I have one round-trip flight booked with Spirit (I know, I know) airlines to fly to Florida next week to visit my girlfriend's family. It is unlikely the trip will actually happen. Is there any way I can get the money back for my ticket? I did not get the travel insurance that they try to sell you. I purchased the ticket months ago. Any solutions appreciated. [more inside]
I may need to fly across the U.S. (SMF to BDL) at the last minute. I'm looking for deals but so far have turned up nothing below $900 for a round trip flight. Yowza. I'm looking at Kayak which brings up priceline, Expedia, travelocity, eDreams, and OneTravel. Where else should I look?
I’m recovering from knee surgery and using crutches, and I need to move across the country and start a new job on Saturday. Any tips, tricks, or advice, that might make this process easier? [more inside]
Is there a website which will give me an idea of how much a flight between A and B should cost at any given time? Ballpark is fine. [more inside]
I travel quite a bit for my profession; about 50% of the time, on my dime, reimbursed. I know of flyertalk along with reddit/r/churning - what I'm really looking for is a "start here" method. I have several travels coming up, including one in the middle east, and I want to be able to maximize whatever benefits I can get. Someone has done this before, right? [more inside]
Going to Japan in October and the tickets I'm looking at offer me one of three US airports to transit through. Which to choose? [more inside]
I am a student and I want to fly off for some time before the coming Fall semester. I was thinking going away for 2 weeks. Spending 1 week in Busan, S-Korea, then 1 week in Japan, for example Tokyo. I tried using flight search engines but the price is exorbitant for me. [more inside]
We (two non-Japanese speaking adults, perhaps with JR Passes) will be in Hiroshima on the morning of January 5. I fly out of Narita T1 at 14:00, she flies out of Narita T1 at 18:00. What is the best way to get there in time, given the fact that we will have bags and it's the end of a big holiday travel period there? [more inside]
Hey guys. So I'm trying to determine how far I've flown over the past five years; I'd like to search my Gmail account for every flight confirmation, but the results are terrible--it seems like the search is bringing up all kinds of unrelated emails. Does anyone know of a better way to do this? Thanks!
In a month I will be flying transatlantic solo with a baby on my lap. I can't decide which is better: a window seat or an aisle seat? [more inside]
Trying to work out some travel logistics. If I am on an international flight that gets in to JFK at 7:20pm on a Tuesday, what is the likelihood that I could make it to Penn Station to catch a 9:20pm train? [more inside]
BeMyTravelAgentFilter: Help me figure out a way to make a trip from the Bay Area to New Orleans doable and affordable - when driving is not an option. [more inside]
I'm flying to Hawaii for work at the end of May (yay) and work booked my ticket for me. My four USAirways flights (Milwaukee to Phoenix and Phoenix to Hawaii and then reverse) have ZERO exit row seats available online. I even had to pay $89 for their "ChoiceSeat" on one flight because it was the *only* aisle seat available (which have no more legroom than a regular seat, just allows you to board before the rest of the passengers). At 6'6", this is troubling. I called USAirways today and was first told they had exit row seats for purchase (at roughly $90/flight) but that she was having trouble getting them to work on her system so she had to transfer me to their "online helpdesk". That person told me that there were no exit row seats available at all, full stop. I can't rebook to another flight because my arrival is being timed with other coworkers. So, are there any tips/tricks/secret handshakes I can use at the airport to try to get a seat with a little more room? I'm extremely grateful that I get to go to Hawaii on someone else's dime but am anticipating agony the whole way there and back.
We want to go somewhere sunny this winter. There are a bewildering number of travel websites hocking flight+hotel deals. Did you have a good experience with any of them? [more inside]
I am travelling to China from USA, then visiting 4 cities in 10 days, mostly by plane and night train. I know there have been many posts similar to this, but I want to go more in depth in how to prevent exhaustion during constant travel. [more inside]
I am going to be moving back home from Japan (Narita or Haneda) to Ohio (Cleveland-Hopkins) in about 3 weeks to a month. I have not purchased a plane ticket yet, and have no clue where to start. I am considering doing a bit of traveling in between, but don't have too much money to spend so I would like to iron out the details of my return plans first. Help me, Metafilter! [more inside]
I am travelling to China from Canada in the near future. I have hundreds of questions and concerns but mostly just need reassurance that I'm not forgetting anything. Bonus, what should I do for carry-on? [more inside]
Cheapest Caribbean vacation: where to go, how to begin? [more inside]
Last minute check list for US citizen with departing flight from Canada to Iceland to UK to Ireland, no return ticket and a car retuning with a different driver. [more inside]
Flying for 10+ hours by myself with a 1 year old - crazy, or doable? [more inside]
Where can we go cheaply from London this (Jubilee) weekend? [more inside]
Say you have 5 days, $1000 for flight+hotel (+maybe car rental) and you want to get out of rainy Seattle to somewhere warm and relaxing. Where do you go? [more inside]
Tax Question: I'm getting paid to do art in another city. Is it more sensible to use my travel stipend or my credit card points to pay for the flight? [more inside]
What days of the year have the least amount of air travel? I've searched for the answer to this question without any luck. I'd like to know so I can possible try to travel at low-volume times.
(How) can I avoid losing almost $1400 on a plane ticket I can't use right now? [more inside]
What's the best way for me to sell my unwanted Virgin America Elevate frequent flier points? [more inside]
I want to take off for three weeks over New Year's, and open to go pretty much anywhere as long as the flight is cheap. suggestions? is there a website/service that allows you to search for cheap flights anywhere given specific dates?
Which of these two (complicated) flight options will A) give me the biggest baggage allowance, and B) cost the least for excess bags? [more inside]
I love traveling, but is taking an overseas trip to Istanbul at 6.5 months pregnant ill-advised? [more inside]
Which headphones should I get for a long (14 hours) flight with kids? I want ones that are comfortable on a large head and are easy to remove, because I'll need to get up frequently. I looked at noise-cancelling headphones on Amazon, but the ones that sounded best for me (Sennheiser PXC 450) are too expensive for something I'll use infrequently. On previous trips I've used earplugs to deaden the ambient noise and just turned the volume up on my (airline-supplied) headphones, but there must be a better way.
How can I catch a 6 AM flight this Wednesday, the 29th, out of Budapest (BUD)? [more inside]
I want the cheapest possible flight to London from California. [more inside]
Flying into the US from another country: what's going on with security? [more inside]
My grandparents, who are in their 70s, will be taking their first international flight from Bulgaria to the United States (with a transfer in Amsterdam) next week. They do not speak English. How can we make this easier for them? [more inside]
I'm about to book a flight from the UK to Bangkok (flying late Feb) to start a backpacking trip. I've got a recently renewed passport and funds for travel. I haven't got a flight back (not using a RTW ticket), travel insurance, VISAs, vaccinations or anything else yet. I want to book the flight so that it's real and happening, but is there anything else I really need to do FIRST? [more inside]
Tell me about using Xanax or other anti-anxiety meds to combat fear of flying. [more inside]
What's the best garment bag (to transport suits&shirts) and the best carry-on suitcase? [more inside]
What is the cheapest way I can arrange the round-trip to Melbourne, Australia from Providence, RI, US? [more inside]
I am going to be flying alone domestically with my 23-month-old toddler soon, it will be his last trip without his own seat*. He is very, very active, and I am trying to get prepared now so it will go as well as possible. [more inside]
transatlanticfilter: should I buy my plane ticket now, or wait? [more inside]
Air Canada WTF? On Tuesday I took a trip from Laguardia Airport to Pearson Toronto to CDG, Paris on Air Canada. From Toronto to Paris, they lost one of my bags, which wouldn't be terrible except said bas contained 1) My only change of clothes for the next 2 weeks 2) My BFs extra heart medication and 3) I'm leaving for Prague in 4 days and there is still no news. Is there anyone I can call or talk to see that I actually get my stuff before I leave France? Kakfaesque detail follows. [more inside]
Buying a ticket to Bangkok—is there a dependable online ticket-searching service that is all about getting the truly cheapest fare? Skinflint-In-Coach.com? [more inside]
Lots of air travel in near future. Help me survive and save money. [more inside]
I am looking for a Website I once used that allowed you to enter in a departure city and a date and then gave you all possible worldwide flight destinations sorted by cost. What was that site?
How to find the best NYC --> Europe flight deals when both day of week and destination are flexible. Caveat: flying out July 2010. [more inside]
What are the cheapest & quickest flights from Hanoi to Siem Reap; is there a southeast Asia flight aggregator (similar to Kayak in the US) that will search all the possible airlines and connections? [more inside]
Last minute Japan travel: after making an error with timing I need to arrange one-way travel from Tokyo to Kumamoto quite quickly. What are the cheapest options? I have looked into flights and trains (for the 17th of August) and both seem expensive (about £200-£250 a ticket). I am in the UK at the moment. Would it be worth waiting until we arrive in Japan? Perhaps trying to get last minute flights at the airport? [more inside]
Still in Korea: Due to a bit of stupidity and bad luck, I missed my flight back to LA. What now? [more inside]
Whats the best way to buy a flight for a vacation that you know you are going on (greater than 3 months in the future)? I am tired of getting screwed for being prepared. [more inside]
I live in New York and my parents live in Sarasota, FL. There are two direct flights per day on JetBlue between JFK and SRQ. Is it possible to set up something up that would alert me whenever prices on these flights dropped below a certain amount? [more inside]
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