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Travelling from the UK to Canada with muddy running shoes in my luggage
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According to the Canada Border Services Agency: Many different kinds of items can introduce foreign threats into Canada. These include things as diverse as: Food, such as raw or cooked ...

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What if a new romantic interest wants you to carry stuff through customs?
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How best to handle this situation? Are you not comfortable with the personal side or the customs side of this situation? If it's the personal relationship side, and you're not comfortable, then don't ...

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Booking a trip to earn airline status
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When you book your flight, it'll tell you what your Premier qualifying miles (PQM), Premier qualifying segments (PQS) and Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) are. Attached is a screenshot of a sample ...

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How to search for weekend flights?
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On Matrix Airfare Search you have the option of searching for flexible dates. In my case I was able to search for flights from LHR to FRA leaving Friday and/or day before and coming back Monday on ...

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Which Currency can I use in Georgia?
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According to Lonely Planet: Georgia’s currency is the lari (GEL). It has been fairly stable since it was introduced in 1995. One lari is divided into 100 tetri. Banknotes come in ...

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Is it ok to accept cash payments on Airbnb?
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Yes, your account can be closed if you accept cash. Here's what Airbnb has published on this issue: Offline or cash payments are a violation of our Terms of Service, and can result in removal ...

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What can I do if a hotel booked online turns me away but keeps my money?
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When you check in, most hotels make you sign an agreement when they take a deposit. That piece of paper would have been dated and signed. If the hotel can't furnish that, then they have no basis of ...

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Does the flight time when booking a holiday online show the time you arrive in that country and its time zone?
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Generally yes, airlines will list the departure and arrival time of a flight in the timezone of the departing/arriving city. I am not aware of an airline who lists the departure and arrival time to ...

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Can I accidentally miss the in-flight food?
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When I was younger airlines had tags on the seats where it indicated if you wanted to be woken for food. But that's now not the case. You could inform the flight attendant when you board that you want ...

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Is the carrying of knives in the street regulated in Malaysia?
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Yes there is. According to this: Carrying a knife is illegal in Malaysia. You will be arrested and charged under the Corrosive, Explosive and Dangerous Weapons Act 1958 which carries a jail term ...

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What is the most expensive regularly scheduled flight?
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Arguably the flight from New York City and Mumbai on Etihad is the most expensive flight in the world. A round-trip ticket would cost a staggering $76,000 (£52,000) at single or double occupancy....

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Is it legal for airport officers to ask someone to remove their jeans if they're setting of metal detectors?
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According to London Heathrow Airport's website: The Department for Transport considers that there are no known health effects from the scanners in use at Heathrow. The only alternative that ...

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Do gate agents really seat young children away from their parents in United Basic Economy?
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It states right there: Seats will be assigned prior to boarding. Customers traveling together, including families, will not be able to sit together. However, I do think that most people are ...

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Japanese custom: Sushi chef serves you small snacks you didn't order?
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This is known as otōshi. Otōshi is a simple dish intended to whet the customers’ appetite before their food arrives and is provided for each person, or is to be shared at the table, without ...

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Can I call the flight attendant "Sir/Ma'am" to get his/her attention?
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That is extremely old mannerism. It is 2017. You were right to call her "ma'am", "miss", etc. And she could have called you the same. There is no difference, it is simply a polite way of addressing ...

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Can persons holding a Chinese driving license drive a car anywhere else in the world?
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In the US it is dependent on the state: According to USA.gov: People who drive in the U.S. must have a valid driver's license. Some states require an International Driving Permit (IDP) from ...

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Rules for Foldable Duffle Bags
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To an airline, there are no differences between a duffel bag or a "fixed dimension travel bag" (aka suitcase). The same restrictions regarding size and weight still apply. Duffel bags have their ...

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Unescorted minors air-travel: gate to gate handoff
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It depends on what airline you are traveling on. Some airlines such as United require that the minor travel only on non-stop flights. Others such as Delta will have an employee meet the minor at the ...

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Location of photo used for Windows 10 desktop background?
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You can find the description of the photo by going to "C:\Users\username_for_your_computer\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes" and then selecting the picture and going to its properties. It should ...

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Can I bring a cheese plane in carry-on?
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I would not because it has that sharp edge alongside the back of it, which could arguably be similar to a knife. According to TSA: In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp ...

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How can I get from Miami airport to the hotel if I don't have a car seat for my baby?
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Perhaps a solution would be to have you (or your husband) rent the car, drive to the Mall of the Americas, as there are stores there that sell baby related products such as a car seat, then come back ...

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Is there a website listing the location of all the Windows 10 lock screens?
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You can find the description of the photo by going to C:\Users\username_for_your_computer\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes and then selecting the picture and going to its properties. It should ...

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TSA and signing mobile boarding passes
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According to this article, the TSA officer signs your printed boarding pass so that if questioned, TSA knows who checked you through. ...depending on the airport and the management at the airport, ...

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Switzerland - sleeping in the car?
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According to this Trip Adviser forum: it is not legal to spend a night in a camping car/van/caravan etc outside of a designated camp ground here in switzerland. You need to get a list of camp ...

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Does a 13-month-old baby with a South African passport require a UK visitor's visa?
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Yes your son will need a visa. Babies and children are not usually exempt from needing a visa if an adult would need one. https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/if-youre-under-18

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Do I have to learn to read the greek alphabet if I go to Greece?
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According to this (No. 20): It will be easy to communicate in Greece, even if your English is not fluent. Most Greeks are familiarized with tourists and they will help you if you need ...

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Where can I find a detailed map of Frankfurt Airport?
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The one comparable to the Heathrow one you mentioned can be found here: https://www.frankfurt-airport.com/en/flights---more/transfer.overview.map.html

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Traveling through Heathrow on separate tickets with no interline agreement
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EDIT: Thank you to the individuals below for helping me improve my answer. Once he lands in Heathrow, he'll have to go to baggage claim and retrieve his baggage. This will involve going through ...

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Why are there ashtrays on airplanes?
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It's the law: "Regardless of whether smoking is allowed in any other part of the airplane, lavatories must have self-contained, removable ashtrays located conspicuously on or near the entry ...

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Where should electronic devices be put when travel from India to US/UK via travel-ban countries?
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The official DHS statement says, “TSA recommends passengers transferring at one of the 10 affected airports place any large personal electronic devices in their checked bags upon check-in at ...

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