Questions tagged [connecting-flights]

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

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London Gatwick to Tibilisi via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines

We are travelling in May 2019 from London Gatwick to Tibilisi via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines. Is travelling through the airport any easier now? We have 1 hour and 50 minute layover, is that enough ...
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Flight re-scheduled two weeks before planned departure [duplicate]

We are traveling from Spain to Canada via Portugal. The flight we purchased was to depart on March 14th from Spain, with a 2-hour stopover in Lisbon. The last leg of the flight is Lisbon to Toronto. ...
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How does EU flight delay compensation work for multi-leg trips?

I have a question about compensation under EU laws for my flight. We booked tickets from Venice to Lima with Air Canada. We had two layovers, first in Brussels and second in Montreal. Our first two ...
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Will an airline always sell two flights together with a reasonable transfer time?

When I fly it is usually easier to make a stop, sometimes these stops can be quite short. Will an airline only sell two flights together if the transfer is do-able within the given time period?
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Intercontinental connecting flight in the US

I've booked an international flight from Germany to LA via San Diego and am starting to be a bit worried about being able to catch the connecting flight. It's my first time going to the US, so let's ...
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What if I miss a connection and don't have money to book next flight?

What happens if I miss a connection flight and it's my fault? Let's say I got distracted or something. The airline may not book me onto the next flight because it wasn't their fault. And if I don't ...
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Is a 1hr 3min layover at ORD (Chicago) enough when coming in international?

So I'm flying in from Ottawa, in Canada, and I have a 1 hour 3 minute "layover" between flights. Is this enough time? I booked through Expedia and it's both with United Airlines and I believe it'll be ...
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Flight booking with Philippine Airlines from LAS to MNL with connecting flights

I have a booking with Philippine Airlines for a flight from LAS to MNL tomorrow, Feb. 17, 2019. I have a connecting flights from LAS to LAX with American Airlines and LAX to MNL via Philippine ...
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Three-leg flight: when do I pick up my checked-in luggage?

The flight is Zürich -> Dubai -> Sydney -> Adelaide. Do I have to pick up my checked-in luggage in Sydney and check it in again before Adelaide?
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Dallas transfer immigration stamps

I recently noticed that on a transfer in Dallas Fort Worth that my passport was stamped on entry but not on exiting the airport. My arriving flight came from Sydney and my connection flight was to ...
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Alcohol when flying to Singapore from EU through Malaysia

We plan to fly from an EU country to Singapore with transit in Kuala Lumpur. This is one ticket, yet it's two different airlines, so we will change airplanes in Kuala Lumpur. I have read that certain ...
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Buying duty free before a connecting flight within the uk

As a Canadian flying to Edinburgh and connecting at Heathrow, can I shop at duty free in Terminal 5 and bring onboard my connecting flight?
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Exiting the airport on a connection flight

I am citizen of USA. I will be flying from South Korea back to USA. There is an 8 hour stop in Taiwan for a connecting flight. Am I allowed to exit the Taiwan airport on this stop to meet up with some ...
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Connection flights with different airlines

when flying from manchester to Nha Trang and having two connecting flights one with emirates and the other with Bangkok airways, how many boarding pass will i receive and when do I receive them and ...
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Is transit visa required in Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok?

I am travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Mumbai by connecting flight. I'm on Thai Airways from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok and Jet Airways from Bangkok to Mumbai. There is 3.30 mins layover at BKK airport. Do I ...
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Ambitious return trip from Germany to Australia [closed]

Long story short, I plan to leave my accomodation in Freiburg im Breisgau after 6 p.m. local time on Friday, February 15th. My goal is to get to Sydney or Melbourne by Sunday morning (i.e. before 12 p....
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Baggage checking when travel via SFO [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chennai to Portland, USA via San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Do I need to collect my baggage at SFO and re-check it before boarding the flight to Portland?
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LAX Terminal Transit

I arrive at LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal on Air New Zealand and depart from Terminal 5 on an American Airlines domestic flight. I do not have any checked luggage. Can I transfer from TBIT to ...
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What is the procedure in Brussels for a USA to Croatia connection on two separate tickets?

I will be arriving into Brussels from the United States. On a separate ticket I am going to Split. What will be the procedure? I am sure that I will have to pick up my luggage in Brussels to switch to ...
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Wander around airport connecting flight Schiphol

I am flying on a flight from London - Schiphol (AMS) soon and then outbound to Moscow. My layover time is around 3 hours. In this time I would like to wander around the airport, look at the shops ...
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Connecting flight rules

If a person is travelling from A to B on X airlines , with a short layover at place Z , and his original flight is delayed, will the connecting flight(tickets issued by same X airline but second leg ...
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Can I have my luggage transferred in Istanbul without me claiming and rechecking it myself for a transit trip?

I have a flight to Istanbul via Saudi Airlines, and from there to Moldova via Air Moldova. The tickets are separate, and so my question is, since I don't have Turkish visa and I can't claim and ...
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Connecting flights at Ho Chi Minh airport Vietnam

I will be traveling to South east Asia for 15 days. My first landing will be in VIetnam Ho Chi Minh Airport. As a German Citizen, I am exempt of visa for a maximum of 15 days on a single entry. I ...
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Will I have enough time for my connection in Schiphol Airport? [duplicate]

I am flying from Germany to the USA with a 1 hour and 50 minute layover in Amsterdam Schipol Airport later this month (December 20th). I know I need to go through some extra security when I arrive in ...
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Can I stay in the US for a few days if my ESTA was indicated for transit?

I have an aproved ESTA (the second one) and I clicked that I´m going to transit this time. Can stay a few days in US? I have to wait 1 day for the next flight.
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Canberra to Doha via Sydney - can we board in Sydney? [duplicate]

This January my family and I are returning to the UK from a holiday in Australia. The ticket is booked from Canberra to LHR via Sydney and Doha with Qatar, flight 907 I believe. Because we're ...
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Connecting flights (domestic) on separate tickets with no checked baggage

I am taking a trip (entirely within California) with two separate tickets. The first leg is on a major airline, and the second is on a local puddle-jumper. I have 1-1/2 hours at LAX to make my ...
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JFK to Adelaide with LAX layover

I will be flying delta JFK to Adelaide with a LAX layover. the layover is 1h and 42min. Once I get down at LAX, will there be signs that tells me exactly where to get the airside bus from ? I will be ...
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Do I have to recheck my luggage, pass security and get a visa for a connection flight in London?

I'm traveling from Toronto, Canada to India via Connections in London Heathrow & Kuwait in an Indian Passport. Canada to London (Terminal 2) 6.55 hr layover - Air Canada London(Terminal 4) to ...
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Do I have to go through customs for a layover in Panama City, Panama?

If I fly from the US to Dominican Republic but I have a layover in Panama City, Panama, do I have to go through customs or just stay in the terminal and then board the flight to Dominican Republic? I ...
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Searching flights - how to exclude certain layover countries?

Is there any flight search website that allows to exclude results with layovers in certain countries?
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Connecting flight in Newark

I am flying from from Phoenix to Dublin and I have a connection in Newark. My connection is in the same terminal. Terminal C. Will I have to go through security again?
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less than an hour connection at LAX to SFO, originating in Toronto

My flight is this coming Saturday, 27th of October 2018. This is my first time travelling to the US. I've got a tourist visa. My itinerary says that my flight here in Toronto leaves at 6:15 pm to LAX, ...
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Do I need a visa to connect in Thailand on separately book tickets?

I am arriving in Thailand (BKK) on the 23rd at 8.00 am by Air India and leaving at 17.00 hrs on China Eastern to Guangzhou. Do I need a visa to collect my checked in baggage? I don't intend to go ...
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Air Canada: will there be accommodation compensation for missed connection due to fault of airline?

I am flying from Toronto to Auckland with a 2 hour transfer in Vancouver. Both flights are bought on the same ticket from Air New Zealand (from 3rd party website), therefore I am not worried about ...
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Why another security control when transferring between flights?

The day before yesterday I had a flight from a non-Schengen country to a Schengen destination with transfer at Helsinki Airport. I was surprised to see that after arrival in Helsinki all passengers ...
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Which airline pays for a missed connection due to a delay etc.? Airline booking systems

Often flights get delayed and connections are missed & passengers need to be rebooked. Sometimes hotels or meals are involved. How do airline systems deal with who pays for the rebooking? e.g. I ...
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Will my luggage be sent to my final destination if book separate sector tickets?

I'm planning a family trip to Armenia (Yerevan) from Riyadh. Option 1- FlyDubai's booking engine is showing an error if I book RUH-EVN-DXB-RUH on a particular date. Option 2- If I do it as RUH-DXB-...
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Flight from Singapore to Kochi via Bangalore, where will we need to do customs and reclaim our baggage?

We fly From Singapore to Kochi (flight nr: IX -485) on a joined ticket (Indian Airlines/Air India Express) with checked-in baggage. Connecting flight is in Bengaluru (SIN 21:10 -> BLR 23:15, Only ...
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Using only the first leg of a connected flight when you need a visa for the final destination

A friend of mine booked a ticket a month or so ago which is a connected flight from Tehran to Istanbul and Istanbul to Belgrade (includes return ticket). Then we discussed his choice of traveling to ...
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Family with lots of electronics traveling to India connecting flight in India customs

This is my first time going to India so please cope with me. I have been doing some reading and discovered a 'potential landmine'. From Singapore we fly to Kochi (Indian airlines) and connecting ...
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How does it work when flying through a Schengen country to make a connection?

Can someone explain how this works for a journey from Lviv via Warsaw to New York? If I have a flight originating outside the Schengen area, with a separately-ticketed connection in a Schengen ...
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Search for a flight with a layover in a specific place [duplicate]

I was looking on skyscanner and kayak one week ago for flights. I want to go from Buenos Aires to El Calafate around 8 January 2019 (+-2 days) and come back around 12 January (+-2days). Usually the ...
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Traveling Outside USA as a visitor [duplicate]

I'm from Mexico and planning a trip to Japan, and so me is a few thousand dollars cheaper and way faster to do it from LAX, than from my own country. I do have an American Visa B-2 type (Tourist). ...
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European Regulations and connecting leg of a Foreign flight booked on a single ticket

Do European regulations of compensation apply when a connecting leg (that begins outside EU) of a flight (owned by a non-EU company) ticket bought online in European Union? Example flight via ...
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Will a self service check-in machine know that I have connecting flights and transfer my luggage?

I have a connecting flight from Hamburg through Frankfurt with Lufthansa. I have only 45 minutes to catch the other flight. Usually when the check-in is done in person, I can say that I have a ...
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How should be read the date and times on flights from skyscanner?

I'm looking for a flight, Bucharest - Buenos Aires for 3rd of January 2019. I found some flights with layovers but I don't understand the time and date on them. Look at this screenshot: The first ...
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I wasn't allowed to check in for my flight because I didn't have a Turkish transit visa

I was going to Dubai, with a transit in Istanbul. I was to land in Atatürk International Airport and, on the same day, fly from Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Both flights were on Turkish Airlines. When I ...
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Best time to buy a flight to South America from Europe [duplicate]

I want to buy a open jaw flight to South America. Bucharest - Buenos Aires at the beginning of January Bogota/Barranquilla/Cartagena(Colombia) - Bucharest, somewhere between 10 and 16 April. When is ...
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Compensation for a cancelled flight AND loss of connection

I am trying to find out the amount of the compensation we have the right for. This is mainly due to the fact that googling for flight cancellation and loss of connection is unclear to whether it means ...