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Nov
17
comment If there are no planes flying into Nancy, can I schedule my own connecting flight from Strasbourg? Or anywhere for that matter?
@DavidRicherby Even Paris doesn't have direct flights to Louisville or Indianapolis. Nor does Heathrow, so I suspect neither offers any translatlantic flight. Imataloss will have to go via Detroit or New York or Washington or something.
Nov
17
comment If there are no planes flying into Nancy, can I schedule my own connecting flight from Strasbourg? Or anywhere for that matter?
@Relaxed Yes, it's the combination of the size and the train travel time that's too small to sustain flights. Is flying to Luxembourg really a viable option between Roissy and Nancy? I don't know how well-connected Nancy and Luxembourg airport are. There aren't many flights between Paris and Luxembourg.
Nov
15
comment How bad is it to overstay my Schengen visa by 6 days?
There's a passport control when you exit the Schengen area. They'll scan your passport and update the record for your visa in the database, and I'm pretty sure that a message will pop up on the official's screen telling them that you overstayed. The consequence may well be a fine and a Schengen visa interdiction lasting several years.
Nov
7
comment Is an Oyster card worth it for 3 days?
The part about Oyster is a duplicate, but not the part about Heathrow to Balham.
Nov
7
comment Is an Oyster card worth it for 3 days?
Most of your questions (but not the Heathrow–Balham bit) are answered at Transportation from St Pancras station to ExCel convention center. If you're going to make at least two trips in central London, then an Oyster card is cheaper than paper tickets.
Nov
7
comment Is an Oyster card worth it for 3 days?
The price cap is not available on standard oyster cards? When did that change? Last I was in London, a day pass would be automatically counted if it was cheaper than individual tickets. A benefit of standard Oyster cards is that they can be fully refunded (though this isn't worth the hassle if you leave London in such a way that there's no open ticket office at your exit point). See Transportation from St Pancras station to ExCel convention center — is any part of that answer wrong?
Nov
3
comment Is there a Paris equivalent of London's Oyster Pay-As-You-Go?
@tohecz True, but for most occasional visitors it's not worth getting a carnet for point-to-point tickets. Beware that these tickets are magnetic and employees are not as accommodating as they used to be when a ticket becomes demagnetized. I think the rules have changed and the ticket is now officially invalid if it has become demagnetized.
Oct
28
comment Travel times during peak hours in Los Angeles
@Karlson I don't get it. How are standard traffic patterns not related to traveling (by car, bus or taxi)?
Oct
26
comment Cheapest (and hopefully fastest) option for family to transfer from CDG to ORY
@StephenKennedy On the contrary, the answer to “options from A to B” would be the right page on adp.fr whereas an answer to a specific situation (X hours, children) is a specific question that we can answer with specific expertise.
Oct
17
comment What my options on getting between San Francisco and San Jose?
possible duplicate of From San Francisco airport to the South Bay by public transit
Oct
15
comment Languages in Bulgaria?
@AleksG From Bulgaria, Russia is quite a way across the Black Sea.
Oct
9
comment Can US cards be used in countries with chip-and-pin systems?
@jwenting The general rollout of chips on payment cards in France started in 1992. This was before EMV.
Sep
26
comment What neighborhoods in Paris are the least commercialized?
@DavidRicherby Assuming it's true, I'm the Pope.
Sep
26
comment What neighborhoods in Paris are the least commercialized?
@guigui42 Visiting the suburbs is not a common tourist activity, indeed. But the question was about seeing the “authentic Paris”. How is seeing where people actually live not authentic?
Sep
26
comment What neighborhoods in Paris are the least commercialized?
Maybe there are “colourful” Parisians who would do these tings, but they don't sound like typical activities for a Parisian.
Sep
20
comment Where do I find my Credit card holder (me) id?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a request for technical support with some website.
Sep
18
comment Accommodation on the European E-paths
@MichaelPell Cross-posting on Stack Exchange is mostly forbidden. Generally speaking, if you post the same question in multiple places on the Internet, you should mention that and provide links, so that people don't independently work on similar answers in different venues.
Sep
10
comment Traveling to USA via Canada
It's not so simple: for ESTA purposes, time spent in Canada between visits in the US counts against the 90-day limit. I think this isn't a problem here because Mike won't be entering the US until after leaving Canada (assuming a direct flight from the UK, without changing planes in the US), but it bears checking.
Aug
18
comment Is a US visa valid without an entry stamp?
@Karlson The question starts with “I would be travelling to the US”, so (s)he is not “traveling from 3rd country to another 3rd country”. And the question continues “with H4 visa”, so presumably the interview must have happened.
Aug
9
comment Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?
@DavidRicherby The latter, since the question is about driving from the Netherlands to France, which obviously refers to the mainland in the absence of any specific mention of overseas territories. Do you have a point?