jcaron
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Alitalia changed my itinerary, leaving me with an impossibly short 45min connection time at FCO
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I'll add a few pieces of advice to the other answers: If you can, get a seat as close as possible to the front on the Munich-Rome flight. This would save you a few minutes. In Munich, let them know ...

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Using a European (GSM) cell phone in the US
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In addition to the other answers: Check the roaming charges for your provider/subscription. They can be extraordinarily high. The biggest issue is data, as your phone can use a lot of data without ...

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Do Indians with a UK visa need another visa to go to Belfast or Dublin?
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Belfast and Dublin may be on the same island, but they are (currently) in two different countries. Belfast is in Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK. If you have the necessary documents to be ...

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Row 60 on Lufthansa Airbus A380-800
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There are usually two possible situations for first-row seats: There’s a lot of empty space right in front of you. This is usually (but not always) the case when you are right next to a door (looks ...

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Qatar Airways Free stopover/complimentary hotel
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From the FAQ: Can passengers access this offer if they book through their travel agent or any other booking channel? Yes, this offer is available to all Qatar Airways passengers holding “...

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How does the new landlord duty affect visitors to the UK?
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As documented in the linked document: it excludes "those not renting the property as their main home", so as long as she can document an existing main home elsewhere, she should be fine whatever the ...

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International travel with power banks
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Per IATA rules you are allowed to carry up to 20 such power banks. They must be isolated and in your carry-on luggage. Note that those are IATA guidelines, individual airlines are allowed to deviate ...

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Can a late passport renewal affect getting visas?
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If I understand your question correctly, and you wonder about any impact on future visa applications (i.e. after you have your new passport, say in April 2021 in your example), I doubt this would have ...

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Flying with Emirates and confused about luggage
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The rules are complex and depend a lot on origin, destination, transfers, operating airlines, class, sub-class/fare and more. But here's a quick breakdown, with info from Emirates' checked baggage ...

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Is a person with an EU work permit considered a citizen of European Union Member States?
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A person with a work permit is not a citizen (to make it simple, a citizen is someone who can get a passport from that country). A person with a work permit way be a resident of that country, though. ...

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Can I fly from USA to EU during Trump's COVID-19 Europe ban?
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Contrary to some statements, flights have not been banned. Only some (well, many) people are banned. As there will be a huge drop in the number of people travelling on those flights, many flights ...

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Can you leave Taiwan airport after going through international security?
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Airports have procedures in place for cases like this (because this can happen in legitimate situations), but they usually don’t like it and may give you a hard time, and likewise for immigration ...

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If I wanted to circumnavigate the world by water (boat) what is the shortest total distance around?
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Using Google Maps, I get about 40850 km (Gibraltar - Suez Canal - Red Sea - around the tip of Sri Lanka - through the Malacca Strait - North of Borneo - South of the Philippines - straight across the ...

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What's the minimum info I need to provide from an e-Ticket to board a flight?
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This is dependent on the airline and airport. For some airlines, it’s still just a ticket, and using your passport or other ID you will be able to check-in (either at a desk or at a kiosk) to get ...

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Are international transfer zones typical around the world?
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Most of the large international airports outside of North America provide sterile international-to-international transit which does not require passengers to go through passport control or customs or ...

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ESTA expiring 3 days after arrival - leave to Mexico and come back
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ESTA is only required if you enter the US by plane or onboard a cruise ship. If arriving by a land border, you don't need an ESTA, but may need to complete a paper I-94W (you shouldn't in your ...

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What is the minimum wait before I may I re-enter the USA after a 90 day visit on the Visa B-2 Program?
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Contrary to the Schengen 90/180 rule, there is no hard rule for this, but: you should not be attempting to live in the US under the VWP or using a B-1/B-2 visa. This means that consecutive stays ...

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Customs and immigration on a USA-UK-Sweden flight itinerary
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I suppose you have both flights on the same ticket. In that case: your luggage will be checked through to your final destination you should get boarding passes for both flights in Tampa you will not ...

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What are the peak hours for public transportation in Paris?
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In general, the peak hour in the morning is about 8:30 to 9:30, though this can vary a bit depending on which line segment and which direction. I’d say the peak hour in the evening is around 17:30 to ...

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What do "Victor", "Tango", "Quebec", "Eco", "Sierra" flight ticket classes mean?
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Why would anyone not choose the cheapest available option? Click on the "Condiciones" link and compare the results. You should see different conditions relating to: whether the fare is refundable ...

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What should I expect from European airline if I volunteer to stay and not fly on the overbooked flight?
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Per directive EU261, airlines are required to ask for volunteers before bumping anyone. If there are no volunteers (or not enough), they owe compensation and assistance to whoever they pick. ...

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Split ticketing to CDG on Paris's RER
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So, a lot of the discussion revolved around whether Mobilis zones 1-5 gives access to CDG by RER or not. There is a lot of conflicting information, to the point that you can even find a page on the ...

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What is the purpose of a round-trip ticket?
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As seen from the other answers, people have very different experiences when it comes to comparing a round-trip to the two legs being ordered separately. Historically, things have gone a bit like this:...

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How to move children in a Las Vegas casino?
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In most casinos there is a subtle yet clear distinction between the main walking paths which cross the casino floors and the games areas themselves (usually with signs forbidding people under 21 to ...

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High-speed railway line usage (Germany)
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The capacity of the oldest (and probably busiest) European high-speed line (LGV Sud-Est, Paris-Lyon, France) used to be about 12 trains/hour, i.e. a headway of 4 minutes. It's probably around 15 tph ...

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Why would an embarked passenger need to go see a flight attendant?
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A common reason for this at least in the US is when a passenger buys duty free, but forgets to pick up their purchases. In the US, duty free merchandise is usually not given to the purchaser right ...

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From Geneva airport to Lausanne station
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You don't need to buy the ticket online (there are automated ticket machines as well as manned ticket booths), but you'll save some time, and possibly some money: even though the standard ticket is 27....

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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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Does the FAA limit plane passengers to have no more than two carry-on luggage?
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Just as an example (or rather, a counter-example), Air France allow premium class passengers to have two carry-ons and one personal item. There is no mention of exceptions to or from the US. There are ...

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How do they enforce rules on declaring funds?
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Many countries have random spot checks in the departures area. I’ve already seen that in the UK boarding a flight to Las Vegas, for instance. They did ask everybody boarding but I don’t remember if ...

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