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US Embassy in Nigeria told me to pay them for my flight when applying for visa, however my visa was denied. Will they refund me my flight money back?

US Embassy in Nigeria told me to pay them for my flight when applying for Visa, however my visa was denied. Will they refund me my flight money back? ... but I gave the clerk flight money as well. ...
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Can I carry someone's homeopathy medicine along to Dublin?

I would advise against taking any objects given to you by someone else for someone else. Homeopathic medicine is readily available in Ireland. The letter signed by a physician sounds fishy, since ...
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Can I carry someone's homeopathy medicine along to Dublin?

Be careful! Where did you obtain the sugar pills? Did you get them yourselves from the pharmacy, or were they given to you by someone? If you got them from a pharmacy, did it look like a normal ...
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What is a safe way to transport an e-bike battery on planes?

It's not feasible to survey every single airline, but based on my intuition and confirmed by the sample I've checked, this battery is drastically too large (and therefore too dangerous) to bring on a ...
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Have there been any significant changes to flying as a passenger compared to 10 years ago?

A few things may have changed, but it's difficult to say if they apply in your case, as the introduction of such measures depends a lot on the airlines, airports and even specific flights, so it could ...
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Schengen to Schengen with connecting flight via UK (non-Schengen)

Do not do this. If you travel Schengen to Schengen via Non-Schengen what will happen is the following: You will get a Schengen exit stamp in Iceland, as you are exiting the Schengen Area. You will ...
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Rules about listening to music, games or movies without headphones in airplanes

Most (if not all) airlines will have either rules or policies that headphones are to be used whenever using such devices on board. Exactly where these rules/policies are stated will depend on the ...
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Two leg journey (BOS - LHR - DXB) is cheaper than the first leg only (BOS - LHR)?

This is a well known pricing strategy by the airlines. Price is mostly based on "What we think we can get" and not on what it actually costs to operate the flight. Non-stops are more ...
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Why don't airlines like when one intentionally misses a flight to save money?

First, because you are getting something you did not pay for. The market value of a ride from Los Angeles to Chicago is $400. The market value of a ride from Los Angeles to Bumblebutt is only $300. (...
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Omitted from flight manifest

it's a cockup for sure, and the airline should know about it so things can get rectified. But they did the right thing: they found luggage without an attached passenger and removed it. Sadly in this ...
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Is it acceptable for airplane passengers to help themselves to drinks in the galley?

Some airlines, not all and not always, provide snacks and/or drinks for anyone to take in the galley. Usually they're obviously arranged to be taken. If you do find a collection of things out in the ...
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Buying an airplane ticket for someone without a last name/surname

The 2023-2024 Airline Industry Reservations Interline Message Procedures (archive link) issued by the IATA specify that you should write your passenger's name as the last name and use "FNU" (...
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How can I split a receipt from United airlines into per-leg receipts?

Short answer is, you can't. Most legacy airlines including United have incredibly complicated pricing rules and the cost of flying A-B-C (or, in your case, A-B-A) is very different from buying ...
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Is it acceptable for airplane passengers to help themselves to drinks in the galley?

This is very variable. Traditionally, it definitely wasn't, but in the last decade or two some airlines have introduced self-service periods in the galleys on long-haul flights (when the crew is not ...
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Airline forcibly changed return flight destination city over a month in advance. Are we eligible for compensation?

Well, the staff at the destination airport will definitely not help you out with transportation or lodging (but may give you a discount coupon for some hotel they have a marketing arrangement with). ...
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Which airport has the longest minimum connection time?

When you book an itinerary with a connection (as a single ticket, not a self-transfer, of course), the booking system will check that it matches the published minimum connection time (MCT) for that ...
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What can we do when flights are cancelled and we're offered replacements from another airport?

Traveller's answer tells you what you can do, which is the answer to the question. But the bigger context is that companies like this are scammers. They don't actually book the flights they offer you, ...
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Which airline is liable for compensation in case of missed connection?

EU 261 is well intended but not particularly well written. It doesn't specifically cover your case. This being said, I think any court would easily determine that BA is liable. As a general general ...
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Extreme anxiety before boarding a plane

I have travelled on numerous occasions with someone with a full-blown anxiety disorder and I second the comment that suggests you see your GP. While your case is obviously limited to flying, it’s ...
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My flight was rerouted to depart from a different airport. Is this covered in any way by EU regulations regarding passenger rights?

You are covered by EC261. However, this case seems to be "...caused by extraordinary circumstances that could not have been avoided by any reasonable measure". This means you are entitled to ...
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Plane safety due to lithium battery fires in the cargo hold

I'm a frequent flyer (2M+ miles flown) and I have never encountered a situation that was worrisome or made me uncomfortable. Here are some US statistics that may help you: The number of lithium ...
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Why was there no US Passport Control Arriving by Air from Canada?

You experienced USA Preclearance, where US Immigration and US Customs agents are deployed in some foreign countries; currently, fifteen non-US airports have US Preclearance facilities. You can read ...
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Can I carry someone's homeopathy medicine along to Dublin?

Obviously you can carry Homeopathic "medicine" because there's literally nothing in it that does anything, and it isn't medicine. However just because it's described to you as homeopathic ...
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Airline rebooked flight to one that is cheaper for them - can I insist on the shortest alternative?

Royal Jordanian is in the Oneworld alliance, while Turkish is in the competing Star Alliance, so it will be quite difficult to convince RJ to endorse (pay for your ticket) on Turkish. This also ...
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Why don't airlines like when one intentionally misses a flight to save money?

Is it only because the ticket price difference, Yes. or do airline incur additional fee/charge/expenses/etc. when someone miss their flights, or some other reason? No. Airlines want to charge extra ...
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Two passports, one name transliterated slightly differently

This is normal, there is no discrepancy as such. Russian doesn't have a letter representing the sound of the 'th' in Smith, so it's transliterated to 'ф', which is probably the closest thing the ...
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Extreme anxiety before boarding a plane

I knew a guy that had similar anxiety issues with flying. It ultimately required a medical professional to completely resolve, but there was one thing he did on his own that made it significantly ...
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What is a safe way to transport an e-bike battery on planes?

MJeffryes is correct with his answer, that for all practical purposes, you will not be able to fly with your e-bike battery. Even if you didn't ask: A solution to that problem if you want to bring ...
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Is it acceptable for airplane passengers to help themselves to drinks in the galley?

One possibility is that the passenger was an off-duty crew-member deadheading. The regular crew would know who they are and they would know how to handle things properly in the galley.
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What can we do when flights are cancelled and we're offered replacements from another airport?

It is allowed but you don’t have to accept it. From Citizens Advice If the company has made a ‘significant change’ to your package holiday, you don’t have to accept it. You have the right to either: ...
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