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

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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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Paying for Airbnb bookings with another person's credit card

I wish to book Airbnb accommodation for an overseas trip. Unfortunately, the charge would put the credit card balance over the limit. I can have another person pay with their card but I'm not sure ...
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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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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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Charged for fuel surcharge after re-booking a flight. Fair?

I booked a flight from Seattle to Paris for June 10th with Air France, but realized I could not make the flight. I called the customer service of the airline because I wanted to re-book my flight, ...
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On which trains in Japan is reservation mandatory?

The vast majority of Japanese trains have so-called non-reserved (or unreserved) seats (自由席, literally "free seats"), which do not allow reservation and are available on a first-come, first-served ...
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Fare hack: risk of booking a same-day multi-city ticket vs. through one-way ticket

I'm looking at a one-way plane ticket on Spirit Airlines. The itinerary requires a stop, and playing around with their website I discovered routing the connection as a single Multi-city booking on the ...
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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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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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Surname blank on passport - Query about booking airline tickets

I want to book tickets for my parents' travel from India to Germany and back by Turkish Airlines and Alitalia . However, I have the following question : On my father's passport, his full name (AAA ...
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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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Can I cancel a hotel booking after receiving my Dubai visa?

I booked a hotel in Dubai and mentioned it on my visa application. I now wish to stay with a friend of mine instead. Is it safe to cancel the booking right now, or would doing so impact my visa ...
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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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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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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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How do I find the cheapest date to book a given hotel?

I am looking for a site or service that allows me to search a hotel (or hotels, or a specific beach/location) for the cheapest date. Most sites want you to tell them when you plan to visit. I WANT ...
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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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Can I travel on a domestic flight if my booking is not the same as my id?

By mistake, I booked my flight using initials for my first and middle names. On my id, both names are written in full; the last name is the same. Can I travel on a domestic flight with this mistake?
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Ducal Palace Museum complex at Mantua: is it possible to visit it in the morning and come back in the afternoon for a visit to Corte Vecchia?

I'm planning to visit Ducal Palace Museum complex at Mantua this summer. As far as I know, it's advisible to book a ticket in advance since they allow a maximum of 1500 visitors per day at Camera ...
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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 airspace & that has been causing delays for both arrivals & ...
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How to verify, with different airlines, that the broker booked the flight correctly?

I bought 3 interconnected flights via Kiwi.com, but have been reading so many negative reviews and experiences with this online broker. Many of the problems look to be connected to the booking not ...
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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 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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How long does it take Air Canada to refund a ticket cancelled within 24 hours of booking?

I cancelled a return flight 40 minutes after booking when I realized I made a mistake. Currently it has been ~36 hours and still no money is showing up in my account, even though the money left the ...
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Non-refundable hotel stay

I have a non-refundable room booked at a Holiday Inn in the US, and they have charged me one night's stay already. I asked at IHG and they said they couldn't do anything as it was with the hotel. The ...
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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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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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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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Booking with “Pay at the Hotel” option

I want to ask, when you book a hotel with the "pay at the Hotel" option, they mention: "You don’t need to prepay. However, the property may take a deposit from the card you booked with. This is a ...
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Booking via wotif.com using 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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Airbnb: is the service fee partially refunded after changing the dates of a long stay?

Suppose that I make some long term reservation on airbnb from, say, Jan 1st to Dec 31st. Assume that there's no "special price" promotion involved. On June 1st I decide that I want to leave on October ...
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Visa card number is not accepted in IRCTC website

What to do when VISA credit/debit cards are not recognized by IRCTC site to make reservations. I don't have access to Indian cards.
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Are some airline routings unbookable?

This is a generic question, but first my specific situation. I want to fly from Maputo, Mozambique (MPM) to Portland, Oregon (PDX). The cheapest flight I can find online for this itinerary is about $...
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Why can't air tickets just accept only the passport number without any names? [closed]

recently I had a booking and my name being so long, one thing lead to another and the operators had to make changes in the booking. That lead me to this question. I've also seen many posts all over ...
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Turkish airlines: can't re-schedule flight with changed date/time

We're having problems with Turkish Airlines's flight re-schedule system, and we're a bit in panic. We - a group of 6 people - booked and paid for a flight from Budapest to Ankara with a stop in ...
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Renting farmhouse in Netherlands - is it normal to be asked to pay deposit via bank transfer?

I am going to be travelling to Netherlands and trying to book a farmhouse for 3 night long stay. The farmhouse I am looking at is listed on Booking but is unavailable on the dates I am interested in. ...
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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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How do I decipher this hotel address in Greece?

I am flying to Greece and need to stay in to a hotel called "Castello Hotel", in Patras (a city in Greece). I booked the room through hotels.com and thought everything was fine, until I noticed that ...
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Booking transit hotel at Incheon Korea [closed]

I want to stay overnight on a 2 leg international flight in Feb 2020, no need to clear customs. Hotel says no availability, is because date is too far out?
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Book multiple flights with Ryanair and save on Administration Fee

I need to book 2 different flights with Ryanair, but if I book them separately I have to pay GBP 6 as administration fees because I'm paying with a Visa Debit (and most cards are charged GBP 6). I can ...
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Booking.com prepayment [closed]

I recently reserved an apartment in Budapest through Booking.com, which was free of charge. Once I’d reserved the apartment, I got an e-mail from the host of the apartment asking me for a pre-...
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Failure to book reported by OTA, but a refusal to refund. What to do?

I have flown from Berlin TXL to Paris ORY with Aigle Azur, flight number ZI608 (09:55 --- 11:55) on the 30th of April 2019. There is a circumstance regarding ticket sale which has had me, so far ...
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Warning about needing “authorization” when booking ticket

When attempting to book a flight with Turkish Airlines from Cancun to Istanbul in October, I get a warning that "Sale of passenger tickets on this route is subject and conditioned to a prior ...
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How can I pre-book a taxi in Schiphol Airport?

Next week: If I choose to take a Taxi from Amsterdam to Centraal Station (destination = Rennaisance Hotel): a decision must be made which service is to be used. I understand that it is possible to ...
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Wizz discount club passenger name change [closed]

I am trying to change my passenger details on a Wizz flight, but its telling me that I can't make any changes since its a discounted ticket. I didn't see any where in the small print that it can't be ...