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Took airline plane blanket by accident; didn't realize it was forbidden. What should I do?

To avoid any lingering feelings of guilt, you can call the airline and ask them what they'd like you to do with the blanket. Explain that you took it by mistake because you were not fully alert when ...
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Took airline plane blanket by accident; didn't realize it was forbidden. What should I do?

We live in a strange world where manufactured goods (like blankets) are very cheap, and people's time is very expensive. Our moral (and legal) codes haven't caught up with this: so we feel bad at ...
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Took airline plane blanket by accident; didn't realize it was forbidden. What should I do?

Or should I just forget about it, having learned my lesson? Just forget about it. No one is going to come after you for stealing a 2-euro blanket. Keep it as a souvenir and don't steal any in the ...
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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 something well beyond the scope of Travel.SE as it involves a potential disaster, including jail time and an entry ban. The priorities of your friend should be: Forget about "justice&...
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In US museums, why are backpacks only allowed to be carried on one shoulder?

Because if your bag is large enough to be only carried on your back (i.e. you cannot carry it on one shoulder), you'll much more likely to bump into, and do some damage to objects/sculptures/other ...
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Cooking inside a hotel room

The simple answer is, no, this won't be allowed in any normal hotel-hotel. Very simply, use holidayrentals.co.uk or airBnB.com to rent a "gite" instead. You'll save more money and it will be far more ...
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Who goes first? Person disembarking bus or the bicycle?

The bicycle riders have to be careful and wait if necessary. Here is a German newspaper article on the subject. The basis for the rule is § 20 of the German traffic regulations (StVO), whose first ...
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How would the airline carrier compensate if the change in flight schedule breaks my entire itinerary?

I'm afraid that, because you booked your Air Italy and Ryanair flights separately, your connections are not the airline's concern. Air Italy is obliged to offer you a choice between alternative ...
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Will TSA allow me to carry a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)/sleep apnea device?

I carried my Cpap device to/from USA with no problems. I contacted the airline in advance to enquire as I'd not done this before and - like you - I was unsure of the procedure. Without any hesitation ...
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Why can't I take food from the plane when entering the US?

The USA has restrictions on the import of food items. Some information is given here. I have on one occasion forgotten items I bought before boarding, intending to snack on the flight. These were ...
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What happens if I bring 100+ of the same item in my luggage with the intention of selling?

There are several things which may affect your plan: First, many retailers (especially if they are the brand’s own store) have limits on how many identical items one can buy, especially when there ...
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Consequences of being arrested by mistake in the USA

You will know when you are arrested in the United States because an officer will say explicitly that, and read you your rights (just like on TV). You may be read your rights before or after you are ...
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Took airline plane blanket by accident; didn't realize it was forbidden. What should I do?

Other then flying Aer Lingus again and leaving the blanket on board, 99.4% the airline has no procedure or ability to take it back. If this was truly an oversight, forget about it. If the blanket is ...
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How does the new Ryanair luggage policy work?

From the 1st of November Ryanair policy will change: The main thing changing is that you can no longer travel with 2 bags for free to the airplane. Details are given next You have 3 bags: 1 big bag, ...
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As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US. Will this work?

As a US Citizen - which is what gives you the right to a US Passport, you can stay indefinitely in the US. You are not even required to have a US passport, although that makes it easier to enter the ...
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How does the new Ryanair luggage policy work?

Yes, you should purchase the check-in bag. The new policy is that you have two "carry on" items - a large one (55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm, typical hand luggage suitcase) and a small one (35 cm x 20 cm x ...
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What happens if I bring 100+ of the same item in my luggage with the intention of selling?

If the perfumes are liquids, you may not be allowed to bring a large quantity of them in a carry on bag. A checked bag should be fine from a security standpoint; however as Nate Eldridge points out in ...
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What happens if I bring 100+ of the same item in my luggage with the intention of selling?

This is not an issue for airport security (unless you violate the limits they define), they couldn't care less if you have 500 pairs of underwear or such. It's an issue for Customs at arrivals. Most ...
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Are there any areas in Mecca that non-Muslims are allowed to enter under Saudi Arabian law?

Mecca (or Makkah as pronounced in Arabic) is a region in Saudi Arabia, one of its cities is Mecca (clearly, the same name as the region's name). Other cities include Jeddah and Taif, which anyone can ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car?

A quick google search yields this: https://clearit.ca/canadian-customs-broker-blog/dashcam-recording-prohibited-u-s-ports-entry/ and this https://www.immigroup.com/topics/it-legal-use-dash-cam-border/ ...
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Why are flight attendants prohibited from taking pictures with passengers?

The bad news is, they simply didn't want to take a photo with you, that's it. That's the common excuse flight attendants use when they don't want to take a photo with someone. To prove this, check ...
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Do I have to pay this cancellation fee?

From the way you described it, it looks like you agreed to a contract with specific terms, which include cancellation penalty. Unless the contract stated the penalty would only apply once you made ...
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What happens if I eat my own food in flight on an airline that prohibits outside food?

In legal theory, disobeying instructions from cabin crew is a crime in most jurisdictions and you could theoretically be arrested. In practice, and I say this having flown long-haul flights on Scoot a ...
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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?

Yes, you will be able to get through the barrier at your destination. It’s common for barriers to be open at certain times of day, in which case you don’t need to put your ticket through. Some ...
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Can I carry a chef's torch in hand luggage?

According to IATA Dangerous Good regulations, torches are not allowed in carry-on or checked in baggage, nor filled with gas, nor empty, even if unused. I've heard some airports in EU do allow such ...
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Baggage rule for international traveller on domestic flight

That depends if this is a single ticket or not. When you have a single ticket covering multiple airlines or a combination of flights with different rules, such as domestic and international as per ...
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Does the FAA limit plane passengers to have no more than two carry-on luggage?

The contents of an FAA "Approved Carry-on Baggage Program" are described in this FAA document. Section 4 of this document requires, among other provisions, that carry-on egress from the ...
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Must airlines warn passengers about changes of required travel documents?

The person ultimately responsible for ensuring a traveler's paperwork is in order is the traveler him- or herself. This goes for the validity of the passport or other travel document proving identity, ...
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Cooking inside a hotel room

It's not just a matter of "high-power electric equipment", but of smell and dirt too: cooking is not an activity easy for the enviromnent, especially when with "environment" we mean "a room the size ...
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