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Smartphone taken from baggage while on layover

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 ...
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Can I travel with cremated remains (father's ashes) from USA to India?

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 ...
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Smartphone taken from baggage while on layover

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 ...
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Smartphone taken from baggage while on layover

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 ...
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What will happen to Qatar flights from Doha if there is an airspace closure?

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 ...
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Am I going to have trouble flying without my full name on the ticket?

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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Is there a limit on the number of a single item I can take with me on a plane?

The airline won't care and won't know, as long as you pack it all in a bag that meets its luggage requirements (weight/dimensions). That's also why they won't even publish guidelines and let you make ...
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What does "C1-4 NON END" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

C1-4 : for flight coupons 1 through 4, inclusive NON END : the coupon is non-endorsable, i.e. you cannot apply it toward travel on another carrier, so if another airline accepts it, Qatar will not pay ...
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Is it possible to change to an earlier connection by asking at check-in counter?

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 ...
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Can I travel with cremated remains (father's ashes) from USA to India?

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 ...
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Canberra to Doha via Sydney - can we board in Sydney?

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 ...
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What will happen to Qatar flights from Doha if there is an airspace closure?

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 ...
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Do EU passenger rights of up to 600€ apply for non-EU carriers flying into the EU?

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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Can I take a soft suitcase on Qatar Airways?

In these situations the best thing you can do is check the company rules https://www.qatarairways.com/en-gb/baggage/allowance.html Baggage allowances may vary according to route and cabin class; ...
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What does "no aircraft change" mean?

An Australian transit visa is required unless you are Australian or New Zealander or your nationality is exempt for an eligible flight. This is a fifth freedom flight with passenger operations in ...
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Qatar Airways Free stopover/complimentary hotel

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 “...
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Booking honeymoon before name change

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 ...
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What does "no aircraft change" mean?

Even if you wouldn't need a visa if you decide to stay on the plane, there is always the risk that they change the airplane on short notice, for mechanical reasons or whatever. If you then need a visa ...
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Can I travel with cremated remains (father's ashes) from USA to India?

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 ...
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Is it possible to know which aircraft will fly just from booking flights?

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, ...
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Is it possible to know which aircraft will fly just from booking flights?

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 ...
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Scenarios for Indian citizen for missing connecting flight in Doha

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 ...
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What company's staff checks boarding passes at the gates at Tbilisi airport?

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 ...
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One-way ticket travelling to EU with non-EU wife and children

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 ...
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Is it risky to book with Qatar Airways?

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. ...
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Can my excess baggage be refused?

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 ...
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No space in given name - Qatar Airways

No, this is not a problem. The 'name' field on an airline ticket is very flexible, and spaces within names are treated as "optional" so can be included or not. The Amadeus website ...
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Pre clearance US immigration status

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,...
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Will Indians transiting via Doha (Hamad International Airport) to USA be subjected to 10 day mandatory quarantine?

I got in touch with the department responsible for the 10 day quarantine hotel bookings, which was listed in the official Qatar website: https://www.qatarairwaysholidays.com/qa-en/offers/welcome-home-...
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