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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meet a friend while in transit at the airport?

I live in France. As part of a long multi-part flight, a friend of mine will be spending a night at the Charles de Gaulle Airport (in Paris, France), without a Schengen Visa (he has only the transit ...
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Visa for layover in Narita Airport?

Is a Visa required for a 15 hour layover in Narita Airport, flying in from South Africa? Ticket included departure from SA, with a 3hour stopover in Doha, 15 hour stopover in Narita Airport, with ...
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Do I need a transit visa for UK for self-transfer in Manchester and Gatwick Airport [duplicate]

My sister and I are travelling from Amsterdam to Reykjavik, iceland with a "self-transfer" in Manchester for 3 hour. We are only bring our hand-luggage, so no need to claimed any luggage in ...
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Does an Indian passport holder require transit/Schengen visa for a connecting flight via Amsterdam to final destination England [duplicate]

I am moving to England on a work visa in mid of march 2023, I booked a flight from Etihad Airways the flight has 2 stops/layovers (2 hours each) before the UK below is the route. India > Abu Dhabi &...
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Transit visa for 2 layovers

I am an Indian citizen traveling from Delhi to Milan with layovers in Sharjah and Istanbul. Do I need transit visas for both Sharjah and Istanbul airports? The airline are different from Delhi to ...
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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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Is 50 minutes enough for a transfer at Incheon airport?

I will be flying Economy, so potentially at the back of a full plane! If the flight is delayed, I believe they will have to put me on the next one with available seats, but if it is on time, will they ...
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Is 1 hour feasible for a layover in Manila for an international flight?

Due to a flight change from Cebu Pacific I now have a 1 hour layover in Manila, no baggage, and the flights are on two seperate tickets. Both flights are in terminal 3, I am flying on Cebu Pacific ...
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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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Is Tokyo Haneda airport (HND) closed at night and do you have to enter Japan even just for transit between countries?

www.flychina.com says the following about a plane ticket: Tue, Feb 3 12:45p - 5:15p+1day 14h 30m New York Kennedy, NY (JFK) to Tokyo Haneda, Japan (HND) Japan Airlines JL 5 · Economy Class · Boeing ...
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Layover in airport with self transfer, what are my options?

I'm traveling to Madrid through Venice (Marco Polo airport), with self transfer option, which means I have to leave the airport security then check in again. I have some questions. I was planning to ...
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