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

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Is there any index reflecting flight ticket price trends?

Following Why are international flights so much more expensive this year?, I wonder: Is there any index reflecting flight ticket price trends? I'd like to better quantity such price trends.
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Why are international flights so much more expensive this year (2022)?

I have seen similar questions, e.g. this one - Why are flights getting more expensive as traveling returns back to normal? - but these are fairly old. Now that life goes back to normal after the ...
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Fuel price premium on highway service stations in Slovenia

We will be traveling from Germany to Croatia via Austria and Slovenia and I'm currently planning on where to have stops and refuels. According to some websites I found, Slovenia seems to have the ...
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How can I find cheap first class flights?

I usually travel as cheaply as possible. This allows me to travel more and I am OK with it. However, one day, I would like to experience a first class flight. I think that's an experience in itself. I ...
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Database/API for airline ticket prices [closed]

Some airlines have price calendar like the following: But how can I get prices for various airlines/directions, for next 6 months, in one API/database? Amadeus has API for getting info for one ...
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Why do most hotels in the US refuse to match travel agency prices?

I've seen that happening a few times in the United States and it seems to be the norm rather than the exception: I go to a hotel with no reservations, I show some booking price that can be obtained ...
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What does i.i stand for in a menu in Costa Rica

I am looking at some menu photos from Costa Rica and I noted that they list two prices, and the second has i.i. next to it. What does this mean? Here is an example(taken from here): Googling did not ...
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Massive price difference between broker and rental car company

This may be a duplicate of Why is renting a car through a broker cheaper than directly through a car rental company? but I don't think the answer addresses a really large price difference. I rented a ...
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Are there any apps or sites that allow you to set a strike price on flights?

So, there are plenty of sites that will tell you if flight prices in your search results are "high" or "low". Are there any sites or apps that will let you set a "strike" ...
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How close can I get to space for a reasonable price?

Recently there's been news about a company who will be offering balloon rides to the stratosphere for $125,000 (USD). Blue Origin hasn't announced the ticket prices for their flights yet, but the ...
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Why is air travel to China currently (May 2021) 4x the usual price?

For the past 15 years, round-trip economy flights from San Fransisco to Shanghai have been close to $1000-1500 per person. Currently the summer prices are between $3500 and $4500 per person. Looking ...
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Why do return ticket prices jump up if the return flight is more than six months after the departing flight?

On Singapore Airlines, if you book a flight from London to Singapore for almost any date, the price is either £690 or £1088. For example, a flight leaving on the 28th of Dec with return on 28th of ...
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How can I view the typical flight prices between two airports prior to the COVID-19 pandemic?

How can I view the typical flight prices (ideally during a given date of the year) between two airports prior to the COVID-19 pandemic? Google Flights only show the future prices.
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What are the hidden fees for using booking.com

Trying to book a hotel using booking.com it states that "Additional charges may apply" What are those charges? How to calculate them? Do I have to Pay them in cash?
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Can the check-in agent at the airport see at what price the passenger has purchased the flight ticket?

Can the check-in agent at the airport see at what price the passenger has purchased the flight ticket?
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Where can I buy postage stamps in Manila, Philippines? And where can I go to send postcards? How much will it be?

Where can I buy a postage stamp near Paco, Manila, Philippines? What stamps will I need to send it to the US?
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If I one goes outside of Bangkok, can flights to nearby countries be cheaper than in Don Mueng?

As a Bangkok resident, if I need to fly to a nearby country outside Thailand, I will likely do so from Don Mueng airport in northern Bangkok, from which flight prices are (at least from my experience) ...
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If my passport allows me to enter a country visa-free, does that guarantee me that the entrance is free of charge or is there any exception?

If my passport allows me to enter a country visa-free, does that guarantee me that the entrance is free of charge or is there any exception? I know that for the case of visas on arrival (= when ...
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Website or app that alerts you about cheap flight prices to destination (regardless of date)

Google Flights allows you to track the price of flights to a destination (with given departure and return dates), and alerts you when this price drops for any of the possible flight options for the ...
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Price alert for specific flight on specific date @ specific time via United?

I've been monitoring a very specific nonstop round-trip ticket from XXX to YYY, leaving on 12/27 @ 08:20AM and returning on 12/30 @ 9:50AM via United. As of right now, this very specific flight is $...
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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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