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  1. Pizzaman
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    Hey, there. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out where to get started. I'm hoping to make that a bit easier by starting an open thread. Ask me a question. If I don't know the answer, I'll find someone who does.

    Don't worry whether your question fits here. Just ask it and we'll take care of the rest!

    If you're reading this thread and happen to know the answer to a question, jump in!
     
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  2. NYCwriter

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    Ok, here goes. I'm flying from Paris to Tel Aviv on Alitalia (booked through Flying Blue) with an 8-hour layover in Rome. As I'm going from Europe to a non-European country (although I realize for travel zone purposes Israel is often classified as in the European zone) am I going to be able to check my luggage all the way through to Tel Aviv when I check in in Paris? I'm a US citizen.

    My plan is to leave the airport in Rome, go into town, and be there for a few hours. I've been to Rome before, just never on a layover and not on the way to Israel.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Pizzaman
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    Thanks for being first! While I suspect the answer is that you can check your bag through, I'm not 100% sure. Working on a more concrete answer.
     
  4. gleff
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    Should be fine to through-check a bag on Alitalia with an 8 hour online connection on the same ticket. I've only ever had issues (and gotten exemptions) with connections over 12 hours.
     
  5. Wandering Aramean
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    Bag will check through fine. Whether Alitalia decides to deliver it is a whole different issue. ;)

    And definitely head into town. The airport is a mess.
     
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    Hello,
    I need a help ... I am flying on Turkish airline next 3 days, from Vienna to Jakarta, via Istanbul. I plan to purchase 4 bottles of perfumes in Vienna duty free. Would get seized in Istanbul, before my next flight. It's my first time flying with Turkish. Thanks
     
  7. gleff
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    Just leave the duty free purchased in Vienna in the sealed clear bag with receipt stapled to it and you should be fine.

    http://www.ataturkairport.com/en-EN/preflight/Pages/HandLuggageArrangements.aspx

     
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    Thanks for the info :)
     
  9. Flyerdad

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    Hi. I have two questions.

    First, we are flying United first class from SFO-FRA. From there (since it is an award ticket), we can either fly FRA-IST-MXP in TK business, or FRA-ZUR-MXP in LX economy. They both arrive in Milan around the same time--the difference is either 3 more hours flying (in business) versus 3 more hours at the airport and flying economy. Which would you recommend?

    Second will we get lounge access in FRA or ZUR since we are connecting to economy flights (if we take that option)? Thank you very much!
     
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  10. Wandering Aramean
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    The TK product will be noticeably better but I'd keep trying to find the nonstop option (to MXP or LIN) if at all possible.

    Nope, unless you have Star Alliance Gold status (i.e. UA Gold or higher).

    ETA: Actually, you might get LH Arrivals Lounge access in FRA if you clear through baggage claim. I think UA F gets that. But it is landside so you'd have to go back through security at some point. And nothing in ZRH.
     
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    Thanks Seth. That's disappointing about the lounge in FRA. I do have two business lounge passes from my M&M card which I've never needed--guess I can finally use them.
     

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