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Must airlines warn passengers about changes of required travel documents?

Case: Booking of flight ticket from Belgium to Namibia for family with minors in Jan 2018 for flight scheduled on Aug 1st 2018. New regulation on birth certificates requirements for minor introduced ...
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Are some airline routings unbookable?

This is a generic question, but first my specific situation. I want to fly from Maputo, Mozambique (MPM) to Portland, Oregon (PDX). The cheapest flight I can find online for this itinerary is about $...
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With Airlines using the same programs, can I merge benefits?

I tried navigating the labyrinthine web sites for US Airways and Continental (both in the same alliance), and I gave up after the automated system made me rip my own ears off... Does anyone know ...
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What direct flights connect Brazil or Argentina to South Africa? [closed]

I'm curious, what airlines offer direct flights between South America and Africa and what cities do they connect?
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How good are Aeroflot's current safety and performance standards?

Aeroflot has historically had a poor safety record with over 100 reported accidents and fatalities running into thousands. It seems, however, that these petered out towards the mid-90s. How good is ...
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Will I be able to use United Airlines ticket that was paid by a credit card of my friend from USA?

I am from Europe, and I live in a country that is not listed on the United Airlines site as an option country to buy a ticket from, and I need a ticket from NY to SF (I will get to NY with a ticket I ...
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Is it more expensive to buy airline tickets together than separate?

I'm looking for tickets in despegar.com (a travel website for the American continent) and found out that a flight for just one person was about USD $350 incluiding all taxes, and I did the exact same ...
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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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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 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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Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland (Schengen) if I have no Schengen visa? [duplicate]

Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland if I have no Schengen visa? Am traveling from Cairo to Moscow via Swiss Air
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Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?

Some airlines (for example, American Airlines do this) offer a seat availability checker so you can see which seats are currently booked on a flight - there are limitations, since some seats might ...
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After the Evacuation - how do people get reunited with their carryon luggage?

Assume you are taking an airline flight, and the cabin starts filling up with smoke. The pilots divert the plane to the nearest suitable airport, and the flight attendants pop the doors and send you ...
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Does booking directly from an airline improve customer service in resolving problems?

In 2012 I used a third-party site to book international flights on Air Canada and had many problems resulting from missed connections (their fault). Ultimately I got no compensation and at one point ...
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Who to contact for missed connection on a multi-airline flight?

I have flight booked through United Airlines (PRG -> FRA -> YYZ -> MCI), checked-in using the Lufthansa website (first flight PRG -> FRA is operated by Lufthansa), and the flight (FRA -> YYZ) has an ...
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Using American's Admiral Lounge when I have a ticket from Gulf Air on an American-operated flight

Say I have airline status with American Airlines and would normally be able to use this airline's lounge. This time I'm flying with Gulf Air, but the flight is in fact operated by American. Would I ...
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Do they serve sushi on flights?

As someone who's been in Japan for 4 months I would love some sushi on flights occasionally. I usually take a special meal anyway (Hindu meal because it's tasty!). But I was wondering of there was a ...
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Booking flight tickets together or in separate parts?

I'm flying from A to C via B with Norwegian. Booking flight ticket from A to C costs 285.20 euros. If I buy flight ticket first from A to B and then from B to C, total price is 253.20 euros with ...
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Flight deals from the UK

Can someone recommend a good website with flight deals from London/UK, which I could subscribe to? I mean promotions in different airlines, e.g. bmi used to have a bmifriday promotion (not sure if its ...
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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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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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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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Flight ticket reimbursement after Travel Warning

I've got a round-trip flight with Royal Air Maroc from Strasbourg, France (SXB) to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) on Monday, Nov 10. Return is on Dec 1. The recent turmoils in Ouagadougou have led ...
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Differences between China Southern and Cathay Pacific

I am flying to China from Melbourne to Sanya either by Cathay Pacific or China Southern. China Southern will give me a shorter layover, but it might not have the same service. Is there anything ...
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Is Jat Airways reliable?

I'm thinking about flying from Zurich (Switzerland) to Belgrade (Serbia). The Serbian national airways offers some good deals, but some searching revealed that not all customers were really satisfied ...
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Do airlines count the days for visa nationals?

While answering this question I wondered: for countries/areas that have rules such as the 90/180 rules of the Schengen Area, do airlines bother to count how long you have already been in the area? As ...
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Is there information if a given airline at a given airport is using a jetway or a bus to board?

I am not particularly a fan of boarding a plane with bus that drives you from the terminal building to the airplane. I know that most low cost airlines use buses for boarding. So then I could ...
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If you're evacuated on a flight paid for by your government (eg civil unrest, volcanic ash delays), are you ever entitled to the frequent flyer miles?

This came about after a Facebook discussion over this article: Abbott government cracks down on bizarre requests for help from Australian travellers: Question 15: 15) Some travellers evacuated ...
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Is there a point where it would make more financial sense to charter a flight than to buy tickets?

Say you're going from point A to point B and the only [reasonable] way to get there is by airplane (eg an island to mainland). Pretend your group is LARGE (at least 12 people) Is there a breaking ...
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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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How can two airlines have the same IATA code?

I have found a peculiarity in the IATA codes used to identify airlines. Both BHAir (Bulgaria) and Heli France (France) have the IATA code 8H. Any ideas why this is and doesn't this cause problems?
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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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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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Can I simply apply for a chargeback on my credit card if my flight was cancelled and I'm unable to reach the airline?

As explained in a relevant question, my flight with Condor [from Frankfurt to Prague] was recently cancelled. I've emailed them asking for a refund 5 days ago, but so far received no response. Today ...
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Which transatlantic airline has the most leg space in coach?

Which transatlantic airline has the most leg space in the non-business section these days? I recently traveled from Los Angeles to London Heathrow on Virgin Atlantic (Airbus 340, if I recall ...
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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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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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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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Responsibility for visa checking

IATA rules state that the airline should ensure that the passenger has the correct visa. If failing that, and the passenger is denied entry to the destination country, the airline is subjected to a ...
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Is China Airlines safe?

I live in Sydney and I have bought a flight from Sydney to Christchurch - New Zealand next month. The company is China Airlines (CI) and I got concerned when I saw some lists considering it the least ...
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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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China Airlines, safe? [duplicate]

I've got a long-haul flight booked with China Airlines (A330 and an A340) from LHR to SYD, and only after I booked it did I decide to read up on their safety record. Suffice to say I regret doing that;...
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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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Why was I served an ice cold towel onboard?

The other day, I was served a towel on business class, I was expecting it to be warm as it usually is. Instead, it was ice cold which was unexpected. Why do some airlines serve ice cold towels ...
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Is there a frequent flyer program catering to children?

I am with my current bank, because I have been with them since very early age. My bank is very smart in knowing that if you have been with a bank for years, you are not likely to change. I am ...
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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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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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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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Middle name missing on flight reservation, can I still fly?

As per passport my name is Manish Kumar Ahuja, but by mistake I book a ticket with the name of Manish Ahuja. My middle name is not on the ticket. Can I fly on this ticket? Because the airline can't ...
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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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