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Sep
17
comment Does a foreigner need to pay a fine for violating the seatbelt law?
@MastaBaba that would likely not be illegal. Seems to me they noticed she wasn't wearing her seatbelt, and assumed it had been off before the car was stopped. And bloody hard to prove otherwise if it ever goes to court, unless there's video from the trooper car that shows different.
Sep
17
comment Does a foreigner need to pay a fine for violating the seatbelt law?
do the crime, do the time (or in this case pay the fine). Just because you're a foreigner doesn't make you immune from being subject to the law.
Sep
17
comment Why does the airport insist that I show up hours before take-off
@AndrewFerrier anywhere outside the US...
Sep
17
comment What can you do about being forced to sit next to a very large passenger?
@MeNoTalk large people have enough going against them, they know the problems they have themselves and don't want to push those on others. It's the skinny photomodel sized ones that cause trouble, scream about how "unfair" it is that they're having to sit next to someone who's overweight and wants to use the armrest... And with airline seats becoming more and more cramped, it's only going to get worse.
Sep
17
comment Can you bring an empty water bottle with you on the plane?
@reirab in Europe I've never seen things like that. Sometimes there's trash cans where you can deposit bottles and other "contraband" rather than have it confiscated, but that's it. And in my travels in central and south Asia there wasn't even that much.
Sep
17
comment Is it true that random scanning at Airports require passenger to be half naked?
@reirab and all the "probable cause" they need is you refusing to comply with "reasonable demands" during a security check. That means to them you've something to hide, therefore you're guilty. It really is that simple.
Sep
11
comment What docs to show if I'm a US citizen with no US passport (but with another non-US passport) to re-enter the US
@phoog he was flying, he would have to show his passport as part of the airport security procedures...
Sep
10
comment Is it illegal to purchase fake designer handbags from street sellers in Spain?
@nsn it's illegal to possess them. Whether you're buying or selling is in that irrelevant (though additional criminal charges might well apply to sellers).
Sep
5
comment Does a US Citizen need a visa to enter as a tourist to the UK for 6 months?
6 months is not tourism, it's immigration. If you go for 6 months, immigration officers will interpret that as planning to take up residence, getting a job or taking up studies. All of which requires a visa.
Sep
3
comment Knife carrying laws in China?
@MeNoTalk ah, like the "free cellphone, only 50 Euro per month"?
Sep
3
comment Knife carrying laws in China?
@MeNoTalk " As a foreigner, the cops will not mess with you." followed by " I've seen foreigners get f***ed up by cops in China". Got to love the consistency...
Sep
3
answered Flying to UK to reset 90-day rule for USA's Visa Waiver Program?
Sep
3
comment What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?
in fact in the US you need a transit visa even if you never leave the aircraft, if it's just a tech stop. Or at the very least an approved ESTA (which is effectively the same for people under the VWP).
Sep
2
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Sep
2
comment What happens if I leave Australia without paying a fine (for setting off fireworks)?
@pnuts "oh, I didn't know it wasn't allowed to behead people I don't like" would be a valid excuse and as long as you're adamant about it there's nothing anyone can do to prove otherwise... Still like allowing the claim you didn't know about a law being an excuse for breaking it?
Sep
2
comment What happens if I leave Australia without paying a fine (for setting off fireworks)?
@MeNoTalk not knowing the law is no excuse for not complying with the law...
Sep
2
comment What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?
@LorenPechtel on the booking page there's usually a reminder that you need to have valid travel documents for your destination... And last few times I'd to fill out all kinds of forms supplying passport numbers and stuff like that before they'd let me check in online. No visa required for those destinations, but there were fields to enter those as well for people that do need them.
Sep
1
answered Does Venice smell?
Sep
1
comment International driver's permit expired in Spain — what should I do?
visited Spain many times, family has a house there, owns a car there, we drive it regularly there, nobody has an IDP (we all have EU licenses of course, but no Spanish text on it, English, German, and French though).
Sep
1
answered What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?