On Thanksgiving Wednesday, we'll arrive at the Philadelphia airport, probably at terminal F (US Airways) at 8:15 in the morning. We leave 80 minutes later, probably from terminal B (US Airways, again). No checked luggage, pre-cleared for customs, just pick up bags and run. Given Thanksgiving craziness and picking up the shuttle to C-16 so we stay inside security, is this still doable? When does it become Thanksgiving hectic? [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]
In the near future, I will be flying alone several times with a 3.5 year old and a 7 month old. Lucky me. On at least some occasions, I will have someone bringing us to the airport or meeting us on the other end. I hear it's theoretically possible for that person to obtain a gate pass, and help us get to the plane (or meet us when we get off). We'll be fine ON the plane, but having help in the airport would be a real sanity saver.
I know that gate passes are not handed out like candy and generally require cause. Does this constitute cause? What are your experiences with requesting / obtaining / being refused gate passes? Does it help to call ahead? Who would you call?
Bonus points if you can speak specifically to Chicago O'Hare, Atlanta Hartsfield, or Panama City, FL.
I will be transiting SVO (Moscow) airport during a round trip from NYC to Bangkok... [more inside]
How early should two people who will not check baggage arrive at JFK airport for an 8:00 AM flight to Barbados (BGI)? [more inside]
My wife and I are moving across the country in a few months with our furballs, Steve
. We're going to fly with them, but I'm not sure if they would be better off with us in the cabin or in cargo. The trip is unavoidably going to involve two flights, the first one will be about 6 to 6:30 hours in length, the second will be 2 to 2:30 hours. The layover between them could be as short as an hour. So total travel time, including getting to/from the airports will probably be around 12-13 hours. [more inside]
I have a round trip flight later this year on US Airways that has a layover in Phoenix and then continues to Las Vegas. It turns out that it would work out better for me to just leave the Phoenix airport instead of going on. My return flight would be unchanged ( leaving from Las Vegas ).
If I do this ( intentionally miss the second hop of my flight ) will I have problems later? I'm concerned about the possibility that the airline might cancel my return flight or something else along those lines.
If you have done this kind of thing (especially on US Airways) please let me know how things went. Thank you.
What's the best way to drive from San Francisco to Sacramento airport, with luggage of my own, meet a couple who are flying in, drop my car off at long-term parking, and pick up the rental car we'll share? [more inside]
Last-minute travel question: Can I leave the Warsaw airport during my layover? [more inside]
Can you suggest a decent-but-not-terribly-expensive hotel in Las Vegas where I can stay at the beginning and end of a road trip? Proximity to the airport is a must. [more inside]
What's the best way for me to sell my unwanted Virgin America Elevate frequent flier points? [more inside]
London filter: I need to get to Heathrow airport Terminal 5. [more inside]
I am looking for a website that gives me all possible airlines departing from one airport in the world to another. Whether they are low cost, charter or standard carrier. I can put 'flights from and to' in Google and it will bring a list up (nice) or go to the Airport wikipedia page (again nice) but I know they miss some things. Is there such a site? [more inside]
Would it be inappropriate to surprise your best friend at the airport who has been on a long international flight?
She'll be arriving alone in Abu Dhabi from Toronto this evening. We haven't seen each other in about five months. See further details below: [more inside]
I'm going to be flying from Atlanta to DC around Thanksgiving, and I'm trying to figure out the least painful way to do it. Unusually, I don't actually care where I am on Thanksgiving day—I'm go to an event the following weekend. When will be less crazy at the airport? [more inside]
I'm about to head to the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, and as a vegan traveling for the first time with a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, I have a few questions - snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Can I get from the center of Rome to Fiumicino to catch a plane on Easter Sunday morning? [more inside]
I am taking a trip to Japan from London, my flight is via Rome (both ways). On the way back I'd like to just get out at Rome and take another flight which I will book separately. I don't want to pay anything extra. Is it possible without changing my booking? What's the worst than can happen? I will only have carry-on luggage. I am an EU citizen. [more inside]
Specific travel filter: Anyone know any hotels, hostels, guesthouses, B&Bs etc at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport that a) can pick up and return my hapless self to the airport (the next day) and b) offer 24 hour check in and out? [more inside]
Would anyone confirm or deny that the Vodafone store in the Dublin airport is still there? And you can buy a pay-as-you-go phone for around $50 American? And it's near the arrival hall? [more inside]
Why are there no clocks at airports? [more inside]
Can you go through the new airport scanner machines holding a pet? [more inside]
Travelling to Seville (Spain) next Wednesday need some ideas on what to do. [more inside]
Suggestion for a meeting point at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris, Terminal 1? I'm meeting my parents at this airport in a few days. We arrive on different flights and different airlines around 1/2 hour from each other, both flying in from the US. [more inside]
What's the cheapest way and/or fastest way to get to Guangzhou from Hong Kong airport? Train or bus, not plane.
Tokyo Travel: I am arriving at Narita at 9:30pm Saturday night, with reservations at a hotel near Shimbashi Station that evening. Is this trip possible? [more inside]
Traveling in Tokyo filter: My nephew, who is in the U.S. Air Force, is traveling to his first posting at Misawa AB, in Aomori Prefecture, in Japan. He will arrive at Narita at 2:55 pm local time on March 17, and needs to get to Haneda airport for a 7:55 am flight to Misawa the next morning, March 18. He'll have one afternoon and evening in Tokyo to do a little sightseeing. Suggestions and travel help? [more inside]
What can I do to get a lower fare from Detroit, MI to Nagoya, Japan? [more inside]
How do I get from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Alexanderplatz late at night? [more inside]
Where can I find the written laws that regulate amnesty bins at airports? (Amnesty bins are the bins right before the metal detectors in some airports where you can, according to signs, throw away anything that you can't take through security without penalty.) And, related, are these actually legally binding, or just a gentlemen's agreement? Could someone hypothetically put a stolen painting in the bin, and be free of legal consequence of having stolen it?
Boulder? Denver? Help me day-trip to Colorado *THIS* Saturday! [more inside]
Is it insane to plan to fly into Pittsburgh the day before the G-20 Summit starts? [more inside]
What should I do with a six-hour layover in Toronto? [more inside]
I'm looking for a fun, cheap, highly-visible way to welcome my mom when she arrives at the airport and make her first night and day at my new place relaxed and comfortable. [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]
How much time needed to make a connecting flight at London Heathrow? [more inside]
I'm arriving at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul nine hours before my connecting flight. I was wondering what recommendations people had for how to spend this time? I can't do anything too involved as I need to be back at the airport a few hours before my flight, but I would like to see something of the city!
I have several hours to spend in the Casablanca airport before I meet my boyfriend, who is arriving on a separate flight. Does the arrivals hall have any cafes/places to sit? Will I have a problem waiting there?
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]
How to get through JFK with a preemie newborn without waiting on line for possibly hours? [more inside]
International travel with multiple connections: what's it like? And inside: declaring, connection time, and things I will probably get confiscated. [more inside]
Large tripod through airport security from PDX to BOI? [more inside]
This Wednesday, I will be flying into Dublin airport around 10am. I have a flight that leaves at 5pm. How best can I fill my time? [more inside]
What's the truth behind duty-free shops? Are they always a bad deal? Or is there some stuff that's good to buy, and other stuff you should always avoid?
My brother is taking a cheap flight from England to visit us in Seattle, which has a stop in Vancouver (YVR) for six hours. Is there anything taht can be done within that time that's worth doing? Would it actually be possible to get out of the airport? Or should I just tell him to bring a book?
Do you have this backpack
? Have you taken it through the TSA? [more inside]
Travel Slash Honeymoon Filter: Help us coordinate in-country travel options between London and Edinburgh. [more inside]
Vegan airport/airline dining - connect and lunch in Dallas (DFO) or Chicago (ORD)? Somewhere else? How long to allow for a connection to assure we can eat at the restaurant you recommend? We're traveling from Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco and it's looking kind of grim for in-flight meals; it's > 7 hours overall travel time but broken into two segments; best advice for not-having-to-pack-lunch? [more inside]
What would be the best place to pick up a group arriving at the United Terminal (Terminal 7) at LAX? [more inside]
I have a couple of questions about accessing the internet when travelling with a laptop for the first time. [more inside]