Month: December 2014

It is very common in many parts of Asia and Africa for people to adopt Western names, especially English ones, and to use them even in local contexts. So in terms of travel, do not be suspicious if a stranger says he is Christopher or she is Emily. In some cases, it is simply can […]

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This apparently happens a lot (or at least between the countries I travel often) in AirAsia. When the captain turns the seat belt sign on, that doesn’t mean he or she is expecting turbulence by a 100% chance. It’s just that his/her instincts and monitors show that there could be a turbulence. I have used […]

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Can code shares significantly decrease flight safety?

Am I likely to have a significantly less safe flight than I’d expect based on the booked airline’s safety record because of code sharing? I’m kind of asking if I can book with Rain Man endorsed Qantas and end up on the infamous Air Koryo, but if an airline has a poor safety record overall, […]

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Yes you can. I had my friends travel Charlotte to Mumbai via Frankfurt with extension visas. Their current stamps had expired. They got new stamping done in India during their stay. If you go via UK, its a trouble. Amsterdam, Frankfurt, middle east all are fine. I travelled in same situation as yours in May […]

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Using restroom on airplane while fasten seatbelt light is on?

This question about Why do flight attendants continue to stand, when the seatbelt set is on? over on aviation.stackexchange.com made me wonder what a passenger is supposed to do when they urgently have to use the restroom while the fasten seat belt light is on. FAA regulations require passengers to obey the seat-belt sign, even […]

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Should I travel to Morocco alone as a young female?

I’ve already booked a flight for a one-week long winter holiday to Morocco. Due to a great change of circumstances (=breakup), my partner won’t accompany me on the trip. I have never been to Morocco, is it safe to stay and possibly travel there alone as a young female? Are there any safety considerations I’m […]

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Why do people in Taiwan sometimes use Western-sounding names?

Okay having traveled a bit around this country I commonly hear native taiwanese calling one another English or western sounding names. Am I simple fooling myself into thinking this is the case, being a total novice of mandarin? Or do they actually adopt English names among themselves? Why is this? Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Every cruise ship I have been on does do a security search for all passengers boarding the ship both for embarkation and returning from a port stop. Items deemed dangerous such as knives will be confiscated. However, in my experience the items will be returned at the end of the voyage. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Apparently there are hotels that encourage and even make fun of it: Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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I thought to supplement user Kate Gregory’s supernal answer above. Founded upon personal experience, I can confirm that the post number C is immediately in front of and thus closest to International Arrivals. I’d estimate the distance to be less than 30 metres. To wit, once you exit International Arrivals, C is simply outside the […]

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