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GER to UK - Asked at bag drop how long are you staying?

GER to UK - Asked at bag drop how long are you staying?

Old Dec 2, 17, 11:57 am
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Question GER to UK - Asked at bag drop how long are you staying?

Longtime lurker here, had a puzzling experience recently and wanted to ask for your advice:

Flew from FRA to STN and was asked at the Ryanair bag drop: "How long are you staying in the UK?" and "Have you booked a ticket back?"

I was too perplexed to ask why this is any of FR's business...

As a German flying regularly within the EU - can you help me understand?
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Old Dec 2, 17, 9:42 pm
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Maybe they were practicing for UK imposing limits of max stay post Brexit?
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Old Dec 3, 17, 12:16 pm
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Lack of training, I guess.

I had similar as a UK citizen NRT-CPH-AMS. Asked for an onward ticket from AMS, even though I had a boarding pass with the equivalent of 'DOCS OK' and a bag tag printed. Mentioned being an EU citizen and just got a blank stare.

Showed an onward ticket AMS-LHR and she was happy.
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Old Dec 4, 17, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by pyramus View Post
Flew from FRA to STN and was asked at the Ryanair bag drop: "How long are you staying in the UK?" and "Have you booked a ticket back?"
Correct answer: "What's it to ya?"

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Old Dec 5, 17, 6:04 pm
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Haha @WilcoRoger

Thank you for your responses so far.
@Skatering Seems likely, thanks!
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