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Question re: airlines providing hotels for overnight layovers

Question re: airlines providing hotels for overnight layovers

  1. Anonymous

    Hello Lucky et al,

    A friend of mine just informed me that he is traveling from Washington to Berlin via Dublin on Aer Lingus. (The Dulles to Dublin sector is operated by United. )
    On the way back (next Thursday April 26th) he has a 12-hour layover that is overnight: specifically, he arrives from Berlin into Dublin at 11:30pm, and the flight to IAD is not until 12:55pm the following day.

    His question is: given that it is an overnight layover of 12 hours, is he entitled to hotel accommodation? If yes, would this be through Aer Lingus (which is the ticketing airline) or United?

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

  2. David W

    He’s not entitled to hotel accommodation by either airline.

    It’s not required and generally airlines will not provide hotel for long, overnight layovers.

    The only airlines I know of that will provide a hotel for long layovers is Qatar and Emirates, each with their own criteria to be eligible.

  3. Anonymous

    Hi Adi! Unfortunately [USER=29]@David W[/USER] is right — very few carriers provide hotel accommodations, and typically only when it’s listed in the fare rules for the purchased ticket.

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