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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
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
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