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Booking return flights for a multi-destination trip

I'm planning a multi-destination trip (TLS -> AKL -> YUL -> TLS). Flight finders are showing me prices around €2-3000 for EACH of these legs, total up to €9000, whereas the (geographically ...
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Is it possible to lower the fares through Amadeus?

Can we make the fares cheaper through the GDS system (Amadeus)? Frequently I see that the fares from the officials sites like Qatar, Turkish, Lufthansa etc. are even cheaper from my GDS. I'm talking ...
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Zone AB 3-day pass in Montreal

I live in Laval and need to go on campus for 3 consecutive days. I was curious to know how to purchase the 3-day pass so that I can begin using it early in the morning for the bus (Monday-Wednesday). ...
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Can you break your journey on trains in Poland?

As a general question, can you buy flexible tickets in Poland which allow you to get on and off on your route? For my specific case, is there a ticket I can get that will allow me to travel from ...
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Fare difference when changing a return flight midway through the trip

I have a roundtrip ticket from the US > Japan > US with ANA. Their "flex special" fare allows flight changes for free + any fare difference. My question is, how will the fare ...
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How can I purchase a 3 day AB pass on an Opus Card in Montréal, and what are the options for traveling to Longueuil from the airport?

I am traveling to Montréal and will be staying in Longueuil. I am arriving in the evening. I am planning on purchasing a 3 day unlimited Zones AB pass (3-day, All Modes AB on https://www.stm.info/...
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How long do you have to be staying in DC before a guest concession SmarTrip is worth the extra work to acquire? [closed]

I will be traveling to Washington, DC for a few days in the not-so-distant future as part of a larger trip. I hold a valid concession (reduced) fare ID/smartcard combination issued by the transit ...
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Who counts as a pupil or as a student in Germany?

I am a student in France and was looking at websites in Germany. When looking at prices, usually there are two categories outside of full fare: Pupils, with usually free admission Students, With ...
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How can buying an extra flight (different PNR) with another be cheaper than not buying that?

A friend was looking for flights from Lisbon to Delhi and found a curious situation where buying an additional flight with an itinerary is cheaper than buying just that itinerary. The additional ...
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What's the upside(s) of paying for a fare lock on a fully refundable flight ticket, if any?

E.g., KLM airline offers a fare lock for a fully refundable ticket (fully refundable till flight boarding): Text: Need some time to think? No problem: you can lock this fare now and pay later. The ...
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What type of Journey/trip is this based on the fares

I'm trying to price a round trip in ita matrix between destinations A - C. Everything is ok. it came up with 2 fare components as it should be but the way the fare components expressed do not look ...
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How to pay bus fare in Tallinn?

My father and I are staying in Tallinn, in a flat on Pae street. We don't know the city or the language. We have used the bus today to go downtown and back. Going downtown, the driver told us to just ...
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How do fare restrictions work in case of rebooking?

I have a fare class with the restrictions as the following: THE FARE COMPONENT MUST BE ON ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING ANY AZ FLIGHT OPERATED BY AZ. I was thinking to myself, are the fare ...
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How to find fare information for Dublin Buses?

I will be going to Dublin in a few days, but I can't find what are the prices for a given bus ride in Dublin when using Dublin Bus specifically DublinBus states : Leap Cash Short Zone €1.30● €1.70 ...
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How much is the bus fare from Buenos Aires downtown to EZE airport

I'm trying to figure out what bus fares in Buenos Aires are. I have read various websites but the quoted numbers are all over the place and because of the rapid inflation, prices change quickly. I got ...
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Fare calculator for travel in greater Lisbon?

TL;DR: Is there an easy way to get detailed fare calculations for the Lisbon area? On my last day in Lisbon I'm looking to visit Sintra. I gather day passes aren't going to cut it, so I need to ...
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Do automatic refunds of Oyster Cards journey time fines count towards the limit of 3 fare refunds per month?

An upvoted answer on Do you need to take the most direct route with an Oyster Card? inspired me to ask this question. I do not live or work in the UK and don't have intention to use the Oyster Card ...
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How can I understand the cost of rescheduling a Lufthansa flight?

I booked a flight through Gotogate and tried to rebook it on the phone with Lufthansa. As far as I can tell, it is not possible to rebook the flight through either the Gotogate or the Lufthansa ...
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Why are round trip/return tickets sometimes so much cheaper than the one-way? [duplicate]

I am flying LHR -> CLT, one-way. The one-way ticket was over $1000. However a return ticket with the outbound the same exact flight as the one-way, was around $800. I bought the return with no ...
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Are LA Metro buses currently free?

So far I've only taken one bus but I didn't see any fareboxes or places to tap the Tap card. I asked the driver if I need to tap the card but I only got the hand gesture which I interpreted as "...
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Fare Calculation for Changes

Here is an excerpt from the change rules of an Air Canada ticket: BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - FOR O/B CHANGE THE NEW BASE FARE AMOUNT MUST BE RECALCULATED USING CURRENT AND APPLICABLE FARES IN ...
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Validity of Ticket After Change

Let's say I buy an air ticket which allows changes with no fee. The ticket is valid for one year since the date of issue, and if it's partially used, up to one year from the date of the first outbound ...
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Transfer between TANK and Go Metro in Cincinnati

I'm trying to figure out what kinds of electronic tickets I need to buy if I need to get from the Cincinnati Airport (CVG) to Blue Ash. First I need to take route 2X to downtown Cincinnati (which is ...
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What does cancellation policy mean Turkish Airlines fare rules page?

I would like to purchase a roundtrip ticket from Turkey Airlines and am somewhat confused on the cancellation policy in fare rules page For international flights, under "economy promotion", ...
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Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight?

Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight? (assume the passenger is flying economy) I read some conflicting reports, e.g. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
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How can I easily compare the affordability of two departure airports with respect to a specific set of airports I frequently fly to?

I would like to compare two airports in terms of how cheap/expensive it is to fly from these two airports to a specific set of airports I frequently fly to. Is there any convenient way to do so? ...
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Why are fifth freedom flights more often discounted than regular flights?

I read on https://www.flypointyend.com/5th-freedom-flights/ (mirror): The fifth freedom allows an airline to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries as a part of services connecting the ...
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Train fare 4 Euros higher for travel to airport than to its two adjacent stations [duplicate]

Is it legal to have a higher train fare for travel to/from airport when adjacent stops are way cheaper? I frequently travel to an airport that is connected to its serving city by rail service. A one ...
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If a taxi driver in Thailand stops the meter (the amount is still visible on the meter screen), can they resume it?

I had a case where I took a metered taxi in Bangkok with another passenger: when we stopped at the other passenger's destination to drop them, the taxi driver didn't understand that I would stay in ...
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Why are flights getting more expensive as traveling returns back to normal?

As traveling is becoming more safe countries become to open their borders again coming out of lockdown. As a result of this, I started planning my next trip abroad but noticed that the flights are ...
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Why is it unlikely one needs to use the tollways when riding a taxi after midnight, early hours of the morning or a weekend in Bangkok?

From https://itsbetterinthailand.com/how-to-use-local-taxis-in-bangkok-without-getting-ripped-off-or-lost/ (mirror 1, mirror 2): If it’s after midnight, early hours of the morning or a weekend, it’...
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Taxi in Bangkok booked via ride-share apps, the price is predetermined, why do they run the meter?

Why do taxi drivers booked via ride-share applications (e.g. Grab) start the meter at the beginning of the ride, even though the price is predetermined via the ride-share application in Bangkok, ...
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Are taxi drivers in Bangkok expected to round up the taxi fare to the nearest multiple of 10 THB?

For example, if the taxi fare is 53 THB and I give 60 THB (for lack of coins), the taxi drivers typically will not give any change back. I wonder whether this is because I don't look Thai or because ...
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Is there any law or guidelines on toll avoidance for taxi drivers in Bangkok?

When driving between two locations, the fastest and/or shortest path may have a toll, while a slower and/or longer path may be toll-free. Tolls may represent a significant part of a taxi fare (e.g., ...
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How do taxis in Bangkok charge for waiting time?

When asking a taxi in Bangkok, Thailand to wait for me for a few minutes during a stop in our trip, is the taxi supposed to restart the meter (starts at 35 THB) when I go back to the taxi, or keep the ...
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Is "relatively low" flight prices plus "no fee for change" as good as it sounds?

For family reasons, I'm planning a trip from A to B. Airlines are currently not operating the route but flights are already available for the coming weeks, at less than normal prices. Airlines are ...
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How can I know ahead of time whether I have to swipe my Octopus card when exiting a bus in Hong Kong?

When taking the MTR in Hong Kong, one has to swipe one's Octopus card on the way in and out. How can I know ahead of time whether I have to swipe my Octopus card when exiting a bus in Hong Kong?
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Does the taxi waiting time impact the taxi fare when taking a taxi from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)'s taxi stand?

Does the taxi waiting time impact the taxi fare when taking a taxi from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)'s taxi stand? I see the waiting time on my taxi ride receipt, which makes me wonder:
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Why did Cardiff Bus give everyone a free ride?

On 23rd of August 2019, we took T9 Cardiff bus from Airport to City centre. The driver didn’t charge anyone any money. I even asked to make a cash payment and he very graciously said Since I know ...
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How can flights operated by the same company have such different prices when marketed by another?

On SkySkanner, I see: Virgin: LHR-SAN (via DTW) and return (via SLC), "operated by Delta": £580 Air France: exactly the same flights, "operated by Delta": £956 ...and there are other combinations ...
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Fare baggage rules regarding tickets that are partially fulfilled by another airline

I am booking a return trip from the Middle East to the USA with a connection in the USA on the first direction, and a connection in Europe in the return flight. There are four flight legs in total, ...
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Are National Rail tickets the same price as TFL Oyster for the same route?

Today I travelled from Orpington to London Charing Cross. Both are National Railway stations and I bought an Anytime Day Return from a ticket machine at Orpington for £14.60. It was only after I ...
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How future flight fares are gathered by Google flights? [duplicate]

I have checked Google Flights and many other online OTAs, displaying flight fares for future dates (extending upto 1 year). How are these rates decided and from where these data come? Are these rates ...
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Is there a daily fare cap on the Taipei MRT?

My wife is Taiwanese, so every couple of years we visit her family in Taipei. I generally know my way around the Taipei MRT network, so for a laugh I'm planning to attempt Taipei's equivalent of the ...
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Do Australian domestic air tickets increase in price close to departure date?

According to Google Flights, there are reasonably priced (~100 USD) tickets from Sydney to Melbourne (roundtrip) for all dates, including a couple of days from now. Is it typical? I plan to fly in ...
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Child age for Virgin Atlantic flights

My son was born September 2007. For a flight from India to the USA on Virgin Atlantic, will he be issued a child ticket fare?
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What qualifies as a "light personal hand baggage carried inside passenger compartment" exempt from the 6 HKD charge when taking a taxi in Hong Kong?

https://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/taxi/taxi_fare_of_hong_kong/index.html (mirror) indicates that "Every piece of baggage (Except light personal hand baggage carried ...
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Pink Oyster reader did not reduce the fare correctly?

Yesterday I traveled from Hayes & Harlington to Tooting Broadway avoiding zone 1 and tapped on the pink reader at West Brompton. The Oyster card is linked to a 16-25 Railcard and the entire ...
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BA: "anx9c1s6 type fares"?

What are "anx9c1s6 type fares", as seen on the following screenshot I got from britishairways.com while making a booking? (Googling yields zero hits.)
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Saturday-night stay for multi-city itineraries [duplicate]

In airline travel, how does Saturday-night stay pricing work for multi-city itineraries? For a roundtrip booking it is pretty clear what the destination is, but less so for more complicated ...
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