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Better to get back earlier than necessary than to be late and miss your flight. I hope this helps, and enjoy your trip! M January 7, 5: What are the procedures for leaving and returning to the airport with no visa requirement? Must obtain another boarding pass? Re-enter customs and immigration? We also will not be checking in our luggage. Ali Garland January 8, Chances are you will receive both boarding passes when you check in for your first flight.
So if you want to leave the airport in Lisbon during your layover, proceed through customs and immigration, and then go enjoy the city for a few hours! Hussein January 8, 9: It depends on what nationality you are. In that case, you would land in Zurich, go through customs and immigration to get stamped into the Schengen Zone, and then you can go enjoy the city for the day. Hussein January 9, 3: Ali Garland January 9, 2: Tony January 12, 7: I have a Singapore passport with a US green card.
My travel agent told me that there is a minimum 10 hour layover required for me to leave the airport to see the sights during my layover.
Is he is right? I will only have a carry-on as this is a short trio to Berlin. Thanks in advance for your expert guidance, Tony. Ali Garland January 13, 9: There is no minimum number of hours required for leaving the airport during a layover.
Hope January 11, We have an 18hr overnight layover in Munich. Will we need a visa to leave the airport? Will our luggage be transferred on to Our Paris flight. What is the procedure for leaving the airport?
Thank you in advance! Ali Garland January 12, 3: France and Germany are both part of the Schengen Zone, which makes your situation pretty easy. This means if you want to leave the airport on your 18 hour layover I definitely would! In most cases, your checked luggage will be transferred from one flight to the next, but with such a long layover, I recommend checking with the airline to be sure.
And your third option is to get a locker at the Munich train station. I hope this helps, and check out our post on things to do in Munich and things to do in Paris!
Amrit January 13, 8: My first flight is from lima to Miami with British airways and my second flight is from miami to London with British airways. I hav 6 hr stay at miami airport.. I have Indian passport. Can immigration allow me to go outside the miami airport. Corey rice January 18, 6: I actually booked a round trip flight from Denver to Milwaukee. But the layover is in Chicago.
I have a friend in Chicago that wants to pick me up there, and then my buddy from Wisconsin will be meeting me in Chicago the next day. My question was, is it okay to just leave the airport and not get on that next flight? Will I still be okay to get on my next flight a few days after, in Milwaukee, to get back home? Ali Garland January 18, Actually, that does make a big difference. So unfortunately, you really should get on that Chicago to Milwaukee flight if you want to be able to get your flight home a few days later.
Michelle Rey February 15, 6: Hi, we are flying from Philly to Prague through Dublin. Our layover is 7 hours. We will get there at 8: My question is, can we leave the airport without problems and take a cab to center of Dublin?
Ali Garland February 16, 4: Sounds like fun, Michelle! Take note of how long it takes to get from the airport to the center and leave yourself at least that much time, if not a little more just in case, to get back to the airport later. And you should get back to the airport with enough time to go through passport control and security, so 2 hours is probably a safe amount of time.
David Wright February 16, We are flying from Glasgow to Vancouver in the summer with a 16 hour overnight layover in Toronto. We are planning to go to a hotel near the airport. We are flying Air Transat and have a 23kg luggage allowance included. Do you think our bags will be checked right through?
Not a problem as we can take enough for the night in our carry on. If we take our bags out of the airport, will we then be charged for hold baggageas flight 2 is domestic? Ali Garland February 17, With a layover that long, the airline might not even be able to print your second boarding pass when you check in for your Glasgow-Toronto flight.
Every airline handles that kind of situation differently. John March 1, 6: Thanks for all the info.. I have hour lay over and a airport transfer too, from Haneda to Narita. It would suck to waste 24 hour travel to Japan?. Hope you can help me.
Ali Garland March 1, 1: Kenji March 2, 5: Hi just want to ask if do i need a visa for taipei. Ali Garland March 6, 9: If you do plan on leaving the airport during your layover, look for info on transit visas AND normal tourist visas for your nationality to see what the rules are. Gladys March 5, 1: We are thinking on a Hop on Hop off Tour….. Any information will be greatly appreciated Thank you!!!
Ali Garland March 8, 3: Check out a few options here that I found. Then you can either take a taxi to one of the points listed on the bus itinerary to get started, or you can use public transport. Just make sure you pay attention to how long it takes you to get from the airport into the city, and then allow at least that much time, if not a little more, to get back to the airport before your next flight.
Sean March 11, S ,citizen traveling from Liberia to the the U. Knowing Brussels airport and the associated transit system do you anticipate any potential unforeseen road-blocks? I have done this in Paris and Frankfurt on similarly timed lay-overs and it was doable, if a bit constrained, but that was 7 or 8 years ago and in the case of Paris at least, upon my return they seemed to think that my leaving the airport was questionable.
Ali Garland March 12, On your way back, you need to allow plenty of time to go through exiting passport control and security check. Leave plenty of time to get through exiting passport control.
Dorothy March 23, 6: First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to answer all these questions! Would I be able to go out of the airport? Ali Garland March 27, Yes, you can leave the airport and get a hotel for that night. James April 6, 8: Hi, Thank you for all the great info! Can you give any advice on the best way to go about this?
Is it easier to transit through a Canadian airport? I saw something that US immigration requirements still apply in airports in Vancouver. Any clarification would be helpful! Ali Garland April 10, It might mean booking separate itineraries, so if you do that, make sure you leave plenty of time in between flights, especially if you have checked luggage.
You could try something like Jakarta to Auckland, and Auckland to Bogota, for example. Some of those transit through Australia, so be sure to check the visa requirements for transiting there. Pull up a flight search engine and keep playing with options. Laura April 6, 8: Hi I am travelling from Hawaii back to London via Vancouver.
If we get a visa we are British can we leave the airport? How do we find out what happens to our luggage? If you do leave the airport during your layover, make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to get back to the airport and get through security and US border control. Rebecca April 7, 1: We are traveling home to the US from Italy with a 12 hour layover in London. Can we leave the airport? Will we have to gather our luggage?
Will we have to go through customs to leave and then re-enter the airport? Probably worth it for such a long layover though. Your luggage will depend on your airline. Usually your luggage will be tagged to go all the way to your final destination in this kind of itinerary, but you should verify that with the airline since you have such a long layover. Also, if you need any Italy tips, please check out our Italy section here!
Manh trandinh April 10, 5: I got special ticket from Montreal canada to Vietnam with connection in Beijing china. Ali Garland April 11, BUT you must have carry-on luggage only! Manh trandinh April 11, 3: Sandra April 16, My teenage boys and I are travelling to Brussels by way of Newark and Dublin. On our outward trip we have a 7 hour 29 minute layover in Newark we arrive at On our return trip we have a 4 hour 40 minute one in Dublin.
Will these layovers be long enough to make a quick visit to Manhattan and somewhere close to Dublin airport? I thought about jumping on the Hop-on, Hop off bus to tour Manhattan. Ali Garland April 17, 4: I think that one is a little tricky given the timing. But that would take more time too. As for the Newark layover, that could be a little easier. There are no exiting customs procedures when leaving the US, but you will still have to go through security when you get back to the airport.
Again, here is info on getting into the city. I personally would take the train from the airport to New York Penn Station, looks like it takes about a half hour. Then there are tons of different hop on hop off tours to choose from, you can look at them here. And remember that international flights often start boarding earlier than domestic flights because the planes are bigger and there are more people to load.
This probably gives you 4 hours tops in the city. Sandra April 17, 6: Ali, thank you so much for your prompt and useful reply. I will most definitely check out the links you provided and figure out my options. Ali Garland April 18, Folarin Lapite April 18, I want to have a meeting outside the airport with some old friends in Vegas during my layover and I am worried of the implications if i miss my flight from Vegas and make my own way to LA rather than to take my connecting flight, as my return is on the same airline.
Will I still be able to return from LA to the UK two weeks later, or will the rest of my booking be cancelled? Ali Garland April 19, 4: Maybe they can even pick you up from the airport? It also depends on the time of day since there might be traffic issues.
Seems manageable to me, especially if you can get some local advice from your friends on the best way in and out of the airport. Umang Patel April 21, 8: Hi, Thank you for the great information! Me and my other friend are from India. We have student visa as I am going to study in Canada and he in US in next september. Ali Garland April 23, 9: Make sure you read through everything, and contact the embassy directly if you have more questions.
I hope this helps, and have fun! Ali Garland April 26, From Termini station, you can get into the metro system and go see something in the city. And make sure you know the train schedule going back to the airport so you can get there on time. I hope this helps you make your decision and start looking into your options!
And if you need any other Italy tips, check out our Italy suggestions here. Fletcher April 24, 7: I will be traveling from Nigeria to Russia during the world cup and i have a seven hours layover in Paris please can I walk outside the airport to visit a friend?. Some of that will depend on your nationality.
Then it just comes down to timing. I feel like you might have 2 hours tops in the city, which is a little tight. Robert May 4, 8: Hi, I will be traveling to the UK and I have a layover of 7 hours when going and another for 10 hours when coming back at Brussels Airport. Do I need a transit visa.
I will be at the transit zone. Ali Garland May 5, ALi May 23, I got funny situation, I wants to travel to Lahore,Pakistan. Direct flights are so expensive. I wants to quit my journey at Lahore. Did anybody had similar experience. Will I be allowed to quite my journey at Lahore??? Obviously I can leave airport but what about my luggage. Will i be traveling 40 miles to collect my luggage?? Ali Garland May 23, 6: Also, they will mark you as a no show, and your return flight is likely to be cancelled.
How much would a bus or taxi cost from the other town you found to Lahore? I know that would be super annoying, but it still might be cheaper than the direct flight. Nicole de Veyra May 25, 3: I am going for a holiday to the US in august and will have a 15 hour lay over in shannon airport ireland from the UK before my flight for new york. Can i leave shannon airport during this lay over?
Will I be required to secure an ireland visa To do so? I have friends in shannon, county clare and I was hoping to join them for drinks during the lay over. Thanks and Best Regards! Ali Garland May 28, Gisele May 30, Hi Ali, We are heading to Namibia June 23 from Edmonton Alberta Canada Via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and we have a 12 hour layover in Amsterdam, how hard is it to leave the airport and walk around Amsterdam for a few hours and see some sights, do we need to get any paperwork in advance?
Hopefully you can help us out with this questions. Ali Garland May 31, Leave yourself enough time for that and for security. As for your carry-on luggage, do a search for luggage lockers in the Amsterdam airport. Another option is to take your luggage on the train into the city, and then get a locker at the train station.
Gisele May 31, 6: Thank you Ali, that info is helpful, we would like to take the train into Central Station and do a Canal ride and maybe have a bite to eat, and walk the square, so this is helpful to know we are able to leave and come back, I will look into lockers I believe there is because it says you can purchase items and leave them in a locker and pick them up on your return flight home.
Ali Garland June 1, 2: Sounds like a good plan! Make sure you look at the train schedule to see how often they run back to the airport and give yourself plenty of time to get back plus get through passport control and security. Have a fun long layover! Leo prado May 31, 4: I just booked a flight home. With 2 layovers, first one being Lima, Peru 19hours. Then Bogota for 6hours. Would I need a vacation if I leave the Airport? Ali Garland May 31, 1: According to the CDC https: Daryll June 2, 4: Hi would be wondering if I do need a transit visa traveling Dxb- armsterdam 7 hours layover then to panama — Costa Rica.
Ali Garland June 2, 6: Check with the Netherlands embassy or check this site about Schengen countries, which includes the Netherlands: Billy Hillman June 3, 3: Hi I will fly from London to Beijing with a 16 hour layover in Islamibad so I would like to see a little bit of that city. I land around 6am and leave around I am pretty sure my luggage will go straight from one plane to another, but I think I may need a visa for Pakistan as a British national.
How can I find out all the details of what I may need to visit the city. Ali Garland June 3, 6: Definitely check the website for the Pakistan embassy about visa requirements for British citizens. As for things to do, I found this layover tour that could be interesting.
Billy Hillman June 4, 8: Thankyou Ali you are a wonderful minefield of knowledge and such a helpful person. My exploration of the city is covered I have a friend there who will meet me, as long as I can find a way out of the airport and back because google is coming up short with this kind of info Will try your to and from link Diolch yn fawr Billy.
Ali Garland June 5, And maybe your friend has some tips on the best way to get from the airport into the city. Billy Hillman June 4, 9: The second part of my criteria is who sends youth workers and young people to my European projects with Erasmus plus, European section. Billy, I love this! I am a bit of a list ticker and country counter, just for my own enjoyment. I made it to all 7 continents before my 30th birthday, and I now have a goal to get to every country in Europe before my 45th birthday.
Anonymous June 6, 7: Am I allowed to go out and take quick city tour? Ali Garland June 6, 5: Your best option is to check with the UK embassy and see what their requirements are based on your citizenship and if the US visa helps you out. SRP June 13, 2: Would we need to claim our bags upon doing so or will they be automatically transferred through? Ali Garland June 15, Just make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get back to the airport and through security before your next flight.
And remember that mall really is huge, so take note of how long it takes to get back to the train. The whole reason for having to claim your luggage in the US when you arrive is to go through customs, but you will have already done that at your departure airport. Try calling the airline and see if they know. Do you think i can still go outside the airport for that short period of time? My departing time is And do i need to avail their korean visa or my visa for madrid is okay aldready?
Please i need an answer. Ali Garland June 20, 5: It depends on a bunch of factors. It looks to me like the train takes close to 45 minutes. Now your 6 hour layover is down to 4. Plus you have to account for going through customs and immigration to get stamped into Korea. That could take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour or more depending on the lines. I feel like you might only have about 2 hours at the most to go into the city. If you decide to do it, make sure you get back to the airport with plenty of time for passport control and security.
Hmm thanks for answering! Abbas Khan June 24, I have layover in Sydney for 23h 55m can I leave the airport,if not what I need to leave the airport. Ali Garland June 25, 7: It depends on your nationality whether or not you will need a visa. Check this site for your nationality and see what the requirements are. Divine June 25, 4: I have 12hours layover in hongkong from dubai can i leave the airport if ever just t meet my mom..
Try this site or this site. Just make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to get back to the airport and through exiting passport control and security. I will be travelling to NY City first week of August. I have a 22 hours lay over in Vancouver. Would it be ok if I leave the airport for some walk around the city? Thank you very much. Ali Garland July 6, 3: The only hurdle is the visa.
You should check with the Canadian embassy and see what the requirements are for your nationality. Sublime Eden July 5, Could you please tell me whether we can leave the Jeddah Airport and go out? Do we need a visa and what are the other formalities? What would be the procedures, etc.? Please help me out. I suggest looking up the website of the Saudi Arabian embassy and seeing what they say about visa requirements for Indian passport holders.
Katharine Alter July 14, We are having a hard time deciding if 6 hours is enough time for us to leave Heathrow and take a train into London for a quick private tour of the city. We are on the same airlines for both legs of the trip and according to the airline our bags will be checked through to Barcelona. If thats the case do we still go through customs in England?
If not, do you think we can swing a quick look around? But he has never been to Europe and the idea of sitting in the airport for six hours sounds like a waste. Ali Garland July 16, 3: Hmmm…6 hours for a layover in London seems kind of short for going into the city. Then add in transport time into and back out of the city. If there are any delays with the train or traffic on the roads, you could miss your flight.
Francis August 28, 6: I have a 16 hr layover in Frankfurt 11pm — 3pm. Can I go into Frankfurt to get a hotel and come back later before my flight? Ali Garland August 29, Yes, you can leave the airport. Germany and Greece are both in Schengen, so Frankfurt is your point of entry. If they do transfer your luggage, make sure you have everything you need for an overnight in a hotel in your carry-on.
Lynda September 15, Can I leave the Frankfurt airport to go to a hotel for the night? Ali Garland September 16, 7: Give yourself plenty of time when coming back for your flight to Croatia because sometimes the passport control lines at Frankfurt are really long. Have a great trip! Phooo September 25, 7: I have a question can I visit a country during travelling from Sweden to Thailand with about 6 hr layover in New Delhi.
Can I leave the airport to visit the country and come back to check in again. Ali Garland October 2, 6: Sarah September 29, 2: Do you think I have enough time? And would I have to take my luggage with me? Yes, I think 8 hours is enough time. Ali Garland December 9, 5: But December is holiday season and there could be more passengers going through, so lines could be longer. The good thing is, if you end up with extra time in the airport, Amsterdam is a great one to be in.
There are lots of food options, lots of comfy places to sit, and the international section once you go through immigration and get stamped out of Schengen has lots of stuff too. Dean October 1, 7: Both parties were given until April 20, , to respond. Separately, twenty-one Democratic U.
Senators wrote to Munoz to express their deep concern, and asked a range of questions about the incident, requesting a response by April 24, He previously said United must do more than "apologize", and called for a full investigation. The act forbids state or local government authorities from removing passengers that are not dangerous or causing a disturbance in non-emergency situations. It also forbids the state of Illinois from doing business with airlines whose policies allow removal of paying passengers to make room for employees traveling on non-revenue tickets.
Chicago City Council 's Aviation Committee held hearings starting April 13 to investigate the incident. An April 12 statement by the Chicago Department of Aviation offered these comments about their security staff: That is why we quickly placed the aviation security officer on leave pending a thorough review of the situation. The action we have taken thus far reflects what we currently know, and as our review continues we will not hesitate to take additional action as appropriate.
Chicago Aviation Security were instructed to remove the word "police" from their uniforms in January , but they disobeyed this instruction. Dao fell—a statement which contradicts what is seen in both videos. We were not involved. Dao's personal injury lawyer asked the Cook County Circuit Court for an order requiring United and the city of Chicago to retain all video, cockpit recordings, and other reports from the flight, including personnel files of the Aviation Department officers who pulled Dao from the plane.
Through his lawyers, Dao described his ordeal as "more horrifying" than his experience of the Fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War. On April 24, Dao's attorney announced that Dao intended to file a lawsuit against United.
In April , one of the Aviation Department officers, James Long, filed a lawsuit against United Airlines and the Chicago Department of Aviation alleging that he was not properly trained to handle misbehaving passengers, he was unfairly fired and slandered. Early reports and United Airlines initially characterized the incident as a consequence of overbooking, leading some experts to question whether that was the case.
Another observed that while United has asserted a right to remove passengers after boarding , none of the reasons for doing so specified in the airline's contract of carriage applied in this situation. Chicago City Council alderman Michael Zalewski questioned whether the Chicago Airport Police even had the legal authority to enter the aircraft.
The incident has been discussed on numerous other comedy shows, including Conan , Ellen , and Saturday Night Live. Jen replies, "No, Doug! You dragged a man off a plane this week! Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Popular comic strip Pearls Before Swine , by Stephan Pastis , ran a series of strips later that year where main character Rat got his dream job at a place where 'beating up people is encouraged,' later revealed to be an airline. Rat was seen threatening to beat people up when the flight became overbooked. American actor Will Ferrell mentioned the incident in his May commencement address to the University of Southern California's graduating class. Referring to his honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree awarded on the same day, he quipped: The next time I'm flying and they ask if there's a doctor on board, I can now confidently leap to my feet and scream, 'I'm a doctor, what can I do?
Yes, no problem, I can absolutely deliver that baby. A passenger on a United Airlines flight who bought a full-priced first-class ticket from Lihue Hawaii to Los Angeles was told to get off the plane because "they needed the seat for somebody more important.
He is now considering legal action against United. A woman was forced to hold her two year old child on her lap for over three and one-half hours when United Airlines sold her child's seat to a standby passenger. FAA regulations do not permit children two years or older to travel as lap infants.
A family on a Delta Air Lines flight was removed from the aircraft and threatened with jail time and loss of custody of their children by Delta Air Lines staff for not giving up a seat that they had purchased for their teenage son who was not flying on the flight. Delta refused to provide any compensation or lodging for the family. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The New York Times.
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One security official came and spoke with him, and then another security officer came when he still refused. Then, she said, a third security official came on the plane and threw the passenger against the armrest before dragging him out of the plane. Passenger was dragged off flight because he was Asian, say Chinese commentators". Retrieved 13 April Aviation cops shoot themselves in the foot in gun debate".
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Crew members "were left with no choice but to call Chicago Aviation Security Officers to assist in removing the customer from the flight," Munoz wrote, and at one point the passenger "continued to resist - running back onto the aircraft in defiance of both our crew and security officials.
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Gatwick airport said on Saturday morning that it was open for flights but urged by contacting us immediately if they believe they have any information that can “We're trying to re-book and they're saying they can't book us on. to get people to other airports, I understand it's not their fault but they should. But while it may feel that airports force you to walk the vast majority of the way for passengers going from airside to landside (see arriving by plane for details). Most planes can't take a full load of passengers and full fuel; if they must fill . flight to or from the US or Israel where getting through security can take more time . Leaving the airport to explore the city, or even just getting some sleep at a hotel, .. I've definitely heard of airlines giving people a lot of trouble on future flights if they I see no reason why you can't leave the airport and check out the city for a few hours. .. I have no idea why the person at the Paris airport thought it was.