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Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change

I was traveling from Chicago (ORD) to Mumbai (BOM) with a connection at Frankfurt (FRA). The layover was a little less than 4 hours at FRA. I had a boarding pass with no gate assigned (this is quite ...
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Why did I receive a schengen visa valid for only 15 days during a one month period instead of 30 days within a 3 month period?

I am traveling to France from England for a duration of 5 days, however, three weeks later I travel to Budapest and other countries as part of a tour and require a valid schengen visa as I hold a ...
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At Brussels Midi station, can you access the Eurostar Business Premier lounge when going to Lille or Calais?

Since November, passengers on the Eurostar from Brussels to other Schengen destinations (Lille or Calais) now checkin and clear security in a different area. From the Eurostar conditions of carriage ...
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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 ...
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International children car seat standards for multiple regions

I've been looking into car seats suitable for international travel. In the EU modern car seats have to meet ECE R44/04 and for New Zealand/Australia AS/NZS 1754.2010 I emailed a few manufacturers ...
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Going to Shatili village

I am planning to visit Shatili with another person one week at the beginning of May. I know it is possible using a 4×4. What is the approximate price of doing that?
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How to speed up an accident insurance report in case of an accident in another EU country than your own?

So far I had two car accidents when abroad in the EU. Each time it was a no-brainer that the other party was responsible. The first time I stood in a traffic jam, while being rear-ended from behind. ...
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Is there any mobile app with public transportation routes for Vitória, Brazil?

Google Maps has no knowledge of public transportation in Vitória, Brazil. The city does have a web site with online interactive maps, but I'd much prefer a mobile app (for Android) if it's available, ...
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Do you need to be at the airport as a writer of declaration of guarantee for a Schengen visa?

For a family member to apply for a Schengen visa, I provided an official declaration of guarantee. Now I appear to be traveling myself when my family member enters Schengen, so I won't be able to ...
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What happens if I leave Australia without paying a fine (for setting off fireworks)?

I don't know if anyone can be helpful, but, I ve just received this 670$ fine from the NT. I stayed for 3 days in Darwin and cracked one small fireworks, and got caught by the cops. (I know its very ...
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Starting from Puerto Princesa, Philippines where is the nearest volcano that can be climbed in 2 or 3 days?

Starting from Puerto Princesa in the Philippines where is the nearest volcano that can be climbed in 2 or 3 days? Nearest means quickest to travel to, including via a commercial flight. (Excluding ...
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Per-route on-time performance for VIA rail

Is there anywhere to find per-route on-time performance for VIA Rail, similar to Amtraks reports? All I found is a 2011 statistic for select routes and overall statistics for 2008-2013 in the 2013 ...
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What does BAG at the beginning of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines' Customer and Product Record mean?

As in: --- BAG --- CUSTOMER AND PRODUCT RECORD 1 LASTNAME/FIRSTNAME ... Does it mean something like Beginning of Document? I think that they are using standardized coding for this ...
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Are carnival-style games still available in Taiwanese night markets?

In Show them the door: Taiwan's netizens ashamed of loutish tourists, there's mention of a Taiwanese night market game: The doors, with their paper panels punched through, resembled a popular ...
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Renting Volkswagen T1/T2 in Iceland

I'm considering renting a van for the upcoming trip in Iceland and it would be awesome if it was possible to rent a Volkswagen T1/T2. Despite all my efforts, it looks like there is no rental company ...
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Travelling from Delhi to Dubai to Istanbul (Turkey), staying at Dubai airport only for 7 hours: Do I need a visa for transit at airport?

I am travelling from Delhi to Dubai via Air India on 22.05.2014 and will land in Dubai at 22:45 pm. next flight from Dubai to Istanbul (turkey) via Turkish Airlines on 23.05.2014 at 5:40 am (after 7 ...
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Electronic Devices and airport security checks

I have seen recently that the US and UK have announced that all 'electronic devices' will have to be 'powered up' before allowing them on board a plane, I believe for the UK it's on all flights though ...
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Visa rejection twice

My Schengen VISA got rejected twice. I had booked a Honeymoon Package to Europe for 8 days from a travel agent which included multiple European places. The departure being from Mumbai on 28th June ...
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Wi-fi coverage in Taormina and Palermo

Does anyone know how good is the wi-fi coverage in Taormina or Palermo? We're planning a trip to Sicily and I want to make sure I can work from there. I'm also thinking of getting an Italian sim card ...
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E-visa for 20hr layover at Istanbul airport, is hotel reservation necessary?

I am travelling from Germany to Pakistan. I have a 20hr layover at Istanbul airport. So, I want to take advantage of the free Istanbul tour provided by Turkish Airlines as I'm travelling with Turkish ...
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What time do air conditioned buses run from Colombo to Anuradhapura?

What time do air conditioned buses run from Colombo to Anuradhapura? When is the earliest bus leaving?
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UK to Iran by car - insurance question

My husband and I are Australians who want to buy a car in the UK and drive it to Iran through Europe (incl. Eastern Europe), Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan etc. We want to leave ASAP once we have the ...
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How should I prepare for potential flooding in Utah and Arizona?

I'm planning a Southwest USA tour that can only take place in late July to early August. Roughly speaking, it's San Francisco, Yosemite, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Zion NP, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon ...
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Prepaid SIM card for Austrian local calls

I've just moved to Austria visiting my parents/friends and I am wondering could you help me to find the best deal while I am here approx. for 3-4 months? I want to make just local calls without data ...
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Does Antalya have business-friendly facilities like a copy center, cheap and quiet Internet access centers?

I'm probably flying out to Antalya tonight, and I'm all out of actual business cards. So I need to do a quick businesscard print on arrival, as soon as I get updated templates on my mail. Is there a ...
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Proof of Accommodation and Training Approval letters for Schengen training visa issued by Germany

I am applying for a training-based Schengen visa. I have to go to Germany and work on a research project with a prof. for about 6–8 weeks. The prof. is providing me the accommodation at his home, a ...
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Can I integrate airbnb listings with a routeplanner?

I am preparing a road trip this summer. I often use airbnb to find accomodation. However when on the road finding potential listings in airbnb can become quite tedious. Is it possible to integrate a ...
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What equipment is required to traverse Daisetsuzan in Hokkaido at the end of April?

It looks like there is still snow at Daisetsuzan in Hokkaido at the end of April. I prefer hiking with snow and ice, and have the appropriate equipment, but want to know what to bring (do I need ...
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Airside arrivals area at Heathrow T3

A purely curiosity-based question -- sorry if that's not on topic: I flew into London Heathrow, terminal 3. After leaving the aircraft I followed the signs through what felt like kilometers of ...
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Madrid Barajas to Toledo transfer

Please recommend transfer options from Madrid Barajas to Toledo. The family of 5 persons arrives (4 adults + 1 kid) late, thus cannot use public transportation. I did not find any company that do ...
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DNT cabins near the Trondheim-Bergen bus road

I am planning to do some hiking in West Norway where I've never been before. The car rental being a bit too expensive for my budget, I was planning on taking the bus from Trondheim and Bergen (bus ...
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About Visa Waiver and B1/B2 Visa

I'm a Spanish citizen currently staying as a tourist in Dominican Republic. Before I get into my question, let me list my recent moves, as they are relevant to the case: Lived in California for 5 ...
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Applying for a visa for Pakistan as a student in Australia

I am a Sri Lankan studying in an University in Australia and currently I am in Australia (Please note that I do not have a permanent residence in Australia, only a study visa). I want to travel to my ...
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Where and how to get a Carnet de Passage for a Pakistani Vehicle?

I am planning to travel to Europe on my Suzuki jeep. Where and how can I get a Carnet de Passage in Pakistan? I might even decide to do it on a motorbike if the Carnet turns out to be super ...
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Tourist visa for Portugal involving sponsorship from a Portuguese friend?

I'm an Indian citizen who recently completed his studies. My friend, who is a Portuguese citizen invited me to her place in Portugal. She is a Portugal citizen and is working there. She is going to ...
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Place to store a few items in Ayia Napa on day trip from Nicosia (Cyprus)

I'm going on a trip where I will be staying in Nicosia, Cyprus. Time prevailing, I'd like to get the bus out to Ayia Napa one day. Based on this, it looks like the bus takes about 2 hours from ...
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Exchanging a Motorhome (RV) between USA and Australia

We are planning to visit USA in October and November 2014 and would like to arrange a swap for the Motorhome we have in Australia for one in USA. Does anyone have any contacts we might try. We would ...
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Ferries from Europe to Kingston, Jamaica and Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

I am trying to find out if there is any chance to travel to either Jamaica or Trinidad by ferry from anywhere in Europe. I would rather avoid long-haul flights... Any tips would be most appreciated, ...
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Converting US Dollars to Euros in the UK without getting screwed with two transaction fees?

I was in the US for work last week and I'm going to Ireland next week. I've got about $400 that I want to convert to Euros. I am in the UK just now, what is the most sensible way to do this? I know ...
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Where to leave luggage in Gdansk?

Is there another place than the station to leave luggage in Gdansk, Poland? I was in the station, and there were around 10 lockers all full. I am not sure if I was in the right place though. I am not ...
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What dried food can I take across the American border from Canada?

We will be driving from Banff to Glacier National Park while on our camping trip and I was told to be careful with taking food across the border. We don't eat meat so that's one less issue and I ...
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Getting from Punta Arenas to El Calfate in July?

Im finding it impossible to find a bus route from Punta Arenas in July to El Calafate. I thought I was meant to stop in Puerto Natales, but apparently no buses run there in July. So I was told Rio ...
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Stay Awake or Sleep to Minimize Jetlag?

There was a lot of information on the How can I avoid or minimize jet lag? post, so I thought I'd ask something more specific here. I will be travelling from South Korea to the east coast of the US. ...
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Luggage allowance on Turkish Airlines

I will be flying with Turkish Airlines in a couple-weeks' time from London via Istanbul to Tbilisi. When I booked the tickets on their website, there was a note to "check the baggage allowance ...
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UK Transit Visa Required or Not - Travel to US via a stop in the Schengen zone

I am traveling from Mumbai-Heathrow-Oslo-Heathrow-NewYork-Heathrow-Mumbai on 28th May. I have a valid Schengen Visa and USA visa. For the Mum-Heathrow-Oslo (staying in Oslo for 10 days) leg I have a ...
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Re-applying for a Schengen visa after earlier one was revoked

I applied for a Schengen visa 2 years ago and got it, but the visa was revoked because I tried to travel to another Schengen country, which I wasn't allowed to due to the limitations on my Schengen ...
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Extra Luggage Charges from Ahmedabad, India to Raleigh,NC, USA

I have flight from Ahmedabad, India to Raleigh, NC, USA. The flight detail is as follows: Ahmedabad to Doha - Qatar Airways | QR 535 Doha to New York - Qatar Airways | QR 701 New York to Raleigh - ...
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Can I travel to France for the second time with my visa type D?

I was doing exchange programme in France for 4 months. For this, I got the visa for a long stay. Particulars mentioned on my visa are: 1. France (sauf CTOM), 2. From 22-08-2013 till 22-02-2014 3. Type ...
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What would a Memphis to Los Angeles round trip have cost in 1963?

I'm doing research for a novel. I need to know the approximate cost for airfare (American Airlines?) from Memphis to Los Angeles, round trip anytime in 1963.
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Work permit (Tier 2) - Impact on schengen application (nonEU)

I have a Work Permit (Tier 2) for the UK for 2 years, and would like to travel to various countries in Europe whenever possible during this time. I have no EU Family Members. Would I be able to ...

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