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Meh

Jan
22
comment Why do airlines now charge for flying standby in the US?
Can you specify which air industry you're talking about - presumably the US, but it isn't clear? Standby is definitely still free in Australia but only if you have a flexible fare.
Jan
5
comment From what point on the earth's surface could you view the most UK counties?
In your PDF link, it lists 20 historic counties determined as visible using heywhatsthat.com.
Jan
5
comment From what point on the earth's surface could you view the most UK counties?
Looking at the maps it seems like ceremonial counties best match expectations of UK counties.
Jan
5
comment From what point on the earth's surface could you view the most UK counties?
(Don't worry, I already know Australia's and I don't care about Canada.) ;)
Jan
5
comment From what point could you view the most US states?
God, I'd love to go to the ISS to do this... :)
Jan
5
comment Can I use my Go Card on Sunbus services in Cairns?
The "all TransLink services" ones are due to the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, and assuming "TransLink" equals "SE Queensland" as it did for quite a while. The TransLink brand has only been up there since September.
Jan
4
comment What travel card / pass to use in Sydney, Australia?
Ah, so now I know who to credit for the political kerfuffle over Opal or Not. :D
Jan
4
comment Air Canada - Unintentional “Hidden City Ticketing”
I'd suggest "in case" they cannot sell the empty seats. They can sell the empty seats but may not be able to.
Dec
16
comment What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Australia?
Virgin is a very large reseller of Optus that is generally cheaper than Optus. I'd recommend them over any of the others as the best balance between coverage (better than Vodafone) and price (better than Telstra and Optus).
Nov
27
comment Traveling with paintball-related equipment internationally
@unknownprotocol From the initial site I linked for the UK: "The paintball industry uses the Air Weapons section of the firearms act to regulate the sport." It then goes on to detail how to ensure the paintball marker falls under the Air Weapons section instead of the general Firearms provisions, which would leave them prohibited. So yeah, it does apply to air guns but the UK considers paintball markers air guns.
Nov
10
comment Free view of the Sydney CBD
Thanks guys, for prompting me to look for alternative ideas to simply "getting up high". I've caught many glimpses from different points on the Hornsby Plateau so it seemed a logical place, but never a really good view - unlike so many of these.
Nov
6
comment Getting between Brussels Midi station and Brussels Airport?
Seconding the train suggestion. It was trivial other than attempting to buy tickets through the ticket machines (they rejected our Australian credit cards).
Oct
31
comment Best location for car rental in to the Peak District coming from London?
Stoke-on-Trent ended up being the winner for us, as it both had a Europcar venue and it was open on Sundays. It was a very easy (and picturesque) drive out there. Many thanks to @Gagravarr for the suggestion!
Oct
31
comment Will the traffic and parking be easier in York on a week day or a weekend?
The Park and Ride information was brilliant. It was very easy to drop off the main road right into a Park and Ride and then take the bus directly into the city. It also means you can catch the bus back to your park at numerous stops inside the city itself.
Oct
31
comment How long does it take to get from Gare du Nord to the Palace of Versailles, by public transport?
For the record we chose option B and it was very straightforward. Fewer changes leaves fewer chances for things to go wrong, plus it also saves you a few minutes walk. :)
Sep
3
comment Oat Bran in Sealed Canisters
If there's a preference for a particular brand, it's likely that brand isn't going to be available in Australia.
Sep
3
comment Oat Bran in Sealed Canisters
I've brought through food at least a dozen times and have never had it confiscated. They may apply different levels of strictness for different nationalities (Australian here), but as I alluded to in my answer I suspect it may vary by initiating countries. We've brought our's in from SA, North America, NZ, Singapore, Vietnam and Europe in the last five years, but there's obviously fair swathes of the globe unaccounted for.
Sep
3
comment Oat Bran in Sealed Canisters
Actually you no longer need to declare everything food-wise. They relaxed it a few years ago, so only it fits into some broad categories, e.g. unprocessed foods, honeys, dairy, etc. However if you want to be sure you're still better declaring it than not, simply because the categories can be quite vague.
Aug
21
comment Are there any package tours that run from Singapore via Malaysia to Siem Riep/Angkor Wat?
Because sometimes I just like to relax and let someone else deal with the travel planning. When we travel it's me doing the organizing and I find it quite stressful sometimes.
Aug
7
comment Sights in London applicable to British Empire in Southeast Asia
While over in London I stumbled across a great exhibition on East India and immediately thought of this question. :)