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Who's responsible and how to apply for a refund when the travel agent and airline give conflicting information/blame?

I made a flight booking from LHR to FCO to AUH to ICN several months ago. This ended up being changed to LHR-AUH-ICN. Between the time I booked my flight and the day of travel, I was sent several ...
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How much does the bus over the Thai Lao friendship bridge cost from the Laos side?

I've got a week left on my Laos visa but I'd have to visit the ATM again and the fees are really high these days. So I'm thinking of heading back to Thailand. But want to make sure I keep enough LAK ...
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Which currencies are accepted for the visa on arrival in Laos, and what is the price in each currency?

There are a lot of low-quality sites if you Google this, and they don't have the same prices. So please don't answer by copying the first Google hit. Two months ago I crossed from Thailand to Laos at ...
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Does attending a conference on Sentosa Island allow a visitor to enter without paying the Sentosa Island entrance fee?

Sentosa island has an entrance fee if one enters by ride-sharing app, regular car, taxi, cable ride or monorail. I believe there are some conditions under which one is exempt from this entrance fee. ...
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Airline transfers EC261 compensation in different currency to EUR account, refuses to cover conversion fees

I submitted a claim for 400EUR compensation due to a cancelled flight under EU 261/2004 regulation from Aer Lingus and provided them with an EUR account in my home country (not Ireland, but in EU and ...
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Car rental - how do I book additional drivers as an Australian?

Most (if not all) car rental agencies I've encountered living in Australia add additional drivers as standard for free (so long as certain criteria are met). Though I've mostly used these for hiring ...
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Fees when requesting an upgrade

I booked my parents premium economy seats with KLM as the prices were really expensive 5 months ago for business. Now I have seen the prices drop and I contacted the airline to see if I could change ...
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Application fee cost for New Zealand tourist visas

I am Nigerian. If I want to apply for tourist visas for New Zealand, what is the visa fee cost? I see different amounts.
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Free Museum Sundays Florence

Are Free Museum Sundays only valid for Italian residents? I live In germany and have a valid blue card permit. Can I still avail these sunday offers? If yes, do I need to book something prior or do I ...
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Flight search by total cost including auxiliary fees

Recently airlines seem to have ratchetted up auxiliary fees to the point that the final price is often 50%-100% higher than the advertised price. The fees are primarily cabin baggage, checked baggage ...
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Proof of Financial Means for Fees

If one has been awarded a scholarship for studying in Spain providing 600 euros every month starting in October for seven months and if one has paid only the first installment of university fees and ...
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VFS package transmission and biometric fee

I submitted my visa application online and paid all fees including the one for biometric and I received the biometric letter as well. Now I need to give my biometrics to VFS. Can I make an appointment ...
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Why does my travel agent charge me for rescheduling flight dates?

I booked a ticked from a travel agency recently, for August. Now I want to change my return date and destination city, due to some personal problem. I contacted the travel agency but they are asking ...
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Canada visa (applying from US): Address to use for Package Transmission Fee made to "VFS Services (USA) Inc."

For a US resident, once their Canada visa application is approved, they need to send their passport to one of the Visa Application Centers in the US. Along with the passport, the applicant needs to ...
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Tickets received, card never charged?

I have a weird one, and I saw it happened to someone else last year, but I don’t see how it played out for them. I placed tickets for Iberia Airlines a few days back through Expedia on my Apple Card. ...
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How to calculate cross border fees for rental cars in the Balkans?

I'm a Turkish citizen planning a visa-free travel in the Balkan countries and I'm planning to rent a car starting and ending in Skopje, North Macedonia and travelling to Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia ...
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Can an Airline ban me for getting a refund through a chargeback?

I booked an airline ticket and I think I selected the correct travel date, but due to some technical glitch the wrong date was selected and I paid for the ticket which is non-refundable. Immediately ...
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Are there flight aggregators or search engines which include foreign transaction fee into price comparison?

I purchased plane tickets at Kuwait Airways website, for a trip originated from US with a transition/overlay at Kuwait, by using a credit card issued in US. My credit card account shows not just the ...
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Can you legally access the village of Clovelly, Devon without paying the admission fee?

Clovelly is an old village popular with tourists in North Devon. The website claims that you need to pay an admission fee to enter. Putting the issue of whether the fee goes to good use to one side, ...
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Is the free cancellation within 5 hours still free if using the "Basic Option" with eDreams?

I am looking at some ticket on eDreams. It mentions a free cancellation within 5 hours: But it mentions a 25 GBP fee if using the free "Basic Option" in case of any cancellation: so I'm ...
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Airline Fees for changing flight [closed]

I want to change my return flight and want to know the fees to change it and if i only have to pay a fee to Flighthub or also turkish airlines. I need the cost for both.
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What's the cheapest way of paying by card abroad?

I would like to be able to use a card (debit card or similar) to pay in local currency when travelling. In the past, I have been charged fees when converting my currency (GBP). I plan on visiting ...
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Can you get a refund if your booked seat is changed at the gate?

I have paid alongside my ticket (ITA Light fare) for a seat selection. However, at the gate, most passengers got their seat changed and I got switched along. As I have paid for it, due to the ...
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How can I check whether or not I did actually drive into the congestion charge zone [duplicate]

I am not sure whether or not my journey took me inside the congestion zone yesterday. Is there any way I can check whether or not I have a charge against me?
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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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