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revised Can I visit tourist attractions while on Umrah/Hajj visa in Saudi Arabia?
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comment Is there still any franc/ariary confusion risk in Madagascar?
Oh, you mean the prices street vendors post on their stalls? I've originally thought it's an issue where (say) a taxi driver quotes you "500" and then asks for Ariary instead of Francs.
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comment Is there still any franc/ariary confusion risk in Madagascar?
why not just assume its ariary all the time since its worth more?
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comment A hotel wants my card details (for payment). Is this safe?
Why not tell them your card details and then ask the bank to block it?
Apr
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comment How to get to central Berlin from Schoenefeld Airport
Thorsten S. already spelled it out. I would also argue that train/bus schedules tend to change very often, so a link/suggestion to use Google Maps is better in the long term.
Apr
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answered How to get to central Berlin from Schoenefeld Airport
Apr
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comment Is it viable to move around Iceland using public transport?
Wouldn't it be reasonable to include airplanes as part of the public transport system?
Apr
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comment Is it legal to ask for my information?
@Flimzy: 1) Like I said above - it's possible to interpret the law in any way the government sees fit. Only the judge and the jury can you protect you from that, or any of the hundreds of other ridiculous laws each of us is facing in daily life 2) "Fraud" has a very specific definition in US federal law, which states that there must be a net positive gain for you in order for something to be constituted as fraud 3) If failing to provide one's address is not a crime, then OP's question can be closed with a definite "no". He's obviously okay with giving his name to the airline.
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comment Is it legal to ask for my information?
@Flimzy: even the strictest legal definition of identity fraud would require some sort of provable malice/mens rea. Failing to reveal your address for the sake of privacy is a victimless crime and thus impossible to prosecute. It's also impossible to argue identity theft, since you aren't trying to impersonate a different person.
Apr
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comment Is it legal to ask for my information?
@Flimzy: if we're being that strict, wouldn't "throwaway ticketing" be a crime as well since it violates the airline's terms of service? While I'm sure the government could interpret the law in any way it likes, there have been no real life cases of someone being put in jail for lying without commiting actual fraud.
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comment Is it legal to ask for my information?
@Flimzy: the cases in your link are about a person who bullied a teenager into killing herself. That's a much bigger "gain" than an online account. Such an absurd law would also mean that it's illegal to lie to Starbucks baristas about your name. After all, you "gain" a cup of coffee after telling them which name to write on the cup.
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comment Is it legal to ask for my information?
@Flimzy from Wikipedia: "Fraud is a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain". If you gain nothing from the lie, there's no way they could prosecute you in court.
Apr
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comment Is it legal to ask for my information?
There's no law stopping you from lying about your personal information.
Apr
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comment Which embassy will most likely provide a multiple entry Schengen visa?
I've compiled the following statistics by multiplying the multiple entry visa rate by the non-refusal rate to get the list of "optimal" Schengen embassies. It looks like Slovenia is your best bet.
Apr
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comment Can you buy duty free alcohol at Hong Kong International Airport for travel to Australia?
Couldn't you ask another passenger to buy it for you?
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comment Offline multi-city International public transport app?
Google is as accurate as the public transport data provider wants them to be. They're merely parsing the data, not creating it from scratch.
Mar
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comment Is it legal to study while on a tourist Schengen visa?
For example the UK does not allow such an arrangement: lse.ac.uk/study/informationForInternationalStudents/…
Mar
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comment Are medical doctors legally doctors wherever they are?
Just a quick thought - wouldn't the doctor be able to escape liability be drinking alcohol on every flight? He could then claim he was incapacitated, which would be extremely hard to dispove at a later date.
Mar
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comment Is it legal to study while on a tourist Schengen visa?
While it makes sense logically to me as well, it would be nice to find an official answer.