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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 all planned flights between India and Germany between September 30 and October 20 because of an “unexpected rejection” of its flight schedule by Indian ...


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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 if the dimensions are within your allowance


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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 least try to convince you to take a voucher rather than get a refund. Some will (illegally) not even give you the option and only provide a voucher and no ...


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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 Carry-on, 1x Personal item, 1x checked baggage, with limitations on size and/or weight stated for each. You should enter your actual flight information but there ...


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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) or go through immigration. You will use a kiosk and swipe your passport. You will not have to change terminals. All of this adds up to 1:25 being plenty of time, ...


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If it is the same ticket, and one flight is cancelled, you have the right to cancel all flights and get full refund. Switzerland is fully considered like an EU country in the EU passenger right directive. The problem: the flight is not yet cancelled (just "probably"), so it makes harder to change and get refund, until there is a true cancellation. So you ...


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Wait until the policy is official. Should I expect Lufthansa or Trip.com to contact me in light of this? On your Trip.com booking, you can check under [Booking details] then under [Cancellation details] for a trip cancellation. If no cancellation information is there you should wait until the flight is cancelled by Lufthansa. Can I get a refund? If ...


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This varies a lot. It used to be that there were two concepts: piece concept: you are allowed a number of pieces of luggage, and there’s a max weight per piece. This was most common on flights to/from the US weight concept: you are allowed a total weight, and there isn’t any limit to the number of pieces. Nowadays it’s a lot murkier, and it really depends ...


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Yes, your residence card (Aufenthaltstitel) allows you to travel within Germany, but does not allow you to cross the national border. You are, however, required to show and/or hand out your passport and/or residence permit to an authorized official such as police and customs officer government employees, such as foreigners and registration officials upon ...


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You can find this information on the airline websites. There is no standard across the industry, it depends on the airline. And the ticket/fare type, and also the route, even a single airline this can vary by the route- traditionally airlines have had different rules on luggage for flights to/from North America than flights within Europe, for example. Many ...


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Nearly in all cases you are given a piece allowance first and then it gets a weight limit. So, if your tickets shows 1 PC or 1 piece, then you have only 1 bag allowance for checked luggage and you cannot split it into two. This is generally the case for economy tickets with the airlines you mention and a good percentage of others. That being said, there is ...


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Just a guess, diminished demand due to COVID 19. Almost all governments in the world have asked their citizens to avoid all travel, unless it is essential. Add to that the situation in India, and in Europe, and most people will not take the risk traveling. That will result in a huge drop in required capacity and many airlines have cancelled flights, some ...


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Nowadays even on long-haul flights many airlines have fares with no luggage included. Lufthansa for instance has an "Economy Light" fare like this. Some search engines will allow you to specify if you want only fares which include luggage. Note also that pricing can be weird. I made a random search on the Lufthansa site, and the "Economy Light&...


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There are still a lot of unknowns at this stage, so it is quite difficult to answer with any degree of certainty. I expect you would need to be able to prove to someone (probably the airline, and then again CBP upon arrival in the US) that you are the spouse of a US citizen. Make sure you have a copy of your marriage certificate or other similar document, ...


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I frequently fly into or out of Japan, for which a number of airlines allow a greater luggage limit than for other destinations. Essentially, for tickets to or from Japan you will usually either be allowed two pieces at 23 kg each or one piece at 30 kg. If the former, it will always be mentioned on the ticket as 2 pieces (PCS). Applied to your situation, if ...


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How and when will I be able to find out if the flight will be cancelled? Cancellation times vary a lot but 1-2 weeks before departure seems to be typical at the moment, so it's still too early. A good indicator is today's or yesterday's flight status of your itinerary. If the flights are cancelled or non existent, than chances are very high they will not ...


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According to Lufthansa's website for "Baggage & Other Fees", the "Fare overview Economy Class" section states that a Flex II ticket refund is free and has no fee.


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40 minutes would be very tight for this connection. Munich is your first port of entry into the Schengen area so you will need to go through immigration control in Munich. Depending on your citizenship and time of day, that can take some extra time. If Lufthansa is willing to sell you this as a single ticket, it's a legal connection an you have a decent ...


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You’re safe without the passport on domestic flights in Germany. As a Norwegian citizen living in Germany for over 30 years, I have never had to show my passport on a domestic flight.


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If the delay is due to decreased demand (as opposed to government measures) they are liable for compensation. In fact, if they claim extraordinary circumstances it is on them to prove that to you. I‘d flatly state that the cancellation was their responsibility and therefore you are entitled to compensation. If they refuse, you can still decide if you want ...


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He shouldn't get stressed too much. Lufthansa/Swiss are rearranging their schedule a bit, due to decreased demand. And yes, this will mean that some flights are cancelled. That does not mean that all flights are cancelled or that they won't take him at all. He has a ticket with Swiss, and they have to transport him to his destination, even if on a ...


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Answering my own question, on my return flight I asked to check my bag through to my final destination, but was told it couldn’t be done.


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So, I had my flight a couple of days ago. for anyone having this problem sometimes swiss air system does not update, but if you have bought the checkin luggage everything should be fine. just go to the airport with the copy of the mail that confirm your purchase of the luggage. Additional info since I was not clear enough: I have bought the tickets through ...


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