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Unaccompanied bags are only allowed in freight not on passenger flights. As you will have to show your boarding pass at the gate at Heathrow, this will be checked against the luggage loaded. If the passenger is missing or hasn't boarded, their luggage will be offloaded due to security concerns. This is normal practice across almost all airlines/airports I ...


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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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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, 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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There's not much to misunderstand in the text you quote, is there? Transit-witout-visa is only available if you arrive and depart by air, which you don't. The American is visa-free for to the UK in any case, and so doesn't need a visa anyway. The Thai will need to apply for a Visitor in Transit visa in advance.


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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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By default, you would have to collect your checked baggage and re-check it again. If you book your flights with airlines on the same alliance, you may have a chance to convince the check-in agent for your first leg to check your baggage through. It is not advisable to count on this, though.


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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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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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I have done this quite a few times but only with checking into a hotel in between. This way you are covered pretty well if something goes haywire. With transatlantic flights from Europe, a well placed positioning flight on a low cost airline followed by a traditional airline flight the next day can save you an astonishing amount of money -- the tradeoff is ...


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Officially Turkey no longer issues Visa-On-Arrival at any airports. The Visa-on-Arrival has been replaced with an "e-Visa" which can be applied for electronically at http://www.evisa.gov.tr/ eVisas are generally issued immediately so you could potentially apply for one whilst in the airside area of the airport if you had internet access, however you will ...


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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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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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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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I contacted the hotel and this is the reply I got from the hotel management: Yes you can stay with us overnight, as we’re located in the Non-Schengen zone. All we need for a reservation is all your flight details from your in- and outbound flight.


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Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) is quite a bit outside the city and there is no direct train connections there - you'll have to take the bus and change to either S- or U-Bahn (S=faster trains, longer distances between stops; U=underground, fairly tightly mashed net). The local transport company is BVG and here you find their listing of routes etc by depature ...


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This is possible by article 5 paragraph 4(a) of the Schengen Borders Code (Regulation (EC) No 562/2006) third-country nationals who do not fulfil all the conditions laid down in paragraph 1 but hold a residence permit or a re-entry visa issued by one of the Member States or, where required, both documents, shall be authorised to enter the territories of ...


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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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You will always clear customs on your first entry point to Canada. That will be Toronto for you. Even if you happen to get in right after a very large plane of people who all need a lot of customs attention, you won't wait more than 30 minutes in line for customs. I think a two hour connection will be fine. You almost certainly don't have a terminal change ...


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The rules regarding airport transit in the Schengen area are detailed in Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area? Briefly, Pakistani nationals do generally need an airport transit visa but you can transit without visa in Zurich thanks to your UK student visa. If you want to leave the airport, you will require a regular type C Schengen visa. You ...


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The two stations are on opposite sides of the same road. 15 minutes is a pessimistic estimate to get from a platform in one to a platform in the other, allowing for someone who doesn't know their way around, walks slowly, gets held up by crowds throughout, etc.


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"Transit (C) visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons traveling in immediate and continuous transit through the United States enroute to another country" "A foreign citizen whose layover in the United States is for a primary purpose other than to transit, for example to visit friends or sightsee, requires a visitor (B) visa." Ref: ...


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No. You will need to go through passport control in Paris and enter the Schengen zone, collect your bags, and re-check them in at the EasyJet counter, and exit the Schengen zone again. EasyJet does not have luggage interline agreements with other airlines and will not accept interline baggage from them, even if they are so tagged. EasyJet also enforces ...


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You can generally enter the UK with only your US passport, without a visa. It does not matter what country you are traveling from. The important factor is your citizenship. For certain purposes, however, US citizens do require a visa to enter the UK, for example, for study or employment, so it's not possible to answer your question fully without knowing ...


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Any answer to your question will of course be slightly opinion based, but if you are more into shopping and getting some food and not necessarily into seeing historical sights (both is probably not manageable in 7 hours anyway), you don't have too many options. I would have taken the 109 bus from Tegel to Adenauerplatz, located on the famous Kurfürstendamm ...


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There is no absolute answer to this question. In theory, the airline does not like missed connections because they have to find some way to re-accommodate you to your final destination, so they have every incentive not to schedule connections that are too tight to make. In practice, there are lots of missed connections every day, especially when the first ...


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It's worth considering. There is no such thing as perfectly "safe" in this regard, only varying levels of risk. Typically the airline will allow enough time that the transfer can be made, including luggage, etc, if the first flight arrives on time and everything goes as planned. But it's not a guarantee. If the first flight is delayed for any reason (which ...


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You can obviously apply for a visa but there is no specific easier-to-get “transit” visa that would allow you to do that. If you need or want to leave the transit lounge of the airport, you need a regular Schengen visa, with all the same costs and requirements as if you would come for a short touristic stay or any other short-term visit. And you must apply ...


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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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