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

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How long will Milan un-used metro tickets last before expiring?

I have several unused Milan metro single ticket after I visited Expo in June. When will the metro ticket expired? I decided to use in next summer with my family.
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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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What should I do after buying an airplane ticket?

After I buy a ticket online for an airplane, should I go to the airport and register it or is it enough to go to the airport at the date of flight and not to do anything? How can I pass the gates to ...
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Passport number or DOB needed when flying from China to US?

I booked a ticket from China to US for my girlfriend online from a 3rd party company (Cheap Tickets). On the e-ticket, the main information contained is her full name and booking and confirmation ...
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Can I skip my train leg booked with a KLM flight?

I have a flight booked form Cairo to Amsterdam Schiphol via KLM and then a Thalys train from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels. As Brussels is not my final destination anyway I want to intentionally skip ...
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Can I travel with a passport from a different country of nationality than the one declared when buying the plane tickets?

Assume you're buying flight tickets online to another country where you have to enter your passport details. To make things more complicated, with your current nationality you need a visa to that ...
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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 ...
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How can I purchase Greyhound tickets online if I'm a non-American?

I want to travel from Seattle to Vancouver by Greyhound. I'm German and will travel to Seattle by plane and after a one night stay take the bus to Vancouver. As booking bus tickets in advance is much ...
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If I miss the train, can I use the reservation ticket in general compartment of next train in India? [closed]

I have reserved second seating and if I miss that train, can I use this reservation ticket in the general compartment of the next train in India?
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Can I print my Spirit boarding pass at some kiosk at the airport, without having to pay $10?

I just did the online check in for Spirit Airlines (USA) and was told to print the boarding pass, otherwise it'd cost $10 at the airport. Is there a way for me to print it for free (i.e. without ...
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Aegean airline passenger name change

I made a mistake while purchasing a ticket and spelled the name nanees refaat as nanees reefat. The travel agent said they will not change the name but said they added a note to the reservation that ...
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Are flexible airline tickets ever worth it?

I'm currently doing some research on cheap tickets between Europe and China. Since my return flight is more than 6 months from now, I'd appreciate the possibility to change the date. However, while ...
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Middle name missing on flight reservation, API needs middle name

We are flying with Monarch, but I booked the ticket through a package holiday company and forgot to give my husband's middle name at the time of the booking (they did not ask for it). We will travel ...
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Istanbul in 3 days; is there an Istanbul Pass?

I'll be staying in Istanbul for three days. Is there any Pass that grants access to most places worth visiting and, perhaps, public transport?
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Advance tickets for Anne Frank House

At this writing (20 July) the earliest dates I can find for advance tickets to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam are in September. Do they really sell out that far in advance? Or is this some glitch ...
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Who pays for the return ticket when a country refuses entry?

If I am on a tourist visa, and refused entry into the intended touring country, then who pays for the return ticket? I would assume I will have to. But if I have no money of any kind, then what ...
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Can I change the return date on a round trip plane ticket?

I booked a round trip ticket, say A <--> B. A --> B is used. Now, can I change the return date of B --> A? PS: The ticket is bought on an agency and its airline is operated by Alitalia.
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With an itinerary receipt, where's the notice of terms incorporated by reference?

For the first time in a long time, I traveled on a ticket that was purchased (in the US) at a travel agent. Our travel party got itinerary receipts, not e-tickets. At the end of the itinerary receipt, ...
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Buying a flight ticket from a different country

I live in Israel, and I want to fly to Amsterdam. Do you guys know, if it's possible to buy a flight ticket from Israel to Europe, but from a different country, for example Holland? I'm asking this, ...
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Will my ticket bought through cheap tickets work at a Chinese airport?

My girlfriend is flying from Beijing to the US. I bought her a ticket from cheaptickets.com. The e-ticket would definitely work in America but I'm worried if it will work at her Chinese airport. From ...
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Do airport agents accept firstname and lastname in wrong order?

I booked a flight from HCM City to Manchester on 25/09/2015, using Etihad Airways. The input the last name as first name in wrong order. My first name: Hoang, last name: Pham, but while booking, I ...
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In Taiwan, must you reserve train tickets in advance, or can you buy tickets a few minutes before trains are supposed to depart?

Specifically, I am taking the train from Taipei to Keelung, getting off at Badu and going to Pingxi, and then returning at night. Do trains tend to sell out in Taiwan, or should I be OK purchasing my ...
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Compare train ticket prices in Britain

I'm looking to buy some train tickets for travel in Great Britain, but I know there are many train companies in the country. Does there exist some kind of website that allows me to compare the ...
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Airline and Travel Agent disagree on baggage allowance, who do I need to resolve it with?

Recently, I was looking to book with one of the traditional "scheduled carriers" who now offer both baggage-inclusive and hand baggage only fares. Looking on the airline's own website, the fare at the ...
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In China airports, is passport needed on ticket?

My girlfriend is flying from China to US. I booked her ticket through cheap tickets and the passport number was not requested. Does this need to be on the ticket, or is just her name on the ticket ...
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If I buy a Renfe ticket online, in what form do I get the actual ticket?

I will be traveling to Spain, and noticed that I can get a train ticket at a discount if I buy online now. I started filling the form, and they wanted to know lots of data, including an ID number(!) ...
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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: While some boarding passes do mention when gates close:
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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 ...
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Is it Reasonable to book Ferries from Santorini to Mykonos in Advance?

We are looking to travel from Santorini to Mykonos by boat in the second half of June in a group of 5 - 10 people. Due to the relative clarity of information available online, the boats offered by ...
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Why do (a lot of) people book airline ticket through agencies? [closed]

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. ...
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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.
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How to book a ticket for an unborn infant?

How does one go about booking a ticket for an infant who isn't born yet ? Planning to fly from Darwin, Australia to Dubai and bub's on the way in a month. Looking to fly in November/December and want ...
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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 ...
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How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket?

According to the media the Dutch railways are getting rid of the paper-based ticket, relying fully on a chip based prepaid card called the ov chip card. I do have such a card. However, when arriving ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Where can I find the restrictions and easements that apply to a given UK Rail Ticket?

UK rail ticketing isn't always the simplest thing in the world, but the basics aren't too hard to learn. There are broadly tickets valid at any time of the day, those available only outside of peak ...
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Is there a guarantee that flightfox.com will be cheaper than other booking methods?

Recently, I tried to use flightfox, as I have read that they are much cheaper than other websites. Before proceeding with my booking however, I was faced by the fact that I had to pay a $49 fee before ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Will TfL's plan to close all Tube ticket offices affect (US) tourists?

Transport for London are trying to close all Tube ticket offices and move staff into ticket halls—whether or not that is a good idea is another question. Ticket offices, however, are obviously ...
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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
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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 ...
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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?
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Why do return flight costs vary depending on the country of origin?

I had planned for my wife, daughters and I to take a holiday from our home in China to the UK for a few weeks in July. Usually, when people visit us in China from the UK, the cost is around £450 to ...
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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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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 ...