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comment SpiceJet flight Goa to Hyderabad cancelled but no refund
@NateEldredge they texted the passenger asking for a call to reschedule. Not rescheduling can't really be interpreted as requesting a refund. This airline may be collapsing, but for an ordinary airline, it could have been a matter of "the 4pm flight is cancelled; please call us to choose the 5, 6, or 7pm instead." Someone who didn't call or go to the airport and take one of those alternate flights wouldn't exactly be mitigating their losses.
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comment SpiceJet flight Goa to Hyderabad cancelled but no refund
You didn't call them, you didn't try to reschedule, and you think they by esp or something will just randomly send you money? What makes you think any business will do that? Yes, getting through is a real hassle. But you can't just not bother and then say they owe you a full refund plus extra for the hassle of getting home the way you chose.
Dec
17
answered Are there any advantages to selecting the middle seat in an airplane?
Dec
17
comment Is there a legal limit to the amount of cash one can carry on domestic US flights
He had a backpack with all the money in it. I am sure he would not check something like that :-)
Dec
13
comment “Airport-friendly” suspenders with AIT
A better comparison than a belt would be a bra. Having caught a glimpse of the output screen of the nude o scope when it saw my glasses on the top of my head or a credit card in my pocket, I can report it doesn't "detect" a bra without underwires and is unlikely to detect this. But if it does, a pat down or removing your shirt will resolve anyone's concerns, right? There's no reason for anyone to separate you from supervising your child while they check that.
Dec
10
reviewed Close Historic flight altitude data?
Dec
10
comment Historic flight altitude data?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about aviation data, not travel
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open Can I stay longer than my visa states?
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open Exchange old Samoan currency outside of Samoa
Dec
10
revised Lost my passport and Schengen visa in Spain
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Dec
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comment Can I travel to France with my wife who does not have a visa?
See also travel.stackexchange.com/q/8738/46 which includes "if granted, a stateless persons' document is normally valid for travel to all countries"
Dec
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revised Can I travel to France with my wife who does not have a visa?
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Dec
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Dec
6
comment Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?
Learning that X is working on Y is not at all the same as learning to do Y, or studying Y, which is my point. Obviously some sort of knowledge (X is amazing, Y is going to transform our field, Z is horrible) happens at conferences or no-one would go. But you are not being taught material as you would be if you were attending for the purposes of study.
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revised Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?
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answered Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?
Dec
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comment Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?
I disagree. I present at conferences without pay regularly. I still call it business. What it isn't is work - and that's important.
Dec
5
revised long lay over in FRA Airport, will US Passport-holder be able to go outside of airport?
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Dec
4
comment Can you use vapes/e-cigs in Seattle airport or on a flight?
while I don't doubt these are the written rules for SeaTac, in late Sept 2014 I stood at a gate waiting to board and someone was vaping a few feet from me, and no airline or airport staff (there were plenty around) did or said anything.