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Flight search engine for German Rail&Fly tickets (QYG)

I recently found out that some airlines (Latam, Condor, maybe more?) allow to book tickets to or from QYG. Which is a code for German rail stations. Those tickets can be used in any high-speed train ...
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Does a direct flight emit more CO2 than a flight with a layover?

On Google Flights, I searched the FRA-JFK route: It surprises me that a flight with a layover emits so much less CO2 than a direct flight, as many times I've heard the suggestion that the takeoff is ...
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Is there a flight search engine that can order results based on cost and travel time *together*?

For the upteenth time, I'm looking through a hundred results on Kayak trying to pick the best flights based on both cost AND travel time. Many flight search engines will order the results by cost OR ...
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How can I see the different flight costs to the different cities of the continental US for a specific date?

I want to hop on a plane next Thursday and return on Sunday. It doesn't matter that much where I go, as long as it's relatively cheap.
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Why are flights from Filipe Angeles airport to Tokyo so expensive compared to from nearby Mexico City airport?

On Google Flights, if I search for a one way ticket to Tokyo on November 1st: From NLU: 91K MXN From MEX: 15K MXN The cheapest options in both cases have multiple stopovers. Given that there are ...
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Flights not available when trying to book

Why does Skyscanner show tickets available, but then when you go to the website, the company (Delta) says there are no more tickets? But then when you do a subsequent search again, it says there are.
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How can I search the flights of a specific airline given a date but no origin?

I am trying to avoid flying on Ryanair during a trip to Europe due to both the things I've heard as well as their very expensive check-in luggage costs. Wanting to fly to Morocco, pretty much the only ...
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Find flights with a stopover of a specific length at an arbitrary city?

I have three days to get from Singapore to Budapest, and I would like to find a city to stopover for two nights. I don't have a specific city in mind for the stopover. Are there any flight search ...
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how to find the best city to meet people from across the globe? [closed]

I have a group of friends who live across the globe in different cities. We're like a family, lived together for about 4-5 years in Tokyo. But people moved on to their next cities for work or ...
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Flight search by total cost including auxiliary fees

Recently airlines seem to have ratchetted up auxiliary fees to the point that the final price is often 50%-100% higher than the advertised price. The fees are primarily cabin baggage, checked baggage ...
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Flights Arriving TO (not From!) an Airport

I’m trying to find a list of all flight arriving to BIQ on September 1, 2023 — online services allow me to find flight from that airport to anywhere, but not to. Any ideas?
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Flight search site with ability to reuse custom filters on avia carriers

I often search for flight on which I can travel with my cat in cabin. There is not much carriers who allow this here, and I only can filter by know list of who does that. But my flight search engine ...
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Are there any secrets from experienced travellers on how to book multi city breaks inexpensively?

(Possible duplicate of this, but due to it being over 10 years ago, I'm hoping things may have changed). I live in the UK and I had two conferences a week apart - the first one in Las Vegas, the ...
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Flight number from Manchester to Limoges 7 days ago

Can anyone please tell me the flight number from 7 days ago for above flight on 10 March from Manchester to Limoges This flight was over 6 hrs delayed Flight scheduled for 13.20 and to land at Limoges ...
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Is there a website that tracks fare deals from any airport in the world?

I got really excited when I read the promise of the website farealerts.co, but then I realized it only includes a few airports from the US and I don't live there. Do you know of something similar for ...
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Flight search engine that displays prices including 1 checked bag

I'm looking for a flight search engine that displays flight ticket prices including 1 checked bag. I tried Kiwi and Skyscanner but they sometimes (always?) display flight ticket prices without ...
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Why does the chosen user location impact the number of flights that Skyscanner returns?

I've noticed that the flight list that Skyscanner returns after a search depends on the chosen location (but not the currency, it seems). For example, in one of my searches, Skyscanner returned around ...
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Why does AGP-FRA-HOG not appear in flight searches? [duplicate]

I want to travel from Málaga, Spain (AGP) to Holguín, Cuba (HOG) around January or February 2023 (this is a follow-up of this question). Both Google Flights and ITA Matrix offer combinations with ...
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Why is 2x one-way fares cheaper than round-trip on Matrix?

I'm searching for flights to NZ and back for some time in Feb-Apr next year. I've been using Matrix to find suitable dates and prices, however I ran into something that I thought was odd - the prices ...
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List flight prices to different cities for specific dates?

I want to visit another US city for a few days at the end of October. I'm open to visiting any city and flying in any airline, as long as it's relatively inexpensive and it's non-stop. Let's say I'm ...
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How to search for airplane lie-flat seats?

What's the best way search for airplane lie-flat seats? One of the biggest factors, especially for long haul flights, is what type of seat you're travelling in, with "lie-flat" being by far ...
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Finding flights that do NOT stop in the USA

I'm trying to find flights between New Zealand and Tijuana, Mexico that do NOT stop in the USA, however the flight searches I've been doing all seem to have a stop somewhere in the US - LAX, SFO, IAH ...
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Which flight search engines show the flight options sorted by price and including throw-away ticketing?

Throw-away ticketing sometimes yields the cheapest flight option. Which flight search engines show the flight options sorted by price and including throw-away ticketing?
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Flight + hotel flexible dates search?

Here on Travel.SE we have a well-developed question about how to search flights with flexible dates and destinations How can I do a "broad" search for flights? We also have some pieces how ...
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Tracking On-Time Performance for Allegiant: Why do Flight Numbers Keep Changing?

I frequently use services like flightaware to look up flights I am thinking about purchasing. Under normal circumstances (at least in the US) such as this one, searching for a flight number generally ...
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Search engine allowing stopovers longer than 24 hours, flexible dates and several destinations

A related question may be this one: How can I do a "broad" search for flights?, but it's a quite broad question (as the title suggests haha) Maybe the most similar question is this one: ...
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How to search for flights to "anywhere", if the journey starts and ends in different set of airports? [closed]

Is there a website that allows me to find flights from a set of airports (A/B/C) to ANYWHERE to a different set of airports (X/Y/Z)? Essentially, I want to go from origin (A/B/C) to destination (X/Y/Z)...
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Finding a flight with flexible date AND flexible airports

I want to find a roundtrip flight with flexible dates and flexible airports. Flightsfinder.com provided a nice price grid, but the airports are fixed. Does a flight finding service exist where it is ...
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Find the top k cheapest airports to meet for two people departing from different airports

I'm looking for a way to find the top k cheapest airports to meet for two people departing from two different airports, and given some dates. The meeting airport shouldn't be the same as one of the ...
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I need to find the Find flight no from Palma Majorca to Norwich on 24/05/2022 [duplicate]

I need to find the Tui flight no leaving Palma Majorca at 9.35am to Norwich on 24/05/2022 it was delayed 3-4 hours
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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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