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The airline is liable. According to the Montreal convention the airline cannot disclaim liability via their contract of carriage or other terms and conditions. As in this analysis by the US DoT (not USA specific): We have become aware of tariff provisions filed by several carriers that attempt, with respect to checked baggage, to exclude certain items,...


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Can we carry cremated remain ashes while we travel to India? what are the rules and regulations we must follow? Yes, you can carry and travel with cremated remains from USA to India. You are supposed to meet TSA requirement, Airline policy and Indian embassy/consulate requirement. Tsa Regulations From the My TSA, you can carry cremated remains and there ...


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Not sure about Quatar but in other jurisdictions (e.g. USA, India) you can complain to the airport authorities. They will review CCTV footage (after some pushing) and if they catch a handler filching your valuable the punishment is swift and sure. I've known several handlers get jail time in the US for exactly this sort of thing. Of course, the smarter ...


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You could consider contacting the Airport Police in Qatar at +974-4010-9666 and seeing if they will accept a report. This may not get you your phone back, but could help the police investigate theft in their jurisdiction. If you have travel insurance, you could file a claim.


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Pretty darn safe. Most terrorism or problems in those countries is on the ground. Yes some people might have SAMs (surface to air missiles) but the odds of them even seeing you at 800km/hr+ and 33000ft+ and hitting getting you is not worth considering. They wouldn't waste their weaponry trying. When a place is considered too dangerous to fly, there are ...


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It's fine, as long as the first and last name are correct. I also have several middle names that I never use anywhere, and it has never caused any problems.


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At the moment, they can still 'escape' via Iran, like this picture from FlightRadar24 shows: and from there to Turkey and Europe. As Alexander notes, this is because they can still use the Bahrain airspace; Bahrain committed to the IASTA which forbids them to close the airspace to other members, like Qatar. More information can be found here. In any case, ...


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You can always ask. They may say yes, they may say no. It depends on availability, fare class, your status with the airline, whether you have checked luggage (or not), mood of the agent, and phase of the moon.


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I would like to share my last year experience from San Francisco to New Delhi on Air India direct flight. My wife passed away last year and I also carried the cremated remains in my hand luggage. I needed to get attested documents from Consulate General Of India San Francisco. This is the website: Consulate General Of India San Francisco I just followed ...


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Very few people get on the plane in Canberra. When I flew it they were load limited to fifty passengers for the Canberra-Sydney leg, of which forty-eight seats had been sold. My friend and I were the only ones in business class from Canberra. It was very enjoyable as there is a crew change in Sydney so the crew had a very easy day of 45 minutes flying and ...


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In your particular example, there are a number of international organizations in that area, like the Arab League, the CCASG and the OPEC, which have the UAE as a member. Even if Iran would suddenly start to become as aggresive as North Korea and threaten to shoot down aircraft entering their region, the political and economical repercussions of actually ...


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No -- the EU air passenger rights apply to flights that are operated by an EU/EEA carrier, or depart from an an EU/EEA airport. Your flight meets neither of these conditions.


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Based on the FlightAware site, many flights are unaffected, some (mostly flights to south Europe) will have to fly longer. Generally: Flights to east and north Europe fly over Iran and Turkey, and are unaffected. Flights to south Europe fly over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which have blocked their airspace. They'll have to take a longer path, over Iran and ...


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I have flown into Kabul on a passenger jet, in 2008. The protocol is very simple - the pilot isn't concerned for several reasons: If you are landing, as I was, you are going to be landing at night, because that's when they schedule them. Until they descend below 20,000 feet, you are out of the range of a SAM. Typically, they need to be within 4 miles of ...


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Yes that is pretty poor handling by Qatar. More generally I can imagine there would be immigration problems in certain circumstances, but obviously in your situation that doesn't apply. I suspect [but obviously I don't know] that Qatar have messed you about here and offloaded you from the flight for other reasons, perhaps it was overbooked as a consequence ...


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From the FAQ: Can passengers access this offer if they book through their travel agent or any other booking channel? Yes, this offer is available to all Qatar Airways passengers holding “157” document and traveling on Qatar Airways flights (no code share flight) transiting through Doha for more than 12 hours


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What appears to be an official UK government web site has a form for getting a (post-dated) passport in your new name up to three months before the ceremony. The person who will conduct the ceremony has to sign, too. [Link updated using @phoog comment]


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If a trip is purchased as a single ticket (as is the case here) then it is the baggage rules of the most significant carrier that apply. In your case, since Finnair only handles a European flight and Qatar Airways handles an inter-continental flight, it would be Qatar Airways' baggage rules that apply to the entire trip. If the flights were purchased ...


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I don't think there's any problem with this at all. Iran and Pakistan are not currently at war with anyone, the security situation is quite safe in both, and commercial airlines service those countries daily. Afghanistan has been in an effective state of civil war since the departure of US forces, with a weak central government. However, it's unlikely any ...


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If you go to http://flightstats.com and enter the airline and flight number, you can select a particular day, then select the event timeline tab. On that, you may see an aircraft equipment designation (AEQP), e.g. 77W (Boeing 777-300ER) for QR557 yesterday and 788 (Boeing 787-800) for the QR1369. You can see this for a few days prior to today but have to ...


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The plane being used for a trip will almost always stay the same; the airline will have made precise calculations on how to spread out their fleet, and a change would cause issues with load capacity, passenger capacity, pilot training and is even potentially limited by whether an airport is able to support the plane (the Airbus A380 being an obvious example ...


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Yes, 50 minutes appears to be a pretty tight connection. While you probably won't miss the flight if you walk quickly through the airport, it's wise to be concerned and to investigate what might happen. When your first flight ends, let an airline staff member know that you have a short connection. They may be able to help you make it through the airport ...


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Ali Awan's answer is based on the incorrect assumption that your wife can be denied entry by Greek authorities because of her lack of evidence of onward travel. As can be seen from your question, you are already aware that this is not the case. The problem lies with incorrect, or at best insufficiently precise, information in TIMATIC. The airline may ...


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Apparently TAV Georgia is the sole ground handling agent at Tbilisi airport. Regarding the actual issue: I called Qatar Airways's central hotline and explained my situation, whereby they put a note in the system "IN TRANSIT TO LONDON HOLDING A NATIONAL ID CARD. OK TO BOARD". Despite having checked in online and printed my boarding pass, I went to the check-...


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A google search Human Ash Qatar Airways unearths this first result They can carry humain remains as shipment and/or checked luggage and/or cabin luggage, depending upon type of remains, and will need a copy of death certificate, NOC from Indian Embassy in USA, Cremation Certificate (or embalming/coffin/relevant certificate), accompanying passenger bookings ...


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You'll be fine. Qatar Airways is flying more or less normally, albeit with slightly longer flight times than usual, and your flights are not to/from/via/over any of the countries imposing sanctions. The only theoretical risk is that the current conflict deteriorates into outright war, but that's highly unlikely.


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They can refuse it actually. I learned this just last year the hard way and had to use luggage courrier service or shipping company instead. Even worse, they accepted on the way to but refused when we were going back which left us no choice but to emergency ship which is very costly. Normally, there is a fee for excess weight up to a certain amount. With ...


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Yes, the German type plug will fit in there, if you look closely you will notice a curved notch in the outlet made for round pins. Check the end of the arrow: Actually, plugs with round pins are the standard in Qatar the country, along with the UK type.


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There are no US Preclearence facilities in Doha. You will have to go through US Immigration and Customs when you arrive in Los Angeles. There was some discussion about starting such a service in Doha, but those plans seem to have been scrapped as of last year amid concerns over flight delays and political battles between US carriers and the ME3 airlines.


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The material doesn't matter. Neither does the airline. Empty canisters are fine. The regulations are about liquids not things that might or might not hold a liquid. Make sure it's empty. Wipe it. A vindictive security person might try to mess with you otherwise.


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