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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If Finnair gave you an itinerary using those two flights, then they feel it is a legal, doable connection. It seems short, but that late at night there may not be much traffic so connections might be easier to do. If you are putting the two flights together yourself, then personally I would allow more time. In both cases, if your Hong Kong flight is ...


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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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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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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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It did sound a bit crazy at first, but with a bit of luck, it should be doable, at least if you do have a driver on hand and your incoming flight is not delayed. Rotterdam airport is tiny, no time lost walking to the baggage claim area and exit or anything, you can literally be in front of the terminal building in 5 min. At Schiphol, EasyJet flights depart ...


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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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According to the Hong Kong Immgration Department nationals of India are allowed to visit Hong Kong visa free for 14 days (see part II). Given that you will not be required to have a visa to transit either.


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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 were told your visa is still valid, then there is no reason to believe it isn't. Under the Schengen regulations, denying entry, revoking a visa and annulling a visa are three different things that are supposed to happen in different circumstances. Border guards always have the option to deny entry without revoking/annulling the visa if they see fit. ...



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