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First of all, it doesn't matter where you're flying from. What really matter is what airline you are flying with, so the short answer is: it depends. Some airlines, in an attempt to fight frauds, may ask you to show the card and if you fail to do so they CAN refuse to embark you. I once flew Royal Jordanian from Milano Malpensa to Amman and I was asked to ...


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Yes, I have seen this on many occasions, on flights to USA, Europe and Australia with multiple connections. The scenario is exactly as you describe - at the airport where they cannot be checked through, you need to pick up your luggage then check it back in for the next leg of your journey. A long as you plan for it, it ends up just being a mildly ...


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There are a number of times and cutoffs and activities that happen before a plane leaves. How long these activities take depends on how many people are involved, in other words on the size of the plane. These include: paging passengers who have yet to demonstrate they'll be admitted to the target country, and looking at their passports. The more people ...


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Airlines ask people to come earlier on some flights for several reasons, for example: The long-distance last flights of the day sometimes try to leave as early as possible. If people arrive earlier, this helps a lot. I made this experience frequently, along with the appropriate announcements. Some airlines try to get people to the gate much earlier because ...


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It sounds crazy, but yes, there are multiple classes within the standard first, business, and economy. Each airline has their own method for dividing this up, but with Singapore they have: Suites/First: RFAP O Business: CDJZ I Economy: SYBMHWUEKGQNVT X So they've divided it up into a lot of classes! What's the difference? Well from the ...


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I just checked my previous tickets from Singapore Airlines and it seems to be normal that the boarding time starts 1 hour before the flight for flights departing from Changi Airport. One reason for that is probably that the baggage checks at that airport are at the gate only and thus they might want to allow for enough time in case somebody's baggage needs ...


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It certainly can be done -- is it reasonable, well that depends on your definition ... You're going to have two major issues here. Visas You likely need visas for the places you're visiting (Russia, Mongolia, China), and they will need proof of onwards travel. You'll likely have to get a specialist to help anyway and the overall visa validity is going ...


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I went straight to Wikipedia for this. Their article David (Michelangelo) states: David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by the Italian artist Michelangelo. It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft) marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of ...


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What you've got is an Advanced Purchase ticket, which is only valid on the train(s) shown on the ticket. From the National Rail page on Advanced Tickets: You may not start, break and resume, or end your journey at any intermediate station except to change to/from connecting trains as shown on the ticket(s) or other valid travel itinerary. So, on your ...


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There is a website which shows you in sample pictures how your view looks like depending on the seat you chose during this event. Some general points: The tournament lasts the whole day, from early morning. It's great to see how the younger fighters and their fighting style differs from the older, professionals. The matches themselves are over in mere ...


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Yes, these tactics do work. I have experienced, for example, the rising price effect when refreshing a browser window with an itinerary already listed. After the refresh, the price has increased. I opened another browser (Chrome), did the same search and the price was the initial lower price. I refreshed, and the price went up to match that of the original ...


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Some airlines do some silly restrictions, Check this FAQ: Can someone else purchase and pay for my ticket on line?. They do this to fight unauthorized usage of credit cards. It is silly because you can buy the same airline ticket from other airline tickets website without this credit-card restriction.


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According to the online instructions (English or Dutch), you can only pay with iDeal, which is a system for online bank transactions in the Netherlands. From this, I conclude that it is not possible to pay with credit card (this is surprising to me) and thus not without a Dutch bank account. Additional info: online tickets are not cheaper in the ...


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It is indeed impossible to buy tickets online at the website of the Dutch railways. One exception is maybe the international subdivision HISpeed, but only if your journey involves crossing a border. You could though buy your Dutch railway tickets online at the Belgian Railways. They use the same booking systems, and the online tickets have the same format. ...


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How exactly would they "not allow" this? What do you imagine they could legally do to prevent it? However, it usually has severe disadvantages for you: In most cases it will be more expensive (assuming both legs are the same airline). It's VERY rare for two separate tickets to cost less than a combined one; in fact in many cases the combined ticket will ...


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The new equivalent for a "ticket" is an "e-ticket number". The issuing of that "e-ticket number" (sometimes simply called a ticket number given that basically all tickets are e-tickets now days) is the e-ticket equivalent of a physical piece of paper ticket being issued. When you make a new booking, most airlines assign a "Confirmation Number" or "Record ...


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Open ticket means that the return date is not fixed. The date of the first flight is set (although typically this can be changed for a fee). Assuming that it is an unrestricted ticket that means that you can get a return flight on any date usually up to a year after your outbound flight. You will need to call the airline to book a specific date once you ...


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It is sometimes possible to stay in the airport long enough to catch a flight to somewhere else, depending on the view of the immigration officer. Obviously, in such a case, you would pay for the ticket yourself, and I imagine your airline would support your petition. But if you mean a simple "No passport/visa? You're not getting past this desk.", then the ...


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I did (Kyoto)-Beijing-Moscow-(Stockholm) last december. In Russia we travelled mostly on domestic trains of various kinds (the Trans-Mongolian have some russian cars attached in Russia which allow domestic travel), using mostly "Kupe" 4-bed compartments. We made most planning and booking as we travelled. We used the RZD web booking at ...


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Your passport is an official government document, and when used for any non-official purposes (e.g. collecting a souvenir stamp), you are technically defacing or altering it. In theory you could have it voided (or worse), or in theory, an immigration official could refuse to admit you if they believed that it was a signal the document was in any way invalid. ...


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At check-in, it's the name on the ticket that matters. They don't care how you booked it, or who booked it. What does matter is that your full name is the same in your passport as on the ticket. So if your friend is booking it for you, he needs to make sure he gets your name exactly the same as in your passport. From Changi Airport, Singapore's main ...


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I have had this issue a number of times, especially with BA. I send my children to their grandparents in the UK and booking online with a credit-card. On the website it says that the card must be shown when checking-in. This would be ok outbound when I bring them to the airport but problematic on the way back. I rang and asked if the card must be shown which ...


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When you load the official page, the first thing you'll hopefully notice is the advisory saying that Visa transactions are not possible at this moment. As a result, you can't buy advance tickets from outside of Peru directly with the website. However, there are still many other ways to do this. I'd recommend this guide for sources on how to do it. There ...


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It's bureaucratic and complicated. (It's India!) Each of the sites has a ticket, plus there's also a levy, and you need to pay both to get in. Each ticket is valid for one entry to that site only, and seems to be standardized at Rs 250 per site. The levy varies in value between Rs 10 and 500, but if you pay the maximum levy for the Taj Mahal, it's valid ...


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I don't have an official source to back this up, but when I used to travel Indian Railways from Mumbai, I boarded at Kalyan or Dadar (when my ticket said CST) and it was fine. IIRC the ticket inspector told me that after one station, they mark the passenger as a no-show and give the seat away. In any case, inspection didn't start until Dadar or Kalyan. ...


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If you already know at what dates you'll be traveling, then yes, there is an advantage. All trains between London and the continent, all decent trains between Paris and Brussels, and all convenient trains between Brussels and Amsterdam are high-speed trains with compulsory bookings. The more in advance you book, the less risk there is that the train will be ...


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I'm not aware of any fare search engine that targets precisely this option, but quite a few let you search date ranges, eg. Adioso and ITA Matrix. Rome2Rio is also handy for getting a feel of possible prices, and it's the only search engine I know of that will actually let you search for "Europe to Canada"! (Best offer today: Stuttgart to Montreal, $490.) ...


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Thalys is an all reserved train service, and your ticket is only valid for the train booked. If you want to spend some time in Antwerpen just buy a Thalys ticket from Paris to Antwerpen, and buy another ticket for Antwerpen to Amsterdam. Between Antwerpen and Amsterdam you have the choice between two services. Thalys (which again you need to reserve, ...


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It depends both on local legislation (in the country you are denied entry) and the terms and conditions of the carrier bringing you there. If you are travelling by air, the air line will of course check that you have all necessary travel documents before they let you board the flight at all, but if I understand your question correctly, you are asking what ...



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