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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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Self-transfer through Rome with no luggage. Will I need a visa?

the question is Will easy jet allow me to board on my first flight as for them the ticket is only to rome. No, they will not allow you to board the flight to Rome if you don’t have a Schengen visa
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Where can I get layover insurance?

Tricky. The insurance term that you are looking for is called "Missed Connection". See here or here. It's not a particularly well advertised feature, so you will have to dive into the fine ...
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Layover in Beijing extended by two days

Some extra tips to an already very good answer. What are our rights? Typically your options are a) accept as is, b) ask to be rescheduled or c) cancel for a full refund. Unfortunately the timing ...
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Under EU Reg 261, is delaying a connecting flight a reasonable measure?

Is delaying a flight by a short time (several minutes) a "reasonable measure" under EC261? I highly doubt it. Airline schedules are complicated with lots and lots of dependencies, so they ...
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Do I need Schengen visa type c?

"Travelers that need to land in more than one airport of the Schengen territory should apply for a regular Schengen visa instead of a transit Schengen visa" A flight between Lisbon and ...
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Is immediate return flight considered a connection?

It's highly likely that in your A-B-A situation with a 1-hour turnaround, that the exact same aircraft will be use for the A-B flight and the B-A flight. Therefore, if the A-B leg is delayed, the B-A ...
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Can airlines leave you stranded?

Yes, you'll be stranded. If the connection were on the same airline, they MIGHT sort you to your actual destination at their discretion. easyJet did so in March when I was denied boarding Larnaca-...
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What signage do I follow for connecting flights?

Since you depart from a country outside the Schengen Area and then all the other airports are inside Schengen, the first stop (Vienna) will be slightly different from the second, since you will be ...
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Layover in Beijing extended by two days

As @dda’s comment mentions, if you bought this as a single ticket you should contact the airline and ask for assistance. Either reschedule the Tokyo-Beijing flight, or get them to book a hotel room ...
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Can airlines leave you stranded?

In addition to the other answers, note that outside Europe, and specifically in Asia, depending on the airlines, they might accommodate you, depending on their quality of service (ie forget LCCs), and ...
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Is immediate return flight considered a connection?

From my experience, if you have a return ticket with a short layover, the airline usually takes responsibility for ensuring you make your connecting flight. If the delay of your A->B flight causes ...
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Are there any secrets from experienced travellers on how to book multi city breaks inexpensively?

Often the best solution here is an open jaw ticket for the trans-Atlantic flights (I just searched for London to Las Vegas and then Orlando to London on random dates next month, and there seem to be ...
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Under EU Reg 261, is delaying a connecting flight a reasonable measure?

It seems this is a grey area, the airline can try to not pay compensation and you can try to argue with that decision. I imagine it could go either way. However, this is only related to compensation, ...
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Will I have lounge access when connecting in WAW?

Yes, you will - probably! The LOT website contains the details for eligibility to access the lounge, which includes : e) Passengers in Business Class in transfer to domestic flights – if passenger ...
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Where can I get layover insurance?

Protection for connections is included in some travel insurance policies, so you’ll have to shop around and check the details. Note that some products/services (especially credit cards) come bundled ...
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Add a flight to ITA Matrix?

"Matrix" has always been a bit of a playground for ITA Software. They provided it as a free service, and used it to test their backend software which they then sold to companies such as ...
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Why would someone get a connecting flight straight back to their point of departure?

A bunch of possible reasons (as also seen from the comments). Courier Meeting in the airport Mileage run Pick up someone for the return flight (who has already check-in and is through security). ...
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What signage do I follow for connecting flights?

A specific answer will depend on four important things: the airport you are connecting where you are coming from where are you going to the airline(s) you are flying If it's a connection of ...
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Connecting flight from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi to Thailand

Given that both flights are on the same ticket: Your checked luggage will be "checked-through" to your final destination: you'll drop your bags in Pakistan, and will not see them before you ...
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Booked flights on different bookings; how to make the connection?

These are both domestic flights, so this is straight forward enough. It appears that Akasaa and Vistara are not interline partners. That means you have to collect your bags on arrival in Mumbai, leave ...
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US international arrival: At what point can or should you abandon your bags to catch a connection?

Please take this answer with a grain of salt because I have no direct experience with this. The least problematic course of action sounds like missing the connection. This is because: the late bag ...
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What will I need to do to make a international-to-domestic connection at GRU?

It is a very late answer by now, but for the sake of others with the similar doubts here it is: When entering Brazil (next flight is domestic), in the first port of entry you always: (1) go through ...
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Where can I get layover insurance?

As far as I know only kiwi does such insurance and only for self transfers bought in their website (maybe there are similar travel agencies doing this). It is not included in their price and you need ...
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Do I need a visa for a connecting flight at CDG from T1 to T2E?

In this case, will I be required to get a Schengen Visa? No, you won't need a Schengen visa since you won't be leaving the international transit area on your way to the UK. As @jcaron helpfully ...
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Is immediate return flight considered a connection?

If you buy a return ticket (that is, a pair of direct flights A->B and B->A), where the time spent in B is very short, you may not be entitled to any compensation or assistance from the airline. ...
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Brazil transit visa required for Indian citizens?

If this is not a self-connection, I don’t think you need a transit visa for Brazil. According to IATA TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Passengers with a connecting flight booked on the same ticket in ...
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Can I change my itinerary after applying for a Schengen visa?

Yes, that's all fine. You're not changing the reason you're traveling, the countries you're traveling to or the dates you're arriving or leaving, so your visa remains perfectly valid, and you can ...
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