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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How much would it cost to go London Heathrow airport in a cab? [closed]

I want to go London Heathrow airport in cab I have luggage and 2 kids
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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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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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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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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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Mobile apps as alternatives of paper boarding pass

I print my boarding pass in advance before arriving at the airport. They check it during check-in and during boarding. However, I've seen some people using their mobile devices to present the ...
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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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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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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 U.S....
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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 ...