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From Venezuela to Hong Kong (without USA visa)[edit]

With transit in USA, from Venezuela to Hong Kong, a Venezuelan can get round-trip tickets for around 1200USD (with United or American airline).

But what if without a USA visa? The only way I found on Google flights is by Air France: Caracas to Paris then Paris to Hong Kong. It costs around 3000USD. Very costly.

I also found another risky way - buying separate air tickets

1. Caracas - São Paulo 517USD Avianca Airline

2. São Paulo - HK (transit in Dubai) 740USD Emirates Airline

In total: 1,300USD!!!

And I don't need visa for transits in Brazil and UAE!!!

Anyone have better ideas?

—The preceding comment was added by Winson.lau.321 (talkcontribs)

I have not done a price check but what about Iberia to Shanghai via Madrid, then to HK or Shenzhen. A long trip which ever way you look at it. --Traveler100 (talk) 18:23, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
It costs around 1700 euros from Bogota to HK (via Madrid and London), Iberia.
And Venezuelans need a visa for transit in London.
—The preceding comment was added by Winson.lau.321 (talkcontribs)
Firstly, as a rule of thumb, the more airlines and flights (competition) there are on a particular route, the cheaper the flights tend to be in dollars/km.
I would probably pick the risky way first take a cheap (the flight to São Paulo you mentioned sounds expensive, especially when compared to the five times longer onwards journey to HK) flight to some Latin American airport with a lot of long-haul flights to Europe. You already mentioned São Paulo, but Panama actually has many alternatives, then we shouldn't forget México, Rio de Janeiro and maybe also Lima or even nearby Curacao or Aruba — the Dutch KLM also flies to Hong Kong. Then take some European or Middle Eastern airline from there via a European/Middle Eastern airport to Hong Kong.
Thanks for your info!
Here are what I found:
CCS - MAD (via Bogota) 890USD
Total: $1,300
CCS - GRU (São Paulo) 517USD
GRU - HKG 814USD (via Dubai)
Total: $1,300
CCS - GRU (São Paulo) 517USD
GRU - HKG 706USD (via Ethiopia)
Total: $1,200
—The preceding comment was added by Winson.lau.321 (talkcontribs)
Caracas and HK are pretty much at the opposite sides of Earth so, yeah, it will be a long journey. Also, you may want to check out our in our article on jet lag, especially if you don't plan to make a break for a few days in Europe or Middle East. Anyways, hope you find a good price and have an enjoyable trip. :)
Ps. the Avoiding travel through the United States article could give you some ideas, however it might not be entirely up to date concerning individual flight routes. ϒpsilon (talk) 19:44, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! :) —The preceding comment was added by Winson.lau.321 (talkcontribs)
You could also transit in Australia or New Zealand . Check out Qantas and Air New Zealand. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:41, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
Venezuelans need visa for transit in Australia. —The preceding comment was added by Winson.lau.321 (talkcontribs)
Probably, but the question was about avoiding a USA visa. Andrewssi2 (talk) 07:28, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

driving from portland maine, to bar harbor[edit]

traveling from portland, maine to bar harbor in october. want to rent a car...what's the cheapest car rental agency, or, is there another way to get from portland to bar harbor? like maybe a tour bus? —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

October is shoulder season around those parts, so car rental should be relatively affordable. My personal preference is Alamo, though they don't have as many locations as the bigger players like Budget, Avis, and Enterprise. Shop around online, and don't delay - those who book early can usually take advantage of substantial discounts. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 21:17, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
As for buses, there seems to be limited service at best if these links are to be believed. At any rate, it would be great if you could update the article(s) in question with up to date local information. Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:24, 28 July 2016 (UTC)