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

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Is it more expensive to buy airline tickets together than separate?

I'm looking for tickets in despegar.com (a travel website for the American continent) and found out that a flight for just one person was about USD $350 incluiding all taxes, and I did the exact same ...
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When using rail passes in Germany, can I use it in “urban trains” as well? (U-bahn, S-bahn)

Take this german rail pass for example: The German Rail Pass from Rail Europe gives you unlimited train travel from four to ten days This pass gives you unlimited travel on the national rail ...
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At what time frame is there a significant increase of the price of airplaine tickets?

I have already browsed through the various questions tagged [air-travel] and [budget]. In particular, I have already seen this question: Flight tickets: buy two weeks before even during holiday ...
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First Class Japan Rail Pass on Trains Without First Class

Can I use a first class Japan Rail pass to board trains that don't have a first class carriage?
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K-18 tickets in Finland

What is the difference between K-18 ticket and regular ticket for an event (concert)?. It has probably something to do with adult/not adult distinction.
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What time to reach Italian Train stations to board train(s)?

I have following train schedules (departure times; all are on different dates): 08:05 Train Rome to Bari (Trenitalia.com, Frecciargento 9351) 06:00 Train Rome to Milano (Trenitalia.com, ...
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What happens when an operating air carrier goes bankrupt for a flight that was ticketed through another carrier?

This question was prompted by mts' recent question What happens to plane tickets in case of airline bankruptcy? Many airlines today are part of a global alliance of airlines and/or have interlining ...
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Where in Brussels is a Eurostar ticket valid to, and for how long?

On the Eurostar website, when booking a ticket to Brussels, it gives the main options of Brussels and Any Belgian station (via Brussels). If you pick the former, it shows this: The first line of ...
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Price of complément de parcours varies depending on where I buy it: why?

I have a Navigo monthly pass, valid for zones 1 to 3. When I try to buy a 'complement de parcours' to Aeroport CDG from Arcueil-Cachan, it shows me the price to be something between 7€ and 8€. From ...
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Is there any way to “Unload” credit for a Lisbon Viva Viagem card?

On a recent trip to Lisbon (Lisboa), I made use of the local public transport system. For many (maybe all?) journeys, the only way to enter and pay for the journey as a vistor was using a Viva Viagem ...
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How/where to buy mixed-class tickets for a flight?

I want to buy two business class tickets, and two coach - for the same flights. So far every site I saw allows me to pick tickets in single class only, so I'd have to buy them separately, which causes ...
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With a Lille Pass Pass smart ticket, what happens if the wrong ticket type is selected by the validator?

Lille has recently switched to only allowing smart cards for tickets, the old paper tickets have been phased out. (No-one's updated their English language pages on tickets for that however...). As ...
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Travelling using the Underground (the Tube) in London [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: London on public transport: what kind of tickets to use? I will stay in London for only 2 days, but will travel using underground train (tube) quite often. So my questions ...
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Can you buy Eurostar Brussels-Lille tickets on the day, for the same price as in advance?

As per the answers to Travelling by train in mainland Europe, will I save money by booking my tickets early?, you should normally book your Eurostar tickets in advance, ideally a few months out (...
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Where to Buy Tram Tickets in Amsterdam

I have to travel to Amsterdam next week, but I have a question regarding the Tram tickets. Do I buy the tram tickets in the Central Station? Can I buy tickets from the tram driver? Since it's a ...
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Should I book Thailand Rail tickets online (pre-trip) or at the station when I arrive?

I plan on taking the Thailand rail system between Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket (particularly the overnight trains), and Siem Reap. Is it safe to book these tickets ahead of time through their website "...
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India Tatkal tickets - tricks and tips

I'm planning a one month trip to India starting from next week, and unfortunately I forgot to book train tickets for a few train trips. I have never bought Tatkal tickets (allowed to purchase 2 days ...
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Is it possible to buy tickets for an international train in a third country in Europe?

I need to buy a ticket for an international train and, apparently, there are no websites selling it. I once remember a friend telling me that the trains uses a system, sort of, similar to the ...
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Can I use a document other than a passport to book Russian railways tickets online?

When buying a train ticket (domestic or international) on the Russian railways Website, it asks for the Details of an identity document: the document type and document number. In "Document type", one ...
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Use United Airlines travel certificate for another passenger?

When I look at changing a flight to a cheaper flight, I see that I'll be issued a "United Airlines Travel Certificate" (for the difference in cost, minus the change fee). Can that credit then be used ...
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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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On which trains in Japan is reservation mandatory?

The vast majority of Japanese trains have so-called non-reserved (or unreserved) seats (自由席, literally "free seats"), which do not allow reservation and are available on a first-come, first-served ...
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Why does collecting a UK train ticket need you to insert a card?

If you book a UK train ticket online, for most routes, you're given a 8 character code. You then head to a UK railway station, go to the ticket machine, tell it you want to collect a ticket, give it a ...
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Is there a Paris equivalent of London's Oyster Pay-As-You-Go?

When travelling around London, I usually follow the standing advice and use an Oyster pay-as-you-go card for my tube/bus/train/dlr journeys. It works well, as I can load some cash on every so often, ...
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Should I buy an around the world ticket from Australia or a nearby country?

I have heard that the price of around the world ticket varies greatly depending on the country you are booking from and that sometimes it is better to buy a cheap flight to another country and an ...
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Palazzo Strozzi - is the online ticket queue shorter?

I plan to visit an art exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and I have the option of purchasing my tickets online ahead of time with a surcharge. Clearly this makes sense only if the queue for ...
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Traveling Amsterdam-Brussels with KLM ticket on Thalys - When / where does my ticket get stamped?

I purchased a ticket to Brussels via Amsterdam on KLM, with the Schiphol to Brussels-Midi portion on the Thalys. The return portion of my itinerary is on Air France several days later. This was done ...
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What if I use an Interrail pass on a German ICE train without optional reservation, and all seats are sold out?

I'm going to take the Zürich-Hamburg ICE train using my Interrail pass, and know that seat reservation is optional on this Train. As I've never Interrailed before, I wonder: what would happen in case ...
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When I purchase flights with an online travel agent, is there an “e-ticket” I must print out?

I've always bought my tickets through travel agents in the past but this time I've bought two flights on two different websites. Now in the emails they've sent me there is my itinerary but also quite ...
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What gallery is Michelangelo's David in?

I want to go to see Michelangelo's David sculpture. All the sources on-line say it's in the Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Firenze. When I go to the official site it gives the option to buy tickets to ...
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Are all airline tickets e-tickets?

Whenever I travel by aeroplane, I am issued an e-ticket, even when I book through a brick and mortar travel agent or at the counter of an airline at the airport. Are all airline tickets e-tickets? ...
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How does the Southwest Airlines boarding process work?

I'm flying this week on Southwest Airlines for the first time. I paid for "Early Bird" automatic checkin and the FAQ mentions something about "A" boarding passes. I have no idea what that means, and ...
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How can I be assured a seat on the plane?

I'm new to traveling by air (we usually drive). Tomorrow I return home via three different flights with American Airlines, and my third flight doesn't appear to have a seat for me, and it won't allow ...
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Does the Interrail pass cover trains between Paris Gare du Nord and Franconville?

I was looking over the metro card possibilities as I will be staying with a friend in Paris who lives in Franconville. But then it occurred to me that my Interrail pass might already cover those ...
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Reconfirm airline ticket? [duplicate]

Each time I have Purchased an airplane ticket (specifically, using a travel agent, though I'm not sure every time was through one) the bottom of the email confirms of my ticket that I receive says ...
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How can you identify the year of a boarding pass

We need to list dates of past travel for some immigration purposes. I have a stack of boarding passes which I can use to reconstruct most of it. However, most passes don't show a year. They just show ...
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Berlin Public Transport Ticket Validity

I have purchased an AB zone Berlin 7 day transport ticket and validated it on Sunday 17th April so hopefully it will be valid until Sunday 24th. I validated the ticket at about 10:00am so I guess ...
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Finding local train ticket agents/offices in China.

I am in China and want to buy a train ticket neither online nor at the station but from a travel agent that is able to issue such tickets. How do I find a travel agency that issues Chinese train ...
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Do I have to validate train tickets in the UK?

I bought train tickets in the UK like this one: I always swipe them on the barriers1 before boarding the train, but I never see anyone else doing it. I wonder if it is necessary, but people simply ...
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Should I book Sapsan train ticket now or wait for prices to lower?

I'm taking the Sapsan train from St Petersburg to Moscow on 20 July (at 05:30, 07:00 or 07:10) and tickets were released for that date a few days ago. The lowest Price is usually 1677 rubles, and it ...
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Does the boarding pass contain sensitive information after flight?

Does old boarding pass contain enough information that it should be considered sensitive and dealt accordingly? (shredding the printout instead of throwing it to recycle bin) For example: can someone ...
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Why are French TGV prices different between Loco2 and Capitaine Train?

I had thought that since both Loco2 and Capitaine Train have agreements with SNCF to sell domestic French train tickets (amongst others). However, I've noticed that sometimes the prices between them ...
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Why do conductors hold on to your ticket for the duration of the ride in ex-eastern block countries?

I'm doing a bunch of long distance train journeys in Eastern Europe, just like on the transibirian railway, after the conductor showed you your compartment, he keeps your ticket until just before your ...
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Waitlisted Indian train ticket: will I be refunded if I don't get a confirmed seat?

I've purchased a ticket on Cleartrip from Gorakhpur to Delhi. I'm on a wait list on 33. If I do not get a confirmed seat, will I be refunded?
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How do I ensure I do not pay out money for tickets that are not usable for other reasons?

For the first time I am trying to organise an extended individual journey - 6-10 months and 10-14 countries. Although I am intending to be an independent traveller and organising travel arrangements ...
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What do Amadeus GDS itinerary header codes mean?

I have few questions on Amadeus itinerary header lines --- TST RLR MSC RLP --- RP/BOMVS1234/BOMVS1234 HZ/SU 7NOV12/1027Z ...
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Boarding a train in India at another station

I have booked a ticket on a train from Mumbai to Chennai and boarding at Pune. Since my schedules have changed, I will be in Mumbai on that day. Can I board the same train in Mumbai in my own ticket ...
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Where to book Indian train tickets online?

I've read that trains in India are very busy and its best to book in advance. So where is the best website to book online? I've found the site www.cleartrip.com and www.makemytrip.com - both of which ...
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When are stopovers permitted on Japan Railways (JR) trains?

Regarding this question: in general, what are the rules governing stopovers for JR trains if one does not use a rail pass? A stopover means you have a ticket from stations A to B (say, Tokyo to ...
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Second hand train tickets - France / Thalys

A bloke frequently travelling Brussels-Paris with the Thalys told me there is a second hand market. I can't find any such thing? Any idea? Would it be a French thing or a Thalys thing? I am going ...