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

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Is the polish railway system very fragmented?

I just want to book tickets from Zgorzelec to Wroclaw. I spend my whole night on it, yet in vain. It seems that this country has many railway companies and they do not cooperate at all------you ...
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Non-refundable hotel stay

I have a non-refundable room booked at a Holiday Inn in the US, and they have charged me one night's stay already. I asked at IHG and they said they couldn't do anything as it was with the hotel. The ...
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France Rail Pass, seat reservations to travel within France

I bought a France Rail Pass, "9 days within 1 month" (single country) My itinerary is Paris Lyon Grenoble Chamonix (I want to go to Chamonix from either Lyon or Grenoble) Nice (pop out to ...
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Are train tickets in Hungary cheaper if bought in advance?

I will be travelling from London to Debrecen via Budapest next Sunday and I would like to know whether it's best to book my Budapest-Debrecen train in advance or directly in the station. My flight ...
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E-Ticket vs Itinerary vs Booking Reference

What are the differences between these three? Why do they send you three different identifying codes?
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How to book a train ticket in Sri Lanka in advance?

I am planning a trip to Sri Lanka in December (early December) and wanted to book the InterCity train from Colombo to Kandy and then from Galle back to Colombo. From my research, it seems one cannot ...
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Visiting the Vatican around Easter

I will be traveling to Rome with a friend for Easter 2016 (25th March – 30th March). We would like to be able to visit the Vatican to see the art and St. Peters Basilica (not for religious purposes, ...
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Hostel search site that lists prices by type of accommodation selected

I have this problem any time I try to use sites like Hostelworld and Hostelbookers for private rooms or shared rooms of a certain size. When you filter by room type, the prices in the listings are ...
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Indian waitlisted train tickets

I am currently sat on a waitlisted Indian train ticket. It is at position one in the waitlist but with just a day and a half until the train I need to consider alternative transport. When are ...
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Cancelling Emirates flex plus flight

I recently bought an in and outbound ticket from Emirates. Flying from Lyon-Dubai-Johannesburg and back on the same route. The outbound journey is an "economy flex" fare and the inbound journey is ...
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Can booking a flight or an hotel stay be more expensive during the weekend?

This question comes from a doubt that I have when I need to book a flight: do (low-cost) airline companies raise flight prices during the weekend days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) since more people ...
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Is it cheaper to book a hotel online or at the desk? [closed]

I am (hopefully) going to Hawaii next year (planning on going in May). I am going to stay there for 4 weeks and I would like to travel to all the islands (or most of them). The problem is that I ...
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Online booking confirmation

The Slovenian embassy in Egypt are not accepting any online booking confirmation from websites such as booking.com, hotels.com etc. They need a direct confirmation of the hotel reservation from ...
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Can I renew my passport after giving the passport number to the airline?

I just booked tickets to Tokyo; the process included providing the airline with my passport number. My passport expires three months after returning to the US. My understanding is that this won't be ...
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Seat availability on DB ICE train Brussels - Cologne

I'm thinking of taking my family (5 of us in total) from London to Cologne just before Christmas, travelling by Eurostar to Brussels then DB ICE from Brussels to Cologne. But, I read an account from ...
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Using Britrail Pass - reservations

We decided to go with the Britrail pass for our journey (thanks for the recommendation there). I understand it's like a German train ticket (my only European experience) in that you can get on ...
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Book flight without credit card

I've seen a lot of sites with a "book now / pay later" philosophy, but all of them require a deposit or some kind of "insurance". The only one that allows apparently to book now and pay later without ...
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Purchasing ticket for my dog [closed]

Can I purchase a seat for my 25 lb.American Eskimo dog to go to Europe on a economy class?
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Multiple Airbnb accounts for one stay

So I've got a few questions regarding a trip I'm on. I'm travelling with a friend of mine, she has her own Airbnb account. Two situations: Prague I made the booking on my Airbnb account, but we both ...
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Hostel wants my Credit Card security code via email, is this legit?

Why would a hostel I book through HostelWorld want my credit card's security code (on the back)? Are they going to use this to charge their own deposit and essentially mess around with bookings ...
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Buying train ticket from Bucharest to Constanța online?

I am going to Bucharest in the middle of September, and I want to goto Constanța by train. By using the Internet, I've found there should be quite a lot of train rides going there. However, I am used ...
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Is it necessary to book a ferry ticket in advance in September for Greece?

I want to go from Athens to Chania (Crete island) by the night ferry on Sep.12, 2015. I cannot pay online! The payment is never successful. So, possibly i should give up and just buy the ticket ...
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Any Airlines with Open ended tickets where Return can be determined later by design, or without a change fee?

Sometimes when I do extended travel I have no idea when I will be doing a return and would prefer to choose the return segment later. Not looking for Full Fare tickets {no change fee} or First ...
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How do I make a reservation with The Fat Duck? [closed]

Their website is mysterious, I believe it is one of the top resturants in the world that every tourist should visit
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How do I book a family carriage on VR Finnish trains from Helsinki to Turku?

I couldn't find my way around their website I am not even sure if this a coach you can book exclusively for your family or it's a play area on the train but it's a great way to travel with ...
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Booking several flight tickets with a single payment/invoice

I'm trying to book three flights in a multiple-destination scheme like: A->B, B->C, C->A I'm doing my search in websites like eDreams, Kayak, etc, and in all of them the following happens: the total ...
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Why booking and checking-in aren't merged into one single step? [duplicate]

Elaborating on this thread, I'd like to ask: why airlines separate booking and checking-in in the first place? I recently travelled by bus between two major British cities and I only booked/paid my ...
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If a letter is missed in Surname in Air Ticket can I still use it or do I have to amend [duplicate]

My surname has 5 letters and I have missed one letter while booking the ticket. Can I use the same ticket with a missing letter or do I need to amend the ticket. I have booked it through Online ...
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If I miss the train, can I use the reservation ticket in general compartment of next train in India? [closed]

Indian railways. I have a reserved second seating (2S). can I use this 2S reserved ticket to travel in the general compartment of the next/previous trains.
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Are there any ferries from Europe to Egypt?

Are there any ferries to Egypt from Italy, Turkey, Greece or any country from south Europe?
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Can I know in advance if I need to reserve a spot on BCferries?

I recently travelled on BCFerries (in British Columbia, Canada) and I made an online reservation for my car and I, which is billed 15 dollars per trip. When arriving near the ferry terminal through ...
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How can I buy advance tickets for Anne Frank House?

At this writing (20 July) the earliest dates I can find for advance tickets to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam are in September. Do they really sell out that far in advance? Or is this some glitch ...
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Do airport agents accept firstname and lastname in wrong order? [duplicate]

I booked a flight from HCM City to Manchester on 25/09/2015, using Etihad Airways. The input the last name as first name in wrong order. My first name: Hoang, last name: Pham, but while booking, I ...
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Direct transfer by taxi from Mashhad to Bajgiran

How can we reserve 2 taxis or a mini bus for 8 senior persons with luggage from Mashhad train station to Bajgiran.?
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Why has it become a formidable task to book an affordable hotel in Vancouver BC two weeks in advance? [closed]

I have been trying to find a hotel online in Vancouver BC two weeks in advance (for July 17), and web sites are showing 85% of rooms are taken, leaving only rooms in the $240-$550 per night range, ...
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How does Booking.com enforce cancellation fees when booking without a credit card?

Booking.com lets you book accommodation without a credit card in some cases: But what happens if I cancel my reservation or simply don't show up on the day of the booking? Would they send me a bill ...
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How to add a child after booking a train ticket (for India)

I booked a ticket for my family online, but when I was filling the form I forgot to give details of my niece - he is less than 3 year old. Is it necessary to provide the details, and if yes, than ...
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Should I book hostels in advance in China / HK?

I am travelling to Shanghai and Hong Kong in July. Is it realistic to travel "freestyle" and book hostels when we get there or a day in advance online (when we know what train we're taking, etc.) or ...
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Should I book my train connections in advance in China?

I will be travelling in China this July. My trips will be Beijing - Shanghai Shanghai - Hong Kong Hong Kong - Tianjin I have read a lot about the train situation on Seat61 and am thinking about ...
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What's the point of reserving a seat when purchasing an Off-Peak/Anytime train ticket with National Rail?

My understanding is that Off-Peak UK National Rail train tickets can be used on any train serving the selected route, as long as the travelling time window fits in the off-peak definition. Or Buy ...
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can I add one more passenger in return flight of a round trip

I want to book a round-trip flight from Los Angeles to Detroit. But, while returning my wife and kid will be travelling with me, too. Is there any way I can book the returning flight including my ...
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Is it common for hotels to allow requests when booking a room?

I looked around a bit for this question and didn't see it anywhere, but it's something I've never known. A few friends and I are taking a trip soon, and I was wondering if it is common for hotels to ...
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Hotel booking sites with a calendar view?

I was a great fan of Wotif.com's calendar view, where you could punch a place and a start date and it would show you prices and availability for all hotels, which you could then filter down by your ...
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Booking hotel in South Korea

I will be in South Korea for about 3 days on the second week of July. I will most likely stay in Seoul and see some of the sights. I was planning on not booking a hotel (I've found a list of ...
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skipping the first part of a stop over [duplicate]

I have flight booking SIN - KUL(stopover) - CDG Its on December 17. SIN - KUL is at 11am, Paris flight is 11pm so almost an 11 hour stopover. Now I'm booking another flight. MLE-KUL(stopover)-SIN. ...
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Do I need to pay in full for hostel reservation to show proof of accommodation for Schengen VISA?

I am applying for a Schengen VISA to travel to Germany, and one of the requirements is showing proof of accommodation. I booked all my hostels via hostelworld.com, but only paid the non-refundable ...
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Is a train reservation required or optional on ICE in the Netherlands and Germany?

I and my wife will be traveling on a EuRail pass in a couple of weeks. I am aware that many fast trains in Europe, including the ICE International, require a supplement and sometimes a reservation. We ...
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What constitutes proof of hotel reservation during group travel? (Schengen VISA)

My friends and I are traveling to Europe, and I'll be going to the German consulate in SFO to get my VISA. One of the documents required is proof of hotel reservation. Can someone explain what this ...
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Restoring a cancelled IRCTC ticket

We have booked a ticket online from IRCTC for five members. 1st has cancelled his ticket. But due to unavoidable situation last 2 members have to cancel their tickets. Is it possible that the 1st ...
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How to benefit from Hostelling International discount on Via Rail trains?

I would like to book a trip on Via Rail (the Canadian railway company) and I have seen that there is a partnership between Hostelling International and Via Rail for a 10% discount. I have searched a ...