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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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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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I've booked a hotel on Booking.com using an empty debit card. Can the hotel still enforce their no-show/cancellation charge?

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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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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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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Where can I buy US prepaid credit card outside US?

I am thinking about going to the US and to reduce the amount of cash I carry, I plan to use a prepaid credit card for as many transactions as possible (i.e. gas, store purchases, etc.) I have a few ...
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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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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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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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US debit/ATM card with lowest fees for travel

For a US citizen traveling worldwide, what is the best major debit/ATM card (on the Visa or MasterCard networks) to take in terms of lowest fees for withdrawing international currency from ATMs? ...
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Which Australian bank/account incurs lowest fees using an ATM card overseas?

As per this question about US banks, I would like to know if any Australian bank offers an account with an ATM card (or Visa/Mastercard debit card) with no or low fees for travellers using them in ...
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Mastercard in Japan - pay with signature

I'm in Japan and I have a Mastercard, but I forgot my PIN. Do you know if it is possible to swipe and pay?
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Opening a bank account with a quick debit card in Europe

I would spend a long summer vacation across Europe. For a long trip around different countries, it is not wise to carry cash. On the other hand, my credit card is in US dollar. In practice, the charge ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Are there any issues with using credit cards in Germany?

On my last trip to Germany my credit cards (chip-based Visa and MasterCard) were declined more than usual. I've been there like 10 times and haven't noticed this before but on this trip train ticket ...
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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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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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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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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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Visa Application Payment Error [closed]

I was paying online for visa application (to Visa4UK) and I later(5/6 secs) got an email saying payment declined. One of the possible errors (for me, the only possible) mentioned was: Your Card ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Do all American ATMs charge an extra fee for cash withdrawals on a foreign card?

I've just gone to take some cash out of an ATM (Cash Machine) in Seattle. I visited about half a dozen in the end, and every single one wanted to charge me an extra fee (typically about $3) for the ...
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What to use instead of credit cards in Iran?

I've read that it's not possible to pay for stuff by international credit card like debit cards. What do you recommend to do in such a situation? As far as carrying a lot of money is not safe at all.
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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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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 Visa's Emergency Cash Disbursement reliable?

I have read the benefits page of Visa credit card, and it says they offer Cash Disbursement in case the card is stolen and they have a Global Customer Care number people can call and they will offer ...
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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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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 ...