panadols incase of a headache..
panadols incase of a headache..
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Oh! Just thought of another question:-
What are the regulations for shoes going into Australia?
You obviously have the pair you wear when boarding but but what about any you take - do they have to be spotlessly clean?
Once again thanks.
shoes.......we don't wear shoes, well some bogans don't..
And another question!
As the kids and I have a British and Australian passport which passport do we use at Singapore? Or does it not matter?
I know when entering/leaving England we use the British one and when entering and leaving Australia we use the Australian one. But which one in Singapore?
Looking at their passports (and stamps), we definately showed the Australian passports going in and out of Australia, and obviously the UK one when arriving back in England. When leaving the UK, immigration are not too bothered at looking at your passport when you leave. You don't get a stamp or anything. We had to show the kids' Australian passports at the airline's check in desk when leaving the UK, because if you only have a UK passport then it must have an Australian visa in it in order to enter Australia. Obviously if you have a valid Australian passport then you won't have a visa in your UK passport. The airline must check that you have the right passport/visa to enter the country of your destination else they won't let you on the plane.
When you leave Australia it is totally different to leaving the UK, you have to queue up at immigration and they scrutinise and stamp everything. They like to have matching 'arrived' and 'departed' stamps. I remember having to show both passports for the kids as we had put on our departure form that we were leaving Australia to continue residing in the UK and the guy wanted proof that the children had the right to live in the UK, which was fair enough. The Australian passport was the one that was stamped.
Are you having a stopover in Singapore (leaving the airport and staying in the city) or just in transit in between flights? If you are in transit then you won't go through Singapore immigration, if you are having a stopover from UK to Australia, use the Australian passport. If you are having a stopover from Australia to UK, then use the UK passport. In general show the passport of the country of your destination. Hope this hasn't confused you!
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
Earplugs - get some good ones and make sure they are pushed as far in as they will go! Cuts out the awful "white noise" of the plane and makes it so much easier to sleep. Managed to get some excellent ones last time we flew back from the UK, and it made such a big difference. Also don't be afraid to wonder up to the stewardess station and ask for a soft drink or a snack if you feel like it - they often have bowls of fruit and biscuits out there for passengers! Drink lots of water - flying is very dehydrating.
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
Just out of curiosity where about on the plane do people like to sit? Front, middle, back? Side or middle? And your reasons for sitting in those places.
Last edited by Misplaced; 06-08-2012 at 09:20 PM.
Not right next to the loos or at the very back as seats don't recline much. Don't mind which block I'm in. I am not fussed about the window blocks or anything.
If there are 4 of you chances are you'll be in the middle block across a row but some planes may have window sections with 4 across these days I guess.