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comment Heathrow to Oxford without going through London
In some ways it's the worst of both worlds - higher costs + changes + bus stops nearer the city centre than the train. Also, Oxford<->Reading fast trains take between 25 and 35 minutes, depending on if they stop at Didcot, and if they're likely to get stuck behind anything else
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comment Difference in first name on ticket vs. passport
possible duplicate of Airplane ticket booked under my middle name
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comment Who is responsible for flight delays caused by emergencies?
If your mother was delayed flying from the EU, or was on a EU-based carrier, she'd have been entitled to refreshments under EU-261. A flight to the EU on a non-EU carrier like Turkish isn't covered. Something to consider for carrier selection for next time!
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comment What route of transportation between Oxford and Amsterdam optimizes economy and convenience?
@Willeke I know a few people who live some way west of London who love the daytime service, and some who've tried it and said never again, all seems to depend on what you like and what your needs are!
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answered Travelling with ESTA, 1h30min in JFK connection flight
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comment Heathrow to Oxford without going through London
Conductors will walk through the first class area on inter-terminal transfers, charging or kicking people out. Announcements and videos and signs all make clear that transfer is free in standard class only. Conductors then do a ticket check + ticket sales after leaving T123
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answered Heathrow to Oxford without going through London
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comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
I've just booked a ticket with both BA and AA numbered flights operated by BA (it's complicated...), the above is how I got my two different BA references. You might almost want to join the BAEC just for this bit, then change the details back to AAdvantage after you have the details!
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answered How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
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comment How can an international student move his stuff to New York from TOronto
Can you clarify why you want to move your things to New York before you have your US visa?
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comment How do you buy the right train ticket in the UK?
@eleanora I doubt you'd get a machine to tell you that - ticket restrictions can be more complicated than that, eg by route. Ticket office and station staff can normally explain them to you, and may even have printed sheets listing what trains you can/can't get with certain tickets. (eg Oxford station staff will give you a printed list of trains an off peak ticket isn't valid on coming back from London if you ask)
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comment Food Allergies in Europe
A lot of smaller places like bakeries seem to have a sign somewhere saying "we sometimes use nuts, so we can't guarantee anything free of nuts, sorry" (in the equivalent local form)
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comment Is there secure bicycle parking at the Reading train station?
Cycling provision in the UK is "complicated", with lots of non-joined-up thinking and mixtures of pro and anti cycling... One option is to get a bike reservation on your train, and take the bike with you. Another is to take it to a bike shop in Reading (eg Evans Cycles) for a minor bit of work, and collect it on your return!
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comment Is there secure bicycle parking at the Reading train station?
Huge numbers of people cycle to Oxford station then get the train, and yet the 600 bike parking spaces there are just hoops you lock your bike to. Only something like a quarter of the spaces are covered, and there's no staff manning it! See Google Streetview
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comment Thalys surcharge with “Any Dutch Station” ticket
Eurostar will happily sell you either a Eurostar+Thalys ticket, valid on specific trains, or Eurostar to Any Dutch Station ticket valid on one Eurostar and any non-Thalys after that. Your best bet is probably to ring Eurostar and ask what the change fee would be to switch it to a Eurostar+Thalys ticket (all Eurostar tickets are now at least somewhat flexible)
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comment Thalys surcharge with “Any Dutch Station” ticket
Are you booking a Eurostar+connections ticket, or a Rail+Sail ticket? (Answer will differ)
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comment Travelling with ESTA, 1h30min in JFK connection flight
Is it all on one ticket, or are you changing tickets? And is it all with American Airlines, or are you changing from someone else (eg BA, Iberia) to AA in New York?
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comment Travelling with ESTA, 1h30min in JFK connection flight
TripIt will generally only tell you about terminals and gates on the day of the flight, once the airline has decided on them
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comment Is there secure bicycle parking at the Reading train station?
I haven't been hunting for bike parking since they finished all the station work at Reading, but it always used to be just a bunch of bike hoops. Unless you've found specific reference to something like a "Bike Locker", assume the bike parking is both free and unsupervised
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