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Questions tagged [airlines]

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Flight departed from the gate 5 min before scheduled departure time. Refund options

This was Alaska Airlines flight from SJC to LAX. We ran later than we usually do on our way to flights and so we ended up reaching the gate 2 min before the scheduled departure time. On our way from ...
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Airline Code-Share Baggage Policy: Which Airline baggage policy apply on my first flight?

I have booked a one-way ticket from the Qatar Airways website. Do I have the same baggage policy in all my flights or different policies will apply to the Alaska Airline & Qatar Airways? First ...
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China Southern airline canceled their Flights and not didn't refund any money

I bought China Sothern airline from Lahore Pk to SFO US and traveled on this flight, later I needed to changed dates for return and I paid the extra $500 for the date change. The problem is that China ...
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Cheaper Sun Country flights at the airport?

Other US ULCC airlines Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant all charge fees for using their websites and call centers. These fees are waived when purchasing at the airport so they can claim it's an ...
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Cheaper Frontier flights at the airport?

Similar to Spirit, it seems Frontier charges a fee for using their website and call center, they call this "Carrier Interface Charge [CIC]." This fee is waived if you buy tickets at the airport. They ...
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Historical flight departure & landing time [duplicate]

I’m trying to track when United Airlines flight UA4944 from Newark (EWR) departed and landed at Albany Airport (ALB) on 26 Nov 2018. Could anyone help me with the flight information?
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How to coordinate airplane tickets?

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate question (or a trivial one) - I don't know what to search for (my searches for the question title only bring back mathematical answers). I'm planning on dropping off ...
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Booked my flight with my credit card, but lost the card somewhere?

I have booked my airline ticket using my credit card (my name) but for some reasons, I don’t have anymore the physical CC. I heard that airlines need the CC used to book the ticket. Will this be an ...
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Connecting flight, do I have to exit and go security again?

My daughter and I will be flying (short domestic trip) from Philly to Orlando. She just wanted to ride the airplane and found a very cheap fare roundtrip. If the connecting flight is to go back to ...
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Why would three airlines offer an identical long-haul connection within minutes of each other? [duplicate]

I was playing around with Flightradar24 today and noticed three large planes leaving from Frankfurt, Germany, to Seoul Incheon within a few minutes of each other: OZ 542, 17:35, Airbus A380 KE 530, ...
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Last leg canceled, airline isn't cooperating

My son is traveling from Peru to Atlanta, changing at Fort Lauderdale, on Spirit Airlines. He has reached FLL but Spirit canceled his FLL to ATL flight. (No apparent reason, not weather related as far ...
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Checking small items on a plane?

Is there any lower limit to the size of a checked item on an airplane? I am traveling internationally and I would like to bring a few small bottles of sauce as a gift. I have them packed in a box ...
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Is there a limit on bringing my videogames?

So far, I wanted to go on a trip with my gaming Console (PS4) And my family to the Philippines this Sunday, but I wanted to bring my videogames (cd’s) like at least 7-8 of them, but I worry that there ...
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Help organizing one round trip one direct trip international flights sitting together [closed]

I plan on going to a travel agent if I can’t figure this out on my own as I would like to keep the flights on the cheaper side and have always booked flight on my own. But anyways, for context, my ...
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Reschduling Flight UK to Pak without paying penality [closed]

How Can i reschedule my return flight UK to Pak without paying penality before time
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Travel agent didn't append MR to my name and my name ends in MS. This caused my first name to be put as Ms on ticket

Whenever I book a flight through any travel agency/website; they always make a data entry of my name as "BADWAL/SHUMSMR". However, this time I decided to book with Expedia India; and they just ...
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Will I be issued all my Boarding Passes at the Airport from GOL and KLM?

I am currently in Montevideo and will be returning back to Germany tomorrow. The Flight between Montevideo to Sao Paolo is operated by GOL Linheas Aereas and from Sao Paolo to Amsterdam is by KLM. ...
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Why do they keep asking for an ESTA when leaving the USA?

Americans do not need an ESTA to enter USA, and no one needs it to leave¹. Yet every time I've booked a flight in recent years, I've been told (I ignore it) that I need an ESTA for flights to/from ...
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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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Do I need a flight ticket or a flight reservation for my UK visit visa application

Am compiling documents for my visa application and I read that I need to present go and return flight tickets to prove that I will return at the end of my visit. Then a while ago I got to know that I ...
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A few questions about transfering from domestic to international in Novosibirsk, Russia

Situation: I am flying via S7 Airlines from Pulkovo in St Pete to Tolmachevo in Novosibirsk, and another flight from there to Incheon, South Korea via S7 again. This is, to the extent of my knowledge, ...
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Can I stay in the uk for up to 3 months when am on a standard visitor visa valid for 6 months

I want to get a four months leave of absence from uni which is a dead semester because am going to apply for the visiting visa. What I would request to know is If I request for a period of 3 months in ...
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Can my parent's bank statements help me prove that I have good personal circumstances for the UK visiting visa application [duplicate]

I'm a 20 year old University student and I live with my parents. Iam going apply for a visit visa to visit my aunt in the UK and she is going to be my co-sponsor but don't have a bank account which ...
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Must airlines warn passengers about changes of required travel documents?

Case: Booking of flight ticket from Belgium to Namibia for family with minors in Jan 2018 for flight scheduled on Aug 1st 2018. New regulation on birth certificates requirements for minor introduced ...
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Is being a full time university student a strong tie to help me get a UK visit visa [duplicate]

I want to apply for a UK standard visit visa and I read that I should have a strong tie to my home country that will guarantee my return to my home country when my visa expires. So i want to ask if ...
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What are the pros/cons of airlines selling tickets on a futures market? [closed]

Suppose the following were possible: Airline stops selling seats to the general public Airline advertises a route consisting of a # of seats (not necessarily any specific airplane) from a source to a ...
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What's the minimum allowed free luggage for an Argentinian internal flight with LATAM Airlines?

I'm taking a flight with LATAM (Buenos Aires - El Calafate, El Calafate - Ushuaia, Ushuaia - Buenos Aires) next month. When I look on their website for information about the luggage I see this: It ...
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Is there a non-opinion based way to rate in-flight meals across airlines?

I'm currently planning a flight between munich (MUC) and Kathmandu (KTM) for trekking in Nepal. This is a 11.5h+ flight which costs at least 700 EUR (well, technically two flights - there and back). ...
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Airline refuses to issue a refund, keeps stalling

I booked tickets with Viva Air from Medellin to Miami (I was in Colombia at the time). The flight was in August and I booked it May 4th. I found different (better) flight so I cancelled it within 24 ...
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Whose responsibility is it to advise impact to transit time due to flight changes by partner airline(s)

Transiting from Dubai via Madrid to a local flight in Spain operated by Iberia. (Terminal 4S arrival, Terminal 4). All tickets issued by Emirates. Original transit time 2.5 hours, now down to 25 ...
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Why do airlines print the passenger manifest?

During a recent trip, I saw the gate agent print a long document on tractor-feed paper, delivering it to the plane before pushback. He said it is the passenger manifest. Why is this printed instead ...
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Do airlines count the days for visa nationals?

While answering this question I wondered: for countries/areas that have rules such as the 90/180 rules of the Schengen Area, do airlines bother to count how long you have already been in the area? As ...
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which airlines offer tickets which are fully refundable without penalty on their online booking system? [closed]

Most airlines offer some sort of refundable tickets, but in most cases there is some kind of penalty for refunds, even if its small. Likely all major airlines offer fully-refundable tickets, but in ...
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Flight check-in denied at the airport. Forced to buy a new a ticket. How can I ask for a refund?

I have bought plane tickets for 4 passengers from Expedia to fly from Singapore to Thailand via Thai Lion Air(subsidiary of APG Airlines). 2 Days after purchasing the tickets, I called Thai Lion Air ...
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Why are airline meal portions so small?

Why are airline meal portions so small, even on long-haul flights ? Sometimes it's not even enough for children, let alone adults. I have some assumptions, but I would like to submit this question to ...
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Don't use first flight, but use return flight (both flights on same ticket) — on which airlines and under which circumstances is this possible?

I found two (Austrian) articles (in German; from a not unserious newspaper): https://derstandard.at/1271377233456/Nach-versaeumten-Hinflug-Urteil-untersagt-Airlines-Storno-von-Rueckflug https://...
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Can I bring portable closet from India to USA?

I have portable closet which I want to take with me from India to the USA. The parts consists of 20 steel tubes which fit inside a suitcase. Can I carry those in my checked baggage?
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Where can I find out the real reason for a cancelled flight?

My flight was cancelled due to non technical reasons (allegedly air traffic congestion) so my compensation was denied. I suspect they are just trying to avoid paying the compensation by declaring a ...
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Bluetooth Headset - Do I have anything to worry about if I don't use it during the flight?

I know that questions about Bluetooth seem to be common-place, but my question is less about usage and more just carrying them on in my carry on. Therefore I hope this question does not get marked as ...
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How long does it take to get an airline ticket refund? [closed]

I paid for my first ticket on November 5th - $959.08. Due to an error with my middle name when I reserved the ticket, I was advised to submit a feedback form with a name correction. Also, I was ...
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What happens if you are denied entry but cannot re-enter the country of departure (and have no flight to your country of origin)? [closed]

Suppose that you are denied entry for a country but could not go back to the departure country for some reasons (already stayed for 90 days at the Schengen, cannot re-enter Vietnam for 30 days, etc...)...
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What signal does being prepared to stay overnight on a Saturday give to the airlines? [closed]

What signal will "a trip with an overnight stay on Saturday" give to the airlines and how would they possibly react?
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Would airlines increase prices for a customer who must travel at a certain time, e.g. to attend a funeral? [duplicate]

This was actually from a personal experience and I was wondering if airlines would react to such an event. Let's say a relative has died in Poland and I'm in the United Kingdom. I would have to ...
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Lost luggage compensation

I was on a flight from Moscow to Warsaw with a transit stop in Minsk, and the airlines lost my luggage. Now one month has passed, and they ignore my emails about compensation (maybe because they are a ...
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Married name on easyjet booking

I'd like to ask a question that is related to these two posts: (post 1 on "maiden name on easyjet booking") and (post 2 on "two given names and one surname"). I am aware that it is possibly a ...
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Do the seat rows across the aisle from the Cathay Pacific 777 300 ER 77H aircraft line up?

The economy rows in the picture on seat guru do not appear to line up with each other. For example do 60G and 60H line up next to each other. I want two aisle seats that are directly across from each ...
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Same-plane, same-flight-number domestic leg of international flight eligible for 72h visa-free transit in China?

I understand the (144 and) 72 hour hour visa-free transit program in China is restricted to departing on an international flight from the same city as you arrive in. (24 hour program lets you do ...
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Air Canada: will there be accommodation compensation for missed connection due to fault of airline?

I am flying from Toronto to Auckland with a 2 hour transfer in Vancouver. Both flights are bought on the same ticket from Air New Zealand (from 3rd party website), therefore I am not worried about ...
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Which airline pays for a missed connection due to a delay etc.? Airline booking systems

Often flights get delayed and connections are missed & passengers need to be rebooked. Sometimes hotels or meals are involved. How do airline systems deal with who pays for the rebooking? e.g. I ...
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Claim against AirEuropa (migrated from Law site)

My friend and I were supposed to fly with AirEuropa from Tel Aviv to Madrid early in the morning. Two other friends were to flight to Madrid from another country and to wait for us there. Then, taking ...