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Why won't Delta Airlines sell me a ticket for a trip entirely within Canada?

This is "cabotage" - when an airline from Country A gets permission to fly from A to B, and from B to A, it agrees not to do domestic flights inside B. Usually the way around it is to use your Airline ...
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How can flights operated by the same company have such different prices when marketed by another?

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, ...
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Why won't Delta Airlines sell me a ticket for a trip entirely within Canada?

It's not merely the agent (or airline) refusing to book it. It's illegal per Canadian law. Honestly, this part surprises me They are willing to book me on two separate itineraries where I leave ...
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Why would an airline put 15 passengers at once on standby?

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 ...
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Assuring luggage isn't lost with short layover

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 ...
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Arriving in Atlanta after US Preclearance in Dublin. Will I go through TSA security in Atlanta to transfer to a connecting flight?

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 ...
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Arriving in Atlanta after US Preclearance in Dublin. Will I go through TSA security in Atlanta to transfer to a connecting flight?

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 ...
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Showing credit card for international flight purchased with online travel agency

Yes. I do have knowledge about this since I fly Delta internationally a lot from the USA to Ghana and Delta always requests you show credit card for locations like Ghana with reputations for fraud. ...
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Why would an airline put 15 passengers at once on standby?

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. ...
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Delta carry-on policy

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 ...
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Why would an airline put 15 passengers at once on standby?

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, ...
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Assuring luggage isn't lost with short layover

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 ...
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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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Is two hour delay sufficient to demand compensation from the airline?

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 ...
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What is the drinking age on American operated airlines to Canada?

All of United, Delta, and American have set a policy of a drinking age of 21. But as others have noted, the relevant question here is the policy of the airline actually operating your flight, which ...
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Refund from Delta for canceled trip

Officially, you are due nothing. Although the European Union does have regulations covering compensation in such situations (EU261), these do NOT apply to a US airline for a flight that is not ...
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Why do unavailable seats follow me on Delta

This seems like a temporary seat block to give you the chance to buy the seat next to you, which you can do through booking management in delta website. Some passengers buy two seats next to each ...
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Dual-national, returning to US the day the US Passport expires; can he check in with airline on Dutch passport but reenter with expiring US passport?

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 ...
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Visa on expired passport

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 ...
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Assuring luggage isn't lost with short layover

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 ...
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What is the meaning of the expiration date on a Delta voucher?

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 ...
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Can I have a laptop case separate from my carry on on Delta?

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 ...
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Why was I quizzed about my activities in Colombia by the air-line staff prior to check-in?

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,...
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Assuring luggage isn't lost with short layover

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 ...
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Refund from Delta for canceled trip

I don't think there are any regulations that help you here. US law has no compensation requirements for delays. If you had actually chosen not to travel at all, or to rebook on your own with another ...
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Why do unavailable seats follow me on Delta

Until May of this year, Delta was purposefully blocking middle seats in an attempt to reduce spread of Covid-19. From a twitter search, it almost appears as though they're informally doing this, by ...
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My sister's laptop was gone when she gate-checked her bag. What can she do?

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 ...
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What is the minimum age for serving alcohol on an international Delta Airlnes flight?

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 ...
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Short layover in LAX before an international flight

Yes, that is sufficient time - however only if you stay airside! Terminals 2/3 at LAX are NOT connected airside to the Tom Bradley International Terminal (AKA TBIT, or simply terminal B). In order to ...
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