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I could not find any other forum to post this question and this seemed the closest.
I have always travelled economy and on some popular routes the plane can be crowded enough to make one uncomfortable. I try to get the "extra legroom seats" but as we all know, that is not easy. I therefore want to ask about something that I have never done before - ask for an upgrade (if available) at the airport check-in.
I cannot afford to book anything other than economy. But I have heard that for a reasonable fee, on-the-spot upgrades might be available at the airport if there are vacant seats in Business Class. This can be useful in long overnight flights with something to do on arrival.
Does anyone know about how to approach this?
I want to see if a university would be interested in sponsoring an expedition. I know that I need to show them what is in it for them and what makes my idea special. But I wasn't sure how to approach them at such an early stage, before anything has been organised?? In what manner should I approach them and in how much detail should I initially??
Also is it right to approach before anything is organised? As it would not be possible to do the expedition without sponsorship, therefore it would be pintless organising anything before it was possible??
I'm between jobs with 100K frequent flyer miles to use before they expire. Being a huge, huge art fan, I got a bee in my bonnet to do the utterly frivolous, but why-the-heck-not Damien Hirst Spot Challenge. http://www.gagosian.com/spotchallenge
This means visiting all 11 of his gallery shows in NY (3), Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Athens, Rome, Geneva, Paris and London (2). Plus I'd get to visit some friends in EU I haven't seen for years.
The constraints are:
- I live in NYC and have (obviously) done those three
- Beverly Hills show closes Feb 10
- London shows close Feb 18
- I should be back by end of Feb.
- Other places close March
- I also know that some cities are horrendously expensive so would be happy to sleep in airport/on trains to avoid unnecessary costs
I don't know if this is the right section to post it, but I didn't know where else to post it (I'm pretty new to this forum).
In some month I'll be finishing my PhD and, to celebrate it, I'm planning to do a trip on the roads of Europe (or at least part of it), starting from the beginning of July.
The plan is to travel slowly, avoiding all 4-lanes motorways and highways, and taking mainly back-roads (possibly scenic ones). The focus of the travel is going to be on landscapes and small towns, avoiding most of the cities in the route.
The itinerary in my mind is roughly like this:
Leaving from Florence
Crossing the Appennini
Lago di Como
Enter in Switzerland
Bernina, Furka and Grimsel pass
Bodensee and entering in Germany
Bamberg and Weimar
Lubeck an... more »
Basically after my adventures in China last year I have decided that I needed another adventure.....So I have given my best mate £700 to get me from London and ending up London (Can be more than one flight) to anywhere he chooses outside of the UK with the only stipulations being that the £700 must also include Visa fees if any are required and the country must not have serious warnings issued by the foreign office..........Other than that he can send me anywhere for 3 weeks.........I will have no idea where I will be going until I get to the airport so cannot prepare a specific language and will be given some sort of humorous 'survival kit' when he drops me off at the airport........Do any of you have any recommendations on how to prepare for a mystery trip like this????
Have you ever decided on a travel destination purely because of the climate?
I'm thinking of going to the island of Reunion - just because it shows up on climatefinder.com when I search for the kind of nice vacation weather I'm after - warm, not too hot, sunny, not to humid, not too rainy, not too dry, windy, etc.
(But it looks like a nice vacation destination, otherwise, too - gorgeous beaches judging by the photos - and I'd get to practise my French.)
Kiwi pair doing a Western Europe trip in March - April starting in France and looking for the best way to travel independently on the cheap.
We really liked the look of www.busabout.com/ but they only operate in May-October. Does anyone know of something similar that runs in March-April? Or even any suggestions on how to travel independently on the cheap?
Basically myself and my boyfriend are thinking of going travelling for 3 months this summer but we haven't a clue where to start?! We are in ireland at the minute and we are both students so we will be on a tight budget unfortunately. Can anybody give us ideas of cheap, interesting places that we could travel to.
All suggestions welcome. Thanks.
I am planing to traveling NZ, South and North during 31th.Jan to 22th Feb.2011.
Does anyone interested in backpacker traveling?
If want to join, please answer me. :)
Me and my mate are two 21 year olds from New Zealand and are planning to go to Europe from late Nov 2012 to early Feb 2013. Currently our thoughts are to start in Great Brit, head to France, do Paris and then drive down to Spain, head over to Italy, Greece, Turkey, then up through eastern eu, up into russia then west through germany, amsterdam and the netherlands back into France. At this point I will probably ditch him and chill in France for 6 months and he will come back home.
Given that we have a good amount of time (70 days being our lowest estimate - could go right up to 3 months) we thought driving might be really nice as we get to see a lot more of the country. However, I have a few concerns that some of you may be able to help with.
1. Buying a car - how much for a decent one to spend a few months in, wou... more »
I'm 27 years old and have never been outside the USA. For Christmas, my boyfriend gave me a "coupon" for a "white sand, blue water" vacation. Budget is not unlimited, and I have no idea where I want to go. I have plenty of criteria in mind, so many a well-traveled person can crunch my ideas together and come up with a couple suggestions.
1. Price: The further our US dollar can stretch, the longer we can stay and the more things we can afford to do, better food, better drinks. Let's say for the sake of argument, 1 week and 2 thousand dollars, maybe 3 if you include airfare from the Washington DC area.
2. Scenery: White sand, blue (or crystal clear) water: In my mind, I imagine a "picture perfect" beach… nothing too crowded, definitely not looking for a tourist "hot spot". I am picturing a beach that isn't' flat. The beaches in the US are pretty much all the same, ocean-sand-hotel... more »
Not sure if this is the right section to post in?
My boyfriend and I (from Dublin) are taking a trip for a week in March. As work is pretty stressful, so we're just looking for somewhere to unwind, spend the week wandering around and not doing much, so kind of like a sun-beach holidays, but in a city.
What we're interested in: live music, history (especially more recent history), people watching in cafés, pubs and nightlife (not nightclubs though), lots of winding streets for wandering and getting lost in.
An ideal day would be sleeping in, wandering around the city, maybe seeing a museum or other sight, getting lunch/coffee and people watching and then having a few locally produced beers (or wine) in the evening and into the early hours.
We're on bit of a budget, so somewhere where main courses would be less than €10, beer around €2, entrance fee to stuff not too dea... more »
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I'm an American currently living in Barcelona, Spain for a year as an English teacher. June or July 2012 I plan on returning back to the states. Will anyone be traveling from Europe back to any part of the states by Boat? I would really like to go back by boat rather than fly. I suppose its the explorer in me. Any Bit Helps. Thanks!
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