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United Airlines joined my first name and middle name on boarding pass. How to correct this?

There's nothing to correct. This is very common with airline reservation systems, and everyone handling your boarding pass should know what it means.
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Passengers with baby asked to move across the aisle

It's impossible to say for certain without know the plane involved, but... All commercial passenger aircraft must have at least one emergency oxygen mask for each passenger. For the most part this ...
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What happens if a domestic flight lands in a foreign country due to an emergency?

A real life example of this occurred on Sept 11 2001 when hundreds of planes destined for the US were forced to land in other countries, mainly Canada. While almost all would have had passports, many ...
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Concerns with long-distance driving

Take your car to a mechanic and get it looked at. Make sure that all belts and hoses are in good condition, and all fluids are topped up. Make sure you know the rate at which your engine burns oil, ...
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Concerns with long-distance driving

You might want to consider a membership to a roadside assistance plan, which will at least give you a number to call for 24/7 repair services or towing should you have a problem during your trip.
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Busiest domestic-only airport?

According to Wikipedia, São Paulo–Congonhas Airport served over 21 million passengers in 2017. It used to be international, but Since the opening of Guarulhos Airport in 1985, international flights ...
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How do I provide restaurant with box to return my coat?

If sending one of the employees a couple of bucks via PayPal or something similar, to ship it for you is not an option, this is what I would do: Order a free flat rate box, and ship it to the ...
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Can I (a US citizen) travel from Puerto Rico to Miami with just a copy of my passport?

No, but also yes. A photocopy of a passport is not a valid ID, according to the TSA. But, also, it is sometimes possible to fly without an ID if you have lost yours. In such cases, be prepared to ...
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Busiest domestic-only airport?

This is now only of historical interest, but for a brief period between April 18, 2002 and November 30, 2003, after all Taiwan flights were moved to Narita but before shuttle flights to Seoul started, ...
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Using a non-US passport to travel domestically for a US citizen, as my US passport has expired

Note: this is based on what I have read online, I don't have personal experiance. AIUI A foreign passport is on the official list of acceptable ID for the TSA. TSA is not immigration. They would ...
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How quickly can I get an ID that will allow me to fly within the US?

If the passport is a U.S. passport expired less than one year the TSA will still accept it. See Four Tips To Remember When Checking Your ID At Airport Security at the TSA blog: If you’re traveling ...
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How quickly can I get an ID that will allow me to fly within the US?

I would suggest that you go to the DMV tomorrow and apply for a non-driver ID. The card will be mailed to you, and it might come in the next two weeks if you are lucky. In principle you could also ...
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What is the process for getting on a flight in India, starting from entry to the airport?

While existing answers are correct in essentials, they do not account for restrictions imposed on domestic travel in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic by India. Here's what you have to do to fly ...
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Is an empty "Copper vessel" allowed in baggage on Indian domestic flights?

We have called the Spice Jet customer care and they have confirmed that they can take the copper vessel pots under the category of Kitchen Ware in the luggage only, not on cabin baggage.
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Using a non-US passport to travel domestically for a US citizen, as my US passport has expired

I can report from personal experience: I do this all the time with my non-US passport, which has no US visas or even entry stamps because I am, like you, a dual citizen. Nobody has ever paid the ...
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Flying domestically in the US, is my State Issued ID all I need to get past security?

You need a TSA-approved ID and a boarding pass (printed or on a mobile device). That is all. State driver's licenses and IDs are approved, but see the link for REAL ID rules that will apply after May ...
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Are passengers interviewed for Israeli domestic flights in the same way as they are for foreign ones?

Yes, security interview is done on all domestic Israeli flights as well as all outbound flights and inbound Israeli flights. To the best of my knowledge, and from my experience there is no difference ...
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Walking away from my connecting flight on a domestic [US] return journey. What are the consequences?

If you did this a lot, it's possible an airline might ban you from flying it, as this is called hidden city ticketing - fares are based on city pairs, not routes, so it's possible e.g. to fly NRT-YVR-...
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Why are walk-ins for Global Entry interview typically only accepted when arriving from an international flight?

Adding this now as an answer instead of a comment: The article refers to Enrollment on Arrival as "walk-in". However, the enrollment on arrivals don't happen at the regular enrollment centers, but ...
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Are passengers interviewed for Israeli domestic flights in the same way as they are for foreign ones?

Yes, you can get interviewed both for domestic and international trips. Source: it happened to me when I was flying from Eilat to Budapest via Tel Aviv. But, if you are worried about this because of ...
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What happens if a domestic flight lands in a foreign country due to an emergency?

Good summary from https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i10702-k13222947-o10-Plane_diverted_visa_question-Air_Travel.html: Depends on circumstances, the duration of stay, the infrastructure of the ...
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I’m a foreigner with an expired passport which has my valid visa. Can I take a domestic flight in the US if I don’t have any other ID?

The TSA has repeatedly stated that an expired passport is considered valid ID as long as it expired less than one year ago. Even if your passport was beyond this limit, it's still possible to fly if ...
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Why do countries build domestic airport and international airport apart?

It's usually history. Cities very rarely decide to build two airports. Usually what happens is that a city built an airport many decades ago, sufficient for their flying needs, conveniently close to ...
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Is there a list of the most-transited airports in the world?

Some airports report themselves how many transfer passengers they have (or at least what's the % of all passengers). E.g. Schiphol (AMS) had 71.053 million passengers in 2018, of which 36.6% were ...
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Busiest domestic-only airport?

Since China was mentioned in the OP, I took a look at the busiest airports in China. The busiest one without "International" in its name appears to be Zhuhai, with 11.2M passengers passing through in ...
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When will a passport be required to fly domestically within the US?

Never. A US passport is one of several documents that can be used to establish your identity at a TSA security checkpoint. An obvious way to fly without being required to have a US passport is to ...
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Concerns with long-distance driving

A lot of wear and tear happens when you drive while the engine is still cold. On a long distance drive, your engine will be at its optimal temperature most of the time. A lot of wear and tear ...
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What are the documents we need to carry for flight journey within India?

From Air India: For domestic travel within India, valid photo identification, namely, a passport, Income Tax PAN Card, Voter’s ID or Driving license is mandatory. Any other relevant concessionary ...
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Busiest domestic-only airport?

Another interesting case is Simferopol SIP (and Ercan ECN by the same principle). Due to the lack of international recognition of Crimea as part of Russia it can only logically offer routes to Russia,...
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