jcaron
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Where can people allergic to dairy eat when travelling in France?
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Typically foreigners think of the food of France as classic French cuisine. To say that this styles likes cream and butter is a bit of an understatement. You seem to have the wrong idea about classic ...

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Overstaying in USA from Canada. What's the process passing immigration?
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There are no exit immigration checks in airports in the US: You will leave without seeing anyone from CBP The airline will notify CBP of your departure CBP will know you have overstayed (a lot) CBP ...

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I go round-trip from USA to China and back, friend only goes from China to USA
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Two single tickets will almost always be more expensive than a return, unless you book a very flexible return which is going to be much more expensive that the cheap fares. Actually, in some cases, it ...

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What does "transit time" mean for the Maldives's rule regarding COVID testing?
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This document states: All tourists are required to hold a negative PCR test for COVID-19 conducted 96 hours prior the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation enroute to ...

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Overstayed in the UK 10 years ago, left voluntarily, no exit stamp or record
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The UK does not check passports on exit (so it's normal you don't have a stamp), but that doesn't mean they don't record exits. However, they started doing so for ferry/tunnel/train departures only in ...

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Can I get a refund for COVID-19 related cancellations?
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There are many specific rules which will vary based on at least: the country where the property or airline is based the point of departure or the destination of the flight the country where you ...

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Can different world states issue passports with the same "number"?
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The passport number itself is not normalised, can have different lengths and structures depending both on the country and when it was issued, can use the same number for different passports issued by ...

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Does Norwegian overbook flights?
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The whole overbooking concept is tightly linked to flexible fares, mostly used by business travellers who change their plans frequently and late, which may leave the airline with many empty and unpaid ...

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How seriously should I take size and weight limits of hand luggage?
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Regarding weight: If you go through a check-in desk (rather than online, mobile or kiosk check-in), then as they have the scale right there they could ask you to put the bag on the scale to check, ...

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Applying to US Visa-Waiver program with two passports, one of which is expired
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To enter the US under the VWP, you will need an ESTA. The ESTA form explicitly asks: Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country? (emphasis mine)...

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ESTA form and first names
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Update 02 Oct 2018 The ESTA site has now changed its help text. It now states: In the First (Given) Name field, enter ALL first (given) names exactly as they appear on your passport in the first (...

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Why does it take so long to find the luggage of a passenger who is late for boarding?
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In addition to Hanky Panky's answer, one needs to point out that the process is not just taking the bag out. It also involves getting the appropriate gear (and personnel) back to the plane to actually ...

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TSA stopped observing certain PreCheck benefits at my airport
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https://www.tsa.gov/precheck/faq says: If I am TSA Pre✓® eligible, am I guaranteed expedited screening? No, TSA uses unpredictable security measures, both seen and unseen, throughout the airport. All ...

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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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Transit in PTY on separate tickets, what happens when you miss the flight?
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This is usually checked based on the expected transit time before you board the previous flights. An airline will always check if you meet the conditions for the destination and all transit points, ...

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I need to fly from Germany to US ASAP. I’m holding EU passport
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Your statements are incorrect. The US travel ban on people who have been in the Schengen Area does not expire today at all. Proclamation 9993 states: Sec. 4. Termination. This proclamation shall ...

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How can you escape, if racists in London, who run faster than you, chase you to attack?
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First of all, let's emphasise that this remains the actions of a very small minority of people. The media have a general tendency to amplify things. If you look at reporting of events in many places, ...

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Do travel agents have to advise and check the visa status including transit visa before selling a ticket?
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This is most probably very dependent at least on: The specific jurisdiction (country, state, economic zone...). Whether the flight was sold alone or as part of a package (together with accommodation, ...

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Do airlines compensate passengers if they allowed them boarding with invalid visa?
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No, quite the opposite. It is always the passenger’s sole responsibility to make sure they have all the right documents (passport, visa, etc. with appropriate validities and so on). Airlines do not ...

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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 is the name of this kind of accommodation?
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Also known as a flatshare (or houseshare or share house or even homeshare or sharehome), where you share your flat with flatmates (or housemates or sharemates). In some countries they could also be ...

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Can I make repeated 90-day trips to a single Schengen country?
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As Harper - Reinstate Monica stated, most countries, and the countries of the Schengen Area are no exception, don't want you to use tourist/visitor visas to effectively live in a country through ...

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Confused about this stop over - Turkish airlines - Istanbul (IST) to Cancun (CUN)
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It's actually the same flight (TK181) which stops first in Mexico City (MEX), and then goes on to Cancun (CUN) after staying 1h30 in MEX. Depending on the airlines and airports, usually two things can ...

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Will Immigration be done at first point in Schengen or at end destination?
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Immigration and visas are handled at the level of the Schengen Area, not the EU. The Schengen Area covers most of the EU, but some EU countries are not in Schengen (such as Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria.....

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What behind-the-scenes checks happen when passing through passport control at an airport?
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In my experience, the level of checks is highly variable: at many land borders, where there is often a lot of cross-border traffic, it is not unusual for officers to wave through the vast majority of ...

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How do airlines compute weight allowances for carry-on bags?
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As all other answers have pointed out, the limit is most definitely on the total of the case and its contents. 5-6 kg for a carry-on is just way too much. You should use another bag or case. Even ...

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Cost of RER/Metro monthly pass in Paris
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The monthly travel pass is Navigo Mois. You load it onto a Navigo contactless card. Because french people can't do simple things, there are many different Navigo cards (and they come up with a new ...

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What is the likely impact on flights of grounding an entire aircraft series?
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One of the options for affected airlines is to lease aircraft as an interim measure. There are quite a few companies that have aircraft available to fill in as replacements. They operate either on a "...

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Does a 14 day visa for Dubai start on date of issue or date of arrival?
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From what I understand, there are two different limits: the duration of validity, which starts on the day of issue, and limits when you can enter the country the duration of stay, which starts on the ...

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Hard Brexit and travel for UK citizens into Schengen countries in 2019
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Edited to include link and quote of EC press release on the topic. The problem with visa policies is that they are very often governed by reciprocity: if you don't let my citizens come to your country ...

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