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First, the seat map may not at all reflect the number of people booked on the flight. People may be booked but not have seats assigned yet for any number of reasons. That said, airlines seek to maximize their profit, not to fill the plane. If someone is booking a flight at the last minute, there's a decent chance that particular flight is important to them,...


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The official website does not explain what to do in that scenario but the DB is very specific about it: You have to travel with the exact (credit or ID) card registered as a token when you booked the ticket, no exceptions. If the card expired, you are expected to present the old, expired card instead of the new one (or possibly both if you are travelling ...


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I think we've all had that experience where a delay on one flight means we really had to hurry and dash through the airport, getting there after boarding has started. I once had a gate attendent see me (out of breath, red in the face, running hard, panting "I'm here!") and turn and run down the jetway to stop them closing the door! That plane started moving ...


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If the plane is half-empty, then it stands to reason that the airline wants to make as much money as possible from anyone who does now decide they need to take that flight. That way, they can attempt to recoup some of the "lost" revenue from those un-used seats. You might be thinking that the airline should reduce the price of the seats, to encourage more ...


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I'll just throw in my 2c here. I have 40-50 international flights in the last 3 years going from Europe, usually with one more more transfer elsewhere in Europe and typically to the USA (often with transfers there too). Different countries have different requirements for advanced passenger information. Some countries won't let you board without pre-approving ...


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You need to have that printed boarding pass and a valid ID, e.g. a passport. That's all.


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From Easyjet on Twitter: 'If you've already selected seats, these will automatically be transferred to your new flight so no worries. (1/2) If the seats you chose are no longer available, we'll allocate the closest match we can find. Any issue, please DM. Anna (2/2)' Hope this helps.


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Just a short answer: it all depends on whether you had it as one booking or two separate bookings. If it is on one booking (which I assume) then you are fine. The airline will take care to get you on a later flight and also of hotel if necessary. Just contact their desk in case. (Since the delay/missed connection is their fault, not yours.) If it's two ...


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Besides the other explanations given, the cheapest fares typically have advanced purchase restrictions such as being bought 7 days in advance of flight. As you approach the day of flight these fares start to become ineligible for purchase, and less restrictive, more expensive fares must be bought.


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The graphic you have displayed is not a good indicator that the flight is full; that is an indicator of how many people have pre-selected seats. It is also normal for prices to increase as the date of departure nears - as you have to pay a premium for last minute tickets. You are also arriving and departing the same day; which is normally an expensive ...


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The Normal Procedure You can buy Manchester United tickets on eticketing and the derby game here particuarly. You can buy Manchester City tickets direct from the Manchester city site, however MC have not yet started sale for next seasons matches (dates are yet to be confirmed). Why that probably won't work Note that the derby (MUFC vs MCFC) is a big deal ...


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I don't know about an online resource for these places, but I actually found them pretty easy to find in bigger cities. While walking around I often saw them, even randomly in Shanghai. What I would do is, copy this photo onto your phone and then show it to locals, or even better your hotel reception. Even without speaking any English, people were always ...


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If KLM wants passengers to fly with them from Dusseldorf to Boston, they have to compete with other carriers flying the same route. In this particular situation, they are obviosuly trying to underbid the German no-frills airline 'airberlin' operating on the same route, even with some direct flights, starting their round-trip tickets at around 550€. If you ...


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To summarise: you bought CPH-MEL-CPH on Air China for AUD$1550. After flying the outbound, Air China made unsuitable schedule changes and you cancelled the return flight. Air China calculated the refund as AUD$345. You looked up the cost of a one-way flight from MEL-ARN (they no longer fly to CPH) and found it to be AUD$1135 so believe their refund offer ...


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You can load the card both in the subway machines, but also in the train machines on Lisbon and surrounding (Estoril Line, Sintra Line and Azambuja Line) present in all stations This already gives a considerable number of spots. Considering you were in Pedrouços, and since there is no longer a train station there. your best bets would be either Algés or ...


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You must arrive within 6 hours. The ticket expires 6 hours after validation and if your ticket is checked on the train more than 6 hours from validation, you will be subject to a fine. You may get on and get off multiple times and use the same ticket. The validity of the Cinque Terre train ticket is specifically designed to allow you to visit multiple or ...


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Doing the following click-path makes them offer the credit card and PayPal options for a new user. In fact, I have been unable to find a way to get to a payment screen without those options. First choose the appropriate BahnCard type: Then choose to order as a guest (it is important to not login with your account as this does not allow you to book for ...


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Buy two full-fare tickets. They are typically fully refundable. Obviously, check before you purchase. You typically buy directly from the airline. Then, whether she says yes or no, get them refunded and buy something sane. You'll have to pay a small charge, but nothing compared to the fare difference. Or -- and this is cheaper if you are going to just ...


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The official rule is that you can not interrupt your journey with a regular ticket. To do this you need a "Via" ticket. Source (click on "Can I break my journey?") You can take either the shortest or the fastest way or a longer way that allows you to do it with less changes of train. If you find the journey in the planner on their website, it is certainly ...


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There isn't really a definitive answer to this question. It all depends on how many people book for said day, what time of day, and then who books in advance. Personally, I would buy tickets in advance, so that if there was a big queue on the day for the non-advance tickets, I would be fine. Based on the fact that people have only got to scan QR codes in ...


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As, according to the information in your question, it does not really matter what you wear, it has to be how you behave. I would say, if you see one of the blue girls walking around who might have a ticket, make eye contact, smile a friendly smile and hope for the best. As so often, it will be the charm of the person they select that will be the reason to ...


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The excellent answer by @PeterHahndorf has inspired me for a viable solution: The ticket office in the picture he provides reads "火车票代售点" i.e. railway ticket selling point. Searching for this (the Chinese phrase!) on baidu maps gives a good selection of such offices, including the one I had found. Screenshot of map.baidu.com searching for "火车票代售点" in ...


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Turns out you can cancel the booking by a simple click up to 8 days before the journey, and get a full refund. So, I've booked the Train, but will look at the price every single day. Even if it just lowers to 1999 or 2290, I'll cancel and re-book UPDATE: It lowered to 1999 now, so cancelled and re-booked :)


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Some airlines require the credit card to be supplied at check-in. Some will even prevent you boarding at the gate if you check-in online and have hand luggage only (Cathay Pacific has been known to do this). Some airlines don't obligate you to provide the credit card at check-in if you specify that the person paying is not flying (e.g. British Airways). Some ...


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I have done exactly this two years ago and had no problems whatsoever about it. This does not mean you won't have problems but I highly doubt it would be an issue. That is confirming what your airline says. I.e. I have two first names but routinely only use the first of those. My ESTA only has the first first name while the flight ticket was issued with my ...


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Can you do this, yes, but the airline will reprice your ticket based on the new routing and will charge you any difference if the new airfare is higher plus a change fee. If you try to avoid re-ticketing by not informing the airline, traveling with only carry-on bags and then leave the flight in Beijing, you may have issues with Chinese Immigration, as ...


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How competitive is the sector? You are booking a code-share flight with Delta, so you'll actually be flying on Delta (it says "operated by Delta"), and since Delta is a US based airline flying out of Amsterdam, they may have different costs for that segment. A quick search finds that there are only two daily non-stop flights from AMS to BOS, and they are ...


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The price may have risen artificially to you because you have not cleared your browser cache. Flight operators (and others such as rail operators for example) will use cookies on your browser to attempt to identify how many times a person has searched for a particular flight. If you repeatedly search for the price on a particular flight, this would suggest ...


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When you have your ticket, you have it. There should be no issues. If there would have been an issue, it would have happened at the moment of booking - the credit card payment would not have gone through, and your booking would not have completed. As it obviously got through, all is fine. The airline has their money, so they couldn't care less anymore.


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When you check-in, you do so for the whole flight including any layover. However, depending on the airline and the mode of check-in you may not get all the boarding passes right away. Printing your boarding pass at the airport (departing or transiting) is also a pretty safe bet, I've done this many times. Just head to your airline counter or a kiosk and ...



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