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Singapore Airline online booking system only allows 25 characters in the First Name field. What to do if over limit?

I have a friend who has 4 first names and whose last name is 6 words. No kidding... He solved this issue by selecting 2 first names and 2 words of his last name. That fits in just about any ...
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Is one hour layover sufficient at Singapore Changi Airport (Indian citizen travelling from US to India)?

I assume your flights via Singapore are both on Singapore Airlines (SQ) and on a single ticket, in which case: 1 hr is likely sufficient, but SQ will take care of you if it's not. Changi is an ...
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Why do return ticket prices jump up if the return flight is more than six months after the departing flight?

Airlines typically charge "whatever they can get away with", which depends on a lot of factors: season, holiday/special events, historical loads, competition, length of stay, time between ...
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What recourse do I have if travel agent (Gotogate) claims airline can cancel my ticket, but airline asks me to call my agent, which charge a fee?

Most likely, none. Your contract is with the travel agent, and it's standard practice in the industry that they are your point of contact for any changes you wish to make. When the agency says that ...
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Singapore Airline online booking system only allows 25 characters in the First Name field. What to do if over limit?

if what you call "first name" is separated by spaces in various parts, you just have to fill in the first of that parts (the one 8 characters long) - I've never booked Singapore, but I ...
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Is it allowed to bring sex toys on a flight to Singapore?

As already noted, airport security in Tokyo won't care. Your problem is going to be the laws in Singapore, specifically the Singapore Penal Code, article 292: Sale of obscene books, etc. 292.—...
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What to do when alcohol is denied on a full service airline?

On all airlines, the cabin crew are there primarily for safety and secondarily to provide amenities such as food and drink. So if the cabin crew does not confidently feel that they can provide you ...
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Is 1 hour sufficient to transfer terminals at Changi airport?

Changi is an extremely efficient and easy to navigate airport. T2 and T3 are part of the same complex, and transferring between them should take no more than 20-30 minutes by the in terminal transit. ...
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What does "SSCI" on my boarding pass mean?

Fortunately, the answer is rather mundane: it's short for Self-service check-in, meaning you've already checked in online but had a boarding pass reissued at the airport. As far as I can tell this ...
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Leaving the Singapore airport during airline transit without using Singapore tours

Yes, you can leave airport by yourself for up to 96 hours. See the "Travellers who are nationals of India" at the bottom, as there are some additional requirements if your US visa is a single-entry ...
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Which miles rules apply in code share

When it comes to putting miles into your account with Frequent Flyer Program X, it is always Frequent Flyer X's rules that count. The fact that ANZ would give your their miles for the flight if you ...
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Singapore to Sydney to Canberra: where do we clear customs

The flight you're referring to flies from Singapore to Sydney, then on Canberra, then finally back to Singapore - picking up and dropping passengers at each stop. For passengers flying from Singapore ...
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Is 1 hour sufficient to transfer terminals at Changi airport?

Is one hour good for transit time at Changi ? It this is a single PNR/Ticket/Booking: yes. You have a high chance of making it and if, not, SQ will book you on the next available flight. If there are ...
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How to change Singapore Airlines itinerary(date) when you have a connection?

Many flights, especially for more complex itineraries or if you are in the middle of your journey, cannot be changed online. Airline websites, if they allow changes at all, often only handle the ...
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Singapore Airline online booking system only allows 25 characters in the First Name field. What to do if over limit?

Assuming they actually do have a passport, the link you mention tells you exactly what to do here. Expanding on what that links is saying though: Any passport they have should be an ICAO 9303 (or, ...
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Which miles rules apply in code share

The simplest way of finding out your mileage earning on a partner airline or codeshare operating each segment of your trip is to plug the fare class into the wheretocredit web site. You can see the ...
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Leaving the Singapore airport during airline transit without using Singapore tours

Since you're on Singapore airlines, I would enquire about the stopover benefits from flying Singapore airlines. This could be anywhere between: Hotel + Attractions for 1 night for $1 per person (...
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Which miles rules apply in code share

One of the complexities of codeshare flights in the *alliance network is that the mileage earnings are based on the rates of the operating carrier, not the marketing carrier. (in your case the rate ...
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Is it allowed to bring sex toys on a flight to Singapore?

You have two issues: what will security in Tokyo do, and what will customs in Singapore do? Security doesn't care what your stuff is for, or where you are going, they just care if it looks like ...
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Transit at Munich Airport terminal 2 on 2 different tickets

This comes down to whether Singapore Airlines is able to check your bags through despite the two separate tickets. They are not required to do so under Star Alliance rules, but they're generally known ...
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Transit between Tokyo airports with Singapore Airlines

After flying this itinerary, I can narrate my experience for any future travellers along this route. The answer given by @hilmar is more or less accurate. Please note that if you happen to choose this ...
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Is 2 hours practical for connecting between Terminal 3 and Tom Bradley Intl at LAX?

"It's one ticket" Yes, you will be checked in for both flights and your baggage should be checked through to SIN. The Agent will confirm this at SFO. 1:55 is not really a short connection time, ...
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Visa denied for my wife. Can I get a refund for the flights?

As pointed out in the other answer, there's no refund due to refused visas, and no airline I know of except Ukraine International provides for this. You can only get the airport taxes refunded. Also ...
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Why do return ticket prices jump up if the return flight is more than six months after the departing flight?

This is not a specific 'policy'* the airlines have. All itineraries and routings are dynamically priced. Why the jump at exactly 6 months? The pricing engine has a rule that increases the return ...
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As Singapore Airlines (Krisflyer) Gold, can I bring my family into the lounge on a domestic Virgin Australia flight?

Somewhat surprisingly, the answer is no: one guest is OK, but additional kids are not. From customer service: Please be advised that you only have one guest allowance included when you access our ...
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Transit between Tokyo airports with Singapore Airlines

This is bad itinerary. Unless there is a specific arrangement with your ticket (ask the airline), you have to arrange your own connection. Typically you need to Collect your bags Clear Japanese ...
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Transit at Munich Airport terminal 2 on 2 different tickets

To be precise: Luggage pickup is already outside the secured area, so if you have to recheck your luggage, you have to leave the secured area before you collect it. Even if your luggage can be ...
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Transit at Munich Airport terminal 2 on 2 different tickets

I would like to know if there is a way for me to check in my luggage after collecting them within the secured area. Or do I need to go out of the secured area and check in the luggage separately? If ...
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Is it allowed to bring sex toys on a flight to Singapore?

Even if your bag contains no prohibited items, there is a chance that the security agent will suspect the presence of a prohibited item and search your bag. In addition, there is a chance that someone ...
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Why did Singapore Airlines decide to discontinue the longest non-stop flight in the world?

Just to add that this flight was revived by SIA in October 2018 but with the more fuel-efficient A350 (previously the A340 was used). SingaporeAir.com The first new non-stop flight between Singapore ...
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