The 23:55 Layover Rule

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  1. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    So I have a question for the UA Experts.

    Is this a valid route?
    IAD - VIE - BRU (23h layover) - VIE?

    Reason being; currently I am on ORD - BRU (23hr Layover) - VIE; but the BRU - VIE is not ideal & ORD - BRU is on UA BF (Which We've already flown) so I've been trying to creatively find an alternative carrier we can take across the pond.
     
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    Connecting out and back like that through the same place isn't likely to work. But can you put BRU-???-VIE in there and try that??

    Still might not work but worth trying, I suppose.
     
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    Currently I'm ORD - BRU - PRG - VIE; but the BRU to PRG is at 8am ...

    So you think IAD vie BRU (lay) PRG vie might work? I guess I'll call later and try. I was hoping for IAD muc BRU (space was there yesterday but not today, only phantom iad - fra on 74h )
     
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    I think the problem you'll run in to is that you're connecting in the destination city and that's usually not permitted. And since the <24 hour stop is a connection, not a stop, that's where you'll have issues.
     
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    That's what I was afraid of. I think if I did USA - GERMANY - BRU (Stop 23hr) - VIE I should be okay; but going to VIE only to connect in BRU for 23hr is fishy...

    Thanks!
     

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