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He will go through immigration in Heathrow anyway. Nobody will stop him from going through customs without his checked baggage. After coffee, he'll have to go through security to get to the gate, using his boarding pass, and will go through customs again, but not immigration, on arrival in Scotland. I've done this many times, both as the traveler and as ...


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There's a bunch of confusion here still, so I'll try to lay out all the steps in more detail. One note first. Airlines offer an "unaccompanied minors" service, where airline employees will escort your daughter from the time you drop her off to the time she is picked up by an authorized adult. This service is mandatory for children 15 and under on United (...


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You will probably not like my answer but I believe that Expedia is right. They hold no responsibility for you to be able to enter in a country. There is a simple reason for that. They don't have the capability to check whether you are allowed to enter a country with or without a visa and if you are entitled for such a visa in case one is required. This is ...


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For a flight London->Amsterdam->Sao Paulo, you will not stay on the same plane. For economical reasons, different types of planes are used for these legs. The procedure is actually really simple: when you check in in London, you receive boarding passes for both flights. Then, in Amsterdam, after arriving, you go to the gate of your connecting flight. There ...


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Yes you can do this but be aware of the following things: You might have completely different (harder-to-obtain) visa requirements, check carefully before! In case of a delay of your first flight (A to C) you loose your second ticket (C to B) under most ticket conditions. If you travel with check-in luggage you likely have to re-check your bags. This ...


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Yes, he should simply follow the "Arrivals and baggage claim" sign and not the "Flight connections sign". No one at the airport will know that he is a connecting passenger as he leaves the airport. There is no way for anyone to realise that. His bags will still be transferred. Even if they do know, it is totally allowed (although someone might think he is ...


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Short answer: you just take your hand baggage (don't worry about checked in baggage, they'll sort it), follow signs to "Flight connections" or similar, then from there, it's exactly the same as if you'd just passed security. Just find the right gate for your next flight using the screens, maybe nose around duty free or buy a drink, and wait. It's easy (it ...


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Original Poster posting the experience this time. The airline paid for the transfer. You have to ask for it. I arrived at the SHA airport terminal 1. Took the free bus shuttle to T2, took 15 mins. (Shuttle to PVG only runs from T2) Went to the China Eastern Airlines Check In Desk. Asked for a bus pass to PVG airport. They gave me one after checking my ...


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It's not the most user friendly solution, but it's the best and most accurate information ever, it is TIMATIC. There is no user interface, so we're going to use the web service via the link. We're going to use KLM's user, many Wikipedia pages link that, so I will assume it's fine. I also know some of the parameters via the reservation system which uses ...


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Istanbul Ataturk airport is open 24 hours. I have personally gone through transfer in the international zone at 4 or 5 in the morning several times. I believe the domestic zone is the same. Note that the gate information likely won't be available until about two hours before departure of your second flight. Please edit your question and add details of your ...


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No, officially it is not possible to receive a passport check stamp for both flights. Source: I tweeted Ryanair if you could get the passport check stamp for both flights if one had two flights the same day and they were fast to respond that no, unfortunately not. That being said, I would for sure try and ask at your first departure if they would ...


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Assuming you are on a single itinerary (given that you have mentioned codeshare flights), your luggage will be tagged to your final destination, Cincinnati. What this means in practice is that you will not need to collect and recheck your luggage in London. However, you will need to collect it and recheck in Chicago. When you first arrive in the US, you ...


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Of course he can. A citizen can come and go as he pleases (at least, in the UK, he can). He will, as others have pointed out, have to go through immigration, but no one will prevent him from leaving the airport. But if you meet him in the airport, he is less likely to miss his connecting flight. Two and a half hours minus security on return, passport ...


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You will only need to fill in a landing card if you intend to actually go through immigration, which may or may not be required depending on which terminal you are landing in and departing from. However if you do need to fill in a landing card, then you should put 'In Transit' in the address field of the card.


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I do this all the time and I always book the C-B flight connecting to the next A-C flight. I am rarely time constrained and spending a day in a hotel is not a big issue for me (I work remotely anyways). Yes, this means the cost of the hotel needs to be factored in. However, as mentioned in the original post, you might be doing this for other reasons than ...


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Yes you could I guess but I am not sure I would do it, for two reasons: Timing I made a quick ideal case scenario: 1h from landing till you are through immigration 30min to the city center by train your time in the city 30min back to the airport by train 1h again at the airport 30min last call for boarding before departure time which leaves you with ...


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No. An F-1 visa is valid for study. You can only use it to enter the US when you are properly enrolled at an authorized institution and they have indicated this status in the SEVIS database. When you arrive at the port of entry, the officer will check the database and you may well be denied entry. If your nationality is such that you need a visa to transit ...


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Transit visas are not valid for transit to the Republic of Ireland (here and here). This is because, due to the CTA, you must pass through border control and enter UK territory to board the flight (I am not sure why the Visitor in Transit Visa does not apply, as it is specifically for those who need to pass through Border Control). You have two options: If ...


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If you booked the journey as one ticket you are guaranteed to be transported to your final destination (JFK) regardless of whether you make the connection at BRU or not. Indeed, if you miss the connection the airline will re-route you on a different flight. Having said this, what happens when you land at BRU and have to transfer? You will arrive at gates A (...


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As long as you have proof of exit from the US, that is all US customs and immigration will care about. I think you can safely relax and go through the normal shuffle of collecting your bags and rechecking them in for your onward flight, etc.


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Victoria is one of the few airports in Canada that does NOT have US immigration pre-clearance for flights to the US, thus on arrival at SFO you will need to pass through immigration, re-collect your bags, go through customs, re-check bags, re-clear security and then head to your gate. If you have Global Entry/Nexus and have no checked bags then it's ...


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Yes, you will collect your luggage, and submit it to a customs examination when you first arrive in India, at Delhi airport. You have to collect your luggage as an international arrival, it is not avoidable. This is how international-to-domestic transfers usually work (except inside Europe). After customs, there is a desk on the left, near the lifts that ...


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Once your first flight lands, and you disembark and enter the airport, there will either be a sign, or an airport employee signalling which direction transit/onward/connecting passengers should go. Follow that and you should enter a part of a terminal where there are gates and one or more TV screens that show which flights correspond to which gates. Look at ...


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In the UK, if domestic and international travellers are mixed, you will have to have a photo taken whilst passing through security if you are connecting to a domestic flight. At the gate, they match this photo up with the one taken at security. Details can be found here. To strengthen the security of the United Kingdom border, airports that operate ...


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If you are flying Jet Airways or JetKonnect, perhaps. The only cases at Delhi on domestic-domestic that allow less than 35 minutes are Jet Airways to Jet Airways, JetKonnect to JetKonnect, and between Jet Airways and JetKonnect (formerly known as Jetlite). These allow 30 minutes, which leaves little margin for error in your connection. If you are doing ...


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You really don't want to try this. The US consulate will tell you nothing other than that it is unlawful to enter or exit the US with an expired US passport. And this is true. However, it's a law with no teeth as there's no defined penalty. Its only real practical effect is that since it is a law, air carriers must follow it, and so they will refuse to ...


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Here is an alternative: Buy yourself a full fare refundable ticket and go through security. Have coffee with him behind security. "Miss" your flight and get the refund. You will spend more time with him as you can be with him right up until the time he has to board. If his plane is delayed, you can spend even more time with him.


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The procedure for arriving and domestic-connecting passengers in Japan is the same. Everyone clears immigration and collects their bags for a customs check at their first entry point. Bags are only labelled as far as the first Japanese airport. After leaving immigration and customs in Haneda you will already be on the public side of the airport facing the ...


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No, you basically can not do that, at least not as simple as you described it. Visiting air-side transit areas is usually allowed for transit passengers who have no visa, hence the name. I am not aware of situations where people who live in a country are allowed to visit there. One of the reasons is exactly what you are trying to do, duty free goods. ...


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Exactly. If you're not leaving anything in the US, $0 is the value of the goods remaining the US (because there aren't any). If you aren't sure about something on the form, you can always ask the officers too.



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