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An answer relevant to UK residents: use your UK-issued credit card. If you purchase an airline ticket with a credit card issued by a UK bank, the bank is liable to you for any breach of contract by the airline (including if it goes into bankruptcy). This follows from Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, 1974. To emphasize, because of some confusion in ...


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The "minimum stay" is only important before you buy the ticket, or when you change a plane ticket. You would not be able to buy a ticket without your itinerary meeting the relevant requirements. The "minimum stay" requirement is part of the technical construction of a plane ticket. It means the minimum time at the fare destination you must spend, according ...


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Acording to ECTAA there is no regulatory protection against airline failure in Europe: PASSENGER PROTECTION AGAINST AIRLINE FAILURES When a tour operator or a travel agent goes bankrupt, there are financial guarantees in place to protect passengers, under the EU Directive on package travels and in the framework of the IATA Passenger Agency ...


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They are worthless. Happened to me some years ago, drove to Miami, walked in the airport, just to find the counters closed; at the neighboring counter they told me that they filed for bankruptcy this morning. I had to buy a new ticket from another airline (for an arm and a leg, of course). Note that if you bought the ticket through a provider (like kayak, ...


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First, it is very, very unlikely for German ICEs to have all seats reserved. Many Germans don’t reserve their seats because they either have season tickets or a non-fixed itinerary or don’t want to pay the reservation fee. (This may change once reservations are included in the ticket price, but that has recently been postponed to a later, unannounced date.) ...


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You need to have that printed boarding pass and a valid ID, e.g. a passport. That's all. Source: Personal experience. I fly Ryanair several times a year.


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In the United States, there is some protection if you used a credit card (not debit card), as part of general protection against failure to deliver goods and services as promised. In the USA, yes, but only if you paid by credit (not debit) card, the credit card bank is still solvent (in the current financial crisis, a major airline bankruptcy could push ...


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If it is a "e-billet" (e-ticket), what you've printed in the station is just a reminder and you can reprint it the same way with your "reference client" (the 6-letter code) and the payment card you used (to identify you). If it is a "classic" ticket ("IATA" in SNCF language), you have to buy a new one. You can look in the confirmation mail you received ...


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You would have to stand, unless there are too many people standing, so that escape ways would be blocked. In that case at first they would ask for volunteers to vacate the train (they might get some vouchers etc.). If that doesn't work out, then the police will come and remove some passengers (without getting vouchers). The last case happened some times in ...


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If you can't get a credit card, (online) travel agency, or someone else to help you, you become a(nother) creditor of the airline. Normally, the eventual bankruptcy settlement will pay off creditors at some rate (e.g.: 30-40% isn't unusual), so you should eventually receive a refund for that percentage of your ticket price, more or less. Depending on the ...


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Your contract is between you and the ticketing carrier (see first three digits of e-ticket). If you paid with a credit card, on your statement, you will see this airline as the recipient of the funds for your flights. Subsequently, the ticketing airline will consult the various agreements with the other airlines to distribute any fees due. If the operating ...


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Edited after suggestion from @CMaster: I tried google to find a solution for the same but unfortunately nothing was available, so I communicated with the customer-care of IRCTC (011-39340000) and asked for the relevant solution. The executive told me that the same was not possible for tickets having CKWL status. Later when my ticket was confirmed(status ...


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Turkish Airlines published a notice on their website regarding this very issue. Unfortunately the link is currently down (probably due to the large load), but here is a cached copy: Dear Passengers, Due to the incident that has taken place at Ataturk International Airport on 28 June 2016, passengers who have bookings on the flights from/to and ...


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I know you've already traveled, but for anyone else with the same question in the future, I'd like to give an answer. Beijing is huge and the Beijing Capital Airport is locate on the north-east side of town. Tianjin is just 100 km east of the Airport; or about a 1.5 hour taxi ride. Beijing south railway station is on the opposite side of Beijing; to go ...


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Based on this and that help page of voyages-sncf.com, to print your ticket, you only need a chip card (however, the help considers all foreign cards as non-chip cards, probably to avoid complaints): Si votre carte ne dispose pas de puce (carte American Express ou carte étrangère), nous vous invitons à retirer vos billets auprès d’un vendeur en gare. ...


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I've been in this situation as well. Luckily, most of my bookings were online, and I kept the emails. But this didn't work for all my flights. The other comments and answers contain good hints for various ways to reconstruct the dates. But when all else fails, the best way is to email the airline's customer service department (I think even United has one of ...


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If you are travelling terminus to terminus on a ICE train it is unlikely that you will not be able to find a seat, especially if you are not travelling at peak business times. I have used ICE trains before without reserving and never struggled to find a seat. Just check the small display above the seat and be prepared to move if a seat is free now but not ...


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Indirect sources other than confirmation emails may be: timestamps on pictures taken there emails or snail mails about invitations to that destination (e.g., conference flyer) invoices or receipts for hotels or restaurants, credit card listings people you met there


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Would this website be helpful? http://id.easybook.com/?lg=EN# I have not used this website though. Another one I found, but it is in indonesian https://ayobis.com/ Probably you already know this one http://www.lonelyplanet.com/indonesia/transport/getting-around/local-transport


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If KLM Ticketed your itinerary, meaning they processed the payment and issued tickets for the flights, you're fine. They check all these rules beforehand and would not even let you book an invalid fare.


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Not too long ago, you needed to book a Sparpreis (savings fare) ticket three calendar days in advance. Then it changed to one day. Now, the official site explicitly says: The "Sparpreis" (saver fare for Germany) is for sale 91 days before intended travel date up until shortly before departure. (Emphasis mine) I personally haven’t tried getting a ticket ...


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I messaged Transavia via Twitter messages and they were very prompt to reply: Me: Hi! If I have a return booking, when skipping the outbound flight can I still use the inbound flight? Them: Hi [name] No problem at all ! If you wish to cancel a flight, let me know, I can refund you the taxes if there are some. :-) Have a nice day ! So you can ...


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You can find the e-ticket number under Ticket / Bilet No in your email confirmation. Another way call them them and ask to pull up your e-ticket number using Booking reservation code. For example: Yolcu İsmi / Passenger Name : xx MR Bilet No / Ticket Number : 2352172966699 Rezervasyon No / Booking Ref. : SF7ATL Adres / Address : xxxx Firma ...


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If you booked via an Association of British Travel Agents member, then their Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL) scheme has insurance for a member failing, and will provide flights on another operator. Otherwise, you have to claim on your own travel insurance, or your credit/debit card.


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This question is essentially unanswerable since each bankruptcy or cease of operations will be under different circumstances. If it's a restructuring, tickets will be honored. If there's is merger or acquisition, tickets will be honored in most cases. Any company can restructure or be acquired during bankruptcy. If the airline just ceases operations, it ...


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There are few benefits for buying in advance : You'll most likely get better prices, especially during summer period You'll have a seat confirmed If you don't book in advance, then you'll potentially pay a very expensive price (there is not really last minute discount for trains) and you might have troubles to find a seat for the time you'd like to ...


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Just book a seat reservation only, without a ticket, if you are worried. Pick a train, select book without registering to pay with paypal or credit card, and print your reservation


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It depends on how the tickets were bought: If there was a special offer ('buy two, get one free', or so), then you obviously cannot change one of them. If they are independent (easily visible by the booking code - three different booking codes = independent), the airline wouldn't even now that you have multiple tickets, and it would be no problem to change ...


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It's unlikely there any 'special' flights. If you're trying to book these on a web site, what you're hitting is just basic data validation in the form itself. The web app checks that 'return date' is equal or later then 'departure date' and doesn't take into account the very small number of flights or travelers that would fly AKL-HNL-AKL in the same day. ...


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If there is an overnight train involved, you need to book as you are sure you are going to take that train. Night trains are often 'reserved only' and when they run out of reservations, you are out of the train. For all long distance trains it is better to book early, specially if the tickets come with a seat reservation. Most trains in Europe allow you to ...



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