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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Arrival 11h55 Rotterdam Airport / Departure 13h40 Schiphol Airport with EasyJet

I will arrive on Monday 16th May to RTM Airport at 11h55 and need to catch the EasyJet flight EZY2726 to Milan Italy at 13:40 at Schiphol Airport. My plan is to book a driver in advance, apparently, ...
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Which is the International Airport in Johannesburg?

There seem to be two airports : Johannesburg International,South Africa [JNB] and Johannesburg Grand Central,South Africa [GCJ] Is there a difference between the two? I'll be traveling from ...
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Why is security screening done at the gate in some airports?

I've noticed that when taking non-Schengen flights at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam), there is no centralized security check after you enter the airport and go through passport control. Instead, ...
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Can I put new wrist watch in checked or carry-on bag?

My parents are flying from India to China. They have a newly purchased wrist watch to carry. Is it allowed to put the watch in either checked-in or carry-on baggage?
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International Flight Ticket booked without providing the surname as per the passport

I have two names as my given name in the passport and I typically just use this as my first and last name. However, my passport has a surname too which I almost never use. Due to this, I mistakenly ...
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Transferring from T3 to T2 in Dubai

I arrive at Dubai at terminal 3 and have an onward flight from terminal 2 - Air India express to amritsar . My arrival time is 07:15 and onward flight leaves at 09:50. Will I and my baggage make this ...
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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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Where do I find a (recent) historical list of personnel strikes at European airports?

Is there a publicly available register of industrial actions at European airports? I actually need recent historical data to claim compensation for a cancelled flight. I want to verify the airline's ...
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Why do shops within airport terminals scan your boarding card?

Periodically when buying something from an airport shop (in various European terminals), I'll be asked to produce my boarding card to be scanned by staff. It's not 100% of the time for every purchase,...
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My name has “Mr” appended on airline ticket reservation. Would that cause problems at the airport?

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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First time travelling alone - transit Munich airport, terminal 2

I am 13 and it will be my first time travelling alone. I have a few questions related to my transit flight. I am flying from Dublin->Munich->Sofia(Bulgaria) and I have my layover in Munich airport so: ...
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Berlin Tegel Airport to Halle (Saale)

How can I travel from Berlin Tegel Airport to Halle (Saale) by train? Is there any train access in the airport? Also I have 30 kg of luggage with me. Thank you very much for any reply.
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Importing a laptop from the US as a personal item [duplicate]

Soon I will be travelling from Europe to the US for a week. I have a plan to purchase a laptop online and have it ship to the hotel I am staying at. My concern is, will I be able to take the laptop ...
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What is the earliest point a passenger arriving from outside of the EU and from the UK can meet up at Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport?

After a long trip for studies I'll finally be going home next Friday. My partner went on a trip of his own while I was away. Our flights will be arriving about 15 minutes from each other (well, that's ...
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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 a Russian tourist visa. I have already booked the ticket. The ...
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Am I allowed to carry shampoo, Oil, etc via India-UK airport after recent hair transplantation?

I recently had a hair transplantation in New Delhi, India (1 month ago). Now I need to move to London, UK on work permit. Am I allowed to carry Shampoo and Oil (4*500ml each=4ltr) all in white, ...
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Untagged bag put on to luggage belt in Toronto Pearson after US customs cleared

The other day, I was on a flight from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) with one checked bag. I checked in online earlier and had my boarding pass with me. It completely slipped my mind ...
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Is there somewhere I can store luggage (one or two normal suitcases) in San Francisco for a few days?

My girlfriend and I are taking a trip to California in a few weeks, and will spend a few days in San Francisco. My next plan is then to rent a motorcycle and spend several days riding down the ...
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Can I go through transfers with separate tickets/airlines?

I have two questions (as not quite sure how this works and have never done layovers): I'm flying from Schengen Area to the UK via Ireland. I have 2 options: Flying to Dublin with Ryanair and then ...
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Flying from San Francisco to Palm Springs via Phoenix. Will I have to re-claim and re-check bags at Phoenix?

I'll by flying from San Francisco to Phoenix and then Pheonix to Palm Springs. The layover at Phoenix is just 1 hour. Was booked through British Airways and all flights have the same booking ...
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Is there a chart comparing airports in London and the south-east? [closed]

I am interested to know how London airports compare to each other, including if travelling to a different airport - such as Southend, Southampton or Bristol - might be more feasible. Despite Gatwick (...
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How long are lines in Tel Aviv airport

Is two hours before flight time early enough to show up at the Tel Aviv airport for a mid-morning, El Al flight to the States on a typical Wednesday? Or are the lines there so long that three hours ...
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How to travel cheaply between Charleroi Airport and Brussels? [duplicate]

There's a shuttle bus from Charleroi airport to Brussels, but if you book it a couple of days before it costs 15 euros plus 3 euros booking. A train could be a lot cheaper but it's unclear how to get ...
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Can a US citizen make a connection in Brazil without a visa or transfer visa

It appears at this time the Brazilian embassy in Washington DC is not going to give me my visa in time for me to travel to Argentina. I'd like to just drop my visit to Rio from my itinerary, get my ...
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Port of Entry travelling from Toronto (Pearson) to US?

I'm travelling from Pearson airport (YYZ) in Toronto to the US with a TN Visa application, which I'll need to bring to the "US port of entry." Will that be at my destination in the US, or does it ...
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what documents needed at airport to arrive in Canada by air and transfer to cruise ship? [closed]

I am a caucasian flying from US to Vancouver, transferring to cruise ship for Alaska. I have a DUI on my record. Do I need anything other than passport since I am not staying in Canada?
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Do internationally arriving passengers see their gate?

I was on a flight from MSP to London (DL12) on the first of January 2015. When I got there, I didn't see any mention of the gate the plane parked at from inside the terminal. Is it because, as a U.S. ...
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Can I overnight at the Amsterdam airport to meet someone arriving in the morning?

My parents and I are reaching Amsterdam airport on different times and dates. I will arrive on 27th at 21.00 from Bergen, Norway and my parents will arrive at 7.55 on 28th April from India. Can I ...
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Transiting through Turkey to go to the Balkans. Do I need a visa as a Canadian? [duplicate]

Does a person with a Canadian passport need a transit visa for Turkey? I will pass through Turkey to go to Albania (where I don't need a visa). I will not be changing airports in Turkey; I will solely ...
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Is 4h15m enough time to transit Haneda airport to Narita airport? [duplicate]

When I come back from Viêtnam to North America, I have an airplane transfer in Japan. The arrival time is 6:55 AM in Haneda airport and my second plane is set at 11:10 AM the same morning... (gives me ...
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Can I travel with my fitness tracker with me on a flight?

Can I take my fitness tracker with me on a flight? should it cause any issues while passing through security?
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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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How can I reach Prague airport during the night hours?

I have a flight at 06:00 in the morning from Prague, which means I need to be at the airport around 04:00 in the morning. How can I reach the airport from the center of the city? Is taxi a good ...
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Tax refund at Narita airport in Japan

I'm an Italian tourist, and I bought things here in Japan. Is it possible to have a tax refund at the airport? In particular I am interested in Narita airport. In case it is possible to specify, what ...
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Booking a “cab” from Heathrow over Easter

I want to pre book cab for Easter from London Heathrow Airport? Is there any cab service available on Easter?
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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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Do intra-Schengen flights into Zurich deplane into the departures concourse?

When arriving at the Zurich airport on a flight from another Schengen country, do you deplane into the departures concourse (i.e. like domestic flights in the U.S.?) I'm aware that there's not ...
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How long before my flight should I arrive at Mumbai airport?

I will be flying out of Mumbai airport at 13.00 on a Friday on British Airways. I'm looking to understand how long beforehand I should arrive - I'm unfamiliar with Mumbai airport procedures. In case ...
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Question about check-in baggage with a change of airport

Flying to Bangkok with a change of airport in Tokyo (Narita to Haneda). Does my check-in baggage go to the final destination or do I have to recheck them in again? It's booked as one ticket flying ...
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Shanghai Layover [closed]

I have a 17 hour delay in Shanghai in June and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on where i should go or where i should stay? I land at 7:10pm, and my flight is the next day at 12pm. Any and ...
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What tasks is it reasonable to get done while in layover, rather than in advance? [closed]

I am travelling overseas. It is going probably involve 2 layovers, first transferring between international flights, then transferring from international to domestic. I am really busy just before I ...
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Can I exchange Euro notes to DKK in Copenhagen (airport)?

As im traveling to Copenhagen this Friday (11-3) and I will be bringing some Euro notes and some DKK with me. As it's not that much DKK and its too late now to order more from the bank is it possible ...
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Prepaid phone number provider in Sydney / Brisbane airports

Does anyone know if there are any mobile prepaid phone provider store at Sydney / Brisbane airport? And if so, do they stay opened 24 hours? I'll have a flight link at SYD 17:45 and after that I'll ...
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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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Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?

At many airports you can wrap your luggage with sheets of sticky plastic. Why on earth would you do that? I only see disadvantages. I can imagine the mess when customs ask you to open your luggage. So ...
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What airport should I choose when flying into Shanghai

I am planning a trip to Shanghai and noticed there are two airports: Hongqiao International Airport and Pudong International Airport. Which one should I choose to fly to? The criteria I was thinking ...
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PR of Canada travelling to Cincinnati, layover at Detroit on a B1/B2 visa

I am travelling to Cincinnati from Lester B Pearson Intl airport with a layover in Detroit. I have a B1/B2 visa. I am also a Canadian PR. Will I have to go through customs when I land in Detroit? If ...
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Is 50 minutes enough time to transfer between Terminal A and C at Newark (EWR)?

We'll be arriving at Newark airport (with two kids under 7) at Terminal A and our flight connection is in Terminal C. Is that enough time to catch the connecting flight? Update: both flights are on ...
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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 ...