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[06/14, 16:44] : As far as we know you need a uk visa even if you stopping over n not leaving the airport
[06/14, 16:45] : They have to book their flights again or change the flights
 

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So what ended up happening?
 

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We busy with the uk visas and they will re book the flights.
Will basically cost us 20k as we lost some money on our accommodation and the visa costs.
Still better then loosing over 100k
Thanks for the help!!

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when I flew to NZ last year via Sydney, we had none of that - even with > 5 hours layover.
 

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when I flew to NZ last year via Sydney, we had none of that - even with > 5 hours layover.
Dude this isn't an issue for 99% airports in the world it's an issue for the UK. Its the dumbest thing ever. Its a visa because you landed there that's all. Any other airport doesn't need this it is UK specific.
 

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I thought you only needed a transit visa if you need to collect your bags and transit between terminals. It's a rather confusing setup. The airline should be able to tell you if you need a transit visa or not.
 

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I thought you only needed a transit visa if you need to collect your bags and transit between terminals. It's a rather confusing setup. The airline should be able to tell you if you need a transit visa or not.
Very confusing as even Virgin Atlantic didn't know what to do as everything was correct according to them


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Very confusing as even Virgin Atlantic didn't know what to do as everything was correct according to them


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So did you eventually get sorted? Just at one hella pricebfir emergency processing?
 

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Yip we busy getting a UK visa and the airlines said they will keep tickets until we sorted.
We lost some money on the accommodation, car rental was moved.

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Any other airport doesn't need this it is UK specific.
Uncle Sam also requires that you have a transit VISA if your flight has a stop over in the US
 

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