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Why is Lufthansa cancelling flights to India?

Answer on Indian Express (mirror): In a fallout between authorities in India and its air-bubble partner Germany, the European country’s national carrier Lufthansa said Tuesday it will have to cancel ...
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Moscow (DME) airport arrival 23:55. My Russian visa becomes valid at midnight

Technically, your visa is not valid when you are scheduled to land so boarding is a problem. Practically, it will be perfectly valid by the time you reach the immigration counter, so you are ...
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Row 60 on Lufthansa Airbus A380-800

Assuming that the image represents the flight in question I would not choose this seat for extra legroom, the reason being that there is a wall directly in front of your seat. That means, because ...
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Does Lufthansa weigh your carry on luggage?

How long is a piece of a string? Having flown Lufthansa over 20 times this year alone and 100s of times in total here are my experiences. If your carry on is large you risk a weighing more often. ...
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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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Moscow (DME) airport arrival 23:55. My Russian visa becomes valid at midnight

The solution to your conundrum is to buy a fully refundable ticket from the same Russian airport on the following day. Since Russia allows for 24 hour visa-free transit you can always show your second ...
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Does Lufthansa allow you to choose seats for free during checking-in online?

Seat selection information is available on Lufthansa's site here. Free seat selection during check-in You may, of course, choose any of the remaining seats free of charge as soon as check-in ...
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While checking in I find out Lufthansa cancelled my flight: any recourses?

We can only guess, but the reasoning you listed that they gave you seem rather fishy. Lufthansa would never use your credit card to buy a Copa flight; maybe you booked from an associate of Lufthansa (...
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Lufthansa denied boarding after coming from another delayed Lufthansa flight for 5 minutes

Lufthansa is free to close the doors and complete boarding at the time they had scheduled. If they were to wait for all the late passengers, then that flight would also be delayed and this would cause ...
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Will a self service check-in machine know that I have connecting flights and transfer my luggage?

If it's a single booking, your bags will automatically checked through to your final destination. You should be getting the boarding passes of both flights in Hamburg from the Kiosk and the baggage ...
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Can I recover cost for being denied entry in a country. Flight, Hotel or even transfer money

I assume you ask whether you can recover from the government of the country which refused you entry. Generally you cannot recover those costs. The only exception is if you arrived in a country you ...
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Online check in before the time allowed

When you receive your boarding pass it is valid for sure. There is no re-checkin to be done, you are good to go. Nothing else is required.
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Argentina will cancell all flights until Sept. 1st. Will Trip.com and Lufthansa refund me automatically? What is the best course of action?

Under EC261 rules, you are entitled to a refund if the airline cancels the flight. However, currently most airlines are starved for cash, and are unable to meet their legal obligations. Most will at ...
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Skipping a Lufthansa train connection

There are two different things that are often confused: AIRail: This is a regular segment of your flight itinerary. All fare rules and regulations regarding flights apply. This "flight" just happens ...
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Is 2 hours 20 minutes enough for a layover in Frankfurt Airport?

Typically, an hour is already enough in Frankfurt. However, there can always be an uncommonly long line or some other issue, and then two hours are better. Your main concern should be that LH ...
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Does Lufthansa weigh your carry on luggage?

Yes. According to Carry-on baggage rules at Lufthansa For a smooth boarding procedure, more stowage space on board and a punctual departure, it is essential that your carry-on baggage ...
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Layover in Frankfurt for 1h40m - is it enough? What happens otherwise?

You will have to go through passport control as you are exiting the Schengen zone. This in and of itself can easily soak up the 1:40 that you have available to you. Not to mention the time it takes ...
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Should I carry my passport for a domestic flight in Germany

I've flown many times on Schengen flights and no one (except Ryanair) has ever demanded to see my passport when I presented my residence permit. Likewise I've sometimes managed to enter on board ...
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Will a self service check-in machine know that I have connecting flights and transfer my luggage?

If your flights are on a single booking, check-in kiosks will generally always print baggage tags that route your bags through to your final destination. You can check before you attach the tag to ...
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Are airlines obliged to notify ticket cancellations due to no-shows?

Sorry, but in this case no. There was no obligation on their part to notify you of anything. Actually, by the rules you agreed to, you notified the airline the child was not travelling by not using ...
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Purchasing a ticket for someone else in another country?

Minimally, you will only need your passports, but ideally bring a printed copy of your itinerary that includes the PNR reference. You can go directly to a check in desk with your passport; there is ...
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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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Is the pre-flight COVID test really strict on time?

According to the Canadian government's covid-19 testing for travelers page, for a professionally administered or observed negative antigen test, the one day window does not depend on the time of day ...
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Flight LH 8371 appears on flight trackers but not anywhere on the Lufthansa website. Why?

It seems to be a cargo flight; you can find it on the Lufthansa Cargo website.
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Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change

Trying to be as objective as possible - your case will be extremely difficult to prove that the error was on the airline side. In a way, the airline can show that they did the utmost in order to ...
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Lufthansa denied boarding after coming from another delayed Lufthansa flight for 5 minutes

The problem is, you weren't unlawfully denied boarding according to the language of the EU Denied Boarding Regulation: This Regulation shall apply: (a) to passengers departing from an airport ...
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My Lufthansa boarding pass mentions "Waiting List" instead of my seat number. What does that mean?

In the end it was indeed a case of overbooking. As a premium economy passenger I was offered the option to downgrade to economy for 400 EUR in cash. Economy passengers were offered to fly on the next ...
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Can I take my Macbook Pro 2015 on my Aegean/Lufthansa flight?

Lufthansa has made a statement about this: Information on the carriage of Apple MacBooks Apple has recalled certain 15 inch models of Macbook Pro laptops sold between 2015 and 2017 as a result of a ...
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Connecting in Toronto on different airlines

The airport has a handy online guide for this. I filled out the form using the information from your question and you don't need to pick up your bags (get them tagged to SJO when you first check in) ...
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One hour Lufthansa transit time in Frankfurt from Bangalore to Dublin

This has been a comment, but was suggested to become upgraded to an answer (I also took the freedom to rewrite it slightly)… Back when I got through Frankfurt quite a bit, the minimal connection time ...
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