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Have there been any significant changes to flying as a passenger compared to 10 years ago?

A few things may have changed, but it's difficult to say if they apply in your case, as the introduction of such measures depends a lot on the airlines, airports and even specific flights, so it could ...
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Wrongly got exit stamp from Schengen zone

There are visa types that have a limited amount of entries (usually 1 or 2) but you have a residence permit which does not have such a limit. Your residence permit allows you to leave and reenter the ...
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What are the possibilities for travel by train to Lisbon, Portugal from Barcelona, Spain, without using buses or planes?

According to the invaluable Man in Seat 61, it's possible to get from Madrid to Lisbon by train alone: Incredibly, there is now no direct train between Madrid & Lisbon, two adjacent EU capitals. ...
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Have there been any significant changes to flying as a passenger compared to 10 years ago?

Many "traditional" airlines (e.g. Air Canada, Delta, Lufthansa, KLM, China Southern) now have similar practices to low-cost budget airlines (e.g. Ryanair, Jetstar, Spring Airlines), ...
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Have there been any significant changes to flying as a passenger compared to 10 years ago?

One thing which, as far as I can see, none of the previous good answers has touched on is airports which are an integral part of your journey from Belgium to Spain. Airports recommend arriving very ...
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Ordered tap-water in Alicante - what did I do wrong?

Is the tap water in Alicante OK to drink? Yes, all tap water in Spain is considered safe to drink, although in some areas it may contain higher levels of chlorine, sediment and minerals than you are ...
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Is touring the Basque region in Spain by bike safe?

Cycling in Basque Country is about as safe as anywhere else in Europe. Segregated roads / paths for bicycles are not as common as in the Benelux countries, but they do exist. And there are lots of ...
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Have there been any significant changes to flying as a passenger compared to 10 years ago?

In flight entertainment has changed. Cabin-wide TVs and projectors have largely been removed from aircraft. Airlines have replaced this with either individual seat-back screens or have taken a bring-...
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Timetable for Cercanias AM narrow gauge railway in Spain

Partial answer. "Cercanías" ("commuter trains") may be a misleading search key here (even if that is the name of the train operator), "Media Distancia" might give more ...
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What are the possibilities for travel by train to Lisbon, Portugal from Barcelona, Spain, without using buses or planes?

Another way of doing this by rail with a bit of a detour is to go via Vigo and Porto - you'd take trains from Barcelona to Vigo (via Madrid), the Celta from Vigo to Porto, and then a train onwards to ...
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Multiple entry Schengen visa date confusion

What does the duration of stay mean here? It means you may stay in the Schengen area for 90 days in any 180-day period. following dates: 9th December 2023 to 21st December 2023. Which means you ...
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Barcelona Airport (BCN), train/bus to Sitges?

The airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 has a connection to the metro (and buses), while Terminal 2 has both metro and local train (Rodalies) connections. Both the metro and the Rodalies train are ...
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Timetable for Cercanias AM narrow gauge railway in Spain

RENFE appears to have a not-very-maintained website with schedules and fares still available for all meter-gauge lines, including the ones not on the main RENFE journey planner. Combined with the ...
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What are the possibilities for travel by train to Lisbon, Portugal from Barcelona, Spain, without using buses or planes?

I am honestly not sure if other bus companies are much better than Flixbus, but if you do not generally rule out buses: Take the 7:05 train from Barcelona arriving in Madrid Atocha 9:35. The ...
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Where in Ecuador or Spain can I change US $100 bills?

Trying to break those bills in Spain probably isn’t a good idea: since it’s not legal tender there, the only people who hold USD are those who make a living out of exchanging USD for other currencies (...
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Extending stay in the Schengen area to travel to a new country within the approved period

That’s fine, but: Make sure you don’t travel via the UK or Ireland (or any other non-Schengen country), as that would mean exiting and then re-entering the Schengen area, which you can’t do as you ...
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Granada 2 euro refund Credibus

According to the Granada Area Metropolitan Transport Consortium: ¿Y si ya no quiero usarla más? Tiene la posibilidad de devolver la tarjeta en cualquiera de los puntos de venta / distribución ...
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Tourist Schengen visa using for attending Conference

Schengen Visas have two different types, short-stay and long-stay. Your Type C visa from Switzerland is a short-stay Schengen Visa. See this page from Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign ...
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Visting Colomares Castle from outside

Google Street View shows a high wall and an entrance gate. If the castle is closed, it's reasonable to suppose that the gate is closed. You could peer through the bars, but descriptions on Tripadvisor ...
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Have there been any significant changes to flying as a passenger compared to 10 years ago?

One thing not yet covered in the answers, support because of autism has become more well known and should be available for you in both airports, which will make going through security easier. If you ...
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Is touring the Basque region in Spain by bike safe?

I have cycled for vacation in Spain last year. Even though the infrastructure for cyclists is not always top notch, and often one has to share road with cars, I have seen that the drivers are ...
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Long holiday in Spain, UK citizen with German husband

Even as a German, if you are in Spain for longer than three months you need to register with the Spanish authorities - which, for an EU citizen, means applying for a "Certificado de Registro de ...
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How to apply for a Schengen visa as a sibling?

I'm uncertain whether to apply for a business visa or a tourist visa In a comment you mention ”Main purpose is meeting with my company colleagues as it’s a retreat where my team is going to meet and ...
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Do you need an infant seat in Spanish taxis?

A bit of searching in Spanish and I found this. In short: If your entire journey is within municipal limits, a child seat is not required in a rented car, in a taxi (or Uber or similar) If your final ...
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Barcelona Airport (BCN), train/bus to Sitges?

The station name in the form for BCN aiport is Aeroport and is served by R2 Nord line train Stiges is located on another branch of the R2, R2 Sud You can change in El Prat de Llogberat from a R2 Nord ...
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Is touring the Basque region in Spain by bike safe?

As a cyclist from the Basque Country who frequently tours both on mountain and road bikes, I can assure you that cycling in our region is exceptionally safe. We have robust laws in place to protect ...
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Have there been any significant changes to flying as a passenger compared to 10 years ago?

Just a note on the turbulence as it seems like a big deal for you. I fly 4-5 times a year from Rotterdam to Alicante and almost never really have a lot of turbulence. Despite Alicante having only one ...
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Visting Colomares Castle from outside

I think you'll be limited to seeing the structure from the outside. The Colomares website contains (towards the bottom) this text: TARIFAS PARA VISITAS TURÍSTICAS ADULTOS: 3.00 € NIÑOS Y PENSIONISTAS:...
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Can I travel to Mexico with a single-entry Schengen visa?

According to https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/reinounido/index.php/es/contenido/92-tourist-visa The visa needs to be issued for multiple entries so I don't know if a single entry visa is valid.
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How can I find where the cars for a particular rental car office are located? Where are the cars for Goldcar at Málaga train station?

I know I'm late to the party, but a couple of additional suggestions that should work for any occasion when you have to leave a parking garage by car and need immediate GPS assistance on exit: When ...
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