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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 when finding record itineraries. As such, the following 13-flight itinerary from SVR to SRV (a dyslexic's nightmare?) is one of the best single answers I know: ...


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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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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. The first, PQS-BET, is a half hour flight on a tiny little Cessna, and if you haven't flown one of these, it's a bit of an adventure. After ANC you've got two ...


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TL;DR: I wouldn't worry about it, and would place this slightly below availability of complimentary hand moisturizer in economy class bathrooms on my list of priorities when choosing an airline. Airlines hate to divert planes anywhere, since it royally messes up their schedules and causes all sorts of knock-on effects. When they do have to do this due to ...


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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 intention of flying to Spain, they'll cancel your ticket.) (Furthermore, if your ticket is a round-trip ticket, when you fail to fly the Morocco-to-Spain leg, ...


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Most airlines don't charge extra for stopovers (in fact, more often, they charge less, because the route is less convenient than a non-stop flight). They like to advertise "free stopovers" to make you think this is a great benefit they are giving you. For example, if you are flying from New York to Dubai, the rich business traveller is going to want to take ...


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TA Travel centers and similar truck-stop like facilities might be your best bet. They cater to people spending lots of time on the road. They often have showers and other facilities that go beyond regular retail restaurant/gas station stops


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You are going to have to be careful here - firstly, you must talk to your airline, and not simply abandon the ticket for the last leg, as doing so may result in any return flights being cancelled. Secondly, only the airline can comment on transferring your luggage to fly under your friend's ownership, unless they check that luggage in as their own from the ...


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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 without stopover charges: Which produces this result (I requested prices in USD to make comparison easier): Next add in the /minconnect option which requests a ...


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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 at least 3 stops to get to Kuujjuaq. Then, according to Google Flights, getting from Kuujjuaq, QC (YVP) to Taloyoak (YYH) takes a minimum of 4 stops. For ...


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You can buy a microwave that operates on 12 volts. They aren't as powerful as mains voltage ones (600 watts or so, compared to 1500 watts) but they do the trick. You can buy them from places that cater to RVers or mail order. Here is one example Note that even at 600 watts, the current draw is 55 amps. You should plan on wiring it directly to your car ...


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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 days in New York, you would book a flight with a stopover in New York. A layover is a connection between two consecutive flights that doesn't count as a ...


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There are two issues here: what people mean, and what airlines mean. Airlines vary, but generally they mean layover to mean you changing planes for their reasons. They don't fly from London to Venice, for example, so they fly you London to Frankfurt then Frankfurt to Venice. You might have an hour or two in the airport to change planes. They mean stopover ...


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In addition to the other excellent answers, from personal experience when you are farther away from larger highways there are less likely to be large "truck stops" and travel centers. However, gas stations are generally run by clerks who are usually bored and generally friendly, and they rarely if ever object to you using the gas station microwave for your ...


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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 you for two weeks in this situation. Airlines are not in the storage business. Your luggage will be flown to your stopover point, where you'll need to claim it. ...


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Yes. You can leave the airport. Iceland is part of the Schengen Area. Thus, as a British citizen you do not need a visa to visit Iceland. Just be back in time to get through security and border control (if flying outside Schengen) before your flight leaves. You'll need to be back at the airport at least one hour before departure. Update: When I originally ...


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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 point, Pilot Station) via Google Flights is PQS to INV (Inverness) - 5 flights, 4 stops. Then Loganair will get you to Kirkwall (6th flight) - operated as ...


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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 can take advantage of the fact that F means any flight. If you F F F F+, you'll make sure that the flights are 4 segments or longer. For example, the following ...


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ITA's Matrix can do this, and pretty much anything else you can imagine: http://matrix.itasoftware.com/ Especially when you find out about all the undocumented options: http://flyerguide.com/Matrix_by_ITA_Software Two major caveats: You can't actually book tickets with Matrix, but it can give you an exact description of the fare rules used for the ...


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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 extra (US$100 is typical), although some airlines like Singapore and Emirates offer well-priced stopover packages including hotel, and usually need to be booked ...


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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 the Ritz-Carlton. It's close to the airport, which is a plus in my book (not much fun to sit on a train for hours at night after a long flight), and there's ...


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Given this is a travel forum, the airline terminology is the best one. A layover refers to a break between two flights taking you to your destination. Normally this would be short (a few hours), but the definition will vary depending on the airline and the route. A stopover is where you actually break your your journey at a point that isn't the destination ...


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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 of a free stopover. There are several budget airlines like WOW air which you could use to organize your own stopover in Iceland. Qatar is giving away a free ...


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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" flight in the states, with you just stepping out into the terminal. will I need to claim by luggage at Dublin and recheck it? No, you won't, as long as it is ...


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No, you will not need to pay any additional fees. Any applicable airport tax will be included in your ticket and is irrelevant to whether you spend the entire 6 hours inside Schiphol's security zone or if you use some of it to venture outside the airport. It is entirely at your discretion how you spend that time. Just make sure you are back in time to ...


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Obviously "best" is always subjective and depends on the particular person, but... Having done 1-day stopover trips in Hong Kong a few times over the past few years (including a 22 hour stopover there 2 weeks ago!), my vote would be for the area on one side or other of Victoria Harbour - either the Kowloon/Nathan road area on the north side, or Causeway Bay/...


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Casablanca in general is safe and the police is visible almost in all areas which makes you even feel safer. Also Morocco is one of the favorite countries for tourists in north Africa (maybe the first one) and it did not get that position if it wasn't safe enough for tourists. Just stick to these simple rules: Don't go out late at night, unless in populated ...


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I'm not sure there's a good solution here, it'll depend if you want to maximize time or minimize money. Heathrow is off in the wrong direction, leaving the bags there is going to burn between 90 minutes and a few hours collecting them so I doubt it's worth it. Honestly, I'd consider a cheap hotel/B&B in the Euston or Paddington area. You could even ...


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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 change fee (yes, you need to pay extra for not taking a flight you already have paid for). If you don't do that, they will cancel any return flight (google "...


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