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I also compete to find cheap flights on Darjeelin (referral link).

Currently in Melbourne, Australia, contracting before my next trip.

Kiwi travelling addict, 65+ countries, living a non-conventional life, fitting in software contracting between travel, festivals, photography and the odd bit of writing.


Have visited : Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Ciskei, Croatia, Czech Republic, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, QwaQwa, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tonga, Transkei, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe



Apr
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revised How big is “too big” for an airline seat? At what point will you be required to buy two tickets?
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Apr
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comment Are restrictions on batteries when flying common in first-world countries?
Interestingly I wondered this today when checking in for a WestJet flight. But it specifically says "spare batteries" - not ones currently in a device.
Apr
7
reviewed Close Is it possible for non-military travelers to fly above the speed of sound?
Apr
7
reviewed Leave Open Passing immigration when father and child hold a different passports
Apr
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on antarctica tag wiki
Apr
7
revised antarctica wiki description
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Apr
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comment Is it possible for non-military travelers to fly above the speed of sound?
Pfft, I have no idea. Was just a passing thought after considering the flight path of NASA's 'vomit comet' and wondering what its top speed is (incidentally still less than Mach 1.0).
Apr
7
revised Homestays and a driver in Sri Lanka - will accommodation be a problem?
typo
Apr
7
comment What can security officials do when they suspect my checked baggage?
which country? Each country will have different rules...
Apr
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on japanese tag wiki
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on japanese tag wiki excerpt
Apr
7
comment How is the climate, the amount of tourists and events distributed through the year in Saint Petersburg, Russia?
Nicely done. Great looking answer now!
Apr
7
comment Is it possible for non-military travelers to fly above the speed of sound?
"spiral into a spin then plummet" was I guess my way of saying "spiral dive" - guess I don't have the lingo down right :P Thanks!
Apr
6
revised Is it possible for non-military travelers to fly above the speed of sound?
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Apr
6
comment What is the fastest speed a passenger airplane flies at?
Oh I'm waiting for some plane nut to come along and correct me - there's probably some obscure model that I'm not aware of, which would be amusing. Suffice to say though, you won't be breaking the sound barrier in these.
Apr
6
answered Is it possible for non-military travelers to fly above the speed of sound?
Apr
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answered What is the fastest speed a passenger airplane flies at?
Apr
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comment What is the fastest speed a passenger airplane flies at?
Awesome. I have some answers ready, so await the split eagerly :)
Apr
6
comment What is the fastest speed a passenger airplane flies at?
Also you have two separate questions in here, might be worth rephrasing or separating out into two (see faq)
Apr
6
comment What is the fastest speed a passenger airplane flies at?
@knut I think you'll find the Tu-144 went faster? - "The Tu-144 supersonic transport was the fastest commercial jet plane at Mach 2.35 (1,555 mph, 2,503 km/h). It went into service in 1975, but soon stopped flying. The Mach 2 Concorde aircraft entered service in 1976 and flew for 27 years." - Wiki