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The other answers are correct, but they rely on the assumption that wet wipes are not liquid, gel, aerosol, cream, or paste, without any evidence that the TSA would accept that. As you correctly pointed out in a comment, wet wipes contain liquid. How can we check whether the liquid contained in wet wipes causes them to fall under the 3-1-1 rule? Try the ...


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So, you should prepay for however much gas you intend to buy. In most cases, you'll probably want to either fill the gas tank, or just buy an amount of gas that corresponds to a nice round dollar amount like 20 dollars, to make the transaction quick and easy. If you want to top off the tank, just prepay for an amount that you know exceeds the amount ...


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The answer depends on the municipality. In the case of Boston, the short answer is yes: Parking meters remain in effect during snow emergencies. But, while parking enforcement will be active in the city, their focus will be towing cars parked on "snow emergency arteries" (i.e. major thoroughfares which receive priority attention for snow abatement for ...


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Why not use a credit card and ask for a full tank? That's what I do. If you want to pre-pay in cash, it's ok to pay more than you need and get the change back. Cars usually have gas tanks that are 10-20 gallons in size. So if it is half full, estimate 10 gallons and pay for 10 x $currentpriceingallons. So if it is $3 per gallon, prepay $30 (or $40 to be ...


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I'm assuming you mean onboard. It's perfectly safe. I've travelled from Washington, D.C. to Chicago, and down to Austin, Texas (two and a half days). I've also done a bit in the Pacific North West, and from NYC to Phily. So I feel I can speak on this a bit. (I also did a LOT of it in Canada on a coast to coast trip, but that was split up with buses ...


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As with all police matters, it is probably best to go to the police station that covers the smallest area that you are within. If you lost your papers in a train station (large enough to have its own transit police), go to the transit police. If you lost your papers in a city, go to the city police. If you lost your papers outside a city, go to the state ...


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In my opinion Airbnb is nothing but a short-let provider. Yes people do rent out their spare rooms, and thus welcome you in their house. But they do so in exchange for money, very much like a hotel, or a bed-and-breakfast, would do. In that sense I don't think tipping is necessary. If you want to show appreciation to an excellent host, the best way to do ...


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Flight schedules get changed all the time, some flights get cancelled, others get added. There is no law against it and no compensation available simply because they cancelled a flight. As your flight is in the future, they have to give you a couple of choices: One you can cancel your booking and get your payment refunded; Two you can choose an alternate ...


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I know somebody in a similar situation to you: she lived illegally in the US for some years, and many years later she wanted to return as a tourist. Although she would otherwise have been eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, her local US Consulate recommended that she apply for a visa because of her history. She got a visa and visited the US without any ...


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The United States has a very complicated law enforcement system, it's often difficult to tell the difference between police and private security. For example, New York City transit police are real police. The ones minding the trains in many smaller cities are not, yet they have uniforms, radios, guns etc. However, any law enforcement officer will know who ...


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As a night clerk at a 2 star hotel in the US, I can say it depends, mainly on if you're comfortable with it. Most people wear non-sleep clothes while not in their rooms. However, there are some people who will walk around in pajamas. On very rare occasions, I've even seen people come to breakfast in their pajamas. Higher star hotels may be more rigid, and I ...


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You should pay enough cash to cover for the quantity of fuel you want to buy. In case you prepaid more than needed you should have no problem getting your change back from the cashier. On the other hand should you have prepaid less than needed, when refueling the machine should cut you off as soon as the prepaid amount is reached. You can always prepay a bit ...


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Yes, it's still possible, but it's at the airline's discretion. I have two online sources for this: Family Going on a Trip? You Can Walk them All the Way to the Boarding Gate if You Ask Airlines allow for "companions" to acquire what's called a "gate pass," which allows you to walk your traveling loved ones all the way to the final gate. To get ...


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There are no rules. Anyone citing any rule is wrong. https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1072/~/about-the-electronic-system-for-travel-authorization-%28esta%29 When traveling to the U.S. with the approved ESTA, you may only stay for up to 90 days at a time - and there should be a reasonable amount of time between visits so that the CBP Officer ...


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Americans used to be able to pay after filling the fuel tank, but too many people just drove away without paying (they stole from the gas station). Most MAJOR brand gas stations (Exxon, Mobil, Sunoco, Shell, Texaco) do NOT charge more to use a credit card, but you need to check before using your credit card. Usually the sign will say "Cash" under the price ...


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There exists no formal rule requiring any amount of time between visits; purely as a matter of law, nothing prevents you from staying for 90 days, flying home for a day, coming back to the US for 90 days, going home for a day, ad infinitum. However, the fact that you qualify for VWP does not mean you'll be allowed to enter the country. When you seek ...


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It depends a bit on where you are, as there are a number of policing units from state police to country sheriffs to city police to university police to transit police. But ultimately, they can all file a report on the lost documents for you to present to your embassy. On a general basis, if you don't know exactly where you lost them, then you would go to ...


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There are a few YouTube videos that turn up on a search for Amtrak "unscheduled stop", including ones at Cortlandt (a Metro-North station) and Old Saybrook (a Shore Line East stop that does get Amtrak service, but not normally train 160). But consider that unlike a plane, a train does not have to be at a terminal to make an unscheduled stop. Anyone who has ...


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Yes, you can. However, make sure that you booked your rental car in advance for a price that includes the one-way fee for this route (these fees can be very high). Also make sure that the quoted rate is for a non-resident, includes a reasonable insurance and is valid for drivers from your country (US citizens get different rates). look up the differences ...


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No, a visit to the Bahamas is not going to "reset the clock", since they're included in the Adjacent Islands zone: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Marie-Galante, Martinique, Miquelon, ...


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Thankfully wet wipes are not yet subject to the 3-1-1 rule. The rule applies to: Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes Wet wipes don't fit in any of these categories. I always travel with wet wipes in my carry-on and I never once had a problem.


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No they are not considered as liquids. The page you linked already limited the definition of liquids to (liquid, aerosol, gel, cream or paste), wet wipes do not fall under any of those, they are barely (dewy). In addition to that, I worked as a cabin crew on flights departing from the US and I can confirm I have taken some myself and was never asked and I ...


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Yes. You just need to show your intention to depart. A train ticket (plus your ticket from Vancouver to Copenhagen) is certainly enough. In the past, I've bought Greyhound bus tickets from Seattle to Vancouver - they did actually check them and were fine with them as well. One of the times I did this I was flying into Boston first, and even though it was a ...


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Yes you can apply for a visa while you are in Switzerland. As per the official Tourist/Business visa page for US embassy in Switzerland there is nothing to prohibits you from doing so. However, you will need a list of documents that might not be available with you: Current proof of income, tax payments, property or business ownership, or assets, ...


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(As I just learned) A US Visa does not actually give you permission to enter the US, it just gives you permission to travel to a US Port of Entry and request permission to enter the US which can then be granted or denied by the immigration officer there. (Details) The wording of that webpage implies that you can, indeed, travel to a port of entry on the ...


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By law, U.S. citizens are supposed to enter and leave the U.S. with a valid U.S. passport, with some exceptions. The exceptions include if you have an "enhanced driver's license" (very few states offer these) or trusted traveler program cards (e.g. NEXUS), etc., or if you are a child under 16 you can use just your birth certificate. As a U.S. citizen, you ...


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I think the comments are giving some ideas of the possible reasons behind this choice. In particular, it depends a resident of what country you are. I just tried to get a quote on a car in the US on Avis website and first I picked in the dropdown that I was a USA resident and the second time I picked that I was a UK resident. As you expected, I got the same ...


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Easy, just use both passports, as explained in detail here: Book your flights with details per passport 2. At check-in, show passport 2 to prove you can enter the US. At exit immigration, show passport 1. When entering the US, show passport 2. When checking in for return flight, show passport 2. If asked for visa to country 1, show passport 1. At entry ...


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Strictly speaking, you can only carry in medication that is for your own personal use -- otherwise, you are importing the medicine and this would cause all sorts of problems. While in reality, if it's not a controlled or scheduled substance and the quantity that you are taking in would be reasonable for personal use, the custom's agent won't normally flag ...


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According to the LAX map on aa.com - all American Airlines (and American Eagle) flights use Terminal 4: Therefore, I do not see an issue during transit. I did a cursory check on AA international flights arriving in LAX I found AA216 from Sau Paulo, and it also arrived at Terminal 4. It seem TBIT is for international airlines and not international ...



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