Questions about tickets and things that work like tickets: e-tickets, passes, passcards, smartcards, etc.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

11
votes
2answers
2k views

Why do (a lot of) people book airline ticket through agencies? [on hold]

I'm not referring to travel agencies in general -- here I narrow it down to travel agencies that sell airplane tickets. For hotels, it's pretty much understandable to me, as I always prefer e.g. ...
4
votes
1answer
74 views

Is there a London two day travel ticket?

I am going to be in arriving in London from abroad Tuesday morning and need to get to Camden from Victoria Station, I will then be leaving London Wednesday evening and so will need to travel from ...
5
votes
4answers
111 views

What are potential dangers of putting a copy of one's boarding pass online?

I wonder what the downsides are of putting a copy of one's boarding pass online.
2
votes
0answers
58 views

Why do some boarding passes fail to mention when gates close?

Why do some boarding passes fail to mention when gates close? For example I recently saw:
13
votes
4answers
1k views

Why do people scan their Intercity / Sprinter tickets twice (on entry and exit) in Amsterdam?

I notice that people seem to scan their tickets twice, on entry and exit, on the NS system (Intercity / Sprinter) in Amsterdam. Since the officials scan your ticket on the train, what's the purpose of ...
3
votes
2answers
162 views

What's the point of reserving a seat when purchasing an Off-Peak/Anytime train ticket with National Rail?

My understanding is that Off-Peak UK National Rail train tickets can be used on any train serving the selected route, as long as the travelling time window fits in the off-peak definition. Or Buy ...
6
votes
1answer
72 views

How to validate jump 24h/48h/72 in Brussels?

I have some doubts abut validation Brussels jump card 24h/48h/72h . If I buy one of these cards I should validate it for the first time in the red machine with white eye? And then I am not sure if I ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

sponsorship application [closed]

In fact,I am wondering whether I am on right track of finding sponsorship for travelling abroad.I want to travel single trip to USA for claim of my fund but I don't have sponsor.Why am I searching you ...
16
votes
2answers
2k views

Name too long for e-ticket. Should I be worried?

I recently bought a ticket for my whole family online. I have a daughter who is almost a year old. Everything's fine, but then I noticed that they cut her name short. Here is the example of the name ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

United airlines: ordering my ticket online keeps coming up with please use a valid date of birth

I'm trying to book a ticket online with United Airlines and it keeps asking to enter a valid date of birth. I have tried all combinations but it won't take it, i.e m/d/y
11
votes
3answers
1k views

What disadvantages in not queueing early to board Ryanair flight?

When a flight is about to board, many people queue at the gate long before it opens, even though seat numbers have already been assigned. What disadvantages are there in sitting until the gate is ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Anybody know of any secret sources to get from YYZ to CDG for July for under $700?

I need to book a last minute ticket departing on July 1 2015 from Toronto to Paris. Are there any "secret" sources or other "ways" to get a ticket for less than $700 CDN?
5
votes
2answers
93 views

Check-in when travelling with two different companies

I will soon travel with 2 different companies, is it possible to check in and recieve both boardings in the airport of my first destination (i.e. book seats of both flights and get both boardings as ...
6
votes
3answers
153 views

Request an earlier flight if original flight is overbooked at the airport?

This has now happened twice to me. As a result of travel times etc, I have arrived considerably earlier than necessary at an airport with multiple opportunities to fly earlier than booked. ...
10
votes
4answers
245 views

Transport in Berlin with a single ticket

I'm going to stay 2 nights in Berlin. Since I have no experience with German language neither with subways, I'm afraid to be lost. Also (believe me, is true) I don't have a smart-phone (with Google ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

partial confirmed e-ticket himgiri expresss [closed]

I have a partially confirmed e ticket ( passenger 1 is confirmed and passenger 2-3-4 are in waiting list) Can all of us board the train, the train is himgiri express.
7
votes
3answers
256 views

How significant are advance purchase discounts on Dutch and Belgian railways?

I am deciding between Benelux railpass Purchasing point-to-point tickets in advance, which I assume commits us to a specific dates and times Buying shortly before use, which is mid-August The ...
8
votes
1answer
91 views

Is there a resource that lists online travel search engines by the trustworthiness of their listed final prices?

I tried to book a travel recently and used a price agregagator to compare values. I know often the listed prices still have extra fees on top. I picked the best price and read the travel agency ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

How are vacant, unreserverd Premium Tatkal seats alloted among passengers in the waiting list?

Does anyone know what happens to unreserved seats of Premium Tatkal. Like for a train in evening tomorrow, still 05 seats are left in 3AC against Premium Tatkal and Tatkal 3AC current status is 03 W/L ...
4
votes
1answer
64 views

Cheap times for tickets to Bora Bora

When is seasonally a good time to find cheap(er) tickets from Los Angeles to Bora Bora return? Or is it always super expensive?
8
votes
2answers
272 views

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 ...
9
votes
3answers
232 views

Identification on German trains

I am a student from South Africa travelling to Germany in around a month and want to book my train tickets on the Deutsche Bahn website. Since I'm a bit hesitant to order tickets delivered by mail ...
12
votes
3answers
675 views

Buying a return ticket for a child flying with different parent

My girlfriend, our daughter and I will be flying from Montreal to Italy. I'll fly directly there with my daughter, which is 3 years old, and stay a couple of weeks. My girlfriend will first stop in ...
4
votes
1answer
81 views

How to buy an international ticket when name on foreign passport is different from name on green card

If a US resident (but not citizen) changed their name in the US and got a re-issued green card with that new name, the original foreign passport is still in the old name. How do you buy tickets to ...
5
votes
1answer
58 views

How to use JR. name suffix when booking tickets with China Rail?

I like being named for my father, but I wish I had never put JR on my name on any document. It is on my passport and often causes trouble. Airlines and hotels often record me as "Mr. JR." Now I ...
3
votes
2answers
163 views

How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in Germany?

I'm trying to book a train journey in Germany for September. We are currently in May and the DB Bahn website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is ...
18
votes
2answers
1k views

Visiting the Eiffel Tower — going early to avoid queue

My girlfriend and I will be in Paris for a weekend in late June. We have been unable to buy an online ticket for the Eiffel Tower, so we would like to go there early in the morning to avoid having to ...
4
votes
2answers
111 views

Can I fly with my friend on the outbound flight, if we have a separate return flight?

I'm travelling somewhere with a friend, but would like to return on a separate date than my friend. For that reason I suppose I need to buy the tickets together. Is there another way to do that?
15
votes
2answers
2k views

Strategy to improve seats on a flight?

I'm not talking about getting a business class upgrade. I'm talking about where you're in Economy, you look at your ticket and you realise you're in the back row, middle seat for a 15 hour flight. ...
5
votes
1answer
410 views

Can friends use my DB online ticket if I hand them my credit card?

I booked a Deutsche Bahn online ticket for friends and me. I paid with my credit card, so the ticket lists my name and credit card number. Now, I can’t make it to the tour, and another friend of mine ...
2
votes
3answers
298 views

Exact current information on “missing a return flight”?

How, specifically, do airlines distinguish between people who miss a return international flight for genuine reasons, and people who skip specifically the return leg of a ticket to get a cheap one-way ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

Finding full text of fare rules if I have the fare basis code [closed]

If I know the name of an airline and the exact fare basis code, where can I look up the full text of the fare rules? (I'm looking for things like change fees, restrictions on changes, refundability of ...
22
votes
4answers
2k views

Why do shops within airport terminals scan your boarding card?

Periodically when buying something from an airport shop (in various European terminals), I'll be asked to produce my boarding card to be scanned by staff. It's not 100% of the time for every ...
4
votes
3answers
90 views

How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in France?

I'm trying to book a train journey in France for September. We are currently in May and the SNCF website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is the ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Tatkal automatically cancel [duplicate]

I have ckwl ticket booked online which is not yet confirmed. Will this ticket be automatically cancelled and amount would be returned or I need to cancel this ticket myself and get the refund.
3
votes
2answers
167 views

How to buy tickets for Stockholm metro?

Is whole Stockholm subway in one zone (A zone)? How much does cost one ride for Stockholm metro? Where I can buy tickets?
3
votes
2answers
168 views

Ryanair seating allocation

How does seating allocation work with Ryanair if travelling in a group of 6, checking in online and not opting for reserved seats?
3
votes
1answer
76 views

Google Flights flight cannot be found

I've found an offer on Google Flights which I am not able to book somehow. It's a retour-trip from Amsterdam, Netherlands to San Jose, Costa Rica and Google FLights doesn't has a link to book the ...
2
votes
1answer
160 views

Does the 24h/48h/72h JUMP pass for Brussels need a MOBIB card?

Does the 24h/48h/72h JUMP pass for Brussels need a MOBIB card, or can it be obtained as a standalone ticket? The STIB website gives different answers in different languages: English: Available as a ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

Do I pay for my ticket when I purchase it online or do I pay when I go to the airport on the day of the flight?

I've never bought a ticket so I am not sure how it exactly works. Do I actually pay for the ticket when I'm reserving it online? Or do I pay for the ticket when I go to the airport?
5
votes
1answer
64 views

Does my Australian friend need my passport and visa information if he buys my ticket?

My Australian friend wants to buy my ticket so I can visit him in Australia, I live in the United States. Does he have to have my passport information and my visa information to purchase a airline ...
5
votes
1answer
68 views

Liability of passenger on airline ticket purchased by another person

I am an entertainer and a promoter purchased a first class ticket on AA for me to travel within the USA with their credit card and 3 months later I am being billed due to fraud. According to AA the ...
3
votes
1answer
52 views

2h 15min to change plane & rechecking bag on different tickets in Sydney - Anything to improve my timing?

I've got a problem and would like to hear some experiences or tips, what i can do; My flight goes from Christchurch to Sydney, arriving at 8:05 - i booked this flight with Jetstar, when i wanted to ...
5
votes
1answer
235 views

How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in the UK?

I'm trying to book a train journey in the UK for September. We are currently in April and the National Rail website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (5 months) in advance. So ...
5
votes
2answers
530 views

Amsterdam To Rotterdam

I will be going from Amsterdam to Rotterdam this summer, by train, as it seemed the most feasible. Precisely, 20 July. I am not living in Netherlands, so buying the ticket from the office right now is ...
4
votes
2answers
149 views

What is the difference between a tatkal and premium tatkal ticket in Indian Railways?

What is the difference between a tatkal and premium tatkal ticket in Indian Railways? I wanted a book a ticket in tatkal but it shows already the tickets are in waiting list. How is that possible? ...
5
votes
1answer
143 views

How to change flight dates without paying a high price?

Recently I had to cancel a flight and rebook because changing the date would have cost more than getting a new flight, so is there any way/trick to change flight dates with low fees ?
2
votes
2answers
95 views

Had to buy return tickets at the time of travel into Poland

I am Indian and have a work visa from Poland. My family was issued Schengen visas. The company I was joining had only booked one way tickets. My new company was planning to request a residence card ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

How do I book a one-way ticket from Paris (CDG) to Toronto (YYZ) from Paris?

I'm Canadian and I want to know what my options are of booking a one-way ticket in Paris without a printer & how to actually get the physical ticket in hand. What are the most efficient & ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Misspelled middle name in passport [duplicate]

My middle name on my passport is missing one letter, so different from my ticket. Will this be an issue? Doroty vs Dorothy