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comment Is there a way to make USPS discard Standard Postage mail?
@CGCampbell: But the OP is right that when you file a Change of Address (permanent mail forwarding), Standard mail is not forwarded (it is either returned to sender or discarded). This isn't considered tampering with the mail: the sender is supposed to know and agree that this is a possibility. If they want their letter to be forwarded to you, they have to use the more expensive First Class. (Note that mail sent by individuals, e.g. a letter with a regular stamp, is almost always First Class anyway.)
Oct
21
revised 2-hour parking in the US
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Oct
21
revised Is ID needed from Sweden to Spain?
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Oct
21
answered 2-hour parking in the US
Oct
19
comment Going to Mustang Oklahoma, what is there to do? Spending money?
Why bring money at all? ATMs exist everywhere in the US, so bring your bank card and just withdraw cash as you need it. Actually, the vast majority of expenses can be charged directly to your bank card anyway.
Oct
15
comment Is New Dehli, India, safe to travel to? (Ebola Scare)
When you return to Los Angeles, you will be 3 times closer to the nearest Ebola patient than you are in New Delhi. (Los Angeles - Dallas = 1235 miles, New Delhi - Leipzig = 3645 miles.)
Oct
15
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Options to/from from Newark (NJ) airport and Penn Station (NY) at 6pm and 10am
Oct
15
revised Options to/from from Newark (NJ) airport and Penn Station (NY) at 6pm and 10am
added note about employes in maroon jackets
Oct
13
comment Why do airplanes at every airport disembark at the left (port) side?
@Johnny: Indeed. But the point is, those stairs are on the left and not on the right.
Oct
12
answered Options to/from from Newark (NJ) airport and Penn Station (NY) at 6pm and 10am
Oct
9
comment How many jetways are used in Frankfurt to deplane Boeing 747-400
When I flew in to Frankfurt last year on a United 744, we didn't use a jetway at all, but deplaned using stairs and were bused to the terminal. I think there were two sets of stairs, but I am not completely certain.
Oct
8
answered Canceling points-booked United flight?
Oct
3
answered Are the same planes used for the same flight number the next day?
Oct
3
comment What is this North Korean booze?
As in hippietrail's comment, I wonder if it's actually "whiskey" in the usual sense of being made from malted barley.
Oct
2
answered Why are so many airline check-in counters idle so often?
Oct
2
comment Are there any commercial flights with a view of the Grand Canyon?
I've taken several flights OAK-ABQ in my life, and recall that we flew over the Grand Canyon during most of them; often the captain would announce it as we got close.
Oct
1
comment Why did I receive 3 tickets for a single-transfer Greyhound trip?
@Karlson: Yeah, I used to take the Cornell bus also sometimes (I no longer live in Ithaca). It was more comfortable and slightly faster, but about 60% more expensive. It also tended to sell out quickly at popular times (Coach USA could usually add extra buses as needed to meet demand). Usually my decision was based mainly on which bus fit my schedule better.
Oct
1
answered Why did I receive 3 tickets for a single-transfer Greyhound trip?
Oct
1
comment Why did I receive 3 tickets for a single-transfer Greyhound trip?
@Karlson: What's wrong with it?
Oct
1
comment Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?
In some countries, I believe it is possible to get the customs duties refunded if you leave the country with the item. I don't know if that's the case in the UK, but you may be able to find out. In that case, if you can spare the money temporarily, you could pay now and get it back when you leave.