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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 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.
Dec
28
comment Do you have to take the second leg of a flight?
@victoriah They are not selling you a ticket for AB, they are selling you two tickets, for AC+CB. It is unreasonable for them to expect to be able to price this combination lower than one of its parts. If they want to price AB lower, then they should run it as a direct flight, or have a hub airport out in the middle of nowhere. It would be like McDonalds charging less for a combo meal than for a Big Mac alone, and suing you for not eating your fries because it violate the Terms of Meal contract.
Dec
28
comment Do you have to take the second leg of a flight?
@victoriah how could this possibly cause them to lose money, under any pricing structure which is not unethical for the airline to have in the first place?