when I go to the states I am always freaking out about being rejected at immigration though there is no reason....you're complaining that our system is a mess, but at least you were allowed to enter with your passport in your backpack!!!!!
the intra EU flight is no excuse since as mentionned before, most EU countries require and ID
whether you're flying, driving, or walking ( for US citizens passport only,for EU citizens ID
card are enough)
FYI, I was told by a US immigration officer entering the US from Canada at Niagara, that I should keep my French passport on me since it was the only proof of ID
that would be accepted in the US....so apparently no difference between EU ansd US on that point.
Nevertheless I understand it's a bit confusing and the airlines and airport authorities are responsible of the mess.
I was nearly denied boarding my RG
: when I showed my AMS
boarding pass to the immigration officer checking passports when leaving AMS
for international flights,he told me I had to use another gate, CDG
being in Schengen there was no way I could fly to CDG
thru his gate.....
I had to explain that the RG
flight was departing from intercontinental area of AMS
but that I ended my trip at CDG
(the flight is AMS
the confusion is due to the exotic route done by RG
who wants to fill the plane on AMS
, and the "Schiphol groep" apparently did nothing to inform the law enforcement authorities of this possibility
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