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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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Difference between electronic ticket and paper ticket?

I know that almost all tickets nowadays are considered "electronic" tickets, though I've seen that most airlines will charge a paper ticket fee if they have to issue you a paper ticket. Considering ...
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When my flight is cancelled in EU, can I insist that the airline arrange a hotel for me?

The Short Version My flight within the EU is cancelled and I am stranded in a city. The airline offers me an alternative flight the next day, which I accept, necessitating a night in a local hotel. ...
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Is my cabin class based on my operating airline or my marketing airline?

I just got an XML for my PNR from Sabre which held two components: ResBookDesigCode="X" MarketingCabin="Y" MarketingAirline Code="DL"/> OperatingAirline Code="WA" CompanyShortName="KLM CITYHOPPER"/> ...
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Why are some airlines omitted from GDS listings? [closed]

It seems that in North America, even downright tiny airlines like Cape Air, Boutique Air, Via Airlines, and Air Choice One (albeit not all of them, Southern Airways Express and Grant Aviation aren't, ...
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Is it ok to miss a part of flight? [duplicate]

If i book a flight that goes for example London -> Paris -> New York Is that ok if I miss the London -> Paris flight but get in from Paris? and on return I skip the Paris -> London flight. I ...
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Most Significant Carrier rule for cabin luggage

Does the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) rule apply to cabin luggage including carry-on and personal items? Is there anything to do in order to take more than one airline in the route normally allows, ...
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Which airlines do not allow a personal item in addition to a carry-on? [closed]

From experience, most airlines allow passengers to bring a personal item on-board in addition to a carry-on item. I nearly always travel with both but once while flying Amazonas in Bolivia, it was not ...
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Does GOL Airlines Allow a personal Item in addition to a carry on?

Seat Guru says GOL allows a personal item such as: Bag or backpack with personal items They point to this GOL page for more information but I find nothing to substantiate that. Does GOL actually ...
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Checking in very early, how does that help in free or heavily-discounted upgrades?

I was reading What techniques, tricks or otherwise have you used to get upgrades on flights? and saw this comment - Excellent advice. Once by checking in VERY early I got a downgrade. But it was ...
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What are 'LMU' and certificates?

I was reading What techniques, tricks or otherwise have you used to get upgrades on flights? and specifically reading https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/928/43215 where Kate talks about 'LMU' and ...
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What to do if an EU airline cancels your ticket without notifying you?

I had bought a flight ticket with Norwegian Air for a flight on the other day, but when I arrived to the airport to do the check-in, they said they had cancelled my ticket because they didn't "have ...
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How to get temporary Permesso di Soggiorno? [closed]

I am renewing my Permesso di Soggiorno. I want to travel to Germany for Christmas vacation to visit my sister, but I'm waiting for the renewal of my Permesso di Soggiorno to be complete How to get ...
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What are the disadvantages of joining United's MileagePlus program?

I get the obvious benefits, but I don't see what are the downsides of joining Mileage Plus program? Do they require you to apply for credit card? Or you can join by just filling in your data during ...
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How to read time of flight for Emirates airline?

First of all, I'm a solo traveller and this is my first time. I decided to book a flight online (eticket) with Emirates.com. I'm confused on how to read the time of the flight so for example: The ...
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Why does flydubai restrict payment for travel to certain countries?

Following on from this answer where it is reported that flydubai will not allow someone to purchase a ticket to Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Sudan for another person via credit/...
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Can my brother from Australia buy a flydubai airline ticket for me?

I live in Dubai and plan to visit my country next year. I don't have credit card here and I want to buy flydubai tickets. Also I am from Bangladesh. Can my brother from Australia buy a ticket from ...
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Cancellation of a given schedule by an airline

Is there a resource that provides information about an upcoming permanent cancellation of a given route or a particular scheduled slot on a route if there are multiple flights during the day? If not ...
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Can I use Nintendo 3DS in a flight operated by China Eastern?

In China Eastern, you are prohibited to use a smartphone during a flight, even after a leaving phase, and also even if you set it to flight mode. In fact I saw many passangers instructed to stop ...
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Does travel insurance cover a leg for an unrelated airline?

I will fly THY from ORD to IST. I have to take another flight, with United, to get to ORD. I am buying the tickets separately because that will save me a lot of money. I am worried about the ...
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Are there any other airlines besides LATAM going to Easter Island from Chile?

I want to go to Easter Island but on the date I choose for travelling all seats on the LATAM flight to the island are already booked. Is there any other airline leaving from Chile (any city) to Easter ...
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Finding a flight plan for a private plane [closed]

Can I find a flight plan for a private plane that would have landed and taken off on November 2nd 2016 St Paul, MN airport? This is related to a missing person.
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Do airlines have the right to check Schengen visas on intra-Schengen flights?

I was flying with a minor airline called SmartWings which didn't have online check-in, on a route between Spain and Czech Republic. At the check-in desk, my friend presented his (non-Annex II) ...
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Guaranteed time for an airline to provide luggage

When travelling by plane, especially in Europe, there are a couple of guarantees regarding time of the transport, e.g. EC261 regulating compensation for delays over 2 hours and minimum connecting time ...
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Price alert for a specific flight or set of flights [duplicate]

Is there any search engine or price alert engine that let you specify a specific flight or set of flights and receive alerts when the price goes up or down? All sites I know let you do this but it is ...
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Are airline ticket prices cheaper for some flights than others even before tickets are sold?

Using WebJet travel for looking at return flights between Sydney and Brisbane, I noticed that even when I looked as far ahead as possible (Saturday 16 September to Sunday 17 September, approximately ...
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Are the Seats in the Boeing 787 narrower than in the 737 in KLM Airlines?

Two days ago I flew with KLM from Calgary to Germany, first with the "Dreamliner" 787 and then with the 737 in economy class. I had the impression (due to my impaired space during eating on the 787) ...
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How often do airlines change fares that are already filed?

Are airlines constantly modifying/removing and/or adding fares for city pairs as part of their revenue management strategy, or they only modify the availability for different fare buckets in order to ...
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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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How to buy low cost airline tickets while airlines are offering big reductions

A few days ago I wanted to buy Pegasus airline tickets because it was offering a 50% reduction on normal fares. I wanted a few tickets but couldn't even buy a single one. I tried different places with ...
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Why do air flight code-shares exist?

It seems that code-shares are extremely common nowadays, with any flight on a non-budget airline having at least one. However I could never understand why airlines bother with code shares in the first ...
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Is it feasible to make sure your flight would not be a codeshare in advance? [closed]

I want to definitely avoid a codeshare flight. Usually, when you book a flight, the information about codeshare is shown on the booking site/page. However, this might not be always the case; ...
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Can I bring my battery pack on the airplane that has variable voltage/wattage?

I have a 20000 mAh battery pack but I can select a range of voltage output of 5V/9V/15V/19V. With 5V I have 100 Wh, which is safe to deliver alongside, but with 19V it will be a whooping 380 Wh, ...
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Airline changing your departure date [closed]

May an airline change your departure date to a different day after you bought your ticket? (Edit) This was with Frontier Airlines from Portland, OR to Denver, CO, USA. I called and they told me my ...
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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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Can two persons sharing a name travel one-way each on a return ticket?

I would like to know if my brother can fly by United Airlines from USA to El Salvador, and my father, from El Salvador to USA using the same round trip ticket, both of them have the same name.
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Flying on the 2nd floor of the airplane [closed]

So I will go to the check-in in an hour. My seat is on the 2nd floor of a 380 of Air France, is there I need to know? Or is just the same damn thing as flying on the 1st floor? PS - For some reason, ...
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Does Sri Lankan Airlines still offer hotels on long layovers in Colombo? And if so, do they help with visas?

I've seen quite a few references to Sri Lankan Airlines offering free hotels for people with an unavoidable 8-24 hour transit layover in Colombo. They all seem to point to http://www.srilankan.com/en-...
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Flight plan with multiple airlines [closed]

Is it possible to plan a travel with combination of multiple airlines? For example I want a round travel from Seoul to Dhaka. For that I want to book a trip(round) for Seoul to Bangkok (date: 2016-...
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What happens if I no-show on a multiple person flight booking?

Some friends and myself have booked a flight together with a budget airline (BlueAir) in a couple of days. Something has come up and I may not be able to make the flight, but my friends still intend ...
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Internal airline designations

Is there any way to tell what the internal designations of an airline mean? Looking at Delta's seat maps for the 757, Delta has a couple of kinds, but what's the difference? Boeing 75A Boeing 75M ...
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Why do airlines seat people the way they do?

Getting on a flight seems to be so inefficient. I can understand allowing first class on first and their platinum class/silverstar/etc members. They are loyal members and allowing the few ...
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Why do flight attendants say in safety instructions that you should put on your own mask before helping others?

I have taken several flights from Emirates, FlyDubai and Saudi Airlines. Why is it announced to put your own mask on before helping others with their mask. I wouldn't do it if I am travelling with my ...
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Can my Q Bag Tag be used by another traveller?

I have multiple Q Bag Tags from my airline Qantas. If I lend one to a friend, are they able to use it? It's unclear whether the tag is permanently associated with my frequent flyer number, or if it ...
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Birmingham, AL to Bombay (Roundtrip): Best route [closed]

This will be my first time going to Bombay via this route. Could anyone tell me if I should consider checking flights from Atlanta or BHM would be fine? Any travel agents to looks for or online ...
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Why don't airlines have backup planes just in case of an emergency?

My flight was delayed and then canceled because there were problems with the plane. Why don't airlines have backup planes just in case there're mechanical problems with the plane? Or they do have ...
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How to book flight based on aircraft registration

This is a future goal of mine, not a problem I currently face. Hope that doesn't invalidate the question. I really want to fly aboard the aircraft registered N123AA (this is only a dummy registration ...
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How to process a delayed/lost baggage case?

I traveled with Flydubai today from Karachi (Pakistan) to Istanbul (Turkey). It was a transit flight via Dubai where the planes had to be changed. My wife and I were the only passengers who changed ...
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Skyscanner: More expensive to buy 2 adult tickets, rather than 1? [duplicate]

My wife and I want to visit India and decided to use Skyscanner.net as we usually do. We obviously want to purchase our tickets together, and not separately. If we set the number of travellers to 1, ...
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Saving money by booking each leg differently. Any problems that I can run into?

I am flying from BOM to MUC and the current fare is around 565 USD if I book Turkish via Istanbul. However, if I book each leg separately (BOM - IST, IST - MUC and the same for return), I stand to ...