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(Independent)   The latest thing for airlines to cancel your ticket and deny refund? Your passport will eventually expire. For Americans, a passport is something used to see the world or score a quick and easy $50,000 from a guy in an alley   ( divider line
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3865 clicks; posted to Business » on 20 Jun 2013 at 9:58 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-20 10:01:16 AM  
2 votes:
Everything I've always heard is that if your passport won't be valid for at least 6 months or so from your trip you should get a new one to avoid anything like this happening.
2013-06-20 09:50:26 AM  
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I fly to China all the time, they always check that your passport is valid for much longer than your stay.  It's not really a big deal, they are valid for ten years, just get the farkking thing renewed if you are going to be travelling.  You only have to worry about it once a decade.
2013-06-21 06:18:13 AM  
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Rent Party: We are the least traveled first world people on Earth. All you've really said is that 280 million people will never leave North America, and a large portion of those will never see any culture other than our own. This is exactly what leads to the Get a Brain, Morans guy, and his red white and blue spangled ilk

If you think the "get a brain" type aren't present in Europe you are sadly mistaken.

The "least traveled" is not accurate.  Perhaps "least traveled to other countries".  But using that as an example of some national character flaw requires you to ignore some very important factors.  Number one being the size of the US.  The two trips I make most often are from my home in MD to my former college and to the wife's parents.  You put that triangle of travel in Europe and it is like traveling between Milan, Lyon and Munich.  If you want to add vacations I have recently taken to Colorado, California and Florida and it would be equivalent to traveling the width and most of the height of Europe.  Number two is what people do on vacation.  Pick virtually any outdoor activity from skiing and surfing to spelunking  and hunting, the US has a world class place to do it.
2013-06-20 01:37:08 PM  
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gingerjet: Babwa Wawa: If you fly to Moscow from New York and Russkies don't let you in, the airline must fly you back.  If you don't have the proper documentation to re-enter the US, then the airline is well and truly f*cked.  They must feed and house you somewhere in the f*cking airport until such time as your documentation is sorted out.

So yeah, I'm kinda OK with an airline saying you've got to have your sh*t together before they fly you.

An no.  You can be denied access to a country for a variety of reasons (including if they don't like the look of your mustache) andthe airline is under no obligation to do a damn thing.

You have no idea what you're talking about. It's an international agreement designed to stop people from getting stuck in a country away from home or in the airport a la that Tom Hanks movie. Usually if you are not allowed to check-in it's the airline that's stopping you not the TSA because they're the ones who'll be on the hook.

No country is going to let an airline just leave a new immigrant/refugee in the country who may not have family or money to get a new ticket home.
2013-06-20 01:32:29 PM  
1 vote:

cefm: Inside the EU (of which both England and Cyprus are a part) passports are 100% valid for exit and entry up to and on the very last day listed on it.

EU has nothing to do with it. Neither are part of the Schengen Free Travel Area both of them control their own border policy. You fly Berlin to London and you'll have to go through customs.

Less than 90 days... come on guy... get your shiat together.
2013-06-20 11:47:52 AM  
1 vote:
If that is the airline's policy then it needs to SAY SO.  That's the source of the problem and why the airline farked up.  Inside the EU (of which both England and Cyprus are a part) passports are 100% valid for exit and entry up to and on the very last day listed on it.  If the airline wants to create a differing policy all on its own then it needs to inform ticket-purchasers of these conditions at the time of sale, not at the time of boarding.
2013-06-20 10:09:17 AM  
1 vote:

Babwa Wawa: So yeah, I'm kinda OK with an airline saying you've got to have your sh*t together before they fly you.

And how about when the airline is incorrect, as in the case of TFA?
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