jcaron
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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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Stuck in New Zealand due to coronavirus
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For your proposed routing, Timatic currently says: Transit - Australia (AU) Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Australia. Passengers departing from New Zealand with a ...

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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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What are these chair-like things in hotels?
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As far as I know, this is designed so that you can put your suitcase or bag on it while you take things in or out of it. This makes it a lot more practical than on the floor, and compared to laying ...

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Obese guy first time flying
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As the 767 has 2-3-2 seating and you are travelling with a companion, if you are able to select seats, you can: book 2 seats on one of the sides, and use the window seat for yourself. There's usually ...

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What do letters "R" and "E" before parking slots in Spain mean?
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According to the Zumaia website: There will be 3 parking areas: Resident area (painted white with the letters R and E) Areas of high rotation (A, B and C: painted blue and red) Half-...

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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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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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New visa after overstaying in UK
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The immigration rules state: Previous breach of immigration laws grounds 9.8.1. An application for entry clearance or permission to enter must be refused if: (a) the applicant has previously breached ...

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How can I receive packages while in France?
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The situation is complex and quite variable. If the delivery is done by La Poste (the incumbent postal service), they usually have access to those mailboxes (they have the RFID equivalent of a master ...

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What flight has the highest ratio of timezone difference to flight time?
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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (UUS) to Sapporo-Chitose (CTS): 1h30 flight time 2 hours time difference 1.33 ratio. You actually arrive before you left, without any of the international date line trickery: (...

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Zones map of Switzerland SBB
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I don't think there are any "SBB zones". This is not an SBB zone or ticket. It's a Z-Pass travelcard. Z-Pass is a grouping of several unified fare networks around Zürich's ZVV: Zürich's ZVV ...

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Should I say hello to the passport control officers, or just quietly give them my passport?
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I personally (nearly) always say hello (just hello) while handing over my passport, even if they don't say anything. I'll often try to use the local version if I know it. Once finished, usually a ...

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Where was this photo taken (screensaver on LG Oled TV)?
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It looks like the Church of St Mary on Lake Bled, Slovenia.

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How much time should the funds be present in the bank before the bank statement is generated
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This is called "funds parking" around here, and is actually something the authorities are actively looking for. If you pursue this route, you will most certainly be denied a visa, and you might even ...

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Am I a dual citizen? Can I go to Japan, where I was born?
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Citizenship of the Philippines is acquired by jus sanguinis ("by blood"), so the fact that your mother is Filipino automatically gives you citizenship of the Philippines (given your date of ...

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How can I know (without going to the station) if RATP is offering the Anti Pollution tickets?
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It actually not offered by RATP but by the Paris Region transport authority, Ile-de-France Mobilités, and is available from the participating transport companies, including RATP and SNCF. When that ...

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Missed the connecting flight, separate tickets on same airline - who is responsible?
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As explained in the other answer and in comments to the question, the responsibility lies with you. You had two separate contracts for travel from A to B and from B to C. You were delayed on A to B, ...

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Prohibited item forgotten in hand luggage: what to do with it?
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This option is probably not available everywhere (but it's available in terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5 at Heathrow), it only works if you'll be back to the same airport at some point, and the cost may be a ...

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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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Must airlines switch to "Last Call" before closing the gate?
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They are more likely to make "last call" announcements if you have checked luggage, as they need to take if off the plane if you don't board and that usually takes even longer. Full-service ...

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Usage of cash in Europe during COVID
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In France, I don't think anyone is refusing cash (for most day-to-day payments that wouldn't be legal if you have the exact amount), there's just been a strong incentive in many places (but not all) ...

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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 visit my father in the USA if I'm fully vaccinated?
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At this time, your vaccination status does not change anything for visits to the US from countries subject to the travel ban, so the answer to you original question still stands. Unless you qualify ...

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Is it possible to travel to the US to speak at a conference under the rules of VWP?
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This is actually very clearly covered by this document published by the Department of State, which is linked from the page on the Visa Waiver Program: Conference, meeting, trade show, or business ...

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Can you identify this restaurant at this address in 2011?
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Using Google Street View on the address at 123 avenue des Champs-Elysées and going back to 2011 tells us this was Chez Clément. A number of other locations alluded to in the Wikipedia page match the ...

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Munich to Rome by train (avoiding tunnels)
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Inspired by @gerrit's answer, this one has one tunnel that is 5865 m long (and can be avoided with a 30 minute bus ride), but otherwise all other tunnels are much shorter. Roma-Firenze-Bologna-Milano:...

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Identify 1985 London photos
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This is on Brompton Road, just off the northern corner of Harrods, looking towards what is now One Hyde Park. Taken from Google Street View, dated 2008.

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Sri Lanka to Bahamas, how can we travel without visa in February?
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According to Flightradar24, NAS currently has connections with airports in the following countries: USA - requires visa Canada - requires transit visa Cuba (Havana and Holguin) - the most flexible ...

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Do airlines book you on other airlines if they cancel flights?
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Do they sometimes do it? Yes. Can you count on it? No. Unless there are specific regulations in some countries that require it (not the case in most major markets I know of), airlines don’t have an ...

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