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My name causes an issue with any booking! (names end with MR and MRS)

My name is Amr Eladawy. Whenever I get a ticket through an agent and they put my first name as Amr, it lands as A only in the Airlines system. That happened with many airlines and different agents. ...
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Can I take 3 bags of total 100 lb in Emirates?

I have an emirates flight booked from US to India. The baggage policy on their site mentioned: 2*50lb weight It says 2 but can we take extra bag if the total weight of 3 bags is still less than 100 ...
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Carry Stroller on Emirates flight without a kid?

I am travelling from USA to India via Dubai in Emirates flight. I wanted to take a stroller for my sister in India that I bought in USA. Do I need to take it as part of my allowed check-in luggage? Or ...
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Is TUI Premium Economy’s baggage offloaded first?

Is TUI Dreamliner Premium Economy’s baggage unloaded first at the arrival airport?
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Since United sells fares with no carry-on allowance, should I be entitled to a fare difference refund if I am forced to gate-check my carry-on?

With United Airline's Basic Economy "N" class fares, carry-on luggage that goes into the overhead bin is not allowed (mostly). Basic Economy passengers who bring a carry-on to the gate anyway are ...
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I need cost for tickets purchased in August, 2019 [closed]

Need to know how much next day economy tickets cost on United 5357 (Calgary to ORD) and United 670 (ORD to Boston) if purchased 8/14/19.
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Flying with a poster tube; AirChina?

I am flying to Beijing from London Heathrow on an AirChina flight. They specify only one piece of hand luggage is allowed. I've read that most airlines really don't care if you have a poster tube as ...
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Do airlines know that a passenger arrived at the airport?

Usually you have to scan your boarding pass at least twice at the airport: First at the security checkpoint and then at the gate for boarding (plus once more if you check bags). If somebody does not ...
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What determines the pertinent regulations on the sale of products and services to passengers in international flight?

I am conducting research and have been looking at the Chicago and Tokyo conventions with respect to which convention governs the sale of goods and services to passengers when in international flight. ...
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Is Ryanair a low-emissions airline?

When listening to the radio in the UK, a Ryanair advert came on saying it was one of the cheapest and low emission airlines. I agree with the cheapest part but doubt the low emission part. Ryanair ...
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Precautions to take to not be stranded by an airline?

With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook, with it ceasing operations and more than 150,000 customers abroad, I don’t want that to ever happen to me and to be stuck abroad. Are there any precautions I ...
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Can a passenger predict that an airline or a tour operator is about to go bankrupt?

Headlines indicate the Airline Thomas Cook has failed leaving passengers stranded abroad. Were there any indicators that signaled the imminent demise? What (if any indicators) should passengers ...
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What can Thomas Cook customers (who have not yet departed) do now they have stopped operating?

As many will be wondering what options they have, what can a customer who has not yet departed for their trip do, now Thomas Cook has stopped operating. Are they able to claim back any money, will ...
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Flight next month rebooked for a “technical stop” after only 30 minutes of flying [closed]

I have a flight next month and this flight got rebooked for a "technical stop". I suspected this was to pick up more passengers, but looking at the other "technical stop" questions here, a technical ...
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Do airlines or air traffic controllers intentionally try to have some flights land early?

On some recent domestic US flights, the flight reached its destination sooner than the expected duration, but then got stuck waiting on the tarmac waiting for its assigned gate to open. Do airlines ...
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EU Air Travel Passenger rights: Right to care: What to expect during delays

It is easy to find information on the Internet regarding EU Air Travel flight compensation. However I am interested in being prepared to exercise my right to be taken care off (Article 9th of CE ...
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Can you board the plane when your passport is valid less than 3 months?

I have been due to traveling from Turkey (Turkish Citizen-Non EU)) to Hungary. I was rejected to board the plane because my passport expires less than 3 months at the time of travel(departure time). (...
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What airlines have a habit of checking the weight of carry on luggage at the gate rather than at check in? [closed]

I fly on Lufthansa occasionally, mainly between Philadelphia and Frankfurt. I only have a carry on and I know they have a weight limit. The thing is while they do sometimes check the weight of the ...
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Travelling to Europe with expired h1b stamp

I am working in US on H1b visa. My visa stamp & I94 expired last year but I received my I797, which allows me to work legally in US. I only need the h1b stamping for reentry after leaving the ...
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EC261 compensation for wrongful denied boarding - does the handling agent or the airline pay?

EC261 compensation is always processed and paid by the airline, including when it's due to wrongful denied boarding. However, will the airline pay from its own pocket, or will the handling agent ...
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Does EU compensation apply to flights where the departure airport closes check-in counters during protests?

(Fortunately I am not among the affected passengers) There are protests being held in Hong Kong International Airport right now. In response, The Airport Authority closed all check-in counters before ...
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Stowage policy for take off and landing for airlines in Europe

I was traveling with Eurowings from Barcelona to Vienna when I experienced the weirdest thing. I was seated in the front row, comfortably situated with my neck pillow, when the flight attendant ...
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Why is it sometimes cheaper to connect via an airport than to finally fly to that airport? [duplicate]

You can fly from Vienna (VIE) to Addis Ababa (ADD) for 526€. However, flying from Vienna (VIE) to Cape Town (CPT) connecting through Addis Ababa (ADD) is only 419€. So when flying to ADD, it is ...
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How can flights operated by the same company have such different prices when marketed by another?

On SkySkanner, I see: Virgin: LHR-SAN (via DTW) and return (via SLC), "operated by Delta": £580 Air France: exactly the same flights, "operated by Delta": £956 ...and there are other combinations ...
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Fare baggage rules regarding tickets that are partially fulfilled by another airline

I am booking a return trip from the Middle East to the USA with a connection in the USA on the first direction, and a connection in Europe in the return flight. There are four flight legs in total, ...
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What are my rights regarding a potential baggage delay?

In a few days, I will be traveling from San Francisco -> Helsinki -> Moscow (Sheremetyevo) with Finnair (economy class). A month ago passengers started to experience substantial delays to pick ...
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Does stop over flight cancellation charges twice of normal charges? [Thai Airlines]

While I am booking for Thai Airlines, I have searches for few others also, but could not come to any conclusion. Travelling from A->B with stopover in bangkok. Same PNR, etc. The T&C just says "...
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Do airlines now intentionally route around North Korea?

I've noticed on some flights to Asia from North America, often the most direct path involves flying over North Korea. I noticed however, that during the flight, the plane would slightly bypass North ...
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Map displayed in this airplane cabin

Would anyone know where the map with both the rendering and the meta-data of the photo below can be found online? Image credits: https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2018/08/31/middle-east-...
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The best in flight meal option for those suffering from reflux

Someone who is suffering badly from reflux, they are on a very boring diet that excludes everything spicy, fried, fat etc. What is the best option to choose from for the in flight meals that one can ...
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Earning Miles on an Expedia itinerary with two airlines in different alliances

I am looking to book some flights for Christmas and have found an interesting itinerary on Expedia that I am considering to book. However the outbound and return legs are operated by two different ...
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Wizz discount club passenger name change [closed]

I am trying to change my passenger details on a Wizz flight, but its telling me that I can't make any changes since its a discounted ticket. I didn't see any where in the small print that it can't be ...
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Phone number to a lounge, or lounges generally

I am trying to find the direct phone number to United Club, Terminal E, at IAH Houston airport. It doesn't seem to be online - only the general UA 800 number. Does anyone know it, or more usefully, ...
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Luggage Allowance - Averaging the weight - El Al

I'm flying with El Al and am taking 3 suitcases. Do they allow for averaging the weight allowance across the suitcases? The allowance for each suitcase is 23 kg. One of my suitcases is around 25kg, ...
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Group travel Sydney AU -> NYC mid December - ways to book flights?

A group of ~15 musicians need to travel Syd -> NYC in mid December for a week and is looking for the cheapest flights, ideally around $1000pp. What is the best strategy: Contact airlines for group ...
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Responsibility for visa checking

IATA rules state that the airline should ensure that the passenger has the correct visa. If failing that, and the passenger is denied entry to the destination country, the airline is subjected to a ...
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Travelling in the Schengen Zone

My port of entry will be Spain after which I will travel to Amsterdam via KLM, Brussels by train, Paris by train and Rome via Alitalia. My question if the check-in staff, in KLM and Alitalia ...
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Why do Ryanair allow me to book connecting itineraries through a third party, but not through their own website?

Yesterday I booked trip to Rome. I found this journey through Skyscanner and booked it through Kiwi.com. Before booking with Kiwi, I tried searching the same flights up directly with Norwegian Air ...
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Trying to change return ticket date on group flight but travel agency is being difficult and airline reroutes to agency

I'm a member in a student chorus that's going on tour to Hungary. Our director/the university booked and arranged the tour through a travel agency. I wasn't sure I'd get to join but about a month ago ...
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Documentation requirements for a baby for domestic air travel within India

I wish to travel domestically within India with my 9-month-old baby. What documentation do I need for a domestic journey? I don't currently have any documentation for my baby.
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How to see a record of amendments to flight schedules? [duplicate]

My flight from Delhi to London with Virgin Atlantic was delayed by more than 5 hours on Thursday 18th April. I am trying to get the official takeoff and landing time for this flight but can't find it ...
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Would a domestic airline send a delayed luggage abroad? [duplicate]

I will be flying tomorrow with Southwest, and the day after back to Europe with a different airline. I am wondering whether Southwest, should my checked-in luggage be delayed (because of them), would ...
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Why do airlines flag passengers?

On my last flight some guys next to me, were taking about that airlines can flag its passengers and then they can`t fly anymore. I wounder what are the possible reasons that one can end to such no-...
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How to deal with racism at airport/airlines (Ukraine Airlines)?

In my last visit to an east European country with Ukraine Airlines (using 4 different flights - back and forth) they have asked me for my passport before boarding. I know this a regular procedure and ...
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Is there a way to view historical flight loads for American Airlines or other airlines? [duplicate]

I work for an airline and I'm able to view flight loads through a company travel portal. What I'm looking for is historical data for American Airlines on a specific flights that flew last year. Even ...
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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 ...