period of time spent waiting for a connection (unlike stopover this is not chosen by the traveller)

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Layover in Moscow; baggage? customs?

I have a flight from JFK to SVO, then an hour layover before continuing from SVO to TLL (Tallinn) on the same airline. Will I have to recheck my bags at Moscow? Will I have to go through customs in ...
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Am I entitled to overnight accommodations by Qatar Airways on a long layover?

I am travelling to Jeddah from Kolkata on the 15th of June via Doha. I have a layover in Doha of 18 hours, 15 min. Should I get accommodations in Doha by the airline since my next connecting flight is ...
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Is four hours enough time to get to Portland from PDX and back?

I'm flying domestically and have a four-hour layover at the Portland (Oregon) airport. Is that enough time to get into the city and back in time for my flight? We'll have backpacks, no suitcases.
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I've got five hours in NY, what places can I visit in that time?

My flight lands around 3PM at JFK and my connecting flight departs to Orlando at 8PM in the evening. Will that give me enough time to visit one/any places in New York City?
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Layover in New York city

As a UE citizen with American B1/B2 visa I have 10 h layover in NY before I travel to Rio. Is it possible to leave an airport after I arrive from Europe and then check in again after layover?
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Round trip tickets much cheaper than one ways, considering purposely missing layover? [duplicate]

Round trip tickets seem much cheaper than setting up multicity one way in and one way out from a different city... It is looking like it is cheaper to buy round trip tickets going to/from my final ...
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Is 85 minutes enough time to transfer in MCO from international flight?

My international flight arrives in MCO (Orlando International) at 6:00 am. I must take another flight (MCO-JFK) at 7:25 am. Is that enough time to go through immigration, claim luggage and get to the ...
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I am a Moroccan citizen travelling from Budapest to Morocco,I have a layover in UK for 8 hours, do I need a visa to transit? [duplicate]

I am a Moroccan citizen travelling from Budapest to Morocco,I have a layover in UK " London stansted airport" for 8 hours, do I need a visa to transit? Also, I only have cabine baggage and a Ukrainian ...
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Luggage and customs for international layover in Toronoto

I will be traveling from Chicago to Toronto on United and then on to Halifax via Canada Air. My questions is do I have to go to baggage claim in Toronto to pick up bags and then recheck my bags? I ...
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70 minutes Layover at LAX

I am flying United Airlines to Melbourne from O'Hare (same ticket). There is a 1 hour 10 minute layover between my ORD-LAX and LAX-MEL flights. Is this enough? My research so far on this: My ...
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8 Hours layover in Sydney on my way back to Singapore, Can I roam Sydney without an Australian visa?

Going to Fiji soon and my flight back to Singapore from Fiji is a dreadful 8-hour lay over in Sydney. I have friends in Sydney and wondering if I can take an exit from the airport and come back ...
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20 hour flight connection wait in Morocco. Can I sightsee? [closed]

I'm a Brazilian citizen traveling to Portugal with a connection in Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) that will make me wait 20 hours and 20 minutes for my next flight. I know that no visa is needed to enter ...
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Long Layover in Zurich Airport

I am traveling from Egypt to the US using Swiss airlines. The layover at Zurich airport is 16hrs. I found that there is a transit hotel at Zurich airport next to gates B/D. Can I access this hotel ...
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UK Non-Direct Airside Transit visa for Tunisian citizens

I am going to travel from Amsterdam to Peru and have two layovers in London. The first one when flying to Peru, I have five hours to go from Heathrow to Gatwick. The second layover is when I fly back ...
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5-hour wait for a bus at Frankfurt airport

On my way back after a flight to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), I have a five-hour wait at the airport before taking a Lufthansa bus to my final destination. Since the airport is only a few subway (S-Bahn) ...
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Is three hours enough for an international-domestic transfer at Delhi?

My International flight will be reaching New Delhi IGI at 2:45 AM and I am planning to book a domestic flight at 5:45 AM. I am wondering, whether 3 hours would be sufficient time for me to move from ...
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Iberia changed my flight and I now have a 24+ hour layover in Madrid, what are my rights?

I have been researching this for some time now, but can't seem to find a definite answer to my worries. In May '15 I booked a ticket through a travel agent for the trip: Rio de Janeiro-->Madrid, ...
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Transfer in New Delhi to different airline with no checked bags?

I'm taking a couple of trips in February 2016 and the cheapest flights I've found go through New Delhi. I wound up with a few different options which meant booking nearly all my flights through ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Shanghai to Japan?

I hold a Thai passport. I'm planning to go to Japan through Shanghai from the US. It's the only reasonable price I could find. The transit would be around 6 hours at Pu Dong airport. I can only find ...
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Can a Schengen visa holder leave the airport in a Schengen non-destination country during layover before arrival to the Schengen destination country? [duplicate]

The traveller has Schengen tourist multi-entry visa, the main destination in Schengen area is Germany (Berlin), however there's have a long 22 hrs layover in Vienna/Austria, can s/he use the layover ...
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Getting off Aer Lingus, and have to check in for MAS at Heathrow

I am arriving London from Dublin with Aer Lingus and have bought a separate flight to Kuala Lumpur with MAS. Since they are not connecting flights and there is no way they can transfer my luggages to ...
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Is it feasible to visit Malaysia on an 18 hour overnight layover in Singapore?

I will be arriving in Singapore around 2:30 PM. I'd like to know if it's feasible to visit Malaysia during this time. I won't fly out until 9:30 the next morning. If so, are there any ...
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Layover at Tokyo Narita airport: can I travel outside, and what kind of visa would I need?

I am traveling from Singapore to San Francisco and an airline which I am choosing has a layover of 7.5 hours at Tokyo Airport (NRT). I am wondering if I would be allowed to go out to experience the ...
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Staying at layover [duplicate]

Some months ago I purchased a ticket from Argenina to Istambul with a layover in Rome, planning to have my vacations in Turkey. For some reasons I am not longer sure whether I want to go to Turkey ...
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How to determine if I'll be switching planes during a layover?

I'm looking at a potential flight with a short layover (1hr 10 min). How can I determine if I'll be staying on the same plane or switching planes during the layover? Is there something in the flight ...
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Will my luggage transfer during an 18h layover in Changi?

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate question or not, but mine is specifically for Changi airport in Singapore. The airline is Singapore Airlines. My flight is from DPS->SIN (Flight 939) and will ...
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Same flight number, intermediate stopover. Is baggage offloaded?

I'm flying on CI66 and CI55: CI66 flies via BKK, and CI55 flies via SYD. I might check some non-valuable (but fragile) items in my checked luggage, but I'm worried about how frequently the luggage ...
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What to do in Haneda, Tokyo for both a night and day 13+ hour layover

I have two layovers in Tokyo in April, and it will be just me and my daughter. The first leg out we have a 13 hour layover during the night, from 10:30 PM until 11:45 AM. I'm not sure if I should ...
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What can I do in Ueno/Tokyo for a layover in Narita over 13+ hours? [closed]

I am arriving to Narita at 8:30pm on a Friday evening and my next flight wouldn't leave until 11:45am next morning. I have already got my temporary visa and would like to explore Tokyo while I have a ...
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Does Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle airport ever close?

I have a 23:30 hours layover at Paris Terminal 2E-Charles de Gaulle airport. Arriving at 2:05pm.My connecting flight is 1:35pm the next day. I heard the airport will be closed from 11:30pm to 4:30am. ...
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23 hours at Paris Terminal 2E-Charles de Gaulle airport [duplicate]

23 hours layover at Paris Terminal 2E-Charles de Gaulle airport. Will the Airport be still open? Can you recommend and Airline Lounge?
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Is a 7 hour layover in Paris long enough to leave the airport and sightsee?

I have a flight from St. Petersburg, Russia to Atlanta, GA with a 7 hour layover in Paris. I am travelling with two children. All of us are US citizens. We would like to get out of the airport and do ...
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Being traveller in terminal 2 can I go to terminal 1 or 3 for shopping in duty free shop?

I will travel in flydubai and will have around 8 hours layover time in hand at terminal 2. Can I go to terminal 1 or 3 to duty free shop? What about getting visa also to go to buy some gold jewellery ...
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How to get the most out of a layover in Sao Paulo [closed]

I have a layover at São Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) during my trip through South America. I arrive Thursday 5pm local time and leave again Friday 930am. I will be staying in a hotel close to the airport, ...
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How long of a layover do I need to visit the Burj Khalifa?

If I have a connecting flight through Dubai and I am interested in going up the Burj Khalifa, how long do I need between arrival and departure to make sure that I can visit it without too much stress? ...
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Collecting luggage and checking them in again?

I'll be travelling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Los Angeles (LAX), USA through Chicago (ORD), USA. So the flight will be: DUS---->ORD ~~ ORD---->LAX The layover will be in Chicago (ORD) I was ...
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Do I have to collect my checked luggage if I leave Heathrow during a long layover?

Do I have to collect my checked luggage if I leave Heathrow during a long layover? My agent says the bags are checked through to our final destination, but if we leave the airport, we have to collect ...
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14 hours layover at Abu dhabi [closed]

I'm flying Etihad Airways to Brisbane and I've a 14 hours layover at Abu dhabi from 7:30 am - 10:00 pm. Any suggestions on what to do with all that time. I do not need transit visa.
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Do F-1 students need a visa to visit Paris and Amsterdam during layovers? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with F-1 status travelling from the U.S. to India. I am going to have a layover of 12 hours in Paris while on my way to India and another layover of 6 hours in Amsterdam while ...
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Anything to do for 8h layover in Amsterdam at 1am on a Monday?

We have an 8h layover in Amsterdam starting at about 1am this Monday (Sunday night). We want to explore, but we're not sure if anything will be open, or if we'll just end up wandering the streets with ...
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Do I need any visa for taking my luggage from Delhi airport?

I have a flight from Seoul to India, and from India to Afghanistan. But With 2 different airlines and 2 tickets. I have to take my luggage by myself at airport, but do I need a visa, even though I'm ...
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5-7 hour layover in Guangzhou; Should I leave the airport and explore?

I have a 5-7 hour layover at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and wanted to see if anyone recommends leaving the airport to explore. From what I've gathered, you can leave the airport in China ...
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Can I leave Gatwick (London) airport and explore the city as a US citizen?

I have a 7 hour layover in Gatwick and I wanted to explore the city during that time. I have a US passport if that helps.
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Extra luggage drop-off in Dubai by Emirates during layover [duplicate]

When I purchase flight ticket in same agency and with Emirates/code share (for example JFK-DXB-PVG) and clear customs & immigration during the layover, can I drop off extra luggage in Dubai to ...
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Do I need a Visa or some kind of permission for a layover/stopover in the USA as a German citizen? [duplicate]

I booked a flight from Mexico to Germany with a 3 hour layover in the USA (Atlanta). Do I need some kind of Visa or permission for this layover? Unfortunately I can only find contradictory ...
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Is layover time 1.5 hours in Dubai is long enough for connection to Hyderabad [duplicate]

I'm plannning to travel with the family of 3 persons from JFK to Hyderabad with 1.5 Hours of the layover in Dubai, all are Emirates. I'm wondering can I make my connection to Hyderabad. Any possible ...
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US to India layover in London

U.S. citizen flying with visa to visit India. Possible 14 hr. layover at Heathrow. Would like to take train into London to visit family during layover. What is the procedure for doing so? Lived in ...
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Layover: Dubai or Doha

I'm going to book a flight to Tokyo and I have to choose between Emirates, which stops in Dubai from 6.15 am to 2.15 am Qatar Airways, which stops in Doha form 4.30 am to 12.30 am (20 hours) I ...
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Are laws about sex outside marriage less rigorously enforced in Dubai for people on layovers?

Last night, I read on the news that Qantas was switching its main hub from Singapore to Dubai. Smart Traveller notes about the United Arab Emirates: Homosexual acts and sex outside of marriage: ...
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How can I determine if it is possible to check luggage during a layover?

A common desire among some travelers with long layovers is to leave the airport for a while, and perhaps do some shopping, or even buy goods in the airport. But this then often necessitates the ...