air travel – Do I a need a DATV for my onward journey while arrive and by depart by air same airline same terminal same day?

According to the UK check if you need a visa page,

You don’t need a visa if you have one of the following:

(…)

  • a common format residence permit issued by an European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland
    (…)
  • a uniform format category D visa for entry into a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
    (…)

So if your “residence permit” fits one of the above you don’t need a DATV (not because of the length of the transit but thanks to the permit).

Note that some EU countries deliver permits which are not “uniform format”, I have no idea if that is the case of the NL.

air travel – Can I split my 30kg check-in luggage into multiple suitcases?

Airlines generally use one of two models for checked baggage allowances – either a “piece” model or a “weight” model. Some airlines will use the same model for all flights, whilst others will use one model for some flights, and the other for other flights.

Under a “piece” model you are limited to a set number of pieces of checked baggage. Each piece will have a maximum weight, but the weight of one piece will not impact your allowance for any other piece. If your allowance was 2 pieces, each up to 23kg and one piece was 10kg, then the other piece would still be limited to 23kg.

With a piece model, excess baggage charges generally apply if you want to check more bags that your limit, OR if any of the bags are over the allowed per-bag weight.

Under a “weight” model, your allowance is based on the total weight of all of your bags – with no general limit to the number of bags that can be checked. In your example you have a 30kg limit, which would allow you to check a single bag weighing 30kg, OR one bag weighting 10kg and another weighing 20kg, OR three bags weighting 10kg each.

With a weight model, excess baggage charges generally only apply if your total weight is over the allowed weight.

Specifically for Turkish airlines, the use both “piece” and “weight” models depending on the region of the flight. You can find details of the regions for the piece model and the regions for the weight model on their website. An easier way to check is instead to use the baggage calculator available on their website which will tell you the exact model and limitations for a specific flight.

As you’ve stated, Berlin to Istanbul uses the “weight” model and allows 30kg of weight for Economy passengers, so you will be allowed have multiple bags, up to a total weight of 30kg.

(Note that the links to the TK website above include “traveling-with-pets” in the URL itself, however this appears to be an error as these links have nothing to do with traveling with pets. Anyone that’s used the TK website in the past will know that issues like this are not uncommon!)

macos – My MacBook Air 2020 won’t turn on

macos – My MacBook Air 2020 won’t turn on – Ask Different

How can I open launchpad on 2020 Macbook air?

My last macbook had a dedicated key (f4) for open launchpad. On my new macbook, the f4 key opens search instead of launchpad.

Is there are way I can open launchpad quickly with a keyboard shoutcut, without using some contorted trackpad gesture?

air travel – Is a visa required for an Indian citizen to leave an Italian airport during layover?

If you would like to leave the transit area and pass the Schengen border (e.g. to visit the city), you will need a regular type C short-term Schengen visit visa.

You do not need an airport transit visa to transfer through an Italian airport as an Indian citizen (in any case, your valid US visa would exempt you from any Schengen airport transit visa requirement), as long as you stay in the international (non-Schengen) transit area of the airport.

An airport transit visa, even if applicable, does not allow you to leave the international transit area of the airport. You will not be permitted to enter the Schengen area without exceptional circumstances (e.g. cancelled flight).

An airport transit visa (ATV) authorises you to pass through the international transit
zone at an airport located on the territory of the Schengen State and to await a
connecting flight to a non-Schengen country. The ATV does not allow you to enter the
Schengen territory (to stay at a hotel or to take an onwards flight to another Schengen
State, for example).

https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/default/files/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/visa-policy/docs/frequently_asked_questions_en.pdf

air travel – Visa required to leave airport during layover?

I am an Indian citizen in US on a F1 visa. I have a flight from Orlando to New Delhi in December 2021 with a 7 hour layover in Rome. My plan is to make use of this time and hit a couple of spots in the city.

Can anyone give me an idea if I need to apply for a transit visa or a regular Schengen visa to get out of the airport and visit some places?

Denied boarding as Ryan air staff lack of knowledge of the visa while my passport is visa free to the destination

In Rome CIA,I was denied boarding as the Ryanair staff keep asking me to show visa to Ireland as Malaysian passport is actually visa free to go to Ireland. After I missed my flight, I told everything to the supervisor of Ryanair they realised that they made mistake. So they offered a free ticket to go back to Ireland however is only available after two days. They denied to pay for my accommodation and another PCR test. It cost more than 100 euros. I ended up getting a free ticket to Valencia for my partner but finally I still need to do another PCR. They denying to pay for me for those consequences.

air travel – Does any train or bus company charge a no-show fee, or is that fee specific to some airlines?

Airlines sometimes have a no-show fee in case someone pays for a flight ticket but doesn’t show up to the flight.

I don’t recall seeing such a fee for trains or buses. Does any train or bus company charge a no-show fee, or is that fee specific to airlines?

I’m asking as this would help me identify which potential fees I should be aware of when purchasing train or bus tickets.


Replies to comments:

The whole idea (of charging a no show fee) is absurd. Suppose I buy a bottle of beer but don’t drink it. Will the company surcharge me for not using their product? – Weather Vane 7 mins ago

Some airlines companies do have a no-show fee, e.g. https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepartner/en/bookingnticketing/Penalties-and-Charges.html: “No-Show Charge: The charge made by reason of the failure of a passenger to use reserved accommodation, either through failure to arrive at the airport at the time fixed by the carrier, or through arriving improperly documented or otherwise not ready to travel on flight.”

the airline has been paid for the seat already, and can now re-sell it; that’s much easier (and more significant) money. – DavidSupportsMonica 3 hours ago

No-show fee != cancellation fee.

How would a railway prove you weren’t on the train? And I suspect its probably against EU rules. Afaik they permit a passenger to give up their travel plans at their own discretion. – Krist van Besien 5 mins ago

Some railways check when you enter e.g. high-speed train in China.

air travel – Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepartner/en/bookingnticketing/Penalties-and-Charges.html states:

No-Show Charge: The charge made by reason of the failure of a passenger to use reserved accommodation, either through failure to arrive at the airport at the time fixed by the carrier, or through arriving improperly documented or otherwise not ready to travel on flight.

From my understanding, this means that Qatar Airways may charge a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (even if the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else, i.e. didn’t book any hotel).

However I read some comments that contradict my understanding:

  • To me, it is quite clear that the hotel will want to be paid for accomodation you reserved, but did not pay for, because it could have been used by someone else. The flight has been paid for in advance, but the room was only reserved. So it is no-show as applicable to the accomodation, not the flight. – Weather Vane 10 mins ago 

Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the a passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

air travel – KLM 787-9 business seating for family

We are two adults and two 2-year-old toddlers planning to fly a long flight with KLM 787-9. This will be our first flight with the kids, so we are trying to make it as easy on them as possible. We found reasonably priced tickets for business class, but are wondering which seats would work best. We found this layout on KLM page:

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We are considering either the 4 seats in the middle (e.g. 3D, 3G, 4D, 4G) or the 4 seats across the hallway (e.g. 3A, 3D, 4A, 4D). The goal is to have easy access to the toddlers.

I found for example this picture online: https://www.airteamimages.com/boeing-787_PH-BHD_klm—royal-dutch-airlines_247481.html And from that it looks like it is not possible to cross easily between the seats in the middle.

Does anybody have experience with this kind of seating?

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