stopovers and transit

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  1. R

    Which Incheon Star Alliance lounges to use during transit

    Hi everyone, We will be transit for 4.5 hrs in Incheon airport on Fri from 3.20pm till 8pm. Flying with Asianna. We got Star Alliance Gold status so have access to lounges. Originally plan to use SG Kris Flyer lounge but find out they close between 4.30 till 8.45pm. I guess we can use SG...
  2. C

    Transit in MNL

    I'm thinking about booking a CX ticket from HKG to MNL that would give me 2 hours 40 minutes to make a connection to an EY flight. Both fights at T3 and in business class on separate Tix. Anyone had recent experience of a similar transit at MNL T3? What are the chances of making it? Normally I...
  3. rbjhan

    Transit in TPE, CI & CX interline?

    I know interline on separate tickets is a hot mess....just hoping someone might have some first hand experience. So first flight is CI58 MEL TPE landing at 0445. Next flight is CX450 departing TPE at 1250. Both awards, separate bookings though from QFF & QR avios. Obviously I can clear...
  4. R

    Domestic to International transit at DPS

    I have booked an YIA-DPS domestic flight on GA and a DPS-SIN one on KL a few hours later. Questions are if GA will thru check bags on a domestic to interntaional connection at DPS and on a separate ticket. Is DPS such an airport that will transfer bags between different carriers like most other...
  5. K

    Transit in DPS From JQ to CI

    I have booked a reward flight with Jetstar to DPS and transit to TPE with China Airlines. Anyone knows if I needed to go through immigration to pickup luggage and also pay visa fee+tourist tax ? I wonder if Jetstar will check through my luggage to China airlines too. Much appreciated if anyone...
  6. B

    Long stopover in SCL - Options

    Hi all, a few things here so bear with me, but would appreciate your views/advice or knowledge/info you may be able to offer. I received a flight change from Qantas saying that my Latam flight LA476 departing EZE to SCL has been moved from a night departure (LA476) to 12pm (LA420), making my...
  7. luxury-lizard

    Long transit in Doha

    We arrive in Doha around midnight and depart the following day at 8PM - we are travelling on an award ticket (issued by AA) MAD-DOH (J) - DOH-SYD (F). I tried to request a transit hotel via the QR website but it does not work (won't let me complete the nationality field) so cannot be submitted...
  8. M

    No Stopover option in Dubai on QF flight number

    Hi everyone, trying to book a trip to Europe from MEL via DXB on QF number and staying in Dubai for a few days on both legs for work and friends. Somehow the QF website multi city booking tool only shows layovers (less than 24h) and no stopovers (more than 24h) are possible. Calling the QF...
  9. D

    Layover time in Seoul ICN

    Hi all! I want to ask the hive mind for advice. For an upcoming trip I've got two rewards tickets, but they're separately booked, so I am looking for a sense check that I'll have enough time to make my connection. Flight 1: HKG to ICN, CX418 scheduled to arrive 19:15 (T1 as far as I can tell)...
  10. N

    Long transit in KUL; bags checked through?

    I’ve got a long connection coming up in KUL (23 hrs and 30 mins). I’m heading into town for the night but don’t really want to carry my bags in with me. Routing is SYD-MEL-KUL-DEL. Does anyone know if Qantas are going to be able to check bags right through to my final destination?
  11. T

    VAT Refund Last EU port is a transit

    I'm looking to make some purchases in France but departing the EU, I'll be going via HEL. CDG-HEL-HKG. From my reading, I'm suppose to claim at my last port e.g. HEL. How would that work if I'm in transit? Do I have to leave airside to process my claim? I'm aware that there will be...
  12. F

    Transit thru Changi

    I guess this is a bit of a "how long is a piece of string?" question, but what would be a sensible minimum transit time to allow in a booking with SA that means transiting thru Chiangi airport. Both flights will be with SA. In answering, please keep in mind that I am somewhat neurotic and was...
  13. There'sOnlyOneJimmy

    Transit through Paris - Transfer from CDG to ORY

    Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere - I searched as best I could… Does anyone have any insight to share on the transfer from CDG to ORY? Is it a reasonable proposition for a 4 hour transit? Method? Cost? TIA for any assistance. J
  14. Ansett

    9 Hr overnight Transit in Changi

    Travelling to Jakarta Via Singapore arriving on QF37 with a connection at 7.30 am on Jetstar to Jakarta and travelling with HLO only. Id it possible to stay Airside with various lounge access? Or is it best to book a local hotel. Look forward to hearing people's experiences and advise.
  15. T

    Aussie Transit via Shanghai Trip then to India

    Hi all, As Aussies can we enter Shanghai for about 31 hours and then take next flight onwards to India, if we do not have a China visa? Our flight from SYD is to reach Shanghai at 5 am, then next day at 1:15 pm is the flight to India. Between 5 am to 1:15 next day want to go around Shanghai...
  16. B

    Transit Visa in Shanghai

    Hi - a newbie on this forum so apologies if this has been asked before, but frankly there is so much information to digest (and some of it is very confusing). So, we will be flying from Sydney to Shanghai, arriving 1915hrs at Pudong Airport. We have a confirmed reservation at the Ramada Plaza...
  17. boffman

    TPE transit terminals CI EVA

    I’m flying a Qantas award in J, LCY-FRA (BA) FRA-TPE (CI) landing at 06:10 Terminal 1. Then a Canada J award, TPE-SGN (EVA) leaving at 09:10 Terminal 2. I’m assuming there’s no way I’ll get baggage checked through. Should I present to the EVA transfer agent at Terminal 1 or just go get my bag...
  18. Mattg

    Thai Airways unable to interline to Virgin Australia

    I recently flew on a United award ticket BKK-MEL-CBR, with the first leg on Thai Airways and the second leg on Virgin Australia. All on one ticket with a same-day transit in MEL. According to the Thai Airways website (and ExpertFlyer), TG and VA are interline partners. When I checked in at BKK...
  19. B

    Check bag SQ to SQ with 12 hours in transit

    We have flights PER SIN. 12 hours later SIN TYO, 10 hours transit hotel booked. Can we check in suitcase from PER SIN TYO
  20. Mattg

    Certain nationalities now have to pay USD1,130 to transit El Salvador?!

    I was on the avianca website today, and noticed a banner at the top of the home page saying "Beginning October 23rd, passengers from certain nationalities connecting through El Salvador will have to pay a new Airport Improvement Tariff." Now, that in alone doesn't seem like a huge deal. But...
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