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(Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, etc) Ebola is not contagious in the same way as, say, influenza outbreaks. It's a horrible contagious disease, but it requires an exchange of bodily fluids for transmission - particularly blood, sweat, sexual fluids, vomit, bile etc. Transmission usually occurs in close proximity - between family members, sexual partners or ...


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There is no clear explicit rule regarding sleeping next to bulkheads. Why are some airlines strict about it? the usual "safety" excuse is used here and I can assure you this time the safety excuse is legitimate. In addition to that, passengers are only allowed to sit in "passenger seats", they are not even allowed to sit on crew seats, so this can be used as ...


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Seriously, this is not a problem. Why ? The brother of my former girlfriend was an anesthesiologist. I was interested if it is possible to have something for sleeping (I am seasick) and I got a longer speech about anesthetics. Concerning gases: If you are not an expert, trying to gas someone does either nothing, alert you immediately or kill you. Mind you, ...


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The reason you're finding that they only have them in Europe is gassing is not a common problem in other parts of the world. (Honestly, it's not that common in Europe either). In most dodgy parts of the world, criminals will force their way in, jimmy the locks, or just wait outside your door. Slip something in your drink, or even just blow scopolamine in ...


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Interesting, this came up in the latest podcast from Dr Karl, a science speaker in Australia. What I learned from this is that while Ebola is very, very bad to get (90% death-rate), it has a problem. While colds transmit very easily between people because of the incubation time and infection rate, Ebola's symptoms can appear very early, and visibly ...


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There should be no problems, unless you're on a Ukrainian passport, according to the Russian in my team here. Even then it should be fine, you may just experience some questions on your reason for your trip. Of course, as you're just continuing on to Europe, you're going to get very little attention. In terms of the city, it's far from Ukraine and the ...


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Being an IOSA certified airline indeed means you have reached a certain level of safety (good level), but not being certified does NOT necessarily mean you have not reached that level. For a small airlines like WOW, being IOSA certified is nothing but a waste of money. Why? because passing IOSA costs a lot of money (around $60,000 for the audit ...


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They are definitely a problem, with over 200 dog bites treated at hospital in 2012 (so not including any that weren't reported). Samoa passed a law called the Canine Control Act 2013 last year to try and rectify some of the issues by implementing pounds, registration of dogs, and allowing destruction of diseased and/or aggressive dogs. That should have an ...


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Airline safety is generally primarily enforced by the Government of the country/region where the airline is based. As WOW Air is based in Iceland, they would fall under the regulations of the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) provides guidelines on what countries should enforce as a part of a ...


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The beaches of Sierra Leone are perhaps the most beautiful beaches in the world. In case you were around in the 1980s and remember the Bounty (chocolate bar) commercials, featuring a gorgeous woman on an even more gorgeous beach, these commercials were shot in Sierra Leone. I don't think diving or snorkelling is a big thing in Sierra Leone, but it's ...


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Speaking from the available data only and not from first-hand experience, it seems that Sierra Leone is pretty safe when it comes to shark attacks. Sources often cite only a few attacks ever recorded (For instance here or here) mostly lying more than 100 years back. There seems to have been one incident in 2006, killing 4 fishermen. I am not sure if that ...


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As a frequent traveler to India from UK. I'd consider myself have much experience about flying by both the direct flights and the cheap flights through Dubai (really is not that cheap compare to direct flights but surely you can save some money if you book your tickets quiet earlier). Working Class Flight ? Yes, it's 100% true that most of the passengers ...


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Quite apart from the other answers, what would you even do if your detector goes off? Are you also going to carry a gas mask and full protective gear (gas can affect you through the skin, at least some of them) and are you trained to put it on under stress quick enough to be effective (likely seconds)? And then, if a group of criminals were expert enough, ...


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I've done it, next to an emergency exit even. But my seat was such that half of it was blocked by the emergency slide, and after asking the cabin crew they said it was ok for me to sit on the floor instead except when the seatbelts sign was on. That seat was later removed from the seating plan btw, guess I wasn't the first or last to complain about it. In ...


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@Mark Mayo is quite right in his opinion - Aeroflot isn't involved into politic conflict, and, as your route isn't connected with Ukraine, you should not get any problems there. As soon as I understand, you'll even not leave the Transit zone, so all your time in Sheremetyevo you'll be in safe zone with not much attention from others. Security checks can be ...


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Last summer I was in Thailand for 3 weeks with my family. I'm 18, my family members are little brother, 12 and parents, 50+. We only bought the flights and hotel. However, from a friend's recommendation, we found a marvelous local guide. She didn't even ask for payments for the city tours, and she was happy to arrange trips to great sightseeings. Pretty ...



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