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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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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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Which name provided during booking a flight is the one that counts?

I wanted to check prices on a flight from Ryanair and because they wanted a name up front I entered "Test Me". After going through all the extra options that Ryanair provides and clicking ...
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Can the "COVID-19 card" be pulled for a last-minute service reduction (EC261)?

Was due to fly PRN-DUS-MAN on 3 July, but the PRN-DUS flight was cancelled 3 days before, while it still ran on 1 and 4 July. In other words, the service was only reduced. As I was re-routed and ...
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What rights do airlines have to deny boarding due to immigration issues? [duplicate]

So I just stumbled across this account of a traveller which I can imagine to be pretty distressing because I myself have had a rather close call not too long ago. I was travelling from Singapore ...
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Credit Card Ticket Refund

I issue a Airline(KU) ticket with my credit card, later I cancel my that CC, now I refund the ticket, how will I get the money back?
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Travel agency requires that I pay non-refundable taxes for a flight cancelled by the airline in order to get refund?

Last year we booked a trip that's coming up soon from the US to a foreign country with a travel agency; the majority of flights take place with an international carrier on the lowest class and non-...
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Repatriation Flight - Buying flight through a tour company and getting the reservation code of airline

Usually I get my plane tickets directly from airlines. Now for the first time I had to purchase two tickets through a touring company for a repatriation flight. All they have sent me after the ...
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Can I be given a voucher without my consent?

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic (ongoing at the time of writing, 2020-05-06), many airlines are cancelling flights and then offering vouchers instead of refunds. Several questions address this ...
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What is the maximum occupancy of a typical budget airline given 2m social distancing? [closed]

For a typical no-frills airline using a three-aisle-three layout, at economy class density, what is the maximum possible occupancy which maintains a distance of at least two meters between each ...
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Booking repeat round trip every weekend

I need to travel round trip every weekend (out Friday night and return Sunday night) to the same destination for many weeks in a row. I will try to concentrate as much on one airline so as to ...
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No assistance from airlines to return home after cancellation (due to COVID19), can I get compensated under EC 261?

Last month, Morocco went into lockdown while I was there on holiday. I had tickets with BA. At that time some flights were cancelled but then so-called rescue flights were reinstated. Airlines such ...
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Budget Longhaul Flights with Stopover

It is often said that many of the barriers to low-cost airlines doing longhaul journeys arise because of reasons pertaining to having to acquire aircraft (and crew) that can fly directly. Also, ‘Third ...
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Why does China Eastern airlines still fly daily to Prague? [closed]

The Czech Republic has been keeping their borders shut for more than a month now and likewise China closed their borders to all foreigners back in March. However mysteriously there is a daily flight ...
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If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of incomplete paperwork (eg visa), is the passenger entitled to compensation?

If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of missing/incomplete paperwork (e.g., visa-related such as related in this post) whereas the passenger actually had all the ...
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Do vouchers offered by EU airlines for Coronavirus cancellations turn into a full refund if not used?

My family's flights with AlItalia later this month have of course been affected by Coronavirus. We cannot get refunds, only vouchers are offered, as with basically all airlines at the moment. We ...
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Do vouchers offered by EU airlines for Coronavirus cancellations include taxes and fees? [duplicate]

My family's flights with AlItalia later this month have of course been affected by Coronavirus. We cannot get refunds, only vouchers are offered, as with basically all airlines at the moment. We ...
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Getting a refund From Cancelled TAP Air Portugal flight due to COVID-19 [duplicate]

Our TAP Air Portugal flight From San Francisco to Barcelona, scheduled for Apr 28, 2020, was canceled by the airline. We called TAP Air Portugal and asked for a full refund to our credit card, which ...
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