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Product Manager @ Stack Exchange. Reachable at firstname at companyname dot com.

I like to cook, and I love my CSA. I sometimes write about those things over on this little blog.


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revised Which are the best airlines for travelling with infants?
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comment Which are the best airlines for travelling with infants?
@Karlson Hmm, strange. I hadn't realized that a single airplane model could vary in its seating capacity and arrangement by as many as 20 rows or more!
Mar
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comment Which are the best airlines for travelling with infants?
@Karlson That plane you linked to is not an a340-600. (I know it says it is, but I just flew on one two days ago. That China Eastern one might be an earlier a340 model.) SeatGuru has the correct diagram for the South African Airways one (which is what I flew). seatguru.com/airlines/South_African_Airways/…
Mar
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answered Which are the best airlines for travelling with infants?
Mar
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comment Can I visit vineyards in Stellenbosch without booking a tour in advance?
We ended up just driving to Stellenbosch Tourism, and the woman there was great. She pulled out a map, circled her favorite places and told us a little about each one. No booking in advance, no dealing with bus schedules - it was great!
Mar
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accepted Can I visit vineyards in Stellenbosch without booking a tour in advance?
Mar
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comment How do I find out whether I am allowed to / have to disembark from a flight that transits at an intermediary airport?
Oh, interesting. I've never had a stopover of that length before; they're usually several hours (4-6, where you clearly change planes) or 30 minutes (like the one from Kochi to Delhi via Bangalore). I'm really curious about this now, I'll do some more investigating. :)
Mar
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comment How do I find out whether I am allowed to / have to disembark from a flight that transits at an intermediary airport?
Just wanted to report back that I haven't been able to find any site that aggregates this information. And I haven't tested enough airline websites to be 100% sure that it works the same for all of them. Will definitely keep an eye out though!
Mar
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comment How do I find out whether I am allowed to / have to disembark from a flight that transits at an intermediary airport?
I will do more research and if what I described above seems to be true, I'll make that comment into an answer. But for now, it's just mildly helpful but somewhat inconclusive anecdotal evidence. ;)
Mar
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comment How do I find out whether I am allowed to / have to disembark from a flight that transits at an intermediary airport?
I believe if you MUST disembark or change planes, the airline's website normally says on your itinerary "change planes". I've had that happen on US flights (Continental, US Airways) within the US, as well as other airlines abroad (flying Delhi to Paris via Dubai on Emirates, for example, my itinerary said "Change planes" in Dubai.) If you don't have to change planes, it won't say anything. I flew Kochi to Delhi via Bangalore; the plane stopped to let people off and on, but passengers continuing to Delhi weren't allowed to leave the plane. So my itinerary just showed a stop, not a plane change.
Mar
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comment Can I visit vineyards in Stellenbosch without booking a tour in advance?
I'll have a car, so transportation shouldn't be an issue.
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asked Can I visit vineyards in Stellenbosch without booking a tour in advance?
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Feb
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comment The best Keralan spices
I know bell peppers are called capsicum in much of the world; what I was confused about is why "green and red peppers" are listed under "Spices in Kerala Cuisine" on Wikipedia. To me, bell peppers/capsicum are vegetables, not spices. But perhaps that's just me. :)
Feb
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comment The best Keralan spices
@rlesko Whoops, sorry. I even pointed out that the Wikipedia page was unclear, then I did the same thing myself! Edited my answer, but I'm talking about dried peppercorns - black, green, or white (they all come from the same plant).
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revised The best Keralan spices
added link to clarify pepper recommendation
Feb
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answered The best Keralan spices