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comment Travelling from Delhi to Dubai to Istanbul (Turkey), staying at Dubai airport only for 7 hours: Do I need a visa for transit at airport?
possible duplicate of Can I through check my bags on separate bookings (international flights)?
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comment Can an airline operate a flight on the same route with the same flight number twice in one day?
Are you sure these are for the same day? I've seen lots of cases where eg Airline Flight 123 leaves at 8am on some days, and 2pm others, that's quite normal
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comment Applying for a Schengen while having another used Schengen visa
Have you tried asking the Spanish Embassy if they'd be willing to issue you with a visa for just the 24th-30th?
Apr
14
comment Is there a database of hotels that shows what loyalty systems they accept?
Also, don't forget that some hotel chains let you pick between either their own points scheme, or certain airline/related schemes, but only Hilton let you do both, and not all chains support all airlines
Apr
14
comment Is there a database of hotels that shows what loyalty systems they accept?
Each of the major chains have their own list of brands, is that as simple as what you're after?
Apr
12
comment How to get the best currency exchange rates for USD, when not in the US
@Flimzy Will you be able to withdraw USD from an ATM in Mexico though?
Apr
5
comment How can I tell hotels exist that aren't on the booking web sites?
For somewhere small, I've often had good luck ringing up the Tourist Information office and asking them. In a small place they generally know all the options, from camp sites through luxury hotels, but they rarely put this info online themselves (it's typically a few sheets of paper they print out!)
Apr
4
comment How much should I expect to pay for a 3 hour “longtail” boat ride around Ko Phi Phi Island?
How western do you look? And do you speak any Thai?
Apr
4
comment Right to accomodation in case of delayed flight, missing connecting flight
What was the nationality of the operating airline? That can affect what set of rules cover them on delays
Apr
4
comment Multi currency bank account for my travel
Can you not follow the advice on When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money? and get a local account/card with no overseas fees + interbank rate? That'll work out cheaper than any money transfer you find
Apr
3
comment Is 1 hour and 30 mins enough time in Atlanta Airport?
IIRC, Atlanta is quite a big airport with various parts. What bits of the terminal are you arriving in and departing from? And is it all one ticket?
Apr
1
comment Other than Eurostar, are there any sub-4-hour options to get between London and Lille (without a car)?
There's a few airports not too far away (Paris CDG, Lille, Brussels, Rotterdam), just not sure if it's possible to get to the airport, through the airport, fly, and back out the other side in under 4 hours, hence the question!
Mar
31
comment Is the European driving license valid as ID in Europe?
A driving license provides no information on citizenship, and thus fails to provide proof of eligibility to use the Freedom Of Movement rights. I think what that site probably means by identity documents is National ID cards (where issued)
Mar
31
comment How do I secure the cheapest fare on the Thalys?
Are you on their mailing list? I'm always getting emails from them about special sale fares, which are almost always specific on dates, routes, numbers of seats etc
Mar
31
comment Is the European driving license valid as ID in Europe?
For identification or immigration purposes? Only EU Driving Licenses say nothing about your nationality, so while it may prove who you are, it doesn't prove where you're allowed to enter...
Mar
31
comment Transit visa obtainable at Zurich Airport
What sort of visa do you have for Croatia? (It might already cover you, as Croatia is set to join Schengen in a few years time)
Mar
27
comment In which SF neighborhood should we look for accommodation?
@KarlT You should edit your question to include this information directly. (My hint - check in/around Mission)
Mar
27
comment If I book a Eurostar ticket through SNCB, how can I attach my Eurostar Frequent Traveller details to the booking?
Doh, completely missed that on the first page, I was looking for it later on...
Mar
27
comment What should I do if I feel the pilot is guiding the flight in the wrong direction?
I've been on several planes with moving maps which have shown us going the "wrong way", but always that was due to avoiding weather or air traffic restrictions, never the pilot being lost / confused / other. I fear you'd get lots and lots of false positives!
Mar
26
comment Are medical doctors legally doctors wherever they are?
Some airlines (such as BA) carry additional medical supplies that the crew aren't allowed to use, but can be used by a Doctor if there's one on-board and they need it. So, at least some airlines have planned to allow "random" doctors on board to help where required!