Hi there, I live in New Zealand and I need to return to Nigeria to get a new passport I only have 4 months left on passport and they do not have a embassy here and they visually need to see you for new E passport, so I brought a flight at the beginning of the year to leave 30.11.2013 for me and my Nz partner and two children to fly with Qantas to Bangkok transit air side for 10 hours then on to Nigeria Abuja with Ethiopian Air.
I have just been informed that Qantas will not carry me as Thailand has a strict 6 month rule to ENTER Thailand and my passport expires in 4. I have explained that I am not entering Thailand I will be staying air side to catch my connecting flight in 10 hours as Thailand is visa free for 12 hours for transit and they still refusing to carry.. Is there anything that I can do if they won't carry I will be stuck without a passport in Nz.
I thought when buying a ticket that this wouldn't be a issue as I am returning to my home country and thought if I wasn't entering any other country it would be fine... by they still have a problem..
Please help with any information.