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Delay compensation for multi-legged flight

If I was on a flight from India to England via Kuwait, and the India -> Kuwait leg is delayed (by 5 hours), causing the Kuwait -> England leg to be delayed by 24 hours, is compensation still payable? ...
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Can EU citizens 'border-hop' between Schengen countries to prolong their 90-day maximum stay? [closed]

The European Commission states that EU citizens have the right to reside on the territory of another country "for up to three months without any conditions other than the requirement to hold a valid ...
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I need to fly between two European countries once a month. What is the cheapest way to do it?

Currently I am staying in the Netherlands but I need to go back to my country (Spain) once a month from now on for some years. Each time I only need to stay one day, and the flight dates are flexible, ...
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Italian credit card not accepted in the Netherlands?

I spent a couple of weeks in the Netherlands recently, and I was surprised that my Italian bank-issued MasterCard credit card was not accepted in a lot of venues. It was almost a 50%-50% chance of ...
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UK family permit. Why weren't the original documents accepted?

I recently applied for a family permit as the spouse of an EEA citizen. More details are available at UK Family Permit Application and Supporting Documents I made the application online at visa4uk....
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Will my mobile phone carrier charge me extra fares if my phone switched to a different carrier while I was using data roaming inside the EU?

I am from Hungary and I am currently in France now. When I arrived here, my mobile phone carrier sent me an SMS that stated that the equivalent of my carrier I use in Hungary (Vodafone) is STR. I left ...
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How do I ensure that border agents stamp my passport neatly, without wasting space, ruining blank pages, etc? [duplicate]

I'm an American living in the UK with my European-national spouse, and we recently entered the Schengen zone to visit family for Christmas. As I've been living here in Europe for 7 years and ...
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Does the EU keep statistics on complaints against airlines for not paying out the delayed flight compensations?

Let's say I have a flight delayed and would like to apply for delayed flight compensation based on EU rules. Is there any way to verify in advance (based on facts rather than hearsay) if a given ...
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Can I transport bullet caps on a flight within the EU?

I am traveling from Germany to Bulgaria over the upcoming holidays. Information: My uncle is a hunter and wants me to bring him some bullet caps that are not available in Bulgaria. I would transport ...
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Which commission-free card options are available to UK residents who want to travel abroad? [closed]

I am traveling to Bangalore from Edinburgh via Dublin and Abu Dabhi. The thing is I have got a good layover time in both Dublin and Abu Dabhi and so I'm looking to do some shopping over there. To ...
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How to travel to and within the EU with a small dog from Canada?

I am a Canadian who recently got his UK passport. I'm planning on going to Poland from Canada at the start of January. I will be taking my small dog with me. He's 10 lb and is very quiet and well ...
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Is my cell phone operator allowed to limit my EU data roaming?

My Norwegian cellular provider has given me a two month deal where I can use 50 GB of cellular data per month. After this 50 GB limit, I have unlimited data, but at very low speeds. I traveled to ...
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Flight reservation for Schengen visa

One of the necessary documents for a Schengen visa for non EU citizens is proof of your flights, but it doesn't state the actual (e-)tickets (for which I already paid), or the reservation of flights. ...
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Flight delay compensation in Europe?

My wife and I traveled with Wizz Air last month from Keflavik (IS) to Budapest (HU) and our flight was delayed for 4.5 hours. We are indian nationals with residency in Hungary. Are we eligible for ...
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Preparing for travel with pending EEA(FM) application [closed]

My spouse (US national) and I (German national) have both been living and working in the UK permanently for a number of years. She's currently working here on a Tier 2 visa and I'm exercising treaty ...
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Bumped on transatlantic flight - compensation rules?

When travelling from the US to an EU country, and involuntarily denied boarding, there are two different entities that could regulate the compensation: The US Department of Transportation has rules ...
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Should a non-EU citizen always carry his/her passport in Germany?

The new EU-like Turkish ID cards are not valid in the EU countries yet, but I wonder if I need to carry my passport while already in an EU country (e.g. Germany). Unlike this question, I don't intend ...
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When traveling in the EU, are there significant differences between paying with credit or debit cards?

While traveling in the EU, with both a Visa and Mastercard issued in another country within the EU, does it have disadvantages if both the cards are debit cards? Would one need a credit card for the ...
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What should I write in the “National identity number” field of the Schengen visa application form? [duplicate]

What to write in the box "National identity number, where applicable" of Schengen Visa's Application Form. Is it the same as ordinary passport's serial number ?
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Failing to show EHIC at foreign European hospital

This question was just raised among my friends who are having a similar accident. I will subjectivize the question for generality. I am an European citizen. I am traveling in Europe, but ...
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International EU layover: need advice

First-time international flyer. Need help. I am travelling from Mumbai, India to Lisbon, Portugal via CDG, Paris, France. The ticket has been booked by a travel agency. It's all on a single round-...
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EC261 compensation when passenger resigned from delayed flight

EC261 guarantees passengers the right to abandon journey if the expected delay is bigger than 5 hours. The court decisions interpret EC261 that a delay of at least 3h (depending on the distance) is a ...
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Non-EU citizen married to British citizen, wanting to live in Netherlands [closed]

I am getting married to a British citizen in the next year. We have been in a relationship for 7 years and have been living together for 6 years. We are both living in South Africa. We would like to ...
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As a tourist in the EU, can you order prescription drugs from your home country? [closed]

I'm a tourist in Belgium. Can I order prescription drugs from Canada (because my prescription drug insurance only covers prescriptions bought in Canada)? The meds I brought with me were destroyed.
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Re-entering the USA with an expired VWP [duplicate]

I have visited the USA and I have VWP to my passport now it is out of date, but my ESTA is still valid. Am I able to enter the USA again if my VWP is out of date but my ESTA is valid? I am little bit ...
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Where can I see taxes and fees in the price of my Ryanair tickets? And why is there still a handling fee?

I was briefly considering cancelling a flight booked with Ryanair today. By a recent EU court ruling airlines must disclose taxes and fees in their ticket price and refund these without charging ...
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Are you entitled to buy things duty free if you are leaving EU but you are a EU citizen?

When a non-EU citizen leaves EU, they can buy items duty free in airport shops. Many items are significant cheaper than shops (even taking into account of the VAT you can claim). My question is: if ...
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EU Roaming rules: call from abroad to foreign number

There's something that's not yet clear to me about the new EU rules about roaming. Let's say that I have an Italian phone number. If I call a German phone number from Italy with my Italian phone ...
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Travelling to the UK with EU family Permit without my EU partner

I recently applied for the EU family permit to travel to the UK with my wife and kids who are EU citizens. The permit came after the planned date of our holiday. And now I want to make a short trip to ...
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As a dual citizen, am I allowed to travel outside of the European Union without using the EU passport?

My case is the following: I have Brazilian and Italian citizenships and I'm currently living in Germany, for over an year now. I plan to travel to Brazil this holiday, and unfortunately I don't have ...
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Do I need an ESTA for a connecting flight to Mexico? [duplicate]

I'm flying to Mexico and I have a connecting flight over Philadelphia (e.g. Munich -> Philadelphia -> Cancun). My stop in USA is about 4 hours, and I am not planning to leave the airport during that ...
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Conditions for EC261 compensation [duplicate]

The condition to receive flight compensation via EC261 are: the person has: a confirmed reservation on the flight, and arrived in time for check-in as indicated on the ticket or communication from ...
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Travel to Europe without visa but with a Canadian refugee document? [closed]

I am a holder of Canadian travel document which is issued to Refugees and Stateless people. I am a refugee in Canada and cannot obtain my national passport which is Turkish. Can I travel to Europe ...
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Any law forbids taking pieces of rocks out of Scotland?

I've found some nice small pieces of rocks on a beach in Scotland, I'd like to take them home for my fishtank. Is there any law forbiding it? Would I have any trouble at the airport? I'll be traveling ...
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Hong Kong visa for overseas Chinese

My girlfriend and I will be traveling to China and Hong Kong next month. I am an EU citizen and she is a Chinese citizen with permanent residence in the EU. For me the case is clear (I need to get a ...
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Do USA iPhones work in Hungary?

I want to buy an iPhone 5S ( Model A1533 ) second-hand originally bought from Verizon. And there are an iPhone SE (A1662) and iPhone 7 (A1660 CDMA). Can these mobile phones work in the EU and ...
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Visiting EU member states on German blue card visa [closed]

I have German blue card visa. Which countries I can travel without applying any visa and for how long?
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Is it possible to rent an apartment monthly in EU, non-EU citizen [closed]

I am a Russian citizen who has a 3 years EU multi visa category C. I would like to legally rent an apartment in EU with a monthly payment for a long term, 2+ months. The idea is that I will be ...
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Cheapest country to arrive in Europe without causing citizenship issues [closed]

I'm a dual US/French citizen. I've only rarely been to France, but I'm looking to change that next month spending a few weeks traveling around the country and the European continent. Because of ...
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Can I travel across the EU with the work permit document while the temporary residence card is being reissued

The situation is I live in Poland, citizen of Armenia, my temporary residence card is being reissued based on the new work permit I already have on hands and [new residence card] may be ready in a ...
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US chip-and-signature cards in French toll machines

Some sources on the Internet warn that French motorway toll machines might expect chip-and-PIN VISA cards as payment, and reject US chip-and-signature VISA cards. However, other, more recent sources ...
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Is there a workaround for the 90 day limit in the EU? [closed]

Would this be possible? As a Canadian I fly into the EU, e.g., Germany Travel around the EU for 120 days. Then travel OVERLAND to a non-EU country and fly home from there? Will they check my ...
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In the EU, what rights do you have if your rental car agency fails to deliver?

Several times in the past few years, I have made a confirmed, paid booking for a rental car, and turned up at the appointed pick-up time only to be told that no cars are available. The rental agency ...
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Is EU roaming supposed to work on any local network or can your home provider restrict your choice to a single operator per country?

I'm currently in Germany roaming with my Czech Vodafone card. In some areas the 3G/LTE Vodafone.de signal is really bad, so I've thought it might be worth a try to switch to a different network since ...
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EU roaming when calling a number outside the EU?

I have a SIM card from one EU country, and travelled to another. It was after 2017-06-15, so I should enjoy the new "roam like at home" rules. I made a call to a non-EU country, expecting to be ...
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Is there a way to fast-track a “Subject Access Request (SAR)” in the EU?

Sometimes a person wants to find out what information a member state is keeping on them. They may be contemplating a visa application, or a judicial review, or visiting one or more member states and ...
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How much alcohol may I import into the Netherlands?

I would like to take the following quantity of alcoholic beverages to the Netherlands from a non-EU country: 0.75 L of spirits, 3.0 L of wine, 0.7 L of beer. I checked several websites, including the ...
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Abandon an EU registered car outside of the EU

This summer a friend and I are planning a one-way road trip from within the EU to the Caucasus region. Here we would like to leave the car behind and fly back home. Since we will be traveling on a ...
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Schengen 89 days in each country, 1 EU passport, rest US passports

I am a dual Polish and American citizen, while my wife and kids are only US citizens. We'd like to spend extended time in Europe (say 89 days in Spain, then 89 days in France, then 89 days in Germany,...
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With the new EU roaming, what will I pay for calls within a foreign country?

EU roaming charges are about to be abolished. What does this mean for calls made from abroad? Suppose at home my phone provider charges A for a call in my country and B for a call to an EU country. ...