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Old 19th February 2012, 00:05   #421
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10 busiest airports in the world.

Dominated by airports in US.
"In the US alone, the international airports at Denver and Dallas are home to 44,314,259 and 48, 473,588 annual passengers respectively. At the Los Angeles airport, the figures stand at 51,957,228, and Chicago's O'Hare handles 56, 142, 269 annual passengers."

10 busiest airports in the world - Yahoo! Lifestyle India
The little text that is posted can be misleading, I didn't watch the video so don't know if its correct but the busiest airport in the world is Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta.
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The little text that is posted can be misleading, I didn't watch the video so don't know if its correct but the busiest airport in the world is Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta.
Here's the data from the source:

Airports Council International

In brief, top 10 busiest in terms of passengers ("enplaned and deplaned, passengers in transit counted once") are:

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Beijing Capital
London Heathrow
Chicago O'Hare
Los Angeles
Paris CDG
Tokyo
Dallas FW
Frankfurt
Denver

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Guys, what is the best use for BA Miles, short of buying another BA ticket? Now they are called Avios points or something. I've tried using them to upgrade but somehow that option has always been greyed out.
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I am traveling with my wife and 5 year old kid to USA. I need to take health insurance as well as travel insurance. Which is the best option?
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I am traveling with my wife and 5 year old kid to USA. I need to take health insurance as well as travel insurance. Which is the best option?
I just bought insurance for my in-laws who are visiting us thru www.insubuy.com ....if you are looking to buying from India then TATA -AIG would be good bet ( our company uses them for short term travel of employees to USA ).
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Just came across a supplement in ET - it said there are countries for which there is no need for a visa for Indians
1) Bhutan
2) Nepal
3) Fiji
4) Bermuda
5) Cook Islands (New Zealand) Costa Rica, Virgin Islands, Seychelles and Macao
6) Hongkong, Mauritius and Jamaica
7) Cape Verde Island (South Africa)

Does this mean that all we need to do is buy a ticket and reach the country mentioned above and enter them?

Look forward to your replies
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Does this mean that all we need to do is buy a ticket and reach the country mentioned above and enter them?
I'm sure you hadn't forgotten about the small matter of taking your passport with you!

Apart from that, not needing a visa does indeed mean just what it says.

EG, when I visit Singapore, I jut show my UK passport and that's it, although the visit is limited to one month. (yes, my Indian wife has to get a visa)
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Just came across a supplement in ET - it said there are countries for which there is no need for a visa for Indians
5) Cook Islands (New Zealand) Costa Rica, Virgin Islands, Seychelles and Macao
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I'm sure you hadn't forgotten about the small matter of taking your passport with you!
Awesome. Virgin Islands, here I come!

How does it work for the health insurance part, is there any restriction/ amount limit for these countries?

Also, how about transit visas for places like Dubai. I got one because I was put up in a hotel after I missed my connection. Can these be extended?

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yes, also Indonesia is another country
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yes, also Indonesia is another country
For Indonesia, Indian passport holders will get a Visa-on-Arrival (IIRC, it cost 10 USD). Its a similar case for Thailand as well.

Edit: Saw this wiki page on this topic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_re...ndian_citizens

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For Indonesia, Indian passport holders will get a Visa-on-Arrival (IIRC, it cost 10 USD). Its a similar case for Thailand as well.

Edit: Saw this wiki page on this topic Visa requirements for Indian citizens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dang, you're right.

Iwas replying to the bit about:
"buy a ticket and reach the country mentioned above and enter them?"

The OP will find it quite cheap to head to Bali for instance. Virgin islands will be abit costlier ;p

/first hand info - it is 10 USD !!
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/first hand info - it is 10 USD !!
as of which date? Last time I checked it was $25.
And that info is for Indonesia, right?

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Has anyone tried Chennai-Bangkok Air Asia flight? Any issues, feedback. Need to make a cheap trip.
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Has anyone tried Chennai-Bangkok Air Asia flight? Any issues, feedback. Need to make a cheap trip.

All you need is xerox copy of your passport, 2 photograph, THB 1500 or so for visa (when i visited in 2009 it was free) around Rs 25,000 cash in hand.
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All you need is xerox copy of your passport, 2 photograph, THB 1500 or so for visa (when i visited in 2009 it was free) around Rs 25,000 cash in hand.
Hey I wanted to know about Air Asia. I have been to Thailand earlier. Need specific reviews on Air Asia.
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