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Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
27
comment Does a US immigration officer really have the power to deny entry to the country at personal will?
note that they also have the power to grant entry - I have successfully entered the US on visa documents containing formal errors, for example, that would have justified denying entry.
Jun
23
accepted When going through customs to catch a connecting flight, can I re-check baggage later?
Jun
19
asked Which carry-on rules apply on a domestic leg of an international flight?
Jun
18
revised Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
added qualifier on liquids on plane
Jun
18
comment Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
@DavidRicherby: good point, I'll clarify this. Note that if the TSA allows something, chances are high that other authorities allow it as well.
Jun
17
revised Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
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Jun
17
comment Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
Good points! Kids' jet-lag tends to get underestimated, especially if parents are so used to traveling that they feel very little jet-lag anymore.
Jun
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
16
comment Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
@andra: I've flown frequently, and I guess you may just not be that lucky - I've had plenty of luck when booking a few months in advance, and my kids seem to be ok-ish sleepers on the plane. Flying with infants has never been a big problem; it's when they don't want to sit still while the plane is de-iced that it can become a headache.
Jun
16
revised Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
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Jun
16
comment Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
@jpatokal: I'd go with "kids are different" here - a cousin's child did, in fact, have issues with pressure change when going from ~300m to >2000m by car (annoying, since they owned a chalet). While ear pain is likely much less frequent than what people think (e.g. they may just be reacting to their parents' stress), it can be there and it can be bad. Also, I don't see the "myth" part mentioned in the article you linked, just the overuse of "it's probably the ears".
Jun
16
comment Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
Very nice list (also much better looking than mine). I have never had good experiences with the baby/kid's meal; the standard meal tends to work better with my kids. I know of babies who apparently do get ear pain on flights, my 3 never did seem to have issues, though.
Jun
16
comment Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
@AdityaSomani: unfortunately, it's difficult to find that out before the first flight!
Jun
16
revised Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
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16
answered Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?
May
28
comment What chemicals does airport security use as markers?
@Phil: "marking" is to elicit a chemical reaction with compounds of explosives that most likely makes the clear liquid change color.
May
28
comment How many laptops can I take on an international flight from the US to Europe?
Multiple laptops is not a problem per se, as long as you can demonstrate that they're for your personal use - I have recently traveled with three laptops from Europe to the US and back (2 laptops for work, plus my personal one) without problems except a few questioning stares when I kept pulling laptops out of my backpack at the security check.
Feb
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
15
comment Getting a passport stamp while walking across a EU border
@Gilles: You are no longer stopping at the border normally, but you can always stop and go talk to the border guard in case you have goods to declare, for example.