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Booking.com uses the Agency model, this means the website is a place where hotels list their offers and booking.com gets a commission with every booking done through their website. On the other hand, Agoda uses the Merchant model in addition to the Agency model, meaning that in some cases they actually buy the hotel rooms from the hotels directly (in bulk), ...


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Ryanair is working almost strictly point-to-point. With a very few exceptions, they simply don't do connecting tickets, which saves them all the hassle and costs with accomodating people who missed their connection and so on. I can't comment on the profitability of this approach, but the fact that most low-cost carriers work this way is an indication that it ...


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Email is not always helpful for this kind of thing; emails are easily lost and easily ignored, even if unintentionally. Call the airline and speak to an agent. Schedule changes occur quite frequently, and every airline reserves the right to change its flight schedule arbitrarily. From a custom service perspective, however, they don't want to inconvenience ...


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I run an Australian whitelabel booking site (Beat That Flight) that's mainly for flights, but also has hotels. What's interesting when I look around at other sites is how much it varies. While others have mentioned the illusion of choice with self-competing and merchant/agency, it's also worth noting that for many sites, we have different data sources for ...


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It's as safe as providing the information to any e-commerce site and hotel. There is some risk of misuse, and you should be protected by the relevant laws and regulations in your country and the terms of your agreement with the bank governing credit card fraud. Booking.com is a very large and popular site, and plenty of people use it without incident. If ...


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You only need to book it as you were to book the ticket for yourself. It's the same process, but all the information on the booking will be your daughter. However, you can use your card to pay for the entire booking. Since you're booking it through an Online Travel Agency (OTA), you won't have to provide your credit card at check-in as proof as some ...


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I have not heard of this (and I doubt Lufthansa would allow perpetually hold tickets for you at no cost). What you can do - at Lufthansa and many other airlines - is to make a "price reservation". This "saves" the ticket price for you, and you have the option to buy it at a later date (at today's price) or not. These options are valid for a limited time (...


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I never heard the term "shadow ticket", but some countries require a return (or onward) flight ticket as proof you are willing to leave the country within the allowed stay duration. Right after you entered the country you can cancel the return flight and get the refund.


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Have you tried contacting the hotels directly? They should be able to tell you whether they accept debit cards or not, you might even get a better price for booking it directly with them. On the Booking.com website there's a section with payment options all the way at the bottom of the listing. Most hotels require a credit card as they'll place a hold on ...


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I don't think you can change your appointment yourself online, so I'd suggest calling them under +91 80 45 30 01 00 (note that they only take visa questions from Monday to Thursday, 14:00-15:30) or using this contact form. Don't cancel your current appointment until you've got the new one.


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Yes, I used "Connecting Journey Option" from IRCTC. Does it calculate telescopic distance? No, This facility is just to provide you the refund incase you missed the connecting train. You still have 2-PNR tickets but linked. telescopic distance -> is for single PNR ticket with extended travel to other station. What things must be kept in mind when booking ...


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