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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.
Những trải nghiệm ấn tượng bạn không nên bỏ lỡ khi du lịch Andong, Hàn Quốc
Andong là một thế giới dành cho người thích sự yên bình và muốn trải nghiệm những điều đơn giản nhưng hấp dẫn như: tham quan các ngôi đền cổ, trải nghiệm lễ hội, say trong hơi rượu soju cay nồng,… Không quá sôi động như Seoul hay Busan, thành phố Andong mang riêng một nét đẹp yên bình khác lạ. Nơi này được mệnh danh là thủ phủ văn hóa của Hàn Quốc. Đến với Andong, bạn sẽ được trải nghiệm một cuộc sống thôn quê đúng nghĩa, theo phong cách của thời đại Joson. Đặc biệt phải kể đến những trải nghiệm ấn tượng bạn không nên bỏ lỡ khi du lịch Andong, Hàn Quốc sau đây. >>> https://www.evaairways-vn.com/huong-dan-cac-cach-eva-air-booking-tien-dung-nhat.html Tham quan đền Bongieong nổi tiếng Đền Bongieong là một trong những công trình cổ kính, được xây dựng từ thời đại Joseon. Đây là một địa điểm dành riêng cho Phật giáo và thể hiện được văn hóa tâm linh của Hàn Quốc. Đền Bongieong được xây dựng phần lớn bằng gỗ, phần móng được lót đá kiên cố, xung quanh là núi non trùng điệp. Đến với đến Bongieong, bạn sẽ được thả hồn vào khung cảnh yên bình, chiêm ngưỡng kiến trúc và tìm hiểu về nét đẹp tôn giáo của nơi này. Bongieong là một trong những công trình kiến trúc Phật giáo nổi tiếng ở Andong, Hàn Quốc Khám phá ngôi làng Hahoe truyền thống Đây là địa điểm hội tụ hàng loạt các ngôi nhà theo lối kiến trúc cổ xưa. Làng Hahoe ở Andong cũng đã được UNESCO công nhận là di sản văn hóa thế giới. Nơi này là quê hương của hậu duệ tộc Ruy Pungsan. Đến với ngôi làng Hahoe, bạn sẽ được khám phá những căn nhà hơn 600 năm tuổi, cùng với đó là các mái rơm, đường gạch cũ kỹ. Không khí ở đây rất yên bình và là địa điểm tham quan mang tính lịch sử của Andong. Làng Hahoe cổ kính là một trong những địa điểm tham quan dành cho các tín đồ yêu lịch sử Thưởng thức các món ăn truyền thống Đến với Andong, bạn hãy dành thời gian để thưởng thức các món ăn mang phong vị truyền thống như: an godeungeo, heotjesabap, jjimdalk, cá thu muối, bibimbap,… Sẽ có rất nhiều các quán ăn nằm dọc theo con đường ven chợ Andong, bạn có thể ghé vào thưởng thức để cảm nhận được hương vị ẩm thực nơi đây. Hãy dành thời gian để nếm thử các món ăn truyền thống ở Andong, Hàn Quốc Nếu bạn muốn tìm một nơi để tránh xa sự xô bồ của cuộc sống đời thường thì Andong chính là nơi để bạn có thể tìm thấy khoảnh khắc yên bình và dễ chịu nhất. Khi có mong muốn đặt vé máy bay đi Andong du lịch, bạn hãy nhanh tay gọi đến Tổng đài EVA Air quận 1 để được tư vấn và hỗ trợ đặt vé tốt nhất.
DIY Missoni Chevron Shoes
Step 1: Gather supplies. One pair of white canvas sneakers Ruler Manila file folder or other stiff paper Pencil Scissors Fabric markers in various colors (ones with both a thick and thin tip are best) Step 2: Using the ruler, draw a straight line near the edge of the manila file folder. Step 3: Draw a second line a half-inch down from the first one. Use the ruler to make tick marks at every half-inch interval on both lines. Step 4: Next, create a zig-zag pattern inside the two parallel lines by connecting every other tic. For example, start at the bottom left-hand corner of the lower line, and connect to the second tic mark on the upper line. Connect the second tic-mark on the upper line to the third tic mark on the lower line, and so on. Step 5: Now that you've just created all of those triangles, cut away the lower row of them (sorry!). You should be left with what looks like a row of teeth at the bottom of the folder. Feel free to use this template to create a shark or bear costume for Halloween. Step 6: Okay, now take out your plain canvas shoes and remove the laces—you don't want to color over them, nor do you want to try to color around them. Step 7: Position the template onto the toe of the sneaker. You'll be working your way from the front to the back of the shoe. Position the template wherever you like it best, but we felt it was easiest to keep things lined up by having the point of one triangle in the center of the shoe. Step 8: Move the template back and trace another row of triangles, making sure all of the points more or less match up with the previous rows. To get a true Missoni look, vary the spacing of the template—there's no right and wrong with this, so feel free to have lots of thin rows and then one giant row, followed by a medium and small row, and so on. Step 9: Okay, now it's time for the fun part! Grab your fabric markers and start coloring in the rows, making sure that each row is a different color. The colors don't have to be spaced evenly or in any sort of pattern (but go for it if you want!), so feel free to switch it up as much as you'd like. If your markers have differently sized tips, use the thin edge to outline the rows, and the thick to fill them in. Step 10: To make your kicks look extra-polished, make sure you color the inside rim of the sneaker! You've come all this way, so don't skimp out on this step. Step 11: Now, it's time to color the tongue of the sneaker. This part can be a little awkward since it's hard to get a good angle, but don't worry, since you only see a little bit of the tongue, you don't have to be too accurate. Just do your best and color the parts you can see, trying to match the colors and patterns from either side of the shoe. Step 12: All that's left to do now is lace up the sneakers and take them for a test drive! Your friends are going to be so enamored with your DIY skills, that they're going to try to get you to make them a pair. Beware!
Kiss Dry Lips Goodbye: Exfoliating 101
Dry lips? Fuh-get about it. Nobody wants to kiss someone with dry, peeling skin hanging for dear life off their lips. As women, nothing dry on our body is ever a positive. Moisturizing is key and should be a part of your daily routine. Some women have it worse than others, but don't fret. That $18 lip treatment you purchased from Australia not living up to the hype? Put the weapon down slowly. We have the 411 on exfoliating 101 and these tips will have you posting endless lip selfies every chance you get. If you thought your face was the only thing you could exfoliate, you were wrong. Exfoliating your lips will leave them both soft, nourished and moisturized. Lip exfoliants are sold in stores, but why purchase a product when you can get down and dirty creating your own in the kitchen. I mean, who doesn't love a good diy anyway? All natural is the way to go. Run to your pantry and get ready for an amazing transformation in a matter of minutes. Products You Will Need: - A Jar or Small Container - Brown or White Sugar - Honey -Olive Oil or Coconut Oil - Vanilla or Other Essential Oil Exfoliating is pretty self-explanatory. Take a pea sized amount of your mixture and gently massage into your lips. Let mixture sit for about a minute or two. Rinse off with warm water and remove any excess skin with a damp wash cloth or soft toothbrush. Add your favorite lip moisturizer and your lips will instantly feel as soft as a babies bottom, minus the smell. You can always put your own spin on this recipe and make it your own, that's where the fun comes in. Try out different ingredients and see what works best for you. Be sure to exfoliate at least once a week, no need to over do it. It's amazing what a few products in your kitchen can do for you beauty wise. Save yourself the embarrassment and get kissable lips in a New York minute. There are frogs out there waiting to be kissed. You never know, you might just find your prince. Ready to transform? On your mark, get set, exfoliate!