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Dec
21
comment Are there any InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) properties in Sri Lanka?
Platinum is a bit "meh" in many (but not all) IHG hotels, so I wouldn't suggest getting it for the benefits - and I say that as someone who's now made Spire! The bonus points packages normally post as elite-qualifying, if you're trying to qualify on points booking one with 5k or 10k bonus is your easiest. If you're going on nights, and you can't just short-circuit the process by getting the right credit card, check flyertalk for cheap hotels!
Dec
21
comment Are there any InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) properties in Sri Lanka?
If you're after a cheap night to qualify for Accelerate, check on flyertalk as there's a fair bit of discussion there on the cheapest hotels especially near airports. Note that you will have to check in in person - just booking isn't enough!
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
17
comment Is there any airline/alliance that offers round the world tickets for more than a year?
I've got a feeling that that might be an IATA ticketing restriction, hopefully someone like @Calchas can confirm!
Dec
16
comment Can I fly with a Christmas turkey on a domestic flight within the UK?
@Joulupukki If it hadn't been slaughtered, then it comes under transporting live animals, which is an entirely different question! Especially as the UK, unlike the USA, doesn't have Comfort Animals / Emotional Support Animals so you'll struggle to take your live turkey with you as an ESA on the flight...
Dec
16
comment Can I fly with a Christmas turkey on a domestic flight within the UK?
Personally, I'd probably just find a decent butcher at the far end, and buy the turkey on arrival...
Dec
16
comment When using SmartGate in Australia with dual passports, which one do you use?
I'd suggest you pretend that all references to Aussies in the page you cite apply to Aussie or Kiwi, and go with the Kiwi one on those grounds!
Dec
16
comment Is there a specific reason for having a very short window for passengers to get to the boarding gate before closing it?
You were flying the passenger-hating RyanAir, so who knows... Generally though late boarding gate announcement is due to late plane arrival, especially at airports where planes pretty much take the next free gate rather than having dedicated ones
Dec
16
comment Is there a specific reason for having a very short window for passengers to get to the boarding gate before closing it?
The late gate announcement is normally caused by the incoming plane being delayed, so they don't know where it'll come in at. Almost certainly they will have closed the gate later than expected too
Dec
16
comment Until when can you (for a fee) change a UK advanced purchase train ticket?
These weren't print-at-home / downloaded tickets, they were regular rectangular green&orange tickets. I wanted to change, for the fee and any fare difference, before departure but couldn't work out how
Dec
16
comment When using SmartGate in Australia with dual passports, which one do you use?
Do you have multiple Australian passports, or an Aussie/Kiwi one and a non-Aussie/Kiwi one?
Dec
16
asked Until when can you (for a fee) change a UK advanced purchase train ticket?
Dec
15
comment Why don't travel site allow comparing airline fares for an unaccompanied minor?
As this is a specialised service that not all airlines offer, and not all indirect routings support, I think you're going to have to just phone up the full service airlines in turn and ask them to price it manually
Dec
15
comment Do airlines bear responsibility if the shuttle bus is delayed?
Do you mean the bus between the plane and the terminal building? Or some other bus?
Dec
15
comment Twice UK business visitor visa refusal because of large deposit, what next?
They will have refused you on some specific grounds, something like 4.2 appendix Y or similar. We need to know those exact ones to be able to help
Dec
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
13
comment KBP-AMS-MSP-XNA Connection time? Is 1h30 enough to make flight at AMS and MSP?
Will it all be on one ticket?
Dec
12
comment Is travelling as an international courier still a possibility for cheap air travel?
Are you affiliated with this service? Have you tried it? Do you know how it works for customs stuff? (Sounds like a good way to get jailed for a few decades when you mule across a few kilos of drugs....)
Dec
12
comment Beyond worried and stressed that I won't get my student visa to France on time
Note for close voters - the OP is only going to france for one semester, so that's on topic here, not an Expats thing. (If they were going for 1+ years, that's Expats, one term/semester is here)
Dec
12
comment U.K. General tourist visa refused - Chennai
Your refusal should have mentioned some specific clauses you were refused under, eg something like 4.2 appendix e, possibly more than one of those. Can you please edit your question to list the exact reasons for the refusal, rather than your summary, as we need the exact reasons to be able to help