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Can I buy a ticket on United Airlines site if I am from Serbia?

I am from Serbia. I am buying a NY to SF ticket in advance on the United Airlines site, and I have just come to the payment stage with my Visa. But I am worried on how should I obtain the ticket ...
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What's the best way to travel around Greece? Train or Bus?

Looks like a train pass for a 25 year old is only $150 for 5 travel days, but I hear the trains don't run everywhere, so would it just be cheaper to take the buses everywhere? And what is the best way ...
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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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How far in advance is it recommended to book flight tickets? [duplicate]

Ok so I know that rule of thumb for booking flight tickets is 'earlier the better' but I am not sure how far in advance should the action be taken. I have seen many cases where the min. prices at say ...
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Market economy: Why air is cheaper than train? [closed]

Opposedly to public misconception, most of the energy is wasted not because of acceleration but because of resistance. And, despite the airplanes are extremely airflow-shaped, the laws of physics say ...
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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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How do I get the 'Paris Visite' ticket?

Where can I buy the Paris Visite ticket? (I live in Brazil). Also, how do I calculate whether it is going to be cheaper than just buying single tickets?
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What is the difference between various flight search sites' price forecasts?

I did a search on Kayak for an upcoming flight and it's price trend suggests waiting, citing 60% confidence that the price of the ticket will do down. However when I search for the exact same flight ...
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How to Find Cheapest Flights to ANY Destination [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to look up the cheapest flights out of your city, to ANYWHERE? This is especially difficult if you're living outside major city centres. It's very time consuming to guess which ...
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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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Can you renew a UK railcard early (and carry over the extra days)

If you're going to be taking several train journeys per year in the UK, and especially if you won't be starting your journey until 10am, it's well worth investigating the railcards available, as for ...
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Ticket prices climbing a month out because of blizzard today; wait or buy?

My girlfriend is in the process of booking a trip for her and friend to Austin, TX in March. A blizzard is forecast for the northeast and she noticed ticket prices climbing for mid-March (~$65 in the ...
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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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Lufthansa Rail and Fly to outside of Germany?

I have a question about Lufthansa's Rail and Fly. Is it possible to take a German trains (e.g. ICEs) from an airport in Germany say Frankfurt to outside of Germany say Zürich?
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Where can I obtain a SUBE card for the Buenos Aires Subte and Bus systems?

I know that it's possible for foreigners to obtain the RFID transit card SUBE but I don't know where to get it. It seems that it's not sold in all Subte stations. Where can I get the SUBE card?
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Is it fair to buy a return ticket I know I will never use just because it's cheaper?

I am planning a trip to Asia and then back to Rio. The thing is that I am traveling on flexible dates, so I am thinking of buying a one way ticket to Hong Kong, and I was planning to do the same when ...
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Chinatown buses - Buy online or at the counter?

I'm planning on taking one of the discount buses from Boston to New York City (Fung Wah/Mega/Bolt). Do people generally just buy their tickets at the counter, or is it better to buy them in advance, ...
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Have a Wizz Air booking but will not use half of it?

I have booked a Wizz Air ticket at January (RT 17-31/JAN) from the Netherlands to Bulgaria, but due to school I have to change the booking. What I noticed was that the rebooking fee is ridiculously ...
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What's the most complicated public transport tariff system in the world? [closed]

I wonder what's the most complicated tariff system for public transport on the world? Which city has this [inglorious] record? I'm trying to understand the tariff system for Nürnberg region (Bayern, ...
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What kind of ticket is required to travel to other zones having Nuremberg periodical ticket for tariff A?

I'm really lost trying to understand the tariff for Nuremberg (Nürnberg) public transport. This is the most complicated thing I've ever met. 10 tariff zones and a dozen of ticket zone variants... ...
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Changing passenger name on an Indian Railways ticket

I have booked a ticket on IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) for me and my brother but now even my sister is willing to travel but we are not getting tickets for her. So my ...
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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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Is there something useful I can 'spend' my American Airlines 500-mile upgrades on, except domestic travel?

I travel on American Airlines a lot, but most of my trips are international (I'm not a US resident), so I earn more AAdvantage 500-mile upgrades than I can ever use (they aren't valid except for US ...
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When should one check in to get the best of optionally allocated seats?

Easyjet recently launched an allocated seat system. Basically the rules are: If you pay you can choose your seat. The front seats and the emergency exit seats are more expensive. If you don't, ...
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Is the London Pass worth the price?

We are going to spend 2 days in London in mid-December and we wonder if we should buy the London Pass which is £46.00 per day per adult. It is not the first time we have used this kind of pass and ...
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Is it possible to use the JR Pass at these stations in Tokyo?

I'm thinking about staying in this Horidome hotel because I read it's a good place to get to other places. I'll buy a Japan Rail Pass, but I didn't understand if I can use it at nearby subway ...
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Why do I have to show my ticket stub when entering an airplane?

Here's the situation: I have just had my ticket scanned at the gate and happily walk through the long gateway toward the plane, giddy to get on board, because I even after all these years I love ...
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I did an online checkin with Etihad with no access to a printer - how can I get my boarding pass now? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do when you can't print your boarding pass? I just went ahead and did the online checkin for my flight tomorrow with Etihad because I thought it might ...
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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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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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Using your passport / confirmation email as your ticket on a train from Barcelona to Lyon?

So currently traveling at the moment and last night i booked a train from Barcelona to Lyon. I used the tgv-europe.com and the last time I ordered a ticket from there it was easy, it just sent me a ...
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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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Do any of the ferries between Korea and Japan charge per car and not per person in a car?

I've travelled on ferries between Korea and Japan probably more than anyone else using our site so far, but there's one thing I never thought about until now: Do any of the ferries commonly take ...
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what would be the most economic public transportation deal for me in HKG?

I'll visit HKG for two periods: one evening, a day and a half 3 days and a half I wandered the net and saw some public transportation deals. But I'm confused which one would be the most economic ...
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Japan Rail Passes, will I need one?

When I got to Japan, I am going to spend 8 days in Tokyo (doing central sight seeing), 5 days in Osaka (with 3 return train trips to Kyoto to see the area) and a day in Hiroshima then a train ride ...
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Is it possible to change date of a connection?

I have one flight with one connection: Tokyo to Rio with a stop in LA. I'd like to postpone my trip from LA to Rio to stay some days in the US, but I was not able to this at the airline website ...
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What do these warning/restriction codes in air tickets mean?

I bought airline tickets for a trip and received an email with these codes: NONREF/0VALUAFTDPT/CHGFEE What do they mean? I don't think they are specific to the airline's system (United), that ...
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If I find a cheap flight on a site that doesn't sell tickets, can I buy them online somewhere?

Recently I have learned about the one truly amazing cheap flight finding service, matrix.itasoftware.com. But it's not a travel agent, it's only a search engine. So this site gives you the full and ...
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What to do when you can't print your boarding pass?

I just use web checkin for my flight tomorrow. After that I should have printed my boarding pass. However, I realised that this is not possible. So what can I do now? I have already checked in, but no ...
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Is there a North American Air Travel Pass?

A friend mentioned last night that a friend of theirs was trying to find out about some sort of North American air pass - they believed with Star Alliance. Are there air passes like this - that offer ...
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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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Can I get a cheaper one-way flight by booking and cancelling a flexible return leg for a refund?

I’m looking to book a one-way flight from the UK to a European city. The airline [I don’t think it matters which one specifically; this question is really about the principle] wants to charge around ...
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Can you buy Uzbekistan Airways tickets online?

Uzbekistan Airways has a website, and yes, I can click through to the English version. But after navigating around, they have a timetable, but if you want to book a flight, you have to ... wait for ...
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Unlimited-ride pass on San Francisco BART

Most public transit networks I have used offer a so-called day pass, weekly pass or similar ticket that allow unlimited rides during a limited time, on the whole system or on certain zones in case of ...
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Using public transport in Vancouver: What's my cheapest option?

I'm spending 8 days in Vancouver, and I want to use public transport every day. What kind of ticket should I buy? What options do I have? What's the cheapest option?
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Are flights actually cheaper *to book* during the week?

Last week I was eyeing up flights to Vegas from Vancouver. I had vaguely chosen the flight that I wanted. On Saturday I found that the flights I wanted weren't there, and in general, it was more ...
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How to use Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam?

I have question about using Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam. As I see it's the most economic ticket plan for stay in Berlin with one planned visit to Potsdam. So I'd have to buy ...
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Montreal on public transport: what kind of tickets to use?

For a 3-4 day visit in Montreal, what would be the most convenient & cost-effective way to use the city's public transit system? Single tickets, some kind of day travelcard, or something else? ...
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Buying cheap flights in Jordan [closed]

It is known that throughout Southeast Asia, tickets are fairly cheap (so, when you buy them on location, from €30/$30 from one Southeast Asian country to another). Does this also count for the ...
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Oyster Card - how does it actually work?

I have heard about the Oyster Card for London transportation network. You top it up with cash or credit card, and then you just swipe it in buses, subway, trains, and also when you leave the subway or ...