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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What are some tips for a child flying alone for the first time?

I am 14 years old and will be flying on a WestJet plane from Calgary to Vancouver, Canada. How early should I arrive at the airport? What do I do once I arrive at the airport? What should I do first, ...
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Where in Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport are the millimeter-wave body scanners?

This wikipedia page about millimeter-wave scanners indicates that Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport uses millimeter-wave scanners. Can someone tell me at what sections/terminals of the airport ...
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Is there a way to get wifi in the Zurich airport without phone service?

I am traveling through Zurich and have a phone without any roaming there; I'm planning on picking up a SIM once I get to my final destination. Last time I was there, I couldn't access the airport wifi ...
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Uber from the airport in Prague?

My wife and I are traveling to Prague this weekend. I'm normally good with public transit, but this time around, we'll be dragging luggage, and I see that from the airport to our hotel, it's a bus to ...
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Sleeping facilities at Chennai International Airport

I was just going through this sleeping in airports link for Chennai International Airport. And quite excited to see that there are Retiring Rooms at reasonable rates. However, it does not provide any ...
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How to sleep on an overnight layover in Kotoka Airport, Accra

I'm considering options for a difficult flight route. One of the best options (no, really) involves a beast of a 14-hour overnight layover in Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana. This is ...
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Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?

At many airports you can wrap your luggage with sheets of sticky plastic. Why on earth would you do that? I only see disadvantages. I can imagine the mess when customs ask you to open your luggage. So ...
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What do you do if your driver's license was stolen a week before a domestic US flight?

Normally to get past the security checkpoint you need to show the TSA agent your boarding pass and a valid picture ID. But what happens if your wallet was stolen a week before your scheduled flight? ...
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Hong Kong Airport Express Shuttle bus

I’ll be taking the Hong Kong Airport Express to Tsing Yi Station and then transfer to Disneyland Resort. Can I still board the complimentary shuttle bus at Hong Kong station to my hotel if I take the ...
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Can I have alcohol in my luggage bag while on transfer in Doha Airport?

My wife and I are flying from Australia to Georgia and we have 1 stop in Doha. We're taking some alcohol with us; but my wife panicked and asked me if it's illegal to have alcohol anywhere in the bags ...
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What does it mean by airport immigration area?

I really want to know exactly what it means by airport immigration area ? When one have a transit at any airport, usually the passenger leave the airplane and enter the airport, then they should ...
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How do UK airports prevent people without UK visas from boarding domestic flights?

The UK, like the US, doesn't do exit border checks at Airports, meaning domestic and international flights leave from the same gates. For this reason, the US does not have airside Transit; however ...
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Why there is passport check at the check-in counter, immigration and even at the gate?

I was wondering, why there are passports check at the check-in counter, immigration and even at the gate. For example, I was at Istanbul flying to either UK or US. There's a security check at the ...
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Layover at Ataturk Airport for 5 hours [duplicate]

We are totally panicking about our 5 hour layover at Ataturk on the 19th July. We will be flying Turkish airlines and need to stay at the airport for 5 hours till we board our onward flight to Billund,...
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Stop over of 33 hrs at Hong Kong by flight Cathay Pacific

I am most likely to travel to LAX from Mumbai in next month by Cathay Pacific air lines. I have lay over of about 33 hrs at Hong Kong. I want to know whether air line will provide to and fro journey ...
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What are good options for long term parking at O'Hare Airport?

I'm trying to figure out where to park for five days at or near Chicago's O'Hare Airport (Terminal 5). I know there are on-airport parking lots E, F, G which are conveniently accessible to Terminal 5 ...
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Are there any advantages to living near an airline hub?

My main airport is a major airport but not as busy as the nearest hubs in YYZ or JFK, some busy routes to Europe and the US have direct flights but a lot of other flights (Asia, Latin America, Africa) ...
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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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What options are there for “disabled” assistance at Heathrow airport? (or: which London airport is best for this?)

I want to bring my elderly parents to visit me here in Sweden next year. My father has had a stroke and walks with a walking stick, and my mother has back issues. Neither of them are in a wheelchair, ...
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Can I enter Haneda Airport without a ticket?

Is it permitted to enter the Haneda Airport without actually flying? I know that Narita Airport has a checkpoint right after the train station, but is it same for Haneda? To be specific, I'm ...
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How to go from Keflavik/Reykjavik to Myvatn/Reykjahlíð?

I'll arrive at Keflavik airport at 23:50 on a Saturday. I want to go to Myvatn lake quickly. How can I? I've seen a flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri Sunday morning at 8. But then, it seems that I'd ...
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Ettihad airways: Transit facilities

I am travelling from Düsseldorf, Germany to Dhaka, Bangladesh by Ettihad Airways. My transit is in Abu-dhabi and transit time is 7 hours. I am wondering, will I get any hotel room? Or any kind of ...
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Transit Visa Requirements at Narita Airport

I am an Indian citizen and currently staying in United States on J1 Exchange Visitor Visa. I will traveling from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to New Delhi(India) on 19th july. I have a layover of 22 hours ...
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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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Passport control: what airport is this?

I'd like to know what airport this is. In the image there seem to be three lines (besides the two clearly visible ones, the far left one says it's for US citizens, with some other text, and for ...
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Can you transfer from Ukraine International airlines to British Airways at Kiev-Boryspil without clearing immigration (only hand luggage)?

So I'm considering flying Tbilisi-Kiev-London (TBS-KBP-LHR), with the TBS-KBP leg flown by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), and the KBP-LHR leg by British Airways (BA) I will not be able to have ...
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Where in (or near) Chicago airport can I get a few hours of sleep?

I'm flying from LAX at 5am, and have a six hour layover in ORD (O'Hare, Chicago). I am flying business to Heathrow on British Airways. Where can I get a few hours of sleep?
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Will I be able to access Eva lounge on arrival at Taoyuan airport?

I'm leaving for Taiwan from JFK airport. And this is going to be my first time at the airport so I'm not familiar with the airport. The situation is, I'll be arriving 6 hours earlier (around 5am) than ...
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Fly into Edinburgh or Glasgow?

Is there any reason to fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow if flight prices and times are approximately the same? I want to tour around Scotland, so I will visit both cities anyway. Good reasons would be XXX ...
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Are there drinking water fountains at Birmingham Airport (UK)?

Are there drinking water fountains airside at Birmingham International Airport (UK)?
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Is the transit area of Ataturk/Istanbul airport open early in the morning?

I will have about 7 hours transit at Istanbul Ataturk and my first flight will arrive there at 04:45 am. Will the transit be open at this time ? In other words, can I directly go to transit or should ...
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Staying in in London Heathrow Airport overnight?

FIRST TIME TRAVELER Traveling from Phoenix AZ > London > Barcelona Spain. In London there is a 17.5 over night layover. I am planning on using this time to explore the city. Can you stay in the ...
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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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Best place to convert Euros to US dollars in San Francisco [closed]

Is there any place (easily accessible by someone without a car) to exchange Euros to US dollars in San Francisco other than in the airport? For example, when I was in Lugano, Switzerland, it was far ...
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Where can I change my clothes at the airport?

I will have a rather formal event which I will attend in rather formal (and less comfortable) clothing. After that I will head directly to the airport, without having an opportunity to change. If I ...
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Why does immigration check passports at some Schengen-only terminals?

I regularly fly from Prague airport where there's a separate Schengen-only terminal (Terminal 2). The terminal is completely separated from foreign flights and on arrival there's no passport control: ...
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How do you estimate how long it takes to get out of an airport?

Whenever I have to fetch someone from the airport I usually arrive at the airport on the estimated arrival time resulting me spending useless time in the arrival hall. Can you get a reasonable ...
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How late can I board a plane waiting at the gate?

I have an extreme dislike for standing in queue's and waiting. The worst is standing in the airbridge, while people settle in. So whenever I fly with an assigned seat on the plane, I try to board as ...
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This United Airlines schedule seems unreasonable (layovers too short?)

It is turning out to be a complex trip, but I'm trying to find a flight from Santiago to Osaka in October. I found the following relatively direct, pretty cheap flight, all bookable under United: ...
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Does DFW have moving walkways in any terminal?

I didn't see any moving walkways in DFW in Terminal C. Do they have any in any terminal? Seems like they ought to for an airport of it's size but maybe not..
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How many hours in advance can I enter Mumbai airport for an early morning flight?

As I'm flying at 06:20 from Mumbai, as a holder of the gold star alliance card, how many hours in advance I can be at the airport? Per example may I go at 12 and then go to the lounge. Because in ...
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How much transfer time do I need in Mumbai airport?

I will take a two domestic flights, from Varanasi to Mumbai then from Mumbai to Kochi. How much transfer time do I need? Will the flights be commonly delayed?
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Benefits of checking in online when checking bags

What is the benefit of checking in online for a flight when you intend to check bags at the airport? I understand some airports have special lines for people that are already checked in but are ...
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Is 1hr 25mins long enough to go through international layover processes in the USA?

I am travelling from Vietnam to Washington via Hong Kong and San Francisco, the trip looks like this: SGN - HKG - SFO - IAD. The layover in SFO is only 1hr 25 mins, and I'm not Canadian or American, ...
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Euro 2016 Live at Gatwick Airport

I will be at Gatwick Airport (North Terminal) during one of the Round of 16 of the Euro 2016. Do you know whether there is any area there, showing live Euro 2016 matches?
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Do domestic flights to Mumbai now go directly to international terminal?

I haven't traveled back to India since couple of years now. My mother is visiting me next month. Her flight is from Rajkot to Mumbai (Jet Airways Domestic flight) and than a connecting flight from ...
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Is there a resource about panoramic views at take-off/landing?

One of the things I love about flying is the aerial view, especially so when you are at low altitude, i.e. around take-off and landing. For my "home-" airport I know exactly which side of the plane ...
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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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Can I through check my bags on separate bookings (international flights)?

I have two different bookings on British Airways and Emirates. Booking 1 (British Airways): Washington (IAD) -> London (LHR) -> Dubai Booking 2 (Emirates): Dubai -> Hyderabad I have a 5 hour stop ...
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Is a medical form required for a short-term visit to South Africa for a conference?

I am flying to South Africa in few days. I have a valid short-term visa (20 days) . I saw this just now http://www.vfsglobal.com/southafrica/india/conferences.html and below that http://www.vfsglobal....