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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 ...
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Why is so difficult to fly across the 2-year old threshold with (some) airlines?

I found it almost impossible to get acceptable tickets to fly with my daughter if she reaches 2 years old during a round-trip. Their website (I'm talking about 2 European companies, one low cost and ...
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Airline fares - meaning of “plus fare difference” for refund

Lufthansa airline offers the "Economy Flex" fare. The listed advantages of this fare are: Rebooking possible plus fare difference Refundable except 70 EUR plus fare difference What does the "...
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No-show vs cancel the flight when one-way ticket was twice as expensive

I bought a round-trip flight with KLM from Amsterdam to Toronto and already used the first part of the ticket to arrive to the destination. The ticket is not refundable. Now my plans have changed and ...
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Delayed international baggage held by customs

This is a strange situation I am in. Due to flight delays, I was rerouted into the US through a different airport. My initial route London-->Philadelphia was changed to London->DC->Philadelphia. ...
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Why do airports, not airlines, determine what can be taken on board?

I asked an airline if I could carry peanut butter with me in my hand luggage, and the airline asked me to contact the airport at which I was to board. This doesn't make sense to me. Shouldn't it be a ...
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How do I prevent an airline from finding out that I am a multinational?

Normally, when flying on a return ticket, I would present the airline with the passport that lets me into the destination country during check-in. This will sometimes result in showing two different ...
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Non-immigrant B2 expired visa

I got into the US in July 2017 with a non-immigrant B2 visa expiring in August 2017 and was stamped in for 6 months, that is until January 20, 2018. I have stayed in the US for 4 months after my visa ...
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Same destination, same departure airport, same departure hour, different flights

I have booked through different agencies a flight from the Tokyo Haneda airport to Munich Airport, Germany. The two different agencies have given me, based on my requirements, two tickets, but I did ...
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How come a flight is cheaper with an extra stop? [duplicate]

I found a flight from a smaller airport (A) to an intercontinental place (C) for a price of EUR 440. This flight has 1 stop at a city also not far from my home (B). The stop however is 26 hours. So I ...
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Have any airlines ever banned anyone for exploiting hidden city or throwaway ticketing?

On a related question Jim MacKenzie writes that: If you did this a lot, it's possible an airline might ban you from flying it Likewise another question mentions that: if you ditch they have the ...
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How does overbooking work with reserved seats?

I never understood how overbooking of flights actually works. I understand the economic principle, just not how its practically done. For the most part there are two types of airlines, low cost ...
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Flight booked using my brother's credit card

My brother has booked flights for my family using his credit card, and he is supposed to fly from another country. It is on Malindo Air and they asked for a copy of the passport of the person who ...
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No bags on my airline ticket?

I bought a ticket online, and when I received it I found at the passenger part "no bags". Does this means it's not allowed for me to carry any bags with on the flight?
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Flight schedules [closed]

I booked a return flight from Mumbai to Melbourne by Malaysia Airlines using a travel agency 'Budget Air' in September 2017. The return travel date is 17 April 2018. After confirming the travel ...
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Which Horizon airlines (Alaska airlines) routes still uses turboprop planes?

A few years ago, it used to be easier to find this answer. But nowadays it’s increasingly harder. I know that they used to do SJC to Burbank or LAX in turboprop, as well as between Spokane and Seattle ...
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How many airline routes in the US still fly turboprops? [closed]

I know that Horizon airlines, owned by Alaska still does but nowadays it’s difficult to find out the routes that still use Turboprops. And I heard these are being phased out quickly.
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Uniqueness of flights by date, carrier, flight number, and origin airport

In US domestic air travel, do single airlines (= single carrier) ever have more than one "physical flight" scheduled to leave the same airport, on the same day, with the same flight number? If so, can ...
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Spirit Airlines: Carry-on weight limit?

On their website, Spirit Airlines has clear size limitations of "personal items", carry-on and check-in luggage. However, there does not seem to be a weight limit for carry-on luggage. Does that ...
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Do you take off luggage tag for return flight and out new one on?

Will be flying with easy jet and was wondering for retuning flights the old luggage tag we have on are suitcase. should we take them off before arriving at the airport to return home or leave it as ...
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When and to whom should I report a minor amenity not functioning on an airplane?

I've recently run into issues with things like outlets not providing any power, seats not reclining even when they definitely should, etc. Obviously they can't fix it during the flight, so it seems ...
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Took airline plane blanket by accident; didn't realize it was forbidden. What should I do?

I'm very new to traveling in general. When I flew on a long flight, the airline gave us blankets and pillows. I, having no idea that I was supposed to leave the blanket behind, took it as I collected ...
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Is there a free resource to track a specific plane's upcoming routes?

Sometimes there's a specific plane I'd like to try and fly on, if given the opportunity. For example, in the Qantas fleet, there's VH-XZP, painted as the "Retro Roo". But it doesn't always do the same ...
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Ward off bedbugs on airplane

Apparently the problem of bedbugs resurgence has now spread to aircraft flown by commercial airlines as seen in: this 2017 Ars Technica story this 2016 story on The Telegraph a different 2016 story, ...
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Are airlines required to give the safety briefing in another language if asked?

If a traveler on a US airline does not speak or understand English, can that passenger request the safety briefing in a language they would understand? Does the airline have an obligation to provide ...
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Why do airlines require an address when booking?

Whenever I book tickets for a flight, I have to provide my address details, contact numbers and an email address. A contact number I understand and they'll email me confirmation to the email address. ...
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Which airline’s carry-on size limits apply when one airline sells ticket but flight is operated by another? [duplicate]

I am taking a flight purchased from United for Seattle (SEA) to Casablanca (CMN). Some segments are operated by other carriers but in United’s name. The ticket says: United 4688 Operated by trans ...
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EgyptAir asking for creditcard of person who booked tickets

Recently I booked tickets for my in-law via Expedia. I got a deal from EgyptAir for Mumbai-NYC. After booking we realized that EgyptAir mentions on the confirmed ticket that a cardholder paying for ...
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Is there a general clue on whether a flight serves meals?

My recent flight from Warsaw to Tallinn by LOT didn't serve a meal. They only served a slice of chocolate and coffee, and I got pretty upset with it. The flight time is less than 100 minutes but my ...
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Different passengers for round trip [duplicate]

I booked a round-trip flight for me and my wife from Egypt to Los Angeles for a family visit. I had to stay longer in LA than previously planned. However my wife should get back PLUS my mother-in-law. ...
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How to know a flight is not full?

Is it possible to know how many seats on a particular flight have been booked? If not, is it possible to know in which months of a year the flights usually are not fully booked?
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Lufthansa online check-in for multiple passengers and legs

Later this year, my girlfriend and I will be flying with Lufthansa on a transatlantic flight. To keep this question as generic as possible, let's call the itinerary A-FRA-C, with A (and FRA, of course)...
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Negotiating prices with airlines?

I'm traveling Toronto -> Chicago -> Tokyo -> Havana -> Toronto, all immediately after each other. Skyscanner and Google Flights both (surprisingly) say that it's CHEAPER to do three separate 2-way ...
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What is a “backup” flight?

I was flying SFO-LAX-MEL on United. I had a 55 minute connection in LAX but the flight into LAX was ultimately delayed by 60 minutes. I spoke to a gate agent at SFO and she gave me a "backup" flight ...
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Typical meal costs on Norwegian Air Shuttle long-haul flights

What are typical costs for meal service on Norwegian Air Shuttle on US-Europe flights? Meals are described here, but no pricing.
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Can I negotiate missing the last connecting flight on a journey with an airline and still use the return ticket?

I'm about to buy a flight: Denver -> Chicago -> Helsinki -> Stockholm, with return journey being Stockholm -> Helsinki -> Miami -> Denver. I would like to explore Finland as well as other countries ...
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What is the point of checking in online? [duplicate]

Since it is often encouraged by airlines, I have adopted the habit of checking in online for flights, even if I am planning on taking suitcases with me. How does this benefit me? If travelling with ...
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Booking a trip to earn airline status

My partner and I are both very close to getting reward status by the end of the year, each on a different airline. We are considering making a quick weekend trip to put us over the edge, but we don't ...
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Is unbuckling one's seat belt during a plane refueling a legal requirement, or an airline-specific regulation in the United States?

During a plane refueling, passengers may be asked to unbuckle their seat belts (to be able leave promptly if the plane catches fire). Is that a legal requirement that applies to all airlines, or an ...
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What is the price of overweight luggage on Aer Lingus?

In the Travel informations > Baggage information > Checked baggage section of the Aer Lingus website, it's written: Excess weight will be charged per kilo per flight for any passenger ...
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Combining/Linking reservations/bookings of flight tickets of two people for the common part of the journey

My partner and I will be flying [to and from] Frankfurt to our separate home towns in India via Delhi through possibly different online agents. The itinerary would look like this: 1. FRA --(...
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Am I entitled to a compensation for this delayed flight with United Airline?

Introduction Recently, I flew from Vancouver BC (YVR) to Santiago Chile (SCL). Due to hurricane Harvey, I've been rerouted and arrived at Santiago, Chile 25 hours later than expected. I asked at YVR ...
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Boarding a flight without a visa intending to claim asylum [closed]

I don't have a Canadian visa. I believe I can get and qualify for refugee status... The problem is getting to Canada. Is it possible for me to board a flight to Canada and once I arrive at ...
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US Citizen flying to Nicaragua without defined end date or visa

My wife and I are planning on doing some long-term travel in Central/South America, starting in Nicaragua. We will be in Nicaragua for about 4-6 weeks, but want to maintain flexibility on both the ...
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Historic flight info from 2013 [duplicate]

Where can I find historic flight info about past delays? I was flying with Air France flight from Paris to Tampa (through New York) on 13 November 2013. My flight was delayed either in Paris or in New ...
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Which airlines might I have trouble taking, being an Israeli?

I'm an Israeli expat living in Europe (proper residence etc. but no citizenship/passport). I intend to travel from Europe to India, and I'm considering using an airline based in a state without ...