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Short answer: Yes, it appears you can, I wouldn't. Longer answer. I certainly can't find anything that would prevent you from doing so, there's similar threads over on FlyerTalk and Yahoo! Answers where people come to the same conclusion. Additionally there's at least one case of it actually happening. However, as noted it those threads and the comments, ...


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Yes, if aircraft safety or your personal safety requires it, you will be asked to sit down and close your safety belt. That is true for all aircraft and any time of the year. Maybe they will allow you a bit more leeway because they understand that prayer is important for you, but if you do not belt in when it is dangerous, they endanger all passengers, ...


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Generally speaking, "yes". A BA aircraft is registered in the UK and therefore is covered by the UK laws. Under the UK law it's an offence not to obey the order of the flight crew while on the aircraft. Specifically, this is covered by the Air navigation order 2009, section 142(c): A person must not while in an aircraft ... (c) intentionally interfere ...


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The reason why airlines implement a policy of asking overweight people to get two seats is an air safety issue of whether they can be strapped in properly. The guideline used for this is whether a passenger can fit between the armrests. If a passenger requires two seats, then the policy differs from airline-to-airline if/what the passenger should be charged ...


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The USA has restrictions on the import of food items. Some information is given here. I have on one occasion forgotten items I bought before boarding, intending to snack on the flight. These were detected by a sniffer dog in the immigration queue and the items confiscated - I was not otherwise penalised, but I could have been fined. In your case I guess ...


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BA's website is crystal clear: All firearms (including replica and decommissioned) and ammunition are restricted under UK law and may be carried only with advanced notification and with the appropriate licences and documentation. ... Each case containing firearms or ammunition is subject to a £50 charge at check-in each way to cover the cost of our ...


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Well, it just doesn't work like that. No, they will not re-sell your ticket because even though you cancelled part of your itinerary, your ticket likely still has value. They are two different things and your ticket is still yours. The value remaining on your ticket is the total of the ticket prices of the cancelled segments. If you purchased a non-...


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By searching on BA's website I can't see any flight that leaves at that time, the only scheduled flight from Accra to LHR is after 10pm each night. I also searched several other sites getting the same result, no flight matches those flight times. The flight code itself leads to a LHR - Accra flight, so it's backwards which is also suspicious. As pointed ...


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Firstly, good on you for being concerned about her and asking about it on a public forum where others who may not be able to can hopefully benefit from this as well. I hope you come back with your findings from the airlines/trips they take! Basically, it comes down to the airline. You can see what their policy is by looking up their Conditions of Carriage....


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Offically the answer seems to be yes. There's no mention of bullet proof vests (or any item of clothing) on the BA information page or restricted items document. Equally there's no mention in the Heathrow restricted items page. However, I can see a great many practical problems that may be thrown in your way. Aside from the discomfort and inconvenience of ...


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This is a fake. One can identify this as follows: Note the different in color and size of some of the text, especially in the first flight departure time, the initial 0 is not the same size and color as the 8:00. IMHO at least the following have been doctored: first flight number, departure date and time and arrival date, second flight month passenger name....


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I am 6'3" and pushing 400 pounds and I have never had a problem on BA flights. Yes I need a seatbelt extension but only so I will be comfortable. I admittedly do fit between the armrests. I do feel bad for people next to me because my shoulders are quite broad but I try to get an aisle seat so I can at least lean out. Since your mother is travelling with ...


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This will almost certainly not cause you any issues, and if it does they are problems with will be able to be fixed very easily by the BA staff. There is no requirement to append "MR", "MRS", "MS" or similar to the name on a ticket, although it still does occur sometimes. Both the versions with and without the title are completely valid. In this case the ...


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Yes. There is the possibility you'll be questioned as to your motives, but in the end they're all domestic flights, so it's down to you and the airline for the transaction, and they've sold you the tickets. Of course, the Earth might not thank you ;) I know of a role here in Sydney which requires employees (non-airline) to fly 6 flights in a day, with ...


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Can't see how security will have a problem with a purely defensive device, but there are other considerations. Specifically: It is of zero value to you during the flight. Anyone attempting to hijack an aircraft today will be promptly beaten to death by the other passengers. In the exceptionally unlikely event that someone does get a gun onboard, and they ...


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I would say this is mostly for safety reasons. The EASA states the following: PED stowage should be considered during critical phases of flight and taxiing to prevent possible injuries from projectiles and to allow for egress from the aircraft. Operators should ensure compliance with AMC1 CAT.OP.MPA.160. Operators should clearly identify the ...


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Speculation. You booked a TLV-MEX fare on BA on the understanding it was refundable. The standard refundable or partially refundable economy booking classes on BA are Y, B and H, the cheapest of those, being H. A sample TLV H fare on matrix is fully refundable: REFUND WITHOUT PENALTY PERMITTED AT ANY TIME This half-round trip fare is $830, plus YQ and ...


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Maybe, but almost certainly not in cash, and not if you don't follow up. If you send a feedback form from the website, describe the issue, note that you reported it and the crew was unable to fix the issue, you will likely get a small token of compensation like frequent flyer miles, a duty free shopping voucher or a flight voucher. (A better airline would ...


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TSA isn't going to let you anywhere near the gate with that. They don't care about deactivated. Looks real/it's real as far as they are concerned. Since someone complained about a lack of sources: https://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/firearms-and-ammunition Realistic replicas of firearms: No. Edit: They've changed the page. Now it says: Replica ...


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Yes. The airline is a business, they are happy to receive your repeat custom. Your concern should be whether this is feasible: if the same aircraft is used to operate all flights, then one flight delayed will not impact the rest of your itinerary, because the subsequent flights will also be delayed. (This is called a "back-to-back" in mileage running terms.)...


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Ignoring the fact that it's a bazooka, are you sure it isn't too big for cabin baggage anyway ? Even dismantled, it looks quite long. BA's maximum size for cabin baggage is: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (see: http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/hand-baggage-allowances ) Is it less than 56cm long dismantled and boxed up ? If not, you ...


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Don't rely on flight trackers, especially over the Atlantic, as they often have glitches which do not reflect the actual progress of the aircraft - its pretty much guaranteed that the aircraft did nothing more than fly straight and level during the supposed course change shown. This isnt always the case, as aircraft can be asked to do a 360 degree turn to ...


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One more way: go to the airline’s website, put in the surname and the six-character confirmation code. You will immediately get either the full true itinerary or the message that there is no such booking. Note that it’s still (probably) a scam even if not fake. Trivial to book a flight, copy the confirmation, and then cancel.


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The British Airways page on liquids, banned and restricted items has a link to a PDF document detailing the items which cannot be carried as cabin luggage. This document mentions toy guns as being forbidden in carry-on luggage (emhpasis mine): PASSENGERS AND CABIN BAGGAGE Without prejudice to applicable safety rules, passengers are not permitted to ...


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Unfortunately your ticket will no longer be valid if you have missed the first flight. The customer service website of official British Airways confirms the same: Other Travel Policies: Your ticket is valid only for the transportation shown on it from the place of departure through an agreed stopping point to the final destination and the fare you ...


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It is United's responsibility to get your bags to you: they will deliver them to your hotel or wherever you're staying. The reason United have given you strange advice is that there's a disconnect between what you think is happening and what is actually happening, and they've not figured out what it is. Before United can get your bags, they need to be ...


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Since there are no Visa issues in this case, the only thing left to wonder is whether the airlines will allow her to board or not. That depends upon each airline so you have to individually go through their own terms to see. It looks like 32 weeks is generally the limit but this is not something that can be generalized. For medical conditions different ...


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On long haul flights there are often seats reserved for crew rest. One crew works 5 hours or so then changes clothes and goes to those seats to eat, read, gossip and possibly sleep. The other crew, who was in those seats, changes and takes over duties. They use the very back row because it's close to where working crew hang out during the flight anyway. I'...


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You can import lock knives into the UK. Quoting from the HM Revenue & Customs Border Force governmental page on importing offensive weapons: Offensive weapons that can be imported Not all offensive weapons are controlled when imported. The following are classed as non-prohibited offensive weapons: antique weapons - generally over 100 - ...


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I've done a lot of flying back and forth to Seattle from the UK for the last few years. My corporate policy is also economy. I've flown on Delta, BA and AA for all or parts of LON-SEA and back. Since you're going to be doing this a fair amount, my recommendation is to get status in one alliance and stick to it. The good thing about DL is that with status ...


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