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Jul
17
comment Buying air ticket to USA for foreign citizen
I would be inclined not to do this--because she is a girlfriend. Immigration might suspect you're planning to marry.
Jul
17
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Jul
13
comment do i have to retrieve my luggage and re check in upon arrival at usa?
@Doc You seem to be confusing airport procedures with border controls. Foreigners are expected to tell the US government they are leaving (the airline normally does this for you) but that's it. There's no actual immigration control.
Jul
13
comment do i have to retrieve my luggage and re check in upon arrival at usa?
@AriBrodsky Transit to another country or transit to another airport within the country--you need the same facilities, although in the latter case the destination airport must also have immigration and customs facilities.
Jul
13
answered do i have to retrieve my luggage and re check in upon arrival at usa?
Jul
12
comment I can't drive can I get a drivers license in USA just to be used as an ID
I'm looking at "Driver License" and an "Identification Card" from the same state. The license has a few extra lines with the class and restrictions and more detail on these on the back. On a quick glance you could mistake the two.
Jun
25
comment What sort of weather to expect in Southwest USA in September
There's a reason Death Valley is called that. You don't live long out there without water.
Jun
24
comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
This has nothing to do with the situation at hand. I can't see why it got any upvotes.
Jun
23
comment 220 V to 110 V voltage converter for laptops
@AdityaSomani I fully agree you need to check but expect most of your stuff to work.
Jun
23
comment 220 V to 110 V voltage converter for laptops
@Aron That is also a factor, although I think the toothbrush must have had electronics in the charger. In theory it could simply be a winding and nothing else (it's an induction device, no contact) but I would think that would waste a fair amount of power.
Jun
22
comment Travelling with 2 check-in bags
The travel dolly is not viable unless you have someone else to bring it home. It doesn't look like it collapses and even if it does it weighs too much.
Jun
22
comment Travelling with 2 check-in bags
@Gagravarr But you usually have some carry-on besides.
Jun
22
comment 220 V to 110 V voltage converter for laptops
@AdityaSomani Most of what you are listing are high power devices that require substantial wiring to be dual voltage. However, a low power device that is going to convert the voltage anyway only needs to spec a few components bigger to be dual voltage.
Jun
22
comment 220 V to 110 V voltage converter for laptops
@AdityaSomani My shaver is happy with 240/50 power despite being bought in the USA. I do have to use a transformer for my electric toothbrush, though.
Jun
17
comment Legality of carrying spent ammunition
@John: AFIAK legal but we've been at security itself (not merely standing in line) ~20 minutes when a sloppy TSA agent triggered a positive swab. (I think the source was contamination on their side, not anything we were carrying as no culprit was ever found.) We were on a very long connect that time, no big deal, but if time were tight it could be a problem. (And I think the agent was unhappy we didn't give a hoot how long it took.)
Jun
15
revised Can I land in a different time zone before my take off time?
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Jun
14
comment Airport security: what if I carry an item with traces of explosive?
It's not just PET scans. My wife set off a couple of radiation detectors in China after a nuclear heart scan.
Jun
14
comment Legality of carrying spent ammunition
You can put the live stuff in your bag if it's declared. If they see firearms on a bag not declared to contain them that's another matter. Anyway, I wouldn't carry on spent ammo--while it's nothing but brass cylinders it's going to have residue.
Jun
11
comment How can I visit areas with unpaved roads in a rental car?
The last time I had a rental the contract said "unpaved". I think they're just covering themselves as there's quite a range of such roads.
Jun
10
answered What happens if you are caught (accidentally) not declaring something at customs?