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Which cities' transit cards interfere with each other? [closed]

Many public transit systems now use RFID cards for fare payments. Sometimes, multiple cities purchase systems from the same vendor, or use the same design, such that if you put cards for both cities ...
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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 to buy airline ticket on short notice without bank card?

Recently a situation came up where someone who didn't have any bank cards needed to buy an airline ticket on short notice (same day or next day). While fortunately the problem got resolved in the end, ...
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Wrong billing address when booking flights

When I booked a flight, I accidentally missed a line in the billing address but the address is partially complete. Will it be any problem?
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Can I still pay for a motel using a card without the card security code? [closed]

My friends and I bought a prepaid card, but we misplaced it. We had booked a room at a motel in the U.S. with the card. We have the card number and the expiration date, and we have tried to log in to ...
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How is the Visa and MasterCard acceptance in Macedonia?

I am from Denmark and I am travelling to Macedonia this week. My bank cannot tell me (!) if my Visa and MasterCard can be used in Macedonia. Has anyone experienced any issues using either Visa or ...
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Do reputable taxis in Jakarta accept credit card?

I'll be in Jakarta for a week and I would like to know if reputable taxis like Bluebird taxi accept credit card payment? Is it safe to pay with credit cards? Is there a minimum fare before one can pay ...
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Cheapest US car rental with CDW/LDW for an European (German) under 24 [closed]

The situation is as follows: My girlfriend and I (24 and 22) are going on holiday for 28 days We're starting and finishing our trip in Las Vegas We want to rent a car for those ~27 days and have a ...
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Does the post office at Budapest airport accept credit cards?

I'm planning to buy some public transport tickets at the post office at the airport; and I am wondering if they accept credit cards or just debit cards and cash. Also, will they take Euros?
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Renting car without owning credit card

I have a credit card in my name, but no driving licence. My wife has a driving licence but no credit card. How do I get a rental car in Iceland? Is it possible to rent one? For example, in this link, ...
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Credit/Debit card acceptance in Slovenia

How widely accepted are credit and debit cards (Mastercard/VISA networks) in Slovenia? My principle area of interest are in and around the Julian Alps (Bled/Bovec/Trianon etc). Are there different ...
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Booked a room 5 months ago, now hotel lowers the price, what can I do?

About 5 months ago, I booked a room in a hotel for my honeymoon (via the hotel website). During the booking process, I was notified that there were only 3 rooms left and that the price provided was ...
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Can I use a pre paid travel card (loaded with African Rand) to purchase attraction tickets online?

I am travelling to South Africa this year and want to buy some attraction tickets before hand. Can I do this with a pre paid travel card, which is loaded with African Rand? The attraction website ...
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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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Can I take the credit card of my father to Portugal?

I'll travel to Portugal soon, I'm going to rent a car in Lisbon. This rental car agency ask for a credit card to rent a car. I live in Switzerland. I'm a student and I can't get a credit card in my ...
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Does MasterCard work in Italy?

I have a Mastercard and I want to know if they work in Rome or not. Mainly I want to buy food, pay for entrances, and transportation, and buy gifts and some stuff.
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How to take my money on holiday - Prepaid card or creditcard? [duplicate]

I'm based in the UK and travelling to South Africa in two months. I'm slightly against carrying a lot of cash since I have a habit of losing things and we are going to be staying in a lot of different ...
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Job Interview in London Requires Me to Wire Transfer Funds to the Travel Agent

I was told that I can have a visitor visa to UK, is this legitimate? I have received an invitation letter and a job offer, and I was contacted by the appointed travel agent to prepare all related ...
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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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US visa issuance with delinquent credit card debt? [duplicate]

I did 5 years of post-college education in the US, 1993 to 1997. Due to financial issues, I was unable to pay my credit card bill of a certain bank. The debt remains unpaid. I do plan to pay and solve ...
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Are UK debit cards widely acceptable in Iceland?

I have visa debit card linked with UK HSBC account. Are these cards widely acceptable in Iceland?
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Trying to find a chip and pin card to travel the world with [duplicate]

Please have patience with me as I am very confused about all of this and feeling a bit overwhelmed. I am about to leave for a year around the world trip (including mostly Europe, South America, ...
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Do most places in Paris accept payments with visa/credit card?

Can one pay with visa card or mastercard in Paris in normal and small shops, restaurants or supermarkets ?! Do people prefer cash payments or visa payments?
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With Capital One rewards credit cards: if I book on United, do I get PQM?

I am reconsidering which credit card I want to be using for my business. I am thinking about the Capital One card with mileage as a reward. Here is an FAQ for the rewards: ...
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2 CharlieCards, 1 Wallet?

I got a CharlieCard a few days ago, tried to register it online, and got told by MBTA customer service that that particular card wasn't valid for use online and that they'd send me a new one that was ...
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Book flight without credit card

I've seen a lot of sites with a "book now / pay later" philosophy, but all of them require a deposit or some kind of "insurance". The only one that allows apparently to book now and pay later without ...
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Apple Pay used in UK with a US credit card

I like to use Apple Pay when it's available, for security reasons as well as convenience. I'm a US citizen, with one US credit card (Visa) tied to it. It's the card I'd use for normal payment abroad ...
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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 ...