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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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How useful are ExpertFlyer's/Expedia seat plan previews?

Okay, I might be an early bird, but I checked my long-haul flight Moscow to Vladivostok on Aug 1st 2013 at ExpertFlyer and the seat chart only shows 7 randomly chosen economy seats occupied. Kind of ...
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Overnight layover in New York airports

I have a flight with Iberia from Spain coming into JFK (New York - JF Kennedy) Terminal 7 at 9:15pm, and because of a change of plans I need to book a flight to Atlanta from there. However, there are ...
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Flying around the world: Which direction is best? [closed]

If I want to fly around the world, should I travel west or east? I keep getting confused about the effects of shorter days or longer days and can never figure out the dateline correctly.
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What do they drink in Japan for breakfast, lunch and dinner? [closed]

What do Japanese drink for daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)? I need to know.
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How does the combined ticket work in Agra?

I've read that when you buy a ticket to entry to the Taj Majal you get a "INR 500 for a one-time composite toll levied by Agra Development Authority for Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itimadi-ud-daula, Akbar’s ...
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France Visa Query

I have a visa issued by the French embassy in UAE. It will expire on 8th June. Unfortunately my travel plans have changed and now I need to enter France on 10th June. Is it still possible that I enter ...
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Uyuni to San Pedro and not viceversa

I see most of posts are about tour guides from San Pedro de Acatama to Uyuni but I'm interested in the opposite direction. I'm arriving in Uyuni, and going to San Pedro. I'm wondering which options ...
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Is there another way to book train tickets from outside France/Netherlands?

In the last two days I've tried to buy a train ticket from Rocamadour (France) to Amsterdam on the scnf-voyages.com website. It doesn't work. The website gives the following error message: Suite à ...
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Best flight connections between Amsterdam and Central America

My plan is to visit Central America, let's say Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama in 3 weeks holiday. I still don't have the plans clear, but what I'm interested is to get the best flights for ...
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Flying UK to Canada via USA. Do I need to apply for ESTA?

I'm going to fly from the UK to Canada via EWR (Newark Liberty International Airport). Do I need to apply for a Visa Waiver through the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization)?
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Getting around the UK by Train

What is the best (cheapest) way to get around the UK by train? I'm looking for some equivalent of a Euro-pass that allows me much freedom in when and where I want to go at a reasonable price. EDIT: ...
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It is cheaper to buy the whole trip or leg by leg?

I am wondering what is my best option. I am planning a trip to Rio and then to Hong Kong. The thing is that my dates are flexible so if there is not a huge difference I prefer to go to Rio and stay ...
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Western Union collection from another post office in France?

A bit of an emergency, my prepaid Euro card has broken and the company Travelex has sent a money gram with the balance of the card to a Post office in Merebel ski resort which is in the valley next to ...
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From Hong Kong to Macau: Stay over night or do the boat trip every morning?

I am planning to visit Macau when I am in Hong Kong for 2 days. I already have accommodation in HK, booked the entire week of cheap hostels, and I was wondering if it's worth to spend a bit more to ...
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Travelling on a single entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa single entry valid for 60 days.I intend on spending a month in France then taking a flight from Nice through Barcelona to Munich, Germany. Is that possible with this type of ...
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Are there any non-mesh packing cubes, if not what can I use?

I love mesh packing cubes for my large suitcase which I check on flights. For my backpack however, I want to put my emergency change of clothes in something liquid-resistant, since I often also pack ...
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How to get from Split to Stanici?

Do you have any idea how to get by bus from Split Central bus station to Stanići (a small village near Omiš).
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Does American citizen need a Visa for Tahiti

I know that an American passport holder does not require a visa to visit France for a short vacation. Does that hold good if one was visiting Tahiti ?
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Driving in Croatia with European 1 year old driving license

I'm planning to take a road trip to Croatia, and I'm wondering if I can enter the country with a European driver license that is less than one year old?
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Suitcase starts smelling like petrol (gasoline) when stored in the closet [closed]

I've noticed this with two pieces of luggage over the years, in different flats and closets entirely. When stored in an enclosed space, there's a noticeable smell similar to that of petrol (gasoline). ...
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Online simulations, games or ways to check my knowledge about traffic rules and my driving skills in USA [closed]

I am looking to get a rental car in USA. I have a very good experience with driving a car but it is with right hand drive and in USA this is left hand drive plus the driving rules are somewhat ...
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How to mange finances for an international student in Japan [closed]

Let's say I am the prospective student in Japanese University (international student). I have never lived in Japan before and never even travelled there. I am going to the university for a year and I ...
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Safest way to send an international check or wire transfer?

I am renting an apartment in France and the owner is requesting I send the deposit and, 30 days prior, the balance of the payment by check or wire transfer, in Euros. He has provided a French postal ...
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Filming via iPhone in clubs in Atlanta [closed]

I would like to ask if filming/taking pictures using your iPhone is OK in clubs in Atlanta (Georgia, USA) or is it prohibited.
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Is there a convenient ferry between Sardinia and Corsica?

I have flights to Olbia, Sardinia for three nights first weekend of May (because they were cheap). I thought it might be nice to spend a night in Corsica (and bring my TCC count up to 41). Are there ...
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Getting from Livorno Centrale station to Moby ferry

I am about to book a "Moby Ferries" ferry from Livorno to Olbia (Sardinia). Ferry departs at 22:00. The FRECCIABIANCA train arrives at 19:44. Is it manageable to get from the train station to ferry ...
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What was the tower seen in stage 3 of Tour de France on Corsica?

Stage 3 of this year's Tour de France passed an tower at the end of a headland on the Corsican Coast. Anyone recognise it? According to Wikipedia there are 90 towers on Corsica! Seen here (UK) about ...
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Turkish citizen, US green card holder, but living in UK - Germany transit visa?

If my husband is a Turkish citizen, USA green card holder and lives in the UK, will he need a Germany transit visa to pass through Frankfurt on our way to Turkey?
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How can I find cheap international airfares from Chicago? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I do a “broad” search for flights? What are reliable ways to find cheap international airfare? My husband and I live in Chicago and want to travel, but we'...
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I have a single entry Schengen visa from Spain [duplicate]

I have a single entry Schengen visa from spain, do I have to go to spain or is it valid to use in for instance France?
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If your plane gets diverted by a government's order, who is responsible for your missed connection?

The Bolivian President's plane just got diverted by ATC as they suspected Edward Snowden was on board. That's a private plane and it's annoying, but he can probably deal with it. If it happened to ...
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Which place in Middle East are these photos taken from?

I haven't seen this place yet.. can anyone tell me where this is? Seems beautiful and worth visiting
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Do any passenger-carrying freighters connect Norway to North America through the Arctic?

There are plenty of Trans-Atlantic freighters that carry passengers; perhaps it's the most popular crossing for freighter travel. Some are listed at freightercruises.com or freighter-travel.com. I'...
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Transit visa question for Brazilian national transiting in US for 3 hours

We are traveling to Brazil from London via the US. When we booked we had no idea how complicated the US immigration system is for some nationalities and as a result, we've a few questions... but first ...
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Are the sand dunes at Knolls, UT safe to visit?

There are very nice sand dunes at Knolls, UT, just off of I-80. However, according to Wikipedia, Knolls is also a site of a hazardous dump, at Grassy Mountain. Are the sand dunes in Knolls safe to ...
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Can I transit out of the Heathrow airport? US Student Visa / Indian Citizen [duplicate]

I am a Indian National, currently studying in San Francisco on a Valid F1 visa. I came to India for a month long visit and will be leaving via Heathrow. Unfortunately i have a 18hour layover there. ...
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Is it safe to bathe off of I-80 in the Great Salt Lake?

If you look at the aerial photographs of I-80 in Utah around Salt Lake, near Grantsville, UT, you could potentially see that in some years, the lake "extends" to the south of I-80, whereas in others, ...
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Hong Kong Airport - restricted/non-restricted areas

I have booked a flight to the Philippines and I have a layover of 3h 30m in Hong Kong Airport (arrival an departure in Terminal 1). So I looked at the shops in that terminal to see if I can buy a ...
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Picture cards for common tourist needs to avoid the language barrier?

I will be traveling around several countries (in southeastern europe) later this year. And I'm worried about the language barrier. It occured to me, that it would be cool if I had a collection of ...
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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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Is there any good way to know if a water-mass is safe to bathe in?

There is a lot of pollution around, and a lot of abuses of the natural resources. For example, on I-80 in Nevada, it is not uncommon to see some sort of man-made factories around what appears to be ...
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Are there affordable palaces available as accommodation? [closed]

I just came across Bored of hotels? Stay in a palace If 6-star hotels just aren't doing it for you anymore, we have the answer. Palaces. Yep, that's right. You can live like a king in a ...
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Visiting the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile?

Did anyone visit Very Large Telescope in Chile? If so, what was your experience contacting VLT staff? I've tried to contact them through the form on their website, through email, fFacebook and even ...
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Schengen Visa to visit Germany and Belgium as a tourist [closed]

I have just received a Schengen visa issued by Germany for a visit from 25-30 July 2013. The visa is for multiple entry. I am also visiting Belgium from 06-09 August but, although I requested the ...
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Kotor Montenegro restaurants [closed]

I'm looking for good reputation and not to expensive (max. 20 Euro for two persons for a dinner) restaurants (Fish/Meat + French Fries or something like that maybe pizza?) in Montenegro, Kotor or ...
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Cheap way of travelling from Paris to nearby countries? [closed]

I am traveling to Paris for a month's time. I would like to visit nearby countries like Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland etc. Can you please suggest some cheap travel means?
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When should I buy airplane tickets to St. Lucia (from US)?

I checked both Bing and Google travel, and the only flights I can find from the Washington DC area to St. Lucia in November of this year go through Spain and take 24+ hours. I'm not sure how often ...
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What are some unique opportunities and lodging in Siwa Oasis, Egypt? [closed]

I will be traveling to Siwa Oasis sometime near the end of 2011. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with great/unique places to stay, or potentially an overnight trip into the desert. ...
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Please help me understand this Deutsche Bahn schedule from Prague to Vienna

OK, I'm in the "dream" planning stages for my next trip to Europe. Prague and Vienna is a contender. So I get this Deutsche Bahn (DB) app for my iPhone and type in a hypothetical trip for tomorrow. ...

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