DoxyLover
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Why do we fasten seatbelts for turbulence?
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To quote Wikipedia on Clear-Air Turbulence, under "Cases": Because aircraft move so quickly, they can experience sudden unexpected accelerations or 'bumps' from turbulence, including CAT (as ...

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Seeing Northern Lights in Scotland
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The thing you need to understand is that the Aurora Borealis tends to occur in an oval over the North Pole. Based on how strong is the aurora (KP number), the further south the aurora will be visible. ...

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Connecting flights on international travel. What should I expect?
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Entering the USA in SFO, you will go through passport control, then collect your bags and go through customs. If the bags were checked through to LAX, you will next drop your bags at the next station ...

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What sort of weather to expect in Southwest USA in September
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Temperature: the hottest place you've listed is Death Valley: expect temperatures as high as 120°F (49°C) in the shade! Next highest would be Las Vegas between 90°F (32°C) and 100°F (43°C). California ...

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TSA Pre - I can’t find my membership number
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Log into your account on aa.com, click on “Hello, name” and “your account”. There, click “information and password” and then scroll down to the “secure traveler” section. You’ll find your number in ...

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Monitor in Checked Luggage - Damage by Vibration/Shaking?
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It the monitor is in it’s original manufacturer’s packaging (foam and box), it should be fine. That packaging is designed for shipping from the (probably overseas) manufacturer to distributor to store/...

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Two letters of my first name transposed on boarding pass. Should I be worried?
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Just a datapoint to contradict the previous answers. There was recently a report of WOW Air denying international boarding due to a missing middle name on a boarding pass (vs. their passport): http://...

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