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How are different meal ratios calculated for flights?
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I can't tell you what happens on an airline, but I was told by the head chef of a large cruise ship that he has on his computer how many of each meal have been served for the last three years, nicely ...

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Which is faster, e-passport gate or manual border control?
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In Gatwick, a few weeks ago was the first time ever that I managed to get through the e-passport lane without being held up massively. Before that, one of the more infuriating problems was that while ...

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Non-EU citizen travelling with EU citizen (Irish spouse) to Turkey; do I need a visa?
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Check the official Turkish website: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ There is a huge list of countries whose citizens don't need a visa, and another huge list of countries whose citizens can buy a visa ...

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Seeking advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use
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For the iPhone: The "NavFree" navigation app comes with UK and Northern Ireland maps for free (about 500 MB), and you can download other European countries for £1.99. Do that at home with a good WiFi ...

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How to answer "have you ever been refused a visa, denied entry or ordered to leave Canada or any other country?"
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The safest is to take these questions absolutely literally. Did you ever ask Canada, The Philippines, Italy, Germany or any other country for a visa and it was refused, then you should answer “yes” ...

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Can 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic be a reason for refusal for my Schengen visa application?
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Whatever happens, if you apply right now, your chances of getting a visa will be best. If your application is rejected because of Coronavirus fears, that wouldn't be held against you in the future. ...

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Facing issues With my visa. Need quick reply
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If you can't get competent advise here, and you can't reach the embassy on a Saturday (which would be the most reasonable approach if they are open), you could go to the airport - if the airline doesn'...

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Why different fees for Vietnam Visa Approval Letters
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Most likely one site (the cheap one) is the genuine one, and the expensive one charges you lots of money to send your details to the original one. From my experience a Turkish e-visa is $20 and the ...

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What do I need to travel to London during the scheduled Brexit transition date?
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In the worst case, entering the UK with an EU passport might be a problem after March 29th, but it is hard to imagine why leaving would be a problem. The EU will let you in, because you have an Eu ...

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Do 'immigration officer at the departure point' check visa validity(real or fake) electronically?
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That would most likely only happen in countries that don't want their citizens to leave. For example, the USA doesn't care much if you leave the country without a valid visa (they may care if you ...

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Brexit passport renewal - Will I need to pay again?
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Current passports will stay valid for ten years after they are issued. The only difference: With current rules, if your passport expired March 2019 and you renewed in January 2019, you received a ...

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How should I answer the ESTA question about a passport or national identity card?
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You answer whatever is the truth. If you ever had a passport from Nicaragua (even if you are not a citizen anymore) the answer to the first question is Yes. Same for national identity card. A resident ...

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I was allowed to enter the airport terminal by showing a boarding pass for a future flight. Should I be concerned about "security"?
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Good security checks depend very much on detecting suspicious behaviour. If you have a valid boarding pass and by mistake go to the wrong gate, you will be behaving like someone who has a valid ...

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Are there benefits in travel insurance for travelers with deep pockets?
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The best thing to do for all insurance is to get the highest limit to reduce the risk of catastrophic events as much as possible, with the highest deductible that you can handle / can get. This is ...

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How to call an Italian mobile from a UK mobile while in Italy?
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Depending on your phone company, your phone will either work as if it was in Italy, or if it was in the UK. If you enter +39.... in your contact list, an iPhone will automatically dial the right ...

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Changing unusual foreign currencies in London
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Unless the value is really high, you can sell the notes on eBay. Someone will be willing to pay a small amount of money for some exotic bank notes. Since this will be just collectors buying for the ...

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Can you get married while traveling?
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If you are a citizen of country A, and travel to country B, it would be up to country B whether they marry you or not, and up to country A (and any other country in the world) whether they recognise ...

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Train strikes in Berlin – does it make sense to book an advance ticket?
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Pre-booked tickets can be significantly cheaper. And I mean significantly. I got some tickets for about a third of the normal price. So what if there is a strike - you still want to travel, best case ...

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Importing laptop as gift in France, how much duty will I have to pay?
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Before bringing a laptop from the USA as a present, consider that it has the wrong keyboard, the wrong power plug, you need to make sure that it works with 220 Volt, the receiver may have a hard time ...

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Where can I travel for prolonged periods of time while legally working remotely for a company in my home country?
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The whole situation is quite a new one. Today, I can work from home, and I can just as easily work from any country where I get power for my laptop and a decent internet connection. Ten years ago that ...

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Why is travel insurance recommended when there's reciprocal health care?
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In addition to unexpected expenses if you suffer an injury in the other country, you might have a health problem in your own country preventing you from travelling, and travel insurance will cover the ...

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A friend's visa has expired in Thailand. How does he get back to the UK?
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Assuming he is British or has the necessary papers to enter the UK (for example EU citizen), and the problem is how to pay for a flight, you can use for example Western Union to send money so he can ...

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Is it against regulations to pack my laptop battery on its own in my checked luggage?
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It seems that quite recently explosives have been developed that cannot be distinguished from a battery on an X-ray. On the other hand, they are easily distinguished from a battery by the fact that ...

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Did Finland's border authorities make a mistake?
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It sees to me that the first 180 day period was from July 1st to December 31st, and the next 180 day period was from Januar 1st to June 30th. She just stayed below the 90 days in the first period (...

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How fast may you drive on the Autobahn?
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There is always a speed limit: You are never allowed to drive faster than is safe according to road and weather conditions, traffic, your abilities, and your car's ability. I remember two very ...

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Right of way in case of both traffic lights and traffic signs
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For both drivers I would recommend to drive very carefully. The situation is definitely dangerous, and whoever created it needs their head examined. A situation where someone seriously posts here to ...

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Determining if a location is in the London Congestion Charge Zone
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In addition to it being just outside the congestion charge zone, if you drive there guided by your TomTom, there is a good chance that you find yourself on the wrong street, and you might not know ...

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Cost-effective solution to get to work by train in the UK?
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Just check all the prices, and all the possibilities. Take into account how often you will be travelling off peak, and how many days you may not be travelling at all; under 25 you might get a ticket ...

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After a removal and entry refusal, will a UK visa application be considered on merit or automatically refused?
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The facts: You were removed in 2003. You probably got a ten year entry ban. You applied in 2003, which obviously would be rejected. So you were banned until 2013. You applied in 2012. This would ...

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Flying With Uncharged Laptop
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It's the opposite: Battery in the checked in luggage, laptop with you. The reason why they want to see your laptop working is that there are explosives that cannot be distinguished from a battery. ...

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