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For whatever reason the subject comes up in context of the Bill introduced in New Zealand with respect to Maori. In addition to that the article also has specific information regading kirpan: The Sikh Centre brought to the select committee the need to be sensitive to the diverse cultures and beliefs of individuals passing through airport control to ...


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Karlson beautifully took care of the international aspect of this situation wherein unfortunately you cannot carry a kirpan as carry-on on yourself. But, since Mr.Sardarji is a religious person and it is possible that he would like to make his family happy without making sacrifices with his beliefs I would like to provide more information with regard to the ...


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I'm a fellow Sikh, and unfortunately there isn't much you can do in this situation. You will have to remove your kirpan and place it in check-in luggage as posted by @karlson. Some sikhs wear these small kirpans in their necklace, Others don't travel by plane at all. While traveling do remove kirpan. You should do ardaas before and after, Guru Sahib ...


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It seems to be a cargo flight; you can find it on the Lufthansa Cargo website.


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WikiTravel has a quite extensive guide on Sheffield. Looking for travel options, By Car Google Maps suggests that the distance is coverable by car in 3 hours and is about 160 miles, which seems a reasonable estimate. By Rail London St. Pancras, once per hour, operated by East Midlands Trains. Looking at their website tells me that it would take at ...


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In my experience flying to the US (about 25 times in the last 10 years), I never once was asked to prove anything related to the medication. I had brought prescription antibiotics with me before, on one or two trips - and wasn't even asked anything at all. They were also in blister packs, all in my hand luggage. I had more questions asked in Australia ...


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There are no direct flights from Doncaster-Sheffield Airport (DSA) to any London airport. Sheffield-London uses the Midland Main Line, which is not a particularly fast main railway line. The fastest services take two hours and one minute. Depending on exactly whereabouts in Sheffield you are leaving from, you might be able to use trains from Doncaster, ...


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Low-cost airline transfers are non-protected even if you fly with the same airline on both legs, which is why they typically won't show up in a search. Not only that, you will have to book each leg separately (again, even if they're with the same low-cost airline). If you search with SkyScanner, tick the option "Non-protected transfers" under "Multi-part ...


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Airlines when making schedules they take into account extra time for push back, taxi out, taxiing, taxi in and parking. The block time you see at the ticket is the time of the flight plus these things, while the actual flying time which you hear during the welcome announcement in the aircraft is purely the flying time. In addition to that, airports are ...


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You won't find many last minute offers for naked flights in Europe. There are last minutes package deals for resorts in Spain, North Africa, Turkey and beyond, possibly also some city trips with flight, hotel and transfer but it does not seem to be what you are looking for. Prices for flights almost always go up with time, there is no point waiting or ...


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Water, water and water. Drinking something is probably a good idea and with water you wouldn't get any sugar, which even seemingly healthy options like milk or fruit juice have in excess (thus optimizing your first criteria). For the rest, you should get food anyway (not necessarily during the flight, if it's short) so there is no reason to compromise on the ...


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Sounds like Rome2Rio? Doesn't show you all the possibilities, mind you, but a sensible subset, and also works in trains, buses, ferries etc when applicable.


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As the comments say, the short answer is 'we' don't generally. Airlines use many different boarding systems and boarding back-to-front is generally most popular. Mythbusters took a look at this and you'll see that there's a problem. Boarding methods that are actually faster make customers less satisfied. So an airline may choose to go front-to-back because ...


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The US Customs and Border Protection branch of the Department of Homeland Security has a Prohibited and Restricted Items page. About half way down it discusses Medications. As link-only answers are frowned upon (due to stale links for one thing), I have reproduced the relevant section here: Medication Rule of thumb: When you go abroad, take the ...


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The rules are explained on the official EU website. It sometimes difficult to understand how they apply to a given situation but the page should be authoritative. In your case, my understanding is that you do need a visa to visit other European countries. To understand why, you have to make a few distinctions. Assuming you are talking about a short stay, ...


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I don't see why there should be an issue. You are a Singaporean national and being a Malaysian Resident should not be an issue at all. Singaporean nationals are allowed to travel visa free to Hong Kong for up to 90 days, which I believe is lesser than your intended period of stay. From there, you are free to board a flight to Los Angeles (United States) ...


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Oddly enough I wasn't able to find any information on this online, I'll continue to search in case I'm able to find something. Meanwhile, I'll tell you the general rules. As you would expect, it is entirely dependent on the policy of the country in which the airline is registered. Considering that, since the drinking age in Iceland is 20, the drinking age ...


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As a tour operator, my first advice is to skip the international airfare component, as the moment you tell everyone you have a deal on Delta, Uncle Joe will say he wants United for points and cousin Ellie will say she wants LAN to use her credit card points. Plus if they are starting in different cities, it becomes a nightmare. And group rates aren't any ...


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If an airline is planning to open a new route, especially international routes, they will need a long list of approvals before they can operate that route. Usually this process is a bureaucratic process since it involves many organizations (civil aviation authorities, airport authorities, etc.). Anyway, airlines usually have a green light to open the route ...


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The exact size limits for carry-on will depend on the airline, but your sword probably exceeds most airlines'. For example: Qantas's maximum dimension for a piece of carry-on luggage on a domestic flight is 115 cm (about 3' 9") Jetstar's is 56 cm (about 1' 10")


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The most important thing to remember about these new regulations is that they only apply at "certain overseas airports". In general, the TSA has no authority at overseas airports, and all airport security is carried out by the equivalent security group in the country the airport resides in. However at some international airports, direct flights to the US ...


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Norwegian LowFare tickets for flights within the Nordic countries can be canceled without charge within 4 hours after the booking. After that, the tickets are non-refundable. If it's any help, you can however until 30 minutes before departure change the name, destination or time by paying a fee. Depending on whether or not you have further plans to fly, that ...


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Like most airlines, Lufthansa follow a fixed numbering schema for their flights. As per Wikipedia (in German), their current flight numbering schema, which they changed to in late 2010 includes : LH8000 – LH8515 Flüge der Lufthansa Cargo ie, Flight numbers between LH8000 and LH8515 are Flights for Lufthansa Cargo. As your flight number calls within this ...


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Since it's a prescription ointment, it's not subject to the 100 ml / 3.4 fluid ounces rules anyway. Have the prescription label on it and clearly readable, and make sure the name matches the name on your boarding pass and in your passport, and you're fine. (This is more than you technically need because the rules just say "medications" but why give a ...


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I don’t often fly with budget airlines but I have noticed the flights I have taken over the last decade or so seem to be more fully occupied than before. I have even been bounced off flights with ‘confirmed’ reservations (though only by Air France). Those budget airlines I have looked at seem to increase their prices as takeoff time approaches – and I can ...


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Every airline handles advanced seat selection differently. Some allow you to pick any seat at any time (although that is becoming less and less common). Others will allow you to pick a "bad" seat for free (eg, at the back of the plane, or a middle seat) but pay to select a better seat. Some others again will charge for any seat selection, with the amount ...


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Generally you cannot do this. Your baggage will be checked to your final destination. If you ask them to check it to the midway point, they will know what you are doing, and either refuse, or cancel your ticket entirely. The only two exceptions I'm aware of are: If you have a long, overnight layover, the airline will often allow you to retrieve and ...


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I don't think any airline would allow you to take that sword as carry-on luggage into the cabin with you. However, you should be able to check it in as luggage (but it may be considered oversize luggage, which may be an extra fee). Just be sure to pack it well (you can find info about packing actual swords as luggage online, which may be helpful).


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Here is a link to the official announcement from the TSA: http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2014/07/06/enhanced-security-measures-certain-airports-overseas The text contains the following statement: "During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted ...


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Your name should appear on the ticket exactly as it's in the passport. To make it simpler: First name on the ticket = first name on passport Last name on ticket = last name on passport it doesn't matter what is your english name or your nick name, what matters is what is written on the passport in english. So, here's an example of a Chinese passport (I ...



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