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Jan
15
comment How many smartphones can I take on an airplane?
Besides US Federal regulations, IATA guidelines for lithium batteries also apply.
Jan
14
comment Seeking Starbucks in Vienna very near to public transportation
"I am… moving to Vienna" — Doesn't that make this a question for Expatriates (if it's an appropriate question at all)?
Jan
4
comment Can I see fireworks from a passenger airplane (at cruising altitude)?
Don't all get up at once to look out the same side of the airplane: you'll upset the weight balance.
Oct
13
comment What are the drawbacks of taking TWO (unconnected) indirect flights?
Also consider the possibility that you may arrive at B on time, but your luggage gets separated and doesn't arrive for another day or two. In that case, the first company wouldn't be obligated to forward the luggage to meet you at C if you cobbled together your own itinerary.
Sep
12
comment When boarding a full plane, how can I guarantee that I can keep my handheld baggage with me?
The vest is a good idea in general, but keeping insulin close to the body could cause it to heat up beyond the recommended 86°F limit mentioned in one of the comments.
Aug
29
comment Is there a hotel in Paris with a grand piano “en suite”?
As of summer 2015, the hotel is closed for renovation.
Jul
22
comment Can I know in advance if I need to reserve a spot on BCferries?
Are you able to take a small chance of waiting e.g. 2 hours for the next sailing?
Jul
2
comment What's the actual speed limit on highways in California?
@vartec A tolerance is widely understood to apply in the US as well, but it's not written in law. My understanding is that the tolerance is a matter of enforceability due to measurement accuracy. Can you provide a citation in a European legal code that says that there is a "hidden" speed limit that is higher than what is posted?
Jun
21
comment What does it mean to be in the fast lane in California?
@LessPop_MoreFizz California's "reasonable and prudent" law only serves to reduce the allowable speed, never to increase it: "No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent…"
May
28
comment How can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?
@O.R.Mapper The examples you have provided are USB WiFi dongles: 802.11 a/b/g/n NICs with no 4G support. Those devices are cheap to buy, and off-topic for Travel since they are nearly identical worldwide. If you want a "wireless modem with a 4G data connection" to provide Internet access to one computer via USB, then it's a "4G USB dongle" (no 802.11 a/b/g/n necessary). If you want a standalone device that provides Internet access to multiple computers via 802.11 a/b/g/n, then it's a "4G WiFi hotspot".
May
27
comment How can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?
"WiFi dongle" sounds self-contradictory — are you sure that it's the right term to use? Are you looking for a 4G WiFi hotspot or a 4G USB dongle?
May
18
comment Why aren't there cube-shaped suitcases or bags?
@KartickVaddadi A cube would not be able to fit on an escalator step, and would likely fall off.
Apr
6
comment What is the cheapest and fastest way of traveling between Liege and Paris with deterministic travelling times?
"What is …?", with a singular verb, implies that you want one answer. However, cheapest and fastest appear to be conflicting goals. Do you mean "What is a reasonably cheap and fast way…?" Or do mean "What are the cheapest and fastest…?"
Feb
11
comment How safe is public transport in San Francisco for a female travelling alone?
Answer is going to be "yes, it's good and safe, but it depends". Could you be more specific about which part of San Francisco, what modes of transport you are talking about, whether you are going to look like a tourist complete with a dangling camera, etc?
Dec
22
comment Do any States in the US give traffic tickets for 5 mph above the speed limit?
@reirab I would guess that traffic court judges tend to side with officers. There is the option of fighting your ticket by mail, but that still sucks.
Nov
28
comment Duty exemption for non-resident aliens
The word "citizen" is nowhere mentioned in the second source that you cited.
Nov
27
comment Eating cat meat as a tourist in Switzerland
Do 3% of the Swiss eat dogs and cats?
Sep
10
comment Traveling home to England with only 5 months on passport
Is this a direct flight?
Sep
8
comment Must one always request a visa in his country of citizenship?
@SpaceDog Just as an example (and probably a representative example), applying to the French Consulate in Washington DC for a Schengen visa requires both proof of US residency/citizenship as well as proof of address in the consulate's area of jurisdiction.
Aug
21
comment Dealing with nodding or shaking of head confusion
… except in places where it's considered an obscene gesture.