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I can only answer with one anecdote. The anecdote involves a slight delay on my incoming flight, but according to Delta it turned out to be not as relevant as other posts here would lead me to believe. In 2012, I was flying into Detroit (DTW) with a ~45 min layover before my outgoing flight to PDX, both operated by Delta. My incoming flight was delayed due ...


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If vehicles are driving at 100km/h (= 60 mph) and the space between all of them is less than the length of your car, then they are all homicidal maniacs. Even assuming the are all "tailgating", their minimum reaction time will be about half a second, and at 100km/h they will travel about 14 meters in that distance. An average sized compact car is about 5 ...


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The question asks "are you obligated to run". Yes, if you are safely able for yourself and others, regardless of any posted rules to the contrary. If you are unable or unwilling (makes no practical difference) to make it on time under your own power, you are obligated to notify some agent of the airline or airport so that they may have an opportunity to: ...


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Well, you can run, but it might be useless: few years ago I and 2 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 ask to step aside. After all other passengers had boarded the plane we were informed that we would not be entering the plane as the computer ...


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Try to not get influenced by other drivers who are breaking the rules. It's 'his problem' he is tailgating and he will be at fault if he hits you. Driving a Smart people often do not want to let me get in front of them (has the reputation of slow car because it in fact does not accelerate that fast.) and what I do is turn on my signals a little early*, ...


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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 have twice been questioned upon arriving back in Britain from France, although both times was allowed through. My son (aged 8) and I are both British, fair haired and look alike. Last time the passport control officer simply asked him "Who is this lady?" and was satisfied when he said Mummy. However I saw another mother and young daughter at the booth next ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mirrors are a very important aspect of driving, and if not set correctly navigating certain areas will become increasingly difficult. Set your mirrors to see your blind spots. A good way to start is to take your rear view mirror, and adjust the side mirrors so that for their relative side their visibility is barely touching the visibility of that side on ...


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If there is traffic in the outer lane, I am stuck and I cannot exit. I can also not stop safely. Should I keep driving in circles in the inner lane until there is space to exit to the outer lane? In some countries, this is exactly what must be done. You must continue to make circles on the inner lane, until you can safely change it. You must be driving on ...


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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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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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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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In the Netherlands you should always aim to take the right lane unless you are going left or a full round. It is not allowed to enter the roundabout right next to someone else as this can trouble them getting off. You can enter slightly in front of them or behind them. Exiting from the right lane is straightforward. You start signaling at the moment you ...


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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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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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The level of conspiracy theories here is amazing. The sticker is not for tracking, but to prevent tracking. It is placed so that when the passport is closed, it interferes with any signal coming from the passport's own RFID tag which is now in the cover. In other words, it's a "cloaking device" to prevent interference with delivery tracking systems (which ...


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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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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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Even if your bag contains no prohibited items, there is a chance that the security agent will suspect the presence of a prohibited item and search your bag. In addition, there is a chance that someone will see an image of any embarrassing item on the x-ray scanner screen. Therefore, it is possible to answer this question without knowing whether any given ...


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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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The official licensing authority in Namibia is the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia. The The Namibian Comunications Commission appears to have been replaced in 2009. The CRAN web site is awful and I can't find anything on it. Instead, I searched for sites linking or mentioning cran.na and found the Namibian Amateur Radio Centre saying: ...


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The rental agency is the only one who can answer this question. Technically, you could be driving a stolen car. Note, many agencies automatically allow spouses and business associates to drive a car without being specifically authorized on the rental agreement. You have to ask the agency about this.


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I just travelled from Kashgar to Yarkand by train. My travel vegetable knife and a small table knife were confiscated at security at Kashgar station. They were both in my big bag. It seems there is no way to carry knives, however small and harmless, on trains in China.


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In my experience, your brother may write a letter that he's going to provide for you and your sister during the trip, and that, together with his bank statement, ought to be enough. If he can show enough money in his bank statement, of course. You can clarify this with the embassy. This assumes that you're going to travel as a group.


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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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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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You explicitly asked them to book a room for you. They sent you an email confirming that they had done this. You are now claiming that "Please book a room for me" meant "Please tell me if there is a room available." That is nonsense. You owe them the money.


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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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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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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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Schengen Visa validity and days are not similar to US's style. In Schengen single entry 30 days valid 7 day stay visa, you have a window of 7 days to stay in Schengen, a window which could start on first day of validity, and will close on last day of validity. For example, if you enter on first day of validity, you still have only 7 days to stay. If you ...


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You may or may not have a problem. There are no US laws or regulations about using a box as carry on luggage. TSA shouldn't have a problem* and everything should be fine, as far as rules go. That being said you have two potential issues that you need to watch for. The airline may have rules against it. Not laws or regulations, but just rules. Most airlines ...


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Is there a legal limit to the amount of physical cash a US citizen can possess when flying from one US state to another? I've heard that the United States government can and is seizing any amount of cash over a certain dollar amount at airports. However, I have not been able to get a definitive answer as to if these reported seizures are due to ...


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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 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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Be prepared to have the box X-ray'd and to open the box for inspection, other than that, I don't see why not.


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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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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 a tourist, you probably have a visa for all Schengen states. Check your visa, it should say "Stati Schengen" or something like that. That means you can travel through all Schengen states as long as that travel is consistent with your statements and your itinerary in the visa application. You wrote that you applied to visit Germany and Italy. If you ...


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There are two parts to this question. First: Are drones allowed in Argentina? According to this site drones for hobby use were allowed in July 2015. You should check shortly before traveling, but I feel that the chances are good. Second: How much value can you bring into Argentina? It looks like adults can bring goods to a value of $US 300 and minors (...



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