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Turns out you can cancel the booking by a simple click up to 8 days before the journey, and get a full refund. So, I've booked the Train, but will look at the price every single day. Even if it just lowers to 1999 or 2290, I'll cancel and re-book UPDATE: It lowered to 1999 now, so cancelled and re-booked :)


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It's quite common for none of the validation machines to be working. Officially, you must seek out the train conductor immediately upon boarding and have your ticket validated. It isn't sufficient to write on the ticket yourself. Source: ...


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UPD: as you have found yourself, the prices do sometimes go lower, so the answer that I've posted originally is not quite correct. I'll still keep the answer, and I think that it is applicable for most of the situations, but apparently there are exceptions. No, the prices on Russian trains never go lower. The prices depend on three parameters: For the ...


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Security checkers have a lot of discretion here. I've had my girlfriend board a flight where she was identified as "Mr. Vo", and I've had my name abbreviated to just a first initial. Both times I successfully boarded the plane. They care much more about a valid passport with a matching photo. Especially if they're flying from India, where not having a ...


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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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The TfL website does not mention a deposit refund for faulty Oyster cards. They only mention that after you get a new card they will transfer the credit and passes you had on the faulty card. Quoting from TfL: Faulty Oyster card If your Oyster card doesn't work when you touch it on a yellow card reader, it may be faulty. You'll need to get a ...


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Depending on the time you have for your travel, it's a better option to take the night train (the train is VERY slow, so you lose quite some time during the day). Regarding buying the ticket, ours was bought by the hotel manager, and comparing to prices seen online there was no difference, so I assume there was no additional fee, compared to a travel ...


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Thanks for everyone's advice! Decided I'll use put the ID Card on domestic tickets, and use the passport for the Tajik Train to Kazakhstan


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Use a Japanese concierge service like this one: Do you need to buy goods from a Pokemon, Disney or other specialist store in Tokyo? GoodsFromJapan can organize various Japan Concierge services whatever your needs while in Japan or outside the country. http://www.goodsfromjapan.com/japan-concierge-services-a-133.html That was the top result on ...


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Pretty much every card follows the standard ISO/IEC 15693 or ISO/IEC 14443 which means they operate on 13.56 MHz and will potentially interfere with each other. You might be lucky here or there but in general any two contactless cards will cause interference.


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The city of Boston, MA, US uses a system called CharlieCard, and the city of Pittsburgh, PA, US calls their system ConnectCard, but both apparently work on the same standards and will interfere with each other if carried or used together.


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You can use the trainline's ticket alert service. You put in the route and date you want and your email, and it will email you when advance tickets become available for that route. You don't have to then book with the trainline, though they obviously want you to do so. Note that it does not cover Eurostar services (for which I don't know of an easy way to ...


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You'll need to check with the fare type that you have booked. The same airline will offer multiple fares for the same class of travel. This means that even though you are booking an economy-class ticket, depending on what kind of fare it is, you may be entitled to additional benefits like free cancellation/refunds or rescheduling without a penalty. It is ...


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I suspect it depends on why the OP wishes to have a fully refundable ticket. Perhaps the OP does not intend to travel on the flight but needs the ticket in order to show eligibility for some other purpose. Alternatively, the OP's employer or client may have specified this requirement. In this case, a fully refundable ticket may be a useful option providing ...


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Austrian Airlines offers tickets that can be refunded for a cancellation fee. However it's not worth it. Regular non stop round trip cost 200 pounds, a refundable cost 300 pounds plus 190 pounds in cancellation fees. British Airways offers a fully refundable but its over 800 pounds and I recommend carefully reading the find print for terms and conditions.


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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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These are few ways you can find the price you paid: Look at your credit/debit card statements. Search email notifications of the purchase. Log into the portal where you purchased the ticket from (assuming you bought it online) and look into previous purchases.


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This seems to be very dependent on the airline's policies. Here in the United States, I've flown on a lot of domestic and international airlines (Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, ANA, JetBlue, AA, etc.), and most of them allow you to pick your seats during the ticket purchase process. Under those systems, it's beneficial to buy your tickets far in advance so ...


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The answer to this question is very dependent on the airline. First of all, note that the front seats are often business class or first class seats. You already know how to get those - by paying more for these seats. In many traditional airlines, the front rows in the economy class are reserved for status customers and can be reserved ahead of time only by ...


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I am not sure which sites you have tried, but if you buy your ticket directly from the Danish Railways, you seem to get everything you want: If you order a seat reservation, you can also select exactly which seat you want. You will be shown a drawing of the carriage, so that you can see where the tables are and which seats are free. You can have the ticket ...


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As usually, the MBTA is quite obtuse about this. Apparently this did work at some time (http://charlieonthembta.blogspot.com/2006/12/now-can-you-transfer-funds-from.html) but there is no current information whether this is still the case or not. They are pretty clear that you can't redeem the remaining value of a Charlie Card for cash. It's a pretty ...


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I have often bought (and paid with my credit card) tickets for friends, without traveling with them (or being anywhere within 5000 miles when they check in). There was never any issue. This applies to travel within and between Europe, the USA, India, and Central America. When you buy the ticket online, there are separate fields for the person that flies ...


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If the card holder is present at check-in but doesn't travel, would they let the traveler board? Yes, typically. It's always worked for me and my kids. Some airlines sometimes might just refund the first purchase and ask to pay the same price with a different card that the traveler has available. Would they accept cash instead of a second card? I ...


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It's the order in which you checked in to the flight segment. The first person to check in will get seq 001, onwards up to the last person who checks in. That does not make it the same as the order in which you obtained your boarding pass, although in most circumstances you would receive a boarding pass at the same time as you check in. If you obtain ...


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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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"Supplementary charge" might not be the best way to put it but the text as a whole is reasonably clear. Basically, that ticket (like many other tickets in Germany) is not valid on long-distance trains. On the DB timetable search results, you can find out whether a train is a long-distance train by looking at the "Products" column. All ICE and IC trains are ...


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The boarding system will also beep and flash red if there is a problem with the boarding pass, or if it was unable to verify the information on the ticket. Although this might not have been what occurred with your pass, the gate agent may have incorrectly concluded that something was wrong, and decided to check you in manually (or at least, verify that you ...


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It should not be an issue, but maybe you should bring some other form of identification along with you, such as a driver license (or indeed a few credit cards, checkbook, etc..), but something with your photo on it is best I guess. Or just contact the airline, I'm sure you're not the first one.


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Specifically for Ryanair flights, you may try Ryalive. Marking this as community wiki because originally http://travel.stackexchange.com/users/1319/ilakast posted it in one of the duplicates.


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No this is perfectly normal. It will not cause you any problems. Most travel agents and airlines outside of North America will add the appropriate title to the end of the given name field. There is no title field on airline tickets, whether they are paper tickets or etickets. That seems to have been an oversight by the original designer of the airline ...


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You can visit both the Colosseum and Forum/Palatine AND another museum during the three days. Source: On the RomaPass list of Museums the "Colosseo/ Palatino/Foro Romano" is listed as one attraction/museum and it even explicitly states: "CUMULATIVE TICKET: (Anfiteatro Flavio) Colosseo + Palatino + Foro Romano."



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