Questions tagged [terminology]

What does a certain travel-related term mean or what's the proper name for something you can describe? On TSE many special terms relate to air travel or visas. For air travel there is a list in `tag info` here.

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Is there any difference between a last call and a final call?

I wonder whether there is any difference between a last call and a final call, in the context of boarding airplanes. E.g., does one of the term indicate a higher level of urgency?
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What are the definitions of stages and sequences when describing a flight, and how do they compare against leg/portion/sector/segment?

I read: Question: In what case doesn't a coupon correspond to a segment? Comment: This is getting into the weeds of terminology that most travelers don't need to deal with; there are also sectors and ...
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What does “PAX” mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket? [closed]

Example (mirror, mirror 2): What does "PAX" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket? Typically, PAX=passenger, but in that case I don't understand why the ticket says "passenger" ...
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What does "C1-4 NON END" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

Example (mirror, mirror 2): What does "C1-4 NON END" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?
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What do CLD and CLR stand for on a delivery certificate ("attestation de remise") when getting a new French passport?

I got a new French passport as the French Embassy in Bangkok. What do CLD and CLR stand for on a delivery certificate ("attestation de remise") when getting a new French passport?
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Is it normal for hotels to offer two single beds pushed together when a double bed is booked?

Recently, in multiple hotels, we paid for a double bed but got two smaller beds near each other instead. The two beds can move apart during the night, if you sleep on the middle. Should we complain? ...
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What is "Resort-style living", "No Mello Roos" and "direct access garage"? [closed]

I read this description of a (rather expensive) house for sale in California, USA: Resort-style living in Baker Ranch community with No Mello Roos. This turnkey The Rowe Plan 1X townhome was built in ...
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What does it mean for a traveler to be "from a country" for the purposes of travel to Spain?

As of June 21st, Spain has reopened its borders for the majority of European countries. On July 1st, it will be open to many more travelers. In articles, it usually says that travel will be open to ...
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Is the term "service city" correct for the main city served by an airport placed outside of that city?

Some airports of big cities are, in fact, technically speaking in a "very near municipality" which is not the main city itself. For example the airport BCN serving "Barcelona" is, in fact, placed in ...
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What is the name for the set of the outbound segment and inbound segment together?

I have a technical naming question. Imagine I have this set of flights for a passegner flying from Paris to Thailand: International Outbound: - From Paris (France), Airport Charles De Gaulle (CDG) -...
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Are all prepaid SIM cards referred to as Tourist SIM cards in Thailand? Or are there some prepaid SIM cards "for locals"?

Are all prepaid SIM cards referred to as Tourist SIM cards in Thailand? Or are there some prepaid SIM cards "for locals"? I'm asking as all prepaid SIM cards I was shown (because it's behind the ...
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How does E-visa differ from Approval Letter Based Visa on Arrival (ALBVoA) for Vietnam?

I fail to understand how does a E-visa differ from Approval Letter Based Visa on Arrival (ALBVoA) usually issued by a government authorized agency for issuing such approval letters. In both cases an ...
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What does the terminolgy 'open bar' mean when selecting board type upon booking hotel room?

I would like to know what the terminology 'open bar' means when on the booking breakdown page/ selecting room type. For more context it is under the column 'board basis' and next to the words 'bed and ...
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In Taiwan, what do you call those covered walkways?

From what I've seen, Taiwan doesn't really have sidewalks. Instead, people walk "under" buildings. Is there a name for that gap space, between the street and the building fronts?
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What is the term for remote tourism consultation as a "bypass" for tour guiding in certain countries?

This question might be somewhat irrelevant in January 2020 (described below) but I ask it anyway to broaden general knowledge Certain countries do not allow people which aren't their citizens to work ...
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Converter vs Adapter

I'm looking at travel Converters so I can use an American appliance abroad. Something like this. However, all of those I've seen are both Converters and Adapters. As far as I know, that means that if ...
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What is indirect travel?

My company uses Concur to book business travel. I am trying to book a flight for a business trip in 2 weeks. I have selected the flights, and on the screen where Concur asks for the project to ...
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What is a flight ticket coupon?

When buying a roundtrip flight ticket, a single ticket and a single PNR (Passenger Name Record) is issued. But I've heard that one can cancel a single leg of that roundtrip booking. How is that ...
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What does "WBCI SSR" stand for?

What does WBCI Special Service Request on a boarding pass stand for? I see that code on boarding passes for a lot of airlines I'm flying—JAL, LOT, LH—but couldn't find the code explained online.
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Is a Middle Name a Given Name?

My full name is four names long - First name, Middle name, Middle name, Last name. Whenever asked for my Given Name I have always supplied my First name (not either of my middle names). This week I ...
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What is the difference between a passenger being on hold and standby?

What is the difference between a passenger being on hold or being on standby?
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UK visa application query

I have applied for UK visa with 6 people. All got visa and I got Entry Clearance. Is there any difference between them?
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What does BSCT stand for?

Apparently, BSCT is an acronym for ... baby bassinet. Somehow. Various airlines use it, for instance: Latam Air China The text only mentions the acronym like baby bassinet (BSCT) without giving ...
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What exactly is "Fuxing / Shuttle"?

I'm using Google Maps to find public transportation from Keelung to Tapiei Main Station. It shows "Fuxing / Shuttle" as the recommended option. Is this a bus? When I click "details" to see its number, ...
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When I do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after entering China or changing location in China, what does "local" mean?

When I do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after entering China or changing location in China, what does "local" mean? Same district? Same municipality? Same province? Within a ...
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In the context of hotels, what's a "purser"?

In the Winter Package hotel offer, one service provided to Horizon Club members is a "Purser service", without any explanation of what a purser is. Wikipedia's article on pursers only talks about ...
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What does “voluntarily elected to depart the U.K.” mean? [closed]

Recently I have been refused entry to the U.K. as they were not satisfied I am a genuine visitor. Now, I would like to study in the U.K. But I'm confused as to what “voluntarily elected to depart the ...
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What is AirAsia's "embargo period" they mention but seldom actually define?

I was just looking at a list of deals on AirAsia's site and one of its "travel notes" says Fares are not available during embargo period So I'm assuming this is a specific date range. But they don'...
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In practice, what is the distinction between ESTA and visas?

It is often claimed that ESTA is not a visa - both by the US government and the travelers themselves. However in practice, I find it difficult to see the distinction between ESTA and e-visas: It ...
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Guarantor(s) for tourist visa for Thailand

I am about to apply for the first time for a multiple-entry tourist visa for Thailand and I am a bit struggling to understand all the requirements and the fields to fill in. Particularly, the last ...
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Schengen Visa: Is presenting at an academic conference classified as business? [duplicate]

I intend to apply for a Schengen Visa to present at a railway conference. I will be presenting on behalf of my current employer. I wish to know if this would be classified as business/work and would ...
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What do letters "R" and "E" before parking slots in Spain mean?

In Spain, more precisely in the Basque Country, I have seen letters "R" and "E" before parking slots. What do they mean / stand for? This one is in the town of Zumaia. Picture is taken on Google ...
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What is the difference between a visitor's permit and a visa?

According to the The Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Shanghai >> Travel to Serbia, Holders of Taiwanese passports are issued visitor’s permit for entry into the Republic of Serbia. ...
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Marketing Leg and Code Share Flight

What is the difference between a Code share agreement flight and a Marketing flight (business definition)?
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Is "departure time" when the plane leaves the gate or when it takes off?

Is "departure time" when the plane leaves the gate or when it takes off? Seems like every single flight I take is delayed, but I can't tell how badly. If I have a flight that has a "departure time" ...
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How is Timatic pronounced?

Travellers are often advised to refer to Timatic for visa information (or to ask airline staff to check). However, what is the correct pronunciation of Timatic? Is it approx Tim-a-tick, or Tie-matic (...
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In US rental car terms and conditions, what exactly is a "regularly maintained road?"

Many rental car companies have terms and conditions such as Hertz: Generally, Hertz vehicles, including 4-wheel drives, are to be operated only on regularly maintained roads. Off-road use is a ...
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What is Dune Bashing?

I was looking at a website that is offering 40 to 45 minute "Dune Bashing" in a desert tour. What is this "bashing"?
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What is the difference between taxi, private hire, and chauffeur services?

London Heliport advertises with Chauffeur, taxi and local private hire car services. That sounds like three times the same thing, but I've seen taxi and private hire mentioned separately elsewhere as ...
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What's the opposite of a "return" flight?

In a round trip, there are two flights. The second one is the return flight. What's the first one called? Is it the departure flight? That seems strange, because every flight has a departure and an ...
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What is a continental breakfast and what other types of breakfasts are there?

When I look for an hotel I often see the "continental breakfast" expression when they refer to their breakfasts. I looked up the expression on Google and found: a light breakfast, typically ...
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What is a short layover where the plane doesn't change and flight number is the same called?

As per my current understanding: Layover - stop at an airport with a plane change Stopover - deliberately-long break in travel by passenger (4 hours+ for domestic, 24 hours+ for international) which ...
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What is a Shared Sumo?

In the many places I have read about shared sumos. For example: this is where you can get the Shared Sumos to 'Sohra'-the name Cherrapunjee goes by locally & officially. What exactly is it ...
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What are the differences between terminals and gates?

My wife is a little concerned since she will have to fly by herself soon, and she just wanted to know what are the differences between the two?
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What is meant by "personal impact and articulation skills" in the context of border entry?

Within dozens of highly-rated responses regarding both UK and Schengen entry, I see the phrase "personal impact and articulation skills." There is no further explanation of what these mean and, in ...
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What is the difference between a Schengen visa being revoked or being annulled? [duplicate]

What is the difference between revoked and annulled Schengen visa? Does it means the same thing, or are they separate?
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Avoiding the Sydney, Nova Scotia error [closed]

A Dutch student has flown to Sydney, Nova Scotia, a town with a population of 32,000, instead of the one in Australia, population five million. It's not the first time it's happened. There are ...
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Country of Residence for Booking a Train Ticket for Intra-Schengen Travel

I intend to travel to France from Belgium,I have a Long Stay (Type D) VISA and I have applied for my residence permit but not received it yet. While booking a train ticket on Thalys via GoEuro.com, ...
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What Exactly is Self-Catering?

On several islands in the Seychelles I've been seeing a lot of Self-Catering signs: Self-Catering Guest House, Self-Catering Apartment, Self-Catering Hotel, Self-Catering Room, etc. What exactly does ...
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I got a little yellow sticker on top right corner of my french identity card, saying 102 A?

I got a little yellow sticker on top right corner of my french identity card, saying 102 A? Does anyone know what that is?

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