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According to this link (only in German), it is to check if you have bought the ticket just right now or a sufficient amount of time before. The rules usually are, that you have to buy a ticket before you get on the train. Now, with mobile tickets, some "clever" people thought, they just need to buy a ticket when they see the conductor, and to ride free when ...


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@dunni's answer describes the attack that this security measure attempts to mitgate. A comment on his answer claims that this is "security theatre"; I describe in this answer (because this explanation is too long to fit into a comment) why it is not. Most security measures cannot completely prevent attacks. An effective security measure is one that ...


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There is already a good answer: It provides an additional quick visual indicator in case the passenger bought the ticket only after entering the vehicle and spotting the conductor. But let's add some more context. Ticket controls do not usually pay for themselves with fines. Ticket controls are paid for by getting more people to buy tickets. The goal of ...


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According to the Hungarian Railways site, these "collection points" are just ticket machines at major rail stations - including the station where the Budapest-Kosice train leaves from (Budapest-Keleti). From the English language booking page: When purchasing an international ticket online, you can print your ticket at a ticket vending machine located at ...


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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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It depends on the type of ticket you have bought. From the Trainline's Terms and conditions Print-Your-Own tickets Print-Your-Own tickets must be printed clearly on A4 paper and taken with you when you travel. If these tickets aren’t printed, they’re not valid and you won’t be able to use the excuse that your printer’s ink ran dry or your dog ...


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This is all about a ticketing system called Proof of Payment. Historically, conductors walked every train and checked every passenger, selling them a ticket if needed. However, this was expensive to staff, so they looked at ways to automate this. They came up with a modified "honor system" where people would buy tickets, and carry proof of this. Then, ...


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I pulled out a booking I had made with Spicejet around 6 months back and in the second page they had this (emphasis mine) Payment by foreign credit cards: For all foreign (Non-Indian) credit / debit card payments, the card must be produced for physical verification at the airport check-in counter if the passenger is the cardholder. Incase the ...


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No, you can not do this - at least, not on a single booking. A single booking (PNR) can have multiple passengers on it, but only if the flight details are exactly the same, meaning that you would need to be on the same route for all flights, which obviously you can't do when one flight is a one-way and the other is a return. This shouldn't stop you from ...


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As explained in the answers to this question, in France, as well as in other countries, you are the given age till your next birthday and you can buy and use that 12/25 year old ticket from your 12th birthday till your 26th birthday. In some cases you can use a multiple day ticket after the given birthday, but in that case it will be mentioned in the rules ...


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There is a long explanation of how to buy cheap tickets for journeys from Hungary on the Seat 16 website https://www.seat61.com/websites/mav-start.htm It is far too long and complicated to summarise here but it confirms the advice others have given you that you cannot print at home or use a device you have to pick up the tickets. It takes you through all ...


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At Busbud (I work there) we're aware of people using our tickets for visa purposes (e.g. as proof of onward travel) all around the world. I've never heard of them being rejected. Of course immigration agents have a lot of discretion in most places but they indeed seem to treat bus tickets equally to tickets from any other mode of transportation.


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They have to be, since they're all you'll have if you're traveling by bus. A bus ticket isn't appreciably different from a train ticket in this regard. To look at it another way, if bus tickets were invalid as proof of internal travel, that would be tantamount to a rule that people using Schengen visas are not allowed to travel from one Schengen country to ...


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You can find the information and buy the tickets online nl B, most likely you can buy part of your tickets, maybe all of them, also on the day at the station in the airport. Buying on the day you can run into extra costs. There are tickets available to some places in Belgium and I can not check whether Neerpelt is one of them. If you do not manage to get ...


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Yes, it must match your passport. I would contact the company and get this fixed ASAP.


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I would use the Brazilian passport to board the plane, and then use the Australian passport at immigration. I have been in the same situation, I booked a flight to Italy with my Aussie passport, but when I got there I used my Italian passport just fine. I’m not sure if you have to show evidence of a Visa to check-in staff, or if showing them your Aussie ...


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I did much train travel in the area (Murmansk, St P, Moscow, Volgograd, Astrakhan, Aktau, and Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Ulan Bator) back in 2011, and aside from the final leg from Irkutsh to Ulan Bator, all were trivial to book a day in advance. I had to wait two days from Irkutsk. I also had trouble in Almaty to Astana - trains were booked out ...


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When you are in dispute with a merchant about a card transaction, you need to talk to your bank about it.


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Officially megabus says: Reservations can be made for trips at least 45 days in advance of departure. Due to operational constraints megabus may choose to change this period. It seems in practice Megabus has opened bookings in seasonal chunks for the past few years. Megabus opened bookings for the Fall period after Labor Day to before Thanksgiving ...


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The name "TransLink" is a brand name owned by the State Government, however, most public transport bus services across the State are operated by private contractors to the State Government. This includes most public transport bus services in South East Queensland. The public transport bus system in Cairns is operated by a contractor with blue buses all ...


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From the airline’s point of view: They are selling you a ticket SFO–New York They are selling you another ticket New York–Germany The first ticket obliges them to get you to New York from San Francisco and back. The second ticket obliges them to get you to Germany from New York and back. Both tickets come with a significant caveat: you have to present ...


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2019: When you start your journey with any valid AB or BC ticket, you stamp the extension-ticket thus creating a valid ABC ticket. The Kurzstrecken ticket may not be used for this purpose (different price). (In 2012 this may have been possible, but for many years now no longer is) The Kurzstrecken (short distance) may only be used for 3 U/S-Bahn or 6 Bus/...


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