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Questions about tickets and things that work like tickets: e-tickets, passes, passcards, smartcards, etc.

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Why do return flight costs vary depending on the country of origin?

I had planned for my wife, daughters and I to take a holiday from our home in China to the UK for a few weeks in July. Usually, when people visit us in China from the UK, the cost is around £450 to £...
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Will TfL's plan to close all Tube ticket offices affect (US) tourists?

Transport for London are trying to close all Tube ticket offices and move staff into ticket halls—whether or not that is a good idea is another question. Ticket offices, however, are obviously staffed—...
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What if my visa is refused after I already bought an air ticket?

I am applying for a complicated visa right now and I was told the chance of refusing visa application is high. What happens if my visa is refused and I already have my airplane ticket? My flight is ...
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Does Ryanair charge the boarding pass reprint fee in practice?

I'm on my way to Stansted airport and I realized I forgot to print my boarding pass and I also can't use the mobile BP as I'm a non-EU citizen. Would Ryanair actually charge me 15 pounds to get the BP?...
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How does Disney World work?

We're looking at spending a day at Disney World in early December but the size of the place is mindboggling - I read that it contains four theme parks. Does one ticket cover all four internal theme ...
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How to improve the chances of getting a free ticket from a “Blue Girl” at the Bayreuth Festival?

Later this year (in August) the world's prominent classical music lovers will converge in a sleepy little Bavarian town for the annual Bayreuth Festival. Source: By Rico Neitzel - http://www.rizi-...
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Why do people scan their Intercity / Sprinter tickets twice (on entry and exit) in Amsterdam?

I notice that people seem to scan their tickets twice, on entry and exit, on the NS system (Intercity / Sprinter) in Amsterdam. Since the officials scan your ticket on the train, what's the purpose of ...
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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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Is it possible to buy a ticket where the luggage cannot be checked to the final destination?

My brother recently flew on a flight from the USA to Africa involving three flights on three different airlines. When he checked in, the agent told him that it was impossible to check the bag all the ...
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Free travel with S-Bahn with Deutsche Bahn Intercity Ticket

I am travelling to Munich from Budapest (Deutsche Bahn). Arriving at Munich Hauptbahnhof. Can I travel for free with S Bahn or U Bahn in the city (given that I have the Budapest ticket)?
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How can I tell a Deutsche Bahn train has a supplementary charge?

My tickets for Gamescom came with free public transport tickets. While the Gamescom website reasonably clearly explains where they can be used, I failed to find if the train I have to take is of the ...
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What is the difference between i-ticket and e-ticket in India's online train ticket reservation?

What is the difference between i-ticket and e-ticket in India's online ticket booking? When we book online train tickets in India through the Government website of www.irctc.co.in, we have a option ...
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How does Berlin Transport Validation Stamp mark current date and/or expiry date? [duplicate]

Below is an image of my seven day unlimited travel ticket for Berlin B Section: I have painted black on its printed serial number, and have circled the validation stamp impression in red. I bought ...
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On TGV (or other French long-distance trains), can you take the earlier/later train?

Last year I had a ticket on a certain TGV. I arrived let due to getting a coffee. I got on the next TGV, an hour later. I figured I'd have to buy a new ticket on board. Surprisingly, the chef said, ...
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Are there differences between Japan Rail pass vendors?

The Japan Rail pass provides visitors with an easy way to travel by rail. This answer claims that the official website for information about it is japanrailpass.net (which does not appear to make ...
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Where in Brussels is a Eurostar ticket valid to, and for how long?

On the Eurostar website, when booking a ticket to Brussels, it gives the main options of Brussels and Any Belgian station (via Brussels). If you pick the former, it shows this: The first line of that ...
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Is it true that I should delete search history and cookies when booking flights online?

I often hear that you should delete your search history, cookies and if possible change your IP when looking for flights online. The reason is that otherwise airline websites know that you're really ...
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Is it possible to add another passenger when reserving for my round trip ticket, so we can get adjacent seats?

I am planning to go back home. The thing is, I am going home alone, but will be returning with my daughter. Is it possible to get a ticket with one departing, and two return? So we can get seats next ...
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How to deal with too short transfer interval?

I got on the flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo via Beijing, and on the stopover, the scheduled time difference is 70 minutes. However, while the first flight arrived at the scheduled time, it took ...
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How can I find out which platform my train leaves from in Brussels Midi?

Tomorrow I'm arriving on the Eurostar in Brussels at 19:11. I have a train to Cologne I'm meant to catch at 19:28. I'm pretty nervous about making this connection as I have a ton of heavy luggage and ...
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Do we need entrance tickets for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC?

Do I need to purchase a ticket to visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC? I searched online and I couldn't found any online source to buy tickets. Is this a free ...
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What do these warning/restriction codes in air tickets mean?

I bought airline tickets for a trip and received an email with these codes: NONREF/0VALUAFTDPT/CHGFEE What do they mean? I don't think they are specific to the airline's system (United), that is, ...
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Why do (a lot of) people book airline ticket through agencies? [closed]

I'm not referring to travel agencies in general -- here I narrow it down to travel agencies that sell airplane tickets. For hotels, it's pretty much understandable to me, as I always prefer e.g. ...
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Is there a Paris equivalent of London's Oyster Pay-As-You-Go?

When travelling around London, I usually follow the standing advice and use an Oyster pay-as-you-go card for my tube/bus/train/dlr journeys. It works well, as I can load some cash on every so often, ...
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When does Amtrak assign reserved seats?

I just booked my first Amtrak ticket ever for a trip in mid-September, and the email I got says I have "1 reserved coach seat," but I don't see a seat number or anything to give me a unique seat ...
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Is it practical to avoid the Edinburgh Tram Airport surcharge by walking a bit?

According to the Edinburgh Trams ticket options site, a ticket from any stop except the airport into the city is only £1.60, while one from the airport is a whopping £5.50. (Same for the return). The ...
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Can I buy a Deutsche Bahn online ticket starting from one station, but enter the train on the next one?

Is it possible to buy DB online ticket from one station, and enter the train on the next one? Specifically, to buy a ticket for EN 446 sleeping car starting from Frankfurt(Oder) to Köln but enter the ...
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If I book a return journey with Wizz Air and miss the first flight, can I still take the return flight?

I have booked a Wizz Air ticket (RT 17-31/JAN) from the Netherlands to Bulgaria, but due to school I have to change the booking. What I noticed was that the rebooking fee is ridiculously high - €30 ...
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How to change the passenger name on an Indian Railways ticket?

I have booked a ticket on IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) for me and my brother but now even my sister is willing to travel but we are not getting tickets for her. So my ...
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How to search for weekend flights?

I'd like to search for flights departing either Fri PM or Sat AM, and returning either Sun PM or Mon AM. In Google Flights, this requires 4 separate searches. Is there another site/tool that allows ...
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Open gates on the Paris Metro

I took the Paris Metro today, and the gates were open at my entry station, with the ticket validator not accepting tickets. I walked through the gate with my ticket, and assumed that that would be ...
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How can I buy bus tickets in France?

I'm going to Chambery which is located in the Rhone Alpes region of France. I know that in the US and Canada you have to carry exact change to board public buses. Is that the case in France too? ...
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How would one get on “the next flight to X” at an airport in a family/business emergency?

As an expat with family at home, I'm dreading the inevitability of a panicked phone call from a relative at 2am demanding I come home quickly because something very bad has happened to someone I care ...
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Can we cover both Disneyland parks in Paris in one day?

We are in doubt of which ticket to buy for Disneyland. Is it worth to buy the ticket for 1day/2parks or 1day/1park? We just have one day, if we buy 1day/2parks ticket, would it be possible to cover ...
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Can I save money when flying twice to the same destination?

I heard that it was possible to purchase another plane ticket very cheaply if you were flying to the same destination within a certain period of time. Is it true? How do you do this?
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What are potential dangers of putting a copy of one's boarding pass online?

I wonder what the downsides are of putting a copy of one's boarding pass online.
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Train between Vienna airport and city center

This week I'm arriving to Vienna for 2 days. For now there are several questions: Does the 48-hours ticket include train from airport to city center? If not, are there any ways not to buy separate ...
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How to buy low cost airline tickets while airlines are offering big reductions

A few days ago I wanted to buy Pegasus airline tickets because it was offering a 50% reduction on normal fares. I wanted a few tickets but couldn't even buy a single one. I tried different places with ...
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How to reserve a seat with Japan Railways (JR)?

Especially for all-reserved trains, but also for others, one sometimes needs or wants to reserve a seat on a JR train, even with a rail pass. When and how can one do so?
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Wizz Air website says “no flight” but I have already bought a ticket

On November 2016 I bought a Wizz Air ticket, paying by credit card. The flight is in June 2017. Recently my friends, also interested in travelling to the same place as me, were checking flights and ...
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Do the Beijing-Tianjin high speed trains often get fully booked?

Situation: Me and my co-traveler will arrive at Beijing Capital Airport on 11:55 on May 2, 2016 and plan to take a taxi to Beijing South Railway Station and a high speed train to Tianjin. (This seems ...
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Boarding a train in the UK at a later calling station, on an advanced purchase (train specific) ticket

This question is not about breaking a train journey in the United Kingdom. I wanted return tickets from London to Bicester. Thanks to an offer, I have purchased return tickets from London to ...
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On which trains in Japan is reservation mandatory?

The vast majority of Japanese trains have so-called non-reserved (or unreserved) seats (自由席, literally "free seats"), which do not allow reservation and are available on a first-come, first-served ...
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Buying a return ticket for a child flying with different parent

My girlfriend, our daughter and I will be flying from Montreal to Italy. I'll fly directly there with my daughter, which is 3 years old, and stay a couple of weeks. My girlfriend will first stop in ...
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Difference between after departure cancellation and no show

In the fare rules for a flight I found that there is a 200 AED charge for a cancel and refund after departure, and 400 AED for no show. How does this work/what are the refund rules here if I miss the ...
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Is a card without name valid for Deutsche Bahn online tickets?

Deutsche Bahn requires travellers with online tickets to select some form of identification. For non-Europeans, the only practical option seems to be a credit card, and the website asks for the name ...
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What is the difference between a tatkal and premium tatkal ticket in Indian Railways?

What is the difference between a tatkal and premium tatkal ticket in Indian Railways? I wanted a book a ticket in tatkal but it shows already the tickets are in waiting list. How is that possible? ...
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How can a private person put a SNCF train ticket on hold to combine it with its return journey later?

I usually travel to France for a weekend once or twice a year. Most of the time by train, the Netherlands to Paris by Thalys and Paris to wherever I go often by TGV and then the return journey a ...
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Do rail tickets to Jungfraujoch actually need to be printed?

I want to buy tickets to Jungfraujoch with a seat reservation, but I'm already in Switzerland and thus don't have a printer. The website claims that they need to be printed, but is that actually the ...
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Can I travel Italian regional train tickets in the opposite direction of travel?

It used to be possible to purchase regional train tickets for a given milage (e.g. 100km) from newspaper stands / tobacco vendors at the station. You would purchase such a ticket for e.g. Florence->...