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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What practices do airlines apply to avoid jet lag?

A lot has been written about ways to avoid jet lag. My question is what practices airlines adopt to assist travellers with this on long-distance flights, e.g. serve meals at certain times, dim cabin ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can two people from two different locations fly on the same plane? [closed]

My girlfriend and I live apart, I'm in Toronto and she lives in Oslo. On Oct 20 I'm planning to fly to Oslo via Reykjavik, while my return flight to Toronto will be on Oct 26 via the same stopover in ...
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What happens if the no show arrives after a standby has been given a boarding pass?

I flew standby recently for a full flight and was given a boarding pass at the gate 15 minutes before departure (in the middle of boarding) because 1 passenger did not show. I was wondering what would ...
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Why are flights operated by some airlines more likely to be delayed than others?

If you use Google Flights, flights operated by some airlines are annotated with a red note, which is something like the following: flights operated by this airline are usually delayed 30+ min I ...
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What's going to happen to my booked AirBerlin flight now that they've gone bankrupt?

AirBerlin have just declared that they're going bankrupt. I have tickets booked with them for a Berlin-Chicago-Munich itinerary for the end of September. I understand the German government has ...
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Can I go to any Schengen country with my German Schengen visa?

I have a Schengen visa category C issued by the German Embassy in my home country. Am I able to visit multiple Schengen countries with this Class C Schengen visa? Could I start my trip in another ...
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Can you bring aerosol bug spray for ants on a plane from Portugal to Canada?

Can you bring aerosol bug spray for ants from Portugal to Canada in your checked luggage?
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Are there any rest areas in Dubai's Terminal 3?

I am travelling to Melbourne with Emirates Airlines on 1st November 2017. I have a 3-hour layover in Terminal 3. Are there any rest areas where I could sit or lie down?
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How exactly does family bumping occur on flights as seating is re-assigned at the gate?

We all know the drill: you settle into your carefully selected seat, then some jerk comes over, "Oh, hi can I switch seats with you, so I can sit next to my (fill in the blank: son/daughter/wife/...
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Is there a way to buy airline tickets separately but still sit together?

I have a child that is with my ex at the moment and will be flying out to see me. I want to buy one of the tickets for my child and my ex wants to buy their own so they can get a round trip and head ...
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When arriving at Stansted, does Eurowings exit passengers via the rear stairs?

When arriving at Stansted airport, does Eurowings (formerly Germanwings) flights exit passengers via the back stairs of the aircraft? Since they allow seat selection, I'm wondering if I should ...
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Is an Email response considered an official document?

Can an email response, e.g. from the German Auswärtiges Amt, be considered an official document and used during travel? As an example: If I have an electronic response stating that no special ...
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How do we connect in Cyprus to our flight with Emirates?

I am travelling with my three children from Beirut to Malta, with a 3-hour layover in Larnaca before a connecting Emirates flight. The flights are booked separately and there is no interline ...