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Apr
15
comment Why does Airbnb show restricted search results when logged-in?
Many of the questions here could have been answered by some company's help desk. What's so special about this one?
Apr
15
comment Connecting through UK when between UK visas
Is there any reason why you assume this to be a problem? A Canadian citizen does not require a visa for transiting or short term tourist visits to the UK. Why do you think it should be a problem that he/she had a previous and an upcoming youth mobility and student visa?
Apr
14
comment Lebara roaming is apparently free, what is the catch?
So why are you linking to a Dutch Lebara page with a potentially completely different offer?
Apr
14
comment Lebara roaming is apparently free, what is the catch?
Where is Lebara mentioning "free roaming". I can't find anything like that on the web page you're linking to.
Apr
13
comment Married to an Italian citizen, but I need to go to Germany alone, do I need a visa?
This is mostly wrong. Spouses and other near family members of EU citizens enjoy the same right to free movement within the EU as the citizens themselves. They should of course obtain a residence permit to prove this right, but the right is not determined by the possession of a residence permit and I see nothing in the question indicating that the OP has stayed illegaly in Italy or risk deportation if his status would be verified by any official.
Apr
10
comment Cycling safety in Romania / Poland
Do you mean Romania?
Apr
1
comment Broker (AirTicket24) has changed part of flight, can i ask a full refund?
It depends on the broker's terms and conditions.
Mar
27
comment Arrival and departure date records of people entering and departing France
Why would chx add a lot of irrelevant information in his answer, if he didn't mean to imply that it is related to the question? "This information is not recorded." is probably correct. The rest of the paragraph ("you are not crossing the French border") is wrong and the quote from the EU memo is taken out of context and for the question actually completely irrelevant. Even if SIS and VIS are not intended to record border crossings, the statement does not reject the possibility that other systems are used at the border to record exits and entries.
Mar
26
comment Arrival and departure date records of people entering and departing France
Even if the answer should be correct, the entire explanation is wrong.
Mar
26
comment Arrival and departure date records of people entering and departing France
@Relaxed: The list is two years old and since the planning of a Schengen wide EES (Entry Exit System) is ongoing, I would not rule out that other Schengen countries are preparing the introduction by first introducing national systems. My point however was that "you are not crossing the French border" is a too far reaching statement. Even if France is a Schengen member, it has of course partial souvereignity of its borders and may record entries and exits as long as the data collection does not violate the Schengen regulations (which is does not).
Mar
26
comment Two legs on different tickets with Turkish Airlines - is baggage checked through
Would he be allowed to board the flight from Ashgabat to Istanbul without being eligible to enter Turkey when he only has an unrelated onward ticket? What if he misses the onward flight and is not allowed to enter Turkey without a visa? Turkey planned to abandon the visa-on-arrival procedure early 2014, but has kept the procedure running on selected airports.If I understand the Turkish MFA visa information page correctly, the visa-on-arrival procedure has been abandoned permanently since Jan 1st, 2015.
Mar
26
comment Arrival and departure date records of people entering and departing France
Even if there is not yet a Schengen wide database for entries and exits, your answer is not generally valid for all Schengen countries. Several Schengen states record border crossings in own national database: "as of February 2013, ... Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain record third-country nationals' entries and exits in their national databases" (source: Wikipedia).
Mar
25
comment Help with a Pay-As-You-Go mobil/data plan for Europe
How much data traffic? Especially data charges while roaming are still quite high within the EU. I know that Switzerland is not part of the EU, but at least some German mobile operators offer their EU tariffs in Switzerland as well.
Mar
18
comment 1hr 30min layover in Ataturk Airport (Istanbul)
"Turkish Airlines will do everything in their power to deliver you to your final destination and compensate generously for any inconvenience." Where did you get that from? That is unfortunately not my experience with said airline.
Mar
17
comment Can I supervise a learner italian driver in italy with my full Australian drivers license plus international drivers permit?
My Italian is indeed not very good, but doesn't the road code say that the instructor must be younger than 65 years old (sessantacinque anni)?
Mar
13
comment Schengen Visa for Germany refused due to lack of subsistence
Have you read the guidelines for applying for a German Schengen Visa? If you had, it would have been obvious that your documentation does not suffice and what you are required to do to fulfil the requirements.
Mar
11
comment Schengen overstay penalty / effect on next Schengen visit?
Are the entry and exit stamps from your previous visits to Denmark applied properly and legible (e.g. not smeared or difficult to read) in your passport?
Mar
9
comment Why would I choose full service carrier instead of a low-cost one?
@Lie Ryan: It was actually quite easy to find tickets with British Airways for non-stop flights from London to Athens for as low as 219€ (there may even be cheaper offers, I just searched on a few random dates). Distance is however not a good measure for ticket prices. Much shorter flights between odd destinations or on legs with no or little competition are likely to be much more expensive.
Mar
9
comment Why would I choose full service carrier instead of a low-cost one?
Can you really name a single trip within Europe, where you have to pay a at least a four digit sum in Euro for a ticket from a traditional airline?
Mar
8
comment I am British, If I change my passport name, would other countries know my old name?
Even if a passport contains enough information to identify the holder, I honestly doubt that UK passports contain enough information to automatically verify that two different passports issued to the same person (no matter if the name is changed or not) are actually conserning the same person. Even if the passport contains the full name, date and place of birth, if you have a fairly common name, the chances are quite high that this description fits other persons as well.