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Are inexpensive last minute tickets a thing?

Generally not, but this can be very different between airlines and routes. Typically airlines set a price for a seat on a given flight; if the seats sell fast, they may even increase prices; if the ...
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Do taxi colors matter in Thailand?

There are technically no differences when it comes to the fare – the meters are calibrated the same. It's not like in say Seoul, where black "de luxe" taxis are much more expensive than ...
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Are inexpensive last minute tickets a thing?

Yes, lower-cost last minute tickets are made available sometimes. Pricing of airline tickets is very complex and is done to maximize the price each customer pays. The general pattern is that tickets ...
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Why is Eurail more expensive than Interrail?

Currently the prices for Eurail and Interrail appear to be the same (source: Eurail/Interrail website). So the question is now moot.
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Are inexpensive last minute tickets a thing?

I agree with the other answers that it's uncommon for prices to decrease within the 48 hours before the flight. I'd add that some flight search engine shows the price history, which may help you ...
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Self transfer in Athens airport (ATH). What's the minimum time required?

I would very strongly advise against this connection. Without even considering any possible delays: Online check-in for Israir from Athens is apparently not possible. It's unclear what the check-in ...
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Are inexpensive last minute tickets a thing?

Airline pricing isn't driven by econ 101 S&D. There are a couple reasons for that. The biggest reason is that there are only a few airline providers and the other is that the marginal cost of ...
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What's the price of adding a checked in luggage after buying a flight ticket with Scoot but before going to the airport?

In my experience (N=1), the add-on price is the same as buying when you originally book, you only have to pay extra if you show up at the airport without prebooking. Anecdotal evidence: in April this ...
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What's the price of adding a checked in luggage after buying a flight ticket with Scoot but before going to the airport?

In my experience (N=1), adding a 20kg checked-in luggage 10 hours after buying the flight ticket is ~30% more expensive that buying that luggage at the same time as buying the flight ticket. On Reddit ...
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Are inexpensive last minute tickets a thing?

Mostly not, companies try to get the most from desperate people who need to catch that flight at last second and they can pay a lot for a ticket (like people who are going to a funeral), so better to ...
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Taxi rates from San Jose Airport, Costa Rica (SJO) to Alajuela

Airport taxis are usually expensive, as is almost anything you buy at an airport. They are likely to price up a short journey: they won't want to wait an hour for a job just to take a $10 fare. You ...
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Are inexpensive last minute tickets a thing?

You may be lucky, maybe not. 25 to 30 years ago this was a thing, especially in the UK and offers were constantly streamed by teletext which was text transmitted between analog TV frames. Bucket shops ...
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What is the purpose of a round-trip ticket?

There is one specific situation in the railways, where picking a round trip versus two one-way legs can also make a difference. The French railways SNCF sell a discount card called Carte Avantage. The ...
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