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The best option for clarification of which plus bus zone a location is is to input the postal code of the location. Using the third link you had http://plusbus.bushub.co.uk/maps/hitchin It shows all bus stops, plus if you zoom out it will give you a defined outline I then input the postcode of the business park And had this message And following ...


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The distinction between a "reserved coach seat" and an "unreserved coach seat" is that they guarantee that there will be seats for all passengers with "reserved" seats but not for passengers with "unreserved" coach seats. From the Amtrak website (bolding mostly mine): Reserved Coach Seat: While reserved coach seating is available on our long distance ...


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The term "reserved seat" is not to be taken too literally. It just means that the train will not overbook, and they have reserved "some" seat for you, but not a specific one. Source: Having used Amtrak two years ago with such a "reserved seat" on an east-coast train between DC and New York.


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this is explicitly what's mentionned in their website : REFUNDS - No refund will be granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets/duplicate tatkal ticket except in case of circumstances mentioned in para 2 of instructions contained in Commercial Circular no. 53 of 2006 issued vide letter no. 2006/TGII/ 20/P/Tatkal, dated 30.06.2006. However, full ...


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What matters most is the UK custom. If you have what you need to comply with what they require, then there is no reason why the airline will not let you on board. What you typically need is a proof of leaving the country. It does not mean that you go back where you came from. What it means is that you have booked a plane, train, boat or bus ticket to get ...


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In my experience, airlines typically do not require a return flight for any long-term visa (where "long term" is a year or more). I recently found it impossible to book (on Air New Zealand) a round-trip flight for somebody with a return date more than one year after departure. The airline will expect you to purchase a separate return flight.


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I have only ever been asked to show my boarding pass on arrival once. It was on a flight from Ireland to the UK. The reason was that Ireland is the only country you can enter the UK from without going through passport control (due to the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland), and this was a simple way to verify that passengers had ...


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Personally I think the note you received is misleading. Your departure station is a small station and does not have a ticket window that can print your ticket. For starters Malpensa is not a small station. Moreover there is a ticket office that is manned during normal office hours. You should therefore have no problem in picking up your tickets there ...


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The boarding pass would only be an issue if it were a requirement for the type of visa you would need to enter Sri Lanka (personally I have never faced such a requirement). However, even if you wanted a transit visa - the officer would be asking for your flight itinerary/reservation rather than boarding passes. On arrival to Sri Lanka I want to show and ...


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Sri Lanka does not know or care that you have multiple nationalities, so using your UK passport will be fine. Immigration can ask pretty much anything they want to, but I can't recall ever having to show my boarding pass on arrival. If they did, and they noticed the name is different, there is nothing wrong with showing your Chinese passport as well. That ...


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From the information you have supplied here, you were wrongly denied boarding. Your U.S. visa was sufficient to make the transit: Information as of 23AUG15 / 0855 UTC National Syria (SY) /Residence Jordan (JO) Embarkation Jordan (JO) /Transit Germany (DE) Destination USA (US) ALSO CHECK DESTINATION INFORMATION BELOW Germany (DE) TWOV ...


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You can link up your railcard(cetain type only) and oyster card to get extra 1/3 off for off-peak trip. Contactless payment cannot do so


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You can buy and use Oyster cards without registering them, so they allow you to travel anonymously, i.e., without giving a corporation the (immediate) ability to link your motion profile with your identity. (Of course, other factors might make it possible to predict your identity with some accuracy anyway.)


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I don't understand the point of using your credit card instead of an Oyster card. You're just introducing more weight on the card and more reasons to lose it. I top my Oyster up with £20 and that lasts me a week+, no worries getting my debit card in and out all the time. The argument that it's faster to use your debit card is naught. If you walk up the ...


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There are a number of discounts that are only available on Oyster - you can get these discounts loaded up on an Oyster card and they are then automatically applied at the ticket gate, but this can't be done for contactless cards. For a regular commuter, the most important of these is the Annual Gold Card discount. You get this for having any annual season ...


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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 ...


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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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I don't think you'll have much luck: The ticket is not refundable. Passengers are different. The number of passengers are different. You are changing the flight (yes, even though you are flying the reverse leg, to an airline this is a separate flight). The only thing I can think of in this situation is to change the name on the ticket to your wife (there ...


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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 would mean paying an extra 3€ for every ...


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You have several options to buy tickets: Online via the official website ahead of time. This will be the safest option and allows you to pick exactly the seats you want. When paying via credit card there isn't any real inconvenience dealing with currency conversion. Online via StubHub. I have used StubHub many times and find the site reliable and safe. ...


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It depends on the ticket you bought them. If you've been sensible, and bought them a CIV ticket from your origin to London International (more details from the man in Seat 61), then the CIV protections extend back to your original starting point. In that case, if anything delays you on your way to St Pancras, be that your train or the underground, then CIV ...


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More than I can explain you will find on the site of the Man in Seat Sixty-One. Eurail, as well as other rail passes in Europe, have passes for a selection of days in a longer period as well as passes that are valid over a period. And they have passes for a selection of countries (starting with just one) as well as passes for the whole of the network. You ...


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I am not sure how universal the VAT argument is, as this process is applied at Dubai Airport as well (where this is no concept of VAT). At Dubai, they scan your boarding card for the following: To know your destination country; in case there are any customs restrictions on the goods you are buying. Usually done for spirits/alcohol/perfumery/tobacco ...


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It's to do with vat. All the stores charge you the full price as they would on the high street. You pay the vat. They claim it back. Big fiddle. You lose. They win. You can refuse to show your card though.


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This answer is solely based on personal experience. Having lived through the paper-to-magnetic ATM ticket transition I can say that the tickets are valid forever provided that: The ticketing system (printing and reading machines) doesn't change The time lapse to use/convert old tickets doesn't expire Indeed I've used paper tickets for several years after ...



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