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Short answer: No, you will not get such a discount. Longer answer: For any significantly-sized airliner, the commodity they have to sell you is floor space in the cabin, not weight. If you're occupying one seat of the same size, you're costing the airline almost exactly the same as someone who weighs twice what you do. Let's consider some numbers: ...


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Some Stats I ran some stats for you (from our data on Hostelz.com, a travel website that I represent) and currently 97% of hostels provide free bedsheets, and the remaining 3% charge a fee. Towels are a different matter. Currently 50.5% of hostels include free towels, 46.9% charge a fee, and 2.6% don't offer towels at all. The History Over the long ...


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There are two options, both roughly equidistant and neither an obvious winner: Japan is about 10 hours from Sydney, with direct flights to Tokyo. While snow is rare in Tokyo itself, there is tons of the white stuff anywhere in the Japan Alps (eg. Nagano), on the Japan Sea coast (eg. Kanazawa) and up in Hokkaido, where ski bunny haven Niseko has become a ...


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If you've got a contactless credit or debit card, you don't need an oyster card. Since September 2014 you can just tap in using that contactless card everywhere you can use an Oyster card, and it charges you the same rate as an Oyster card, with the same daily capping policy. (there are other high tech "contactless" options too like NFC smartphone apps ...


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A lot of hotel booking sites offer free cancellation up to the day of the stay as an option that costs a few EUR or USD more. Business-oriented booking sites sometimes even have cancellation up to early evening of first day of the stay. (HRS.de is advertising this on TV right now in Germany as their main feature). I would pay the few more dollars for that, ...


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Samoa Air does, but the demographics make the reason for that obvious. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10127347/Samoa-Air-introduces-XL-class-for-larger-passengers.html Also an individual passenger's weight is not that important until we are on very small planes.


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Sometimes you pay per-night for the bed, but per-stay for the bedding. So if you stay for 3 nights and reuse the same bedding you will only get charged once for the bedding. The separate charging then makes sense, as they are charging you the cost of washing the bedding. (EasyHotel operates a bit like this, in that you have to pay for your bedding to be ...


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If this is a Formula 1 event, I wouldn't bet on a last minute flash sale. You can be 99% sure that all the hotel rooms will be fully booked weeks in advance. By waiting, the risk you are taking it to see prices jumping even more. Still there are some solutions : check if you can find any package including low cost Formula 1 tickets with the hotel (I know ...


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Berlin has bikes available for rent through Deutsche Bahn. The prices for casual use are €3 per year subscription and then either €1 per half hour or €15 per day (pricelist in German). For public transport, the day card is valid from the moment of validation until 3am the following morning. This is €6.90 for Berlin AB (the whole of the city) or €7.40 for ...


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The $5 surcharge of the AirTran is only collected at the terminal stops, so when transferring to the Subway or entering the airport. If you're looking to avoid that charge, you can take the AirTran to the car rental exit (at no cost) and hop on the free shuttle bus to Jamaica station. There you can take the E, J or Z which serve southwestern Queens, Brooklyn ...


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A big reason airlines want to keep baggage weight down isn't because the weight of the baggage (or passengers) directly increases fuel consumption (or other direct costs) but because baggage carriers have to move those bags. If everybody has bags that are unwieldy from weight or size then it will take a lot longer for the throwers to move the bags to/from ...


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You should check what holidays are on this day. Basically you're trying to book a hotel on Good Friday 2016, which also coincides with spring break for a lot of school districts. So if you're trying to book a hotel for a long weekend during spring break the price rise is to be expected.


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Low-cost airline Jetstar offers inexpensive flights from Australia to Japan, which certainly ticks all your boxes. A northern city such as Sapporo normally has snow around Christmas and will have many Christmas-related festivities and decorations. There are also some Christian churches, if you are so inclined. Citizens of Australia and New Zealand can enter ...


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While it may be possible to cross that many borders, I doubt you can actually see so many countries in that period of time. Figure about half-a-day of transport each time you change countries and you will see how the amount of time left for seeing is greatly diminished. Generally speaking, Europe offers some of the cheapest transportation options. For you ...


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The answer is simple: because they can. It's a good business idea to charge you extra because: It cuts down a bit on their laundry costs, as some travelers will save every penny. It makes their prices more attractive on hostel websites. Because let's face it: many people just end up booking whatever is cheapest. Most travelers won't even notice the extra $...


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Skyscanner allows what you're looking for. Just type the country of origin and destination. It even allows you to set the destination as all the world instead of country. In Skyscanner you will also be allowed to make broad searches regarding time. You can specify the time windows of your flight as specific days, but also as a month (eg.: departing in July)...


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From my station, a Super Off-Peak Day return is £17.80. Including a Travelcard makes it £23.30 (an increase of £5.50, to save you working that out). A one-day price-cap on Oyster is £6.40 for Zone 1 and more for other zones. If you are actually travelling into London and out to Zone 6 on your paper train ticket, then the daily cap on Oyster for that usage ...


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1. Train You can get train tickets at DB bahn. If you buy in advance (say now) you can get saver fares ticket for a price of 39,00 EUR. This is for relatively faster connections: 4h 41min. If time is not an issue and you would not mind traveling 6h 35min and changing the train 4 time,there are options for 22,00 EUR. However later you buy more expencive your ...


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According to Visit Greenland, at the time of writing there are no ferries to Greenland from either Canada nor Iceland nor Denmark. Indeed Greenland doesn't seem to be an appealing market for inter-country ferries. The linked site nevertheless suggests hopping on a cruise that includes Greenland on its list of destinations, as these are becoming more and more ...


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No, there really are no cheap flights from Toronto to Resolute Bay. This is a known problem, as small communities are hundreds of km from each other and thousands of km from any road. Long distance flights in often hazardous conditions with small aeroplanes. It means the local Inuit (unlike the extremely well-paid miners) are often unable to visit each ...


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In addition to Edd's answer, there is also the possibility to rent a bike at bike rental companies (link is German only) or in almost every hotel. You can recognize the hotel bike rentals easily because they have black bikes with a sign outside. Prices range from 10 to 15 Euros per day. The public transport includes more than just the subway. There is: U-...


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You will have to do research to find out which trains you can use without surcharges, but it is possible. It is still likely you will spend more money on the rail pass than you would on early booked point to point tickets, but if you are a rail buff and therefore are in the trains often you may have a good deal. The best thing to do is to read the right ...


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tl;dr: In theory no, in practice yes. Most national monuments (e.g. Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, ...) are managed by the same organization and likely they stick to the same rules. I assume this is similarlay valid for other sights (e.g. Eiffel tower). In theory: The Louvre page on admissions states that entrance is free for disabled visitors and their ...


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Yes, it's totally doable, I walked it on Friday night from Howard Beach subway-A to Airtrain Lefferts Boulevard: ~30min. Nice Christmas houses at Howard Beach, but: It's much quicker to step down at Aqueduct/Conduit subway-A and walk to Airtrain Lefferts Boulevard. ~20min walking which saves the $5. Depending on the Airtrain/Subway frequency, that might be ...


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The area next to Hong Kong-China Boundary in Hong Kong is Frontier Closed Area. Only permitted people can access it. If you want to cross the boundary, the cheapest way is Huangbus (皇巴士) from Huanggang Port to San Tin Public Transport Interchange. It costs $9 HKD, paid by cash or Octopus card. Dont expect to hitchhike in GuangDong. Each year many drivers ...


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I'd try priceline and do it during the week, not on a weekend. http://www.priceline.com/promo/name_your_own_price/flights/


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Last time I was in Barcelona I parked next to the Sagrada Familia and spent 15 EUR for 24 hours. This is the underground car park at the Sagrada Familia market, which worked perfectly for me. Otherwise, if this is too expensive for you, Parkopedia has several options ranging from 12 to 36 EUR for 6 hours. The 12 EUR option is the AparcaandGo parking at the ...


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So should I take my chances and hope for the best on HotelTonight & friends on/just before arrival? Or should I bite the bullet and pay lots now, to avoid having to sell a kidney if rates go up even more? (And no, I can't change my travel plans.) The last thing I would do is "take my chances" on a business trip. You need that trip no matter what, so ...


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The formal document to be recognized as a disabled person in France can be obtained here : https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F2446 Obviously, this is not a realistic option for a traveler. Nevertheless, someone sitting in a wheelchair will be considered as a disabled person, and no one will try to check whether he/she is really disabled (...


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I am a fan of Adioso, it allows you do all of what you've asked for, the only catch is you have to specify at least a city in the departure field, but any other field is capable of accepting broad values. You can specify a time, or chose "any time". For the destination, you can specify a city, a country, etc. You can then sort the results according to the ...



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