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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Is there a standardised way to refer to a specific terminal within an airport?

Airports are often referred to by their IATA codes, for example LGW means London Gatwick. Is there a standardised way (i.e. code) to refer to a specific terminal within an airport, for example London ...
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New York airports: JFK or Newark Liberty International?

we're traveling to New York for a week in February for my birthday. It's my first trip to the US. :-) We will be flying with Lufthansa but we can't decide to which airport should we land: JFK or ...
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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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Tourist spots on Munich airport terminal B [closed]

Is there any tourist spot worth watching at Munich airport terminal B?
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Where to meet travel partner at JFK (Terminal 4 arrivals)

I'm flying in to JFK on a Delta International flight, which I believe lands at Terminal 4. My partner is also flying in on a COPA International flight (and lands at around the same time). I believe ...
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Why are there no courier services or box-rentals near airport security?

It would be helpful for people not to just throw away their unsafe-for-flight things. I am talking about pocket knives, razors, scissors etc. not haz-mat substances. For example, a new Victorinox can ...
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Hours needed for international/domestic transfer in Soekarno–Hatta International Airport

I am arriving in Jakarta on the 21st of July at 15:40. The plan is to fly directly to Yogyakarta, where we plan on doing a couple of tours. I am fully aware that it is the holidays down there and ...
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What is the best way to spend 8 hrs on Beijing Capital International Airport? [closed]

I have an 8 hour layover in Beijing. (1 PM to 9 PM). What is the best way to spend the time at Beijing Capital International Airport? Also, Please provide details such as where to keep the baggage ...
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Whats the best way to spend 15 hrs at Dubai Airport? [closed]

I have a 15 hour layover in Dubai. (12 Noon to 3 AM). What is the best way to spend the time at Dubai International Airport? Also, Please provide details such as where to keep the baggage and where ...
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Is it possible to walk between all three terminals in Dubai Airport without leaving airside?

we are arriving into Terminal 2 on the 28th Dec and want to go to the business lounge in terminal 1 before getting a flight from terminal 3 eight hours later. We just want to know if we can go between ...
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Reclaim and recheck for transit flight purchased separately and no visa

When people create their own connection by purchasing 2+ different flight operated by different airline, they usually have to claim their baggage and recheck-in. However, baggage Claim usually ...
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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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Lounge access at Marrakech airport

Does Marrakech airport (RAK) have any lounge access where I can purchase a pass? I've had a look and could find a British Airways one, but as I'm flying RyanAir, I doubt I'd be able to get in and I ...
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Why is the departures level always above the arrivals level?

It seems to be a pretty strong convention for airport terminals with more than one level to have the departures above, and the arrivals below. Is this specified in some international standard? Are ...
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Airport transit visa for Lisbon

I am an Iranian passport holder flying from Tehran to Caracas via Turkey and 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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Minimum time between international-international connection in JFK?

I will be traveling to Iceland in September from Latin America and will be arriving to JFK before embarking through IcelandAir at ~8:40, the two options that I have for that day arrive either at 2:10 ...
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What happens if I leave the claim hall without collecting my checked baggage?

On a recent international flight that landed in the late evening, the baggage took about 90 minutes to arrive at the claim and I was starting to worry I would miss the last train home. What would ...
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Qantas MEL-SYD-SCL: is the first leg international or domestic

I know checked luggage goes straight through, but how long in advance do I need to be at the Melbourne airport?
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Do the terminals of Sheremetyevo airport stay open over night?

I realized that I bought a ticket that involves a 18-hour layover at Shremetyevo from afternoon to the next day morning. Do the terminals stay open overnight? If so, is it advisable to pass the night ...
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How to go from Medan International Airport to Medan city center?

I want to go to Medan city center (Indonesia) when arriving by plane at Medan International airport (called Kualanamu International Airport). Can I take a public bus? A tuk tuk? A rickshaw? A taxi? ...
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Changing planes at Newark Airport

I fly in from Sweden with United to Newark Liberty Airport. The connecting flight with United departs to Costa Rica a few hours later from Newark as well. The two flight-segments are part of the same ...
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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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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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When changing airlines on different tickets, do I have to go through customs in Oslo?

I'm taking a flight (Delta Airlines) from the United States, landing in OSL (Oslo, Norway), getting on a flight with a different airline (British Airways), which will take me to my final destination ...
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Who should I ask about the items I can and cannot take with me? The airport or the airline I'm flying with?

I need to check if I can bring the items I am planning on bringing. Who should I ask? The airport or the airline I'm flying with? Additional info : Airport - Perth Airport T1 Airlines - Cathay ...
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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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Is there any way to easily check in advance if a country has exit immigration at the airport?

I was travelling out of Turkey the other day and was surprised that they have exit immigration (checking passports/visas on the way out). This introduces somewhat of a delay into the airport process, ...
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What was an insurance vending machine at an airport, and what kind of insurance did they sell?

The action of the 1952 novel Prisoner's Base takes place in 1952 in New York. In chapter 15, the author writes in the voice of one of the characters: Some chauffeurs of PD [=police department] ...
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Checking-in for an intercontinental flight with intra-continental connection

I'm curious about one thing. When taking an international flight, it is recommended to be at the airport at least 3 hours before departure. When travelling with a connecting flight, and your first ...
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Get to Schiphol early in the day/sleep at airport?

I will depart from Schiphol on a Sunday at 10:00, and return on some other day at 05:00. What options do I have to travel to/from Schiphol Airport? I'd prefer the train, but if I am not mistaken, ...
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Time allowance for a layover in Oslo with Norwegian Air

This will be my first time out of the U.S. so it is unclear to me. Apologies if this is obvious. The flight I am looking at will be from Oakland to Oslo and then to Berlin on Norwegian Air. There is a ...
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Are 2.5 hours enough for a layover in Rio?

I'm planning a trip to Brazil for this December, and I've already bought the flight to Rio and back. Now I have to book a second flight from Rio to Foz do Iguassu, that should depart as soon as ...
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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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Can I bring a skillet with me as a carry-on item?

My suitcases are very small (smaller than the maximum dimensions allowed for carry-on items), so I can't put my skillet inside and check the suitcase. I wonder if it is possible to take the skillet ...
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Are there drinking water fountains airside at London City Airport?

When flying, I normally take an empty water bottle (or two) with me. To comply with liquid regulations at security, I ditch any remaining water landside just before or after checkin, pass through ...
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Long transit at Munich airport—10 hours: Can i go out, and how do I make a reservation for a Napcab or Lounge to sleep? [closed]

I have a 10-hour layover at the Munich airport. I arrive at 5:15am in Terminal 2, and my other flight departs at 3:40pm from the same Terminal. My questions are: How long does it take for one to ...
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Using 2 Passports

We are dual Uk Aus citizens visiting Manchester for 5 weeks. Is it ok for my wife and I to enter on my uk passport to perhaps save time at Man airport? We will leave Aus on our Aus passports. Are ...
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Should I factor in Thanksgiving rush at Atlanta airport?

I have an evening flight on Thanksgiving (27th Nov) which departs at around 9 PM. I am usually in the (any) airport an hour before any (domestic/international) flight. However, I have never flown ...
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How can one travel between terminals at Noi Bai (Hanoi) airport?

So I will be arriving on an internal flight from Da Nang to Hanoi. My understanding is this is likely to arrive at the old terminal, while my onward international flight will be from the new terminal. ...
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Is layover of 1hr enough at Nassau Airport to catch flight to Eleuthera?

We will be arriving from USA to Nassau and our connecting flight leaves exactly 1hr after we arrive so is that enough time to catch it when going to ELH (N. Eleuthera)? Is there a customs line we ...
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Do I need to bring Turkish Lira (cash) for a layover at Istanbul Atatürk airport?

We will be travelling from Europe to Asia with Turkish Airlines, with a layover at Istanbul Atatürk airport. While waiting at the transit zone for a few hours, we will probably spend some money on ...
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Day Room At or Near Frankfurt Airport

There is already a question about Sleeping at Frankfurt Airport. We are in the same situation with a 9 hours stop over during the day after a redeye flight, except that we would like more comfort than ...
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Who was this persistent person at Shanghai airport?

About 10 years ago I traveled to Shanghai. When I got off the plane, a guy in plain clothes came up to me and indicated he could take me to whereever I needed to go. I was planning on taking a taxi ...
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Bag wrapping at airports in USA

I have been told that foreign travelers are banned from having their bags plastic wrapped when going through security at a US airport? Is this true?
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Do I “Need” a luggage lock in the US?

I understand that this is a question that easily becomes subjective, so let me phrase it as objective as possible. I am a person who so far has been traveling within Europe and the middle East, so ...
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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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Can I buy (liquid) duty free at Dublin airport, before going through pre-clearance?

Following on from my earlier question on timings for US pre-clearance at Dublin airport, I've been watching the US pre-clearance at Dublin video from the Dublin airport website. That mentions that ...
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Walk from Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg?

I have to go from Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg, and I'd like to try walking. Only 5 kilometers apart (even though Google Maps' crazy walking route makes it 88 kilometers) Is it possible to: ...
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Can we go outside from airport in India if we have connecting flights for USA?

I am an Indian citizen. and i am flying to New York, US on 27th April 2015. my flight is from Lucknow to Mumbai and then my connecting flight is from Mumbai with a layover of 8 hrs. Do the airport ...
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Airport for Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks?

My girlfriend and I are planning to go to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and had a few questions if anyone can help us! What's the best place to fly (from Boston) into, if we want to ...