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comment Can I get a temporary/pay-as-you-go EC card for use in Germany?
@JonathanReez nope. They are "advanced".
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comment Can I get a temporary/pay-as-you-go EC card for use in Germany?
OK, doesn't sound too positive for me. When you say "only be transferred for free with a bank transfer from another european account" - do you mean a European account, or one denominated in Euros? I have the former, but not the latter...
Jul
8
comment Schengen Visa Refusal from the Spanish Consulate
Oh my word, that "diagram" has the worst coloring I've ever seen.
Jul
5
comment Bought economy and was issued first class ticket?
Actually, that's a good point, on BA short-haul there is typically a business cabin (or not, in this case); not first. I was probably thinking of US airlines here, which normally brand the non-economy cabin as First. But I think the general point is still true.
Jul
2
comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
@ecatmur, wonderful, that's the closest so far. Shame it's not available for Oyster.
Jul
2
comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
GayotFow, lose money from time to time because of an accidental incomplete journey...
Jul
2
comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
DumbCoder, it's not that weird, just a lack of joined-up thinking from TfL...
Jul
2
comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
@DumbCoder that is not correct on the DLR for example - those machines don't provide journey history. Also, I was looking in the question for a way to do it online.
Jul
2
comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
@DumbCoder as you say, that's not immediate, so doesn't give me a chance to fix it straight away.
Jul
2
comment Can I travel to Macedonia and Albania on Schengen visa? Do I need transit visa for Germany if my stay is less than 4 hours within the airport?
Ok, My mistake, I'm sorry. Still, the downvote stands. This is not at all obvious, it doesn't deserve an 'of course'.
Jul
2
comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
Michael Hampton, in general I am. Mistakes happen though.
Jul
2
comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
When you say "prepay monthly", I assume you mean a Travelcard? No, I maintain only a cash balance, with Auto Top-up.
Jul
2
comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
@GayotFow sure, I could ask then. I was actually really thinking of when I'm in the middle of the journey - i.e. on the train. If I touch out when I haven't touched in, I end up with an incomplete journey. Whereas if I can check if I haven't touched in, I can get off the train and know that I need to ask them to fix the situation :)
Jul
2
comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
@GayotFow which fellow?
Jul
2
comment Can I travel to Macedonia and Albania on Schengen visa? Do I need transit visa for Germany if my stay is less than 4 hours within the airport?
This is not correct. Neither Albania nor Macedonia are in the Schengen zone: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area#Membership.
Jun
24
comment How to adapt to Western Toilets from Indian-style toilets?
This topic is not obviously related to travel.
Jun
19
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
Gagravarr, just tried this technique (using the Qantas) for another booking (AA mileage booking, entirely flown by BA), and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the great tip.
Jun
16
comment How do airlines determine ticket prices?
@Gagravarr I was going to write the same thing as an answer, you should add it as one. Easily the best explanation I've seen of such a complex topic.
Jun
11
comment Is collecting miles for Cathay Pacific worth it for semi-frequent long-haul flights?
ah, I wasn't aware of that. I thought you meant operate flights. My bad.
Jun
11
comment Is collecting miles for Cathay Pacific worth it for semi-frequent long-haul flights?
"OW FF programs that operate in Hong Kong". They don't have to operate in Hong Kong. You can collect miles with airline A even if they operate at place C when you are flying with airline B from place C to place D.