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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How do you estimate how long it takes to get out of an airport?

Whenever I have to fetch someone from the airport I usually arrive at the airport on the estimated arrival time resulting me spending useless time in the arrival hall. Can you get a reasonable ...
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Can I print my boarding pass in Liverpool airport?

Is there a facility in Liverpool airport to print my boarding pass?
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Walk from Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg?

I have to go from Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg, and I'd like to try walking. Only 3 kilometers apart (even though Google Maps' crazy walking route makes it 88 kilometers) Is it possible to: ...
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Is transit time of 40 mins enough for a transit at Dusseldorf airport?

I am flying from U.S. to India via Germany(2 stops - Dusseldorf and Munich). There is a 40 min layover at Dusseldorf and 1 h 40 min layover at Munich. I am concerned if I will be able to make to the ...
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Sleep/stay at the Stuttgart airport without a visa

I am from Brazil and I am going to work in Germany for 6 months. My insurance coverage starts on August 1, but because of the high prices I bought my airline ticket for July 30. I will get to ...
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Layover in Mexico, clear customs on first port of entry?

On an international flight (to Mexico) with a layover in Mexico DF, do I have to clear Mexican customs and redo security in DF before taking the connection like we do in Canada and the US ? Is there ...
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How much time do I require to make a connection in Munich airport?

Next month, I need to make a connection in Munich Airport. My flight arrives to Munich at 17:35 (Lufthansa). After that, I want to take a flight that departs at 18:25 (Vueling Airlines) so there is a ...
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LHR- SFO- HNL stopover transfer time

I am taking a United airlines flight from London to San Francisco (SFO) and connecting with a United flight to Honolulu. Is 2:20 minutes enough time to make a connection in SFO? Do we have to ...
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Why do they sell luggage in airports?

It seems that in almost every airport I'm in, there are luggage stores behind security. How often do people get to the airport carrying handfuls of clothes and needing something to put them in? I ...
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Best way to sleep at Vancouver International Airport and wake up on time?

I have a layover in YVR (Vancouver international airport) from roughly 8:10 pm to 7:30 am. I don't want to spend money on a hotel or a "sleep-pod"/equivalent. I will most likely bring a sleeping bag ...
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Does going to Russia on a travel visa require providing the proof of hotel booking at the border?

A Russian-based company issuing tourist visa invitation does not seem to care about me having a hotel booking, nor do they say it will go on a visa. They only ask for a hotel name, and claim that this ...
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Name has “Mr” appended on reservation, airline will not reply

I recently booked tickets to travel by plane from the UK to Greece. The website I booked through (airfasttickets.co.uk) lists my name correctly, as "Mr Georgios [My surname]", exactly the same as in ...
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Lufthansa transit at Frankfurt on the way from Chennai to Atlanta, are two hours enough?

I am traveling from Chennai to Atlanta. M first flight is to Frankfurt reaches at 8 30 AM. My second flight is scheduled at 10 45 AM. Will the two hours transit time enough for boarding my second ...
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Overnight wifi/shower facilities in Haneda airport?

I'm arriving just before the last train, so assume I'll be sleeping in the airport, or trying to. From the looks of it online this is possible, but I'm wondering if there's wifi and showers anywhere ...
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Munich Airport transit on two separate tickets

I will be arriving at Munich Airport Terminal 1 on an international flight at 7:45 PM, and my next flight to Berlin is at 9:45 PM from Terminal 2. I will be holding two separate tickets (Oman Air and ...
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Forgotten to print boarding pass for return flight via Thomson

I forgot to print off my boarding pass before I got to the airport can I just print this off on the way back while on holiday (perhaps at the hotel)
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Customs on the way to Zambia

I am traveling to Livingstone, Zambia from Tampa, Florida. This is my first time making this trip and I'm wondering at which stopping points I will be going through customs and immigration. I am ...
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Transit visa through Germany with expired I94

I am an Indian citizen and have completed my OPT/studies. However my I94 has expired because I based it off the Visa which is still valid, due to a misunderstanding. I am returning home and before I ...
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Search for flights with undefined return date [duplicate]

It is always surprisingly cheaper to directly book the return flight than to book two one-way flights. I am starting a 4-year-doctorate degree in Vancouver, Canada. During my 4-year stay in Canada I ...
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Where to meet another traveller at Heathrow T5

I am going to arrive at London Heathrow Terminal 1, a friend of mine is going to land on a different flight at T3 slightly earlier, and then we are flying out together on a connecting flight from T5. ...
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Perth to Europe [duplicate]

I'm planning to fly from Perth, Australia to anywhere in Europe in June, any tips on the cheapest and fastest airline and to where please?
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Forgot to submit consumption tax (GST) declaration form upon exiting Tokyo

I travelled to Japan last year and bought some stuff from shops in Tokyo which were subject to return of consumption tax (GST). However, I forgot to submit those consumption tax receipts (which the ...
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Where can I take a shower at Dubai Airport?

I've got two transfers between long-haul flights coming up at DXB, and I'd like to freshen up with a shower. Information on the net is outdated and contradictory, and the official site is remarkably ...
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What architectural and design philosophies govern airport layouts? [closed]

I recently flew internationally for the first time (JFK-LHR) and, when flying through LHR, found myself surprised at its design philosophy. It seems that there was basically one big gigantic hub with ...
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What chemicals does airport security use as markers?

I recently travelled to the USA from Asia. When I arrived in Detroit they marked my E-cigarette with a clear colorless liquid using a small paint brush used for water colors. What chemical(s) do they ...
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How much time is needed in FRA?

How much time should I allow myself to get from Frankfurt Airport train station to Terminal 2, check in and fly (with Emirates Airline)? What if I check in online (but still have bags to drop off?)? ...
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Will having a cancelled departure stamp in my passport cause problems when I travel?

Will I have problems in entering a country if I have a cancelled departure stamp from my home country? Will immigration ask questions about it, and what should I do?
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Where can I spend a peaceful and relaxing night at DEL airport?

I'm flying with Swiss to New Delhi (IGI Airport) and after a 7 hour layover, I have another domestic flight with Air India. Since the layover is during night time, I would like to relax at the ...
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Fly into Edinburgh or Glasgow?

Is there any reason to fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow if flight prices and times are approximately the same? I want to tour around Scotland, so I will visit both cities anyway. Good reasons would be XXX ...
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Can you freeze liquids to pass security checks?

Once I read a suggestion saying that frozen "liquids" are not subject to the 100 ml restriction of security checks in airports. I've found other references of this googling, but they all refer to TSA ...
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Why do I have to wait 2 hours instead of 1 for intercontinental flights?

For intercontinental flights I am advised to be at the airport two hours before the gate closes. For intracontinental flights one hour is enough. Why is there a difference?
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What's the smoothest airport to enter the US for passport control out of Newark, Boston or Philadelphia?

I'm travelling with a student VISA to Pittsburgh. I'm flying from Lisbon and the flight connections are to Newark, Boston or Philadelphia. I would like to know if there's an "ideal" option between ...
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How can I meet traveling companions in Tokyo's Narita airport?

My travelling companion and I are flying into Tokyo's Narita airport on separate flights (from two different airlines) that arrive ~50 minutes apart. We will not have cell phone access and presumably ...
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Heathrow Aiport showers for connecting passengers [duplicate]

I am arriving at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 (Air Canada) and departing from Terminal 1 on SAA to SA (layover is 11 hours). Are there any showers for connecting passengers anywhere (money is no ...
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Do I have to go through customs in Paris?

I am travelling from Winnipeg, Canada to Toronto, to Paris, France and then to Edinburgh, Scotland. I believe my plane to Edinburgh leaves from the same terminal that I arrive at in ...
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What is the purpose of check-in before flying?

A few years ago, to do the check in, we would go to the airport and do it directly at the counter. I always thought the function of the check-in for the air-line company would be to tell the company ...
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Checking luggage all the way through?

If I check my baggage at Idaho Falls, have a layover in SLC, then SLC to Seattle, Seattle to Shanghai do I only have to check my baggage once, at IF, or do I have to collect it from the carousel and ...
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What is the rationale of SMS verification in free wifi hotspots in airports?

I recently visited a few airports, although most of them had standard wifi which allowed access after a landing page, I have noticed that some free wifi providers (Shanghai Pudong, Singapore Changi) ...
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Pet Birds flying to US via Heathrow with owner on BA

Do BA have special animal cargo handlers for pet birds transfer via Heathrow to Miami from South Africa?
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Is there any plastic wrapping service in Copenhagen airport?

Do you know if there's any plastic wrap service in Copenhagen airport ?
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Are non-US citizens elegible to sign up for TSA-Pre?

My understanding is that it's a more complex process, but once you're processed, it's much faster to get through airport screenings in future. Is it available to non US citizens as well, and if so, ...
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Can I enter France via Switzerland (and then get a cab to France) on the Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I got a Schengen visa from the French Embassy, and I'm traveling to Annecy (France) for training. Is it possible to land 1st in Geneva (the nearest international airport) and then take a cab to enter ...
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How early should I arrive at Logan (Boston) for a weekday late-afternoon flight?

I know that the question of how early to arrive at the airport depends on the airport and how busy it is at particular times. For a domestic flight leaving Logan (Boston) on a Tuesday at 6:30PM, with ...
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How close is Geneva Airport train station to the airport?

My plane departs from Geneva Airport (Geneva International terminal M) at 19:55. I'll be in Zürich and a bit short on time. If I take the train that arrives at "Genève-Aéroport" at 18:51, will I have ...
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do some countries allow cigarette lighters in airports?

In India and South Korea the airports have smoking rooms. It's a nice convenience for people who feel like they have to smoke every so often but it makes me wonder... how do people light up in those ...
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What was an insurance vending machine at an airport and how did it work?

The action of the 1952 novel Prisoner's Base takes place in 1952 in New York. In chapter 15, the author writes in the voice of one of the characters: Some chauffeurs of PD [=police department] ...
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Is overnight stay at Narita Airport permitted?

I will arrive at Haneda Airport at 19:00PM and depart from Narita Airport at 17:25PM the day after. Can I stay the night at Narita Airport without any problem with the airport officers? The time spent ...
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Language problems at the airport?

I have a family member who speaks Romanian but not English, French or any other world language. If she flies alone, how can she pass through the control points (immigration, customs) at the airport? ...
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5 hour international layover in Tokyo Narita? [duplicate]

I have a 5 hour layover in Tokyo, between Hong Kong and Boston. Is that enough time to leave the airport and see the city? If not, is there anything I can do in the airport?
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Flying from Canada with art supplies

I always fly with just a carry-on and this time I'm thinking of taking some art supplies with me on my trip and I'm just wondering what the rules are. I'll be taking pastels, china ink and nibs, a few ...