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comment How strictly do large car-hire companies in Central Europe enforce the license age condition?
I think your biggest risk is even if they gave you a car, you probably wouldn't be insured if you didn't meet the stated requirements. That means that if you had any sort of accident, you'd be left with having to pay the whole thing...
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comment How can I get boarding card in UK Gatwick airport with Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV)?
Gatwick is in the process of shuffling airlines between terminals, partly so that Easyjet can have all its flights in the same place. They're doing lots of building works for those changes, so I don't know what the situation is right now, but TK and BA should end up in the same terminal when it's all done...
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comment How long before my flight should I arrive at Mumbai airport?
I don't think BA premium services can help you get through exit immigration or security quicker (they can't at Bangalore, but they do stop people cutting in front of you which helps a little!), so I think those are the things that'll take you the most time. Based on my experiences in Indian airports, potentially quite a lot of time...
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comment type of hostels for solo traveler
Pick ones with decent sized communal areas?
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comment Bringing only cash to Japan - Any tips on how I should protect the money?
Even a bad card is likely to be better than a Currency Changer's rate, so take out a chunk at a time
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comment Bringing only cash to Japan - Any tips on how I should protect the money?
Why are you bringing cash? Why not follow the advice on When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?
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comment Expired P1 visa from Argentina
Note that the US is a bit different to many countries. Visas for the US allow for entry, but are different to your legal status there. (Most places the visa and your status will line up)
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comment BA - Cancel Domestic Leg of European Flight
Yes it'll be cancelled, £35 is the change fee for an avios booking
May
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comment What swimming suit options are acceptable for a self-conscious recreational swimmer in Belgium and Western Europe?
Note that the rules in France and Spain seem to be stricter than in the UK, which has caught me out a few times when my normal UK swimming gear has been in some way incompatible with that pools in those two countries have required
May
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comment Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?
If you fail to be there in time for a non-rail related reason, you're out of luck. If you can show it's due to a different ToC, then the you're ok. From the Conditions of Carriage If you purchase an Advance ticket, you must use that ticket in the train specified when you book your ticket. However, if you miss this service because a previous connecting train service was delayed you will be able to travel on the next service provided by the Train Company with whom you were booked to travel without penalty.
May
24
comment What's the best way to get from the Paddington Station to these London museums?
If you're a fan of walking, and the weather's nice, you could walk it all and see a lot of London (eg Paddington via Hyde Park to the Kensington Museums, through some posh bits down to the river, along the river past Parliament to the Tate Modern, then up through the city to the British Museum), but it'll eat into your museum time and you'd already got a huge amount packed in...
May
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comment Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?
On changing between AP tickets, it's not the case if you've allowed "enough time", see details linked from this question
May
23
comment From booking to boarding: What is typically the shortest time to book a flight until boarding?
At London City, you might be able to get away with as low as about 25 minutes. At a large airport it'll depend if you're already air-side or not
May
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comment Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?
Generally speaking, advanced tickets are available for a single long distance train, two long distance trains from the same company, or one long distance train plus a local train of any company. Reading-Lancaster needs both Cross Country and Virgin West Coast long distance trains, which is probably why you're struggling :/
May
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comment Is it OK to play the piano housed in the lobbies of hotels?
I've seen pianos in some places (eg airports and railway stations) with signs on them encouraging people to sit down and play them. Without such a sign, asking seems best
May
16
comment Can I change terminals to have access to Lounges at Heathrow without a transit visa
Normally changing terminals in Heathrow isn't allowed without a departing flight from there. However... At the transfer bus gates in T5, there's signs up about the lounge in T3, so I think it might be allowed to transfer to T3 for that then return (the poorly sign-posted way)
May
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comment Can I change terminals to have access to Lounges at Heathrow without a transit visa
There's a pay-for lounge opening in T5 in July or August, how soon do you travel?
May
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comment Is there a way to find out meal timing in a long-haul flight?
Slight correction - on good airlines in high classes, you can choose when you want to eat!
May
14
comment Killing 11 hours time in Heathrow, London Airport
For sightseeing though, the Heathrow Express doesn't get you anywhere all that helpful and is expensive. Probably better to take the Piccadilly line, which does pass by many of the main tourist spots and is almost as quick when you factor in the change
May
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comment Internal train travel in France - cheaper on day, or when pre-booked from UK?
I'd suggest using Loco2 or Capitaine Train - I find they both have much better interfaces than the main SNCF sites, and they sell at the same price!