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Tail of the Dragon[edit]

From this video [1], does anyone know which side of the Dragon the Swift semi truck is on (Tennessee or North Carolina)? Is the Swift semi heading to North Carolina or Tennessee? --107.77.235.145 11:40, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Again, the Wikivoyage Tourist Office is for tourism-related questions only, not "name that highway" questions. Please direct all future inquiries of this nature to the Wikipedia Humanities reference desk. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 16:22, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Outrageous quoted prices for travel and accommodation - what's the point?[edit]

As you probably already know, I and my girlfriend are considering travelling to Munich for BoundCon in May next year. So I searched for flights from Helsinki to Munich and for hotel rooms in Munich. I used vertaa.fi for the flights and booking.com for the hotel rooms.

In both cases, the most expensive options turned out to cost half a million Euro. Really, I'm not exaggerating. That's what the websites said. The flights seemed like normal tourist flights, and the hotel seems to be an upscale, but not especially luxurious, hotel to the east of the city centre.

What's the idea here? I'm having trouble believing the quoted prices are genuine. If they are not, why are the quoted as such? To prevent travellers from booking too early? And if they are, who on Earth would ever buy them?

Asked by: JIP (talk) 21:13, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

It may be worth checking the BoundCon website for accommodation options. Conference organisers often work a deal with nearby hotels that lets them offer attendees discounted rooms. These are often not the cheapest option, but close to the Con & you meet other attendees in the hotel.
Also look at our Munich article. It gives contact info for some hotels. Pashley (talk) 01:04, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

How much is a flight to Rome?[edit]

Asked by: 216.82.182.35 12:24, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

From where? When? You might check a flight search engine like Kayak, Travelocity - there are several of them. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:27, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
See Flying for an index of articles here that may be relevant. Note that costs vary by season, prices often go up around major holidays, and booking early sometimes saves money. The cheapest route to Rome from Boston or Beijing might be to fly to a major air hub like Paris or Frankfurt, then take a cheap flight or a train; Europe has lots of both. Odd routes can also save money; for a recent Canada-to-France trip my daughter went via Casablanca on Royal Air Maroc. Pashley (talk) 13:45, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
I'd say twofiddy, but only on Tuesdays. I am sorry, but without knowing at least roughly where you are flying from and when it is hard to answer that question with anything but links to search engines and agregators. Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:31, 2 December 2016 (UTC)