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11. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 873 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Quoting hanhans

Yes, my plan was to only stay in the US a few hours at my return.
My travel agent did some checking, and accordring to the airliner, I will need a US visa. The whole thing sees stupid to me, having to obtain a visa to a country I am not staying in But hey, I am not a beaurocrat ;p.

So now I will find an alternate roote, probably fly inn via Madrid. Quicker flight time and far easyer, and actually cheaper if I take the cost of obtaining a US visa into consideration.

That does seem messed up, especially since the embassy said it was ok. Maybe your travel agent didn't want to take the responsibility if you wern't allowed on the flight. But seems like you've found a better route and price, so no worries.

I wonder if something is going on with the airlines, that they are all seeming to come down harder on these fuzzy rules. Extra money for them selling another ticket? When I had my issue in Australia the woman said that if immigration turns you away for not having a valid visa then the airline was now responsible for flying you somewhere else and is fined.

12. Posted by hanhans (Budding Member 37 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

A had to reebok via Paris.
I am certainly I did some checking before I went on the plane. Having to rebook to a more expensive flight is indeed anoying, but beeing sent back because of red tape would be REALLY soure! But at least I can be happy about shorter flight time and free drinks on the airplane

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Mar-2010, at 03:14 by hanhans ]

13. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Sorry to read all this about your problem--but glad to hear it is now solved. I hope you enjoy your Carribean journey.

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