Month: May 2015

Restoring a cancelled IRCTC ticket

We have booked a ticket online from IRCTC for five members. 1st has cancelled his ticket. But due to unavoidable situation last 2 members have to cancel their tickets. Is it possible that the 1st member’s ticket will be reinstalled? Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Stitching two Confirmation Numbers on United

My wife and I are flying to India from America. She is SFO-EWR-BOM-EWR-ORD-SFO and I am flying ORD-EWR-BOM-EWR-ORD. Each of us have booked our tickets separately (we couldn’t do it together because of different itineraries). Now, is there a way to “stitch” our tickets together so we have one confirmation number? The reason I want […]

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You aren’t going to be able to do a transit without visa on any of these trips. You need 3 entries (something I have never heard of from China), or else a multi-entry visa. Since you say you’re American my understanding of the current rules (note that they changed in November of 2014, ignore anything […]

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Very confused about China visa (American) and the possible 24 and 72 hour exemption rules

I will give a quick summary of my desired plan: Arrive in Shanghai via cruise (1st entry). Leave to SE Asia for a few months via train. Come back through China via Vietnam by train and go to QingDao to take ferry to South Korea (2nd entry). Come back via the ferry to QingDao, then […]

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The HI Hostels web site says that the Discount Type should be set to Corporate Rate and the Discount Code to 810945. When I tried this, it did indeed take $11.60 off a $116 Escape fare booking. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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How to benefit from Hostelling International discount on Via Rail trains?

I would like to book a trip on Via Rail (the Canadian railway company) and I have seen that there is a partnership between Hostelling International and Via Rail for a 10% discount. I have searched a way to book this trip with this discount online, but even with the discount code provided on HI […]

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When driving a private car, it is usually assumed that the baggage in that car belongs to the people in the car or was placed in the car by the occupants. And if any of the occupants warrant additional checks, the car is pulled aside for secondary inspection. When riding on a bus, the baggage […]

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Given that you’re not going to live in the UK, and you won’t be working for anyone except your Spanish employer, you don’t need a work visa — a Standard Visitor visa will do. Transporting goods into and out of the UK by road is considered a “business purpose”. Or at least transporting goods into […]

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I have been asked to step out and formally identify my belongings before my car was searched at a land border so it does happen too. Anecdotally, in trains, I have experienced very different treatments depending (apparently) on the class of travel. Profiling (based on appearance, type of car, etc.) does happen too in many […]

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It’s not necessarily much more expensive to fly if you do it at the right time and book well in advance. By Vueling, for example, you can fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) on Tuesday 9 June at either 10:00 or 12:10 for 45 €, including all fees and 10 kg hand luggage, if […]

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