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Usually it's a refuelling stop, and you just sit on the plane. You don't go into the terminal, the plane isn't cleaned, and you're soon on your way again. As an added bonus, the airline isn't charged for using the terminal, so the tickets are sometimes cheaper as a result. Edit After some reading of forums, the whole leaving the plane thing is possible ...


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A technical stop is for the benefit of the PLANE. That is for refueling, inspection, repairs, etc. It is not a stop for the benefit of the passengers. That is, it is not for loading or unloading passengers, and it could be in some out of the way place. The plane has "technically" stopped. (In U.S. car traffic terminology, it might be referred to as ...


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Your ability to be compensated depends a bit on the situation, in particular were there other passengers 'abandoned' or was it just you and your wife? If there were multiple persons left behind due to incompetence or a lack of communication, then you have a chance. But if it was just the two of you, Iberia will be able to claim that others reboarded and ...


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If the flight number changes, such as in your example of 9W 119 and 9W 76, they're different flights (in fact, nearly always different planes) and you'll have to disembark. Technically this is not a stopover at all, it's a transfer or "layover". If the flight number stays the same, you've got a genuine stopover, and there's no easy way to know what will ...


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I suppose you're flying Air New Zealand's London-LAX-Auckland flight. Then their site says you do need a visa or ESTA: http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/connecting-at-los-angeles Changes to LAX transit process for customers travelling between Auckland and London Heathrow on NZ1 and NZ2 On arrival at LAX, transit customers continuing on the same ...


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As others have mentioned, it can be a brief stop for fuel. In addition, the plane may change crews and take on meals. In my experience, the passengers will be often asked to leave the plane for about 30 minutes or an hour, spending some time at the terminal and having an opportunity to do a little shopping and have a drink at a bar airside.


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I'm presuming you are referring to NH943 from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Mumbai (BOM). During the winter months this flight does indeed make a technical stop at Fukuoka on the NRT-BOM leg, which is required due to the combination of the distance of the flight, the headwinds normally experienced during winter in that direction, and the fact that ANA chooses to ...


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A technical stop might be primarily for fuel or crew scheduling. Some routes may have technical stops depending on weather, for example, LAX-HKG when operated by a 747 often makes a technical stop for fuel during the winter (when the headwinds are stronger in that direction) but not in summer. It's rare for such weather-dependent stops to be published in ...



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