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Jun
20
comment Why is the departures level always above the arrivals level?
Also worth mentioning that it makes sense to have departures at the same height as the jetways, which leaves about a floor of space underneath.
Jun
7
comment Why don't airlines offer last minute empty seats cheap?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit When it's done on the basis of some behavior someone has concluded as a policy matter is suspicious, rather than by random selection, it's entirely fair to accuse those policymakers of suspecting people of terrorism.
Jun
7
comment What metric to imperial conversions should I know for traveling to the US?
Metric signs are not common in any part of the US, but they do exist in scattered areas, including one road in South Dakota. lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/signs
May
6
comment Is Indian food easily available in European countries?
@Lohoris Of course, that's probably because a lot of "Italian" cuisine you'll find is really Italian-American cuisine, which has diverged for over a century even for what you'll find in high-quality restaurants. Maybe there will be the same issue with "Indian" cuisine actually being British.
Apr
2
comment Do I have to pay traffic fines issued by foreign governments?
Are rules like these permitted by the Vienna Convention? I thought there was some obligation on countries to have standardized laws and road signs.
Apr
2
comment Any trouble at Florida customs for not paying a California speeding ticket from 5 years ago?
He obviously needs to figure out his legal situation regarding the failure to appear before answering question 17 on the application.
Mar
3
comment If I lose my papers/passport in the US, what police station should I report it to?
I've never heard this. If it's not an emergency, you have enough time to look up the non-emergency number online.
Feb
12
comment Should I tip Airbnb host in U.S.?
Taxi fees are regulated by law, and do not include certain circumstances like having to come out a long way to pick you up for a short trip.
Jan
8
comment Am I supposed to respect traffic signs that are upside down (in the USA)?
@Johnny What state was this in? Was the speed limit defined by the city or the state?
Jan
8
comment How to find out the speed limit in the US?
What state was the case @Johnny cited in? I thought that default speed limits were only defined at the state level, and that towns did not have the authority to do this without posting signs.
Dec
26
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Dec
26
comment Do any States in the US give traffic tickets for 5 mph above the speed limit?
@reirab it's fairly common for these 55 zones on "urban" interstates (which exist many places, not unique to Georgia) to be ignored by everyone, and this cannot be generalized to a 20 mph buffer in any other kind of 55 zone i.e. on a county road.
Nov
27
comment Do airlines fly directly over the North Pole?
@Annoyed Find a map with a Gnomonic projection and place a straight line yourself, if you can identify the locations of the cities on it.
Oct
2
comment I have discovered that the hotel room toilet is blocked, but too late :/
@hippietrail There might be a kind of person who would be afraid to mention it to the hotel but not the hardware store clerk - with the hotel people, there's the added issue that A) you've made a mess on their property and B) you will have to talk to them again.
Oct
30
comment Can I use a power adapter designed for USA in Japan?
What devices are you going to plug into it?
Jun
15
comment Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?
@OlegV.Volkov In the US, people in jobs that normally get tips are often paid less than minimum wage, since it's assumed that the tips will make up for it. They also have to pay income tax on the amount of tips they're expected to get (and if they say they didn't get tipped as much the IRS will probably assume they're lying)
Jun
15
comment Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?
"you'll often find that there's a cover charge ("coperto"), so no tip is needed." - this may be true, but it can't be inferred from this alone. You're still supposed to tip for pizza delivery in the US despite the presence of a delivery charge - and the delivery charge doesn't actually go to the delivery person.
Feb
3
comment How to successfully haggle / bargain in markets
@NicolaPeluchetti The fake ones or the real ones?
Jan
23
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Dec
28
comment Do you have to take the second leg of a domestic flight?
@victoriah And the first leg of ACB and the direct flight AC both contribute to demand for the same product, just as the burger-and-fries meal contributes to demand for the burger.