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

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booking.com: do I need to show printed confirmations?

When booking hotels via booking.com I used to print the confirmation from booking.com and show this printed paper in the hotel receiption. But is this necessary? Maybe it's enough to tell my surname ...
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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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Is advance booking required for ferries from China to South Korea

We already have a question about prices of ferries from China to South Korea, my question is can I just show up at the port and buy a ticket for the same-day ferry or do I have to book it in advanced? ...
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If I miss the train, can I use the reservation ticket in general compartment of next train in India? [closed]

I have reserved second seating and if I miss that train, can I use this reservation ticket in the general compartment of the next train in India?
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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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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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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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Middle name missing on flight reservation, API needs middle name

We are flying with Monarch, but I booked the ticket through a package holiday company and forgot to give my husband's middle name at the time of the booking (they did not ask for it). We will travel ...
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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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Do airport agents accept firstname and lastname in wrong order?

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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In Taiwan, must you reserve train tickets in advance, or can you buy tickets a few minutes before trains are supposed to depart?

Specifically, I am taking the train from Taipei to Keelung, getting off at Badu and going to Pingxi, and then returning at night. Do trains tend to sell out in Taiwan, or should I be OK purchasing my ...
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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 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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How do I create all-inclusive travel packages for a wedding?

My fiancée and I are planning a wedding in South America, and we'd like to make it as attractive and hassle-free as possible for our American guests to attend. To get them excited about the wedding, ...
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Is it Reasonable to book Ferries from Santorini to Mykonos in Advance?

We are looking to travel from Santorini to Mykonos by boat in the second half of June in a group of 5 - 10 people. Due to the relative clarity of information available online, the boats offered by ...
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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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Is it necessary to book a hotel in advance in Baguio, Philippines during May/June?

I am about to make my first trip to Philippines. As it is the low season in most areas, my plan is to travel around the country without a fixed schedule, searching for accommodation on the spot. I'll ...
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Booking two separate return flights home from the United States?

I'm off to the U.S. next month from the UK and have already booked my return flight home for October 2014. Now I'm trying to book my flight from the UK to the U.S, as it works out way cheaper to book ...
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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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Is there a guarantee that flightfox.com will be cheaper than other booking methods?

Recently, I tried to use flightfox, as I have read that they are much cheaper than other websites. Before proceeding with my booking however, I was faced by the fact that I had to pay a $49 fee before ...
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Can I change our assigned seats on our TGV Atlantic train itinerary?

I have just purchased train tickets for 2 travelling from Paris to Irun in June and was not given an option to choose or change our seats. Is it possible to do this with an existing reservation? The ...
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Airbnb long term cancelation - no refund never ever?

I don't understand how airbnb cancellation policies work. I try to rent the same appartment for almost same dates. If I rent 01.07 - 28.07 then I have "Flexible Cancellation Policies" and "Full ...
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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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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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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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Expedia Bargain Fare: can you cancel within 24 hours?

If I book a flight selecting the Expedia Bargain Fare, what are the cancellation conditions? In particular, can I cancel within 24 hours?
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partial confirmed e-ticket himgiri expresss [closed]

I have a partially confirmed e ticket ( passenger 1 is confirmed and passenger 2-3-4 are in waiting list) Can all of us board the train, the train is himgiri express.
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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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irctc ticket reinstallation

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 ...
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From booking to boarding: What is typically the shortest time to book a flight until boarding?

I haven't seen or heard of airlines selling ad-hoc tickets in a truly last-minute fashion. Rather last-minute typically refers to a time-window of less than 2 weeks in tourism. What is the shortest ...
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Can I use prepaid credit card for 'free' hotel reservation online?

If so, how much money does it have to have? Should I have it complete amount the same as hotel rooms amount? Or however small I want since it's a free reservation anyways? Sorry if I sound stupid to ...
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How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in Germany?

I'm trying to book a train journey in Germany for September. We are currently in May and the DB Bahn website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is ...
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When to count children as guests?

While searching for hotels, the major sites such as Expedia, explicitly as the number of adults and children, including their age or age-range, but many minor sites just as for number of guests. Does ...
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Booking air tickets with last-minute risks: to cancel or to book last-minute? [closed]

I am probably going to travel from a US city to Latvia (NE Europe) in June (round trip), but there is a 50% chance I won't get my visa in time or of other complications, in which case I'll have to ...
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How to book this complex multi carrier roundtrip flight I found on ITA?

I am trying to book a roundtrip ticket from Chicago O'hare (ORD) to Mumbai, India (BOM). Traveling on Aug 9th and returning on Aug 24th. Now, I've been looking for several days (almost 10days!) for ...
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Can I fly with my friend on the outbound flight, if we have a separate return flight?

I'm travelling somewhere with a friend, but would like to return on a separate date than my friend. For that reason I suppose I need to buy the tickets together. Is there another way to do that?
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From Brussels to Rotterdam: Intercity or Thalys?

Personally, I prefer Intercity as its ticket is valid for certain day and gives me more flexibility on the time of travel. However, as no seat reservation is needed for Intercity, the thing I am ...
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Internal train travel in France - cheaper on day, or when pre-booked from UK?

My girlfriend and I are getting the Eurostar train to France next month, and we need to get a connecting train from Paris to Tours. I know I can book the train in advance, but can anyone tell me if ...
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Do I need to book a taxi before arriving at Paris La Défense?

Next Thursday near 9 AM, I might have to take a cab from La Défense metro station to go to a district which is outside the subway zone. According to this PDF file (in French) about Paris La Défense ...
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Is it common for travel agents to ask for credit card scans?

Have noticed when booking tickets myself that a couple of travel agents scan the back and front of the credit card that I would use to make a payment. And I have heard the same when friends have made ...
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Is advanced booking required for ferries from South Korea to Japan

We already have a question about ferries from South Korea to Japan, but my question is can I just show up at the port and buy a ticket for the same-day ferry or do I have to book it in advanced? I ...
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Trouble regarding Booking Tickets

I was booking a ticket on the Coromondal Express to travel from Howrah to Chennai through Internet banking. While my account has been debited and a transaction ID has been provided, when I accessed ...
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Can't book company reserved seats for spouse [closed]

OK so this is a bit funny. I'm trying to book a ticket for me through company website, and for wife through public airline website, same flight number, date and time. It's a long flight. On public ...
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How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in the UK?

I'm trying to book a train journey in the UK for September. We are currently in April and the National Rail website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (5 months) in advance. So ...
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Booking tours from Sorrento for Pompeii et al [closed]

How easy is it from Sorrento to book tours for Pompeii and/or other attractions (Positano, Salerno)? (edited on "may the fourth be with you" 2015) We are currently in Sorrento and have booked a ...
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How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in France?

I'm trying to book a train journey in France for September. We are currently in May and the SNCF website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is the ...