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Self transfer in Athens airport (ATH). What's the minimum time required?

I'm planning a trip from Zurich to Tel Aviv with flights booked via MyTrip.com (found through Skyscanner). The itinerary involves two flights: Swiss LX1838: Departure at 13:10, arrival at 16:50. ...
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Do taxi colors matter in Thailand?

Taxis come in different colors in Bangkok, Thailand. This makes me wonder: does the taxi color matter in Thailand? E.g., does the color has an impact on the ride fare? More details for context: I ...
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What's the price of adding a checked in luggage after buying a flight ticket with Scoot but before going to the airport?

I wonder what the price is of adding a checked in luggage after buying a flight ticket with Scoot but before going to the airport. I read: If you want to carry more luggage that your ticket will ...
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Taxi rates from San Jose Airport, Costa Rica (SJO) to Alajuela

I'm flying into SJO and staying at a guest house 3 minutes away in Alajuela. I'm hoping to find what amount I should expect to pay so that I don't get overcharged.
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Are inexpensive last minute tickets a thing?

When the flight date like in one or two days, and there are unsold seats, is it a possibility that airlines reduce the ticket price in the flight day or so?
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Flight search by total cost including auxiliary fees

Recently airlines seem to have ratchetted up auxiliary fees to the point that the final price is often 50%-100% higher than the advertised price. The fees are primarily cabin baggage, checked baggage ...
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Is there any downside in using Google price guarantee when purchasing a flight ticket on Google Flights?

When purchasing a flight ticket on Google Flights, one sometimes has the option to use the Google price guarantee. Is there any downside in using Google price guarantee when purchasing a flight ...
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Are "no change fees" tickets, a handy trick to get cheaper flights? Do they have other downsides or upsides than the obvious?

On many economy tickets, you can pay usually 5%-10% or so more to get a "no change fees" ticket. This would seem to be a big advantage, because, when you're Over There, you could change your ...
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Why does the price keep changing after I click on a flight deal in Expedia?

On Expedia, I found a good flight deal in the list of search results, but when I click it, the next page says: Price change Ticket prices changed from $ to $. Because prices change often, we ...
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Nepal internal flight prices based on passengers nationality

I'm planning my travel to Nepal for this Christmas holidays. I'd like to book a ticket for an internal flight so I jumped on some local airlines websites. I found out that is a common policy to ...
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How much did it cost to travel from Sydney to Parkes, by train, in 1998? (And indeed how much does it cost in practice today?)

I also wonder, what year was it first possible to travel from Sydney Central to Parkes by rail??
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flight prices Italy - Las Vegas [closed]

I'm trying to find a good price for a flight Italy - Las Vegas for May 2023. I moniterd it since a couple of weeks and I can't find anything below 750 €. I noticed that prices to other destinations ...
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Is there any advantage in buying tickets in advance for the train in Moroccos?

I will have to travel between Fes and Casablanca. However, I am unsure about the travel hour (not day). I see that it's possible to buy the tickets in advance, on the website. This would usually be my ...
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How can I know the in-flight Internet prices for a given flight number?

Internet prices vary quite a lot between different flights. How can I know the in-flight Internet prices for a given flight number?
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Is it legal for an airline to show, at the same exact time, two different prices for the same exact flight?

I recently bought a ticket from a (legit) European airline, with which I had flown before, for a national flight in an EU country. In the process of booking, as I normally do, I tried to find the ...
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Is there any index reflecting flight ticket price trends?

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