My niece is coming to stay with us for several months and wants to bring her pet rat (think small, cute mouse (picture here) but friendlier). None of the airlines seem to allow rodents in the cabin. What's the best way to get her pet cross country (NC to CA)? Can she smuggle it on board in her carryon? [more inside]
[airline flight filter] If you cancel a flight, but are not refunded, do you still have a legal right to the seat? [more inside]
is this a good price for my CO flight? [more inside]
As a way to visit a friend during my travels in Europe this summer, I'm looking to obtain a days-long layover - ideally at least 2-3 days, but the longer the better. I have no idea how to go about getting such a thing, but I'm relatively sure the possibility exists. What are my best options for getting a layover like this, while still keeping my overall flight cost low? [more inside]
How soon in advance should we purchase airline tickets to get the cheapest flights? [more inside]
I'm moving home to Toronto after 2 years in Egypt, and I need to take my cat. I know about the immunizations and paperwork, but I am not in control of booking my flight and need to know what to do if I end up with a long layover or a non-pet friendly airline. How does moving half-way around the world work with a cat, exactly? [more inside]
Are there any movies/online videos to show a toddler what to expect from air travel? [more inside]
Are there power outlets on International United Airlines flights? My mother is wanting to be able to charge her laptop on a plane ride to Bejing, and wants to know if she is able to either plug her laptop in on the flight, or bring a cigarette lighter power inverter in order to charge it. Does anyone have any input on this that I can tell her?
Can I search for the best price for an airline ticket to a specific destination for some random unknown future date? [more inside]
If given the choice to fly coach from Boston to Tokyo (Narita), which of the following airlines would you choose and why: Continental, Delta, American, JAL or ANA. FYI, i'm 300 pounds and 6'1. Legroom is a primary concern, but any tips appreciated. [more inside]
Let's say that traveler X would like to fly from city A to city B on American Airlines. The cost to fly from A to B is $500. X notices that a flight from A to C costs $300, and includes a layover in B. What, if any, are the negative consequences to X if he purchases the A to C itinerary, carries his bags on the flight, and leaves the airport after arriving at B, never to complete the B - C leg? [more inside]
Can I book a round-trip flight with different passengers on the initial and return flights? [more inside]
I'm flying from the east coast to southern California via San Francisco in a few weeks. I've decided that for the return trip, I'd like to drive up to San Francisco a few days early, skip the first leg of my return flight (SoCal to SFO), and just catch the second leg. (I would just rebook my ticket but the change fee is ludicrous -- well in excess of the entire ticket cost.) Is this a dumb idea? [more inside]
Can you help me remember the site where you could build a profile by entering all of your old boarding pass details or flight numbers and it would help build a picture of where you've been and how far you've travelled? [more inside]
Do airlines keep records of passengers who, for example, pass-out mid-flight? If so, does it affect future travel? [more inside]
Missed my flight and can't afford a new one - What are my options? [more inside]
Should I book a flight with Aer Lingus or American Airlines? [more inside]
How do I give an airline ticket as a Christmas gift? [more inside]
Donating air miles for a cause [more inside]
Is there a resource anywhere that will give me either (a) historical data for the last year or two on the price of oil (b) similar data for airline tickets or (c) ideally, both? [more inside]
What's the latest news on Alitalia? [more inside]
Is it kosher to book two separate airline reservations, flying to/from the same cities, with the same airline, that overlap one another? [more inside]
american airlines delivered us 41 hours late to our destination. i sent an executive email carpet bomb today, but with the emergency landing in LAX today, i'm not sure anyone is going to respond to me. what else can i do? should i call? re-send the letter? how long should i wait for a response? click through for the letter... [more inside]
Question for frequent flyers: have airlines' new pay-to-check-a-bag policies significantly affected how much baggage passengers are trying to carry on board? To the point where it's gone from just aggravating to completely !%@#!*#@ impossible? [more inside]
How can I maximize my chances for a free airline upgrade due to pregnancy? [more inside]
How do I take my 20" iMac with me on holiday? [more inside]
Does anyone know what a pay grade 136 at Southwest Airlines pays? I hate applying for jobs hen I don't even know if the position pays enough to make it worth accepting the job, and the information doesn't seem to be anywhere on their site.
Delta lost my bag and ruined an important business trip to Ukraine and Russia. Need advice for how to be appropriately compensated. [more inside]
I have open return tix with EL AL which expire in two months. now the doc says i may not be able to fly... [more inside]
In a few months, my (former) dog is going to be flying from California to the UK in the cargo hold. How can this be made as safe and comfortable for him? [more inside]
Is there a website where I can list the airlines serving my airport, and my airport itself, and then get an email whenever special fares are offered to anywhere, including last minute deals? I'd like to be tempted, and Travelocity doesn't seem to have this.
I bought a plane ticket, I subsequently had to cancel the flight, and now I'm stuck with a Delta voucher. I want to sell it and buy a ticket on another airline, which happens to have a much better flight to my destination. But where can I sell my ticket? I tried eBay and Points.com already.
What's a reasonable price for a round-trip ticket from BWI (or maybe DC, either Dulles or National) to Glasgow, UK, in September of this year? [more inside]
My wife's stuck in the Atlanta airport due to a missed flight (weather-related) and now the airport's closed (weather-related). Looks like she won't get a flight here to Tampa until 7:00 am. I hate that she's going to have such a miserable night. What can I do to make her more comfortable? [more inside]
I got on the wrong plane and wound up in the wrong country. Am I owed anything by the airline? [more inside]
Help me sort out the confusion of the frequent flyer programs. [more inside]
Is Continental airlines going to penalize me for evading their attempt to double my ticket price? [more inside]
Airline Woes: When should airline passengers expect compensation in the form of tickets or otherwise from an airline?
Airline Woes: When should airline passengers expect compensation in the form of tickets or otherwise from an airline? [more inside]
I'd like to move my 20" iMac from one country to another, but I'm not sure what the most cost-effective and safest method is. [more inside]
Help me figure out an air travel fiasco. [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to fly from NYC to Australia next summer? [more inside]
Estimating how long I can wait to book a specific airfare I found, before that fare increases... [more inside]
If US Customs makes you miss a connecting flight, does the airline take responsibility and get you on another flight, or are you out of luck for not scheduling a longer connection time? [more inside]
I am scheduled to fly into Rochester, MN with a connection in Minneapolis on NWA tomorrow evening. I would like to intentionally miss the connection to Rochester and spend the evening in the Twin Cities with friends and take a bus down to Rochester on Saturday. I would, however, like to board my plane on Monday from Rochester as scheduled. Will NWA put up a fuss that I never made my connecting flight and prevent me from boarding Monday?
My United Air flight from Washington, DC to New York (departing 4:55pm yesterday) was canceled. I asked to be booked on the next flight, based on rule 240. The airline refused, claiming it was canceled due to weather. But at the time of cancelation, there were clear skies at both airports, and plenty of other planes on the same route at similar times were not canceled. How do I call bullshit, and make them pay for my inconvenience (an extra day in DC, taxi w/2 small kids, etc), and for being such big liars?
How important on a long-term basis is choosing an airline to work for? [more inside]
Is it possible to get an ultra-cheap roundtrip out of the DFW area to anywhere, just for the sake of flying? I have a nearly-4 year old son who would love a plane ride, but I haven't seen any truly cheap tickets since the Southwest Airlines "Peanut Fares" days. If not, I'll just wait for a real vacation to come up one day.
Do I need a ticket to go through airport security? [more inside]
According to aa.com, my flight departure this morning is delayed by an hour. I haven't left the house yet. How big a risk is it, though, to show up to the airport an hour later than I had planned? Do they ever "move up" a delay, thinking that it is convenient to the people already waiting? If so, what is the point of showing me that it is delayed?
Some international commercial planes have really odd seat numbering. Does anyone know why? Believe it or not, I'm dying to know. Please humor me. Thank you. [more inside]