatwick LGW. TOM4141 on January 16th 2023? Many thanks
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Using two passports on single itinerary

I am an Indian passport holder travelling from the US to Rwanda and then to Israel, flying on the same (multi-city) itinerary. I have a second Indian passport that holds my Israeli visa. However, my ...
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How to contact EVA airways?

I have a booking with EVA Airways that I would like to modify. The modification I would like to make is not possible to do online (they even have on their website a long list of modifications which ...
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Do I need any sort of identification for my child when traveling domestically?

I am planning to travel domestically in the US next month with my daughter who is 5. In regards to my own identification, I was reviewing this question to confirm that my driver's license would be ...
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Requesting a copy of the US Secure Flight Overflight Table

I am currently facing a challenge with a client who is experiencing difficulties while attempting to fly out of Canada. I posted about it a few months ago here - Canadian citizen likely on a US no-fly ...
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Is it better to create a frequent flyer program with every airline or to use one from one of the alliances?

I have frequent flyer accounts with at least one US based member of the 3 major alliances. For ex, Delta, United, American Airlines When I fly internationally on partner airlines (say Japan Airlines &...
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ID check related questions for flights between Schengen countries

All questions below are for flights between Schengen countries. At the gate, will I need to show my ID, for most flights? What can I show to the airline other than my passport as ID? e.g non-EU ...
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How to get an old boarding pass or some certificate?

My company is asking me to provide the boarding pass for reimbursement purposes. However I used the boarding pass via an app and did not print it out. I've found websites mentioning that it is not ...
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