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Can I use a bus card from another city on a Greyhound bus in Philadelphia?

I purchased a bus card in Hazleton PA. Id like to know if I can use it in Philadelphia on a bus or the Greyhound towards bus fare.
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Cab unable to take card payment

A few weeks ago, I took a cab from home to a London airport, and the journey cost about £60. They advertised that they were able to accept cards. I offered to pay by card when I arrived, but the ...
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Can debit cards with the Maestro logo be used in ATMs in Taiwan?

Debit cards with the Maestro logo work very well in Japan, they can be used at every ATM in a 7/11. Actually, I found (on YT) that most ATMs in Taiwan come along with a Cirrus label. Cirrus seems to ...
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Is it safe to provide CVV number by property message in booking.com

I have just canceled one of the booking I did on booking.com. it was still in free cancelation date. but property just sent me a message requesting cvv number for card to get it refunded. never ...
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Lost a registered Kansai-area ICOCA card, how do I recover its value in Tokyo?

I'm currently in Tokyo, and managed to lose a registered ICOCA card that has a couple of thousand yen on it. Is there any way I can recover or transfer its value in Tokyo without going back to Osaka/...
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Should I give my credit card number, expiry date and CVV to a hotel in order to receive a refund?

I recently stayed in a hotel in Perth, WA. They charged my card for the room and added a security bond to be refunded after I leave. This was all debited from my UK credit card. They now say that ...
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How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel?

I've been recently booking some travel abroad and had a really difficult time making payments. Pretty much every charge that originated from a different country got rejected the first time around. ...
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How does one pay for the Transcaribe bus in Cartagena?

I'm in Cartagena, Colombia, and want to ride the Transcaribe bus network to get around town. However, I can not figure out how to pay for a ride! Internet research suggests that one should buy a ...
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Travel Credit Card To Alliance Partner? Capital One Venture X -> British Airways -> OneWorld -> JAL?

I was wondering if anyone has experience transferring points from a travel credit card to a partner of that credit card and then to an airline within that airline's point alliance? Is that something ...
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When you call Visa for emergeny cash how does the process actually work?

There is reference in other questions to an emergency cash distribution service provided by Visa if your credit card is lost or stolen. What I can't understand is how such a service can possibly work. ...
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How can I pay in Vietnam?

How common is it to pay with a credit card in Vietnam? On a trip to Hanoi or Saigon, how often do I have to pay by cash? If you carry cash, do you pay in USD or VND?
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What happens if one uses a credit card to enter the MRT in Singapore, and then uses another credit card under the same name to exit?

I have two Visa credit cards under my name. What happens if I use one to enter the MRT, and another one to exit? E.g., am I going to get charged twice? Will I have to pay some extra fee? Will I get ...
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Can we apply for UAE-based credit cards based on non-resident bank accounts in UAE?

Can we apply for UAE-based credit cards based on non-resident bank accounts in UAE?
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What's the cheapest option for getting Malaysian currency in Malaysia?

Would it be cheaper to withdraw money at the ATM, or bring euros and exchange at the airport? I'm also considering sending euros via PayPal and collecting in Malaysia. Bonus question: How well are ...
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How to set up a virtual payment card on a phone that a child can use abroad (Poland) to withdraw cash and pay in shops?

I've got a bit of a situation at hand. As a result of a last-minute cancellation my daughter (14yo) has a chance to go on an organised trip to Poland (from Latvia where we live). They leave very early ...
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I have a travel insurance policy that comes with card A, and paid for the travel with card B. Is the said travel covered?

I have multiple payment cards. Card A has travel insurance coverage. Card B does not have such coverage but has the convenience of holding multiple currencies in different accounts and switch to the ...
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Is Suica better than PASMO?

Can one say whether for travelling in Tokyo Suica cards are better than PASMO cards or vice versa? I'm interested in moving around in Tokyo by public transport.
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Airline refuses to issue proper receipt. Should I trigger a chargeback?

It Took a flight with Swiss and paid EUR 2,300 for it. The receipt I got upon booking online shows about EUR 500. I tried for months to get a proper receipt but so far have not been issued one. This ...
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Who pays for rewards when US credit cards are used in Europe?

In the U.S., credit card rewards (e.g. cash back) are funded by high credit card interchange fees, which are paid by vendors on every purchase. In the E.U., interchange fees are capped by law at a ...
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Are EU based credit cards useful in or outside EU?

I generally find US credit cards useful everywhere. Mostly because if there's fraudulent activity or scammy merchant, I can get my money back. I don't need the credit but it is good to not tie up cash....
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Any way to guess in advance where a Serbian Visa debit card will be accepted in the United States?

I have a friend in the United States who traveled here from Serbia and has a debit card from a Serbian bank. He has tried using the card in various places. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. ...
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Restaurants in Lisbon only accepting "Portuguese cards"?

I've been in Lisbon for two weeks and have been using my Wise MasterCard, which has worked fine in other European cities. However, I've encountered two restaurants in Lisbon that refused to accept my ...
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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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Where is OVpay available and who can use it?

I am traveling to Amsterdam later this month for 6 days, with my partner. We plan on taking the NS to/from the airport, which we see on OVpay.nl supports OVpay (It says "All NS trains"). ...
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Is it correct that, you can NOT use foreign credit cards, whatsoever, in Japan in train ticket machines? (As of 2023.)

In Japan at train stations, you can very easily buy a ticket, shinkansen or other service, at the ticket machines just by the gate. There are (A) "credit card only" machines and (B) machines ...
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Payment for visa posted by credit card issuer, but government visa website doesn't register the payment

I am American and I'm trying to apply for an e-visa to visit Tanzania via official government website. I filled out the application and got the part where I pay. I put in my credit card info and got a ...
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Rental car company said they were putting a hold but charged instead. Should I file a complaint?

I rented a car in Turkey. The rental company said they would put a (~$1200) hold on my credit card in case of damage and that they would release the charge assuming there were no problems. I just ...
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Expedia charged my card even though the "Reserve Now, Pay At Property" option was selected

I booked a hotel in Paris for three nights on Expedia using the "Reserve Now, Pay at Property" option for 616 euros. I was asked to guarantee the booking with a credit card, and within two ...
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"rechargeable credit card" in France

I am going to Paris/France for a trimester program (3 months). The organizers sent an email that said the following. Make sure that you have a credit card to withdraw cash in France. If you have any ...
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What ways would you recommend for paying for the transportation services in Hong Kong?

Does the public transportation system in Hong Kong accept a foreign credit card or debit card, or US dollars? The same question about the other transportation systems for cabs or Uber like services. ...
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Refund for mistaken credit card charge is less than initial charge, apparently due to exchange rates and/or fees

A hotel wrongly charged my credit card (for mini-bar items I never took). I emailed them and they refunded me. Only they refunded me a smaller amount than the initial charge. I expect the difference ...
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Can I use the 1-Day CTA pass from O'Hare?

The Chicago "L" has a penalty fare for boarding at O'Hare airport, charging $5 instead of the ordinary $2.50. However, an unlimited day pass is available for $5. Can the unlimited day pass ...
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Visa Debit card support in Japan

We are planning a trip to Japan in Q1 of 2023. We posses European Visa debit cards and pay almost everything with them at home. We have heard, that card payments are much less prevalent in Japan. We ...
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How do I change payment currency on American Airlines

I was trying to book a flight on American Airlines using my American credit card paying in dollars. However, the website insists on showing me the prices in pounds and I can't switch my residence ...
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Can we use both cash and card for payments in Iceland as a tourist?

Can we do EFTPOS payments (debit/credit card payment) in Iceland using an international debit/credit card, or is it better to use cash as a tourist? I am wondering whether many shops in Iceland use ...
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How can you buy a Presto card upon arrival at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport?

I will be traveling to Toronto and flying into Billy Bishop Airport. I will then want to take the streetcar to my hotel, but will of course need to pay for it. The TTC says that I can do so using ...
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Is it possible to visit Italy with credit card only?

I'm planning a 14-day trip to Italy (Rome, Florence and Venice). I already bought flight tickets, hotel reservations and trains on-line using my credit card. When I'm there I'll probably spend on ...
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How can I get an electronic payment method that will be accepted by most Indian merchants, as my foreign credit card isn't often accepted? [duplicate]

Recently, I traveled to India with my U.S. credit card. I found that out of all merchants (restaurants, shops, etc.) accepting electronic payments, only about half would accept/were prepared to handle ...
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Addis Ababa: cash vs card usage?

I am traveling to Addis Ababa for just 5 days. From the viewpoint of safety as well as convinience credit cards seem easier. But just wanted to check how popular is card usage? Can I get by with cards ...
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How to get from Watford to London and back to airport

I am traveling to London next March with my family (2 adults and 3 children ages 7, 8, 10). We are staying in Watford as we are going to Harry Potter studios. The following morning we are going from ...
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Can you create a Suica card on a foreign phone/Google Pay account?

I am using a European Google Pay-compatible cellphone and the corresponding region account linked to it and will likely be traveling to Japan. I would like to use contact-less-based public transport, ...
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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 I use Revolut for the personal OV-Chipkaart in Netherlands?

They write that I need a Dutch bank account to get a personal OV-Chipkaart in the Netherlands for public transport, but I can't find if Revolut or N26 which are online banks accepted in the ...
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Can UnionPay cards issued in the US be used in Russia?

The ICBC bank is the sole issuer of UnionPay cards in the US. Given that UnionPay is still supposed to be accepted in Russia, could I get a UnionPay card and use it to withdraw cash or make purchases ...
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What is most economical outside of eurozone: debitcard (maestro) or creditcard (mastercard)?

I am EU citizen travelling to Switzerland soon. Would it make most sense to make my payments with maestro or with my mastercard ? How about cash withdrawals ?
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Unsuccessful Transaction for Malaysian eVisa

I've been trying to apply for Malaysian tourist visa through evisa link. Upon filling out all the fields and providing documents, I proceeded to payment using my SBI Platinum debit card (VISA card). ...
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Credit card or cash in Northern Ireland?

I will be going to Ireland (Republic of Ireland + Nothern Ireland) in August. The entire duration of the trip is two weeks, with roughly 3 days (2 nights) spent in Northern Ireland. I'm currently ...
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What is the state of chip+PIN cards in the US?

As I understand it, mainly from reading TSE, chip+signature/stripe+signature is still widely used in the US. The issue, is that both of my EU Debit Cards issuers explicitly block C+S/S+S capabilities ...
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Does a Visa/MasterCard issued by a non-Russian bank work via Samsung Pay in Russia?

The official website says that Samsung Pay continues to work in Russia with a few restrictions, one of which being the inability to add a Visa/MasterCard issued by Russian banks. Nothing is said about ...
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Can I use a Dutch debit card in UK public transport?

I have a Dutch ING vpay debit card with a chip and NFC. Can I use it at UK bus/tube terminals?
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