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How early does New Orleans start filling up with Mardi Gras tourists? [closed]

The next Mardi Gras falls on 25 February 2020. I was hoping to visit New Orleans the week before (16-21 Feb). Can I get in and out of the city, find hotels, etc., without getting caught in the Mardi ...
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Can a passenger predict that an airline or a tour operator is about to go bankrupt?

Headlines indicate the Airline Thomas Cook has failed leaving passengers stranded abroad. Were there any indicators that signaled the imminent demise? What (if any indicators) should passengers ...
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What can Thomas Cook customers (who have not yet departed) do now they have stopped operating?

As many will be wondering what options they have, what can a customer who has not yet departed for their trip do, now Thomas Cook has stopped operating. Are they able to claim back any money, will ...
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Upcoming Stopover at HongKong what to do about protests?

This December I have a flight booked from Australia to India via Hong Kong (stopover 13hours) as well as return which has 4 hours stopover. Airlines: Cathay I had initially planned to go out in the ...
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Best way from Heathrow to Marylebone area of London during Notting Hill Carnival

My wife is arriving Heathrow 8/26 around 14:00 and wants to go to the Marylebone area of London (quite near intersection of Marylebone Rd and Gloucester Pl). Normally she'd take the Heathrow Express ...
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Events surrounding Japanese coronation

October 22nd is the coronation date for the new Japanese emperor who acceded in May 2019. What kind of public events can be expected on this day? Specifically I'd like to know if public celebrations ...
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Safety flying in Dubai air space [closed]

How safe is flying through Dubai air space considering the current unrest between the USA and Iran? We are booked through to UK in July.
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Flights between UK and EU after a no-deal brexit

The president of the European Commission gave a speech today where he said: The measures we and the Member States have taken will mitigate the worst impact of a “no-deal” scenario. The protection ...
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Public events for the abdication of Emperor Heisei?

I'm planning on traveling to Japan for 3 weeks at the end of April, specifically April 21 - May 10. I know that during this period will be the abdication of the throne by the current emperor. Since ...
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What is the likely impact on flights of grounding an entire aircraft series?

In reaction to the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, a number of countries and airlines have stopped flying this plane while the latest incident is investigated. I imagine this would put ...
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Traveling to the Bahamas now worried about robbery sexual assault

Just learned this yesterday, saw this article and now many others urging the same thing. https://nypost.com/2019/03/02/state-department-issues-travel-warning-for-bahamas-urges-increased-caution/ I ...
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Are ESTA applications being processed during the current (2018/19) US government shutdown?

During the current US government shutdown many federal employees are not working, leading to some services not being provided. The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) website states: Lapse in Federal ...
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How can I reserve to see sunrise at Haleakalā, if the federal gov't shutdown is hindering online reservations?

I know that sunsets don't require reservations, but my grandparents still fancy seeing sunrise. How can one book online, if the online reservation system isn't updated? If not, then how to book? By ...
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What do I need to travel to London during the scheduled Brexit transition date?

I'm a Belgian citizen. I'll be traveling to London from March 25th until March 31th included. I'll be working (following a training, actually) from March 25th until March 28th included, but will stay ...
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Pre-clearance and federal shut down [duplicate]

Does anyone know how pre-clearance facilities at airports like Abu Dhabi are affected during US government shut downs? Still worth booking to go through those facilities in the next few days?
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Does the 2018-2019 US government shutdown affect travelling to and from the US?

My grandparents bought a flight on United Airlines that departs on Feb 10 2019, as the one and same ticket, from Toronto, to ORD with 1 55-minute layover, then Maui. Please ping me if I ought post ...
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Does the US Government Shutdown affect my ability or the speed at which I can receive a passport?

Does the US government shutdown currently occurring affect either my ability or the speed at which I can receive a passport? If so, what can I do to ensure I can receive my passport as quickly as ...
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Will NEXUS interviews still take place during the shutdown?

I've scheduled (some time ago) a trip to Niagara Falls the week after New Years, both as a vacation but also to have our NEXUS Interviews (for my family). Our interviews are a few days after New ...
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Hard Brexit and travel for UK citizens into Schengen countries in 2019

I am a British citizen and US permanent resident. I rarely need visas. However, I am considering a Mediterranean cruise in the spring or summer of 2019. Unlike British politicians, I like to plan ...
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Belgium to Spain road trip through France next week. What should I be aware of considering the riots and rumours of impending revolution? [duplicate]

Next Friday, I'm going on a 3 day road trip to Spain, and then will stay there for 3 weeks. I will come back in the first week of January. The problem is that because of the Gilets Jaunes, France is ...
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Should I postpone my trip to Paris in 2nd week of Jan in light of recent protests?

I’ve a date and I really waited long to make this happen. My gifrfriend is a bit worried about the security issue in Paris. Which locals think that the media is exagerrating the issue and the issue is ...
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I-95 Carolina Hurricane Florence Highway Closures

Hurricane Florence has damaged many roads in NC \ SC. I would like to drive from Florida to Washington DC: the normal route is I-95. Is there an updated service (ideally with the Google Maps ...
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Travelling to areas affected by wildfires

Is there a way to know two weeks beforehand whether it's safe or desirable to travel to an area currently affected by wildfires? I have a holiday booked in Northern California and Southern Oregon ...
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Is it currently safe to travel through Sri Lanka?

Next week I will fly to Colombo and I will travel around (Kandy, Ella, Tissa and along the south-west coast back to Colombo). I will travel by bus and train. Due to the current circumstances I am ...
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I am planning to visit Iran for a week with my family but I am concerned about security after reading Trump's tweet [closed]

I am planning to visit Iran next month. Yesterday I saw Trump's tweet about time for change for Iran and I read a bit about the anti-government movement there. So, how safe a 10 day trip in Iran for ...
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Travel to India's specific region where classical music and dance events happens [closed]

I would like to visit India. I have never been there. As my interests are Indian classical music (Carnatic and Hindustani) and dance (like kathakali), I would like to visit with that theme in mind. ...
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Current state of St Thomas and St John after hurricanes [closed]

It is now a few months since a battery of devastating hurricanes hit the Caribbean islands. I'm planning on traveling to St. Thomas and St. John within the U.S. Virgin Islands for a few days in the ...
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Does Russia impose a limit on the number of visitor visas issued to tourists in a given year?

Next year Moscow holds the World Cup, and the number of tourists may increase. I don't have any interest in the WC, but it is likely that I must visit Russia in July. So I wonder if Russia imposes a ...
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Getting from Pudong Airport to Pudong Avenue area at night

This is kind of an inverse of What is the best way to go to Pudong Airport from downtown Shanghai at night?. My flight lands late enough that metro is closed (and on December 31st!), and I need to get ...
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Is Naples (Florida) still affected by Irma aftermath?

I am attempting to determine if the city of Naples Florida will be back to normal for thanksgiving this year. I have tried multiple google attempts, but have had not luck finding a resource that ...
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Miami travel in mid December 2017

I am scheduling a trip to Miami in December after hurricane Irma. Is this a good idea for tourists? Will clean up efforts still be taking place?
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When will the Museum of Roman Civilization in Rome re-open?

According to Google maps, the Museum of Roman Civilization is "permanently closed". But their website kinda implies that the closure is temporary and that it'll re-open. Is it currently known when ...
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Does it make sense to have a trip to Florida? [duplicate]

I have planned a trip to Florida (Orlando-Cape Canaveral-West Palm Beach-national Park-Miami) it includes Miami 0.01-10.05. How do you think, does it make sense to spend there 5 days and overall 2 ...
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Is it safe to travel to Miami Beach shortly after hurricane Irma?

Two months ago my girl and I booked our vacation. We are from Berlin, Germany and wanted to see the U.S. Our first stop is Miami Beach at the 15th and we want to stay there for 3 days and continue to ...
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Am I entitled to a compensation for this delayed flight with United Airline?

Introduction Recently, I flew from Vancouver BC (YVR) to Santiago Chile (SCL). Due to hurricane Harvey, I've been rerouted and arrived at Santiago, Chile 25 hours later than expected. I asked at YVR ...
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No rail service to Ben Gurion airport on a Friday morning?

The Israel Railways site lists no trains from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport on Friday 15/09/2017 even though trains are running elsewhere. Normally, on a Friday, there's service until a little before ...
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How can I get notifications of a nuclear attack on Japan?

According to North Korean missile flies over Japan, the Japanese government sends emergency alerts to mobile phones if there's a suspected nuclear attack. How can I receive such notifications while I'...
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Does United's Harvey travel waiver apply to flights that have some legs or all legs operated by partner airlines?

Due to the flooding caused by hurricane Harvey, United is currently waiving change fees and any difference in fare if you rebook flights departing from, arriving at or connecting through IAH. Doing ...
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Expected traffic density for the 2017 US solar eclipse?

Are there any sites, maps, or news articles with informed estimates of how many people will be traveling to various locations along the total eclipse path? I know that many locations, such as ...
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Which parts of Highway 1 are closed at the moment and how to drive around them?

I am going to visit California next month and want to drive down Highway 1 from Santa Cruz to San Diego. There was a mudslide 2 months back and they said that sections of Highway 1 will be closed for ...
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Flight plans affected by Gulf crisis [closed]

Through Expedia, we booked a round trip ticket on Etihad Airways from Doha, Qatar to Manila, The Philippines, with one stop in Abu Dhabi. The person traveled the outbound portion and is supposed to ...
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What will happen to Qatar flights from Doha if there is an airspace closure?

A diplomatic argument between Qatar and its neighbors is currently threatening Qatar Airways operations: Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the Gulf ...
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Ticket Refund Rights with British Airways After Terror Alert Raised at Destination

I am aware that flight cancellation and refund issues are generally covered by the specific conditions of carriage associated with the ticket. My question has to do with British Airways in particular ...
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Will local flights already booked with Alitalia's cancelled because of the bankruptcy ? ROMA - CATANIA? [closed]

Good day!! Do any of you know if the local flights already booked with Alitalia in June 2017 will be cancelled or will be honored? for example, ROMA - CATANIA? will I still be able to get on this ...
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Why are there so many pots with daffodils in Finland in April?

I just visited Finland (specifically Helsinki and Porvoo) and a lot of shops and houses have daffodils near their doors (or gates). Is there any significance to this? For future readers, it's ...
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Flying London to Amman mid-May and returning Aqaba-Amman-London. Can I bring laptop on return flight?

I'm a UK citizen, and will presumably be affected by the additional security theatre recently announced. I'm flying for a short holiday in Jordan this May, but I'll be returning via a domestic flight ...
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Can I bring my laptop, camera on flight to USA? [closed]

I am going to the US in the coming week. However, I heard that laptop and camera are not permitted to bring on board as carry-on. What are the latest rules about these larger electronics?
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Is USA safe for Indians currently

My very close friend and his wife, me and some friends are planning to travel to USA in couple of months as a vacation trip. But I keep on hearing news about Indians have been attacked/killed in USA ...
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Will the tulips in Holland still be in season in early June?

I do understand that the Dutch tulip fields are in full bloom to be beheld in all their glory from April to early May, but will there be any stunning Tulip fields to see in early June? I know it's ...
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Will the Mozambican authorities allow a tourist to cycle from Maputo to Pemba? [closed]

Given the Renamo - government situation will the Mozambican authorities allow a tourist (South African nationality) to cycle from southern Mozambique (Maputo) to the north (Pemba)?