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comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
@ecatmur, wonderful, that's the closest so far. Shame it's not available for Oyster.
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comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
GayotFow, lose money from time to time because of an accidental incomplete journey...
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comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
DumbCoder, it's not that weird, just a lack of joined-up thinking from TfL...
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comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
@DumbCoder that is not correct on the DLR for example - those machines don't provide journey history. Also, I was looking in the question for a way to do it online.
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comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
@DumbCoder as you say, that's not immediate, so doesn't give me a chance to fix it straight away.
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comment Can I travel to Macedonia and Albania on Schengen visa? Do I need transit visa for Germany if my stay is less than 4 hours within the airport?
Ok, My mistake, I'm sorry. Still, the downvote stands. This is not at all obvious, it doesn't deserve an 'of course'.
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comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
Michael Hampton, in general I am. Mistakes happen though.
Jul
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comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
When you say "prepay monthly", I assume you mean a Travelcard? No, I maintain only a cash balance, with Auto Top-up.
Jul
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comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
@GayotFow sure, I could ask then. I was actually really thinking of when I'm in the middle of the journey - i.e. on the train. If I touch out when I haven't touched in, I end up with an incomplete journey. Whereas if I can check if I haven't touched in, I can get off the train and know that I need to ask them to fix the situation :)
Jul
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comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
@GayotFow which fellow?
Jul
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comment Can I travel to Macedonia and Albania on Schengen visa? Do I need transit visa for Germany if my stay is less than 4 hours within the airport?
This is not correct. Neither Albania nor Macedonia are in the Schengen zone: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area#Membership.
Jun
24
comment How to adapt to Western Toilets from Indian-style toilets?
This topic is not obviously related to travel.
Jun
19
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
Gagravarr, just tried this technique (using the Qantas) for another booking (AA mileage booking, entirely flown by BA), and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the great tip.
Jun
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comment How do airlines determine ticket prices?
@Gagravarr I was going to write the same thing as an answer, you should add it as one. Easily the best explanation I've seen of such a complex topic.
Jun
11
comment Is collecting miles for Cathay Pacific worth it for semi-frequent long-haul flights?
ah, I wasn't aware of that. I thought you meant operate flights. My bad.
Jun
11
comment Is collecting miles for Cathay Pacific worth it for semi-frequent long-haul flights?
"OW FF programs that operate in Hong Kong". They don't have to operate in Hong Kong. You can collect miles with airline A even if they operate at place C when you are flying with airline B from place C to place D.
Jun
10
comment Apparently luggage handlers strike in Spain, how to proceed with my already checked luggage?
that's not checking your luggage. 'Checking' your luggage (also called 'checking it in') is the process of taking it to the airport and handing it over. I think what you've done is pre-pay for checked luggage, which on a discount airline such as RyanAir may save money versus paying for checking it at the airport.
Jun
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comment Apparently luggage handlers strike in Spain, how to proceed with my already checked luggage?
OK. You didn't explain that your luggage was too large or too heavy :) In that case, agree with SpaceDog, unless you can make it fit hand luggage criteria, you will need to find another option (train, different date, etc.)
Jun
10
comment Apparently luggage handlers strike in Spain, how to proceed with my already checked luggage?
What do you mean by "already checked luggage"? Your bag is with you in Berlin? How can it already be checked several days before the flight departs?
Jun
10
comment Apparently luggage handlers strike in Spain, how to proceed with my already checked luggage?
Your question isn't very clear. Can't you just carry both the 15kg and the 10kg item as hand luggage? It sounds like that is what RyanAir is offering you (second hang luggage item for free). Unless you have large liquid items you can't carry in hand luggage, just take both bags on the plane with you. What's the problem?