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The period of time spent waiting for a connection (unlike stopover this is not chosen by the traveller).

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Does TWOV apply when transiting China twice? [on hold]

Would the visa free rule apply when transiting China twice? In this case it would be UK -> Beijing Capital (PEK) -> Dalian (DLC) -> Japan Would we go through immigration and get entry stamp in Peking ...
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Is a 54 minute layover in Chicago O’Hare in December with a child enough?

In December 2019, my family and I are flying from Winnipeg, MB Canada to West Palm Beach, Florida, through Chicago. On the flight down we have a 1.5 hour layover in Chicago. Scary but I think doable....
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Is schengen visa required for two layovers in Germany [duplicate]

I am flying from Charlotte, NC to Bangalore, India via Lufthansa and have two connecting flights. I fly from Charlotte to Munich, Munich to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to Bangalore. The layover time in ...
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Is a 6 hour layover at Munich enough to travel to Connollystraße 21 & be back?

Travelling from Delhi to NY via Munich where I have a layover of 6 hours. How long does it take to exit airport to Munich city considering that immigration would stamp my entry ? Can I travel to ...
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Is a 37 minute layover in MSP(Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport) enough time? [duplicate]

I am buying a flight to KIX (Kansai International Airport) from CMH (Columbus Ohio) which runs through MSP. I am an Australian Citizen currently in the USA. There is a layover time of 37 minutes at ...
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One hour 10 min layover in Newark; International -> Domestic connection. Enough time to clear customs?

Flight is Barcelona -> Newark -> Rochester NY. Layover in Newark is 1 hr 10 min. Will I have enough time to go through immigration, collect bags, customs and security in order to make my connection? ...
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How to find better food in airports

I travel economy, and so have no access to food in business lounges. In my experience, airport food tends to be both expensive and of poor quality. I would like to be able to find food that is ...
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International layover - do I need to go through immigration and customs? [duplicate]

I am looking into flights from Tokyo to Bogotá. The layover is in ATL - Hartsfield-Jackson. Do I need to go through immigration and customs if I am not going to stay in ATL or the US? Both flights ...
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Is one hour layover sufficient at Singapore Changi Airport (Indian citizen travelling from US to India)?

I'm booking a flight on Singapore Airlines for end of October flying from the US to India, and I have a one hour layover at Singapore Changi. I've never flown this airline before or been to Singapore ...
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Does Filipino passport holder need Transit Visa in Istanbul for a layover?

I'm a Filipino passport holder. And I'm planning to go to Bogota, Colombia from Vietnam with a layover in Istanbul for 21 hours. Question is do I need transit visa in Istanbul?
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Customs for connections through Halifax with checked bags and separate tickets

Background: I was originally booked on WestJet from Boston to Glasgow through Halifax. This week, they informed me the BOS -> YHZ flight is canceled, and are wanting to route me BOS -> YYZ -> YHZ -> ...
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Eligibility for free overnight stay since Turkish Airlines cancelled return flight and rebooked me the next day

In order to travel in December at reasonable costs I booked my multi-stop flights as follows: All flights booked under same ticket number and same Airline (Turkish Airlines) AMS - IST - BOM BOM - ...
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Does a Filipino flying from Vietnam to Brazil need a visa or transit visa to layover in Istanbul or Doha Qatar?

Planning to travel from Vietnam to Brazil via Turkish Airlines with a layover in Istanbul, or via Qatar Airways with a layover is in Doha Qatar. Is it possible to layover in Istanbul or Doha without ...
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Long layover in Amsterdam airport

I am travelling for the first time from Bombay (IN) to Alicante (ES) and have a long (18h) layover in Amsterdam. Will I be allowed to explore the city in meanwhile? What's the procedure to follow? ...
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If I have a 5 hour layover in Frankfurt, how much time do I have to explore the city? (Quick) [duplicate]

I need help on how many attractions I can cover with a layover at Frankfurt for 5 hours. It is a connecting flight from Delhi to Frankfurt, then Frankfurt to Philadelphia. The flight is happening on 8/...
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Things to do during a five-hour layover in Athens?

I'm going to be in the Athens airport for five and a half hours. I know the city is quite a distance away. Is there anything of interest nearby that I could do to alleviate the boredom?
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Do any countries other than USA require passing immigration for in-transit travelers? [duplicate]

Whenever I've been on a flight between two countries with a stop at a US airport, I've had to: Disembark. Go through immigration. Reclaim my checked baggage. Go through customs. Recheck my baggage. ...
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Visiting Philipines in 12 hours layover

I am arriving to Manila tomorrow, I am there just to connect flights from London to Saigon. Since I have 12 hours I would like to spent a few exploring the city. Could I face any problem from doing ...
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Why do cheap flights with a layover get more expensive when you split them up into separate flights? [duplicate]

I have found some cheap flights from London to Tokyo on Google Flights which I plan to purchase. However, the flight has a layover - the legs are London to Moscow, then Moscow to Tokyo. I thought ...
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Traveling to Afghanistan through Pakistan- transit visa problems

Basically I have booked my family tickets to Afghanistan through Pakistan. I was well aware that i will be needing a transit on our way back because there is a 20 hour layover in Islamabad and so i ...
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Polish citizen flying from Canada to Honolulu with a layover in Chicago [duplicate]

My parents are Polish and are traveling from Canada to Honolulu with a layover in Chicago. they arrive in Canada from Poland a day later. do they need to go through passport check and baggage/customs ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Turkey if I have an onwards flight from IST

I am an Indian citizen flying from Glasgow to New Delhi. I am changing planes in Istanbul Airport, with a layover of about 4 hours before going to New Delhi in India. My issue is that I am using 2 non ...
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dubai at night with layover [closed]

Good Day We are South Africans and will be travelling to Phuket on Emirates airlines with a 9 hour layover. Arriving in Dubai at 00:35. We want to explore Dubai at night for a few hours before our ...
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Layover in US with L2 visa

I am travelling from Toronto to Netherlands and have layover in US for 2 hours. I have L2 visa and my husband is in US. He is travelling to Netherlands the next day. Could you please confirm if L2 ...
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5.5-hour layover in Dallas (DFW)

I'll be flying into DFW from overseas (with Qantas/AA, around 1PM), and my connecting flight is 5h 40m apart. Since the flight is international, I'll end up on the landside of the airport. Does it ...
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Can I visit a city in the US during layover if my port of entry was a different city? [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport and a B1/B2 US Visa and I am travelling to California. While returning, my flight is via Dallas. Can I exit the Dallas airport on landing there and go through immigration ...
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Will I have enough time to make 1 hour connection in LAX to PVR?

We're flying Delta from Minneapolis to Puerto Vallarta. We have 1 hour stop in LAX, is that enough time to make our flight to PVR?
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Do South African passport holders require a visa for a 10-hour layover in Dubai? [duplicate]

We are South African passport holders travelling to Phuket with Emirates airlines with a 9 hours and 55 minutes layover in Dubai. We won't be leaving the airport. Do we require visas?
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From Morocco to South Korea, transit in China

To travel from Morocco (Casablanca) to South Korea (Seoul) most tickets have a layover and a change of company in China. I would like to know, is it necessary to have a visa from China to make a ...
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Long Shanghai Layover

I have a 15 hour layover in Shanghai. I arrive at PVG at 6am and depart for the USA at 9pm. I want to visit Disneyland Shanghai. What time should I leave DL to ensure enough time to get back, through ...
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Layover in Amsterdam [duplicate]

I will be traveling to Colombia from Istanbul through Amsterdam and i have a layover of 11.30 hours . I'm an Indian passport holder do i need a visa for transit in Amsterdam . Thanks in advance
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1h40 to transfer in Sydney, one booking but can't check baggage through [duplicate]

We booked a flight from Manila to Christchurch with 1hr 40mins layover at Sydney. Upon booking, the details indicated at Sydney-Christchurch flight, its still Qantas Airways but already operated by ...
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Emirates Dubai Connect - which hotel?

I have been offered Dubai Connect by Emirates for a complimentary layover in Dubai. My first leg of journey till Dubai is in Economy Class and from Dubai to USA is business class. Does anyone have any ...
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Is a 3 hours layover in Beijing (PEK) enough?

I have read some crazy horror stories about PEK airport, so I'm a bit worried right now :( Schedule is Milan (MXP) - Beijing (PEK) - Tokyo (HND), then the other way around. Will leave on August 1st. ...
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Flight search engine offering results ordered by distance flown

Put simply: I'd like to fly more, I'd like to be more in the air than on the ground. I have asked similar questions before, and yes, they sound weird, but please hear me out. Ref: Flight search for ...
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Is it possible to transfer between terminals at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport without leaving air side?

This is a question for people who know Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport well (TLV). In a couple of months, I am flying into Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport from Johannesburg on ELAL, arriving 7.10am at ...
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First entry stamp

I am planning to visit France (the country that issued me my schengen visa)but I can only do that either through Malta or Athens as there are no direct flights so I would have to have a short layover ...
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Traveling to Frankfurt for an 11hr layover [duplicate]

I will be traveling to Frankfurt for an 11-hr Layover. I hold a valid US Visa. Do I still need to apply for a Transit Visa to be able to explore on that long layover?
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5-hour layover in Denver

If one has a 5-hour layover in Denver, is there enough time to go to the city and wander around for some time? Or is there a better way to spend those 5 hours? The flight is domestic.
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Transit for 19 hours in Istanbul airport, can I go to a hotel [closed]

I will be in airport turkey for 19 hours en route to Bishkek and Mongolia. Can I go to a hotel to sleep?
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bags and wheelchair

Me and my husband are going from JFK to Hanover on the 23rd of May 2019. Layover will be in Manchester for 8 hours. We have two bags up to 50lb. My questions are: Do we need to pay for our bags? ...
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I arrive in Abu Dhabi at 1 am and have 9 hours layover, what is there to do at this time in the morning?

I will arrive at the airport around 1 am and I've got 9 hours to kill, or lets say 7 before I go back to the airport. What is there to do at this time in the morning?
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transit visa for indian passport holder in Xiamen or Shenzhen (People's Republic of China) on the way to Seattle from Tokyo (Japan)

I have an Indian passport, Japanese residence card and intend to visit Seattle (USA) but an itinerary (the cheapeast one) involves a transit in Shenzhen, Xiamen or Fuzhou (SZX, XMN or FOC). I have a ...
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With a Canadian student visa, can I spend a night at Vancouver before continuing to Toronto?

I'm a Bangladeshi and I'll be attending college in Toronto. A few of my friends are living in Vancouver and I was wondering if I would be allowed to spend a day with them before I take another flight ...
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Can I leave the Honolulu airport during a 12-hour layover?

Further to my question Will I clear customs in Honolulu or LAX?, If we have a 12-hour layover in Honolulu, are we able to arrive, get bags, clear customs, then re-check our luggage and then leave the ...
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Layover for flight that may be delayed

I am considering booking a flight through Google's booking mechanism. The flight that I want is two-stage, both stages operated by the same airline (KLM). There's a 45 minute gap between the first ...
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Checked luggage & terminating trip during layover

I have a Canada bound Delta flight next month with a layover in New York where I plan to abandon the trip (the flight to Canada was cheaper than to USA, hidden city ticketing). Now I know all ...
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required airport transit visa for italy [duplicate]

I'm travelling from UAE to London through Fiumicino airport . Do I need an Anairport transit visa for a 2-hour layover in the Fiumicino airport? I hava a valid visa to Uk
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Cathay Pacific overnight layover

I will be traveling from Bali to Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific) then have an overnight layover (17 hours) before my flight back to LAX (American). I am traveling on a U.S. passport. Is it possible to get ...
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8 hours stay at frankfurt [duplicate]

I am a Pakistani passport holder, and a permanent resident of Canada, with PR card. Travelling via Frankfurt by Air Canada. Can I visit the city during this 8-hour layover or does it require any ...