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Flight 'ran out of seats', couldn't check in, is that a 'bump'?

Flying back from a small regional airport, I had the pleasure of discovering there were no more seats available on my return flight. I had booked the round trip on American Airlines through Expedia several weeks earlier. The airlines wouldn't let me check in online due to the lack of seats, and when I got to the airport they basically set me up on a much later flight the next day. Am I entitled to compensation for an overbooked flight? [more inside]
posted by NBJack on May 18, 2014 - 11 answers

Cats on a plane!

What's the best way to take a cat from the UK to the US and back again? Any advice on how to make this go smoothly? [more inside]
posted by klausness on Aug 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Passing out on a plane.

What would make someone pass out on a plane? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Should I learn how to fly?

I took an introductory flight lesson and liked it a lot. Now what? Learning to fly an airplane seems expensive, time consuming, and mostly pointless. Yet I liked it. [more inside]
posted by haykinson on Sep 21, 2012 - 31 answers

Search for flights, excluding codeshare options

Is there a website like Kayak, but with the option to filter by the airline that operates the flight (i.e. to exclude codeshares)? Or is it possible to do this on Kayak? I have some United credit to spend, and it's proving non-trivial because I can't spend it on flights operated by Continental et al.
posted by caek on Jan 23, 2012 - 5 answers

What items should I not forget to bring for a 15-hour flight? Also, as a non-gamer, are there iPad games you'd recommend to make the flight go faster?

What items should I not forget to bring for a 15-hour flight? Also, as a non-gamer, are there iPad games you'd recommend to make the flight go faster? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Jan 22, 2012 - 53 answers

Increasing Altitude and Rows

I'm flying from BOS to BWI tonight after work. The TSA website explicitly says knitting needles are okay in carry-on. I am only bringing carry-on. I plan on printing this page and bringing it with me, but should I still expect some grief?
posted by zizzle on Sep 29, 2010 - 30 answers

Will I be able to leave Morocco?

I put MS instead of MR on a plane ticket I ordered for a male friend. Is this a big deal? [more inside]
posted by CPAGirl on Jun 17, 2010 - 10 answers

How can I bring a 20-piece dinnerware set on a plane?

How should I take a 20-piece dinnerware set on a plane? [more inside]
posted by Nematoda on Jul 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Preventing panic attacks on an airplane flight?

What else can I do to help prevent a panic attack on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 23, 2009 - 24 answers

sure it's super 90's but I've never lost my wallet. Ever.

Will I be allowed to get on the plane with my wallet chain? [more inside]
posted by hector horace on Apr 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Are there power outlets on International United Airlines flights?

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?
posted by linzenoonoo on Apr 8, 2009 - 7 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

Pain while flying?

Why do I get a pain in my torso when I fly? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Oct 13, 2008 - 10 answers

Help the flying dog.

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]
posted by ignignokt on Jun 25, 2008 - 9 answers

How/where can I sell an airline/airplane/flight ticket?

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.
posted by harwons on Jun 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Stockholm to Aarhus - Train or Plane?

Would it be cheaper to get to Aarhus (Denmark) from Stockholm (Sweden) by budget air or by train? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 25, 2007 - 10 answers

Why must I raise the window shades on a plane?

On a recent Indian Air flight from Bangalore to Mumbai, the flight attendants requested that everyone make sure their window shades were up (so you can see out) for "safety reasons" during the landing. What is the reason for this?
posted by nitsuj on Jan 15, 2007 - 2 answers

Renting DVD players for long flights

My wife and I are travelling from O'Hare to Tokyo to Bangkok next week. We don't have the ability to bring our laptop, but I was wondering if there's a way to rent a DVD player for the trip -- either a service that operates out of O'Hare and NRT or BKK, or something where I could rent it for the trip, lock it up in a BKK locker, and retrieve it for the plane rides home. [more inside]
posted by sandor on Jan 3, 2007 - 10 answers

Postpone return flight b/c of 'sickness'?...

I want to postpone my return flight a few days, but I dont want to pay extreme fees to do so. Can I just tell them I got sick and can't fly for a few days?
posted by ejoey on Mar 1, 2006 - 18 answers

How non-refundable is a non-refundable plane ticket?

I know Travelocity said the ticket is non-refundable. Is there a way to get anything back? [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart on Nov 16, 2005 - 7 answers

Surviving Long Plane Rides

Looking for suggestions on surviving long plane rides. I'm talking about transoceanic, 10+ hour flights. Limited Google searching has found this and this. I've also read the prior question, about sleeping. I have a laptop, mp3 player, and lots of ebooks.
posted by manilamd on Jul 1, 2005 - 30 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

scared to fly, need to fly

I'll be flying 8+ hours to London two weeks from today. I have a paralyzing fear of flying, any advice?

Also, what should I do once I make it there? [more inside]
posted by esch on Dec 12, 2003 - 30 answers

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