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Discussion in 'Arsenal Tickets and Travel' started by topcatcole, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. topcatcole

    topcatcole BigSoccer Supporter

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  2. antifan

    antifan Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it that time of year again? I better sign up, just in case.
     
  3. The Wisdom Cube

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    I've been thinking going to the CL final, but I was concerned about the hassle apparently associated with getting a visa while not knowing whether I would actually get tickets (probably wouldn't knowing my luck in these ticket lotteries).

    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1006.html

    Anyone have experience with getting a Russian entry visa?
     
  4. antifan

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    I don't have any experience myself. But i don't think it's too tough to get. And there should be plenty of time to get one after you've found out if you were successful in the ticket lottery.
     


  5. Schu419

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    man, I am SO close to Russia (At least relative to the States), but there's no way I can go since my teaching holiday begins the 23rd and not the 21st! SOO frustrating

    Unless....did anyone here go to Moscow for our game last season? Is it reasonable for me to fly out of England on Tuesday afternoon and get back Thursday evening?
     
  6. topcatcole

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    You will have about 45 days after you get the e-mail saying you have tickets to get the visa. I have friends who recently went and it took them about two weeks by mail. If you are in the DC, NY or SF (and there may be other cities with Russian consulates) metro areas I am told you can appear at the embassy or consulate and get it within two days.
    As for the sponsor, as soon as you have hotel reservations, they will take care of this for you. I think the Russians just want to know you have a place to stay and that they won't be picking you up off the street. It is also possible that there are special arrangements being made for the CL Final.
     
  7. Red Agave

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    I went and it could be possible to do the trip out Tues, back Thurs - likely to be expensive though. If you check some of the internet sites for flights, as well as direct flights from the UK, look for flights from Germany which are often a lot cheaper. Loads of flights from UK to Germany and train system is good there if you need to switch airports.

    There are travel agents in London who will get you a visa/hotel sorted in about 3 days for a handling fee of about £60 - well worth it.
     
  8. Detlef

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    Judy, what airlines are you targeting for flying from Germany?
     
  9. Red Agave

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    Hey Doug,

    German Wings and Air Berlin are the main ones. They fly from quite a few other European countries too. There are some different budget airlines that fly from Italy too.
     
  10. topcatcole

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    As a reminder to everyone, applications are due on Wednesday.
     
  11. topcatcole

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    Has anyone heard back from UEFA? The web site said you would get a reply by April 2. I haven't gotten anything at all.
     

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