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

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Hotels.Com Booking with Debit Card

I have booked an apartment in Benidorm from Monday 25 to June 3rd of this year and I booked this with a debit card, but since booking I had to get a replacment card and was wondering if I try and ...
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Why do some airlines and air travel agencies send confirmation emails even if the flight has been cancelled?

During these weeks many flights had been cancelled because of the COVID-19. Why do some airlines and air travel agencies send confirmation emails even if the flight has been cancelled? Examples: ...
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Can a booking agency (rightfully) deduct a fee for refunding cancelled flights?

A person had their flights cancelled and was told by the airline to seek a refund from the booking agency (RCG). RCG said they'll charge an admin fee of SEK 399 (whereas the booking cost SEK 640) Is ...
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Ryanair wants us to change our booking but we want a full refund. Should we wait until they cancel the flight? [closed]

In early February we booked flights from Frankfurt Intl to Porto with Ryanair (2 adults, 1 infant). The inbound flight is supposed to take place on April 13th and the outbound flight on May 1st. In ...
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Booking.com cancellation fees during COVID-19 outbreak? [duplicate]

I booked an apartment in Barcelona for the 19th March, but obviously I’ll be unable to attend due to the coronavirus. I have paid for the apartment up front, in full. I messaged the apartment ...
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Am I entitled to a refund on a non-refundable booking that has been cancelled by the hotel

I made a non-refundable hotel room booking through hotels.com. The hotel has contacted me to inform me that they will not be open for business during my stay because of the Coronavirus. I know I made ...
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United Airlines waivers and ticket value expiration

United recently waived change fees for departures during March and April. However, it looks like the value of tickets is only good for a year since initial purchase, so if I bought my tickets back in ...
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Citilink airline ticket cancellation and refund

Last month I booked a flights with Citilink from Melbourne to Bali return for May. Last week i received a whatsapp message from Citilink saying the flights were cancelled until December. The whatsapp ...
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Is it possible to buy a standby ticket weeks in advance and not choose your destination?

I would like to verify if the following is possible: Person's parent's were airline employees for a long time, and has discount rates They purchase a ticket several weeks in advance of the date of ...
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How to make complex multi-leg flight reservations?

I want to travel to USA to get my grandchildren Take them to Ireland. Then my daughter is coming home and all 3 will travel back home together. How do I book the tickets and does the children’s names ...
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What methods can I employ to find deals to destinations with reduced demand, if any deals even exist, when events that decrease flight demand happen?

The CDC rates its travel notices in 3 broad categories: Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual ...
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Can I still use my return ticket after failing to board my first outbound ticket?

I purchased Alitalia Round trip tickets. Unfortunately, I wont be able to make the first flight out due to a conflict in schedule. But I will be able to make the return flight of the said roundtrip ...
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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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