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

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A ticket or a receipt?

In the old days (when I used to travel) a ticket was a piece of paper. It had some substance. Now there is a multitude of names (and perhaps there was before as well although I feel more uncertain ...
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Can there be a price difference between online checkin and checking in at the airport?

I've just heard that some airlines, low-cost-carriers in particular can charge a fee if you check in at the airport rather than having checked in online in advance. Is this true? Are there some ...
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Which trains in France are included in an InterRail card?

I have two questions related to an InterRail in France, I'm planning to have in August. I'm planning to get an InterRail pass for France only, or for France and Benelux as well. Not sure if there ...
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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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Boarding a train in the UK at a later calling station, on an advanced purchase (train specific) ticket

This question is not about breaking a train journey in the United Kingdom. I wanted return tickets from London to Bicester. Thanks to an offer, I have purchased return tickets from London to ...
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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?
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Booking a return flight, but from a different place

I am a bit of newbie in airline tickets booking matrix. Here is my situation: I have to travel from A -> B. But I will return like this: C -> A. B -> C travel will be land based private ...
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“Any Belgian Station” destination on the Eurostar

Does the "Any Belgian Station" destination on the Eurostar imply unlimited Belgian train travel (naturally excluding Intercity-Express and Thalys) within 24 hours of arrival/departure of my Eurostar ...
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Photo ski-passes in Arabba Italy

Are ski-passes in Arabba issued for a particular person (i.e. do they have a photo associated with them)? Does it apply to all durations? Also are there any free lifts near the town (to teach the ...
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Forgotten Oyster card in London

I forgot to take my Oyster card with me a few days ago and I travelled on my contactless credit card. Is it possible to get a refund, based on the fact that I have a monthly ticket on my Oyster? If ...
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Rail&Fly: where to buy the reservation for City Night Line trains at Deutsche Bahn?

I have a plane ticket including a rail@fly ticket for the Deutsche Bahn (DB). I want to use a City Night Line train, which has a compulsory reservation. But where can I find this reservation option? ...
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Determining if flight prices are likely to increase soon

I'm planning to fly from Australia to Japan for a conference that straddles May and June, but unfortunately they haven't released tickets for the conference yet. I'm 95% sure I'd be able to buy a ...
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Can one use a TER train inside Île-de-France with an Île-de-France pass?

If one is taking a TER or Intercités for a journey entirely inside Île-de-France, can one use an Île-de-France pass such as Navigo, Mobilis, or Ticket Jeunes Weekend valid for the appropriate zones? ...
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Refund of USA taxes and Passenger Facility Fees due to itinerary change?

USA travel. Initial round trip itinerary DTW/DCA/LGA EWR/DTW. DTW/DCA leg was canceled by the airline and revised at no charge. Revised itinerary DTW/LGA EWR/DTW Any ability to get a refund of the ...
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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. ...
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Can I take an earlier Thalys train from Schiphol when travelling on a KLM flight-train ticket?

Situation: I have booked a ticket with KLM that combines a flight to Schiphol with a Thalys train to Brussels. The transfer time at Schiphol is 1 hour and 43 minutes and it was not possible to book ...
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How do I search for connecting point-to-point flights?

There are often situations where buying two separate one-way tickets from A to C via B is cheaper than buying a normal multi-leg ticket. This can be especially useful with airlines such as Ryanair, ...
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Does AirBaltic require you to print boarding pass before arriving at airport to avoid extra costs?

With AirBaltic, after online check-in, can you print the boarding pass at the airport (at a kiosk)? Or ar they one of those ripoff airlines that make you pay extra if you have not printed the PDF ...
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Visiting cave paintings in Dordogne with small kids

We would like to visit the caves in Dordogne and see the wall paintings. We are travelling with small kids (5 years, 2.5 years and 3 months). I heard there is a very limited number of tickets to the ...
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Is it possible to buy international tickets in belgium ticket machines with open date?

I have some friends traveling in Belgium / Netherlands. I would like to prepare their trip as much as possible since they are not used to travel and are not fluent in English. I don't know their exact ...
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10 journey card in Belgium. Can I use it between different stations, every trip?

I am going to travel around Belgium and I was considering buying the 10 journey card. I read about it, but it seems that you can only use all the trips between 2 predefined stations. It's not clear ...
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Can you collect UK train tickets from machines, with a non-chip card?

In increasing portions of the world, and especially in Europe, most debit and credit cards have a chip on them, like this one: However, not all cards have these chips on them, whether that's ...
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Where to get Ghibli museum tickets: JTB or Lawsons?

As I understand it, there are two options for getting tickets to the Ghibli museum: through a local travel agency before we get to Japan, or at a Lawson's convenience store after we get to Japan. I ...
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Can two people share a 12-trip tallinja card when traveling together?

Looking at the Maltese public transport page for non-personalised tickets, following on from my earlier question on Tallinja cards, I see that they offer a 12-trip card for €15. I'm not sure if I'll ...
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Can first names be initialed on boarding pass?

I'm am a non US citizen flying back to my home country using a one way ticket. Due to character limits to Kayak, I made the flight booking using initials for my first name (i.e. J D in lieu of John ...
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Scotland Buspass or Railpass

I am going to be traveling in Scotland in the beginning of March. I will be traveling through Edinburgh, Stirling, Fort Williams, the Isle of Skye, and Inverness. I had also planned on walking a ...
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Why must the name on my passport match the booking details?

I've recently booked some flights using my 'nickname' instead of my full birth name that appears on my passport (Rob verse Robert). I've since contacted two airlines (RyanAir and Aer Lingus) and both ...
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Buying plane tickets offline in Nepal

Is it possible to buy air tickets from Kathmandu, Nepal to Toronto, Canada from a Nepali travel agent or any airline operating from Nepal? I need to buy tickets "off-line" because my credit limit does ...
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Can I transfer the value stored in my CharlieTicket into a CharlieCard?

As noted here, it seems much better to get a CharlieCard rather than a CharlieTicket. Unfortunately, I didn't know this and bought a stored value CharlieTicket. Is there any way I can transfer the ...
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Plane ticket for infant

I am trying to book a flight for my wife and 2 kids from my home country to the country where I currently reside. My oldest kid is 19 months and the other one is 8 months. I tried booking to our ...
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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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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 ...
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Are Lufthansa rebooking fees per leg, per flight, or per ticket?

I have a 2-leg flight (through Frankfurt) booked with Lufthansa, return ticket (Economy Basic). The travel agent has informed me that the rebooking fee is 70 EUR. Is this per leg, or per flight, or ...
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How to deal with future uncertainties when booking an airfare

I often run into this problem on intercontinental flights. I have to book a ticket and I am not sure about the return date, which might be after 2-6 months. So I set the return date based on what I ...
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Where to buy an electronic ticket for the train from Krakow to Prague?

I know a direct train exists (it was answered here). I tried to buy it via the polish rail and via the Czech rail but without success. How can I buy an electronic ticket for this connection?
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Are there any ferry tickets /passes in Japan that cover multiple ferries between multiple islands?

I know you can buy JR Rail passes for travel by train all over Japan. But Japan also has many islands and I assume quite a few of them are serviced by ferries. What I'm wondering is whether there is ...
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Purchasing monthly personalised Tallinja Cards

My wife and I are U.K. citizens and will be visiting Malta for six weeks from 3rd March this year. We are booked into the Plaza Hotels in Sliema. Is it possible for us to purchase monthly personalised ...
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French Strikes: Using idTGV ticket for standard (SNCF) TGV

The French railways are on a strike. I know I can take another train if I fit in. However, can I use an idTGV ticket Paris - Toulon on a SNCF-TGV train? If not, do I have any other possibility since ...
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The penalty for changing an airline ticket is per leg or per ticket?

I am wondering what happens with my penalty with a ticket were I am almost certain I will need to change the date of one of the middle legs and subsequently changing all the legs which follow, for ...
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Advantages of using a travel agent [closed]

With the number of websites and services providing travel advice, information, and deals, there are a lot of resources for someone to find and book their own travel plans. For plane tickets (or other ...
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How can you buy train tickets at Oslo Airport?

In June I will have to travel from Oslo Gardermoen airport to Oslo Central Station to catch the train to Finse. I already booked a ticket from Oslo central station to Finse (with NSB), but didn't want ...
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Why are plane tickets more expensive if they don't include a weekend?

When I used to fly for business (depart and return within the work-week) I observed that ticket prices were much higher than if a weekend was included at one end or in the middle. I was told that it ...
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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 ...
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Changing a non flexible non refundable ticket

I have an international flight ticket from Emirates of which I took the first segment. I'd like to change the return segment. I called Emirates. The operator told me that I have to pay and extra ...
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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?
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What is the advantage(s) to buying tickets beforehand vs at the station for rail travel in Europe?

I am traveling to Europe soon and will be taking the train between London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Is there an advantage to purchasing tickets beforehand online versus arriving at the station ...
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Does the Carte 12-25 still exist in France?

Back in the day, I used a "Carte 12-25" discount card to obtain discounts on rail travel in France. I see that the 12-25 card has a website, complete with a spot to order, but the main page seems to ...
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Why is the ticket from an airport further away half the cost? [duplicate]

I am looking to go to the USA for a week or so in March and I have just noticed that flights from Dublin (that go via Heathrow) are half the price or less than the same flight directly from Heathrow. ...
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How to buy for ticket from Heathrow terminal 5 to Canterbury east train station?

I will be arriving in London heathrow airport on 8.25pm, and I am looking for a train to Canterbury east railway station. My search gives me this, however, On the status column there is a warning: ...
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What is the best option for public transportation in Rome, in terms of cost and public transport coverage?

I am going to Rome in 40 hours, and I need to know what is the best option for the public transportation. I know that in Rome just two main metro lines (actually three, but the last one doesn't go to ...