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Aug
23
comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
Indeed. If you don't live near a national rail station, or don't use it on a daily commute, having a railcard doesn't make much sense.
Aug
17
comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
When you say 'railcard', do you mean railcard (National Rail) or travelcard (TfL)? Note that plenty of Londoners (although probably not the majority) don't have either (myself included).
Aug
17
comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
Some people do care about those extra cards. Railcards apply to a lot of people, but not everyone (for example, those commute by tube/DLR/bus/etc., or live in London but aren't regular commuters). It may not be better for you, but there are plenty of people who do benefit from it :)
Aug
16
comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
Good point, thanks.
Aug
16
comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
Important and non-obvious subtlety on the mid-week thing, good point!
Aug
16
comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
@JonathanReez that's not been my experience. Most credit card providers (I don't know about debit cards), at least in the UK, will give far better rates than cash, since they are using the standard interbank rate. The standard answer (travel.stackexchange.com/a/151/2555) seems to agree. That all assumes there aren't fees on top, though, as JoErNanO highlights.
Aug
16
comment Is there a ZIP code I can enter when paying-at-the-pump in the USA with a foreign credit card?
Incidentally, I have also found that 00000 works at some other automated machines (such as the Metrocard top-up machines in New York City).
Aug
2
comment Can I get a temporary/pay-as-you-go EC card for use in Germany?
I'm pretty sure they only take EC card, but I will check.
Jul
31
comment Can I get a temporary/pay-as-you-go EC card for use in Germany?
@JonathanReez nope. They are "advanced".
Jul
31
comment Can I get a temporary/pay-as-you-go EC card for use in Germany?
OK, doesn't sound too positive for me. When you say "only be transferred for free with a bank transfer from another european account" - do you mean a European account, or one denominated in Euros? I have the former, but not the latter...
Jul
8
comment Schengen Visa Refusal from the Spanish Consulate
Oh my word, that "diagram" has the worst coloring I've ever seen.
Jul
5
comment Bought economy and was issued first class ticket?
Actually, that's a good point, on BA short-haul there is typically a business cabin (or not, in this case); not first. I was probably thinking of US airlines here, which normally brand the non-economy cabin as First. But I think the general point is still true.
Jul
2
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.
Jul
2
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...
Jul
2
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...
Jul
2
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.
Jul
2
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.
Jul
2
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'.
Jul
2
comment Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?
Michael Hampton, in general I am. Mistakes happen though.
Jul
2
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.