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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 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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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 which can be fixed very easily by the BA staff. There is no requirement to append "MR", "MRS", ...
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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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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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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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Reward flight cancelled and denied rerouting

Currently, the UK still applies EC261 exactly like the EU. The EU Air Passenger Rights website tells us: Reimbursement, re-routing or rebooking in the event of cancellation The airline must offer you,...
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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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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 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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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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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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Can I tell if the airline sold "my" seat after I cancelled the return leg after partially traveling?

Disclaimer: this is from my personal experience as someone that used to work for fare calculations at a decently big airline (star alliance member) The refund amount for a partially used ticket is ...
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British Airways advance passenger information - no redress number, can't leave blank

As a workaround I used the chat facility to talk to a representative who entered the API data for me. I then went to the web site again and discovered that the agent had set my phone number country to ...
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Delayed international baggage held by customs

If the airline routed your baggage differently it's not a problem so don't actually worry about it. Meaning, this is a scenario Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is well aware of and you are not ...
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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

As Doc described in his excellent answer, This will almost certainly not cause you any issues But if you are still nervous about this, you can call the travel agent and ask them to add the MR ...
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Is British Airways's reason for rejecting EC261 compensation legitimate?

UPDATE: Trafikstyrlsen (DK national enforcement body) summarily rejected my claim, as they take the stance that anything with the remotest connection to COVID automatically exempts airlines from ...
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Return leg flights cancelled, any requirement for the airline to pay for room & board?

Since your flight is originating in the EU you should be entitled to compensation under EU 261 unless BA cites a reason for the cancellation that would exempt them. There is "right to care" ...
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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?

For Lufthansa, the situation is complicated enough that they have a Free baggage calculator. For an Economy Class passenger with no elite status flying from New York to Berlin the allowance is 1x ...
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Can I tell if the airline sold "my" seat after I cancelled the return leg after partially traveling?

Out of curiosity I went onto British Airways to see the difference in round trip vs one way trips. Round trip prices was around $1000 total. ($500 outbound and $500 inbound). Looking at one way ...
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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

I think depending on the departure locale, this can definitely cause you problems checking in. For instance, if you are departing from a busy airport in India such as Mumbai, you may not gain entry to ...
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