jcaron
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Are there any hotels with a 24h check-in option in Vilnius, Lithuania?
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Note that “24 hour check-in” is not actually what you are looking for. “24 hours check-in” just means that the reception is staffed 24 hours, so you can arrive at any time, including at 2 in the ...

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Boarding passes when going through long layovers / stopovers?
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No, by definition a stopover is a point in your trip where you really stop: you won’t automatically get boarding passes for further flights at the firs check-in (unless you are within the check-in ...

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Could you theoretically gate check a large suitcase instead of checking it normally?
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Bags which exceed the allowed size (or number, or weight) for carry-on are not gate-checked for free. You are charged a fee for this, which is usually more expensive than if you had paid for it in ...

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Do I need a transit visa at Haneda when self transferring?
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Timatic tells us: Visa Visa required. TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country on the same calendar day. They must stay in the ...

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How long should my layover in SAW be
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In the ideal case, your itinerary through the airport will be: deplane go to the Domestic/International transit passenger passport control (towards the middle of the terminal, next to 205, do not go ...

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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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Just hand over the smallest note you have and ask “Can you please break this note for me?” or “Could you get me some change?”. In French “Pourriez-vous me faire de la monnaie?”. Don’t know the ...

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Is 55 minutes enough time for a connecting flight at Helsinki airport?
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With the two flights on a single booking, it means the airline thinks it’s possible, and will usually do all they can so that it happens (because they have a liability of it doesn’t). You won’t go ...

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Who is the Centralized authority for E-Passport?
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You have a fundamental misunderstanding of the way all of this works. The chip in an e-passport contains information about you and your passport. Mostly the same stuff you can see on the bio page of ...

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First leg brought one day forward: compensation or change my flight?
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According to the official EC261 page: If your flight is cancelled you have the right to choose between reimbursement, re-routing or return. You are also entitled to assistance at the airport. If you ...

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Without passport stamps, can my country's authorities still know what countries I've visited?
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Of course, the real answer is don’t do it. As usual for this type of questions, the answer is ambiguous. Will they know right away with the info available at the tip of their fingers? Probably not. ...

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Do I always need to go through immigration if I have a self-transfer?
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TL;DR: Always? No. But... There are three different points in your question. When self-connecting: Do you need to go through immigration? Do you need a transit visa? Can the first airline refuse ...

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Schengen change of itinerary
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As long as you respect the limits given by the visa (start and end of validity, duration, number of entries) and do not deviate too much from your original plan (duration, countries visited, reason ...

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Westward commercial flights that outpace the Earth's rotation
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Inspired by Russell McMahon's answer to "Can I land in a different time zone before my take off time?". The rotational velocity at a given latitude is about: V_rot = 1500 x cos(latitude) km/...

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Do other countries care if I paid taxes to my own country for visa purposes?
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There are quite a few scenarios I see where you would not pay taxes to your country of citizenship: You are resident in another country, where you pay taxes. You live in a country with no income tax. ...

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What are the consequences of getting a positive drug result when your bags are swabbed at the airport?
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I don't know the specifics for Turkey, but let's start from the beginning... First, in most countries, people are not swabbed for drugs at random (and even less systematically). Random swabs for ...

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Carrying 30 ebook readers in hand luggage
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First, 30 to 40 ebook readers still in their boxes is going to take quite some space, and weigh a decent amount. So the first issue is that it’s likely to exceed your carry-on allowance, either in ...

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Where is the cityscape in this recent photo, probably in Malaysia?
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This is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, taken from a building just opposite the Kuala Lumpur City Hall. Here is the closest Google Street View I could get (click to get to Street View): Note that you can ...

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Checking luggage through from domestic flight (AA) to international flight (PAL) but separate tickets
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According to this document from AA: (...) when all the tickets are in the same PNR. Through check-in will be honored between the following carriers only: American Airlines and American Eagle ...

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In-Transit Waiting Area in USA Airports?
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International sterile transit used to exist about 20 years ago in quite a few US airports. You'll find a few references to it in this thread from 2001 on Flyertalk, though even at the time, it was ...

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Do I clear Customs during a transit in the USA en route to Toronto?
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Contrary to most other countries, there is no sterile international transit in the US. All passengers arriving in the US, whether it's their final destination or they transfer to a domestic or ...

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Is a negative PCR Covid-19 test valid for satisfying the testing requirement of travelling to the USA?
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According to the CDC: A Nucleic Acid Amplification Test, or NAAT, is a type of viral diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 (...) NAATs can use many different methods to amplify nucleic acids and detect the ...

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Avoiding important carry-on luggage being taken away
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There are multiple possible reasons for cabin luggage to be gate-checked. The most common is that the aircraft is full and they know they won’t be able to store all hand luggage in the overhead ...

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Which airlines will cancel the return leg of a flight if you do not use the outward portion?
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Instead of giving a list of airlines, I’ll give a few pointers which can help find out. The reason airlines cancel subsequent segments of a missed flight is to avoid passengers taking advantage of ...

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accessibility to Marseille from other parts of France
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From Paris CDG airport: direct TGV high speed train (the train station is directly within Terminal 2, so a few minutes walk if you arrive at one of those terminals, or a short people-mover hop if you ...

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What type of license plate is this?
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They are probably plates from Kyrgyzstan: They could be "Foreign plates": However, they do not exactly match: They match the font They match the color They match the KG, country code for ...

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Should I get a physical or virtual credit card to travel to Western Europe?
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There’s quite a few reasons why only having a virtual card may not be a good idea: There are probably still a few places where they have a POS terminal which does not accept contactless. It is ...

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Where are these cliffs?
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As usual, a reverse Google image search yields more information, as it points to this page about Richard Gaston which has the original picture, with a caption saying that this is Ramasaig, in Scotland....

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Can I transfer airside between two international tickets at LAX?
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I'm afraid that the answer is, at this time, clearly, resolutely, and absolutely, no. There are no exceptions for transit to the current travel bans, whatever the duration of transit. There is no ...

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Do I need a negative COVID 72 hours before departure starting from sample collection or result issuance?
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In the case of the US, according to the CDC: the relevant time is that of the test, not of the result the limit is 3 days calendar days before your flight, not 72 hours So for a departure any time ...

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Are United Airlines employees authorized to ask TSA screening questions?
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Flights to the US have been subjected to additional checks for quite a few years now. Can't quite remember if that started after the shoe-bomber attempt or after the liquid bomb scare. In many cases: ...

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