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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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1:30 is not a layover. It's a mad rush between gates. Remember, practically all flights board at least 30 minutes prior to departure, and on large aircraft it's often an hour or more ahead of departure. This means that once you land, you'll have time to run to your departure gate in time to board, and if you're lucky, hit a restroom on the way. Do not ...


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Getting in to Manhattan and back during peak traffic hours is a lost cause and you'll have to settle for the airport lounge or something less exotic. JFK is a scant stone's throw from the Boardwalk on Rockaway Beach however. While it does not have a Tiffany's or a Times Square, it might do as a bit of 'niche Americana'. It's a civilized locale with ...


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In short, no, he can't realistically bring them on board: under TSA rules, semi-solid foods are considered "gels" and thus fall under the "liquids, aerosols and gels" restriction of 3 bottles x 100 ml max, and these rules are applied worldwide on international flights. You could still probably bring a few tiny containers of curry and something dry to eat ...


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Most US airports have no concept of "transit" and no "airside" where you can make your connection. You land, clear US customs, and then can go wherever you like, whether that's just over to another terminal to catch your plane, or out into the city to explore. So if you have the paperwork to enable the connection, then you almost certainly have the paperwork ...


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For international flights, the magic number is usually (but not always) 24 hours. If your flights are less than 24 hours apart, it's a "transit" or a "layover" and it's free; if it's over 24 hours, it's usually "stopover" and you may need to pay extra. Note that these terms are not always used consistently and it's not always 24 hours; I've seen up to 72 ...


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Realistically, probably nothing beyond the airport - at least not unless you want to pay for taxis. The most obvious place to visit in New York is Manhattan, whether that be Times Square, Central Park, The Empire State Building, or pretty much any of the other major travel destinations. Public transport from JFK to Manhattan is relatively easy, but it's ...


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You likely don't have enough time to make it to Manhattan and back in time unless you want to really stress. If your 99-year-old grandma lived in Manhattan, I'd say get in a cab, get there, and bite your nails in traffic on the way back. It's probably worth it. But since your question implies there's nothing particular you'd like to experience, it probably ...


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British Airways provide a lot of information on T5 on their website, including all about Flight Connections. I'd very much suggest you read through that. To tackle the main bits, assuming you have a single ticket covering both legs of your journey: You will not pass through UK customs You will not pass through UK immigration Your bags will be checked ...


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There's no way you can get to the capital and back and make your flight. 1 hour 30 should be plenty of time to get to your departure gate. Keflavik is a well laid out airport which has all the gates within about 15 minutes walk. If I remember there are less than 40 gates in the entire place. My suggestion would be to explore the shops in the departure ...


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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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It looks like the retail marijuana outlet closest to the Denver airport is Timberline Herbal Clinic and Wellness Center. That looks to be a ~30 minute drive each way, or more like 90 minutes to 2 hours by mass transit. You might be able to arrange a ride with Supershuttle. But at best you're going to be cutting things close with a 4 1/2 hour layover. If you ...


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Yes, you can. Finland is part of the Schengen Area, which means US passport holders may enter without requiring a visa for up to 90 days within any 180 day period.


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IAD is indeed a dreadful airport. A new train system has very slightly improved matters. From the exit past customs to the furthest gate at remote terminals can take 20 minutes easily. You will miss your connection if (a) your incoming flight is late, (b) the Border entry officer hassles you, (c) your luggage, which I believe you will have to re-check, is ...


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The Royal Palace is easily reachable by foot from the train station - just follow Karl Johans gate ("gate" is Norwegian for "street", not an actual gate). Aker Brygge is a nice place to watch the harbour. The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet is also nearby if you're interested. Akershus Fortress from 1290 and the Viking Ship Museum should fit the ...


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As an Indian national with a US Visa transiting a French airport you do not generally require a visa, as you can TWOV (Transit Without Visa). Presuming you are passing through Paris CDG airport, then this is true even if you have to change terminals as there is an air-side bus. (At Paris ORY airport some transfers can not be made airside and will require a ...


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The terminal where you well spent these 23h might be relevant here. I once had a layover in a terminal where planes from Morocco and Thailand boarded. I forgot which terminal that was. If you are stuck in the same terminal and you are not able to check in into one of the hotels you are up for a rough ride. There was not much amusement around and only a ...


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Yup, with 12 hours it's very feasible and I would definitely go for it. In order: Yes, there is a "cloakroom" outside arrivals, rates $2-6/day depending on bag size. However, why not just check in your bags for your next flight immediately, and only then set off to explore? The easy public transport option is the direct 747 bus, $9 return including ...


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Skipping a flight you're checked in for with bags is generally not a great idea. Since your bags can't fly without you (because Terrorism(tm)), they have to unload your bags, which will almost certainly delay the flight and piss off the baggage handlers. In other words, doing this would usually be a bit of a dick move on your part. However, in this ...


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Most things are indeed closed, but there are some things that are open 24h and worthwhile, although knowing the season you're visiting would be helpful. Top of my list would be relaxing with a Arabic meal and a puff or ten of ''shisha'' (water pipe) at a good 24h restaurant. I have a soft spot for Kan Zaman, which has good food, good shisha, tolerable ...


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Usually the problem isn't getting back out of the country, but getting in (there are exceptions to this, such as countries where exit visas are required). According to the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in New York, citizens of the USA do not need a visa to visit Morocco for a stay up to 90 days. This would allow you to leave the airport during ...


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General answer... There's not so much to do at very night hours in Dubai apart from Disco or other bars/lounges, and for sure not in the very late hours of the night... To answer your specific questions: Burj Khalifa is open from 8.30 am to 1.00 am, but last entrance is 45 mins. before so it will be closed. Dubai Mall is not open, neither the Mall of ...


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For international flights I usually try to be at the airport 2-3h before departure. So adding approx. 45min for EWR - Manhattan and approx. 45min for Manhattan - JFK, there wouldn't be much time left for to eat anything besides a quick meal in McDonald's.


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I did it a month ago, but I had 9 hours between my flights. And I was lucky because I decided to return to the airport earlier than necessary: the CTA derailled and we had to take a bus to return to the O'Hare. You'll spend almost one hour to go downtown, and another hour to return, so you'll have some 3 free hours. I went to the the Chicago Beans (not the ...


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Both the USA and Canada only require a passport to be valid for the period of intended stay FOR GERMAN CITIZENS. Normally when entering the USA and Canada you would be granted entrance for 90 days/6 months respectively, however given your passport will expire before that period is up you will only be granted entry until the expiry date on your passport. In ...


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¥20,000 cash, plus a credit card, is lots for an overnight and a transit to Narita (I live in Tokyo). Where you are from and what you look like is usually a much bigger factor with Japanese immigration than how much cash you have - in 15 years of travel they have yet to ask me a single question at immigration. FYI, you won't be able to do much in Tokyo. ...


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Yeah, 1.5 hour is not much time. I had a similar layover in Reykjavik to Amsterdam before too. I killed some time by having some coffee and looking around some shops at the airport. There is a souvenir shop with interesting things like Icelandic troll figures. There is also a nice sculpture, which I saw a video of on my flight on Iceland Air. It is a just ...


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I'm surprised no-one's mentioned it, but Reykjavik is at least 1 hour's drive away from Keflavik airport, so I don't think sight-seeing is on the cards.


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Yes. If you want to enter inside Turkey, you'll definitely need a visa prior to your entry i.e. visa on arrival is not applicable (phased out). The situation with the Turkish visa for Nigerian nationals is a little bit more complicated than one might expect. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs website reveals, Nigeria: Ordinary and official passport ...


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4.05 am ? Lucky to you - Starbucks in LCCT closes at midnight and opens at 4 am. As alternative, most fast food outlets (KFC, Mc Donalds ,etc ) are open 24 hours in LCCT. LCCT also provides 3 hours of free Wi-Fi. So you can kill your time by accessing internet. UPDATE : after did a pre-caution check, found that Starbucks in LCCT opens for 24hours.



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