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The one thing you need to know before you leave for the airport
After Air Canada denied Dong Heon Kim boarding on his recent flight to Korea, he joined the ranks of disappointed travelers who have shown up to the airport ready for take-off only to have their plans thwarted by missing or inadequate travel documents. Now he wants to know if we can help. Can we? Yes, but not in the way that Kim had hoped. His story serves as a reminder of the importance of consulting with an official information source before heading to the airport for an international flight. If you don’t verify that you have all the required documentation for travel, you may end up back home where you started. Ready for take-off? Kim’s story began when he purchased a ticket on Air Canada through ExploreTrip, an online ticketing agency. When he showed up at the airport for his flight, the Air Canada representatives determined that because his trip stopped in Vancouver, he needed an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to transit through Canada. That moment was the first time Kim had heard about this requirement. But since this ETA can sometimes be granted at the airport, the Air Canada staff assisted Kim with the application. However, he did not receive an immediate approval and missed his flight. Kim then made another traveling misstep. He says that instead of canceling his flight in person, he sent an email to Air Canada and went home. The airline listed Kim as a no-show. A no-show When an airline determines that a passenger is a no-show, the traveler loses the value of the entire ticket. So when Kim contacted us, he wanted to know if he could hold ExploreTrip responsible for his lost flight and force it to reimburse him. He believed that someone at this agency should have informed him of his need for an ETA. As we have pointed out many times, travelers are responsible for making sure that they have purchased their tickets from a well reputed agency like Cheapoair and possess all the required documents . And, expecting an online agency with which Kim had no personal contact, to inform him of his personalized travel needs was especially ill-advised. Terms of using ExploreTrip I checked the terms of usage for ExploreTrip, and as expected, under FAQ’s it reads: What kind of visa and documents are required for my travel? Do I need transit visa? All international travelers need to have valid documents and visa to get entry into the other country even for certain transit countries. You are responsible to ensure that you have all necessary travel documents and visas before booking the ticket. To check the visa requirement for transit and destination country, please click on this link below to get the relevant details. We suggest you to contact the respective country embassy in [the U.S.] the usa as per your itinerary to get the accurate information for [your visa] and documents. Under this FAQ was a link to an online tool provided by the International Air transport Association(IATA). With this tool, a traveler can enter their personalized travel information, and the required travel and health documents appear. If Kim had utilized this tool before his intended journey, he would have been alerted to his need for an ETA. This type of language described in ExploreTrip’s FAQs can be found across the board in the travel industry. Similar disclaimers can be found in the terms of the airlines, online travel agencies and with traditional travel agencies. Knowing the required travel documents The responsibility for knowing and obtaining the proper travel documents lies with the traveler. Kim’s case highlights the fact that you also need to check the entry requirements for any country through which your flight may connect. And it’s not just missing visas or ETAs that could put the brakes on your trip. Rita Finger recently contacted us because her daughter was denied boarding on her flight to Switzerland. She attempted to check in with less than three months’ validity left on her passport. The requirement for entry to Switzerland is three months beyond the dates of travel. As a result, she incurred an additional expense of $2,500 (to change her flight) and the cost of an expedited passport. Her mother wants to know who will reimburse her daughter. Unfortunately, the answer is no one. When a traveler makes a mistake such as this, they almost always bear the financial burden. The U.S. Department of State Long before packing your suitcase, make sure to consult the Department of State’s website. Here, you will find an abundance of information for your international travel needs. You can also find the contact information for the embassy of the country to which you plan to travel. This embassy will be the ultimate authority on the currently needed travel documents for your destination. By the way, a consumer advocacy site also cannot be relied upon to give you advice as to what travel documents you will need. We have had several consumers post to our forums recently asking for guidance about their complicated travel needs. We can’t give that type of advice. As we have seen time and again, the implications of having the wrong information can be disastrous. Who could forget the recent case of Elgy Gillespie who tried to fly to Ireland with no passport at all? That was an expensive mistake. Please consult the embassy or consulate of the country to which you wish to travel to make certain of your needed travel documents. We never like to hear about travelers missing their planned vacations and losing money in the process. But, we hope that by providing this information, we can prevent our readers from ending up in similar circumstances. Remember, doing your pre-travel research can save you a big headache down the road.
My Food at the Sailor Moon Cafe! (Talk About It Tuesday)
Soooo, for this week's talk about it Tuesday (started by @invinsybll) , the theme was Anime Accessorizing, but I already showed off my accessories last week! So, instead, I wanted to show off something fun I got to do back in September when I took a short trip to Japan. Now, I don't like to brag, but I was lucky enough to go to the Sailor Moon Cafe that was going on at that time!! I haven't really talked about it before, so here goes~ Now, I didn't take many pictures , but this is the food that I ate! Isn't it cute? It was a Sailor Jupiter themed bento box. I loved it! Everything in it was tasty. The rice balls were mushroom veggie rice balls, the spaghetti was sweet, and the little pieces of cutlet were seafood cutlet! Yummmmmmyyyy!! I also got a Tuxedo Mask Coffee! Isn't it cute?! It really didn't taste THAT great (ever had a cold, canned coffee? It sort of tasted like that, lol). But it was adorable and that's all that matters. I also got the Sailor Mars coaster you see in the background, and a little Sailor Mars dessert, too!! I didn't take pictures of the interior, but it was basically just a bar set up with a lot of memorabilia. They played episodes of the show on the TV screens throughout the room, and music from the series the whole time! You could text in a request & they would play that, too. They also had goods for purchase, but it was a bit pricey just to be there so I didn't buy anything. And that was my experience at the Sailor Moon Cafe!
A Blissful Place for Manga Lovers!
For the longest time I only have one reason for visiting Japan. Nope, it's not for food. Nope, it's not for fashion. Yes. It's for hot spring! I may look an average 20 something gal but I'm a grandma at heart. I've been told that many times because of my peculiar lifestyle. I love jacuzzi and hot spring is one of the thing I've always wanted to try after watching dramas that features this fabulous chamber. Even though I really wanted to visit Japan I didn't think hot spring would justify the trip because Taiwan also have hot spring. The ticket and accommodation in Taiwan is more budget-friendly than Japan. It was not until today I found another reason to go visit Japan. Books & Bed This concept is really intriguing. Though, I don't openly express it, I'm a manga girl at heart. Throw me in a room with a bunch of manga and I will be more than happy to read them. This is place is truly a gem for book lovers and someone who appreciates minimal architect. At Book and Bed Hostel you get a beautiful view of the city at night and get unlimited access to book in their library until your eyes become drowsy. The industrial interior design is filled with cement walls, wooden bookshelves and wooden single beds. Obviously, it's not a place for you to get a comfy pillow and cozy bed. If you are solo or duo traveler, this is the type of place that will bring you a blissful evening. What more do you want from a short vacation getaway than a place to sleep and get inspired? Anyone else feel the same way?
How to get the best offers on your Mumbai to Bangkok flight.
Looking for the best flight offers? Want to get the best deals on your Mumbai to Bangkok flight? Well, the internet has brought you to exactly the right article. Here will give you some tips you can use to book your seat at the lowest price possible. Read on! Tip number 1: Book in advance! The first tip to get the best flight offers for your trip is to book in advance. We know it may seem like a no-brainer but you would be surprised to know how many people leave their booking for just a week or two before their travel dates. By this time, seats would have started to fill up and prices can start to slowly take off. To avoid this, simply book your flight tickets in advance and you are sure to get the best deal possible. Tip number 2: Compare, compare, compare! Right, being loyal to one airline or one ticketing partner is not going to get you anywhere! To get the lowest price for your Mumbai to Bangkok flight, you need to compare between all the available options before you. Go through all the airline websites, scan travel company websites and look at travel aggregators as well. This is the only way you can get the best deal on your flight tickets. Tip number 3: Use a private browsing window. When your browse through the internet looking for the best flight offers, almost every site will drop a cookie onto your PC. This cookie then knows what you are looking for and can help website manipulate the prices of the ticket. To avoid this, you can use a private window – this will not allow cookies to be downloaded and will ensure you see airfares that are not affected by your search history. Tip 4: Look for offers. It is important to look for offers! These days almost every ticketing partner and airline will have offers running that will help you save a lot of money on your booking. For example, Akbartravels.com can help you save up to Rs. 25,000 through instant discount if you book your flight on a Thursday and use the code: PARDES. This offer can help you save a lot of money, especially if you are travelling in a group. You can avail this offer on each individual’s ticket and save BIG in the process. Similarly, the site will have numerous other offers one bank and payment partners that can help you save on tickets on the rest of the days of the week. Tip 5: Try travel packages. You could also choose to get yourself a Thailand tour package. This won’t get you cheap flights, but it should help you save money on your trip and that is the end goal after all, isn’t it? Most travel packages will include hotels, flights, and meals, leaving you very little to spend on. This will help you save money, especially if you are travelling in a large group as this gives you some added bargaining power. Hope this has been helpful, good luck and travel safe!
Palampur Temperature
Palampur is a green slope station and a civil chamber in the Kangra Valley in the Indian province of Himachal Pradesh, encompassed on all sides by tea gardens and pine woodlands before they converge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India anyway tea is just one edge that makes Palampur an excellent interesting place. The best time to visit this slope station is throughout the mid-year season which lies from the long stretch of March to the period of June. As the climate around the year stays cool consequently consistently is viewed as a decent time to visit this delightful slope station. The long stretch of December and January ought to be kept away from an as outrageous virus is seen by the city during these months and the temperature may in some cases plunge to a low of - 4°C. Palampur encounters less measure of precipitation during the rainstorm season, yet snowfall is a customary element of the winter season. When arranging an outing to this slope station, conveying of woollen garments is prescribed as the climate during the night can get cold. Different celebrations are commended consistently and guests can likewise turn out to be a piece of these happy festivals and have a ball. If you are thinking about where to settle yourself in Palampur for exploring the seasons? So, don’t worry Araiya Palampur is here with you always where you can make yourself comfortable by staying with us. Summer Season in Palampur:- Palampur encounters summer from the period of April and lasts till June. The temperature stays agreeable between 8℃ to 30℃ and is well-suited to encounter the magnificence of the spot. Moonson Season in Palampur:- July denotes the start of Monsoon season in Palampur and keeps going till Mid October. Moderate precipitation is experienced by the area and light cotton garments are only enough for the city climate. Winter Season in Palampur:- November to February is the winter season in Palampur and the temperature drops down to below zero levels. The normal temperature run during these months is - 10℃ to 10℃. Snowfall is a typical sight during these months.
TOP MÓN ĂN VẶT nổi tiếng Hải Phòng
Tuy không có quá nhiều địa điểm du lịch nổi tiếng nhưng vùng đất cảng luôn có những cách rất riêng để thu hút mọi người. Nếu một lần đặt chân đến Hải Phòng, bạn sẽ không bao giờ quên những món ăn vặt ngon mà vô cùng rẻ nơi đây. Cùng halo khám phá nhé - 7 đặc sản Hải Phòng làm quà không mua nhất định sẽ tiếc nuối 1. Bánh mì cay, món ngon đặc sản Hải Phòng Nếu đặt chân đến Đất cảng mà không thưởng thức món bánh mì cay sẽ là uổng phí cả chuyến đi. Bánh mì cay là một trong những món đặc sản vô cùng nổi tiếng ở Hải Phòng. Không chỉ giới hạn ở đây, Bánh mì cay đã chinh phục được rất nhiều người có mặt trên khắp các tỉnh thành cả nước. Không cầu kỳ trong cách chế biến, không sang chảnh hay đắt đỏ. Bánh mì cay Hải Phòng chinh phục người ta bởi hương vị dân dã, giá cả phải chăng. Chiếc bánh mì nhỏ nhắn chỉ bằng hai ngón tay có nhân patê, một chút ruốc và xíu tương ớt đã khiến bao người mê mẩn. Mặc dù đã có mặt ở rất nhiều tỉnh thành trên cả nước nhưng bánh mì cay chính gốc ở Hải Phòng vẫn mang một hương vị đặc biệt. Khiến cho những vị khách khi đến đây đều phai dừng chân để thưởng thức. Nếu một lần ghé thăm Hải Phòng bạn nhất định phải thử món này nha! Địa chỉ: Bán h mì que Bà Già, 57 Lê Lợi, thành phố Hải Phòng Giá tham khảo: 2.000VNĐ/chiếc 2. Ăn quên lối với ốc Hải Phòng Nếu phải nhắc đến top món ăn vặt nổi tiếng ở Hải Phòng mà không có ốc thì quả thật là một thiếu sót. Những món ốc ở Hải Phòng quả thật rất đa dạng và phong phú. Ốc tại đây được chế biến thành nhiều món khác nhau như ốc luộc, xào dừa, xào me, các món nướng…Không chỉ có những loại quen thuộc. Đến với Hải Phòng bạn còn được thưởng thức những loại ốc lạ mắt có hương vị tuyệt vời! Địa chỉ: Quán ốc Thủy Dương Hải Phòng, Số 30/263 Lạch Tray, Đằng Lâm, Ngô Quyền, Hải Phòng Giá tham khảo: 200.000VNĐ/2 người 3. Nem cua bể Hải Phòng Được xem là một trong những món đặc sản nức tiếng ở Hải Phòng. Nem cua bể tại đây có hương vị đặc trưng không một địa điểm du lịch nào có thể sánh được. Vẫn với các nguyên liệu quen thuộc như mộc nhĩ, nấm hương, thịt vai, miến,…nhưng với cua gạch người dân Hải Phòng đã nâng tầm cho món ăn này. Một đĩa nem cua bể vuông vức được cắt khéo thành những miếng nhỏ ăn với bún kèm rau sống cùng với hương vị nước chấm chua ngọt quả thật là một trải nghiệm tuyệt vời khi đặt chân đến Hải Phòng. Địa chỉ: Nem Cua Bể Thuận Yến, 88 Trần Nhật Duật, Quận Ngô Quyền, Hải Phòng Giá tham khảo: 35.000VNĐ đến 77.000VNĐ 4. Bánh đa cua Lại nằm trong danh sách một trong những món nhất định phải thử khi đến với Hải Phòng. Nhắc đến cụm từ “bánh đa cua Hải Phòng” bất cứ ai đều phải gật gù công nhận, món ăn này quả ngon, rất ngon. Vị ngon từ nước, từ thịt, từ rau ăn kèm đến thứ bánh đa đỏ đặc trưng. Bánh đa của có màu đỏ gạch được người bán hàng trần qua nước nóng cho mềm sau đó cho vào bát tô. Bánh ngon đúng điệu khi ăn cùng với rau muống, hành, chả cá và không thể thiếu gạch cua. Nhiều người thường đùa rằng nếu chưa đặt chân đến Hải Phòng thì bạn sẽ chưa được thưởng thức một bát bánh đa cua ngon đúng điệu. Địa chỉ: Bánh Đa Cua Đồng, 48 Lạch Tray, Quận Ngô Quyền, Hải Phòng Giá tham khảo: 20.000VNĐ đến 30.000VNĐ 5. Cháo sườn Cháo sườn, cháo cay là một trong những món ăn ưa thích của rất nhiều bạn học sinh, sinh viên Hải Phòng. Không chỉ có một mức giá hợp món ăn này còn làm ấm lòng bất kì thực khách nào khi thưởng thức. Đặc biệt là vào những ngày có tiết trời se lạnh. Bạn sẽ không thể khước từ những bát cháo cay cay thơm phức được ăn kèm quẩy, hành, ngò gai. Có rất nhiều phiên bản cháo cay ở Hải Phòng. Nếu cho thịt lươn xào lên thì kêu là cháo lươn, cho sườn thì là cháo sườn. Tuy nhiên, có một điều luôn bất biến đó chính là vị cay cay đặc trưng đến từ ớt. Nếu có cơ hội đặt chân đến vùng đất cảng nhất định bạn phải thưởng thức món này đó! Địa chỉ: Cháo Cay, 17 Trần Bình Trọng, Quận Ngô Quyền, Hải Phòng Giá tham khảo: 15.000VNĐ đến 25.000VNĐ 6. Bánh cuốn Hải Phòng Đến với Hải Phòng, không khó để bạn có thể tìm cho mình một quán bánh cuốn để thưởng thức. Đây là một món ăn đặc trưng của người dân ở đây vào mỗi buổi sáng. Bánh cuốn Hải Phòng có một hương vị đặc trưng không giống bất cứ đâu. Người sành ăn chỉ cần nhìn bánh là có thể đoán biết được quán này có làm ngon hay không. Bánh cuốn ngon phải được tráng thật mỏng rồi khéo rắc thêm ruốc và hành khô lên. Nước mắm cũng không phải pha chế theo kiểu thông thường mà phải được ăn kèm với nước ninh xương sau đó thêm giấm ớt. Nếu một lần được thưởng thức bạn chắc chắn sẽ không quên được món ăn này! Địa chỉ: Bà Bẩy, 66 Cát Cụt, Quận Lê Chân, Hải Phòng Giá tham khảo: 15.000VNĐ đến 30.000VNĐ Halo Hải Phòng hy vọng rằng bài viết này đã giúp các bạn có thêm nhiều món ăn để lựa chọn khi đến với Hải Phòng. Đừng quên theo dõi chúng mình để cập nhật thêm nhiều thông tin du lịch hấp dẫn khác nhé! Xem thêm: - Khám phá đặc sản Hải Phòng - https://halo10.doodlekit.com/blog/entry/9057901/kinh-nghim-du-lch-hi-phng-2-ngy-1-m