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They may wait for you, because they know you're coming, but they won't wait for very long and waiting is not guaranteed. They have a schedule to keep, and there may be operational reasons why they can't hold the flight for long (if it's the last flight of the day, there might be noise restrictions in place after a certain time, or there may be restrictions ...


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Do airlines typically wait for passengers who are flying in with the same airline and have a short connection? Typically not, at least not on US domestic connections. I have personally experienced some egregious "won't wait a single second" scenarios In one case I had a tight connection with a delayed incoming flight but due to no luggage and fast running ...


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Typically, if a lot of people are connecting from flight A to B, the airline could wait. In effect, it is better for them to wait maybe 20 minutes than having to provide food and a hotel for loads of people. I have had cases before were airlines waited before. Alternatively, the airline could fast track you through the airport (e.g. security and passport ...


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BE REALLY CAREFUL WITH THAT, and if it's illegal to import to Russia, DO NOT DO THAT! Just recently there was a highly publicised story of Naama Issachar (you can google for her name and read all the details), who was flying from India to Israel via Moscow, and had several grams of cannabis in her luggage. This is legal both in India and Israel, but not in ...


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Since there are many answers saying "No", I'll provide anecdotal evidence of a "Yes" answer. I was flying from Indianapolis to Klamath Falls, OR via MSP and PDX. As I sat in MSP, they announced a delay of the flight to PDX. I politely inquired at the gate to see how long it would be and to check on the likelihood of my making my connection at PDX - they ...


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Contrary to popular belief, “transit” doesn’t mean that you aren’t subject to the laws of the transiting country. So if what you are carrying is illegal — or simply of a nature that you might be held for secondary questioning, it isn’t worth it. There have even been instances of people being arrested when their plane had to make a forced landing in a third ...


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According to https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/transit-771/transit-facilities-at-australian-airports: Sydney (SYD), Cairns (CNS), Gold Coast (OOL) Do not operate on a 24 hour basis and overnight stays are not permitted. Passengers transiting overnight will need an appropriate visa for Australia to leave the airport to ...


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The moment you abandon the first segment, rest of your itinerary, including return ticket (in same itenary) will be cancelled. If you want to avoid the 8.5 hour layover, only option is to pay higher.


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One hour can be really short, even if there are no delays on your flight from Cincinnati. As a precaution, before landing in Paris, notify the flight attendant of the situation; tell them what is your next flight (number and destination) and ask them if they know what gate is your next flight, and if it is in the same terminal. It might be possible that ...


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It varies. They will often wait a little while, especially if it's the last flight of the day and even moreso if there are multiple passengers making the same connection. I've had Delta wait for me after inbound connection delays on several occasions. Actually, I've only had one time where I actually missed a connection on Delta and that was a case where the ...


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If your layover is an airside transit, you probably won't pass through Russian immigration, won't see your checked luggage, and your checked luggage won't be examined by Russian customs officers. Whether yours is an airside transit will be determined by your flight schedule, airport terminals or transfers, your nationality, and Russian rules. If, on the ...


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It depends on your nationality. While I can't guess your nationality, if you are not part of the 24 excluded countries, you should be able to enter without visa. If you are part of the 24 countries, you're out of luck; you will need a visa. Tourists in transit to Third Countries 1. Eligible Applicants Nationals of ...


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Transfers at Schipol airport is very simple, and I have done it many times. KLM advise that 50 mins is ample for a transfer on an intercontinental flight. https://www.klm.com/travel/gb_en/prepare_for_travel/at_the_airport/connections/index.htm The airport website https://www.schiphol.nl/en/transfers/ Has a tool to work out your transfer times. As ...


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Probably not. Unless a large portion of the passengers on your Kansas to MSP flight are also continuing onto the same destination you are they have very little incentive to hold a flight. It costs an airline roughly $75/minute for a delay.


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Not necessarily. One time I was travelling from Athens to Paris through Frankfurt (with Lufthansa) with estimated waiting time 1 hour. Due to bad weather near Frankfurt, the flight landed in Frankfurt about 40 minutes late. We arrived on our gate literally less than 10 minutes past boarding and we were firmly refused boarding. After much talking and ...


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Well if the flight youre in is meant to connect all or majority of the passengers it is going to wait ofcourse and make up for that time in flight. But if its a small group then probably not. You will be re-assigned the next flight to your destination


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I fly on Southwest as much as possible for unrelated reasons. There are a number of times they have held the entire flight for two people or even one person: single digit minutes generally. But SouthWest is in general a pleasant airline to choose. That makes it easy to have a positive attitude on it (when you are not the one who is delayed): we're all going ...


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You will be able to apply for a 48 hour transit visa that will allow you to leave the airport if you so wish. You are responsible for your own activities during this layover. The airline does not arrange anything other than the visa sponsorship. Transit visas for 48 hours are issued free of charge to passengers transiting through the UAE’s airports. You ...


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You don't need a Brazil transit visa as long as you have an onward ticket and remain in the designated transit area (for a maximum of 7 hours). However, if you want to leave the airport you need a visa unless you are from a visa exempt country. Nigeria is not a exempt country and therefore if you want to visit the country, you will need a visa. http://www....


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I lost a layover in CDG having only 50 minutes to do it. Even though the first flight didn't arrive late, I got help passing fast through immigration (the staff came to help me while I was in the line) and I ran. The flight was Santiago (Chile) -> CDG -> Amsterdam. All flights operated by the alliance Air France - KLM. That time Air France just gave me a ...


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If you have a EU passport you are anyway still allowed to freely enter the UK. If you are transiting through London on a true connection (ie. both flights on one ticket) at the same airport you do not need to enter the UK. You will make an airside transit in stead.


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