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Simple: it comes down to money. Fully flat seats required increased floorspace, and hence a higher cost. The first airline to roll these out was British Airways in the early 2000s, and this proved to be such a draw that other airlines had to match them. This blog goes into the history of lie-flat seats in some detail. Of course, now that business class ...


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First, there are quite a few assumptions that are incorrect in your question. There are actually quite a few aircraft where business class seats actually recline to a fully flat and horizontal position. Things have changed a lot over the years, with some airlines being generally quicker than others, but even for a given airline, you can have quite a ...


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You're not getting on the plane to Lisbon! Per TIMATIC, the database used by airlines, transit in Portugal is possible for: Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight within 24 hours to a third country which is not a Schengen Member State Furthermore, you're not exempt from the entry ban (you would be ...


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tl;dr It should be fine, if not necessarily comfortable. Depending on your budget and interest in roughing it, an airport hotel room would be a reasonable alternative. From Sleeping in Airports and specifically from their Washingon Reagan Airport sleep guide: While Washington Dulles [sic] Airport is technically open 24-hours, the Security checkpoints and ...


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A quick online search reveals that there are various accommodation types on along the trail, ranging from free bivouacs to expensive hotels. For example Hiiker has a comprehensive list and map of available accommodation. In addition, official websites, such as Schweizmobil contain detailed information on the trail and of available accommodation. Finally, I ...


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