Hilmar
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Place of arrival when travelling to UK via connecting flights?
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You will be clearing UK immigration in Heathrow, so I would use that as "arrival at the UK border.". The flight from London to Edinburgh is only a domestic flight with no controls or ...

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In Germany, what are you supposed to do if your train station doesn't have any working ticket machines?
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Anecdotal: A year or so ago I was trying to ride from Kleve to Duesseldorf on a Sunday morning. Machine was working but it didn't take Credit Card (only the omnipresent Eurocard in Germany), I was 50c ...

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Can I put new wrist watch in checked or carry-on bag?
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They can put the watch wherever they want. Watches are not safety relevant items (like laptop batteries) which can not be put into checked luggage. Your parents may have to declare the watch at ...

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What are one's options when facing religious discrimination at the airport?
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The best thing you can do is to carefully study the rules & regulations that unfortunately are different for every country & airline. As long as you are operating within the stated rules you ...

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Will a self service check-in machine know that I have connecting flights and transfer my luggage?
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If it's a single booking, your bags will automatically checked through to your final destination. You should be getting the boarding passes of both flights in Hamburg from the Kiosk and the baggage ...

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In January, for potential weather delays, what is a safe layover time at ORD?
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Five and half hours are more than enough for any half way reasonable operating condition. However, in January its possible that you will encounter outlier conditions such as a major snow storm. There ...

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Can you book multiple seats in the same flight for the same passenger in separate tickets and not show up for one ticket?
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I strongly recommend against double booking. For most airlines this violates the contract of carriage, so they have the right to cancel and they typically do. You can find Copa's contract of carriage ...

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Can I make a leisure trip to California (vacation) in the current covid-19 situation as of 2021, will my quarantine be monitored?
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My question is, can I take a leisure travel to california by Air out of state? It's not illegal so you can. I'm not sure what type of "leisure" you are looking for though. Pretty much ...

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Need to find a reservation with Delta airlines, scheduled for June 18-June 30
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Delta should be able to find your flight using your name and the flight numbers and date. If they don't, than chances are you don't have an actual reservation. You need to contact the company that ...

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What's the likelihood that CBP checks my phone with advanced techniques such as seeing deleted files?
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The likelihood is extremely low unless you have have special circumstances that trigger advanced interest. In 2018 there were about 33000 phone and laptop searches and there are about 80 million ...

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Are there any hotels with a 24h check-in option in Vilnius, Lithuania?
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Almost all hotels have a check out between 10am-12pm and a check-in time between 2pm and 4pm and they use the time in between to clean and refit the rooms. The only exception are so-called "day ...

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Why do return ticket prices jump up if the return flight is more than six months after the departing flight?
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Airlines typically charge "whatever they can get away with", which depends on a lot of factors: season, holiday/special events, historical loads, competition, length of stay, time between ...

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Can I fly to Germany from India?
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A few points I've entered Germany from a risk area twice and never had to answer any questions at immigration at all. I do have a German passport though. Generally it falls to the airlines ...

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Can you book a flight from place A to C, with a connection B which is in the opposite direction?
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I couldn't find a routing through Paris, but you can easily go from Delhi to Tokyo through Dubai on Emirates. That about 3.5 hours in pretty much the opposite direction.

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What is indirect travel?
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You will need to ask your SAP/Concur administrator on this one. Typically this question is related to how the internal accounting is setup and that's different for every company. Often "indirect" ...

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Volunteering work
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No. You basically trying to work while on a tourist Visa. Getting paid through a third party doesn't change that.

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Rebooking same hotel for cheaper price - ethical?
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It's clearly legal as you are abiding by the terms of the contract. Considering the ethics: Hotels and airlines use complicated revenue optimization systems that carefully monitor the supply and ...

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Is there a polite and correct way to give the wanted amount of tip in the restaurant when you have no suitable cash?
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In Germany when asking to pay, I typically will tell the waiter upfront I will be paying with card. Mostly it goes like this, the waiter brings the machine to the table and will tell the total amount. ...

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Why does London have 6 international airports?
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Part of this creative naming and marketing/advertising tactics. Low cost carriers try to avoid the higher fees of major airports like Heathrow or Gatwick. So they prefer cheaper airports that are in a ...

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US CBP APIS and COVID-19
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Online check-in for international flights is pretty much non-functional at the moment. Every country has specific and quickly changing requirements of permission to enter, covid testing, travel ...

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Vienna To Graz By Rail
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It's certainly doable. There is a train station right in the airport. Best connection runs once an hour: Railjet to Wien Central Station and than another Railjet to Graz. You have 10 minutes to ...

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How to politely ask people from East Asia to give way?
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Different countries have different social norms. How do queue up for a line, how close to you stand to people in a public spot or in an elevator, when do you engage in conversation, etc. Combine this ...

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Unpublished changes to travel rules
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There is already a very good answer, but here are some supplemental thoughts. The obvious question which astonishingly none of the articles dive into is "what happened to the other flights from ...

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Which countries refer to themselves by their shape?
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Italy nicknamed lo Stivale (the Boot). https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2018/8/16/saupload_latest.png

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As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US. Will this work?
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As a US citizen you cannot be denied entry into the US, regardless whether you have a passport or not or whether it's valid Entering without a valid passport can be pain. The immigration officer will ...

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Where can I take Chinese visa photos in the USA?
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If you are going through a visa agency, ask them for advice. Often they specifically WANT US-sized photos so they can edit and cut them to the correct size themselves.

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Strange landing interview at LGW for an EEA national
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Turned comment into answer per @Gayot Fow suggestion You can consider yourself extremely lucky, if the was the weirdest question you ever got at immigration. Immigration officers are supposed to ask ...

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My girlfriend's mother called the police to ban me from getting into the country
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can she actually do that? Of course she can. Anyone call the police for anything. The more relevant question is "what happens if she does?" That really depends on the details: what is she saying to ...

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"5 = 1€" for souvenirs in Paris, why do they write the price this way?
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Why do they write the price this way? Because they sell more this way. These guys are professional street vendors that try to sell useless junk made in China to naive travelers and tourists for as ...

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Is it possible to change to an earlier connection by asking at check-in counter?
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You can always ask. They may say yes, they may say no. It depends on availability, fare class, your status with the airline, whether you have checked luggage (or not), mood of the agent, and phase ...

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