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Anecdotal evidence only. I have had this situation happen to me on a couple of different occasions. It's always resulted in one of two outcomes: They hold the entire plane (seems most common for shorter delays, late arrivals, lots of late passengers.) They put you on the next flight (seems more common when it's just 1-2 passengers or there is a very long ...


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No, you are not obligated to run and running is likely prohibited in the terminal.** But, there is never a reason to do so in the situation you described. Connection time is based on the incoming flight and airport characteristics. The airline will only book an itinerary that meets this requirement on normal operational days. Everyone has to ...


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It seems almost everyone is in the "no" camp, however there doesn't seem to be a lot of corroborating evidence presented. Here's an excerpt from American Airline's Conditions of Carriage Carrier undertakes to use its best efforts to carry the passenger and baggage with reasonable dispatch. Times shown in timetables or elsewhere are not guaranteed ...


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In general, as long as the box meets the size and weight restrictions for carry-on luggage, you can bring it into the cabin. Luggage restrictions generally do not concern the material from which the luggage is made.


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Obviously, they cannot make it a requirement to go faster than standard speed. That's why they have minimum connection times defined for each airport; this time reflects the time a normal walker will need plus a bit. They do expect you to not idle around and shop for food or coffee or gifts on this walk; if you do that, you are on your own.


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In the UK (which drives on the left), this is governed by rule 186 of the Highway Code: When taking the first exit to the left, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise signal left and approach in the left-hand lane keep to the left on the roundabout and continue signalling left to leave. When taking an exit to the right or going ...


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There is no general "Right to Roam" in England and Wales, in contrast to Scotland. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 only allows public access that can be recognised and "Right to Roam" on "Access Land". Access land is defined as such: (1)In this Part “access land” means any land which— (a)is shown as open country on a map in ...


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Visit the driving laws digest of the Automobile Association of America: http://drivinglaws.aaa.com This site has a list of laws for all 50 US States, Puerto Rico, and all Canadian provinces. For instance, here is part of the list of traffic rules for Minnesota:


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As already noted, airport security in Tokyo won't care. Your problem is going to be the laws in Singapore, specifically the Singapore Penal Code, article 292: Sale of obscene books, etc. 292.—(1) Whoever — (a) [...] has in his possession any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation or figure, or any other obscene ...


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Article 5 or EU regulation 261/2004 reads (my emphasis): In case of cancellation of a flight, the passengers concerned shall: (a) be offered assistance by the operating air carrier in accordance with Article 8; and (b) be offered assistance by the operating air carrier in accordance with Article 9(1)(a) and 9(2), as well as, in event of ...


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Based on the sequence of events you posted, here's the problem. You seem to believe that there should have been a step #2.5: you write back and accept their offer. The problem, in my opinion, is that you can't have it both ways: had you shown up at the hotel at step #3 instead of getting ill, you would have rightly expected them to have a room ready for you....


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If there is traffic in the outer lane, I am stuck and I cannot exit. This is exactly the issue when the people doesn't obey the rule you should use inner lane for turning left or back. If the do, this won't happen, since people will leave roundabout before you, making place free for you. If there's no such rule (Spain - the example linked by you), simply ...


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I am not a lawyer but... When you book a room, and the booking is accepted, you have entered a contract. If you don't follow through on that contract the hotel is entitled to cancellation fees according to the contract. The hotel sent you a confirmation of booking. If you had not meant to book you should have corrected them at that stage. But by your own ...


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In Australia the basics are: Give way to any traffic on the roundabout (REG 114) Drive off the lefthand side of the central island (REG 115) Follow the traffic lane arrows (REG 116) When entering the roundabout indicate Left if you are travelling less then half way round. (REG 112) Right if you are travelling more then half way round. (REG 113) When ...


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This would be a silly restriction to expect people to run to catch a gate, considering that airlines do not have a policy of carrying only those that are fit to run. They have families with small children, elderly passengers, passengers with disabilities, passengers that are new to the airport, very young passengers, passengers with language issues - and ...


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The other answers (to whom +1) have cast light on the moral aspect of your question and I agree with them, you can not expect service (even if not used) at no risk/cost for you. I mean, you got one of the last rooms in town because of the conference and they likely lost on big cash because of your no-show. During big events cancellation terms often are more ...


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Based on your sequence of events: Yes, from step 2 onwards you have undergone a contract with the hotel. Your step 1 was ‘please book a room’. Their step 2 was ‘we confirm your booking’. In my economy and law classes back in high school, step one would have been termed offer and step 2 acceptance of offer. As per the BGB (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, German ...


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The second paragraph is saying that any luggage that is heavier than 8kg or bigger than the maximum dimensions will be checked in, and you will be charged for it. This is regardless of whether there is or isn't space in the flight to accomodate it. In other words, if your bag doesn't respect the rules, it will be checked-in. I think the regulation you ...


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Well, you can run, but it might be useless: A few years ago, I and two others had a very tightly planned connection in Madrid. We ran all the way from one terminal to the other and made it in time. Trying to board we were asked to step aside. After all other passengers had boarded the plane, we were informed that we would not be entering it, as the computer ...


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Easy. You slowly brake and wait for space in the main lanes of traffic. Should the driver behind you crash into your car, he would be considered at-fault in pretty much every jurisdiction out there as tailgating is strictly prohibited. Another thing you might do is flash your brake lights a few times to indicate your intentions. Hopefully this should ...


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I've seen them used, by my family and others, and it's generally not been a problem. A few points to consider - they're more easily used as (disposable) check in bags, because someone else will be carrying them - for a carry-on, you might want to devise a strap or the like to lift with, as it does get annoying to carry a box (particularly a heavy one, to ...


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Years ago I did this when I moved to a new country. I wanted to bring my desktop computer, so I measured it to confirm it was within the allowed measurements, and traveled with it wrapped in very soft cardboard. I did complete my three flights without issues, but it did raise some eyebrows with the employees: at one check-in counter the employee claimed ...


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You have two issues: what will security in Tokyo do, and what will customs in Singapore do? Security doesn't care what your stuff is for, or where you are going, they just care if it looks like something that might be dangerous, or is on top of something that might be dangerous. Having anything embarrassing in carry on is risky. They will root through your ...


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There is an arbitration/conciliation agency for public transport Italy. It is called the Autorità Regolazione Trasporti (ART). They are the ones who ensure that your rights as a passengers are guaranteed. Your rights a passenger on a bus are defined in the EU regulation n. 181/2011, which was converted into an Italian law by the Decreto legislativo 4 ...


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American Airlines website gives you choices to book flights with insufficient time to get from one end of the terminal to the other. The geniuses who made this website are unaware of this. Therefore it is up to YOU to guess how far it is from one gate to the other, with little information to make this decision. I have missed flights and have always been put ...


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In Spain, rules are: You leave the roundabout always from the outer lane. Traffic outside the roundabout gives way to traffic inside the roundabout. Traffic changing lanes gives way to traffic in those lanes. See Guardia Civil* tweet here: https://twitter.com/guardiacivil/status/752190404221669376 (*) Police force in charge of road traffic in Spain, ...


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You have a visa with a day count restriction of 7 days and you want to stay for 14 days. The answer is yes, people do overstay their visas on occasion, there is not a border guard posted on every street corner checking documents. The problem comes when you exit the zone and your documents are inspected. At that point your overstay will be discovered ...


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Yes you can take Tramadol into Qatar. BUT, you must have a prescription with your name and DOB on it + a letter from the prescribing doctor which details your need for the Tramadol, the dose, and how long you should take it. Do not take any more than that mentioned in the letter, and in any event no more than 1-2 months supply.


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As @HenningMakholm mentions the belief that it's illegal or impossible to have two overlapping visas is misleading. The Visa Code (EU's main law on the Schengen area) mentions nothing about overlapping visas. However the Handbook for the processing of visa applications contains the following recommendation: A holder of a multiple-entry visa may apply for ...


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You are not obligated to run but would you rather miss a flight and waste hours at the airport for the next flight? If you know you can't run then you should book a longer transfer time instead of making a point to the airline that their transfer time is too short for you. Because in the end of the day you are the one wasting your own time. As long as there ...



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