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EuroWings flight cancelled - how to get rerouting?

Under EU 261/2004 regulations, you are entitled to comparable transport, including via other air carriers (under UK law, its less clear cut, as this requirement stems from the EUs "Interpretative ...
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When is the deadline to use the "Keep My Fare" feature on the All Nippon Airways (ANA) website?

Depending on the purchase or reservation deadline for a fare, there are cases in which the ticket must be issued within 72 hours. In this case, the application field will not be shown on the payment ...
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High cabin pressure flights?

There are multiple aircraft that can operate at a higher cabin pressure. The cabin pressure is typically measured in "equivalent altitude" and ironically lower altitudes correspond to higher ...
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What's the closest 24/7 luggage locker in or around Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)?

As far as I can tell you are correct: as of June 2022 there is no 24/7 storage at Changi Airport. Radical Storage, which leverages hotels to store bags, offers a few 24/7 locations in Singapore but ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Essen (Germany)?

You would need to change trains in Munich, but the journey seems very doable to me. For time efficiency, there is a night train option which requires only about half a day of travelling during the ...
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Saving money on airline tickets when buying weird route because of Epilepsy

Try booking two separate tickets. The first ticket is Chicago > LHR > Chicago. The second ticket is LHR > Poland > LHR. But the temporal flight order is this: Chicago > LHR (the ...
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How to do transaction to buy air ticket from Wizz Air/Blue Air?

It's probably just that they had an hick-up in their system, and were not able to process your request. That can happen, I had it just last week with Air France, buy one ticket, fine, buy second ...
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Can I skip the first leg of a journey, on a two way flight, on a low cost carrier?

Apologies for the anecdotal answer but Ryanair have cancelled my return flight for missing the outbound one. The agent told me I needed to inform them that I intended on keeping my return leg as soon ...
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Do I have to recheck my luggage and obtain a transfer visa for my connecting flight in Germany?

Single Ticket: If your flights are on a single booking, your bags get will get checked through to the final destination. You just need to walk off the arriving plane and walk over to your departure ...
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Taiwan quarantine?

Per the Taiwan CDC: arriving travelers shall also provide proof of the place of quarantine where travelers stay to undergo quarantine (in principle, the place of quarantine shall be a quarantine ...
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Can I skip the first leg of a journey, on a two way flight, on a low cost carrier?

There is no hard answer. It varies by airline. Some airlines book multiple-segment trips. For instance they will cheerfully book a round trip A-B-C...C-B-A. They set prices based on the A-C demand ...
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Finding a flight with flexible date AND flexible airports

Kayak will do this for you (at least for me, sitting in the US—its capabilities may be different elsewhere.) For example, here are the results for a 6-night round trip from the NYC area to the LA ...
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Can I skip the first leg of a journey, on a two way flight, on a low cost carrier?

This answer is based on personal experience. Whilst it will provide infomation, it should not be considered definitative. I needed to cancel/miss the outbound leg of an EasyJet flight in summer 2018, ...
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Finding a flight with flexible date AND flexible airports

https://matrix.itasoftware.com/ can search multiple airports (both arrival and departure). You can either search +- 2 days or an entire month. You can also specify (or exclude) specific airlines, ...
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Travelling to a conference in Frankfurt and unvaccinated

From the Irish DFA Travel to Germany There are no COVID-19 restrictions in place for travel to Germany from Ireland. There is no requirement to present certificates of vaccination/testing for COVID-...
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First time flying with carry on only. Can I carry double edged razor blades with me?

Attempt at a more generic answer: You can always check online at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all In this example just put in "razor" in the search box and it ...
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First time flying with carry on only. Can I carry double edged razor blades with me?

TSA explicitly prohibits it. If you want, you have to use a disposable razor in which blades cannot be removed easily.
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What can I do if a flight delay makes me miss the transfer from the airport?

I'm afraid not, at least not from the airline. The reasoning is the same as for a self-connections: you are supposed to have enough buffer, as there can be delays. If the delay had been 3 hours or ...
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What can I do if a flight delay makes me miss the transfer from the airport?

No, EU261 rights covers the airline getting you to the destination airport on the ticket, not your final destination (hotel room, connecting flight on a separate ticket, cruise etc) intended after the ...
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Do all international airports have special security screening for US-bound flights?

My understanding is that you're asking about the additional security checks within the airside, when you get to the boarding gate. I believe this is up to the airline and depends on location. The only ...
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Do all international airports have special security screening for US-bound flights?

Certain world airports have "Pre-clearance". This means there is a section of the airport that is cordoned off and inside the USA as far as immigration and customs are concerned. To get to ...
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Do all international airports have special security screening for US-bound flights?

The airlines are held responsible for the passengers they bring into the US, and they are reluctant to believe that the local airport security checks are up to the TSA required checks in every detail; ...
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Do all international airports have special security screening for US-bound flights?

I remember being at Warsaw Chopin in 2010 and witnessing a queue of Poles flying to Chicago. Since we were in the regular transfer area (EU-non EU) I suspect they did not have to pass any additional ...
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What happens if I eat my own food in flight on an airline that prohibits outside food?

Although rules are rules, this is a practical advice while flying with Scoot. I had done the same thing on Scoot. Just buy something small from 711 or somewhere, not a full fledged meal. Airport ...
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spaces removed from last name after buying a ticket from third party

That's a programming problem you encountered. It is most likely that (Space) is not a valid character in the surname column of the software used. So it gets nixed in transfer into that system. Just ...
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If one must retrieve one's checked bag during a layover, is that indicated on the checked bag's tags/stickers?

It really depends on the airport and type of connection. The rule of thumb is: International - Domestic connection, you have to recheck. Domestic - International, in most cases, no. Just ask at the ...
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Find the top k cheapest airports to meet for two people departing from different airports

As mkennedy commented, the flight search engine https://www.tripmatch.org/ has this feature: Can also specify flight duration and departure/arrival time windows: Example of results: Doesn't seem to ...
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Regarding taking the luggage in connection flights

This page should help. While it does not list Air New Zealand as a Codeshare Partner in the Asia-Pacific section, it does mention down the bottom right that Interline Partners also enjoy: seamless ...
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When purchasing a flight ticket, is there any point in indicating the passenger's passport number if optional?

When you are flying internationally, your passport data is needed. If you type it in upfront, you save time when checking in. Also, many airlines offer to upload a photo afterwards, and get it ...
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Why are international flights so much more expensive this year (2022)?

This is probably not very relevant for Georgia, but: In addition to the other problems already mentioned, many flights between Europe and East or Central Asia have actually become much longer after ...
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Why are international flights so much more expensive this year (2022)?

In addition to the other answers, one of the outcomes of the 737MAX problem was an examination of many things at Boeing. They have not delivered a new 787 for two years as a result, but are hoping to ...
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Why are international flights so much more expensive this year (2022)?

Nobody has mentioned inflation yet. This topic seems to be a collective blind spot for the average person. Of all the US dollars printed in the last 200 years, 60% of them were printed in the last 2. ...
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Do I need a COVID test to enter the US if my flight departs this Sunday June 12th?

If I have my time zones right, that's 6:01 am in France, so it seems to me that we can dispense with the tests, seeing that we fly at 12 noon (i.e. 12pm). Is that correct? Most likely, yes. Official ...
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Why are international flights so much more expensive this year (2022)?

In addition to other answers... There are also fewer airplanes today, so fewer seats. And airlines are a very "supply and demand" business, so normal demand with fewer seats to sell will ...
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What does "no aircraft change" mean?

Even if you wouldn't need a visa if you decide to stay on the plane, there is always the risk that they change the airplane on short notice, for mechanical reasons or whatever. If you then need a visa ...
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What does "no aircraft change" mean?

An Australian transit visa is required unless you are Australian or New Zealander or your nationality is exempt for an eligible flight. This is a fifth freedom flight with passenger operations in ...
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Transfer times in Stuttgart airpot

How likely am I to actually make the connecting flight to London? I'd say 80%+. If everything works as it should, you should be fine. Things can always go wrong, but that's hard to predict: You ...
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Why are international flights so much more expensive this year (2022)?

Airline prices are based on supply and demand. Airlines have reduced staff & supply a lot during Covid and currently demand is increasing rather quickly. As long as there are passengers willing to ...
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Why are international flights so much more expensive this year (2022)?

Saw a feature on TV yesterday. They claimed there were two main reasons: a) a lot of people travelling these days - almost the same number as before Covid, while airlines still offer reduced flights / ...
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Is one hour connection time enough to transit at Singapore Changi (SIN) on Scoot airlines?

Yes, in my experience in Singapore, that should be enough. As @Anish Sheela mentioned, if there are any issues with the first flight, Scoot should be aware of the situation and help out as necessary (...
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Is one hour connection time enough to transit at Singapore Changi (SIN) on Scoot airlines?

As a frequent user of Changi airport, I can confidently say that its enough time to connect, provided your initial flight is not delayed. I have done 20 minutes from arriving at airport to gate before....
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Is one hour connection time enough to transit at Singapore Changi (SIN) on Scoot airlines?

For most international-to-international (or domestic-to-domestic, but obviously that does not apply in Singapore) connections between flights in the same ticket, within the same terminal, one hour is ...
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