Transit without visa at Moscow

Old May 21, 20, 6:03 am
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Transit without visa at Moscow

I know how the TWOV system work at DME when connecting on a through ticket. But is there any experience of using the facility connecting on separate tickets?

The proposed trip is FRA DME on a one-way Lufthansa ticket, connecting to DME LHR on British Airways. The theory works fine, and it looks fine on Timatic: but i know airlines can get nervous when connections are not on one ticket, and somehow outside their control.

So Lufthansa's view, filtered through its visa-check gate agents, is important - any experience ?
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Old May 22, 20, 1:23 am
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Are you sure TWOV hasn't been suspended?
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Old May 22, 20, 2:09 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Are you sure TWOV hasn't been suspended?
Not sure at all ! but travel would be early next year, so time for things to change - for better or worse ....
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Old May 22, 20, 8:54 am
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Unlike other carriers, Lufthansa checks and verifies visas by their system rather than checking it physically.

During OLCI, you would be asked to enter information of a valid Russian visa, which you won't have.
So you would not be able to complete online check-in without a valid Russian visa and someone at the airport ( possibly a supervisor ) should override the system in order to accept you.

However, I am not sure of the current LH policy accepting responsibility of transfer passengers without a visa on separate tickets.
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Old May 22, 20, 9:42 am
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Unlike other carriers, Lufthansa checks and verifies visas by their system rather than checking it physically.
I'm pretty used to joining the queue to get my FRA MAN boarding card stamped by the passport inspection guys at their portable stands by the boarding gates. Has that ended?

Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
However, I am not sure of the current LH policy accepting responsibility of transfer passengers without a visa on separate tickets.
I'm guessing no-one will know unless they've tried it!
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