1,804 reputation
510
bio website
location Las Vegas, NV
age 49
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen 22 hours ago

I can be reached at lorenpechtel @ hotmail . com


22h
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.
Oct
14
answered Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?
Sep
30
comment Can I drive to Mexico and catch an International flight without US passport?
@NateEldredge Strange, in that I've heard of people having trouble with the Mexican authorities at border crossings. Maybe there are some unmanned ones.
Sep
30
answered Can I drive to Mexico and catch an International flight without US passport?
Sep
25
comment Can I use B1 visa to travel to any US state without a business purpose?
The reality is that even when you really are engaged in business it's unlikely to be 24/7. For someone on a business visa to engage in some tourism is normal.
Sep
24
comment How can I protect camera equipment in checked baggage?
Unfortunately, I have heard that the TSA often doesn't abide by these rules. They search your bag where they want to, you provide the key or combination or the bag doesn't fly.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
16
answered Why were water bottles confiscated in a boarding gate jetway in Hong Kong?
Sep
2
comment What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?
Yeah, there are generic reminders, but nothing specific about your destination in my experience.
Sep
1
comment What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?
I don't recall ever being advised to get a visa, just a form e-mail that didn't address anything about where I was heading.
Sep
1
comment What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?
Almost been there. They tried to deny us boarding on the basis of expired visas. Yeah, there were expired visas from a cancelled trip, there were also current visas.
Aug
12
comment What should I do after buying an airplane ticket?
While I have not actually used the confirmation e-mail for anything in many years I always print it just in case.