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

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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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Something weird is going on, why is google flights much cheaper?

Lately I have been looking at flights, from locations in the US to both Europe/Asia, I usually just buy on expedia for an easy life. As a curiosity I've also been using "google flights". The thing ...
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App that shows fares to all US cities from specific airport and specific "from" & "to" dates?

Is there an app that will let me enter the airport I'm flying from, the "from" and "to" dates, and when I hit Search it will display the fares to every U.S. city for those exact dates? I essentially ...
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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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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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How a round-trip ticket with a transfer is cheaper than a round-trip ticket to the transfer city itself? [duplicate]

(Couldn't find an appropriate topic that answers my question. I understand why round-trip tickets are cheaper and why non-direct flights may be cheaper as well, but this is just ridiculous) I was ...
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Airline fares - meaning of "plus fare difference" for refund

Lufthansa airline offers the "Economy Flex" fare. The listed advantages of this fare are: Rebooking possible plus fare difference Refundable except 70 EUR plus fare difference What does ...
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In San Diego County do Compass cards automatically max out at a day pass rate? Should the total costs of rides eclipse that of a day pass?

I know that in the SF Bay Area these days if you use a Clipper card to pay fares and the total number of fares paid to a particular transit agency amounts to the cost of a day pass for that agency the ...
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Why are there price differences between country sites on flight search engines?

Why can prices vary wildly between two country versions of the same engine (for example, Expedia US vs JP, or Kayak US vs SG)? I sometimes even find that not all the airlines available in one are ...
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Does blocking of ticket impacts Air fare? [duplicate]

As i discussed with travel agent, he was willing to block an international flight ticket with a low fare for 3-4 days. Now in such cases where ticket is blocked and then released if person decides ...
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TFL Journey planner that optimises for price? Or at least avoids zone 1?

There are many journeys in London that are cheaper when avoiding zone 1, avoiding national rail and using buses for some or all of the journey. Is there a good manual method of finding such routes or ...
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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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Washington DC metro rail and bus

I will be travaling to Washington DC for 6 days, and trying to figure out how to best get around in the city. I very much like the idea of not having to worry about buying tickets for each single trip,...
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Air ticket: what is the difference betweer `Reissue` and `Changes`

I'm looking to fare conditions of Qatar airways ticket and see this This ticket cannot be changed but can be reissued with a fee. What's the difference?
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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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How can I calculate in advance the Uber fare from CDG to Paris?

Before I summon an Uber, is there a way to know, more or less, how much it would it cost to go from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Montmarte Paris's 18th arrondissement?
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Can we use a Baden-Württemberg ticket from different places?

My fried lives in Stuttgart, and I live in a small village called Isny im Allgäu. We are planning to travel to Konstanz together. The problem is that there is no train in my village, so I need to take ...
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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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Is it better to book flights together or separately in the event I have to change flights?

I want to book a flight from DTW to SFO and a return flight from SFO to DTW. They're the same price if I book them separately or if I book them together. I'm just wondering whether I should book ...