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Depends on the country and situation. In some areas, stranded passengers are taken to a nearby hotel but are restricted to that hotel. I encountered this with a delayed flight in Asia. Fortunately my nationality allowed me visa free entry so I entered through the immigration line, the others were escorted direct to the hotel bus by immigration and ...


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Usually, when you purchase two flights, A->B and B->C separately you will have to collect your checked-in baggage at B and re-check it for the flight to C. This almost invariable requires you to have the right to enter the country that B is in. There are exceptions to this, some airlines have interline agreements (notably if part of the same ...


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No you can't turn up late to check-in on a delayed flight, unless the check-in closing time is delayed along with the departure time. Note that usually this is not the case. The check-in closing time is set relative to the scheduled departure, and usually remains the same, regardless of whether the flight is delayed or not. Hence if you show up at the ...


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That sucks, but unfortunately all the airline is required to do is do their best to find alternate transport or offer the full refund, the 'contract of carriage' for the airline will spell this out (although they're sometimes difficult to find). You don't say who you're flying but you're in the US so I'll pick United as an example, others will be similar, ...


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If the airline can make any claim of weather, traffic, or any sort of delay out of their control, then you have no right to recompense. Sometimes they will offer hotel vouchers for overnight delays, but in my experience this is almost exclusively when it is due to mechanical problems with their equipment. Even if the delays are due to problems on their ...


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For most weather related cancellations or delays (technical term is WX), as Beofett noted, the airline typically owes you nothing more than eventually getting you there (sometimes even by bus, although difficult to do in over-water flights :D), or refunding you your money. For mechanical delays or cancellations (MX), the airline has a much higher obligation ...


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It does depend what ticket you have, and who you're with. If you are delayed on another RailTeam service, the ‘Hop on the next available train’ (HOTNAT) feature means that you may not even need to rebook (depends on the station), but if you do it'll be easy. (Keep the ticket from the delayed service though!) If you bought a domestic ticket that included ...


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All flights are subject to schedule changes and yes sometimes it can be by as much as 48 or more hours and yes it is totally legal. You usually have three choices: 1) you can accept the new flight schedule; 2) you can ask them to reschedule you on another flight without fee; 3) you can cancel and get a full refund. But these options come with a time limit, ...


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Lost earnings - nope. Some travel insurance might cover that, but almost all won't, and the airline won't normally be liable for that sort of thing. The airline is pretty much always liable in such cases for sorting you out with accommodation and food, which it sounds like they have. (They probably don't have to cover your taxi if you decline the hotel, but ...


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Generally speaking you have at least 10 day grace period after the I-94 validity ends to exit see section 214.2(h)(13)(i)(A) for the exact text: A beneficiary shall be admitted to the United States for the validity period of the petition, plus a period of up to 10 days before the validity period begins and 10 days after the validity period ends. The ...


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Actually there is a simple thing you can do - get yourself a NEXUS card. As it says, it "allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the United States and Canada". While part of the expediting means you can use dedicated lanes at borders, a NEXUS card also shows border guards that you have already been cleared, and is evidence that you ...


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Yes, there is a similar regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations. Its application is mandatory for international trains operating within the EU. Member states may excempt domestic long distance traffic during a transition period. The regulation does not apply for domestic, regional traffic. Summarized, it gives the passengers ...


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BA are good at rebooking especially from North America. If you need to travel today I would examine the alternatives, find some combination of flights you'd be happy with (without regard for the price) and then telephone BA with your preferences in hand. They should accommodate you for free, but you will waive your right to compensation if you agree to a ...


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It really depends on which companies you pick to fly with in option two. Option 1 will, as you say, almost certainly guarantee you another equal flight should something happen at some stage of your journey which causes you to not make your connection. Option 2 however is largely dependant on which companies you use to fly your different legs with. If you ...


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In such situations, it is possible (and recommended) to contact the Eurostar personnel during the voyage to have them stamp and sign your ticket to use it as proof. They even announce it ("our personnel will be passing soon, in case you have any questions..."). Then, if you do miss your train due to this delay, you can show the stamped ticket to the rail ...


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As Tom already explained, this is common and you are not generally entitled to anything else than a possibility to reschedule/cancel the flight. But you would in fact be entitled to extra monetary compensation under EU passenger rights rules if the flight had been cancelled less than two weeks before departure. Rescheduling in April for June, they don't ...


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Yes, this case is covered under EU passenger rights, as British Airways is based in the EU: Secondly, you also have rights in case things go wrong. This concerns delays, cancellations and overbooking that prevent you from boarding and applies if you are: departing from any airport situated in the EU, or arriving in the EU with an EU carrier or ...


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United (and many other airlines) do this frequently for a number of reasons, including situations like yours. The simple answer is that yes, you have a "confirmed" reservation on both flights - but you only have a ticket on one. To understand exactly what they are doing you need to know the difference between a "reservation" and a "ticket". A reservation ...


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SNCF terms & conditions, August 2015 edition: Si un train est annulé ou en retard et si le transporteur peut, par expérience, prévoir objectivement que le lieu de destination défini dans le contrat de transport sera atteint avec plus de 60 minutes de retard, le voyageur peut, dans les conditions énoncées au point 9.1.3 ci-dessous : a. exiger ...


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I found Senatåg which, as the name implies, lists late trains in Sweden. The user interface should be fairly self-descriptive. You can specify destinations, time period (what you are actually looking for) and minimum late time. Not sure if you can export the data to perform statistical analysis (if that's what your thing), but there seems to be an API in ...


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I asked National Rail Enquiries about this, the part of ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies) who provide timetable queries, and call themselves "definitive source of information for all passenger rail services on the National Rail network in England, Wales and Scotland". Their website also hots the National Rail Conditions of Carriage which Andrew ...


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I cannot find a definitive answer, but the National Rail Conditions of Carriage are supposed to cover this. They say: Where delays, cancellations or poor service arise for reasons within the control of a Train Company or Rail Service Company, you are entitled to compensation in accordance with the arrangements set out in that Train Company’s ...


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United Airlines do not fly LAX-AMS directly, so I'm presuming that you were due to fly via somewhere like Chicago, Cleveland or Washington DC which were experencing some of the worst and coldest weather conditions those areas have ever experienced due to a "Polar Vortex". Presuming that's the case, the claim of "weather" as the cause of the ...


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Promoting Relaxed's comment to an answer... It's also on infolignes.com/! If you do as I did, and select your region from the area I've labelled as #2, it will tell you about the general pattern for trains in your region. This is what tells you roughly how many trains will run on each line on a given day in the strike Alternately, if you look at the ...


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Given your update of the question to the correct date of December 24th, 2014... Your flight departed around 2 hours and 22 minutes late. It has a normal scheduled flight time of just under 4 hours. According to the regulations set by the Indian Office of the Director General Of Civil Aviation (available here) the airline is required to provide "Meals and ...


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Found a case of someone else who successfully did this: They had a signal failure / fire and after a bunch of delays, missed their train at King's Cross. Long story short, they applied at the TFL station for a 'delays on the underground compensation form', in which the supervisor puts your surname and details of the delay, and they sent this off, and ...


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Hopefully you can get the mistaken identity fixed before your trip. Here's what you should do if it isn't fixed. Tell your bus driver that you may take extra time to process. Sit near the front of the bus. The driver will make sure you're one of the first people in line, so you'll minimize the delay on the schedule. Don't stress too much about being left ...


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I have not personally used these websites, but it is possible that these are legitimate websites. In the EU, there are strong air passenger protections. From that website: In addition, if you are denied boarding, your flight is cancelled or arrives more than 3 hours late on arrival at the final destination stated on your ticket, you may be entitled ...


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As said, it depends on you if you want to take the risk for 500 EUR. But the risk with self-connected flights (=two tickets) also depends on the exact situation. I did this in May 2015 with a stopover in Dubai (DXB), but I was sure to get a free 30 day visa on arrival in Dubai if I'd need it (I did), and I had planned with a lot of stopover time. In case of ...



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