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Old Oct 22, 12, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by cfield View Post
I recently had a disastrous journey from IAH-LOS-ACC in which we almost didn't make it on the plane in Houston because we didn't have Nigerian visas. I had personally made this trip a month before, and had employees fly it 10 days before, and it had never been a problem before. Can someone please confirm the correct policy here?

If my ongoing airline (Arik air) is not a partner of United, do I truly HAVE to have a visa just to transit Lagos? Thanks.
Did the other employees have any checked baggage?

A transit would require for the baggage to be checked-through (which UA cannot do to W3):

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.7.R3/Diamond - TIMATIC: Expert Mode: TIRULES/R32]
Code:
R32) TWOV
     ....

Transit Without Visa (TWOV): Passing through an international
transit area of the airport in order to board a connecting (or
to proceed by the same) flight, without entering the country
(i.e. clearing immigration).
Unless stated otherwise, passengers wishing to TWOV must:
- be en-route to a third country (e.g. itinerary TYO-LON-TYO
is not considered TWOV);
- prove that they will continue their journey within the
prescribed period (e.g. hold onward tickets); 
- have documents required for entry into the country of
destination and for transit through countries en-route;
- remain in the transit area (airside) or on the aircraft.

Baggage belonging to TWOV passengers must be checked through
to their final destination.

TWOV is not intended for those holding stand-by tickets, e.g.
airline staff or other passengers travelling on industry
discount. 


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22 Oct 2012 / 21:47 [UTC]
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