With some searching, I found that you can change the settings to search using any currency, so I chose the local currency for Indonesia (IDR) and the rates were quite cheaper.What was previously listed at $644 dropped to $624, saving me $20.I just booked 5 nights in Bali through AirBNB. Before requesting the booking, I noticed that AirBNB was automatically throwing in a 3% conversion fee. With credit card churning, I have plenty of cards that do not have any kind of FTF (foreign transaction fee) and of course I wouldn't want to pay some arbitrary rate. Make sure you put into your account a credit card that doesn't have a FTF and that it is valid through your intended stay.
The wife and I will be in Aukland for a few days (both Americans) before hopping on a flight from Aukland to Queenstown. Any advice on how early should we arrive for our flight? General rule in the states is 2 hours, but at my local airport you can easily expect to be through security and to your terminal in less than 30 minutes. Thanks very much for any help!
Seat61 is a fantastic website with loads of information but it's a little intimidating to navigate from the home page. If you type in your Departure and Arrival + Seat 61 into google you will get a direct hit on what you are looking for. From there I suggest "Ctrl+F"-ing your arrival city on that page since those pages are super long.Ex: Departing Budapest to arrive in PragueGoogle: "Budapest Prague Seat61"First hit is this page: https://www.seat61.com/international-trains/trains-from-Budapest.htmFrom there scroll down until you get to Prague: http://imgur.com/QHeHDIY