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The carnet comes as 10 separate tickets and nothing stops you from sharing with others.


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The US CBP (Customs and Border Protection) is uninterested in how you purchase your flights from the airline. Their only concern is that you leave the US on or before the date your stay expires. There should be absolutely no problem with your plan. The only problem that could arise is if your approval to stay is for some reason much shorter than the normal ...


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Tickets get checked once in a while, usually by people with nondescript clothes waiting for passengers exiting the platforms or getting into the carriage and revealing themselves as ticket inspectors once the doors close and the train is on the move. Happened to me once or twice when working in Berlin and commuting by public transport for 6+ months a few ...


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I actually did exactly what you described twice (didn't return on my original ticket) and have entered and left the US without any issue subsequently. No one questioned me about this when I left and it wasn't raised when I entered. The stamps said I had leave to remain for 90 days and on both occasions I left within this period. I only add this answer ...


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Indeed you can. I'd extend this to other French cities as well: I have lived in Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Mulhouse and (currently) Strasbourg, and in each of these cities public transportation tickets can be bought by 10 and shared. Be sure to buy an actual pack (fr. carnet) of paper tickets if you plan to use them for several simultaneous passengers. If you ...


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I called a cousin who works for an airline at an airport, he explained how to do this in a very safe and efficient way. Infants do not need a seat, airline require a fraction of the price paid by the adult to be paid for the infant (~10%) or sometimes it is free. Hence, just make the reservation for you and your wife and other passengers who need seats, and ...


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Transaction Fees for Foreign Cards If your bank charges you a fee, as well as a percentage, for every transaction you make in a foreign currency, you could save quite a bit by topping up an oyster card once every so often as opposed to using a contactless payment card every day. For example my bank charges me 3€ + 2% for each non Euro transaction. This ...


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To my experience, tickets get checked by people dressed as passengers, so you cannot notice them when entering the metro and change your path. When the doors close, they rapidly ask everyone to show their tickets. I was checked twice on the same day during my 3-day visit in Berlin, which was quite a shock to me. There are no barriers to enter the metro ...


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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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Don't worry! Full middle names are never required on flight tickets, and even the initials are usually not needed. As long as the rest of the name and the initials match the passport, she will be fine.


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Most every airline has a "you must be on the plane XX minutes before departure" rule and you obviously did not make that deadline. Just because the plane is at the gate still means nothing. There are reports, head counts, etc that need to be done before the plane backs away from the gate to depart. To board you after the fact means all of these items need ...


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Tourists planning to visit the UK can actually buy a Visitor Oyster card in their home countries, if they live in one of 24 countries where local travel agents sell the cards. For instance, people in the US can visit Rail Europe or VisitBritain Shop to purchase a Visitor Oyster card before leaving. If you aren't in one of those countries, the TfL Visitor ...


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The CBP/TSA have recommendations from both their own and external parties about certain individuals for whatever reasons - innocuous, cautionary or other, indicating that their recommendation is that said individual not be allowed to board a flight. For example, the CDC (Center for Disease Control): CDC provides “Do Not Board” recommendations to CBP and ...


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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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You will probably not like my answer but I believe that Expedia is right. They hold no responsibility for you to be able to enter in a country. There is a simple reason for that. They don't have the capability to check whether you are allowed to enter a country with or without a visa and if you are entitled for such a visa in case one is required. This is ...


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You can travel the NS train either by buying a single ticket, or by using an OV-chipcard (Dutch: "OV chipkaart"). If you buy a single ticket it doesn't matter. If you travel with the OV-chipcard (as most people do), you pay for the distance you travel. The system needs to know how far you've traveled so you "check out" when you leave the platform. The ...


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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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According to this article, approximately 30,000 paper tickets were issued in 2013 and redeemed on airlines. This represents less than 0.01% of airline tickets. 3000 were handwritten tickets. Many airlines no longer accept paper tickets for transport. You will only get paper tickets on small regional carriers or in rare circumstances (such as a need for ...


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The Amsterdam to Rotterdam travel has three kinds of trains, the normal speed commuter trains and the high speed trains within the Netherlands and lastly the International high speed trains to Paris. Tickets for the trains within the Netherlands are not timed and you can use any train on the day you have the ticket for. If you want to use the high speed ...


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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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Generally it'll depend on who you bought it from, but almost without exception these days, you pay when you reserve the ticket. Usually it'll ask you for your credit card details when you purchase it. It may take a few days to charge you for it, but it will be charged. It's possible with regional airlines, or tourist flights to reserve and then pay on the ...


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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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Weekly travelcard: Contactless weekly travelcard is only from Monday to Sunday, so if you arrive and leave mid-week, you might get better rates if you still get an Oyster card, and buy a weekly travelcard on that. On the other hand it might still be cheaper if you don't intend to travel every day for 7 days to just use your Contactless and use the daily ...


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Actually there is no direct connection between Zgorzelec and Wroclaw, you will have to go from Zgorzelec to Wegliniec and there hop on a train to Wroclaw, both trains are operated by the same local railway company "Koleje Dolnoslaskie". (You can buy tickets here https://www.kolejedolnoslaskie.eu/en) All of the polish railway companies (there is just a ...


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Right answer to Can you exit and re-enter with the same ticket in Paris Metro? is : no for a basic subway ticket and yes your ticket is valid for 1 hour and 30 minutes for buses and 2 hours for train, while you stay inside the public transportation network. Actually it is a single trip ticket which mean you can use it from point A to point B. To do ...


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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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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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The Internet was a game changer in many businesses and the travel agency world is no exception. Nowadays people can easily (this is arguable) find the cheapest price in a quick search; therefore, agencies need to present the best price to be able to sell since that's a key factor. How can they do this? (These are assumptions based on general commercial ...


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Yes! They're not labelled, are separate, and work independently. Source: Bought in bulk when in Paris with a large group. Worked out just fine. Also saved us money. Second source: Some information about the tickets, prices and options: Paris by Train - Paris Metro Tickets.


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You can find some good information on all the possible Berlin public transport tickets on their English language website here. They have a few different short time-period based tickets, which include various tourist discounts. The discounts may or may not be of interest. Otherwise, you can get a day ticket (Tagesticket) for the AB zones for €6.90. That'll ...



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