usa – Emergency flight to Madrid in 3 days & US Passport just expired

I am a US Citizen, and I need to travel to Spain in a few days but my passport is recently expired. I have dual citizenship to Ireland and hold a valid Irish passport that states my birthplace is the US on it. Would I be able to travel on this Irish passport while also brining my expired one with me as proof. I read that as of last month you can travel back into the United States on a expired passport until December. Will this work for me?

cancellations – Cancelling flight booked by travel agent

My wife and I booked an international trip through a travel agency, with the flight on United/Lufthansa. Due to Covid, we have pushed our travel to July 2022. The problem is that United is currently requiring rebooked trips to be taken by end of March 2022.

So, we asked our travel agent if we could just use the United credit for other domestic travel we have planned. She said we can only use that credit to travel to places that the agency books trips for, which does not include any domestic locations. I have the confirmation number for our flights and when I enter the number on United’s website I have the option to cancel/change the flight. Is there anything preventing me from skirting the agency and canceling the flights myself? Or since the flight was booked by the agency, am I stuck with their rules?

air travel – Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepartner/en/bookingnticketing/Penalties-and-Charges.html states:

No-Show Charge: The charge made by reason of the failure of a passenger to use reserved accommodation, either through failure to arrive at the airport at the time fixed by the carrier, or through arriving improperly documented or otherwise not ready to travel on flight.

From my understanding, this means that Qatar Airways may charge a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (even if the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else, i.e. didn’t book any hotel).

However I read some comments that contradict my understanding:

  • To me, it is quite clear that the hotel will want to be paid for accomodation you reserved, but did not pay for, because it could have been used by someone else. The flight has been paid for in advance, but the room was only reserved. So it is no-show as applicable to the accomodation, not the flight. – Weather Vane 10 mins ago 

Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the a passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

What does “PAX” mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

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What does "PAX" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

Typically, PAX=passenger, but in that case I don’t understand why the ticket says "passenger" there.

transit – Is 2 hours 50 mins sufficient in Heathrow to connecting flight with different tickets and airlines

If everything runs well you might make it, if only one thing takes more time than planned you will miss your second plane.

It usually takes between 30 and 90 minutes from the plane seat to outside the luggage collection area. Most airlines ask you to drop your luggage at least an hour before the flight but longer time spans are possible. And if you drop your luggage at the last moment you will have to be very quick through the airport as you will have no spare time.

You see you do not have a lot of time if things are a bit slow, no time at all if your route through the airport to your luggage (or luggage delivery) takes a lot of time.
And that is assuming it is in the same terminal. If you also have to move between terminals, forget it. No way possible at all.

Usually people advice 4 hours or more between flights if on separate tickets. But with a long flight as the first of the set, I would want more time.
It might be needed to buy a second ticket to Helsinki, or at least move your flight by 4 or more hours, 24 is more likely.

air travel – Can an airline move a flight time up 2 hours with three days notice?

When you book an airline ticket, you agree to the terms of a contract with them, the “Conditions of Carriage,” known by a variety of names.

According to Boutique Air’s Operator-Participant Contract, you are entitled to a full refund of the ticket price if they make a “Major Change” prior to departure. Unfortunately, a two-hour schedule change is not “major” according to the agreement.

The following are major changes: (1) a change in the origin or destination city, unless the change affects only the order in which cities named in the itinerary are visited; (2) a change in the departure or return date unless the change results from a flight delay experienced by the “Air Carrier” (If, however, the delay is greater than 48 hours, it will be considered a major change.); or (3) a price increase of more than 10% occurring ten or more days before departure.

It was not clear whether both your LA flight and your AOO flight were on a single ticket, or booked separately. On a single ticket, you would likely have been re-accommodated on the next available flight (which it seems you would have refused), or been offered a partial refund (which it seems you accepted).

If you bought the AOO flight separately from your LA flight, you assumed all responsibility for failing to make the connection. After all, your LA flight could have been delayed or canceled, or rescheduled for a different departure, and that would not have been Boutique’s fault.

For what it’s worth, Altoona is less than two hours’ drive from Baltimore, so if I were in your shoes, I would have rented a car and driven home. That would have been far cheaper than booking a new flight at the last minute, especially for two people, and gotten you home faster than just about any alternative, seeing as Boutique is the only airline that flies BWI-AOO nonstop, and only does so twice a day.

air travel – Flight Changed Itinerary by full day, Ticket bought through 3rd Party

Similar to: Flight itinerary/time/date change

I had scheduled a flight (Air Serbia), and purchased it through a 3rd party company (Orbitz).

After the hassle-free 24 hour cancellation period had past, I got an email telling me the flight had been pushed back an entire day. This won’t work for me since I have connecting plans at the destination and don’t want to cancel a number of things.

The flight is between to EU countries, but Serbia itself is not a EU country, so I am not sure if/how the EU Air Passenger rights apply.

I am looking to get a full refund and buying another ticket, but every time I get through to the third-party company, they tell me they don’t have a prior agreement and all they can do is reach out to Air Serbia asking for a refund. They tell me it will take X time, and I will get an updated status email when it is confirmed. I have done this twice, waiting longer than X time, to no response.

Am I entitled to a full refund (given its an EU flight)? If so, am I supposed to go through the third-party I bought it from, or do I need to go directly to the airline?

air travel – Two passports, two different names, booked a flight

I have a Colombian passport and I booked a roundtrip to Spain a while ago. This week I became an US citizen and changed my name. So my question is, will I have any trouble coming back to the US since:

  1. My two passports have different name
  2. I booked my flight with the Colombian passport thinking that I was gonna return using my green card (would I be able to update my flight details to reflect the new US passport and name change?)

Thank you for your answers.

What does "C1-4 NON END" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

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What does "C1-4 NON END" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

What are my rights if I miss a flight due to a schedule change

I was booked on a flight from Dublin to London and the airline emailed me to say that the flight was cancelled and I have been booked on a flight the day before. If I had not seen this email (I didn’t see it for several weeks) and had turned up at the airport on the original date, what would be my rights? The original flight was cancelled and no flights from the carrier were going that day.