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EC261 compensation for a delay between 3 and 4 hours

I was recently on a flight which arrived 3 hours and 25 minutes later than scheduled. It departed from the EU, arrived in a non-EU country, was longer than 3500 km, and was operated by an EU carrier. ...
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Do I need a passport/visa to travel inside EU with a change of airplane in Istanbul?

I am travelling to Amsterdam from Greece with a change of airplane in Istanbul, is my id enough to travel or do I need a visa/passport? I have already search online and I think it's okay, but I want ...
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Is EC 261/2004 in addition to other expenses, or does it cover them?

This is a follow up to Norwegian refuses EU delay (4.7 hours) compensation because it turned out there was nothing wrong with the aircraft After I complained to the The Norwegian Travel Complaint ...
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Can I put a bed quilt/blanket in airplane's cargo?

I don't want to buy an extra suitcase, and I don't really care if the quilt (if that's its name) lands damaged or not. I am thinking of adding a suitcase (luggage 23kg) in my airplane booking, and ...
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Why do some Smart Gate passports need to be stamped?

I just had a short visit to Italy on a New Zealand passport. At both entry and exit immigration checks NZ passports were shown as eligible for Smart Gate. However, at entry, instead of using the ...
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Do I need to exit and re enter or get anything stamped to stay in the Schengen zone after my student visa expires?

My fiancée has a student residence card for Spain that expires on December 15. We are leaving Spain on December 16 to go to the US, and coming back on Jan 1. The Spanish consulate site says: ( http:/...
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Eu 261 query on multi flight ticket during BA pilots strike

We purchased a multi flight BA ticket, Manchester to Heathrow, Heathrow to Seattle for 20 Aug 2019 flying back from Los Angeles to Heathrow then connection to Manchester departing LA on 9 September. ...
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Tripod in Carry-on Luggage in Europe

I'm going to Europe next year but I'm unsure if I can carry a tripod in my carry-on luggage. I saw a couple of question here to cite some: Tripod in Carry-on Luggage Compact tripod on airplane (...
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Travel with an UK residence card (EU family member) after Brexit

I am a EU citizen living in the UK with my wife, who is a non-EEA citizen. She has a UK residence card given under the EU rules for a family member of a EU citizen. Currently, she can travel with me ...
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Is the EU settlement status the same as a resident card?

My wife has eu settlement status, I am a French citizen, we both live and work in the UK. Can she travel to france with me, without requiring a visa? or will she now need a new visa to travel to ...
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EU compensation - fire alarm at the Flight Crew's hotel

I was on-board an afternoon flight from the EU, into the United States earlier last month. This flight was delayed by about 3 hours, 30 minutes. As this flight was delayed for over 3 hours, ...
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Multiple 3-month stays in one Member State with freedom of movement

EU laws state that EU citizens have the right to reside (ie. travel) in other member states without restrictions for up to three months. Article 6 of Directive 2004/38/EC states: Union citizens ...
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Passing 150 grams of gold in the customs in a EU country without receipt

I was given around 150 grams of gold (none of them are jewellery) as a gift for my wedding. Therefore, I don't have any receipt. I wonder if this is problem. How can they check the real value of it in ...
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Can I carry gold with me from Turkey to Spain without paying taxes?

I am planning to carry less then 200 grams of gold with me in a flight from Turkey to Madrid. I wonder if this is okay and if I have to pay some taxes.
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Does EU 261/2004 compensation apply if delayed by the border check?

This came up in Athens airport 1-hour connection at normal walking speed and I must admit I do not know the answer. So we have a flight coming from outside Schengen and has a very tight connection to ...
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Got a multiple-entry Schengen visa but have to cancel the original trip. Do I get to keep the visa? [duplicate]

I got a multiple-entry tourist Schengen visa, but will likely have to cancel the original trip due to personal reasons. I'd like to keep the visa active, however, as I intend to make the trip some ...
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Late flight from Manchester to Dubrovnik [duplicate]

Flight TOM2428 from Manchester to Dubrovnik on 23 May 2019 took off late due to technical problems. What time did it land in Dubrovnik, & what time did the plane doors open?
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Traveling from Germany to other countries by train?

I'm going to be taking a trip to Germany in a few days. I will be in Munich and I was considering taking the train to somewhere in Austria (Innsbruck maybe?) so I could see the Alps. I'm wondering ...
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VAT/Customs when receiving an item from the US in another EU country (on holiday)

I'm a resident of Denmark travelling to the UK for a holiday. Here, I will be receiving an item bought online in the US. FedEx has applied the UK VAT of approx 800 USD, whereas the VAT in Denmark ...
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Can I use an Italian passport that expires in December to Travel to Germany in August?

I hope someone can help me. I have an italian passport that will expire in December of this year. I have a trip planned in August, to go to Germany for 3 days. Can I use my Italian passport seeings ...
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Compensation for cancelled flights in EU, one booking, multiple legs

I have a question about compensation under EU laws for my flights. I booked a Lufthansa ticket to fly from Leipzig to Valencia via Frankfurt, and from Valencia to Leipzig via Frankfurt. About 5 ...
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Lost driving license In EU. Other ID methods?

I foolishly left my wallet in Utrecht while interrailing and lost my UK driving license among other things. I've sorted most of the ramifications of the loss but I need another ID to prove I'm over 18 ...
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What happens if a person is deported to a country that previously refused asylum? [closed]

What will happen in the following scenario: You seek asylum at a European country Rejected Travel to another country Seek asylum Based on the concept of first country of asylum, you get caught and ...
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EU flight compensation distance for connecting flight

I recently had a flight from Valencia to London, going through Düsseldorf, cancelled. According to EU regulations there are different levels of compensation for flights below and above 1500 km in ...
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Do I need a Visa to Croatia with a Lebanese passport if I have an EU member state visa?

I've read on some websites that it is not required to have a visa to go into Croatia/Romania/Bulgaria/Bosnia for Lebanese citizens with an Eu member state visa. Can anyone confirm?
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Travel agency told me my hotel is overbooked, what are my rights?

Since this question will probably involve some laws, I will state that I am German and I was booking via an online site which is mediating for travel agencies. I booked a hotel on May 15 for a one ...
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Can a non-EU citizen travel freely within the Schengen area without passport? [duplicate]

My current situation is that I have residence permit of Germany (as a stamp in passport) and I wish to apply for UK visa in next few days from Germany and won't have my passport anymore during the ...
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EU rights when flight delayed so much that return is missed

(Hypothetical) If I am traveling for business, I may take a flight to e.g. Frankfurt just for a 2 hour meeting, and then immediately return. I would like to know what EU regulations stipulate if the ...
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EU Permit after wedding, previously refused Marriage visitor visa [closed]

Previously received some great input on here, so back again. My partner is a EEA citizen and I'm from India. We met while we were students in the UK and have been in a relationship since. Earlier ...
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Passport queue length in UK in relation to arrival method

If an EU citizen arrives to the UK, would there be any difference in relation to passport queue length if different arrival methods (i.e. transportation) were used? For example, would the passport ...
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Germany: Family Reunion Visa: Passport valid till Feb 2020 [closed]

My spouse was recently approved with Germany Blue Card (long term employment visa). It is valid from 1st June 2019. He has not traveled to Germany yet. I have appointment at German Consulate, Mumbai, ...
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Can I bring nuts and cooked sausage from Brazil to Germany?

Can I bring nuts from Brazil to Germany/Europe and cooked sausage in my hand Bag? It is for personal use.
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drive from China to UK in Chinese registered car

My husband wants to drive his Chinese registered car from China to UK across Kazakhstan, south west Russia and across Europe to UK to raise money for charity. Do you know of a car insurance company ...
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Travelling to EU without EU spouse [duplicate]

Me and wife were planned to travel to France to attend a wedding. She is from the EU region and i am not, i apply for schengen visa as an EU spouse which recently is required of her to sign a letter ...
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EU Article 10 Resident card - UK Marriage visitor UK

I am a UK National. My partner is NON-EU but has Resident permit to EU (I believe this is article 10 resident card). He travelled across EU with that resident card. He received resident permit to EU ...
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Traveling to Spain from the USA with an Italian permanent residence card

I have travel coming up from New York to Spain. I am wondering if I will need a visa considering that I am: an Italian permanent resident (I have the permesso di soggiornno CE) a US permanent ...
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Change standard visa to family permit unmarried partner

I have applied for a UK standard visa 4 times; they were all refused. I was travelling with my EU partner and child a few days ago, and found out that I can apply for a family permit as an unmarried ...
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Freedom of movement in the EU - what is the purpose of your visit?

Freedom of movement and residence for persons in the EU is the cornerstone of Union citizenship, established by the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992. In my last visit to Bulagria (not Schengen area) as ...
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Can family of EU Blue Card holder travel freely in the Schengen Area with a German Aufenthaltstitel? [duplicate]

I'm an American citizen working and living in Germany on an EU Blue Card. My family (wife and 2 children) is here with me. We were all issued standard German Aufenthaltstiteln (residence permit cards) ...
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Do EU residents need an A1 certificate for any short business trip in another EU country?

This question seems to be of relevance to all business travelers in the EU. The background of this question is as follows: I work at a university in the EU (Germany). Today there came an email that ...
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Does a family member of a Portuguese citizen need a visa to go on holiday to Spain?

We are wanting to book a holiday to Spain. My hubby holds a Portuguese passport, and I have a South African passport, but I do have a Family member EU residence permit/card. Would I need to get a ...
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Can I transit Germany to Spain with a spain entry visa? (Not Schengen)

I have a complicated situation. I am in Canada now with tourist visa and Iranian passport. I have a letter from government of Spain that let me enter to Spain territory in order to get my Spain ...
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Why does my laptop charger not work with this adapter?

I just bought this adapter at the hotel because I forgot to bring mine from home. For some reason my laptop is not charging when I use this. My charger works until ~250V and the adapter accepts 240V.
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What rights do EU travellers have when they miss a flight due to it leaving early? [closed]

I know there are some pretty traveller-friendly passenger rights in the EU for those people whose flights are delayed, cancelled, bumped or downgraded, but what rights do travellers have if they miss ...
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Non-EU family member re-entering Schengen without residence card

My husband and son are EU citizens but I am not. We lived for the past nine years in Germany where I had the regular Aufenthaltskarte (residence card; not the Daueraufenthaltskarte for permanent ...
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Citizen of the UK travelling from there to Amsterdam on 11th April

I am a citizen of the UK, where I live. I am travelling to Amsterdam for a conference on April 11. The UK may leave the EU on April 12th (as a No Deal Brexit) if Theresa May's brexit deal doesn't ...
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How will overstaying my Finnish visa affect future travel/visas?

I used to study in Finland 10 years ago on a Finnish student visa. As my visa was expiring and I prepared to travel to my home country, I didn't ask for permission to stay longer. So I left Finland 15 ...
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Can I carry a NAS through airport security in the EU?

I own a relatively small 4-bay NAS. Can it go through airport security within the European Union? Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer ...
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Can you ask for a compensation if the delay was due to the de-icing process?

I was talking to a friend recently and he referred he was in a delayed flight from Brussels a couple of weeks ago due to de-icing. Basically the plane already had an initial delay to which summed up ...
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Flight time has been changed - Ryanair refuses to cancel

I have received today an email that my flight time has been changed from 10:50 to 12:15. Even if it is 1 hour and 25 minutes I wanted to cancel my flight (Flight is only about 1 hour). The airline (in ...