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Can you buy the same ticket at a lower price if you buy it from another country?

I heard that buying a ticket from a different country (like using a VPN to access the website from another country's IP) may change the price. Is it true? Any specific Airline or example that I can ...
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Athens combined ticket and booking time slots

I want to buy a combined ticket for Athens main sightseeings. The ticket is valid for five days and includes access to 7 places including Acropolis, Roman Agora, etc. During the booking process, the ...
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How significant are advance purchase discounts on Dutch and Belgian railways?

I am deciding between Benelux railpass Purchasing point-to-point tickets in advance, which I assume commits us to a specific dates and times Buying shortly before use, which is mid-August The ...
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Concerns about purchasing tickets prior to visa approval [duplicate]

A friend of mine is currently in the process of applying for a Schengen C visa from Pakistan. One of the requirements is to submit a ticket along with the application. However, he is hesitant to ...
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How can I sign up for standby on an earlier flight at Pune International Airport?

How can I sign up for standby on an earlier flight if I'm not permitted into the airport until my scheduled departure? The airline has confirmed availability on a flight 3.5 hours earlier and said I ...
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MRZ Surname and Visa Mismatch

In my passport the only field is a field called full name (no surname, first name distinction). My name has the following form: A B C D. I always (and consistently) use D as my surname. However, I ...
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Can I travel with a passport from a different country of nationality than the one declared when buying the plane tickets?

Assume you're buying flight tickets online to another country where you have to enter your passport details. To make things more complicated, with your current nationality you need a visa to that ...
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Tickets from Bond Street to Windsor

I will be visiting London for the first time and staying near Bond Street station. I want to visit Windsor by train. Apparently the best option is to take an Elizabeth line train from Bond Street to ...
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How to buy tickets for Super Nintendo World Osaka?

I would like to buy 5 tickets for Super Nintendo World in Osaka Japan. The most straightforward way I think would be by buying them at the Universal Studios Japan site, Unfortunately, you can only buy ...
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Using smartphone boarding pass 15 hours before flight

I would like to use my electronic boarding pass to access security and passport checks a bit too early: 15 hours before the flight. Is this going to be accepted in Arlanda airport, Stockholm? I don't ...
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Need itinerary proof

I am a US permanent resident (green card holder) and I am planning to visit Belgium. In the Schengen visa file, an itinerary proof is required. Within this doc there are the accommodation doc, which I ...
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Delay receiving flight ticket

I booked tickets with Flight hub on Feb 28, 2023. But I haven't received any confirmation yet. Does anybody know how long it will take normally?
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Can someone who is not you find out your date of birth from your confirmation code on your airline ticket?

I had to give my date of birth in order to book my flight, for a job, yet I do not want the company to know my age. Can someone who is not you find out your birthdate from entering in or telling the ...
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Changing destination of already purchased Shinkansen ticket

Using the official Smart EX app, I have reserved and paid for tickets for a JR Tokaido Shinkansen train service from Osaka, getting off at a stop well before Tokyo. There are five people on this ...
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Incomplete first name and last name in flight ticket. Will there be any problem?

I booked an international flight ticket. My first name is AAA BBB. Surname is CCC DDD. But I booked the flight ticket as BBB CCC. Will there be any problem? Thank you.
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I have 2 given names but I booked a flight ticket with just my first name

So basically I have 2 names, “Ivy Maxine”. I put on my ticket “Ivy (Middle) Tejerero (Surname) Cuarteros”. Is there any problem with this? I don’t want to refund because they have a refund fee. I'm ...
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What is the official website for the Castel Sant'Angelo?

I'm currently looking to go to the Castel Sant'Angelo soon as part of a trip to Rome. Unfortunately I've had some trouble finding the official website in order to book tickets to enter, as I've seen a ...
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Why not just show boarding pass PDF from mobile screen?

When you check in online with JetStar, it offers you 2 options for getting and using your boarding pass: Receive a link by SMS (and not by email) to the boarding pass to be added to the Google/Apple ...
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Flying to South Korea when passport includes maternal surname but ticket does not

I am flying to South Korea from Miami, Florida. My passport says my name like "Patricia Rivera Ruiz" (my dad's last name and mom’s last name, since I am hispanic), but my plane ticket says &...
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Confused About Deutsche Bahn Train Ticket

This is my first time traveling in Europe and I'm a little confused about my Deutsche Bahn train ticket. Here is what happened: I bought a train ticket on April 21st from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin ...
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Flight cancellation refund not received after 6 months. What to do?

I am not sure if this question fits this forum. I made a booking for a flight from Amsterdam to Lyon in July 2023. I booked the ticket on Air France's website. I was assigned a booking number, but not ...
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Can I board without my infant child even though I'm marked as passenger with baby in the reservation?

I have booked a return flight with Turkish airlines for my family (myself, my wife, one 6-year-old kid and another infant, 10 months old), and we used the outbound trip. Now for the return, my wife ...
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Using Pasmo on Chūō Line (Rapid)

Can you use a Pasmo to tap in and out when traveling between Kichijōji Station and Ochanomizu Station on the Chūō Line (Rapid)?
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Child booking through Expedia shown as adult on Malaysian airlines ticket?

I have booked one-way flights for my wife and 9-year-old daughter from Bangkok to London via KL on Malaysian Airlines through Expedia. The Expedia confirmation shows the two travellers as one adult ...
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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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Shinkasen Help, what do I do?

I bought tickets for the Shinkasen from Fuji to Kyoto via Bookaway but I had to buy another ticket from Shinagawa to shin Fuji at the Shinagawa station. However it was the same train to Kyoto. So we ...
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How to collect an SNCF ticket abroad?

I bought Eurostar tickets from Utrecht to Paris from sncf-connect.com, and imported those in the SNCF Connect app on my phone. For the Rotterdam - Paris section, there is a QR code, but for Utrecht - ...
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How do reserved seat tickets work when I use an IC card to ride the Tohoku Shinkansen?

I'm planning to take a few trips on the Tohoku Shinkansen in the near future, and I'd like to use JR East's online eki-net service to order the tickets. It looks like they offer an option to have the ...
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How can I buy an e-ticket for Netherlands train if I don't have a Dutch bank account?

I wanted to buy a train ticket today from the Dutch railroad website. It all worked fine, but when checking out, I was asked for my bank details and it seems that you can only pay if you have a Dutch ...
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If I have a JR basic fare ticket that I've started using, are changes possible, and if so, how will they be handled?

Suppose that I have a basic fare ticket (regular, non-discounted ticket) for JR. After I start using the ticket, if, for some reason, I need to change it, is this possible? How would it be handled? ...
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Is it possible to lower the fares through Amadeus?

Can we make the fares cheaper through the GDS system (Amadeus)? Frequently I see that the fares from the officials sites like Qatar, Turkish, Lufthansa etc. are even cheaper from my GDS. I'm talking ...
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How do I use credit from a cancelled trip on American Airlines?

I booked a "flexible" trip via AA and then cancelled it, they sent me an email with a ticket number for the credit for that trip. I'm trying to book a new trip now and there is no field to ...
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Same flight and aircraft with layover, but booked tickets separately

I needed to book tickets from point A to C. But the connecting (1 stop, no aircraft change) flight option was too expensive (30 min stop at B). So I booked two tickets in the same aircraft (same ...
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Do I need a return ticket when entering Germany for an exchange program?

I am Brazilian and will be participating in a student exchange program for one semester in Germany, at a partner university. I have only purchased a one-way ticket because: The price of tickets ...
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If I buy tickets in advance for the Intercity train and I get late, can I get another train in a later time with the same ticket?

I'm going to Amsterdam in April, my flight will land on Schiphol and the hotel is near Amsterdam Centraal station. I'm planning to take the train from the airport to the hotel. I've checked the NS ...
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Last name too long

I’m traveling with American Airlines from the USA to Brazil and I’m filling out the passenger information part and they ask to fill out the passport information and I have three last names and they ...
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TER Occitanie ticket pricing at station vs online

I'm planning a return trip from Latour-de-Carol to Toulouse next week. Prices for next week on SNCF Connect are higher (~25 euros per single trip) than further in the future (starting at just 10 euros)...
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Are major station services counter like Place de Clichy open till late evening to buy Navigo pass?

What are the work hours to buy Navigo Easy pass? Are major station services counter like Place de Clichy open till late evening to buy Navigo Pass?
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Can you break your journey on trains in Poland?

As a general question, can you buy flexible tickets in Poland which allow you to get on and off on your route? For my specific case, is there a ticket I can get that will allow me to travel from ...
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Amsterdam 2 day pass validity

I'm considering buying a 2 day pass for Amsterdam (https://www.discoverholland.com/amsterdam-travel-ticket). I was wondering how to figure out what routes are included and which ones are not. It seems ...
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Find the top k cheapest airports to meet for two people departing from different airports

I'm looking for a way to find the top k cheapest airports to meet for two people departing from two different airports, and given some dates. The meeting airport shouldn't be the same as one of the ...
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What are the differences between Barcelona Pass vs Barcelona Card vs Barcelona City Pass?

Background: Traveling in December 2017-January 2018 and planning on visiting the usual spots (Park Güell, Camp Nou, Montjuïc, a lot of Gaudi's work, etc). It seems like two are private, one is ...
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Historical Data on Rail Fares (Ticket Prices)

I found this historical table of ticket prices per kilometer for the German Federal Railways: www.pro-bahn.de/fakten/fahrpreise. It even goes so far as to distinguish between "short-haul" ...
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Singapore Airline online booking system only allows 25 characters in the First Name field. What to do if over limit?

I am trying to book a ticket for someone with a rather long first name on their passport. It is basically in this format [8 characters] [10 characters] [11 characters] I am unable to enter all the ...
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How do I find a travel agency that issues Chinese train tickets? Is there a map or listing of such agents?

I am in China and want to buy a train ticket neither online nor at the station but from a travel agent that is able to issue such tickets. How do I find a travel agency that issues Chinese train ...
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Reliability of Speed Boat Travel from Iquitos, Peru to Leticia, Colombia

This winter, my travel partner and I are embarking on an exciting journey to Peru. Part of our adventure includes traveling by speed boat from Iquitos, Peru to Leticia, Colombia. We're currently ...
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Is HOTNAT valid when travelling between two ICE trains with two separate tickets?

Hi ticketing experts, I have a question about HOTNAT (“Hop on the next available train”) from RailTeam, which nobody from DB can seem to answer. On the phone they tell me they don’t know, and I get no ...
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Deutsche Bahn: What happens if a flexible regional leg preceding a fixed long distance leg gets delayed or cancelled when on a Super Sparpreis ticket?

I am planning to book a Super Sparpreis ticket from A to C via B, where the A-B leg is on regional (RE/S-Bahn) train and the B-C leg is on a long distance (IC/ICE) train. Though the Super Sparpreis ...
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German Bahn "Sparpreis": can I use a local train (S-Bahn) instead of ICE?

I'm going by train to Frankfurt airport. Everything is regional trains except for the last leg from Frankfurt Main Station to the airport. This last leg can be done on a local train (S-Bahn, RE) or on ...
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Dummy ticket for travelling while applying for US visa?

Does anyone know the risks associated with using online services providing flight reservations and hotel reservations for visa applications? These systems can be used by travelers applying for visas ...

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