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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 ...
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Can I carry items only without a bag for flight?

I usually carry the following items for international flight: MacBook earhub Walkman iPhone's battery charger (iPhone, all the cards, passport, and tickets are in my pocket) Since the list of items ...
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Airline ticket reservation, spaces removed from lastname

I booked a flight ticket through an external website. The ticket I received shows my last name as one word even though it's two words. (Instead of "Full Name" it says "Fullname"). Can this be a ...
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Is it illegal for airlines & booking providers to charge a cancellation fee on bookings?

I understand that it is illegal for airlines and booking agencies to charge a cancellation penalty if (1) a flight originates in the U.S. (2) the booking is made at least 7 days prior to departure, ...
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Can a 16 year old fly alone in the European Union?

I have an identity card, but I have never travelled to a different country. I'm planning next year to fly from Lithuania to Cologne, Germany, to an event that will probably take place for a couple of ...
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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 ...
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Visualizing what airlines fly in US Airports [closed]

I am interested in understanding which US airports have what airlines. One could visualize this with a spreadsheet: ​ ​ This examples shows that Southwest flies out of Midway but not O'Hare. Delta ...
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Return date earlier than Departure date on the same flight booking

I was just trying to make a booking and accidentally provided a return date earlier than the departing date. I found that the departing date had reset to null. I tried it on Lufthansa. Later when I ...
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Claiming miles that I have flown before registering as frequent flyer

Recently I started traveling across US quite frequently – once a month or so, and by that time I haven't registered for Frequent Flyer program in any of the airlines. I flown by American Airlines, ...
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How will I receive my boarding pass when my itinerary involves several airlines?

So I am flying from SBA-SFO on United and then SFO to SAL on Avianca. Both flights were booked via United and obviously I will check in with United at SBA. My question is how exactly will I get the ...
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What happens when an operating air carrier goes bankrupt for a flight that was ticketed through another carrier?

This question was prompted by mts' recent question What happens to plane tickets in case of airline bankruptcy? Many airlines today are part of a global alliance of airlines and/or have interlining ...
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Will I be allowed to board flight at Mumbai with Schengen visa validitiy for the next day? [duplicate]

I am a first time traveler to Europe. I have booked by flight from Chennai on 27th July with two transits at Mumbai and then Abu Dhabi and reaching Frankfurt, Germany at 7 am on 28th July. My ...
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One Ticket, Two Locations & Two Luggage Delivery Location

I am travelling to South Africa transiting via Nairobi before returning to Nairobi after a week, Can the airline hold/keep my luggage for me in Nairobi till I return to Nairobi
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How can I see all routes flown by a given airline?

I've been trying to find a tool that could give me a list or map of all the destinations of a certain airline. Something like this easyjet's route map, but for all airlines.
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Where can I find the e-ticket number of a previously flown Turkish Airlines flight?

I have the reservation number, but I need the 13 digit e-ticket number for a couple of months old flight with Turkish Airlines. I've done the check in online, if I remember correctly. It seems on the ...
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Is it possible to receive an airline ticket reservation that can be cancelled?

I have not found anything that could give me an idea as how to buy an airline ticket, with a cancellation period let's say one week? The particular situation is: I want to take my wife to Brazil, but ...
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Are airlines in the EU obligated to provide water for passengers?

I was flying with Ryanair last month and wanted to take some vitamin pills while on board. I went down to the end of the plane and asked for a glass of water, but the stewardess refused. Since the ...
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Is there a site where PDFs of all airlines related to passenger rules/regulations are uploaded?

I was going through What is a stopover? and one of the comments shared What is a stopover? talks about http://www.britishairways.com/assets/pdfs/information/legal/International-Passenger-Rules-Tariff-...
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Do any airlines have bans on children from certain passenger sections?

Do any airlines have bans on children riding in certain passenger sections? (As opposed to banning them from the cockpit) I think I've heard about it before, but possibly as something proposed and ...
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Can I gain mileage if I don't get on the flight but pass check-in?

This might be a ridiculous act but I still consider it. You purchase a return ticket and go to the country, and while you stay there you change your mind and buy another ticket to another country. I ...
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Question about tickets and one way flying?

So next year, I'm going to be to Japan for 2 weeks. Beforehand I'll be flying to Toronto and Vancouver. But I'm purchasing all of them as separate tickets, so here's why my question comes in. I'm ...
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Any way to find out how crowded a plane will be ? (before buying the ticket)

I have several options to go from point A to point B. I am just curious if there is a way to find out how crowded a flight will be on average (before buying the ticket of course)? I am aware that ...
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For flight delay should we claim against booking airline or operating airline?

We booked a long-distance return flight with Lufthansa on their website, consisting of six flight segments in total, two of which were operated by Austrian Airlines and delayed by 5.5 hours. Should ...
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Do airlines typically charge for seating assignments when traveling w/ a small child?

I e-mailed Spirit airlines to see if I need to pay for seating assignments, or if they'd assign my 2 year old next to me by policy, and they told me to shell out the cash for the seating assignments. ...
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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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Under what conditions is my luggage auto-transferred from a previous flight to the next?

Note: I'm aware that some countries (e.g. the USA) require you to pick up your luggage on international flights. This question assumes that there is no such legal requirement. When booking multi-city ...
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Spend miles from one loyalty scheme, earn on another (within Skyteam)

Due to poor miles management, I end up owning ~4,000 miles on Flying Blue (Air France) and ~8,000 miles with SKYPASS (Korean Air), both of which belong to SkyTeam. I'd rather own Flying Blue miles as ...
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Are there any airlines which refund fare (including economy class) fully in case you don't get visa?

I'm an Indian. I'm planning to book a journey from Mumbai to Johannesburg, South Africa and back (conference visa). I looked at refundable tickets, while they are priced higher, they give you half ...
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Budget airlines, US to Canada

Are there any low-cost airlines flying from the United States to Canada? Especially looking for any companies not listed on the travel ticketing sites (Orbitz, Expedia, and such ). For example, ...
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Traveling on honeymoon to Seattle from San Antonio - Am I too fat for seat? [duplicate]

I am getting married this year. My fiancé and I want to spend our honeymoon in Seattle. However I am extremely stressed out that I will not fit. I weigh about 315 pounds and am 5'5". I am not an ...
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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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How can a return flight from A to B cost 1000 euros, while the same flights from B to A cost 500 euros? [duplicate]

Why is a return flight from JFK to Brussels a 1000 euros and a return flight from Brussels to JFK 500 euros? My girlfriend is American and I'm Belgian so we fly over a lot. Every time she wants to ...
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How do I buy an open jaw ticket for this itinerary?

If I search for AMS-BUD 12/20/16 BUD-CDG 1/6/17 then KLM/Air France offers do not even appear. If I search for AMS-BUD 12/20/16, return on 1/6/17 then the cheapest offer is on KLM on the way out and ...
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Can I get compensation for an early flight?

I was in Vietnam with a ticket booked to Cambodia. I received an email from Vietnam Airlines customer services asking me to call them. When I call then I was surprised that my flight was put forward ...
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Does Brussels Airlines codeshare (code share) with SAS?

I got caught up in the Brussels Airlines (SN) wave of cancellations. I need to go from ORD to ARN and there is a direct flight on SAS. I am on the phone with Brussels Airlines and they claim they do ...
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How do I buy a double ticket for myself?

I want to travel conveniently from Darwin to Sydney. For an empty seat next to me, I am happy to purchase another ticket. Do airlines allow a passenger manifest with two similar names? Am unable to ...
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Reconfirm airline ticket? [duplicate]

Each time I have Purchased an airplane ticket (specifically, using a travel agent, though I'm not sure every time was through one) the bottom of the email confirms of my ticket that I receive says ...
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Do Airline Ticket Offices have to Inform customers of visa requirements when purchasing tickets? [duplicate]

We purchased tickets at Air Asia's ticket office in Yangon Myanmar for travel to Australia, with a flight change to New Zealand. As UK passport holders, we were not informed we needed visa's to ...
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Will providing an incorrect suffix and prefix for a name (Dr., PhD) on a flight ticket cause issues at the airport?

I was being silly when purchasing my airline ticket and saw the options to have my name be "Dr. John Doe, PhD", so I went for it. Unfortunately I cannot legitimately claim either of those titles. ...
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Regarding AirAsia branches

In a week I'm traveling from Seoul to Bangkok with AirAsia. On my ticket it says Air Asia X, however searching up similar flights on their website they call it "Thai AirAsia X". What is the difference ...
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Is it possible to get an airline to compensate lost incidental costs?

We originally booked a flight with an overnight stop. We also booked a hotel in advance which was refundable until the day before our flight. The morning of the flight everything was marked on time ...
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Flight flown + operated by completely different, non-code-share airline?

Yesterday (March 3) I flew Jetstar Pacific 596 from SGN to DAD. The airplane contained markings for vueling.com, the crew was wearing vueling uniforms, and despite being a domestic flight in Vietnam, ...
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Visa VS airline [closed]

I have one situation. I have visa for the country I want to visit and airline refuse me for boarding because they said they don't believe my visa. And my flights (including travel plan) are ruined. ...
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I've arrived in Paris without ID, nobody checked my passport through whole process [duplicate]

I was flying to Bogota from Manchester with stop over in Paris. I've left my passport by Security in Manchester airport and nobody checked it by the gate and entering plane, guy on the gate also let ...
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How can I know which terminal my flight departures from and to which one it arrives?

I am traveling with LAN Airlines this weekend. I'll take a flight from Madrid to Frankfurt but I don't know from which terminal my flight departs or which terminal my flight arrives to. My ticket only ...
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First Class Amenities

How can one find out which first class amenities are available on a particular flight? It seems like first class is sometimes a larger seat while others it can be a bed or suite and even a shower. We ...
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Canada Low Cost Airline

Are there any low cost airlines that operate within Canada and fly out of Vancouver? As a European I have very limited knowledge of flying within the US and Canada. I am struggling to find any, ...
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Can an airline prevent me from travelling on the first leg of a flight if the second leg is cancelled?

Travelling from Doha to Philadelphia to Atlanta, and the Philadelphia to Atlanta flight was cancelled due to weather. The airline (Qatar) wouldn't let me travel from Doha to Philadelphia since my ...
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Confusion about flight timing - Turkish airline

I am really confused with timings on ticket. I have my friend coming from USA to Pakistan, and I have to pick him from airport. I want to know when he will arrive in Pakistan according to Pakistan ...