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Jul
17
comment Fastest way to travel between London and Sheffield by train or airplane
This website gives an indication of the Doncaster-London travel time on the train: thetrainline.com/train-times/doncaster-to-london-kings-cross
Jun
9
comment How to find airline booking code before buying the ticket
Not sure if there's a 100% consistent way, and it depends how you are booking it. In my experience, if you are booking with the airline, some show it on their website, and others don't.
Dec
28
comment Is “gutter oil” a problem in any other country besides China?
This question appears to be off-topic because it's not clear what the relevance is to travel.
Nov
13
comment How to redeem an American Airlines voucher?
I'm pretty sure you will need to involve an agent to redeem it. Whether you'll have to mail it I'm not sure (it probably has a unique number on it?), but at the very least I'm pretty confident you'll need to call them.
Oct
25
comment How long to get from Covent Garden to Heathrow?
Most of the terminals are 5-10 minutes walk from the relevant LHR express station. However, Terminal 5 adds 4-5 mins on to the 15 minute figure you quoted, and Terminal 4 is even worse, as you have to change to another train at T1-3. So remember to factor that in.
Oct
2
comment Which airports are worth visiting as destinations in themselves?
@Frietjeoorlog, as I say, I'm looking for answers where there's already a consensus as to their noteworthiness - ideally with references that can be cited.
Sep
30
comment How to recognise/thank great cabin crew?
@HaLaBi, this is very helpful advice, thanks. Can you clarify why you say tips are "unacceptable"? It would never occur to me to give a (cash) tip, but I would assume that a small amount wouldn't be a problem in most cases? Or is it against airline policies to accept it?
Sep
26
comment On a stop in Amsterdam with KLM, if I want to visit the city, must I pay another boarding fee when coming back to airport?
Depending on your citizenship, remember to double-check on the need for visas etc. if you plan to leave the airport.
Sep
25
comment Will it be easy to find an automatic transmission car to rent in Killarney?
Mark, it's not so much a question of "mistakes". Almost every car rental agency treats even the car class as a "best-effort" only - which they tend to say explicitly in the T&Cs. I guess this makes managing their fleet easier. I've had precisely this problem before - reserving automatic, getting manual. About the only exception I know are "rent this specific model"-type bookings, such as some Hertz car classes. So I doubt they will put this in writing. Chances of getting what you asked for are good, but are unlikely to be guaranteed.
Sep
19
comment Which AA Admirals' Club location at DFW is most comfortable?
I've tried to make the criteria more specific.
Sep
19
comment Single-entry visa with multiple trips in short time
Unclear what you are asking.
Sep
19
comment Travel planning web sites
Ross, can you explain a little more about what makes duffelup compelling? Their website is pretty sparse.
Sep
17
comment Miles and more - unawarded miles in Y class
I think there's a good chance that either a) Giuseppe doesn't have a real "Y" class ticket, or b) The airline has made a mistake. Giuseppe, I would double check your ticket (see here for details: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/4772/…).
Sep
16
comment What's the typical worst-case for security timings at London City?
I should clarify I'm arriving by taxi, not DLR.
Sep
15
comment What's the typical worst-case for security timings at London City?
So you mean 1.5 hours in security? Really? That seems like a very long time. I know LCY is reputed to be efficient, that's why I'm a little doubtful - I was just looking for more specifics. 2h arrival beforehand is what I'd aim for at LHR, so by that logic LCY is no better...
Sep
10
comment Is there a powerstrip which accomodates most if not all AC power plugs?
@Andra, that sucks. Although as you'll notice, it has a UK plug on it, so ironically, you'd need an adapter anyway :)
Sep
10
comment What differences are there between First Class and Business Class on BA long-haul?
Thanks. Most of the on-ground benefits I'm already eligible for, except the Concorde room, as I'm already Oneworld Emerald. Plus, honestly, there's not that much difference between First and Business check-in! It's the onboard service I'm mostly curious about :)
Sep
10
comment What differences are there between First Class and Business Class on BA long-haul?
OK, I've changed the title so that yes/no is no longer acceptable either ;)
Sep
10
comment What differences are there between First Class and Business Class on BA long-haul?
@Gagravarr, granted, although I was talking about long-haul. Short-haul first class, especially in the US, isn't worth getting excited about :)
Sep
10
comment What differences are there between First Class and Business Class on BA long-haul?
@MarkMayo, I've changed it to BA as per your advice.