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Goin' down to ol' Tokyo town

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]
posted by bulgroz on Aug 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Cheapest Flight from Canada to S-Korea

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]
posted by iliketothinknu on Jul 25, 2014 - 7 answers

Hiroshima to Narita Terminal 1 on January 5, 2015

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]
posted by mdonley on Jul 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Searching Gmail for Flights

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!
posted by Aanidaani on Jul 11, 2014 - 10 answers

No, I've been nervous lots of times.

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]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Jul 3, 2014 - 22 answers

JFK -> Penn Station

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]
posted by aaanastasia on Jun 16, 2014 - 34 answers

a road trip without any ability to drive

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]
posted by divabat on Jun 4, 2014 - 23 answers

Tips on scoring an exit row seat?

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.
posted by Twicketface on Apr 21, 2014 - 12 answers

What's your favourite travel website for booking a vacation package?

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]
posted by Beardman on Oct 16, 2013 - 7 answers

How to prevent exhaustionand jetlag during constant travel?

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]
posted by crawltopslow on Sep 7, 2013 - 9 answers

I needs to travel home on the cheap! (From Tokyo to Ohio)

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]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 18, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me calm anxiety about travel to China.

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]
posted by sarae on Mar 13, 2013 - 19 answers

Cheap caribbean vacation

Cheapest Caribbean vacation: where to go, how to begin? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2012 - 10 answers

necessary documentaton for international flights and auto travel.

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]
posted by rmhsinc on Oct 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Traveling with baby

Flying for 10+ hours by myself with a 1 year old - crazy, or doable? [more inside]
posted by DrGirlfriend on Jun 29, 2012 - 21 answers

Where can we go (cheaply) from London for a last minute trip this long weekend?

Where can we go cheaply from London this (Jubilee) weekend? [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy on May 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you help us find the anti-Seattle?

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]
posted by karizma on Mar 28, 2012 - 13 answers

small potatoes tax question

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]
posted by HeroZero on Jan 11, 2012 - 3 answers

What days of the year are the fewest people flying?

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.
posted by bq on Jan 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me not lose $1400!

(How) can I avoid losing almost $1400 on a plane ticket I can't use right now? [more inside]
posted by dubitable on Jan 3, 2012 - 9 answers

How to get rid of my Virgin America points?

What's the best way for me to sell my unwanted Virgin America Elevate frequent flier points? [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 answers

where to fly on New Year's cheap?

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?
posted by esolo on Nov 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Which of these two flight options will allow me the most luggage?

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]
posted by hasna on Sep 20, 2011 - 4 answers

A 6.5 month preggo flying 18 hours to Turkey – yea/nay?

I love traveling, but is taking an overseas trip to Istanbul at 6.5 months pregnant ill-advised? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on Jul 29, 2011 - 27 answers

Which headphones should I get for a long (14 hours) flight with kids?

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.
posted by Joe in Australia on Jul 4, 2011 - 16 answers

6 AM flight out of Budapest?

How can I catch a 6 AM flight this Wednesday, the 29th, out of Budapest (BUD)? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Dec 25, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get the best price when dates of travel are unimportant?

I want the cheapest possible flight to London from California. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Fucking airport security, how does it work?

Flying into the US from another country: what's going on with security? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Point here for "pasta", here for "chicken".

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]
posted by halogen on Nov 10, 2010 - 9 answers

What do I need to do before booking the first flight of a 5-month backpacking trip?

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]
posted by Kirn on Nov 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Xanax for flying phobia?

Tell me about using Xanax or other anti-anxiety meds to combat fear of flying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 24 answers

Carry on with shoes and service

What's the best garment bag (to transport suits&shirts) and the best carry-on suitcase? [more inside]
posted by mathiu on Jun 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Save $ in flying to Australia

What is the cheapest way I can arrange the round-trip to Melbourne, Australia from Providence, RI, US? [more inside]
posted by coolnik on Mar 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Tips for Toddler Travel?

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]
posted by 41swans on Jan 17, 2010 - 44 answers

my jobbie lies over the ocean?

transatlanticfilter: should I buy my plane ticket now, or wait? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Help Me Out Of Lost Luggage Limbo

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]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 7, 2010 - 21 answers

Bait-and-Switch or ineptitude?... WTF Travelocity!?

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]
posted by blueberry on Nov 27, 2009 - 20 answers

Paid-for air travel—help me save the money for later

Lots of air travel in near future. Help me survive and save money. [more inside]
posted by coolnik on Nov 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Dear Mystery Site: Where can I fly for $300?

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?
posted by tinamonster on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Have to fly in July, but we'll adapt to anything else!

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]
posted by amicamentis on Oct 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Cheapest flights from Hanoi to Siem Reap? Southeast Asia airline search aggregator?

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]
posted by pariser on Aug 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Cheapest way from Tokyo to Kumamoto?

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]
posted by 0bvious on Aug 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me out of Seoul and back to LA

Still in Korea: Due to a bit of stupidity and bad luck, I missed my flight back to LA. What now? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Aug 2, 2009 - 20 answers

Whats the best way to buy a flight for a vacation without getting screwed?

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]
posted by schindyguy on Jul 29, 2009 - 12 answers

JetBlueTracker JetBlueTracker JetBlueTracker

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]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Flying to a destination in the same country, with a connection in a different country.

Flying to a destination in the same country, with a connection in a different country--is it possible on a single one-way ticket? Is there a name for it? [more inside]
posted by ajackson on Jul 9, 2009 - 5 answers

How fussy are Easyjet about hand luggage?

Easyjet flight UK to Spain hand luggage: can I use a M&S Xenon medium rollercase? It's 22.5cm wide but limit says 20cm - too risky? [more inside]
posted by monster max on May 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Trip insurance without medical coverage? General advice on trip insurance?

Asking for the fiancée: is it possible to purchase trip insurance without medical coverage? Also: general advice about trip insurance for this situation is welcome (traveling several weeks in France & England, with expensive train connections). [more inside]
posted by springo on May 9, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I get from Atlanta to Indianapolis today?

I just learned that my 12:45 Delta flight from Atlanta to Indianapolis was canceled and I was rebooked for a flight on Tuesday. This is a giant problem for me and I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to get to Indianapolis today. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Mar 1, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me preemie baby zip though the airport line at JFK!

How to get through JFK with a preemie newborn without waiting on line for possibly hours? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Feb 28, 2009 - 7 answers

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