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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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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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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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Will I be allowed to board a two-legged flight if I do not have the required visa for the second leg of the flight?

No. The airline will not give you a boarding pass for your first flight unless you have the documents you require to enter your final destination. (Furthermore, if you tell them that you have no ...
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How can I stay longer in my flight stop cities without much additional flight cost?

What you are looking for is a “stopover”. Policies on stopovers are extremely variable. Some airlines, in cooperation with tourism boards of their home country, actually encourage stopovers in their ...
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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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How to get a layover longer than a few hours?

A good way to search for these stopovers is to use matrix. Here's an illustration of a search for stopovers of at least 36 hours (2160 minutes). First do a simple search to get an idea of prices ...
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Stop along the Tokyo-Kyoto Shinkansen for Mt Fuji views

You get pretty good views of Fuji just from the train itself. Unless you're planning on getting a lot closer - car hire, bus trip - then it might just be 'good enough'… it's not small, you can see it ...
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What is a stopover?

A stopover is the time period between two consecutive flights above a certain duration and is typically used for a multi-day period. So, say you're flying from London to Miami and want to spend a few ...
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Making stopover but luggage to final destination

You'd ordinarily need to specify the airline and other details (single ticket vs multiple bookings, etc....), but in this case, it's pretty unlikely that any major airline will hold your luggage for ...
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What commercial flight route requires the most (minimum possible) stops/layovers from A to B?

If you just count takeoffs and landings, Papa Westray (PPW) in the Orkney islands would be a good destination, though Google Flights can't route you there. Nearest I can get (via the current starting ...
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Flight search for 3+/4+ stops

ITA Matrix, as always, is probably the most powerful flight search engine out there, and with a bit of trickery, you can ask it for flights with lots of stops. Under its advanced routing codes, you ...
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Re check bags at Dublin stop over? Travelling Heathrow to San Francisco on Aer Lingus

Taking things in reverse order: Is it now mandatory to pre-clear at Dublin? Yes, it is. All US-bound passengers must go through pre-clearance at Dublin. The plane then lands as a "US-Domestic" ...
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How to get a layover longer than a few hours?

A transit is by definition less than 24 hours, with some rare exceptions if the best available connection is longer. If you want to stay longer, you'll need to look for a stopover. These often cost ...
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Suitable cities to stay in for one night between KIX and Kanazawa

The obvious choice is Osaka. You'll almost certainly have to change trains here anyway, so might as well stay the night, and there's plenty of accommodation in all price brackets from capsule hotel to ...
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How can I stay longer in my flight stop cities without much additional flight cost?

If it is an option for you to have four flights instead of three, you could buy two round-trip tickets, A-B-A and B-C-B (which makes the whole trip ( A -> (B -> C -> B) -> A ). Pros: easy ...
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Which airlines provide free stopovers?

In 2017/2018 there are many changes: people DO want to go to Iceland as it became a hot spot recently. IcelandAir discontinued their famous "stopover buddy program" but you could still take advantage ...
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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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Can a friend (fellow passenger) take my baggage on a connecting flight that I am unable to board?

Here is how the airline rules said that should be handled: Split the reservation into two separate ones. Execute a change on your reservation that removes the leg you won't take. This will incur a ...
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How to get a layover longer than a few hours?

Basically you are going to stop or have a short stay for 2-3 days within EU countries and your final destination is USA, you are talking about multi destination flights and you can only do that with ...
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Suitable cities to stay in for one night between KIX and Kanazawa

As another answer I would like to say Kyoto. You can just get on the Haruka express at the airport and get of at Kyoto station 1:15h later(Which is just 5 minutes more than it takes the airport ...
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Simpler stop-over option

UPDATE: From the two options either Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur, I think Bangkok is more feasible to enter easily for Indian nationals because there is no restrictions to enter Thailand. Howevere Kuala ...
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Is 1 hour sufficient to connect from Schengen to non-Schengen at Munich airport?

American Airlines typically arrives in area B. Iberian typically leaves from area D according to the airport’s website. Both are terminal 1 but it is one of the longest transfer distances without a ...
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Does Italian citizens need a passport for a stopover in Kyiv, Ukraine?

You'll need a passport if you have to clear immigration in Kyiv. If you fly a low cost carrier such as Ryanair, or otherwise need to change between terminals D and F at KBP, then you'll need to go ...
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Risks of transiting through Doha airport whilst being ineligible for a transit visa?

Many countries have different requirements for transit than for entering the country. In your case that's your passport validity, but more normally it'll be the requirement to have a visa to enter the ...
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Are airlines required to take you to your stopover location or only to your final destination?

The airlines are contractually obligated to transport you to your destination stations (usually an airport but a train station is also possible). Keep in mind, a Stopover is different from a ...
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Shower at a truck stop for a couple travelling in car

You can find prices online in many cases but $15 is a start. Yes, anyone can reserve and use the shower facilities at truck stops. Most people are actually surprised at how nice they are. They are ...
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