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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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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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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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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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1answer
36 views

Best way to get from Laguardia to Penn Station at 10:30pm (and back)?

I am flying into Laguardia airport (NY) and should arrive about 10:15pm. I will need to get to a hotel that is pretty close (5 min walk) to Penn Station. What are my options to do that? Conversely, ...
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How to choose a foreigner-friendly bar in Shinjuku Golden Gai

I see from other sites that some of the bars in Shinjuku Golden Gai only welcome local Japanese, so how do I know if they don't welcome foreigners? Should I pick those bar with cover chanrge to play ...
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Is it possible to manually release an oxygen mask on airplanes?

I read that a passenger of MH17 was found with an oxygen mask. Is it possible to manually release just a single mask in case someone is having a medical condition like an asthma attack?
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Left Luggage Facility in Chennai International Airport (MAA)

I will be travelling to Chennai International Airport later this month. I have a short trip for two days around Chennai before I go to Mumbai. I will need to store away my two standard international ...
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Direct flights to USA from countries with Ebola outbreak

According to this survey 58% of Americans think there should be a travel ban on flights from countries where the Ebola has broken out. The survey doesn't make clear what a travel ban would mean, but ...
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1answer
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Visiting Kathmandu, stay in Themel or Nagarkot?

I am visiting Kathmandu in October and wondering if I should stay in Themel or Nagarkot. Themel is more touristy and has more hotels. Nagarkot is a bit far, but is more unspoiled. I would prefer ...
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Skiing near Katmandu, Nepal

I will be travelling to Kathmandu (and onwards to Pokhara). Is there some place where we can go for skiing which is drivable distance from these cities.
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Places to drink (party) at Songnae Korea

I'm visiting Songnae South Korea, and I wanted to know (since I didn't find any) if there are bars or places to go and have a couple of drinks.
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Is it ok to use a virtual credit card to buy an airplane ticket?

Lately I've been reading a lot about people who are asked for the VISA card with which they bought the flight when doing the check in. In these situations they are not allowed to board. Many of these ...
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3answers
992 views

Where should I change Swiss Francs to USD to get the best exchange rate?

I am planning a trip to a conference to Switzerland, and my airfare will be reimbursed to me when I arrive there. They will be reimbursing me in Swiss Francs. I want to get a good exchange rate. Is ...
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1answer
67 views

My friend used his friend's credit card for flight [closed]

My friend booked his ticket using his friend's credit card. They are leaving the country together but they are flying to two different countries. What does my friend need of proof just in case he gets ...
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2answers
66 views

USA: cellular plans with domestic roaming

I'll be spending about 20 days in USA, but across multiple cities on the East and West coasts. What would be a good GSM Sim only mobile plan for this? I've looked through some data online and it ...
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1answer
39 views

driving from LA to San Francisco

I will be travelling from L.A. to San Francisco in later February 2015. I will have my little boy 10 months old and my mother in law (65) with me. I was wondering, if someone can suggest some routes, ...
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1answer
38 views

Can I travel to Kuwait on a employment visa with old passport number? [duplicate]

I have a Kuwait employment visa, with my old passport number. But as the old passport has ECR on it I got a new passport with a new passport number with ECNR. Can I travel with the same visa or do I ...
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1answer
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Traveling to the USA for 4 months and then South America for 6 months, will they still allow me into America if my return flight a year later?

I have just gotten my travel visa (B2) to USA for 10 years. I am going for my graduation and then traveling for four months. Afterwards I'll be traveling South America for five or six months. Is ...
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2answers
58 views

Staying in Belgium as a Student [closed]

I am interested in pursuing a masters programme in Belgium and one of the benefits of the scholarship I saw is an 860 euro allowance per month. I am wondering if anyone knows if this will be enough? i ...
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1answer
59 views

Frequent travel between Berlin and London - what benefits/perks can I get?

I'm currently living in London, but I'll be moving to Berlin early next year - and I'll definitely be staying for a fair while. I've still got friends and family in London and Manchester, so it's ...
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1answer
65 views

Is it a good idea to use an all-inclusive package as a backpacking base?

We're considering buying an all-inclusive deal in Mexico (travelling from the UK). I'm relatively well travelled and done the whole year of backpacking thing a few years ago. I've never been on an ...
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0answers
28 views

Travelling to the UAE and Kuwait on a passport with slightly less than 6 months to go until expiry

I am travelling to the UAE and then Kuwait for a few days next week. As a UK Passport holder I know that I will get a free 30 day visa upon entering both countries. However, I've just noticed that the ...
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1answer
56 views

Canceling points-booked United flight?

Does anyone know if it is possible to cancel points-booked United flight (with refund?)? I booked flights to Portugal for end of November, but now having second thoughts due to all that Ebola stuff. I ...
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In an international airport, is there specific set of laws for the international area?

When travelling in an international flight, you pass a border with passport check at both the departure and the arrival airports. It means you spend time in an international area. What are the ...
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79 views

Indian passport holder with Canada student visa, want to visit USA as a tourist

I am studying in Canada (London Ontario) on a student visa. Wish to visit USA during the Christmas break. How to get a US Visa?
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0answers
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Transit through Brussels airport [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with US permanent resident. So I will be traveling from US to Brussels and & then take a connecting flight to London. And then the reverse while coming back. ...
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1answer
56 views

Chinese Visa to visit Beijing to perform a software training course

I'm a US citizen residing in Florida, USA. I need to request a visa for China to deliver a software training course in Beijing. I'm overwhelmed by the variety of visas and I'm not sure how to get ...
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2answers
159 views

Are VAT refunds mandatory in the UK / EU?

A friend of mine recently returned from Germany and I was asking him about VAT refund and he said that the Apple store refused to give him a refund receipt because according to the store clerk, they ...
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0answers
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Apply for a new visa when I still have a valid C visa but not enough days of stay?

I have a valid c-type visa, mutiple, 30 days, validity: 2/10/2014 - 2/1/2015 which i'd use this october for 12 days. I plan to travel again entering schengen 10/12/2014 and exit on 2/1/2015 . total ...
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145 views

Small suitcase with top-loading? Does it exist?

I usually just use carry-ons because I can take out and put stuff in without having to lay it down horizontally but due a recent physical issue I need a suitcase that can be loaded and unloaded from ...
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0answers
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Can I travel other Schengen countries with Latvian Type D visa but without residency permit? [duplicate]

I've got a Latvian long-stay visa (type D) which is valid to June 2015. I am working in Latvia now but still didn't get my residency permit yet after entrying the country for 2 months. Can I go to ...
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Is it inappropriate to record the call to prayer?

I am currently on holiday in Marrakech, Morocco, and have found that the frequent calls to prayer from mosques throughout the day are quite a core part of life here. To record some of my experience ...
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Returning to Sweden [duplicate]

I'm dating someone who leaves every three months to return to Sweden. I'm in the U.S. I don't know him well enough to ask him this yet, but I am curious for the future. When he returns to Sweden ...
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0answers
54 views

What are the practical implications of a name change for international travel and activities abroad?

I am considering a name change, which seems to be a relatively straightforward action, when one remains in the same country: certain documents are replaced with new ones bearing the new name, and ...
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1answer
36 views

Help with Schengen visa and possible other visas for Indian Citizen (from US) travel

Indian Citizen travelling from US to EU. Will be landing in Sweden, then making my way through UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and other countries. My ...
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2answers
165 views

Why does the visa for India for ask for the name of my father/husband?

The visa form for US residents specifically asks for the name of my husband or father: Other countries (e.g. France) ask for detailed information about both of my parents. Why does the US form ask ...
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0answers
24 views

How to get refund on tatkal waitlisted ticket?

Do I have to cancel the the waitlisted tatkal ticket to get refund or will it get refunded automatically without any cancellation of ticket?
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1answer
49 views

Boarding Point in train [duplicate]

I have a railway reservation in sleeper from Jaipur to Pune and boarding point at Ratlam. Will I be allowed to take my seat at Ratlam OR the TT will cancel it and allocate to others?
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1answer
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Can I take two rings to Canada without paying any fee?

I'm going to travel to Canada and stay there for a long time. I want to buy two rings (the total value is less than 1000 CAD) for my wife and myself, and take them with me to Canada. Besides reporting ...
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2answers
204 views

Give baggage to a friend in singapore international airport

I'm flying to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) via Singapore. I'm taking Tiger Air from Bangalore to Singapore and Air Asia from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. I want to carry one bag (weighing 17kg) to give it ...
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1answer
26 views

Singapore multiple visa

I am an Indian passport holder and I have a Singapore multiple visa. I entered singapore on 6 sep 2014 and I departed on 3 october 2014. I then traveled to indonesia for one week. My singapore ...
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1answer
40 views

Applying for tax refund in France for an item that have been bought by Frenchman

I am a South Korean citizen traveling in France for a few days. I want to go to a store that participates in the tax-free scheme (namely Louis Vuitton Paris) so that I can apply for tax refund in ...
2
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2answers
59 views

Wheeled backpack with waist strap?

So I have some back problems, and my physio recommended a rolling backpack. But unfortunately, none of them seem to come with a waist strap. Sometimes I will use the shoulder straps of a backpack when ...
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1answer
108 views

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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1answer
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Two seperate ticket transit via Hong-Kong and more

I will soon need to book a round trip flight from Mumbai to Beijing and I had previously asked about it here. Anyway my original plan was to buy a single round trip ticket Mumbai (BOM) - Beijing (PEK) ...
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2answers
144 views

UK train, ticket price for a single journey is the same price as a return ticket?

I'm planning to visit the UK in November, and for reasons of logistics it may be easier to leave from a different airport than I arrive on. I checked train prices online, and getting a single journey ...
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0answers
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Flying by Air to Nepal from Mumbai (INDIA) Passport Required or Not [duplicate]

In November 2014 my parents will be flying by air from Mumbai (India) to Kathmandu (Nepal) for Pilgrimage, do they need Passport or Indian Citizen Photo ID will be enough??? Thanks for advising...
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2answers
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British Passenger with less than 2 months valid passport transiting in Dubai and leaving through Abu Dhabi next day

I am a British citizen but my passport is expiring two months from Today. I will travel to the UK via UAE. My flight to the UAE is through Dubai but my connecting flight to London is Etihad Airways ...
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0answers
63 views

Cheap way to frequently fly during the weekend to visit friends/family/girlfriend? European City Hopping

On multiple and frequent occasions I want to fly for a visit during a weekend (EIN -> BUD), without it interfering much with my job. For this reason I'm only somewhat flexible when it comes to the day ...

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