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If you are flying to the United States of America, you should be worried. In the last 1.5 years (since our youngest was born) we already missed two flights because she has 3 first names, that usually don't fit on the ticket. Which means extra checks and longer waiting times. The USA is very strict (for good reasons) and it has to be a perfect match with the ...


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It's unlikely there any 'special' flights. If you're trying to book these on a web site, what you're hitting is just basic data validation in the form itself. The web app checks that 'return date' is equal or later then 'departure date' and doesn't take into account the very small number of flights or travelers that would fly AKL-HNL-AKL in the same day. ...


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I'll just stick this on as an answer for completeness (I previously posted it as a comment): I took 3 DB rides without the card used to book the tickets with no problem. On all 3 of my train rides, there was no trouble explaining my situation and showing my passport as ID, no need to repurchase tickets, and no "you should bring your credit card next time" ...


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If it is a "e-billet" (e-ticket), what you've printed in the station is just a reminder and you can reprint it the same way with your "reference client" (the 6-letter code) and the payment card you used (to identify you). If it is a "classic" ticket ("IATA" in SNCF language), you have to buy a new one. You can look in the confirmation mail you received ...


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Yes, you can. And I did. I just tried it from my recent trip from Narita to Shanghai Pudong via Incheon transit. I first asked Asiana Airline via email if it is possible, and they answered I must call by phone to cancel the flight. Then I called, and the operator said I should cancel the flight at the check-in counter. They seemed to not cancel my flight ...


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It seems that this special day ticket can be used at any time during one calendar day, like a regular day ticket. NS regularly offers special deals for day tickets like that. The problem is that you also need to print it out (that's the e-ticket option) or to have an anonymous OV-chipkaart on which you could load the ticket (the card itself costs EUR 7.50).


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I know you've already traveled, but for anyone else with the same question in the future, I'd like to give an answer. Beijing is huge and the Beijing Capital Airport is locate on the north-east side of town. Tianjin is just 100 km east of the Airport; or about a 1.5 hour taxi ride. Beijing south railway station is on the opposite side of Beijing; to go ...


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On http://www.fly4free.com/ you can sign-up for an E-mail newsletter of heavily discounted flights. Currently its only possible to specify countries you are flying from, and it will send you all deals to any destination from that country. But its only informing about unusually cheap deals.


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Assuming you are talking about a general public transport ticket, you can buy a 'anonieme ov-chipkaart' (anonymous public transport card). Sadly there is no such thing as a 4 day ticket, you pay as you go. These cards are available at a variety of places. At Sloterdijk you can enter the train station to buy one from a machine (labeled with the ov-chipkaart ...


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It depends on how the tickets were bought: If there was a special offer ('buy two, get one free', or so), then you obviously cannot change one of them. If they are independent (easily visible by the booking code - three different booking codes = independent), the airline wouldn't even now that you have multiple tickets, and it would be no problem to change ...


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No. On a multi-leg flight ticket (return or multi-city), when you don't show up for any leg of the itinerary, the whole ticket is cancelled. So in practice you can only skip the last leg (or several legs at the end of a multi-city flight) of the flight (for example the return portion of a round-trip ticket).


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I can not find any mention of card expiry on both official and unofficial websites nor in the rules. Likely you will be able to use your cards even coming back after years but I have yet to personally confirm this (I must have some 2-3 old cards lying around somewhere). A local friend I asked also supposes that the card does not expire. However user @...


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You can find the e-ticket number under Ticket / Bilet No in your email confirmation. Another way call them them and ask to pull up your e-ticket number using Booking reservation code. For example: Yolcu İsmi / Passenger Name : xx MR Bilet No / Ticket Number : 2352172966699 Rezervasyon No / Booking Ref. : SF7ATL Adres / Address : xxxx Firma ...


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Would this website be helpful? http://id.easybook.com/?lg=EN# I have not used this website though. Another one I found, but it is in indonesian https://ayobis.com/ Probably you already know this one http://www.lonelyplanet.com/indonesia/transport/getting-around/local-transport


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Usually the cheap airlines adapt their pricing to demand, so basically they are trying to set the price as high as possible while selling all the tickets at the same time. So it is usually not possible (or very hard at least) to guess when the prices will go up or down. In general they tend to be higher during peak times (school holidays, events, bank ...


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Edited after suggestion from @CMaster: I tried google to find a solution for the same but unfortunately nothing was available, so I communicated with the customer-care of IRCTC (011-39340000) and asked for the relevant solution. The executive told me that the same was not possible for tickets having CKWL status. Later when my ticket was confirmed(status ...


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Based on this and that help page of voyages-sncf.com, to print your ticket, you only need a chip card (however, the help considers all foreign cards as non-chip cards, probably to avoid complaints): Si votre carte ne dispose pas de puce (carte American Express ou carte étrangère), nous vous invitons à retirer vos billets auprès d’un vendeur en gare. ...


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It is the responsibility of the airline issuing the Ticket to reaccommodate you. For an alliance carrier, this really isn't a problem and certainly nothing I would worry about. To issuing carrier, this isn't any different than a schedule change or the operating carrier ceasing just that one flight. This happens all the time. It's common for an itinerary ...


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Your contract is between you and the ticketing carrier (see first three digits of e-ticket). If you paid with a credit card, on your statement, you will see this airline as the recipient of the funds for your flights. Subsequently, the ticketing airline will consult the various agreements with the other airlines to distribute any fees due. If the operating ...


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If you booked via an Association of British Travel Agents member, then their Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL) scheme has insurance for a member failing, and will provide flights on another operator. Otherwise, you have to claim on your own travel insurance, or your credit/debit card.


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In the United States, there is some protection if you used a credit card (not debit card), as part of general protection against failure to deliver goods and services as promised. In the USA, yes, but only if you paid by credit (not debit) card, the credit card bank is still solvent (in the current financial crisis, a major airline bankruptcy could push ...


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If you can't get a credit card, (online) travel agency, or someone else to help you, you become a(nother) creditor of the airline. Normally, the eventual bankruptcy settlement will pay off creditors at some rate (e.g.: 30-40% isn't unusual), so you should eventually receive a refund for that percentage of your ticket price, more or less. Depending on the ...


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If there is an overnight train involved, you need to book as you are sure you are going to take that train. Night trains are often 'reserved only' and when they run out of reservations, you are out of the train. For all long distance trains it is better to book early, specially if the tickets come with a seat reservation. Most trains in Europe allow you to ...


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An answer relevant to UK residents: use your UK-issued credit card. If you purchase an airline ticket with a credit card issued by a UK bank, the bank is liable to you for any breach of contract by the airline (including if it goes into bankruptcy). This follows from Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, 1974. To emphasize, because of some confusion in ...


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This question is essentially unanswerable since each bankruptcy or cease of operations will be under different circumstances. If it's a restructuring, tickets will be honored. If there's is merger or acquisition, tickets will be honored in most cases. Any company can restructure or be acquired during bankruptcy. If the airline just ceases operations, it ...


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They are worthless. Happened to me some years ago, drove to Miami, walked in the airport, just to find the counters closed; at the neighboring counter they told me that they filed for bankruptcy this morning. I had to buy a new ticket from another airline (for an arm and a leg, of course). Note that if you bought the ticket through a provider (like kayak, ...


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Acording to ECTAA there is no regulatory protection against airline failure in Europe: PASSENGER PROTECTION AGAINST AIRLINE FAILURES When a tour operator or a travel agent goes bankrupt, there are financial guarantees in place to protect passengers, under the EU Directive on package travels and in the framework of the IATA Passenger Agency ...


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There are few benefits for buying in advance : You'll most likely get better prices, especially during summer period You'll have a seat confirmed If you don't book in advance, then you'll potentially pay a very expensive price (there is not really last minute discount for trains) and you might have troubles to find a seat for the time you'd like to ...


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I concur that it might be possible. It is possible to upgrade your class: if you have platzkart, you may upgrade to kupe while on board. Therefore, they do know on board which seats are empty and which are available. So, you might be able to do that, seek out the "director of the train" (yeah that's a hilarious title). It might also be available ...


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Just book a seat reservation only, without a ticket, if you are worried. Pick a train, select book without registering to pay with paypal or credit card, and print your reservation


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Not too long ago, you needed to book a Sparpreis (savings fare) ticket three calendar days in advance. Then it changed to one day. Now, the official site explicitly says: The "Sparpreis" (saver fare for Germany) is for sale 91 days before intended travel date up until shortly before departure. (Emphasis mine) I personally haven’t tried getting a ticket ...


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If KLM Ticketed your itinerary, meaning they processed the payment and issued tickets for the flights, you're fine. They check all these rules beforehand and would not even let you book an invalid fare.


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First, it is very, very unlikely for German ICEs to have all seats reserved. Many Germans don’t reserve their seats because they either have season tickets or a non-fixed itinerary or don’t want to pay the reservation fee. (This may change once reservations are included in the ticket price, but that has recently been postponed to a later, unannounced date.) ...


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If you are travelling terminus to terminus on a ICE train it is unlikely that you will not be able to find a seat, especially if you are not travelling at peak business times. I have used ICE trains before without reserving and never struggled to find a seat. Just check the small display above the seat and be prepared to move if a seat is free now but not ...


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You would have to stand, unless there are too many people standing, so that escape ways would be blocked. In that case at first they would ask for volunteers to vacate the train (they might get some vouchers etc.). If that doesn't work out, then the police will come and remove some passengers (without getting vouchers). The last case happened some times in ...


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The "minimum stay" is only important before you buy the ticket, or when you change a plane ticket. You would not be able to buy a ticket without your itinerary meeting the relevant requirements. The "minimum stay" requirement is part of the technical construction of a plane ticket. It means the minimum time at the fare destination you must spend, according ...


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I had a somewhat similar experience, specifically with FlightHub, a couple of years ago. I bought a ticket on a small Russian airline from Russia to Israel, and that flight was later cancelled by the airline due to security concerns (rocket attacks from the Gaza strip). According to the airline website, they were issuing refunds. I expected a refund right ...


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Turkish Airlines published a notice on their website regarding this very issue. Unfortunately the link is currently down (probably due to the large load), but here is a cached copy: Dear Passengers, Due to the incident that has taken place at Ataturk International Airport on 28 June 2016, passengers who have bookings on the flights from/to and ...


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I messaged Transavia via Twitter messages and they were very prompt to reply: Me: Hi! If I have a return booking, when skipping the outbound flight can I still use the inbound flight? Them: Hi [name] No problem at all ! If you wish to cancel a flight, let me know, I can refund you the taxes if there are some. :-) Have a nice day ! So you can ...


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Responding to "Perhaps from the ticket number?" If the boarding pass has the ticket number on it, then as Doc mentions in comments, these are issued sequentially and can possibly be used to determine the rough date, however it requires a little research. Although BA boarding passes don't have ticket numbers on them (apart from mobile ones), they're the ones ...


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Indirect sources other than confirmation emails may be: timestamps on pictures taken there emails or snail mails about invitations to that destination (e.g., conference flyer) invoices or receipts for hotels or restaurants, credit card listings people you met there



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