Requirement of Transit Visa

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rbk
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Requirement of Transit Visa

Post by rbk » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:00 am

I need some advice on few things..can some one help here

If travelling from Chennai to Dublin- which airlines is best to travel for family with kids coming alone.
Is Transit visa required at intermediate layovers ? (Not sure what will be the intermediate layover airports)
what would be the immigration,custom checks normally done and at which airport (chennai or at dublin).
which airline allows best baggage allowance. Can we have the checkin luggage packed in corrugated cardboard boxes.is it safe.
Is there any airline helper service available if family is coming alone with kids for first time and check in luggages

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Re: Requirement of Transit Visa

Post by balac_m » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:08 am

It is depending upon the time you fly

For best deals, please check with Emirates and Etihad, both have the layover in UAE(Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and don't need transit visas. You can also consider BA and has a stopover in London Heathrow. You may need the transit visa for the UK unless you have the C visa. Also, try Qatar if you get a good deal. Financially, I prefer the former two.

Immigration will be done in the Chennai and Dublin. Don't worry about customs in Ireland and if you are departing, they won't check you in Chennai either.

Regarding the cardboard boxes, Man! you should visit Dubai to our Indian routes. Almost everyone packs on those boxes. They will be safe if packed correctly. Emirates and Etihad both provide 30kg luggage allowances as standard and you can buy more during booking if needed. My advice is to use the standard luggage bag and use it to carry the items for the reasons below
1. The airline will charge separately for each piece of luggage
2. It can be missing during the transit if small or not labelled properly.
3. It is not a pleasant experience to handle them

also, you should consider travelling with less luggage as more luggage is less comfort.

Once you checked them in Chennai, you don't need to worry about those in the transit/layover and they will be transported to Dublin directly.

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Re: Requirement of Transit Visa

Post by rbk » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:44 pm

balac_m wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:08 am
It is depending upon the time you fly

For best deals, please check with Emirates and Etihad, both have the layover in UAE(Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and don't need transit visas. You can also consider BA and has a stopover in London Heathrow. You may need the transit visa for the UK unless you have the C visa. Also, try Qatar if you get a good deal. Financially, I prefer the former two.

Immigration will be done in the Chennai and Dublin. Don't worry about customs in Ireland and if you are departing, they won't check you in Chennai either.

Regarding the cardboard boxes, Man! you should visit Dubai to our Indian routes. Almost everyone packs on those boxes. They will be safe if packed correctly. Emirates and Etihad both provide 30kg luggage allowances as standard and you can buy more during booking if needed. My advice is to use the standard luggage bag and use it to carry the items for the reasons below
1. The airline will charge separately for each piece of luggage
2. It can be missing during the transit if small or not labelled properly.
3. It is not a pleasant experience to handle them

also, you should consider travelling with less luggage as more luggage is less comfort.

Once you checked them in Chennai, you don't need to worry about those in the transit/layover and they will be transported to Dublin directly.
Really detailed explanation..thanks a lot balac

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