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

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What commercial flight route requires the most (minimum possible) stops/layovers from A to B?

For travel hacking (and interest) value, colleagues and I have been trying to work out which routes worldwide might have the highest number of required legs. That is, for a one-way flight from ...
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How to get a layover longer than a few hours?

I want to visit some countries my flights transit through. I live in Pakistan and flights to America often transit through the UK or Europe. Flights to Europe mostly transit from Middle East. I assume ...
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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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Where to find microwave on the road in the US

I'll be driving almost non-stop (no hotels). I have some frozen curry and other things I'd like to heat up as I travel on down the line. Where is it possible to use find a microwave to use?
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In the context of air travel, are layovers different to stopovers?

In a recent question somebody asked about a layover without mentioning how long the stop would be, thus implying it might perhaps be understood whether layover generally refers to a stop not requiring ...
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What is a stopover?

What exactly is a stopover? How is my flight search affected if I limit its duration to X hours? Can there be a stopover if I am on a non-stop flight?
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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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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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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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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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Flying into London, overnight train to Edinburgh that evening, where to stow bags/shower?

Looking for advice for how to manage things during a one-day "layover" between a flight (from the US) and the overnight train from London to Edinburgh. I'm heading to Scotland for a wedding in the ...
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Can you have extra long transit times to explore a city?

Say you're in transit in an airport in a country you're allowed to visit without a visa. Could you plan a trip with a 3 day stopover, and stay in the city for that period with your carry-on? This ...
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Stopover in Iceland (w/ Icelandair) - can I leave the airport?

I'm researching an excursion to America (I'm a British Citizen) and planning to fly out using reward points, which means I will be subject to one-way-tax on the way back with BA/AA (Reward points). ...
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6 hour stopover in Shanghai

I have a stop over in Shanghai Pudong (Transit for a flight from London to Auckland). Is this long enough to leave the airport, do some sight-seeing, and then make it back? Do I need a visa to ...
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Is there a JFK airport hotel which allows cats?

There are a number of hotels in a group (Hampton, etc) by JFK airport. Is there one which allows pet cats (cat travelling in a cat box) to stay overnight with human guests? (Whether in the room or ...
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Modifying online flights to include stopovers

I'm trying to get a visa for Canada, but that's beside the point. While I wait, I play with flights online, looking at prices. I found that occasionally there's this weird multi-stop flight that ...
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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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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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Search engine for stop over possibilites

I am planning a flight from Auckland to Europe and am trying to find out which places are convenient to stop over. I once knew a website where you can simply enter the two airports, and it shows you ...
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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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Suitable cities to stay in for one night between KIX and Kanazawa

When I arrive in in Japan at KIX it'll be just after five pm, and I'll be travelling to Kanazawa the following day. Theoretically, I could try to go from KIX to Kanazawa that night, but I'd be ...
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Simpler stop-over option

I have an Indian passport. I have an option of choosing Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok for layover, each 24 hours. Outbound I fly Hyderabad, India to Vientiane, Laos with return from Ho Chi Minh City. Flying ...
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When does the 24 hour layover rule apply?

I understand that most airlines have a 24 hour stopover rule which states that on an international flight if the connecting time at the intermediate point is less than 24 hours, it will count as a ...
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Can I stay in Zurich airport If I get there before my visa starts? [duplicate]

I have a query regarding transit visa. I am a student at the Indian Institute of Technology in Jodhpur, India. I am going to visit Switzerland during this summer as a student trainee. I got my visa ...
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Stopovers on Shinkansen services?

I'm planning a Hakodate-Tokyo journey this summer after the Hokkaido Shinkansen opens, but it's a four-hour journey even on the fastest service and I'd like to take a break, stretch my legs and eat ...
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Full-day stopover at Toronto between two international flights

I have booked round-trip tickets from Paris to Chicago, departing in a few weeks. The return leg, operated by Air Canada, includes a connection at Toronto (YYZ). The arrival from Chicago is scheduled ...
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Is Casablanca totally safe?

My daughter is going to have a flight with one day stopover in Casablanca. Are there places to be avoided in Casablanca for a single young woman? Which ones might they be?
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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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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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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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Is a stopover in Havana a problem for a U.S. citizen?

I'm looking at flights from Mexico City to Paris, and the cheapest option has a single stop in Havana, Cuba. As a U.S. citizen, can this get me into trouble--specifically when returning to the U.S.? ...
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Making stopover but luggage to final destination

I would like to go to Entebbe Airport but make a stop of say 2 weeks in Logos. Will my luggage be flown to my final destination?
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Flight with stopover: How to find a similar flight but with 1-week stopover?

Using some website, the cheapest Tokyo→Paris flight has a 5-hours stopover in Dubai. I would like to make this stopover 7-days, so that I can visit around that place too. I can't express this ...
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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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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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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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What's the best area of Hong Kong to stay in on a short stopover visit for sightseeing?

I'm thinking about taking a stopover of 1-2 days next time I fly through Hong Kong, rather than just carrying straight on with my next flight. If I do do this, I'll need to work out the best area to ...
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United Airlines' online check-in procedure : "stay" or "transit" for one night?

I have booked flights which involve me transiting through the USA (Newark) en route to Costa Rica. My itinerary includes an overnight stay in New York; I'll be spending the night with relatives. I ...
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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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Aer Lingus Stopover with no time at destination

Ok, so I purchased what I thought was a round trip ticket from BOS to SNN (Boston to Shannon) airport for a family of four. The Itinerary seemed strange, but the price was very good courtesy of ...
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Southwest Airlines - Extend Layover?

I'm looking to book a flight from SLC (Salt Lake City) to SAN (San Diego), and the lowest rates I can find are on Southwest airlines. This is convenient, because Southwest seems to have a major hub in ...
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What to do in Bangkok during midnight stopover

I have a connecting flight in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport which was suddenly rescheduled from 1AM to 6AM. Initially I had to wait 6 hours in the airport which is already a big deal, but now it ...
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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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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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When I find a discount fare on AirAsia's website that includes a stop at KL, is there a way to book it with a few nights there for the same price?

AirAsia's hub is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They currently have a 20% off offer and I've found a flight from Australia to Japan I like, which includes 7½ hours at KUL in the middle of the night. As far ...
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A day visit to San Francisco possible with a 11 hour stopover?

I'm reaching San Francisco (SFO) international terminal at 11:45am and have a connecting domestic flight at 10:45pm. There is no luggage transfer available and I will have to clear immigration and ...
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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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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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Are airlines required to take you to your stopover location or only to your final destination?

The airline has a responsibility to get you to your destination. If your flight is cancelled or you miss a connection due to a delay (with flights on the same ticket) they have to make (and pay for) ...
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Am I allowed stopover in Zurich airport without transit visa?

I am a pakistani national, travelling to China from London. I have valid UK student visa (expires in 2.5 years). The flight will stopover in zurich. I have an opportunity to book a flight with a 16 ...
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