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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


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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.
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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.
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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.
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comment How do I address a vertical postcard?
"the people that handle the mail are people" - Actually, most of the "people" that handle the mail are actually automated sorting machines. Short of the guy that actually delivers it there are very, very few actual people involved in the process.
Aug
30
comment Could not board flight LHR to BKK without departing ticket
What is your nationality? Most nationalities would require a visa for what you've described.
Aug
29
answered How do I address a vertical postcard?
Aug
25
comment How/where to buy mixed-class tickets for a flight?
How old are your kids? As has been said you'll need to put them on a separate ticket, and if they are below a certain age that'll cause all sorts of problems due to the being minors and (seemingly) flying alone. You may need to book one ticket you+kid1 in business and the other wife+kid2 in economy, and then shuffle as to which seats you actually sit in. The exact process will depend on the specific airline, so it's best to start by talking to them.
Aug
15
comment Do Hilton Points and Money stays count toward elite status?
Note that there's a catch to be aware of. If you have one reward night (including C+P), and one or more paid nights at the same hotel, then the entire stays is not eligible for points (other than incidentals). eg, have 4 paid nights, followed by 1 free night, and you get no points for any of it. On occasion this isn't enforced, but it normally is.
Aug
12
comment Is Puerto Rico domestic or international from the USA?
I've been to PR twice as a non-US citizen, both times traveling from the mainland. On neither occasion did I need to talk to CBP, and on neither occasion did I need to show my passport (I have a US drivers license). However, any non-Citizen should always travel with their passport, especially when travelling to areas like PR or the border states. Regardless, none of this is relevant for the original question.
Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Enlightened
Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
16
awarded  us-citizens
Jul
16
revised Is the reciprocity fee for US citizens only charged if you arrive at Santiago International Airport?
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Jul
16
comment Is the reciprocity fee for US citizens only charged if you arrive at Santiago International Airport?
Yes, covered in travel.stackexchange.com/questions/27876/…
Jul
15
comment New device checking rules for flights to/from USA
The TSA has no control over flights to/from the UK (except those also to/from the US), so this is in effect a separate policy - even if it does mirror the US'es policy...
Jul
15
comment Documents necessary (and recommended) for first time travel to EU for US Citizen
@Tor-EinarJarnbjo Please re-read my answer. I explicitly stated that is was NOT a requirement, but that it is recommended - especially when the purpose of the visit is to meet a fiancee (where overstay would be a real concern). The quote I included states that they could refuse entry, which is also correct.
Jul
15
comment Documents necessary (and recommended) for first time travel to EU for US Citizen
@Relaxed The policy is that you must show that "you do intend to leave the Schengen Area when the visa expires". This is explicitly called out in the Visa application process, and implicitly one of the criteria for travel without a visa. The easiest way to do this is to show a ticket outside of the US, but as my answer states it's not technically a requirement.
Jul
15
comment Documents necessary (and recommended) for first time travel to EU for US Citizen
@Relaxed direct quote from Timtatic.