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comment Passport validity requirements for a EU resident (but not a EU citizen) to travel within Schengen
I've added info abou the Ukrainian passport in my answer.
Jan
26
comment ARP or LBO in Norway with Telenor
I've never sen any advertisements for ARP or LBO in Norway, so I would be pretty sure that these new services are not offered by any providers. You should perhaps also be aware that the deals for prepaid data traffic in Norway are not particularly good. Using Telenor prepaid directly, the data charge is limited to a daily 10 NOK, but you are also limited to 500MB transfer per calendar month. They offer no options to increase the amount of data. I am not aware of other providers with better deals (I've tried to find one though).
Jan
21
comment Prepaid SIM card for internet use in France, Netherlands and Hungary?
Are you looking for a solution for whole Europe or only for France, Netherlands and Hungary. Your question is really not clear. If you only need data transfer and you are only visiting three countries, I would have got a national SIM card in each country. Data roaming is still quite expensive, also within the EU.
Jan
17
comment Is there a liability limit for a carry-on bag that was forcibly checked plane-side?
The best bet to be guaranteed to bring valuable or fragile items as carry-on luggage is to book an extra seat for the luggage. It may sound odd, but most airlines actually allow you to do so. It is often used for music instruments, but I would assume that this option can be used for other items as well, as long as the item does not violate any security restrictions for carry-on luggage.
Jan
17
comment Is there a liability limit for a carry-on bag that was forcibly checked plane-side?
@MichaelMathews: It does not directly answer the question, but it explains why the assumptions leading to the question are wrong. Since you have no unconditional right to bring carry-on luggage in the cabin, you will essentially not be forced to do anything unexpected and have of course no rights to claim anything extra (additional liability or to be booked on another flight) if the airline has to transport your intended carry-on luggage in the luggage room.
Jan
16
comment Is there a liability limit for a carry-on bag that was forcibly checked plane-side?
@MHH: Delta has the following passage in their terms and conditions: "Acceptance of carry-on baggage is subject to space availability on the aircraft at the time the passenger boards. If adequate space is not available, Delta may require that the baggage be checked." The risk that intended carry-on luggage will be checked, is therefore known when booking a ticket. Other airlines will have similar disclaimers in their terms and conditions as well.
Jan
11
comment Can non-residents of Iceland bring alcohol into Iceland?
Be aware that the amounts of alcohol on the page you're linking to are also incorrect. I also found an obvious condradiction. According to the site, residents of Iceland are allowed to bring other goods for up to 65.000 ISK without paying taxes, while the value of one item must not exceed 88.000 ISK.
Jan
10
comment Spain Visa Extension
What was the reason given for approving a shorter period than what you applied for? Have you verified with the issuing consulate if they have made a mistake?
Jan
10
comment Reapply for Visa or Take Chance at Border?
Why was your original visa application refused?
Jan
10
comment Is there any restrictions on driving a private car from the UK to the African Continent?
@pnuts: Yes, I did. He is obviously going on holiday to Morocco with his UK car and asks if there is anything else to care for in addition to the regular paperwork a car anyway has. I don't understand what's so difficult to understand about that.
Jan
10
comment Is there any restrictions on driving a private car from the UK to the African Continent?
If anything is unclear with the question, it is perhaps where you're taking the car. Asking for any restrictions when bringing foreign cars into any of the African countries ("African continent" in the title) is obviously too broad. If you are only going to Morocco, state that clearly and leave out any other ambigious phrases. You should also perhaps clarify why you think the route ("via Spain") is relevant. Are you not sure if you can move your car freely within the EU either?
Jan
9
comment How to understand the Indian Railways from abroad?
@DumbCoder: I have absolutely no idea what you're trying to say. Offering a train schedule search across Africa is of course technically not any more difficult than for any other part of the world and routing algorithms (as they are used e.g. in a train schedule search or very similarly also in navigation software) have been around for quite some time.
Jan
7
comment How to understand the Indian Railways from abroad?
Honestly, it is not at all particularly difficult to provide an online train schedule search, even in very complex networks. E.g. the German Railways online schedule has various coverage of most European countries (even down to urban bus lines) and also knows many international trains throughout Asia. Taking it to an extreme, you can e.g. get the train connections from Thurso in northern Scotland to Beijing if you have 221 hours and 14 minutes to spend.
Jan
7
comment Need to disembark from train one station past what's shown on the ticket in India
Don't worry, it is a common problem for Norwegians as well, since at least the suburban trains in Norway often have a rather odd and complex stopping pattern. Since the time table change in December 2014, the departure boards for sububrban trains around Oslo don't even try to list the stations, at which the train stops. You have to check the map using the train's line number yourself. I doubt that this has made anything easier.
Jan
7
comment Need to disembark from train one station past what's shown on the ticket in India
@pnuts: I have realized that many train conductors in Norway don't speak Norwegian, but did you really find one not speaking English?
Dec
18
comment Is there a list of words or themes that will get you thrown off a plane in the US?
Since you have to accept the airlines terms and conditions when buying a ticket (it is really your job to actually read them), this ought not to come as a surprise.
Dec
18
comment Is there a list of words or themes that will get you thrown off a plane in the US?
@OllieFord: A captain obviously abusing his right to refuse passengers may of course face internal consequences, but the airline is not liable towards you. The relevant part of the Lufthansa terms & conditions reads as follows, other airlines will have similar texts in their T&Cs: "... we are entitled to refuse to carry you on your journey ..., if ... the carriage of you causes security risks, health or discomfort for other passengers ... . Lufthansa will not be liable to you if we have exercised our right to refuse carriage according to this Article 7.1."
Dec
18
comment What's the drinking age in the duty free area?
Your first paragraph is not correct. Duty free stores at airports are located after you have passed the "customs line" (that is, left the country for the purpose of tax and duty collection), but they may be located before or after any immigration control. On intra-schengen flights, you may even be entitled to duty-free purchases without having anything to do with immigration.
Dec
18
comment Is there a list of words or themes that will get you thrown off a plane in the US?
@OllieFord: There is absolutely nothing well defined and unconditionally understandable about the reasons given in any of these situations. I can't of course refuse you to expect a refund and compensation should it happen to you, but you simply won't get that.
Dec
18
comment Is there a list of words or themes that will get you thrown off a plane in the US?
@OllieFord: Even if it's rarely a problem, flying actually forces you to succumb to several subjective decisions by a single person, which are often not disputable at site. You may be rejected at the security check. The captain may reject you boarding or send you off the plane. In case of international flights, you may be rejected by immigration officers. In any case, you may not expect a refund from the airline as they relieve themselfes from any liability in their terms and conditions.