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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


Aug
26
comment Do airlines replace cancelled short-haul flights by buses? If not, why not?
@MeNoTalk The Embraer ERJ-135 that was cancelled in my case has 37 seats. It seems small airplanes are common on short-haul flights. For comparison, some double-decker buses have 84 seats. Theoretically, airlines might bother to have more satisfied customers (5 hour delay vs. 36 hour delay).
Aug
26
asked Do airlines replace cancelled short-haul flights by buses? If not, why not?
Aug
26
comment Languages spoken in the Netherlands
Was it really about budget?
Aug
22
comment Is it possible to downgrade a business/first class flight to economy without the ticket purchaser knowing?
Why is it cruel to find a mother with an infant?
Aug
20
comment Will any 220-110 voltage adaptor work for a laptop and/or tablet?
Your laptop has a converter anyway.
Aug
19
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Another scenic pass, near the Stelvio pass
Aug
19
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Aug
19
answered Another scenic pass, near the Stelvio pass
Aug
19
comment Do I “Need” a luggage lock in the US?
How about criminals adding smuggling goods into your bag at one end of the border, and taking it out at the other end?
Aug
19
comment Another scenic pass, near the Stelvio pass
Pass Umbrail is very close, but I would go for the Pass Dal Fuorn (Ofenpass).
Aug
15
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Aug
14
revised Can I know where I need to go to experience a given weather type?
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Aug
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revised Can I know where I need to go to experience a given weather type?
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Aug
14
answered Can I know where I need to go to experience a given weather type?
Aug
14
comment Can I know where I need to go to experience a given weather type?
@NateEldredge For a day ahead they can be, certainly if there are mountains in-between. For a week ahead, likely not.
Aug
12
comment Flexible car rental in Seattle or Vancouver
What if all the cars are reserved from a time shortly after the end of the rental period?
Aug
9
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Aug
8
comment looking up movie show times in london
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about movies, not travel
Aug
6
asked Is there any scheduled bus service at Eastern Iowa Airport (CID)?
Jul
31
comment Can I take a bicycle on the Windsor/Detroit truck ferry?
Hmm. This fellow seems to have succeeded. Or maybe I qualify as hazardous material if I carry some camping fuel ;-).