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It's impossible to answer this conclusively. Prices depend on specific flights, booking time, whether you need check-in luggage etc. For the best price, you'll need to search every time you fly. City pairs that are geographically close and have low-cost flights are generally, but not always cheaper. For example, Chiang Rai to Kunming; Hat Yai to Kuala ...


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It's unlikely that you'll find better options within reasonable driving distance than DMK in general, to fly to nearby countries. As of January 2020, Thailand has 11 international airports: 2 in Bangkok 2 in the north 5 in the south and 1 in the north east. The one I've left out serves Pattaya. The only neighboring country with a direct connection to ...


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Samaná El Catey International Airport (AZS) only has 858 aircraft movements a year, but still has seasonal transatlantic flights to Frankfurt operated by Condor. San Salvador Airport in the Bahamas (ZSA) has 896 movements a year. It has seasonal flights to Paris-Orly operated by Air Caraïbes. It is on San Salvador Island which has a population of 930. ...


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I googled unusual transatlantic flights and got this USA Today article from 2018 so no telling if the all the flights are still...flying. Most entries had a big airport at one end or the other but this one stood out to me: Providence, Rhode Island (PVD) to Ponta Delgada, Azores (PDL) on Azores Air. It's summer-seasonal.


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You can do this with ITA Matrix search. Enter your search parameters, and then click "Advanced Controls" under "Extension codes" (or Outbound and Return Extension codes if you are searching for a return flight), enter -CITIES HKG. There are lots of other interesting parameters you can use in the routing and extension codes sections which you can find by ...


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Since it seems that the United Airlines website fails to mention the cut-off time for boarding pass printing, I asked two United Airlines employees. Employee 1 (from United Airlines online chat): after erroneously telling me that the cut-off time for boarding pass printing is 40 minutes, they told me that the cut-off time for boarding pass printing is the ...


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The cut-off is the same as the check-in cut-off time, although in general for International flights that time is also the same as the baggage drop-off time. For Lima specifically, the website you've linked to states : Lima (LIM): 75 minutes As far as United is concerned, you are not fully checked-in until a boarding pass has been issued. Unrelated to the ...


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Singapore has two civilian Airports - Changi and Seletar airport. Both serves international destinations only.


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The country can still be small enough that domestic flights between the airports don't make sense. An example would be Cyprus, which has two international airports: Larnaca and Paphos with no flights between them.


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You will have plenty of examples. Any country big (or populous) enough for more than one airport, but small enough so that domestic flights make no sense will be fine. Just one example: Belgium. There are five airports with regular passenger flights: Brussels, Charleroi, Ostend, Antwerp and Liège. Non of them offer domestic flights. Simply because it makes ...


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No, it is not accessible publicly The full passenger lists are limited to certain staff members. Been working for airlines for so long and never got that level of access, most likely never will. Even in cases where some passenger information must be shared, for example, passengers who ask for special meals, a small list of these passengers (seat number, ...


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As Doc wrote, you should call your airline. If your last leg is cancelled, they will most probably not let you fly the first leg and cancel it as well: if they let you fly to Hong Kong, they would have to provide assistance for you (pay for hotels and meals) while you're stuck there, and they most probably don't want to do that. Airlines usually have ...


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Istanbul Airport's website claims flights to over 120 countries. The main airline at that airport, Turkish Airlines, states that it flies to over 120 countries, and Wikipedia states that number as 122. The vast majority of these flights depart from Istanbul airport, although a small number may be "tag" flights and thus not direct as stated in the question. ...


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The Wikipedia page for Paris Charles de Gaulle airport states that: As of 2017, the airport offers direct flights to the most countries and hosts the most airlines in the world. It uses this page as a reference, which has several rankings, including airports serving the most countries: Two airports, both in Europe, are the only ones worldwide to offer ...


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You should call your airline ASAP. It is most likely the airline will automatically rebook you on a new itinerary, which could potentially involve them moving both your Europe -> Hong Kong and Hong Kong -> Manila flights to a later date. If you were to turn up to try and catch your original Europe -> HK flight you may well find that you no longer have a ...


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Beyond the passport and Russian visa that most people need to enter Russia generally, there are two additional separate permits required to visit the Chukotka region, which is normally closed to nonresidents: The rasporyazheniye (распоряжение), which permits entry into the region (only foreigners require this permit, Russians do not), and The propusk (...


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I've always had some issues with my right ear and also with a congested nose. Recently, flying to a vacation with a stopover, I had really bad pain on both flights, including major sensations of movement within my ear (not a "pop", there was no relief). This started within about 20-30 minutes of takeoff, lasted about 15 minutes then slowly subsided. The ...


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Congratulations. You have invented "hidden city ticketing" :) Airlines hate it. For marketing reasons, going A-B-C is often priced lower than A-B. Sometimes the low fare is due to a subsidy by City C. Here are the usual gotchas, but you happen to be in a sweet-spot where it's going to work. If you miss any segment, airlines will cancel the rest of ...


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This depends on a lot of things but first and formost it should depend on how much trust you are willing to place in the ‘friend of a friend’ (hereafter FOAF) and in the friend whose friend it is. If the FOAF is someone I met a couple of times but whom I wouldn’t yet call a friend, if the actual friend of mine is someone I share and do a lot with and if the ...


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As they say, if you have to ask, the answer is "No". It's fine to accept parcels from friends (I've done that myself), but only for a definition of "friend" which implies deep unconditional trust. Imagine you're stuck near that person's house with a body you need to get rid of. You have an explanation for what's happened, but a random stranger will likely ...


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Just a different view here. During floods in Kerala, India, I was in Singapore. There was a high problem of clean water, especially in rural Kerala. So, we friends met and found a high volume manual water filter that is found by a startup in Singapore. Problem is sending via mail or courier. It will take too much time to clear customs and by the time it ...


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With importing personal amounts of food, as you are doing, the main customs concern is not whether you need to pay duty on it, which is quite unlikely, but whether it's allowed into the country (or the EEA) at all. Depending on the specific food and its origin, any specific item might be banned for import or restricted. This usually isn't a problem for pre-...


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Where you go through customs can vary from trip to trip. In a few cases, a country has set up pre-clearance in the country you depart from, as when flying from Dublin to Boston on Aer Lingus; for this trip one goes through US customs and immigration in Dublin. This is unusual and I don't think it happens with Denmark. If you fly into a region with unified ...


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I made a video showing all of SFO so you can see what you're up against: https://youtu.be/xCHw8lN4L2k I talk about how to change terminals even when you don't have a ticket there for the same day.


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Just say No. It's not your book, so you shouldn't be taking it unless you're being paid as (and have insurance as) a courier - which would be much more expensive than mailing the book. Also, is that book available in India? If so, it would probably be cheaper to buy a new copy. You don't know these people. You should not be risking so many unknowns for ...


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Some paper is actually explosive. A few such pages embedded in a book could be a big problem on a plane. TSA rules say don't take it, period.


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I am with commenter Aganju here. In some countries this kind of things is completely normal, even among complete strangers. And in plain view of custom officers. I think it depends a lot on the level of mutual trust within a society vs. the availabality of other modes of sending (small) packages quickly. It is also a situation I have been involved in quite ...


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If you have been asked to bring something that belongs to "a friend of my friend", please make an excuse. I currently do not have the possibility to get more information about the owner or the book Never bring anything through customs that is not yours, or has not been packed by you, or has the opportunity to be "altered". If the friend-of-a-friend's ...


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Most airlines will not accept it, because of the high chances of it getting damaged - at your destiantion, you would probably find an empty ripped bag (if anything), and your stuff will be gone. As you can file a claim for the lost content with the airline, and they would have to pay for it, they deny instable packaging right from the beginning.


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Because people use online check-in before they get to the airport, whereas with offline check-in you are by definition at the airport. They want to know if you are actually there at the airport. They don't want you to be doing online check-in 40 minutes before your flight because you probably won't get to the airport in time. Even if you manage it they won'...


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Can I leave on my returning layover flight? Yes and no. This technique is called "hidden city ticketing" and I recommend reading up on this either on stack exchange or googling it. In a nut-shell: the airlines artificially inflate prices on non-stop routes where they have a monopoly and try to protect this pricing by enforcing bizarre rules. Passengers ...


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As long as you do not have checked luggage yes you can, I would still inform the airline though out of courtesy that you wont be using the last leg of the trip to save other travelers the hustle. If you have checked luggage it gets a bit involved and you can probably still do it but you need the airline to help you so just ask them


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Adioso gives you that option. The [Watch Prices] button shows the following dialog which lets you select a flexible date rage and a price, it then alerts you when flights below the price you set are available by email.


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It will depend on exactly what you mean by a 'plastic bag', the airline involved, and potentially the specific check-in agent, but the general answer is NO, they will NOT accept it. Airlines will generally not accept "luggage" that they do not consider to be suitable to survive the trip without damage - and a plastic bag would normally fit within that ...


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Excerpts from CSV for the flight from Flightradar24: Timestamp,UTC,Callsign,Position,Altitude,Speed,Direction 1566834918,2019-08-26T15:55:18Z,GIA714,"-8.748848,115.15612",0,43,87 1566834930,2019-08-26T15:55:30Z,GIA714,"-8.748655,115.161316",0,105,87 1566834936,2019-08-26T15:55:36Z,GIA714,"-8.748528,115.164474",0,125,87 1566834944,2019-08-26T15:55:44Z,GIA714,...


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Yes. Puerto Rico is part of the US, including for immigration purposes, and the same rules apply there as in airports in US states. The US does not have sterile transit for international-to-international connections; all passengers must go through US immigration, customs, and TSA security screening. See our closely related questions Do I need an ESTA for ...


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I did the transfer from domestic to International terminal recently. There is no free shuttle. I came out from the domestic terminal and went to a taxi booking counter which was shown to me by the security person standing outside the gate. I paid Rs.280 for a non-AC car with 2 pieces of hand luggage and given a printed receipt containing the car number. No ...


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I was in the same situation: coming in from Abu Dhabi in Terminal 1 and departing to the US from Terminal 2. Both Etihad and the Irish Consulate in San Francisco said that I will need a visitor visa. So I applied and got one (that took about two weeks at Irish Consulate in San Francisco). However, when I actually reached Ireland, the immigration officer in ...


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As one who does this all the time: Calculate how much you'd spend on the airport and in flight Do you need fast track and a more private lounge? Would you like some more frequent flyer bonus points? A change to bring more luggage? Want a better seat if available? I just picked business over economy for 20€ which makes it totally worth it for a 7 hours ...


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With TAP, and with other airlines, I have never seen a possibility to only bid "a small amount" for an upgrade: The lowest possible bid was always a rather high price, no matter at what time I tried to access it.


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You can amend your nationality during Web Check-in.


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I have done some more research and found a rather obscure one. Pegas Fly operates a seasonal charter EO 2479 from Chita to Phuket, every two weeks, from January to May. Full schedule can be found on the Pegas Touristik website. In January, there is a staggering difference of 28.1-(-25.2) = 53.3°C. It also appears that Nordwind Airlines, of which Pegas ...


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I will nominate my personal experience although this may count as an outlier case. In February / March 2018, there was a storm called Beast from the East that hit quite a few parts of Europe. I had to fly from Munich to Chennai during the end of Feb, via Frankfurt (LH 758) with a 2 hour halt. Temperature in Munich = -18 Temperature in Frankfurt = -10 ...


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A comment noted that all answers to date have both cities in the northern hemisphere (winter in January), so here's one with one end in the southern hemisphere (winter in July). (courtesy mapsofworld.com) In general, the southern hemisphere has a lot less land mass than the north, and (AFAIK) not a single major city where daily mean winter temperatures go ...


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Bangkok to Ulaanbaatar in January: 27.0 °C – (–21.6 °C) = 48.6 °C. Nonstop flights are operated by MIAT Mongolian Airlines, twice weekly (Wednesday and Saturday) from November to March. Timetable.


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Bidding for upgrades is fairly common these days and many airlines do it, primarily in Europe. Typically there is a minimum bid that's fairly substantial. Whether this is worth trying or not depends on your own preference. I won a $400 bid on a Tap Portugal flight from Boston to Lisbon. It's an overnight flight - Tap Portugal flies a really nice lie-flat ...


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It's a trap for you to spend more money. I've seen it on Air Canada. If you have spare money (enough for the minimum bid), you could do it and could be lucky that no one else out bidded you and you just "won" an upgrade. The thing is that you have to check if the upgrade price is more than the total price+bidding that you pay; if it is, then it's a win ...


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I nominate S7 6330 Phuket–Irkutsk in January. 28,1 – (–17,8) = 45,9 °C.


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I nominate Harbin-Singapore, operated by Scoot (TR 155). The mean temperature in Harbin is -17.6°C in January, while in Singapore it's 26.5°C, for a total difference of 44.1°C. The flight time is 7.5 hours. Yakutsk is significantly colder with a daily mean of -38.6° in January, but there aren't direct flights to any warm cities from Yakutsk airport during ...


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