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Low-cost airline transfers are non-protected even if you fly with the same airline on both legs, which is why they typically won't show up in a search. Not only that, you will have to book each leg separately (again, even if they're with the same low-cost airline). If you search with SkyScanner, tick the option "Non-protected transfers" under "Multi-part ...
The Fédération québécoise de la marche, a non-profit that promotes hiking in Quebec, lists shelters on its site and Facebook page (http://www.fqmarche.qc.ca/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/F%C3%A9d%C3%A9ration-qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9coise-de-la-marche/138582999548977).
Seat61.com has a lot of info on this train. Prices start at EUR 29 (advanced fare). It's apparently very difficult to book it online but it might possible by phone. Depending on where you are, you might try your luck on raileurope-world.com or loco2.com.
Polish mountain shelters are operated by PTTK (Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society). They have site with list of their shelters in Tarta mountains. By clicking More you get detailed description, contact and price information.
I was able to take to the booking stage that exact route at the time on Orbitz for just about the same price ($7 more only).
There is no complete resource, for good reason: commercial. Hostelworld has agreements with many hostels to show them (possibly for money). So that's one collection. Hostelbookers is similar, and has a slightly different set in certain cities as they have agreements that HW doesn't. Then there's HIHostels but that obviously only indexes the Hostelling ...
The Köppen climat classification seems a good starting point. It might not be as fine-grained as you'd like but it the various categories seem to line up with the way we experience climate better than looking at variables like temperature or precipitation.
I will update this answer if someone finds an online resource of temperature(average/min/max) humidity sunshine/rain ratio wind conditions but currently you need them out themselves and there is no shortcut. See, New York City and Madrid are on the same latitude, but Madrid is much warmer and has no blizzards at all. It really depends on many factors ...
Just call the airlines shown on the itinerary (if American, call American), and tell them the details of the flight. I booked mine easily, and I only paid an extra 25 bucks as booking charge. The price was as came up on the ITA search engine.
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