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I need to fly today, where can I search for options?

A friend of mine needs to fly today. All typical aggregated booking sites don't allow searching for today. Anyone know where it is possible?
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Last minute flight bookings - better to book online or at the airport?

We had a question here earlier on booking flight tickets in the weeks running up to holiday season, which covered ground on what happens to flight prices over the period. What I'm interested to know ...
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What is the protocol for taking a last minute cruise?

If you have the flexibility to take a last minute cruise, what's the best way to find and take advantage of any deals that might occur at the last minute? How can you find such a thing? How many ...
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How short notice can you fly to USA?

Is it possible to fly to the US this upcoming Thursday (todays Tuesday so about 3 days)? We've (My Dad and me) never flown to the US before, but my passport is valid and up to date. We're from the UK, ...
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Is there a website that lists last minute opportunities?

Are there any websites that list last minute travel opportunities? either just flights or flights with travel packs (hotel, etc). I have total freedom and I am situated in Europe. A couple of ...
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From booking to boarding: What is typically the shortest time to book a flight until boarding?

I haven't seen or heard of airlines selling ad-hoc tickets in a truly last-minute fashion. Rather last-minute typically refers to a time-window of less than 2 weeks in tourism. What is the shortest ...
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What's the best time to get “last-minute” discount hotel prices?

Some online travel sites (I'm thinking of Hotwire specifically, but the question applies more generally) offer low rates on high-quality hotels if you're willing to not specify exactly where you want ...
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How to find decent airfares when you need to travel urgently due to personal circumstances and only for a very short time?

Having a global dispersed circle of friend and family, it happened already twice that I needed to travel urgently because of serious personal circumstances. When I had to travel to the deathbed and ...
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Last minute reservation of hostels in France

I've arranged a inter rail, with couch surfing as solution to sleep in the night. Lets say I have an inconvenient, and I need to reserve a hostel on the same day for the night: is it easy to find a ...
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Last-minute passport for American citizens

I'd like to travel from California to British Columbia in 3 weeks. I lost my passport. I'm aware that in general, passport offices will issue a last-minute rush passport if you can prove that you ...
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Is it possible to make last-minute reservations on the City Night Train?

I'd like to take the overnight train ("City Night Line") from Germany to France in a few days. The bahn.de site shows the existence of the train, and gives a price ("from 330 EUR") but says it is too ...
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Looking for a very last minute adventure trip (5th -13th May) [closed]

Basically, due to a break up and cancellation of previous arrangements, I find myself with a free week next week and I really fancy doing something active and outdoors. Most of my trips recently have ...
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I want to travel to the Schengen area in 13 days, but it takes 15 days to issue a visa. Can I still apply?

My parents are visiting Europe for 2 weeks (more details below). I currently live in the US but I'm hoping to join them on this trip. My parents made some changes to their itinerary due to ...
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What is acceptable Proof of Travel to get Passport inside 2 weeks?

I'm planning a trip to Ontario, Canada from Alabama in the US and intend to drive across the border and stay with a family. I absolutely need to leave on the 20th of this month. The passport agency ...
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What to consider for a last-minute impromptu trip to northern Sweden?

I have spent the weekend considering flying to northern Sweden tomorrow to see the aurora borealis. I live in the US. I have never to Europe or anywhere else outside of mainland North America. The ...
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Last Moment Upgrade to Business class, is it possible?

I was wondering if anyone has got a last moment upgrade with Etihad Airways to business class. My outbound flight from Canada to Abu Dhabi is with Etihad, I have booked economy since on that ...
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How long does it take for Priceline to process Last Minute ticket requests?

Based on this question I discovered Priceline's Last Minute offers. You need to pay for it in advance though. The process is a bit fuzzy and there are obviously no guarantees. Assuming I "request" a ...
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Where can I book rooms from others' cancellations?

I'm trying to spend a night in Iwaki, Fukushima province, but tripadvisor.com is telling me there's no rooms available there for the night I want (September 10 to 11). I assume that most people going ...
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Which websites provide last-minute deals for trains in Europe?

We all know about the last-minute deals for airlines. However, I'm looking for the same thing for trains through Europe. Which websites provide such services? PS: I live in Germany if this may help....
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How to find accomodation when your reserved accomodation appears to be overbooked or worse non existent?

I am leaving for a family holiday to a non-touristic region. Long before I made reservations for a self-catering accommodation. I paid the required 25% and was promised an extensive email describing ...
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Are there any last-minute cheap Spain-domestic flights?

I'm travelling alone to Barcelona airport (BCN). I would like to take a cheap round-trip flight from BCN to Madrid. Is there any web-site or smartphone app that sells last-minute cheap Spanish ...
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Half day in Tallinn

In the spirit of Half day in Berlin - after non-classical tourist spots I'd like to ask the community about what can be seen in Tallinn on a Saturday afternoon?
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South African passport but British citizen living in the US planning a trip back to the UK

I am currently on a South African passport, but I am a naturalized UK citizen. I have moved to the US but did not get a UK passport prior to leaving the UK. I am now planning a trip back to the UK ...
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Luggage storage in Bucharest

I'm visiting a friend in Bucharest, I will arrive at the airport in the morning, they wont be home until night time, I don't want to carry my luggage around with me all day, so I need somewhere to ...
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Where can I find last minute family accommodation in the Baie de Somme (Picardie) in France during peak weekends?

We planned a short weekend for the upcoming accession weekend. Unfortunately I just received an email for the rented accommodation, that due to a double booking our reservation was canceled. I ...
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Booking air tickets with last-minute risks: to cancel or to book last-minute? [closed]

I am probably going to travel from a US city to Latvia (NE Europe) in June (round trip), but there is a 50% chance I won't get my visa in time or of other complications, in which case I'll have to ...
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Australian passport processing time overseas

I went into the consulate the other day to apply for the renewal of my Australian passport as I was born there and haven't renewed it in the past year. I had all the documents in order and the ...
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Last minute / standby air travel options in Asia?

I've seen a few questions about 'staff standby' tickets - where you get a cheap ticket with 'low priority' - eg, if there's an empty seat, you can fly. I call it "staff standby" because the ...
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Hostels in Bratislava

How does the situation with hostels look in Bratislava? Are there a plenty of them, and there should be no problem with finding a place even in middle Summer, or might it be hard to find a free place? ...
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Getting Schengen Visa within a week of traveling?

I will be studying in Spain for 81 days, then a break for 3 weeks, then to the UK to study another quarter. I leave in a week and never got a Schengen Visa because my second quarter plans came last-...
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Are there websites which do last minute accomodation deals in Australia?

I'm heading out to Australia fairly soon, and for the start of my trip I'm hopefully staying with friends. However, there's a small chance that that won't be possible. I might find out when changing ...
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Spanish Schengen visa: No appointment available in the next two months

I need a new EU Spouse Schengen Visa for my Chinese wife for a visit to Spain. As per previous instructions, I've booked the trip for 7 July 2016 but vfsglobal have informed they have no appointments ...
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How to apply for Hong Kong visa

I'm a Pakistani working here in Macao SAR china how can I apply a tourist visa to Hong Kong what do I need to do. I just want only to visit look around. My problem is how can i get a visa traveling to ...
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Last-minute cruiseliners for europe

I am exploring taking a cruise through Europe. The clearest website to book this seems to be costa, because it has a nice last minute option. Are there any other European vendors for last minute ...
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Stand-By Flights, Regardless of Destination? [duplicate]

I've started seeing commercials for some company doing a kind of "travel roulette" where a traveler is randomly given a destination and their vacation is free if they agree to go right now. Which is ...
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Last minute travel, which search engine can give me best prices?

I need to make a last minute travel. Its not optional, and last minute means I have one hour to book it and will be flying next day. I need to fly within Europe. Is there a fare search engine that ...