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comment Maximum cash allowed when travelling to the US
NatWest may offer $1.59 when converting cash, but they will have a different rate for credit/debit card that will be much closer to the official rate. If Thomas Exchange is really offering $1.66 to the GBP then take it as that's a very good rate - but I suspect you'll find that there are fees and charges on top of that (it's too good of a rate to be real!). The "spot" rate for the USD/GBP at the moment is 1.674, and cash exchange is always at least 3-4 percent less.
Mar
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answered What docs to show if I'm a US citizen with no US passport (but with another non-US passport) to re-enter the US
Mar
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answered Maximum cash allowed when travelling to the US
Mar
2
answered Does a US citizen need a passport for a cruise that starts and end in the US?
Mar
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reviewed Reject Cheap hotel or B&B in Zürich
Feb
23
comment Do Chinese citizens require a visa to go to Hong Kong for less than 7 days?
But a day trip to China still does not make the HK visit a "transit" - it's clearly the destination.
Feb
22
comment Tripod in Carry-on Luggage
I have not been "exceptionally lucky". I participate in multiple photograph forums on the web, and have never heard of anyone having a tripod confiscated at airport security (and it is a question that comes up frequently). "Exceptionally charming" ? Perhaps I am, but that would only be relevant if I'd ever even been questioned about the tripod, which I never have been (The Singapore case they just measured, not questioned)
Feb
22
answered Do Chinese citizens require a visa to go to Hong Kong for less than 7 days?
Feb
21
answered Tripod in Carry-on Luggage
Feb
21
revised Do both parents need to apply for a US passport for minors?
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Feb
21
comment How can I find bundled air fare discounts?
@Flimzy For example, the United Airlines Contract of Carriage states "UA reserves the right to cancel bookings and/or reservations which it deems abusive, illogical, or which are booked and/or reserved with no intention of flying.", and most other airlines will have something similar. So if they catch you doing this, they can cancel your entire ticket, without refund. The odds of getting caught are low, but there is always a risk.
Feb
21
comment How can I find bundled air fare discounts?
Note that whilst this isn't exactly a duplicate of the above post, the discussion of how to find these fares is probably not something worth covering as it's generally against the airlines Contract of Carriage, and can have multiple negative side effect...
Feb
21
comment How can I find bundled air fare discounts?
possible duplicate of How does "Fuel Dumping" work?
Feb
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Feb
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Feb
18
comment Best way to send valuable item back home while travelling (Istanbul)?
How is your phone "Broken"? If you've put a Tuskish SIM in it, and haven't paid the government to have the phone registered in Turkey, then you've probably been added to the government blacklist.
Feb
18
answered XPT train pricing in NSW
Feb
17
answered Do I need a visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops for 24 hours in Paris?
Feb
15
comment US citizen travelling to UK with expired US passport for a minor and valid UK passport
The US DOES have exit checks - however they are fully automated using APIS (Advance Passenger Information System) and data provided by the airline. In this case, those systems will detect a departure by a UK citizen who did not previously enter the US, and whilst it is not likely they will attempt to detain her as a result, this could cause problems in the future.
Feb
15
answered US citizen travelling to UK with expired US passport for a minor and valid UK passport