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What is the best US bank account to use for extended world travel

I will be traveling the world over the next 1.5 years: mostly Europe, but some Middle East, South America, Africa and Asia. I am looking to switch to a US based bank that can provide me with a debit ...
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Pre payed Euro Card for German Trip - Paying Taxis with it

Next monday I will have a trip to Germany for about 21 days I am carrying with me a pre-payed Master Card with 1000 EUR. Do the the taxi drivers in Frankfurt airport accept this card? Will I find ...
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Do PINs added to chip-and-sign cards work at chip-and-PIN terminals?

I am an American who has a chip-and-signature credit card issued by Bank of America. Last time I was in Europe (specifically, the Netherlands), I was unable to use my card at an automated ticket ...
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Credit cards in irish gas stations

Do gas station in small towns or rural areas in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland accept credit cards and debit cards for payment?
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Which ATMs offer no-fee cash withdrawals in Chile?

Which ATMs in Chile offer cash withdrawals without charging a fee? I am using a Visa Debit card. My bank will not charge me fees for withdrawals, but I am concerned that the ATM's bank might.
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U.S. Bank ATM cards and credit card acceptance in Russia 2015,

Do ATM cards extracting money from US banks work in Russia? Will I have a problem using credit cards that are on US banks in Russia?
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Is American Express accepted in Bangkok?

I'll be traveling to Bangkok soon and I was wondering if restaurants and vendors accept AmericanExpress?
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Are Euros accepted in Gothenburg, Sweden? Or is conversion to Krona possible?

I will be travelling to Gothenburg via Copenhagen. I have a traveller's card that has Euros on it. Will I be able to use the traveller's card to withdraw Euros from ATMs (I have used this card to ...
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Turkish Airlines ticket bought on Expedia by another person. Would I have problems checking in?

Well I'll go to Japan soon, by Turkish airlines and my boyfriend that's in Japan bought the ticket for me by expedia. I know that some airline companies can ask to show the credit card and if that ...
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How much cash should I take for wild camping the West Highland Way? [closed]

I will go hiking / wild camping the West Highland Way (Scotland) with one partner for about 12.5 days. I will buy the flights in advance and I know how much I have to have with me for trains. I want ...
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London cycle hire without chip-and-pin

To hire (rent) a bicycle in London at one of the Santander Cycle docks, is it necessary to have a chip-and-pin credit or debit card? Or will an old fashioned magnetic stripe card suffice? How about a ...
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Reliable Mastercard ATMs in Antigua?

So my problem is I lost my Visa debit card and I have to use my Mastercard Credit card in Guatemala. Where I am currently, flores, there are no ATMs or banks which accept Mastercard. I will be in ...
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Will my “online chip & pin” Visa card work at Swedish ticket machines?

I have an rather unusual Visa debit card issued by a German bank. It has an EMV chip and uses "online chip & pin" and "signature" verification methods (preferred in that order): Fail ...
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what do i use as zipcode in usa when ireland doesnt have zipcodes? [duplicate]

My friend is visiting from Ireland and wants to know what she would use as a zipcode at the gas pump in USA when in Ireland they don't have a zip code ???
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Consequences for canceling a credit card before going on a flight bought with miles from that card

Last year I signed up for the Delta Amex and received 50K bonus miles with the first year fee waived. I just cashed it in for a flight and paid an $11.50 fee with the Amex that grants me priority ...
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Do I need a “chip” card in the Czech Republic? [duplicate]

I'm an American, and I'm traveling to the Czech Republic later this summer for a few weeks. I have a Visa debit card from a local credit union for use in ATMs and a Visa credit card from CapitalOne. ...
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Can I withdraw CHF on a Mastercard pre loaded with euros?

I have a pre-loaded "travel wallet" Mastercard issued by a bank in South Africa. When I loaded it I specified an amount in euro and they issued me a different card for GBP. Can I use the euro card to ...
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Withdraw more than 2.5 million rupees in Indonesia, possible?

It seems impossible to withdraw more than 2.5 million rupees at a time for some reason. Is this correct? If yes, why is that!?
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ATMs in China - are they widespread?

Within North America and Europe, finding an ATM is easy. I would never dream of checking in advance where the ATM is in a town. I know I will find one when I need it. Sometimes I ask my bank for the ...
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Dollars or euros to South Korea? [closed]

Is it better to bring Dollars or Euros? Is it possible to pay with creditcards (mastercard or visa) in most places? Like hotels and such. What is best to do, get cash or pay with creditcard?
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Why do hotels ask us to type the pin code of our credit cards?

They can charge the credit card without us having to type the pin code (e.g. when making online bookings with prepayment), so why won't they do that at checkout?
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Going to France and Italy - what payment forms are preferred?

Can I get by In Paris and Rome by carrying very little cash and using the credit card for every little souvenir, tour and food purchase? Or should I prefer paying in cash for both Paris and Rome? How ...
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Always possible to pay for taxis in Japan with a credit card?

Much to my surprise, I was able to pay for a taxi ride to Narita Airport using a Visa card. While I'd always want to pay cash, is using a credit card always an option for paying for taxi rides in ...
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Can I use credit cards without a chip and pin in Sweden?

I only have the magnetic credit cards not the chip/pin card. Can I still use my magnetic card in Sweden? What should I do if I cannot use my card?
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Do you need EMV (chip & pin/sign) card in Indonesia?

Do you need to use an EMV (chip & pin, or chip & sign) card in Indonesia? Or do they still accept magnetic swipe cards there?
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How can an American get a Maestro Debit Card

I am an American and I plan on traveling to the Netherlands periodically over the next few years. I was recently there and had to use a hodgepodge of credit card, debit cards, cash and worst of all ...
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Can you be refused a visitor visa to US if you have bad Credit there?

I did my 3 years of College in the US, 2010-2013 due to finance issues I was unable to pay my credit card bill of a certain bank, which still lie unpaid. However I plan on visiting the US later this ...
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What amount do car rental agencies block on credit cards? [closed]

I'm looking into getting a credit card for use in rental agencies in Europe and the US, which usually block a certain amount on your credit card before rental. However I'm not sure what credit limit I ...
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What happens when my credit card does not work at a no show

I just wanted to ask what happens when I book a hotel room, don't show up but the credit card I used doesn't work and I already moved overseas, so the address isn't up to date anymore too. Does ...
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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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Are there any travel cards for European Citizens?

I am a European Citizen from the Maltese island. I am going to Australia with a working holiday visa and then backpacking for a few months around SE Asia and a few other countries such as New Zealand. ...
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Differences between travel insurance issued by a credit card as opposed to an insurance company? [closed]

Does anybody have any experience making a claim with a credit card company while using their travel/medical insurance as oppose to an insurance company package & what are the differences between ...
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Are there any Canadian credit cards that offer medical insurance for 30 days for the secondary user?

I've been looking around for a Canadian credit card that offers out-of-country medical insurance for at least 30 days. I notice a lot of cards have 7 days or less. Does such a card exist? A card will ...
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Is there any reason to get a United Club subscription rather than the United Club card?

I travel a lot and I'm looking at getting a United Club membership. What I'm wondering is -- is there any advantage at all to buying a membership rather than getting the credit card? A membership is ...
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Visa with recent activity?

I've been travelling a lot and I find it slightly irritating that my VISA provider doesn't provide info for my activity for the last ~2 days. I guess the reasoning is they are waiting for it to "post" ...
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Will TfL's plan to close all Tube ticket offices affect (US) tourists?

Transport for London are trying to close all Tube ticket offices and move staff into ticket halls—whether or not that is a good idea is another question. Ticket offices, however, are obviously ...
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Can I rent a car in Paris without a credit card?

I want to rent a car for 2 days in Paris but I only hold a debit card (VISA). Is it possible to rent it without a credit card? If so, can anybody tell me what car rental company accepts debit card at ...
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Can I create a travel money card as tourist?

I'm going to Europe and I need some some money on a International Debit Card, but here in Brazil there's a fee of 6.38% to put money on these cards, and it's quite expensive. So I was thinking to ...
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Does Mastercard or American Express have more worldwide acceptance?

I've always used Visa but after seeing some useful travel cards from Mastercard & American Express; I was wondering whether they would be useful at all if they aren't accepted widely. Out of the ...
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Are American Express credit cards widely accepted in Japan, specifically, Osaka?

I'm planning how I'll be bringing my money in my future Japan trip, and I was wondering if I could use a mix of cash and credit cards. Sadly, as of the moment, I only have an Amex credit card. Also, ...
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Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?

I've been traveling in Europe for the past few months and I'm still confused about this! In most countries, it seems the common courtesy (according to tipping websites and the locals that I've talked ...
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How is TfL underground 'capping' calculated if I pay for multiple people's tickets?

Say I buy an underground ticket with contactless payment for myself and my partner. Do both purchases count towards the cap? Or is this not allowed?
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Hotel booking cancellation using debit card with insufficient funds

Just today, I booked a hotel in Hong Kong through Booking.com using a prepaid debit card which has zero balance. My reservation was confirmed; however, I changed my mind as I found a cheaper place to ...
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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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What does the expression 'Prepayment' mean in hotel booking terms?

I've made a booking for a weekend in Holland online via ebookers. When I completed the transaction and looked at the final receipt, it said "prepayment required" ... does that mean I need to pay at ...
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Does American Airlines ask passengers to present credit cards during check-in?

My mom is taking a direct flight from Hong Kong to Dallas, Texas (round-trip) through American Airlines. A relative purchased the air ticket for her in Hong Kong through the website of the airline ...
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booking.com: Can multiple people manage one booking?

Well, what the title says. I have a booking but none of my payment cards works for the pre-payment. I asked a relative if I could use their card, but they are hundreds of kilometres away from me. So ...
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Do taxis in Frankfurt typically accept credit cards?

I will be taking a taxi from outside the main airport in Frankfurt. Will I be able to use a credit card to pay for the trip?
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Is it ok to use a virtual credit card to buy an airplane ticket?

Lately I've been reading a lot about people who are asked for the VISA card with which they bought the flight when doing the check in. In these situations they are not allowed to board. Many of these ...
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My friend used his friend's credit card for flight [closed]

My friend booked his ticket using his friend's credit card. They are leaving the country together but they are flying to two different countries. What does my friend need of proof just in case he gets ...