Questions tagged [fares]

Costs of transportation services, price at which a ticket is sold.

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Why are one-way plane tickets more expensive than return tickets?

It seems like one-way tickets are always more expensive than buying round-trip. But what if I have two destinations? For example I would like to go on the following itinerary this March: London -->...
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Last minute flight bookings - better to book online or at the airport?

We had a question here earlier on booking flight tickets in the weeks running up to holiday season, which covered ground on what happens to flight prices over the period. What I'm interested to know ...
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How to find historical airfares?

Is there a way to find out how much it would have cost to buy a particular airplane ticket at some point in the past? For example, how could I find out how much it would have cost to buy a one-way ...
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Pricing and booking mixed-class fares, with economy & premium economy combined?

So I find myself flying mixed-class fares pretty often these days, with the long legs in Premium Economy and the short hauls in plain old Economy. Some sample trips flown or planned: SYD-AKL-SFO (NZ)...
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How, specifically, can I travel between Taiwan and Okinawa by sea?

This is a followup to a previous question of mine where we established that it is possible to travel between the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan. So now that we know that it's possible, and because ...
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Where can I find air-fare predictions?

Yesterday I saw a documentary where some showed software that predicts developments in airfares. Similar to weather and traffic predictions a user would get a prediction of price developments when ...
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Is there a tool for planning “nested” round trips?

We want to go to Japan. We've checked some flights, and reached an interesting conclusion. First, a normal round trip: A round trip from Tel Aviv to Tokyo, Sep-26 - Nov-5, costs $880. There are very ...
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How can I buy an economy ticket one-way from Tahiti to Easter Island?

I am trying to price flights for a South Pacific trip. Easter Island can be reached from either Santiago, Chile, or Tahiti. Flights from island to island within the South Pacific (eg Fiji to Samoa or ...
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Is it possible that a fare is shown on ITA Matrix but not available to agencies?

I got a fare on ITA, but the agencies that I contacted say they don't have one of the legs available? Basically the class shown on ITA is not available on travel agents. I double-checked all the ...
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Finding **cheapest** fares from a country to country/city/airport (including non-guaranteed connections)? [duplicate]

I've recently spent some time finding the cheapest fares for my journey and that got me thinking. Essentially I'm traveling UK <-> Tallinn (Estonia) anytime within the next 4 months for a week. ...
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How do you know if you have found the cheapest air fare on a given route?

I have learned that spending quite some time on searching for a the best fare for a trip can be quite rewarding. It isn't uncommon that I save 1000 Euro on a trip, simply by going through various ...
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When does the 24 hour layover rule apply?

I understand that most airlines have a 24 hour stopover rule which states that on an international flight if the connecting time at the intermediate point is less than 24 hours, it will count as a ...
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At what time frame is there a significant increase of the price of airplaine tickets?

I have already browsed through the various questions tagged [air-travel] and [budget]. In particular, I have already seen this question: Flight tickets: buy two weeks before even during holiday ...
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Why are USA to Europe round-trip airfares more expensive than Europe to USA round-trip airfares?

I travel to Milan about three times a year from San Francisco. I have never understood why the round trip flights are almost double if you originate in the US? For example, Milan-SFO-Milan in June ...
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Difference between air fare for same route

Why there is huge difference in the air fare If booking in a single ticket and booking two ticket for the same route? In my case: Flying from New Delhi to Moscow (Aeroflot-Direct) 20000 INR then ...
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Huge difference in price between online travel agents and airline website

I often notice this rather strange occurrence when searching for fares through Kayak (it may not be specific to Kayak but it is the tool I use the most). It is that, for the same flight, there is a ...
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Is there some other train than Eurostar to go from Lille to London?

Is there a cheaper/slower alternative to Eurostar between Lille and London?
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Cheapest flight “from any city”

NB the suggested dupe has no working answers. note that the answers here so far are fabulous and work in 2018 I was just looking at flights from "North America" to ICN (Seoul, Korea); I observe that ...
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What are 'hacker fares' at a flight search-engine?

What are hacker fares on kayak.com? I was looking at the filters and couldn't find either in the FAQ or anywhere as to what hacker fares are all about.
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Split ticketing to CDG on Paris's RER

I will be spending a day in Paris with a friend, arriving by train into Gare du Nord in the morning, and flying out in the evening. However, my friend leaves from Charles de Gaulle, and I leave from ...
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It is cheaper to buy the whole trip or leg by leg?

I am wondering what is my best option. I am planning a trip to Rio and then to Hong Kong. The thing is that my dates are flexible so if there is not a huge difference I prefer to go to Rio and stay ...
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Mallorca's public transportation prices

What are the current prices of public transportation bus and train services? Are there any monthly/weekly passes?
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What are the metro prices in Singapore

I am interested in the fares for the metro or bus system in downtown Singapore. I search in the website but I was not able to find a proper table with fares. It seems that the prices change ...
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Transportation from St Pancras station to ExCel convention center

I am planning a group trip to see a convention in London next month. We will be arriving by Eurostar, and we'll need to reach our hotels which are located close to the ExCel convention center. The ...
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Why does Airbnb show restricted search results when logged-in? [closed]

I noticed something odd when searching for accommodations on Airbnb. My initial search turned up some results I was interested in, but when I logged in and re-did the search, those results were no ...