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Is it possible to sit at a seat of higher class, for free, after boarding a flight? [duplicate]

I referenced How can I get a different seat after boarding a flight?. Herein, suppose that many seats of higher class (eg Premium Economy or Busines Class) are empty after boarding. Also, suppose that ...
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Is it OK to check in a box that is not plain on the outside (e.g. there are printed pictures, etc. on the box)

It's a cardboard box that used to store my desktop computer. So the outside of the box is not plain and has printed pictures and words. I wonder if it's OK to use the box as a piece of checked luggage....
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Buying air ticket to USA for foreign citizen

My girlfriend from Chile will be coming to USA in end of this year, and I want to take care of the ticket myself, by buying from Delta, for example (with or without using frequent flier points). What ...
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Is there a site with a list of active airline discount/coupon codes?

Ideally I'm after one with an alphabetical list of airlines, and available discount codes, with descriptions, without having to click through and manually check the conditions of each one, or test out ...
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Flight LH 8371 appears on flight trackers but not anywhere on the Lufthansa website. Why?

Searching for HYD-SHJ flights on the Lufthansa site doesnt yield results, nor does tracking the flight on Lufthansa. But the flight shows up on flightstats and other trackers. Any clues as to why?
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Transiting in Dubai on back-to-back return tickets

In December this year, I am planning to fly the Helsinki–Dubai–Mumbai route (and return). I am planning to stay in Dubai for few days on my way to Mumbai. If I book this as one ticket, I have to pay ...
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How to find airline booking code before buying the ticket

Airlines usually have booking codes attached to the class: for example Economy (Y), Economy (T) etc. Is there a way to find this code before buying a ticket? Any help will be much appreciated. EDIT ...
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Do they serve sushi on flights?

As someone who's been in Japan for 4 months I would love some sushi on flights occasionally. I usually take a special meal anyway (Hindu meal because it's tasty!). But I was wondering of there was a ...
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Which airlines are willing to take whitewater kayaks in luggage?

I would like to travel to Europe from the U.S. East Coast with a whitewater kayak (approx. 8' long, 40+ lbs or 240 cm 17+ kg) but no airline seem to be willing to take an item that large. Does ...
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Dual Passports with two different last names.

I'm a dual citizen of US and Russia. Being a dual citizen I have two passport both of which have different last names. I bought a round-trip ticket with the name on my US passport. Will I have a ...
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What are some tricks you use to buy cheap airline tickets in the Caribbeans?

I have been searching with Kayak, Google Flights, and Avianca, but I suspect there may be better airlines, offering less expensive local service in the Caribbeans. How would I find these alternative ...
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Would I delay flights, when not showing up for part of the journey?

This is a hypothetical question. Say you book a flight from A through B to C. For some reason or another, you choose not to board the last part of my trip. Would this create problems for other ...
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I need to fly today, where can I search for options?

A friend of mine needs to fly today. All typical aggregated booking sites don't allow searching for today. Anyone know where it is possible?
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With Airlines using the same programs, can I merge benefits?

I tried navigating the labyrinthine web sites for US Airways and Continental (both in the same alliance), and I gave up after the automated system made me rip my own ears off... Does anyone know ...
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Is the youth price applicable to foreigners for air travel in Scandinavia?

I'm Brazilian and I'm planning to visit Norway and Sweden. I'm planning on making the internal trips through Wideroe and I noticed the prices for youths (12-25 years old) are cheaper. Since I will ...
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Book a return flight a year in advance

Is it possible to buy an airline ticket that has me returning to my country after a year being abroad? I can't seem to book a flight that far in advance online.
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My flight was just canceled two weeks before the date

Expedia just informed me that my flight with Ukrainian International Airlines was canceled. I'm flying from NYC to Kiev. This is an important business trip and I ordered tickets 2 months ago. Expedia ...
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72h China transit visa: Which airlines offer interlining in Beijing?

I would like to take advantage of the 72h China transit visa at Beijing Capital airport and city. My confusion concerns the term "interline ticket" in the regulations. To me, that sounds like I have ...
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Do any US airlines make use of their right to fly between EU airports?

According to the EU–US Open Skies Agreement, Airlines of the United States are also allowed to fly between points in the European Union Are there any airlines who actually make use of that ...
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Flight deals from the UK

Can someone recommend a good website with flight deals from London/UK, which I could subscribe to? I mean promotions in different airlines, e.g. bmi used to have a bmifriday promotion (not sure if its ...
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Air travel: Violating checked luggage size by “just a bit” [closed]

Following up the discussion on size limitations for checked luggage on airplanes, I would like to ask your experience on the following: What happens if your suitcase meets the weight limitation of ...
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Is it more expensive to buy airline tickets together than separate?

I'm looking for tickets in despegar.com (a travel website for the American continent) and found out that a flight for just one person was about USD $350 incluiding all taxes, and I did the exact same ...
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What happens if the passport number changes?

A friend bought a flight one month ago (with Turkish) and now he has renew the passport and the number is different. He's wondering if he could take the flight showing both passport, the old one (...
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What happens if I have checked-in bags and decide not to board my connecting flight on return?

I have a 3 stop return flight plan from ICN (Seoul) scheduled in a few months. I opted for this flight plan due to the discounted price it was offered at. The plan is ICN -> DTW -> MSP -> FNT. DTW is ...
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Gate to gate electronic device usage on AmericanConnection/Chautauqua Airlines?

I recently booked a flight that's on AmericanConnection, operated by Chautauqua Airlines. I know all American Airlines and American Eagle operated flights now allow gate-to-gate usage of portable ...
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Is fuel dumping a peculiarity of American airlines?

This question gave me some insight into the world of "fuel dumping", the technique of booking an irrelevant fare to avoid or remove a fuel surcharge. The descriptions of it that I find on the web all ...
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I want to intentionally miss a flight and continue my itinerary

I have the following flight itinerary: Outbound Stuttgart Amsterdam (KLM) Amsterdam Quito (KLM) Return Quito Lima (LAN) Lima Amsterdam (KLM) Amsterdam Stuttgart (KLM) I'm thinking about skipping ...
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Does booking directly from an airline improve customer service in resolving problems?

In 2012 I used a third-party site to book international flights on Air Canada and had many problems resulting from missed connections (their fault). Ultimately I got no compensation and at one point ...
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Which transatlantic airline has the most leg space in coach?

Which transatlantic airline has the most leg space in the non-business section these days? I recently traveled from Los Angeles to London Heathrow on Virgin Atlantic (Airbus 340, if I recall ...
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Name mismatch on airline ticket/insurance

I have a group booking done by an Indian provider for my trip to Europe. The booking is on Qatar Airways for me and my wife. Now there is an issue with the booking name for the ticket and insurance. ...
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Do airlines prefer closed loop itineraries to Open Jaw ones?

This is not the first time I've seen this so it seems to me that there is some reason for this. I am trying to set up an itinerary in the following fashion: Start in New York. Fly to some city in ...
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TSA locks in luggage for travel to Europe [duplicate]

I'll be travelling to Europe from India and have a check-in baggage which has the normal number lock (like a 3-digit password) and also has the TSA lock. My entry would be in France and would return ...
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How can two airlines have the same IATA code?

I have found a peculiarity in the IATA codes used to identify airlines. Both BHAir (Bulgaria) and Heli France (France) have the IATA code 8H. Any ideas why this is and doesn't this cause problems?
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Was this itinerary switch valid?

Note: This question is in relation to a slightly complicated scenario outlined here. You don't need to read that question to get a sense of this question. My wife and I were traveling to India from ...
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What to do if denied boarding due to the airlines' fault?

Last week, my wife and I were traveling to the United States. During the beginning of the trip, the airline agent suggested that we re-route our trip to avoid some visa-related issues in UK because ...
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A ticket or a receipt?

In the old days (when I used to travel) a ticket was a piece of paper. It had some substance. Now there is a multitude of names (and perhaps there was before as well although I feel more uncertain now)...
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Searching for an Asian flight that provides a facility for divers to not pay an extra fee from Tehran to Phuket

Is there any airline with Asian flights between Tehran (Iran) and Phuket that provides a special facility for divers to not pay an extra fee for their heavy diving equipments? I have heard something ...
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Is a flight number unique for the schedule, origin and destination?

For example, if we have a flight with a code SU0102, does it always goes from Sheremetyevo to John F. Kennedy or the origin and destination points can change for this flight? The same about schedule: ...
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At what age an infant can start flying?

Can a month old infant fly? Are there any health related issues prevent that or is it ok? Any restrictions from airlines I may face?
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What destinations does Air Calin class as long haul?

On the Air Calin economy class page, it has this to say about catering: On long-haul flights from Noumea, passengers are served meals blending the scents and savours of New Caledonia with gourmet ...
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Can I fly in a cargo airplane? [duplicate]

Is there a way to fly on a cargo plane as a passenger? Any airlines offer such an experience? I know there are some seats at the front of cargo planes, perhaps these can be used?
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Is there a reason why airlines prevent laptops from being used during takeoffs and landings even though some allow tablets and smartphones?

Airlines like Delta and British Airways recently started allowing passengers to use tablets and smartphones during takeoffs and landings, yet they still restrict the use of laptops to within the air ...
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Whose responsibility is update to meal preference?

I recently booked a ticket on Delta for a 15+ hour flight through a travel website. Due to dietary restrictions I specifically chose my meal preference in that ticket. This never got updated with ...
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Why would anyone fly any other airline besides Southwest? [closed]

After a long break (15 years or so), I have flown on a bunch of flights all recently domestically within the USA and I discovered Southwest. Looking at the perks they offer such as picking your own ...
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How to declare value of checked in luggage?

In case of lost baggage, based on what does the airlines calculate value of lost baggage (and reimburse)? The replies to this question suggest buying insurance, but if one doesn't want to do that is ...
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Which has better in-flight entertainment for a 7-year old and a 4-year old? KLM or Emirates?

Which has better in-flight entertainment for a seven-year-old and a four-year-old? KLM or Emirates?
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What happens if you miss a connecting flight?

What happens if you book tickets through an airline or travel agent, but on the travel date miss a connecting flight (either because the first flight was delayed, or because immigration/security took ...
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Do these airline companies offer any refund policies for when the ticket price decreases after I've made my reservation?

I spend about 500 euros a month on airline tickets from the following companies: Star Alliance: SAS/Estonian Air (the majority) Air Baltic Ryanair (rarely) I have an active account in TripIt and ...
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Reason for non-refundable ticket [closed]

What are the reasons airlines have for non-refundable tickets? A non-refundable ticket usually has a lower price, but what harm does it do if a customer asks for a refund? Not refunding a ticket 1 or ...
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How do I transport a foldable lawn chair via Airline baggage?

I have a 38 inch tall foldable chair - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00339C3RI which doesn't fit in my luggage. I am traveling by Singapore Airlines, and while their Baggage allowance section (...