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Does a third-party booking service know you've missed a flight?

Someone booked a ticket for me via a third-party company. Is there a way for the website to know I've missed the flight? I guess my real question is: does anyone but the airline know I've missed the ...
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How to manage Hahn Air bookings?

Expedia sold me a Hahn Air flight operated by VietJet. They gave a ticket number and a confirmation code, as is done with other airlines. I would like to manage by booking and select seats, plus ...
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In Kenya, are airlines authorised to conduct background checks of passengers? [closed]

Are airlines authorised to carry out a background check prior to check-in and deny you boarding? My son reported to the check-in counter at Nairobi Airport to catch a flight to Quito through ...
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Is China Airlines safe?

I live in Sydney and I have bought a flight from Sydney to Christchurch - New Zealand next month. The company is China Airlines (CI) and I got concerned when I saw some lists considering it the least ...
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Air ticket compensation for changed flight

The departure time for my flight from Vienna to Lisbon (TAP) was changed from 13h15 to 18h30 (also the flight number changed). I was informed 2 days before departure about this by text message, but no ...
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Compensation for missed connection due to delay with same airline but separate bookings

Long story short, I had to fly from A (in Spain) to C (in the UK) and I booked two separate flights with the same budget airline, so the actual route was A (Spain) -> B (UK) -> C (UK). The first ...
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Dress for First Class?

I'll be flying first class from Kansas City to Orlando this fall. This'll be my first time experiencing this, as I typically fly coach. This time around I found a good deal on FC seats and just wanted ...
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Which delayed luggage compensation is mandatory in the EU?

I was flying from Germany to Turkey with AtlasGlobal, with a transfer in Serbia. My luggage unfortunately stayed in Serbia. Because of late departure they had short time to transfer the luggage. I ...
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Are there any airliners that offer child-free flights? I would happily pay higher ticket price [duplicate]

Are there any airlines that offer a child-free flights? I would happily pay more for a ticket for an adult-only flight. I'm not looking for tips on what to do if you find yourself on a flight with ...
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What's with the Star Alliance / SkyTeam decal planes?

On Saturday I was at YVR airport and saw what I've seen a few times before: a plane painted with a Star Alliance decal. No "Air New Zealand" or "Air Canada" or whatever, JUST Star Alliance. Then this ...
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Who's responsible for notifying a time flight change?

I booked tickets thru eDreams.com from Brussels to Miami on TUIfly, the airline changed the flight time without notifying me and I ended missing my flight...the airline (TUIfly) pointed at eDream to ...
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Are there any airline flights from Deer Lake to St. John's?

My first cousin once removed fancies travelling to Newfoundland, mainly to sightsee Gros Morne National Park and then St. John's. Multiple Tripadvisor commenters say that the 8-hour drive is unworthy ...
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Check out after first night [closed]

I made an online booking and actually checked in and paid the first night fare. I found the hotel not appropriate and want to check out the next day. Can I check out without any additional charges?
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List all non-stop flights between any European city and city X? [duplicate]

My friend was asking "from which European cities can you fly non-stop to Mumbai?" Similarly I'd like to know all cities in Europe with non-stops to Hong Kong. (Note too that ideally it would be ...
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Missed my flight because I didn't get e-mail with boarding pass [closed]

This must be the weirdest "missed the flight" situation ever. We were four, traveling from Alicante to Keflavik. I checked in online with the app and got "you are now checked-in" and allocated seats ...
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Do airlines really check whether battery packs for laptop/phone/tablets are less than 100 or 160 Wh?

From my understanding, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has some regulation regarding lithium-ion batteries that exceed 100 Wh. In theory. Do airlines really check whether battery ...
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How to find the route map of a given airline?

It seems in the old days you could easily find the actual route map (ie: showing the actual city to city nonstop legs they fly) of an airline. It really seems to me this is becoming hard to find ...
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True lost luggage - airline haggle over compensation

Few months ago, Air Botswana lost one of my luggage pieces. I have followed their terms, allowed 21 days to search for it, submitted the forms with details and list of items. They took their time ...
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Refund amount for cancelled last-leg flight due to a strike: Alitalia

I booked a return ticket from Düsseldorf to Tokyo via Rome with Alitalia last month. Two days before my return trip from Tokyo I got an email saying the Rome-Düsseldorf flight was cancelled without ...
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Would it be troublesome if I put plaques and medals in my checked luggage? (USA)

I am from the USA, which may be a relevant information, since I would think that TSA rules are a little stricter than others. Anyway, I want to bring my medals and plaque (which seems to have ...
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What does “Baggage Allowance 1PC” mean on an SAS flight reservation?

I booked a flight through the Corte Ingles Viajes site, going from Oslo to Barcelona with SAS. It says in the confirmation email that I have a 1-piece baggage allowance. Does it mean that I am allowed ...
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Airline Booking for French Schengen Travel Visa

I am applying for a Schengen visa from the French embassy/consulate in DC. This visa will be for a duration of 15 days, for the purpose of tourism. I have collected all my documents (hotel bookings, ...
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What discount options are available for domestic air travel in Japan?

In order to visit some faraway places like Okinawa or (northern) Hokkaido, but also because the Shinkansen can be very expensive (especially without a rail pass), one sometimes needs or wants to book ...
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Pre Travel Special Arrangements for Someone with Mild to Moderate Physical Disability

My partner had a hemorrhagic stroke 18 months ago and occasionally requires a wheelchair (for long distances) but is otherwise fine. Now he's going on a vacation to Southeast Asia via Qatar Airways ...
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Will I need to pay to have my baggage rechecked at the airport on a multi-destination trip?

I am flying internationally on China Southern Airlines in a month, and being new to international travel and multi-destination trips, I have a couple questions. My route is as follows: Phoenix to Los ...
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Do airlines show different seats to different customers during online check-in?

I was flying with a group of friends on Emirates and I decided to check in online the exact moment the online check-in is enabled on the website. To my surprise I found about 10 seats only available ...
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Online check in before the time allowed

I will be flying on Lufthansa and the policy is check-in opens 23 hours prior to the flight. However, I went to familiarise myself with the procedure and found that I could access and do online check-...
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Can I skip Ryanair's separate visa check for non-EU citizens as per the EU air passenger rights regulation?

Ryanair (and several other low-cost carriers) require that non-EU/EEA citizens present their passport for a visa check at the luggage counter: Irrespective of a passenger's visa requirements, all ...
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Travelling to Yerevan from Delhi through flydubai

I am confused about the ok to board requirements because since I will be getting armenian evisa and my flight which is flydubai airlines from delhi to yerevan will have stop over at dubai , then what ...
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How to find out which airlines have a MITA?

While researching Air Passes, I recently found out that there is something called a MITA which stands for Multilateral Interline Traffic Agreement. According to the rules for the Gol Brazil Air Pass ...
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Why are so many airline check-in counters idle so often?

There was a time when queues at post offices and banks etc were counter-specific. Eventually it was widely recognised that a penning system (a Single-Line queue), or ticketing systems and such like, ...
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How to properly pack a box of pineapples?

Alaska Airlines have an exception to standard baggage charges for the following item: Pineapple from Hawaii - one properly packaged box of pineapples when traveling within the United States from ...
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When does Allegiant Air add flights?

I've been trying to buy Allegiant Air tickets for an August 20 trip for several weeks now and every time I check their website I see the following: Displaying all available flight dates. Now ...
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How can laypeople investigate airlines' allegation of 'extraordinary circumstances'?

Some airlines allege 'extraordinary circumstances', e.g. to deny liability and shirk compensating under Recital (14) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004: (14) As under the Montreal Convention, ...
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Can we travel to/return from a Schengen country with a different air carriers

We have booked a return ticket from Vienna to Delhi. The entry ticket is from Jet Airlines from Delhi to Paris. Would it be problematic if we fly from Delhi to Nice or Paris via Jet Airlines, and ...
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Why can't airline tickets be booked far into the future?

Why it is not possible to book airline tickets more than 12 months in advance? Why there is always 1 year and not 2 years or more? Is there any technical aspect behind this policy?
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Scared that I won't fit in plane seat [duplicate]

I am a size 24 top. Size 26 bottoms (uk sizing). About 300lb. I am losing weight but I have run out of time before a few plane trips. I don't want to miss out of such fantastic opportunities but I am ...
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Can airlines open your checked-in luggage without telling you?

Because of the specific way I close the zippers, many times I noticed that when I received my checked-in luggage, it was opened and carelessly closed at some point in the journey. Nothing was missing, ...
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My airline does not guarantee carry-on in the cabin. Can I opt in to have it travel in the cargo hold?

I'm traveling with WizzAir from Poznań to London, and WizzAir has recently changed its policy to allow larger carry-on bags for free, but with no guarantee that the bag will be allowed on board - if ...
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How strictly does Ryanair enforce the height restriction on baggage? [duplicate]

The dimensions of my hand baggage are 59cm x 36cm x 19cm. The width and length are OK, but the height is 4 cm too big (it's 59, but should be under 55). I have heard people say that height is the ...
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Is it possible to connect with Hainan Airlines from India/Bangladesh?

I am looking into the option of visiting Mexico with a direct flight of Hainan Airlines from PEK, Beijing. But I cannot find any flight option to fly from India or Bangladesh that would connect with ...
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Can a flight refuse to check in bags of correct size if there are too many?

Can an airline refuse to check in bags onto a flight even if all of them satisfy the size and weight requirements and I properly pay for the luggage costs? For example, if the airline conditions state ...
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Can I cancel the flight you are already on board but still at the gate?

This is a hypothetical question and I would like to know the passenger's rights. If an airline company treats you poorly and you wish to fly with another company OR if your flight is having a ...
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Returning to Canada as a PR without a card

I recently got my permanent residence in Canada; until my PR card arrives, they provided me with a piece of paper. Unfortunately the airline does not accept that piece of paper to let you on the plane....
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Is This Ticket is refundable or not?

CANCELLATIONS BEFORE DEPARTURE CHARGE USD 100.00 FOR CANCEL/REFUND. WAIVED FOR DEATH OF PASSENGER OR FAMILY MEMBER. AFTER DEPARTURE TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF CANCEL/REFUND. WAIVED ...
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How long will an airline delay a flight for late checked-in passengers on an international flight? [duplicate]

Two months ago we were traveling to Japan. After checking in the luggage we realized that we forgot the voucher for the Railway Pass at home so we hurried back to the city to get it. But pure luck we ...
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Do Medical Devices Count as Carry-On or Personal Item?

When travelling with a necessary medical device such as a CPAP machine, do airlines count it as one piece of carry on or a personal item? While one of those might fit in some carry-on, there would not ...
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Can an airline check a person's flight history and future booked flights? [closed]

Is there any means for airlines to access a person's flight itinerary? For instance: Can airline "A" access all of John's flights in the past and in any flight he has booked in the future with ...
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Low-cost airline [closed]

Is there a low-cost airline between South-Asia (or the Middle East) and Europe? I don't mind changing flights and staying overnight. I want to know if there are some. I know about Scoot, Norwegian to ...
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Is there a website allowing to see arrivals and departures at a specific airport on a specific date months in advance?

There are many websites showing arrivals and departures at a specific airport, but they only show at most a few days in advance from now. Is there any website to show flight even a month or two from ...