delta air lines – Showing credit card for international flight purchased with online travel agency

Yes. I do have knowledge about this since I fly Delta internationally a lot from the USA to Ghana and Delta always requests you show credit card for locations like Ghana with reputations for fraud.

If you buy it from the Delta website, it alerts you about the requirement and you have to click a check box in agreement before you can purchase the ticket so you’re aware.

If you bought it from Expedia however, it’s Expedia that makes the payment to Delta and thus you’re exempt from having to show the physical card.

If you’re still uncomfortable after my explanation, you can also go to a Delta office any day before the persons flight and show the card. I did that when I purchased tickets for others directly from the Delta website.

sea travel – Is there any free WiFi network available at the boarding port in Montevideo for the Buquebus boat service between Montevideo and Buenos Aires?

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customs and immigration – Can a Filipino like me with Philippine passport living in Italy travel to Spain with only Passport and Italian Carta D’identità?

I do have Permesso di Soggiorno but will only last 2 months, I got it 02/03/2021. So i was thinking and very curious to know if I can travel to Spain without permesso di soggiorno but only with Philippine Passport and Italian Carta D’identità. My Italian Carta D’identità (probably not valid for expatriation because i’m not a citizen here in Italy) so can I travel?

Can a Philippine passport holder like me (living in Italy) travel to Spain with only Passport and Italian Carta D’identita’?

I do have permesso di soggiorno but will only last 2 months, I just got it today 02/03/2021. So i was thinking and very curious to know if I can travel to Spain without permesso di soggiorno but only with Philippine Passport and Italian Carta D’identita’. planning to travel hopefully this year.

air travel – How long can it rightfully take for an airline to reply to a EC261 claim?

I think I am entitled to compensation under EC261. I filed an application from Ryanair’s website and, after the automated ZenDesk acknowledgment email, I haven’t heard back for months.

Is the company required to answer within a specific time frame? What is this time frame, and to whom should I escalate if my request is being ignored?

For context, I am a EU citizen living in the UK, and this is referring to a flight between the UK and the EU at a time when the UK was still under EU regulations (before 31 Dec 2020).

(This post isn’t asking whether I’m entitled to compensation – in fact, I haven’t given any details here –, but whether and under what rules I’m entitled to an answer)

air travel – How long can it take for an airline to reply to a EC261 claim?

I think I am entitled to compensation under EC261. I filed an application from Ryanair’s website and, after the automated ZenDesk acknowledgment email, I haven’t heard back for months.

Is the company required to answer within a specific time frame? What is this time frame, and to whom should I escalate if my request is being ignored?

For context, I am a EU citizen living in the UK, and this is referring to a flight between the UK and the EU at a time when the UK was still under EU regulations (before 31 Dec 2020).

(This post isn’t asking whether I’m entitled to compensation – in fact, I haven’t given any details here –, but whether and under what rules I’m entitled to an answer)

air travel – Connecting flights – How does ticket and boarding work?

So I have a multi leg journey: Colombo to Dubai, Dubai to Brazil, Brazil to Panama, Panama to Nassau. I will book the single ticket on Emirates website.

On the day of flying, do I go to the Colombo airport Emirates counter and then trade my ticket for a boarding pass? Will that boarding pass have all the destinations? For an example, when I land in Brazil, do I need to go to the Emirates counter again to get a boarding pass?

air travel – Can someone double check this route and it’s requirements? Colombo to Dubai to Brazil to Panama to Bahamas

This is for 2 Sri Lankan citizens traveling with regular Sri Lankan passports (first time flyers). They will be taking carry on luggage only. They will have return tickets also (the return ticket is for June because Bahamas allows up to 3 months stay). All seats are economy.

They will do RT PCR test on 03/24 morning (Lab will guarantee within 24 hours result), upload to Bahamas Health Visa on 03/24 night (Bahamas will still be 03/24 morning -EST timezone), Bahamas approval should come 03/25 hopefully (I will follow up by calling them). I think because of the Eastern timezone, this works in our favor.

The route I researched was the following:

Legend: CMB - Sri Lanka, DXB - Dubai, GRU - Brazil, PTY - Panama, NAS - Bahamas, FPO - Bahamas

                 CMB      DXB      GRU      PTY      NAS      FPO
      03/26      02:55    05:55                                             Emirates
                          09:05    17:20                                    Emirates
      03/27                        01:30    06:24                           Copa
                                            07:48    11:42                  Copa
                                                     15:30    16:15         Bahamas Air

According to IATA and various online sources:
Bahamas

  • Passport only – 3 months
  • RT PCR test no older than 5 days since date of arrival
  • International Bahamas Health Visa approval and printed QR code

Dubai

  • Negative PCR Test result no older than 72 hours of arrival
  • Transit without VISA with confirmed onward ticket within 24 hours

Brazil

  • RT PCR Test result no older than 72 hours of arrival
  • Transit without VISA with connecting flight booked on same ticket
  • Health declaration form submitted online

Panama

  • Transit without VISA with confirmed onward ticket within 12 hours
  • Health declaration form submitted online
  • May require antigen test result upto 48 hours (but I think this applies ONLY if you leave the transit area)

Questions:

  1. CMB to PTY through DXB and GRU can be booked on Google Flights through Emirates for about $3600. PTY to NAS would be a separate ticket. However, I’m able to put the entire route (CMB to DXB to GRU to PTY to NAS) into emirates (under advanced search) and book it for around $7800.
    How come google flights doesn’t show me this route? Which is better, the $7800 or $3600 ticket? I would think the $3600 ticket works because only Brazil is stating that they need to see a single ticket transit
  2. What is Emirates date change policy? (does this also apply to COPA airlines which is booked through emirates)
  3. Can I change the dates for any reason?
  4. Is it refundable?
  5. Are the connection times reasonable? I think the only issue is there is only 1.2 hours to take the flight from Panama to Nassau. I think because PTY is virtually empty during COVID, it should be fast (I talked to Emirates and they said 1 hour is no problem because it is a tiny airport).

Is there any other potential issues with this trip? This route is available weekly so if we miss the PCR test timeline, it is possible to shift it as long as Emirates allows date changes.

air travel – Does Emirates allow date changes for any reason?

This is for 2 Sri Lankan nationals. The below route can be booked 2 ways (this is a weekly route). One is through Google Flights (which takes you to emirates website) and one is through Emirates website directly.

Emirates Website through Google Flights: 
Ticket #1: CMB to DXB to GRU to PTY - $3600 
Ticket #2: PTY to NAS - $550

Emirates Website directly: 
Ticket #1: CMB to DXB to GRU to PTY to NAS - $7800

Route:

Legend: CMB - Sri Lanka, DXB - Dubai, GRU - Brazil, PTY - Panama, NAS - Bahamas

                 CMB      DXB      GRU      PTY      NAS
      03/26      02:55    05:55                                 Emirates
                          09:05    17:20                        Emirates
      03/27                        01:30    06:24               Copa
                                            07:48    11:42      Copa
  1. How come Google Flights doesn’t show the complete flight (CMB to NAS) but Emirates website does (advanced search)?
  2. Which ticket is better? I would think the cheaper ticket is better even though it would result in 2 separate tickets. Brazil requires transit without VISA if onward ticket in on a single ticket.
  3. Does Emirates allow date changes for any reason? In case we are unable to get the PCR test result in time, we would need to push back the trip by 1 week (we would know 24 hours before the trip starts).

air travel – Does any international airport require passengers to take a COVID test when transiting?

I am not looking for a list of airports, but simply a yes/no answer, preferably with an example, so that I know whether to add this in my list of requirements to check before taking a flight that has a layover.

I am aware that:

  • some transit airports (e.g., in Russia) require passengers to do a COVID test prior to departure (i.e., before entering the transit airport), but I wonder if any require passengers to do a COVID test during transit.
  • in many (all?) cases, the COVID-19 requirements don’t come from the airport but from the country authorities. Let’s regard requirements from the country authorities as part of the airport requirements.

Response to comments:

The question below assumes that this is the case – Bernhard Döbler 2 mins ago

@BernhardDöbler no, could be optional, or only in some conditions (e.g. if the passenger shows some symptom of COVID-19). Also, I checked on IATA and didn’t see such a requirement.