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I fly Air Canada as my primary airline. It is worth checking in online even if you don't have a printer available. There are no negative consequences compared to not checking in at all. You can line up to see someone and hand off your baggage, and they'll "reprint" your boarding pass, or you can use the kiosks (I have never seen a lineup for AC kiosks, ...


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Yes, you can do this. When you check in at DXB inform the check in agent that you have a long layover at YYZ and need to get your checked baggage there, and ask them to short check it. If you don't do this, your baggage will be checked through to EWR, because it's no longer necessary for people transiting YYZ via US preclearance in T1 to go through Canada ...


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I believe that the room you got is specifically a service of Turkish to encourage you to connect through Istanbul. There is a general question on this at Does a layover of more than 6 hrs entitle me to accomodation by the airlines?. The answers there agree that in general, airlines don't give you free hotel rooms just because you have a layover. That said, ...


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You can reprint it at the airport, no problem. If no self-service station is available, the regular check-in desk personnel will reprint it for you. Some airlines in some locations allow using "mobile" boarding pass through their smartphone app, if this is the case for your airline and airport - then you don't even need to reprint anything at all.


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Definitely talk to their customer relations people. While I've never had any reason to talk to their customer service, this is the kind of thing that their customer service employees are paid to handle. Definitely emphasize the travel delays, the incidental expenses that were incurred, and the fact that they booked you on tight connections. Also, look at ...


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In general when you book your flights all as one booking, your bags will be checked through all the way. There are a few exceptions: in some places you need to interact with your bags as part of clearing customs into an area before catching a connecting flight. For example, if after coming into Toronto on the way home you had a connection to Calgary, you ...


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You do not need two separate transit visas. When you apply for your transit visa, provide your entire itinerary, noting that you hope to transit twice through Toronto. If the visa is approved, they will give you at least a dual-entry transit visa. Applying for a tourist visa for the time you're in Japan would only confuse matters. Since you won't be in ...


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That is the price. Anything less than 24 hours is not a "stopover" (there are sometimes different definitions but for an international itinerary, 24 hours is the normal definition). A stop of under 24 hours is just a connection (or sometimes this is called a "layover"). Adding a stop of more than 24 hours often results in either a stopover fee or a complete ...


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I don't think so. The airline charges you because sometimes they cannot sell the empty seats that you "reserved". You could try to see the costs of canceling and buying new tickets, but you're really in an ethical grey area here. Other options would be calling the airline and asking them if you can just change your flight. The ticketing technique ...


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While it varies from airline to airline, certainly booking through the airline, or a reputable travel agent helps. As a travel coach, if the prices are the same I always send my clients through the airline, because if something goes wrong with the reservation, or in the booking process the airline is much more likely to help rather than route you through ...


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Unlike the US, Germany does not require passengers in transit to pick up their bags and walk them through customs as a matter of policy. So it's down to airline policy and the details of your booking. Air Canada, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airline are all large modern carriers and part of the same alliance. The latter two are also listed as codeshare and ...


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As you have a single ticket with all three airlines, then you should be OK for checking your bags through to Canada. But the best bet is to double check with Air India to make sure they have Interline Agreements with Emirates (they should have with Air Canada as both are part of Star Alliance). Assuming the Interline agreements are in place and your bags ...


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A transit visa is required if you are connecting in Canada to an international destination from the US, unless you're eligible for a visa waiver. Indian citizens are not. Are you a permanent resident of the US (a green card holder)? If so, you may apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) from the Government of Canada, which is approved in several ...


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The first letter is commonly called the booking class. It defines which bucket of seat availability there needs to be to be bookable. If you use something like Expert Flyer, or one of the other paid availability tools, you can check what's available on a given flight. The remainder is the full fare details I've just looked up a random Air Canada domestic ...


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I have not proof, but this is what I always have been told. They do charge more because the market has proven that people are willing to pay those prices. The companies that do not charge extra, Icelandair among them, go by the idea that more people will travel with them if they can stay a day or couple of days in their hub country. The other companies do ...


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Airlines charge more if they think the market will bear it, especially if they suspect customer may abuse this pricing to check luggage on a hidden city ticket. They may be required to collect additional taxes, if local government regulations count it as two flights rather than a transfer. The airline may assess the situation and decide they have additional ...


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I called the immigration for Canada. I asked them whether I need a transit visa if I am not changing terminal. They answered I needed the transit or visitor visa no matter what.


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The three flights have been purchased as one ticket. Your bags will be checked through to your final destination (Ottawa). For informational purposes, if you enter a port in Canada that is not your final destination in Canada, you would have to clear customs at the first point of entry in Canada. In your case, Ottawa is your first port of entry in to Canada ...


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Luggage Your best bet for information about luggage handling will be to ask the airline you will be checking in with. UK transit visa According to https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa: Transiting without a visa You might be eligible for ‘transit without visa’ if: you arrive and depart by air have a confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive ...


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Yes, you do. From the Government of Canada's official website: Nationals from the following countries qualify for the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) program: Indonesia Thailand Taiwan Philippines



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