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A cabin crewmember here. The answer is: No, it is NOT allowed! For various reasons, including: Security: We do not know what are you heating, is it a heat-activated bomb? is it something that might make a lot of smoke? etc. Health: We cannot contaminate the ovens, we know the source of the food that is provided by the airlines, we do not know the source of ...


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How to make sure I never board an airplane made by a particular vendor? There are only two options Stop flying all together Don't board if the wrong aircraft shows up at the gate. This may include forfeiting your trip and/or having to buy a same-day ticket right then and there. Almost all flights will disclose the planned aircraft at time of booking (code ...


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Answer on Indian Express (mirror): In a fallout between authorities in India and its air-bubble partner Germany, the European country’s national carrier Lufthansa said Tuesday it will have to cancel all planned flights between India and Germany between September 30 and October 20 because of an “unexpected rejection” of its flight schedule by Indian ...


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We're just strangers on the internet, so we're not in a position to look for your bag based on your description. You can report your lost item to the Frankfurt Airport lost & found or Deutsche Bahn lost & found (covers the S-Bahn Rhein-Main as well) depending on where you think you lost it, or both if you're unsure. If it's turned in, they can match ...


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A real life example of this occurred on Sept 11 2001 when hundreds of planes destined for the US were forced to land in other countries, mainly Canada. While almost all would have had passports, many would not have had permission to enter Canada. The procedure was that each entrant was processed by officials, details were taken and each given emergency ...


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A cancellation implies a refund, and the fee eats into that. It's really that simple. The only reason to bother cancelling a ticket is that you want you money back. (Possibly only the airport charges and not the nominal fare, but for many low-cost carriers the former is a significant if not major part of the total.) The airlines in general don't want to have ...


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No. I have designed headphones for airplane use and there is no difference from designing connectivity for regular consumer electronics use. Physical connectors vary from airline to airline and from aircraft to aircraft and some will require an adapter, at least to get a full stereo experience. There is some "normal" mechanical risk: airplane seats ...


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It is most probably because the straps are filled with some kind of foam rubber. The tiny pockets of air in foam rubber are not necessarily completely sealed, but they may take some time to ventilate and adapt to a surrounding change of pressure. If you have a piece of foam rubber and rapidly decrease the surrounding air pressure, the foam will initially ...


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It is not permitted to bring ammunition into the UK without a permit. According to this brochure from the UK Border Force (p. 14–15): There are certain goods you are not allowed to bring into the UK – this is to protect society, animal and public health and the environment. ... The following are also banned but in certain cases may be brought into the UK ...


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It's not just a stop, it's a change (picking a random date a couple of week in the future you'd be in Doha for about 23 hours). This is how airlines operate - they serve multiple routes form one or more bases or hubs (at which maintenance and many other services may be concentrated). In Qatar's case their base is Doha. So they fly from Doha to anywhere ...


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Cash must be declared even within Schengen countries. No fee is due on declared cash. That's your own money! You must call a customs officer at the departure airport and ask to declare money for >10000€ in cash. The reason is fighting money laundering and tax evasion. The declaration form contains your personal identification data, and your EU individual ...


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No, but also yes. A photocopy of a passport is not a valid ID, according to the TSA. But, also, it is sometimes possible to fly without an ID if you have lost yours. In such cases, be prepared to undergo extra security screening and identify verification, and be sure to get to the airport extra-early (the TSA advises arriving 2 hours before your flight).


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This depends a lot on the specific route: let's look at a typical example: Shanghai to Shenzhen. In early February that's about $93 for most trains and you can get one way flights at around $94, so it's basically a wash. At this point it really comes down to travel time (10+ hours on the train, 2.5 hours on the plane), convenience of departure & arrival ...


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The question is indirectly touched upon in EU regulation No 261/2004 (the main regulation on compensation for missed or cancelled flights): (j) "denied boarding" means a refusal to carry passengers on a flight, although they have presented themselves for boarding under the conditions laid down in Article 3(2), except where there are reasonable ...


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You do have a difficult itinerary, so I will start with the general procedure and then add more details for your specific case. On the day of flying, do I go to the Colombo airport Emirates counter Yes. You may be also able to check in online, but yours is a special case, so DO go to the counter and then trade my ticket for a boarding pass? You show your ...


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Surely once they have accepted the documents to be in order, they cannot mid journey change their minds without taking some of the responsibility and at least cost of flights. Yes, they can. When you bought the ticket, you agreed to airline's contract of carriage. See https://www.emirates.com/us/english/images/usa_published_november_2014_tcm272-194795.pdf ...


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If need be, you can strap the two items together, and then cover them cling-flim / saran-wrap. Some airports provide wrapping services. This way it will be counted as one item, but you should check if the dimensions are within your allowance


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FlightAware showed me out of the last week, only one Ryanair flight flew from Stansted to Bucharest. Everything else from all three major London airports, including those Wizz Air flights, was cancelled. There is another Ryanair flight (1007) scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, if you want to try your luck.


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Typically, yes. The airline doesn't really care what nationality you are or which passport you use, all they need to know is that you will be accepted at the destination country, and they'll accept whatever documentation you have for this. The one major caveat to this is countries that insist on passenger info being registered well in advance, notably the US....


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For faster than Mach 3.5, the answer is unfortunately no until Virgin Galactic or one of their would-be competitors makes it happen. Suborbital flights like those planned by Virgin Galactic seem most likely to be the first thing to top that number on a commercially-available, recurring basis. The fastest non-rocket-powered manned vehicle so far was the SR-71 ...


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Technical Aspects The key part of the quote about pilots leaving the sat phone on the dash is the 'dash' part. The dash is under a glass surface, which is almost completely transparent to RF signals and has a nice, wide view of the sky, where the satellites are. This will not translate well to the cabin, where the fuselage is not made of glass and is ...


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The airline won't care and won't know, as long as you pack it all in a bag that meets its luggage requirements (weight/dimensions). That's also why they won't even publish guidelines and let you make your own determination as to what you are allowed to import in and out of the countries you are flying into. Security screeners mostly do not care, outside of ...


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As an add on to existing answers consider your question Can I bring a single shot of live ammo onto the plane from US to UK as a souvenir? as being seen by security authorities as looking something like Can I bring a single shot informal firearm onto an aircraft if I also carry the single live ammunition round with me but separately from the firearm ? ...


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It'll likely depend on the airline, but I accidentally did this a few years back with Qantas - forgot I'd booked a flight, so booked it again. Qantas noted I had two seats on the same flight, and 'helpfully' cancelled BOTH of them. So a bit of a risk. Also even if it lasts until the day, if the person for the second/third seat hasn't checked in for that ...


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At the airline I work at, we do not have a specific piece of internal jargon for this. As you note, we track legs, because they're what aircraft do; and we track segments, because they're what passengers do. Informally, we might talk of 'the booking' or 'the PNR' for the collection of segments, but I would suggest that itinerary is a better description. A ...


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While existing answers are correct in essentials, they do not account for restrictions imposed on domestic travel in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic by India. Here's what you have to do to fly domestically in India these days (Sources - NDTV news, BS article, GoAir FAQs): Before Flying Download and install Arogya Setu app. The app must show your status as ...


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There are currently no means of transportation available to tourists that go beyond the speed of sound. ie, Mach 1. Thus there is fairly clearly no means that go faster than Mach 3.5. Previously greater than Mach 1 travel was available via the Concorde which flew at just over Mach 2, however all Concorde aircraft were retired over 15 years ago.


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I recall someone saying that you can't go to the same Schengen country as a tourist for 3 months over and over even if you don't overstay a trip, because immigration thinks that it's suspicious for some reason. They might find it suspicious, but it's not against the rules, and if they look at you more closely because of their suspicion, they ought not to ...


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No, you don't forfeit your rights. They notified you, so you can now cancel your travel (if the delay makes it no longer useful, full refund) or just, now you are informed, so you can plan the arrival better (e.g. cancelling or notify the hotel, transport, etc.). I really like when the airline notifies me in advance. If you accept, you are still entitled to ...


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From the Costa Rica Tourism Board: Passengers coming from the U.S. must show through their driver’s license or state identification (State ID) that they live in one of the authorized states. This requirement excludes children travelling with their family. This requirement will be necessary until Nov. 1. Note that drivers' licenses are issued by the ...


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