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What is the arrival process in international air travel?

I've never left my birth country before. What is the process when arriving in another country? Assuming I have my passport book and can fly to another country, what happens when I depart the plane? ...
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Problems associated with booking flights inside another set of flights?

I am planning two trips back to the UK from Australia, one over Christmas and one in the late Spring. I have found that booking the tickets differently can reduce the price I have to pay: Type 1: ...
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Is it possible to consume marijuana within Denver International Airport?

DEN (Denver International Airport) in Colorado, USA, has a number of smoking lounges, something I've never seen in any other airport anywhere else in the United States. Since the possession and ...
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Is it possible to travel around the world using JUST Low-cost carriers?

Is it possible to visit all six non-Antarctica continents, just flying, using only Low Cost Carriers?
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How many laptops can I take on an international flight from the US to Europe?

I am wondering how many laptops I can take from the U.S. to Europe – of course within baggage – but what about declaration value? What if I took 15 stacked in a suitcase, each worth $70? That is only ...
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Is there a list of the most-transited airports in the world?

I've seen a lot of lists of the most planes that go through airports, and passenger numbers, but that's presumably arrive/depart numbers. What I'm after is what are the airports where the most ...
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Missed night ferry on Rail & Sail connection due to delayed trains, what are our rights w.r.t. delay repay and accommodation costs?

We missed the night ferry part of our Rail&Sail connection from London via Harwich to Hoek van Holland due to a series of delayed trains. What are our relevant rights and how do we claim those? ...
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How do airlines compute weight allowances for carry-on bags?

Within the next few days, I am flying round-trip with Emirates from the U.S. to eastern Asia. It involves a 12+ hour leg, which qualifies it as long haul or ultra long haul. Emirates has a 7 kg (15 ...
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US Passport will expire while I'm in Grand Cayman

Itinerary: Leaving US to Grand Cayman May 10 Coming back May 16 My passport expires May 15, 2016. Since weekend is upon us, can't renew passport in time. Can I still fly to Grand Cayman, then go to ...
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Liquids in carry on, why and how much?

I am soon travelling from Schiphol to IAH, and I have heard about the 'resealable' bag rule. The TSA website says I can fill a 'quart' sealable bag with liquids less than 100grams. What is a 'quart' ...
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How many times can I travel between the US and Europe in a year? [duplicate]

I was just in Germany visiting a friend of mine in early January and I have the chance to go back again in early March. Is there an amount of time I have to wait between visits even though I only ...
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Edward Snowden has been in 'transit' in Moscow for days now. What's the longest possible you can just stay in a terminal?

If Putin and others are to be believed, Edward Snowden has been airside in transit in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport for close on a week now. Is there an international 'record' that anyone's done not ...
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Reliable travel visa requirements for any country combination

Where can one find reliable (i.e. linked to the source - presumably a country's government website) travel visa requirements information for arbitrary combinations of citizenship and visited countries?...
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Do any sources indicate additional risk for being a (South) Korean-American visiting North Korea?

I'm an American-born (South) Korean, and I have a week to sign up for a surfing expedition in North Korea. I've read several pages of Google results about Americans traveling to North Korea, the ...
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Are there any secrets or tricks to flying for free (or almost free)?

I've heard unverified stories of people who wait around at airports until there is a vacant spot on a flight where they want to go, and then get on for insanely cheap. I would also imagine that it is ...
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Websites for car relocation in Europe?

Is there a good website for car/camper relocation in Europe ? I mean, those companies that allow you to rent a car/camper for free from point A to point B. Let's say between Netherlands and Italy/...
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can a pilot refuel his small private airplane internationally without passing immigration or customs? [closed]

I've been a private pilot for many years, but have never flown internationally in small private aircraft. I'm about to buy a tiny, high-tech, super-efficient 2-seat airplane that has extended range ...
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If my passport allows me to enter a country visa-free, does that guarantee me that the entrance is free of charge or is there any exception?

If my passport allows me to enter a country visa-free, does that guarantee me that the entrance is free of charge or is there any exception? I know that for the case of visas on arrival (= when ...
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What documents should you carry with you when travelling internationally?

I actually saw this on a list of top new traveller questions, and figured it'd be a good one to have on here. Obviously with international travel, you'll need your passport, but are there any other ...
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Valid ESTA for US, but not allowed to check-in Online

I have an ESTA for the US, valid until Mar 20, 2020. I have confirmed the ESTA is still valid on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site. However, the airline I have a flight booked with will not ...
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Are there guides when traveling on cruise ships between countries?

I've never been on a cruise ship. Say someone goes on a vacation cruise ship that travels across various countries throughout a 7-day period. When they get to these countries and there are places of ...
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Can checked baggage on airplanes ever get wet?

I'm considering sending some pieces of checked baggage being cardboard boxes rather than suitcases (on an international flight). Is there a real chance my boxes might get wet? Assume heavy rain both ...
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Small, warm towel on an airplane - what is it for?

While traveling with a overnight flight, I was given a moistened, warm tissue during the flight (it was a night time long distance flight). That was my first long distance (several hours) flight. I ...
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Getting to Australia from overseas cheaply and not by air?

I really thought this had been asked before but can't find such a question. I'm looking for either a website or guidebook or detailed directions on how to arrive in Australia from another country ...
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To where may I be repatriated if I don't live where I'm a citizen?

How do repatriations work for people who don't live in their country of citizenship? For example: I'm a Dutch citizen living in Germany. The Dutch government contacted me to inform me of an updated ...
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International transfer in Tel Aviv?

In the airport in Tel Aviv (Ben Guirion) I noticed a sign for "international transfer passengers". This piqued my curiosity... is there actually a "city pair" (with both cities outside of Israel) ...
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Send 1 overweight suitcase instead of 2 underweight?

We're traveling internationally as a couple and are allowed 2 pieces of checked in luggage. Is it OK to send 1 slightly overweight piece instead of 2 underweight pieces? Edit: flying El Al
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Electronic items to take from US to India

I am buying some electronic items in the US to give them as gifts to friends and family in India. I wanted to ask if tablets, cameras, laptops bought in the US work fine in India. I mean there is no ...
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How to find what are the dominant safety concerns a tourist should have in a country?

Safety concerns for tourists vary in type in countries. Some have insect concerns, eg. types of spider bites to avoid. Other countries have diseases which people should take vaccines for prior to ...
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What are the best seat places to choose inside an international flight for economy class?

Considering that I can choose any seat on any seat row on a Boeing 777-300ER for an international flight, I have most of 400 seat places to choose from the forefront to the last row of this airplane. ...
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How to travel with a minor when you're not their parent?

I have a friend travelling and he will be taking his goddaughter to Disneyland Paris. She is a minor. What kind of documentation does he need to travel with her? (He is not officially her tutor or ...
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Crossing a border with an infant of a different citizenship

I am a French Citizen, and will be traveling with an infant (6 m.o.) who is an American and a French citizen (she has the dual citizenship). I have a French passport, she has an American passport, she ...
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Where can a middle-aged couple move for a couple of years working holiday and travel base? [closed]

I'll try to be specific so that this question is not too open ended and can be answered. We are vaguely dreaming about moving to a different country to work for several years. Most destinations are ...
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What are the future European Union roaming fees/pricing charges? [closed]

Since the legislation abolishing roaming charges was itself abolished, what milestones in pricing can we expect and when? Please no discussions, arguments for national SIM plans and packages. Update:...
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Can I travel by boat from the North Sea to the Mediterranean passing via Paris?

Can I rent/charter a boat to go from the North Sea to the Mediterranean through France ? I'd like to start from the Netherlands and go through Paris on the way. What are the canals that make up the ...
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What are the practical implications of a name change for international travel and activities abroad?

I am considering a name change, which seems to be a relatively straightforward action, when one remains in the same country: certain documents are replaced with new ones bearing the new name, and ...
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What should I put in ESTA if staying in the US for a few days before going on to Canada?

I am about to apply for my US ESTA, and there is a question asking if the travel to the US is in transit for another country. I am planning to fly to New York from the UK, stay for a couple of days, ...
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What direct flights connect Brazil or Argentina to South Africa? [closed]

I'm curious, what airlines offer direct flights between South America and Africa and what cities do they connect?
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United Airlines does not comply with baggage policy from IATA Resolution 302?

My itinerary: UA: Indianapolis -> Newark (operated by ExpressJet). Flight# UA** ANA: Newark -> Tokyo (operated by UA). Flight# NH** VNA: Tokyo -> Hanoi. Flight# VN** ANA policy allows 2 free ...
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Can I make reservations for trains in Italy, France and Belgium from the Bahn ticket desks in Germany?

Assuming that the trains I'm booking don't pass through Germany. So e.g. Rome-Paris.
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Is an open-ended ticket more practical than a one-way ticket for touring China?

My partner and I are planning a long (2+ months) trip to China. The return date is unknown in advance. We may also want to visit other countries on our trip and ideally would prefer not to commit to ...
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How to safely transport money?

I am looking for a safe way of transporting money while traveling. Are there any good guides or tips? I know CC or ATM machines are almost available everywhere... they almost always work well. But it'...
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What can be done if there is no one that could countersign kids picture for a British passport?

I'm aware what the Recognised professions are (so please don't repeat). Either I don't know them long enough or not in touch with them any longer or has passed away or not in the Recognised ...
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What is the youngest age a minor is allowed to travel alone internationally?

Is the any international regulatory body which restricts as to how old a minor needs to be until he is allowed to travel alone on an aircraft internationally? Are there any rules which might dictate ...
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How do I know if my US phone will work overseas?

I have a smartphone bought in the US through a US carrier, not rooted or otherwise modified. I understand that some phones will work overseas, some won't, and some can if I make modifications to the ...
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How to travel to California with my cat? [closed]

I am moving to California from Ukraine. I know the exact requirements from Ukranian part, but what about USA part and especially California? What is the exact list of requirements for the cat?
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Foreign car insurance for Kosovo?

I might need to drive through Kosovo in the next couple of weeks. I have checked my car insurance policy and there it is stated that in Serbia only the parts under control of the Serbian Government ...
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Online resources/communities especially for travelling to remote islands [closed]

I'm dreaming of visiting remote islands such as St. Helena or the Kerguelen islands, but mostly don't get past the dreaming stage because I don't really know how to start making it happen. I think ...
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Some travel forms ask if I've visited Africa recently. What restrictions might I encounter due to my travel to Africa?

I know that I may be ineligible to donate blood (in the United States, at least) for a certain period of time after travelling to Africa (from my research, mainly because of presence of malaria, but ...
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Alternatives to credit cards for paying abroad

I didn't go abroad for about ten years, and I'm out of the loop regarding the impact of modern technology on travel practices. The last time I went anywhere it was de riguer to take some currency and ...

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