The process of making reservations or getting tickets in advance for a trip.

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How much in advance to book Swedish train tickets to get lowest prices?

So far I have noted two different policies on train tickets: Some companies such as DB (German railways) have a standard fare and cheaper tickets that you must book in advance, have a fixed quota per ...
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I've heard there are only two back-end solutions for airfare search. Does this mean I only need to search on two different sites?

I recall that in the past there were basically two big backends (Saber and something else) for all the online search engines, so you really only needed two search on one site from each group (choosing ...
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Book ahead in Bali?

We are going to Bali and Lombok at the end of July. Some colleagues told us not worry about booking hotels or B&Bs in advance, others said the complete opposite. We do not need luxury or "popular"...
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Paying for AirBnB bookings with another person's credit card

I wish to book AirBnB accommodations for an overseas trip. Unfortunately, the charge would put the credit card balance over the limit. I can have another person pay with their card but I'm not sure ...
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What if I pay with card with no money on it?

I want to cancel the reservation on my hotel. And they say that they'll charge me with €900, but I don't have any money on my card. Can they do it?
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Do all guests need an Airbnb account?

I'm renting an Airbnb appartment with my friends this summer. Do we all need an account or is one account for the person who will be paying sufficient? One of the steps in the booking process is ...
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If I overpaid a travel agency for a ticket, can I claim some money back? How?

I reserved a ticket with an agency, at that time the ticket was at $750 and I paid it for the reservation, but I didn't receive a confirmation from Emirates that my ticket had been booked. Just a week ...
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Is there a website in which you can find flight tickets by filtering to certain durations of flights?

I know kayak, expedia, skyscanner etc but is there any website where I can filter results by flight leg. Say I want to buy a ticket from New York to Tokyo. I can get a nonstop,1 stop or 2+stops ...
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What does the ticket status RLWL2/RAC4 means on India railways tickets?

I have booked the ticket from Mumbai to Jaipur and I got the ticket with RLWL2/RAC4. What is its physical meaning? Do I will get the seat? I did search lot on the internet, but what all describing is ...
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What is the city center of Paris?

We are planning to go to Paris. We want to know the normal (and not expensive) places to book an hostel or an airbnb? I know for sure that these places won't be in the city center, but we want to ...
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What does “sleeps” mean in holiday cottage/appartment descriptions?

I am searching for accommodation. And I found many "sleeps" options. Does that mean the number of beds? This is another example:
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what does the number of guests mean in hostels?

I want to book an hostel, we are two (two friends) so we need two beds in a room I found this room what does the number of guests mean? how many should I select? we just need the hostel to sleep, ...
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Palazzo Strozzi - is the online ticket queue shorter?

I plan to visit an art exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and I have the option of purchasing my tickets online ahead of time with a surcharge. Clearly this makes sense only if the queue for ...
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What happens if you cancel your credit card used to secure a booking?

If you reserve a hotel on say booking.com and cancel the credit card (this is very common for certain kinds of travelers...) used and then do a no-show how will they charge the (usually) one night ...
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Why would a company want me to book a flight via a travel agent if it is more expensive?

I am trying to book a flight. My university usually asks that we book a flight via a travel agent, but the prices he gives me are about $50 higher than the prices I can get by online booking in the ...
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Miss my flight on purpose [duplicate]

At the end of this month I have a flight from St. Lucia to New York and then New York to Phoenix where I live. There is a 24 hour layover in New York so I figured I would stay an extra day. In order ...
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Fully refundable flights from India to South Africa economy class

From a previous question it seems there are fully refundable tickets. Are such tickets there in economy class also ? I tried some options on akbartravels.com but in most flights two-thirds costs ...
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Registering at hotel, one person does not have proper ID

I am trying to book a hotel in Oxford, UK. I have been informed by my travel agent that the Holiday Inn needs my partner's exact name on their passport or drivers license, she has neither, any ...
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What are the pros and cons of booking flight tickets from Hotwire or Travelocity?

I plan to travel to the US from India this August. I'm sure I'll go and, while searching for cheap airfares online, I found most of the sites showing almost identical fares. A friend of me, however, ...
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Can't find the provider I booked a holiday with [closed]

I have booked a holiday and can't remember which company I booked with. I have a reference number starting with NIB. Can anyone advise me at all?
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Jersey City Journal Square PATH parking - how do I make a reservation?

I am planning on driving to NYC, and staying in Jersey City to reduce costs. I will be driving from my hotel to the Journal Square PATH Station to get into Manhattan everyday. On the PATH website, ...
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Can I use a document other than a passport to book Russian railways tickets online?

When buying a train ticket (domestic or international) on the Russian railways Website, it asks for the Details of an identity document: the document type and document number. In "Document type", one ...
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Do the Beijing-Tianjin high speed trains often get fully booked?

Situation: Me and my co-traveler will arrive at Beijing Capital Airport on 11:55 on May 2, 2016 and plan to take a taxi to Beijing South Railway Station and a high speed train to Tianjin. (This seems ...
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How to combine two Tatkal tickets booked using one account?

As per Indian railways rule on TALKAL quota only 4 adult passengers allowed to book train ticket. Using my registered irctc ID I have booked first ticket for me and my wife and booked second one for ...
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How do I buy an open jaw ticket for this itinerary?

If I search for AMS-BUD 12/20/16 BUD-CDG 1/6/17 then KLM/Air France offers do not even appear. If I search for AMS-BUD 12/20/16, return on 1/6/17 then the cheapest offer is on KLM on the way out and ...
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Avoiding red-eye flights for long journeys

I'm not very good at sleeping on airplanes (at least in cattle class - I've never flown overnight on higher classes), and I don't fancy the prospect of sleeping for a couple of hours in an airport ...
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Is it possible to change the flight itinerary of one ticket on a package deal? [closed]

Me and two of my girlfriends are planning an all inclusive vacation to Mexico. Unfortunately one of my friends can only come later during the trip. We have not purchased the tickets yet but were ...
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Can I book a train ticket on IRCTC as a non-Indian citizen? [duplicate]

It seems like you're required to have an Indian identity card or something. Is it possible, if you don't have one, or must you use another site?
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How to reserve a seat with Japan Railways (JR)?

Especially for all-reserved trains, but also for others, one sometimes needs or wants to reserve a seat on a JR train, even with a rail pass. When and how can one do so?
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Reservation for multiple room in hotel - different check-in time

I have made a reservation on a Hotel in Tokyo for 2 rooms (one for girlfriend/me, the latter for another couple). Since we are not traveling together I expect the other couple to arrive at the Hotel ...
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On which trains in Japan is reservation mandatory?

The vast majority of Japanese trains have so-called non-reserved (or unreserved) seats (自由席, literally "free seats"), which do not allow reservation and are available on a first-come, first-served ...
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Why is renting a car through a broker cheaper than directly through a car rental company?

I have noticed that renting a car in some countries through a broker is ridiculously cheaper than directly through an agency. For instance, I am travelling to Macedonia for a road trip and would like ...
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Changing EasyJet reservation: what happens to my Extra Legroom surcharge?

On EasyJet, to bring a personal item on board in addition to a cabin bag, I had to select an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat (with a surcharge). If I change my reservation to another flight, will I ...
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How to book accommodation in Japan when all websites are fully booked?

Japanese people tend to all take their holidays at the same time, so some periods (Golden Week, Obon, Silver Week) are extremely busy, with zero availability for most touristic cities on all booking ...
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Can I book a room on Motel 6 with a prepaid credit card? [duplicate]

I'm gonna be travelling to the US and I'm gonna stay in one of those Motel 6 in Connecticut. Can I book it with a prepaid credit card, if yes, how can I do it then?
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Are onsen attached to hotels available to non-staying guests?

I noticed Japan's most beautiful onsen (hot springs) are attached to hotel. What is the common way of onsen experience in Japan? Are they available to book for those who don't stay on those hotels ...
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How do I buy a double ticket for myself?

I want to travel conveniently from Darwin to Sydney. For an empty seat next to me, I am happy to purchase another ticket. Do airlines allow a passenger manifest with two similar names ? Am unable to ...
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What are the advantages to booking a hotel via an online travel agent, rather than directly? [duplicate]

What are the advantages to booking a hotel via an online travel agent, rather than booking it directly with the hotel? Is it price, trust, convenience or something else?
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Possibility of travelling having registered passport information inside 72 hours

In the UK, apparently you need to register your passport information at least 72 hours before arrival. Unfortunately, I didn't get an e-mail from the airline to remind me so I've only just done it (...
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Panama Canal Partial Tour

Do you know if we can just go to the Isla Perico (where most operators start) and chose an operator for a Canal Partial Tour without booking in advance? Or do you know where I can find that kind of ...
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Booked a room 5 months ago, now hotel lowers the price, what can I do?

About 5 months ago, I booked a room in a hotel for my honeymoon (via the hotel website). During the booking process, I was notified that there were only 3 rooms left and that the price provided was ...
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When should I book my hotel if prices are inflated due to a major event?

My problem: I recently booked a business trip about three months out, noticing slightly too late that there's a huge event (Formula 1 race) happening in town the previous weekend and all the remotely ...
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Change of boarding point on Indian Railways [duplicate]

i have booked my online ticket through irctc.co.in from Mumbai to chennai, but i forgot to change the boarding point to pune. will my seat will be empty when i board at pune. or else any procedure is ...
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How do I find the cheapest date to book a given hotel?

I am looking for a site or service that allows me to search a hotel (or hotels, or a specific beach/location) for the cheapest date. Most sites want you to tell them when you plan to visit. I WANT ...
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How to find all flights scheduled between a pair of cities? [duplicate]

I am waiting for someone to fly in this week, but have no idea when they are arriving and can't contact them. I looked online and found flight trackers, but they only show flights already "en route" ...
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Iran changes to foreign bank cards/online hotel reservations after sanctions lifted?

There are a couple of things that make travelling to Iran a bit harder. I was wondering if the following now has changed because of the end of sanctions: using bank cards (Visa, Mastercard, etc.) ...
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How flexible are Chinese tourist visas?

I'm considering travelling with my sister (both British citizens) from the UK to China later this year. Mostly likely we would fly into a big city (Beijing/Shangai) and travel around somewhat from ...
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Why flight itinerary can't be changed using internet?

On my last trip I had to change my flight itinerary, and I had to spend over an hour on the phone while the agent was finding a flight for us, informing its cost, and confirming with us. The agent ...
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Family booking of 35-40 people on Indian Railways - is it possible?

We are planning to travel in a group of 35-40 people. Can I make a railway booking in bulk for all of them in one go (I'm already a registered member at IRCTC) ?
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Hotel charged for booking, despite not having checked in [closed]

I applied for UK visitor visa for tourism however did not get visa. I had booked a hotel over the internet from 18th dec to 28 dec 2015 before applying my visa. however it charged me on my card on ...