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Taking second flight directly (skipping first flight and layover)

Google "hidden city ticketing". This is a common practice – at least a common temptation – but one that has disastrous consequences. By missing your first flight, you will forfeit the rest ...
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Does a direct flight emit more CO2 than a flight with a layover?

As the comments said: the CO₂ estimates depends a lot on the aircraft and other factors. The actual calculation is rather complicated and so Google (and others) have to make a lot of simplifying ...
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Will the passport control (tourist visa check) happen in Norway (destination and visa issuing country) or Munich (layover)?

As Norway and Germany are both in the Schengen zone, the flight from Munich to Norway is effectively domestic as far as immigration goes, and therefore you will go through passport control in Munich. ...
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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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What to do during a long stopover in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam?

Yes, you've got plenty of time. In your shoes I would get a day-use hotel room near the airport, so you can also freshen up and/or take a nap, and then go explore the city. You will need an ...
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Does a direct flight emit more CO2 than a flight with a layover?

In this specific case, the savings are most likely due to the type of aircraft involved. More recent aircraft such as a 787, 350, or 330neo can be a lot more fuel efficient than older aircraft. This ...
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8-hour stopover in Kuala Lumpur: visiting Batu Caves?

It's possible but may be a bit tight (depends on next train time, immigration clearance, etc.). I'd recommend simply taking a taxi, which isn't much more expensive than the train anyway (taxi is only ...
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Can someone who isn't flying meet me at my gate for a layover at Istanbul airport?

Unless your friend is: an airport employee; a diplomat; or possibly someone who has a friend with some "juice" at the airport; There's no way your friend can get a pass to enter and leave ...
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Can someone who isn't flying meet me at my gate for a layover at Istanbul airport?

One way tickets from Istanbul for dates in June (as an example) are as little as 30 euros (Izmir, Bodrum, Ankara to name but three). Sofia is 5 euros more expensive. Your friend could buy a cheap ...
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Meeting someone who has a layover at Munich Airport

There is a few different routes you can explore 1. Meet landside This will require your friend to enter the Schengen area. There isn't enough information in your post to tell, so I suggest that your ...
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Xiamen 10-hour layover questions

You're eligible for 24-hour transit without a visa (TWOV). You just need to present your passport and Immigration form. Queuing up can take a while - it certainly did day before yesterday when we ...
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How can you travel between terminals at DFW (Dallas Fort Worth International Airport)?

There are 2.5 ways, but in almost all cases you need the free Skylink train between terminals. If you're in a rush, the Skylink train is almost certainly fastest. There is an interactive map which ...
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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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8-hour stopover in Kuala Lumpur: visiting Batu Caves?

In a perfect world, you have about 2 hours of free time with that itinerary. KLIA is way south of KL, the Batu Caves are north of KL. There's about 70 km between the two – which doesn't mean much in ...
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Security at layover in Detroit on international flight

You will almost certainly not go through security in Detroit on your outbound flight. At US airports, domestic arrivals (such as your flight from Chicago) generally exit into the departure hall, ...
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United Airlines - Manila to Montevideo (via SFO) layover seems too short

I agree that 1:20 for international to domestic at SFO is quite risky, you can easily spend an hour at the immigration line alone and then you need to pick up your bag, clear Customs, recheck your bag ...
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9-hour 40-mn layover in Haneda Airport

You have two separate flights, to and from two different airports, 40 miles away from each other. You'll have to pick up your luggage, and schlep it all the way to Haneda, and check in again. As for ...
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Does a direct flight emit more CO2 than a flight with a layover?

Clicking on the "CO2e" figure on Google flights reveals it to be based on passenger seat miles. Aircraft flying long haul flights have to carry sufficient fuel for diversions and emergencies ...
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Can someone who isn't flying meet me at my gate for a layover at Istanbul airport?

It will be cheaper, easier and less risky for both you and your friend, if you get a visa. But check if you even need one. It is suspicious to enter an airport terminal without taking a flight, and ...
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2h10 layover at PMI on early June, arriving from MUC, leaving for ALC. Is that enough time for connection?

The MCT is for connecting flights (where you usually stay airside, don't touch your bags, don't go to check-in...). For a self-transfer 45 minutes would of course be completely impossible, as you need ...
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9-hour 40-mn layover in Haneda Airport

We’ll fly from Boston to Narita Airport and then have to transfer to Haneda for our long layover. Will they transfer our luggage to Haneda? You may want to contact your airline as it seems to have a ...
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Will the passport control (tourist visa check) happen in Norway (destination and visa issuing country) or Munich (layover)?

For Schengen countries, the first place you land that is within the Schengen Area is always your port of entry. This means that’s always where you go through passport control for entry into the ...
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How much time is required for layover in Dubai airport?

Depends on the details and I'm assuming that this is a single ticket and an international to international connection. Is this time (85 minutes) sufficient for the layover? Should be ok. Minimum ...
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Does a direct flight emit more CO2 than a flight with a layover?

KLM was sued by an environmental company over alleged "greenwashing." I think your gut instinct is correct in that this is not truly possible. Their score may be lower due to the purchase of ...
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Staying overnight in Abu Dhabi airport

sleepinginairports.net is a great resource that does just what it says on the tin. Here's their page for Abh Dhabi. Oddly for a major airport, Abu Dhabi does not appear to have any transit (within ...
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Meeting someone who has a layover at Munich Airport

Unfortunately I'm not able to comment yet. There is no need to buy a non-Schengen flight ticket, but you do need a boarding pass to get through security. Once past security, you can simply take the ...
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American transiting Frankfurt to Heathrow - did I miss a sign?

Whether you go through security or not depends on whether the local authorities "trust" the authorities of the origin airport to have done a good job or not (same rules, good testing, etc.). ...
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Meet a friend at Heathrow airport

Maybe. Heathrow has a site that can tell you their expected connection times. Other than potential terminal changes, you would have to go through security again. From experience, that can take 30 ...
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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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layover via Singapore (8hrs) and Taipei(17hrs). Do I need transit visa?

TIMATIC states, for Singapore : Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have ...
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