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Can I pay for the Havaist bus with a credit card?

So I'm going to visit Istanbul soon and planning to take a Havaist bus from the airport to the SultanAhmet square. I know I can pay with an IstanbulKart for the ride but I don't want to buy it. So I ...
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ESTA payment not processed

I filled all my credit card info to pay for the ESTA, it says processing and then goes back to the page where it says it is unpaid. No error message appears. Did it with another credit card and it did ...
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Booking flights for people on Fiverr and Upwork - is there a way to use my credit card to make bookings?

I have just started using sites like Fiverr and Upwork to plan trips for others. So far I have just produced itineraries, but some people would like for me to book trips for them. I have traveled ...
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In Waterloo, Ontario/Canada, what method to use to pay living expenses? [closed]

I am travelling three months from France to Waterloo. What is the optimum way to pay for: small amounts (groceries, Telecom, etc), large amounts (house rental, local trips, etc). Should I use a ...
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Booking with “Pay at the Hotel” option

I want to ask, when you book a hotel with the "pay at the Hotel" option, they mention: "You don’t need to prepay. However, the property may take a deposit from the card you booked with. This is a ...
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Host telling me to cancel my booking in exchange for a discount?

I booked through booking.com about 2 months ago, made a prepayment and everything. The place I booked has free cancellation up until 2 weeks prior. Now, the host has e-mailed me offering me a ...
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Visa card number is not accepted in IRCTC website

What to do when VISA credit/debit cards are not recognized by IRCTC site to make reservations. I don't have access to Indian cards.
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How do I spend money in Sweden and Denmark? [duplicate]

I will be visiting Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark for holidays in a couple weeks. I live in the US and have a Bank of America bank account and debit card. I will be spending money in ...
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How should I deal with declined card with Hotels.com?

I reserved a hotel room using Hotels.com, and the card got declined due to the exceeded limit. They were able to charge me part of the bill (one night out of the several), however. I increased the ...
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Renting farmhouse in Netherlands - is it normal to be asked to pay deposit via bank transfer?

I am going to be travelling to Netherlands and trying to book a farmhouse for 3 night long stay. The farmhouse I am looking at is listed on Booking but is unavailable on the dates I am interested in. ...
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UK visa cancellation [closed]

I did my online application made the payment and set up an appointment. Two days before the appointment I realised had few errors on my application so I cancelled it and reviewed that cancelation ...
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Payment instructions allegedly from HomeAway look fishy to me

I'm in the process of setting up a long-term lease agreement for an apartment in my hometown with a landlord which lives abroad. The landlord suggested to use a middleman called HomeAway so that the ...
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Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay “money” for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently?

Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay "money" for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently? So Line, True, Alipay and others are offering payment services these days. I was wondering if I had some of ...
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Are there any limitations to using Revolut or similar cards in Berlin? [duplicate]

I have tried to use my Revolut card to pay to enter a botanical garden in Berlin and the lady told me that it is not a good card. Unfortunately, her English was very poor and I cannot speak German, so ...
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Are international contactless cards / Apple Pay accepted in South Korea?

Travelling around Seoul, I've often seen the NFC / contactless payment logo in restaurants, shops, and bars. However, every time I've tried paying through either contactless American Express and ...
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TfL says I must purchase a new Oyster card after failing to collect Auto top-up

I just checked my Oyster card online that I haven't used in a while and the 'Manage Auto top-up' page says: Your last Auto top-up request has not been collected. This may be due to a technical ...
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Hotel booking at marriott

I paid for my hotel at booking.com. When a hotel runs your card at arrival for any possible future damages , do they charge your card right away ? Or do they keep your card information just in case of ...
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ESTA payment not processing [closed]

I am trying to apply for my ESTA, but every time I submit the payment, I get an error saying "The charge is suspected to be fraudulent. Call your bank to determine the problem. Alternatively, use a ...
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To apply for appointment centre service fee of Rs.4095 that is paid twice?

An appointment was made and paid for in United Kingdomn. However, before a note could be made of the reference number or print the appointment confirmation the pc crashed. I was not able to go bac to ...
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I booked with “free cancelation” but have been charged; what can I do?

I booked a hotel with agoda travel on "no risk free cancellation" for 03/06/2019. I cancelled the booking, and agoda sent me the confirmation that I cancelled 29/01/2019. The hotel took full payment ...
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How to obtain a receipt for Indian Visa payment?

My colleague applied for, and was granted, an Indian visa at the end of 2018. Our employer now requires a receipt for the payment and my colleague is stating that they do not have one. Does anyone ...
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How to pay for a traffic ticket I got in Italy?

So I got a fine from when I was in Italy in a rented car. It happened in Parma, and I was directed by the letter to their website. There I can see two choices of online payment, by credit card or bank ...
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What is the best alternative for cash payments in Thailand?

Is there any payment system in Thailand that can be used instead of cash payments? There is AliPay in China, Sberbank in Russia; Visa and Mastercard are accepted almost worldwide, but I couldn't find ...
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How to unlock WeChat money as a foreigner in China? [closed]

I was using WeChat pay efficiently, friends funded me (me handing them cash from ATM). Then I got some from a dodgy source (LocalBitcoins) and 2 days later I had a situation in a shop when I couldn’t ...
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Why booking.com fully refund the amount I paid for a hotel room which I confirmed? [closed]

I did not cancel my booking but I am not sure why booking.com fully refund the amount to my account. The hotel I m going to stay asked for my credit/debit card number to secure my reservation which I ...
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Best way to pay for airline tickets?

I know it's a bit of a strange question, but here goes... Background: I don't travel by plane very often, and when I have it's always been someone else who actually purchased the tickets. I am trying ...
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Will I be charged if the hotel cancelled the booking (on booking.com)?

What happens if the hotel cancels my booking (booking.com) because I failed to make pre-payment in time? Will they still charge my bank card as if I had made the cancellation? I didn’t get the hotel’...
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Visa application payment declined due to error

I applied for a UK business visa. I got a mail from the UK embassy that my application falls under the short-term student visa. So they withdrew my application and suggested me to submit another ...
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Being charged for an automatically cancelled reservation in the US

About two months ago I made a reservation for a US hotel through Booking.com, using a prepaid credit card. The hotel tried to check my card on May 19th (past the free cancellation period, which was ...
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Can I pay online if I first book with “pay at property” option?

I chose the "pay at property" option while booking a hotel room on booking.com. Now I changed my decision to pay online, but couldn't find a way to do that. On the "bookings" page, I see the ...
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Italy AirBnb host asking for passport info plus two off-the-books payments. Very skeptical

I'm an American and I'll be going to Italy in July. Is it common for my AirBnB hosts to ask for our passport information? My host asked me for my passport info and the others who will be staying with ...
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How widely is Apple Pay supported in Japan?

I'm going on a trip to Japan soon and the announcement that as of iOS 10.x there's support for Apple Pay in the country is great news! However, I also understand that a lot of the NFC / contactless ...
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Sites that let you pay with two cards? (Air travel)

My girlfriend and I are two poor college students saving money for trips. Are there any sites that let you pay with two cards, so we can pay for a flight? Meaning, I pay, say, $300 for the flight, ...
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UK Visit Visa - Payment is being processed [closed]

I'm planning to visit my husband's family and friends in the UK in a couple of months. I have all the required documents. I did the online application. Unfortunately in the last minutes/payment ...
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Agoda payment not in FAQ list

I booked a hotel through Agoda and there is no other payment option like pay now or pay later. It was just a [Book Now] button and proceeded to payment. It shows Payment collected by property at ...
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Where can I use Apple Pay in China?

How good is the coverage of Apple Pay in China? Obviously not as good as Alipay. But is it useful?
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UK visa payment pending message

I have submitted an on-line Standard visitor UK visa application for my 1 year old son. I made the payment today morning (using internet explorer browser), using my credit card which has been charged....
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Not all tolls can be paid with cash. What are my options with a rental car?

I'll be traveling with a rental car from Virginia to New Hampshire. What do I do if I only want to pay with cash? I've been informed that some tolls, for example in NY, don't accept cash. What's the ...
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Swedish cashless economy for tourism

As a visitor to Sweden, what are my options for paying for things? Should I buy some kind of pre-paid card and load it? Will merchants accept a MasterCard from Ireland with microchip/rfid?
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Why do some Indian hotels request more than the room rate as advance payment?

I've been travelling in India for about 2 months now and about half the places I've stayed have asked for an advance payment way over the room rate at the time of check in. Often asking for 1000 ...
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Do I have to pay double for checked baggage?

I'm planning a holiday for a week to Spain with EasyJet. It's much cheaper to pay for my suitcase allowance online and I was wondering how it works. What I mean is, as it is a round-trip, I have to ...
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Can you pay for a RyanAir flight by wire transfer?

I would like to buy Ryanair tickets and I would like my company to pay for it by wire transfer. Ryanair doesn't offer this on their website, they only accept credit/debit card payments. I am ...
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How to handle payments while travelling to Indonesia?

I am an Indian citizen travelling to Indonesia in a couple of days. This is the first time ever I am travelling out of the country. I am confused about how currency exchanges work across borders. ...
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Prague Shopping Times and Method of Payments?

I will be visiting Prague for the first time and I am having a difficult time figuring out two things: What time do shops close (if it matters, this would be on weekdays and on Saturday during the ...
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How can we pay the Canada visa application fee after the first payment failed?

I am applying for a Canada visitor visa online When I reach the payment screen, there are 2 options. Online banking Visa, MasterCard etc debit card I choose Online Banking, but on that next page, ...
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Is it common to use a credit card to make payments in Brazil or is cash preferred?

I have been to countries like Japan where cash is the preferred way of payment. Here in the United States, it is very common to use a credit card. What about Brazil? Is it common to use credit cards ...
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Waiter asking to see ID when using credit card in Mexico

I was at a nice restaurant and had about 50 usd worth of drinks. I paid with my visa and the bartender asked for ID. In my somewhat jovial state I obliged without question. She took both my ID and the ...
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When I click pay now at ESTA the page information disappeared. What now? [closed]

After I click PAY now at ESTA I couldn't write any payment details. There was no information, it just sends me to the initial page. Should I wait for a response and then pay, or should I start all ...
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Is it ok to accept cash payments on Airbnb?

Both in terms of law and airbnb policies. Can your account be closed f. ex, because you, as a host accepted cash (and for additional circumstance - also asked for it yourself). Also what about partly ...
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Can a traveller use Alipay/Tenpay mobile payments in China?

Can a short-term visitor to China sign up to Alipay (Taobao) or Tenpay (WeChat/QQ) mobile payments, without Chinese ID or a Chinese bank account? If yes, how?