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If you are worried about showing payment, you can eliminate this by going to a travel agent and have them book the flight. That automatically verifies FOP for the ticket. You can also visit the airline's office and do the same if they serve your home town. But be sure to talk to your friend by phone BEFORE doing anything. They can call you collect. The ...


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he might not be able to board the plane if he doesn't have the original form of payment. I read the linked answer and it does not mesh with my experience after hundreds of flights I took in Europe, the USA, Canada and in between. Consider people flying on the dime of some company. The passenger certainly won't have the card for that. Even in the case ...


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Airlines will charge what they think customers will pay, and that price fluctuates over time and for various commercial factors, including demand, cost of supply and other factors. I often travel to the 3rd nearest airport (2 hours drive away) to save sometimes upwards of £1000 when taking the family on holiday. Always looking at nearby airports - both ...


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Airlines in Europe usually ask for your payment card at the airport if and only if the cardholder is travelling. I routinely book flights for my parents (directly via the airlines' webpages, never via reseller) and so far there has always been an option to indicate whether the cardholder was travelling or not. Note that some airlines (Lufthansa if I remember ...


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My guess, because it varies from one airline to another, even for airlines in the same country. There is usually some sort of a nationwide limit, then the airlines can go more restrictive on defining "unaccompanied minor". For the airline I work for, a passenger between 5 and 12 years old is considered UM, while another neighbor airlines set the limit to ...


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I phoned TfL to find the answer to this. It's simple and straightforward: The rate depends on when you touch in. Peak fares apply from 06:30 to 09:29 and from 16:00 to 18:59 Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Off-peak fares apply at all other times. That is, if you touch in during those two three-hour periods, you will be charged the peak fare. ...


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When can flights be booked? Tickets go one sale twice a year on a fixed day common to all airlines. For example, tickets for flights from March 27 through October 29, 2016 all went on sale at 9:30am on January 27. The day when tickets go on sale is announced a couple weeks beforehand. The old system of selling tickets only from two months before departure ...


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TL;DR - for almost all cases, all trains which permit seat reservations need to be with the same TOC to get a cheap deal Advanced Purchase tickets on their own are always for specific trains. When you get your ticket, it'll have 2+ parts, one for the route, one saying what trains you have to take (and normally your seat too). In some cases, the ticket will ...


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Between Paris and Tours you can either take a TGV (highspeed train) or an "Intercités" (classical train). Both are cheaper when booked in advance. The full fare for a 2nd class TGV ticket is 65 EUR. Booked in advance it can be as cheap as 25 EUR. For Intercités the range goes from 15 EUR to 36.20 EUR. You should also know that TGVs can sell out. If you are ...


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The prices I see for Denver to Regina on your dates (526 USD on Air Canada, via Calgary) are similar to what I find for flights of similar profiles in Europe and Japan, so this is not a Canadian thing. For example for Bordeaux to Copenhagen (Air France, via Paris) I find 565 EUR (611 USD), and for Aomori to Fukuoka (ANA, via Osaka) I find 59100 JPY (482 ...


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OMG, @Doc helped me find the answer, this is the answer! These two godlike websites are mentioned there: http://www.azair.com/ https://en.skypicker.com/ They do exactly what I was looking for! And they both can do search by countries, and they both account for flexibility (allow you to choose a range of days you want to stay at your destination, for ...


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There is no "extra money". The BHX-FRA-WDH fare is priced as a single entity and represents just one of many different fares sold for any particular flight. No single fare class represents "The Fare" for that flight, they are all calculated using formulas that are designed to: fill the plane, cover costs of operations and make a profit. So they aren't ...


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There's no special system for sub-1 hour travel. It's the same search algorithm, and the same rules. In that sense, use your usual favourites. However, there is a big difference: you may find that many online travel agents will be reluctant to issue a ticket at less than one hour to departure: it leaves them with little time to sort out any problems if the ...


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Its not a myth. Its simply a case of supply and demand and well, economics in general. If demand increases, and supply remains the same (you can't build hotels quickly) then prices will go up. They do go up. To give you a simple example of this, I am booking hotels in Amsterdam for a technical conference in November and I am not finding any available ...


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Under the Delta Pay With Miles program, you can purchase Delta flights with a combination of miles and money, but you need to have one of the Delta co-branded American Express cards and purchase your tickets directly from Delta in order to do it. So, if you still have that Delta Gold AmEx, you can do this. The eligible cards are the Delta SkyMiles Gold ...


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As far as I know, Delta, like most other airlines, doesn't give customers the option to directly buy tickets with a combination of miles and cash. The closest option I know of is that you can use money to buy miles (see the "SkyMiles" tab on the Delta home page). You could buy the additional miles that you need, then book the flight using miles only. ...


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I am going to assume that the itineraries are exactly the same except for the price. There are many, many ways to cover a given flight itinerary with a valid set of fare components. The computational difficulty in the problem is finding the lowest allowable combination by price. My guess is that basically the pricing engine in the first instance was not ...


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Fare prices are not infinitely flexible, even though it may look that way when you are trying to buy a ticket. Each airline publishes a finite number of fixed fares on a given city pair in its public tariff. The tariff is then distributed to every travel agent and every online travel agent and every other major airline in the world through a system called a ...


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If the airline is a "traditional" one then most likely there are a number of rates entered in the GDS and what you are after are those. Typically a GDS rule has something like a start date, an end date, days of the week, number of stopovers allowed etc. You can search on matrix.itasoftware.com for a given route and a given carrier direct and get a one month ...


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Thanks to the people who commented. Yes, I can confirm that all journeys made on the day that the travelcard is valid for are eligible for refunds. However, I recently made a bus and a Tube journey, and bought a 7 travelcard later. But the two fares were not refunded. I used the contact form available here on the TfL website to ask why I had been charged. ...


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Yes, it is usual, at least in Japan. Note that even in Europe you can't book too early. Although regular airlines such as JAL and ANA operate on a similar schedule than other international airlines (i.e., tickets go on sale about a year in advance) for international routes, low-cost airlines operate on a tighter schedule. For example, Summer 2015 tickets at ...


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TL;DR: It's complicated. Here's the baseline scenario: Flights from A via B to C, operated by airlines 1 and 2. If you buy a ticket from A to B, airline 1 gets all the money; if you buy a separate ticket from B to C, airline 2 gets all the money. To merge the two as a connecting A-B-C flight, there are three basic options: Interline. Two airlines agree ...


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Yes, it's possible for this to happen. I think Google themselves say it best: Please also know that the data we show can unfortunately change at any time in any direction. We generally have a very high accuracy rate, and we update our data as fast as anyone in the industry and faster than most. That said, these changes are determined by the airlines, ...


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There is the Presto card system, which you can get at the GO station, but not all subway stations currently accept it (many a tourist would use do). All streetcars apparently now do accept it. If you are primarily visiting the downtown core, you'll probably be taking the subway and streetcars, and less so buses. At subway stations you can usually pay in cash ...


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According to Cheapair.com's analysis of 1.5 billion domestic airfares over almost 5 million trips the answer is no, it is not more expensive to buy at Christmas simply because it is Christmas. The price fluctuates considerably with a sweet spot of cheap stability seen "one to four months out". You may well have seen the price increase, but given the ...


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An employee of Reading Buses answered my question: Thank you for your enquiry regarding our smartcards. If you are not a frequent traveller then you can opt for our E-Purse Card. It doesn’t save you money, however will save you having to keep looking for correct change. Can be topped up online, with the driver or the shop. This can also be ...


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Could well be illegal price-fixing - in other words, a cartel. US airlines face a price-fixing probe amid allegations that they colluded to keep fares high. The US Justice Department confirmed that it is investigating some carriers over "possible unlawful coordination". The Business Travel Coalition welcomed the move by the Department if ...


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You can register for a Tallinja Card online, using the official website. The card will then be shipped to your address. Otherwise you can collect an application form from the ticket booth, fill it in and hand it back to the booth. There is one such booth at the airport. Quoting from the Tallinja FAQ: How can I obtain a tallinja card? One can ...


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Connecting Ryanair flights are not found by the search engines simply because Ryanair does not sell multi-leg tickets. You can of course buy the tickets separately, but are then left on your own if you misses your connection e.g. in RYG when flying STN-RYG-TLL. Only you can know if saving roundabout ten pounds is worth the risk having to pay several hundred ...



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