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Jul
16
comment How to procure a Schengen visa for a Thai boyfriend
With respect to refundable airfares and hotels, it is always possible to book refundable, wait for the visa, cancel the refundable, and book cheaper non-refundable flights + rooms if the visa was successful.
Jun
24
awarded  Famous Question
May
19
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
30
asked Will TfL's plan to close all Tube ticket offices affect (US) tourists?
Mar
27
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
26
accepted Open gates on the Paris Metro
Mar
26
awarded  Curious
Mar
25
comment Open gates on the Paris Metro
@Vince It was today, i.e. Wednesday, so I don't believe that Metro trips were meant to be free, especially since I took two other trips on the Metro today and both of those required a ticket.
Mar
25
asked Open gates on the Paris Metro
Mar
21
comment Why is taxi fare (in the UK at least) the same price for 1 as for 4 people
Well, a black cab weighs 4354 lb (excluding driver), and most people are not rugby players, so I'm not sure the fuel consumption will in fact be "noticeably" affected. In any case, economics dictates that prices are set not based on costs, but on what people are willing to pay, and I have a strong feeling that people would be much less willing to use taxis if they were priced per-person (or if there was a per-person surcharge), which is not what the taxi drivers/companies want.
Dec
4
revised Whats the size limit of a person to be able to fly on a specific flight?
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Dec
4
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Sep
24
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Sep
11
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Aug
30
comment Send 1 overweight suitcase instead of 2 underweight?
In most cases, no. They might allow the overweight one without charging extra if it's only very minimally overweight, but in most cases, they'd let it through even if you brought two bags.
Aug
24
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Aug
21
revised If a baby is born on an international flight over international waters, what nationality are they?
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Aug
21
comment If a baby is born on an international flight over international waters, what nationality are they?
I can't think of any off the top of my head, but I couldn't find a source a list of countries with a jus sanguinis system (or an assertion that all countries have a jus sanguinis system), so I didn't want to make a definitive statement on that.
Aug
21
comment If a baby is born mid-flight, what happens visa-wise for them when they land in a foreign country, sans-passport?
@jpatokal I'm sure they have a procedure for a medical emergency which likely involves sending someone to the hospital with the patient, but that doesn't solve the problem of the baby not having papers.
Aug
21
comment If a baby is born mid-flight, what happens visa-wise for them when they land in a foreign country, sans-passport?
I wouldn't be too surprised by the immigration officials not having a procedure for this (and not wanting to deport the baby), and just pretending (at least officially) that the baby was born after the parents had cleared immigration, in which case, they don't have to do anything.