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Is it rude to give up your seat in Japan?

I heard that in Japan it may be considered rude to give up your seat for someone else while you are on a train or bus, because it would make the other person feel in debt with you. Is this true? (Of ...
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1answer
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Where can I rent and fly a kite in Singapore?

I am looking for a place in Singapore where I could rent a kite and fly it with my girlfriend. Google returns me a bunch of results, but I am not sure those places are for those who already have kites ...
4
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1answer
48 views

Are there any commercial flights with a view of the Grand Canyon?

I love looking out the window when I fly, so curious to know if there are any commercial flights that provide a view of the Grand Canyon.
7
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4answers
1k views

May an airline change the aircraft from the scheduled one?

In a recent flight between Istanbul and Madrid, the carrier (Turkish Airlines) changed in Istanbul the aircraft that should get to our destination before leaving. They argue that it happened due a ...
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1answer
31 views

Enable Internet access on the go in Ireland

I have an unlocked Sony Xperia ZR which I want to use while travelling in Ireland. My objective is to stay connected to the Internet. Primary reason is to access maps and occasionally use other online ...
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0answers
30 views

Why are so many airline check-in counters idle so often?

There was a time when queues at post offices and banks etc were counter-specific. Eventually it was widely recognised that a penning system (a Single-Line queue), or ticketing systems and such like, ...
3
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1answer
58 views

Pub quizzes in Bath, UK

I am currently travelling through UK and will spend several days in Bath before venturing on. Being a big fan of pub quizzes I wish to experience them in their country of origin. Since online queries ...
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Laptop, travel and illegal content

Is it true that in some Europe countries like Germany, UK, Italy... etc. if you use your computer in a airport or similar public place, a police officer may approach you, to check your computer for ...
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6answers
2k views

When you are on your way to a place where you'll propose how do you get the ring past airport security/custom, unnoticed by your “special one”?

A related post, made me wonder how you can hide a ring from a "special one" traveling with you to a place where you will propose and yet get it legally through security or customs? You don't want the ...
6
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1answer
280 views

Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?

I just arrived in the UK yesterday, from the US, carrying a piece of jewelry, which I intend to carry with me for the following months before I give it to someone at the right time and place, then ...
3
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1answer
24 views

How to find hotels filtered by a specific keyword?

I'm planning a winter vacation somewhere in Central Europe and would like to find a hotel with a fireplace somewhere in the mountains. Surprisingly though I haven't been able to find a search engine ...
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0answers
35 views

Can I carry Whey protein powder to India?

Is the following Protein powder allowed while traveling to India (New Delhi) ? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QSNYGI/?tag=stackoverfl08-20
3
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2answers
71 views

Why did I receive 3 tickets for a single-transfer Greyhound trip?

I've recently booked a Greyhound trip (see Why is a change of carrier on Greyhound no transfer?) I will be traveling from New York City to Toronto, which has a transfer in Buffalo. For the first leg, ...
41
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4answers
29k views

How big is “too big” for an airline seat? At what point will you be required to buy two tickets?

As I said in another question, I'm bringing my parents to visit me here in Sweden next year. My mother is around 280-300 pounds and 5'6" (130-135kg, 1.67m). I am concerned that she might be asked at ...
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0answers
38 views

World Tour Budget and F.A.Q [on hold]

How much money it will take to make a world trip while viewing the most famous cities and historical places in the world and also viewing the OLD and New 7 Wonders ? And approximately how many days it ...
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0answers
45 views

Is iPad counted as a second Laptop?

I will be carrying my personal laptop to New Delhi from USA in a laptop bag. I am planning to keep a new iPad (cost $900) in my laptop bag. If I keep it unpacked and keep the box in the checked in ...
7
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3answers
368 views

What to do if you're being abused by a Low Cost company?

Recently I was denied a receipt, when I had to pay a fine to an LC company for not complying with all their rules. I can understand the strict rules in order to keep competitive prices. In other hand ...
1
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1answer
48 views

What publicly accessible vantage points exist in Portland, Oregon?

Any publicly accessible tall buildings that are good for views & photography in Portland, Oregon? Or is the Aerial tram a better bet?
3
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1answer
54 views

How to get a tourist visa for Thailand when already traveling?

I am Danish and my boyfriend is American. As such we both could get a 30 day stamp upon entry in Thailand. Here's the problem: We want to stay in Thailand for up to 90 days, but since we are already ...
9
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3answers
2k views

Are there safe places to store luggage for a couple days in New Delhi?

I'm travelling India for a few weeks. We plan on doing a few overnight trips from New Delhi and do not want to carry all our luggage with us. We don't have anything really valuable but it would be ...
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0answers
37 views

Can I bring whey protein powder to India in my checked in baggage? [duplicate]

I am planning to carry the following protein powder to New Delhi: ...
5
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0answers
48 views

Are the From and To stations in Indian train tickets only about seating?

I've seen in mentioned in a few places online that when you book a ticket from point A to point B in a train, you automatically get the right to travel from the originating point O of the train till ...
7
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2answers
420 views

Is it possible to travel on river/canal from Bruges, Belgium to some point on the Rhine?

I want to take a canal/river trip that starts in Bruges (Belgium) and ends in the south of Germany. I cannot find the necessary information to tell me whether the river canal system in Bruges connects ...
6
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2answers
430 views

Is it a good option to visit Ghent and Bruges in the same day?

I would like to visit both cities and they are not far from each other. I am bit afraid that by trying to see both I end up running the whole day and not enjoying neither one. Should I just focus on ...
2
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1answer
96 views

On a trip to Belgium, should I stay in Bruges or Ghent? [closed]

I will have about 4-6 days in Belgium (in August) with my father, who is in his 60s. He is not a big city person. We will be coming in from London, and after Belgium we will be staying a day or two in ...
2
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2answers
56 views

Train from Brussels to Bruges

I'm planning on travelling to Belgium this winter. Flying into Brussels, spending the day there and then travelling to Bruges and spending a couple of days there before another day in Brussels on the ...
0
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2answers
37 views

Questions about MileSAAver Economy rewards

I'm looking into using AA rewards miles toward a family flight next summer. I've looked at the AA award chart and the MileSAAver Economy tickets sound appealing because of the low cost in miles, but ...
0
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0answers
84 views

Visa rejected after ESTA approval

I had ESTA approval letter for a US visa under the Visa Waiver Program from April 2014 to 2016. I want to stay in US for six months. I applied for US visa in US consulate and my visa was rejected. ...
2
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0answers
47 views

Carrying two laptops to India - will I have to pay duty? [duplicate]

I went to the U.S. on a business trip for 3 days. After reaching there, I purchased a laptop to do my business work. However, the very next day, my company provided me a new work laptop, and I had no ...
4
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1answer
70 views

Will I be allowed to bring 3 iPhones to Argentina (Buenos Aires) from the US?

I am traveling to Buenos Aires next month (from the US) and I wanted to bring an iphone as a gift for my sister and her husband who currently live there. I will also have my own iphone bringing it to ...
1
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1answer
30 views

Possibilities to travel from Yerevan to batumi

What are the possibilities to get from Yerevan to Batumi? Is there any direct option? How long does it takes and how much does it cost?
0
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0answers
66 views

Carrying Omega watch from Switzerland to India [on hold]

Next week i'll be visiting switzerland and i am planning to buy 2 Omega planet ocean watch's in Switzerland, its approx value in india is 10 lakh. Can I just wear one watch and keep the other in my ...
1
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0answers
47 views

Travelling back to india from usa [duplicate]

I have a confusion regarding the number of phones i can carry with me . As the iphone is cheaper in usa compared to india i wish to carry many iphone's with me (what is the max limit) . I also do not ...
26
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2answers
1k views

Can I bring an anti-religious book into Saudi Arabia?

Could I bring books like The God Delusion from Richard Dawkins to Saudi Arabia? What will happen if they saw this book in my hand during the check-in or somewhere else in Saudi Arabia? What about ...
12
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5answers
1k views

Taking expensive camera gear to a South America trip?

I intend to travel to South America, mainly Chile, Peru and Ecuador, but maybe also Bolivia and Colombia. The thing is, I want to take some decent landscape and animal pictures and therefore consider ...
3
votes
1answer
77 views

Is 20 minutes of transfer time enough at the Buffalo Greyhound station?

Recently, I bought a bus ticket for Greyhound, which gives me 20 minutes at the Buffalo bus terminal (see Why is a change of carrier on Greyhound no transfer? ). I am a bit worried now, will this 20 ...
5
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3answers
2k views

How will the US Airways and American Airlines merger affect frequent flyer miles?

So I have like 30,000 frequent flier miles with American Airlines and in a few weeks, care of my employer, will be traveling US Airways for a business trip. Since American Airlines is now owned by US ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Am I entitled to a free premium economy upgrade on BA with AA Exec Platinum status?

I have AA Executive Platinum status, and regularly fly both AA and BA. AA allow me free access to their new-ish Main Cabin Extra seating (which I believe is basically their equivalent of Premium ...
4
votes
2answers
118 views

Do I have to purchase tickets with the airline's credit card to get the benefits?

I'm planning a trip with my family and would like to take advantage of the benefits on my wife's Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage® World Mastercard but purchase the tickets with another card. The ...
1
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2answers
43 views

Transferring luggage from local flight to international (one booking)

The booking is under Etihad, but the local flight to ORD is operated by American Airlines. How would you know for certain if you have to transfer luggage prior to booking the flight? I am planning to ...
5
votes
2answers
102 views

Carrying a copy of my passport in Romania

From what I gather from the following review "Miscellaneous" Bucharest Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Romanian_Bat the police might stop me and ask for my passport randomly. I'm a bit worried about ...
0
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2answers
94 views

Got a Schengen visa that's too short for my trip, can I stay one more day?

My friends and O will be travelling in Paris for 15 days and in 6 days in Barcelona. We applied for our visa and got a 1 month visa. But we can only stay for 20 days on it. Even though we planned a 21 ...
2
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2answers
627 views

How many iPhone 6 devices can I bring into India?

My Aunt lives in Newyork (United States) she's Indian, she's been there more than a year. I just ordered her 2 iPhone 6 phones for me and my brother personal use. The main problem is that with 2 ...
2
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0answers
40 views

Withdrawing a Schengen visa (business class) application

I recently applied for a business Schengen visa to Switzerland (from India). However my visa approval is delayed and the purpose of the trip, which was to attend some crucial meetings, is not ...
4
votes
3answers
77 views

What to do in Bangkok during midnight stopover

I have a connecting flight in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport which was suddenly rescheduled from 1AM to 6AM. Initially I had to wait 6 hours in the airport which is already a big deal, but now it ...
0
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0answers
42 views

Applying schengen visa as tourist in Greece, after a previous overstay

Does my overstay penalty last two years ago that written in my previous passport will affect my application of schengen visa on the same country to visit a friend? I saved the money to pay it.
4
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2answers
323 views

Need to understand why my Schengen visa was rejected

I applied for a schengen visa, to attend some interviews in Germany. I am a doctor, and a recruiting agency is arranging all the interviews. They provided me with an invitation letter, stating they ...
3
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0answers
28 views

Best time to visit Goa [on hold]

Which is the best time to visit Goa. My company will be shut down on Christmas and New Year eve, and I'm planning to go to Goa during that time. So is December-January right time to visit Goa? Any ...
10
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1answer
2k views

Tipping in the Netherlands

Tipping varies from one country to another and I do not want to offend on my trip to Holland, so what is the tipping practice? In the US, you can write the tip on the receipt or leave it on the table ...
2
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2answers
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Driving in the winter (Dec-Jan) from Ohio to California

Before Thanksgiving I am planning to drive from California to Ohio using Route 70 through Denver, for the sights. But I am returning back to California in January 2015 and was wondering if Route 80 ...

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