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The processes of making, modifying, checking, cancelling, and disputing reservations for accommodation, tickets, etc in advance.

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Will I be allowed to board if my surname on my passport doesn't match with the ticket?

I have two first names (for eg: Jas Singh ) and no surname in my passport. In my ticket from Delhi to Vancouver, the last name is Singh and first name is Jas. Will I be allowed to board the flight due ...
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Travel agents adding fees on after a quote

I've booked a holiday with a travel agent online based in the uk. Unfortunately I did not read the reviews beforehand and they are horrendous. I got through initially to a lady who quoted me for the ...
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Travelling from Narita airport to Sendai

I arrive at Narita airport in early October at about 9am but need to get to Sendai. I thought of booking the Shinkansen from Tokyo (or Ueno?) for some suitable time (say, 11am), but I would like to ...
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Should I reserve a ticket for the train from Milano Malpensa airport to the city?

I'm going to be flying into Milano Malpensa airport, on a weekday afternoon. I'm told I would need to take the XP1 or XP2 train lines into the city. About the train ticket... Do I have to order it in ...
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What does "country of residence" mean in flight reservations given its different meaning in different contexts?

Some airlines (for example American Airlines) ask for "country of residence" during the booking process. However, the word "residence" has many different definitions in different ...
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I can't rebook ticket for a different passenger

I booked a flight for a friend for Cyprus to Fort Myers FL with my credit card in January 2022, 2 weeks in advance of travel. He did not take the flight and chose to stay and we no longer are in ...
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Flight + hotel flexible dates search?

Here on Travel.SE we have a well-developed question about how to search flights with flexible dates and destinations How can I do a "broad" search for flights? We also have some pieces how ...
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Why can't I reserve a seat on the Eurocity train I just bought a ticket for on ÖBB

I bought return Sparscheine tickets on trains from Vienna to and from Budapest in about 7 weeks time for my family using oebbtickets.at, but didn't see an option to reserve a seat before paying. Now ...
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Suitcase check-in online

We booked United ticket from Detroit to Newark. We couldn’t book suitcase transport online. How can I book transportation for a bag larger than cabin size?
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EV-friendly accomodation

A somewhat similar question to this one. Is there any specific switch or filter at Booking.com or AirB&B or any other booking service that would allow me to search for properties that allow me to ...
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Book a room with as few neighbours as possible

I need an extreme silence for my work and therefore I wanted to book a room in a hotel or any other facility that has the minimum possible other rooms. Is there any specific filter at Booking.com or ...
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How many times can I change a ticket from Copa Airlines?

I have a ticket from Copa Airlines that allows for free changes (it is called an "Economy Full" ticket). However, I need to change the date of my flight. Are there limits to the number of ...
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Can you get a refund if your booked seat is changed at the gate?

I have paid alongside my ticket (ITA Light fare) for a seat selection. However, at the gate, most passengers got their seat changed and I got switched along. As I have paid for it, due to the ...
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Return leg flights cancelled, any requirement for the airline to pay for room & board?

My daughter is returning from Europe LIS-LHR-ORD and was just notified that her return flight on the 21st (that's tomorrow) has been cancelled and that BA is offering her flights on the 24th instead. (...
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Converting one-way ticket to return?

I have bought a one-way ticket on Etihad for a certain route. I wonder if I can convert it into a return ticket (by additional payment) on the same airline or just will have to buy another ticket now?
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Selecting Seats after booking from BudgetAir

I have found some affordable tickets on BudgetAir (could be any other service - specifying it just for the reference in case someone needs it) and I wonder if I can choose the seats from the carrier (...
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Boarding Pass v Ticket

I originally booked an Etihad flight through a travel agent, and realised one of the passengers names was spelt wrong. I got in touch with Etihad and they amended this, and now on my Etihad app this ...
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I accidentally booked the same flight twice and only noticed at check-in – do I have reasons to get refund back for one of them?

While booking a flight and paying for it, I had connection issues. When checking in in person, I was asked for my booking number because they expected two passengers with my name on that flight. Only ...
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Is it legal for an airline to show, at the same exact time, two different prices for the same exact flight?

I recently bought a ticket from a (legit) European airline, with which I had flown before, for a national flight in an EU country. In the process of booking, as I normally do, I tried to find the ...
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Can a Italo "booking contact" be counted as any other category than Adult?

I have booked a Italo Più train between Milano Centrale and Bologna. I am counted as a Young regarding their age guidelines. However, I am the person booking the ticket and traveling with an Adult. ...
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How do you write a PNR-style itinerary?

Very random question, I know! But I'd like to write an itinerary PNR-style (for example, Sabre/Amadeus format), and know the basics for the airline PNRs - for example this Amadeus one taken from How ...
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Why do all airlines require you to distinguish your first name and last name?

I can understand the need for airlines to have your full name on record, but why do they care about the structure of your name?
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What does it mean when a hotel has "transfer from airport" in booking.com?

I am booking an hotel in booking.com. I usually try to use local transportations to transfer from the airport. I have never used hotel transfer services. However, this time I have booked an hotel that ...
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How far in advance can I apply for a B2 visa?

I want to apply for a B2 visa in London to visit Orlando and Disney World with my family (wife is British citizen as are our children). Can I apply for the visa 12/11 months in advance of intended ...
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Can I buy a Delta Air ticket from Amsterdam via Minneapolis to Toronto without a US Visa? [duplicate]

Can I buy a Delta Air ticket from Amsterdam via Minneapolis to Toronto without a US Visa?
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Can I reschedule a Turkish Airline ticket without paying the "call center price"?

I needed to change a ticket and the website did not let me change it online, claiming a series of errors. I called Turkish Airline to open the ticket so that I could pick a date later. Today I called ...
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How long is the waiting time to get an appointment to Finland Embassy in Abu Dhabi

I want to apply to a Residence Permit for Finland and I have sent an Email to the Embassy. It's been nearly 3 weeks now and their response was - wait until they can schedule an appointment. I'd like ...
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Booked/paid for room, not available upon arrival

TL;DR: Booked and paid for a room, room was not available, the hotel clerk said there was a room but that he chose not to give it to us, we ended up sleeping in the car. What is the best course of ...
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How can I find hotels in a given area that rent units with a separate bedroom?

I wonder how I can find hotels in a given area that rent units with a separate bedroom. I unsuccessfully tried: https://agoda.com https://www.booking.com/ http://maps.google.com/ but couldn't find ...
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flight booked but money is back in my account

Yesterday I purchased a plane ticket with my bank card. It went through and there was a “hold” on my bank account for it as well as the insurance I had bought for my ticket. My ticket was issued, I ...
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How to find small hotels / cheap rooms in the French Alps in August

I know about booking.com and just started looking at Gîtes de France® (https://www.gites-de-france.com). What are some good ways to find rooms to rent in August? A friend and I will rent motorcycles ...
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Messy airplane booking - what are my options?

I have a bit of a messy plane ticket booking. I am based in the UK. In 2021 I booked a flight with Opodo to Costa Rica. The airline was/is Lufthansa. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in the UK at the time ...
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Do I need proof of accommodation for my ENTIRE Schengen trip?

If I want to go to a Schengen country like Germany as a US citizen, do I need to show reservations for an ENTIRE 3-month trip, or just proof that I have somewhere to stay upon entering the country? Is ...
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Going to Tunisia as an EU citizen: is a hotel booking required?

I want to fly to Tunisia to visit a friend this January. I am an EU citizen, so I don't need to get visa in advance, but do I need proof of a booked hotel? Can I stay with my friend at their home? Or ...
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Hotels cancellation policy J-2, J-25, etc

A hotel in France has the following cancellation policy (translated from French): Reservation for 1 to 4 nights: Cancel on the day of arrival without fees [...]. Reservation for 5 to 27 nights: ...
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Cancelling only one passenger in a booking

I have bought a ticket for me and someone else, from Madrid to Buenos Aires, via eDreams. I purchased cancellation insurance along with my ticket. My partner can no longer travel on the given date, ...
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Why are round trip/return tickets sometimes so much cheaper than the one-way? [duplicate]

I am flying LHR -> CLT, one-way. The one-way ticket was over $1000. However a return ticket with the outbound the same exact flight as the one-way, was around $800. I bought the return with no ...
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Will I return at the same time I am departing on a round trip airline ticket?

If I buy a roundtrip ticket and I depart at 6:15 am, when I return, will I depart at the same time?
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Qatar Airlines: Modifying Seat Selection

I've booked a ticket on Qatar Airlines. I can see on their website that there should be options for modifying seat selection. However, in "manage booking" page, I don't see any option for ...
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How to know if a Delta ticket is refundable?

I believe I booked a fully refundable ticket with Delta, but now I want to be sure. How can I check? My "Itinerary" available on their website under "My Trips" does not mention ...
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Is MyTrip.com safe to use?

I've found an itinerary on MyTrip.com that's well priced and can't seem to replicate the same fare on Google Flights. Is it safe to use?
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Ticket for Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lyon soccer match: Official second-hand resale not started yet?

I will be visiting Paris on the day of the PSG - Lyon soccer match on Sep 19. I would like to attend the match, but currently only tickets for the next match of PSG vs. Clermont are officially on sale ...
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Gauging accommodation availability in Newfoundland ahead of time

I'm planning a three week trip to Newfoundland, for this September. The plane tickets are booked but the accommodations are not. We're considering whether we really need to get everything booked weeks ...
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Glacier Express Website Booking Issues

I want to take the Glacier Express from Zermatt and disembark at St. Moritz. We are a couple, and both of us hold the Swiss Travel Flexi pass, so we only need to reserve our seats by paying the seat ...
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American Airlines: The class of service may not be available

I'm looking at a few different business class itineraries on the American Airlines Website and all of them are flagged with a warning The class of service you searched may not be available on one or ...
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Fare Calculation for Changes

Here is an excerpt from the change rules of an Air Canada ticket: BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - FOR O/B CHANGE THE NEW BASE FARE AMOUNT MUST BE RECALCULATED USING CURRENT AND APPLICABLE FARES IN ...
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Bookmarked flight not searchable but bookable. How?

First time posting here, apologies for potential mistakes in posting etiquette. I had a weird situation regarding booking flights which I've never encountered before in my travel history. I've a "...
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I have booked flights tickets for 3 and got one confirmation number, so what should I do to get seats together for no cost?

I am travelling in US (domestic), and have a one conformation number for 3 passengers, so I want all three of us sit together without paying anything.
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Extending Domestic Reservation in the US [closed]

Suppose a passenger is in the USA and has booked a round trip reservation leaving from New York City to Miami. Here are some notes: He is leaving New York City on July 5. He is coming back from Miami ...
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Can I split my 30kg check-in luggage into multiple suitcases?

I am travelling with Turkish Airlines, from Berlin to Istanbul, and I am allowed 30kg of luggage or check-in. However, in the booking it doesn't mention the number of luggage items that I am allowed. ...
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