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The main case where the price-per-person will be different when searching for more than one person is when there is only one seat left at the cheapest fare. In such a case, the search engine (or at least every one I've ever seen) will search for the cheapest fare where all passengers can travel at the same fare. That might mean bumping all passengers to ...


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You can get an Oyster card from the airport. However, it's not available on the trains yet. You'll have to buy a ticket at the station (there are machines on your right as you walk into the train station at the airport). If you want to go to Monument, you'll only have to change once, and you won't need to buy a new ticket. Buy a ticket at Gatwick to ...


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You asked Why should the airline care if I depart on Tuesday and return Thursday of the same week, or the next week? and you answered: because business travelers will pay more. That's all there is to it. It's called price discrimination and it's practiced by just about any business that can get away with it -- all the more so in competitive ...


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There are unusual in the West, but there are some airlines that offer cheaper seats when booking for multiple people. In particular, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific both offer "GV2" and "GV4" fares, available only to groups of 2 or 4 passengers respectively. For example, in this randomly Googled travel agent page, the single passenger price for a ...


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You can use your Oyster card within the Greater London area on busses, trains, underground, overground and the DLR. Outside of the Greater London area there are some places where you can use your Oyster card, but they are also close to London and usually within the M25. Gatwick is much further away to London, so you won't be able to use your oyster from ...


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My experience confirms Flimzy answer, so I won't repeat that. I would like to add a suggestion to get a cheaper price per person: when such situations arise just buy tickets separately and then share the total equally between each person. Try to find out which is the number of available tickets at the lowest fare and buy them in one transaction, then buy ...


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The diabolo fee is something you have to pay on top of a regular ticket to the airport, to fund the extension of the Diabolo project. My understanding is that a regular ticket to or from the airport already includes it but it's also sold separately for people who have another ticket or a rail card and need to pay only the extra fee. The Diabolo fee ...


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Adding a new answer since this needs an update: there's now a new choice in town, namely the Opal card. At time of writing (Oct 2014), it can be used on all trains and ferries plus most buses, but not the light rail; by sometime in mid-2015, it should cover the lot. Opal is your standard pay-per-use 'smartcard', just tap on and tap off every time you get ...


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It's a bit more complicated than both other answers let on. You can use trains operated by “DB Bahn”. This includes most long-distance, regional and urban trains but not necessarily all of them as some trains are operated by private companies. The pass does also cover most “S-Bahn” within one city but, again, not all of them. In particular, the S-Bahn in ...


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The Point is This special offer from DB Bahn enables visitors to travel on all scheduled trains operated by DB Bahn Buses, U-Bahns and trams are not operated by DB. In big cities like Frankfurt you can use the S-Bahn to travel inside the cities though. So you are not limited to the central stations only. The situation about using S-bahn in Berlin ...


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The Immigration Advice & Rights Centre has a pdf document on Visitor Visas, including the 651. Essentially, you have to be able to prove to the immigration officer that you have the intent to return home. ONE of the means of doing so includes having a purchased return ticket, showing that you're leaving the country on day x. Most countries have this ...


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There is not such "rule" in the airline industry. It really depends of the airline's policy and the destination flights. Other than that, weekdays are usually busier as more people fly and there's always a huge demand for tickets. Less travelers decide to buy last minute ticket during the weekends, for example. The airfare goes down during the weekends to ...


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Well, if the airlines change their policies, remove restrictions and make the tickets transferable, this would create a whole new market niche for resellers. If this happen there would be many complications related to liability of the resellers, quality guarantees, safety rules and more. It would be virtually impossible for the airlines to operate within the ...



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