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Help me enjoy my iMac!

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]
posted by dance on Jan 6, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I solve my airline woes?

Help me figure out an air travel fiasco. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Dec 24, 2007 - 10 answers

must meet kangaroos as cheaply as possible

What's the cheapest way to fly from NYC to Australia next summer? [more inside]
posted by beckish on Oct 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Estimating when a specific airfare will increase?

Estimating how long I can wait to book a specific airfare I found, before that fare increases... [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Sep 20, 2007 - 10 answers

Is an hour enough for US Customs at the port of entry before a connecting flight?

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]
posted by Listener on Sep 11, 2007 - 18 answers

Will Intentionally Miss Leg of Flight Make Return Difficult?

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?
posted by gerg on Aug 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Airline "Weather Weasling" out of rule 240?

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?
posted by ericbop on Aug 6, 2007 - 15 answers

I want to be a flight attendant but need information

How important on a long-term basis is choosing an airline to work for? [more inside]
posted by its just me on Jul 12, 2007 - 3 answers

Cheap flights -- do they exist in general?

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.
posted by rolypolyman on Jul 7, 2007 - 14 answers

Need to know about airline security now

Do I need a ticket to go through airport security? [more inside]
posted by nax on Jun 23, 2007 - 36 answers

The internet says my flight is delayed. What do I do?

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?
posted by unknowncommand on Jun 13, 2007 - 21 answers

This post will not turn into a flotation device. Sorry.

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]
posted by miss lynnster on May 28, 2007 - 10 answers

allergic to flying

Can i bring an epipen on plane with me? I am flying to vegas on American airlines. Anyone have experience with this thnx
posted by starvinron on May 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Flight Pricing Mistakes

Trying to find a website that publicizes airline's online mistakes in terms of pricing, giving you very cheap flights. [more inside]
posted by alona on May 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Looking for information on cheapest airline travel routes

If I wanted to fly from one mainland to another -- North America to Asia, for instance -- but I'm willing to fly out of any city in North America to any city in Asia, how can I find out the cheapest route? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Is one hour enough to make connectons at O'Hare and LAX?

Flying from Toronto to Melbourne, via Chicago and LAX. The "via" is worryingly short! [more inside]
posted by generichuman on Mar 21, 2007 - 23 answers

Carry-On Pets - how strict are airlines?

Bringing Pets in Airplane Cabin: I know that each airline has its limits on the dimensions of the under-the-seat carrier and combined weight, but how strict are they? Do airlines actually measure your carrier and weigh the pet plus carrier? Or just eyeball it? I'm wondering particularly about Northwest and American Airlines. Any horror stories or warnings appreciated.
posted by nancoix on Mar 14, 2007 - 22 answers

How to seek corporate material donations for free workshops in Serbia?

Ideas for seeking corporate donations of tech equipment and air travel? I'm one of the co-founders of a free arts/tech workshop happening for the first time this August in Serbia. We've already had some modest success getting funding for this through traditional channels, but I also want to approach hardware companies and airlines to see if they can help us. [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Mar 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Is flying on LTU asking for trouble?

Flying on LTU == asking for trouble? [more inside]
posted by grimmelm on Mar 4, 2007 - 10 answers

How do you predict airline ticket prices?

How can you tell when to buy an airline ticket? [more inside]
posted by handee on Mar 2, 2007 - 16 answers

Help us use our free airline tickets wisely!

I just won two tickets that will take my husband and me on a round trip from our home in Brooklyn to anywhere in the continental US. We'll be traveling with our one-year-old. Where should we go to make the best use of our tickets? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by ROTFL on Jan 22, 2007 - 26 answers

Help my baby not get broke! Delicate musical instrument as airline baggage.

The great musical-instrument-on-plane paradox. How do you prepare (what case[s] do you buy and what strategies do you develop) when you need to travel on many different kinds/scales of airlines, with a delicate wooden instrument that MAY or MAY NOT be allowed as carry-on baggage (depending on circumstance, how full the plane is, and how much or little the inspectors care that it looks large, solid and "middle eastern")? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Dec 26, 2006 - 14 answers

I left my iPod in the seat pocket!

I left my iPod in the seat pocket on a flight from SFO to IAD (I changed planes and went on to ROC) yesterday. I've made some attempts to locate it, but with the holiday travel and the huge backup due to Denver being closed, I'm having little success. I'm jumping through the hoops with the airport and airline, but having a tough time due to the heavy traveler volume. Has anyone else lost an item by leaving it in the seat pocket and got it returned? Any tips?
posted by mhm on Dec 23, 2006 - 12 answers

Denied boarding for an ariline, best recommendations/experiences to get compensation?

(Denied boarding Airline question) -- I just got back from what was supposed to be a cheap trip to Paris (rtrp $464 after tax) but on the return leg, I missed my Air France flight because NO COMPUTER SCREEN in CDG (Charles de Gaulle airport) had the flight listed. By the time I located the terminal of the flight, it was 45 minutes before take-off and despite not having carry ons and perhaps 5-10 people in the line for tickets, I was told the flight was closed and I was not going to be able to board...... [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on Nov 27, 2006 - 32 answers

Olives on a plane?

Will US airlines accept fresh produce -- say, 30 pounds of olives -- inside checked baggage on a domestic, inter-state flight? [more inside]
posted by aws17576 on Nov 21, 2006 - 6 answers

When will they charge me for my airplane ticket?

I bought a $750 airplane ticket online from United. Flight is for the end of December. Got confirmation # and receipt, saw the money go out of my bank account. Four days later noticed the money is back in my account -- there is no sign that it was ever taken out. United.com still says my ticket is confirmed. What's up? Will they charge me the day I actually fly? Did they screw up and give me a free ticket?
posted by mmader on Nov 7, 2006 - 13 answers

Using a credit card to fraudulently purchase airline tickets.

What is the upside, or rationale, for purchasing fraudulent airline tickets? [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on Nov 3, 2006 - 10 answers

I'm not an alcoholic, but...

Which airlines or routes give out free liquor? [more inside]
posted by lpctstr; on Nov 1, 2006 - 40 answers

Please help me change/cancel my NWA reservation without paying service fees.

I bought a non-refundable plane ticket on Sunday night from Northwest Airlines. It's now Tuesday afternoon and I need to make a change to my reservation. I know I can easily do this by paying their $100 service fee, but I'm trying to avoid this. Any help is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by charlesroper on Oct 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Watch for a cheap flight whenever it's available

How can I watch prices for a roundtrip flight for a few-day visit somewhere? The dates aren't as important as cheap fares-- pretty much any time through this coming April would be fantastic. I'd just like to watch for lower prices. How can I do this?
posted by freddymungo on Oct 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Have you ever flown a very long distance with a baby?

Anyone flown extremely long distances with an infant? We're planning to fly to Thailand from NYC with an 11-month-old and I'm wondering if it's best to fly direct and get it over with in one long ugly trip or fly with stops in Seattle and Taiwan so baby (and we) can get a break for a bit. There's a little more info inside. [more inside]
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese on Oct 17, 2006 - 20 answers

Major cities in a given distance

An odd search question; how would I go about looking up something like, "Give me a list of major cities (100,000 population or more) with 2000km of Tulsa, OK". My googlefu is failing me.
posted by drleary on Oct 7, 2006 - 9 answers

What's the AAdvantage(tm)?

Why would I want to purchase Air Miles? Specifically AAdvantage Miles. Is the cost of purchasing miles saving you money on the cost of a flight? i.e. Is the value of air miles greater than their purchase value when redeemed for a flight? [more inside]
posted by medium format on Sep 12, 2006 - 10 answers

What to do about a now-uneeded airline ticket/reservation?

I bought two non-refundable airline tickets, now one of us will not be going. What to do about that ticket? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Sep 5, 2006 - 11 answers

Airport security issues

Airport security, transfer in London. Will I have problems? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Aug 22, 2006 - 6 answers

oh, the pain of the first name

How do I change my first name on a booked airline ticket with Northwest? [more inside]
posted by cior on Aug 10, 2006 - 14 answers

EU delayed flights

UK/EU flight. My friend's plane was 3 hours late, flying Southampton to Edinburgh, making her miss a wedding. I have an inkling that this means she is likely to be able to make her airline pay out under recent EU law. Is this the case and if so what's the best way to make them pay?
posted by biffa on Jun 17, 2006 - 8 answers

The new Hindenburg 747

Could airplanes be powered by fuel cells? Would we need to develop a new type of jet engine or could the same type of turbine, etc be powered by a fuel cell engine. [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Jun 6, 2006 - 27 answers

Is it a bad idea to check a bag on an airplane with a small form factor (SFF) computer in it?

Is it a bad idea to check a bag on an airplane with a small form factor (SFF) computer in it? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on May 10, 2006 - 30 answers

How soon in advance to purchase airline tickets to get cheapest flights?

How far in advance, or how close to the time, is the most advantageous time to purchase airline tickets in order to get the cheapest fares? For instance, if I were planning to travel in early August, and it's late April now, should I buy my ticket now, or should I wait until closer to the time (and how close is the "sweet spot")? Are there risks of the price going up substantially (more than $100)? This refers to U.S. travel (SEA-ATL in this case), traveling mid-week, with a weekend stay.
posted by matildaben on Apr 25, 2006 - 11 answers

Should I fly Lufthansa or Air France?

Should I fly Lufthansa or Air France? [more inside]
posted by howling fantods on Mar 23, 2006 - 23 answers

Peanuts? Life Presever? Headphones?

What can you tell me about being a flight attendant? [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Mar 15, 2006 - 17 answers

Which is safest? Air or ground?

Is it true that commercial airlines are safer than cars or is this just one of those things that people say? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Jan 28, 2006 - 30 answers

On my way to another magazine subscription.

I've lost a website that correlates rewards in frequent flyer miles for money spent various retail partners. [more inside]
posted by sled on Jan 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Please store your tray table

Why do you have to put your seatback up and store your tray table when taking off and landing on commercial airlines? Is this somehow going to save me in case of a crash?
posted by jasondigitized on Dec 30, 2005 - 21 answers

Help locate our lost notes!

Airline Lost & Found: Help me locate notes left on a plane ASAP. The test is Tuesday! [more inside]
posted by RobbyB on Nov 20, 2005 - 3 answers

Packing food for airline travel

Can I check a cooler full of food when flying state to state? [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Nov 11, 2005 - 18 answers

Using round-trip for one-way (return)

I'm in Argentina. Can I buy a round-trip ticket FROM the U.S. (on a cheap site like cheapflights, priceline, etc...) and just use the return trip ticket? Or do I somehow forfeit my return by not showing up in the first place? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch on Aug 14, 2005 - 17 answers

Wine toter

Two-part question: My friend is leaving Buenos Aires tommorrow - heading back to the states. How many bottles of wine can he bring with him? Also, another friend is flying standby. Can he only bring carry-on luggage? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch on Aug 5, 2005 - 12 answers

What's wrong with Racial Profiling?

Help me convince a Republican that Racial Profiling is Not Good (tm). [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 10, 2005 - 33 answers

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