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How are safety standards enforced in an airline which is not IOSA certified?

I'm considering booking a flight with WOW Airlines and since it's the first time I hear about it I did some research on google and I find mostly good reviews. However, while looking for the safety ...
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Why to open the window shields on a plane? [duplicate]

Why does the captain order the passengers to open the window shields on an air plane when taking off or when landing? I've asked the flight attendents many times. The answer has always been the most ...
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Can I book flights directly from Google Flights?

I am planning a return trip from Delhi to Minneapolis and I could customize my travel on Google flights. But the options I am getting to book the tickets is through phone or travel agent. Can I not ...
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Lost luggage compensation

I was on a flight from Moscow to Warsaw with a transit stop in Minsk, and the airlines lost my luggage. Now one month has passed, and they ignore my emails about compensation (maybe because they are a ...
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What happens if I eat my own food in flight, but the airline prohibits outside food on board?

I have a long-haul flight with Scoot airline, and they have this weird rule: Consumption of outside food and beverages is not allowed on board. I've even read reports that Scoot flight attendants ...
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Is it safe to knowingly buy an oversized (67-inch) suitcase? Are size limits enforced?

This question is regarding check-in, not carry-on, baggage. I'm considering buying a very spacious suitcase measuring 31 x 21 x 15 inches, for a total of 67 inches. This is greater than the 62-inch ...
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Insurance for connecting flight on separate bookings

I found a connection that would save me several hundred dollars to build my own connection with two plane tickets. First flying on Delta and then onward on JetBlue to reach my destination. I know its ...
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A few questions about transfering from domestic to international in Novosibirsk, Russia

Situation: I am flying via S7 Airlines from Pulkovo in St Pete to Tolmachevo in Novosibirsk, and another flight from there to Incheon, South Korea via S7 again. This is, to the extent of my knowledge, ...
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Is Spirit Airlines's $9 Fare Club worth it?

Has anyone tried Spirit Airlines's $9 fare club membership ($60/year)? What do you get with your membership, and what makes it worth it?
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Can my parent's bank statements help me prove that I have good personal circumstances for the UK visiting visa application [duplicate]

I'm a 20 year old University student and I live with my parents. Iam going apply for a visit visa to visit my aunt in the UK and she is going to be my co-sponsor but don't have a bank account which ...
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Can I stay in the uk for up to 3 months when am on a standard visitor visa valid for 6 months

I want to get a four months leave of absence from uni which is a dead semester because am going to apply for the visiting visa. What I would request to know is If I request for a period of 3 months in ...
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Why airline websites charge more money than discount travel websites

What is the reason that when you book a flight between 2 destinations from an airline website (aircanada.com), the prices are much more than when you book the same through a discount website like ...
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Is being a full time university student a strong tie to help me get a UK visit visa [duplicate]

I want to apply for a UK standard visit visa and I read that I should have a strong tie to my home country that will guarantee my return to my home country when my visa expires. So i want to ask if ...
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What are the pros/cons of airlines selling tickets on a futures market? [closed]

Suppose the following were possible: Airline stops selling seats to the general public Airline advertises a route consisting of a # of seats (not necessarily any specific airplane) from a source to a ...
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Is there a non-opinion based way to rate in-flight meals across airlines?

I'm currently planning a flight between munich (MUC) and Kathmandu (KTM) for trekking in Nepal. This is a 11.5h+ flight which costs at least 700 EUR (well, technically two flights - there and back). ...
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Airline refuses to issue a refund, keeps stalling

I booked tickets with Viva Air from Medellin to Miami (I was in Colombia at the time). The flight was in August and I booked it May 4th. I found different (better) flight so I cancelled it within 24 ...
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Whose responsibility is it to advise impact to transit time due to flight changes by partner airline(s)

Transiting from Dubai via Madrid to a local flight in Spain operated by Iberia. (Terminal 4S arrival, Terminal 4). All tickets issued by Emirates. Original transit time 2.5 hours, now down to 25 ...
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Why do airlines print the passenger manifest?

During a recent trip, I saw the gate agent print a long document on tractor-feed paper, delivering it to the plane before pushback. He said it is the passenger manifest. Why is this printed instead ...
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Why are airline meal portions so small?

Why are airline meal portions so small, even on long-haul flights ? Sometimes it's not even enough for children, let alone adults. I have some assumptions, but I would like to submit this question to ...
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Can a child still visit the cockpit during flight?

As a kid one of the highlights of any flight I took was the short visit to the cockpit and chat with the pilots. I have very fond memories of asking about all the gauges and lights, what would happen ...
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Immigration check in Chennai or Mumbai

My itinerary involves three airlines and three sectors: Chennai (MAA) to Mumbai (BOM) - Air India Mumbai (BOM) to London (LHR) - British Airways London (LHR) to Raleigh (RDU) - American Airlines Is ...
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which airlines offer tickets which are fully refundable without penalty on their online booking system? [closed]

Most airlines offer some sort of refundable tickets, but in most cases there is some kind of penalty for refunds, even if its small. Likely all major airlines offer fully-refundable tickets, but in ...
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Flight check-in denied at the airport. Forced to buy a new a ticket. How can I ask for a refund?

I have bought plane tickets for 4 passengers from Expedia to fly from Singapore to Thailand via Thai Lion Air(subsidiary of APG Airlines). 2 Days after purchasing the tickets, I called Thai Lion Air ...
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Do airlines count the days for visa nationals?

While answering this question I wondered: for countries/areas that have rules such as the 90/180 rules of the Schengen Area, do airlines bother to count how long you have already been in the area? As ...
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Don't use first flight, but use return flight (both flights on same ticket) — on which airlines and under which circumstances is this possible?

I found two (Austrian) articles (in German; from a not unserious newspaper): https://derstandard.at/1271377233456/Nach-versaeumten-Hinflug-Urteil-untersagt-Airlines-Storno-von-Rueckflug https://...
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Claim against AirEuropa (migrated from Law site)

My friend and I were supposed to fly with AirEuropa from Tel Aviv to Madrid early in the morning. Two other friends were to flight to Madrid from another country and to wait for us there. Then, taking ...
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Can I bring portable closet from India to USA?

I have portable closet which I want to take with me from India to the USA. The parts consists of 20 steel tubes which fit inside a suitcase. Can I carry those in my checked baggage?
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Bluetooth Headset - Do I have anything to worry about if I don't use it during the flight?

I know that questions about Bluetooth seem to be common-place, but my question is less about usage and more just carrying them on in my carry on. Therefore I hope this question does not get marked as ...
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How long does it take to get an airline ticket refund? [closed]

I paid for my first ticket on November 5th - $959.08. Due to an error with my middle name when I reserved the ticket, I was advised to submit a feedback form with a name correction. Also, I was ...
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Any Airlines with Open ended tickets where Return can be determined later by design, or without a change fee?

Sometimes when I do extended travel I have no idea when I will be doing a return and would prefer to choose the return segment later. Not looking for Full Fare tickets {no change fee} or First class ...
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What happens if you are denied entry but cannot re-enter the country of departure (and have no flight to your country of origin)? [closed]

Suppose that you are denied entry for a country but could not go back to the departure country for some reasons (already stayed for 90 days at the Schengen, cannot re-enter Vietnam for 30 days, etc...)...
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Would airlines increase prices for a customer who must travel at a certain time, e.g. to attend a funeral? [duplicate]

This was actually from a personal experience and I was wondering if airlines would react to such an event. Let's say a relative has died in Poland and I'm in the United Kingdom. I would have to ...
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Dual US/NL citizen traveling to Edinburgh and Copenhagen

I am planning on traveling from Boston to Edinburgh early this March and then on to Copenhagen some days later. If it is relevant anywhere, I am a US/NL dual citizen. This is my first travel to either ...
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What signal does being prepared to stay overnight on a Saturday give to the airlines? [closed]

What signal will "a trip with an overnight stay on Saturday" give to the airlines and how would they possibly react?
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Same-plane, same-flight-number domestic leg of international flight eligible for 72h visa-free transit in China?

I understand the (144 and) 72 hour hour visa-free transit program in China is restricted to departing on an international flight from the same city as you arrive in. (24 hour program lets you do ...
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Middle name missing on flight reservation, can I still fly?

As per passport my name is Manish Kumar Ahuja, but by mistake I book a ticket with the name of Manish Ahuja. My middle name is not on the ticket. Can I fly on this ticket? Because the airline can't ...
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Do the seat rows across the aisle from the Cathay Pacific 777 300 ER 77H aircraft line up?

The economy rows in the picture on seat guru do not appear to line up with each other. For example do 60G and 60H line up next to each other. I want two aisle seats that are directly across from each ...
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Air Canada: will there be accommodation compensation for missed connection due to fault of airline?

I am flying from Toronto to Auckland with a 2 hour transfer in Vancouver. Both flights are bought on the same ticket from Air New Zealand (from 3rd party website), therefore I am not worried about ...
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Which airline pays for a missed connection due to a delay etc.? Airline booking systems

Often flights get delayed and connections are missed & passengers need to be rebooked. Sometimes hotels or meals are involved. How do airline systems deal with who pays for the rebooking? e.g. I ...
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Do non-Israeli airlines flying to Israel adopt the same security measures? [duplicate]

Sorry if this question might seem suspicious - as a frequent traveler to Israel it's simply something I've always wondered about. El Al has some well-known extra security methods for all flights to ...
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Can I enter Serbia if I am travelling with a wound?

I am an Indian citizen, planning to go to Belgrade via Dubai at the end of September. Recently, I got a cut on the top of my foot, no surgery but the wound is open. I heard stories that I would not ...
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Is there any trick to checking in more weight on planes?

I soon have to move from France to Spain, one way no coming back. And as with most of the airlines carriers in Europe I am allowed at 23Kg checked-in and 10Kg on board with me. Packing lifetime stuff ...
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What happens at connections when flying standby from the US?

If I’m flying as a non-revenue/standby passenger from the US to Singapore through Narita, how will I know when I’ve been cleared on the standby list in Narita and Singapore? Is there a screen in ...
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What options do I have if I got far fewer airline points than what I was promised on chat at time on booking?

I had a ticket on Delta. I chose that miles be credited to my JPMiles account. I specifically asked the Delta chat agent how many JPMiles I would earn. He told me that I would earn around 19,744 ...
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Which airlines provide free stopovers?

I have heard that British Airways provides free stopover in London i.e. a flight by British Airways via London costs the same as two separate flights from departure city to London and from London to ...
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Can my husband board his flight 1 day before visa start date IF he lands in the UK on the start date? [duplicate]

My Husbands Visa is Valid from the 30th Sept (Sunday) I'm trying to find out if he can board a flight on the 29th to land on the 30th or if he must board the flight on the 30th when the visa is ...
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How can I find flights that let me see the 2019 solar eclipse from a plane?

For the August 21 total solar eclipse Alaska Airlines offered a flight that was, I guess, specifically intended for eclipse viewing: http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/18/news/chasing-eclipse-in-the-sky/...
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Routes from each airport

Is there a resource out there similar to this https://www.kayak.com/routes/LAX/201808 That will show a total number of direct routes from any given airport? ideally domestic and international ...
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How can I verify if an airline is telling the truth about the reason for the flight's delay, in the context of EU delay compensation?

Today I've received the following email from Air France in regards to my request for compensation under EU flight delay rules: We are really sorry to learn our flight AF379 delay on 15th August ...
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Do most major airlines measure the checked luggage for dimensions?

I'm trying to pick a suitcase for checked luggage, and I'm conflicted. The most popular sizes I found online are 24 inch and 28 inch ones. 24 inch ones are well under the 62 inch linear limit. ...