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Feb
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comment What is the most effective way to use United (MileagePlus) miles?
Flights from A to B are never as good a redemption as from A to B to nearby C - real tickets cost more than A to B, redemptions don't. Wait for the opportunity for a good ticket redeem and you will do better. Also there are times when a short notice ticket would be a lot of dollars, but oddly redemptions are available. These can be golden.
Jan
29
comment How to avoid the contact with the mosquito that carries Zika Virus in Tropical countries
Furthermore, the mosquito that spreads Zika, dengue, and chikunguya bites only kb the daytime. The mosquito that spreads malaria bites only at night.
Jan
27
comment Can I stop a fellow passenger from using their cell phone during take off?
The flight attendants were aware. That is all that is needed.
Jan
26
comment What medicines can I take on a trip to the United States?
You are asking the wrong way round. If I were to list a thousand medicines you can bring, but not mention the one or two you want to bring, my answer is not useful. List what you want to bring, and whether it's prescribed or over the counter in your country, and you will get a useful answer.
Jan
24
comment Are ziploc bags banned in Rwanda for air travelers?
If you are really only concerned about leaving Rwanda and not having a bag to use at the connecting airport, every airport I've seen that requires liquids to be in a freedom baggie (and trust me, that is not every airport in the world) also has a supply of freedom baggies for you to transfer your liquids into while you're waiting to go through security. So this is a non issue in my opinion.
Jan
22
comment No coach offered to Colorado Springs on American Airlines?
are you trying to buy a one-way ticket? sometimes the cheaper seats are just not available for one-ways
Jan
18
comment Full name too long for USA passport application. What to do?
what country is this for?
Jan
15
comment Why did Cebu Pacific Air weigh me?
Don't edit it out, but maybe clarify that typically planes small enough to worry about weight and balance are used for very short flights and don't have some of the reasons why people would move about. Both of those reduce the "a passenger moved" likelihood.
Jan
15
comment Why did Cebu Pacific Air weigh me?
luckily the very tiny planes I've been on don't even have bathrooms :-). One didn't have an aisle, so no worry about people moving around.
Jan
13
comment Is a passport required for an Alaska cruise that has a stop in Canada?
Thankyou to both Michaels, I have edited the links in
Jan
1
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
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
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.