But the check-in supervisor at Finnair feels that this is a matter of "interpretation" and so, she can't take the flight she is booked on. She is told that there is a direct flight from Helsinki to Delhi, but no seats on the Delhi-Chennai flight. Even though the Jet Airways website will sell me the ticket right now if I want. End result? She will have to spend 12 hours in Helsinki airport waiting for a flight to Mumbai and 12 more hours in Mumbai airport waiting for a flight from Mumbai to Chennai.
Holders of certain documents are, regardless of nationality, exempt from the requirement to hold a Direct Airside Transit Visa when transiting the UK.
A valid USA I-551 Permanent Resident Card issued on or after 21st April 1998;
Ridiculous. This is absolutely ridiculous. The wife goes to the Finnair counter in Helsinki airport to check in and gets told that she needs a UK transit visa to connect through London. According to the UK government website, she doesn't:
at Saturday, July 05, 2008