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You can queue for the lifts, however this is not your best bet (unless you have difficulty with stairs.) There are two better options...What I would suggest (and what I do whenever I take people there) is: Queue at the Pillar Sud from 8:40 or 8:45 for it to open at 9:00 Pay under €5.00 for a ticket to walk up to level 2 - this is quite exciting in itself ...


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The issue is that in order to give you a specific seat, they need it to be free. If the better seats are already given away, normally the people who have received a seat have this printed on their (e-) tickets. Moving someone away from their seat because you want it is very tricky. So the best strategy would be to get a better seat in the first place ...


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I suggest you get a travel agent to work this out for you. It will be worth the $100 or so. You and your girlfriend will also need to carry a letter signed by by both parents outlining your travel plans and saying that you give permission for your daughter to travel alone with the other parent. Canadian customs can be especially picky about this when ...


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I don't find any relevant EU regulation at the moment and the practice may even be based on national law, but the purpose is to determine if the purchase is subject to VAT or other taxes. At least in Germany, purchases from shops in international airport terminals are not subject to VAT if the customer is a foreigner (not German citizen) and is bringing the ...


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"Usual" sales opening To complement other answers, indeed the sales start exactly 90 days in advance on most trains - TGV and Intercités as @audionuma quoted. Be careful though, some trains like regional ones have specific fare policies that include different starting dates, and that depends on each region (e.g. I tried on the PACA TER website and I could ...


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You have no need to worry. Deutsche Bahn accept debit cards just fine. I have used my UK Visa Debit Card to buy tickets online and identify myself many times. Furthermore, I believe that when you select "Credit Card" as identification, you have to present the card you booked with(they swipe it to check), not just any card that happens to have your name on ...


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Neither DB's homepage nor their terms of service have clear definition of what constitutes a credit card. The only things that are mentioned in the terms of service are that it needs to: show a name have a number be machine readable (i.e. has a magnetic strip) The website additionally includes it needs to be one of the following: American Express ...


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According to this resource (in German) you can book max. 3 months in advance. The online booking system internally regards that as 92 days: Frühestmögliche Buchung Fahrkarten können frühestens drei Monate vor dem Reisetag gekauft werden, im Onlineverkauf ist die 3-Monats-Frist mit 92 Tagen festgelegt. Hierbei wird der aktuelle Tag mitgezählt, ...


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Almost always, I find the best approach is "gradual improvement". Almost all the seating changes you need to make can be made most effectively through the airline's own website: Firstly, always check if you can pick your seat as soon as your ticket is booked. Most full-price airlines, typically if you have some frequent-flyer status or a higher-priced ...


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By regulation no. For the online ticket, the ticket has an owner (you) that needs to be present with the identification card for the ticket to be valid: Online-Tickets are non-transferable and are only valid for the person named during booking (and travellers accompanying them, if applicable). The tickets are valid only in connection with the ...


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All of the subway stations are within zone A, but some buses and trains reach outer zones. A single ride is 36 SEK, but if you have a prepaid travel card (costs 20 SEK) it goes down to 25 SEK. Paper coupon strips are no longer accepted. You can buy a card at the Central station SL center among other places, and fill it with cash or tickets at the vending ...


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For the most part, they do not, it is a waste of their resources. Onward travel on the same ticket will likely be voided, although in practise this depends on the IT competence of the airline in question. The airline may cancel your frequent flier account if you do it very frequently. In the United States, some airlines threaten to recover the fare ...


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Based on your premise that the family does call in the fact that they need to cancel their booking due to a medical emergency then they have duly notified the airline and their missing the return flight would not mark them as "skipper-outers". Most of the major airlines do not sell "non-changeable" international tickets. The cheapest fares are ...


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To answer the concrete question, how airlines determine who is being malicious and who is actually missing their flight? By frequency. The airlines have IT systems that allow them to statistically track all fliers. They know what happens in 99% of the cases and how frequent cancellations or non-attendance for the second leg are. When someone maliciously, ...


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In the Dutch airport shops there is the rule that only outbound passengers may buy goods in the 'duty free' shops. They are not really duty free anymore but the rule still stands. All outgoing passengers are allowed to buy, so it is not nationality nor destination. I guess that those airports where they do not have that restriction use the boarding cards as ...


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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 units (tickets) if you're traveling within a single zone, three units when in two zones (e.g. from A to B) and four if you're traveling between three zones. The easiest way would ...


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German railway tickets can usually be booked online 91 days in advance, see this page under "Terms and conditions" for flexible tickets. Discount offers may have different conditions: Pre-sales deadline: From 91 days until shortly before departure There are some exceptions however. If e.g. a timetable change is scheduled and the new timetable is not ...


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Minutes. All airlines still sell walk-up tickets, where you simply rock up to the airport and ask "a ticket for the next flight, please", although you will usually pay through the nose for the privilege. In the case of standby tickets, you may not even be able to purchase the ticket until check-in has closed, which may be as little as 30 minutes before ...


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My advice: either write your surname as MCLARTYJR or forget the suffix altogether. Putting spaces in is asking for IT trouble. Chinese naming conventions are quite different to western names; aside from not using an alphabet, the (typically) one-syllable family name usually goes before the two-syllable given name; and the two parts of the name are not ...


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This page (in French) from SNCF http://aide.voyages-sncf.com/toute-laide-train/je-prepare-mon-voyage/informations-pratiques-horaires-trafic-gares/ouverture-des-ventes mentions that the opening of sale is usually three months in advance. It basically says that the opening of sales for TGV and Intercités trains begins three months before the travel date. On ...


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Without knowing exactly which shops and items, it is hard to tell. I would suspect it has something to do with duty-free shopping, where you have to show proof that you are actually leaving and taking the items with you. Duty does not apply to everything you might purchase, and certainly not to food or drink you are going to consume on the spot.


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From experience I say 3 months, but not sure whether that is 90 days regardless of length of the months, or same day of the week or same date regardless of month. You will have to check out a few trains and keep an eye out just before the expected period. The one exception I have seen on this rule is the Eurostar, which allows a 4 month early booking, ...


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As of May 2015, Cherbourg-Paris cannot be done entirely on a TER, but rather on an Intercités train. The fare conditions of a SNCF ticket (cardboard or e-ticket) are usually listed on the ticket. For an Intercités ticket bought on voyages-sncf.com (tgv-europe.com no longer exists) on the Leisure fare for Cherbourg-Paris, it is possible to cancel it for free ...


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You can, from a travel agent or by phone to the airline (or at a ticket desk). However, the "PNRs" [passenger name record---the database record of your journey] will be split anyway so you and your friend will be on separate bookings. It is not possible for a single PNR to contain different flights for different people. The PNRs can be "linked" together so ...


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It depends on the airline. Online booking systems (at least the three first I tested) usually don't allow separate tickets for children to be booked. Since most airlines require smaller children (e.g. below the age of four) to always be accompanied by an adult, they may or may not also require that the child and the guardian is booked on the same ticket, ...


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Technically there is no issue with you creating 3 separate itineraries for 3 separate people and flying in any way you see fit. There are restrictions that countries and airlines place when a minor child is flying out of the country of residence/citizenship with only one or no parents with them. You will need a letter from your girlfriend that says that ...


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In the process of flying, there are different steps. The first is the booking, but there are others, mostly checking in and boarding. If you want to fly with your friend, when booking a flight, you should make sure you book the same flight (i.e. same day, same time, and usually same flight number). At least you will go to the airport at the same time and ...


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At least in some airports, this is unrelated to duty-free or other taxation issues. Airlines get rebates from the airport based on the amount that their passengers spend in airport shops. Many European airports have a very large proportions of low-cost flights, and most or almost all flights are within the EU. While the sticker price of the flights is very ...


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The Premium Tatkal (PT) Quota introduced by Railway differs from Tatkal (PT) Quota in the following ways : Opening days booking to be allowed on/after 10:00 hrs. Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of Premium Tatkal ticket booking is same as Tatkal ticket booking. Agents will not be allowed to book tickets in this quota. Dynamic fare shall be charged for ...


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I traveled from Austin Texas to San Francisco and paid entrance to a half dozen national parks and a couple national moniments on the way. When I got to Joshua Tree, I off handedly said it was too bad that I didnt just buy the pass because I had been to so many National Parks in the past couple weeks. They laughed and said that you can and said monuments ...



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