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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Re check bags at Dublin stop over? Travelling Heathrow to San Francisco on Aer Lingus

I'm flying From Heathrow to San Francisco with a stopover in Dublin. The flights were booked as one ticket, both Aer Lingus. However, as Dublin has US Preclearance, will I need to claim my luggage at ...
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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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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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Avoiding red-eye flights for long journeys

I'm not very good at sleeping on airplanes (at least in cattle class - I've never flown overnight on higher classes), and I don't fancy the prospect of sleeping for a couple of hours in an airport ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Long stopover time in Melbourne Airport

I and my wife have planned for a short Australia tour, just covering Sydney as we have only 5 days in our hands. But it looks like during our return journey we will have a 14 hour stopover time at ...
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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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Exiting Vancouver airport during a flight connection with New Zealand passport

A friend on a NZ passport flies through Vancouver tomorrow, and has a few hours at the airport between international flights. Can he exit to the 'outside world', given he has a valid passport etc? ...
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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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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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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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Is there a risk with flights stopping off in Russia?

Here is a thought experiment... Assume one wants to go from the EU to Japan. There will of course be different carriers (and paths) available to choose from, and usually there will be a stopover in ...
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Which airlines provide free stopovers?

I have heard that British Airways provides free stopover in London i.e. a flight by British Airways via London costs the same as two separate flights from departure city to London and from London to ...
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How do you book an Emirates Dubai stopover package (from US/Canada)?

Emirates has a Dubai stopover program where you can often add a few nights in Dubai as part of a connection without an additional airfare charge and then purchase a package with hotels (with transfers ...
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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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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 ...