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It's true that you can often see details of the aircraft on the website now, so you could have some expectations or think you have a contractual agreement to be flown on that aircraft. But in practice, airlines merely promise a best effort to bring you somewhere and can and do do a lot of things (switch airplanes, reschedule, cancel a flight outright, change ...


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In the US, crosswalks are regulated in state laws and most states have some sort of regulation that motorized vehicles must yield for pedestrians being within a crosswalk. This is of course quite odd, since in most situations, the pedestrian must move into the road and potentially put himself in danger, to get the right of way on his side. Michigan is one ...


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Airlines have the right to change aircraft as they see fit. It is a quite common occurrence. Sometimes because of mechanical issues, sometimes because the passenger load would be better handled by a different aircraft, sometimes because they need to aircraft originally assigned somewhere else, etc etc. While this time you got an older aircraft, it is just ...


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You may have passed a border check, but that doesn't mean you've left the country (just as at land borders: there's a gap between the border posts, but that land is still in one country or the other). So the laws of the country apply. Of course, there are usually some special laws or exceptions that apply to such areas, with respect to immigration and taxes. ...


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Michigan specific information Michigan does have a section of law regarding traffic control areas. This mostly deals with crosswalks at signals, but portions of it refer to crosswalks in general. See state statute 257.612 which deals with disabled individuals crossing at any crosswalk, not just signal locations. There is also a definition of school ...


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Yes, airlines can and do change the aircraft to be used for a particular flight (often referred to as an 'equipment change') for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to: The scheduled plane is down for maintenance. The scheduled plane is delayed in arriving from another airport. Some need came up for the scheduled aircraft to be used for ...


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"Motorways" are not legally accessible for pedestrians. You very occasionally see hitch-hikers standing at the motorway end of on-ramps but that's definitely illegal. I've heard tales of people being given rides by friendly off duty or plain clothes police and taken off the motorway. I don't know what the fine is but i'd guess in the $200 region - and I may ...


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There are three common situations: The country you are departing has outbound passport control Once you cross the line you have officially left the country as far as immigration is concerned. You must pass through immigration to exit this area back to the public spaces. In some cases, like Vancouver, it's not really "passport control". It's just ...


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Yes, you purchased transit by air, not a particular style of it. Actually, depending on whether it is an IANA governed flight or not, you may have purchased a specific weight and volume of transit space to utilize, and not actually the guarantee of personal transit. (Which is how airlines can refuse boarding to over-large passengers or require they purchase ...


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File a criminal charge against an unknown person with the country authorities. Germans DO take those things seriously.


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If you are on a domestic flight in the US, there is no limit to the amount of cash or monetary instruments that you can carry. However, the Transportation Security Administration may ask a passenger who is carrying a large sum of cash to account for the money. If the Transportation Security Administration suspects that the money is related to some kind of ...


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In California, the two of you can show up in person at a county clerk office, apply for and receive a marriage license, and in many counties, be married by the clerk right there and then. You can also be married by an officiant such as a minister if you prefer. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego are three popular cities in which to get married, ...


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No, usually this is not allowed, since as you say it would defeat the purpose of the time limit. The exact rules of course vary from city to city, but as an example, here is San Francisco's rule: In permit areas you must move your vehicle after the posted time limit (typically 1 to 2 hours) if you don't have a permit. The law requires you to move one ...


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It really depends on the shop location and airport layout. If the duty-free shop is only in the international departures zone then they probably don't set up a tax-in/tax-out process in their cash register. Therefore they have no process to sell with tax. If the shop is in a mixed departures zone or public space then they have a gate delivery process and ...


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According Wikipedia the following countries or administrative divisions have comprehensive prohibitions on alcohol: Afghanistan Bangladesh Brunei India: only in the states of Gujarat, Manipur and Nagaland, and the union territory of Lakshadweep Iran Libya Mauritania Pakistan United Arab Emirates: only in the Emirate of Sharjah Saudi ...


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Is there special status with flights between countries with special immigration agreements (e.g. Shengen area)? Let me answer this first: If you fly from one Schengen country to another, you won't pass a passport control. So the so called "Schengen area" at airports, where intra-Schengen flights depart (not to confuse with "The Schengen area") is not ...


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You're in luck. Last time I flew from Alicante the airline had forgotten to schedule one (yes, they really had failed to plan for an aircraft to be there for the trip) and aircraft and had to rent one from another company in order to get us from there to Amsterdam. Result was a 6 hour delay while an aircraft was sought and found from a wet lease agent in ...


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No, there's not a legal limit. However, TSA does recommend that you ask to be screened in private if you're carrying a lot of currency or other valuables in order to prevent drawing attention to items that could be stolen. This is probably good advice since you are separated from your luggage for a bit at the checkpoint, especially if you get stuck waiting ...


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I do not believe there is a legal limit, but there is a practical limit. According to Jon Moy, a million dollars weighs about 20 pounds. It appears that you can not carry much more than a million dollars onto an airplane.



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