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Saudi Airlines selling 16 hour stopover (over 12 hours)

Old Jan 25, 20, 2:55 pm
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Saudi Airlines selling 16 hour stopover (over 12 hours)

Hi Guys,

I am seeing conflicting information on this topic.

I am thinking about booking a fare with 16 hr stopover in Riyadh - with SV
I have heard that it will be allowed since it is with the national flag carrier - even though it is over the stipulated max 12 hours transit.

Can anyone please advise? With official web links?

Thanks
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Old Jan 27, 20, 9:49 am
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You can try to direct the question to Saudia's Twitter account. They're usually pretty responsive.

Also, when you say "it will be allowed," do you mean a transit would be allowed, or the flight itself?
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Old Jan 27, 20, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by Newbtravelle View Post
Hi Guys,

I am seeing conflicting information on this topic.

I am thinking about booking a fare with 16 hr stopover in Riyadh - with SV
I have heard that it will be allowed since it is with the national flag carrier - even though it is over the stipulated max 12 hours transit.

Can anyone please advise? With official web links?

Thanks
I dont have the answer to your question, But I know SU (Aeroflot) will gladly sell me a layover of over 20+ hrs, however that is meaningless since as a US citizen I cant leave the airport unless I have a VISA. Its up to me to make sure that I comply with all the T&Cs if I want to enter any Country.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by Nayef View Post
You can try to direct the question to Saudia's Twitter account. They're usually pretty responsive.

Also, when you say "it will be allowed," do you mean a transit would be allowed, or the flight itself?
Thanks I will try twitter - I just want to know if they will allow the outbound and then the connecting flight
I don't mind not leaving airside
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Old Feb 12, 20, 7:43 am
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Are you sure that you don;t mean "connection" rather than "stopover"? Typically, connections are good for as long as 24 hours (other than US domestic).
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Old Feb 12, 20, 3:31 pm
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According to my understanding, TWOV is allowed only if the onward connecting flight is within 12 hours (and of course the passenger does not leave the transit area). I was not able to find any information that SV is subject to exceptions in this respect. But as already suggested - best is to check with them directly, you are hardly the first one facing this dilemma so you should get clarity quickly.
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