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Jan
25
answered Two pieces of luggage allowed, but only one (overloaded) luggage
Jan
24
answered Do Chinese customs agents check the contents of Kindles and notebooks?
Jan
17
answered How to remove airlines/security tag stickers from suitcases?
Jan
14
comment How much money do you need to have on hand when entering USA?
Second this. I've been in a lot of countries and the only time I've had trouble getting in was once in England when we looked more like the $20/day backpacker--we had just spent 4 months crossing Africa and a thief had gotten to our stored clothes, we only had our worn and tropical attire.
Jan
4
answered Can I bring compressed air cans in the airport?
Jan
4
comment What would happen if you miss the bag drop-off deadline and it's kind of the airline's fault for bad ground service?
@DavidRicherby Small airports, maybe. That would be asking for it in most major airports unless you aren't checking bags.
Jan
3
comment What would happen if you miss the bag drop-off deadline and it's kind of the airline's fault for bad ground service?
@DavidRicherby: I've never seen a recommended time below 2 hours in the current era.
Jan
2
comment What would happen if you miss the bag drop-off deadline and it's kind of the airline's fault for bad ground service?
75 minutes is a lot less than the amount of time they recommend. Don't be surprised if you don't get much sympathy from them.
Dec
30
comment J1 grace period ends 3 days before I leave. How to proceed?
Especially by showing the original form that shows that you made a good-faith effort to comply with the rules.
Dec
26
comment Can I keep my old passport when I have it renewed and a new one issued?
It also has changed over time. I had passports in the 70s and 80s, when I turned them in I did not get them back even though I wanted them. I did get back my passport from the 90s, though.
Dec
21
comment Flight diversion + visa issues
I've been diverted to a nation other than the intended destination. While no visa would have been required it was a non-issue anyway as we never went through immigration. They shuffled us around within the secure area to a plane heading to our original destination.
Dec
17
comment Will an Iranian or Kuwaiti visa or stamp in my passport pose a problem on a future visit to Israel?
Yup. Israel doesn't engage in the stupid game of keeping people out because of where else they have been. They do, however, see visits to such countries as a possible indication of a threat.
Dec
7
answered No Objection Certificate
Dec
2
comment Non-owner car liability insurance companies in the US
@alx9r Yes, just got permanent residency.
Dec
2
comment Non-owner car liability insurance companies in the US
@ChronoTrigger They don't insure rental cars, my understanding is they can provide liability while you're driving a rental. They won't pay anything for damage to the car, though.
Dec
1
comment Non-owner car liability insurance companies in the US
@ChronoTrigger The guy I was referring to had no other insurance, the agent knew this.
Dec
1
answered Non-owner car liability insurance companies in the US
Nov
28
comment Do airlines have to check the visa status before selling a ticket?
Definitely--I would say that I have had a visa at the time of purchase substantially less than half the time, and never because I needed to show it to get the visa. (And in the cases where I had the visa first about half the time involved multiple-entry visas left over from a previous trip.)
Oct
23
comment Missing baggage after connected Flight - what steps to take?
Singapore Airlines is responsible anyway even though they tried to say they weren't--convention is the last airline to handle them deals with it, if they never got the bags they bark at the airline that should have delivered them.