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This excellent answer by @Calchas, while for a different route on AF/KLM, happens to have the answer for your route as well - for whatever reason, they don't allow origin open jaws where the origins are in different countries. I looked up Air France's fare rules for a first class flight from CDG-KIX, and they include the following (among many other rules). ...


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Here's my limited understanding of limited release :) Baggage is basically divided into 3 categories: baggage that the airline will accept, baggage that it will not accept based on its rules, and baggage that it will only accept if you agree to "limited release": I.e. they will only accept the piece of baggage if you agree, in writing, to release the airline ...


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To be able to book a combination of flights, the airline has to publish a fare which allows this combination. If that didn't happen, then it can be the case like you have noticed, that you could book two flights separately as one-ways, but not together as open-jaw or return. As long as the airline doesn't add a fare for the combination, there is nothing you ...


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If they are purchased as one return/round-trip ticket, then yes, Air France should re-accommodate you if the outbound is delayed. However, Monday->Tuesday is not a 'tight timing' unless we're talking about a 2300-0100 windows or similar. Many airlines would still re-accommodate you on separate tickets if they are the operator of both flights and you meet ...


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After a phone call with customer services they explained that they were having a technical fault, therefore the boarding passes couldn’t be accessed and the seats couldn’t be confirmed. It turns out it was indeed an aircraft change and the new aircraft had more seats than the old one.


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I would say that at least Air France is being fairly up front in light of the (probable) fact that their cash flow does not suffice for the refunds that they are obliged to provide. If they hadn't come up with this voucher policy and instead decided to acknowledge their obligations up front, they would probably nonetheless drag their feet a year or more ...


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For Flying Blue you will earn level miles and award miles, and the flight will count as a qualifying flight, but only if your flight is not booked into the Z, Q or G booking codes. https://www.flyingblue.com/earn-and-spend-miles/airlines/partner/180/china-eastern.html The usual exceptions apply. As a frequent flier, your usual SkyPriority benefits will ...


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In Lille Europe at least, it is possible to collect a TGVAir ticket the evening before. I headed to the Lille Europe ticket office, found the desk with the TGVAir sign, and explained I wanted to collect a ticket for very early the next morning. The person on the ticket desk took my booking reference, looked through a large pile of tickets for the next day ...


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Is there a reason for this? Yes, it's very straightforward. In the "old days" you'd buy one "combined" ticket from one source. These days it's quite common that sites like Kayak, rather ingeniously "put together" various tickets from various sources. (I recently had to urgently fly to London from the Americas, and saved - I ...


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I am Product Manager on CheckMyTrip and the issue is easy to understand. Air France requested us to restrict the display of AF Bookings booked through Air France websites and offices into CheckMyTrip. The way to avoid issues is : - Forward to trips@checkmytrip.com jour AF Brookings then we will be legally authorized to do a snapshot of tour booking - Or use ...


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The definitive guide on where you can credit miles to and how much you will earn is on wheretocredit. From that, you can see the earning rates on Flying Blue and Aeroflot. Where to Credit provides mileage earning calculations for frequent flyer programs around the world. The site is not affiliated with airlines (nor do I have any connection to it) and the ...


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The third party must give you at least the airline-issued confirmation number. Until you receive it, your reservation might not be confirmed by the airline, and essentially you might not have a ticket yet. With some third party agents it may take up to 72 hours until the ticket is confirmed by the airline. Call the third party, and ask. Also the third party ...


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Looking at specific departures around the time of your flight, it appears that basically ALL flights around that time left delayed (certainly every one I checked was delayed by a similar amount as your flight), making it very likely that the delay was indeed caused by "ATC". For much of the second half of August the Vancouver area was being affected by poor ...


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With an upgraded ticket on a KLM flight you won't get the additional Miles or XP award points that a normal business class ticket would earn you. You only get the business class seat and the associated business-class services, like the priority check-in, additional luggage (and probably lounge access where available). https://www.klm.com/travel/aw_en/...


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Any liquid or container with liquid must be of less than 100ml to be allowed on carry on. If it is larger, you must place it in checked luggage. It doesn't matter if part of the container is partially empty or holds other things than liquids (as bringing a 150ml jar of pickles than contains less than 100ml of vinegar). This is from a security standpoint. ...


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No. Miles are not a currency that can be moved between programmes. There are some exceptions (such as Avios, which can be moved between the British Airways Executive Club and the Iberia Plus) but this is unusual. I am not aware of any SkyTeam programmes that work like this. If it is absolutely essential that you move the miles you might be able to convert ...


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Not all countries require (or even allow) the use of infant lap belts in aircraft. Sometimes, the crew is required to provide one and instruct you about its use. Other times, they are available if you ask but are not provided by default. And sometimes there are no infant lap belts available at all.


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Air France Lounge Location The Air France webpage on lounges has a pretty detailed description of lounges in Terminals 2E: and 2F: More details can also be found on the Easy CDG website (in French). Lounge Index also has a list of lounges at CDG, with a description of their location. According to this website, there are two Air France lounges at CDG, one ...


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I've found the answer in the SNCF FAQ page on TGVAir: Je suis adhérent(e) aux programmes de fidélité de la compagnie aérienne et de TGV, lequel s’applique ? Votre billet est assimilé à un billet aérien, c'est donc le programme de fidélité de la compagnie aérienne qui s'applique. Which roughly translates as your ticket is considered to be an air ...


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If they are your property and you will not be leaving them in the EU (giving them away, selling them, etc.) then you should be fine. It's possible that the border officer may question your purposes in France since you have so many phones, but if you have a reasonable explanation, you should be fine. Just be honest.


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I have heard that I can travel only if my residence card expires in 6 months. Is this true? No, it is not true. The Schengen Borders Code (Articles 6 and 8) stipulates only that a residence permit must be valid and that this must be checked. It does not state that it must be valid for a specific time on the date of entry. Article 6 Entry ...


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Unfortunately, you're not eligible for compensation under EC261. As stated on the official website of the EU, EU passenger rights apply: If your flight arrives in the EU from outside the EU and is operated by an EU airline This is then explained further: In some cases the airline operating the flight (also known as the operating air carrier) may not ...


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I have checked the flights from Paris to Moscow with Air France and they are all typically operated on a A319, A320 or A321, none of which have in-flight entertainment such as TVs. They may have in-flight WiFi though, that will be either free or you must pay for.


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52 minutes should be just enough time for this connection, if your CLT-DTW flight is on time. I spot checked some flights on Flight Aware and the ones I saw almost always arrive 15-20 minutes early. Boarding will close 20 minutes before departure for your Air France flight. If you're on time, this leaves you 32 minutes to travel at most 1.6 km through the ...


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AMS and Paris are both Delta hubs, whereas United does not have any hubs in Europe. This may be useful if you are delayed or have issues with your luggage, etc. Other than that, you will most likely be flying your second leg on the codeshare partner, so really your only issue is how comfortable the flight is from US to Europe. From the hubs to Delhi there ...


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I travel with United quite often and have no complaints. However, I would minimise the number of carriers involved, this simplifies things in the event of delays and cancellations, hence the Delta/Delta combination looks better to me. --- added after the question changed --- United/United v Delta/Delta I would next look at the specifics of the connections,...


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You don't need an airport transit visa. Article 3(5) of the Schengen Visa code provides that The following categories of persons shall be exempt from the requirement to hold an airport transit visa provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2: (a) holders of a valid uniform visa, national long-stay visa or residence permit issued by a Member State; The slightly ...


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If your two legs are on independent tickets, they won't care, and are not obligated to either. If it's on one ticket, they have to take care of you and make sure reach your destination. That will naturally include getting you a ticket for another flight (which may be with another airline). If there's a night in between they also should get you a hotel room,...


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