Questions regarding prices of various objects and services (not related to budgeting a trip).

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What are the rates posted on hotel room doors / in the lobby for?

When I'm travelling, I often see hotel room rates posted on the back of the hotel room door (typically in the US) or in the lobby, behind the check-in desk. These rates are typically eye-wateringly ...
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Are flights (generally) cheaper on Friday the 13th, compared to regular Fridays or 13ths?

Given the superstitious nature of some travellers, are flights cheaper on Friday the 13th? image source from Wikipedia I have some anecdotal evidence of this, including a friend who moved ...
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Is leaving airport at a stop before the final destination illegal?

There are tricks such as "fuel dumping" or "hidden city ticketing" which involve booking a ticket comprised of several connecting flights, then leaving the airport at a stop, possibly even "hopping ...
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Why is Diet Coke more expensive than regular Coca-Cola and other soft drinks in Indonesia?

Here is a photo of a menu in Bali, Indonesia: The Diet Coke is 14,000 rupiah. The regular Coca-Cola, and other soft drinks, are 10,000 rupiah. It isn't just this restaurant, the same is true of ...
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Are petrol prices in a USA state the same in every Petrol Station?

I'm wondering how petrol price works in USA in general, specifically in California. Do prices remain the same regardless of where the Petrol Station is located? Are prices fixed for every fuel ...
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Compare train ticket prices in Britain

I'm looking to buy some train tickets for travel in Great Britain, but I know there are many train companies in the country. Does there exist some kind of website that allows me to compare the ...
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Oyster & Travel Cards

I'm thinking of purchasing an OYSTER CARD in order to get into London (King's Cross). After that, I was thinking of purchasing a 7DAY Travel Card (Zone 1 & 2) to use for my general sightseeing. I ...
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Are there subcategories of seats even within economy class?

Recently I had to travel by Singapore Airlines (Economy class). But when I tried to change the return date of my ticket, customer care office informed me that there are no more seats in my class for ...
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Is it cheaper to book Dutch train tickets online in advance compared to paying on the day?

I am going to the Netherlands and might need to get a train. (Between Eindhoven and Amsterdam). On www.ns.nl (the large train operator that does that route), they list the price as €17.90ish. That's ...
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Why do travel sites always show per-person accomodation price on a basis of 2 travelers sharing the same room?

Most travel websites, especially those presenting deals and allowing comparison of different packages, show the price per traveler. Same case for ads on Internet and billboards in cities. When I want ...
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How much should I expect to pay for a 3 hour “longtail” boat ride around Ko Phi Phi Island?

Many guides offer boat rides in their "longtail" wooden boats, and many even use the same price deck, which quotes THB 1500 for a 3 hour boat ride around Ko Phi Phi Le. Note this is for a "private" ...
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What is the fuel surcharge?

Reading on the web about the "Fuel Dumping" trick made me aware of the fuel surcharge, one of several possible charges being added to the base price of a flight. In order to understand the trick ...
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What is the “Innkeeper Rate” at a hotel?

The title pretty much says it all - I've seen rooms listed at hotels such as the Wentworth in Charleston, SC that have two prices, the "Hotel Rate" and the "Innkeeper Rate" which is lower. I've ...
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How do travel agents see much lower prices?

I am looking for hotels in NYC and in LAS VEGAS. The weird thing is I am searching all over the internet, on kayak, booking the official site of the hotel etc. But I get let's say price of $1000 for ...
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Do US taxi rates depend on day/night or weekday/weekend?

In Norway, taxi rates are often higher during the night or weekend compared to weekday office hours. Is this true for the United States? I can't find anything about it on taxifarefinder.
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Drop zones for skydiving in China

I would like to know about drop zones for skydiving in China. What is average cost here in China for skydiving?
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Is it common that hostels charge more for woman only dorm rooms?

When I was in Tbilisi (Georgia), during my one week trip, 3 months ago, I found out in some hostels the women only dorm rooms have higher prices than mixed dorm rooms with equal numbers of bed or room ...
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Oyster card vs Travelcard from Woking for a weekend

I'm planning on travelling into London from Woking this weekend, with a number of specific places I'm going to visit. It'll be into London (zone 1) on Friday evening, then on to zone 3, and then on ...
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Which is the cheapest way of travelling between Cologne and Maastricht by public transport?

I am looking for the cheapest way to travel between cologne and Maastricht. There are so many options/special tickets, that I allways feel there is probably something I am missing. It's an art to ...
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Stockholm public transport ticket prices for young people

I have found everywhere that the reduced price for tickets in Stockholm is available for young people up to 20 yo. But I can't find out whether it is up to 20 including or if you have to be younger ...
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Can the grace period for a non-refundable ticket be leveraged to get a lower price?

When an non-refuntable airline ticket is booked on many web sites, I think the ticket must be paid for within 24 hours or it's automatically cancelled. If the price went down or didn't increast "too ...
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What other countries besides India use a Maximum Retail Price model? [closed]

India is the only country I have come across in my travels where it is mandatory to print the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) on any packaged items. On the Wikipedia article for Suggested Retail Price, ...
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Flying into one airport and leaving from another

I live in the UK and I want to go to the United States next year, and I have friends in Washington and San Francisco. So, I want to fly into the east coast Washington spend a week with my friends ...
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When looking for airline prices, is it best to look for busier airports?

Is it a better idea, in terms of getting lower prices, to look at airports that are busier?
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When to buy plane tickets to get best rates? [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip from Europe to USA, that will happen next summer. I was looking lately into purchasing plane tickets, but a lot of carriers do not offer late July/early August 2015 tickets yet. ...
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How does the price for flight tickets between France and New Zealand evolve during the year? [duplicate]

Planning a trip to New Zealand, I'm looking to mitigate my travel date against flight cost. What is the evolution of prices for round-trip flights between France and New-Zealand during the year?
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Examples of higher prices charged to tourists vs. locals [closed]

I want to show my inexperience travel partner in a fun way how local businesses often charge higher prices to tourists. There was this fun bilingual sign circulated on the Internet but I can't find ...
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Wine price in a retail shop - Italy [closed]

We are planing to go beach-camping to Italy. Since We are trying to save as much money as possible, I would like to know what is the price range for wine in Italy. Because when We went to France (I ...
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What company to use for a flight Paris-Dublin? [closed]

I have to buy a flight from Paris to Dublin, but I don't know which company to use. I've heard of Ryan Air, Aer Lingus and Air France. The problem is that I will have a carry-on luggage and a checked ...
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Are these reasonable gas and electricity prices for Milan? [on hold]

I am renting an apartment in/close to Milan. The rent is excluding gas and electricity charges, and I have no idea if the prices mentioned in the contract are reasonable or not. The prices are as ...