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Flight to Spain w 2 stops/Booked for 1/Depart at the other

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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 9y

sandy456 has indicated that this thread is about Canada

Flight to Spain w/ 2 stops.Booked for 1/Depart at the other?

I am taking an AirTransat flight (from Montreal to Malaga, Spain) with a stopover in Barcelona. My question is how possible is it to simply depart the plane in Barcelona despite having a confirmed booking to Malaga.

AirTransat charges $50 to change a bit of paperwork. I'd like to know if I can just walk off the plane when it lands in Barcelona. Many other people will be doing it. The only difference is their itenerary shows their destinations as barcelona, while mine is confirmed for Malaga.

Can i get off at Barcelona? I will, of course carry on-board luggage (no checked luggage) to avoid any headaches.

2. Posted by DaveHilton (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Hi Sandy, I know for a fact if you have a valid Canadian passport you are allright in the E.U., dont change a thing, your best bet if you are a landed immigrant and dont have a canuck passport is to e-mail the embassy of spain in canada and ask if the citizenship you have requires a passport in Spain, if they say you are ok just for your own piece of mind take the e-mail reply they send you with you in case of any problems.
Dave

3. Posted by DaveHilton (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Sorry sandy meant to say a transit visa with your passport, not just a passport, I am sure you will need a passport, lol.
Dave

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

If you have a one-way ticket from Montreal to Malaga and just have carry-on, then it's as easy as walking off the plane and not returning. Technically, Air Transat could come back to you and charge you the difference between the two flights, but in practice I don't know of any airlines that actually do that.

If, however, your ticket is a return ticket, then Air Transat will cancel the rest of your ticket, including the return portion back to North America. In that case, you really should change your ticket to ensure that you can return.

Greg

5. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 9y

OK, it is a one-way ticket so I'm not afraid of what they'll do to my ticket after I leave the plane.

The other issue is I have a lot of shampoo, toothpaste, electronics, and other items usually barred from carry-on baggage. I don't want to lose these items, so I feel inclined to hide them deep in my carry-on bag. It's a large camper's backpack. An item usually checked in as luggage but in my case, that's simply not an option.

6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

The issue of carry-on stuff is more complicated.

I have a lot of shampoo, toothpaste, electronics, and other items usually barred from carry-on baggage. I don't want to lose these items, so I feel inclined to hide them deep in my carry-on bag.

You're carry on bags will be x-rayed, so "hiding" them deep won't necessarily hid them from the security folks. I have seen people get through with bigger than allowed bottles of liquids, but I wouldn't count on it. If they find the items, they'll throw them out.

As for electronics, not sure what you are refering to, but generally most electronics are allowed on board.

Check out the AirTransat site for allowed and disallowed items, including the dangerous items page.

Also note that because AirTransat has pretty strict carry-on policies, only one bag (that includes a purse) and it can only be 10 kg (22 lbs).