Month: September 2014

Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?

I just arrived in the UK yesterday, from the US, carrying a piece of jewelry, which I intend to carry with me for the following months before I give it to someone at the right time and place, then presenting it to a special someone. Immigration discovered the jewelry while searching my bags for unrelated […]

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If you are stepping out of the airport in Columbia then you might have a problem as you will be required to go through customs there. As far as taking the phones into Argentina it depends. Usually you are only allowed ONE device per device class(i.e. cellphone, tablet, camera, laptop) per person. So legally if […]

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Besides taking the train as @Karlson points out, there are also multiple daily connections by minivan between Yerevan and Tbilisi. I think this took about 7 hours last time I did the journey. Then, from Tbilisi there are trains and buses that can take you to Batumi. I seem to remember there are overnight trains, […]

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Pub quizzes in Bath, UK

I am currently travelling through UK and will spend several days in Bath. Being a big fan of pub quizzes I wish to experience them in their country of origin. My online queries didn’t turn up much relevant information. Is there a way to find out which Bath public houses host quizzes, and when? Source: […]

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Carrying two laptops to India – will I have to pay duty?

I went to the U.S. on a business trip for 3 days. After reaching there, I purchased a laptop to do my business work. However, the very next day, my company provided me a new work laptop, and I had no idea that the company would provide me another laptop. Therefore, I have two laptops. […]

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I live in Bolivia. Yes there is always a risk when it comes to carrying around expensive camera equipment. There are risks in other countries as in the United States etc etc. Some good ideas are: Consider buying an older, used DSLR and leaving your nice one at home. Use a camera bag that doesn’t […]

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I don’t know about Buffalo specifically, but with the exception of a few gigantic cities, bus stations are usually not large places. Often they are just one big room with a dozen or so places outside for buses to park. I can’t imagine it will take you more than a few minutes to find your […]

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You have two choices: (1) sign up for a US Airways mileage account, be sure that number is on the reservation, and then sit back and wait for the two mileage programs to be merged in 2015, at which point your US Air miles be added to your AAdvantage miles, or (2) credit the US […]

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As others have said, you are not entitled to the upgrade, but will be fairly high on the list if operational upgrades are being done (coach is oversold and BA is moving people forward). Note that you can also upgrade a BA flight using AA miles if the BA flight is booked in an eligible […]

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It can be confusing because the card has a range of benefits. Some benefits, such as earning two AAdvantage miles per dollar on American Airlines purchases, only occur when using the card to purchase the ticket. Other benefits, such as priority boarding and one checked bag free, occur just because you are a cardholder, regardless […]

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