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Questions tagged [budget]

Questions about minimizing costs and expenditure when spending the least money is a high priority.

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Are the prices of short-haul British Airways flights known to fluctuate (within the Economy class), or they only ever increase? [duplicate]

I've had a flight price tracked in Google Flight for a couple of days because I couldn't yet decide if I could take it. Unfortunately it has gone up by 25% last night (~170 to ~220 EUR). The flight ...
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Cost of a travel in UK [duplicate]

I am preparing a new application for a Family Visa in UK after a refusal I stay at my brother's house in Birmingham for a week of my leave limit My salary is £420 and I started my current job on June ...
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Do you need to book casas particulares when traveling in Havana during winter?

I'm planning a trip to Havana this January and as far as I can see all the online booking services are heavily overpriced - rooms which are supposed to cost $30CUC/USD are at least $60 on Airbnb. ...
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Are there any airline companies in Europe that make discounts if you buy flights in batch?

I recently saw that Ryanair does a 15% discount for 8 flights for Erasmus students. I was wondering if these promotions exist in either Ryanair or other companies to clients if they guarantee to buy a ...
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Best time to buy a flight to South America from Europe [duplicate]

I want to buy a open jaw flight to South America. Bucharest - Buenos Aires at the beginning of January Bogota/Barranquilla/Cartagena(Colombia) - Bucharest, somewhere between 10 and 16 April. When is ...
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Daily budget for backpacking in South America [closed]

I'm going backpacking in South America for 4 months (Jan-Apr 2019) and I will pass through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Has anyone been backpacking on a budget in these ...
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Walk from Vladivostok Airport to nearest hotel

I arrive to Vladivostok Airport in the afternoon, and would like to stay for the night somewhere near the airport. Taking a taxi would be too easy, so here is my challenge: Is it possible to go from ...
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I did not add a companion on my WizzAir booking with discount

By mistake I did not add my girlfriend on my booking for WizzAir with discount. Can I add her on the same flight, same date and hour with discount?
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Can I live in Berlin comfortably for one month with 1,000 euros if housing is free? [closed]

I'm traveling to Germany in December. My budget is 1,000 euros. Housing will be free, because a friend of mine will let me stay at her house at no cost. I'm planning on partying around once a week, ...
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Is there a public bus from Budapest to Debrecen?

No results are obtained when I search on goeuro.com or busbud.com, and Wikitravel's Debrecen page only suggests car, plane and train. However, this is between the biggest and second biggest cities ...
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General price level comparison? [duplicate]

I am Swede and I want to travel in Europe on budget. I am having a hard time finding information about the general price level in different countries. So, is there a good economic index that compares ...
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Are there any disadvantages of Wizz Discount Club?

I can't find any sensible reason not to buy Wizz Discount Club, but they must make money somehow. Do you know why do they have it at all? I thought it auto-renews automatically next year, but no. ...
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Is London's Greenwich park free?

I'm planing a trip to see the Greenwich time line (Prime meridian). I did some research and found that Greenwich park in London is the place most visitors go to see this. Is this park free and is ...
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How to find out the fair price for an elephant tour in India? [closed]

As a foreigner it can sometimes be hard to judge what is a reasonable cost when the internet is flooded with ads directed at tourists (who are often willing to pay crazy prices due to lack of better ...
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Cheap parking near YUL with free shuttle

Parking at YUL airport or the nearby Econo-Park is quite expensive, from $25-30 CAD per day, which makes it not practical even for trips over 2 days, even by just an hour, since you get charged a full ...
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Avoiding RyanAir's rip-offs in a really cheap ticket

I got a pair of really cheap return tickets from Ryanair. I have never taken flights for so little money. It was so cheap that it makes me nervous, Ryanair being what it is. So, we are not checking-...
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Daily budget in the UK

here's an issue. A student from Russia is applying for the UK visa. In the visa application there is a question "How much money are you planning to spend on your visit to the UK?". I read on the ...
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Cheapest way stay/travel in UK from India [closed]

My friend and I are planning to go to the UK from India for a 15 day trip in next June from 3rd to 18th(have to be at Hampshire on 5th June, The Oval on 9th June, old Trafford 16th June), so right now ...
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Why are airfares getting cheaper or at least we have stable airfares for the last 10 years? [closed]

In the last ten years I have seen at least stabilty in airfares. How is it possible that before 10 years one had paid (in average) more for travelling than today (my own experience)? I have seen this ...
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Is there a way to cancel “automatic tipping” on Carnival cruise before the last day?

When you book a Carnival cruise, and check in, it automatically assigns you the "suggested" amount of gratuities. Despite it being "suggested" and "optional", it is applied automatically by default. ...
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Catacombs of Paris - How to buy ahead of time and discounts

I've heard that it's a good idea to buy tickets in advance of visiting the catacombs of Paris. Can someone tell me how to do this? I did research it a bit, and there are a number of sites selling ...
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Advice on getting discounts in Paris for 15 year old (and 50 year old) [closed]

My daughter and I are going to Paris for 6 days in late March I'm still trying to decide which museums/attractions to see although the followings are must sees: 1) Versaille 2) Louve 3) The Catacombs ...
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Lone traveler frustration [closed]

I travel alone and most deals I find are for couples only. Why is it more expensive for single travelers who's tired of finding a person to travel with to get the deal and just want to just enjoy ...
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How to pay for things in Greece?

My boyfriend and I are headed to Greece (Athens for some time and islands for some time). We plan on bringing euros that we ordered from our personal banks in the States. But I am curious what the ...
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Can I buy a select seat at the check-in counter?

I will fly with Norwegian from BUD to CPH in February. I have a LowFare ticket so the seat selection is €12. I know that if I don’t reserve a seat in advance, I will get one random upon check-in which ...
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I need to fly between two European countries once a month. What is the cheapest way to do it?

Currently I am staying in the Netherlands but I need to go back to my country (Spain) once a month from now on for some years. Each time I only need to stay one day, and the flight dates are flexible, ...
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Travel Money & Expenses In Russia [closed]

Can anyone recommend how much travel money I should be prepared to spend in Russia? I'll be spending 3 days in Moscow and 3 days in St Petersburg half board. I will need money for lunch and ...
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Cheap alcoholic drinks for winters in Europe [closed]

Generally I go for beer when I am in Europe, but I want to avoid it during peak winter season to avoid sore throat. What are the best alternatives to beer that can be taken in large volumes? EDIT: ...
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What is cost in Paris Metro between Zones 1-2 & are 2016/2017 Carnet EUR 1.45 tickets still valid as new rates are EUR 1.90?

My journey will be (to/fro) Republique Metro Station to Bobigny/Pablo Picasso Metro Station. The vianavigo.com (is it official? looks like) lists the journey as single line, and cost one ticket (EUR 1....
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How can I stay in the center of Paris cheaper than AirBnB? [closed]

I am considering staying in Paris for a relatively long period (10 to 12 weeks) next year. Since hotels are expensive, I usually use AirBnB, but even AirBnB costs about €45 per night, which is still ...
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Flight search for 3+/4+ stops

I often search multiple-hop flight routes from a source to a destination. it is very important that the flight route fits my schedule and budget. that includes adjustments or constraints due to ...
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What is the purpose of a round-trip ticket?

I had assumed that buying round-trip plane tickets saves a lot of money, but lately I've been comparing prices and the round-trips I've seen are almost identical in price to just buying two one-way ...
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Can I save money when flying twice to the same destination?

I heard that it was possible to purchase another plane ticket very cheaply if you were flying to the same destination within a certain period of time. Is it true? How do you do this?
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What is the cheapest way to get from Penn Station New York to Penn Station New Jersey apart from walking/biking?

I don't mind walking a few minutes to and from each station, for example walking to the 33rd street PATH will allow me to get to Newark for a maximum of $2.75. But what about the bus? The NJ Transit ...
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Safeguarding against extra expenditures Natural disasters during travels

Looking at the recent storms in US/Caribbean and Mexico, i am wondering if there are any pre emptive action which we can take to safeguard against such incidents like any insurance policies to cover ...
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Is there a website that shows the cheapest train ticket on each day, given the input of departure and arrival city in Europe?

I consider visiting Krakow and then moving to Vienna, Bratislava, Brno, or Prague. Now, I would like to buy the cheapest train ticket from Krakow. But most European train websites such as GoEuro only ...
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When booking a flight online is the checked luggage fee included in it?

Planning on booking a holiday abroad with expedia.com and was wondering is the fee for checked luggage so the suitcase that you check in covered with the holiday booking? I was under the impression ...
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ITA Matrix Search - at least one connection point in MUC? “No flights found”

Is it me (i.e., am I missing an incredibly simple code?), or can ITA Matrix not support my broad search? My goal is to find a one-way ticket from Hanoi to Munich using hidden cities. For several ...
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What are the current budget options for getting from Chinatown to KLIA2: Terminal 2 of Kuala Lumpur International airport?

Public transport in Kuala Lumpur seems to be improving faster than ever. Also, since my first visit only a few years ago, Air Asia has moved from the LCCT (Low-Cost Carrier Terminal), now closed, to ...
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EasyJet - Is the return flight valid if I miss the first leg?

British Airways: If I book a return journey with British Airways and miss the first flight, can I still use the return flight? WizzAir: If I book a return journey with Wizz Air and miss the first ...
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How often do Spirit $9 Fares get posted? [duplicate]

I'm a semi-frequent traveler (3-5x/year), and I'm debating whether to join the Spirit $9 Fare Club. My question is, how frequently do these club fares pop up? How does Spirit schedule these things? ...
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Self-Driving at Kruger National Park: Are there rental car services in or near the park?

My family and I are ecstatic about our S. Africa trip next year. We are on a tour bus company (Expat Explore), and we have three free days at Kruger National Park (not nearly enough!). We have ...
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Public transport Toronto to Waterloo

I will travel to Toronto and I will need to travel to Waterloo too (from Toronto). Is there any student discount with my Hungarian student ID? I tried to plan my trip and as I saw when I will travel ...
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Arriving NYC 4pm, departing 9am; is a Statue of Liberty visit possible?

I will arrive in New York JFK airport on a Monday at about 4 pm. My next flight will be from Newark at 9 am the next day. Would it be possible to visit the Statue of Liberty and how much would that ...
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How can I book flights online with separate airlines? [closed]

I want to travel to Ibiza again this summer. I want to go there from Tehran, Iran via connecting flights. For example, I would like to fly from Tehran to Frankfurt on Lufthansa, and then from ...
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Finding public shower in Europe

While there are plenty of questions on SE Travel like Where to shower in X or Y I wasn't able to find a common approach to finding cheap or free public showers. For example, how do long-haul truckers ...
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How do I select a beginner destination? [closed]

I'm hopeful that I'm being specific enough to avoid being too broad/subjective. I would appreciate any pointers or edits where required to make this question work here. I am a non-road-warrior/...
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Cheapest fare for commuting from Oxford to London by train for 3 months in summer [closed]

I will have to commute every day from Oxford to London during summer (3rd of July to 22nd of September). I was wondering what would the cheapest fare be. I want to take the train. I will have to take ...
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Negotiating prices with airlines?

I'm traveling Toronto -> Chicago -> Tokyo -> Havana -> Toronto, all immediately after each other. Skyscanner and Google Flights both (surprisingly) say that it's CHEAPER to do three separate 2-way ...
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From Asia to Lat America on the cheap [closed]

I'm looking for a way to get cheaply from Asia, SEA or India to Lat America: Mexico, Colombia, Dominicana, Cuba or Equador. Maybe Peru also. not through the US preferably not through Japan or Europe ...