Tor-Einar Jarnbjo

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comment Can an airline operate a flight on the same route with the same flight number twice in one day?
What is the flight number?
Apr
16
comment Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?
@Annoyed: There are several options available. If I remember correctly, you can enter the reservation number, scan the bar code on your print-out ticket or use your Miles&More card.
Apr
16
comment Stockholm public transport ticket prices for young people
The student ticket is only available for 30 or 90 days and alone therefore not useful in this case. It is also only available to students from designated Swedish schools and not at all to foreign students visiting Stockholm.
Apr
15
comment Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?
The system hasn't been fully implemented on all German airports, but if you travel with Lufthansa e.g. from Munich on an etix, you can both check-in and deposit your luggage using automates and board through a separate automatic lane at the gate. You won't speak to a Lufthansa employee before you are greeted by the stewardess in the plane.
Apr
15
comment Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?
Isn't the requirement to show an id card on flight boarding been abolished in the EU? I've recently often flown on international, but intra-schengen flights without being checked for id when checking in or boarding.
Apr
15
comment How to locate a bucolic camp site when on the road in the EU?
Would the camping site still be bucolic if there was a standard way to find one and you had to share it with 50 others using the same standard strategy to look for a camp site? Btw, wild camping is illegal in most EU countries. In some countries, violations are even likely to cause you a noticeable fine.
Apr
11
answered Bulgarian-Turkish border crossing from Sofia to Istanbul
Apr
11
comment Bulgarian-Turkish border crossing from Sofia to Istanbul
Bulgaria is neither a Schengen nor an OECD member. Why do you think he's eligible for an electronic visa?
Apr
10
comment Can I use a passport card as ID in a bar?
It took some googling, but it was not that difficult to find state regulations, according to which a passport card is not sufficient proof of age for alcohol purchase. In Oregon, id cards (under which the passport card must be assumed to fall) are only acceptable if they contain a physical description (hair or eye colour and height) of the holder, which the passport card do not. I disagreed with your statement that "very few countries have any form of passport card", not that foreign id cards are not generally accepted as proof of age in the US.
Apr
9
comment Can I use a passport card as ID in a bar?
This is mostly wrong. Within the US, proof of age requirements are regulated by state laws and some states have very specific regulations on which documents may be accepted. Before 2010, US passports were e.g. not valid as a proof of age id for alcohol purchases in California. Many establishments enforce stricter rules than what's actually required by law and may very well not accept passports or passport cards as a proof of age. Outside the US, there are many countries which issue official id cards in the same or similar format as the US passport cards.
Apr
7
comment Using a citizenship certificate as a proxy passport to enter new home country
It depends on which two countries are involved. Some countries e.g. may give you a stamp with a citizenship declaration in your "other" (foreign) passport.
Apr
4
comment Do I need to carry my passport while travelling within the Schengen area?
@Max: French citizens are not even obligated to possess identification documents. How can they be obligated to carry one?
Apr
4
comment Do I need to carry my passport while travelling within the Schengen area?
@jwenting: Can you list these "many countries"?
Apr
4
comment Do I need to carry my passport while travelling within the Schengen area?
@jwenting: There is no general EU directive giving the police the right to check a persons id card and neither any general rules obliging foreigners to carry an id or passport at all times. Some EU countries though, have such regulations in national law.
Apr
4
comment Multi currency bank account for my travel
Do you think it is inefficient or expensive to use your credit card abroad? Why not simply ask your bank what the charges are? Hungary, Switzerland, UK and Belgium are all members of SEPA. It is quite restricted which fees your bank is allowed to charge for card usage in other SEPA countries. When I use my German bank cards in other SEPA countries, currencies are converted with the ECB reference rate, shop payments are free of charge and cash withdrawals are charged nominally 1% of the amount. Exchanging cash or using traveller cheques is usually much more expensive.
Apr
3
comment Is the European driving license valid as ID in Europe?
@Annoyed: I originally replaced my foreign licence in 1995. At that time, Germany issued rather unpractical paper booklets and later changed the format to credit card sized plastic cards. I replaced the paper booklet with a plastic card in 1999 and have had that licence since then. So strictly speaking, my current licence is a replacement of a national licence which was originally issued as a replacement of a foreign licence.
Apr
1
comment Is the European driving license valid as ID in Europe?
@Annoyed: You are partially right, but Germany uses the 70-code only if the German licence is issued as a replacement for an original licence issued by a non-EEC country. That's not the case for my licence and even if its probably kept in some official database, the licence card itself does not contain any signs that it was issued based on the replacement of a foreign licence.
Apr
1
comment Is the European driving license valid as ID in Europe?
@Annoyed: I have a German driving license and am neither a German citizen nor did I pass the original tests in Germany (the German license was simply issued based on my original foreign license). The German license does not mention citizenship and does also not indicate that it was issued as a replacement for a foreign license.
Mar
31
comment Transit visa obtainable at Zurich Airport
None of these two alleged duplicates are really related to this question.
Mar
26
comment Ferrying Icelandic rental car vs renting on Faroe Islands
@Greg: I would not bet on that. Rental cars are very expensive on the Faroe Islands. The ferry ticket price will probably just give you a couple of days worth of a cheap-class rental car. Combined with the probable loss of better long-term rates on Iceland and that heavy one-way surcharges may occur if he's not originally renting the car in Seyðisfjörður (where the ferry departs Iceland), it may very well come cheaper to bring the car on the ferry.