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Why do hotel booking sites ask for the number of people? Does it matter how many I say?

I was planning a stay at a hotel in Chicago for an overnight layover and checking prices on the hotel's booking site (in this case the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport) for a room with 2 double beds. The ...
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Are there travel magazines that focus on the other Canadian provinces and territories, besides BC and Yukon?

Planning for some trips this spring and summer, my grandfather has found (at Indigo bookstore) and been reading Yukon, North of Ordinary (magazine) and British Columbia Magazine; but bizarrely even ...
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UK visa: unsigned application form

I just submitted my UK tourist visa application. However I forgot to sign the printed online form although I made an e-signature after my fingerprints registration. Does this lead to a refusal?
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How to search for specific flight numbers

I am planning a trip from Melbourne to Seattle. I would like as much of it as possible to be on an AA ticket (even if on another airline's plane). I can buy tickets with Qantas that go ...
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Can I find better flight options than those on search engines?

I'm looking to travel from Rome to Baltimore in late April. By using some popular flight search engines I've found some opportunities with 1-2 connections. But I have the impression there could be ...
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How can I do a “broad” search for flights?

Several airline and trip planning sites will allow you to check "I am flexible with my dates" or a similar option. Is there any way to also search more broadly for location? For example, if you ...
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How do I redeem airline vouchers when booking through a website?

So, I got bumped from a United flight a while back (last April to be exact, so I'm nearing the one year mark). As part of the voluntary bump, I got a $400 voucher to be used towards purchasing ...
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Where can I find the GWR web chat?

According to the GWR Customer Charter (PDF, 1.7 MiB), If you’re travelling soon and need help straightaway, start a web chat with one of our advisers. I have searched the GWR website, but I can't ...
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Is there an easy way to compare which airfare search engines cover which airlines?

I've been using Google Flights to look for flights, but occasionally prices of flights from some airlines (Emirates and Southwest, for example) don't display. Is there an easy way to see if other, ...
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How can I find out on which days SAS operates transatlantic flights

I am trying to construct an itinerary with SAS and would like to know on which weekdays they operate transatlantic flights (in my case in April 2016). I was hoping to find something like (unverified ...
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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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Flight/booking code explanation

What do the letters mean in the following output from http://matrix.itasoftware.com/search.htm search results? When I went to see a travel agent to book one of these flights, he mentioned the ...
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Where to book Indian train tickets online?

I've read that trains in India are very busy and its best to book in advance. So where is the best website to book online? I've found the site www.cleartrip.com and www.makemytrip.com - both of which ...
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First Class Amenities

How can one find out which first class amenities are available on a particular flight? It seems like first class is sometimes a larger seat while others it can be a bed or suite and even a shower. We ...
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Public pianos in the U.S

I've been to the Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland last year and had some fun on a piano in their lobby with a sign saying "Play me, I'm yours". I did some research and found a pretty cool project ...
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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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Where to find all camp sites available in an area or city?

As a traveler, sometimes I want to stay in a camp site, rather than in a hotel, motel or hostel. But sometimes it is very difficult to find this camp sites in the web. Is there any website or app that ...
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How to browse available cars/quotes on Uber without providing credit card?

I'd very interested in using Uber, and I'd like to have a look at what they have to offer in terms of available car sizes, rates, etc., but I can't work out how to do so without signing up which ...
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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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Opaque hotel booking sites?

In this question, I first heard of opaque hotel booking sites. It sounds very interesting, but I don't know such a site. So my question is: Where should I start to look for opaque hotel booking sites? ...
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Is there a Yelp-equivalent in Croatia?

That is, where can I go to find crowd-sourced ratings of restaurants, clinics, etc? I'm looking for something by and for Croatians, rather than tourists (in other words, not Tripadvisor).
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Find direct flights to specific airport for specific date (from any departure airport)

I try to minimise my flying, and have done all my travel without flying for the past couple of years, in order to minimise my environmental impact. I've decided to allow myself a holiday by flight ...
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Is there a website to find points to get tap water at airports?

We now have two questions about drinking water taps/fountains in airports, but they are very specific, one to one the terminal of a single airport, the other as wide to cover both airports in a ...
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How to find which UK visa type was previously issued for me, if I don't have the previous passport?

I need to check the visa type of my previous UK, I am trying to check this since I am at my native and to get this information I need to travel back to work place but it would take min 10 days. Can ...
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Review censorship on the big travel websites: Any analyses/research?

Based on my personal unscientific anecdotal experience, my bad reviews on Tripadvisor tend to get censored very often. Much less so on say Yelp. Besides my own limited analysis, are there any ...
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What is used in South America to search flights? (something like Kayak.. etc)?

What is used in South America (for example Chile) to search flights? I am looking for something similar to Kayak, cheaponair, but I want to know the most popular site there. I need to find a good ...
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Low cost airlines search engine?

With wheretowhen.com dying a few years ago and, now, airninja.com having become a regular (non-budget) flight search engine, is there any website left which lists the routes of budget airlines and ...
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Website or application for travel recommendations?

When looking for new destinations to travel to, I'm usually reading blogs in the Internet, browse through Travel SE or rely on recommendations of friends. But is there a more active way of finding a ...
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Bistrot guide for Paris. Is there one online?

I am looking for something simple, where you don't need a reservation, you just walk in, and offers home cooked meals. Is there an online resource that lists this type of restaurants in Paris? I ...
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Is there an easy way to check whether a given airport offers airside (visa-free) transit?

Is there an easy way to find out whether a given airport is equipped for passengers to connect between two international flights without passing through the host country's border controls? Of course ...
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List all non-stop flights between city X and any European city? [duplicate]

My friend was asking "from which European cities can you fly non-stop to Mumbai?" Similarly I'd like to know all cities in Europe with non-stops to Hong Kong. (Note too that ideally it would be ...
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Is there a website that can show the best deals for roundtrip flights separated by a certain number of days?

I am looking for a website or application that knows how to show results for the following scenario: Suppose i want to travel from city A to city B by airplane. While i don't impose a specific date ...
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Purchasing ticket for Cupola del Brunelleschi

I'd like to visit Cupola del Brunelleschi in Florence, but I noticed that you can only buy online a 15€ ticket for the whole Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. Since I won't stay in Florence for long, I ...
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Interactive map for mixed bus-and-walking journeys in Greater London

I need to plan a travel in Greater London (within the M25) over multiple destinations via buses and by walking. Many online tools, including Google Maps and TFL website, enable finding the best ...
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Are there any websites or resources for planning bicycle routes across western Europe?

A friend and I are potentially interested in doing a bicycle tour across parts of western Europe, which parts specifically we're not sure of yet. We would be starting in London and from there we would ...
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Online flight tickets booking for others - charge additional booking fee

Will there be any issue if I want to assist the employee of the company I work for to book flight tickets by paying with my own Paypal account?. On top of that, I plan to charge a little bit of ...
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How to figure if it is safe to travel to the area I am interested in?

When planning a trip, I like to make sure I will feel safe enough (I am talking about war/terrorism risk, not pickpockets), or at least I like to have an idea about the risks. I know the risk could be ...
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Where is the official Iranian Railways website?

This sounds odd, but my friend and I are struggling to find the official site for Iranian Railways. Any google search we do takes us to: IranRail.net Which describes itself as the "UNOFFICIAL ...
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Comparison website for scuba diving prices?

Is there a way to compare scuba diving prices at different locations around the world? I think the price for one scuba dive when you are already certified is quite comparable. I know that usually at ...
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Do any online services offer printable maps with my itinerary drawn on?

I'm preparing a present for a friend, which is a collection of photos and items from a couple of of travels we've done together. An idea I had was to somehow display our itinerary with notes and ...
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Finding a place to stay in Cancun (or anywhere really) as a single male

How do I parse internet reviews to determine where to go as a single person? I am a single guy that don't usually take vacations (I have some degree of social anxiety), but for a multitude of reasons ...
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Is there a good resource that would help to estimate and compare travel expenses by city?

I am looking for a resource with somewhat accurate/reliable estimations of travel expenses for popular tourism destinations. I am able to find bits and pieces on wikitravel, tripadvisor, lonelyplanet ...
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Is there a resource to find free, open wifi hotspots?

It would be great to know where free, publicly accessible (municipal or otherwise) hotspots are when travelling in foreign cities. Does such a utility exist (website/app etc.)?
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Could not find the pre-purchase for excess luggage in manage booking! [duplicate]

I would like to pre-purchase for excess luggage. I am going to travel with Qatar. Following their instruction, I tried to purchase online but it was impossible because there is no tab for doing that. ...
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Is there a way to find the average air fares from Mumbai to Minneapolis in 2004

What was the average air fare in US dollars from Mumbai to Minneapolis (return) in Aug 2004? Is there any database available anywhere?
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Cuba casas particulares reliable sources

I am travelling to Cuba at the end of this year. I would like to stay in casas particulares but it seems it is not that easy to book them. I am looking for reliable and safe websites where I can book. ...
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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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Are there any flights from Luton Airport to Turku/Finland?

Are there any flights from Luton Airport to Finland? I cant seem to find a general rule how to find flights from airport A to country X
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How to tell if a travel site is legit?

Tonight I tried to book a long trip for 4 through justairticket.com. I found they had the lowest prices by far - international. So I booked. Was happy. 10 mins later. Cell phone rings. Brian ...