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comment Are there any laws that prohibit trading on the airplane?
Boeing officially sells their aircraft in flight. As in, the handover of the paperwork is usually done on board the aircraft during its delivery flight...
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comment Waiver for 10 year ban
next time you decide to enter a country illegally consider the consequences of your actions. You did the crime, now you suffer the consequences.
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comment Are airlines allowed to move up the time of a flight?
@Tom it's a possible motivator, maybe not a common one. No doubt if there's an A380 coming in and they'd need 50 busses several miles from the terminal to shuttle everyone it's more likely to happen than when it's a 737-500 needing 2 busses a few hundred meters away.
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comment Are airlines allowed to move up the time of a flight?
and of course it may be something originating from the airport rather than the airline, needing the gate early, for example because a large aircraft is inbound to arrive early and they don't have capacity to ferry everyone and all the luggage to the terminal from a remote stand.
Aug
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comment Carrying a handgun in other countries with a US concealed carry permit
include "religious writings" in that list. There are quite a few countries banning people from importing bibles, qurans, and other religious books and pamphlets without a license (or indeed at all). Uzbekistan is one, Indonesia has restrictions but I'm not sure what they are, Saudi Arabia allows Islamic writings exclusively, etc. etc.
Aug
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comment How to start traveling the world by bicycle?
@Sam it's not perfectly possible, depending on whether you're in shape or not. It's certainly not perfectly possible for people not used to long distance cycling to do every day for months or years on end with no practice.
Aug
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comment Can I get a discount on my flight for not being overweight?
and not just the extra fuel cost and having to use special or extra loading equipment, but all the paperwork and other administration that goes with it.
Aug
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comment Can I get a discount on my flight for not being overweight?
@KateGregory is was weight and balance calculations. If there'd been severely overweight passengers and/or excessive amounts of baggage they would possibly have had to leave someone or something behind for another flight, try to get a larger aircraft, or ensure that certain people or items were stored in specific areas of the aircraft.
Jul
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comment Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?
@user568458 A chainsaw, even one that's not running, can do quite serious damage when swung at someone or something. They don't allow you to take baseball bats into the cabin for the same reason, and larger photography and video tripods.
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Jul
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answered Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?
Jul
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comment Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?
I'd stop you just for the hoodie, let alone the bazooka :)
Jul
10
comment what do i use as zipcode in usa when ireland doesnt have zipcodes?
which is counter to what you state in your answer, where you say "machine asks whether X can get $Y" and the bank answers "yes, if he has zip code Z"...
Jul
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comment what do i use as zipcode in usa when ireland doesnt have zipcodes?
you wrote that the bank does nothing with the postal code, and it's later compared on the machine. So if the bank doesn't return the postal code yet the machine expects it, it will always decline the transaction because it compares nothing with something, which never matches.
Jul
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comment what do i use as zipcode in usa when ireland doesnt have zipcodes?
problem is that if you enter 00000 and the bank responds with " " the gas pimp (or pump ;) ) will likely refuse the transaction in that case because it receives a different code back from the one it expects.
Jul
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comment Can I fly with a gold bar?
@Johnny the weight would mean that depending on the airline it's not allowed under its carryon regulations. That's probably the main problem you're going to face with the airline. On top of that there may be problems with customs as many countries place restrictions on the value of things you're allowed to take in or out, and there are still countries where the private possession of gold is illegal.
Jul
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comment What are these “stone walls” in the sea on Cyprus?
@KateGregory depending on the country both may be called breakwaters
Jul
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answered Why do mobile roaming prices vary by the home country of your mobile phone, when a long way from home?
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comment When picking a “luxury hostel” for a business trip, how to ensure it'll be quiet enough?
@Willeke the few hostels I've been had communal sleeping rooms for 10+ guests, where each guest had a locker to store his belongings that had a highly questionable lock on it if any.
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comment When picking a “luxury hostel” for a business trip, how to ensure it'll be quiet enough?
@Willeke maybe the front door, but once you're in you can browse through everyone's luggage, there's no security past that front door.