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Aug
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comment Hostel prices in Belgium
Did you try looking at any of the common hostel booking sites online? What did that suggest?
Aug
26
comment Hostel prices in Belgium
What kind of accommodation are you looking for? Space on someone's floor? Hostel? Basic hotel? 5* hotel? Apartment? Other?
Aug
26
comment Ocean view east of Edinburgh
I'd suggest climbing one (or both!) of Carlton Hill and Arthur's Seat, with a map. See the sea from there, along with what's along the sea shore. Find how far you need to go to meet your definition of unsullied, hike back down and hop in the car!
Aug
26
comment What is the best US bank account to use for extended world travel
I have one card which charges me no overseas cash withdrawl fees, no additional fees, and offers the mastercard interbank spot rate (no additional %). Oh, and the card is free! They are a bit rare, but can exist
Aug
26
comment I am an Indian passport holder studying on F1 visa in USA ,want to travel Dubai for ten days, how to get Visa?
@edocetirwi They offer a few different ones. You can use their special website to apply for a normal tourist visa as well, including ones for > 7 days
Aug
25
reviewed Close Waiting in transit zone until Schengen visa is valid
Aug
25
comment How to change some details on the passport application AFTER it got submitted?
I wonder if this might be better on Expats, as the procedure probably differs since you're applying from abroad?
Aug
25
comment Why are there ashtrays in the bathrooms on nonsmoking flights?
As covered in this great talk - What Programmers can learn from Pilots about 18 minutes in, Lavatory Ashtrays are required for a 747 to be valid to take off, but weather radar isn't!
Aug
25
comment I am an Indian passport holder studying on F1 visa in USA ,want to travel Dubai for ten days, how to get Visa?
Where would you be staying in Dubai, in hotels, or with your family? And would you be flying there on Emirates, or some other airline? (Emirates have a special visa service)
Aug
25
revised I am an Indian passport holder studying on F1 visa in USA ,want to travel Dubai for ten days, how to get Visa?
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Aug
24
comment Booking several flight tickets with a single payment/invoice
Ring up / visit a "bricks and mortar" travel agent, and get them to ticket it all and give you a single invoice? OTAs do have advantages, but flexibility and paying for several things together aren't amongst them!
Aug
24
comment travel to london from ghana as U.S citizen
To leave Ghana? Or to enter the UK?
Aug
24
comment Do PINs added to chip-and-sign cards work at chip-and-PIN terminals?
The spiffy chaps and chapesses in Cambridge have shown several times that the pin option isn't secure either! While it does take some effort to get a Chip+Signature card, EU banks and CC firms do issue them, and places take them, so it's incorrect to make your blanket statement
Aug
24
comment Do PINs added to chip-and-sign cards work at chip-and-PIN terminals?
Not all European cards are Chip and Pin. Most, but not all. You can ask for a Chip and Signature card, and will receive one if you have a valid reason. I know at least one person with a recently UK-issued Chip+Signature credit card, but it does often lead to confusion when they use it, as the till spits out a signature slip instead of asking for a pin. Your statement that "A PIN is required for all Point-Of-Sale and ATM transactions" is therefore not correct
Aug
24
revised How long are you supposed to stay out of Israel after your 3 month tourist visa has expired in order to get another tourist visa?
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Aug
24
revised Which similar/confusable airport names are furthest apart?
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Aug
23
comment Deciphering Air Canada Fare Codes
Depends, some will exist just for a city pair, some will be more general (eg Norway to anywhere in the USA). No point us compiling a list, you can just go look up any one that interests you!
Aug
23
answered Deciphering Air Canada Fare Codes
Aug
23
comment Deciphering Air Canada Fare Codes
@MarkMayo They are semi-randomly assigned, but very much do have meaning!
Aug
23
comment Deciphering Air Canada Fare Codes
The first letter is the booking code, rest encodes the rest of the fare details. If you use the ITA Matrix to search for the same flights, it'll let you pull up the human-readable details of that exact fare if you drill down enough