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Questions tagged [bookings]

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

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Is there any platform like Booking.com that accepts payments with a Maestro Card (Debit Card)?

I've been trying to book a hotel room, I've tried with many hotels, but at the payment phase, all of them ask for payments using either Visa or MasterCard, while I have Maestro. Can Anyone help ...
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Trying to change return ticket date on group flight but travel agency is being difficult and airline reroutes to agency

I'm a member in a student chorus that's going on tour to Hungary. Our director/the university booked and arranged the tour through a travel agency. I wasn't sure I'd get to join but about a month ago ...
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Hotel booking: Why is Agoda much cheaper than booking.com?

I noticed that Agoda.com often offers significant cheaper prices than booking.com when comparing prices (looking at the same hotel, same room type, same dates...). I wonder why that is considering ...
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Is it safe to provide CVV number on booking.com

I have booked lot of hotels on booking.com. I have their genius status. I have successfully used cards previously to book the hotel without providing CVV number. They never asked me this in my ...
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Reschedule German visa appointment

I have scheduled an appointment at German consulate Bangalore via https://service2.diplo.de. May I know how can I reschedule my appointment? If I found an earlier slot available how can I change my ...
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What is a shadow ticket?

I have been told that you can go online with Lufthansa and book a "shadow ticket" which makes a reservation for travel without payment and that you can renew this "shadow ticket" every 24 hours. Has ...
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Forceful change of flight schedule by American Airlines

I bought an international flight via an online travel agent. Recently I received an email from the agent saying that the flight schedule has been changed by the airline. There was a button which I was ...
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Do domestic ferry companies in Japan sell “standby” tickets when passengers cancel very late or don't show up for their reservations?

I'm in Hokkaido, Japan and it's Golden Week so many things are booked out, including longer distance ferries. Japanese ferry websites have always been quite bad. No English version, text as images in ...
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What would airline do if I miss a connection & I don't have visa for the country I am stuck in?

Due to a recent air force dog fight between India & Pakistan few weeks back, Swiss Air has been avoiding the Pakistani air space & that has been causing delays for both arrivals & ...
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How will the seats be allocated if I don't reserve one before?

I booked two seats for one way flight. The ticket doesn't have seat number yet so I am allowed to select any available seats for a fee usually 2 to 5 USD for a seat. What if I don't select the seats? ...
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Three adults staying in a room that says two adults on the reservation [duplicate]

A friend and I have booked a package holiday in Spain later this year. I have one more friend that wants to join us as he can get booked on the same flight. But the reservation is for only two adults, ...
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Airline Code-Share Baggage Policy: Which Airline baggage policy apply on my first flight?

I have booked a one-way ticket from the Qatar Airways website. Do I have the same baggage policy in all my flights or different policies will apply to the Alaska Airline & Qatar Airways? First ...
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China Southern airline canceled their Flights and not didn't refund any money

I bought China Sothern airline from Lahore Pk to SFO US and traveled on this flight, later I needed to changed dates for return and I paid the extra $500 for the date change. The problem is that China ...
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Cheaper Sun Country flights at the airport?

Other US ULCC airlines Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant all charge fees for using their websites and call centers. These fees are waived when purchasing at the airport so they can claim it's an ...
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Cheaper Frontier flights at the airport?

Similar to Spirit, it seems Frontier charges a fee for using their website and call center, they call this "Carrier Interface Charge [CIC]." This fee is waived if you buy tickets at the airport. They ...
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Airline ticket; missing one of two first names

I am flying Europe to South Korea and then back for two weeks. However I might have done a stupid mistake when booking the ticket. I have two first and two last names, but when booking the ticket I ...
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Anyone done ticket booking in IRCTC with “Connecting Journey Booking” option?

Has anyone used "Connecting Journey Option" from IRCTC? If so, can you please provide/share following details: Does it calculate telescopic distance? What things must be kept in mind when booking the ...
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How to coordinate airplane tickets?

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate question (or a trivial one) - I don't know what to search for (my searches for the question title only bring back mathematical answers). I'm planning on dropping off ...
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Is it possible to change my name in flight ticket? [closed]

My name in passport is: My name : XXX YYY surname : ZZZ The name which I gave in flight ticket is: First name : XXX Last name : YYY Is it possible to change my name?
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What do “Victor”, “Tango”, “Quebec”, “Eco”, “Sierra” flight ticket classes mean?

I'm looking at buying a ticket on a regional airline in Colombia, Ada Aero. The tickets from Medellin to Pereira look like this: The plane is an old JetStream 32 with only 19 seats and the flight ...
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Purchasing a ticket for someone else in another country?

So this is the first time any of us have ever been through a travel scenario such as this. Right now, I'm in Egypt with my mother. We found a trip we agreed on (Lufthansa throughout), but we don't ...
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What does the “Kiwi.com Guarantee” cover?

Kiwi.com sells different kinds of connecting flights: "Connection protected by the carrier" These are the same as on any online travel agency: they include the usual support of the airline as ...
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Help interpret cancellation charges for hotel booking

The above image is a screenshot of the cancellation and refund rules for a hotel booked through airbnb.com. It mentions "Strict: Free cancellation for 48 hours". Does that imply that 48 hours after ...
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How to add checked-in luggage to an AA flight? [duplicate]

I am planning (doing it from France) to fly from PHX to OAK with American Airlines (I am open to any other airlines, that one seems to be the typical one was readily suggested on that route, but I see ...
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My friend bought me a ticket on his card

I'm traveling alone by Egyptair from Nigeria to Russia.The ticket was bought by my friend and by his DEBIT CARD. After I printed out the ticket, I saw in the rules that CREDIT CARD holder must be one ...
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Married name on easyjet booking but maiden name in passport

My wife and I booked a flight with EasyJet. My wife's passport is still in her maiden last name but the booking we made is in married last name. Will this be a problem and/or should we make a name ...
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Is an OSI sufficient for a travel doc-related OK TO BOARD message, or should I ask for an SSR CKIN?

Just had an airline insert a message in a couple of bookings with them, for check-in staff at the departure airports, that I'm "docs OK" and can be boarded (it's a case not clearly addressed in ...
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Arriving in hotel after 6 pm after announcing via telephone

In Germany it is common that your hotel room booking is guaranteed until 6 pm. If you plan to show up later, you can give your credit card number beforehand, otherwise your room might be given to ...
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On a multi-city route, is there a limit to the number of people who can book tickets from any one of the cities?

For example, consider a flight from Los Angeles to Moscow via New York. Is there a limit to the number of tickets that can be bought from either Los Angeles or New York?
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What is a “fare component” when buying an airline ticket?

In the terms and conditions for an airline ticket, I have encountered this: Cancellations rules apply per fare component. When combining fares charge the sum of the cancellation penalties of all ...
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Booking Ticket with 2 first Name through travel agents

I am planning to buy a ticket for myself and my fiancee and I noticed that on her passport she has 2 given names and the second name is quite big like 10 letters. She has an american passport It is ...
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Staying in Etosha Park, Namibia

I've recently contacted Etosha National Park, asking them to book 2 nights at their camping sites for our upcoming trip to Namibia. They've quickly got back with a quote, but in order to secure the ...
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BnB's in Northern Ireland [closed]

I will be driving from Dublin to Northern Ireland and around the coast to Killarney. Can you give me tips about driving? What about just waiting to find a place to stay every day depending on where ...
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Booking.com Cancellation fees [duplicate]

Before you read this question let it be known that this question has been asked before on this site; however, I find that my situation is slightly different then the others. I recently was searching ...
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Flight operator says sold out, codeshare says not sold out

I'm looking to book a trans-Atlantic flight. My options are basically United and Lufthansa; each operates some flights, and each sells tickets on the other's flights. For one leg operated by United, ...
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Why can I not book these flights on Air France?

I'm looking to book a multi-city itinerary on Air France, specifically CDG-->KIX (Paris CDG to Kansai International) and KIX-->LHR (Kansai International to London Heathrow). Air France operates ...
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Must airlines warn passengers about changes of required travel documents?

Case: Booking of flight ticket from Belgium to Namibia for family with minors in Jan 2018 for flight scheduled on Aug 1st 2018. New regulation on birth certificates requirements for minor introduced ...
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Can I cancel a hotel booking after receiving my Dubai visa?

I booked a hotel and mentioned it on my visa application. I now wish to live with a friend of mine. Is it safe to cancel the booking right now? Or should I cancel it after immigration. I don’t find ...
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Booking gallore - Who should I ask to get my Booking Number?

We are going to be flying with Aegean Airlines (great company so far, albeit a bit pricey) from Greece to Munich. This time, I reserved the tickets through a travel agency, but I haven't been provided ...
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How do dummy tickets/itinerary service websites work?

I'll try to keep this short. I spent the last few hours looking up the nature of the so called dummy tickets, and I could not get a direct answer to one question I had. Is it just a document I pay for ...
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What are the pros/cons of airlines selling tickets on a futures market? [closed]

Suppose the following were possible: Airline stops selling seats to the general public Airline advertises a route consisting of a # of seats (not necessarily any specific airplane) from a source to a ...
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Travel Europe under abbreviated first name on reservation?

Our family has always abbreviated the first name as we all only use our middle names, as in D. Mike Dewey. If reservations are under D. Mike Dewey and the passport says Dennis Mike Dewey - will this ...
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Hotel asks for credit card and passport through mail for restaurant reservation

I have made a booking at a hotel in an East Asian country for the new years period. The booking was done through a 3rd party website. The payment will be fulfilled on the first day of arrival ...
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Error in SSR CKIN command?

Recently flew with UIA on a two-leg itinerary and asked them via Facebook to insert an SSR CKIN note for the first leg about me being "Docs OK" at the transit airport. They put in the following: ...
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Is it possible that the return ticket of a round-trip is counterfeit? [closed]

Is it possible to buy round-trip tickets to Jamaica where the return ticket is counterfeit? My daughter-in-law says she's now stranded there. Is this possible?
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Flight check-in denied at the airport. Forced to buy a new a ticket. How can I ask for a refund?

I have bought plane tickets for 4 passengers from Expedia to fly from Singapore to Thailand via Thai Lion Air(subsidiary of APG Airlines). 2 Days after purchasing the tickets, I called Thai Lion Air ...
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Can you change a Polish LOT airlines ECONOMY STANDARD ticket to a different route?

Is it possible to change a Polish LOT airlines ECONOMY STANDARD ticket to a completely different route? The ticket is non-refundable, but changes are allowed for a penalty of 65 EUR. CHANGES ...
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flight rescheduling charges for Indigo?

In Indigo there is a Flex option which I don't know what it stands for ? Apparently it stands so that one can reschedule the flights as well. But I was told at the gate that full fare would be needed ...
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What happens if booking.com doesn't have your credit card and the booking was cancelled?

So a couple of weeks ago i tried to book on booking.com for 3 nights in december, they called me to tell me i put november instead and i was supposed to check in today, i messed up the dates (my bad). ...
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Ryanair booking: adult marked as child, child marked as adult; problem?

On making ticket payment (ryanair.com online booking), where I need to enter passengers names, I made a mistake: In Child name field I put adult name In Adult name field I put a child name. Child is ...