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Barcelona Airport strikes

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Barcelona Airport strikes

Flying in from canada to Barcelona, then on to Bilboa without leaving the airport terminal.

Will I have to go through security screening before proceeding to my next flight?

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1. Re: Barcelona Airport strikes

Not if it is on a single ticket. You will pass immigration to get your passport stamped. Your bags should be checked through.

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2. Re: Barcelona Airport strikes

Post #1 is wrong (about the security check). If you arrive from Canada you will go through a security screening (and indeed passport control), but it is a separate screening point for transfer passengers - I have not seen any reports on how long the lines are there. (In any case, if this is indeed on one ticket you are "protected" if the delays cause you to miss the flight to Bilbao and they will get you there somehow.)

If you are on two separate tickets and the airlines are Air Transat and Vueling (for instance), or maybe Air Canada Rouge and Norwegian, you arrive at and depart from different terminals. In that case you should know that BCN does not have airside transport between terminals and that you will have to enter your departure terminal like any other passenger (and stand in line with them).

Edited: 09 August 2017, 05:25
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3. Re: Barcelona Airport strikes

What are the dates for strikes in late Sept. and early Oct.? We are scheduled to arrive Barcelona Sept. 29, and depart Oct. 5. Thanks.

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4. Re: Barcelona Airport strikes

Strikes have been suspended for now pending further negotiation. The two parties have given themselves until the end of September to find common ground. In fact, they are meeting today (Monday, 9/25).

For your period of visit, expect everything to run business-as-usual.

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5. Re: Barcelona Airport strikes

Thanks for the update!

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6. Re: Barcelona Airport strikes

Thank-you from me too as I am also travelling 9/29 to 10/4. I registered with the US Embassy and they sent an email about political protests.

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7. Re: Barcelona Airport strikes

Any updates on this?

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8. Re: Barcelona Airport strikes

An agreement has been reached. There should be no airport strikes this year.

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9. Re: Barcelona Airport strikes

How much time should be allowed for check in,security etc. for international Delta airlines departure at 10;40 AM iduring week of Oct 21 thru Oct 28, 2017

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How much time should be allowed for check in,security etc. for international Delta airlines departure at 10;40 AM iduring week of Oct 21 thru Oct 28, 2017

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