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As airline horror stories go, this one is pretty mild. You arrived at your destination city only a few hours late, with luggage. Moreover (and this is the important point) the reason for all this delay was completely outside the airline's control. They don't control the passport line, or the computer systems. They don't owe you anything, any more than if ...


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If you were to claim any damages, who would you blame? The airline doesn't control the passport systems. The delay for departure may have to do with incoming aircraft, which may have been delayed due to weather (again, not an airline problem). The airline offered you a quicker alternate (your choice); which got you to your destination along with your ...


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Sorry, but no. If you have travel insurance they may cover any additional costs you've had - check your policy. Next time, book a longer connection.


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Short answer is yes According to this list from the Spanish Foreign Affairs department (which should probably be your only reference), Turkey is on the list of countries that need a Schengen visa to visit Spain. The criteria for this is very often citizenship, rather than status in a third country. Furthermore, their list of requirements state you must ...


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Does having a UK visa, of any sort, help improve my chances of applying for a Schengen? Yes, having a current, valid UK visa is an absolute plus and lends credibility to your application. It is not a guarantee however, and you will still need a viable premise for visiting the Schengen zone; and you will need to submit a well-formed itinerary (along ...


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As of April 2016, it looks like on-arrival visas are still available, but only for certain countries (US citizens can still get one, along with 35 other countries). From the Turkish e-Visa webpage: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/info/i-do-not-want-to-apply-for-an-e-visa-can-i-get-a-visa-on-arrival/ Q: I do not want to apply for an e-Visa. Can I get a visa ...


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Metro Turizm runs two direct buses a day. Lüks Karadeniz runs one bus a day. It seems like both leave from the central Ortachala bus station. It's helpful to know Tbilisi (Gerogria) = Tiflis (Gürcistan) in Turkish for their search fields.


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I've traveled in Eastern Turkey last summer and also entered Turkey from Georgia. In Batumi you need to take the mini bus at Tbilisi Square. (https://goo.gl/maps/igPYhibW1xP2) You need to find the bus that goes to Sarpi (the border town). You 'll be dropped at the border office. Go through the border control. On the other side taxis will take you to ...



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