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Slightly complicated passport question

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I will be in Spain from June 2-July 14 and my passport expires in late September. That means that the airline may not let me leave the country with that passport because the rule seems to be that they require your passport to be valid for six months beyond date of travel (As an aside, I should also note that I just returned to the US from Europe on Saturday after a three week trip, and if that rule had been applied to me, I should have not been able to get on the plane because my travel date was April 20, which is less than 5 months from expiration of my passport, but no one said anything).

I also have an Irish passport, which is valid for another 8 or 10 years. I know I can use it going in and out of Spain. I also know I can use my "soon to expire" passport coming into the US (I spoke with an immigration official about the issue when I just returned, and he told me I will have no problem with US law or rules by going in and-or out of the country so long as my passport is valid.

So it seems to be an airline issue. I am just planning to use my Irish passport with the airlines, which should mean there´s no problem, since it won´t violate the 6 month rule -- does anyone have any knowledge about this kind of peculiar issue?

Thanks.

p.s. I could use an expedite service to get my US passport renewed and I may just do that anyway to be on the safe side, but it seems silly to spend the multiple hundreds they charge plus delivery fees if I won´t have a problem with my Irish passport.

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