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

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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 ...
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Is it possible to check in an additional piece of luggage in Singapore on a layover? [duplicate]

Say you are travelling from Australia to Dubai with a layover in Singapore. If I have a transit visa for Singapore, I can go out and very well buy some stuff. The question is, can I check in these ...
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US layover Petty Offense Exception for passenger with a criminal records

I am a Canadian citizen working in Haiti. I have a criminal record for shoplifting (6 years ago) (less than 5000$) Most of the flight to come back to Canada have a lay over in the US. Do you think It ...
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Can transit in Japan or korea [closed]

I am traveling to Vladivostok from India. I have a flight from India to Japan to Korea to Vladivostok. Can I transit in Japan or Korea? I hold an Indian passport.
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Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK?

Is there a website or some other way to find out if I need a transit visa for a short stop in the UK on my way somewhere else? Ideally this should give me the answer for all nationalities, and take ...
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do i need a transit visa at istanbul airport on turkish airlines for connecting to singapore, i am a ghanaian [duplicate]

I am a ghanaian travelling on turkish airline from nigeria to singapore. there is a long layover from 6am to 1am before boarding my next flight. Do i need to acquire a transit visa before i can use ...
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Long layover at Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

I potentially might have a long layover (8:30 p.m to 7:00 a.m.) in November at CPH (Terminal 2). I would like to explore my options as to what I can do that night. If I can get a shower and places to ...
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Is there somewhere I can work on a laptop in or near London Euston station?

I have a longish layover in London Euston and I have some work to do. Working includes using a laptop, ideally with a power socket, and paper notebooks. Is there somewhere I can work in or near London ...
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Layover at Dusseldorf and Frankfurt, category A or B visa?

I am a Indian citizen in the United States on a F-1 visa. For the summer break, I am traveling (round-trip) from Chicago to New Delhi via Dusseldorf-Frankfurt by Lufthansa airlines. My onward Journey ...
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Visiting the Ngong Ping 360 cable car on an evening layover in Hong Kong International Airport?

Based on the How to leave Hong Kong International Airport by foot question, I know that leaving Hong Kong International Airport on foot during a layover can be done but isn't easy. However, from an ...
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Need Germany Tourist Visa information [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen working in USA on work permit (H1-B). I am travelling to India via Frankfurt. My layover duration at Frankfurt is 6.5 hours. What visa do I need if I intend to visit few tourist ...
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Indian transit visa for Filipino citizen

Philippine National travelling from Abu Dhabi (Residence Visa in Abu Dhabi) to Thailand via India. I have 2 connections in India with long stop overs during which I want to explore the surroundings ...
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Cheapest way of traveling from FCO to Rome by public transport?

What is the cheapest way of getting to Rome city centre from Leonardo da Vinci airport and how long would it take? I read about a train and an old line, but I am not sure how that works.
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My flight has multiple layovers - is it risky to check a bag?

I'm packing for a 10-day business trip (across the US) and I'm on the fence about if I want to check a bag or not. I thought I was being clever by saving money and choosing a flight with 2 layovers, ...
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Layover at San Francisco International Airport [duplicate]

We have a 6 hour layover at SFO. Is that enough time to see the town? Is there a bus or should we take a taxi? What about our 2 carry-on 17 lb. bags?
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Transit Visa in Paris [duplicate]

I have got Canadian Student Visa. My flight has a transit in Paris to a tune of 18 hours. In website they have mentioned, that valid resident visa holders of Canada do not need a transit visa in ...
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Proof of sufficient funds for transit in Japan

I will arrive at Haneda Airport at 19:00PM and depart from Narita Airport at 17:25PM the day after. Hence, the time spent staying in Japan will probably be around 20 hours, including one overnight ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa for flying to the Canary Islands? [duplicate]

I am planning to visit Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain in October from Mumbai, India. I have already applied for a Spanish visa and am expecting to get it in two to three weeks. I have booked a ...
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International / domestic layover

My cousin is supposed to be arriving in Indiana today. She departed from Mumbai, India, went to Paris and then to Boston. Her Boston to Indiana layover was 11 hours. The terrible part was she got her ...
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Do Emirates provides extra services when you have long layover in Dubai airport?

I will take Emirates flights (Economic class) on 20th AUG and have 10 hours layover in Dubai airport. Tripadvisors reviews mentions that Emirates will provide some McDonald coupons if you have long ...
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Visit Rome city while my 6 hours layover at Rome before leaving for Malta [duplicate]

I needed to travel to Malta on a business trip. Since there was no Maltese Embassy in my country so I applied through Italian Consulate (on behalf of Malta) for the Schengen visa. This was the first ...
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Going to the city during long layover at Warsaw Chopin Airport

In a couple of days I'll be flying with LOT airline with a transfer in Warsaw Chopin Airport. I have about 12 hours between my flights (as scheduled) - I am arriving at around 10 am and my next ...
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Should I take into account the transit time when booking with the same airline?

Should I take care about the transit time when booking a flight ticket with same airlines.Or Not! I am already booking with the same airline, and they should know that xx minutes are enough for the ...
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Can I drop off carry-on luggage at Heathrow and pick it up later before flight?

I will have one carry one when I land on heathrow. I have 12+ hours stay. I intend to check the city out but I don't want to carry my carry on luggage with me. Is there a service where I can drop off ...
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14 hours layover at Abu dhabi… can i stay inside the airport without a transit visa

I'm flying Etihad Airways to Melbourne and I've a 14 hours layover at Abu dhabi... can i stay inside the airport without a transit visa? what all one can do at the airport. there is no clarity.. some ...
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Layover at Vienna for 6 hours - enough for some sightseeing?

In a week I'll be travelling from Sofia to Copenhagen, but with a transit through Vienna. I'll be arriving at 9:00 and my next flight is at 15:15, which makes a total of 6h15m. I thought this could be ...
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Heathrow change in terminal flight UK Border control check?

I am traveling from NYC to Mumbai via London. Assume my connecting flight belongs to different terminal. If I have to change terminal at Heathrow, do I need to go through UK Border control ?
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Can an American get a UK Transit Visa on Arrival?

A US citizen enroute to Almaty has a 17 hour layover in Heathrow requiring them to fly out of Stansted. The flight arrangements are necessarily complex owing to factors that are irrelevant here. ...
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Near Charlotte Airport, is there anywhere to learn about NC's aviation history during a stopover?

Charlotte, North Carolina, is a surprisingly good airport for layovers. Compact layout, easy to get between gates, friendly people, and no need to exit one bit of the airport + take a train + re-clear ...
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Can I go out of LA airport during a layover without a visa? [duplicate]

I'm a Venezuelan citizen and am taking a long flight from Venezuela to Australia. I'm taking two connections and changing airplane two times; my schedule is: Venezuela-Mexico; Mexico-L.A., L.A-Sydney. ...
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Do I need a Japan visa? [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder. I am planning to travel from Delhi to Vancouver, Canada with Japan Airlines and there is a layover of 11 hours in Narita, Tokyo. So do I need any kind of visa from ...
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Is there anywhere to get a haircut at Miami International Airport?

Tomorrow I'll have a 2-hour layover in Miami International Airport (MIA) on my way to a job interview. Is there anywhere within the airport that I can get a haircut? I don't see any such options ...
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Transit Time two hours at Chicago

I have a valid US Visa. I will be reaching Terminal 5 of ORD Chicago Airport at 20:00 from Heathrow (London) on American Airlines. And I am having a transit time of 2 hours, and I have to board a ...
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Extended (~24 hours) layover/stopover in Hong Kong

I'm traveling from Thailand to LAX in May and would really like to find an extended layover in Hong Kong, just enough time to see the city and I heard people doing that, but haven't been able to find ...
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Can I get high before I fly out of the Mile High city?

I've got a longish layover (let's say, for arguments sake, just shy of four and a half hours...) at Denver airport between two domestic flights. Given the newly legal state of Marijuana in the state, ...
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South African passport holder traveling via Heathow to Ireland [duplicate]

My daughter is traveling from SA to Ireland Dublin via Heathrow . She will be catching a connecting flight to Dublin via an Irish airline What visa is required ?
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Whats the best way to spend 15 hrs at Dubai Airport? [closed]

I have a 15 hour layover in Dubai. (12 Noon to 3 AM). What is the best way to spend the time at Dubai International Airport? Also, Please provide details such as where to keep the baggage and where ...
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Daytime airport hotel at JFK?

I have a 9-hour layover at New York JFK. From 10am until 7pm (although I have to checkin at 3pm for personal reasons). This being in the middle of a 2-day travel, I would love to take a break to ...
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return layover in US require customs [duplicate]

I am flying from Bangkok to Boston with a layover in Newark. Will I go through customs in Newark or my destination, Boston?
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Paris transit visa

I am travelling to Algeria (ALG) via Air France, and I need to change flights at the airport in Paris. My stay in the airport is not more than 2 hours both ways. I also have a valid US visa. Do I ...
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Which airlines/flights check gate-checked bags to the final destination?

This last weekend my wife and I took a hidden city flight from St. Louis to Houston (and threw away the leg to Tulsa) on United Airlines. Naturally, this only works when you don't check luggage, but ...
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When you fly to Beijing (PEK) and then to a domestic final destination, when do you go through passport control?

I am planning a trip to China and will be flying to my final destination via Beijing (PEK). At what point do I go through passport control: at Beijing (i.e. before boarding my second, domestic flight) ...
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recheck bag at Heathrow?

Returning to the US from Rome, Italy. British Airlines to Heathrow in London and US Airways to Charlotte on same reservation. Plan to check bag all the way through but will I have to reclaim bag, go ...