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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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