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 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 can I know which terminal my flight departures from and to which one it arrives?

I am traveling with LAN Airlines this weekend. I'll take a flight from Madrid to Frankfurt but I don't know from which terminal my flight departs or which terminal my flight arrives to. My ticket only ...
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Why would passengers on a diverted flight not be allowed into the terminal?

I was recently on a flight to Washington DC, but due to adverse weather conditions at DCA we were redirected to Philadelphia to await suitable conditions to land in Washington. When we landed at PHL, ...
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Air-side walk-through light boxes. What are they?

To disembark in many European terminals, passengers must pass through a corridor with a bottleneck. On either side of the hallway there are tall, chubby boxes. The white or gray boxes are powered and ...
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Whose laws should I obey in no man's land [duplicate]

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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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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How much is the departure tax when leaving Cartagena, Colombia by air? (CTG)

How much is the departure tax to pay when leaving Cartagena, Colombia by air if you are a tourist? I've read online that in Bogota, there is a desk you can stop at in the airport if you are a tourist ...
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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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Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland (Schengen) if I have no Schengen visa? [duplicate]

Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland if I have no Schengen visa? Am traveling from Cairo to Moscow via Swiss Air
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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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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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What times do the Sydney international and domestic airports open and close?

Sydney airport is a complex containing both the international airport and the domestic airport, but unlike many other busy airports neither part is open 24 hours. I usually work in a backpacker ...
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How much is the airport tax at Guayaquil airport, Ecuador?

I am not sure if the airport tax is already included in the airfare. If not, how much is it? Or where can I find this out? I am planning on traveling down to Ecuador during this Christmas. My route ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does it take so long to check in at the airport?

It seems to take an inordinate amount of time for them to select my name from a list of people who have booked the flight and press enter. Surely it can't be any more complicated than that can it?
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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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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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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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Benefits of checking in online when checking bags

What is the benefit of checking in online for a flight when you intend to check bags at the airport? I understand some airports have special lines for people that are already checked in but are ...
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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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Free Wi-Fi / available power / cashless food facilities in LAX airport?

I've got a stopover of a few hours in LAX on Monday evening. Firstly, I assume I'll be spending some of that time in customs, getting my bag, being searched, probed and whatnot. However, after all ...
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What's the drinking age in the duty free area?

Is the drinking age in the tax free/duty free area the same as in the country you are in or is there no real drinking age? Can I buy spirits in the tax free even though the country's law doesn't ...
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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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Easiest city to fly in to south-west USA?

We're looking to do a roundtrip through south-west USA and I'm wondering which city is easiest to fly in from an international flight and get our rental car and reach a hotel for the first night. Our ...
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Determine gate for departing Heathrow flight

Flights out of London Heathrow do not contain departure gate information until about 45 minutes before the flight is ready to depart (presumably so you spend more money at the duty-free). Are there ...
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Why there is passport check at the check-in counter, immigration and even at the gate?

I was wondering, why there are passports check at the check-in counter, immigration and even at the gate. For example, I was at Istanbul flying to either UK or US. There's a security check at the ...
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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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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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Nauseous Anxiety Travel

I get severe panic attacks when I am in airports. Its only been this way for the past 3 years. I get very nauseous and I am constantly running back and forth to the bathroom. I don't know what 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 + ...