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comment Flight booked through Expedia transit issue
I am going to disagree with this: (1) the airline somehow figured out the OP needed a visa, why couldn't expedia use the same algorithm, (2) expedia does not really need to figure out if the OP needs a visa to transit through the US, just whether the OP needs a visa to board the plane.
Feb
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comment Why do some hostels only allow international visitors?
@NewWorld Some do. articles.latimes.com/2004/jan/25/local/me-warning25 Hence the 28 day shuffle.
Feb
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comment Why do some hostels only allow international visitors?
@NewWorld Who would you rather have in your hostel: local people who can't afford traditional housing and may accrue tenant rights; or budget minded travelers who can afford international airfare and will be forcibly returned to their home country at government expense (if they overstay their visa)?
Jan
18
comment Second most photographed building in the southern hemisphere - why?
@RoflcoptrException obviously one uses a mountainousity meter
Jan
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comment What conditions can hold luggage expect during a flight?
The worst? your luggage will end up on the bottom of the ocean - near an underwater volcano.
Aug
24
comment How did security checks at airports change after September 11th, 2001?
@Schern You are correct. I was just noting that if you have disposable cash, you can still do whatever you want to do. I have noticed that some airports have special security lines for first class passengers - which remarkably are shorter than the coach class lines. If I was organizing a 9/11 sequel, my team would be flying first class.
Aug
23
comment How did security checks at airports change after September 11th, 2001?
You still can greet visitors at the jetway. You just have to buy a ticket within a 24 hour span of their arrival. The new security procedures filter out terrorists who can not afford to buy an extra ticket.
Aug
11
comment Should I put books in carry-on or checked luggage?
If you are not worried about stolen/lost luggage, then the books are not valuable. It will probably be cheaper to sell/donate/throw them away and buy them again at your destination than to pay overweight fees.
Aug
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Aug
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Jul
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comment Can I wear a bulletproof vest while traveling on British Airways from Heathrow?
@Scimonster a proper airline would line their route with anti-snipe snipers to shoot the snipers who would shoot the survivors. but if you're flying with el-cheapo, there's no telling what corners the bean counters will cut. Nevertheless I fly with a bulletproof vest just in case one of the anti-sniper snipers goes rouge.
Jul
2
comment Sweets as gifts in lands untouched by modern dentistry
There are places outside the US? who'd have thunked it?
Jun
21
comment Why is the departures level always above the arrivals level?
@NeAnDerthal all the smaller one level airports would be an exception to the rule
May
26
comment Can I cross the US/Canadian border with a copy of my US passport?
What if you were allowed into Canada, but now allowed to return to the US?
May
18
comment Hoping to travel to the uk till July 29 but my visa expires on July 20. What can I do?
I know that you plan to exit the UK on July 29, but when do you plan to go to the UK. If the UK works similarly to the US, then you should be OK as long as you enter the UK on or before July 20. The border guard will give you permission to stay a certain number of months from the date you entered. (But I don't know the UK works the same way as the US.)
May
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May
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revised I want to go to Las Vegas this weekend, but my Mexican passport expired in March, would I have problems?
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Apr
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comment I want to go to Las Vegas this weekend, but my Mexican passport expired in March, would I have problems?
@JamesRyan perhaps you are right, but I read "Countries that Extend Passport Validity For an Additional Six Months After Expiration" at the very bottom.
Apr
30
answered I want to go to Las Vegas this weekend, but my Mexican passport expired in March, would I have problems?
Mar
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comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
@DavidRicherby I think it measures the pollution in the air. Alternatively, the air is so thick with pollution that the GPS signals are blocked.