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California, USA is one place where you see these posted rates. I believe this is to comply with Civil Code Section 1863: (a) Every keeper of a hotel, inn, boardinghouse or lodginghouse, shall post in a conspicuous place in the office or public room, and in every bedroom of said hotel, boardinghouse, inn, or lodginghouse, a printed copy of this ...


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The answer is most definitely NO. The fuel prices could be different from station to station some time from block to block and gas stations across the street from each other may have different prices for the same grade of fuel. Reasons for this may vary from local rents and taxes to the ownership of a particular gas station. Case in point close to me ...


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Apparently there seem to be some studies that say that there's a drop in flight inquires (often cited in articles is a study of Jetcost.co.uk that says it drops by something between 24 and 27%). Another study by kayak.com seems to show that the prices are between 5 and 15% lower. However, I don't know how serious those studies were as I couldn't find the ...


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No and no. Each location sets its own price for different prices of gasoline (and diesel and kerosene, where they are available). This is true both of independent stations and those branded with a national chain (e.g. Exxon, Shell, Chevron, 7-11, Sunoco, and so on). Most gas stations in the U.S. are independent franchise operations— most people, including ...


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It sounds crazy, but yes, there are multiple classes within the standard first, business, and economy. Each airline has their own method for dividing this up, but with Singapore they have: Suites/First: RFAP O Business: CDJZ I Economy: SYBMHWUEKGQNVT X So they've divided it up into a lot of classes! What's the difference? Well from the ...


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This very likely violates the airline's terms. ("Illegal" might be putting it too strongly.) For example, here is the relevant passage from United Airlines' Contract of Carriage. J) Prohibited Practices: Fares apply for travel only between the points for which they are published. Tickets may not be purchased and used at fare(s) from an ...


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With regular NS trains (intercity's, sprinter's and stoptrains) booking in advance does not give you any discount. If you would travel with a NS HiSpeed train this could be the case, but there's no direct HiSpeed connection between Eindhoven and Amsterdam, so it's irrelevant to your journey. There's a direct train between Eindhoven and Amsterdam Central ...


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As others have stated, the easy answer is absolutely not. A very handy resource that is user-maintained/updated (similar to wikipedia) is the GasBuddy app: Apple Android


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I think this is because you are using vacation booking sites, which make the basic assumption that you are part of a couple, as that is the most common scenario. It annoys me a bit too, as having three children makes the default 2+2 not suit my needs. Using business travel booking sites the assumption is always one person, as this is the most common when ...


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Not all of them do. It definitely depends on which site you use, and what style of accommodation you are after. Generally, people going on holiday often have someone with them - a significant other, so often it's based on 2 people sharing. Especially vacation prices. However, if you're looking for say, hostels, it's on a per-person basis (eg ...


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Fuel Surcharge is the cost that airline passes to the consumer if it's fuel hedging is insufficient to offset the costs of fuel. Although more often then not it's a marketing tool for artificially keeping the fares low but not being "in the red" and since there is no regulation on the fuel surcharges the airlines are generally free to charge anything they ...


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Wiki Voyage quotes it around 1200 TBH: Phi Phi officially has no motorised transport, though there are a few motorcycles with sidecars, usually used for goods and construction material transport. Transport on land is by foot or bicycle, but in the populated areas of Ton Sai, nowhere is more than about a ten minutes walk from anywhere else. ...


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It might be a bit difficult to define precisely what “cheaper flights” means. If people avoid or postpone trips, Friday the 13th would see a lower number of passengers, all other things being equal. Yield management and pricing in the airline industry being what they are, I suspect quiet days are also days in which people pay less, on average (i.e. the most ...


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You have legal and you have ethics. As already mentioned in earlier answer. It is more a civil case. So then the question is, is it ethical. I remember reading about these tricks in 2011 in an article in the NY-times while being in the air. The question was not so much whether it was illegal or not, but more on the ethical side of the tricks. It boiled ...


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Travel agents typically use something called a “global distribution system” (there are three or four major GDS and several smaller ones) but I think some online sites also rely on them so that's not the whole explanation for the lower price. It's also possible that your travel agent is affiliated with a tour operator (TUI, Thomas Cook, etc.) and gets ...


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As @markmayo already explained there are a multitude of classes. It is not as bizarre as it sounds. There is a really nice Dutch documentary that explains this quite well. Unfortunately it is in dutch, but the non-dutch speaker among us could look at the first 25 seconds of the documentary. There the reporters ask passengers on a flight from Amsterdam to ...


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No. The fares are fixed. You can get cheapers fares if you buy a reductioncard, where you will be entitled to a reduction of 40 % if traveling during off peak hours. EDIT: @nsn makes a valid point. Fares are not influenced by booking earlier, but it is cheaper if you buy your tickets at the automatic vending machines. When you buy your tickets at the ...


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To bring down sticker price to help consumers to commit. Same reason flights used to be advertised before taxes. It also helps to bring down room charges that would be for the room regardless of the number of people (like city foreigner taxes), etc. In Canada they're slowly building legislation to adjust the way people advertise these prices. There's also ...


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You may actually be asked to pay this amount if you ask for a room at the reception. It happened to me once in Hong-Kong. We had 2 nights booked over the internet, and wanted to extend our stay. The manager at the reception advised us to go to an internet cafe round the corner and do the booking there...


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Well...this is difficult to answer, because how many is 'common'? However, I've stayed in hostels in Australia, New Zealand, all over Europe, Central and northern Asia, USA/Canada and South America, and I can't recall a time that I've seen them charge EXTRA for female dorms - EXCEPT when there were fewer beds. Now, it's fairly common to charge more for ...


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Bigger airports doesn't necessarily mean better fares. I would say that the competition on a specific route is key to better fares. I live for example in Belgium, but often fly from Amsterdam airport. Some airlines consider main train stations as airports, so I can book a airplane ticket from the train station of my home town to almost anywhere, ...


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There is no fix price for gasoline at pump stations in United States. You can sell it for anything you want. It is not regulated. There was a famous case when two gas stations across the street started to compete for lowest price. They both made their price so low that they were loosing money.


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According to the article about Fuel Dumping on Hack My Trip: Some airlines still include fuel surcharges in the base fare, and others may break them out only for certain routes. So not all airlines use them, which means it can't be mandated by law. And why would there be regulation about individual components of an end user price. There is regulation ...


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According to the website of the Stockholm public transport system: Tickets are available in full price, for adults, and reduced price, for children and young people under 20 years of age as well as for those over the age of 65. So it looks like you'll have to pay full price.


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A quick Google yields the forum site DropZone which lists 2 drop zones. Normally the best place to start searching for things like this would be national associations though China seem to lack such a body


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I'm Italian. I would say that for a decent bottle of wine (0.75 liter) you will pay at least 8/euro in a market. Good white wines are muller thurgau, vermentino, Gewürztraminer (from trentino). In a restaurant you should pay 4 euro for a glass and at least 15 for the bottle. Of course this are price according to my definition of decent.


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There is a small distinction between assuming people travel in pair and showing a price per traveler. I don't think an assumption that people travel in pairs explains why price are displayed in this way because even in this scenario, I like to see the total cost of the booking as soon as possible and I assume many other people do too. The truth is that in ...



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