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Is your luggage automatically transferred to the next flight if you enter the US on a precleared flight?

I know that generally speaking everyone traveling to the US from abroad have to pick up their luggage, go through customs with it, and then check it in again for their next flight. But is this also ...
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Time necessary for making a connection flying Easyjet from Bristol, UK to Amsterdam and connecting on Delta Airlines to Detroit, MI, US

How much time should I allow for attempting to make a connecting flight departing Bristol, UK on Easyjet and making my connecting flight on Delta Airlines to Detroit, MI, USA at Amsterdam Schiphol ...
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Do EU passenger rights of up to 600€ apply for non-EU carriers flying into the EU?

Do I have legal claim for a compensation if a flight into the EU was delayed or missed due to a connecting flight if the carrier is not EU based? I have the following case: We flew Qatar-Airways from ...
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Connecting Flights

I will be flying from San Diego to Dubrovnik in July through SAS airlines. I booked my ticket through SAS and one of the domestic flights is being operated through United. I have a layover in Dulles (...
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What would be my concourse and gate number for departure?

I have got my tickets. I am travelling from Auckland to Mumbai with a transit in Dubai. I have 4 hours of transit time. I will be coming by Emirates EK 449 and leaving on Emirates EK 506. I don't know ...
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Landing in New York Newark, 5 hours until my flight at LGA. What's the best way to get there

My flight lands in EWR around noon, and then 5 hours later my flight is leaving LGA. I also need to try and eat then. Does anyone know the best method for getting from one airport to the other, and ...
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We are travelling to Hanover from Munich. Is transit in terminal 1 or terminal 2 [closed]

We are travelling from Australia to Munich and then to Hanover. Is transit in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2?
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Where do I pass through immigration on a multiple-airport trip in America? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to two different American airports before my airport. Because there is a 4-hour connecting time between flights, where would I pass through immigration? Or do I do that on all of them? ...
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Is a 1-hour connection enough at Kyiv Boryspil with two separate tickets?

I'm looking into buying two separate tickets to fly from Vienna to Minsk, with a connection at Kyiv Boryspil airport. Ukrainian Airlines comes out best, but there would be only 1 hour between flights. ...
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What is minimum information required to identify if two people will be on the same flight? [closed]

I have a set of users and their itinerary details. I want to figure out who all will be sharing a common flight. I do not want to rely too much on the "Departure time" as people could have entered an ...
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Quick transfer from Concourse B to Concourse A for connecting flight [duplicate]

I and my wife (both aged above 60) will be flying from Dallas to Kolkata through Dubai airport. EK 222 will probably arrive at Concourse B and the connecting flight EK 572 will leave from Concourse A--...
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How can a traveler challenge the “minimum airport connection time”?

Vienna airport boasts the minimum connection time as low as 25 minutes, "the fastest in Europe" as they claim. And Austrian Airlines frequently offers flights that are 25 minutes apart, including non-...
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Will I have enough time to make my connecting flight in Heathrow to Brussels?

Will I have enough time to make my connecting flight in Heathrow to Brussels? My flight from the U.S. arrives in Terminal 2 at 10:10, and my scheduled flight for Brussels leaves Terminal 2 at 11:05. ...
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37-minute layover and change of aircraft at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport with Delta Airlines

I am travelling from Houston International Airport to Miami International Airport with Delta Airlines. I have a layover of 37 minutes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). I am ...
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Can a friend (fellow passenger) take my baggage on a connecting flight that I am unable to board?

I've booked a ticket to fly from India to Kelowna, BC, Canada. My roommate and I are flying together. I have a stopover in Vancouver and due to some emergency I won't be able to catch the Kelowna ...
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Is 2 hours and 45 minutes enough time to make an unprotected international to international connection at SYD?

I am a US citizen looking to do some traveling in 2 months. Here is the flight itinerary I'm considering for Saturday May 26th from Auckland to Singapore with a layover in Sydney: LATAM Airlines ...
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Query regarding transit through Heathrow, London [duplicate]

Do I need a UK transit visa if my layover in Heathrow is for 2 hours? I will land at Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 3. I won't leave the airport. My flight is from New Delhi to Vancouver. I have ...
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Stansted airport connection

I am thinking of buying tickets at a good price. However, the connection time seems really short. My flights to Stansted will arrive at 14:40. The next flight is at 16:45. Both are from and to EU ...
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Can I book a flight from India to Latvia passing through Ukraine? [closed]

Can I book a flight from India to Latvia passing through Ukraine? Do I need a visa in Ukraine?
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I have a flight + connection on same ticket - can I book a separate first leg of the journey and still use the connecting flight booked prior?

I am flying later on in the year from Dublin->Munich and have a 1 hour only layover, and then connecting to Tokyo. All the flights were booked on Expedia through the same Lufthansa ticket. I am ...
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Can the airport keep my luggage for a few days?

I'm going to Asia for the summer. I'd like to take a flight going to Seoul/Incheon from San Francisco. I's like to stay there for a few days to tour around. Then I would fly to Manila. So my question ...
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Rights under Israel aviation services law

I had a plane ticket issued by Hainan Airlines to travel from Hong Kong (HKG) to Tel Aviv (TLV) via Shanghai Pudong (PVG). The Hong Kong - Shanghai Pudong leg (HX232) was operated by Hong Kong ...
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F1 visa after graduation

I am planning to move to Europe with my fiance after I graduate this summer. I would leave maybe 2 days after the program end date to Europe so I can take my things there and come back for the rest ...
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Travelling to the Middle East through Vienna and Frankfurt from Canada, holding Canadian PR [duplicate]

I am a Canadian permanent resident / Iranian citizen. I am flying from Canada to the Middle East through Europe. I have 2 stops in Europe. The first one is in Frankfurt and the second one in Vienna. I ...
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Flight Cancellations and Delays

I was hoping someone could help please?- Basically I flew from the states to the UK and one of my flights was cancelled and delayed and my airline provided no compensation to me while others were ...
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How to avoid luggage being lost in transfer?

I'm a frequent flyer, I'm ALWAYS booking non-stop flights because I'm terrified of my luggage not being transferred to the correct plane and getting lost. This happened to almost every person I know. ...
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Airside transfer in AMS (Schiphol airport in Amsterdam) on separate tickets

I am expected to arrive at AMS (Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands) from a non-Schengen country, Singapore, with Singapore airlines. That is on one ticket. I am now planning to buy an ...
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Can I book a NRT-SLC flight connecting in LAX, get off the flight at LAX and still retrieve my checked bag?

Can you explain why airlines do this? I want to book a flight with Aeroplan to go in business class from Tokyo NRT to LAX. It shows nothing available on the date I want to travel. Same with NRT to SFO....
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Connection in Singapore between Jetstar Asia and Finnair. Can I remain in the international transit area?

I am currently looking at a flight on the Finnair website which has two layovers. Route is DRW -> SIN -> HEL -> TLV, so from Darwin, Australia to Tel Aviv, Israel. The return route is the reverse (TLV ...
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Extending a layover to the next day

Planning out my next vacation, I found out that the cheapest flight from my city (A) to my destination (C) happens to have a two-hour layover in an airport near one of my closest friends (B). By ...
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Does booking flights on a third party website produce a single PNR?

I am currently in the process of researching flights from DRW (Darwin, Australia) to TLV (Tel Aviv, Israel). It am currently considering an itinerary with the route DRW -> SIN -> FRA -> TLV with the ...
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New York JFK connection for two separately purchased international flights [duplicate]

Here is my itinerary, followed by my question: X (a European city) --> New York, JFK New York, JFK --> Y (a South American city) Do I need to pass through the passport control at JFK if I ...
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First time traveler: how do I book flights?

Is it easier to buy round trip tickets? I'm going on a 5-day trip to Freetown [Sierra Leone] from Cincinnati, Ohio in the US. The online system is confusing. I'm 46 years old, and my family used to ...
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Standby ticket is cancelled on Lufthansa. Is there a compensation?

I'm blocked in Frankfurt due to weather conditions. I missed my connecting flight due to delays. They put me on a waiting list and I waited for 5 hours in the airport. After there was a 1-hour delay. ...
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Does my internet traffic get censored on a China Eastern flight?

I'm going to Japan next summer, and the cheapest flight by far is 15 hours from where I am to Shanghai, a 4 hour layover (which I know will be censored), and a 3 hour flight to Tokyo (which doesn't ...
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If I book two flights with Sichuan Airlines, and miss the second because the first is delayed, can I reschedule for free?

I arrive at Chengdu at 5:50 AM (this flight is booked with Sichuan Airlines) and want to go straight on to Shanghai (this flight is not yet booked). There's a flight at 7:40 AM, with the same airline. ...
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International EU layover: need advice

First-time international flyer. Need help. I am travelling from Mumbai, India to Lisbon, Portugal via CDG, Paris, France. The ticket has been booked by a travel agency. It's all on a single round-...
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How do I cheaply carry a separate extra check-in bag in domestic flights in India? [duplicate]

I have booked a (return) ticket from Boston to New Delhi. In this flight, I'll be carrying two 23 kg bags. However, My destination is Kolkata. So, I'll be buying another (return) ticket from New Delhi ...
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Halifax long layover, recheck bags?

I've booked a flight with WestJet. I have a 12-hour layover in Halifax, Canada. I'm wondering if i need to collect my bags at the layover and recheck them, or if they will go all the way to Glasgow, ...
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Connecting flight in Amsterdam to Bergen

I am travelling from Delhi to Bergen via Amsterdam. There is a 4-hour layover. I have to catch a KLM flight to Bergen, Norway. Where will I collect my baggage? Can I go directly to the gate or is a ...
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Is it possible to book a flight at the gate after deplaning from another flight?

I am traveling to Santa Barbara, CA. I have flights booked to Los Angeles scheduled to land at 10:05 pm; then I plan to rent a car and drive the remaining 2 hours or so to SB. However, there is a ...
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Entering China between connecting international arrival and domestic departure

I am going to Guangzhou from Germany in November. My flight to Guangzhou is via Beijing which has a 6-hour break. I hold a Pakistani passport. Will I be able to enter Beijing during those 6 hours for ...
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Is it possible to take checked-in luggage before passport control in Ataturk airport

I have 2 separate tickets Singapore — Istanbul Atatürk (IST) and IST — Lviv. Is it possible to claim checked-in luggage and check it in on the next flight, without going through passport control forth ...
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Saudia Direct Airside Transit Checked Baggage

I shall be making a stopover of 10hours at Jeddah, while using connecting flights, both on Saudi Airlines. What would happen to my checked-in luggage in this period? Do I have to collect it at Jeddah?...
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How early to arrive for connecting flight at Munich airport?

I have an 8-hour layover at Munich airport on September 16. I plan to go out to Munich city center. How early should I return for my connecting flight? The flight leaves at 15:35 and the luggage will ...
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Is missing later flight in connecting flight possible? [duplicate]

Has anyone traveled with connecting flights and skipped the other flight will there be any issues. for instance: my ticket is from: Bangalore -> Mumbai -> Delhi (no return ticket) and what if I skip ...
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Historic flight info from 2013 [duplicate]

Where can I find historic flight info about past delays? I was flying with Air France flight from Paris to Tampa (through New York) on 13 November 2013. My flight was delayed either in Paris or in New ...
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Traveling through Colombo on separate tickets: is my transit visa enough?

I am a Yemeni citizen traveling from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Salalah, Oman as follow : From Kuala Lumpur to Colombo on Airasia arriving at 21:55 23/08/2017 Departing From Colombo to Salalah at 05:...
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How to make use of flight tickets to Prague when I can't apply for a Schengen visa [duplicate]

I bought two flight tickets (two way) from my home country to Prague/Czech Republic as I was pretty sure I would get the visa when I applied for it. But I failed to have the Czech embassy set a time ...
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Does a Yemeni citizen need transit visa to connect in Mumbai, India?

I am a Yemen citizen and want to travel from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Muscat, Oman as follows: Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai via Malindo Air 5 hour 40 minutes layover before connection Mumbai to Muscat via ...