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

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Whats the best way to spend 15 hrs at Dubai Airport? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Flying over country from which you are deported

A Swedish national was deported from Denmark today. This is a very extraordinary case, since citizens of Nordic countries are usually free to travel without any documents within the Nordic Passport ...
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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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Transit visa in Dubai for Philippine passport

I hold a Philippine passport but a green card holder/permanent resident of the United States. I will be traveling to Maldives from the U.S. I have an 8 hr layover in Dubai. Do I need a visa to leave ...
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Getting out of the Istanbul 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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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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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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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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Lisbon: 5 hr stopover, Airport -> City Center?

I have a 5 hour stopover in Lisbon on a flight from NYC to Istanbul and would like to explore the city. I've done this in many places throughout Europe, and am looking for insight into the logistics ...
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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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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. I should ...
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Connecting time ay JFK

I arrive at JFK on a Delta flight in terminal 4 at 3:00 pm. I need to catch a Lufthansa flight in terminal 1 at 6:00 pm. Do I have enough time?
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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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When changing airlines on different tickets, do I have to go through customs in Oslo?

I'm taking a flight (Delta Airlines) from the United States, landing in OSL (Oslo, Norway), getting on a flight with a different airline (British Airways), which will take me to my final destination ...
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Things to do in 12 hour Night layover in Dubai? [duplicate]

I am looking for things to do in Dubai at night. I will be travelling in mid-June and will be arriving at 12.30 am. My connecting flight is at 1 pm next afternoon. I have glanced through the criteria ...
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Can I leave the airport during an international layover if I am not 18 years old?

I am traveling to Seville, Spain with a friend for a study abroad program but the flight we found has a 23 hour layover in Dusseldorf, Germany. However, I am 16 and she is 17. According to my ...
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Travelling from Vancouver to Budapest via Amsterdam (connecting flight); do we go through Dutch customs or just transit?

We are flying from Vancouver YVR to Amsterdam AMS and onto Budapest BUD with KLM. Do we go through customs in AMS or just transit the airport?
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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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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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Turkey Visit Visa

I am travelling From Canada to KSA Via Turkey- Do I need a visa to visit the city during my layover hours? If Yes- Should I apply for it online or Can I just get it at the airport?
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Time allowance for a layover in Oslo with Norwegian Air

This will be my first time out of the U.S. so it is unclear to me. Apologies if this is obvious. The flight I am looking at will be from Oakland to Oslo and then to Berlin on Norwegian Air. There is a ...
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Entry and exit stamps in Schengen-UK-Schengen

I have a question, my partner is an American and holds a US passport, we are on vacation in Peru right now and will be going to Sweden (Stockholm) for 60 days, since I'm Swedish. We are leaving Lima, ...
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do i need a visa for a stopover to dubai for less than 7hrs en route to indonesia, [closed]

I have a united kingdom passport. I am going on holiday to Indonesia. I have a stop over in Dubai on my outward journey for 5 hrs, and on the way back I have a 7 hr stop over in Dubai,my question is I ...
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Are 2.5 hours enough for a layover in Rio?

I'm planning a trip to Brazil for this December, and I've already bought the flight to Rio and back. Now I have to book a second flight from Rio to Foz do Iguassu, that should depart as soon as ...
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Where do I have to go through customs for an international flight if I have a layover? PDX to ATL to Argentina for example

I am setting my flight scedule for a trip to Buenos Aires and was wondering where I will have to go through customs if I have one domestic stop before leaving the US. I am using the same airline ...
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Need to get out of the airport during a 4 hour layover in Dubai?

I'm travelling from Lahore to Paris with a 4 hour layover in Dubai through Emirates airlines in June. I wanted to see my dad in Dubai so I wanted to know if i could get out from the airport? I hold a ...
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Long transit at Munich airport—10 hours: Can i go out, and how do I make a reservation for a Napcab or Lounge to sleep? [closed]

I have a 10-hour layover at the Munich airport. I arrive at 5:15am in Terminal 2, and my other flight departs at 3:40pm from the same Terminal. My questions are: How long does it take for one to ...
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Is a biometric passport required for layover in the USA? [duplicate]

I want to visit Canada, for which, according to my research, I do not require an electronic passport. However, most flights have a layover in the USA. I know I need an electronic passport to enter ...
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I am American with passport having layover in Istanbul for 20 hours. Do I need Visa?

I will be staying over for 20 hour layover and I was wondering if I needed to get a visa in order to leave airport and visit the city. And if I need a visa do I apply for it while I'm on the layover ...
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is 35 minutes enough time for a legal layover in Brussels airport [closed]

I have a option of a flight with a 35 minutes stopoff in Brussels does anyone know if it's legal
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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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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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Immigration/customs during layover in Rome

I will be traveling from Boston to Venice on Alitalia with a layover in Rome. Will I have to go thru immigration and/or customs/ security in Rome? Will 1 hour 40 minutes be enough time?
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1hr 30min layover in Ataturk Airport (Istanbul)

I found an excellent price for a flight to Chicago by Turkish airlines. My only concern is that the layover time is only 1hr 30min. Is this time sufficient to catch the next flight?
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What can I do in Hong Kong with a three hour layover?

I was wondering if there was anything I can do in Hong Kong for a small amount of time, aside from just hanging around in the airport. Are there nearby places reachable within 30~ minutes of ...
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Type of visa required for an Indian to visit London city during layover? [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder. My family is visiting USA. We have 11 hours layover at Hethrow. Can We visit London city with a visitor in transit visa? If not what type of visa I should apply for? ...
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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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Long (3-hour) layover in Paris CDG connecting with a TGV train, where should I wait?

I am taking the AirFrance TGVAir plane+train combined ticket, and I have a three-hour layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle before I can board my train from CDG (yes CDG does indeed have a high-speed ...
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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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Qatar - Doha - Lounge Options

I am traveling to Vietnam soon and will have a ~6 hour layover in Doha. Since this is quite some time to kill and my connecting flight leaves at 1am from Doha I am wondering about cheap options for ...
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Check in time for layover at Sydney airport

I am flying Bangkok to Christchurch, NZ. I have a 6 hour layover in Sydney so I have a visa to go out and explore for an hour or two. Both flights are Qantas so I don't need to check my luggage out. ...