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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 Jun 17, 18, 1:32 am
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Thank You Tom911! That was very informative. After reading around a bit, I hear that Mileage Runs like the link I posted are pretty much dead these days. Its good to hear that very few airlines still do it!
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Old Aug 6, 18, 2:22 pm
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Is there somewhere that does a comparison for long haul travel between the premium economy on budget airlines like Norwegian and the regular economy on legacy airlines? They look similarly priced for some routes I'm looking at
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Old Aug 6, 18, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by benitopaz View Post
Is there somewhere that does a comparison for long haul travel between the premium economy on budget airlines like Norwegian and the regular economy on legacy airlines? They look similarly priced for some routes I'm looking at
There are a number of posts on Norwegian's product at https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other-european-airlines-469/
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Old Jan 13, 19, 4:49 pm
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Where do you find good points deals? I see forums for good prices on tickets, and where you can post for specific airlines. But what about those of us with all kinds of points just looking for good deals?
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Old Jan 14, 19, 1:48 pm
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You can look in the individual forums for various mileage programs. Unfortunately, there is no forum here that spoonfeeds that info. Many blogs do, though.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 12:07 am
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Originally Posted by Adam1222 View Post
Originally Posted by qofmiwok View Post
Where do you find good points deals? I see forums for good prices on tickets, and where you can post for specific airlines. But what about those of us with all kinds of points just looking for good deals?
You can look in the individual forums for various mileage programs. Unfortunately, there is no forum here that spoonfeeds that info. Many blogs do, though.
On a related note, for blogs/wesites discussion, there is always this FT subforum:

External Miles and Points Resources
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Old Jan 19, 19, 8:50 pm
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Since my question is not specific to an airline or hotel program I have no idea of the appropriate forum. My basic question is, as you near retirement is it better to bank points or spend as you go? Would love to know where to discuss the merits and negatives of both options.
Thanks!
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Old Jan 20, 19, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by hipquest View Post
Since my question is not specific to an airline or hotel program I have no idea of the appropriate forum. My basic question is, as you near retirement is it better to bank points or spend as you go? Would love to know where to discuss the merits and negatives of both options.
Thanks!
you can post in the general info desk forum. But the short answer is it's never wise to bank too much given points tend to be devalued over time.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 8:26 am
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Yes FlyerTalk is big and challenging to navigate

I'm still new to posting on Flyertalk. Where can I post a question on what to do on a 12 hour layover in FRA on the way to JNB?
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Old Feb 13, 19, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by enakurt View Post
I'm still new to posting on Flyertalk. Where can I post a question on what to do on a 12 hour layover in FRA on the way to JNB?
You should search here https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/germany-626/
Indeed, the very first thread there right now is about a layover in FRA!
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Old Feb 17, 19, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by enakurt View Post
Yes FlyerTalk is big and challenging to navigate
I'm still new to posting on Flyertalk. Where can I post a question on ...
If you expand and read the wikipost on top of this very sticky thread, you shall find links and/or guidelines to locate proper fora for your questions to come. Reading up the sticky threads in every forum normally gives folks a good start.

Welcome to FT!
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Old Apr 8, 19, 7:49 pm
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One way, Edinburgh > Dublin, buy ASAP or during the trip?

Newbie here, not sure where to post this, so TIA.

Middle of May, we fly from USA to Edinburgh for a few days. Then to Dublin for a week, then home. We have booked all the flights except for the one-way from Edinburgh to Dublin. Is it a must to book ahead, or can we leave our selves some flexibility in scheduling without paying a lot more?
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Old Apr 8, 19, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Flier Tuck View Post
Newbie here, not sure where to post this, so TIA.

Middle of May, we fly from USA to Edinburgh for a few days. Then to Dublin for a week, then home. We have booked all the flights except for the one-way from Edinburgh to Dublin. Is it a must to book ahead, or can we leave our selves some flexibility in scheduling without paying a lot more?
Walk-up fares are more expensive on nearly every airline, including Aer Lingus and Ryanair, the two airlines that serve that route. It is no different than flying in the U.S. You may get lucky and there will be a ton of unsold seats on a given flight and thus the price will drop, but that is a risk. Ryanair has only a few flights a day and they sometimes sell out.
You may be able to buy a ticket that allows you to standby on an earlier flight for free. The options are pretty clear on the websites, but for discussion of various Aer Lingus fare options, visit https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/aer-lingus-aerclub-718/
For Ryanair, visit https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other-european-airlines/1725496-ryanair-thread-15.html
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Old Apr 9, 19, 10:15 am
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Adam1222, thanks very much. I also asked about this at Metafilter as well, and got this excellent suggestion there:
If I had time, though, and anything more than a small carry-on, I'd take the train and ferry and enjoy a day watching the world go by. This is, at its most expensive, GBP 54.50 for a walk-up fare you buy on the day, and GBP 43.50 or GBP 49 for a fare bought in advance. An exhaustively detailed page on the journey and how to book at Seat 61 here. A video the same guy made here.
I think the SailRail will be the way we'll go. (I tried to post links to the Metafilter post and to the Seat 61 info, but I'm too new a member to add links, which I understand. No bot, me.)

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Old Apr 10, 19, 4:59 am
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Is there a website that details why a flight was diverted or late (significantly)? I can see that a flight has been delayed on FR24 but not the reason why.
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