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

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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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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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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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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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20 hours layover Dubai [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A day at Dubai International Airport and the city? I will be in Dubai for a 20 hours layover in the middle of November. It will be a Tuesday (13th). I know that I will ...
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Do I have to go through customs, recheck my bag, etc. during my Heathrow layover?

I am flying from New York to Nairobi, Kenya, with a layover at Heathrow. Both flights are on the same itinerary with British Airways (i.e. it was booked as a flight from New York to Nairobi). They ...
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Layovers in Riga Airport RIX: 45 min possible?

AirBaltic flights are cheap, but you always have a layover in Riga International Airport (RIX). Leading flight resellers offer flights with only 45 minutes layover time in RIX. Is that even possible ...
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I'm travelling from Heathrow to Toledo in the USA with 2 connections, will I need to see to my luggage before I get to Toledo?

I'm worried as it's my first trip on my own. All my flights are American Airlines and I have connections at Raleigh/Durham and at Chicago O'Hare, however there are no terminal changes, just connection ...
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What things can I do at 4 am during 4 hours layover at the LCCT in Kuala Lumpur?

I have a flight from Goldcoast to Seoul by AirAsia, need to transit in KL (LCCT) as 4 hours layover from 4:05am to 8:00am. Is there anywhere I can relax and grab a bite?
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Long layover at Charles de Gaulle airport [closed]

I have a 23 hours layover at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. I don't have a Schengen visa. Any advice for a bit of comfort.
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What to do during a 4 hour layover at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Kuala Lumpur?

I have about a 4 hour layover at the LCCT in the evening. This does not seem like long enough to get into the city and do anything useful. (See also What options are there for a 5-hour layover in ...
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What is the shortest layover in Istanbul that would let me visit The Blue Mosque?

I am planning a trip that will involve changing planes in Istanbul (IST) airport. This is a routing that a travel agent chose to save my client money, and I've agreed to it because I've never been ...
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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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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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Lisbon layover of 20 hours with a Colombian passport, no visa

I am going from Istanbul to Miami and have to stay in the Lisbon airport for 20 hours until my next flight departs to Miami. I am a Colombian citizen with a US residency but since I was only going to ...
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Public transportation from Dallas DFW airport to Downtown

I'll have a long layover in Dallas (~12 hours). I was hoping to visit the downtown. Is it feasible? I was looking for public transportation. The airport website provides a list of options but does ...
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Going to Manila with layover in Sydney

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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Policy for checking baggage all the way through international flights

I was wondering if there's a definite policy to allow people with two or more reservations with different airlines to have their luggage sent directly to final destination, without having to recollect ...
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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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What is the type of visa I need to stay at a hotel outside Heathrow, London? [closed]

I am a student from India heading to the USA. I am transiting through London and have a very long layover (22 hours) at Heathrow. My flight from India arrives at noon at Heathrow, and the flight to ...
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What to do during long-ish connection in Rome Fiumicino airport with children? [closed]

I travel with three kids (ages 4, 8, 9) and have a 5 hours connection in Rome Fiumicino airport (FCO). Assuming the planes are on time, that leaves 3-4 hours to fill in or around the airport. I would ...
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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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Is the following layover time sufficient?

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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Getting out of the airport on a 22-hour layover - luggage issue

I'm planning to fly through Istanbul with Turkish airlines and would have a 22-hour layover there. Would it be possible to exit the airport without retrieving my luggage? Do I have to specifically ...
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Connecting flights between Newark Liberty and JFK — what to do with layover?

I have 4.5 hours between when my plane lands at EWR (domestic) and departs JFK (international). Google Maps says the train trip from EWR to JFK is about 1.5 hours. Do I have enough time for a quick ...
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What happens if I have checked-in bags and decide not to board my connecting flight on return?

I have a 3 stop return flight plan from ICN (Seoul) scheduled in a few months. I opted for this flight plan due to the discounted price it was offered at. The plan is ICN -> DTW -> MSP -> FNT. DTW is ...
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Tokyo Late Night/Early Morning Layover

I am travelling to and from Jakarta (from the US) this December, and have long layovers both ways through Tokyo (changing airports). Layover #1 - 13 hrs, need to switch airport from Narita to ...
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Transiting in the US with a soon-to-expire passport?

I am holding a HKSAR passport and am currently residing in Canada. I am travelling back home this November and had my tickets bought. I am having a layover in Seattle during my way back to Hong Kong. ...
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Do I have to go through customs in Paris?

I am travelling from Winnipeg, Canada to Toronto, to Paris, France and then to Edinburgh, Scotland. I believe my plane to Edinburgh leaves from the same terminal that I arrive at in ...
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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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Is 2h 5m enough time for a layover in Toronto for a SCL-YYZ-LHR flight?

I'm eyeing an itinerary on Air Canada which would take me from Santiago to London Heathrow via Toronto (YYZ) which would allow 2 hours and 5 minutes in between the two flights. Is that enough? When I ...
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Layover in CDG can I check my luggage through to DUB and go into Paris

i have a 14 hour layover in CDG (Paris - Charles-De-Gaulle) coming back from BKK (Bangkok airport), can I check my luggage through to DUB (Dublin airport) then leave the airport and go into Paris.
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Flight to Baghdad layover in Jordan?

I used to live in Jordan between 2000 and 2002 I left the country in 2002 and they told me I cannot enter Jordan again for 4 years. I am now a British citizen. Few months ago I went on a holiday from ...
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Do I need a Direct Air Transit Visa or Visitor in Transit Visa for the UK?

I am traveling from the United States to India via British Airways with a 4 hour layover in London. My current H1-B visa has expired, but I have the approval for my extension (I-797) and I plan to ...
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Can I leave the airport in London during my layover for a visit?

I am a US permanent resident but I am a Filipino citizen. I am planning to travel to the Philippines and wanted to get a ticket with a 15 hours layover in the UK. Am I allowed to go out of the airport ...
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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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Transit visa at Istanbul Airport, Turkey, during a Turkish Airlines arranged stopover?

Do I need a transit visa at Istanbul Airport to enter Istanbul for city sightseeing or hotel accommodation?. All services provided free by the Turkish Airline. I am Nigerian citizen and booked Turkish ...
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Time needed for transfer in Newark (US airport), domestic to international

I may be flying from Orlando to Stockholm transferring in Newark, NJ. How much time would I need to make that transfer?
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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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Is feasible to visit Old Montreal or Downtown during a 12-hour layover?

I will be flying Mexico City to Paris, with a layover in Montreal (YUL). I will arrive in Montreal at 7:40am on a Saturday, and my departure is at 7:50pm the same day, giving me 12 hours on the ...
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How long does my passport have to be valid for a layover in the US?

On Wednesday I'll be flying from Amsterdam to Canada (Saskatoon), there is a layover in the US (Minneapolis) for two hours (and obviously I'm not going to leave the airport). I know that for Canada, ...
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Is layover time of 1hr and 5 min enough at Vienna International Airport to catch the next connecting flight?

I am travelling to San Francisco, and my itinerary has two layovers, first leg of the journey is from DEL(Delhi) to Vienna (layover 1 hour 5 min) the second leg is from Vienna to Frankfurt (layover 1 ...
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11 hour international layover in Los Angeles (LAX)

We are flying from Japan to Mexico City and have an 11-hour layover in Los Angeles (LAX). Our friend is willing to come pick us up to hang out for a few hours but we are unclear if we are allowed to ...
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Booking tickets separately

I plan to visit the Philippines this August. The direct flights from Colombo to Manila are quite expensive. AirAsia has flights from Colombo but they are a point-to-point carrier. They do not have ...
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8 hour layover, as an Indian citizen, can I visit Doha city in meantime?

I have a flight on weekend, from Germany to India via Doha, with a halt of 8 hours at Doha. Can I visit Doha within this time? I have an Indian passport and EU work permit.
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Connecting through Toronto on separate tickets

Come Christmas I am booked to fly SEA-YYZ-JFK on two separate tickets. (and two airlines: UA & AA) Can I assume that I will have to go through immigration, claim baggage and customs (unless ...
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Istanbul layover - visa for Egyptian to leave the airport?

I am Egyptian, and I have a German student visa (not a Schengen visa) which will be valid from the 28th of August. On my way to Germany I will have a 15-hour layover in Istanbul. Is it possible for ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa for flying to the Canary Islands?

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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Joining the hop-on/off tour of Paris from CDG airport

I'll be arriving in Paris at 8:10 am via CDG on a Monday and want to take the Paris grand tour (Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour). What would be the easiest stop to join at? Outbound flight leaves ...