I have a long transit stay, will airline provide me hotel?
It depends! Most airlines do not these days, however, some will do depending on number of factors. Let’s say you are traveling with Emirates and there are two connections available at the time of your booking, one connection has 5 hour stay and other has 16 hours, now, if you have booked 16 hours stay intentionally then airline will not provide you hotel stay claiming it as your own choice. However, if there is no other connection available then it’s always good to ask our call center staff about the hotel.
If there has been a delay during your first flight, which is airline’s fault then it’s airline’s duty to find you another suitable connection or provide you hotel stay at transit airport. Not all transit airports have hotels inside the airport and airline cannot do much if there is not hotel inside airport and if the airport country requires you to obtain a transit visa before landing in that country.