Grants talk:TPS/B1mbo/GLAMcamp Amsterdam

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A quick search seems to suggest some SCL<->AMS flights are available for ~1200 EUR. Is 1,700 EUR truly the most reasonable flight you can find? Ijon 22:50, 1 November 2011 (UTC)[]

Flights around 1200 EUR that I've found have stops at the United States (JFK or Atlanta), so it requires a valid visa to enter the US, something impossible to get in less than month. The cheaper without an US stop, is at 1,637 EUR with a stop at Lima and takes more than 27 hours! A flight SCL-CDG-AMS via AirFrance/KLM costs 1,686 EUR and takes 17 hours. ([1]) --B1mbo 23:00, 1 November 2011 (UTC)[]
Just wanted to support this comment: The USA requires transit visas for many people, even if you have booked onward travel and won't leave the airport. The USA has been known to require that people going to Canada get transit visas if the flight goes over the mainland USA and doesn't land. :/ I had to check my own transit visas as I would be connecting through China. Trying go around certain locations can be PITA. --LauraHale 23:14, 1 November 2011 (UTC)[]
I see! Thank you, both of you. I had not been aware of that, and that explains the discrepancy! :) Ijon 23:48, 1 November 2011 (UTC)[]
Visa are a pain in the ass. :) American transit visa page and Chinese transit visa info. I had my own issues when I went to Australia the first time. I went to New Zealand and was intending to catch my return back to the USA via Australia. As I was on a ETA, it was a one time entry. They let me finish connecting but much grumpiness. :/ And just to continue the theme of transit visa, people who need them to transit through Australia. :) --LauraHale 00:46, 2 November 2011 (UTC)[]