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Can I skip first segment of multi-airline ticket? [duplicate]

I want to book a ticket through an online travel agent which combines two airlines. The flight itinerary is A-B-C and C-B. Segment A-B is operated by airline company A1 and segment B-C-B operated by ...
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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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Can I be compensated for a rescheduled Air India flight? [duplicate]

My flight FRA-DEL AI0120 was cancelled after boarding and rescheduled for the next day. I was given a transit hotel to stay in, but I lost a day. Do I get compensation for this delay?
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Why don't we ask air travelers to choose their meal in advance? [closed]

I have read that food waste in airplane is unavoidable because airline companies do not know what passengers will eat and drink. Therefore, they carry more food/drinks than needed (I have found ...
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EU: What are my rights when an airline is on strike?

Long story short: an airline was on strike and, with a notice of 3 days in advance, my flight was moved two days later, so I had to stay 2 days more where I was. I already know that I'm entitled to no ...
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Do airlines care about the expanded size on a soft suitcase?

I consider switching to a soft suitcase. The size should be less than 158cm aggregately which I believe most airlines stipulate as the maximum size for free entrustment, but some soft suitcases, ...
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I'm looking for an airline operating flight number MYX471 [closed]

I'm looking for the airline that flew from RIX to Heraklion on May 21. Flight number - MYX471.
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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 are your rights if you are forced to reschedule your flight?

If I understand correctly, if an airline cancels a flight due to reasons beyond their control (a strike for example), passengers do not receive compensation under EU rules. What are your rights ...
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Seat selection when using online booking sites

I am looking to book a flight soon, and in some cases I am seeing lower fares through online booking sites (Priceline, JustFly, etc) than from the airline itself. (Note that these are not opaque ...
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Airline asking for power of attourney before paying compensation

My partner and I (both based in the UK) were delayed on a recent flight to Spain with Iberia airline. After a lot of back and forth communication between my partner and Iberia, they have agreed to ...
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My boarding pass has TSA Pre on it but no check mark. What does that mean?

My boarding pass says "TSA Pre" on it, but it does not have a checkmark like in the TSA Precheck logo. What does that mean? Can I still go through the precheck lane?
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Are there safer hours to fly?

I was wondering if there are actually safer hours to fly? By safe I both refer to major, but also minor accidents like land vehicles hitting a wing, etc. I can imagine that there are several ...
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How to buy a roundtrip ticket with open return date? (To Israel)

I will travel to Israel from Lisbon in August and I will spent around 1 year there. I will do voluntary work there and the organization that I will serve for told me that a round trip ticket is ...
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Is airline obliged to refund cost of flight if the passenger is unable to fly because his travel visa has been rejected? [duplicate]

Is an airline obliged to refund the cost of a booked flight if the passenger is unable to fly because his tourist travel visa has been rejected? I am interested specifically in some sort of legal or ...
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Price limits for self-arranged hotel after flight cancellation

This question from another traveller states their flight within the EU was cancelled, they had to stay the night and the airline told them to get their own accomodation. They did so and eventually ...
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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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INDIA - Are last minute tickets cheaper at airline ticket counter vs online? [duplicate]

I'll be coming by road and I'm unsure of my arrival time at the airport, at least till a couple of days before the date. The departure and arrival airports are well connected through multiple ...
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First name put as “Mr” in Airticket

My surname is blank in my passport while in my given name i use first name and middle name. In the airline ticket, agent has put "Mr" as first name and my given name as last name. Is this correct ...
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Small layover time. What to do?

I have a 1hr 45 min layover in Paris. I land in Paris by air India from Delhi. I have another flight after 1 hour 45 mins to Nice by Air France. If the AI flight is late, and I am unable to board the ...
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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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Which airlines need to hold interline agreements with each other in order for an itinerary to be bookable?

I was poking at ITA Matrix out of curiosity, and tried to find flights from Shungnak, AK to Hyannis, MA. Theoretically, this would be a 6-stop flight (there are other possible itineraries as well, ...
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Smartphone taken from baggage while on layover

We gave a new smartphone to some friends to take to my in-laws in Iran. We turned off the phone before we gave it to them. They were flying with Qatar Airways. They had one stop in Doha. When they ...
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Can you get a refund of “additional charges” in addition to taxes?

My friend had a booking with Alitalia from London to Tokyo involving (due to pricing) a Milan-London leg on the return that he's not going to use. I know the taxes for the unused leg (GBP 22) can be ...
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How to interpret airline PNR printouts [duplicate]

I have a following air itinerary/PNR printout. How do I decode this? What does each line and column signify? TK 693 V 14MAY 7 CAIIST HK1 3 0240 0550 32B E 0 M SEE RTSVC ...
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Flight booked but card not charged

On Friday I booked a flight with AirBerlin and paid with PayPal. The ticket was issued correctly (I received the booking and ticket numbers and an invoice) but they payment has been stuck in Pending ...
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Hand luggage - multiple airlines: Which Rules apply?

I will fly from Zurich over Frankfurt, Peking to Auckland. I booked a Air China flight, but the first one, from Zurich to Frankfurt will be operated by Lufthansa. Every other flight is operated by Air ...
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Where should electronic devices be put when travel from India to US/UK via travel-ban countries?

The latest travel ban list from US/UK banned electronic devices larger than mobile on board. Some airlines like Etihad require passengers to put all the devices into check-in baggage, rather than hand ...
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Can I decline an alternative ticket handed at an airline's check-in counter in case of an emergency?

Often I book a return ticket with a transit, and then ditch only the route from the transit to the destination of the return flight. In other words, I get off at the transit place only in the return ...
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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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Unable to book same price ticket as shown in matrix.itasoftware.com [duplicate]

How to book the tickets dispalyed by matrix.itasoftware.com When I search through any ticket booking site, the prices differs a lot. Even the airline website does not show the same.
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Help need about Andes Lineas Aereas different classes (B H K M W)

I'm booking a flight from Buenos Aires to Salta with Andes Lineas Aereas, they have different classes online, it shows B H K M W. I found information on the website that it has something to do with ...
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Lufthansa denied boarding after coming from another delayed Lufthansa flight for 5 minutes

Travelling from place A to B with Lufthansa with intermediate stop in Frankfurt (F). We started on time from A. Expected wait time in F, 1.5 hours. The flight from A to F was bumpy and the pilot chose ...
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How come Aeroplan still uses the Crossair name?

I thought Crossair Ltd. has changed its name to Swiss International Air Lines AG in July 2002. And yet, this is from today's reservation with Aeroplan: This is very bizarre. In what form does ...
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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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Credit card lost after booking the flight with it

I recently booked online tickets for a flight from Delhi to Paro on the 10th February 2017. A few days ago, I lost the credit card I used. As per the guidelines, I have to have my credit card I used ...
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How to get a list of RBD Code/ CoS mapping to Cabins for an airline?

I'm trying to put some RBD codes into ITA matrix and look for a flight in a particular RBD code. My problem is that I can't seem to find a list of RBD Code to Cabin mapping for an airline for a ...
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How to buy a plane ticket if I have two last names?

I am trying to book a plane ticket with Cathay Pacific Airlines. I am Spanish so I have one name and two last names. When I try to introduce the information in the webpage of the airline I can't use ...
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Which countries DO NOT have airports or airline services

I am curious to know the list of countries in the world which do not have air transport or airlines of their own . My first assumption would be Vatican City as it is the smallest country of the would ...
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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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How do airlines link travellers who bought separate tickets? [closed]

I was travelling from Johannesburg to Paris on EgyptAir recently and at check-in in Johannesburg was subjected to a barrage of questions about where I lived, what I was doing in France and how long I ...
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What form waives the airline's liability in case of an entry refusal?

I'm aware there's a form you can sign if ground staff at an airport doesn't want to let you to board an aircraft due to ignorance regarding the destination's entry (or in this case transit) ...
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What are the net costs to airlines for moving passengers to earlier flights?

Sometimes, if you are very early for a flight and have no checked bags, and there is another flight on the same airline going to the same destination with empty seats available, you can politely ask ...
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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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Must I have return or onward tickets when getting a visa-on-arrival Cambodia (Phnom Penh)?

We are travelling as a family of four. Our passports are European (Lithuanian). I was planning on flying one way and then staying until 'I had enough' of Cambodia (maybe 6 months maybe more) and then ...
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airlines refuse to send invoices for flights booked through their official website [closed]

In the past, I booked air tickets through travel agency, and they sent both paper receipts and invoices through mail with no problems. Recently, I started booking air tickets through specific ...
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Booking with Czech Airlines but getting on SmartWings flight, any consequences?

I've recently booked a flight with Czech Airlines in order to get a somewhat less "low cost" experience (meal on board, luggage included and so on). After hearing several stories about flights by ...
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Under what circumstances are flights moved earlier by one hour or several? [closed]

Not that long ago, I was talking with an airline passenger who was complaining about a major US airline carrier having "a habit of" moving flights earlier (that is, the opposite of a delay) to the ...
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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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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 ...