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answered What power adapter do I need to use when traveling to the US?
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comment Why did airport security swab my hands with wet paper?
As others have said, it was explosive trace detection. If you've been handling explosives (except for a few types) it will pick that up. Unfortunately it will also pick up some innocent things--common culprits are hand cremes containing glycerin and fertilizer (say, by walking across recently fertilized grass. Unfortunately, ammonium nitrate is both plant food and very stable high explosive.)
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comment Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?
@JoErNanO While the exact wording has changed it still says replica firearms are checked only.
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answered Prohibited item forgotten in hand luggage: what to do with it?
Feb
5
comment With the ESTA visa-waiver for the US, what if you have a reason to need more than 90 days?
B1 is for business, B2 is personal.
Feb
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answered How flexible are Chinese tourist visas?
Feb
2
comment is it wrong to have different passports of the same country with same photo but different names?
In the US it's quite possible for the average guy to get two, not just diplomats. The second is only good for two years and they'll have the same name/age etc as the original.
Feb
2
comment UK Visit Visas Refused Due to Evaluation Oversights and Similar Errors
Since you can reapply there is little reason for them to have an appeals process.
Feb
2
comment Missed a connection due delayed baggage
You were asking for it, booking a two hour connection when you have to clear immigration and customs. Of nearly 20 international arrivals I think I would have made this connection only once. (The limiting factor being the time they stop accepting bags for the outgoing flight.)
Jan
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Jan
26
comment Where can I travel on a suspended US passport, assuming I've already left my home country?
Even if you can travel without being caught in time your passport will run out. Don't expect a judge to be sympathetic when you get home!
Jan
23
answered Traveling with BlackDiamond Jetforce avalanche rescue backpack
Jan
18
comment Why do some tourist attractions forbid tourists to take photographs?
Add: Exhibit Impact: Ecological -- Flash photography might disturb local wildlife. You can't photograph the bat flight at Carlsbad Caverns for this reason.
Jan
15
comment Compensation for denied boarding due to baggage delay
If it were only Delta I would lay out the facts to the Department of Transportation and see what they say. Unfortunately, with Cathay Pacific in this case I'm not sure where you stand.
Jan
8
comment Consequences of being arrested by mistake in the USA
But you can be read your rights without being arrested. I'm not sure he was ever actually arrested.
Jan
7
comment Laptop Searches by Customs - UK and US
@user626528 Kiddie porn
Jan
3
comment Why do children sometimes cost more than adults when booking vacations?
While I don't know why could this be a matter of room availability? Only certain rooms are suitable for 2 adults + baby and you're looking at a day with high demand for those rooms?
Jan
3
comment Taking a photo in a US supermarket
Yeah, in the old days taking pictures cost money, snaps were for competitive reasons. Now, with cameras everywhere that cost basically zero to operate there's an awful lot more convenience picture-taking. I've taken many a snap in the store and have never been challenged. Usually it's a matter of asking my wife if she wants the deal pictured, on occasion we have done it for comparison reasons like when we were replacing the kitchen faucet.
Jan
3
comment Airlines actions for overbooking a flight
Second Tom's comment--I've volunteered multiple times but never actually been bumped. The reality is that in general there will be people with non-urgent travel needs. For adequate compensation they'll take a later flight.
Dec
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comment 72h visa free transit BEIJING - HONG KONG - THAILAND - BEIJING - PARIS
That's my understanding, also. You'll need to prove the ongoing flight but so long as you can do stuff it will work.