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

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Will I be able to retrieve my checked bags on a 15 hour layover in Narita?

Taking a one-way flight on Singapore Air to Bangkok that has a stopover in Narita and planning to get out during the layover (ultimate destination is Tokyo) since the flight was a lot cheaper. The ...
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Visiting Istanbul for a few hours while on a layover with Turkish Airlines - how do I get a visa, if I need one?

I am an Indian passport holder. I am travelling to Greece via Istanbul (Turkish Airline) from 10th to 25th June. My return flight to New Delhi from Athens has an 8 hour layover and I am considering ...
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21 hours layover in Colombo, Srilanka [closed]

I am planning to travel from Tokyo to New Delhi by Srilankan Airlines. The flight will be going from Colombo and have a 21 hours layover in between. I'll reach Colombo around 5 pm and have the next ...
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Transit visa at London to pass Paris [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chennai to USA via London as a tourist. During the transit at London i would like to visit Paris. What are the documents required to get passes? Where Can i get the passes?
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long layovers/transit-times, luggage and storage lockers, same airline

This is inspired by the previous question. On long layovers (22 hrs.), as far as I understand it, if the transition time is a long one (even with the same airline), you have to claim your luggage, ...
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is it possible to change to an earlier connection by asking at check-in counter?

I would be traveling from Mumbai - Doha - Cape Town South Africa. (Qatar Airways all the way) This would be in late June. While the Mumbai - Doha is an easy and sweet ride. The next connection from ...
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What is checking the bag at layovers and how does it affect the traveler?

I have been looking at various conversations like this one. I will be traveling Mumbai(BOM) -> Doha (DOH) -> Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) in a roundtrip manner. I have a layover of 22 hours in Doha ...
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2 hours layover in Heathrow

I am planning to book a British Airways flight from Bangalore to San Jose via London Heathrow on 12th August. The official website shows a 2 hours 20 mins layover in Heathrow. Both the flights are ...
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Can I visit London with a US visit visa during a 11 hours lay over at LHR? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I am flying to Seattle, US from Bangalore, India via LHR, London and the layover is 11 hours. Can I visit London with the US visit visa I have (this is accepted in many ...
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Do I need a visa to layover in Athens? [duplicate]

I'm Egyptian and I will travel to Cairo, Egypt from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and I have a layover 16 hours in Athens and I'm asking about if I have availability to stay outside the Airport or this will ...
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With British Airways, can I access the business lounge in LHR if my connecting flight leaves on the next day?

I have a first class British Airways ticket from TLV to LHR, which gives me access to the lounges. However my connection from LHR to Newcastle is for the next day, so my question is will I still get ...
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What sightseeing options are amenable for taking a 2 year old on a one day layover in Paris? [closed]

I'm an American traveling internationally and on my way back we'll have a long overnight stopover in Paris. We're arriving late at night and departing 5pm the next day. My wife is a designer and ...
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Do I need a visa to transit (or layover) in the Schengen area?

I found many related questions on this site but I am still not sure about the rules. How can I decide if I need a visa to transit?
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Do I need a Japanese visa for a layover in Osaka? [duplicate]

I want to know if i need a Japanese visa for long hours layover at Osaka Japan. I'm a legal resident at Hawaii but a Filipino Citizen. I have a flight from Honolulu going to China and I have a layover ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Can I go through transfers with separate tickets/airlines?

I have two questions (as not quite sure how this works and have never done layovers): I'm flying from Schengen Area to the UK via Ireland. I have 2 options: Flying to Dublin with Ryanair and then ...
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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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Do I need a visa for a layover in London, UK? [duplicate]

Im from Philippines. and i have a Schengen Visa. I have a flight from PH to Madrid. but I have a stop over to the london heathrow airport. And its 10 hours long. Then london to madrid. My question is ...
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How to spend 1am to 7am in NYC port authority

I am returning home for thanksgiving and am doing so by bus. I have bought my ticket and apparently my bus will arrive at the New York city port authority Bus terminal ( 625 8th Ave, New York, NY ...
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Two long layovers in Tokyo [closed]

I am heading to Vietnam and have two long layovers in Tokyo, Japan. The first layover is August 22nd in Haneda at 5:00am. I leave at 6:30pm the same day but out of Narita. The second layover is ...
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Is a two hour connection time in Munich sufficient for international flights? [duplicate]

I am booking a trip from North America to Italy. Second leg of the flight is Toronto to Munich (Lufthansa) and third leg is Munich to Florence (Lufthansa). The connection time between the two flights ...
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Changing planes in Athens

I want to book a flight from Bucharest to Athens (arrives at 20:55) with Ryanair and to catch the flight to Thessaloniki at 22:05 with the same Ryanair. Do I have enough time to change the airplanes ? ...
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Brussels Air: LAX to IAD to NAP Is 1.5h at IAD sufficient given change of planes, but both United?

Brussels Air: LAX to Washington Dulles (IAD) to NAP Is 1.5 h at Washington Dulles IAD sufficient given change of planes, but both United?
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Do layovers count in the 90-in-180 Schengen rule?

Suppose someone on the 90 of 180 rule leaves Schengen on the 90th day. Then less than 90 days later, they have a flight with one or more layovers in a Schengen country. Does it get counted if it's ...
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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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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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Will I have to get my luggage in Houston or it will be delivered to Tucson?

Tonight I will be leaving Recife, Brazil to go to Tucson, AZ, USA, with a stop in Rio and another stop in Houston. Will my checked-in baggage be directly delivered to Tucson after I leave it at a ...
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I have a transit visa to Canada, can I use it for a short layover to see family?

I live in Grand Cayman and I'm going back to the Philippines for vacation. To get a cheaper fare, I applied for a transit visa to Canada and was approved. My question is, am I allowed to go out of ...
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Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?

I have an Indian passport and am planning to visit Germany with a valid visa. To book a flight for Germany (Mumbai – Dusseldorf), I came across some connected flights that stop at Istanbul. Do I need ...
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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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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 an 8 hour layover in Russia (SVO) long enough to leave the airport?

On my way to Paris, I will have an 8-hour layover in Moscow (SVO) in Russia from 5 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon. Will I have enough time to leave the airport and spend a few hours in ...
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Changing terminals in Madrid airport

I'm having a lot of pain getting to a meeting in Tenerife (TFS/TFN) from Jakarta (CGK). I have Star Alliance membership, but there is no Star Alliance route there. The options are: Turkish Airline ...
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PR of Canada travelling to Cincinnati, layover at Detroit on a B1/B2 visa

I am travelling to Cincinnati from Lester B Pearson Intl airport with a layover in Detroit. I have a B1/B2 visa. I am also a Canadian PR. Will I have to go through customs when I land in Detroit? If ...
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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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Do I need a UK Airside Transit Visa [duplicate]

I have a Green Card, which has expired and renewal applied for. Nowadays, while they are processing for issue of new Green Card, USCIS does NOT issue the I797 letter of extension but only affix a ...
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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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Doha layover at night

I'll arrive at Doha, Qatar (Hamad International) at 19:25 and I'll continue my trip at 02:55 so I'll have 7.5 hours at Doha. Is it worth to visit the city at night? What is the travel time to the ...
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What can I do in Hong Kong with a six-hour layover?

I have a layover at HK Int for 6 hours in the morning. I arrive at 6.20am and fly out at 12.50pm. Is it sensible to leave the airport and have a 'quick' look at the city? I've never been to Hong Kong. ...
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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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Transit via Canada to USA despite being expelled from Canada?

I'm legally banned from Canada and I need to get to Las Vegas. I can't find any direct flights and have to transit through Canada. Will they arrest me if I land in Canada for a flight transfer?
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Sleeping options for ~9 hour stop over at Abu Dhabi International airport

A long trip I will be taking in the future has a stop over of approximately 9 hours at Abu Dhabi International airport, from about midnight through to 9am. Specifically I am interested in the best ...
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6hour layover in Amsterdam

I am flying to Montreal from Prague and have a 6-hour layover in Amsterdam from 8:40AM to 3:20PM. Is it possible to go outside the airport in 6 hours? What could I possible do and see in 6 hours ...
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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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9hour layover in Paris. Can I go out of the airport?

I am a Philippine passport holder with a permanent visa in Canada. I have a Schengen short stay visa and will be travelling to Prague in two weeks on one ticket through Air France with a 9-hour ...
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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 ...