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I've visited : Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United States (26 states + DC/PR), Vietnam


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comment Hitchhike from Montreal to San Francisco
I know this isn't what you're asking, but you can fly from Montreal to SF anytime from next Thursday for C$278 (and probably even less if you make your way to the US and fly from there). Is 10 days of travel really worth more than C$278?
Apr
2
comment 70 minutes Layover at LAX
Definitely no security, no walking outside (T4-T8 are all connected airside now!). United do NOT use TBIT other than for a very small number of early-morning international arrivals before their own immigration hall in T7 opens. The return MEL-LAX IS one of the flights that uses TBIT 6 days a week, but not on the outbound.
Apr
1
comment Are there countries where people of a particular religion are refused entry?
Although it is not currently stated on their website, the official Saudi Government Tourism website has previously explicitely stated that visas would not be issues to "Jewish People" - web.archive.org/web/20030925131342/http:/…
Mar
26
comment When does Immigration happen on leaving Australia
Which airline(s) are you flying for BNE-SYD and SYD-LAX?
Mar
24
comment Do I get a free checked-in luggage item on this flight?
Sorry, but as a general answer ('always') this is COMPLETELY WRONG. For some airlines it's the marketing carrier, for others it's the operating carrier.
Mar
21
comment What currencies can I use in Istanbul?
Having been to Turkey many times, most recently only a few weeks ago, LP has this wrong. Or at least, if not wrong, they are ignoring the fact that any shop accepting USD/Euro will do it at such a shocking rate that it's simply a stupid thing to do.
Mar
20
comment Computer/Technology oriented tourist attractions
In the "nearby" category is Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. I found it great, but perhaps I'm biased due to having some of my work on display there :)
Mar
12
comment Am I too heavy for Chinese hard sleeper trains?
Yup, at 120KG you'll be fine. 220KG as originally stated would likely be a different story!!
Mar
8
comment Incentives to change flights
$5000? Sorry, I can't believe that. If they are unable to find volunteers they will "Involuntary Denied Boarding" (IDB) someone, which will cost them a fraction of that amount. $500, maybe. $5000, not a chance.
Mar
8
comment Incentives to change flights
Having flown International First Class (ie, on a 3 class plane!) on what was booked as an Economy ticket only a few months ago (as well as being "paid" $200 in vouchers), I can guarantee that upgrades can still play a part in the conversation...
Mar
8
comment Incentives to change flights
Not a direct duplicate, but close... travel.stackexchange.com/questions/16427/…
Mar
8
comment Am I too heavy for Chinese hard sleeper trains?
Wait.. 270 lbs is NOT 220 kgs - it's 120kg. Are you saying your weight is 270lbs/120kg, or 485lbs/220kg??
Mar
8
comment Am I too heavy for Chinese hard sleeper trains?
The problem with that logic is that the person asking the question does have "much more than [your] weight", so...
Mar
3
comment Backpacking with visa B2 in USA
Once you've applied there's no way to withdraw the application. However I suspect that (at the time the question was asked) the OP had not actually "applied", but instead had just made an appointment for an interview and potentially filled in the relevant paperwork (eg, DS160). At that point, no actual application has been made - that only happens at the interview - and he could easily cancel the appointment or simply not show up and it would not be considered a negative.
Feb
25
comment Re-entering the US for the third time in a year with total of 240 Days
@phoog Yes. You can request to have an "exclusion hearing" in front of a judge, and then even potentially appeal the judges decision. The odds of this actually succeeding are extremely low, but technically it is your legal right IF you have a valid visa. If you are entering on the VWP, then you waive these rights.
Feb
23
comment Can a person travel using their i94 as an ID?
Which is why I explicitly said "... for persons entering by air"
Feb
22
comment Re-entering the US for the third time in a year with total of 240 Days
There is also no rule that pigs can't fly, but IMHO it's more likely that they would than this person being allowed entry to the US.
Feb
22
comment ANA non-stop flight from BOM to NRT
I believe it was an all-business-class config when it first started (similar to what SQ used to run from Singapore to LAX/JFK with their all-business A350's), however it now has about a dozen economy seats in it too.
Feb
21
comment Should I get travel insurance for a trip booked as a mileage award?
It probably would have helped to mention that you are flying United. Cancel fee (presuming no status) is $200/person.
Feb
8
comment Check in time for layover at Sydney airport
You can't see the security/immigration areas before leaving the airport. They are in a completely sealed off area.