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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
Mar
2
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
20
comment Is it easy to go from Cairo to Luxor via Western Oasis?
I did a very similar tour (starting south) about 20 years ago, when it was still mostly safe. Amazing trip, but I personally would not do it again given the current situation.
Feb
20
answered How does seat assignment work with 'direct to gate' service from Norwegian?
Feb
17
comment What are the exact reasons why one cannot take a bottle of water on the plane?
@O.R.Mapper: The fact that there are bottle filling stations specifically to fill water bottles indicates that bringing filled bottles onto the plane is acceptable practice. Of course, there are a few airports with only warm water taps, presumably to encourage buying water.
Feb
17
comment What are the exact reasons why one cannot take a bottle of water on the plane?
I have added to your excellent answer that you totally can take large water bottles onto the plane, just not through security.
Feb
17
revised What are the exact reasons why one cannot take a bottle of water on the plane?
typo
Feb
17
comment What are the exact reasons why one cannot take a bottle of water on the plane?
@drat: that is what I do all the time - empty my bottle before security, fill it up before getting on the plane (e.g. Chicago airport even has bottle-filling stations airside)
Feb
17
revised What are the exact reasons why one cannot take a bottle of water on the plane?
typo
Feb
5
comment US Visa in Switzerland
Proof of funds: a few recent bank account statements plus your salary slip might suffice. Intention to depart: your return ticket. Letter: Ask your boss to write with company letterhead (email not enough). Significant ties: if you have no family in the US, but all your family in Nigeria, this should be straightforward to demonstrate. Criminal records: hopefully you don't have any.
Feb
5
comment US Visa in Switzerland
Current wait times in Bern are only a few days (lucky you!), so if you can assemble your documents, you might be able to get everything done just in time.
Feb
1
awarded  Enlightened