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It sounds like you're trying to guarantee that you will be waiting before the other person. This is usually fruitless, since aside from anything else planes can land early. It's also kind of unfair, unless your time is clearly less valuable than theirs (e.g. because you're picking up an important client, or because you know the traveller will be exhausted ...


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The answer from MeNoTalk is excellent, basically it varies. I wanted to give you a few ideas of how to find out for a given airport. You can try and Google 'How long does it take to get out of <airport>' normally this gives some pretty good hits. There may be a thread on FlyerTalk about it (for example). Many airports publish target and actual ...


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There is no formula that can tell you the exact waiting time for every airport in the world, there are many factors: Is visa required for the passenger? usually people with visas takes longer time to clear immigrations. Especially if it was visa on arrival. Are there separate lanes for immigrations for citizens and non-citizens? Does the passenger you are ...


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Yes. From Liverpool Airport's website (which is easily Googled), under the "Checking in online" section: Printing facilities are available at the airport and are located by the information desk. There is a cost for this and passengers should, where-ever possible, print their required documents before arriving at the airport.


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@Doc is right that the main issue is getting to the airport. Waiting airside (i.e. before the passport control) is not a problem at some large European airports. It's probably very uncomfortable at a small airport like Stuttgart (where people typically wouldn't transit at all) but it might still be possible. The real question is whether you have the right ...


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You will almost certainly not be allowed to board your plane from your origin airport. The airline is responsible for confirming that you have a valid visa to enter the country you're travelling to. Given that your visa is not valid until the day after arrival, they will most likely not let you board the flight as doing so would leave them liable to a fine ...


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Yes. When you land in DF, you will be required to clear immigration and customs with all of your luggage, then re-check any checked bags, and re-clear security. I have done this before, and my girlfriend just did it last week (LHR -> MEX -> GDL). When things are running smoothly, it shouldn't take more than an hour to do all of that. But if you have ...


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The Minimum Connection Time between flights landing in Terminal 2 (Lufthansa) and flights departing from Terminal 1 (Vueling) is 45 minutes. Thus technically this is a valid connection. However valid connection does not mean that you will make your flight - it just means that the airlines will let you book such a connection when booked on the same ticket. ...


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As it has already been asked in a comment, are the flights on one ticket? If so, the airline gives you some assurance that the connection time is sufficient (if the flight arrives on time). In any case, you will have to get your bags after immigration and go through customs. If they are actually checked through to your destination, there are re-drop ...


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I think it is simply becuase there have been instances of people who had their luggages broken in transit from home to airport or between transfers. Why else?


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It's straightforward ... people have an old, rubbishy, carry-on or roll-on case... They stop at the samsonite shop, they buy a fancy new cabron-fiber one... they transfer their stuff to the new one and throw out the old one, or, just take both. If you watch the shops in question, you'll see this happening all the time. Also very commonly (I've done this, ...


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Setting aside the people who suddenly need more or different suitcases, an airport is one of the few places where you feel dissatisfied with the suitcases you have. While they're sitting in your closet, they're fine. You've used them for years and they work. But for the hour or two after you've packed them, lugged them from the car into the airport, and ...


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Suitcases may fail in transit. That's a built-in market for replacements.


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Even though the people who walk past are unlikely to be want to buy a suitcase right now, they are still the target demographic. How many other locations are there in a city where you can open a store where 100% of the people that walk past are people that travel by air, and thus the type of people that will be in the market for your products? How many ...


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Not sure this fully explains it but the shopping area has certainly become an important revenue stream for many airports. I know several airports that have been redesigned to force passengers to pass in front of as many shops as possible, with S-shaped corridors and no short-cuts. Consequently, they sell a lot of things that most people don't need right ...


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I spent two of the last three nights in airports where I was horribly exhausted and jetlagged, and both times needed to be up at 5.30am for the next flight or to meet a friend. I found a bench, had my big pack beside me, and my daypack sitting on top of it. I then wrap my arms inside the day pack, and fall asleep that way. It's a lot easier than it sounds. ...


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Number 1 is your best bet and about the only sure thing. There is pretty much zero chance for number 2, as employees working when you bed down will not be on duty 8+ hours later when you need to wake up. Even if you fall asleep by the gate with your flight number on a sign, there is no guarantee that flight will depart from the originally assigned gate as ...


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http://www.sleepinginairports.net/tips.htm The website I just attached has a lot of useful info to keep in mind and sleeping at airport, plus it has some good tips that might help answer your question.. But if it was me, I would just try to fall asleep to some music over the headphones plugged into my phone, and set an alarm on loud to play through the ...


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The very existence of an airport transit area is a direct result of the country's laws. What can or cannot happen is entirely up to that country. Even immigration regulations (including regulations allowing transit without visas under certain conditions) fully apply. So, to the extent that local law allows it (if the authorities care about local law, ...


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As far as I know, on crossing the Russian border you do not need to tell the exact address where you will be staying. Before crossing the border, you should fill in a migration card - there will be a field for the name of agency which issued an invitation. After arriving in Russia you have 7 days to register you place of living. If you stay in a hotel, ...


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I believe the answer is no. I made a booking on the Trans-Siberian in 2006. The booking agency arranged the documentation for my visa which I took to the relevant office (in London) for my visa application. The visa was issued. My "accommodation" in Russia was listed as the train itself. I did not have my tickets for the train because I was due to pick them ...


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Don't worry, it's a common way of writing it and all personnel at the airport knows how this works. I've worked in travel for over 10 years, so the rest of this post is based on that experience. In the "old times" airline reservation systems used to be white-on-blue screens full of cryptic codes and conventions. (And in fact, even though in many travel ...


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I would make sure you have supporting evidence of making the booking, eg have your credit / debit card that you made the booking with. When you Check-In, ask the Check-In staff to make sure that your name is printed correctly on the Boarding Pass. If you have problems with Security onto the plane they will usually just ask you to return to the Check-In desk ...


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Appending MR etc seems to be a trend (ie becoming more commonplace) for air tickets/boarding passes and, particularly when names are relatively long, this might be without a space. Examples: Since very likely Aegean's custom, their staff should cope with interpreting this. The key point may be that the website you refer to does indeed recognise you ...


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A number of airlines will append your title (MR, MRS, etc) to your first name when they issue your boarding passes, so it appears as SURNAME/FIRSTNAMEMR. It can appear this way on the gate agent's terminal as well. I have not had any personal experience with Aegean Airline's system, so can not say with 100% certainty, but likely you are OK.


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Legal minimum connecting time from international to international flights at Frankfurt is 45 minutes, so you should be fine. I assume you have a valid US visa? If not, you will need a transit visa for Germany (Schengen).



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