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comment Why must you be over 18 to use an ePassport gate?
There's currently a trial at some airports for children 12+ to be able to use the e-passport gates, so not sure the above can be true given that
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comment Why must you be over 18 to use an ePassport gate?
There's currently a 6-month trial of allowing children aged 12+ to use the e-passport gates at some airports, eg London Heathrow Terminal 5. The Daily Mail hates this so it may not get rolled out after the trial, despite reducing queues :/
Apr
27
comment Prepaid phone for use in Canada
Do you really need a whole new phone? Are you sure you wouldn't just be better getting a Canadian pay-as-you-go sim (for which we have existing questions) and popping that into an existing phone?
Apr
27
comment Train Route from CDG to Calais
Minor nit - the effective public transport link between the two Lille stations is the Lille Metro. The Lille Europe tram stop is actually a short walk from the station, and the trams aren't nearly as frequent as the metro! That said, unless it's raining, it's normally quicker and easier to just walk...
Apr
27
comment Is it still necessary to pre-request a vegetarian meal on intercontinental flights?
What's your backup plan if, when the crew reach you, all they've got left is the chicken or the beef? (i.e. the handful of non-special veggie meals were taken by previous passengers)
Apr
27
comment Are flight attendants really happy?
Depends who you're flying with - at least some US cabin crew (as an example recently mocked by the Emirates / Jennifer Aniston advert) aren't smiling as they aren't happy....
Apr
26
comment Tourist visa application
Which country are you apply to for a visa?
Apr
26
comment UK Rail Replacement Bus delay - can you still claim Delay Repay?
@jacoman891 While the exact timings of a TOC's Delay Repay are specific to them, I believe that the overall scheme of Delay Repay is common across most companies. The question isn't "is this 35 minute delay on TOC X enough for their Delay Repay", it's "does a rail replacement bus trigger Delay Repay"
Apr
26
comment Being late to a train (UK) because of overground/underground cancellation?
Manchester Airport is a special case - TPE Airport Advance tickets are valid in the case of flight delays of up to 3 hours
Apr
26
comment I was banned for drunk driving 4 years ago in the UK. Will this affect my Russian visa application?
@EugeneO The US may not consider those things criminal, but many other places do! eg US citizens with DUIs have big issues going to Canada, but not the other way around
Apr
26
comment What does “The following London stations are available for travel with the chosen ticket” mean?
@HenningMakholm I've checked with the experts on the Rail UK Forums, and they've confirmed it's valid Reading-Clapham-London Bridge, or Reading-Waterloo-Waterloo East-London Bridge, both of those being train-only routes (no tube allowed)
Apr
26
comment What does “The following London stations are available for travel with the chosen ticket” mean?
Because it's a valid station for the ticket, but only if you don't take the underground. If you want to take the underground, you need to buy the more expensive ticket to London Zone U1 rather than London Terminals
Apr
26
comment Is it more economical for a traveller to rent a car or use ZipCar, for Vancouver and Victoria?
Depends on what you intend to do - certainly some holidays in Vancouver and Victoria of that length can be done entirely by public transport, including getting between the two!
Apr
26
comment Are the luggage storage lockers at Brussels-Midi still available for use in April 2016 after recent security clampdowns?
I'm heading through Brussels Midi tomorrow afternoon, I'll try to remember to check if no-one has beaten me to it!
Apr
26
comment What’s different when airbnb'ing in a boat?
I suspect the answer is going to differ a lot between someone renting out one room on a canal barge in the middle of a landlocked city vs someone renting out a whole sailing boat in a harbor by the sea, so I think it's just too general sorry
Apr
25
comment How can AT&T charge me to use WiFi while I'm abroad?
Are you sure that price isn't for being able to log into paid-for wireless access points abroad using your AT&T credentials?
Apr
25
comment Best and fastest transportation from Gatwick to Heathrow airport
@Calchas There's a handful of private jet movements at Heathrow each day, crazily enough - Heathrow made a big thing of banning charter and private flights during the Olympics but otherwise they're allowed and occuring
Apr
25
comment Best and fastest transportation from Gatwick to Heathrow airport
Once you've had to get in a car, drive to another airport, go in there, get on board, fly, get off, into next car and drive again, outside of times of heavy traffic the taxi/motorbike option looks quicker overall!
Apr
22
comment Which Oyster card should I get as a foreign visitor to London?
@JonathanReez Nope - children under 11 travel free on the tube when with a paying adult so they only need the one
Apr
22
comment France to Doha without flying
Quite related: Quickest way from London to Dubai without flying?