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comment Flying into one airport and leaving from another
It all depends on cheap fare availability and rules. Try looking for an "open jaw" return though, eg UK to East coast, back from West coast, with a different ticket for the cross-country leg
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comment Train passport control from London to Paris
@DumbCoder Not since they agreed to herd all Brussels to Lille passengers into only carriage 18 you won't, not unless they loose someone from there. Thankfully, the extra border check in London for Brussels/Lille is now a very rare occurrence (and I speak from experience!)
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comment Pricing and booking mixed-class fares, with economy & premium economy combined?
Though personally, any time I need to book something with complicated fare class restrictions (eg some legs in one class, some in others), I find it simplest to phone up a travel agent and book with them!
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comment Pricing and booking mixed-class fares, with economy & premium economy combined?
When booking on the BA website, I find that if I ask for Premium Economy it normally puts you into regular Economy if PE isn't available (short haul, partner etc). Did you try the various airline's own website, in case one of them offers "PE or lower" rather than "PE or higher" logic?
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comment Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?
Almost all Americans have a very noticable accent! Some have a noticable but still easy for most to understand one, some noticable and hard for many non-Americans to follow, but all have an accent...
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comment Non-EU citizen applying UK visa, return ticket from France, should I book a return from UK for UK visa appliation?
You'll need to show how you plan to leave the UK, but that doesn't have to be a return ticket.
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comment Train passport control from London to Paris
There are no UKBA staff at St Pancras on the departures side, only French immigration staff checking passports. There are UKBA staff at St Pancras, but they're all on the arrivals side, where they sometimes pop out for spot checks
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comment How to take care of my bags with a 2.45h break in a train journey in Seattle?
Related: Place to store bags in Seattle for a few hours
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comment What is the best way to get from Antwerp to Calp in Spain by train?
With current timetables, yes. As the French and Spanish high speed rail networks continue to grow, you may be able to get it in one day. As it stands, if you leave Antwerp at 05:36 you can make it to Alicante by 22:47, if everything goes well, but that'll be too late to get to Calp that night
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comment UK medical Insurance
possible duplicate of I am a UK state pensioner (dual citizenship) now living in Canada returning for a 3 week visit to UK - will NHS cover me?
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comment Travelling by train in Germany, what's the best option to buy the ticket?
IC, or ICE, or ICE-sprinter? (They're different!)
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comment Travelling by train in Germany, what's the best option to buy the ticket?
What kind of train are you planning to get? There could be a big difference between a long distance high-speed train, and the local s-bahn
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comment Post paid cancelable hotel in Paris?
If you're going to hold the reservation, then cancel later, why do you care what they'd charge at checkin when you won't be ever checking in?
Jul
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comment rollerboard that just exceeds 28 inch in Amtrak train
Is it that you personally can't check luggage on the other trains, or that no checked luggage service is offered on the other trains so it's hand luggage only or nothing?
Jul
20
comment Is there a difference between Italy and other Schengen countries when applying for a visa?
If you don't have your travel planned out, how can they be fairly sure that you won't just turn up on a tourist visa and then do something other than what it'd been issued for? (eg work)
Jul
19
comment Do I need a transit visa to collect and re-check my luggage at Istanbul Ataturk airport?
Won't that depend on if it's one or two tickets though? If it's two tickets, and the first airline only checked as far at Istanbul, then they won't automatically be transferred...
Jul
18
comment Converting US Dollars to Euros in the UK without getting screwed with two transaction fees?
Find someone from Europe who's on their way to America, and change money with them?
Jul
18
comment How do you estimate how long it takes to get out of an airport?
@AdityaSomani This was before they opened the new terminal, on an international arrival. Was just trying to show how dramatically different it can be depending on the airport
Jul
17
comment How do you estimate how long it takes to get out of an airport?
As examples: Hand luggage only, from row 1, my record is probably sub 3 minutes from plane door open until I was out of the small European airport. Entering the US as a non-citizen under the visa waiver program, with baggage to collect, customs to clear, and the bizarre arrivals security check at Atlanta, I think my worst was about 3 hours... :(
Jul
17
comment How do you estimate how long it takes to get out of an airport?
May depend a lot on if they have checked bags to collect, if they qualify for the "speedy" locals line at immigration or if they have to wait for the "everyone else" slow queue, and if the country in question does "stop and review" customs or "walk through unless flagged down"