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comment How close to the end of my Vietnam tourist visa can I still get an extension (through an agent)?
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comment Will I have to recheck my bags?
Is this all on one through ticket, or are you changing tickets?
19h
comment St.Pancras to King's Cross
Evening Thameslink services are often a bit late, so part of that 15 minutes could well be padding to cope with slightly late arrivals
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comment St.Pancras to King's Cross
You don't have to cross the road if you don't want to - there's an underground walkway with escalators and lifts to get you between the two. Handy if it's raining!
Apr
11
comment Will my passport get stamped? Flying JFK>SVO>MAD
All on a single ticket, or did you book two different tickets?
Apr
11
comment At Brussels Midi station, can you access the Eurostar Business Premier lounge when going to Lille or Calais?
I worry that the person replying to you hasn't actually read the question properly, and has just cut'n'pasted a standard reply. Railteam top tier cards are accepted for entry into the lounge, provided you can physically get to it. My worry is that while a suitable card might get you in, it's useless if security won't let you to the door to try...
Apr
11
comment Can I buy (liquid) duty free at Dublin airport, before going through pre-clearance?
I can confirm this is correct - just bought some duty free, it was put in this style of bag, and went through the pre-clearance security without problems or comment
Apr
11
comment On United's PQD Requirement for Non-US Denizens
Presumably the OP will be OK though, as they'd still be getting some bills/post/etc to their parents address?
Apr
10
comment Hiking around Vancouver, Canada?
Plenty of shore-ish level hikes around the coast and headlands, but very little climb. Would that sort of thing interest you?
Apr
8
comment Getting from Dublin Airport to Dublin Ferryport by public transport?
Ah, the 747 bus seems to go much further East than I expected, that might be an option. Not sure about the taxi, it's a friend who's doing the trip (I just got roped into working out how...)
Apr
8
comment Are there drinking water fountains airside at London City Airport?
Only cold water taps with no storage tank are safe to drink from, so only some bathroom taps will work, not all
Apr
8
comment UK visa refused (pakistani nationals) - need advice on fresh application
Do you have a job to return to in the UAE? A house/flat on a long term lease? Family? Strong ties to the community there, eg member of a sports group, key member in a religious group etc?
Apr
7
comment Orlando ESTA Visa Waiver
If you go to the CBP ESTA website and pick the Retrieve Previously Submitted Authorization to Travel to the United States option, does that show you as still holding a valid and unexpired ESTA?
Apr
7
comment How to change flight dates without paying a high price?
Don't forget about travel insurance with cancellation coverage - that can sometimes cover rebooking fees / cancellation fees if the reason for travel delay is illness or family emergency. (Read the fine print carefully though!)
Apr
7
comment Having a Skype (video/voice) in public in Paris
Did you try looking up co-working spaces? (This is quite a good map of them in France)
Apr
7
comment Why does luggage need to be rechecked across two American carriers?
On two different tickets that would be very common - carriers tend to only check across ticket changes within their alliances, but on a single through ticket the baggage should have been checked through. Did your friend try asking for a supervisor? (Might have been a new and not yet fully trained checkin staff)
Apr
7
comment Traveling with a lot of luggage at Heathrow - getting help?
Porters at Heathrow are inside the customs area (wearing red, with trolleys, and with ID badges)
Apr
7
comment Traveling with a lot of luggage at Heathrow - getting help?
They wait in a roughly central place in the baggage claim hall, by the carousels, before customs. They are definitely in a customs controlled space. They wear red and are fairly easy to spot when you descend from passport control
Apr
5
comment Can I convince embassies to accept my overpaid credit card as a proof of funds?
Some credit cards will allow you to refund an over-payment by cheque or bank transfer - is there any hope for having paypal load it onto your credit card, then pull the funds back from the card into your bank?
Apr
5
comment Can I convince embassies to accept my overpaid credit card as a proof of funds?
Would your credit card company give you a statement showing available funds or similar? You could then use that to show how much you had available, which would be positive balance + normal credit limit