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Is it allowed to carry seeds on an intercontinental flight?

I will take a flight from South America to Europe (with Air France, Colombia-Panama-France-Romania if this info is useful) and I want to bring some seeds from there. Obviously, I’m not talking about drugs or illegal things but some colorful maize seeds would be great, like these ones or other vegetables. Is it allowed to […]

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is there an ultra-last minute price drop on long haul flights with regular (not low cost) airlines?

I am planning to fly from Germany to Vietnam. Do standard airlines do ultra last minute price drops for long distance flights? I.e. is it reasonable to wait until 1 to 3 days before the flight with booking to see a meaningful price drop e.g. 10%? Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Condor checked baggage fees with connecting flights to USA

I am looking into one-way flight from Europe to the USA. I have found a flight with 2 connecting flights, using Google Flights (it would book it from Condor): POZ -> FRA (Lufthansa) FRA -> VYR (Condor) VYR -> SEA (Alaska) Condor’s baggage policy states that If you have booked a Condor flight that includes […]

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Baggage charges for PHL-SYD on American Airlines, and are they affected by a PDX stopover?

I intend to fly on American Airlines from Philadelphia (USA) to Sydney (Australia) with a great deal of luggage. Looking at AA’s baggage page I see that transpacific bags (from the fourth onwards) cost $200 each, while crossing the country domestically also costs $200 per bag (4+). It is unclear to me: whether (with an […]

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So what can I do to avoid being “that” passenger with bad hygiene?

What can I do if I'm seated next to a person with bad hygiene on an airplane? I’ve been that passenger several times, typically on connecting flights after a transoceanic leg. I really try hard to find time and place to shower after such a flight (you can see it in my post history here […]

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free galley snacks and asking

I just saw an article in The Independent that states British Airways has scrapped the long-established option for economy passengers to ask for free snacks between meals on intercontinental flights.… Previously, peckish passengers were able to ask staff in the galley for items such as crisps or chocolate. The “raid the larder” arrangement still exists […]

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Long-haul flight with baby – parents spread across the plane

My wife, our baby of less than a year, and I will embark on an Air China flight of roughly 10 hours in a few days. For organisational reasons, the tickets for my wife and our baby were booked by a different travel agency than mine. In order to ensure we can sit together (at […]

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Tips and tricks surviving a long-haul flight departing at midnight

I am going to travel from Seoul Incheon to Beirut via Abu Dhabi. I have looked up many sites that give tips on traveling long-haul. However, these are not helpful in my case, because there are some factors, mainly: The trip to Incheon takes 4 hours. Seriously. I am staying in the south of the […]

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Special meals on long-haul flights

I am used to flight short-haul flights. Usually they offer chicken or mozzarella sandwiches. For my next trip I fly long distance and about 8 hours. I am aware that meals will be served and I requested vegetarian meals. My request was confirmed on the website of my company. Do I need to ask for […]

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What games can I play with friends in the confined space of the seating on a long flight?

Background Imagine 8 people, around 24-26, book a 14 hour flight somewhere for vacation. They are seated in 2 rows of 4 seats in the middle of the plane, so there is no strangers in between any of them. It is also in economy so there is not that much space in between each seat. […]

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