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Last minute flight bookings - better to book online or at the airport?

We had a question here earlier on booking flight tickets in the weeks running up to holiday season, which covered ground on what happens to flight prices over the period. What I'm interested to know ...
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How to find decent airfares when you need to travel urgently due to personal circumstances and only for a very short time?

Having a global dispersed circle of friend and family, it happened already twice that I needed to travel urgently because of serious personal circumstances. When I had to travel to the deathbed and ...
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Are there websites that offer last-minute accommodation deals in Australia?

I'm heading out to Australia fairly soon and for the start of my trip I'm hopefully staying with friends. However, there's a small chance that that won't be possible. I might find out when changing ...
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What's the best time to get “last-minute” discount hotel prices?

Some online travel sites (I'm thinking of Hotwire specifically, but the question applies more generally) offer low rates on high-quality hotels if you're willing to not specify exactly where you want ...
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Is there a website that lists last minute opportunities?

Are there any websites that list last minute travel opportunities? either just flights or flights with travel packs (hotel, etc). I have total freedom and I am situated in Europe. A couple of ...
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What is the protocol for taking a last minute cruise?

If you have the flexibility to take a last minute cruise, what's the best way to find and take advantage of any deals that might occur at the last minute? How can you find such a thing? How many ...
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Is it possible to make last-minute reservations on the City Night Train? [closed]

I'd like to take the overnight train ("City Night Line") from Germany to France in a few days. The bahn.de site shows the existence of the train, and gives a price ("from 330 EUR") but says it is too ...
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Looking for a very last minute adventure trip (5th -13th May) [closed]

Basically, due to a break up and cancellation of previous arrangements, I find myself with a free week next week and I really fancy doing something active and outdoors. Most of my trips recently have ...
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Last minute / standby air travel options in Asia?

I've seen a few questions about 'staff standby' tickets - where you get a cheap ticket with 'low priority' - eg, if there's an empty seat, you can fly. I call it "staff standby" because the ...
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Spanish Schengen visa: No appointment available in the next two months

I need a new EU Spouse Schengen Visa for my Chinese wife for a visit to Spain. As per previous instructions, I've booked the trip for 7 July 2016 but vfsglobal have informed they have no appointments ...