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Forum: Japan
Jan 20, 20, 4:16 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,767
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

More like, "whether the host bothers to follow...

More like, "whether the host bothers to follow the law or not"
Jan 20, 20, 5:58 am
Replies: 44
Views: 11,270
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

This subject comes up fairly regularly over on...

This subject comes up fairly regularly over on the Safety & Travel (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/practical-travel-safety-security-issues-686/) sub-board. It's very common and can be reasonably...
Forum: Japan
Jan 20, 20, 2:50 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,767
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

That's the joy of Japan - variation. :) Oddly,...

That's the joy of Japan - variation. :) Oddly, I've only ever been asked for passport (when a resident) at major chains. Small chains or independents have never asked or have said they don't need...
Forum: Japan
Jan 19, 20, 9:07 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,767
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

You might want to check the law again. Hotels...

You might want to check the law again. Hotels are *required* by law to collect registration cards and copies of passports for all non-residents. These are passed on to police on a daily basis. ...
Forum: Japan
Jan 19, 20, 8:53 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

Might help if you provided a direct link. ...

Might help if you provided a direct link.

The mentioning of "alloy" is not a concern in and of itself; aluminium alloy for luggage is usually a aluminium copper alloy which makes the aluminium...
Jan 19, 20, 8:28 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

If the zips still work then zip them up and use a...

If the zips still work then zip them up and use a cable/zip tie to hold them together and stop them opening (with a minor security function too) each time you use the bag. TSA may cut the ties to...
Jan 19, 20, 8:08 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 5,001
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

That is the part where you are making an error in...

That is the part where you are making an error in reasoning. You're not dealing with the police or law enforcement. RAS does not apply. You're dealing with the CDC and they have made the...
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

I'd suggest Geraldine rather than Tekapo. It's a...

I'd suggest Geraldine rather than Tekapo. It's a closer drive, which allows for delays and some getting used to NZ roads. Take the inland route, not the coastal route. It's a fabulous drive. ...
Dec 10, 19, 10:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

Aegean, Avianca, or Turkish. Accept no...

Aegean, Avianca, or Turkish. Accept no substitutes on earn/burn.

Aegean remains easy to renew on and pleasingly/amusingly erratic to deal with.
Avianca still does regular mile sales that make...
Nov 30, 19, 7:22 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,719
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

Your question is malformed. A *few* countries...

Your question is malformed. A *few* countries have a programme like GE. You have far more countries, however, that *have* implemented a reciprocal trusted traveller programme or open travel...
Nov 25, 19, 7:54 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 14,596
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

Because you clearly have no idea about NZ trading...

Because you clearly have no idea about NZ trading law?
Nov 25, 19, 7:45 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 14,596
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

It's not the denying service in an individual...

It's not the denying service in an individual instance. That's trivial. I'm talking about their ability to ban a customer for X or Y period. The only function where you can ban someone from a...
Nov 22, 19, 10:04 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 14,596
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

I wonder under what provision they banned her? ...

I wonder under what provision they banned her? As a public trading company you have to serve all paying customers. You can throw someone out at the time if they are doing something they shouldn't,...
Forum: Japan
Nov 15, 19, 6:14 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

I am so sick of that meme. Demographics are not...

I am so sick of that meme. Demographics are not set in stone. As the population falls then wages rise and people can suddenly afford to buy housing and have children again. Markets and societies...
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

Sweetland (35 Garden Lane, Botany Town Centre)...

Sweetland (35 Garden Lane, Botany Town Centre) stocks De Spa chocolate. Nothing left to say.
Nov 4, 19, 11:26 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,374
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

I disagree with that. Quite a lot. Firing them...

I disagree with that. Quite a lot. Firing them for actual actions is fine. Firing them, as you advocate above, for *thinking* disparaging thoughts is simply thought-crime territory. That's...
Nov 4, 19, 6:22 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,704
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

As others have said, it's going to depend...

As others have said, it's going to depend *exactly* what it is you want from a programme and what class of tickets you're buying.

Taking what you've said above at face value and assuming...
Nov 4, 19, 6:01 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 43,934
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

well, the govt does own 52% of the common shares,...

well, the govt does own 52% of the common shares, so "govt owned, but not run" is not an unreasonable statement.
Replies: 14
Views: 2,678
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

SE Asia and odd, short trips are just the sort of...

SE Asia and odd, short trips are just the sort of thing that interests the new risk prediction systems Australia and New Zealand C&I have deployed in the last ~2 years. They're really ramping up...
Nov 3, 19, 3:38 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,629
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

The problems TSA have are manifold. 1. They...

The problems TSA have are manifold. 1. They don't train their testers well. 2. The testers don't adhere to the minimal and incorrectly directed training they do get. 3. TSA doesn't service...
Forum: USA
Oct 28, 19, 7:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

Sorry, but on what basis do you say that? I've...

Sorry, but on what basis do you say that? I've used travel medical insurance in six countries over the last ~25 years and have never been asked for payment up front *except* in the US. In every...
Oct 22, 19, 7:23 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 43,934
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

Seattle has a lot of interesting options if you...

Seattle has a lot of interesting options if you want to fly via the US West Coast, and for anyone NZ based that flies EU and/or US a lot, the Alaska Airlines FF programme is surprisingly good on...
Oct 10, 19, 5:56 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,865
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

I don't think it's media bias. I think it's a...

I don't think it's media bias. I think it's a simple case of media ignorance and indifference.
Oct 10, 19, 5:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,138
Posted By JamesBigglesworth

I've had decent experiences with World Nomads...

I've had decent experiences with World Nomads and, in years past I've used Mike Henry Ins brokerage in Auckland for 12 month multi-trip business travel policies with AIG. Had some low level claims...
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