Questions related to airports themselves rather than "airlines" and "air-travel", which have their own tags. "Airport-transfer" is also covered by a separate tag.

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Whose laws should I obey in no man's land

Theoretically when you are past border control on an airport you are into no man's land. In that situation whose laws do I obey ?
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Airport Transit Visa in Lisbon [duplicate]

I am an dominican republic passport holder flying from Brazil to Ghana via Lisbon (TAP Portugal). The layover is around five hours at Lisbon and I have no Schengen visa of any type. Do I need an ...
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Disclosure of funds at a Canadian airport

So I might be going to Canada if they approve my visa. They asked for the amount of money I'll be taking there (via the application form) during my visit and they asked proof for it (bank statements ...
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Is there a map showing alternatives to London airports? [on hold]

Anyone who's travelled though London airports might know how stressful the experience is, regardless of which one you pick (or forced to use), but especially the logistical nightmare of Heathrow ...
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Plane ticket for infant

I am trying to book a flight for my wife and 2 kids from my home country to the country where I currently reside. My oldest kid is 19 months and the other one is 8 months. I tried booking to our ...
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Can you get a gate pass at LAX to help someone who doesn't speak English?

My mother-in-law is Chinese and doesn't speak more than a couple words of English. We're planning on dropping her off at LAX to fly China Air to China. I don't know anything about international ...
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8:40 arrival at Manchester - how much time will it take to leave the airport? [closed]

Our plane from Orlando arrives at 8:40 and I wish to book my train tickets to travel home. Given that we have to go through customs and baggage collection, at what time are we likely to be out of the ...
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Is 55 minutes enough transfer time at Schiphol [duplicate]

WE are looking to book Birmingham, England (BHX) to Nairobi on 1 May. The flight BHX-AMS is 09.40 arriving AMS 11.50. The Nairobi flight leaves at 12.45, giving us 55 minutes to transfer. Is this ...
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How do I get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 in Hong Kong airport? (HKG)

My flight is at Terminal 2 at the Hong Kong airport but I cannot find any local buses to get there, only to Terminal 1. I also have looked up information on their website but it is ambiguous as to ...
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Flight from Sweden to London (connection) to Canada

Where will I go through Immigration/ Customs if I fly from Sweden to London (connection) to Canada?
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Is there a website to find points to get tap water at airports?

We now have two questions about drinking water taps/fountains in airports, but they are very specific, one to one the terminal of a single airport, the other as wide to cover both airports in a ...
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Are there drinking water fountains at Birmingham Airport?

Are there drinking water fountains at Birmingham International Airport (UK) after security?
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Why are some shops duty free and not others at JFK international airport?

Flying to Dubai from JFK, I went to a shop with only $14 left so I decided to spend it. Then the tax was added on afterwards. I thought all shops in the international lounge were duty free world wide. ...
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Flying into and out of Heathrow terminal 2; can I go to terminal 4 for coffee with a friend? [duplicate]

On Monday, I fly from Manchester into Heathrow terminal 5 and out of terminal 4 to Shanghai; a friend of mine is at Heathrow at the same time, leaving from terminal 2 to Ethiopia. Can we meet for ...
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Where can I find an ATM in Luang Prabang International Airport?

Where can I find an ATM in Luang Prabang International Airport? I find ATMs the cheapest and most effective way (generally) of obtaining local currency when arriving in a new country but Luang ...
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Manchester to Sheffield and back in a single day

I will be heading to Manchester soon and I have a single day free so I thought of visiting my friends in Sheffield. Is it possible to make a day trip from around 10-11am from Manchester to Sheffield ...
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Transferring between airports in Oslo (Norway) [closed]

What is the quickest, cheapest and safest way to transfer from Moss Airport Rygge in Norway to Oslo Gardermoen airport and how long would it take?
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Airlines actions for overbooking a flight

I have been a frequent flyer since I was one year old and I have heard the gate employee time and time again say "Due to this flight being over booked we are offering free vouchers for those who are ...
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How do airports check incoming goods [closed]

How do airports test products or goods that are kept in sale stalls past the point of the security checkpoint? More specifically, if there is a restaurant such as Starbucks that is located near the ...
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Are there luggage lockers in Athens international airport?

We're going to have a layover in Athens for eight hours during the day beginning of January and want to go visit the city. Our checked luggage will be moved to the connecting flight, but our cabin ...
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Is there an Immigration office in Incheon airport?

Is there an immigration office in Incheon Airport (Korea)? Can I re-stamp my stamp for my arrival because my passport got wet and the stamp was washed out and it can be barely seen.
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Mobile Wifi Rental in Turkey?

I was in Japan last summer and rented a pocket wifi device that provides 4G mobile internet. It made my trip much more easier. Now, I will be in Turkey on January and was wondering if there is any ...
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Is there an easy way to check whether a given airport offers airside (visa-free) transit?

Is there an easy way to find out whether a given airport is equipped for passengers to connect between two international flights without passing through the host country's border controls? Of course ...
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Is it possible to avoid overstaying by entering airport earlier than flight?

By some misfortune and bad luck I ended with Schengen visa of 8 stay days and the flight back is one day later. So, I shall have one day overstay. Does it have any sense to show up in the airport one ...
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Is there a specific reason for having a very short window for passengers to get to the boarding gate before closing it?

I am not a frequent traveler but it's been like this with all the flights I have been on. Here is the most recent example: Below is my boarding pass As you can see Gate Closes at 20:20 Here is ...
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Toronto - Quito via Cleveland and Houston, do I check in for every flight?

I am a bit confused... I am an Ecuadorian citizen and I hold a US tourist Visa and a Canadian temporary residency visa... I bought a ticket from Toronto to Quito on United's website... My intinerary ...
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Getting a VISA STAMP in the UK Border Control

I am from Chile and I am going to study for a semester (6 months) in the UK. The University in which I was accepeted informed me that I do not need to apply for a Visa as a chilean citizen going to ...
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Getting off Aer Lingus, and have to check in for MAS at Heathrow

I am arriving London from Dublin with Aer Lingus and have bought a separate flight to Kuala Lumpur with MAS. Since they are not connecting flights and there is no way they can transfer my luggages to ...
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Missing bag report swindle

I have just had the worst customer experience with a major airline in my life and want to know if there is anything I can do. TL; DR: I got my bag one day late, after that I was told by employees of ...
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First time travelling alone, and on a connecting flight, I have a few questions

I am taking my first solo trip from London to Sao Paulo in just over a month and I have a few questions. I have booked the hotel, the flights, and got all other things (apart from getting money ...
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Customs and immigration procedures for flights to/from Tijuana Airport (airport with terminals in two different countries)

How will passport and customs controls work (both in the outgoing and the incoming airports of the flight) on flights to/from Tijuana Airport (TIJ) when the new Cross Border Xpress terminal on the ...
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Can I leave the airport during a connecting flight if I am a citizen of the country where I have to change planes?

My brother is British, who is traveling to Scotland coming from Qatar on Qatar Airways. He'll have to spend two hours and a half in Heathrow as his ticket is a connecting flight and he has to change ...
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Are there any restaurants landside at Gatwick airport? (Ideally North terminal)

I've got a very early flight out of London Gatwick coming up, so I've booked into a hotel that's very close to the North terminal, to make the early start slightly less painful. I've just discovered ...
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Order of the name in the ticket is not the same as in Passport [duplicate]

My brother is travelling from Kerala to Dubai. The order of the name in his ticket is not the same as in his passport. In the passport, it is FirstName + LastName. But in the ticket, it is LastName + ...
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TSA Security Check - Flammable vs. Non-Flammable Aerosol

I plan on flying domestically in the US tomorrow, and I was wondering if it is possible for the TSA to tell the difference between flammable and non-flammable aerosols as they go through a security ...
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What should I do when my bags have been planted with bullets (or any malicious content)?

In NAIA, there have been a number of bullet-planting cases with the passengers going and leaving through NAIA (Manila International Airport, I have no idea why they insist in calling it Ninoy Aquino ...
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How to sterilize infant feeding bottles while traveling?

Does anyone know how one could go about sterilizing infant feed bottles (and teets) while traveling ? At the moment, the plan is to travel with microwaveable bags (where in I can put the bottles and ...
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Are there any flights from Luton Airport to Turku/Finland?

Are there any flights from Luton Airport to Finland? I cant seem to find a general rule how to find flights from airport A to country X
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Minimum drink age aboard a commercial flight in Canada

What is the drinking age on-board a flight commencing in Toronto (Drinking age 19) and ending in Montreal (Drinking age 18) & vice-versa? As well for flights with-in Ontario?
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Denied entry into Schengen zone: Can I still use my visa?

I had a visa to Portugal for 3 months to visit my family. My point of first entry was Germany, but they denied me entry, because I didn't have a return ticket from Portugal to Germany, but I had a ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Minsk airport (from Warsaw to Moscow)?

On Nov. 16, I will fly from Warsaw to Moscow via Minsk. I stay in the airport only for 1.5 hours. I am a Chinese citizen. I have the russian tourist visa. I have already booked the ticket. The ...
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first time flyer and want to take thin metal sign [closed]

I have a metal sign that I would like to take with me on my flight to CO. Is this object allowed either in my carry-on or checked luggage. I'm a first time flyer.
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Is it possible to go from Terminal 1 <-> Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi (AUH) airside (without leaving security)?

I have a flight departing out of Terminal 3, but I'd like to use the lounges available in Terminal 1 (e.g. for Priority Pass, for which there are no lounges available in Terminal 3). After clearing ...
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How early can you check your bags with Frontier for US-Domestic flights?

We are going to Las Vegas and have a 6:30PM return flight on Frontier (returning to US city). We would like to rent a car at noonish and explore the desert for a while. So can we check in our bags ...
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Does Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle airport ever close?

I have a 23:30 hours layover at Paris Terminal 2E-Charles de Gaulle airport. Arriving at 2:05pm.My connecting flight is 1:35pm the next day. I heard the airport will be closed from 11:30pm to 4:30am. ...
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Flight to Australia with transit in Düsseldorf and Hong Kong but Passport only Valid for one month

I'm an Australian living in Austria.I'm flying home via Düsseldorf and Hong Kong but my Passport is only valid for about a Month. I'm only staying at each Airport for about an hour so i'm wondering if ...
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How much time to give myself to change airlines on Changi Airport with and without baggage?

I'm trying to book flights with multiple airlines to optimise the price, and I'm able to come up with a flight plan. There's a specific connection that I am quite nervous with. Leg 1 : 19:00 - ...
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Why is it uncommon to fill airliners from both ends?

In Norway, it is common at airports with jet bridges (of which there are at least four) for aircraft (largely 737s and A320s) to be boarded and exited through both ends: the passengers with seats in ...
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“Do not board” message at the airport check-in?

I was booked on a flight for Chicago from Bangalore (India), I have a B1 visa. During check-in at the airport counter (for air India) they guy (who generates the boarding pass) said he gets an error ...
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How to get baggage at the carousel skipping connecting flight

I had booked a return travel flight from Kolkata (CCU) to Hamburg (HAM) on 31. Oct 2015 via Jet Airways. The travel plan is from Kolkata (CCU) to Mumbai (BOM) and then to Brussels (BRU) and finally to ...