It's a mistake even the most famous experienced traveler can do – a confusing term: "layover" for stopover & # 39;.
And while you may not know the difference, it turns out that a New Zeelander made a "shameful" mistake while at Sydney Airport.
In what he thought to be a layman, Eleanor Barker was actually at a stop, and as it turned out, there is a big difference.
"I was sitting in the dark area of the international broadcast while I was trying to find a single person who could tell me what desperately I needed to know (that I went to the wrong part of the airport)," she writes for the New Zealand Herald.
"Finding a friendly face was difficult, so when this idiot left Australia for Abu Dhabi, my bags headed home to New Zealand.
"Spicy travelers, I see your rolling eyes, and you are right to turn them over – your girlfriend was not well aware of the difference between laying and stopping."
The space usually refers to a point of connection between cities, sometimes for short periods of 30 minutes, or up to 23 hours, while stopping refers to staying for a longer period of 24 hours in which city is given when traveling abroad (on domestic routes, the restriction is reduced to four hours).
Ms Barker said that her accident was an opportunity to warn others not to make the same mistake while at the airport.
"Optimistic, I think that what I've learned can help someone else, especially if you are using loyalty programs," she writes.
"The air industry has its own language, and many terms are regularly misunderstood in less punitive ways than travelers who are not me – such as the difference between direct and non-stop flights.
"Non-stop is what it says on the package: direct flights include stops. In a direct flight it is unlikely that you will need to pull out of your plane before your final destination, but you will wait for other passengers to come and go .
"I have had problems with prolongations against stops. Planning shows that there is an established relationship between your flights – that is, you do not have to rely on psychic airlines to magically transfer your bags – this could involve a stop as much as 30 minutes depending on the airport) or up to 23 hours and 59 minutes on international flights.
"The nuances come into play when passengers choose to buy their" miles. "Most airlines manage their distance-based reward programs so it can mean that the layman will cost you more money than a direct flight, but often legends with honest flyers often built in prolonged or even overnight. While they will leave within 24 hours of their final destination, thereby avoiding stagnation, they will not charge extra miles. "
But that was the way the crew of the airline used the term that made things a little more confusing and caused Ms Barker to move in.
"The airline team uses this notion a little differently," she explained.
"For them, the bridging means overnight, while the connection refers to a shorter stop, only to make it a little more confusing.
"Although it's okay to use the term layover when you really mean a connection, you need to know (I need to know!) The difference between stopping and laying.
"Stopping may be overlap, but it may also be a much longer stop – it is often the second destination on a part of a multiple route. If traveling to the country, braking usually qualifies as something lasting longer than four hours."