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Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 18, 11, 9:52 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Mark_mnl

Now that would be suspicious, unless people in...

Now that would be suspicious, unless people in certain countries just don't trust banks at all or want to get around foreign exchange controls.
Forum: Asia
Nov 16, 11, 5:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mark_mnl

There are actually four separate terminal...

There are actually four separate terminal buildings in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport complex in Metro Manila -- NAIA 1 Domestic, NAIA 1 International (probably the one you are referring to),...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 10, 11, 7:14 am
Replies: 41
Views: 5,503
Posted By Mark_mnl

I believe airlines are on the hook for...

I believe airlines are on the hook for charge-backs whenever someone's credit card is stolen and used to purchase an airline ticket. So the airline has a very strong incentive to screen passengers...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 10, 11, 6:38 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,287
Posted By Mark_mnl

As pointed out, the second date is the date by...

As pointed out, the second date is the date by which you must depart on that particular visit. It does not entitle you to re-enter after departing (nor would having a multiple-entry tourist visa...
Forum: India
Aug 12, 11, 5:51 am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,820
Posted By Mark_mnl

Immigration officers asking for proof of hotel booking?

I've recently heard reports of some U.S. citizens I know being asked for proof of hotel booking with a confirmation number when arriving on tourist visas at Chennai airport.

Before anyone says it,...
Forum: Asia
Jul 8, 11, 5:22 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,683
Posted By Mark_mnl

Tagaytay is a popular weekend jaunt among locals....

Tagaytay is a popular weekend jaunt among locals. Not that there's much to do but the views are magnificent and the weather is cooler because of the elevation. It's about an hour and a half drive...
Forum: Asia
Jul 3, 11, 8:51 am
Replies: 1,650
Views: 307,922
Posted By Mark_mnl

On the other hand, it is great for those of who...

On the other hand, it is great for those of who live in Southeast Asia (and who are not citizens of an ASEAN country). Consider having to travel to the capital city if you don't live there, submit...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 30, 11, 7:09 am
Replies: 66
Views: 7,658
Posted By Mark_mnl

A good neck pillow will keep your neck from...

A good neck pillow will keep your neck from bending while sleeping and use the pillow the airline provides for your lower back. It worked for me, anyway.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 29, 11, 7:11 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,983
Posted By Mark_mnl

As others have pointed out, it is not worth the...

As others have pointed out, it is not worth the risk to bring the vodka back if you are under 21. It is possible you will not get searched by Customs and even if you do, the Customs inspector will...
Forum: Asia
Jun 27, 11, 11:17 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Mark_mnl

I overhead an Australian woman talking about a...

I overhead an Australian woman talking about a scam like this when I was in Saigon. Basically, someone grabs the bill and runs off as quickly as possible. Presumably, they target people who look...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 26, 11, 6:12 am
Replies: 65
Views: 5,609
Posted By Mark_mnl

I'm sure that's true but I can't be that...

I'm sure that's true but I can't be that sympathetic. Once in Bangkok, I flew China Airlines to Taipei and the same Thai gate agent gave the boarding announcement in Chinese, Thai and (excellent)...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 26, 11, 6:00 am
Replies: 65
Views: 5,609
Posted By Mark_mnl

You may be pleased to know that a few of your...

You may be pleased to know that a few of your complaints are already addressed by some airlines:



Just flew a CX Boeing 777 and it had cup holders. Other airlines should follow.



There...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 25, 11, 2:15 am
Replies: 124
Views: 68,571
Posted By Mark_mnl

Only slightly off-topic: in 2007, a Canadian...

Only slightly off-topic: in 2007, a Canadian woman (Cheryl Kuehn) was arrested in Georgia and detained in a county detention center for 10 hours where she was subject to a mugshot and strip-searched....
Forum: Asia
Jun 24, 11, 11:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Mark_mnl

Maybe it's a bit too late to weigh in on this but...

Maybe it's a bit too late to weigh in on this but $300 round-trip is quite normal for BKK-MNL purchased either last-minute or during peak periods. International air travel into or out of Manila is...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 24, 11, 9:05 pm
Replies: 124
Views: 68,571
Posted By Mark_mnl

I doubt that would happen in this scenario. The...

I doubt that would happen in this scenario. The Australian police would need the U.S. citizen's Social Security Number and would need to report the overdue ticket to the American credit bureaus.
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Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 24, 11, 7:53 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 177,878
Posted By Mark_mnl

I just recently had a bag delayed by an airline...

I just recently had a bag delayed by an airline and it did not even occur to me that I would be expected to tip the delivery person.

That just strikes me as out of the question. The airline has...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 19, 11, 12:01 pm
Replies: 620
Views: 105,080
Posted By Mark_mnl

Which is unprofessional. She's entitled to her...

Which is unprofessional. She's entitled to her own personal opinion but a remedial course in Social Skills and Professional Conduct 101 would teach her to reserve the expression of that personal...
Forum: Asia
Jun 7, 11, 9:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By Mark_mnl

Bus and airplane are really the only ways to get...

Bus and airplane are really the only ways to get around and Laos has limited classes of bus compared to other SE Asian countries. If you do go to Vang Vieng, you should be careful when booking a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 6, 11, 2:15 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 7,042
Posted By Mark_mnl

I think this is related to the fact that the line...

I think this is related to the fact that the line between activities permitted by a business visa (or waiver of that visa upon entry) and activities requiring a work permit is very hazy sometimes.
...
Forum: China
Jun 6, 11, 10:47 am
Replies: 1,762
Views: 225,795
Posted By Mark_mnl

I don't think Cebu Pacific allows refunds anymore...

I don't think Cebu Pacific allows refunds anymore and even when they did, it was too much a hassle to bother with (it would involve continuous harassment of their Manila call center and finance...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 6, 11, 10:29 am
Replies: 51
Views: 7,042
Posted By Mark_mnl

As far as the luggage search, they are probably...

As far as the luggage search, they are probably looking for pirated or knock-off goods and drugs. I don't think they care much about any extracurricular activities there as long as they only involve...
Forum: USA
Jun 6, 11, 9:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,592
Posted By Mark_mnl

I think they want to avoid this precisely because...

I think they want to avoid this precisely because there are people who have valid reasons for making frequent trips to the U.S. If an EU citizen lives in Vancouver, Canada, that person can travel...
Forum: USA
Jun 6, 11, 9:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,592
Posted By Mark_mnl

I don't think this kind of travel is a problem at...

I don't think this kind of travel is a problem at all. They do ask questions sometimes to figure out why you are traveling so much to the U.S. but as long as you have convincing answers (backed up,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 6, 11, 9:35 am
Replies: 51
Views: 7,042
Posted By Mark_mnl

From what I gather, it is mostly in the...

From what I gather, it is mostly in the English-speaking world (US, Canada, UK, NZ, AUS, Ireland) that immigration officers ask a lot of questions of routine visitors and can be a bit intimidating. ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 4, 11, 7:09 am
Replies: 1,120
Views: 206,783
Posted By Mark_mnl

This example proves a bit too much. Lighthouses...

This example proves a bit too much. Lighthouses are a classic example of what economists call a "public good." Public goods offered by private parties normally result in inefficiency. The solution...
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