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How can I check if a flight has landed or is delayed when I don't know the flight number but know some facts?

Say for instance that I know just information such as: Country from which flight departed (but maybe not city) Country in which airline is based (but maybe not name of airline) Airport flight will ...
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How can I find out what the typical “fast food” is for a particular country?

Everyone has to eat and travelers are no exception. When arriving to a new destination sometimes it's not easy to find a place and one just chooses a quick and known McDs place or Burger something. ...
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When I purchase flights with an online travel agent, is there an “e-ticket” I must print out?

I've always bought my tickets through travel agents in the past but this time I've bought two flights on two different websites. Now in the emails they've sent me there is my itinerary but also quite ...
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United airlines: ordering my ticket online keeps coming up with please use a valid date of birth

I'm trying to book a ticket online with United Airlines and it keeps asking to enter a valid date of birth. I have tried all combinations but it won't take it, i.e m/d/y
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Why ITA Matrix is failing so much last months?

Last months I've noted that Google ITA Matrix is giving results (ticket prices) impossible to buy. The first time I perceived it, I was going mad to find where to book this ticket price online and ...
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Any websites or resources for planning my trip around Europe?

I have been looking around the internet for sites that will help you plan your route around the world. Apart from Google maps or Bing maps who only work from A->B i have been unable to find anything ...
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Are there any tour group comparison websites?

After having good experiences with the various websites for comparing flight prices (Expedia, Orbitz, etc), I was wondering whether there's anything similar for tours that compares times, prices, ...
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Is there a map or resource that represents the distance in terms of time instead of Km or Miles?

Based on this question I started wondering if there is a world map (or local maps) that reflect the distance between points in terms of time to travel and not Km or Miles. I know such resource is not ...
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How accurate is Google Maps for travel times?

I have this route planned in Google Maps as a rough plot for travel times to 4 locations from Tokyo Tower, it's by no means finished. Now I am well aware that there are other factors such was road ...
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How can I find out if I'm wanted in Turkey?

Say that I want to travel to a foreign country, but it's possible I am wanted by the authorities there*. To find out if this is the case, I could just go, and see if I get arrested at the airport, but ...
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Which countries would allow me to remote work while I am travelling there [duplicate]

I am planning to go travelling extensively for the next few months. I am employed in a company that allows me to work remotely, I can do my job from any place that has an internet connection. The ...
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Getting a YHA discount on Greyhound Australia's website?

According to the discount page on Greyhound's site: Greyhound offers up to 10% off Travel tickets and Passes for customers who hold one of these membership cards. ISIC card YHA card MAD card ...
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Buses from Plovdiv, Bulgaria to Istanbul, Turkey

A guy in my hostel here in Plovdiv wants to take a bus to Istanbul but finding the info on the net is a bit tricky. This site seems to suggest at least two Turkish bus companies do the trip. One of ...
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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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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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Youth associations in Turkey [closed]

I am looking for youth/students associations in Turkey, especially associations with an interest in Europe. I'm currently writing articles about these subjects (link to my website here) and would ...
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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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Where can I find and book plane tickets on date not on destination?

I have a holiday coming up and I would like to travel with the family somewhere. I have specific wishes regarding departure and arrival times, but the destination is less relevant. Where can I search ...
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How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor?

I know that review sites like TripAdvisor have fake reviews (some hotels more than others) - how can I make sure I am looking at the 'real' reviews as using TripAdvisor can be very tricky to filter ...
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Specifying a Eurostar or SNCF frequent traveller number when booking through Loco2?

Following the help given in this Travel.SE answer, I now know the trick for specifying my Eurostar or SNCF frequent traveller number when booking a ticket through the SNCB website. Now, I find myself ...
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How can I search for French trains (only - no buses)?

I'm generally not a huge fan of rail replacement buses, and try to avoid them where possible. Recently, I've been looking at some French train travel, and bus journeys seem to keep creeping into the ...
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Is there a list of online public transportation planners?

For Oslo in Norway you can go to ruter.no, punch in where you are and where you want to go. It then gives you options on how to get from point A to point B using various public transportation (and ...
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How to find cities with similar weather conditions

I plan to travel to cities where I can experience weather cycles that I am currently used to. How can one find cities in different countries that have the same weather cycles ?
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Where can I find up-to-date information about roadblocks and strikes in Peru and Bolivia?

I need to travel from Cusco, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia next month but people in both countries have a habit of blocking roads quite frequently. Every now and then I see news articles in the regular ...
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Google Flights flight cannot be found

I've found an offer on Google Flights which I am not able to book somehow. It's a retour-trip from Amsterdam, Netherlands to San Jose, Costa Rica and Google FLights doesn't has a link to book the ...
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Romantic restaurants in ski area in Austria

I'm looking for a romantic restaurant (fireplace, view of the snowy mountains, not too big) in Austria within ski region. The region should be reachable in about 2.5 h from Munich by car. How can I ...
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Do I pay for my ticket when I purchase it online or do I pay when I go to the airport on the day of the flight?

I've never bought a ticket so I am not sure how it exactly works. Do I actually pay for the ticket when I'm reserving it online? Or do I pay for the ticket when I go to the airport?
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How is the range of Google Maps new drive time feature defined? [closed]

I just noticed Google Maps new feature. It allows the user to get approximate drive times for a specific date and time using average traffic conditions. This is a feature which many people have been ...
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Can I book a tatkal ticket in Indian Railways online? [duplicate]

Can I book a tatkal ticket in Indian Railways online ? Is yes when can it be booked? Or is it that only premium tatkal tickets can be booked online? Please help .Its urgent
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Are there accommodation embargoes for booking in Iran?

I've had trouble in the past looking for flights to Cuba since the US seems to restrict sales of flights there. I'm likely going to Iran later this year, but while flights seem readily accessible, my ...
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Is there a good website to plan a trip via trains in Europe?

My wife and I have decided to move across Europe by train. Do you know of any good sites for planning a trip via train (schedule and maybe prices)? We're going to go across Europe from east (Russia ...
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Broker (AirTicket24) has changed part of flight, can i ask a full refund?

I have booked flight from broker, flight is from Riga RIX to Goa GOI, now part of my trip has changed. 3 9W2354H 24APR MAA GOI 1035 1315 (cancelled flight) 4 9W2305H 24APR MAA BLR 0820 0910 ...
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Is there a way to search for the cheapest flights regardless of date? [duplicate]

I find myself basing my trips on whenever there's a cheap flight, rather than setting a specific date to have a vacation. However, it makes it hard for me to do this if I can't search for the ...
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Daily alerts for cheapest flights anywhere at any given time?

You can search for flights from your location to "Everywhere" in Skyscanner.net. And the system will show you the cheapest flights first no matter the destination or date. Every day prices change, so ...
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How can I get the most out of darjeelin.com?

This afternoon I posted a trip on darjeelin.com, and after 4 hours, received no offers for a cheaper flight. I, however, found a flight option for $100 less during the same time period, and since ...
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Is there a site that shows the current GPS position of active cruise ships?

The Queen Mary 2 is currently in port in Sydney. I'd love to see it but am bedridden at present. However, to leave port it must pass the window of where I am. I'm wondering if there's a website that ...
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Which are my options to find trip companions online?

I like independent trips so I avoid tours packages. But sometimes I need to find a trip companion or to make a small group in order to reduce expenses (i.e. rent a car) or to reduce risks (i.e. big ...
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Is there a way to find out specifically why a flight was delayed? [duplicate]

Is there some tool I can use to figure out why a flight is delayed? Specifically I'm trying to see why the 2nd leg of the flight AI 951 is delayed by about an hour nearly every day, though it takes ...
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How to find a truck mechanic while traveling in New Zealand

We are traveling through New Zealand for 8 months and bought a Motorhome that is built onto a 1994 Ford Trader Diesel truck. We are on our way to the South island and appear to have an oil leak and ...
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Road numbers' colors/shapes in Google Maps

I have noticed that road numbers in Google Maps have different colors and shapes from one country to another, here are some examples: Does it mean anything? or is it just to match the country's ...
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Is there a directory or website indexing smaller travel guides? [closed]

There are a lot of good travel guides out there that are either local or targeted to a specific group. Example guides that appeal to me personally include things like mpba Bratislava (map of ...
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Modifying online flights to include stopovers

I'm trying to get a visa for Canada, but that's beside the point. While I wait, I play with flights online, looking at prices. I found that occasionally there's this weird multi-stop flight that ...
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Flight search tool for multiple travelers from different cities to a single destination city

Are there any flight search engines for planning a group get-together with the cheapest flight costs? For instance, suppose a small company gathering (much like the one I'm currently planning!), with ...
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With FlightHub, How many days in advance should I book a ticket?

So I have a credit with Flighthub.com and I'm trying to find the cheapest deal on a flight to Vegas. I'm not sure when should I book my tickets on FlightHub, cause right now the fare look expensive ...
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Historical airfare prices to understand which month has the lowest airfare

Is there a service (don't mind paying a bit) that will tell me historically which month has the lowest airfare between two travel destinations? The thing is, that I need to fly to India from Canada ...
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Is there a site with all airlines carry-on restrictions? [duplicate]

Every time I look at a which carrier to book for a flight I wish there was a way to go to a single resource (without visiting each carrier's site) to know at a glance which airline gives me the most ...
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App or website to calculate change in Cambodian riel and US dollars

Here in Cambodia there's a fairly unique two-currency system in use, and it often gets really confusing to work out if you're getting the correct change. The local currency is the Cambodian riel and ...
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Website to arrange rides with trucks

I see trucks going everywhere, and I always wondered if I could travel with them. It would be a win/win situation. They get company and/or maybe some extra money and I would get a trip to somewhere ...
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Restaurant rating information in China

I'd like to try to find places to eat in China. In the USA I look on Chowhound, which has a pretty good user base. Is there a similar tool for China? I could use a site like TripAdvisor, but I worry ...