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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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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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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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Old Oct 24, 16, 8:13 am
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USA TSA Experience question

I want to ask a question about the communities experience with TSA checked bag searches? Any suggestions where to post that?

Thx.
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Old Oct 24, 16, 9:33 am
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Looks like most of the TSA discussion is here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/check...cy-debate-687/
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Old Oct 24, 16, 6:37 pm
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I remember seeing a mile redeem search site where if you put in from/to airports, the webpage searches for airline with lowest mile needed for that trip. Anyone know what site it was?? thanks
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Old Oct 24, 16, 7:17 pm
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I remember seeing a mile redeem search site where if you put in from/to airports, the webpage searches for airline with lowest mile needed for that trip. Anyone know what site it was?? thanks
Awards assistance tools
Use at your own risk. These may not be up to date. (These are not recommendations)
If a multi segment award check the rules/cost carefully. With some ffp’s it can 2 or more awards.
Some awards/airlines/routes can have cash surcharges, in addition to real taxes.
-AwardAce: Compare Award Redemptions Across Airlines In Seconds -->http://www.awardace.com/
-Economical Excursionist's Tools to compare Frequent Flyer Mile Redemptions --> http://www.flyermiler.com/
-http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...ast-miles.html --> http://www.awardhacker.com/
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Old Feb 27, 17, 7:36 am
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LHR 2017 security issues

Please direct me to the forum related to LHR security issues: I just spent 1 hour getting through security just trying to connect to a flight (on the same ticket w/carryon). LHR security unpacked my entire backpack, required new packing liquids in "govt" issue bag (very small & weak seal).

Want to get advice fro FT community & give them a heads up...

Thanks
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Old Feb 27, 17, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by pbh220 View Post
Please direct me to the forum related to LHR security issues: I just spent 1 hour getting through security just trying to connect to a flight (on the same ticket w/carryon). LHR security unpacked my entire backpack, required new packing liquids in "govt" issue bag (very small & weak seal).

Want to get advice fro FT community & give them a heads up...

Thanks
This doesn't sound like a big deal, but LHR issues are best addressed in the forum for the UK under Destinations, where it appears your post was moved. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/u-k-i...ty-delays.html
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Old Feb 27, 17, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by pbh220 View Post
Please direct me to the forum related to LHR security issues
Probably one of these two:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/pract...ty-issues-686/
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/check...cy-debate-687/
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Old Jul 9, 17, 10:36 am
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Is there a forum for LEVEL air?
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Old Jul 9, 17, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by sanfran767 View Post
Is there a forum for LEVEL air?
Not an individual forum, so it would probably go in the "Other European Airlines" forum where Norwegian and some others reside.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other...-airlines-469/
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Old Jul 19, 17, 12:15 pm
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Can someone please direct me to the forum where I can ask about which credit card(s) to get to plan for an upcoming trip? Thanks.
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Old Jul 19, 17, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by jaym22 View Post
Can someone please direct me to the forum where I can ask about which credit card(s) to get to plan for an upcoming trip? Thanks.
For what purpose? Are you looking for cards to use while you're traveling? Or just trying to earn miles for a trip you have yet to plan? If the former, the Destinations forum. If the latter, the Information Desk, although you are best off doing some research on your own based on what miles you already have. It's hard to speculate what award availability will be after you meet the minimum spend requirements and have points credited to you.
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Old Jul 19, 17, 12:57 pm
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For what purpose? Are you looking for cards to use while you're traveling? Or just trying to earn miles for a trip you have yet to plan? If the former, the Destinations forum. If the latter, the Information Desk, although you are best off doing some research on your own based on what miles you already have. It's hard to speculate what award availability will be after you meet the minimum spend requirements and have points credited to you.
Just trying to earn miles by getting more cards for a couple of (domestic and international) trips coming up with my family.
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Old Jul 19, 17, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by jaym22 View Post
Can someone please direct me to the forum where I can ask about which credit card(s) to get to plan for an upcoming trip? Thanks.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...-programs-390/
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Old Aug 30, 17, 1:37 am
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Hi. If I am asking about maximizing best mileage program to use for certain route, like TYO to HKG, and not specific about certain airline mileage, where should I post?

For example, if I have X-miles in amex, citi thankyou, AA, united, delta, etc, how can I get the best deal to fly first class from TYO to HKG.
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Old Aug 30, 17, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by ssg10 View Post
Hi. If I am asking about maximizing best mileage program to use for certain route, like TYO to HKG, and not specific about certain airline mileage, where should I post?

For example, if I have X-miles in amex, citi thankyou, AA, united, delta, etc, how can I get the best deal to fly first class from TYO to HKG.
Most people post those in the Information Desk section, but you should do some research yourself, by looking at the publicly available award charts for AA, United, Delta, etc. There are no secrets in that area.
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