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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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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 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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When determining a price for a journey, the price is a function of the availability on each individual flight. The availability loosely corresponds to the number of seats that have been sold and to the number that are still unsold. But really it is a tool that can be actively used to manage supply. The airline will open cheap seats if demand is weak and ...


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First, the seat map may not at all reflect the number of people booked on the flight. People may be booked but not have seats assigned yet for any number of reasons. That said, airlines seek to maximize their profit, not to fill the plane. If someone is booking a flight at the last minute, there's a decent chance that particular flight is important to them,...


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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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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 official website does not explain what to do in that scenario but the DB is very specific about it: You have to travel with the exact (credit or ID) card registered as a token when you booked the ticket, no exceptions. If the card expired, you are expected to present the old, expired card instead of the new one (or possibly both if you are travelling ...


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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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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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Yes you can do this but be aware of the following things: You might have completely different (harder-to-obtain) visa requirements, check carefully before! In case of a delay of your first flight (A to C) you loose your second ticket (C to B) under most ticket conditions. If you travel with check-in luggage you likely have to re-check your bags. This ...


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For most purposes, German train tickets have three price categories: local and regional trains (branded S, RB or RE), 'regular' long-distance trains (IC or EC) and 'express' long-distance trains (ICE). Your ticket is only valid for transport in the cheapest train categories (S, RB or RE). The easiest option to find only these trains in the DB route planner ...


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I think we've all had that experience where a delay on one flight means we really had to hurry and dash through the airport, getting there after boarding has started. I once had a gate attendent see me (out of breath, red in the face, running hard, panting "I'm here!") and turn and run down the jetway to stop them closing the door! That plane started moving ...


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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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Oyster and Visitor Oyster are more alike than they are different. They are both stored-value cards that deduct the price of trips as you make them, up to a daily cap. Journey prices and coverage are the same for both variants. Each kind of card can be topped up with cash or credit at machines found all over the system, if you find yourself using more than ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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According to the wiki... Advance dating indicator: If an A is present next to the date, the ticket was bought before the date of travel. Standard travel tickets can be bought up to one year in advance. Source: APTIS Ticket Features


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If you have access to the airline/travel agent account on which the ticket was bought, you may be able to find it under the previous purchases there. Likewise, if you have access to the bank account or credit card that was used to pay, the information will be one of the statements at around the relevant time. If you don't have access to any of those ...


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If the plane is half-empty, then it stands to reason that the airline wants to make as much money as possible from anyone who does now decide they need to take that flight. That way, they can attempt to recoup some of the "lost" revenue from those un-used seats. You might be thinking that the airline should reduce the price of the seats, to encourage more ...


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One of the issues that could be encountered when using Apple Pay or Google Wallet for your contactless travel is when your device runs out of battery after you've started a journey - you will not be able to "tap out" and then will be charged the full penalty fare. Most devices with contactless payment are still relatively new, but we all know that with time,...


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The eTicket number (which is exactly the same as a paper ticket number) is your actual travel document's identifier. The ticket number is determined by the airline that tickets your trip (not the travel agent) and is used to track finances through the various airline reporting agencies. The first three digits identifies the airline that issued the ticket (...


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According to this official transports of Paris web site: The standard ticket (ticket t+) as purchased at the machines (i.e. not on board a bus from the driver) allows you to change metro lines as long as you do not leave the metro system (i.e. no re-entering) connect from metro to RER or RER to RER within Paris (you have to re-validate your ticket and ...


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As a rule of thumb, visas are always your responsibility, not the travel agent's or the airline's responsibility. This includes finding out if there are stopovers that require a visa along the way, and Justfly sets this out in their T&C: As a traveler, you must know and understand the applicable legal requirements related to travel, including ...


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After changing trains I asked the guard on the subsequent train. It turns it means that the season ticket was bought in advance of the start period ... and now I see that it was, of course 20th March is more than 7 days away: the guard on the last train has sold me the wrong ticket. (I don't know why he would sell me an advance ticket when I was already on ...



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