Questions tagged [connecting-flights]

When switching to another flight directly after arriving at an airport. "layovers" is a related tag.

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How is the baggage handled for multicity flights with China Airlines?

I'm looking to book following multicity flights with China Airlines: Bangkok to Taipei Taipei to London My question is when I arrive at Taipei do I have to collect my luggage and check it in again ...
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Traveling from the US to Athens with a transit in Rome

We will be flying from JFK to Athens (ATH) with a connection in Rome (FCO). Do we go through immigration in FCO or at ATH? It is one reservation on ITA Airways (e.g. Alitalia). We will only have carry-...
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Connecting flight checked bag

I will be leaving from the US going to Germany and then to Spain. Will I have to re-check my bag before going on my connecting flight because I know when you go into the US you have to reclaim your ...
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Connecting at EWR from Terminal C (UA domestic) to B (International departure SQ)

I'm flying on UA, connecting at EWR to an outboard international flight on SQ. I should be arriving at Terminal C/UA and transferring to Terminal B for international departure for SQ? Is 2hr 30mins ...
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Transit visa policies for Frankfurt and Colombo

I'm an Indian citizen holding a US student visa. I'm looking for flight tickets and found one with two connections, one in Sri-Lanka (Colombo) and the other in Germany (Frankfurt). Do I need Transit ...
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Why do some airports shuffle connecting passengers through security again

This appears to be a duplicate of Why does connecting flight need a security check at connection airport? but the accepted answer IMO simply doesn't apply to my specific example. In many "good&...
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What is the immigration and customs process when entering America from the UK?

My partner will be flying to the United States from the UK and the flight will have a layover in a different state. When they land at the airport, what happens before they can proceed to the gate for ...
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How do Qatar-Indigo codeshare flights work?

I have a ticket booked with Qatar Airways flight codes from Delhi to Doha and then from Doha to Amsterdam. I have booked my tickets through a third-party vendor, and both tickets indicate that the ...
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Can I change my passport in the middle of a layover?

I have international flights from A to B to C. I live in A, but I am a citizen of B, and I'm taking a holiday in C. I am planning to renew my passport online and collect it during my layover in B. I ...
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Is 2 hours enough time for transfer from Domestic flight (T4) to International flight (T2) leaving Melbourne Tullamarine bought on seperate tickets?

I have a flight from Cairns to Melbourne early in the morning with a tentative arrival time of 10:55 AM in Melbourne Tullamarine T4. I booked a separate ticket flying from Melbourne Tullamarine to ...
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In what airports do I undergo US exit immigration checks, if I have a connecting flight?

I have booked a ticket from Detroit to India. My first flight is from Detroit to Newark (EWR) Airport, and my second is from EWR to India. Both flights are on the same ticket. Will I need to do ...
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Reclaiming Checked Baggage

Does the location mentioned in baggage receipt that's pasted behind the boarding pass indicate whether you will have to recalim your baggage at that location and NOT at the location where you wait(...
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Going through immigration before a domestic Thai flight

My friend today boarded a Thai Smile WE 111 flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, then to continued to Penang, Malaysia. However he had to clear immigration in Chiang Mai. Can anyone explain how that's ...
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Travelling from Non-Schengen to Non-Schengen with Irish Passport

Just a quick question, I am travelling from Canada to Budapest on an Irish passport (all non Schengen countries) but I am connecting through Amsterdam which IS a Schengen country. Anyone give me ...
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Multi leg flight for two people from Asia to the US, second person doesn’t show up to second leg, what happens to baggage?

I tried looking for this scenario here, but I haven’t found anything the answers the entirety of the question yet. Sorry if it is a duplicate and I couldn’t find it! We’re traveling from Asia to the ...
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Is an hour enough time for an international flight connection through Paris CDG?

I am flying on single ticket from DTW (Michigan, USA) to Paris and then to Rome on Delta/KLM. It appears I will have to go through customs and security but the flight I am on has only an hour layover ...
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Missed connection due to delay. Asking for compensation, AA's records say I was on the flight I missed

On 16-JUL-2022 I was booked for LHR - DUB - ORD - CLE. Flights EI 163 13:25 - 14:50, EI 125 16:15 - 18:45, AA 1853 20:39 - 22:54. All one ticket, which I bought through American Airlines. The first ...
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Source for reliable information on transit rules at a specific airport?

Two important factors in determining the complexity and viability of a connection are: Are there airside connections between place A and place B? Even if there are, do I still have to go through ...
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Different airlines connecting flight

I have a question about my first solo flight. I booked my flight through Qatar and had 2 connections with different airlines. I will be flying Rwandair from entebbe to Kigali with 55 min connection ...
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Does missing outbound connection flight auto cancel inbound flight?

Because of a delay in the first outbound flight, we missed the connection flight. The airline company compensated us by providing a bus to our final destination. When trying to check in to our inbound ...
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Transit with United via the U.S. to Mexico

I'm flying via the U.S. for the first time from Europe (Munich, Germany) with United and I wanted to know if I need to get my bags at the transit airport (IAH, Houston) and check them again for my ...
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Self connection time Auckland from international to domestic

I'm trying to get a group of people from the US to Tauranga, NZ. Trying to book this as a single itinerary is very expensive and/or incurs large layovers and awkward routings. So I was thinking ...
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Is 2 hours enough for a connecting flight at EWR? Doing BOG-EWR-BER (Terminal B to C)

I'm doing BOG-EWR-BER on a single ticket with a 2h 20m layover at Newark (travelling with United Airlines). Since I'm an international arriving passenger, I will need to claim and recheck my bags, as ...
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Tokyo to Bangalore via Thailand on Indian passport

I want to take a flight from Tokyo to Bangalore and the cheapest option seems to be one via Thailand by Thai AirAsia X and Thai AirAsia but I am supposed to transfer from the BKK airport to DMK. I ...
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Search engine allowing stopovers longer than 24 hours, flexible dates and several destinations

A related question may be this one: How can I do a "broad" search for flights?, but it's a quite broad question (as the title suggests haha) Maybe the most similar question is this one: ...
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Does international-to-domestic connection in Canada require baggage claim and drop-off followed by CATSA pre-board security? [closed]

Consider a passenger with a connecting flight itinerary X->Y->Z, where X is an airport outside of Canada, and Y and Z are two airports in Canada. In other words, at airport Y the passenger has ...
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What can I do during a 7 hours flight connection in Lisbon?

Me and my wife will soon take a flight from Geneva to Madeira. Unfortunately, there will be a 7 hours-long connection in Lisbon. My question is: is it enough time to take a short trip in Lisbon and if ...
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Can I access to the business lounges during the layover?

I have a business class ticket for my flight with Lufthansa from Venice and I have a connecting flight from Frankfurt. Then my other flight is in Economy class with Sunexpress. Can I still access to ...
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How do I transfer from JFK to Newark after my flight from Germany? [duplicate]

Flight says I land in New York, JFK, NY but says I leave for my destination from Newark, NJ? How do I get to nj?? Is there a bus for shuttle or do I have to take a taxi?
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Connecting flight via Amsterdam to Peru

I am due to travel to Peru at the end of this month on a flight from Manchester to Amsterdam and then connecting to a flight to Lima, Peru. All my flights are with KLM and I have never had to do a ...
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International travel with connecting flights with different airlines

In general, if I am traveling internationally with (in order): Domestic flight, International flight, Domestic flight, all with different airlines, will I have to pickup and drop my luggage multiple ...
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Connecting in Liverpool on separate tickets with carry-on only

I'm flying from A->B->C with two different companies and separate tickets. I only have a hand luggage, so I will not need to collect and check in a luggage. A and B are not Schengen, while C is. ...
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International itinerary followed by a separate domestic itinerary at LAX, do I need to go through security again?

I fly out of Beijing and land at LAX in one itinerary on Air China. I had to book a separate domestic itinerary From LAX to go to DFW on American Airline. Once I clear the custom and immigration at ...
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JFK airport 1h40 Layover with Delta

we'll be flying with Delta airlines next September, and I need a piece of advice from more expert American folks, since the company has changed our flight times. We'll be arriving from Denver, and we ...
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BOS>DOH>MEL>ADL, baggage and customs questions

I'm an American citizen without much experience traveling internationally. I have a long international flight originating in Boston, USA, going through Doha, Qatar to Melbourne, Australia then to ...
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Do I have enough time to connect from Copenhagen airport to Aalborg in Denmark?

I am an Australian citizen flying from Toronto, Canada to Aalborg, Denmark. There is one stop on this flight in Copenhagen, Denmark. The time between arrival in Copenhagen at 10:30 am and taking off ...
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How to complain about misconduct by passport control in Germany?

I am a U.S. citizen residing in Switzerland. I was returning to Switzerland from a short vacation in Georgia (the country) with a connection in Munich. The passport control agent at the Munich Airport ...
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Dubai Airport changing terminals

I have a connecting flight from Dubai. Flight route: US(Emirates) -> Dubai(FlyDubai) -> India. For connecting flight at Dubai, I need to change terminals from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2. Do I need ...
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How much connection time should I plan in Dehli DEL airport on a self transfer to a long haul flight?

I am travelling from LKO to SEA on Friday. I have booked my tickets from DEL to SEA. I am an Indian citizen, and the flight is from T3, IGI Airport. However, I live in Lucknow(LKO) and need to reach ...
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Can I exit the airport for my 7 hour layover in Paris?

I've got a German student visa (Schengen), and I'm flying for the first time to Europe. On my way to Germany I have a 7 hour layover at Paris. Can I exit the airport and come back? Or can I only enter ...
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Connecting flight in London LHR to USA

In my travel from Italy to US I have a 2 hours layover in London Heathrow. I've not travelled since brexit, so I'm wondering: do I have to re-checkin the baggages or do any time-consuming task or I ...
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Connecting times in EWR for international to domestic using separate airlines

Help: My flight from JNB into EWR arrives at 6:15 am. Would I be able to catch a 7:55am flight to BOI, considering I will likely be arriving in the international terminal and need to clear customs? I ...
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Transit through Netherlands AMS with a 9hr layover

I will be travelling from the UK to South Africa, but transiting through Netherlands AMS airport, with a 9hr layover at the airport. From my research, I can tell that I am allowed to transit through ...
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How to search for flights not going through Russian airspace?

My flight from Europe to Japan with stop-over in Finland (Helsinki) was cancelled as it went through Russian air space, and no alternative was given. As far as I know most other flights from London/...
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Are airside connections possible at EWR?

I am flying overseas next weekend via Newark Airport with a short layover. My incoming flight arrives at Terminal C and my outgoing flight leaves from Terminal B. I have tried to get information from ...
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Covid restrictions based on originating or connecting locations?

In the case of a flight originating in a place with one set of restrictions imposed by the destination country, but connecting on the same airline through a country with more restrictive rules, is ...
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Is a 1h50 connection doable at CDG? [duplicate]

I will be traveling from UK to Havana next month and my connection will be 1h50, I´m worried about missing my flight. Is it enough? Thanks!
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First leg brought one day forward: compensation or change my flight?

I have a Milan-Paris-Boston (MXP-CDG-BOS) flight scheduled for late January. My flights were scheduled for the same day. However, my Milan-Paris (MXP-CDG) flight got cancelled and brought one day ...
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YVR Long Connection: Go to the city

I'll be flying soon SYD-YVR-MEX and have long layovers in Vancouver in both flights (6ish hours and 10ish hours for the return flight). I'm wondering if, given that it's an international to ...
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Travel with a connection: what rules should I use?

I have a flight next week from Ukraine to France with 1 hour connection in Germany. For the passengers arriving to France from Ukraine a covid test is mandatory. For the passengers arriving from the ...
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