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comment Why does EasyJet require my ID details in advance?
@DCTLib Eurostar staff don't see your passport, and don't ask for it when booking. Heading from Europe to the UK, your passport is checked by French or Belgian immigration officers (Schengen exit) then immediately by British ones (UK juxtaposed entry), but never Eurostar
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comment Can you get from London to the French Alps by train, with no/minimal changes?
@JoeBlow The Ski Eurostar is a single direct train from London to the French alps - you board in London, and stay on board all the way to Bourg / Aime / Moutiers, very civilised! The Swiss option is a change of trains in Lille Europe, often just cross-platform
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comment On TGV (or other French long-distance trains), can you take the earlier/later train?
Why did you miss you train? If you missed the train due to other train related delays, then you're allowed to take a later train than booked no matter the ticket conditions
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comment Can you get from London to the French Alps by train, with no/minimal changes?
@JoeBlow The Swiss services are Eurostar London to Lille, then TGV Lyria from Lille via CDG and the LGV Interconnexion to avoid Paris
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comment Travelling from Saudi Arabia to Toronto on dual passports, visa waiver with American?
possible duplicate of Dual nationality, not sure how to switch passports!
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comment Costume photo booth in San Francisco
There's one in Kings Cross station, by Platform 9 3/4, which is always crazy busy with Harry Potter fans dressing up and having their photo taken!
Sep
16
comment 14 hour layover in Incheon, how to spend the time?
Have you checked if your nationality allows you to enter South Korea without a visa? That'll make a big difference to what you can / can't do with the layover!
Sep
16
comment Applying for “Aufenthaltsbewilligung – Familiengemeinschaft” from within Austria
Also, it's possible that this would be better on the Expatriates site rather than here, as it's about moving for long term not a short visit
Sep
16
comment Applying for “Aufenthaltsbewilligung – Familiengemeinschaft” from within Austria
What is the nationality of your husband, and what visa/permit/etc is he in Austria on?
Sep
15
comment What can you do about being forced to sit next to a very large passenger?
Speak to the cabin crew?
Sep
15
comment Queenstown, New Zealand private transfers
It's a ~2 hour drive, so any taxi driver is likely to be happy to take your money for the trip! Or are you after a shared transfer?
Sep
12
comment How do I get to/from Korcula/Dubrovnik in October?
Renting a boat might be a fun option - can you sail?
Sep
12
comment Why the different passport issues travelling US to Canada?
BA UK Domestic is special though - you can use your BAEC card as your ID!
Sep
12
comment Car hire fair usage policy
@greyshade Telecoms companies seem to get away with redefining normal English words in a way that most other companies and contracts aren't allowed to...
Sep
12
comment Car hire fair usage policy
Typically when you rent it'll say something like 500 miles per day or 1500 miles per rental or unlimited mileage, which will be repeated on the contract. What did yours say?
Sep
11
comment Transport pass for 5 days in Paris including 3 days in Villepinte
Did you try looking up the prices on RATP and comparing the costs?
Sep
11
comment What's the typical microclimate in the aircraft passenger cabin?
I've been on hot planes, cold planes and warm planes, so I'm not sure there's a single overall answer...
Sep
10
comment Questions about MileSAAver Economy rewards
IIRC The availability is lower for the AA redemption tickets with the lower mileage level, so that might be your biggest issue. Did you try looking for availability on a few flights you're interested in, to see if it's there + how many seats?
Sep
9
comment Begin a flight itinerary with a transfer
Given that a delay of only a few tens of minutes on the inbound leg could lead you to miss your onward flight, it sounds rather tight for a non-protected connection/transit to me
Sep
9
comment How to get travel insurance for a trip beginning in India and ending in the UK
Related: From whom can I buy travel insurance if I don't “live” anywhere?