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Questions about one or more websites designed to help find the best flights for criteria you provide.

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How to plan for shortest travel time?

For my work I have to visit remote villages abroad. Sometimes, the closest international airport is more than a 100 km away. Also I do not like driving. As an example: I need to travel to Agordo, ...
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Flight change: How to find cheapest return flight in time frame?

I have a United flight CDG-RTB-CDG. Now I already used CDG-RTB, and I want to change the date of RTB-CDG, which my fare allows without fee with price difference only. The problem is that it's a pain ...
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How to search for flights not going through Russian airspace?

My flight from Europe to Japan with stop-over in Finland (Helsinki) was cancelled as it went through Russian air space, and no alternative was given. As far as I know most other flights from London/...
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What services let me track prices of flights to a city at any time?

I see there's some questions on how to find cheap tickets from a city to anywhere for a given date, but I am curious about if any websites let you know when there's a good deal for a given city ...
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Are there any apps or sites that allow you to set a strike price on flights?

So, there are plenty of sites that will tell you if flight prices in your search results are "high" or "low". Are there any sites or apps that will let you set a "strike" ...
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Search flights from entire Europe to entire SouthAmerica in a single search?

Which sites exist to search for prices of flights with departure entire Europe and destination entire South America, one way, period from date X to Y, in a single search; besides kiwi.com?
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How can budget OTAs offer prices that are 25% of what the airline charges?

Example https://www.momondo.de/flight-search/BOS-MAD/2021-06-26/2021-07-02/business?sort=bestflight_a Boston <-> Madrid, business, Jun 26 to Jul 2. On Momondo.de this yields a few budget OTAs (...
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Included baggage for long haul flight with Lufthansa

I'm searching on Skyscanner for a flight for Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Toronto (YYZ) for the dates 29 May 2021 - 19 June 2021. This is the result's link. I select the cheapest one: Then I go to the page ...
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Is there any website or service for showing countries / regions open for travel during Covid-19 restrictions?

As countries and regions open up from lockdown, I was wondering if there's an online tool that can highlight which places a person is free to travel to based on: Passports held Current residency / ...
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Summary of Flight Destinations & Frequency from a specified city

I'm often interested in figuring out what destinations I can get to non-stop with a particular airline from a particular origin city; this is helpful in getting a sense for what airline might have ...
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Flight search for multi-stop with 10 segments [duplicate]

There is a similar question on this site, Are there any sites that let me book 7 or more multi-city flights?. But, it's from 2013. And lists just one site - https://airtreks.com, that gives an ...
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Is there a website or a code that will suggest dates for the cheapest flights?

For example, I want to travel from London to New York. My dates are flexible departure (July) and return (September). I want my output to be the dates for which I'll get the cheapest flight (instead ...
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London - Auckland Flight - best way to book it [closed]

Hi I have extensive experience in booking European flights and I have always planned all our holidays, flights accommodations by myself. But for the first time I am going to take our family of four ...
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How does Google Flights define classes?

Why is Norwegian's "Premium Cabin" shown when I search for Premium Economy while Icelandair's "Saga Class" shown when I search for Business? The amenities are similar across both classes but Norwegian'...
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"Book with a travel agent" option on Google Flights

Here is a screenshot from Google Flights: I've encountered similar scenarios multiple times. Google is claiming that one can book these flights for 186 USD with a travel agent. I've checked a few ...
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What are some tips and tricks for finding the cheapest flight when luggage and other fees are not revealed until far into the booking process?

I'm finding it ever more frustrating recently to compare and find the truly cheapest flights. Flight search engines are more and more useless as airlines game the system increasingly to list low ...
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Is there a way to encourage or even force airlines and booking engines to show options with overnight layovers?

Sometimes, airlines and booking engines offer options with overnight layovers, and usually present these as unattractive options (and usually they are, because not many people enjoy sleeping in ...
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Are there any discounts if combining multiple flights?

Let's say I want to fly from Amsterdam, Netherlands to: New Orleans (US), Havana (Cuba) and Quito (Ecuador). And then back to Amsterdam. Are there any chance to combine these flights to get better ...
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How can flights operated by the same company have such different prices when marketed by another?

On SkySkanner, I see: Virgin: LHR-SAN (via DTW) and return (via SLC), "operated by Delta": £580 Air France: exactly the same flights, "operated by Delta": £956 ...and there are other combinations ...
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Booking with Third Party Sites

So I found a flight on skyscanner for British Airways that I've been eyeing for quite a while. However, it is a basic economy ticket which means that it doesn't come with a checked bag and seat ...
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Any tips on how to get a cheap flight to China [duplicate]

A month ago, I saw US$500 round trip flights from Dallas to Shanghai. Now I can't seem to get anything less than $750, no matter what time of the year pick. I am searching Expedia, and Travelocity. I ...
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Flight search engine offering results ordered by distance flown

Put simply: I'd like to fly more, I'd like to be more in the air than on the ground. I have asked similar questions before, and yes, they sound weird, but please hear me out. Ref: Flight search for ...
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Number of available seats [duplicate]

is there a way to get access to a number of empty seats at different airlines? how do I get this data? Edit: my question is if the OTA's have this access? do they know at every moment how many ...
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Is there a way to view historical flight loads for American Airlines or other airlines? [duplicate]

I work for an airline and I'm able to view flight loads through a company travel portal. What I'm looking for is historical data for American Airlines on a specific flights that flew last year. Even ...
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How future flight fares are gathered by Google flights? [duplicate]

I have checked Google Flights and many other online OTAs, displaying flight fares for future dates (extending upto 1 year). How are these rates decided and from where these data come? Are these rates ...
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Any other airlines that offer a non-stop Madrid-Cairo flight? [closed]

I can only find EgyptAir offering a non-stop flight from MAD-CAI. Are there other options?
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It it possible to avoid kiwi.com's automatic online check-in and instead do it manually by yourself?

I have a WestJet Flight LGW-YYC that I booked using kiwi.com. WestJet offers free seat selection with the online check-in on their homepage (see their FAQ at " Can I still select my seat if I don't ...
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Why do flight prices differ greatly across currencies?

I am a Canadian with a Chinese background (so I am bilingual English/Chinese), and some of my family members are planning on a vacation to Tokyo, Japan, and the flight is a direct flight originating ...
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Star Alliance - direct routes

I don't know where I want to go, but I know how I want to get there! I'm looking for an efficient way to search for flights under the following criteria: Operated by any Star Alliance partner From a ...
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Looking for a site that suggest a destination for group traveling from multiple countries

We are a group of friends living in different countries. We'd like to find a way to choose a fair destination that minimizes the travel costs for everyone. Sure, we can pick one place arbitrarily and ...
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Coordinating reverse flight itineraries

I sometimes book flights where I travel from A to B, to pick some people up from B that then follow me back to A. However, I have found that it is extremely difficult to book the same flight from B to ...
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Search flights by stopping location

I'm looking for a platform where you can easily search for flight by origin and stop location, Is there such a thing? I would appreciate any help For example: The search I want to do - The all ...
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Flight delay history? [duplicate]

Our United Airlines flight UA6056 from DTW to IAH was delayed on 1/1/2019 scheduled for 8:25am departure and I want to find out when it actually boarded & took off? They told us at the gate it ...
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Flight search by time in air?

I don't mind layovers between connecting flights much. If they're long enough I can have a little visit of the connecting city. Short of that, I find spending time in an airport more comfortable than ...
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find all outbound flights from specified airport on specified day and time

I need to find all outbound flights to all destinations from a specific airport and after a given time of the day. Is there a website that allows searching outbound flights with these specifications? ...
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Searching flights - how to exclude certain layover countries?

Is there any flight search website that allows to exclude results with layovers in certain countries?
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Is it possible that no baggage is free for a flight?

I searched on skyscanner for a flight and I booked it using trip.com because it was the cheapest option suggested by the search engine. I paid and I received an e-mail with my booking and it says: ...
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google flights, search without amound of days, trip lenth

in the older version of google flight, when looking at the calendar, it would show the lowest price, no matter the trip length but now we are forced to choose amount of days and it only searches ...
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Search for a flight with a layover in a specific place [duplicate]

I was looking on skyscanner and kayak one week ago for flights. I want to go from Buenos Aires to El Calafate around 8 January 2019 (+-2 days) and come back around 12 January (+-2days). Usually the ...
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How to identify Economy Light fares, or more generally, the booking class, on Skyscanner?

I am booking this flight The second one is served by KLM which if we look on their website we can see that for a flight Cartagena - Amsterdam - Bucharest, if it is Economy Light the checked-in ...
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Any sure information about Air France free allowed baggage

I want to book a multiple flight: around January 3 2019: Bucharest - Buenos Aires around April 16 2019: Barranquila/Cartagena (northern Colombia) or Panama - Bucharest I will take with me a 70 l ...
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Difference between Economy (R) and Economy (L)

I'm trying to book a flight, one of the segments says Economy (R) and the other one Economy (L). They are provided by the same air company, Air France if this information is useful. What is the ...
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How should be read the date and times on flights from skyscanner?

I'm looking for a flight, Bucharest - Buenos Aires for 3rd of January 2019. I found some flights with layovers but I don't understand the time and date on them. Look at this screenshot: The first ...
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How can I search for flights from city A to city B only via city C?

I want to find the cheapest flight options between two cities but I'm not able to transit through some countries and I know at least a couple of airlines have an option through a particular third city....
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Flights info for Choluteca?

Choluteca (Honduras) has an airport, but that fact is unknown to Kayak, Kiwi, Adioso, and Momondo. How can I find info on flights to/from there? Two-hour drive from TGU. Five hours from SAL but FLL-...
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What countries does a Calafia Airlines flight from Mexico to Brazil pass through?

The cheapest flights from Mexico to Brazil are with Calafia Airlines. However, I can't understand what countries it flies through. From Mexico to Brazil directly? Or via the USA? In Wikipedia, CSL ...
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Broad flight search with specific stopover

Are there websites that allow for a broad search that passes via specific connection airports? In the case of a one-way flight, I would like to find which flights depart from a certain city (A) and ...
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The difference between STOPS and EXTRA STOPS when using the ITA MATRIX

Using the ITA Matrix for finding flights, I don't understand the difference between the sections stops and extra stops.
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Why does Google Flights show train stations?

When I enter a city name, Google Flights often suggests train stations. For example, I mostly see central stations (hauptbahnhofs) for German cities. None of the combinations I have tried so far ...
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UK-Jamaica flights without transiting the USA or Canada

I am a Nigerian citizen currently in the UK on a student visa with a residence permit valid for 3 years. I am planning a trip to Jamaica in a few days and do not have time to get transit visas for the ...
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