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First, what you don't do is call the Emirates reservations number. They, in my experience, will send you on a wild goose chase where you make multiple international phone calls during Middle Eastern business hours into the phone system of Arabian Adventures, the Emirates-owned tour operator. Each agent that you're told to speak to will seem completely ...


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Since your US flight is 20 days ahead, your luggage won't be checked through, and you won't be issued a boarding pass for the second flight yet, airline employees will let you through. In general airlines only care about not having to transport you back (and paying a hefty fine) in case you land into a country without a visa. Since you're a UAE residence ...


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When I took the Thalys just to Belgium it did cost me the same as when I took that train to Paris, or more as I did not managed to get the lowest price for the tickets. From that point of view, you will pay an extra leg of travel, likely for the Belgium to Paris leg it is easier to find cheap tickets as there are more trains. But all depends on when you buy ...


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A stopover is the time period between two consecutive flights above a certain duration and is typically used for a multi-day period. So, say you're flying from London to Miami and want to spend a few days in New York, you would book a flight with a stopover in New York. A layover is a connection between two consecutive flights that doesn't count as a ...



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