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How to declare value of checked in luggage?

In case of lost baggage, based on what does the airlines calculate value of lost baggage (and reimburse)? The replies to this question suggest buying insurance, but if one doesn't want to do that is ...
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Is a visually impaired person considered a Person with Reduced Mobility (PRM)?

In Europe, all airlines are required to assist people with reduced mobility. I'm visually impaired, and soon flying with Iberia. So, I called them to ask for assistance at the airport. The guy who ...
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Surname too long for airline ticket

I've already seen Name too long for e-ticket. Should I be worried?. But that question is focused on the middle name which isn't that important. This is about the surname. I also left a comment on the ...
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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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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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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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Minimum information required to file a fare in a GDS

I would like to know how an airline files it's fare with a GDS (Global Distribution System), e.g. Sabre. What are the minimum of pieces of information required in case to file a fare with say Sabre? ...
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Code shared flights after BA / Aer Lingus merger

I can get a flight from Dulles to Dublin on United for $1800, or I can get the same flight from Aer Lingus, on a United plane but with an Aer Lingus flight number, for $1100. I believe that British ...
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Booking repeat round trip every weekend

I need to travel round trip every weekend (out Friday night and return Sunday night) to the same destination for many weeks in a row. I will try to concentrate as much on one airline so as to ...
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No assistance from airlines to return home after cancellation (due to COVID19), can I get compensated under EC 261?

Last month, Morocco went into lockdown while I was there on holiday. I had tickets with BA. At that time some flights were cancelled but then so-called rescue flights were reinstated. Airlines such ...
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Is it possible to connect with Hainan Airlines from India/Bangladesh?

I am looking into the option of visiting Mexico with a direct flight of Hainan Airlines from PEK, Beijing. But I cannot find any flight option to fly from India or Bangladesh that would connect with ...
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Which delayed luggage compensation is mandatory in the EU?

I was flying from Germany to Turkey with AtlasGlobal, with a transfer in Serbia. My luggage unfortunately stayed in Serbia. Because of late departure they had short time to transfer the luggage. I ...
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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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Do I have to purchase tickets with the airline's credit card to get the benefits?

I'm planning a trip with my family and would like to take advantage of the benefits on my wife's Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage® World Mastercard but purchase the tickets with another card. The ...
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How do I transport a foldable lawn chair via Airline baggage?

I have a 38 inch tall foldable chair - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00339C3RI which doesn't fit in my luggage. I am traveling by Singapore Airlines, and while their Baggage allowance section (...
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Searching for an Asian flight that provides a facility for divers to not pay an extra fee from Tehran to Phuket

Is there any airline with Asian flights between Tehran (Iran) and Phuket that provides a special facility for divers to not pay an extra fee for their heavy diving equipments? I have heard something ...
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Do airlines now intentionally route around North Korea?

I've noticed on some flights to Asia from North America, often the most direct path involves flying over North Korea. I noticed however, that during the flight, the plane would slightly bypass North ...
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Pre Travel Special Arrangements for Someone with Mild to Moderate Physical Disability

My partner had a hemorrhagic stroke 18 months ago and occasionally requires a wheelchair (for long distances) but is otherwise fine. Now he's going on a vacation to Southeast Asia via Qatar Airways ...
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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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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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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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Am I allowed to bring my own seat belt extender on a plane?

Just like the title asks: Am I allowed to bring my own seat belt extender on a plane? To target a more specific airline, will Singapore airlines allow this?
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Buying air tickets for 5 people

I am planning a group trip to Busan, Korea and I realized that each round trip ticket is about 1.2k. the issue is trying to have everyone sit next to each other, but this requires someone paying for ...
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Are IATA's guidelines mandatory for its airline members?

Recently I read this IATA article about new guidelines to optimize the accommodation of carry-on bags (that is, shrink carry-on's allowed size). It worried me. Should it ever be enforced, passengers ...
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72h China transit visa: Which airlines offer interlining in Beijing?

I would like to take advantage of the 72h China transit visa at Beijing Capital airport and city. My confusion concerns the term "interline ticket" in the regulations. To me, that sounds like I have ...
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Difference between AAdvantage “points” and “miles”

When I review my American Airlines AAdvantage account, I notice that I am accruing both "points" and "miles". Both appear to play a role in determining my elite status, but I can't seem to find the ...
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What are my rights regarding a potential baggage delay?

In a few days, I will be traveling from San Francisco -> Helsinki -> Moscow (Sheremetyevo) with Finnair (economy class). A month ago passengers started to experience substantial delays to pick ...
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True lost luggage - airline haggle over compensation

Few months ago, Air Botswana lost one of my luggage pieces. I have followed their terms, allowed 21 days to search for it, submitted the forms with details and list of items. They took their time ...
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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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Flight Crew Timed Out after Diversion in USA - entitled to voucher?

Frontier flight FFT424 DEN->ATL was redirected to TYS (Knoxville) due to weather at ATL. After refueling in TYS and pushing back, the flight crew was running out of legal flight time for the day and ...
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Anyone tried Singapore airlines Premium Economy class ? How is it different from economy class?

Apart from the advertised features (Wide, Comfortable Seats, Additional Kris flyer miles and book the cook food menu) what are the other benefits / perks while flying in the new Singapore airlines ...
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Waiting for visa to be express mailed one day before international flight

I have an international flight leaving early Tuesday morning. The visa agency has had my passport and application for more than 3 weeks, but due to problems with the photograph and embassy closures ...
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Flying with a poster tube; AirChina?

I am flying to Beijing from London Heathrow on an AirChina flight. They specify only one piece of hand luggage is allowed. I've read that most airlines really don't care if you have a poster tube as ...
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Earning Miles on an Expedia itinerary with two airlines in different alliances

I am looking to book some flights for Christmas and have found an interesting itinerary on Expedia that I am considering to book. However the outbound and return legs are operated by two different ...
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Cheaper Frontier flights at the airport?

Similar to Spirit, it seems Frontier charges a fee for using their website and call center, they call this "Carrier Interface Charge [CIC]." This fee is waived if you buy tickets at the airport. They ...
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In Kenya, are airlines authorised to conduct background checks of passengers? [closed]

Are airlines authorised to carry out a background check prior to check-in and deny you boarding? My son reported to the check-in counter at Nairobi Airport to catch a flight to Quito through ...
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Does British Airways allow the use of KneeDefenders? [duplicate]

Yesterday a United Flight from Newark to Denver was forced to divert to Chicago's O'Hare airport after a fight broke out between two passengers over the use of a knee defender. Does anyone know if ...
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Confused about the baggage fee for different airlines

I purchased a ticket from orbitz.com. It's an Iberia flight from Casablanca, Morocco to Charlotte, NC with a layover in Madrid. Although it's an Iberia ticket, the first flight is operated by Royal ...
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Is fuel dumping a peculiarity of American airlines?

This question gave me some insight into the world of "fuel dumping", the technique of booking an irrelevant fare to avoid or remove a fuel surcharge. The descriptions of it that I find on the web all ...
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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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Dual Passports with two different last names.

I'm a dual citizen of US and Russia. Being a dual citizen I have two passport both of which have different last names. I bought a round-trip ticket with the name on my US passport. Will I have a ...
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How can I book the plane schedule I want from the USA to Japan?

I want to buy a plane ticket from Portland, Oregon (PDX) to Fukuoka, JAPAN (FUK). The most obvious schedule is to take the direct flight from Portland to Tokyo (NRT) on Delta airlines and then a ...
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EU Air Travel Passenger rights: Right to care: What to expect during delays

It is easy to find information on the Internet regarding EU Air Travel flight compensation. However I am interested in being prepared to exercise my right to be taken care off (Article 9th of CE ...
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Fare baggage rules regarding tickets that are partially fulfilled by another airline

I am booking a return trip from the Middle East to the USA with a connection in the USA on the first direction, and a connection in Europe in the return flight. There are four flight legs in total, ...
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Trying to change return ticket date on group flight but travel agency is being difficult and airline reroutes to agency

I'm a member in a student chorus that's going on tour to Hungary. Our director/the university booked and arranged the tour through a travel agency. I wasn't sure I'd get to join but about a month ago ...
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Can my husband board his flight 1 day before visa start date IF he lands in the UK on the start date? [duplicate]

My Husbands Visa is Valid from the 30th Sept (Sunday) I'm trying to find out if he can board a flight on the 29th to land on the 30th or if he must board the flight on the 30th when the visa is ...
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Can I check-in a 203 cm suitcase on a flight that starts with Japan Airlines and ends with Air France? [duplicate]

I bought flight tickets from Air France to travel from Israel to Japan and back. On the flight back, the first leg (Tokyo Narita >> Paris CDG) is operated by Japan Airlines, then the second leg (Paris ...
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“Small camera” carry-on luggage allowance

Many airlines allow to bring several items on top of allowed carry-on luggage. For example: "In addition to your hand baggage allowance, you can also carry personal items such as one ladies handbag ...
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How to make sure luggage makes it across multiple airlines?

I'm planning to travel from Norway to Britain with British Airways, and on to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific. However, I've seen statistics showing that airlines, especially British Airways, damage and ...
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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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