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comment Eating after landing in airport (ORD), can I wait to claim my checked bag?
as to airport shuttles, used them plenty of time as attendant to meetings in rented conference space. They're not just for hotel guests, they're for all hotel customers (and staff).
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comment Are security rules different at European airports?
rules are different, and the TSA certainly doesn't make the rules applied in European countries. Of course there's a lot of overlap, they work together after all, but they're not identical.
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comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
Dutch persons ARE allowed to drive foreign registered vehicles, but there is a time limit. We used to have a house in Spain, it would be legal for us to drive our Spanish registered car to the Netherlands as long as it didn't stay in the country for more than I think it was 90 days. Yes, it's for taxation reasons. And the period gives people the time to either re-register the car on the Dutch registry or remove it from the country.
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comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
@NateKerkhofs the difference only matters if there's a reason to check the license. E.g. in case the car's involved in an accident or is stopped by police.
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comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
@Tor-EinarJarnbjo the problem is with potential legal hurdles getting money from the foreigner in case the insurance company has a claim against the driver. Many countries are less than forthcoming in helping with that (and with their legal obligation to cash traffic fines for other countries, a whole different can of worms).
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answered Eating after landing in airport (ORD), can I wait to claim my checked bag?
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comment Bringing someone's ashes abroad
ziplock bag? Extremely disrespectful. Expect security to question you for using that method of transportation even if the act of transporting peoples' ashes is legal (which it seems to be in many countries)...
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comment How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?
And don't forget a hat. Not a baseball cap, but a light hat with a reasonably wide rim to shield your eyes and neck from the sun.
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comment How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?
@Geeo long flowing garments are better than short tight garments, but those are still better than long tight garments (especially the ones typically sold in cooler climates, as those are designed to keep the wearer warm, rather than prevent overheating, different materials).
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answered Japanese driver's license in Oklahoma?
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comment Is there any trick to checking in more weight on planes?
@Flimzy and it's not even true. Some airlines, on some flights, do weigh people. Especially when they fly small aircraft of extremely balance sensitive ones like floatplanes.
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comment What items are forbidden to take when traveling to the US that would be OK in most other countries?
@Lohoris the only thing that would in your logic answer the question is going through the import restrictions of every single country on the planet, crosscheck those all with US import restrictions, then make a guess as to what constitutes "most countries" in the mind of OP, and generate a list based on that. Go ahead and do so if you have the time and inclination...
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answered Denied Entry into USA - Impact on Future Travel
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Problems with certain times occuring twice (or not at all) on night of daylight saving time to standard time transition
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comment What does it take to make my car fully compliant with all EU countries?
@Relaxed probably. Police in many countries aren't always familiar with details of the law, especially corner cases like which local regulations are waived for foreigners and especially in areas where they'd not see many foreign cars.
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comment Why do they sell luggage in airports?
@O.R.Mapper there's car dealerships behind customs on some major airports. Those customers aren't likely to carry their new BMW or Merc as cabin luggage, are they?
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comment Why do they sell luggage in airports?
most duty free shops now can arrange for delivery of your purchase, so you don't have to carry it with you. Works for the cars you can buy in some duty free areas as well :)