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Revisiting The Absurd : Do You Have A Visa To Work Here? I Live Here

There are many oddities in international travel, often occurring with Immigrations and Customs.  Today I ran across  Sexism at the border: A personal account by Clay Nikiforuk, which annoyed me to no end. Whether or not all the details of her story are accurate, the issues in the story bother me. The story is not…

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Has Bellroy Designed A Perfect Travel Wallet?

When traveling keeping everything neat, organized and in one place is a challenge. Boarding passes are longer than most wallets, passport wallets tend to be impractical and uncomfortable in pant pockets, and credit card slots overlap each other adding bulk, SIM cards easily get misplaced … and pens get lost more often that we’d like…

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Carry On Bag Allowance Guide For 100+ Airlines

Airline carry on allowances change from time to time, new airlines start up and old ones fade away … so it is time for Flying With Fish to update the carry on baggage allowance guide created for 68 airlines back in June 2009.  This updated guide to airline baggage allowance covers more than 100 airlines,…

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Reader Mail “Is A Lay Flat Seat The Same As A Fully Flat Seat?”

Wordplay is a hallmark of marketing and sometimes says exactly what a project is without actually saying what a product is.   This reader mail from Riley O’Connor is all about word play. Riley emailed me the following “I’m flying Australia in December and noticed some airlines describe their business class seats as a lay…

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Japan’s Airline Battle Escalates To War Today

Today … well its ‘today’ in Japan and ‘tomorrow’ where I am … the battle between All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) that I have recently written about will officially become a full blown war for dominance over the nation’s airline passengers. ANA has already exceeded JAL as the dominant mainline airline in…

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iPhone App of the Week : Travisa Visa

Visas for international travel can be complicated. Some countries do not require a visa, some require visas for specific types of travel, some require everyone to have a visa … and all this information changes based upon a traveler’s nationality. I know seasoned travelers, top tier airline elite frequent flyers, who have arrived at the…

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Returning Home With Your Camera Gear & U.S. Customs

I had originally written this blog entry for Seshu’s Tiffinbox.org, where it was posted it earlier today. Given that Tiffinbox.org generally has a different primary readership of photographers than Flying With Fish … despite Seshu and I both being photographers based in Connecticut, having both worked in Bristol, CT and both being Boston Red Sox…

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Ryanair vs UK Air Passenger Duty – Is Ryanair Right?

Today Irish low cost carrier Ryanair has announced it will be reducing its winter flights by 16%.  While most airlines make their announcements and move on, Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary is making public statement that the United Kingdom’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) is ‘damaging’ the airline industry and creating capacity reductions in the United Kingdom.…

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Two Weeks Until U.S. Passport Fees Increase…Don’t Delay!

Are you sitting around staring at your passport forms thinking “I should get a passport?”  Well if you need some incentive the current cost of a Passport in the United States for an adult is US$75 plus an additional US$25 “Acceptance Fee” for a total of US$100. In two weeks, starting on the 13th of…

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The iPad 3G, Travel and the Ying & Yang of Packing

As a frequent traveller I take many factors into consideration when I choose what to pack. Not all tools are equal for some jobs, sometimes a tool can be left home, and as the options for potential tools grow, the line between “must have” and “leave behind” are becoming blurred. A year ago I never…

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