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Cheaper Spirit flights at the airport?

Spirit Airlines flights are apparently cheapest to book at the airport. You still have to book in advance for the best fares, so it means making an extra trip to the airport. What I've read seems to ...
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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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How to check a large backpack?

When travelling on airlines based in the US with a large backpack, I prefer to carry the bag onto the plane as part of my hand baggage allowance. Most foreign flag carriers, however, have a ...
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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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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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Where can I find historical data on arrival and departure times of a particular flight?

Where can I find historical data on flights, specifically Delta international flights? I need to find out about cancellations, diversions and any other flight data pertaining on particular route at a ...
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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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How to verify, with different airlines, that the broker booked the flight correctly?

I bought 3 interconnected flights via Kiwi.com, but have been reading so many negative reviews and experiences with this online broker. Many of the problems look to be connected to the booking not ...
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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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How do airlines determine ticket prices?

Based on the question How to find historical airfares?, I got curious. Is there a guide or resource that describes how the price of a ticket is determined? When you search you often see curious ...
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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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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 ...
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Do not board message at the airport check in

I have always experienced a do-not-board message when flying to Dubai from Kenya since last year January 2016. Since then I have traveled more than five times to Dubai with a visit visa but every time ...
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Are some airline routings unbookable?

This is a generic question, but first my specific situation. I want to fly from Maputo, Mozambique (MPM) to Portland, Oregon (PDX). The cheapest flight I can find online for this itinerary is about $...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Electronic ticket with no printer

How can I fly if I can't print my electronic ticket at home to take to the airport? My printer is giving out very faded copies.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can two persons sharing a name travel one-way each on a return ticket?

I would like to know if my brother can fly by United Airlines from USA to El Salvador, and my father, from El Salvador to USA using the same round trip ticket, both of them have the same name.
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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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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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Why is plane boarding done at the last minute, with everyone suddently queueing at the gate?

Every time I come to the airport and arrive to the boarding gate, the same scenario occurs. All passengers are sitting in the area, until boarding is announced. Then, mostly everyone queue up. I ...
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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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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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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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Is there a limit on bringing my videogames?

So far, I wanted to go on a trip with my gaming Console (PS4) And my family to the Philippines this Sunday, but I wanted to bring my videogames (cd’s) like at least 7-8 of them, but I worry that there ...

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