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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 ...
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Is China Southern's website optimised for a particular browser?

I had a fairly bad experience using China Southern's website trying to select the seat for an existing ticket, even with Chrome, Safari, and Firefox on an OSX desktop. (Trying on a Sunday afternoon ...
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Searching for Lodging Along Interstates

I would like to find accommodations along a stretch of interstate between Two Cities in Minnesota, USA Is there a website, or other accessible (phone or text) service that would allow me to search ...
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Is there a practical way to change the phone number in Uber app when arriving at a country?

I use Uber app heavily to get taxis basically in any country that has Uber, and I also get a local sim card sometimes. I always have my roaming turned on but the problem is in receiving calls, I don'...
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Are there websites for fuel price comparison for France and Spain?

I have a friend traveling a couple of weeks in France and Spain. He was asking me about the better places to fill up the tank and I sent him this answer: Petrol price comparison in Europe. Which ...
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Farestore.com, TravelMerry.com: MUCH cheaper than “normal” websites. Is this real?

Typically I use hipmunk to quickly figure out what good connections and good prices are. Recently I saw that "unknown" websites like farestore or travelmerry are the lowest bidder by a huge margin. ...
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Unable to purchase online rail tickets from Busan to Seoul

I've planned a trip to Busan and Seoul in a few weeks with the hotels booked and everything with the exception of getting to Seoul from Busan. I am planning to take the KTX train on the Gyeongbu ...
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UAE now banning VPN access - fines of up to $545,000? Any workarounds?

According to a few news articles, the UAE is passing a new law with heavy penalties for using a VPN. Another report says: Travelers also come under this law and if caught using any VPNs could ...
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Is there a website listing the location of all the Windows 10 lock screens?

Windows 10 has an extensive collection of lock screen photos, many of which have prompted a question here on Travel.SE. Is there a website which lists the location of all of these photos? I imagine ...
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Where can I find the Minimum Connections Times for a given airline/airport?

Questions about Minimum Connections Times often list a table with the MCTs for a given airline/airport. Is there a general database of such information for major airports/airlines worldwide?
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Following in the footsteps of Jason Bourne

I'm not as traditional a pilgrim as many of Travel SE's distinguished members. I've visited a couple of film studios, however I thought it might be interesting to plan a trip following the shooting ...
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What are the laws regarding sleeping in my vehicle by state

I want to plan an ultimate road trip to every state in the US. I am faced with researching each state for their laws regarding sleeping in owned vehicles. Is there an easier way to gain this ...
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When I find a discount fare on AirAsia's website that includes a stop at KL, is there a way to book it with a few nights there for the same price?

AirAsia's hub is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They currently have a 20% off offer and I've found a flight from Australia to Japan I like, which includes 7½ hours at KUL in the middle of the night. As far ...
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When I know the airline, the flight number, and the airport at each end, but am very flexible with dates, how can I find the cheapest flights?

In my case the airline will be Aeromexico, and it would be from Shanghai, China to Tijuana, Mexico, and the flight numbers are AM98 and AM99. But the dates could be pretty much anywhere from August ...
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Flight Search from anywhere to a specific destination

Many flight search engines allow you to pick a departure airport and search for flights to anywhere. E.g. Google flights gives you a nice map with prices next to destinations for a set of dates and an ...
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Is there an online resource listing magic shows in Central Europe? [closed]

In Las Vegas there is the Penn and Teller theater with regularly scheduled shows by professional magicians. Is there an online resources listing such shows within Europe? It doesn't have to be a ...
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On the Peach Aviation website, is there a way to set the currency?

On the Peach Aviation website I keep getting prices quoted in either Taiwanese or Hong Kong dollars or Japanese yen. I am actually looking up prices for flights from Taipei and Hong Kong so it makes ...
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Last fuel stop before airport

This morning I returned a rental car to LHR T5. I'm approaching along the M25 and am looking for petrol stations along the way and, as usual, I don't find one. I look on my iphone for fuel and it ...
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Is there a popular non-Google Korean-English-Korean translator app?

In South Korea, there are popular alternatives to many of Google's online services, for example Naver's web portal (search) and maps app and KakaoTalk (messaging). Is there a Korean-English/English-...
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How to find dates of big events in any city? (e.g. to avoid price surge during trade fair)

Is there a resource that warns me for (almost) any city / destination when my travel dates coincide with some big event there? Illustrative example: Say I want to travel to Frankfurt and I'm fairly ...
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Are unofficial sites outranking official websites in English a common problem in China?

When googling for baiyun airport, a website calling itself "Guangzhou Airport Online" was the first hit, whereas the English-language version of the official website was ranked fifth, after two pages ...
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As a guest, how safe is Airbnb?

From the perspective of a guest, as opposed to a host, how safe is it staying at an Airbnb place? I understand that hosts are encouraged to provide verification and that you can communicate with ...
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Is there a website that will tell me the duration of a flight?

I wanted to look up the duration of my flight, but sadly I could only find arrival and departure time. This would mean that I would still have to look up time zones. Is there a website that can do ...
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Which fork is more active, English Wikitravel or English Wikivoyage?

Which fork is more active (in terms of genuine contributions, not spam or vandalism): the English language Wikitravel, or the English language Wikivoyage? I noticed that Wikitravel had some info on ...
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Where can I see folk music and dancing in Moldova?

We'll be taking a holiday in Moldova and are interested in watching a performance of Moldovan folk music and dancing. There are evidently large and elaborate productions by groups such as the Flueras ...
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Tripadvisor offer the same price regardless of how many people use the hotel room. How can this be true?

I would like to ask everyone here if they can shed some light on the way Tripadvisor's discounts work. While looking for private houses for 2 people I found an option that seems to let me book for 1 ...
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How can I see all routes flown by a given airline?

I've been trying to find a tool that could give me a list or map of all the destinations of a certain airline. Something like this easyjet's route map, but for all airlines.
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Where can I find arrivals / departures timetables for Italian train stations online?

I am looking for a place where I can find the arrivals / departures timetables for all Italian train stations (or at least the ones served by Trenitalia & Italo). Ideally a pdf of those paper ...
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I've heard there are only two back-end solutions for airfare search. Does this mean I only need to search on two different sites?

I recall that in the past there were basically two big backends (Saber and something else) for all the online search engines, so you really only needed two search on one site from each group (choosing ...
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Finding local train ticket agents/offices in China.

I am in China and want to buy a train ticket neither online nor at the station but from a travel agent that is able to issue such tickets. How do I find a travel agency that issues Chinese train ...
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How is it possible for a hotel to have Wifi but no internet access?

I have been looking at a few hotel aggregators (hotels.com, trivago.com & hostelworld.com) & have noticed that many of them have separate options for "Free Wifi" & "Free internet access". ...
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World map and photo storage

I like to travel and I take many pictures while traveling. I wish to have a place where I could save my photos and save the location where it was taken. I currently use instagram to do so but since ...
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Is there a resource about panoramic views at take-off/landing?

One of the things I love about flying is the aerial view, especially so when you are at low altitude, i.e. around take-off and landing. For my "home-" airport I know exactly which side of the plane ...
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Where can I find resources on minimum transfer times for Swedish stations?

I have been to Sweden by train from Germany multiple times and plan to do so again this summer. So far, I have planned my trips using DB’s HAFAS database on their website which is also where I booked ...
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Is there a website in which you can find flight tickets by filtering to certain durations of flights?

I know kayak, expedia, skyscanner etc but is there any website where I can filter results by flight leg. Say I want to buy a ticket from New York to Tokyo. I can get a nonstop,1 stop or 2+stops ...
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Does a metric for road quality exist and are there maps showing it?

While planning a road trip spanning several countries I am having some doubts regarding estimates provided by Google Maps due to potentially poor roads. For example, this tour spans 13191 km and ...
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Are there sites to find simcard options that cover more than just one country?

Regularly we get people on TSE asking what is the best phone/simcard for their upcoming travels. As we do not do product recommendation, often the only useful answer would be a link to a site where ...

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