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Why do Ryanair allow me to book connecting itineraries through a third party, but not through their own website?

Ryanair is working almost strictly point-to-point. With a very few exceptions, they simply don't do connecting tickets, which saves them all the hassle and costs with accomodating people who missed ...
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Compensation for missed connection due to delay with same airline but separate bookings

No, you're not entitled to any compensation. You chose to book separate flights, so the airline did not guarantee your connection and the risk is fully on you. In addition, because your flight was ...
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What commercial flight route requires the most (minimum possible) stops/layovers from A to B?

As with many questions about extremes, the answer depends on the precise rules you impose. Hops count as multiple flights: 13 flights. It's reasonable to argue that one should be very permissive ...
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I wasn't allowed to check in for my flight because I didn't have a Turkish transit visa

You do need a Turkish visa because you are changing airports and will not remain airside. Check-in staff was right. If your ticket had your transit on one single airport you wouldn't need one but with ...
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What commercial flight route requires the most (minimum possible) stops/layovers from A to B?

The United Island Hopper is probably a good candidate for that. MLL (in Alaska) to KSA (in Micronesia) will require 7 stops (at least according to Google):
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Is a 1hr 3min layover at ORD (Chicago) enough when coming in international?

For a normal international flight, the answer would be a clear "not a chance". However, your flight is different. Most flights from Canada (including yours) go through US immigration and customs in ...
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Why does a flight from Melbourne to Cape Town need to go via Doha?

It's not just a stop, it's a change (picking a random date a couple of week in the future you'd be in Doha for about 23 hours). This is how airlines operate - they serve multiple routes form one or ...
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What if I miss a connection and don't have money to book next flight?

While this is a real fear of everyone with a connecting flight, it's actually not something that is very likely to hurt you. First, precisely because you worry about this, you're not likely to get so ...
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How to avoid luggage being lost in transfer?

You can never guarantee anything, but I have only had bags delayed at a transfer once (twice more I have had bags delayed, but at least one of the times the bag simply failed to make the plane, and in ...
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Flight was rescheduled, now I can't make connection (flights have been booked together, same airline)

It's likely a mistake. Call the airline and they should be able to correct it, and offer you a new itinerary that is actually possible. Standard procedure when an airline changes their schedule is ...
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Arriving in Atlanta after US Preclearance in Dublin. Will I go through TSA security in Atlanta to transfer to a connecting flight?

From the TSA's website: Duty Free Liquids: You may carry duty free liquids in secure, tamper–evident bags, more than 3.4oz or 100 ml in your carry-on bag if: The duty free liquids were ...
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Arriving in Atlanta after US Preclearance in Dublin. Will I go through TSA security in Atlanta to transfer to a connecting flight?

You will almost certainly NOT have to re-clear security - although you can't definitively rule it out. The vast, vast majority of pre-cleared flights will arrive into their US destination as if they ...
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Can airlines leave you stranded?

You have booked a return flight A -> B -> A with AirGreen, and a return flight B -> C -> B with AirRed on separate bookings. This can indeed leave you stranded. For example, let us assume ...
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What commercial flight route requires the most (minimum possible) stops/layovers from A to B?

For a single ticket I'm going to go with six segments, with the caveat that you shouldn't book it: PQS-AER or PQS-VOG Pilot Station, Alaska, requires two flight segments just to get to Anchorage. ...
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Time necessary for making a connection flying Easyjet from Bristol, UK to Amsterdam and connecting on Delta Airlines to Detroit, MI, US

This is a bad plan. EasyJet and Delta do not interline, so you'd be purchasing two separate tickets. When you do this, you are responsible for arranging your own connection, not the airlines. If you ...
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Connect flight from Berlin (Germany) to Palma (Spain) refusing us

You have bought two separate tickets, Ryanair doesn't sell this connection. To be able to check in for the first flight you need to be allowed to enter the UK since that is you destination on the ...
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What does the "Kiwi.com Guarantee" cover?

I highly recommend not to book this type of connection and read some online review on Kiwi from people who have tried using this guarantee. Typical complaints include You need to call KIWI directly ...
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I have a flight + connection on same ticket - can I book a separate first leg of the journey and still use the connecting flight booked prior?

You cannot do this. If you miss the first leg of your ticket, the airline will cancel all the rest of your flights. You'd turn up in Munich and find that your reservation to Tokyo has been cancelled. ...
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What does the "Kiwi.com Guarantee" cover?

Although this is anecdotal, I needed the Kiwi.com guarantee once, and I was successfully covered. It was unpleasant, but it got me to my destination without spending any extra money. I conclude that ...
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Is 55 minutes enough time for a connecting flight at LAX?

No. United and Emirates do not interline, so the only way this connection could happen would be if you purchased two separate tickets. This is not nearly enough time for that. When you arrive in LAX ...
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Why do some airports shuffle connecting passengers through security again

Your description of when additional security is performed is missing one important fact. To use your example airport of FRA, you've stated that there is no need to re-clear security when connecting ...
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I wasn't allowed to check in for my flight because I didn't have a Turkish transit visa

The question of responsibility for visas crops up from time to time here, and I don't think we can be clearer than Greg Hewgill is in the accepted answer: In general, it is the passenger's ...
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Missed the connecting flight, separate tickets on same airline - who is responsible?

As explained in the other answer and in comments to the question, the responsibility lies with you. You had two separate contracts for travel from A to B and from B to C. You were delayed on A to B, ...
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What is the name for the set of the outbound segment and inbound segment together?

At the airline I work at, we do not have a specific piece of internal jargon for this. As you note, we track legs, because they're what aircraft do; and we track segments, because they're what ...
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In what airports do I undergo US exit immigration checks, if I have a connecting flight?

In USA, there is no exit checks. That means, you don't have to go through a passport control, either in EWR or Detroit. Your details will be provided by your airline to the US government and your exit ...
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What commercial flight route requires the most (minimum possible) stops/layovers from A to B?

I could not find any flight search engine that indexes the Air Inuit airline, but given their destination map, getting from Salluit Airport, QC, Canada (YZG) (only served by Air Inuit), it would take ...
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Will a self service check-in machine know that I have connecting flights and transfer my luggage?

If it's a single booking, your bags will automatically checked through to your final destination. You should be getting the boarding passes of both flights in Hamburg from the Kiosk and the baggage ...
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Where do you go through passport control when transiting through another Schengen airport on your way out of the Schengen area?

You always go through passport control on your last exit point out of the Schengen area, in this case Helsinki airport. Likewise you always go through passport control on your first entry point into ...
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