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Jul
13
comment Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?
@User: you and I can. That doesn't mean people who have never held one can, as well.
Jul
13
comment Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?
@User: Yeah, you would kick open the bathroom door and scream "Kaboom suckers!" (or something more sensible). On a more serious note, a Bazooka is scary - if people are afraid of a small bullet, they sure are not going to take a portable rocket launcher lightly. Anecdotally, I've seen the face of some idiot officer who stood behind a bazooka when giving the command to fire; since then I know that it's scary on both sides.
Jul
13
comment Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?
@User: That's why you assemble a Bazooka in the bathroom. Duh.
Jul
8
revised How to Identify Trains in Austria and Switzerland?
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Jul
7
answered How to Identify Trains in Austria and Switzerland?
Jun
26
comment can I add one more passenger in return flight of a round trip
@phoog: True; though sometimes you have to settle on getting some sweet revenge when that lady in the aisle seat absolutely refuses to swap her seat with the aisle seat one row behind her (which would have allowed me to sit next to my kids), and then she is super annoyed throughout the entire flight that my two kids are being kids and go "daddy, daddy, this" and "daddy, daddy, that".
Jun
25
comment can I add one more passenger in return flight of a round trip
Depending on the airline, you may be able to reserve adjoining seats.
Jun
3
comment Can I wear a bulletproof vest while traveling on British Airways from Heathrow?
@BobJarvis: A Kevlar balaclava will not really protect you from a bullet - even if you were to add ceramic plates to distribute the load and soak up some of the momentum, you will most likely suffer severe brain trauma from the force of the impact.
Jun
1
comment Can I wear a bulletproof vest while traveling on British Airways from Heathrow?
If the hijackers want to ransom the plane, they might shoot passengers to demonstrate that they're serious. However, a bullet-proof vest does not protect from an execution at short range, which is usually performed by targeting the head.
May
28
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Apr
30
comment Can a US citizen entering the EU in Germany travel through Switzerland without further ado?
Good point regarding the highway tax, though if it's simply a trip around Lake Constance, they are unlikely to take a highway.
Mar
26
comment Walking the Caminito Del Rey, or part of it, with children
@gmauch: Although this answer doesn't give a hard minimum age threshold, it indicates that there may be a practical age threshold - if the kids aren't used to walking 5km (or the parents can't carry them for that distance), you can't really do that excursion.
Mar
26
comment Is not checking in any baggage suspicious?
@HagenvonEitzen: Better than having no leg at all to stand on.
Mar
25
comment Is not checking in any baggage suspicious?
I think it's still somewhat uncommon to have a small carry-on only on a transatlantic flight. And if you stand out, you may have a higher chance of getting selected for questioning.
Mar
25
comment Is not checking in any baggage suspicious?
@Tom: I guess you do stand out if you only bring a small backpack onto a transatlantic flight, since most people's carry-on luggage will be larger. Also, it's the customs people who will question you as you enter the US.
Mar
25
comment Is not checking in any baggage suspicious?
I've had a similar experience when coming back from what was basically a week-end trip from the US to Europe, carrying just a small back-pack. Having a plausible reason and the stub from the first leg of the flight calmed them down.
Mar
22
comment Airlines with an emigrating allowance?
Didn't even know there is such a thing. That would have been useful when I learned that even in three months living abroad I can amass quite a bunch of stuff.
Mar
12
comment Can you take Gorrilla Glue in Hold Luggage on a plane?
I like it when an answer not only gives the solution, but also tells me how I could have figured it out.
Mar
11
comment Practical food to take on flight without anything served?
note that if your sandwich contains meat, you may need to eat it before you land as well.
Mar
5
revised Driving with a CB (citizen band radio) in the US
made the title clearer