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How can I check if my (unlocked) phone will work with a particular country's SIM cards, for 3G and calls?

I've used my phone overseas with local SIM cards a lot, but recently had a surprising experience where one local SIM card simply wouldn't work with my phone but did work first time on my partner's, ...
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How many days before the journey 2S type railway tickets are available online?

How many days before the journey date, 2S (second sitting) type railway tickets are available in the online IRCTC website?
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Who gives the Oyster.com review score?

When I look at a hotel at Oyster.com, there is a score (on a 0 to 5 scale) provided for the hotel. For example, the Plaza Hotel was given 5 out of 5. Is this score based on user reviews, or a single ...
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Booking accommodation for long term (few months)

Airbnb Sublets let you search for long stay accommodation. But it seems that rents are quite high, and not so many options are offered. Is there an online service that is focusing on accommodation ...
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Pre-booking a visit to the Reichstagsgebäude in Berlin

I would be taking a few of my International friends to Berlin end of this year and I was wondering if a spot registration would be possible for visiting the Reichstagsgebäude (we want to visit the ...
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Why are some airlines omitted from GDS listings? [closed]

It seems that in North America, even downright tiny airlines like Cape Air, Boutique Air, Via Airlines, and Air Choice One (albeit not all of them, Southern Airways Express and Grant Aviation aren't, ...
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Unable to check-in online KLM (AMS-IAD)

My friend who is an Indian citizen is unable to check in online in the KLM airlines website. She gets an error similar to somthing like this: Unfortunately, it is not possible to check in because ...
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How to create an online map showing a travel itinerary?

How can I create a map to show a travel itinerary using free online tools? What I am looking for is being able to draw each travel segment over a political map of the world such as Google Maps. So ...
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Airline won't let me pay to upgrade due to purchasing original economy ticket via low-fares site - what's the logic in this?

Tomorrow I fly long-haul on a TAM (theoretically now LATAM) flight. To my surprise eventually after chasing and chasing them on the cost of an upgrade to business I was told that it wasn't possible ...
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Which banks in Poland offer cheapest ATM withdrawal fees?

I'm in Poland and looking to save a few bob in withdrawing my money. Is there any guidance as to which banks cost the most for withdraw? More generally. Is there any such source by country? That ...
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Is there a hotel booking site which allows to filter for refundable rates?

I have a trip coming up at rather short notice and while I should be covered I would like to book some backup accommodation within my price range just in case. While searching for rooms on the usual ...
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What are some electronic payment systems available for use by foreigners in India?

I will be traveling to India in a few weeks and wondering about some (non-cash) electronic payment systems that are: widely accepted for daily purchases available to use by foreigners without a local ...
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Is there a Chinese equivalent for Foursquare/Yelp?

China is notorious for banning/restricting foreign Internet companies in order to support the local market. Even if some kind of a service is not banned, there is often a local competitor with tens of ...
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Can you book Stayover Packages (flight + hotel for stopover + flight) online?

[Source 2016/8/7:] A transit is by definition less than 24 hours, with some rare exceptions if the best available connection is longer. If you want to stay longer, you'll need to look for a ...
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Parks around Manado Sulawesi for viewing plants and animals

What is available around Manado for seeing plants and animals? I was focusing on Bogani but that was because I thought I read somewhere that it had a better assortment, however I am not sure, I ...
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Finding a flight plan for a private plane [closed]

Can I find a flight plan for a private plane that would have landed and taken off on November 2nd 2016 St Paul, MN airport? This is related to a missing person.
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Rome2Rio alternative for the Balkans/Eastern Europe?

So I've quickly come to find out that Rome2Rio is terrible when it comes to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Here's some examples: When trying to go from Levoča (Slovakia) to Lviv (Ukraine), R2R ...
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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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Flexible-date flight search engine with specified weekdays

I would like to search for cheap flights for a week-end out, without specific restrictions on dates or destinations. Is there a flight search engine that allows one to search for all flights leaving ...
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Looking for search-engine with flexible dates and single airline operated for layovers. [duplicate]

I have been looking for a search-engine which can do the following route India to Montreal (Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport - YUL) . I had been trying to have the following ...
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How to make Skyscanner, Kiwi, Kayak include ground transfer in the search?

I'm looking for how to get from Porto, Portugal to Lviv, Ukraine on December 28th. There is a quite inexpensive and reasonably-long option: Porto — Warsaw around €80 with Wizz Air or Ryanair, and ...
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What are some reputable 'high risk' merchant account providers? [closed]

I am in the planning process of starting my own travel agency business. I periodically will have to charge client's credit cards for hotel upgrades, flight class upgrades, taxes etc. I thought I would ...
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Renting a flat or rooms in the Alps area for winter season [closed]

I'm looking for resources to rent a flat or rooms in the Alps area for a season (4 to 5 months). By resources I mean: Renting websites Travel agencies Mobile apps Forums Chat rooms Bulletin boards ...
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Is the fast ferry between Pingtan, China and Taipei, Taiwan still going?

Seat 61 has a page on ferries between Taiwan and China. A promising option is the SeaCat between Keelung Taipei and Pingtan. It should be priced from $2,500 NTD and take three hours. But the website ...
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How to search for flights for a route staying within in an alliance?

@LemuelGuliver had an IMO great question lurking in https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/81493/how-to-get-to-cairo-from-boston -- how can you search for flights staying within an alliance? His ...
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What coast or river-adjacent city is in this photo?

Can anyone identify the city in this picture? It appears to be along a coast or a body of water.
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On Air Canada's website can I see the luggage fees and limits for a flight without filling in my details?

I'm looking at a flight from China to Mexico and I'm just checking the rules and prices for now. I'm not ready to commit. I know many airline websites have hidden fees that they don't show you until ...
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How to search for a late checkout hotel?

This question comes up often, this time I am going to land at YUL at 00:33 and my next flight is at 16:55. Is there a hotel search engine which allows searching for late checkout? (Otherwise I'd need ...
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How to get itemized receipt from booking.com?

Does anyone know how to get an itemized receipt from booking.com? When I made my reservations, I got an email confirmation showing my total and the dates (and other small things like tax %), but the ...
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Is there a website that lets you shop for hotels with taxes and fees included in search results?

Every time I book a hotel online, the price increases by 25% in "taxes and fees" at checkout, compared to the price featured in search results. This does not occur when booking flights (I actually ...
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Hotel search engine that allows to search for rooms with a desk?

Some background: I am planning to go to Finland during February / March next year to watch skijumping at the Nordic World Ski Championships. As Lahti (competition venue) will be fully booked with ...
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Finding Thailand Trek Guide (Khao Chang Puak and Sun Nhok Wua)

Me and my friends would like to trek in Khao Chang Puak or Sun Nhok Wua. However, we can't seem to find any information on the internet as to how we find trek guides and stuff as this will be our ...
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How to Buy Machu Picchu Tickets for Children Online?

Now that you can no longer buy tickets for Machu Picchu at the gate to regulate quotas, how can one buy a ticket for children? The official Machu Picchu site says that children 8 and under a free and ...
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When Aeromexico's site suggests economy is “sold out” on all their flights between Mexico and China or Japan, does it really mean “sold out”?

A few months ago I learned that Aeromexico has direct flights between Tijuana and both Tokyo and Shanghai. But now I'm hunting around on their site and several flight search engines and can't find ...
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Where to Buy Rio Carnaval Tickets Online?

While this seems that is should be obvious, searching on Google for Carnaval Tickets or Where to buy Carnaval Tickets? or similar yields a whole bunch of websites, none of them seem official and with ...
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Ordering by US credit card in London

I'm from the US, using a US credit card in London to order a pizza online. It's not accepting my zip code (You must enter a valid postcode registered to your card). Any suggestions?
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Any Web service that helps you decide which mileage program to put your next mileage on?

Is there any Web application that shows you a list of mileage programs that you can gain mileage on, given that you get on an flight X? For example, if you get on a economy class with type S class ...
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Is there an hotel price search engine that also searches nearby cities?

I use often booking search engines or price comparison for hotels. One feature I miss is the possibility to search in nearby cities. Either specifying a radius or by system suggestion. Most times I ...
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Check in for Iceland Air from Aberdeen

I'm travelling from Aberdeen to Denver via Keflavik, with Icelandair and I'm a bit puzzled about how to check in and how to choose my seat. On the Icelandair website it says that online check in is ...
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Where can I find a map or list of places that have Northern & Southern Lights?

I'm a huge fan of Aurora Borealis (Northen Lights) & Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) and I was planning my next vacation to one of the areas where I might get a chance to view them in person. ...
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Louvre tickets purchased online but not printed

Is it possible to purchase Louvre tickets online, and then gain admittance by showing the e-ticket on a smartphone? I may be able to get the tickets printed, but it's more flexible if I can just buy ...
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Real-time Traffic on Google Maps on Android

On Friday 9:30 AM I would like to be able to evaluate this route on my Android phone via Google Maps to determine if this route is optimal: This is a screenshot form my PC, so I do not expect it to ...
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Is there an alternative to hostelworld? [duplicate]

Hostelworld is currently the dominating system to book hostels in the world. There used to be hostelbookers but it was bought and now both sites resemble the same. Not to say that the website isn't ...
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Is there somewhere a glossary or introduction to the different kinds of accommodation in Taiwan including the Chinese characters?

I've travelled in both mainland China and Taiwan before, but this time in Taiwan I've noticed a lot more Chinese words and characters than I was aware of are used for different types or accommodation, ...
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Does the GoIbibo API work for flights and bus bookings in India? [closed]

I have been trying to use GoIbibo API for flights and bus bookings in India, but it seems to be broken or maybe they have stopped supporting it. Does anybody know?
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Why is Google Search giving me different values for “Time zone [city]” versus “Time in [city]”?

If I do a Google Search for "Time zone Ulaanbaatar", I get, inter alia, Ulaanbaatar Time Zone UTC+08:00 However, if I do "Time in Ulaanbaatar", I get 10:42 am Sunday, 21 August 2016 (GMT+9) ...
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The most popular travel websites in South Korea?

Our family runs a small restaurant in Venice, Italy. Since we think that South Korea is an interesting market, we're thinking about advertising our restaurant on a Korean website that might be read by ...
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Can I visualise the world by how much it costs to fly there?

I'd like to compare potential destinations by visualising how much it costs to fly there - say one colour for it costing less than A$1000 to fly there from Sydney, another colour for A$1000 to A$2000, ...
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Is there an online resource for caravan “pit stops” around Europe?

I was wondering if there is such thing as a caravan guide for Europe. Particularly Spain and France. But other countries would be very welcome. This resource would have information about places where ...
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Why do different hotel websites show different prices for the same room?

What makes the difference between the price of a room in two websites? If I use Trivago, I can find several prices for the same room. I want to know what makes the difference here. Is it the fee that ...