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British Airways Fare Basis Code

Fare Class (or Fare Code) is the letter you see in your ticket reservation; the common ones are: F - First class J - Business Class Y - Economy Class On British Airways however, I recently had a ...
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1answer
958 views

What are the potential hazards of my passport or visa number being made public? [duplicate]

Should a passport number or visa number be in the class of personally identifying information, along with things like a social security number, credit card number, and so on? If someone nefarious did ...
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3answers
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What sort of clothing should I pack for a trip to Geneva in late October?

I will be visiting Geneva for a conference in the last week in October. I was wondering what sort of clothing I should pack for the weather, and also so I don't scream "tourist." I would like to fit ...
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2answers
313 views

What documentation is needed to register in China with local police when staying with a friend?

I am a U.S. citizen who will be traveling with my girlfriend (Russian) to Thailand. Before we go, I will be staying at her apartment (which she rents) in Beijing where I am meeting her for two nights ...
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1answer
717 views

US to Canada and back again 2 weeks before passport expires?

I will be traveling to Canada with my husband for 3 days to celebrate our anniversary in mid November. Our passports are due to expire 1.5 weeks after the date we plan on returning back to the US. ...
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1answer
93 views

Transit visa for Frankfurt, when traveling on separate tickets

I am a South African national based in Kuwait. I will be travelling to Dublin via Frankfurt. I will have two tickets issued online: one on Kuwait Airways KWI-FRA-KWI and another ticket on Aer Lingus, ...
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3answers
462 views

Dress code for tech business training in California [closed]

I am a male software engineer that works for a small technology firm. Next week (mid October) I will be heading to California (Bay area) to train on a software product we use in our company and to ...
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if I leave schengen area after 3 months, can I return to a different country within the schengen before I finish my 6 month period? [duplicate]

I am curious as to whether I will be able to go into the schengen area for a quick touristy visit with friends, after I already stayed there for 3 months and had to leave. I was within Spain for three ...
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1answer
156 views

Leaving the airport during a long layover [closed]

I have this UAE visa and my time between flights is more than 12 hours. Can I go out of airport and see the city, or do I need something else?
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937 views

Is New Delhi, India, safe to travel to? (Ebola Scare)

I'm a fairly paranoid traveler. I'm in Chennai at the moment, but I can't wait to get back home to Los Angeles. Because of the general lack of hygiene here and, well, the way they handle things like ...
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2answers
618 views

What fictitious wilderness animals are there as tourist attractions? [closed]

Having read this question on drop bears. I have been wondering what other fictitious animals are there in other parts of the world that have been invented to amuse/confuse tourists. Has anyone ...
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499 views

Can I get off the train or discontinue my journey before reaching the destination station?

I have booked my ticket for Kanpur to Guwahati. Can I get off at New Jalpaiguri?
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0answers
1k views

Unable to book e ticket on irctc desptite having login [closed]

I just created a login for IRCTC and when i actually tried to book a ticket, it only gives me one option as "i-ticket" under ticket type. I am unablet to book tickets as the drop down under ticket ...
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2answers
66 views

Visa requirements for Malaysian citizen - train to Thailand, plane to Malaysia

I'm Malaysian and travelling to Thailand via train and coming back via airplane. Please advise on travelling documents needed while entering / exiting Thailand.
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1answer
121 views

Why's it useful for airlines to enforce the “non-changeable” fare? [closed]

I refer to the comment of user Relaxed under this answer: It's also useful to enforce the “non-changeable” fares which is another price discrimination strategy. Please explain? What's the user ...
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0answers
25 views

Transit visa requirement for Zurich [duplicate]

I will travel from India to Canada via Zurich, I have a layover of 3 hr 45 minute in Zurich, I have valid Canada immigrant visa, I am an Indian citizen, I hold valid Indian passport. Do I need ...
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1answer
180 views

VWP travelling for 80 days then going to Canada, can I reenter the US and for how long? [duplicate]

So I am travelling in California at the moment on the visa waiver program, I am going to be here until the 9th of December then I am heading to Michigan for Christmas. I was planning to spend some ...
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1answer
155 views

How to get from Toronto Downtown to Pearson Airport

I am staying in downtown Toronto (near the Church/Adelaide St crossing). I will have to catch a national flight from Pearson Airport (YYZ). The flight is leaving at a proper time (around noon) on a ...
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3answers
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At what time frame is there a significant increase of the price of airplaine tickets?

I have already browsed through the various questions tagged [air-travel] and [budget]. In particular, I have already seen this question: Flight tickets: buy two weeks before even during holiday ...
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0answers
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Why is one's place of birth even mentioned in a passport? [duplicate]

I was discussing this with someone and we couldn't agree on anything... why is it so vital to have one's place of birth on a passport? Are officials trying to judge whether you were involved in ...
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8answers
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Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?

Airlines usually either don't allow the transferring of tickets to another person after they've been purchased, or they do it at an extremely inflated price. What is the reason for doing this? One ...
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2answers
716 views

“Lost and Found” by trenitalia?

I sadly lost my camera bag with my full camera stuff in the train which went to milano. But it was nearly impossible to get my stuff back or get some informations what should I do in Milano, because ...
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1answer
81 views

Planning short trip to Mozambique from Swaziland, visa questions

I am planning a day (or two) trip to Mozambique from Swaziland. I will just be in Maputo and will enter via a bus from Swaziland. I've seen that since I am a US citizen I require a visa to enter ...
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1answer
4k views

Luggage booking system for Indian railways (Duronto Express 2nd AC)

I will be travelling with my wife and a three year old kid via Duronto Express from Kolkata to Bangalore. I have two confirmed seats in AC 2 tier. The seats are side-upper and side-lower ones. I have ...
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2answers
441 views

Can I leave the Schengen with my Type D Multi Entry visa from Spain

I'm an Indian student, with a Type D Multi Entry Visa to Spain. I'm in Spain and have applied for my Residence Permit but haven't received it yet. Can I travel to Croatia and back with just this ...
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1answer
899 views

Are there any roads you can't walk as a pedestrian on in New Zealand?

If you're hitchhiking or walking between towns in New Zealand, are there any roads that are for vehicles only - ie it's illegal to walk on as a pedestrian?
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1answer
83 views

Returning plane ticket if delayed in the USA

I bought a plane ticket on Southwest airlines. In case that it's delayed (for whatever reason), do I have the right to forfeit my ticket and get the fare refunded? Southwest's contract of carriage ...
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1answer
190 views

Beijing 72 hours visa question, when travelling to another location and then travel back to europe with another Beijing stopover

My situation is at follows: I plan to visit Beijing for 3 days, then go to Japan and then go back to Europe. The thing is, on my trip from Japan back to Europe, I have to do a transfer in Beijing ...
4
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1answer
351 views

Is three hours enough for an international-domestic transfer at Delhi?

My International flight will be reaching New Delhi IGI at 2:45 AM and I am planning to book a domestic flight at 5:45 AM. I am wondering, whether 3 hours would be sufficient time for me to move from ...
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2answers
714 views

Will failing to declare a previous visa denial come back to haunt me?

I am a 30 year old male citizen of Singapore. Previously I studied at Northwestern University for 7 years from 2004 to 2011 , but due to poor academics , dropped out of school 3 times. The last time I ...
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2answers
666 views

Does having visited top countries increases the value of least useful passport?

I am a Sri Lankan, and obviously I have a Sri Lankan passport which is sadly ranked as one of the least useful passports in the world. So my question is, I have travelled to countries like Australia, ...
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1answer
168 views

Very short Schengen visa

I am an overseas citizen living in UK, I applied for Schengen visa for Germany and was given 3 days! My trip is three days, and I asked for a multiple entry visa, but they gave me only three days, ...
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2answers
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Expedited exit clearance certificate in the Philippines

The Philippines requires a sort of exit visa for tourists staying longer than 6 months, called an "exit clearance cerificate" or ECC. (Sometimes, confusingly, "emigration" is substituted for "exit.") ...
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1answer
3k views

How to travel cheaply between Charleroi Airport and Brussels? [duplicate]

There's a shuttle bus from Charleroi airport to Brussels, but if you book it a couple of days before it costs 15 euros plus 3 euros booking. A train could be a lot cheaper but it's unclear how to get ...
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1answer
286 views

Schengen visa validity start date

My Chinese in-laws intend to visit us in one month from now. Their visa is valid from Nov 23rd. Would it be legal for them to take the airplane on November 22nd in China and arrive in Schengen area on ...
2
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1answer
138 views

Saint John NB to US Border at St Stephen Calais, Maine by taxi

I want to go to the Canada-US Border in New Brunswick St Stephen / Calais, Maine. Is there is any taxi to take me there from Saint John bus terminal?
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1answer
881 views

What countries allow the export of butterflies?

I have a strange question regarding moving butterflies from one country to another (kind of a lame explanation, but please bear with me). I am collecting butterflies (basically doing something like ...
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1answer
111 views

Belize visa on arrival from the western border

I am entering Belize from it western border with Guatemala. I have USA multiple entry visa, which I know means I get I can get a Belize visa on arrival (with 50 USD fee). However, is that possible ...
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1answer
295 views

Do Lyft or Uber pick up at San Francisco International airport?

Are Lyft or Uber allowed to pick up at San Francisco International Airport? SFO appears to be within Lyft's coverage map, but I know special rules sometimes apply at airports. I waited till the last ...
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4answers
157 views

Declare an item is not liable for duty?

I go on an overseas trip and buy a new camera while there. I declare it (when returning to my country of origin) upon going through customs. I pay a duty. I go on an overseas trip and buy a new ...
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1answer
120 views

Any (dis)advantages to homestay in Ealing as opposed to a Zone 2 area in London?

I looked at Google maps and searched around in forums but I still haven't found an answer to that. There are two options of homestay in London, one staying in the Ealing area and another in "Zone 2" ...
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2answers
289 views

In London, it is better to do sight-seeing in the morning or the afternoon?

My wife will be doing an 4-week English course in London in January, and she has the option to study in the morning or in the afternoon. Considering open hours and the season (January 2015), is it ...
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2answers
3k views

Do taxis in Frankfurt typically accept credit cards?

I will be taking a taxi from outside the main airport in Frankfurt. Will I be able to use a credit card to pay for the trip?
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4answers
3k views

How do custom officers determine if the imported goods of a passenger are old or newly bought?

Almost all countries levy custom duties (with an allowance) on imported goods by passengers, such as electronics, clothes, etc., that have been bought from outside that country and are intended to ...
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1answer
177 views

Town or village in Oaxaca State that is “the home of mezcal”?

Everybody knows you can visit tequila distilleries in the town of Tequila, Jalisco State. But you can also visit distilleries of Mexico's less famous spirit/liquor, mezcal, in Oaxaca State. I know ...
3
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1answer
104 views

Yellowstone in a Day (with Elderly Mother)

On Sunday my Mother (75) and I will be driving from Jackson Hole, WY through Yellowstone and then on to Cody, WY. I've been through Yellowstone on a sort of hurried weekend a while ago - she has ...
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3answers
2k views

Bag wrapping at airports in USA

I have been told that foreign travelers are banned from having their bags plastic wrapped when going through security at a US airport? Is this true?
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3answers
2k views

Options to/from from Newark (NJ) airport and Penn Station (NY) at 6pm and 10am

I am flying into Newark airport (NJ) on Tuesday and should arrive about 5:45pm. I will need to get to a hotel that is pretty close (5 min walk) to Penn Station. What is the best/easiest way to travel ...
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1answer
157 views

How many jetways are used in Frankfurt to deplane Boeing 747-400

How many jetways does United use on Boeing 747-400 flying into Frankfurt? We are seated in row 58 and have 1 hour 25 minutes to connect.
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1answer
1k views

My visa period start on arrival, would they let me get into the plane?

I have a question, I applied for the Schengen visa through Germany, on the form they ask me when I'd arriving (to Germany) and when I'd returning. they take this exact date as the visa period. I ...

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