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

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Can I cancel my outbound round-trip flight for one passenger?

Right now two people, (1) and (2) have a booked round-trip itinerary from A → B → A. I am hoping to add a stop to person (1)'s travels, and not to person (2)'s. (1) would travel from A → X → B → A ...
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Booking lodging along the west coast of USA

My girlfriend and I are planning to travel down the west coast of USA for a few weeks in the spring (late April to May). We've heard in Europe you almost have to book lodging ahead of time otherwise ...
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Is there any advantage of using a travel agent in this day and age? [duplicate]

Now that you can get great offers and deals on hotels or flight/train tickets on multiple websites and apps, is there any added advantage of going through a travel agent. Do they have any cheaper ...
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Can you change cabin with Tallink Silja before departure?

Can I upgrade or downgrade my cabin with Tallink Silja before departure? Say I booked a cabin for two and now two more friends want to join, can I change to a premium cabin for four? Or will the other ...
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Can you add passengers to an existing Tallink Silja booking?

If I've made a booking for one person with a cabin for four, is it then possible to add 3 more people to that booking afterwards? How do I do that if it's possible?
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What does the terminolgy 'open bar' mean when selecting board type upon booking hotel room?

I would like to know what the terminology 'open bar' means when on the booking breakdown page/ selecting room type. For more context it is under the column 'board basis' and next to the words 'bed and ...
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Booking from different initiating station to get cornfirm tickets

I was booking ticket from Viramgam Junction to Madgaon as cornfirm tickets are available, however I will board from Khed which is more than 500 km from Viramgam. Will there be any problem even if I ...
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Air Korea rebooking options after Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

I have a trip planned for Singapore that is currently booked with China Eastern (JFK-PVG-SIN) for early March and hsa a very high chance of ultimately being cancelled given present conditions of ...
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Air travel UK to USA with a hyphen in my surname - will it be a problem?

I'm flying from the UK to the USA for a holiday in a few months with Virgin. My surname has a hyphen in it, but it seems that Virgin's computers cannot handle this, so they have removed it and my ...
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Can you add an extra passenger to your booking at the ferry terminal when traveling by car between Dover and Calais?

In a related question we've discussed the practicalities of hitchhiking on a car headed towards the ferry between France and UK, where @DJClayworth wrote: A quick check on the most basic ferry of ...
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Flight search for multi-stop with 10 segments [duplicate]

There is a similar question on this site, Are there any sites that let me book 7 or more multi-city flights?. But, it's from 2013. And lists just one site - https://airtreks.com, that gives an ...
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Why won't Delta Airlines sell me a ticket for a trip entirely within Canada?

I have really good status and miles with Delta and want to use them to fly from Montreal (where they fly) to Vancouver (where they also fly). However, Delta refuses to book such a flight - even when ...
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Air Canada only giving partial refund on canceled ticket within 24 hours of booking?

I'm trying to cancel a flight that was booked less than 24 hours ago, I'm seeing that Air Canada does not want to refund the full ticket amount, but their policy appears that they should refund the ...
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Seville to Cadiz by train in May - should we buy tickets in advance?

We (2 people) will be taking a train from Seville to Cadiz in May. It will be a Tuesday at about 10.00am. Would there be any need to buy tickets in advance or will we be okay to buy tickets when we ...
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Searches that exclude particular transit airports

I need to go from YYZ to SIN, but this is a more general question about how to work the various search engines most people use. There are no direct flights. There are plenty of 20 hour flights through ...
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Book one night on Airbnb, then make a deal with the host to book directly. Any downsides?

I've recently booked a stay with Airbnb for $1600 of which between $240 and $320 went to Airbnb in the form of host or guest fees. I like to avoid fees whenever possible, so I was thinking of a way to ...
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Lufthansa 48h guarantee fare

I have a problem with Lufthansa. I have booked a flight with them using the 48h Fare guarantee. The price of my trip was 889 eur total. Then, as I was still discussing with my wife the trip I have ...
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How long in advance can Flixbus tickets be booked

How long time in advance can I book Flixbus bus tickets for traveling in Europe? When I try with a route that normally runs daily (out of Prague) for June 1, 2020, their web site refuses with: ...
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Transport from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca

How can i find information about the official bus/train prices from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca?
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Booking ETS Platinum class trains more than 24 hours in advance

I'm looking to book tickets on an ETS Platinum train service from Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral) to Ipoh. The official timetable shows a number of Platinum services (EPxxxx) running daiy; however, while ...
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Why are airline websites blocking access through Tor?

I tried opening the home pages of a few airline websites through the Tor browser and instead of the home page all I see is a low-key page with "Access Denied". Why would airlines want to prevent ...
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What is indirect travel?

My company uses Concur to book business travel. I am trying to book a flight for a business trip in 2 weeks. I have selected the flights, and on the screen where Concur asks for the project to ...
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Deutsche Bahn: What does “Train not bookable until further notice” mean?

I am trying to book a train from Deutsche Bahn, that shows a message "Ticket not bookable until further notice" (in the English version of the website) in its listing. However, the button to book is ...
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Can I reserve a hotel with prepaid debit card on Booking.com?

I know there is no problem to reserve a hotel wit credit cards or debit cards on Booking.com but I don't see anyone book a hotel with prepaid debit cards. Because I can just have prepaid debit card to ...
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US 24 hour cancellation right: can you roll it over multiple days?

If you buy a flight in/from the US, there is a legal 24 hour free cancellation period, in which a flight can be cancelled for free, as long as it is bought seven days ahead of departure. Is it ...
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Iraqiairways.com.iq website is safe or not?

Anyone bought ticket from iraqiairways.com.iq site for Iraq, is it safe ?, and when you pay by credit card , can you print the issued ticket immediadetely after the purchase?
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Additional flight appeared on my booking with Emirates

I have booked return flights with Emirates from Manchester to Kathmandu (with a connection in Dubai) for Apr/May 2020. So it looks like Manchester > Dubai, Dubai > Kathmandu and then Kathmandu > Dubai,...
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How to book Indian buses and trains in advance without an Indian phone number?

Is it possible these days to book Indian buses and trains in advance without an Indian phone number? When I look online, all sites and apps require an Indian phone number, which as a non-Indian, I do ...
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Add passenger for flights booked with Wizz Discount club

How can I add a passenger in my flight booked with Wizz Discount club? I can’t find the option.
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Google Flights is in English but booking site it sends me to is in Thai

I'm trying to use Google Flights as is often recommended to me. I've got the language set to English and the currency set to AUD. I've found a cheap flight from Bangkok to Europe and click on it. It ...
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My name causes an issue with any booking! (names end with MR and MRS)

My name is Amr Eladawy. Whenever I get a ticket through an agent and they put my first name as Amr, it lands as A only in the Airlines system. That happened with many airlines and different agents. ...
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How to read or modify other traveler's date of birth for United Airlines flights?

I've booked an intercontinental United Airline flight to the US for me and some friends of mine. The UA site requires to enter the date of birth and the gender of all the passengers, specifying that ...
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Will the price change on Airbnb if I provide my ID later?

Recently I booked an apartment on Airbnb and I paid the full amount of money. Then Airbnb asked me to provide some legal documents like ID to finish the procedure of booking, would the booking price ...
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Can I use a Forex card on booking.com?

I have a MasterCard based Forex multi-currency card issued in India. Can I use this forex card for payment in Euros via booking.com online? Can I use the forex card the same way we use the credit ...
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Should I show Hotel reservation when entering Schengen zone?

I already have a single entry visa from Czech republic. While applying, my plan was to travel to Prague stay there 3 nights including my date of arrival & 3rd day depart to Germany, spend there 2 ...
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Vietjet Flight reservation Family Name, Middle or given Name

I am booking a flight on Vietjet online, I have come across their name requirement which is Family Name: Middle and Given Name: I have always seen/used First name/Family Name so before ...
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Seat issues in weird Air France booking

I booked my Air France flight a few months ago and am having issues. On the app it says my boarding passes are unavailable and have to print them at the check-in counter. On the seat section it says:...
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“Book with a travel agent” option on Google Flights

Here is a screenshot from Google Flights: I've encountered similar scenarios multiple times. Google is claiming that one can book these flights for 186 USD with a travel agent. I've checked a few ...
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Are French citizens supposed to indicate all their first names when booking a flight ticket?

French citizens often have several first names, which are mentioned on their passport. Are French citizens supposed to indicate all their first names when booking a flight ticket? On one side I read ...
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Compensation from hotel

The hotel charged me twice on my credit card. But said that it is denied. In fact it is paid. I showed them the message that I received on my cell phone. Still I was denied check in. This causes ...
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Booking flights for people on Fiverr and Upwork - is there a way to use my credit card to make bookings?

I have just started using sites like Fiverr and Upwork to plan trips for others. So far I have just produced itineraries, but some people would like for me to book trips for them. I have traveled ...
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When searching for flights, how do I select arrival date, instead of departure date?

When booking a long distance flight, the arrival date tends to differ from the date of departure, as it can take 1-2 days to arrive, especially with layovers. If I need to arrive on a specific day, is ...
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Book return flight, but after another round trip [duplicate]

I am currently in the US. I plan on leaving back to my home country (UK) on October 18th, but I haven't booked it yet. I did already book a trip back to the US with a relative for a week in November. ...
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Why are some hotels asking you to book through Booking.com instead of matching the price at the front desk?

It's happened to me a few times when I've wanted to book a room the same day. I've researched the prices on various hotels before visiting a hotel. At the front desk I present how many days I want to ...
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Best apps for motel booking while road tripping in the US

I'm planning to do a road trip in the US (West Coast mostly), and I don't want to book my accommodation in advance, in order to be flexible. What are the best apps for booking motels for the same day?
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Is there a way to encourage or even force airlines and booking engines to show options with overnight layovers?

Sometimes, airlines and booking engines offer options with overnight layovers, and usually present these as unattractive options (and usually they are, because not many people enjoy sleeping in ...
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Why can I buy a ticket on gotogate/other resellers but not direct?

Today my friend flew from Zurich to Sofia with Bulgaria air. The flight was not available on the Bulgaria Air website but only through gotogate and the other resellers. We bought the flight, and she ...
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Is there a booking app or site that lets you specify your gender for shared dormitories?

I've noticed that on booking sites and apps such as Agoda and Booking.com that let you book a bed in a shared room in a hostel, guesthouse, etc, have a kind of way to game the system that more ...
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Why is it sometimes cheaper to connect via an airport than to finally fly to that airport? [duplicate]

You can fly from Vienna (VIE) to Addis Ababa (ADD) for 526€. However, flying from Vienna (VIE) to Cape Town (CPT) connecting through Addis Ababa (ADD) is only 419€. So when flying to ADD, it is ...
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May a hotel provide accommodation for fewer people than booked?

I booked a room in a hotel in Vienna for 3 people (2 adults and 1 child - 8 years old). I received an email from Agoda.com that confirms these details. The hotel sent me an email confirmation too, but ...

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