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The inflatable part, even if it works above 8,000 feet, may not be designed for the rapid drop in surrounding pressure in the cargo hold of an aircraft. It could be damaged by over-inflation. To be on the safe side, I suggest modifying your puzzle pack. Get a cardboard tube at least as wide as the felt. Roll it up around the tube from the free end of the ...


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Michael Hampton is correct that fog is unlikely to be a problem. High winds are more likely to be an issue, as they cause one of the runways to close, but there is no way to guess that months in advance. I suggest you prepare a list of alternate connecting cities, e.g., LAX or DFW. If SFO weather is bad, you may know that already when you arrive at CLT. ...


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Fog in San Francisco is largely a morning phenomenon when it happens, and has largely cleared out by afternoon. If your flight arrives after, say, 1pm then you'll probably be OK. All the SFO-SYD flights I see currently leave in the evening. SFO On Time Performance by Brett Snyder/Flickr While a bit dated, this graph is pretty representative of what you can ...


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According to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, India, the Disability certificate issued by Government is a valid identification document for domestic flights. Reference: http://www.bcasindia.nic.in/law/AC%2015-2017-listofidproof.pdf


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You need a visa. Pakistani citizens need a visa (so I guess, didn't actually check) and having Italian work permit gives you nothing since even Italian citizens need a visa to enter Russia.


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Nowadays many of the short-haul flights (and some of the long-haul flights) have a lowest fare that does not include any checked luggage. This is usually shown quite prominently during booking (especially on the airline’s own website), with incentives to book more expensive fares which include checked-in luggage and/or other advantages, usually centred ...


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I'm assuming both flights are on the same ticket. (If they were not, you're out of luck, and in fact you were lucky to be rebooked on a later flight at all). You're barking up a slightly wrong tree by going to the Swiss national enforcement body. Since both the airline and your point of departure are Polish, it would more relevant for the Polish enforcement ...


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It seems mostly safe. Usually 3 hours are enough. Some months ago we had a problem with Pakistan, so most airlines should not flight over it. OTOH I assume the plane will flight mush more north. In any case, from FlightRadar24 flight CA950, it is often on time. Few times just less then 1 hour delay (and twice with 1h30 delay). So it should be feasible. But ...


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There is a hack that gets you most of the way: since there is a linear relationship between travel time and distance (roughly 500mi per hour), if you simply sort by duration, you'll get a close approximation of sorting by distance flown. The obvious complication here is layovers, which are typically included in total duration for multi-leg flights. However,...


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ITA Matrix can help with this (note that it is strictly a flight search tool and not a booking engine; it cannot book any flights). Choose "advanced controls" and add the MINMILES code to the "extension code" field. For example "MINMILES 5000" will filter the results to only show routings of 5000+ miles. (The number of miles may not match the frequent flyer ...


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Computing this is for freaks ;) Already flight searches are a very expensive problem computation wise and if you want to make a trip as long as possible I am afraid you will need to rely on your creativity because the search space becomes too big. For example, I tried to put SIN as a layover between EWR and LHR in ITA Matrix and it let me do so and ...


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There are several ways to go about this. You can inform the airline in advance that you intend to terminate at point D. By doing this, however, they may demand that you modify your ticket to terminate at D. This in turn may well result in a higher fare and/or a change fee, strange as it sounds; such is commercial aviation. You can simply no-show at point D. ...


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Airlines generally don't like this, because it's often used for Hidden City Ticketing, in which you buy a ticket A-B-C intending to only go to B, because it's cheaper than the fare for A-B. The answers to this question cover the potential issues, but in short: It's probably fine as a one-off. Be aware that the airline is obliged to get you to A, not D, so ...


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Yes. 1.5 hour is plenty unless there is unusual back up at immigration or your incoming flight is significantly delayed That's on the tight side. Mainly the problem is getting from gate to gate. Frankfurt is airport is huge so it depends a bit how far the gates are apart. If both flights arrive/depart from Pier A (typically for Schengen flights), than it's ...


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My wife's situation is somewhat analogous: she's an Irish citizen with a Belgian ID card. However, her ID card looks similar but is not the same as my (Belgian nationality) ID card. Hers is only usable within Belgium, for everyday identification purposes (e.g. stopped by police, or going to town hall). We were explicitly told that it did not apply to travel,...


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Will the security clearance and immigration take place at the Phoenix Airport? Or will it take place at the Santa Barbara Airport? At the first USA airport you will do immigration, collect your luggage, take it through customs and drop it off again then go through security. Will 2-hour layover at Phoenix airport be enough? If not what is the recommended ...


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Travelers passing into or through the United States go through US Immigration and Customs at the first US airport; for your itinerary, this will occur in Phoenix. (Some US-bound travelers will go through USA Immigration and Customs in the departure airport, provided the US CBP maintains Preclearance facilities in those departing airports. Londons' airports ...


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No, but: while you will not go through "actual" immigration and customs, you will need to go through a passport examination that's an awful lot like immigration (complete with long snaking queues at times) and a strict security check afterwards. Fortunately you have plenty of time to connect, so you should be fine, just follow the signs for Transfers.


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Delta indeed may notice this and cancel one or more of your bookings. From their policies (in a page intended for travel agents): All duplicate bookings generated by a single GDS subscriber are prohibited, including: Multiple itineraries for any number of passengers with the same passenger name, whether identical itineraries or not Reserving ...


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You didn't specify airlines but that's OK, I know what airlines are flying these routes... SLC is Delta 4th largest hub, while AMS is KLM's main hub and they also happen to be in alliance (working together closer than normal, even for alliance) so let's check the GDS for MCT at AMS for them: KL-DL II .50 you are cutting this awfully close. Doable, yes, ...


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According to FlightRadar, the flight did happen although it set off over 2 hours late, at 17:30 instead of the planned 15:15 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/by672#20a52c50


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Do airlines sell their tickets to middle man & they sell further to the general public? Yes, the typical middle men are called travel-agents. There are also package-holiday (BrE) businesses and other types of business. Many airlines also sell direct to travellers.


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From experience I can tell you that that is the case. You're allowed a total weight Y composed of nr. of suitcases x X (based on ticket class). If you're allowed 3 suitcases you're allowed 3 x 23kg for a total of 69kg. Depending on you're destination the maximum the ground crew is allowed to lift is somewhere between 23kg and 32kg, usually 23kg now a days, ...


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These are typically two different things (at least for United). Bags checked by volunteers will be checked through the final destination, get a regular baggage label, and are picked up on the carousel of your final destination. That typically happens when the overhead bins are full. Some smaller planes can't accommodate regularly sized carry on at all. In ...


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Checked-in carry-on luggage will be stored in tha aircraft's hold, just like any other checked-in luggage. Where one retrieves it from will depend on the airport and airline.


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Very few items are to be removed from your carry on and put into the trays. At the moment it's laptops and tablets. At some screening points it's the little bag of liquids. Everything else, they don't care where you put it but they care about time. If you have, despite all the signs, video screens, and behaviours of the people in front of you in line, ...


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These are two different sentences and unrelated to each other. First: REISSUES/EXCHANGES NOT ALLOWED TO EOU/ERU FARE TYPES. These two fare types are basic economy. This means your ticket cannot be exchanged to a basic economy fare. If your ticket already is a basic economy ticket, then perhaps your travel agent's strange interpretation would make some ...


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Promise 1: By Airline To Country X. As a condition of flying into country X, the airline promises country X to remove you if you are refused. That is a promise to country X, not to you; in this transaction you are nothing but cargo.* This applies for any reason you are refused. Promise 2: By You to the Airline. You promise that if you are refused, you ...


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There is the obligation to bring back the passenger. As far I know, there is no obligation to make such flight free. And this obligation is toward the arrival country. Note: Visa is not a permission to entry to a country. It is just a stamp that tell immigration officer that you had a pre-check. And possibly a link to your documents. This is just done to ...


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The airline has no obligation towards a passenger who doesn't have the right visa. Any airline that flies internationally will have a clause in their conditions of carriage that says it is the passenger's own responsibility to have the right travel documentation. They reserve the right to deny you boarding if you're lacking a visa you need, but that is in ...


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I saw in a documentary that the reason is commercial. Many European airports want you to be on the center, near shopping area, so you can spend more. They get much money from passengers. In US airports are public, so they exploit less passengers. For such reason, they try to keep security queue as short as possible, and try to get as quick as possible ...


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If I remember right that might've been Vayama, they changed the program to directly offering Secret Fare. The closest they now seem to have to this is a dubious seeming "Exclusive Phone Offer:" Priceline offers Express Deals. Hopper briefly offered a "Secret Fare" program as well but shut it down.


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having worked as a customer service agent for a big airline group, i know that there are only random checks regarding the billing info, like one out of a hundred or so. wrong billing info does not affect the actual issuing of an e-ticket(all tickets now are e-tickets). the billing info is checked if there's a fraud filed from the owner of the card only.


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You need a TSA-approved ID and a boarding pass (printed or on a mobile device). That is all. State driver's licenses and IDs are approved, but see the link for REAL ID rules that will apply after October 1, 2020.


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https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs When will I need to change how I travel domestically? Starting January 22, 2018, passengers who have driver's licenses issued by a state that is not yet compliant with REAL ID and that has not received an extension will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel. ...


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I would not recommend it, and would be surprised if an airline allows it. An aircraft cabin is kept at reduced pressure, and there is a danger of the balloon bursting. While that might in itself not be very dangerous (and helium is an inert gas) the explosion might cause fear and alarm in the passengers. Some of the helium balloons you can buy are not even ...


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Ryanair is working almost strictly point-to-point. With a very few exceptions, they simply don't do connecting tickets, which saves them all the hassle and costs with accomodating people who missed their connection and so on. I can't comment on the profitability of this approach, but the fact that most low-cost carriers work this way is an indication that it ...


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The main page relevant for EU (from France) and rabbits in English can be found here: https://www.sozialministerium.at/siteEN/Health/Information_for_Travellers/Movement_of_other_pets_between_Member_states_of_the_EU_the_EEA_and_Switzerland It contains a link for an English pdf, where rabbits (not intended for food production) is explicitly listed. Short ...


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Technically, you are correct that carrying objects out and back in is customs-free, without value limits. Practically, probably nobody will ask ever, if you just walk through the green exit. If you ever get stopped, you should be able to simply declare that all these items were bought before the trip, and simple carried in and out; and for smaller value ...


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Not a proper answer since this is just anecdotical evidence, but I've just crossed security at Gatwick airport without any hiccups. They didn't even flag mi bag for manual inspection.


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This bit from the Italian police means that when they return to Italy from outside the Schengen area using only the post office receipt, the flight must go directly to Italy from a non-Schengen country. For example, LHR-BGY (London-Milan) is permitted, but LHR-CDG-BGY (London-Paris-Milan) is not. It is not relevant to flights within the Schengen area such ...


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Assuming you are flying on scheduled airline service, the employees who last handled the bag should pick it up with its contents, put it in some larger container and take it somewhere where someone will attempt to make it so it will last the remainder of the segments to the stated destination on the bag tag. That can be done with anything, including duct ...


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Cannes Lions doesn't seem like a tourist destination to me. It looks more like a conference. That makes it business, not tourism. With regard to applying for your Schengen visa, all you really need from them is your tickets, or at least some confirmation that you have tickets. If they are covering other costs of your travel, then you also should supply some ...


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Yes this is allowed. Before 2017, Bangladesh passport holders were required to exit from the same point by which they entered India or apply to have it changed. This restriction was relaxed in 2017, so that major points of entry/exit were excluded from this requirement. As per new rules, Bangladesh citizens having Indian visa can enter and exit from any of ...


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Currently it looks like Emirates flights are overflying Iraq, avoiding both Iran and Syria. For example, this flight track from EK164 taken a few minutes ago. AFAIK there are no particular safety concerns flying within the UAE, so I presume you meant flights to/from UAE.


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Exactly as safe as it ever was. If there were an unacceptably higher risk, the airline would take measures to mitigate the risk, or stop flying in the risky area(s). They absolutely do not want another MH17.


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The other question already covers the 5 hour delay so I will not repeat that part here, but I assume you're also interested in smaller delays (in case of 2h meeting, a 2-3h delay is enough to ruin your agenda and make the travel pointless). While such situation are partially covered by the EU regulation, you also have to consider tort law. The latter may ...


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The flights are on the same ticket, so the airlines should make sure you can take all flight (else they are actively blocking you to fulfill the travel contract). The EU right allow you to cancel the flight and get full refund, in case of delays (instead of compensation). This has few rules, but it should be better than flying and returning without exiting ...


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Short Answer - This would depend on the carrier airlines. Bureau of Civil Aviation security mandates no separate ID is required for infants/minors travelling with their parents. The airlines may require an age proof to ensure infant qualifies for infant fare. If you don't provide a proof, you may need to pay full fare to travel. A birth certificate is ...


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Personal experience : I think birth certificate would be sufficient.


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