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Money when traveling to South America

I, a European, plan on visiting North and South America (Mexico, Peru) for a few weeks, and I wonder what's the best way to use my money over there. I want to lose the least of it to fees or ...
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What does "I30 SEK" mean?

I noticed this sign: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Astrid_Lindgrens_World_Entrance.JPG The "40 SEK" part makes sense. It means 40 Swedish kronor to park. But then it ...
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Fee-free ATMs in Singapore?

I have a US Capital One 360 Checking Account with a debit card (Mastercard). Capital One charges no fees for withdrawals, even internationally (outside the US). It used to be (maybe 5 years ago) that ...
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Why was I charged $26 for 1 ride on airtain and metro? [closed]

I recently took the air train to Jamaica, NYC then metro to uptown. I paid all the fees by adding $26 to my card - to be ready for later rides. After getting to my hotel I went out to ride the metro ...
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Why is the carry-on allowance on several (most?) airlines between Pacific islands so low (~3kg)?

I read that the carry-on allowance on several (most?) airlines between Pacific islands very low (~3kg). E.g.: Air Rarotonga: 3kg or 3.5kg Air Tahiti: 3kg Why is the carry-on allowance on several (...
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Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepartner/en/bookingnticketing/Penalties-and-Charges.html states: No-Show Charge: The charge made by reason of the failure of a passenger to use reserved accommodation,...
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Does any train or bus company charge a no-show fee, or is that fee specific to some airlines? [closed]

Airlines sometimes have a no-show fee in case someone pays for a flight ticket but doesn't show up to the flight. I don't recall seeing such a fee for trains or buses. Does any train or bus company ...
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Is it possible to visit Park Guell in Barcelona for free?

I have read on different websites that it's possible to visit the park for free if you go there early morning, before they open something. I have two question related to this: In June 2021, will it ...
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Where does the typical 23kg/32kg limit for checked in luggage for international flights come from?

23kg/32kg is the typical limit for checked in luggage for international flights: 23kg free of charge, 32kg if willing to pay. Where do these limits come from?
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If a flight ticket indicates that the maximum luggage weight is "50 lb/23kg", is the limit 50lb or 23kg?

23kg = 50.7 lb. I know that typically the check-in counter agents would allow check-in luggage to be above 1 lb the maximum free authorized weight, but just in case some agent decides to strictly ...
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Can one cancel the return flight with Qatar Airways and if so, what is the fee?

https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-with-confidence.html (mirror) states: [Applicable for tickets issued up to 30 April 2021.] You also have the option to refund the unutilised value of your ...
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How do the Express Lanes in California know how many occupants a car using the express lane contains?

In this answer by Zach Lipton, it is mentioned that the price of using the express lane in California depends (mirror) on the number of occupants that the vehicle contains: How do the Express Lanes ...
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Does the introduction of paid fast lane as replacement of the carpool lane increase or decrease the traffic speed? [closed]

I have noticed that on several (all?) highways in the Bay Area in California, US, carpool lanes are being replaced by paid fast lane (typically payable via FasTrak). This made me wonder: Does the ...
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Given a path driven in the US, how can I get the list of websites where I can pay the toll fees incurred during the drive?

Given a path driven in the United States, how can I get the list of websites where I can pay the toll fees incurred during the drive? E.g. https://www.bayareafastrak.org/en/tolls/ggb-pay-online.shtml ...
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Seat change on Easy Jet

I have changed my flight with Easy Jet to May 2021. I paid to be seated on my original flight Nov 2020, but have been charged again for the same seats on my new flight. Is this correct?
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What are the hidden fees for using booking.com

Trying to book a hotel using booking.com it states that "Additional charges may apply" What are those charges? How to calculate them? Do I have to Pay them in cash?
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Is there a time limit on current easyJet's rebooking fees (0€)? [closed]

EasyJet is not currently charging for rebooking fees due to the uncertainty with COVID-19. You still need to pay the fare difference. This is in the case where the traveller who has a valid ticket ...
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Have airlines changed their fees to reduce the average number of layovers passengers have in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Airfares are known not to minimize the average number of legs passengers take. E.g., flying A -> B or A -> C can be more expensive than flying A -> C -> B. In these times of pandemic, ...
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What’s the point of flight ticket cancellation charges?

Many airlines sell tickets with fare rules that include a “cancellation penalty” if the ticket were to be cancelled prior to departure. It seems to me that this mostly applies to the economy class ...
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Waiving the fees for extension of stay ( I-539) for visitors who are stuck in USA [closed]

My parents who are currently here in the US for visiting are not able to go back due to covid-19 flight cancellations. Hence I would have to file for extension, but why is the fees not being waived as ...
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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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Cancellation Fee [closed]

have booked the flight from Kathmandu to Sydney on Malaysian Airlines. Now, I would like to cancel the flight amid Coronavirus fear. Could anyone suggest how much will be the cancellation charge or if ...
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What are the rules around medical care costs for visitors to the USA who contract Coronavirus?

What would be the situation for a visitor should they contract Covid-19 and require hospitalisation whilst in the US? Would it be classed as an emergency or secondary care? Does the US provide ...
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Anyone know what a Wizzair System surcharge is?

Looks like it is a charge for using their automated systems. This seems pretty strange since I thought that was what the administration charge is for. https://wizzair.com/en-gb/information-and-...
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Why is the airport tax at some airport charged outside the airfare ticket but instead must be paid at the airport? [closed]

Why is the airport tax at some airport charged outside the airfare ticket but instead must be paid at the airport? Example from Uyuni airport in Bolivia where the airport tax is 11 BOB per passenger:
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Discount on Petra Entrance Fees or Jordan Visa Fees if I spend 2 nights in Jordan

I will be flying in to Aqaba and spending 2 nights/3 days in Jordan, including visiting Petra. I will be leaving Jordan via the Wadi Araba Crossing to Eilat. I have heard that there are discounts for ...
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What are the hidden fees of a cruise?

I just booked my first cruise. The costs were unexpectedly low. But I hear they make their money elsewhere. I expect drinks to be a big factor of that, but my ticket comes with unlimited alcoholic ...
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Going to Cabrillo National Monument by bus

Google Maps show that one can go by bus 84 to Cabrillo National Monument past the fee station. How does one pay the entrance fee? Does the bus stop at the fee station and then proceed further?
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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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Is there any ATM at Lima airport (Jorge Chavez International Airport, LIM) that doesn't charge any fee?

Is there any ATM at (Jorge Chavez International Airport, LIM) that doesn't charge any fee? I saw many Global Net ATMs at the international terminal (baggage claim area) but they charge a pretty high ...
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Entering Zion by shuttle vs. by car for a group of 5 people

I'm reading about the Shuttle System in Zion. As far as I understand, there are two types of shuttles. The first one gets you from Springdale to Zion Park Fee Collection Office, and the second ...
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Who checks whether one has paid the Bagan Entry Fee, and in which location(s) such checks are performed?

Non-Burmese citizens visiting Bagan, Myanmar have to pay the Bagan Entry Fee (25k kyats in November 2019, a.k.a. tourist fee or Bagan Archaeological Zone fee). The fee may be paid, for example, at the ...
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As a non-Burmese citizen, do I have to pay the Bagan Entry Fee when I exit Nyaung-U Airport (NYU), or does that depend on where I am heading to?

As a non-Burmese citizen, do I have to blindly pay the Bagan Entry Fee (25k kyats in November 2019, a.k.a. tourist fee or Bagan Archaeological Zone fee) when I exit Nyaung-U Airport (NYU) (near Bagan, ...
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Where can I find the upper bound price for checked-in luggage for Sky Airline when purchased at the airport counter?

Where can I find the upper bound price for checked-in luggage for Sky Airline when purchased at the airport counter? https://www.skyairline.com/english/price-list (mirror) just gives a lower bound (e....
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Do I need to pay the package transmission fee (Canadian visa)?

I submitted biometrics at a Canadian ASC (not VAC) in the US and I received a letter asking me to submit the passport to a VAC. (In particular, I paid a biometrics fee of 85 CAD) This page says to ...
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Is the true price for a Cambodia visa on arrival for an Australian citizen $30 USD or $37 USD (or 1,500 THB)?

I just crossed from Thailand to Cambodia today at Koh Kong. I'd done my research and expected the visa-on-arrival to cost $30 USD. WikiTravel and WikiVoyage vary a little. One says $30 or $35 for a ...
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What is a time/km charge on a car rental?

I am looking to rent a car in Panama City, Panama via Thrifty. I went to their website, panamathrifty.com, and put in the desired information (mid sized car, start/end dates, etc...) and was delivered ...
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What are some tips and tricks for finding the cheapest flight when luggage and other fees are not revealed until far into the booking process?

I'm finding it ever more frustrating recently to compare and find the truly cheapest flights. Flight search engines are more and more useless as airlines game the system increasingly to list low ...
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Does stop over flight cancellation charges twice of normal charges? [Thai Airlines]

While I am booking for Thai Airlines, I have searches for few others also, but could not come to any conclusion. Travelling from A->B with stopover in bangkok. Same PNR, etc. The T&C just says "...
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Is the change fee deducted from fare credit?

Earlier this year I had to cancel a non-refundable flight (6 tickets) on United. We were told that they would hold the fare value as a credit for 12 months, but that if we wanted to use that credit ...
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When taking the ferry from Shimonoseki, Japan to Busan, Korea, how much will I need in cash-only fees?

Seven years ago I took ferries between Japan and Korea about six times, and I'm looking at taking the ferry again. I seem to recall that even when paying for the ferry ticket in cash that there is ...
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Charge for Flight Date Change

Im having trouble understanding the rules. Does that mean changing the return flight will be Eur 90 or free? Cause 4. 1/ states free of charge... Im assuming in case of class change, Ill simply pay ...
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Renting car in Mexico, are there any hidden fees on the online fares?

I am considering to rent a car in México and found some reasonable fares online. I saw a couple of videos though that mentioned that to those prices a fee was added when picking the car. Apparently ...
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Uk visa in transit [closed]

My husband and I applied for a Visa in transit. We applied seperately but when we had to pay online our amount for our visas was different. Is it possible to pay different amounts for the same visas?
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Lufthansa 48 hour reservation with Price Guarantee

I used the Lufthansa 48 hour reservation with Price Guarantee option on the Lufthansa website yesterday. I then decided to go ahead with the booking and completed and paid for the flight on the same ...
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Will I still be charged a cancellation fee from a hotel if I've already paid for my night in full?

I booked a night at a hotel on booking.com and have already paid the reservation in full which is £153. I can't make it anymore due to a family emergency. The booking.com email said that I will have ...
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Is Ontario Parks waiving admission fees for a day in 2019? [closed]

This website asseverates that July 19 2019 is "Ontario Parks Free Use Day", but has Ontario Parks officially blazoned this?
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visa fee refund [closed]

I wonder if you can advise me whether I can get a refund on my family visa fees. I hold ILR under tier 2 scheme and applied for my family (3 persons) visa under PBS Dependant visa. They charged every ...
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Are there still any ATMs in Japan that don't charge fees for withdrawing with a foreign card?

I just got back to Japan for the first time in five years. I seem to recall that that some ATMs here don't accept foreign cards, some do but charge a fee, and some do and charge no fee. I'm 100% ...
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UK - Accidentally applied for passport renewal instead of new [closed]

I applied for a British renewal passport online by mistake instead of new British passport. I have already paid online for it and received my declaration pack. What can I do to rectify this error? Is ...
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