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Flight tickets: buy two weeks before even during holiday seasons?

There is a common story that airline ticket prices rise significantly if you buy them less than two weeks before departure. And that any time before that will yield standard prices. Is that advice ...
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In Germany, what are you supposed to do if your train station doesn't have any working ticket machines?

I recently took a train to Munich from a tiny suburban station that only had a couple of ticket machines. At the time I was there one of the machines was broken, but I was able to get a ticket from ...
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Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?

Airlines usually either don't allow the transferring of tickets to another person after they've been purchased, or they do it at an extremely inflated price. What is the reason for doing this? One ...
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I was allowed to enter the airport terminal by showing a boarding pass for a future flight. Should I be concerned about "security"?

I take the same flight with the same company between two European neighboring countries once a month. My boarding passes are on my smartphone, but as I book my flights months in advance, I often ...
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What Happens when Passenger Refuses to Fly Boeing 737 Max?

As most are unfortunately aware the Boeing 737 Max 8 is receiving very bad press after two fatal plane crashes in five months. China suspends commercial operations of Boeing 737-8 planes At the time ...
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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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Why is it sometimes cheaper to fly within the UK than taking the train?

We are planning to travel to Scotland from Manchester and after looking at the prices for both flights and trains. It's cheaper to fly there than taking a train. I've also noticed the same thing when ...
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What's the 2-minute timer on mobile Deutsche Bahn tickets?

A few days ago I purchased a single ticket from Cologne (Köln) to Aachen via the DB Navigator app. The ticket was valid for 6 hours after the purchase, however a timer started from 00:00 and stopped ...
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How to book a ticket for an unborn infant?

How does one go about booking a ticket for an infant who isn't born yet ? Planning to fly from Darwin, Australia to Dubai and bub's on the way in a month. Looking to fly in November/December and want ...
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When to book tickets from travel sites rather than airline sites?

When booking plane tickets, I generally buy directly from the airline's website (as it is often the lowest or near-lowest price for the destinations I travel between). However, I know there are many ...
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What should I do after buying an airline ticket?

After I buy a ticket online for an airline, should I go to the airport and register it or is it enough to go to the airport at the date of flight and not to do anything? How can I pass the gates to ...
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Someone else is booking international ticket for me using their credit or debit card. Do they need to be present physically at the time of check in?

If someone else is booking international ticket for me using his credit or debit card, does he need to be present physically at the time of check-in? Suppose I am coming back from Singapore to my ...
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Caught in Czech Republic for travelling with invalid ticket

Recently, I spent the weekend in Prague. I had purchased a 24h transport ticket and validated it in my first visit using a Tram (at 10:45). At the end of the day, I was stopped in a metro station and ...
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Is it fair to buy a return ticket I know I will never use just because it's cheaper?

I am planning a trip to Asia and then back to Rio. The thing is that I am traveling on flexible dates, so I am thinking of buying a one way ticket to Hong Kong, and I was planning to do the same when ...
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Who compensates my UK train ticket when the train in the ticket didn't exist?

Last Saturday there were major construction works on the rail network in London. Euston station was closed. I had to travel from Glasgow to the south of London. I had originally booked a return ...
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My name has "Mr" appended on airline ticket reservation. Would that cause problems at the airport?

I recently booked tickets to travel by plane from the UK to Greece. The website I booked through (airfasttickets.co.uk) lists my name correctly, as "Mr Georgios [My surname]", exactly the same as in ...
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What does "SSSS" on my boarding pass mean?

When I checked in for my American Airlines flight from Costa Rica back to the States, I noticed that my boarding pass had "SSSS" printed across the top left corner. Nobody else in my party had this ...
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Who pays for the return air ticket when a country refuses entry (by air)?

If I am on a tourist visa, and refused entry into the intended touring country, then who pays for the return ticket? I would assume I will have to. But if I have no money of any kind, then what ...
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London on public transport: what kind of tickets to use?

I'm visiting London for a couple of days, and planning to use public transport while there. What kind of ticket(s) would it make most sense to use? Do I get the most value out of single tickets, day ...
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What is the purpose of Boarding Points on Indian railways tickets?

In most of the world, if you want to travel from A to B, you buy a ticket from A to B and that's it. However, in India, it's possible to buy a ticket from X to B, designate a Boarding Point in A ...
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Does browsing ticket sites in incognito mode and/or from different IP's result in cheaper ticket prices?

I stumbled across a discussion yesterday where industry insiders share tips relating to their respective fields. Someone who works in e-commerce stated : "When purchasing items on the internet (...
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What happens to plane tickets in case of airline bankruptcy?

I am sometimes eyeing tickets that are a far bit in advance and in some cases I know the airline that is selling the ticket / operating the flights is in economic trouble. If I have a ticket for ...
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Are you required to sit in your assigned seat on an airplane?

I'm booked on a flight that departs in 36 hours and the plane is currently less than half full. Do airlines have a general rule that prohibits you from sitting in a seat other than the one you were ...
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Is there any personal benefit in formally cancelling a (non-refundable) flight?

I'm currently in Tenerife and have a return flight booked for 20 May. I have decided to stay out here a bit longer and purchased a single ticket back to the UK for 25 May on another airline. The ...
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Am I going to have trouble flying with a reversed name on the ticket?

I'm flying to Peru with my girlfriend next week and I realized that her name is incorrect on the reservation. Instead of Sally Marie Jones it's Jones Marie Sally. We're flying into Houston, then ...
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Board German train from next station

I have reserved a train ticket with seat reservation from Hamburg Hbf to Aachen on IC 2403. However, I would like to board the train at the next stop (Hamburg - Harburg). Would my reservation still be ...
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Pack of 10 tickets in Metro, Paris, can you share?

I am reading about Paris and I saw that you can buy a pack of 10 tickets. Are these only usable by one person, or they actually sell 10 separate tickets that you can share with others?
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Why do airline tickets have titles in addition to names?

Every time you book a ticket, the airline website asks you for your title. As an example, here are the options provided on Lufthansa's website: But why do airlines ask for the title in addition to ...
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Travel agent didn't append MR to my name and my name ends in MS. This caused my first name to be put as Ms on ticket

Whenever I book a flight through any travel agency/website; they always make a data entry of my name as "BADWAL/SHUMSMR". However, this time I decided to book with Expedia India; and they just ...
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What happens if I no-show on a multiple person flight booking?

Some friends and myself have booked a flight together with a budget airline (BlueAir) in a couple of days. Something has come up and I may not be able to make the flight, but my friends still intend ...
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What to do when you can't print your boarding pass?

I just use web checkin for my flight tomorrow. After that I should have printed my boarding pass. However, I realised that this is not possible. So what can I do now? I have already checked in, but no ...
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Why do shops within airport terminals scan your boarding card?

Periodically when buying something from an airport shop (in various European terminals), I'll be asked to produce my boarding card to be scanned by staff. It's not 100% of the time for every purchase,...
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Can I skip my train leg booked with a KLM flight?

I have a flight booked form Cairo to Amsterdam Schiphol via KLM and then a Thalys train from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels. As Brussels is not my final destination anyway I want to intentionally skip ...
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Italy Trains - Buying tickets at a station with no ticket office and no ticket machine

On a recent visit to Italy I found myself in situation regarding train tickets. I was at Pioltello Limito station on the outskirts of Milan wanting to get to Milan Centrale. There was no ticket ...
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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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Airline and Travel Agent disagree on baggage allowance, who do I need to resolve it with?

Recently, I was looking to book with one of the traditional "scheduled carriers" who now offer both baggage-inclusive and hand baggage only fares. Looking on the airline's own website, the fare at the ...
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How do I pay for something via a konbini kiosk without actually being in Japan?

I'm looking to purchase a ticket for a concert in Japan. The ticket is vended by Pia. For this particular concert, two payment options are offered: Seven-Eleven and Econtext. Both of these appear to ...
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Airline won't let me pay to upgrade due to purchasing original economy ticket via low-fares site - what's the logic in this?

Tomorrow I fly long-haul on a TAM (theoretically now LATAM) flight. To my surprise eventually after chasing and chasing them on the cost of an upgrade to business I was told that it wasn't possible ...
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Plane ticket price went down by 40% two weeks after I booked it. Is there anything I can do to get a refund?

A couple of weeks ago I bought a plane ticket in Expedia, from YVR to EZE, that cost me 1700 CAD. It's non-refundable and non-transferable. I was under the assumption that the earliest you buy the ...
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How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket?

According to the media the Dutch railways are getting rid of the paper-based ticket, relying fully on a chip based prepaid card called the ov chip card. I do have such a card. However, when arriving ...
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What is the best method of purchasing a ticket with an open return date?

I’ve been doing some research on traveling to South America and staying for an extended period of time (working vacation). The usual sources for flight info (Kayak, Expedia, Hipmunk) don’t have any ...
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I bought an economy ticket and was issued first class ticket

I bought a round-trip (6 flights) in economy. A couple of hours later, when the confirmed itinerary was sent to my e-mail, I noticed that 2 out of the 6 flights were first class! I freaked out ...
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E-Ticket vs Itinerary vs Booking Reference

What are the differences between these three? Why do they send you three different identifying codes?
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How can I tell if a flight itinerary is fake?

I tried calling the airlines, and I tried tracking apps. How can I tell if this flight itinerary is fake? I spoke to the person before they boarded their flight. The flight is with British Airways, ...
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Do I need tickets along with my boarding pass to board the plane

I have checked in online, I have my boarding pass and preselected seat. And I have no checked-in luggage so do I go straight to security check in. Do I need to bring my ticket along with the boarding ...
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Is it a problem for wrong gender on flight tickets?

I just booked a flight ticket on AirAsia for my friend and filled out the wrong gender carelessly. Is it a problem? I didn't find their customer service phone numbers on AirAsia.
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Would the same name, different person 'trick' actually work with international travel?

A Canadian man is making headlines for offering his ex-girlfriend's RTW ticket. Original reddit post: Are you named Elizabeth Gallagher (and Canadian)? Want a free plane ticket around the world? ...
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For UK/USA bound flights, are details entered during online check-in, such as date of birth or passport number ever checked by airlines/immigration?

When checking-in for a flight online, you are usually asked for details such as date of birth, passport number, passport expiration dates, etc. However despite making minor mistakes a few times (...
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How can I prove an airline ticket is fake?

My friend was sent a picture of an airline ticket that a guy on Facebook has bought for her. How can I prove this is a fake and that she is being scammed? Her flight is Thai Air flight BF120 from SEA ...
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How to obtain the return flight boarding pass?

Believe it or not, I've never flown before... I am flying United Airlines for a vacation for about a week and then I'm flying back via United Airlines. I read online that starting 24 hours before my ...
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