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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China citizen traveling to Narita. Do I need a visa?

I am a Chinese citizen and I have a US visa. When going back to China, I have a long layover (about 20 hours) in Narita and I have to stay overnight there. Do I need a transit visa? I am now in San ...
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9-hour 40-mn layover in Haneda Airport

I have a flight coming up on March 31st. I’ll travel with my 4-year old & 4-month old. We all have US passports. We’ll arrive in NRT terminal 2 at 4:15pm to be exact and have to change airport in ...
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Does a direct flight emit more CO2 than a flight with a layover?

On Google Flights, I searched the FRA-JFK route: It surprises me that a flight with a layover emits so much less CO2 than a direct flight, as many times I've heard the suggestion that the takeoff is ...
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Do I need a visa to transit (or layover) in the Schengen area?

I found many related questions on this site but I am still not sure about the rules. How can I decide if I need a visa to transit? Schengen members as of April 2024 are as follows: Austria Belgium ...
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Is 1½ hours enough for a transit at Munich Airport?

I'm heading to India next week and have a connection in Munich, Germany. I made the mistake of booking a flight with only an hour and a half layover (freaking out!) and I'm wondering if I'll have to ...
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Does a Nepali citizen need a transit visa for Korea?

I am Nepali with Nepali passport. I am a Canadian Permanent Resident, and I have a US tourist visa as well. My flight details are Vancouver-Seattle-Incheon-Nepal (22-hour transit in Korea ICN). My ...
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2h10 layover at PMI on early June, arriving from MUC, leaving for ALC. Is that enough time for connection?

MUC (Munich) -> PMI (Palma de Mallorca) -> ALC (Alicante) So I'm trying to shave some euros off the cost of a trip to Munich this early June, and one option I'm pondering is getting a late (and ...
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Seeking Advice for a Short Layover in Doha, Qatar [closed]

I have an 8-hour layover in Doha, Qatar, and I'm looking for suggestions on how to make the most of it. My flight is in the first week of June and arrives in the afternoon (around 4:45 pm), and my ...
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American transiting Frankfurt to Heathrow - did I miss a sign?

In 2018, my wife and I (both American citizens on US passports) flew Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Frankfurt (FRA) to London Heathrow (LHR) with only carry-on luggage (no checked bags). When we arrived (...
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Do I need a visa for a connecting flight at CDG from T1 to T2E?

I hold a Chinese passport with a UK tourist visa. I will be landing at T1 (flight CZ347 from China to CDG) and need to catch a connecting flight at T2E to the UK (flight AF1058 from CDG to Newcastle). ...
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How can you travel between terminals at DFW (Dallas Fort Worth International Airport)?

How do you change terminals at DFW?
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How much time is required for layover in Dubai airport?

My travel agent offered me a flight with Emirates, that arrives at Dubai airport at 13:05, and the next leg exits at 14:30. Is this time (85 minutes) sufficient for the layover? In case the incoming ...
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Very long layover at London Heathrow T3

I have a very long (17 hours) layover at London Heathrow. I'll be arriving at terminal 3 and my connecting flight to LAX is also from terminal 3. I arrive 20:00 hrs and depart 12:00 hrs (12 PM) the ...
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How much can Lufthansa compensate in EUR for a cancelled flight & needing a day layover at a hotel?

I had a 4-part flight booked with Lufthansa (src -> VIE, VIE -> dst, dst -> VIE, VIE -> src). The last leg (VIE -> src) was canceled by them. I called to see what my options were, and ...
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United Airlines - Manila to Montevideo (via SFO) layover seems too short

I am from Uruguay (South America), and I am trying to book a flight that goes from MVD to Tokyo, and goes back via Manila to MVD. I have found this flight with United, but the return seems too risky, ...
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Layover time vs Schengen visa

My wife has an Iranian passport, and she got a green card visa in the passport. I got her a ticket from Istanbul to FCO Rome. Layover is 12 hours and then FCO to the USA. She won’t go out of the ...
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Staying overnight in Abu Dhabi airport

I'm flying from JFK to COK through AUH. My flight is with Etihad and has an 8-hour layover in Abu Dhabi. I didn't know about their free stopover program, and it seems like the layover is too short to ...
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Meet a friend at Heathrow airport

I am travelling from Rio de Janeiro to Madrid, with a three-hour layover at Heathrow Airport. I would like to meet up with one of my close friends during the layover, but we will not be leaving the ...
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Xiamen 10-hour layover questions

I'm flying from Jakarta to Taiwan (TSA airport) with a 10+ hour layover in Xiamen with a US passport. I found out from YouTube that I can join a free city tour there. But there are some unanswered ...
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What to do during a long stopover in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam?

I'll be traveling from Australia to India via Vietnam. The flight with VietJet has a long stopover in Vietnam, Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN), Ho Chi Minh City. Will there be enough time to ...
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Philippine passport holder transiting in Riyadh. Can I transfer from terminal 2 to 3 without passing through immigration?

Myself and my family, Philippine passport holders, are arriving at Riyadh terminal 2, and departing to Abu Dhabi from Terminal 3. Can we go from the arrivals level in terminal 2 to the departures ...
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Taking second flight directly (skipping first flight and layover)

I am travelling from State College (USA) to Madrid (Spain) with American Airlines. I have a flight from State College to Philadelphia and 3-hour layover before my second flight from Philadelphia to ...
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Where can I find a room for day use in Manila, Philippines?

One of the flights I am considering taking next month has a rather long layover in Manila Airport (MNL) during the day: it arrives early in the morning and leaves in the evening. I may want to sleep ...
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Will the passport control (tourist visa check) happen in Norway (destination and visa issuing country) or Munich (layover)?

We're travelling from Chicago to Norway with a layover in Munich. The layover is almost 2 hours long. There is a bus that I need to take right when I land in Norway. I wanted to clarify whether the ...
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What address to use on K-ETA if I want to visit Seoul during a long layover

I will have a long layover on Incheon. I want to visit Seoul during this layover, but according the official website I need a K-ETA and I need to write the address where I'll be staying. Q17: ...
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Is 1 hour, 55 min enough time to connect through Newark from Europe to another U.S. airport?

The flight would be Europe -> Newark (1 hr, 55 min layover) -> another U.S. airport. All on same airline/same ticket. U.S. citizen with one checked bag and some carry-on bags.
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C-1 visa, can you transfer airports?

I am traveling from Paraguay to Finland. My layover is in LAX. flying cheaper from John Wayne after I land in LAX. Does anybody know if you are allowed to switch airports? Thank you
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Houston IAH international to international transfer timescales

I’m flying into IAH from LHR on a BA flight, looking to then fly to Cancun CUN on a United Airlines flight, how long should I allow for the transfer, and upon arrival, do I need to collect luggage, go ...
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Indian senior citizens visiting Canada with a 15-hour layover at Haneda Airport and flying with ANA from Delhi to Vancouver [duplicate]

List item My parents, who are senior Indian citizens, are flying from Delhi to Vancouver with a layover of 15 hours at Haneda Airport, Tokyo. They are flying with the Japanese carrier ANA. Will they ...
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Short transit time in Frankfurt when traveling from UK to Austria

I am traveling from Glasgow, UK to Austria on a single ticket (Lufthansa) with a layover at Frankfurt airport. The plane lands and departs from Terminal 1. I have no checked luggage, only one carry-on ...
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Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK?

Is there a website or some other way to find out if I need a transit visa for a short stop in the UK on my way somewhere else? Ideally this should give me the answer for all nationalities, and take ...
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Layover at SFO for Dubai

I’ll be traveling from Portland to SFO through Alaska. I have a layover of 1 hr 40 mins to fly to Dubai through Emirates. Both flights in one ticket through emirates. Did some research and Alaska's ...
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Under what conditions does Turkish Airlines provide a free hotel room to passengers on a long layover?

I have more than 12 hours transit time at Ataturk airport by Turkish airlines .. does company provide me a room or just stay at airport hall ,, and provide nothing?
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Is a 1-hour layover in Düsseldorf enough?

I have a flight from Tangier, Morocco, to Vienna, Austria, connecting in Düsseldorf. I have Moroccan citizenship, so I want to know if passport control will be a hassle. I will arrive in Düsseldorf at ...
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22 hour Layover in Vienna [duplicate]

My husband and I will have a 22 hour layover in Vienna next year. We are Americans. What documents do we need to leave the airport to explore the city during our layover? Do we need a visa or ...
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Booked flights on different bookings; how to make the connection?

I am traveling from Ahmedabad to Thiruvanthpuram via Mumbai. I booked a connecting flight with different airlines but my first flight from Ahmedabad to Bombay (Akasaa airline) got cancelled so I had ...
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Layover timing for connecting flights

I have a connecting flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Ahmedabad via Mumbai. Following are the flight details Thiruvananthapuram to Mumbai 12:35 to 14:55 pm Mumbai to Ahmedabad 16:05 to 17:30 That ...
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Meeting someone who has a layover at Munich Airport

I live near Munich. A friend is travelling to Canada and has a layover at Munich Airport for 10 hrs. He holds Canadian permanent residency. Is there any way we could meet at Munich Airport? Both of ...
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Short connection with Lufthansa Flight

Intend to book flight depart from Geneva arrive in Kuala Lumpur. The first flight from Geneva to Munich is Lufthansa flight #2389 with short layover of 40 minutes before connection of next Lufthansa ...
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layover via Singapore (8hrs) and Taipei(17hrs). Do I need transit visa?

I have booked "Delhi - Singapore(8hr layover) - Taipei (Taoyuan)(17hr layover) - LA". I am an Indian holding a valid F1 visa. is transit visa needed ?
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6 hour Layover in San Francisco [duplicate]

I have a 6 hour layover in San Francisco on my way to Canada. Do I need USA VISA ?If yes which type of visa do I need and How do I apply that ?
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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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What should I do on a 12 hour layover in Chicago?

I have a United domestic flight into Chicago that will reach at around 9 am, and a 9 pm international flight (Finnair). I was wondering what I should do for the 12 hours I'll be there (or 8 if you ...
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Skip Heathrow flight after passing security

A friend of mine is transiting through Heathrow Terminal 5 and they don't have a UK visa. In order to meet my friend, I am planning to book a cheap flight out of Terminal 5 around the same time my ...
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Handling luggage with a 23 hr layover between Montreal and Toronto then to USA

Novice travelers - first time out of the country! We are taking an 8 day cruise to Rome and our return to the USA is Rome to Montreal [Air Canada] with a 23 hr layover before flying to Toronto and ...
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14 hours layover in Istanbul

Italian citizen here, travelling from Italy to Tokyo with 14 hourse layover in istanbul. I was searching what to do in that HUGE amount of time, so I saw in Istanbul airport there are many lounge, but ...
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Long layover in Newark, can I visit NYC?

I am a EU national going to the US for a conference. No visa, just the ESTA. When going back to Europe, specifically France, I will have a 17-hour-long layover in Newark: my first flight arrives in ...
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Does Ankara airport have a transit area?

I'm interested if Ankara Esenboga airport has a transit area where one could conveniently spend time during 6-hour layover. And if true, is there free Wi-Fi available (without Turkish SIM card or ...
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can i take advantage of first class perks if the first leg of my flight is economy class whilst the second leg is first?

I purchased an American Airlines ticket that has me doing a layover at airport B. The first leg of the trip (going from airport A to airport B) is economy and the second leg (going from airport B to ...
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8 hour Los Angeles layover - going to the beach?

Some friends and I have an 8 hour layover at LAX and, since it'll be summer, we'd like to get out and go check out Venice beach or something. Say we take a taxi - How much $ are we looking at and how ...

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