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It very much depends on the airline / booking site / travel agent he uses. Some let you enter your passport details when you arrive at the airport, others require it up front (especially travel agents). Frankly your best bet is to just scan it all and email it to him, then IF he does need it - problem solved :)


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There are many reasons why fares could be different but looking for LAX-AMS and AMS-LAX return flights in the coming month on ITA's Matrix, the fare for the cheapest flights seems roughly equivalent in both directions, around $850-$900 so I don't think that what you heard is true (if you want to reproduce this or fiddle with the parameters yourself, I was ...


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A standard disclaimer first: we cannot give any legal advice - for any legal advice you must consult an attorney licensed to practice law within the jurisdiction of where the issue arose (in this case, USA). That out of the way, the main thing to note is that you are the passenger - and hence the customer of the airline - and consequently are liable to hold ...


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One way out of the 'need €20 on the OV chip card for the train journey' on the way back to Schiphol is using a bus. I recently researched and found that there is a bus from Leidseplein which does not take more time than traveling from Leidseplein to Centraal station and on to the airport. Bus 197 which costs € 3.09 on your chip card. I used http://9292.nl/en ...


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It CAN be possible, but when it comes down to it, it's going to be up to you to decide whether or not to take the risk. I've flown from Christchurch to Sydney twice in the past three weeks (wedding season). Both times I went from on the tarmac in the plane, to on the train going into the city in under 20 minutes (last time was closer to 10 minutes!). Now ...


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In the case of the UK, the earliest bookable tickets offered by National Rail are Advance Tickets. These are discounted early-bird single journey fares, available in limited numbers and with strict conditions. Advanced tickets are valid only for the selected journey (although they are changeable prior to departure) and non-refundable. Turns out that ...


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There are train passes where you can just hop on a regular train with just the pass in hand (Thalys is a different animal). And in general (once again: not the Thalys) you don't need a reserved seat. So, there's no such thing as a train selling out. Given there is one like every 30 minutes it's reasonable to think they don't.


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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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Don't know what airlines you're referring to....but visiting a manned check-in desk is definitely the preferred option for MOST passengers. (Note: ryanair is an exception - all other airlines will allow you to seek help from a customer service representative). Flight bookings these days can be complicated, and it's always best to seek assistance from the ...


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The main difference between Tatkal and Premium Tatkal is that Premium Tatkal is an Online Only service. According to Times of India Passengers can book premium Tatkal tickets online only on the pattern of airline fares - more the demand, higher the fare. According to a Railway Board official, premium Tatkal tickets are dynamically priced like air ...


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Almost every airline offers a flexible and a non-flexible fares, with well-thought prices determined to get as much money out of your wallet as possible. And the difference between these flexible/non-flexible fares, which you apparently qualify as "significant extra cost" may in fact be lower than the difference between two flights offered by different ...


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Having an actual ticket is certainly not required to enter the Schengen area, see Schengen air travel confirmation and private aircraft and Getting a Schengen visa without firm travel plans for all the details. That said, it's also true that the airline who brought a passenger to a country can be forced to bring the person back to their point of departure ...


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As i understand, at the time of departure, you only had the Schengen visa, but not yet the residence card? The tourist Schengen visa requires a return ticket for a valid entry, so in that case the airline was totally right, since they would be responsible for flying you back, if you would have been denied entry to the Schengen area because of the missing ...


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Very few airlines issue paper tickets these days. You can walk up to the counter with wad of money and get one, but that's really not wallet friendly. You can easily book online and get a confirmation number and an e-ticket number as your receipt. Doing this at least a week or two ahead of flying will increase the chances of getting a cheap ticket. On ...


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(Auto) Top-up Online Another option would be to avoid ticket machines and manned booths altogether. Once you purchase an Oyster card (with cash, so that your credit card won't be a problem), you can top it up online by registering on Oyster Online, provided it is not a Visitor Oyster for which to date online top-up is not available. Even better you can ...


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Most likely not a problem but at least in one case Passenger refused flight over missing letter on airline ticket -- but the title is sensational if you read carefully all the airline said they can't guarantee the connecting airline won't have a problem. This thread reports a number of cases when this hasn't been a problem. This forum post says Turns ...


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I've gotten tickets thru them 2 out of 4 tries in the last 3 years. They found deals I had no idea were out there. Saved me 50% of the price and a better route as well. The other 2 times they didn't find anything better than I did so they assured me that they would refund the finder's fee without any hassles. They did this and told me it was standard policy ...


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The only other alternative is an "open return", where you don't specify the return flight, essentially giving you an undated return ticket that you can book a light with later. You are usually paying a premium for open returns, and I would expect it to cost you #300 extra or more, so you probably aren't saving anything by going that route.


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NZer here who has been to Canada several times (and lived in Vancouver). You need evidence that you're going to leave the country (I've been asked for it every time, except when I had a residence visa). This can be in the form of a plane ticket, but that's not always convenient. Like you, I've been there sometimes with a one-way ticket as I hadn't worked ...


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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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Simply ask the Delta agent to book you a paid ticket on the same flights. They can tie the two reservations together, so any airline imposed changes apply to both bookings.


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Assuming by "China Air" you mean Air China the mainland airline (rather than China Airlines the Taiwan carrier), I had no problem booking it on Orbitz with a few extra clicks. Kind of expensive though ($10K) vs. $5K-ish on China Air return (both for business class).


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You say "I always swipe them on the barriers". But if you mean placing them on the yellow circle, that's for plastic 'Oyster' passes or contactless debit/credit cards, used on all public transport in and around London. This system does require you to swipe on entry and exit to the system in order to charge you correctly, even if the barriers are open. But ...


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RATP Says: Broken Machines and Open Gates Are Not an Excuse According to the RATP user guide (in PDF), crossing the validation points without a validated ticket or pass is an offence sanctioned by an administrative fine (Procès Verbal in French is the notice you get from the transport authority stating the offense). Moreover, a broken/malfunctioning ...


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Yes, you can. On March 23, 2013, the ten largest transit smartcards in Japan became fully(*) compatible, and this includes Pasmo, Suica and all three systems used in and around Fukuoka: Sugoca (JR Kyushu), Nimoca (Nishitetsu) and Hayakaken (Fukuoka City Subway). (diagram courtesy of JR East) (*) For tickets, anyway, electronic money is a little more ...


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Tickets are checked once in a while by BVG personell (they are disguised however)


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Isn't it this one (taken from this site):


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Some codes are listed here. RLR is indeed Record Locator Return, read more in this guide. An Amadeus guide for profiles guide says: RLP-tag on the header line indicates that the PNR is created from a profile BOMVS1234 is a Pseudo City Code (PCC) which is a fancy name for "agent code". Edit: I found HZ/SU for you! That's SAT Airlines (now Aurora) ...


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NOLI is used to indicate that the Terminal Tax has not been paid for flights. I am not sure what the letters stand for.



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