I am contacting you guys concerning problems during my trip through Barcelona Airport.
I have booked two separate flight from the UK to Barcelona with Vueling, and then Barcelona to Algeria with Air Algérie from the same airport. I hold an Algerian passport and I'm not required to get a Schengen (airport) transit visa in Spain. However, since my flights are separate (not connecting) and with two different airlines, I was wondering:
- Do I need a visa to Spain (transit or short stay) to board my plane from the UK? Since the first flight is not connected to the second, I was concerned that the airline won't allow me to board to Spain without a visa
- Can I stay in the international transit Area even though the flights are not connected?
- Can I get my checked luggage in the transit area to check-in again for my next flight? Or should I just take hand luggage