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 you get to the airport in the US?

When traveling on a domestic flight in the US, how early is it recommended to get to the airport before the flight is scheduled to leave? What about international flights leaving from the US? Are ...
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From Haneda airport to Narita with same airlines

We will arrive in Haneda airport at 7:10am and connecting flight from Narita is 11:15am to US. Is there enough time to catch my next flight? I've confirmed with UA that we don't need to pick up our ...
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How to leave Hong Kong International Airport by foot

Is there any way to leave HKIA by foot? I have a 4 hour stopover, so I would like to shortly visit the neighbouring city of Tung Chung (home to 200-year-old forts and temples), but I want to avoid ...
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Can my husband pick up the luggage in Gatwick and check it in on next flight if I stay in transit?

We are travelling to St.Lucia from Dubai on Emirates flight and second connection is BA flight from Gatwick Airport (I believe same rules will be applicable as for Heathrow). Unfortunately there is no ...
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How can you know if an airport has a decent shopping area after security?

When I travel for work I often rely on shopping in the tax-free area of an airport for buying gifts. This has lead to disappointment in the past. Airports like San Francisco, Orlando and Berlin Tegel ...
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Two pieces of luggage allowed, but only one (overloaded) luggage

I have to take a plane and the company allows two pieces of checked luggage of 20kg each. I have only one piece of luggage and I estimate its weight to be roughly 20kg. For the sake of the question, ...
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International travel with ORIF, a surgical procedure which puts metal plates to join bones in limbs [duplicate]

I recently had a road accident and broke my left forearm bones badly. This was fixed via a surgery called ORIF. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_fixation). This required joining my bones using ...
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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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Staying a night at Ercan international airport

I will be arriving at Ercan international airport at night and need to wait till morning for another friend to arrive. Is there any facility there I can book for a night?
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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 there an IATA airport code for the Bay Area?

There is an IATA airport code for the New York City area (NYC), encompassing airports such as JFK, LaGuardia etc. This can be used on some flight search sites to search from/to several airports at ...
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Cure for departure anxiety in less developed countries?

I've been once or twice to places like India and I have a fear about leaving. The fear is that I will place my suitcase for hold luggage on the belt and a little bit later my name will be called over ...
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Does DTW have faster security for United premier access holders?

I have a fight scheduled where I can't get to the airport as early as I would like, I don't want to miss my flight and I want to know if purchasing premier access could be worth it.
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Driving from Nice city (France) to Nice airport are there gas stations that are open early morning?

We've an early morning 7am flight from Nice airport. Are there any gas stations close to Nice airport which are open around 5-5.30am and you can use your credit card to fill up the gas.
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Does Icelandair Saga Class have access to Fast Track at Stockholm Arlanda airport?

I'll be traveling in Saga Class with Icelandair. Will I be able to use the Fast Track in Terminal 5 at Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Sweden?
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Where to pick up arriving passengers at Terminal 1, Toronto Pearson Int'll Airport?

I know that the ground floor/roadway is for Arrivals, but near which area or stand (denoted by letters) should a driver wait, to avoid parking (I know that lengthy waits are discouraged)? Does the ...
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Airport boarding fee in La Paz, Bolivia

While booking a flight from Santiago, Chile to La Paz, Bolivia I have to confirm the following dialog on the skyairline.cl website: ¡IMPORTANT! The airport boarding fee in La Paz is not ...
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How can I get from Stansted Airport to central London cheap, at like 8 AM?

I need to reach central London (Piccadilly Circus for example) from Stansted airport at 8 AM. Does anyone knows a cheap and easy way to make that circuit? Stansted -> Central London, Central London ...
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Large metal rose

I have a large metal rose, about 14 inches long and quite heavy. It's made 100% of metal. I want to carry it on the plane with me in my carry-on, however, I fear the security personnel will ...
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Is it possible to have meals at Reykjavík-Keflavík airport after 11 PM?

I have a flight early in the morning, and I'm planning to reach the airport around 11 PM without having had dinner. Are there any food places at the airport that still serve meals at that time?
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Correct reasons for opting out of millimetre wave scanners

Having travelled through SFO a few times, and each time been asked to go through a millimetre wave (or backscatter) scanner, and each time 'opted out' and gone for the search (in public), I'd like to ...
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Is there a lounge in the International side of Cairns airport?

In a few weeks time, I'm flying internationally from Cairns airport. I'm wondering if there's a lounge there that I'll have access to, as that affects how early/late I'll want to get to the airport ...
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Are tennis rackets allowed in airplane cabins in the US?

I have a friend coming over this Christmas who wanted to bring along his tennis racket. Though the recreation center at my university is probably going to be closed, the access to the tennis courts ...
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Disabled access at San Francisco international airport?

Assuming a wheelchair-bound person is dropped off, is there airport staff support to help the passenger through security etc and all the way to the plane?
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Are airport security and check-in times from the US applicable to Australia and New Zealand?

I'm currently planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand with my fiancee, and specifically I'm trying to decide how much time to budget for the "airport stuff" before our flights. Specifically, we ...
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I stamped my passport before international departure, but I want to cancel now!

If I stamped my passport for an international flight as we usually do before international departures and then I changed my mind for any reason, for example a family emergency reason. What's the ...
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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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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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What to do at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport during a long transit?

I have a 12 hours transit at Amsterdam Schiphol airport but I have no visa to exit the airport, and all hotels inside are fully booked. Shops and restaurants are all closed by the time I arrive at the ...
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Can you use vapes/e-cigs in Seattle airport or on a flight?

I'm a smoker, and I'm sure as many smokers know its hard to sometimes go along time without having one. I'm going to Seattle airport then from Seattle I stop in San Francisco and then from San ...
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How do you weigh luggage ? [duplicate]

My luggage is allowed to be 50 lbs each bag, and I'm not sure how much it weighs. Is there any way to weigh it with an accurate weight?
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Does an Indian citizen with a tourist visa have to report to South Korean immigration center after arrival?

My wife is planing to come to South Korea for the winter vacation. She comes for a period of 1 month and has hold tourist visa. I would like to know if she need to have some formalities (for ex, ...
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Is the Cairo airport safe at night?

Tomorrow I will take a flight from Rome Fiumicino to Cairo Airoport that leaves at 10.35 PM and arrives at 2.35 AM in Cairo, Terminal 1A. Someone will send a taxi to catch me at the airport, but I ...
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How long can you wait/hang out at the Oakland airport lobby?

I have an early morning flight at 6:00 am from OAK (Oakland airport). The public transport doesn't get there early enough in the morning so I'm planning to take it the night before and arrive around ...
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Flying Istanbul --> Heathrow --> Washington, D.C. --> Orlando, FL…on different airlines (but same alliance)

Here's the itinerary: Turkish Airlines, Istanbul --> London, Heathrow United Airlines, Heathrow --> Washington, D.C. (IAD) United Airlines, Washington, D.C. --> Orlando, FL (MCO) And a few facts: ...
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Souvenir shops at Heydar Aliyev (Baku) airport?

I have an upcoming trip, later this month, that includes a short (1-1/2 hour) stopover in Heydar Aliyev (Baku) airport. Having never been to Azerbaijan before, I'd like to be able to pick up some kind ...
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Whats the size limit of a person to be able to fly on a specific flight? [duplicate]

My mother is flying with United Airlines, and she is about 400 pounds, but looks maybe 350 or so. She will be taking flights: Airbus A320: seat 7C Canadair Regional jet 700: seat 18B Bombardier Q400: ...
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Dubai Airport Transit Layover

I am travelling to India from U.S. via Dubai on an Emirates flight. I have a seven hours transit layover in Dubai. I have a brother who lives in Dubai. Will it be possible for me to meet him in the ...
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HK: May I stay in the transit area to get the earliest airport ferry to Macao on the day after arrival?

My flight is landing at 20.40, so I can't get the last ferry on the same day. Plus I do not have HK entry visa. Can I wait in the transit area till the next day to take the first airport ferry to ...
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Can I simply bubble wrap a cardboard box and check it on a US domestic flight?

I wish to take a computer monitor with me on vacation. I possess the original cardboard box and the Styrofoam. Unfortunately I do not have a suitcase with the same dimensions. I was hoping that I ...
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Leave the airport during a connection in Japan?

I bought a one-way ticket (JAL) from Bangkok -> Tokyo (Haneda), and the other leg Tokyo (Haneda) -> San Francisco. This was bought in one transaction. Do I have the option to leave the airport during ...
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Time needed for transfer in Newark (US airport), domestic to international

I may be flying from Orlando to Stockholm transferring in Newark, NJ. How much time would I need to make that transfer?
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Transfer time San Francisco coming from Canada onward to Maui

On December 25th I am flying from Canada to Maui, with a transfer in San Francisco. We have 1.5 hour transfer time. I understand that I go through customs in San Francisco. Is 1.5 hrs during ...
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What is the best way to go to Pudong Airport from downtown Shanghai at night?

I am staying in downtown Shanghai and have a flight from Shanghai to Paris at 12:30am (half an hour after midnight). According to WikiVoyage, the subway line 2 and Maglev train stop running after 9pm ...
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What are some ways to minimize the time spent in customs?

Every time I've gone through customs, it has been a relatively quick and friendly series of basic questions and credential verification. However, I have heard people complain about delays due to ...
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Why police didn't even block me once at the airport arrivals?

First of all, I'm not a terrorist or a drug courier. Starting in June 2012, I began flying from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Falcone–Borsellino Airport (PMO) for personal reasons. ...
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Sheremetyevo (SVO) Airport transit zone temperature

On next days I will stop in Sheremetyevo SVO Airport for a flight connection. I have to wait for about 5 hours in the transit zone during the night and I'm wondering what's the climate like inside. Is ...
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Is there a list of US Airports with the kiosks for ESTA arrivals?

Evidently, LAX (at least the Tom Bradley Terminal) now has kiosks to process ESTA arrivals, instead of the traditional 100-person queues we're used to seeing. However, the author is unclear which ...
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Can I discard part of a multi-city (not layover) ticket? [duplicate]

My destination is B. My origin is A. I can buy a multi-city ticket from A->B->C which is cheaper than just A->B. Note that this is a multi city trip and not just a layover at B. My question is if I ...
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Will I be allowed to leave the air terminal in Tocumen Airport for 2 hours?

On my way to Guatemala city from Amsterdam, I will have a 4 1/2 Hrs. layover in Tocumen Airport (Panama City). I have a friend living now in this city whom I haven't seen for years so we are ...