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 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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Why is plane boarding done at the last minute, with everyone suddently queueing at the gate?

Every time I come to the airport and arrive to the boarding gate, the same scenario occurs. All passengers are sitting in the area, until boarding is announced. Then, mostly everyone queue up. I ...
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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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Airport security checkpoint controlling carry-on luggage amount?

I asked a question about airline carry on allowance: Airplane carry-on allowance and plastic bags Couple of answers implicate that security checkpoint has some sort of role in controlling baggage ...
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Is there a shuttle bus from Maastricht airport to Maastricht?

I was looking for connections to the Maastricht airport. Apparently there is a shuttle but I don't find either time tables or prices. I only found to Achen. Anyone knows if such service exists? Is ...
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How long does it take to get into London from Southend airport?

I am attending a conference in the ExCel in London and am flying in that morning. The best value flights are all flying into Southend airport which I hadn't heard of before so I am wondering how long ...
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Are there other airport worth considering if you are flying to Basel/Mulhouse?

I need to fly to Basel (CH) soon. I have checked fares to Basel/Mulhouse from Brussels. The fares are ridiculous expensive (>900 Euro for an 1 hour flight). I can take the night train, but before ...
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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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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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Where can I spend a peaceful and relaxing night at DEL airport?

I'm flying with Swiss to New Delhi (IGI Airport) and after a 7 hour layover, I have another domestic flight with Air India. Since the layover is during night time, I would like to relax at the ...
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How much extra time to allow in Dublin Airport for US pre-clearance?

On an upcoming trip, I'll be flying from Dublin to the USA, on a flight which has US pre-clearance in Dublin. I'm reasonably happy (based on experiences) about how far in advance I need to get to ...
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How long does it take to transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 at SFO?

In March I will be travelling with my wife from Las Vegas McCarran Int'l Airport (LAS) to London Heathrow (LHR) via San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO.) We have recently received a unexpected flight ...
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Plane-train interchange time in Copenhagen

I'm planning to fly into Copenhagen (Kastrup airport) on an early morning flight, taking a train to a business meeting, and fly back in the evening. My schedule will be tight, so I'd like to know what ...
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Where can I report an airport security flaw / weakness?

I have just come back from a short trip to Italy and I was shocked to find some very lacking security practices at the airport I used to leave the country. I'm sure the things I noticed are all ...
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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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Different liquid restrictions in China and Philippines

Recently I flew from London (UK) to Manila (Philippines) with a stop in Beijing (China). On my way back I had a couple of bottles (no more than 100ml), but neither in Manila nor Beijing (I went out to ...
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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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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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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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In Aviation terms, what is a Ground Stop?

This week Boston Logan Airport had a Ground Stop issued, and with the network outages across America, some airlines had them too. What is one?
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LCCT Terminal in Kuala Lumper - Operating Hours

I have a flight from BKK that arrives at the low cost carrier terminal in KL at 23:25 but my next flight to Vientiane isn't until 7:35 the next morning. Does the terminal stay open overnight? I ...
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Where do you collect hire cars at Noumea Tontouta airport?

The Noumea Tontouta airport website has a map of the main floor on their site, which just has an arrow pointing into the distance for hire cars. On the overall airport plan there doesn't seem to be ...
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What chemical / solution / reagent are TSA agents using when they test liquids?

I was reading a news article that apparently TSA agents in the US have been randomly swabbing liquids including drinks, even purchased in the airport beyond the existing screening. It was stated that ...
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What does a genuine TSA badge look like?

While reading a news article on newly observed TSA practices a commenter mentioned "How many people know what a TSA badge is really supposed to look like?" It's a great question IMHO. If some ...
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What options are there for a 5-hour layover in Kuala Lumpur?

On a trip between London and Sydney/Brisbane, we have a 4-5 hour stopover (between scheduled departure and arrival) at KL in each direction. We're travelling economy class on Malaysia Airlines. I ...
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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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Difference between Airport Hotels and Transit Hotels?

What is the difference between airport hotels and transit hotels? For years, I always got the idea that airport hotels are hotels that are located within the airport vicinity (for easy accessibility ...
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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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Is there anywhere to get a haircut at Miami International Airport?

Tomorrow I'll have a 2-hour layover in Miami International Airport (MIA) on my way to a job interview. Is there anywhere within the airport that I can get a haircut? I don't see any such options ...
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Is it possible to get a tax refund on goods in Singapore when leaving by land?

I found this page explaining how to apply for a tax return on goods in Singapore. However, it specifies that you can only get it when leaving from an airport (Changi Airport or Seletar Airport) or ...
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Transfer from domestic flight to international flight in Nassau Airport

Is 1.5 hours enough time to go from a domestic Bahamasair flight to a jetBlue international flight in Nassau Airport? How long should we leave to get through US Customs in Nassau?
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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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Is there a resource that lists airport taxes?

When spending frequent flyer miles, I have to pay the local taxes. Since airports consider the competition they sometimes lower the ticket price to fit the competition from an airport 400 km away. ...
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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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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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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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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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10 hour over night layover in Abu Dhabi [closed]

Me and my g/f have a 10 hour lay over in Abu Dhabi on thursday night, from midnight to 10am. We've travelled through this airport a few times and mainly had layovers of a few hours. What are the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Is there a way to deduce the departure time of a flight from the boarding time?

I recently traveled from Sweden to Thailand through Doha, Qatar. I was checked in for the two international and the domestic Thai flight in Stockholm, by the time I arrived at Doha I had completely ...
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What is the rationale of SMS verification in free wifi hotspots in airports?

I recently visited a few airports, although most of them had standard wifi which allowed access after a landing page, I have noticed that some free wifi providers (Shanghai Pudong, Singapore Changi) ...
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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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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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What kind of wind gusts prevent planes from landing at Wellington airport?

ie, today's report says gusts of about 70km/h, with Northerly winds of 46km/h. I'd like to be able to guesstimate chances of flights arriving based on current winds. My first flight here had an ...
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Transfer between Milan airports: Malpensa - Linate

Recently I've booked a flight with a layover in Milan. I've realized that the transfer is between different Milan airports: Malpensa (MXP) and Linate (LIN). I've already found a shuttle bus to ...
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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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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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Sleep/stay at the Stuttgart airport without a visa

I am from Brazil and I am going to work in Germany for 6 months. My insurance coverage starts on August 1, but because of the high prices I bought my airline ticket for July 30. I will get to ...