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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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 a 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 ...
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Absolute latest time I should arrive at the airport to not miss my flight? [duplicate]

I find myself yearning to spend the last few minutes of my time in the country to be with the people I love. Given that I'm already in the airport up to the point where non passengers are allowed, ...
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Is there some way to find most cheapest airline tickets for a lot of countries

I'm looking for airline ticket prices for travel around Asia. I want to visit India, Indonesia, Thailand and few countries more (about ten). And doesn't matter order of traveling for me. I mean, I can ...
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5 Hours (at least) to spend in BKK Suvarnabhumi or what else?

I'm travelling from Munich to Bangkok via Muscat at the end of September (economy class, so no lounge available). The Airport in which I'll land will be the Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the ...
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Can I use the lounge after the flight?

I will have to wait at Copenhagen airport for almost three hours for a connecting train, after arriving on SAS. Fortunately, I am a frequent traveller, and I normally have access to the lounge. Would ...
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what should I do if the country I want to travel to does not require visa for 30 days

The country I want to visit does not require a visa for a stay up to 30 days. What do I need to do? Just purchase a flight ticked? Do I need other documents from the embassy or something else? Could ...
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From Dusseldorf airport to Bochum Ruhr University by public transport

How to get from Dusseldorf Airport to Bochum University campus, by public transport, train or bus? I plan to go there early October 2015.
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Which similar/confusable airport names are furthest apart? [closed]

Which similar (IATA) named airports are furthest apart, geographically? (bonus points if they're different countries/continents/separated by ocean/speak different languages) By similar I mean either: ...
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Why is the Dubai airport so busy?

I notice that the Dubai International Airport is the 3rd busiest airport in the world (after Atlanta and Beijing) on the Wikipedia's list of the world's busiest airports. That seems kind of strange ...
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What's the best way to get from São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport to the city? [closed]

Edit 3: Define "best" however you see fit. Personally, I prioritize safety/reliability and cost over comfort and time. If you Google the above question, there are a good amount of results: buses, ...
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What are the minimum connection times at Jeddah airport?

I will be travelling from Bangalore to London via Jeddah with Saudi Arabian Airlines. Bangalore to Jeddah flight SV867 lands around 12:30 AM and Jeddah to London flight SV113 departs around 2 AM. I ...
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Are there any places to sleep in Helsinki Vantaa airport the night before an early flight?

I have an early morning flight out of Helsinki Vantaa airport and am thinking of spending the night there. Are there any places where I can get some sleep? I'm mainly looking for landside options ...
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How long is it best to arrive at the airport before the flight? [closed]

For a UK to France flight with online check-in and without hold luggage, with FlyBe, how long should I be at the airport before my flight if I don't want to wait too much?
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Do I need any Visas to transit between separate flights at Baku Airport Azerbaijan

I bought ticket with Aeroflot from Copenhagen -> Baku (Azerbaijan), and returning Yerevan (Armenia) to Copenhagen. My plan was to backpack Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia. I have overlooked the visa ...
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Hong Kong airport transit hotel

I am going to be flying via Hong Kong with ~9 hours layover between the flights. Usually I would leave the airport and explore the city during that time but since both flights are really long and we ...
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Pickup at Frankfurt Airport at Terminal 1 during construction work

The arrival level of the Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport is not accessible by car due to construction work. The airport administration recommends use of car parks P1 to P5 instead. To me, this ...
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At Schiphol is 55 minutes enough for a transfer to an EasyJet flight?

From Atlanta, GA with Delta Air Lines we will be arriving at Amsterdam airport 10:55 AM on December 26, 2015. We have a second flight to catch leaving AMS at 11:50 AM, on EasyJet going to London, ...
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Long layover at Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

I potentially might have a long layover (8:30 p.m to 7:00 a.m.) in November at CPH (Terminal 2). I would like to explore my options as to what I can do that night. If I can get a shower and places to ...
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Is there a bar at Incheon airport?

Is there a bar at Incheon International Airport, Korea (ICN)? I know there are 7-11s etc where you can buy a can and sit at a table, but I'm looking for a bar and some draught beer.
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Places to see near the Detroit airport (DTW) [closed]

I will be flying to the US for the first time next week. My final destination is Detroit (DTW airport), where I will have to wait for 6 hours before my friend comes in on another flight. I will have ...
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Can I check in and go through security at DTW the night before a flight?

I have a 6 am domestic flight out of DTW on American Airlines. Can I check in and go through airport the night before? Alternatively, I am happy to go standby for a flight at 7:20 or 9:00 the night ...
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For the Qatar Airways Doha-Dubai shuttle service, when does Dubai checkin close?

If you go to the Dubai Airport (DXB) website at the moment, and ask it about checkin times, it has a popup that warns that at this time of year, you should allow 3 hours for checkin and departure from ...