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Feb
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comment Pricing and booking mixed-class fares, with economy & premium economy combined?
Yes, sometimes ATA can't find a suitable route and puts a little grey exclamation point icon with a popover that says "Preferred cabin is not available on some flights." But that doesn't really help the case where you intentionally want to fly economy on a short flight where premium economy is available.
Jan
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Nov
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comment Are carry-on bags being weighed on long-haul flights?
Yes, generally a small backpack is considered the same as a purse, and is not considered a carry-on bag.
Sep
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Dec
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Apr
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comment Is there a way to get to the top of Mount Everest without hiking too far?
Is Everest really hard because of the technical skills required, or because just hiking is incredibly hard in that high an elevation?
Mar
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Jun
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comment How do Hostels work in Europe?
One thing I would add about chains: sometimes the hostel in City A can book you into a hostel from the same chain in City B, even though that hostel shows as booked up on the web reservation systems. I did this for Wombats in particular, and some other one that I don't remember. Really saved me.
May
8
comment Avoiding the traveller's 'fanny pack' / money-belt
The other historical factor here is that there used to be paper airline tickets, which you could not lose and were worth hundreds of dollars. It was often suggested that you carry them on you at all times, and moneybelts seem to be sized for them rather than currency.
May
1
answered How much does it add to a North America / Australia journey to go “the wrong way”?
Apr
24
comment Which website to use when choosing local US flights?
Some of them do tweak it a bit to try to cover the airlines that don't use the central reservation systems. For instance, Kayak used to load the Southwest timetable into their system so they could show that the flights existed, but they didn't have pricing or availability.