Reputation
36,021
Next tag badge:
217/100 score
19/20 answers
Badges
11 108 247
Impact
~1.3m people reached

Apr
27
revised Is it legal for a US citizen to travel to Cuba?
edited tags
Apr
27
comment Why is it sometimes difficult to get a receipt for a flight
Are you booking directly with airlines, or via big-name OTAs (Online Travel Agencies), small OTAs, or bricks'n'mortar TAs?
Apr
27
revised Tatkal automatically cancel
edited tags
Apr
27
revised Non-EU spouse of EU citizen travelling to Australia with the EU residence and travel document
edited tags; edited title
Apr
27
reviewed Close Can I travel from USA to Germany with valid US B1 visa and schengen visa Issued In India
Apr
27
reviewed Leave Open How do I get a self-addressed envelope from Canada to USA?
Apr
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
26
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
Apr
26
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!
Apr
26
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!
Apr
26
answered Travelling with ESTA, 1h30min in JFK connection flight
Apr
26
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
Apr
26
answered Heathrow to Oxford without going through London
Apr
25
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!
Apr
25
answered How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
Apr
24
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?
Apr
24
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)
Apr
24
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)
Apr
23
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!
Apr
23
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