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May 31, 11, 7:14 am
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Posted By straygaijin

I've only stayed at the MO but I had one trip...

I've only stayed at the MO but I had one trip where I was dragonboating on the Sunday morning and flying out late in the evening. The hotel was happy to put my bags in storage during the day and...
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Views: 1,710
Posted By straygaijin

Not at SYD either

Flew SYD-LAX-JFK last week and I had no secondary gate screening at SYD either.

Actually that was a great flight - when I went through TSA at LAX they were using the WTMD. The person in front...
Nov 16, 10, 4:11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By straygaijin

Opt out options for foreigners?

I'm flying into the US during the first week of Dec and wondering what options there are for me regarding the NoS.

Do I still have the opportunity to opt out or would that be a dangerous course to...
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Views: 31,350
Posted By straygaijin

except that you can only enrol when departing the...

except that you can only enrol when departing the airport and it is not always open.

My wife and I are both UK permanent residents but left the country separately on our last departures. My wife...
Aug 24, 10, 4:06 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,781
Posted By straygaijin

In my experience (limited as it is) I've not had...

In my experience (limited as it is) I've not had any problems except when the US flights are arriving. Coming in from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe has been relatively smooth.

but then, I...
Aug 20, 10, 7:43 am
Replies: 64
Views: 10,638
Posted By straygaijin

I've had no problem flying with my pump - since...

I've had no problem flying with my pump - since it is predominately plastic it doesn't set off the scanner and I wear it under my shirt so I don't even mention it to the security officer.
Jul 16, 10, 11:12 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,173
Posted By straygaijin

I think your quote demonstrates that a little...

I think your quote demonstrates that a little knowledge is a bad thing. having your HbA1C checked is in no way germane to whether a diabetic should take off their shoes at the checkout.

The...
Mar 10, 10, 2:44 am
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By straygaijin

smuggling water through security via duty free.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/world/europe/10netherlands.html

"The journalist, Alberto Stegeman, said in a report televised Sunday that he had purchased a bottle of rum from a duty-free shop...
Feb 9, 10, 11:40 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 9,155
Posted By straygaijin

Khan himself told the story on Jonathon Ross's...

Khan himself told the story on Jonathon Ross's Friday night show so the story is reported accurately as told by the actor himself. Whether that is exactly what happened, I cannot say. He is a huge...
Jan 21, 10, 12:25 am
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By straygaijin

Blair knew what he was doing and chose his course...

Blair knew what he was doing and chose his course of action. Brown seems to be creating policies without any thought or direction. I'm not sure which one is worse but the next election can't come...
Jan 17, 10, 12:08 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 6,068
Posted By straygaijin

I lived in NY for a year and looked at the Statue...

I lived in NY for a year and looked at the Statue from my office everyday but the security put me off. As a foreigner, the symbol of the Statue of Liberty was a strong reminder of the good things...
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By straygaijin

Now that LGW is no longer owned by BAA we might...

Now that LGW is no longer owned by BAA we might start to get a distinct different in service between the airports.

It will be interesting to see how they can apply the techniques used at LCY to...
Jan 3, 10, 12:59 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 7,407
Posted By straygaijin

You are missing my point. Just because someone...

You are missing my point. Just because someone has a gmail account does not mean that they use twitter - the two are not the same.

You could send me as many twitts as you like - I am never going...
Jan 3, 10, 12:30 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 7,407
Posted By straygaijin

Frischling stated that he received the document...

Frischling stated that he received the document anonymously from someone using a Gmail account

In which case, I would have no trouble sending a twitt to 'the source' - if our only communication...
Oct 19, 09, 12:15 am
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By straygaijin

For my SX I purchased and used a Kensington...

For my SX I purchased and used a Kensington Universal 120W power adaptor - smaller, lighter and more versatile than the Sony adaptor. We use it at home and on the road without issue.

Getting...
Sep 29, 09, 12:38 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 5,496
Posted By straygaijin

Most airports I don't have any problem with -...

Most airports I don't have any problem with - most of the international airports see it on the x-ray, ask what it is and then let it through.

Hong Kong Airport (outgoing) makes a detailed...
Sep 22, 09, 11:48 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 8,561
Posted By straygaijin

I see this as a positive. By getting the TSA...

I see this as a positive. By getting the TSA staff used to testing water, they are getting prepared to open up to allowing water through the checkpoint (as long as they test it).

OK, I am an...
Jul 29, 09, 12:20 am
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By straygaijin

My friend had that problem - took his iPhone from...

My friend had that problem - took his iPhone from the UK to the US for a week and got hit with $2000 roaming charges. Got to watch travelling to those poor countries ;)
Jul 9, 09, 12:01 am
Replies: 18
Views: 12,051
Posted By straygaijin

Their photocopy machine is probably a lot better...

Their photocopy machine is probably a lot better than the printer people have at home and makes a much more convincing copy which can be used to make a fake id - I have seen plenty of copiers (in...
Jun 28, 09, 11:56 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,788
Posted By straygaijin

Not strange at all. We don't have delivery...

Not strange at all. We don't have delivery receipts turned on for any message coming to our company email and I have read receipts turned off on my inbox so if you sent me a mail you would get...
Jun 22, 09, 12:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By straygaijin

You could take a look at...

You could take a look at http://www.thinkbroadband.com/tbbmeter.html but it may not go into sufficient detail for you - it is only tracking overall usage, not per app.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 15, 09, 11:50 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 8,923
Posted By straygaijin

That's only if you get them to call you back on...

That's only if you get them to call you back on your mobile - get them to call you back on the Merchant's phone or your hotel phone.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 13, 09, 2:16 am
Replies: 75
Views: 8,923
Posted By straygaijin

With First Direct, when I call them and I say is...

With First Direct, when I call them and I say is that I am overseas, they offer to call me back to avoid the charges. Don't HSBC (First Direct's parent) do the same thing?
Jun 11, 09, 8:17 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By straygaijin

You have to do this when you go over the shop...

You have to do this when you go over the shop floor limit - often they have a different limit for internet transactions. I've had this before, but from a US retailer when buying with my UK credit...
Jun 11, 09, 8:16 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By straygaijin

You have to do this when you go over the shop...

You have to do this when you go over the shop floor limit - often they have a different limit for internet transactions. I've had this before, but from a US retailer when buying with my UK credit...
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