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"Americans beware"

Caimari, Mallorca
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"Americans beware"

Not Americans, beware....

A tale for you to be aware of. A very nice American couple staying here had their valuables bag stolen at the airport whilst unloading their bikes. Everything of value was taken, including their passports, Despite very helpful consulate and Embassy services, they ended up in the "kafkaesque" situation where they had to fly to Madrid to get a replacement passport, but NONE of the Spanish airlines would allow them to fly without valid id, ie passport, despite the fact the policia Nacional at the Airport told them it was legal to do so. They got a flight with Airberlin who were very helpful, and got them to Madrid. So a coulpe of takeouts:

1) Dont leave doors unlocked in cars at the airport, thre is at least one gang working there

2) Try and keep another ID (driving license eg) separate

3) Fly Airberlin!


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1. Re: "Americans beware"

A timely warning, thieves are everywhere.

Something useful to do is to scan the passport before leaving and email it to yourself, then you can access the number etc from anywhere where you can log on to your email account.

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2. Re: "Americans beware"

Good idea Mark.I have photocopies of mine which I keep apart from my luggage.

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