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Scheduled stop in the middle of a transit decided by the traveler.

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Risks of transiting through Doha airport whilst being ineligible for a transit visa?

I am considering flying from United Kingdom to Australia via Doha, with a three hour layover each way. My (United Kingdom) passport would have <6 month validity so I would not be able to enter ...
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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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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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Stop along the Tokyo-Kyoto Shinkansen for Mt Fuji views

We are currently in Tokyo and will be traveling to Kyoto tomorrow, March 31, by bullet train (nothing booked yet). We would like to see Mt Fuji along the way. Ideally it will take as little time out ...
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How can I stay longer in my flight stop cities without much additional flight cost?

Imagine you want to buy a round ticket from A to C. You have one stop in B (all three cities are in different countries). A -> [B] -> C -> [B] -> A B is actually an interesting place and ...
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KLM complex itinerary on ITA matrix

I'm trying to book this itinerary SFO-AMS Nov 17, 2023 AMS-JRO Nov 25, 2023 EBB-SFO Dec 11, 2023 The fare doubles once there is a stopover at AMS instead of doing it without a stopover. Initially I ...
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Hidden city ticketing with stopovers instead of layovers

My understanding of terminology: Layover: Typically <12 hour stop, where your checked luggage are automatically transferred between flights Stopover: Typically >12 hour stop, where you must ...
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Unvaccinated travel from Canada to Mexico with a stop in the US?

Mexico doesn't require vaccination but the US does. Even though I wouldn't be leaving the airport at the US stop it looks like I wouldn't be allowed on the plane though. Would you agree? Probably ...
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12 hours in Krakow, early morning on National Day

I'll have twelve hours to spend at or around Main Square, Kraków, but what concerns me is that I am arriving at early morning (7 AM) on National Day (November 11th). Will I be able to do anything at ...
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Search engine allowing stopovers longer than 24 hours, flexible dates and several destinations

A related question may be this one: How can I do a "broad" search for flights?, but it's a quite broad question (as the title suggests haha) Maybe the most similar question is this one: ...
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Can a Russian national fly to Latin America with a stop in Europe, such as TAP Airlines stop in Portugal?

Are there sanctions against travelers? Transit visa hell? Basically, can a Russian national fly to Latin America with a layover / stop in Europe, such as TAP Airlines stop in Portugal?
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Boarding passes when going through long layovers / stopovers?

I have a 39-hour layover with Etihad Airways at their hub in Abu Dhabi next month. I had to do it this way to qualify for their free stopover offering that requires a minimum 24-hour layover. The trip ...
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Does a Moroccan living in France need a visa for a stopover at London Stansted airport?

I would like to have clarification on the following case. A person of Moroccan nationality with a residence permit (private and family life) who travels by plane to France but has a stopover in London,...
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At transit or layover, have checked-in luggage transferred to the next airline without passenger retrieval and re-drop

Is there any way to book two connected flights (from different airlines; each one on a unrelated website): without passing via 3rd party agency (online or not) still being able to organize the ...
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Budget Longhaul Flights with Stopover

It is often said that many of the barriers to low-cost airlines doing longhaul journeys arise because of reasons pertaining to having to acquire aircraft (and crew) that can fly directly. Also, ‘Third ...
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Do I have to reboard at the same station after a Japan Rail stopover?

With some exceptions, Japan Rail base fare tickets allow stopovers. There is an excellent answer that explains when a ticket is eligible for stopovers, but it is not clear from either that answer or ...
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can i Dubai stopover package (from US/Canada) even your ticket from air canada and from dubai you are taking emirates air [closed]

can i Dubai stopover package (from US/Canada) even your ticket from air canada and from dubai you are taking emirates air
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Does Italian citizens need a passport for a stopover in Kyiv, Ukraine?

I should go to Vilnius from Rome in December, and the best option is the one with a stopover in Kyiv. I have never had a passport, as I have always traveled within EU and I could travel using my ID ...
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Is it possible to clear immigration, get luggage and recheck in at SFO in 4 hours?

Would someone help me calculate the connection time at SFO? I shall arrive from Europe at 2.30 pm into Terminal 3. Later on I want to fly to Las Vegas, on separate flight. I am travelling with my ...
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Is 1 hour sufficient to connect from Schengen to non-Schengen at Munich airport?

I’m flying in on American Airlines from Charlotte, NC, to Madrid with a layover in Munich, and have booked two separate flights on Iberia airlines with only a 1 hour connection. We do not have any ...
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Upcoming stopover at Hong Kong what to do about the protests?

This December I have a flight booked from Australia to India via Hong Kong (stopover 13 hours) as well as return which has 4 hours stopover. Both use Cathay Pacific. I had initially planned to go out ...
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Is there a way to encourage or even force airlines and booking engines to show options with overnight layovers?

Sometimes, airlines and booking engines offer options with overnight layovers, and usually present these as unattractive options (and usually they are, because not many people enjoy sleeping in ...
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transfer in Miami, final destination Charlotte, where do I clear customs? [duplicate]

I'm gonna fly from Barcelona to Charlotte with a stop in Miami. I wanted to know if I'll need to get through the US Customs and Border Protection in Miami, because I have a flight to take from Miami ...
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Was American Airlines correct to refuse me boarding through Narita? [closed]

I am a Filipino-Canadian resident of Vancouver, Canada holding both Canadian & Philippine passports. I was travelling from Vancouver to Manila the other day, with a one-way ticket purchased from ...
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ESTA query ticked no on transit query [duplicate]

Recently had my eTa and ESTA applications approved/authorized for my travel to Canada and the US. I hit no on the query regarding transit. Thinking I had to enter my hotel details for the US. Because ...
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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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What do I need to have for 12 hours stopover with a small trip to Kiev city? [closed]

I'm planning to buy tickets with a 12-hour stop in Boryspil International Airport, Ukraine during which I want to visit Kiev. I have Russian foreigner passport and Finnish working permit. Do I need ...
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boarding flight at intermediate stop

Suppose I book a flight ticket from place A to place B. This flight has a stop at place C. Is it possible/allowed for me to board the flight at place C instead of place A? If it is necessary, place ...
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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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Transit in Heathrow [duplicate]

I am from Saudi Arabia travelling to the USA with a valid visa. Can I stay overnight in London? Do I have to take my checked luggage or can it be left at the airport for the next days flight?
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Does Ryanair transfer checked luggage to its final destination on connecting flights?

I'd like to fly from Brno (CZ) to Riga (LT) via Milan-Bergamo (IT), and both legs are with Ryanair, with a sensible 2h45 layover. Does Ryanair handle my checked-in luggage like other airlines, so ...
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Travel Visa-Free stopover Guangzhou, multi-city [duplicate]

Does anyone know if the following itinerary is valid for a visa-free stopover in Guangzhou? Brisbane, Australia -> Singapore -> Guangzhou -> Brisbane? If I buy the tickets multi-city will this work? ...
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Two flights sold as one non stop?

I've purchased an Emirates flight, EK109, that states on my ticket has no stop, yet on closer inspection it actually flies DXB, LCA (Larnaca), MLA (Malta-Luqa). What's up with that? Do I get off in ...
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Does a Canadian citizen need a visa for a stopover in New Zealand?

I have a 14-hour layover in New Zealand before I have a connecting flight to Melbourne, Australia. Do I need a visa if I wanted to leave the airport and go to a hotel? I am a Canadian citizen with the ...
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Are there US-oriented travel planning sites which split a route into daily chunks?

I am planning a trip next year to the South-West of the US (starting and ending in SF, with a road tour across the major attractions). There are several sites to help with the planning (notably ...
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How do I go from Heathrow Terminal 3 to Sofitel in Terminal 5 during a stopover?

I will be arriving with my toddler in Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 via British Airways, and leaving the next day from Terminal 5 also on British Airways. I have booked a room at Sofitel near Terminal 5 ...
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Can I visit friends in the US for a few days on my C1 transit visa?

I recently obtained a C1 transit visa on my way to Jamaica from Kenya. When I'm in Jamaica, can I go visit my friends in Miami on the C1 visa (multi-entry) for a couple of days?
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Is stopover allowed with an offpeak train ticket in UK?

I am considering taking a train from Pwllheli to Bristol. It looks like the train tickets using the fastest route would cost around £100, and the cheaper alternative, connecting in Shrewsbury and ...
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Do I need a visa for a 3-day stopover in the Republic of Korea?

I'm flying from Canada and I'm currently holding a Vietnamese passport with a Canadian student visa. Am I allowed to enter Korea during a stopover, or do I need a visa to enter?
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Shower at a truck stop for a couple travelling in car

We are a couple travelling to Chicago from Boston in our SUV. Just wondering if it is safe to stop for a shower at one of the truck stops like Loves. How much does it cost for a family of two to ...
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Flight With KLM to Santiago with a stop in Buenos Aires

I have a flight with KLM from Amsterdam to Santiago, Chile with a stop in Buenos Aires. I am wondering how this stop affects me. I will not be transferring to another aircraft, this flight simply ...
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Can a friend (fellow passenger) take my baggage on a connecting flight that I am unable to board?

I've booked a ticket to fly from India to Kelowna, BC, Canada. My roommate and I are flying together. I have a stopover in Vancouver and due to some emergency I won't be able to catch the Kelowna ...
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Can a Filipino go outside the airport and travel on my own during a layover in Incheon airport without a visa?

If ever I passed through immigration in Incheon (with Filipino citizenship, US tourist visa and LA as my final destination) and my choice of free transit tour is not available or full already, can I ...
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Legal pitfalls after emergency landing

I know this is not a common scenario, but it's quite scary. Imagine that you are travelling from the UK to Australia, and you intend to respect all laws in both locations. In both, you are allowed ...
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Do you need vaccinations for a stopover in Australia?

I need to stop over in Australia, to go to and come back from New Zealand. Given that I don't need any visa for the stopovers, I wonder if I should get some specific vaccination, or bring any ...
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Extending a layover to the next day

Planning out my next vacation, I found out that the cheapest flight from my city (A) to my destination (C) happens to have a two-hour layover in an airport near one of my closest friends (B). By ...
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Is a three-hour transfer time in SFO safe?

Is 2 hours transit time in SFO enough for a NZ-citizen flying Kelowna,BC - SFO - Auckland? and How long does it take to transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 at SFO? are not duplicates because my ...
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Visiting brother in Korea, transit 2 days

I am an Indian citizen, residing in Japan, having permanent residency in Japan. I am planning to visit Hong Kong via South Korea. I want to break my journey in Seoul for 2-3 days on the way to Hong ...
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Flight search for 3+/4+ stops

I often search multiple-hop flight routes from a source to a destination. it is very important that the flight route fits my schedule and budget. that includes adjustments or constraints due to ...
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Mid-long stopover need to check-in baggage again? (same company)

I'll be traveling this week from Málaga (Spain) to Tokyo, with Alitalia. There's an 8-hour stopover at Rome Fiumicino. Am I supposed to pick up my bags and check them in again at Fiumicino?
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