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bio website sample.me.uk
location United Kingdom
age 32
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I've travelled fairly regularly since 2004 as part of my job, most recently to the San Francisco Bay Area where my team is now based. My fiancé is Finnish, so I travel regularly back and forth on Ryanair between STN (Stansted) and TMP (Tampere).

Furthest I've travelled from the UK (not including the USA) are Sydney Australia, Bogotá Colombia, and Mexico City.


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comment Are prices on car rental comparison sites the “real” price?
I thought the same thing and in general I'd agree with you, but I have experienced then having a significantly lower price (even commented by the sales staff) and confirmed by researching online. Since I was there for a couple of weeks I could make sure I took the car back with an empty tank
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comment Electronic devices security on airplanes
At least for the first time going, having read my employer's travel security instructions specifically for Colombia, on top of the reputation from media, the impression was left that you had to be very careful, so much so that I was told to book Business Class when the standard was for everyone to travel Coach. Having been there, I love the place and felt safe, even at night walking around on my own.
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comment Does booking directly from an airline improve customer service in resolving problems?
From a quick scan of your other question and the forum posts I couldn't see whether you had bought your ticket from another Star Alliance member, a holiday/travel agent, or a comparison site. Could you clarify? It may have a bearing on the answer.
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answered Electronic devices security on airplanes
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comment Correct reasons for opting out of millimetre wave scanners
I travel pretty frequently, so it's more than once every free months, unfortunately. The comment about the radiation is pretty much the same comment the security staff made when I mentioned that as a reason the first time, so as I said, that's probably not as valid anymore. About the privacy though, I don't totally agree with the full body pat-down, but I'd rather have a human being doing this in person than someone in a remote location doing it, then there's an aspect of causing the security staff to be a little uncomfortable, plus they don't get a photo.
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comment Correct reasons for opting out of millimetre wave scanners
You make a very good point. Every time I've opted out so far they've put me in a little pen and then 2 security people have approached me, one with a folder and pen and just making a note of the date, time and the reason. I've not considered the 'right' to opt-out without a reason, and being approached by security staff can be pretty intimidating, even for someone that doesn't get intimidated very easily, so usually I feel like I should give an answer... snarky comments from them about your reason just don't make you feel great.