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Simply because the fuel cost is only a very small part of the total cab fee and at least until recently, when taxis had mechanically coupled taxameters, it would probably have been much more expensive taking fuel consumption into account than what anyone could have gained by doing so. The major part of the cab fee, perhaps as much as 80-90%, covers the ...


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The main case where the price-per-person will be different when searching for more than one person is when there is only one seat left at the cheapest fare. In such a case, the search engine (or at least every one I've ever seen) will search for the cheapest fare where all passengers can travel at the same fare. That might mean bumping all passengers to ...


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You can't. At any point a new deal could come out. And these aren't entirely predictable either - demand to some extent is predictable, but all you need is a 'random' event - a sudden football final in an unexpected location, for example, to drive air traffic and crowds. Kayak has recently tried to predict, and they have a 'prediction' algorithm, that's ...


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They are unusual in the West, but there are some airlines that offer cheaper seats when booking for multiple people. In particular, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific both offer "GV2" and "GV4" fares, available only to groups of 2 or 4 passengers respectively. For example, in this randomly Googled travel agent page, the single passenger price for a ...


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i have never been in a country where the taxi fare changed depending on the number of passengers. If there are seatbelts for 3 passengers, you can take 3 passengers. Some countries charge for bags, others only if there are a lot of bags or the driver handles them. In general, the weight of the passengers is rather small compared to the weight of the ...


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Surcharges for Extra Passengers Here are two counterexamples. In both Italy and France, if I recall correctly, taxis charge extra when the number of passengers require one to seat on the front seat next to the driver. Furthermore, a surcharge can be applied when the customer requires a car with more than 5 seats (including the driver). Note that the concept ...


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That is 600 lbs (~ 43 stone) more than the original ride for 1 person. Quite a significant increase, which has got to affect the fuel consumption of that taxi cab noticeably. You are mistaken there. The weight of the car is really a very minor part of the fuel consumption and an even more minor part of the total costs of running a car. So for ...


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The closest I have seen to what you are looking for is through Kayak. Based on certain criteria that it determines, tickets with multiple legs can have different booking classes. For instance, the below Delta flight YOW-LHR-YOW has a total of 4 legs each of which can be booked in either Economy or Business. The Details tab You then move to the Fares tab ...


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Since privatisation in the 80s/90s UK bus services are run by a vastly complicated array of private companies with overlapping and disparate jurisdictions, journeys, fares and services. Local services are run by many, many companies, often with overlapping routes. Sometimes the same route will be run by two companies! There are also national services ...


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Even in the UK there can be additional cost of additional passengers. This is from guildford council's Taxi Fare Procedure (http://www.guildford.gov.uk/media/14270/Item-4-1---Hackney-Carriage-Fares-App-1---Taxi-Fares-Procedurepdf/pdf/pdf15_1.pdf): In addition to the charge per mile, we will apply an extra charge for each passenger carried in excess of ...


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The transport authority website states that children under 4 travel free on all buses. (I can't find the information in the anemic part of the site that's translated into English.) I don't see any mention of an exception for the airport buses (Roissybus, Orlybus). Children under 10 get a half-rate only in certain (common) conditions: when you buy a book of ...


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On the page for excess baggage charges there's a separate section For seamen traveling within Europe which strongly suggests that's what your "Marine" refers to - a seaman.


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According to cheapair.com, the price starts to skyrocket 30 days before the departure date. Quoting it, [Within 29 days] the increase began to accelerate and once you were within 14 days the fares really shot up dramatically. Their graph:


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It depends on the demand for those tickets - perhaps more Americans want to go to Europe, so the airlines can charge more? Here is a tip that will help you. The origin of your flight means nothing. It's not where you live, it's not where you are for months before the flight, it's just an airport. And where you fly to is also not where you live or where you ...


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Have a look at ExpertFlyer, their premium subscription plan offers the following features: Airfare prices are available in the currency of your choice Shows all published airfare prices between two cities Airfare prices displayed for one-way, round-trip and Around The World (RTW) fares Shows both booking class and fare basis code Specify a ...


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The overall cost really depends on whether you want to bring a vehicle or not. It is much more expensive to bring a vehicle. If you want to bring a vehicle, then your only reasonable option is the ferry. There are two ferry services: Interislander Bluebridge If you do not want to bring a vehicle, the cheapest way is probably to fly (although the ferry ...


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Kayak provides a little "price trend" graph that includes advice on whether to buy or wait, and their confidence. This applies to both domestic US and international flights, but not all flights. This is the closest thing I've found to knowing the rock bottom real price.


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Added after the edit: Since in your case booking each leg separately seems cheaper than the New Delhi-Moscow-Havana journey, my guess below was not the right one. Looking up flights between New Delhi and Moscow, I find a “Budget” economy fare (fewer bonus miles, no cancellation) for INR 20000 and a “Value” economy fare for INR 43000. Similarly, I see a ...


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The reason why you're seeing exorbitant rates on one-way tickets is because most one-way ticket buyers are businessmen who are price-insensitive. The reasonable approach (employed by many businessmen as well) is to buy a return ticket and throwaway the other leg. This is called throwaway ticketing. A return flight in September on the PPT-IPC route comes out ...


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I would add to Liam's excellent answer above: http://www.transportdirect.info/, a Government funded transport website, sometimes has fare information for local bus services. You can work out an arbitarily complex journey and click "Tickets/Costs" and it will attempt to give you an idea of the costs. If it can't, it will point you towards a relevant website ...


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My experience confirms Flimzy answer, so I won't repeat that. I would like to add a suggestion to get a cheaper price per person: when such situations arise just buy tickets separately and then share the total equally between each person. Try to find out which is the number of available tickets at the lowest fare and buy them in one transaction, then buy ...


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According to the website of the local transport association VRR a single trip costs 16,50€ (just enter the trip into the search mask and click the "E" button to see the price). You can buy the ticket at the station. There is no open return ticket (but if you want to travel on the same day, or more often there are cheaper options, see that website). If you ...


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As a whole airfares do not increase, rather available fare classes sell out or become invalid. On average, a economy section can have 4 to 8 fare classes available, with a limited number of spaces available in each class. As the cheaper spaces get sold, then the reservation system shows the next higher fare that is still available. In years past, a fair ...


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in kanyakumari, if you want to see the normal places like Vivekananda memorial etc, ferry services are available from morning 8 to evening 5 but depends on low tide/high tide and timing changes. For your personal seeing in the seas, there are very few options there and you need to negotiate everything else from timings to fare etc generally. Last time, I ...


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$17 plus tip according to http://www.taxifarefinder.com/ But it's only a couple miles, you could walk in 30-40 minutes if you're price-sensitive!


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I am afraid the answer is going to be “it depends”. With low cost airlines at least, the increase is gradual and it's not uncommon to see markedly lower prices for flights at inconvenient times. So a ticket on such a flight might still be available at a given price a week out whereas similar tickets for a more attractive flight on the same day disappeared a ...


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Club Europe/World (Discounted). (A Business Class 'flavour'):


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I don't think you can know the cheapest price for a given trip unless you know how airfare works. You need to know that in advance to come up with the average cheapest possible price then compare it with the listed prices in various sites. This knowledge is not as easy as it sounds, there are dozens of things to learn. Anyway, even if you have this ...


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Fare class is one, but far from the only, determinant of whether a ticket is upgradeable. You must also factor in the type of upgrade instrument you want to use your frequent flyer elite status whether one or more segments is a codeshare upgrade restrictions imposed on certain routes, aircraft, or travel dates restrictions written into the individual ...


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Given that you are looking to upgrade a flight on an airline other than the one you have status with, what you are referring to is a Star Alliance Upgrade. These upgrades are generally only available on very expensive fares - on most airlines (including United) they are only available on "B" and "Y" fares, which are the two highest level of Economy fares. ...



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