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Old 12th Jan 2023, 16:52
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No not yet, but will advise when, and if I do. Seems a bizarre bit of kit though, and as you say heavy, though £500 is still a lot cheaper than a certain bag maker beginning with the letter R !!

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Old 13th Jan 2023, 02:29
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So an unattended/unaccompanied bag at an airport!!!!
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Old 13th Jan 2023, 08:24
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Ah .. a self-propelled case that could be 'driven remotely' into a crowd? Good plan.
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Old 13th Jan 2023, 16:41
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I thought the Age of buying expensive luggage for scheduled flights was long gone. You want something as strong and as light as possible and it should look like you've had it for years. I have a vile design soft sider that takes a tonn (or tonne) of stuff and is so horrific I can spot it a continent away and no-one, but no-one, would do anything but recoil in horror.
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Old 16th Jan 2023, 17:13
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Having not been to the USA since 2007, I had to complete ESTA applications for the first time.
  • The system indicated that if you did not have a local contact [family or friend] that you could leave this sector. Turned out it would not let me continue without completion. Happily my cousin whom we will visit said she would open the door to the Men in Black with the big guns and tell them that we were not trying to overthrow the USA govt. Namely as the USA populace is doing that pretty well all by itself.
  • I completed my application and then continued with my partner's. The contact details were, naturally, all the same. But it now took exception to the phone number of my cousin. On my application, I ticked the box to confirm that this was the correct area code and number and could proceed. Not so for my partner. So backed up and saved the application and then logged in from Msoft Edge browser. Entered all the same information and ticked the box and it all went through.
I am bemused that this is not a Visa system but an 'Electronic System for Travel Authorization' but you have to enter all the same information as a Visa! I do love our American allies.
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Old 16th Jan 2023, 18:11
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Just completed the US Visa application (having been to Cuba in the last 11 years we cannot use an ESTA) and came across the same problem - only way to continue was to give details of a hotel we may be staying in in 6 months.
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Old 17th Jan 2023, 08:56
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always choose the Airport Hotel................
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Old 17th Jan 2023, 15:32
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That is very neat advice Asturias56.
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Old 20th Jan 2023, 16:04
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I see a report that the EU 'Entry Exit System' EES for non-EU travellers has been postponed until after the Summer 2023 travel period.
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Old 26th Jan 2023, 21:43
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I've checked this with S.o.S. before postin for, as a rule, PPRuNe does not allow the same topic in two threads. I have put this in Heathrow but that forum will not be read by all SLF. This is a story from a friend of mine:

I was involved in a parking scam at Heathrow Airport.
Basically, you leave your car with a driver inside the terminal and they take your car, store it, and are there to meet you when you land, with your keys. Awesome.
Now, I had used these people before, but on our return from zzzzzz, we were told there’s a problem and our car was stuck in the secure parking. So we immediately thought that we were being told a load of bollocks and we contacted the police and our insurance.
This was on the 3rd of January.

We got assigned a police officer called Mike and he called us every few days saying he was still looking for our beautiful Ford Ranger. His problem was that some 75 cars had gone in this scam.
It turns out, most Meet and Greet companies don’t have any storage facilities at all. They leave your car in a field or parked by the side of the road, or anywhere that won’t attract a fine. (So beware.)
Turns out that while we were away for Christmas, these bastards threw everyone’s keys in the bin and took all the money and ran. Leaving everyone thinking their cars were stolen.

This morning Mike told me that he and his team had found over 60 of the missing cars. This afternoon he found mine. I know the Metropolitan Police are understaffed, f**ked over by our government policies and mismanaged, but they still try. And our super cop Mike, is the cops cop. He will never read this, but I thank you from the bottom of my heart for finding our RAID truck. You are a bloody legend. Thank you to you and all the amazing police I met in the last few days. You guys rock.

I found them on a compare site. They were called Heathrow Meet and Greet, and they gave the car to a sub contractor called White Line (don’t laugh). The police told me not to trust anyone but the official Heathrow parking or Purple Parking. There’s a huge amount of investigation going on regarding this.

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Old 7th Feb 2023, 11:43
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I've just had an advert stuck into my FB feed that shows the 'perfect' rollabout carry-on. Demonstrating it's power pack to charge your phone and how the handle acts to prop your phone (hopefully with headphones), The demonstrating person proudly shows the case standing upright and how, on the large side, there was a flip down Cup Holder. The Americans are wonderful people ...
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 08:13
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I think its a Winnebago...................
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 20:30
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FRA
Face-scanning technology will be implemented across all terminals and airlines at Frankfurt Airport, enabling a seamless travel experience from check-in to boarding. This solution will be rolled out and available to all interested airlines at the airport.The implementation will see additional biometric touchpoints installed by spring 2023. From enrollment at a kiosk or counter, to pre-security automated gates and self-boarding gates, passengers can use biometric technology to seamlessly pass through each stage of the journey by simply scanning their face.
Travel Tommorrow website
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Old 15th Feb 2023, 08:00
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"enabling a seamless travel experience "

Ahh something to brighten the mid week blues
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Old 15th Feb 2023, 08:52
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PowerPack luggage is severely disapproved by some regulators IIRC.

I would not wish to fly a plane with a few of those loaded down below.
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Old 1st Mar 2023, 15:57
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BBC
BA-owner and EasyJet hold millions of unclaimed travel vouchers

This must be no surprise.
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Old 1st Mar 2023, 19:38
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Anyone want a refund of a voucher from BA?

Non lawyer wins against BA
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Old 7th Mar 2023, 15:25
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London City start this ball rolling.
London City Airport has scrapped the 100ml liquid limits rule in hand luggage just in time for the Easter school holidays.

The east London airport will be the first in the UK to make the changes to the restrictions, which have been in place since 2006.

This is thanks to new high-tech CT machines, similar to ones used in hospitals, which will replace old scanners.

They’re able to produce a high-resolution 3D scan of passengers’ bags, meaning staff can easily inspect them from all angles.

Instead of 100ml, the liquid limit will now be two litres in hand luggage.

Passengers will also no longer have to place creams and cosmetic items in a plastic bag when going through security.

This also applies to laptops in the new scheme, which won’t need to be removed from flyers’ bags to be scanned separately.
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Old 7th Mar 2023, 15:46
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I recall flying out of Gatwick a couple years ago and the security line I happened to be in was instructed not to take laptops, tablets, phones etc out of our hand baggage as a new machine was being trialled that didn't require it.

Was the trial successful?

As it happened, I was pulled up anyway when the x-ray machine revealed a suspicious object in my bag. I don't think they see many frittate at LGW.
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Old 8th Mar 2023, 06:49
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Try going through Sheremetyevo with several rolls of fridge magnets.................
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