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Codeshares usually work in that way, that an airline buys a number of seats on a flight operated by another airline. In your example, both Virgin and Air France bought each a set of seats from Delta, which they can now sell under their own flight number, within their own fare rules and fare scheme. Depending on how many seats they bought and already have ...


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For the specific case of Delta, there are a few things going on here (and, for what it's worth, I frequently fly Delta and have Platinum Medallion status with them.) First of all, this is not the upgrade list that another answer mentions, nor does it usually have anything to do with overbooking or irregular operations (equipment change, cancellations, etc.) ...


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With a connection time of slightly under an hour, you're right that it's a possibility your bags won't make the connection. It's quite likely that your bags will be labelled (or marked in the electronic tracking system) as "hot", meaning "get this bag off the plane and onto the connecting flight ASAP". Re-checking your own luggage at Atlanta probably ...


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From the TSA's website: Duty Free Liquids: You may carry duty free liquids in secure, tamper–evident bags, more than 3.4oz or 100 ml in your carry-on bag if: The duty free liquids were purchased internationally and you are traveling to the United States with a connecting flight Just make sure you get a STEB (secure tamper evident bag) which is ...


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You will almost certainly NOT have to re-clear security - although you can't definitively rule it out. The vast, vast majority of pre-cleared flights will arrive into their US destination as if they were a "domestic" flight. ie, you will be let out into the departure area of the airport. Depending on the airport layout you may need to re-clear security in ...


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They may have been non-revenue travelers. As a job perk, airlines commonly allow their own employees to travel for free or at nominal cost (e.g. paying only the taxes), even for personal travel. This privilege may also be extended to the employee's family or friends accompanying them, or to employees of other airlines. But all such travel will typically ...


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I think you have been overthinking it a bit. However I believe you get it right when you say I think a much more reasonable interpretation is that I'll be allowed a laptop within its proper backpack/bag, plus a carry-on as described above. I also think of carry on's like this: You are allocated two slots for carry on's. One slot is in the ...


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Delta domestic flights generally have 3 classes of service - Economy, Economy Comfort and First class. Passengers with Frequently Flyer "status" are given complimentary upgrades between these cabins, so someone that booked Economy might be upgraded to either First or Economy Comfort. These upgrades sometimes happen in advance, but frequently also happen at ...


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I do not think this is a concern: transferring luggage is easy going, especially as your luggage will not have to be screened again since you are a domestic arrival. Moreover DL and KLM have a highly integrated system, and the airport in Atlanta handles more than 100 million passengers a year: barring some unexpected event if you can make it to the flight - ...


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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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For a purely domestic flight in the USA, there is no federally required compensation as there is in some other parts of the world. The US Department of Transportation explains: There are no federal laws requiring airlines to provide passengers with money or other compensation when their flights are delayed. Each airline has its own policies about what ...


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My Son is US and Dutch citizen. We live in the US. I just found out that his US passport expires On the day he returns to the US. His Dutch passport is valid for another 3 months. Can he check in at the airline with his Dutch passport and return On his US passport? He can only check in with his Dutch passport if he applies for and is granted ESTA ...


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The answer to this question depends on the country that issued the visa. There are two general situations: The visa in your old passport is accepted in conjunction with a current passport. You need to bring both passports but no other action is required. Example: Will my Chinese visa still be valid if I renew my passport? The country that issued the visa ...


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According to Delta's Baggage page you can check the child seat at curbside and doesn't count as standard baggage allowance. For JetBlue it's the same thing. If the child doesn't fly with you it will count as baggage allowance in a standard way. They definitely won't let you bring it aboard the aircraft but they may not even let you bring it through ...


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Delta allows one "carry on bag" and one "personal item" on board. The carry on bag is allowed to go in the overhead bins, while the personal item must fit under the seat in front of you. So it is perfectly fine to bring one carry on bag and your laptop case as a separate personal item, as long as the laptop case fits under the seat (I've never seen one that ...


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These interviews are standard for most flights to the US, and are mandated by the US government. Although similar rules have existed for several years, the latest round were announced in June of 2017, and came into effect 120 days later. Although these interviews are mandated by the government, it is the responsibility of the airline to carry them out. In ...


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Frankly, there's not much you CAN do, and I would advise against re-checking your own luggage as this would make your connection tighter. Personally, I have had some really tight connections at busy hubs (50 min at DUB in Dublin, 1 hr at JFK in New York, and 1.25 hr at LHR in London) and I have never had any issues. Missed connections for luggage are the ...


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Short of arranging a longer connection (which may involve the payment of change fees) or shipping your luggage ahead (which, itself, may be result in it becoming delayed or lost), there's not really anything you can do as a passenger to ensure your bags are transferred at your connection. They're supposed to be, and airlines generally do a pretty good job of ...


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There are a few things you can do: Contact the airline. The sooner you contact them, the better. They usually will be happy to help you to get your computer back. Contact the police. They probably won't help, but if it was stolen, they'd be happy to investigate for you. If you have insurance, contact them. Even if they can't get the laptop back, you may ...


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According to Delta, for eCerts: Delta eCerts Credit Voucher must be redeemed and ticket issued by the date above. Extensions are not permitted. So, the date shown is the last date in which you can issue the ticket, not the date to end the travel.


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As a general rule, you should join the mileage program for the airline that you want to fly when you redeem your miles. While it is possible to redeem miles on partner airlines, there are several disadvantages: Availability is typically much more limited when trying redeem miles on partner flights. Also, it's often impossible to check availability on ...


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Officially, 21 is the minimum age for Delta flights: For example, American Airlines confirms they adhere to U.S. law, telling Traveler: “Since we’re based in the US, we go by the 21-year-old drinking age.” Delta, United, Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Southwest, JetBlue, Spirit, and Allegiant are the same, drawing a line at 21 and up for serving ...


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There's also that factor that many airlines and aggregators adjust prices by your search history. Example: I got a price much higher than one I had seen before. I closed the tab (but not the browser), deleted cookies from that site, went back to the site, did the same search and got the same flight for the same lower price I had seen earlier. (MUCH lower)


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Within US and Canada its $25, and they don't mention specifically that its only from the US to Canada, so I would assume that its both ways. To the best of my knowledge flights to/from Canada are considered "domestic" for all terms and purposes, so I see no reason why the luggage would be an exception.


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You are always within your rights to ask for compensation. However there are NO requirements under US law for the airline to provide any compensation, pretty much regardless of the length of the delay. The odds of a US airline providing compensation for a 2 hour delay which was at least in part caused by weather is pretty much zero. So yes, you're able to ...


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You can change the frequent flyer number for earning prior to each flight. Make sure you get a new printed boarding pass so that you can send it in if there is a problem crediting the flight. Alternatively, if you don't have status in any of the airline programmes and are not using your frequent flyer number to gain benefits such as lounge access, you can ...


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If the ticket has been paid for and issued, you should have no problems travelling after cancelling the card. However, if boarding privileges and free check-in are a benefit of the card and not your status with the airline, then it is reasonable to expect that these benefits will be retracted after you cancel the card. That being said, check-in staff are ...


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You can try to ask the TSA to check into it: Follow @AskTSA on Twitter and direct message the following: Full name Known Traveler Number (KTN) Airline Confirmation Number A member of our team will contact you and help you figure out why you’re not receiving TSA Pre✓®. It's important that you're enrolled in TSA Pre✓®, Global Entry, ...


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