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How do I redeem airline vouchers when booking through a website?

So, I got bumped from a United flight a while back (last April to be exact, so I'm nearing the one year mark). As part of the voluntary bump, I got a $400 voucher to be used towards purchasing ...
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How does “Fuel Dumping” work?

Recently, I saw a lot of blog post, forum posts etc on Fuel Dumping. For me it seemed like you can book a flight with high fuel charges, and then add another unrelated leg to the flight that you not ...
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Flight/booking code explanation

What do the letters mean in the following output from http://matrix.itasoftware.com/search.htm search results? When I went to see a travel agent to book one of these flights, he mentioned the ...
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What caveats and hitches about airline seats should a flyer beware of? [closed]

I have long legs and thus for my upcoming flight to Canada, I want to book seats with extra legroom or exit row seats, but thought to Google and fortunately found this warning regarding Virgin ...
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How can I know which terminal my flight departures from and to which one it arrives?

I am traveling with LAN Airlines this weekend. I'll take a flight from Madrid to Frankfurt but I don't know from which terminal my flight departs or which terminal my flight arrives to. My ticket only ...
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First Class Amenities

How can one find out which first class amenities are available on a particular flight? It seems like first class is sometimes a larger seat while others it can be a bed or suite and even a shower. We ...
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How do I find out whether I am allowed to / have to disembark from a flight that transits at an intermediary airport?

When booking flights that transit through one or more intermediary airports, it is not often clear whether it's a 'technical stop', e.g., refuelling only while passengers sit inside the plane or ...
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Canada Low Cost Airline

Are there any low cost airlines that operate within Canada and fly out of Vancouver? As a European I have very limited knowledge of flying within the US and Canada. I am struggling to find any, ...
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Can an airline prevent me from travelling on the first leg of a flight if the second leg is cancelled?

Travelling from Doha to Philadelphia to Atlanta, and the Philadelphia to Atlanta flight was cancelled due to weather. The airline (Qatar) wouldn't let me travel from Doha to Philadelphia since my ...
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Confusion about flight timing - Turkish airline

I am really confused with timings on ticket. I have my friend coming from USA to Pakistan, and I have to pick him from airport. I want to know when he will arrive in Pakistan according to Pakistan ...
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Plane ticket for infant

I am trying to book a flight for my wife and 2 kids from my home country to the country where I currently reside. My oldest kid is 19 months and the other one is 8 months. I tried booking to our ...
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I am travelling with a medication that needs to be cool at all times, will the airline allow me to use the onboard chiller?

If someone is travelling with a medicine that needs to be cool all the time, can I use the fridge onboard? I know that planes have them. I didn't find anything related to the topic in any airline's ...
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Am I allowed to bring my own seat belt extender on a plane?

Just like the title asks: Am I allowed to bring my own seat belt extender on a plane? To target a more specific airline, will Singapore airlines allow this?
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Additional bags on Qatar Airways? [closed]

I will travel next month from Brisbane, Australia to Amman by choosing Qatar airline. How much will I pay per kilogram, because I have around 15kg. And my ticket economic ticket just 30kg.
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Are there any airlines that still allow smoking on-board flights?

Do any airlines still allow smoking on-board international flights, or is this something that has been banned across the board everywhere? If this is because of fire hazard regulations, what about e-...
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Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland (Schengen) if I have no Schengen visa? [duplicate]

Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland if I have no Schengen visa? Am traveling from Cairo to Moscow via Swiss Air
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Why is the ticket from an airport further away half the cost? [duplicate]

I am looking to go to the USA for a week or so in March and I have just noticed that flights from Dublin (that go via Heathrow) are half the price or less than the same flight directly from Heathrow. ...
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Air Asia and Air Asia X on same flight, what's the difference?

There's a flight from KUL to MEL at night that gets into MEL the following morning. It comes up (same time, same plane, same everything) in my searches twice, however - as Air Asia, and Air Asia X. ...
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Airline Change of Equipment Code

I booked two return business class tickets April 2015 Manchester / Bangkok via a flight/holiday centre for travel commencing 27th January 2016 . All flights were on Etihad Airlines with Etihad flight ...
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Can I travel within the USA only with the I-551 stamp from passport?

I came to United States 1 month ago as a F-25. Right now I'm in Puerto Rico but my boss wants me to visit him in Boston to go shopping gadget, and then my uncle wants me to visit him in Minneapolis, ...
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What techniques, tricks or otherwise have you used to get upgrades on flights?

I've travelled a lot. Living in New Zealand or the UK means anywhere is likely a flight, but I've always flown economy. Twice between LA and Auckland I managed to get the exit row after talking ...
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If flight is delayed, what is the minimum time you must be at the gate if already check-in?

If know that my flight will be delayed by several hours, what is the minimum time I must be at the airport and at the gate (per regulations) if I have already checked-in? For instance, I want to ...
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if you buy two seats on a flight will you be able to bring on twice the carry-on luggage? [duplicate]

Normally you're limited to one carry on item and one personal item on a plane. But if you bought two seats for yourself would you be able to bring two personal items and two carry on items on the ...
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Do airlines fly directly over the North Pole?

I always like flying to/from north America, since the route usually goes over Greenland. I do like the idea that I am only 10 km away from this inaccessible land. I would love to be able to say that I ...
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“Small camera” carry-on luggage allowance

Many airlines allow to bring several items on top of allowed carry-on luggage. For example: "In addition to your hand baggage allowance, you can also carry personal items such as one ladies handbag ...
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Can I trasport a small set of tools with me in the airplane?

I was given a small set of screw drivers. A set of 8 bits and a plastic cable. Can I transport that in hand-luggage? I will be flying inside European Union.
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Is there a website that can show the best deals for roundtrip flights separated by a certain number of days?

I am looking for a website or application that knows how to show results for the following scenario: Suppose i want to travel from city A to city B by airplane. While i don't impose a specific date ...
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Why is a single return ticket more expensive than separate tickets for the two sectors? [duplicate]

In this case BHX-FRA return (Lufthansa) is about £140; FRA-WDH return (Air Namibia) is about £500 - and BHX-FRA-WDH return, on exactly the same flights is about £900. I understand that this is common,...
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Are there any airlines that allow electronic cigarettes?

Unfortunately, I am a smoker.In the 20th century things were easier and many airlines allowed smoking onboard which is almost impossible now. Anyway the electronic cigarettes were introduced a few ...
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Do airlines bear responsibility if the shuttle bus is delayed?

Some airlines operate shuttle coach services between airport and other cities, like Emirates, Etihad, KLM and Alitalia. If the connecting flight is missed because of shuttle coach delay, does the ...
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Which US airlines have banned the new 'hoverboards' onboard?

It seems that in the past few weeks, several airlines have decided to ban hoverboards for fear of possible exploding/flammable batteries. However, presumably the list will grow - and the article is ...
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Changing a non flexible non refundable ticket

I have an international flight ticket from Emirates of which I took the first segment. I'd like to change the return segment. I called Emirates. The operator told me that I have to pay and extra ~$...
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Flight ticket reimbursement after Travel Warning

I've got a round-trip flight with Royal Air Maroc from Strasbourg, France (SXB) to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) on Monday, Nov 10. Return is on Dec 1. The recent turmoils in Ouagadougou have led ...
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Buying air tickets for 5 people

I am planning a group trip to Busan, Korea and I realized that each round trip ticket is about 1.2k. the issue is trying to have everyone sit next to each other, but this requires someone paying for ...
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Will American Airlines let me fly first class by buying miles?

I have an interesting problem and am hoping you might have some insight. I want to book a ticket to go to Michigan for my sisters graduation Leaving on May 1st after 8pm or may 2nd in the morning and ...
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How to book and use a GOL Brazil Airpass?

I am looking into airpasses for domestic travel in Brazil. As far as I could find out, there only is the GOL airpass in Brazil right now (since TAM seems to have discontinued their airpass). How do I ...
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Which airlines (if any) offer vertical seating seats on their journeys from the UK?

Long time ago I remember reading about them on RyanAir but I can't find anything on their website?
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Which airline/alliance have cheap children's fares?

Most airlines charge almost adult fares to children over 2. I have twins, who turned 2 last year and looking into ticket prices, really hurts. I know of airlines in South America that charge per ...
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Is there any limit on the weight of a luggage?

I am guessing that each airline has different luggage policy but I was wondering if there is a maximum luggage weight per passenger (assuming the passenger can pay the additional weight)? If there is,...
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Can I earn miles with the skyteam program if a friend of mine buy the ticket for me?

I'm new with any kind of miles program and I am wondering some questions. As assumption I'm considering the SkyTeam program. If a friend of my mine buy two ticket one for him and one for me, he'll ...
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Vacation booking reference problem with checkmytrip.com

I've just booked my trip at Aeroflot airlines via (Van Vic Vacations), I recieved a mail confirmation with the booking reference number. I've tried to use this number along my last name at checkmytrip....
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Minimum information required to file a fare in a GDS

I would like to know how an airline files it's fare with a GDS (Global Distribution System), e.g. Sabre. What are the minimum of pieces of information required in case to file a fare with say Sabre? ...
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Different airlines, same destination, leave about the same time… why?

I've noticed that many times 2 or sometimes more airlines will have aircraft departing the same airport within minutes of each other heading for the same destination. For example at this moment UAL ...
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Codeshares - Can I expect the same service when buying from different airline?

Singapore Airlines (SQ) is one of the best airlines in the world to fly. It's expensive as well. However, I found that Air India also sell ticket for an SQ-operated flight, and the price is like $600 ...
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Putting a hold on an airline seat

When we put a hold on an airline seat for a couple of days, it expires after a couple of days. Now, after couple of days, nobody has booked the seat since I was the one holding it and I did not book ...
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Why is the flight path from Taipei to Tianjin not a straight line? [closed]

The flight path from Taipei, Taiwan, to Tianjin, China, does not go directly to Tianjin in a straight line. Instead, it heads directly north, then banks left (west) before heading north again. Does ...
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Can I take liquids in checked luggage on a plane?

I'm surprised that I haven't found this question on the Travel.SE already. I know there are restrictions on carrying liquid on commercial flights, less than 100ml. Does this also apply to checked ...
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Luggage transfer within the EU on international + domestic flights

Is it possible for a two-legged flight which starts in France and ends in Poland (or more generally - starts and ends within the EU) to have a luggage checked-in all the way if the first flight is ...
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How many boarding pass do i receive if my journey has 2 stops? [closed]

I am flying with QANTAS from Brisbane to New York, with a layover in Sydney and Los angeles. Brisbane to Sydney: QF559 Flight from Sydney to LAX:QF11 Airbus380 Flight from LAX to JFK: QF11 Boeing 747 ...
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How does one inform airlines of one's KTN, if the KTN was issued after a booking had been made?

I have received a Known Traveler Number (KTN) from the TSA but do not know how to "activate" this pre-check authorization with various airlines. Is it possible to get this information into their ...