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Nov
8
comment Buy ticket for the purpose of cancellation
Sufficiently expensive tickets usually have no cancellation fee at all.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.