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Questions regarding prices of various objects and services (not related to budgeting a trip).

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Flight and hotel prices after Thomas Cook bankruptcy [closed]

Starting to plan my 2020 holidays, I was wondering if bankruptcy of such a big travel group from the tourist perspective (of course not the one stranded in one of the resorts) planning a trip in a few ...
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Are online travel agencies reliable to buy plane tickets? [closed]

I recently searched for fares in Skyscanner. The cheapest ones were given by online travel agencies (eg: tripmonster, mytrip, etc.) It's not the first time I used this type of agencies and one ...
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What mechanisms are in place for online travel agents access very cheap airline tickets? [duplicate]

I have recently booked an almost last minute flight within Europe. I got prices, for the absolute same flight, that range from under 30€ to more than 200€. Variations of ~30€ are kind of normal but ...
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What is the least expensive route for doing South England + London in 4 days? (Departing from Paris) [closed]

I live in Paris and I am planning to go next week to London and Southeast England (Canterbury, Dover and perhaps Battle). I intend to go by bus since this is the cheapest option. I've seen that a bus ...
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Why is it sometimes cheaper to connect via an airport than to finally fly to that airport? [duplicate]

You can fly from Vienna (VIE) to Addis Ababa (ADD) for 526€. However, flying from Vienna (VIE) to Cape Town (CPT) connecting through Addis Ababa (ADD) is only 419€. So when flying to ADD, it is ...
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Why are flights out of Boston cheaper? [duplicate]

I was looking at flights out of Baltimore (BWI) to different places; France, Spain, etc. then on one of the bundle sites, it showed the same flight out of Boston (BOS) for less than half the price. ...
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How much can I expect to pay to sleep in a non-fancy jjimjilbang (Korean onsen/sento) in a non-touristy area?

You've probably heard of onsens and sentos in Japan, which are public bath houses. Korea has something similar and here they're called "jjimjilbangs". One major difference is that you usually don't ...
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How can I calculate the cost of Skyss bus tickets

I am planning to spend a few days in Bergen area and fiords. I want to use bus services of Skyss to travel between Bergen - Odda on 930 bus or Voss - Odda on 990 bus What I wanted to ask about is ...
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Is the price of flights Anchorage (ANC) - Wales (WAA) always the same?

According to Google Flights, the price of cheapest roundtrip flights ANC-WAA is always $794, except a few isolated cases when it's in the $800-900 range. I was wondering whether this even goes down, ...
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Ethiopian Airlines tickets seem to always have the same price regardless of the proximity of the date?

UPDATE: Ethiopian Airlines indeed offers a currently 66% discount on domestic flights, if you're an Ethiopian resident, or if you fly into/out of Ethiopian with Ethiopian Airlines. When trying to book ...
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Why would a hotel charge a higher rate when booking more than one night?

I am looking to book 2 nights at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center - checking in Saturday July 27 and checking out Monday July 29. When I try to book a 2 Double Bed room with the Advance Purchase ...
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How to get the lowest hotel price on Expedia?

Just did the same search, about 1 minute apart, on Expedia for a hotel with the same dates, number of occupants and filter both in a window where I was logged into Expedia and an Incognito Chromium ...
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Hotel booking: Why is Agoda much cheaper than booking.com?

I noticed that Agoda.com often offers significant cheaper prices than booking.com when comparing prices (looking at the same hotel, same room type, same dates...). I wonder why that is considering ...
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Have to book a flight in 15 days. Should I wait? [closed]

I just finalized my itinerary and have to book a flight from Atlanta to Houston on Mar. 16. I found that the price suddenly increased by about $170 on day before and then dropped $30 4hrs ago. Should ...
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Qatar economy booking classes

Qatar Airways advertises "fare families" to make it easy to see what is allowed, allowed for a charge, or not allowed with a particular fare: Promo Fare Saver Fare Value Fare Flexi Fare But which ...
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Pay now vs Pay later on travel booking websites [duplicate]

I'm planning for a trip from the US to Iceland and I've noticed some hotels give the option to pay now or later. I'm specifically talking about Expedia but they all seem to be the same anyway. I've ...
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Buying plane tickets “from the other end” [duplicate]

I've been told because of taxes etc in Australia its cheaper to buy round trip flights from outside the country. For example, in the case of going from Perth to Bergen, purchase the ticket in Bergen. ...
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Price Difference of Train from Aachen to Munich

I want to travel from Aachen to Munich on 24th Jan, 2018. I have checked price on GoEuro.com. Prices of train started from 36$ to 150$. and I also checked on DB train website it is approx starting ...
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Don't use first flight, but use return flight (both flights on same ticket) — on which airlines and under which circumstances is this possible?

I found two (Austrian) articles (in German; from a not unserious newspaper): https://derstandard.at/1271377233456/Nach-versaeumten-Hinflug-Urteil-untersagt-Airlines-Storno-von-Rueckflug https://...
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Saturday-night stay for multi-city itineraries [duplicate]

In airline travel, how does Saturday-night stay pricing work for multi-city itineraries? For a roundtrip booking it is pretty clear what the destination is, but less so for more complicated ...
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is there an ultra-last minute price drop on long haul flights with regular (not low cost) airlines?

I am planning to fly from Germany to Vietnam. Do standard airlines do ultra last minute price drops for long distance flights? I.e. is it reasonable to wait until 1 to 3 days before the flight with ...
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Is China Southern a safe airline? [closed]

I'm booking a trip and my mother encouraged me to use Air New Zealand flights (I live in NZ) because there are fewer stopovers, I can collect airpoints, and it's an airline that has a good reputation. ...
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Are the prices of short-haul British Airways flights known to fluctuate (within the Economy class), or they only ever increase? [duplicate]

I've had a flight price tracked in Google Flight for a couple of days because I couldn't yet decide if I could take it. Unfortunately it has gone up by 25% last night (~170 to ~220 EUR). The flight ...
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Day pass for public transportation in Berlin, Munich and Cologne [closed]

What is the cost of a 1 or 2 day public transportation pass in cities of Cologne, Berlin and Munich, Germany?
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Price of train tickets in Geneva

Is there a price difference when buying a train ticket in Geneva Airport automatic machine or pre ordering online?
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Are there local boat operators that go to Cies Islands?

I am looking for ways to get to visit Cies Islands in Galicia, Spain. I Googled and found one boat operator. I am wondering if there are other options like smaller operators, or is it a monopoly or ...
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The difference between STOPS and EXTRA STOPS when using the ITA MATRIX

Using the ITA Matrix for finding flights, I don't understand the difference between the sections stops and extra stops.
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“5 = 1€” for souvenirs in Paris, why do they write the price this way?

In Paris, many street souvenir vendors have thier stuff laid on the ground and a piece of paper says "5 = 1€". Well, 1€ for 5 souvenirs would be a pretty good price but no, the price is 5€ for 1 piece....
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Does a flexible date car rental price matrix tool exist, a la Google Flights?

I know there are comparison rental tools like Kayak and Expedia, but I'm specifically thinking of a tool similar to Google Flight's flexible date matrix, where they'll show you the lowest prices for a ...
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Track flight prices based on route, not specific dates, on Google Flights

Using the new Google Flights, is it possible to track prices for certain routes (e.g. New York to Madrid), but without specific dates in mind? For example, my schedule is flexible enough that I can ...
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Tegelbergbahn Tickets

I'll be visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle later this year, and I'd like to take a ride on this tegelbergbahn toboggan close to the castle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-e_F0wodyk On their ...
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Is it possible to haggle over tours in Indonesia, and to what extent?

I'm planning a customized, private 10-day tour of Flores for which I'm contacting small local tour operators. They will arrange a car and driver, an English-speaking guide and sleeping accommodations. ...
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Why do prices of return flights from Europe to Ghana vary according to length of stay?

I notice that flights to Ghana from Europe seem to be much more expensive for stays in Ghana of less than seven days. I'm familiar with European flights that are cheaper when they span a weekend but ...
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Does any website offer price alerts for open jaw (multi-city) flights?

When I'm looking for round-trip tickets in Google Flights, the website allows me to create a price alert for the specified route: However, when I change my route to have a return ticket leaving from ...
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Why are airfares getting cheaper or at least we have stable airfares for the last 10 years? [closed]

In the last ten years I have seen at least stabilty in airfares. How is it possible that before 10 years one had paid (in average) more for travelling than today (my own experience)? I have seen this ...
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Why is air travel between South American countries so expensive?

I checked the price to travel around South American countries (Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, etc) but it is insanely expensive, often taking over $500 to fly to other countries. ...
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Why is the airline fuel fee a tax?

The price of my flight is shown in the picture below. I want to understand the airline fuel fee better. Is it still legal to call it an "airline fuel fee"? Why is the airline fuel fee considered a ...
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Why do Belgian supermarkets not provide price per kg in price labels? [closed]

In most supermarkets and shops in Europe I'm used to see price labels like this: The only part I usually look at is the price per kg. I thought it was an EU standard, I'm pretty sure it's mandatory ...
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What’s this symbol in Europe that looks a bit like an upside-down V, or ⩘?

I noticed on a bistrot's price board, this symbol was used to denote prices. It looks a little bit like an upside-down V, and the closest match shapecatcher.com could find was ⩘. It could also be ...
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Is the price at a table inside and on the terrace the same in cafés in Italy?

In Italy the price of the coffee is different if you drink at a table or stand at the counter in cafes (or takeout). Usually, there are two items on the price list - banco and tavola, which ...
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How to search for a multi-destination flight when flexible on dates?

In the spring I have a plan to visit Japan. As part of this I want to take a stopover or two; Beijing has my key attention with the 72 hour stopover visa. If I search for flights between home and ...
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Olive oil pricing in Croatia [closed]

Last year we spent two weeks in a camping resort in Croatia and bought 1 liter of olive oil (bottled) in the resort's supermarket for ~220 kn (~ €29.50 at today's rate). We realized that the price we ...
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Where can I compare airfares *including baggage fees*? [duplicate]

There are lots of places where I can compare flight fare costs, where the listed prices include all taxes and fees. This capability is eroding due to practices like route-dependent carry-on bag ...
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What is the purpose of a round-trip ticket?

I had assumed that buying round-trip plane tickets saves a lot of money, but lately I've been comparing prices and the round-trips I've seen are almost identical in price to just buying two one-way ...
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Can I resell my hotel booking?

Suppose that person A booked today a hotel room for 3 nights in Dubai to travel in the upcoming February with Hotel Z (room price = 50€). In January, person A changed his mind about the visit and ...
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Buying hotel breakfast without having a room?

I'm wondering how common it is for hotels to allow people to pay for breakfast even if they don't have a room. In other words: Come in the morning Pay a fixed price in reception Eat breakfast Leave ...
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Typical meal costs on Norwegian Air Shuttle long-haul flights

What are typical costs for meal service on Norwegian Air Shuttle on US-Europe flights? Meals are described here, but no pricing.
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When is the best day and time to buy fuel at the lowest price in Germany? [closed]

The price of fuel in Germany can change several times a day. According to benzinpreis-aktuell, up to 20 price changes a day are absolutely normal here - at each individual gas station. And ...
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How can I receive notifications about ticket sales by various airlines?

I will be travelling in December so have plenty of time to book tickets and want to wait for discount schemes. I missed out on discount scheme of wowair just few weeks back. So wanted to check if it ...
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Do airlines raise the ticket price as flights fill up [duplicate]

Do airlines raise the ticket price as flights fill up? I know YMMV, but as a general rule, is it how they operate? and as a bonus question, once a flight is full, would they schedule a new one on ...