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Baggage tagged with “limited release”

Background information: During a recent Air France flight, I had a very unexpected situation: at the counter I was informed that my baggage to be checked was below the minimum weight, which is of 5 ...
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Can I have a sword fight in Scotland?

This May, my family is traveling to Scotland (it'll actually be my first time in Europe - everybody else has been at least once!). While there, I'd like the opportunity to participate in some sort of ...
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What happens if you don't “collect” an Oyster top-up or transfer in time?

With an Oyster Card, there are a few different ways you can arrange to top up, or collect additional tickets, or have balances transferred. Broadly, they are: At a station with a ticket machine (...
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Can I travel to Dublin, Republic of Ireland with UK Tier 2/Schengen visas with Indian Passport

Can anyone please guide me if I can travel to Dublin for a short trip with UK Tier 2 Visa and an Indian Passport? Additionally I have a valid Schengen Visa stamped on passport as well.
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Which airlines (if any) offer vertical seating seats on their journeys from the UK?

Long time ago I remember reading about them on RyanAir but I can't find anything on their website?
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Can I buy a sim card for prepaid internet for the USA from Germany?

I am currently planning a 3 month trip to the USA (Pittsburgh, PA). As I have never been in the US and only rarely abroad and I was never alone abroad before I really want to make sure that I have ...
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Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany

I want to go to Berlin to Gottingen by train. I found that to avail of the “savings fare”, I have to book a ticket at least one day in advance. And I saw a requirement on the Bahn website ...
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What can I use as proof of travel history to apply for a Canadian visa?

I will visit Canada for one month. I am a Romanian applicant and I was wondering if I can submit a Youthpass as proof of my travel history (inside EU, so I didn't need a passport). I cannot find my ...
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Who can pick up a passport with stamped visa?

I live in the USA. My parents live in India. We have applied for B2 visas to the USA for my parents to come and visit me. The only passport collection option shown when booking the interview was to ...
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Are there any airlines that allow electronic cigarettes?

Unfortunately, I am a smoker.In the 20th century things were easier and many airlines allowed smoking onboard which is almost impossible now. Anyway the electronic cigarettes were introduced a few ...
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Should I tip at “full serve” gas stations?

The other day in North America I went through a gas station that offered both self-serve pumps and "full-serve" pumps (someone will fill your tank). I expected to help myself but I accidentally ...
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Iberia changed my flight and I now have a 24+ hour layover in Madrid, what are my rights?

I have been researching this for some time now, but can't seem to find a definite answer to my worries. In May '15 I booked a ticket through a travel agent for the trip: Rio de Janeiro-->Madrid, ...
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Can I change my signature in the new passport?

I signed my passport when I was 10 years old, when I applied for it the first time. I am but 20 now. It is almost time to renew it. The signature that I gave for the first time is very... childish (...
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How does the new landlord duty affect visitors to the UK?

A "friend" wants to visit the UK for 6 months and stay along the south coast of Cornwall and Devon because of the photographic opportunities in this region. She contemplates renting a flat for the ...
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Should I put books in carry-on or checked luggage?

Considering weight constraints, should I put books in carry-on or checked luggage? To clarify, in order to keep my checked luggage as light as possible, should I stuff it with books or clothes? EDIT:...
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Are Euros accepted in Gothenburg, Sweden? Or is conversion to Krona possible?

I will be travelling to Gothenburg via Copenhagen. I have a traveller's card that has Euros on it. Will I be able to use the traveller's card to withdraw Euros from ATMs (I have used this card to ...
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Are there guides when traveling on cruise ships between countries?

I've never been on a cruise ship. Say someone goes on a vacation cruise ship that travels across various countries throughout a 7-day period. When they get to these countries and there are places of ...
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Any tips for street parking in San Francisco?

I'm going to SF for a couple of days as a part of a road trip and would like to only street park. There's a map of permit parking zones and I assume that everything that is not colored on the map is ...
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When renting a car, how to get the exact chosen model and not the similar?

I got tricked last time when I rented a car by being assigned a similar car and not the POLO I wanted. I even chose the Polo in the list and not the Opel Corsa I got in the end. What should I do not ...
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Can I fly from New York to Arizona with only an expired passport

I am in New York and I need to go to Arizona, but my passport has expired. Can I still buy the plane ticket or should I just use my green card? Note that I do not have a driver's license that may be ...
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Non-seafood food options in Tokyo?

I don't eat a lot of seafood but will eat pretty much anything else. I know a lot of Japanese cuisine is based on seafood - but are there other Japanese meat or vegetable dishes I should try? I'd like ...
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Can I claim miles if I bought the Tickets but didn't take the flight?

Due to odd circumstances I didn't have a chance to take a flight. I already bought the tickets and I wasn't able to cancel anything. Can I still Request Miles (Miles and More)?
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Lufthansa connecting flight at Munich, only 45 minutes in between. Will I be able to make it?

I bought a single ticket from Lufthansa, of Mumbai to Paris. My first flight (LH765) lands at 5:55am at Munich, from where I have another Lufthansa flight (LH2226) to Paris at 6:40am. This is a single ...
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Whaling tours or vacation packages in the West?

Are there any "Western" adventure packages for those who want to try hunting whales? I'm aware of a number of Japanese and Indonesian whaling tours, but we've taken our last several vacations in ...
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Can a U.S. Transit Visa allow a stay of up to 29 days or can a US Tourist Visa application be done from a country other than that of your citizenship?

My sister-in-law (Nicaraguan Citizen) is currently studying abroad in Taiwan. She has a 3 month vacation coming up this June - Sept. and my husband and I are trying to find a way for her to spend some ...
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Can I rent a car in the UK with a new driving license less than one year old?

I'm a UK citizen visiting the UK over the Christmas period. If possible, I'd like to rent a car - but I've only had a full UK driver's license for less than a year. I gather that there is no longer a ...
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What is the Difference Between Air Conditioning and Climate Control?

While searching for hotels on Expedia, I noticed that some say Climate Control, while others say Air Conditioning. I actually thought they meant the same thing until I saw that if you use the filters ...
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Difference between deportation and removal

As I understand it, there are two mechanisms for throwing somebody out of the UK: deportation and removal. Informally, people seem to call both of these "deportation". What are the differences ...
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Applying for a visa from outside country of origin

Is it generally possible to apply for a visa to another country from a country that is not my country of origin? As a concrete example to clarify, I have a German passport and I can travel without ...
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Maximum hand luggage volume?

What's the maximum hand luggage volume you can take with you to match all (or important) airline regulations considering only international connections? In case my question is not clear, I'm looking ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a Russian overflight?

I'm going to Tokyo from London as a Norwegian citizen, it's a direct flight from Copenhagen to Tokyo. Do I need to apply for a transit visa to fly over Russia and reach Japan? Can an aeroplane company ...
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Second hand train tickets - France / Thalys

A bloke frequently travelling Brussels-Paris with the Thalys told me there is a second hand market. I can't find any such thing? Any idea? Would it be a French thing or a Thalys thing? I am going ...
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How early should I arrive to Heathrow before departure?

Heathrow website says that it's enough to arrive two hours before departure (European flights), but I have heard that the lines are often long so maybe three hours would be better? How early should I ...
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Optimal packing method for bras?

This is a question for all the ladies of StackExchange. As a frequent traveller, I've found a few ways to pack bras better but I wanted to reach out to the peanut gallery and see if there was any ...
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Where exactly is this cross in Hong Kong?

I was digging around for something and stumbled upon a video about Hong Kong that had footage presumably from the area. In it, there was a still with a cross with the characters 成了 (probably in ...
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Will I pass through airport security screening wearing trousers and a jacket with metal zippers/buttons

I will be boarding on an international flight from Europe to USA. My outfit will consist of velvet pants and a jacket. Both these have a few metal zippers and buttons. Nothing fancy, though. Just ...
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Ex-con in the US, changed nationality to EU, will I be allowed entry to the UK

This may be strange question, but here goes...I was an illegal alien in the US for approx 18 years(I entered legally but overstayed). At that time I was a citizen of India. A friend of mine procured a ...
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When to arrive for a NBA game?

We are going to a basketball game when visiting New York (Knicks vs Raptors at the Madison Square Garden). The game starts at 8:00 PM. When is a good time to arrive at the arena? Photo by flickr ...
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Can I carry contact solution onto a plane that is more than the 3oz limit?

According to http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov it says the following: You may carry liquids, gels and aerosols in your carry-on bags only if they adhere to the 3-1-1 rule: containers must be 3.4 ounces or ...
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How can I buy advance tickets for Anne Frank House?

At this writing (20 July) the earliest dates I can find for advance tickets to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam are in September. Do they really sell out that far in advance? Or is this some glitch ...
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How to handle the laptop in destination events if traveling with a carry-on?

I am travelling solely with carry-on luggage for a conference/business event and must bring my laptop with me. Since I think it would be too much to go everyday to the meeting with the carry-on ...
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14 hours layover at Abu dhabi… can i stay inside the airport without a transit visa

I'm flying Etihad Airways to Melbourne and I've a 14 hours layover at Abu dhabi... can i stay inside the airport without a transit visa? what all one can do at the airport. there is no clarity.. some ...
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Flight booked through Expedia transit issue

I recently booked a two way flight through Expedia. The flight is from country A to B, both of which I can enter with no problem. Each of the flights has connections. In my first flight I connected in ...
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Leaving Schengen area the day after the visa expiry due to the transit

My case is a little bit unique, so I haven't found any articles that are closely related to what I want to ask. I'm currently in Germany with the working holiday visa. My visa expires on Feb 7, so I ...
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At Schiphol is 55 minutes enough for a transfer to an EasyJet flight?

From Atlanta, GA with Delta Air Lines we will be arriving at Amsterdam airport 10:55 AM on December 26, 2015. We have a second flight to catch leaving AMS at 11:50 AM, on EasyJet going to London, ...
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How important is the 'admitted until' date stamped on my passport while entering the US

I have traveled to the US 3 times now within the past year, on the 2 previous trips, CPB stamped my passport for entry up to 6 months for which I stayed only 2 weeks each. On my 3rd trip in February, ...
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UK train with declassified first class coach due to overcrowding - any recourse for 1st class ticket holders?

Apparently it's half term this week, so the train I took into London today which is normally very full was absolutely heaving. (Why GWR decide to put a 5 coach train on for the first off-peak service ...
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Can I add relatives as references in indian passport form?

I want to be issued a new fresh passport. In the application form I have to provide details for two references. Can I add my relatives as references or those who do not live in the same city as I do? ...
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ESTA approved, despite new rules? do we have to apply for visa?

I am a Danish citizen but born in Iran of Iranian parents but have not traveled to Iran. My children are born i Denmark and have only Danish passport and never visited Iran. We have approved our ESTA ...
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What's the drinking age in the duty free area?

Is the drinking age in the tax free/duty free area the same as in the country you are in or is there no real drinking age? Can I buy spirits in the tax free even though the country's law doesn't ...