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Jan
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reviewed No Action Needed Transit without visa through Sydney international airport when changing carriers
Jan
2
reviewed Close Is it possible to carry pepper spray for self-defense?
Jan
2
reviewed Close In what countries does 911 work as an emergency number?
Jan
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reviewed No Action Needed What does this pen notation in my UK entry stamp mean?
Jan
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comment How bad does traffic get between East Hamilton and Oakville, Ontario?
mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/trip/… is what you need. Not useful to a visitor from elsewhere because they wouldn't recognize roads or know alternate routes
Dec
31
comment In what countries does 911 work as an emergency number?
A better approach is to look up the emergency number for countries you plan to go to, before you go there. It is a great first step that you know it isn't always 911.
Dec
31
comment In what countries does 911 work as an emergency number?
believe it or not some people still use landlines. Also if you yell "call 911!" at someone where 999 or 112 or 111 are the emergency numbers, they may not understand your urgency. This makes it not a non issue despite the handy behaviour of some mobile phones.
Dec
31
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Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
20
comment What specific security checks does one have to do when departing YYZ as of December 2015?
Yes they have them and you can opt out but they generally make that an unpleasant experience. Assuming it would not set off the metal detector, not having to do the scanner would be best
Dec
19
comment What specific security checks does one have to do when departing YYZ as of December 2015?
is the id in the new or old name and gender? And does your friend have Nexus? Is there time to get it? I ask because Nexus holders don't go through the nude o scopes.
Dec
17
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
17
reviewed Leave Closed Why is a single return ticket more expensive than separate tickets for the two sectors?
Dec
17
comment How do I benefit from flying business class out of Montreal with Swiss?
The Maple Leaf Lounge features free food, drink, alcohol, and WiFi. Also expect better food onboard and goodies like an amenity kit.
Dec
16
comment What is the arrival process in international air travel?
@abligh that was the rule about 6 months ago to a year ago, but is not the norm now, though there may still be some places where they prefer that. The norm now is an announcement reminding you to get your phone out of the overhead before the seatbelt sign goes on for landing, if you want it once you're on the ground.
Dec
16
comment What is the arrival process in international air travel?
For sleeping tips, check travel.stackexchange.com/questions/4308/…. And in my home airport, I once followed some people who got off the same domestic flight as me and took some sort of shortcut that bypassed baggage claim - getting back in there to get my bag was not trivial.
Dec
16
comment What is the arrival process in international air travel?
Good tip on the bathroom. In Turks and Caicos I asked for a bathroom while waiting for the bags and was told it was back before immigration. But no problem, I was allowed back through to the pre-immigration area (nobody was there since our plane had all gone through) to use the bathroom and then nipped back past the immigration guys again without formalities. Highly unusual.
Dec
16
comment Is it prohibited to lie down (and fall asleep) on a commercial flight?
@Joulupukki the incidents I describe all involved my booking a single seat on a sparsely-occupied flight.
Dec
16
comment Is it prohibited to lie down (and fall asleep) on a commercial flight?
not only is it not prohibited, gate agents try to make it possible for you. I've had them give me a row to myself "so you can lie down and sleep" or a row of 4 to share with a child "so your child can lie down and sleep". They are well aware we want to do this.