Unfortunate events happening during a trip

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
1answer
66 views

How to make an international emergency call?

I don't want to know the emergency number in case I'm IN a different country. What I want to know is, if I am, say, in France, and I know someone in Sweden needs emergent services, how can I call, ...
4
votes
1answer
46 views

Long term travel and first aid knowledge [closed]

I started a year-ish long term travel adventure and I have been very quickly reminded how edgy situations can get when in a under developed country: I had one minor scooter accident, saw one major ...
8
votes
2answers
151 views

Must I register if I am not required to have a visa for entering Russia?

I am an Argentinean citizen who arrived in Russia three weeks ago. At Moscow my passport was stamped and I was given a migratory card: I have read that tourists must register once they enter ...
5
votes
2answers
158 views

Who is responsible for flight delays caused by emergencies?

My mother-in-law is flying today from Tbilisi to London on Turkish Airlines with a transfer in Istanbul. This morning, there was an emergency in Istanbul airport whereby a plane landed there with an ...
3
votes
0answers
38 views

I'm a Malaysian, lost passport in Italy and want to continue my trip on an emergency travel doc [duplicate]

I'm currently on a 4 weeks trip with my parents. I have all flight, accommodation and transport booked up for our trip in Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. We have just started our trip and I ...
1
vote
1answer
133 views

Travelling from the UK to Spain, have lost passport, any ideas?

Travelling from the UK to Spain, have lost passport, any ideas?
19
votes
1answer
1k views

What's the emergency number (the 911 equivalent) in Israel?

I'm planning on traveling to Israel at some point or another, and I don't know the emergency services number. What is the Israeli equivalent of the American 911, or the British 999?
5
votes
3answers
374 views

Flight diversion + visa issues

What happens if a flight gets diverted to an airport where I don't have rights to enter the country?
9
votes
1answer
1k views

If you're evacuated on a flight paid for by your government (eg civil unrest, volcanic ash delays), are you ever entitled to the frequent flyer miles?

This came about after a Facebook discussion over this article: Abbott government cracks down on bizarre requests for help from Australian travellers: Question 15: 15) Some travellers evacuated ...
2
votes
1answer
171 views

Can a US minor travel by air from the USA to Mexico without a passport?

The minor has a US passport but it has expired. She's travelling from the USA to Mexico because there's an emergency. She just renewed the passport last friday, but she needs to get over there ASAP. ...
4
votes
1answer
718 views

What is AirBnb's contractual obligation in cases where something is wrong with your booking?

I've stayed a few times with AirBnb hosts and everything went great. However I can't help but wonder what would happen in situations where: The house owner is unreachable, so I can't make use of my ...
14
votes
2answers
3k views

What should I do if I feel the pilot is guiding the flight in the wrong direction? [closed]

With the current news about the aviation industry, it's a bit scary to travel by flight. But I have no choice as I need to go back home. :) So now I'm thinking that while I'm inside the flight, if I ...
14
votes
3answers
4k views

How should I act if I'm assigned to a seat near an emergency exit?

I usually fly in Economy class and try to keep the cost low, but I also like to take a window seat (who doesn't?) if possible. I know airlines only give window seats to adults who can take some ...
7
votes
1answer
83 views

Is it appropriate to ask your host(el) to phone emergency services when you don't arrive?

When raising the issue of traveling alone through nature, advice is always given to notify people about your travel plan and expected date of arrival. In case something goes amiss emergency services ...
11
votes
1answer
509 views

Using emergency US passport to leave/enter UK while UKBA is reviewing my visa

I am a US expat living in the UK. I am currently renewing my UK visa, but I need to travel during the process. The US London Embassy says If your current U.S. passport is being held by the UK ...
6
votes
2answers
439 views

Does the choice of aircraft affect my survivability during an emergency?

There are numerous examples of things going awry when it gets too big, such as the famous sinking of the Titanic or the Hindenburg disaster. I am making this a general question, but specifically, I ...
1
vote
1answer
852 views

Can hotel kick me out into ice storm if I don't have more money? [closed]

I've been staying in a hotel for the past month. I work to pay the bill on a daily basis. We are in an ice storm, there's no work. I can't pay. The officials say stay put, Can they kick me out if I ...
5
votes
2answers
319 views

How useful are bitcoins when it comes to traveling?

Access to money while traveling can be an issue. You might loose your cards and/or wallet or you need to repay someone from another country Are bitcoins worth considering? To me it sounds like an ...
23
votes
5answers
3k views

What happens when an ATM in a country you're travelling through eats your card?

So you're travelling in some exotic land far from home. You go to withdraw money from a local ATM so you can have some local currency. But the ATM swallows your card! If you're lucky you might get a ...
4
votes
1answer
725 views

Is it possible to place a “reverse charges” or “collect” telephone call from Laos? How?

Sometimes when you're travelling overseas you might need to call home reverse charges. For instance some banks and credit card companies allow you to call them collect from anywhere in the world in ...
7
votes
1answer
428 views

How to get same-day emergency money in Thailand?

A Canadian guy at my hostel here in Bangkok lost his wallet last night so is without cash and cards. He flies back to Canada later today but needs some money to survive on and pay the hostel bill. He ...
9
votes
1answer
428 views

I stamped my passport before international departure, but I want to cancel now!

If I stamped my passport for an international flight as we usually do before international departures and then I changed my mind for any reason, for example a family emergency reason. What's the ...
10
votes
2answers
368 views

Is it important to wear a necklace with medical history for people with medical conditions while traveling?

Is it advised for people with chronic medical condition (diabetes, asthma, allergies, etc.) to wear necklaces with medical history when travelling? Is it a worldwide thing to check people's necklaces ...
13
votes
1answer
577 views

What happens if you become seriously ill during a flight?

I've read about people getting sick on-board a flight (or worse) - say a heart attack, or choking, or seizures or something that really requires urgent medical attention that isn't available from the ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

Is Visa's Emergency Cash Disbursement reliable?

I have read the benefits page of Visa credit card, and it says they offer Cash Disbursement in case the card is stolen and they have a Global Customer Care number people can call and they will offer ...
8
votes
3answers
412 views

Nonresident Travel Money (Card or Bank Account) Solution with Emergency Cash Feature in Euros?

I'm from the new EU so my country's banks are not that advanced that they can offer me this feature. So this will be a nonresident account for travel money. The solution I am looking for is like ...
5
votes
1answer
110 views

Mountain rescue and medical care in Georgia?

How does using the mountain rescue and medical care services (in case of emergency) work in Georgia? Is buying insurance required for an EU citizen? If so, how and where can I buy such insurance? I'm ...
7
votes
3answers
638 views

What is the emergency phone number in different countries?

I know that the emergency services can be called FREE in the UK by dialing 999 and in the US by dialing 911. What I don't know is the number to call in other countries and if there is a cost ...
10
votes
3answers
971 views

Any special way to mark penicillin allergy on my passport?

I'm allergic to penicillin, the antibiotic. I just got a new (European) passport. Is there some 'best practices'/common way to mark this allergy on my passport? I filled in the emergency contact & ...
3
votes
2answers
105 views

When travel insurance covers natural disasters

A co-worker is meant to be going on holiday for a week in Fiji. Leaving Saturday. If you're unaware of the news: Family of four buried in Fiji landslide Fiji floods: Rain stops but hundreds left ...