Italy - non-schengen to non-schengen transfer in Milan MXP
Jun 21, 11, 3:17 pm
We are planning a trip that involves a connection in MXP from a non-schengen country to a non-schengen country. I could not find any useful information on whether it is possible or not without entering the shengen area (passport control). I am not familiar with this airport. Does MXP have non-schengen transit area? Tickets to the flights are sold separately.
Jun 21, 11, 3:24 pm
Forgot to mention that the inbound and outbound flights arrive and depart from terminal 1 in MXP.
Hello domovi, and welcome to Flyertalk!
We have a dedicated Italy forum, so I've moved your thread over to get the experts' opinion on this. Please continue to follow the thread over here.
As you're on separate tickets, the key questions are: what are the two airlines, and will you have checked luggage?
Jun 21, 11, 3:35 pm
If no one answers, MXP 1 did have a non-Schengen transit area 4 years ago. You just had to reclear security to get up to the non-Schengen area.
Not sure about not having onward BPs.
Jun 22, 11, 12:29 am
Thank you for your kind reply.
The airlines are Emirates from Dubai and Rossiya from St.petersburg.
Actually some of the members of our group do have schengen visa, so they'll be able to come out and re-check in bags if nessesary, but the question is with other people that may only stay in non-schengen airside area for transfer...
It depends on whether Emirates will check their bags (assuming they have some) through to Rossiya. As you have separate tickets, they are under no obligation to do so.
I would contact Emirates to confirm.
In addition, it also depends on whether you can get boarding passes for Rossiya without going landside. I would suspect they don't have a desk in the transfer area, so you'd really need to get an electronic boarding pass, if such a thing exists.
Note that the people with the visas will not be able to check the others in - they need to be physically present, unless you can use an automated method. And unless you can demonstrate that they can travel onwards without entering Italy, you may well be denied boarding.
So, I would contact both airlines to make sure, as it's not just the layout of the airport that will affect this!