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Can I wear a bulletproof vest while traveling on British Airways from Heathrow?

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 ...
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Can aircrew order me not to stand in the aisle?

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 ...
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Can aircrew order me not to stand in the aisle?

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 ...
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How can I tell if a flight itinerary is fake?

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 ...
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Why can't I take food from the plane when entering the US?

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 ...
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Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?

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 ...
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Can I tell if the airline sold "my" seat after I cancelled the return leg after partially traveling?

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 ...
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How can I tell if a flight itinerary is fake?

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 ...
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Can I wear a bulletproof vest while traveling on British Airways from Heathrow?

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 ...
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Can I travel multiple one-way back-and-forth flights to the same destinations on one day?

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 ...
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Travel agent didn't append MR to my name and my name ends in MS. This caused my first name to be put as Ms on ticket

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 ...
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If my ticket allows me to take a maximum of 23 kg luggage, can I take two pieces with me whose total weight is less than 23 kg?

If need be, you can strap the two items together, and then cover them cling-flim / saran-wrap. Some airports provide wrapping services. This way it will be counted as one item, but you should check ...
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Can I wear a bulletproof vest while traveling on British Airways from Heathrow?

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 ...
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How can I tell if a flight itinerary is fake?

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 ...
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Can I tell if the airline sold "my" seat after I cancelled the return leg after partially traveling?

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,...
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Will British Airways compensate if my entertainment screen was defective for an entire flight?

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 ...
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Strange flight pattern - right now BA0213

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 ...
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Can I travel multiple one-way back-and-forth flights to the same destinations on one day?

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 ...
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Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?

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: ...
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Are children's toy guns allowed on a British Airways flight as carry-on?

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 ...
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Can I use a Thomas Cook headset on a British Airways airplane?

There was a time when airline headsets had two prongs. These couldn't be used with your computer, phone or other headset-accepting devices. These days, most airline headsets have a single prong. If ...
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Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?

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: ...
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If I book a return journey with British Airways and miss the first flight, can I still use the return flight?

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 ...
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Bringing a lock knife into the UK with British Airways

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 ...
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Delayed international baggage held by customs

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 ...
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What's the difference between " Change flights on day of travel" and "Change flights at anytime " on BA website?

"Change flights on day of travel" means a change requested and made on the same day as your original departure for another flight on the same day for the same route in the same cabin, ...
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Air travel while pregnant

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 ...
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London to Seattle, corporate policy is economy. How to get more recline: BA or Delta? Or other options?

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 ...
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Why can't I take food from the plane when entering the US?

The airline is required by US law to follow a pretty complex set of rules relating to international garbage in order to prevent pests from entering the US. Many airports have incinerators on-site to ...
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How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?

There are two ways, depending on the kind of BA flight you booked with AA. If you booked the BA flight under the AA flight number, eg American Airlines flight 6543, Operated by British Airways, then ...
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