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I've visited : Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, Peru, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States (25 states + DC/PR), Vietnam


Oct
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
17
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
13
comment Will failing to declare a previous visa denial come back to haunt me?
No way a 214(b) refusal would ever be consider on "character grounds".
Oct
9
awarded  Yearling
Oct
9
comment driving from LA to San Francisco
Whilst technically you're correct in that there's no train to "San Francisco" the Amtrak Coast Starlight goes from LA to San Jose/Oakland/Emeryville. At San Jose you can connect to Caltrain to SF. At Emeryville there's a connecting Amtrak bus to SF, and from Oakland you could catch a taxi.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
29
comment Using the Alaska Airlines Companion Fare on Air France
No. It's Alaskan airlines only.
Sep
26
comment 5.5 hr layover in San Francisco International Airport enough time to visit city?
San Bruno is one stop on BART from the airport, not two. It's also $7.40 each way for that one stop, due to the airport fee...
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
15
comment Two long visits to USA on VWP
The general rule of thumb is that you must spend more time out of the US than in it. So if you're staying for 90 days, then you should generally stay out for 90 days before returning...
Sep
11
comment Would I be able to enter USA currently?
Presuming you actually applied for a visa (as opposed to just asking about one), then the only two options are that it was approved, or that it was rejected. Legally there is no third option.
Sep
11
comment Would I be able to enter USA currently?
Technically this is not correct. The rules have changed, but the websites have not been updated. If you apply for an ESTA, declare that you have been refused a visa, and your ESTA is approved then you can visit under the VWP. Note that this does NOT address the issue of whether he would be admitted - even if an ESTA was approved. And realistically at this point it's very unlikely an ESTA would be approved.
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
3
comment Whilst in the US on a 6 month trip on a B2 visa, can you leave the country and come back, say for a friend's wedding in another country?
I hope you have a very good reason for getting a B2. The US has been fairly strict on issuing B2 visas to VWP nationals of late... Then, ironically, once they deny your B2 application you can no longer use the VWP.
Sep
1
comment How to know a flight is not full?
Your own example shows how unreliable fare buckets can be - the two flights mentioned are the same flight yet one shows 9 and the other only 4. Even showing 9 does NOT mean there's 9 seats available in business - F6 means there's 6 seats in First, so there could be as few as 3 in business, and the airline is willing to oversell business and move people to first if required.
Sep
1
comment Airline compensation for failure to check visa eligibility?
1) Visas are your responsibility, not the airlines. 2) Australians do not normally need a visa for Thailand for tourism (but they do for business) - and the airlines do not know your specific situation or why you are visiting the country. Write this off as a lesson learnt and take responsibility for your own mistake, don't try and blame them on others.
Sep
1
comment Is there a preferable exit row in an airplane?
Roughly 3 billion passengers will fly on commercial airlines this year. On average, less than 1000 will die in accidents. It probably makes more sense to select your seat based on whether they will run out of your preferred meal by the time they get to your row than survivability.