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Does a foreigner need to pay a fine for violating the seatbelt law? [on hold]

This happened at 3 PM in Washinton. We stayed about 5 minutes. I got a violation ticket for seatbelt when I set in the back set of private car. When the officer came I was trying to find my husband's ...
3
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2answers
72 views

International travel with parrots

We (two people) live in the US and we have two cockatiels. We will eventually move to a different country (air travel). This question is about how to execute the move in a way that is safe for the ...
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Exchange of goods bought

I bought a watch from the Swaroski shop at the Dubai Duty Free Shops at the airport. Taking home, I found the same watch was bought earlier. How can I exchange the watch for another item from the ...
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2answers
93 views

On TGV (or other French long-distance trains), can you take the earlier/later train?

Last year I had a ticket on a TGV, missed it, and got on the next one an hour later. I figured I'd just have to buy a new ticket on board. (ie, I missed it just because I was late walking to the ...
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3answers
14k views

What does “SSSS” on my boarding pass mean?

When I checked in for my American Airlines flight from Costa Rica back to the States, I noticed that my boarding pass had "SSSS" printed across the top left corner. Nobody else in my party had this ...
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Can I get visas to travel from vietnam to england and go to australia and then go back to vietnam

I'm Vietnamese and have vietnamese passport. I'm just married and my husband is from England, and I have 3 sisters live in Australia. Now, I want to visit my husband in UK from about 10 November 2014 ...
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0answers
20 views

Camper vehicle supplemental insurance in New Zealand

We need to buy camper collision and liability insurance for our rented camper in New Zealand. The camper company excludes any loss due to renters violating local road rules and causing an accident to ...
3
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1answer
42 views

Driving to Yellowknife, NT

I'm to looking to drive from Toronto, ON to Yellowknife NT in the winter, and was wondering if anyone had a good solution for renting a car. I can't seem to find anything under 1500-2000 for the car ...
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0answers
25 views

What does Clearance event mean?

I was sending some papers for one of my colleges using DHL, I was monitoring the shipment using the tracking number they gave me, It passed different locations PARIS, LEIPZIG ,, and finally Arrived. ...
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0answers
42 views

Will be flying British airways to Jamaica with airport change from Heathrow to Gatwick do I need transit visa [duplicate]

I am Indian citizen planning to travel on British airways from India to Kingston (Jamaica). As Indian national I do not need Jamaican visa for visit? But do I need to get the transit visa if I change ...
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0answers
18 views

Visa fee for Swiss visa in London

I am an Indian, residing in UK, planning to visit Switzerland. I see that there are two places in London where you can apply for the visa VFS Application Center, The Battleship Building, 179 Harrow ...
4
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1answer
894 views

What's the longest take-off run of a commercial flight? [closed]

I listen to the Dr Karl podcast where in a recent one he stated the longest take off run was by a C-130 (Hercules) plane in Greenland a long while back (I gather it was some unusual condition and not ...
3
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1answer
141 views

Why were water bottles confiscated in a boarding gate jetway in Hong Kong?

Seeing another question about taking water bottles onto planes reminded me of an interesting incident I ran into once. During a layover in Hong Kong in late May of 2013, as we were boarding a flight ...
3
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1answer
33 views

Travelling from Saudi Arabia to Toronto on dual passports, visa waiver with American?

I am little confuse this time because my son has dual passports ( Pakistani and American), now we are going to Toronto, Canada and for US nationals a visa is not required. But in this case, we are ...
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0answers
46 views

Oman visa for a young Morrocan woman

As I hear a lot of talks about Oman goverment not giving visa for young morrocan travellers. Does it still exists? Is there any possibilities of getting a tourist or visit visa for a girl from morroco ...
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7answers
20k views

What's the difference between embassies and consulates?

Today Mitt Romney called Benghazi the capital of Libya (it's Tripoli) and apparently mixed up consulates and embassies. I thought it'd be a handy question to have on here, for those sorting out visas ...
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3answers
111 views

What does it mean to be in the fast lane?

I don't think I've ever understood this. I travel frequently across the State of California by car. And I often take the highway to get to many places. One thing I don't understand is how fast ...
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0answers
17 views

Storage box in Buenos Aires ferry terminal

Does anyone know if there is anywhere to store luggage at the Buenos Aires ferry terminal? I'd like to store my luggage for a couple of days instead of taking it with me to Montevideo.
7
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2answers
257 views

Is a card without name valid for Deutsche Bahn online tickets?

Deutsche Bahn requires travellers with online tickets to select some form of identification. For non-Europeans, the only practical option seems to be a credit card, and the website asks for the name ...
1
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0answers
33 views

Last Minute Extension of Chinese M Visa

My Russian girlfriend has a Chinese M visa and is currently living in Beijing, working for a school via some type of agency (the school pays the agency, which takes a cut, and then pays my ...
19
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4answers
3k views

Bought economy and was issued first class ticket?

I bought a round trip (6 flights) on economy. A couple of hours later, when the confirmed itinerary was sent to my e-mail, I noticed that 2 out of the 6 flights were first class! I freaked out ...
3
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0answers
95 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 ...
6
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1answer
193 views

Does applying for the US Green Card lottery reduce your future chances of getting a tourist visa?

I've heard that applying for the Green Card lottery is a huge red flag in the eyes of American embassy officials and should be avoided if one plans to visit the US in the future. Is there any ...
4
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1answer
42 views

Bardarbunga volcano tourism (Iceland)

The Bárðarbunga volcano in central Iceland is currently erupting, and looks amazing. What options exist to visit the volcano?
2
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0answers
30 views

Accommodation on the European E-paths [on hold]

I am researching the E-paths and trying to determine what the accommodation situation is. Am I allowed to camp wherever it makes sense? Are there specified locations? Do I have to stay at inns?
5
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1answer
42 views

Costume photo booth in San Francisco

I don't even know what these exhibits are called, but generally, it's a shop in a touristy area where you can try on all kinds of different costumes, and then have your photo taken with a kitschy ...
7
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1answer
445 views

Traveling to the US with new passport, visa on the old one

I have a valid B1/B2 US visa expiring about a year from now. The passport it's in expired a few years ago, and I recently got a new one. The passport number does not match, but the national ID ...
19
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4answers
2k views

Are there consequences to stamps in my passport that are not from border control?

I’m on a trip in Japan. I've seen many touristic places that offer stamps, many temples have it as a free souvenir. This is not the first time I’ve seen this type of souvenir, I also saw the same ...
7
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1answer
1k views

Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area?

I found many related questions on this site but I am still not sure about the rules. How can I decide if I need a visa to transit?
4
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1answer
172 views

Pin-and-chip versus signature in the UK

I obtained a pin-and-chip credit card from the Andrews Federal Credit union to smooth transactions in Europe. However, it doesn't quite work as intended in the UK. Every single time that I use it, the ...
0
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1answer
75 views

Can I return to the states after two days? [on hold]

I am traveling to the states in November For three months. I want to travel America for a year before I go back to my education. I have my return flight booked, and I return back to Ireland for ...
0
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1answer
42 views

I am a Moroccan citizen travelling from USA to Morocco, and I have a layover in Denmark for three hours, do i need a visa to transit [duplicate]

I am a Moroccan citizen, I was in USA as tourist, and I plan to go back to Morocco through Norwegian airways, I have a layover for three hours in Copenhagen, do I need a visa??
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1answer
28 views

How hectic is traffic on days near Hari Raya Puasa in Malaysia?

I'm going to Malaysia in October this year - on the 7th I want to rent a car and drive from KL stopping by Cameron Highlands / Ipoh for 2 days and getting to Penang by the 9th. I've just realized ...
7
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4answers
3k views

How to find “night and day” decongestant for a head cold when there's a language barrier?

So I've been in Tbilisi, Georgia for almost a week and the temperature is now dropping below zero Celsius sometimes and I have the dubious honour of being the first in my hostel to contract a head ...
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5answers
2k views

Is it possible to downgrade a business/first class flight to economy without the ticket purchaser knowing?

Suppose a rich relative has invited you to visit, or maybe a generous company is sending you to a conference, and they buy you a ticket in first class. But you feel like this is either a waste of ...
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0answers
28 views

Transit Visa through London Heathrow from India to USA [duplicate]

I am going to travel to USA from Bangalore on BA and would transit throu Heathrow Airport. Do I need a transit visa for the transit time of 5 hours at LHR both ways? I will be at the airport and not ...
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1answer
44 views

Italy schengen visa: Ticket reservations for flights

Hi I have a visa appointment this Friday 19 at the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia and i have a question about the flight reservation requirement: According to the Visa requirements "Confirmed ...
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0answers
42 views

Working in Malaysia [on hold]

I'm not sure if this is the right site to ask, so apologies in advance if it's not. I'm a 25 yo New Zealand front-end developer, and I would really love the chance to move to Malaysia. It seems ...
8
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4answers
152 views

International driver's permit expired in Spain — what should I do?

I have a US driver's license, and I have an international driver's permit which, I discovered this morning, expired in June. I'm already in Spain, and I understand that here US citizens are ...
0
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3answers
115 views

Why does the airport insist that I show up hours before take-off

The counter issuing boarding passes opens up three hours before the flight. They've asked all the passengers to report at the airport at that very hour. Once that is over no one's allowed to leave the ...
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1answer
76 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
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0answers
57 views

When are U.S.-bound flights required to confiscate liquids at the gate?

In a recent question, I found that the U.S. requires flights from Hong Kong that are bound for the U.S. to confiscate liquids in containers above 100 mL from carry-on luggage in a secondary screening ...
2
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2answers
158 views

Cheap way to get from Israel to Hong Kong

I want to fly from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong. I searched Kayak and so on. I wonder: Do travel agents have cheaper offers which I cannot find on the Internet? Is there any cheaper way to get near ...
0
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2answers
27 views

Help with Student Visa and Tourist Visa

Hi I'm a US Citizen with a student visa for the Netherlands that expires December 1st. If I leave the Schengen zone November 30th (day before my student visa expires), to visit the Morocco ...
4
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2answers
176 views

Air France tickets not visible on checkmytrip (and alternatives)

I recently bought (full paid) a flight ticket with Air France (from their official site) and I got my confirmation code (6 letters and digits). Normally I use checkmytrip.com to check my flight ...
20
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5answers
16k views

Can you bring an empty water bottle with you on the plane?

I know you can't bring bottled water and such with you on the plane. However, is it safe to bring an empty bottle with you to fill up later? Or do you risk losing your possibly expensive/fancy/awesome ...
10
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8answers
1k views

Low cost airlines search engine?

With wheretowhen.com dying a few years ago and, now, airninja.com having become a regular (non-budget) flight search engine, is there any website left which lists the routes of budget airlines and ...
1
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1answer
62 views

Where do I find really fast internet access in Auckland New Zealand

I have a ton of data to upload to my dropbox for backup purposes and the wifi at my hotel is just too slow. How would I go about finding access to really fast internet in Auckland? I have been to ...
1
vote
1answer
199 views

Applying for a new Schengen Visa even though there's still an existing used schengen visa [duplicate]

My mother had a Schengen visa, which she applied for at the Swiss embassy in India. Validity is for 6 months (01-Mar-2013 to 31-Aug-2013) with a single entry visa, She has already spent 88 days in ...
2
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1answer
104 views

Can I still enter any Schengen member state if I have been denied entry to another?

I was held at the Polish borders when I attempted to enter by train. They took my fingerprints and sent me back with a written document. I respected the decision and returned immediately. The ...

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