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Regulatory Authority for denied boarding compensation for return leg of USA to Canada roundtrip flight

A USA Citizen was involuntarily denied boarding by Air Canada for the YYZ-EWR leg of a EWR-YYZ-EWR round-trip. In case regulatory authorities need to get involved to receive compensation, do I reach ...
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How can I sign up for standby on an earlier flight at Pune International Airport?

How can I sign up for standby on an earlier flight if I'm not permitted into the airport until my scheduled departure? The airline has confirmed availability on a flight 3.5 hours earlier and said I ...
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What are the rules/regulations/laws regarding bringing nicotine pouches for personal use when traveling to Japan by air?

I will be traveling from the US to Japan in a couple weeks for vacation. I am a nicotine user and usually prefer to use disposable vapes. However, I know that the laws/regulations forbid the ...
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Can I take Mod Podge on the plane?

I recently bought Mod Podge in Dubai and would like to take it back with me to Germany. According to what I researched, Mod Podge is made of PVA which is generally classified as non-flammable. But I ...
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Can I shoot short films on a tourist visa in the UK?

Can I shoot a short on tourist visa? I saw this under the immigration rules: PA.14.3. Film crew (actor, producer, director or technician) employed by an overseas company may visit the UK to take part ...
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Overtaking regulations when driving in Europe

I've got a question about how to drive the car in Europe on highways. In the US, I can overtake another car on either side, and I am fine. In Europe I was told that I have to drive on the right side (...
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Customs rules in Canada about importing food

I want to bring in tea bags into Canada from a main supplier fully sealed, so my friend can try different types of British tea. Are there any restrictions on bringing things like tea bags and also ...
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Does a US citizen need more than an enhanced driver's license to cross back into the US by land?

I have relatives coming from Michigan to Texas. They would like to visit Mexico. Will they need more than the enhanced driver's license to get back into the US at Nuevo Progreso?
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What activity does this "don't do this in a Thai taxi" image refer to?

The recent question Do taxi colors matter in Thailand? links to Amazing Planet's March 14, 2014 Bangkok’s Multi-Colored Taxis which includes a reproduction of the image shown and credited below. I ...
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Is it really forbidden to take extension cords out of the Philippines?

During security screening departing the Philippines on an international flight an X-ray of my backpack showed a simple, cheap two-pronged, 2-3 meter household extension cord that I use with my laptop ...
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Where can I find some map or other resource that indicates which beaches in Taiwan are not recommended/allowed to swim at, preferably with the reason?

Swimming at some beaches in Taiwan is not recommended or not allowed due to drowning risks (strong currents/eddies/whirlpools/etc.) and/or pollution, e.g. swimming at Shalun Beach (mirror) near Taipei ...
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What happens if you don't have a passport photo when you get to the Laos border for a visa-on-arrival?

I've read online that one of the requirements for getting the visa-on-arrival when entering Laos at a border crossing is that you must have a passport photo. But what happens if you are unaware of ...
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AirAsia policy on carry-on baggage

Am I allowed to bring 1.9 g lash glue and tripod in my carry-on baggage? This is only my second time flying and I used to put my tripod in my checked baggage. We didn't get additional baggage this ...
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How does an Egyptian enter their name on an official form?

I have a first, middle, and last name. If a form has a "family name" field and a "first name(s)" field, I've gotten in trouble for only entering Kyle as my first name. It's only ...
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Bring swallows nest into the EU

I am arriving from Vietnam to Sweden in about one week. I would like to bring a small quantity of dried swallows nest with me to Sweden. I have read that importing swallows nest into USA is not ...
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Which cities have a ban on wheeled luggage?

Reading Wheeled luggage ban in Dubrovnik; when does it start? made me wonder: which cities (aside from possibly Dubrovnik, Croatia in the future) have a ban on wheeled luggage?
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Wheeled luggage ban in Dubrovnik; when does it start?

I have to fly to Dubrovnik, Croatia late this summer, but I haven't booked my Olympic Air tickets yet. I understand that wheeled luggage are going to be banned in the centre of the town, but I am ...
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Can I take bear spray across land borders in the Balkans and Caucasus?

I am walking to the Caucasus and bought some bear spray for self-defence against bears in Slovenia. If I disclose that I have bear spray in my tent bag to the border guards along the way, are they ...
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What kind of photographic equipment is allowed in ancient Olympia?

I am, later this year, going on a cruise that will go to ancient Olympia in Greece. My cruise line's website claims that no professional photo and video equipment is allowed in the site of ancient ...
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Will I have issues if I enter China on a Q2 (multi-entry family visit visa) but will not visit family?

I obtained a Q2 visa since a direct family member of mine lives in China. I need to enter China soon for an event, but will be going to a different city from where they live and will not have time to ...
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Taiwan's post-pandemic "7-day SEP" policy

Since October 2022 when Taiwan opened back up for travel they've had a "7-day SEP" rule. I learned about this on Australia's "Smartraveller" site which usually has very up-to-date ...
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Does the FAA limit plane passengers to have no more than two carry-on luggage?

I've heard from two employees from the same airline that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) limits commercial airline passengers to have no more than two carry-on items/bags/suitcases. Is ...
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How to pay German traffic ticket from the USA?

Yesterday, 2 pieces of paper have appeared in my mailbox in the USA. From what I understand, it is a traffic ticket, from Germany from Summer trip, which found its way to my address in the USA. I do ...
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How to interpret the end date for Thailand's tourist visa exemption's temporary extension to 45 days?

Under Thailand's Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme, the ordinary passport holders of many countries are currently permitted to enter the Kingdom (by air) without a visa for a maximum of 45 days stay, ...
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Can I take my bicycle into all German trains?

I want to take a train with my bicycle from somewhere in Germany to Switzerland. Concerning this, I have a couple of question that all go to the same direction: Can I take my bike in every train? Or ...
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What is the size limit of the accessory bag on KLM flights?

While trying to figure out the baggage regulations for my next flight (KL 897 Amsterdam -> Beijing and the KL 898 back), I looked for what I'm allowed to transport (standard Economy). What I could ...
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Can airlines deny boarding for passengers who are visibly very sick or have disturbing body odour? Like they do with very overweight passengers?

Due to the nature of flying in a tightly packed enclosed space, there will be situations arising where passengers might be highly disturbed by certain characteristics of other passengers. Currently ...
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Traveling from the U.S. to Turkey with prescription medications (Adderall, Ritalin)

I am a U.S. citizen. I need to travel from the U.S. to Turkey with my wife and daughter and stay there for 2 weeks (we meet with our relatives from other countries there). I need to take prescription ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car?

I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car, or must I stop my dashcam? If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need ...
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Can I take oil paints onto a plane?

For an upcoming artist residency, I am considering taking a few 35mL tubes containing oil paints with me on a flight with RyanAir within the EU. RyanAir lists prohibited items (for both checked and ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car?

I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car, or must I stop my dashcam? If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need ...
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Are there some regulations limiting how loud in-flight announcements can be?

I am sometimes surprised at how loud some in-flight announcements are in some flights. Are there some regulations on how loud in-flight announcements can be?
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What happens if I eat my own food in flight on an airline that prohibits outside food?

I have a long-haul flight with Scoot airline, and they have this weird rule: Consumption of outside food and beverages is not allowed on board. I've even read reports that Scoot flight attendants ...
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Etihad refusing to board at AUH despite being medically fit to fly, airport police called and now being detained (Updated 2022-06-03 with resolution)

This is happening to a very good friend of mine. He, his wife, and his 2-year-old son are stuck at the Abu Dhabi airport. Here is a succinct description. The family flew out of Islamabad on Etihad ...
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Car hire - do they have a "fair usage policy" for miles/kms driven?

Recently, whilst on a long hire car journey it dawned on me, is there a fair usage allowance on my policy? ie: a limit on how many miles or kms I was allowed to do without extra charge in one day? I ...
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Applying for asylum in an EU country after visiting another EU country [closed]

If I enter an EU country (country "A") for the first time, legally for work/study/tourism, then later want to apply for asylum in country "B", also in the EU, will the Dublin ...
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Is there any limit of time for how long I can drive outside of the country of residence?

I am wondering if there is any limit on how long I can drive my car outside of Romania (my country of residence), or if there is any limit in any European country on how long I can be there, with my ...
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Can I travel to Austria if I got vaccinated recently?

The latest travel rules to go to Austria, as of today, say something like this: you can enter in the country as long you have one of these proofs: Vaccination certificate + negative PCR test, or ...
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Covid test 3 days before flying

I'm traveling to USA and need to get a covid test "within 3 days of departure". What does it actually mean? I'm flying on Wednesday. Does this mean I can get the test on Sunday/Monday/...
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Can I get through a ticket barrier if I didn’t put my ticket through at the start of the journey?

So the journey I take to work (southeastern) the ticket barriers are always open in the morning. I usually still put my ticket through the machine regardless as I am scared that if I just walk through ...
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How can I make sure my car doesn't get impounded/ticketed before the 72h parking deadline in Seattle, or at least, prove it wasn't parked over 72h? [closed]

I'm reading that there exists a dedicated phone line, 206-684-8763, to report to the Seattle Police vehicles parked in one spot for over 72 hours. How can I make sure that my car doesn't get impounded ...
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How long before boarding gates close are last calls first announced?

I wonder how long before boarding gates close last calls are first announced. E.g., is it 15 minutes, 30 minutes prior to the closure of the boarding gates, depending on the boarding staff's mood, the ...
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Booking.com cancelation fee

What happens if I have missed free cancelation period and now to cancel reservation I have to be charged 500 Euros from booking.com, however, I do not have that amount available in My Revolut (which I ...
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Flight Changed Itinerary by full day, Ticket bought through 3rd Party

Similar to: Flight itinerary/time/date change I had scheduled a flight (Air Serbia), and purchased it through a 3rd party company (Orbitz). After the hassle-free 24 hour cancellation period had past, ...
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What happens if I bring 100+ of the same item in my luggage with the intention of selling?

Let's suppose I am going on a trip, and Victoria's Secret is on sale, so I buy tons of perfumes and take them to a country where they will be twice or three times the price I paid for them. If the ...
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Do US long distance buses enforce their luggage rules?

I bought a Megabus ticket. On the ticket, it says: You may bring 1 (one) standard sized suitcase (weighing no more than 50 pounds) per reservation and 1 carry on-piece which is capable of being ...
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In which places in China can travellers not stay at just any random local hotel?

I have now heard a couple of times from different sources that in some parts of China you can't just stay wherever you feel like as a tourist. I hitchhiked from the Lao border to the Mongolian border ...
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Why are airline passengers asked to lift up window shades during takeoff and landing?

I have always wondered why the windows shades have to be raised during take off and landing. I can't think of any safety issues by having a closed window.
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What are the wild camping regulations in Iceland?

I've read here that "in Iceland you are allowed to do this by law as long as you stay away from houses and use common sense like you say". Wild camping in Iceland is one of my ideas for the next ...
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Why would a hotel only accept guests older than 21 years old?

I've booked a stay in a hotel at our local Crystal Mountain resort and noticed a peculiar message: All guests must be 21 or accompanied by a legal guardian. Why would a hotel not allow someone who's ...

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