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Are the same planes used for the same flight number the next day?

The man who came down with Ebola in Dallas came from Liberia to Brussels and then flew to Dulles on United Airways flight 951 on Sept 20. My daughter flew from Brussels to Dulles on flight 951 the ...
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Does easyJet allow a “personal item”?

Standard hand luggage policy for most airlines allows a "single" carry-on bag of (roughly) 50 x 40 x 20cm, "plus a personal item". The baggage allowance for easyJet however makes no mention of a ...
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Why does it take so long to check in at the airport?

It seems to take an inordinate amount of time for them to select my name from a list of people who have booked the flight and press enter. Surely it can't be any more complicated than that can it?
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What is the cheapest mode of transportation to DCA for a 6AM flight? [closed]

The metro isn't open that early, and I want to be there early enough to get through security in time. I've used Uber before, but the fare was quite expensive. I live in the Van Ness area, and am not ...
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348 views

Why is plane boarding done at the last minute, with everyone suddently queueing at the gate?

Every time I come to the airport and arrive to the boarding gate, the same scenario occurs. All passengers are sitting in the area, until boarding is announced. Then, mostly everyone queue up. I ...
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65 views

When is a good time to visit Fethiye (Turkey) to see spring flowers and have good weather?

We wish to: Have a relaxing holiday Not to have to take our waterproofs out with us See the spring flowers Sit outside to eat We went at the end of September a few years ago and had 1 good week of ...
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558 views

What is this North Korean booze?

So a friend of mine managed to get his hands on this bottle: It's obviously 40% and made in North Korea. I can't make out the cursive script ("..hung Sul"?), but it says 인풍술 (Inpungsul) in Korean, ...
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1answer
81 views

To wait or not to wait - regarding a particular Airplane price [closed]

Today (Friday) I was about to book a round trip ticket Mumbai(BOM) - Beijing(PEK) - Mumbai(BOM) via Hong Kong by Cathay Pacific airlines leaving Mumbai on 18th Oct (Saturday) and coming back from ...
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159 views

UK Citizen with a US-based company - I only have an ESTA and i work and train in Houston

I need a little clarification. I am worried my company have given me the wrong information. I work for an American oil company I am based out in Houston and paid in dollars. Whilst in Houston I am ...
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1answer
68 views

Visa free transfer possible through Dusseldorf and or Munich?

My wife is a citizen of Russia holding a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa. Right now she is temporarily in Russia. Soon we are meeting for a vacation in the Dominican Republic. We are choosing flight ...
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How to deal with the fake police scam in Spain?

I have read so many internet articles about safety in Spain, and the fake police scam is one of the most mentioned problems. Most of those reported cases are that the victims are surrounded by group ...
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2answers
416 views

Re-entering the US on a valid visa after illegal entry to Canada

A few friends and I are planning on traveling to Montreal for a weekend. However, one of them is not a US citizen, and is here with a multiple-entry student visa in his Chinese passport, which does ...
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1answer
1k views

Minimum available passport blank page requirements

For a British Citizen travelling on business to one country for up to 30 days what are the maximum numbers of consecutive and not-necessarily-consecutive minimum blank pages required in a passport ...
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1answer
639 views

Which European countries don't require a transit visa for Indian citizens travelling to Cuba?

Which are the European countries that will not require transit visa for the Indian citizens travelling to third country (Cuba)? As I have found in the website of Russia and The Netherlands that they ...
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1answer
235 views

What food items cannot be brought from China to the USA?

What common food items should I pay attention to when travelling from China to the USA? What items are restricted or prohibited when bringing them for personal use? I know that this depends on many ...
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If I don't declare a not-yet-used engagement ring at airport security, am I smuggling jewelry?

In How do I get an engagement ring past security/customs in an airport without alerting my significant other?, MikeV posted a pertinent question which is worth asking: If I buy a ring in the US, ...
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Why is there such a huge difference in refusal rates on Schengen Visa between countries?

If you look at the statistics, there is quite a difference on refusal rates per country, where Belgium tops the list with 16% in 2012 and the Baltics refuse less then 1%. It is not that Belgium ...
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1answer
422 views

Re-applying a refused visa application

I applied for a Schengen visa from Belgium and it got refused. My visa type was friends/family visit and I applied for one and a half month. However, I really want to visit Amsterdam, Belgium and ...
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1answer
60 views

Etihad Airways connection in Brisbane to Auckland

I am travelling from Johannesburg to Auckland via Abu Dhbai, Singapore and Brisbane. I know a lot of flying and stops but I don't mind as I love flying and the prices were very cheap. All flights ...
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1answer
191 views

How to key in Asian names when making a flight reservation? [duplicate]

Let's assume my name is "A B C" for the argument's sake. It's an Asian name, and it is written that way in the passport (more or less. Actually in the passport it is written with full phonetic marks ...
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524 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, ...
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1answer
146 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.
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161 views

Laptop, travel and illegal content [closed]

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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1answer
46 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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7answers
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How do I get an engagement ring past security/customs in an airport without alerting my significant other?

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 ...
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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
468 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
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1answer
250 views

Is iPad counted as a second Laptop? [closed]

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 ...
3
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2answers
131 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, ...
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2answers
1k 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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2answers
93 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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0answers
72 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 ...
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1answer
48 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?
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0answers
129 views

Visa refused after ESTA approval [duplicate]

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. ...
3
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1answer
137 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 ...
3
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2answers
260 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 ...
3
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1answer
88 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 ...
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1answer
116 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 ...
3
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1answer
111 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 ...
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8answers
19k views

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 ...
3
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0answers
61 views

Best time to visit Goa [closed]

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 ...
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2answers
151 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 ...
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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 ...
4
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1answer
138 views

Creating my own flight connections

If I book my flights seperately to create my own fly connection, will I have to pick up my baggage at Heathrow to then fly to Brussels? Both tickets are from British Airways. Will I have to go ...
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3answers
331 views

Can I drive to Mexico and catch an International flight without US passport?

I am a U.S. Citizen who holds a dual citizenship. The U.S. will not renew my passport. Can I drive to Mexico, with a visa from Mexico stamped on my non-US passport to show I legally entered Mexico, ...
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2answers
144 views

What age counts?

I'm going on a trip, and different ages have different prices. Should I use the age when I leave for the trip or come back from the trip? The price is for plane flights.
2
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2answers
130 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
37 views

Mobile connectivity in Budapest subway

Is there mobile networks coverage in Budapest underground? If yes, is it good enough to use mobile internet? (And not just on stations, but also in the tunnels).
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1answer
119 views

How to earn Qatar airways air miles without actually flying

I would like to make a round trip on Qatar Airways economy between Montreal (YUL) and Kolkata (CCU). Now this would cost me 85000 miles. What is the cheapest way to acquire these miles without ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Re-entering a Schengen country [duplicate]

I traveled from Israel to Germany on September 5th and left on September 15th to go back to Israel, where I am now. I want to enter Germany again on December 7th. I know the Schengen visa rule says ...

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