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Flexible tickets are worth it if and only if it's highly likely you will need to change your tickets at short notice. If you're on a business trip of uncertain length (say, negotiating a contract), this kind of thing is frequent, and a flexible ticket that costs $1000 is a better deal than a fixed ticket that costs $500 plus >50% odds of needing to pay a ...


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In my experience as a holder of multiple passports, airlines don't care what passport details you enter when you book. (The primary exception being the US, which is picky and wants to know everything in advance.) As long as your name doesn't change, and they can verify on check-in that you have a visa or don't need one, they're fine. Out of interest, where ...


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I can't speak specifically to Lufthansa, but with some experience on other airlines - if you change your flight on a saver-style fare, you pay a change fee and the difference between the fares. If you are close to the date of travel the saver fares are generally sold out, so you are paying the difference between saver and flexi, and often a "we've got ...


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Last time I flew Spirit, I was able to print my boarding pass at a kiosk without paying an additional fee. I believe the $10 fee only applies if you get a counter agent to print it for you.


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Yes it is possible. A few websites will insist that the "point of sale" to be in the country where the first flight originates. So if you are searching for flights from Dubai from the .co.uk website, suddenly everything is priced in AED. Iberia.com certainly used to insist on this, but they seem to changed practise recently. British Airways does do it on ...


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According to their website, they only release some tickets online, so "Sold Out" doesn't actually mean you can't go, only that the tickets released online have been sold out. From the website they suggest their tickets may be bought out by scalpers: Resellers of our entrance tickets are active on the internet. They buy up our entrance tickets online, ...


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Yes there is! Witt Hotels has some excellent information on Istanbul, which I have personally used and recommend reading. I have not used the Istanbul tourist pass or Museum pass myself as I did not deem it worthwhile for myself and based on the 'attractions' I wanted to see. Istanbul Museum Pass Public Transport Istanbul Kart for public transport To ...


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I'm a dual citizen, and I've had enough headaches with the whole situation... but when it comes to booking, I've never had any issues. However, I've been told by airport staff that once you check in, you can't simply switch passports - you might be able to do it if you go ask a member of the airport staff to change it, but I've never needed to try it. ...


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Call the airline directly to double check the name on the ticket. If it is entered correctly in the airline system in the USA, it will be OK at check in in China. The check in agents in Beijing will access the same reservation record as the US call center agents see. A lot of times, the name displayed on an eticket or boarding pass is not as you would ...


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It depends. I've often changed my return date, due to work; with Alitalia, it was a minor charge. With KLM, it once refunded me some of the cost of the ticket, because it was a cheaper return date. However, many airlines have restricted tickets that don't allow changes. You can always call them to verify.


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Many countries will require API (Advanced Passenger Information) for passengers prior to departure or arrival. This includes passport number. Although this is not required at the time of booking tickets, it is required before checking in. This can often be done over the counter or through online checkin. See this Emirates Airlines page as an example of ...


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Yes. Ignoring the possibility of changing the time of the ticket, which the other answers have covered well, there's also the ability to cancel it outright, which is often equally relevant. Most full-price tickets can be cancelled either completely for free or with minimal fees, which makes them extremely useful if travelling on a business trip, for example, ...


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Summary: Yes. You'll need to show your new passport to the airline. They will not care that you had already told them about a different passport. You may be able to update the passport associated with your booking online, before you check in. Discussion: I think the assumption that it is costly to change passport details on your record is false. When ...


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ICAO Annex 9 chapter 5 covers removal. Entries 5.10 and 5.11: 5.10 When a person is found inadmissible and is returned to the aircraft operator for transport away from the territory of the State, the aircraft operator shall not be precluded from recovering from such person any transportation costs involved in his removal. 5.11 The aircraft operator ...


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Here is a info for everyone still wondering about that: I just was able to buy a print-at-home ticket from Austria also by entering 999-999-9999 as my phone number.


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You will likely be asked to show your passport when checking in for the flight. Flights to countries that require advance travel notice (e.g., UK, USA, Canada) will require a manual check of documents by airline staff, even if you entered the information online. Just present the new passport when at the airport, and that's the information that will be ...


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You'll be fine. While all Etihad flights to the US require APIS information, it can be provided on check-in at Beijing. Alternatively, to speed up things a bit, she can likely log into Etihad's site to manage her flight and enter the information there.


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I once had a similar issue: the passport was reissued and thus the passport data has changed. Moreover, I had two flights from two different airlines booked separately (with a day stopover). Not finding a possibility to change the booking data online, I just emailed both airlines via an email from their website (or via some contact form, I do not remember ...



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