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Questions tagged [airlines]

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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Do non-Israeli airlines flying to Israel adopt the same security measures? [duplicate]

Sorry if this question might seem suspicious - as a frequent traveler to Israel it's simply something I've always wondered about. El Al has some well-known extra security methods for all flights to ...
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What happens at connections when flying standby from the US?

If I’m flying as a non-revenue/standby passenger from the US to Singapore through Narita, how will I know when I’ve been cleared on the standby list in Narita and Singapore? Is there a screen in ...
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Can my husband board his flight 1 day before visa start date IF he lands in the UK on the start date? [duplicate]

My Husbands Visa is Valid from the 30th Sept (Sunday) I'm trying to find out if he can board a flight on the 29th to land on the 30th or if he must board the flight on the 30th when the visa is ...
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Routes from each airport

Is there a resource out there similar to this https://www.kayak.com/routes/LAX/201808 That will show a total number of direct routes from any given airport? ideally domestic and international ...
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How can I verify if an airline is telling the truth about the reason for the flight's delay, in the context of EU delay compensation?

Today I've received the following email from Air France in regards to my request for compensation under EU flight delay rules: We are really sorry to learn our flight AF379 delay on 15th August ...
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What options do I have if I got far fewer airline points than what I was promised on chat at time on booking?

I had a ticket on Delta. I chose that miles be credited to my JPMiles account. I specifically asked the Delta chat agent how many JPMiles I would earn. He told me that I would earn around 19,744 ...
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Can I enter Serbia if I am travelling with a wound?

I am an Indian citizen, planning to go to Belgrade via Dubai at the end of September. Recently, I got a cut on the top of my foot, no surgery but the wound is open. I heard stories that I would not ...
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Can you sneak into Premium Economy Class?

People ask whether they can sneak into business or first, it's virtually impossible. But what about sneaking into Premium Economy Class? What if I stand at the end of the boarding line, and just sit ...
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Do most major airlines measure the checked luggage for dimensions?

I'm trying to pick a suitcase for checked luggage, and I'm conflicted. The most popular sizes I found online are 24 inch and 28 inch ones. 24 inch ones are well under the 62 inch linear limit. ...
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Flight costs when child turns two during holiday [duplicate]

We will fly with SAS to Norway from 14.10. until 26.10. and our child turns two on 19.10. You do not have to book a separate seat for a child below two, but he will be two on the flight back. During ...
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Does a third-party booking service know you've missed a flight?

Someone booked a ticket for me via a third-party company. Is there a way for the website to know I've missed the flight? I guess my real question is: does anyone but the airline know I've missed the ...
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In Kenya, are airlines authorised to conduct background checks of passengers? [closed]

Are airlines authorised to carry out a background check prior to check-in and deny you boarding? My son reported to the check-in counter at Nairobi Airport to catch a flight to Quito through ...
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Compensation for missed connection due to delay with same airline but separate bookings

Long story short, I had to fly from A (in Spain) to C (in the UK) and I booked two separate flights with the same budget airline, so the actual route was A (Spain) -> B (UK) -> C (UK). The first ...
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Are there any airliners that offer child-free flights? I would happily pay higher ticket price [duplicate]

Are there any airlines that offer a child-free flights? I would happily pay more for a ticket for an adult-only flight. I'm not looking for tips on what to do if you find yourself on a flight with ...
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Dress for First Class?

I'll be flying first class from Kansas City to Orlando this fall. This'll be my first time experiencing this, as I typically fly coach. This time around I found a good deal on FC seats and just wanted ...
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Who's responsible for notifying a time flight change?

I booked tickets thru eDreams.com from Brussels to Miami on TUIfly, the airline changed the flight time without notifying me and I ended missing my flight...the airline (TUIfly) pointed at eDream to ...
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How directly must an airline be affected by a strike to be ineligible to pay compensation?

Recently the ATC personnel in France has been on strike. I was supposed to fly from Lisbon to Zurich, with the last flight of the day (Zurich airport closes at midnight or so). Due to the accumulated ...
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Are there any airline flights from Deer Lake to St. John's?

My first cousin once removed fancies travelling to Newfoundland, mainly to sightsee Gros Morne National Park and then St. John's. Multiple Tripadvisor commenters say that the 8-hour drive is unworthy ...
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Check out after first night [closed]

I made an online booking and actually checked in and paid the first night fare. I found the hotel not appropriate and want to check out the next day. Can I check out without any additional charges?
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Missed my flight because I didn't get e-mail with boarding pass [closed]

This must be the weirdest "missed the flight" situation ever. We were four, traveling from Alicante to Keflavik. I checked in online with the app and got "you are now checked-in" and allocated seats ...
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True lost luggage - airline haggle over compensation

Few months ago, Air Botswana lost one of my luggage pieces. I have followed their terms, allowed 21 days to search for it, submitted the forms with details and list of items. They took their time ...
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Refund amount for cancelled last-leg flight due to a strike: Alitalia

I booked a return ticket from Düsseldorf to Tokyo via Rome with Alitalia last month. Two days before my return trip from Tokyo I got an email saying the Rome-Düsseldorf flight was cancelled without ...
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Would it be troublesome if I put plaques and medals in my checked luggage? (USA)

I am from the USA, which may be a relevant information, since I would think that TSA rules are a little stricter than others. Anyway, I want to bring my medals and plaque (which seems to have ...
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Airline Booking for French Schengen Travel Visa

I am applying for a Schengen visa from the French embassy/consulate in DC. This visa will be for a duration of 15 days, for the purpose of tourism. I have collected all my documents (hotel bookings, ...
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Pre Travel Special Arrangements for Someone with Mild to Moderate Physical Disability

My partner had a hemorrhagic stroke 18 months ago and occasionally requires a wheelchair (for long distances) but is otherwise fine. Now he's going on a vacation to Southeast Asia via Qatar Airways ...
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Will I need to pay to have my baggage rechecked at the airport on a multi-destination trip?

I am flying internationally on China Southern Airlines in a month, and being new to international travel and multi-destination trips, I have a couple questions. My route is as follows: Phoenix to Los ...
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Do airlines show different seats to different customers during online check-in?

I was flying with a group of friends on Emirates and I decided to check in online the exact moment the online check-in is enabled on the website. To my surprise I found about 10 seats only available ...
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Online check in before the time allowed

I will be flying on Lufthansa and the policy is check-in opens 23 hours prior to the flight. However, I went to familiarise myself with the procedure and found that I could access and do online check-...
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How to find the route map of a given airline?

It seems in the old days you could easily find the actual route map (ie: showing the actual city to city nonstop legs they fly) of an airline. It really seems to me this is becoming hard to find ...
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Where can I find data related to historical flight departure and arrival on free [duplicate]

I need to find historical airport arrival and departure data for my project. Where can I find it on free?. I checked the previous answer Where can I find historical data on arrival and departure times ...
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Travelling to Yerevan from Delhi through flydubai

I am confused about the ok to board requirements because since I will be getting armenian evisa and my flight which is flydubai airlines from delhi to yerevan will have stop over at dubai , then what ...
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How to properly pack a box of pineapples?

Alaska Airlines have an exception to standard baggage charges for the following item: Pineapple from Hawaii - one properly packaged box of pineapples when traveling within the United States from ...
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Can we travel to/return from a Schengen country with a different air carriers

We have booked a return ticket from Vienna to Delhi. The entry ticket is from Jet Airlines from Delhi to Paris. Would it be problematic if we fly from Delhi to Nice or Paris via Jet Airlines, and ...
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Scared that I won't fit in plane seat [duplicate]

I am a size 24 top. Size 26 bottoms (uk sizing). About 300lb. I am losing weight but I have run out of time before a few plane trips. I don't want to miss out of such fantastic opportunities but I am ...
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Why can't airline tickets be booked far into the future?

Why it is not possible to book airline tickets more than 12 months in advance? Why there is always 1 year and not 2 years or more? Is there any technical aspect behind this policy?
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My airline does not guarantee carry-on in the cabin. Can I opt in to have it travel in the cargo hold?

I'm traveling with WizzAir from Poznań to London, and WizzAir has recently changed its policy to allow larger carry-on bags for free, but with no guarantee that the bag will be allowed on board - if ...
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Am I allowed to travel without visa into China via transits?

I plan to travel to Mexico this May. I am a Bangladeshi citizen with an ordinary passport and only have an Indian visa. I will get a Mexican visa this May. I am looking into the following travel ...