Questions tagged [bookings]

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

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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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Price alerts for airfare - worthwhile?

Let's say I'm buying a roundtrip ticket between Austin TX and Boston MA. I have a few websites where I'll scour for a good fare, and, inevitably, a pop-up window will appear, asking: Create a ...
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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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How can I ensure that two passengers with separate bookings on Ryanair sit together?

I made two separate bookings with Ryanair for me and a friend (they travel A->B->A, whereas I travel only the B->A leg together with them). I did not include any extras during booking, such as the "...
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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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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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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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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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Airline reservations require name to exactly match passport, but won't allow entering name that way

My sister's name on her passport is 25 characters not including spaces: 5 letters for her given name, 7 letters for her middle name, and 13 letters, including a hyphen, for her last name. (It's NOT a ...
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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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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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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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Are there any sites that let me book 7 or more multi-city flights?

I have a project that is requiring me to travel to seven different locations and I need to find a travel site that will allow me to book more than six multi-flights in order to accommodate for this ...
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How to search for weekend flights?

I'd like to search for flights departing either Fri PM or Sat AM, and returning either Sun PM or Mon AM. In Google Flights, this requires 4 separate searches. Is there another site/tool that allows ...
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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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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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Booking via wotif.com using a US bank account permissibility

Can I book a hotel in the USA using a bank in the USA via an Australian website, wotif.com? Does this exchange work?
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How do I book and pay for a ticket for my daughter on my Expedia account?

I need to book and pay for my daughter's ticket to Hamburg. How do I do that?
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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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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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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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Hotel booking sites with a calendar view, similar to flight search engines?

I was a great fan of Wotif.com's calendar view, where you could punch a place and a start date and it would show you prices and availability for all hotels, which you could then filter down by your ...
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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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Italy AirBnb host asking for passport info plus two off-the-books payments. Very skeptical

I'm an American and I'll be going to Italy in July. Is it common for my AirBnB hosts to ask for our passport information? My host asked me for my passport info and the others who will be staying with ...
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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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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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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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I put an incorrect nationality on my Air Asia booking

I accidentally forgot to change the Nationality on my Air Asia booking, so this in turn will be different to my passport nationality. Does anyone know how I can fix it please? I'm really desperate as ...
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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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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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Avoiding red-eye flights for long journeys

I'm not very good at sleeping on airplanes (at least in cattle class - I've never flown overnight on higher classes), and I don't fancy the prospect of sleeping for a couple of hours in an airport ...
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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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Finding Twin rooms

I'm checking a lot of sites trying to find twin rooms, on both Expedia and Agoda, and unless I'm looking at hostels there seems to be a considerable lack of twin rooms advertised. Is this a case ...
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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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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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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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Is order of passenger’s names important on Vietnam Airlines?

I’m planning to book a direct flight from Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and return, with Vietnam Airlines. I have both a Vietnamese and an Australian passport, and I plan to use ...
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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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Seat issue confirmed or cancelled on Indian Railways?

When I booked my online ticket, my 1 and 2 was waiting list is now 1 and 2 RAC. Does this mean my seat was confirmed or cancelled? Will I get a seat or not?
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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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Surname too long for airline ticket

I've already seen Name too long for e-ticket. Should I be worried?. But that question is focused on the middle name which isn't that important. This is about the surname. I also left a comment on the ...
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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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