Questions tagged [layovers]

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

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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 ...
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Airport Transit Visa for Belarusian Nationals Residing in US [duplicate]

My mother and I (both Belarusian citizens with US residentship) will be flying Chicago-Minsk with a 2-hour connection in Barcelona. Belarus is not on this list of coutries, however, Russia is. Given ...
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Layover in Hongkong [duplicate]

I am going to Berlin and I have a 10 hours layover in Hongkong.I am having an Indian passport. Can I get a visiting visa and go around Hongkong? How much or what all procedure should I go through to ...
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Croatia to Poland via Germany

I'm flying from Croatia to Poland via Stuttgart. Will I need to go through immigration in Stuttgart? I have a 1-hour layover; is that a sufficient amount of time?
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Flying from Geneva to Frankfurt to San Francisco, will my carry on bag go through the x-ray again at Frankfurt airport?

I'm planning to buy some Swiss army pocket knives as gifts at the Geneva airport (there is a store past the security check point that sells it). However, my concern is that when I am in Frankfurt, my ...
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transfer time from international to other flights in dublin

How much layover time do I need from disembarking from flight from USA to embarking on a flight to Amsterdam? I have one hour and a half to get off the plane from the USA and to get on a plane to ...
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Baggage and check-ins on different airlines

The airlines are British Airways and American Airlines (which, from what I understand, are partners). A friend bought my mother and I our tickets for our trip from Cairo (CAI) -> Philadelphia (PHL)...
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Virgin Atlantic JFK Clubhouse Access

I'll be flying from London to Las Vegas, via JFK bought on Virgin Atlantic. I'm flying Upper Class from LHR to JFK, and Delta business from JFK to LAS. It's all under the same Virgin Atlantic booking. ...
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Manila to Nagoya six day layover Nagoya to San Francisco

I have two 23kg boxes from Manila to Nagoya. Could I check my two 23kg boxes through directly to my next flight from Nagoya to San Francisco that will fly six days after my arrival in Nagoya?
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Philippine passport holder stop over in Vancouver Canada [duplicate]

I hold a Philippine passport, with a C1 visa (transit visa to US). I had booked flights traveling back to Manila from Barbados. My iterinary is from BGI to JFK, then on JFK New York then Cathay ...
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Can I visit outside Incheon Airport with this conditions?

I have 17 hours layover for my CEB-AUH flight via Incheon I am a Filipino holding an active Working/Resident visa in the United Arab Emirates valid until 2020 I have an active US Tourist Visa valid ...
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Using Incheon’s Transit Hotel

I’m going to have a 12 hour layover in Incheon in April and was planning on using their terminal 2 transit hotel. Their hotel policy states that I cannot use them if I have to go through immigration ...
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Explaining alternative travel routes when going to the USA [closed]

I have plenty of direct flights from my city to the US, however on one occasion I took a connecting flight via Amsterdam, purely for the fun of flying. It was not cheaper than a direct flight. Once in ...