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Finding flights to Cuba with a flight search engine

Several of the main flight search tools (Kayak, matrix.itasoftware.com) and the like either won't show or tell you they can't show flights to Cuba due to legal reasons and them being American ...
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What are potential dangers of putting a copy of one's boarding pass online?

I wonder what the downsides are of putting a copy of one's boarding pass online.
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Is there an app for Android to look for flights with a “go anywhere” option search?

I thought if you wanted to search for fare prices from one city for a specific date to anywhere under a specific price Momondo, Google Flights or Skyscanner are the stuff to use but they don't work on ...
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How up to date is the Man from seat 61?

The man from seat 61 is an amazing website. It's even hard to think someone compiled all that information with details that go well beyond the schedules. Which makes me wonder how it keeps updated. I ...
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Is there a resource that lists online travel search engines by the trustworthiness of their listed final prices?

I tried to book a travel recently and used a price agregagator to compare values. I know often the listed prices still have extra fees on top. I picked the best price and read the travel agency ...
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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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Comparison of foreign exchange services in Germany

Sometimes it's prudent to get cash in a foreign currency in advance of a trip. (You may be travelling to a place where credit/debit cards or traveller's cheques are not widely accepted, or where ATMs ...
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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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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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Online cruise search tool allowing to exclude some ports

This question is a narrowing from this one. When searching online for cruises, ther are some ports that I just can't or don't wish to go. For instance, I might not have a visa for a specific country, ...
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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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Are there any online search engines for buses in Southeast Asia? I wish to plan a bus trip in Thailand

I am planning a trip in Thailand. As public buses or so called government buses seem to be more reliable I'm focusing on these bus operators. The website 12Go is good for researching which bus I have ...
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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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How to find cheap apartments when traveling abroad? [closed]

Every trip I take, I prefer to find cheap apartments. I need normal conditions and good wi-fi. Can you give me some advice about how to look for such apartments?
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What does the (+1) mean in flight search engines?

In Skyscanner results, when I click on details, it shows the arrival time, then (+1), but it doesn't do this for return time. What does (+1) mean? I thought it might mean up to an hour delay, but I ...
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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

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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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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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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Travel Deals Websites in Denmark or Sweden?

I know there are in Europe websites, that search travel offers from all tour operators/agencies etc and post best offers in their website (example holidaypirates in UK) Are there are some website ...
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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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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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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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Why are Moroccan HI hostels not listed on hostel sites?

I stay almost exclusively in hostels when available and use sites such as hostelworld.com or hostelbookers.com to find hostels. When looking for a hostel in Casablanca no hostels could be found on ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...