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

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Is 1.5 hours of a layover time in Dubai practical?

I plan to fly from Bangalore (India) to Dubai and then to San Francisco, all on the Emirates Airline. I have an option of a 1.5 hour layover in Dubai. I'm wondering if this is sufficient time to ...
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Checking-in bags to different destinations when flying with a layover

I am flying with an overnight layover with Swiss tomorrow. I am wondering, is it possible to check in one bag to Zurich only (so I have stuff for the night), and check another bag to the target ...
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8 hour Los Angeles layover - going to the beach?

Some friends and I have an 8 hour layover at LAX and, since it'll be summer, we'd like to get out and go check out Venice beach or something. Say we take a taxi - How much $ are we looking at and how ...
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First time travelling alone - transit Munich airport, terminal 2

I am 13 and it will be my first time travelling alone. I have a few questions related to my transit flight. I am flying from Dublin->Munich->Sofia(Bulgaria) and I have my layover in Munich airport so: ...
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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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Anything to do in Reykjavik airport at 9 am during a 1h30m layover?

My friend and I are travelling to Amsterdam via Iceland Air and have a 1h30m layover there starting around 9am. Is there anything interesting to do to fill that time? This is not limited to the ...
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5.5 hr layover in San Francisco International Airport enough time to visit city?

I'm flying Seattle, USA (SEA) -> San Francisco, USA (SFO) -> Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) -> Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI). In San Francisco Airport I have a 5.5 layover. Is it advisable to leave the ...
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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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Is 1½ hours enough for a transit at Munich airport?

I'm heading to India next week and have a connection in Munich, Germany. I made the mistake of booking a flight with only an hour and a half layover (freaking out!) and I'm wondering if I'll have to ...
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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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Finding **cheapest** fares from a country to country/city/airport (including non-guaranteed connections)? [duplicate]

I've recently spent some time finding the cheapest fares for my journey and that got me thinking. Essentially I'm traveling UK <-> Tallinn (Estonia) anytime within the next 4 months for a week. ...
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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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Earning miles using hidden ticketing?

If you buy a 'hidden ticket' and fly from destination A to C with a stopover at point B (and you will leave the airport at destination B with a unused B to C leg), can you still accrue miles from the ...
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How to travel via the US (layover) on short notice after my UK British passport was stolen

I am in Ecuador without a passport and intend to fly to Bogota in a week, and back to London the following week. My scheduled flight from Bogota to London includes a layover in Miami. In absence of ...
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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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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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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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Questions regarding Layover in Vancouver as a New Zealander/Taiwanese

I will be laying over in Vancouver airport at the start of June on my way to Brisbane (from San Deigo). I am flying Air Canada for both legs of the trip but will have a 4.5 hour layover in Vancouver ...
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What can I do around Porto Alegre's airport?

I'll be having a layover at Porto Alegre's airport (Salgado Filho International) by 9:30 a.m. The first bus is at 13:00 p.m., which gives me 4 hours to wait. Is there anything interesting from the ...
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Can I have my friend check my bag and have it dropped off at their layover airport so I can pick it up?

I have been traveling around since October and am now in New Zealand. My last stop before heading home is Japan, with the intention of going snowboarding. However, I did not bring all my gear around ...
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Long (14-hour) layover in Beijing on a Sunday, will I be able to do some shopping/tourism?

I just booked a ticket with a stop in Beijing. On my way back I will arrive in Beijing at 11:30 (Sunday), but my flight to UK is scheduled at 1:30 (Monday), more or less 14 hours. So I was thinking ...
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Stay at the airport for my 8-hour layover in Tocumen, or spend a few hours in Panama City?

On my way to AsunciĆ³n, I will have an 8-hour layover at Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen in Panama from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. If there's a lounge at the airport, I can ...
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How do I find out whether I am allowed to / have to disembark from a flight that transits at an intermediary airport?

When booking flights that transit through one or more intermediary airports, it is not often clear whether it's a 'technical stop', e.g., refuelling only while passengers sit inside the plane or ...
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1.5 hr layover in Amsterdam

I am flying from US to Marseille through Amsterdam. Single ticket but we fly Delta first leg and partner AirFrance for the second leg. We arrive Amsterdam mid morning on a Thursday and and have a 1 ...
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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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Facilities available during layovers by Air India

I have a ticket from Bangalore to Port Blair Via Chennai, with a layover of 12h30m (arrival at chennai 17:10 and departure on next day at 5:00). Does Air India provide accommodation during this ...
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Take a nap in the United Club in Chicago O'Hare?

I'm bracing myself for a rather long trip: a 3 hour flight, 8 hour layover, and then a 16 hour flight. Also, I will be getting up around 4am that morning. So it will be really helpful if I can find ...
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Does the new Doha Hamad International still offer “alcoholic left luggage”, and how does it work?

Recently, Doha has switched from the old Doha International Airport to the new Hamad International airport. The new airport looks a huge improvement on the old one, which is good, but the switch does ...
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I have a 12-hour layover in Istanbul. Will I be able to leave the airport to do some sightseeing in the city?

I'm flying to Barcelona from Israel via Istanbul. The layover in Istanbul is 12 hours, and I'm thinking about leaving the airport and entering the country for a couple of hours. Would that be ...
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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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10-hour layover in Paris: Can I (Indian citizen with US visa), visit Eiffel Tower?

I am traveling from India to US via Paris where I have layover of 9 hours. My US visa is H-1B. What visa requirement do I have in order to visit Eiffel tower. Currently I am in US.
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Short layover in CDG between Morocco and Israel

I have a EasyJet flight from Marrakech (Morocco) to Paris CDG. 2H15 later I have an El Al flight to Tel Aviv. It is my understanding (would love some confirmation) that I cannot checkin my luggages ...
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Paid lounge access at Istanbul Ataturk airport

So I missed my flight and I now have a 23 hour layover at Istanbul Ataturk airport. Is there any lounge I can pay for access to - preferably airside?
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35-40 minute layover at LaGuardia - Possible?

I'm planning a flight in October, and one of my options for a layover will get me there much earlier in the day, but it involves a short layover that seems risky for me. It's all domestic, with a 35 ...
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Does AirCanada provide long layover (24+ hr) accommodation?

Once I flew from Milano Malpensa, Italy, to Entebbe, Uganda, with Turkish Airlines. After booking the flight (yes, I was young and stupid) I realized I had a 24+ layover in Istanbul so I called ...
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Is a layover of 1 hour 30 mins enough at IAD (Washington Dulles) given its the port of entry and immigration will be required?

I have an Indian Passport, and I am traveling FRA-IAD-BUF (Frankfurt-Washington(Dulles)-Buffalo. I have a single Lufthansa ticket, however the connecting flight from Washington to Buffalo is United ...
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Visit Brisbane during a layover

I'm flying with Virgin Australia from Port Moresby to Singapore in 2 days. On the way back, I will have a layover of 6.30 hours in Brisbane International Airport. Will I have time to leave the airport ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover via Dubai International Airport?

Do I need a transit visa for a layover via Dubai International Airport? If so, what are the requirements for such a visa? Can I get the transit visa on arrival?
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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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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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Flying from US. Do I need to recheck my bags at Heathrow for a UK domestic flight?

I am flying from the US to Edinburgh, UK. My layover is at Heathrow. Will I need to go through customs and check bags again at Heathrow before I take the next flight?
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Layover in Sydney on NZ Passport - can I leave the airport?

I'm travelling soon to Auckland going to Manila and has a layover way back in Sydney for 12 hrs. Can I leave the airport? Or do I need a transit visa or whatsoever? I'm a first time traveller with NZ ...
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Hotel for a 9 hour layover in Madrid airport

I will be arriving at Madrid airport at 20:55 on a Saturday evening and my connecting flight leaves at 06:25 the following (Sunday) morning. We are a couple with a 2 year old son. How much time do we ...
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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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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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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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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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10 hour over night layover in Abu Dhabi [closed]

Me and my g/f have a 10 hour lay over in Abu Dhabi on thursday night, from midnight to 10am. We've travelled through this airport a few times and mainly had layovers of a few hours. What are the ...
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Will I be allowed to leave the air terminal in Tocumen Airport for 2 hours?

On my way to Guatemala city from Amsterdam, I will have a 4 1/2 Hrs. layover in Tocumen Airport (Panama City). I have a friend living now in this city whom I haven't seen for years so we are ...
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Are body scanners mandatory at Charles de Gaulle airport?

Currently considering different options to fly from Spain (Schengen, EU) to Tokyo (non-Schengen, Japan). One of the options is to do a layover in CDG (Charles de Gaulle - Paris). I would like to ...