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

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AAA benefits as member of a European automobile club? (IHG rates)

This travel blog article (in German) mentions that also members of a European Automobile Club can use the AAA preferred rate for booking hotel rooms with IHG (a hotel group): Wer bei einem ...
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Websites which offer 'Reserve Tickets - Pay Later' option

I am a Bangladesh national. I need some websites which allow to reserve a ticket but make the payment afterwards (after a day or some time).
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Buying a flight ticket to the UK for a foreign national

My girlfriend from Mexico is coming to study her Master's in the UK for a year. She's in the process of applying for a visa and looking at flights to the UK. For some reason, when she searches for ...
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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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Flying to Germany Alone, Return with Family

Alright so I am flying to Germany alone and want to return with my spouse and daughter. They will need a return ticket back, how exactly can I book this online?
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How to find and compare flights carried out by a specific type of plane?

I'd really like to fly with an Airbus A380. But how do I find and compare the price of flights that are carried out by specific kind of plane? I don't want to fly just anywhere; I plan to go from ...
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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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Tripadvisor offer the same price regardless of how many people use the hotel room. How can this be true?

I would like to ask everyone here if they can shed some light on the way Tripadvisor's discounts work. While looking for private houses for 2 people I found an option that seems to let me book for 1 ...
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German hotel: Is a booking confirmation following a request binding? Charges and legal action mails.

I booked a small hotel (small due to non-availability of regular hotels) in Mannhiem, Germany and I could not go to the conference because I was physically not fit and had to go to the emergency for ...
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Do I prebook a taxi from Heathrow to London King's Cross?

Is it cheaper to prebook a taxi from Heathrow to get to King's Cross station, or better to find a taxi waiting at the airport? We're flying in from New Zealand.
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Do motels in US typically charge more for walk-ins as opposed to advance reservations?

I am planning a trip from Seattle to Glacier National Park. We will need to stay at a motel as the entire journey cannot be done in one day. Rather than make advance reservations at a motel, we are ...
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Indian Railways waitlist for multiple passengers on single PNR?

A booking status shows RL/WL10, but 2 available under the Sr. Citizen quota. Would a booking for 2 Sr. citizens and 1 adult, show confirmation against 2 Sr. citizens and waitlist against 1 adult if ...
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Why flight itineraries can't be changed online?

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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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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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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On German ICE trains with compulsory seat reservation, can I buy it on the train?

I'm soon taking the ICE train from Hamburg to Copenhagen on an Interrail pass. During July and August, seat reservation is compulsory on this train if crossing the German–Danish border. I'm taking ...
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Do I need to reserve ICE train from Germany to Belgium with first-class rail pass?

I'll be travelling with a first-class Germany-Benelux rail pass, and I'm planning to take an ICE train from Cologne (Germany) to Brussels (Belgium). Will I need to reserve a seat for this train? I don'...
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This United Airlines schedule seems unreasonable (layovers too short?)

It is turning out to be a complex trip, but I'm trying to find a flight from Santiago to Osaka in October. I found the following relatively direct, pretty cheap flight, all bookable under United: ...
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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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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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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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No confirmation email from Ryanair - how to get a response?

I postponed a Ryanair flight by one week from 2013-01-28 to 2013-02-04 CET. This cost 50 EUR plus price difference, which I can see online on my credit card bill. However, the Ryanair booking system ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the tricks to get a confirmed Indian Railway travel reservation?

It is notoriously difficult to get an Indian Railway ticket reservation especially during festivals and summer. Now, people use tricks like booking the ticket for a less popular station after your ...
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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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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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Finding a hotel booking site that really books the hotel (for Mumbai)

I want to travel Mumbai and stay for one day there. I want to book a hotel for one day. I want to book a hotel online but can't find any suitable way of doing it. Whenever I try to book a hotel, ...
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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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How can I book a flight plan found on Matrix Airfare Search?

When I find a flight I like on the Matrix Airfare Search, it spits out a bunch of travel agent secret codes™. If I look for the same flight on the airline's web site, I often get much higher rates. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Trains in Vietnam

I am going to Vietnam in August and was wondering does anyone have experience with the train system? There will be four of us so we are thinking soft cabins as they appear to be four berth. Is it ...
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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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Why do airlines require an address when booking?

Whenever I book tickets for a flight, I have to provide my address details, contact numbers and an email address. A contact number I understand and they'll email me confirmation to the email address. ...
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My name has “Mr” appended on airline ticket reservation. Would that cause problems at the airport?

I recently booked tickets to travel by plane from the UK to Greece. The website I booked through (airfasttickets.co.uk) lists my name correctly, as "Mr Georgios [My surname]", exactly the same as in ...
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How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?

Note: I do this regularly, so I am looking for a faster option than calling the airline on the phone - I'd like something I can do online. I have booked a reservation with American Airlines on aa.com....