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Links to FlyerTalk's major forum categories are in the blue website header. Look at either the JUMP TO FORUMS area, or click the FORUM menu. Each major category hosts specialized forums dedicated to discussions of particular topics. Some of the most requested or hardest to find topics are listed below:

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Abbreviations, acronyms on FT > HELP menu or dedicated Glossary link in page footer
AirBnB, VRBO, etc. > Miles and Points > Hotels and Places to Stay > Non-hotel Lodging Services including Airbnb and VRBO forum
Airline codes (many, but not all) > HELP menu or dedicated Glossary link in page footer
Airlines > Miles & Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs category
Airport codes > HELP menu or dedicated Airport Code Lookup link in page footer
Airports (connecting, layovers, terminals, ground transport, etc.) > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum (where airport is located)

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Baggage rules (maximum sizes/weights/pieces) > Miles & Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs category (select ticketed airline)
Baggage - also see Luggage listing

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Car rental > Miles & Points > Car Rental Programs and Ride Services category
Card churning > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category
Checkpoints > Travel & Dining > Travel Safety/Security category
Connections, airport transits, MCTs, layovers > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum (where airport is located)
Coupon Connection > The Coupon Connection and related issues in Technical Support and Feedback (read wiki post)
Credit cards > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category
Cruises > Travel & Dining > Cruises
Customs/immigration > Travel & Dining > Travel Safety/Security category

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Debit cards > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category

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Expedia, Travelocity, etc. (online travel agents) > Travel & Dining > Online Travel Booking and Bidding Agencies forum

–F–
Feedback to Admin > Technical Support and Feedback Forum
FlyerTalk Rules > HELP menu or FORUM menu

–G–
General travel questions/discussion > Travel & Dining > TravelBuzz forum
Gift cards, prepaid cards > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category
Glossary > HELP menu or dedicated Glossary link in page footer
Ground transport (taxis, uber, limo service, buses, not rental cars) > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum

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Hotels > Miles & Points > Hotels and Loyalty Programs category

–I–
Immigration/customs > Travel & Dining > Travel Safety/Security category
Insurance > Travel & Dining > Travel Products forum
ITA Software tips, advice > Travel & Dining > Travel Tools forum

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Jargon, acronyms, abbreviations, slang > Help menu or dedicated Glossary Link in page footer

–K–
Kayak, Orbitz, etc. (online travel agents) > Travel & Dining > Online Travel Booking and Bidding Agencies forum

–L–
Luggage advice (brands, types) > Travel & Dining > Travel Products forum

–M–
Manufactured spending > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category
Matrix ITA Software - tips, advice > Travel & Dining > Travel Tools forum


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Name Problems on travel documents, passports, other IDs > Travel & Dining > Travel Safety/Security category

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Off-topic, non-travel questions/discussion > OMNI > a restricted-access forum for longtime, contributing members; non-travel threads started by members who are not yet eligible for OMNI will be locked or deleted
Online travel agencies (Expedia, orbitz, etc.) > Travel & Dining > Online Travel Booking and Bidding Agencies forum

–P–
Passport questions/problems > Travel & Dining > Travel Safety/Security category
Pets (traveling with) > Travel & Dining > Special Interest Travel category
Prepaid cards > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category

–Q–


–R–
Rental car questions/discussion > Miles & Points > Car Rental Programs/Partners category
Ride Services (e.g. Uber, Lyft, etc.) > Car Rental Programs and Ride Services > Ride Services, Including Uber and Lyft forum
Rules (FlyerTalk) > Help or Forum

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Safety while traveling > Travel & Dining > Travel Safety/Security category
Suggestions to Community Director or Admin > Community > The Suggestion Box

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Taxis, limos, buses, etc. (ground transport, not rental cars) > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum (see Ride Services listing)
Technical support (FlyerTalk site functionality)> Technical Support and Feedback Forum
Terminology, acronyms, abbreviations > Help menu or dedicated Glossary Link in page footer
Transits, transfers, connection times > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum (where airport is located)
Travel miscellany - travel topics that don't fit any other forum > Travel & Dining > TravelBuzz forum
Travel products > Travel & Dining > Travel Products forum
Travel Tools for searches, comparisons, availability checkers, tracking, organizing > Travel & Dining > Travel Tools forum
Trip/travel Insurance > Travel & Dining > Travel Products forum

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–V–
Visas (for foreign entries, immigration) > Destinations > Region category > Country forum
Visas - tool IATA TIMATIC (what the airlines use for guidance on whether you will fly or not)
VRBO, Airbnb, etc. > Miles and Points > Hotels and Places to Stay > Non-hotel Lodging Services including Airbnb and VRBO forum

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Updated 10 Jul 2017 - JDiver
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Old Jan 11, 23, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Redpartyhat
Yea but not sure which is best for SQ that's also available
The point would be that that question may be raised in the Travel Tools Forum, or in the Singapore Airlines forum.
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Old Jan 22, 23, 11:35 pm
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Old Jan 22, 23, 11:36 pm
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Old Jan 23, 23, 7:09 am
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Old Jan 25, 23, 9:30 pm
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I clicked around a bit, but I didn't find an overview where to get the most Tier Points for One World or miles/points for Star Alliance. There are these routes like Manchester to Malaga or Kuala Lumpur to Taipei. Here you get 140 Tier Points. But I have not found an overview for the alliances. Can someone please help me?
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Old Jan 25, 23, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by schmidtyy
I clicked around a bit, but I didn't find an overview where to get the most Tier Points for One World or miles/points for Star Alliance. There are these routes like Manchester to Malaga or Kuala Lumpur to Taipei. Here you get 140 Tier Points. But I have not found an overview for the alliances. Can someone please help me?
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​​​​​​You don't earn miles or points with alliances, but with specific airlines mileage programs. ("tier points" is not a one world concept, for example, but a British Airways Executive Club concept). Every airlines mileage program has a different way of determining how a given flight counts towards elite status, and/or how many redeemable miles it will accrue, based on a variety of factors that can include fare class, marketing carrier, operating carrier, distance, and price of the ticket. Note that many airlines have different rules for different partner airlines, even ones within the same alliance.

to the extent you are concerned about British Airways Executive Tier Points, you can read here https://www.britishairways.com/en-us...-avios/flights

if you would like to know how a specific flight would be accrued to a specific frequent flyer program, you should be able to look on that programs website and, if that remains confusing, you can ask in the forum for that website. Note there are also some websites like wheretocredit.com that may be helpful, but I think that won't be helpful until/unless you get a better sense of how frequent flyer programs work at a more fundamental level
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Old Jan 27, 23, 5:56 am
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Thanks Adam1222 for your comment. I think I know a little about how this works. It is just I don't know the terminology for this kind of overview. I was thinking it was "sweet spots" but I think this has only todo with where to get miles on different airlines. Link this article https://onemileatatime.com/guides/ai...d-sweet-spots/ Like i mention before. There are some routes you can use for milage runs but I can not find any overview.
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Old Jan 27, 23, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by schmidtyy
Thanks Adam1222 for your comment. I think I know a little about how this works. It is just I don't know the terminology for this kind of overview. I was thinking it was "sweet spots" but I think this has only todo with where to get miles on different airlines. Link this article https://onemileatatime.com/guides/ai...d-sweet-spots/ Like i mention before. There are some routes you can use for milage runs but I can not find any overview.
For the reasons I stated, no such "overview" exists.
The closest thing would be the Mileage Run forum where specific deals are posted as they arise.
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Old Apr 19, 23, 12:39 pm
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I browsed the forum, but I can't see an obvious place for this: I could use some help figuring out whether I'm being taken for a ride by Iberia; specifically, regarding their stated conditions for a refund for a cancelled flight paid for partially with a (now expired) travel voucher.

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Old Apr 19, 23, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by wriggly_poncho
I browsed the forum, but I can't see an obvious place for this: I could use some help figuring out whether I'm being taken for a ride by Iberia; specifically, regarding their stated conditions for a refund for a cancelled flight paid for partially with a (now expired) travel voucher.

Any ideas of where I should ask this?
The FT Iberia forum. Be sure to specify the exact route.
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Old May 11, 23, 4:48 pm
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Is there a forum solely dedicated to great business class deals on any airlines, I saw one for economy but not business class. We typically fly out of NYC or LA but really we are open to anywhere in the world and like to explore new places so a forum where those are updated constantly would be really fun to continuously check! Thanks!
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Old May 11, 23, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by OKCFlyer2018
Is there a forum solely dedicated to great business class deals on any airlines, I saw one for economy but not business class. We typically fly out of NYC or LA but really we are open to anywhere in the world and like to explore new places so a forum where those are updated constantly would be really fun to continuously check! Thanks!
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Old May 11, 23, 5:27 pm
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Old May 15, 23, 11:19 pm
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It would be good to have a turbulence topic.
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Old May 16, 23, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by Greg Littmann
It would be good to have a turbulence topic.
Welcome to Flyertalk. Members can start threads if there is a topic they would like to discuss. I'm not sure what about turbulence you would like to discuss, but the Travel buzz forum may be a place to do so.
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