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Tourists planning to visit the UK can actually buy a Visitor Oyster card in their home countries, if they live in one of 24 countries where local travel agents sell the cards. For instance, people in the US can visit Rail Europe or VisitBritain Shop to purchase a Visitor Oyster card before leaving. If you aren't in one of those countries, the TfL Visitor ...


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Generally it'll depend on who you bought it from, but almost without exception these days, you pay when you reserve the ticket. Usually it'll ask you for your credit card details when you purchase it. It may take a few days to charge you for it, but it will be charged. It's possible with regional airlines, or tourist flights to reserve and then pay on the ...


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The Amsterdam to Rotterdam travel has three kinds of trains, the normal speed commuter trains and the high speed trains within the Netherlands and lastly the International high speed trains to Paris. Tickets for the trains within the Netherlands are not timed and you can use any train on the day you have the ticket for. If you want to use the high speed ...


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It is possible to reserve without paying but this usually only lasts 24 hours. I have seen 48 hour offers but those are rare too. In this case what you are doing is reserving a spot which you can buy later at a set price. It does not last long because the airline wants to close the deal and be sure that someone buys the place. The vast majority of time, you ...


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In the case of the UK, the earliest bookable tickets offered by National Rail are Advance Tickets. These are discounted early-bird single journey fares, available in limited numbers and with strict conditions. Advanced tickets are valid only for the selected journey (although they are changeable prior to departure) and non-refundable. Turns out that ...


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Almost every airline offers a flexible and a non-flexible fares, with well-thought prices determined to get as much money out of your wallet as possible. And the difference between these flexible/non-flexible fares, which you apparently qualify as "significant extra cost" may in fact be lower than the difference between two flights offered by different ...


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Very few airlines issue paper tickets these days. You can walk up to the counter with wad of money and get one, but that's really not wallet friendly. You can easily book online and get a confirmation number and an e-ticket number as your receipt. Doing this at least a week or two ahead of flying will increase the chances of getting a cheap ticket. On ...


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Most likely not a problem but at least in one case Passenger refused flight over missing letter on airline ticket -- but the title is sensational if you read carefully all the airline said they can't guarantee the connecting airline won't have a problem. This thread reports a number of cases when this hasn't been a problem. This forum post says Turns ...


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The main difference between Tatkal and Premium Tatkal is that Premium Tatkal is an Online Only service. According to Times of India Passengers can book premium Tatkal tickets online only on the pattern of airline fares - more the demand, higher the fare. According to a Railway Board official, premium Tatkal tickets are dynamically priced like air ...


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It has indeed changed one year ago. From https://www.ryanair.com/en/terms-and-conditions/regulations-reservedseating/: ALLOCATED SEATING - ALL FLIGHTS FROM 8 APRIL 2014 ONWARDS [...] Customers who do not wish to select and purchase their preferred allocated seat, can check-in online between 7 days and 2 hours before each booked flight and will ...


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There are many reasons why fares could be different but looking for LAX-AMS and AMS-LAX return flights in the coming month on ITA's Matrix, the fare for the cheapest flights seems roughly equivalent in both directions, around $850-$900 so I don't think that what you heard is true (if you want to reproduce this or fiddle with the parameters yourself, I was ...


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Having an actual ticket is certainly not required to enter the Schengen area, see Schengen air travel confirmation and private aircraft and Getting a Schengen visa without firm travel plans for all the details. That said, it's also true that the airline who brought a passenger to a country can be forced to bring the person back to their point of departure ...


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It very much depends on the airline / booking site / travel agent he uses. Some let you enter your passport details when you arrive at the airport, others require it up front (especially travel agents). Frankly your best bet is to just scan it all and email it to him, then IF he does need it - problem solved :)


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NZer here who has been to Canada several times (and lived in Vancouver). You need evidence that you're going to leave the country (I've been asked for it every time, except when I had a residence visa). This can be in the form of a plane ticket, but that's not always convenient. Like you, I've been there sometimes with a one-way ticket as I hadn't worked ...


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(Auto) Top-up Online Another option would be to avoid ticket machines and manned booths altogether. Once you purchase an Oyster card (with cash, so that your credit card won't be a problem), you can top it up online by registering on Oyster Online, provided it is not a Visitor Oyster for which to date online top-up is not available. Even better you can ...


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Simply ask the Delta agent to book you a paid ticket on the same flights. They can tie the two reservations together, so any airline imposed changes apply to both bookings.


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No, there are multiple zones, mostly you have to cross from one zone to another, hence pay more. Here's the metro zone map: They sell 16-ticket slips for 200 SEK, you need two tickets if you're traveling within a single zone, three tickets when in two zones (e.g. from A to B) and four if you're traveling between three zones. The easiest way would be ...


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Edit: newer answers indicate that Ryanair have changed procedures. Please note that this info may be out of date Ryanair seating typically works in that at some point, people are invited to board, a queue forms (it may have already done so) and everyone piles on the plane, taking seats as they find them. If it is important to sit as a group, then your best ...


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If the flight is with Swissair and you can't book it with Swissair, you can assume there is no flight. Or... does Swissair have the flight, but not at the price advertised? The flight and price quite possibly existed at some point. This is implied by the same flight on dates in April, May and June being available at as little as 513 USD, now, as well as ...


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Yes it does. The English description is not up to date. There is also a "JUMP 1 day ticket", which is valid until the end of the day it has been obliterated. This one is still available as a "traditional" magnetic card. Source: STIB Transport rules https://www.stib-mivb.be/vervoer_transport.html?l=fr If you want a 24/48/72 hours ticket you can also ask ...


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Assuming by "China Air" you mean Air China the mainland airline (rather than China Airlines the Taiwan carrier), I had no problem booking it on Orbitz with a few extra clicks. Kind of expensive though ($10K) vs. $5K-ish on China Air return (both for business class).


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One way out of the 'need €20 on the OV chip card for the train journey' on the way back to Schiphol is using a bus. I recently researched and found that there is a bus from Leidseplein which does not take more time than traveling from Leidseplein to Centraal station and on to the airport. Bus 197 which costs € 3.09 on your chip card. I used http://9292.nl/en ...


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A standard disclaimer first: we cannot give any legal advice - for any legal advice you must consult an attorney licensed to practice law within the jurisdiction of where the issue arose (in this case, USA). That out of the way, the main thing to note is that you are the passenger - and hence the customer of the airline - and consequently are liable to hold ...


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It CAN be possible, but when it comes down to it, it's going to be up to you to decide whether or not to take the risk. I've flown from Christchurch to Sydney twice in the past three weeks (wedding season). Both times I went from on the tarmac in the plane, to on the train going into the city in under 20 minutes (last time was closer to 10 minutes!). Now ...


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As i understand, at the time of departure, you only had the Schengen visa, but not yet the residence card? The tourist Schengen visa requires a return ticket for a valid entry, so in that case the airline was totally right, since they would be responsible for flying you back, if you would have been denied entry to the Schengen area because of the missing ...


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The only other alternative is an "open return", where you don't specify the return flight, essentially giving you an undated return ticket that you can book a light with later. You are usually paying a premium for open returns, and I would expect it to cost you #300 extra or more, so you probably aren't saving anything by going that route.


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No, there will be no refund. The Indian railway states RAC(reservation Against Cancellation) as: The passengers whose names figure under R.A.C., are provided reserved sitting accommodation initially and are likely to get berths becoming vacant due to last minutes cancellation of reservation of passengers not turning up in time before the departure of the ...


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I've gotten tickets thru them 2 out of 4 tries in the last 3 years. They found deals I had no idea were out there. Saved me 50% of the price and a better route as well. The other 2 times they didn't find anything better than I did so they assured me that they would refund the finder's fee without any hassles. They did this and told me it was standard policy ...



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