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 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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Price Range for flights to Juancho in Saba

Does anyone know the cheapest and most expensive flight prices from anywhere in the world to Juancho airport in Saba?
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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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Dubrovnik Airport Luggage Storage

Is there luggage storage service in Dubrovnik Airport? If so, how much is the service and who is the operator? (The Airport authority or a contracted service provider?)
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Can I walk out of Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?

Is it possible to walk out of MDW? The reason I ask is because you can only schedule an UberBlack or UberSUV to pick you up from MDW. However, if I can walk to one of these spots just outside the ...
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How much is the departure tax when leaving Cartagena, Colombia by air? (CTG)

How much is the departure tax to pay when leaving Cartagena, Colombia by air if you are a tourist? I've read online that in Bogota, there is a desk you can stop at in the airport if you are a tourist ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do shops within airport terminals scan your boarding card?

Periodically when buying something from an airport shop (in various European terminals), I'll be asked to produce my boarding card to be scanned by staff. It's not 100% of the time for every ...
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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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Canadian Permanent Resident with Pakistan Passport, do I need a transit visa for Zurich airport [duplicate]

With a Pakistan passport and Canadian Permanent Residence I am travelling from Abu Dhabi to Calgary Canada with 4 hours layover at Zurich airport. Do I need a transit visa at Zurich airport.
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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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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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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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Name has “Mr” appended on reservation, airline will not reply

I recently booked tickets to travel by plane from the UK to Greece. The website I booked through (airfasttickets.co.uk) lists my name correctly, as "Mr Georgios [My surname]", exactly the same as in ...
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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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Mumbai airport customs [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and a PIO currently residing in India. I plan to travel to the US for a 2 moth summer internship. I plan to buy a Macbook and an iPad for myself over there. Would there be any ...
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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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Why is security screening done at the gate at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam) in the non-Schengen area?

I've noticed that when taking non-Schengen flights at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam), there is no centralized security check after you enter the airport and go through passport control. Instead, ...
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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 ...
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How long to allow between arriving and getting a train from Stockholm Arlanda?

Arriving off a flight from Edinburgh (both which currently arrive into terminal 5), how much time should I allow before aiming to catch a train from Arlanda Central? I have an EU passport and may or ...
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Number of hours before the departure, that is safe be at an airport for an international flight

Generally airlines suggest that you be at the airport around 3 hours from the time of departure. Flying from the US, I've often found this to be unnecessary and I generally end up waiting and getting ...
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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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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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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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Anything to do for a 4h35 stopover in Guangzhou?

I will be going to visit China & Thailand. I depart from China, Zhangjiajie (Dayong airport) to Thailand, Chiang Mai. I will be having a stopover in Guangzhou Baiyun airport. This stop will be ...
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How to deal with inaccurate luggage weighing scales at an airport

TL;DR: What options does one have at (US) airports when they know the luggage weighing scales are inaccurate? This has happened twice now. My bags always appear heavier when measured at the flight ...
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Are the Schengen “airport transit visa” even checked?

I was reading about Schengen transit visas today, and in an answer I saw that Schengen requires some people to have an airport transit visa. This visa is apparently for entering the international ...
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How long can I expect the connection to be in Athens International Airport

I am currently planning a trip to Greece. I am flying to Athens International Airport but I'd like to go to Santorini. I already have the tickets to Athens but before booking tickets from Athens 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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Why is Montreal airport code YUL? [duplicate]

I get the Y is for Canadian airports, but while YVR comes from Vancouver, YOW for Ottawa for example I don't see what UL can relate to. Is it just a meaningless acronym ? Edit: I'm not asking why ...
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Entry permit to italy with polish national visa [duplicate]

I have Polish National Visa valid for one year. D type, multi entry. But I haven't gone to Poland yet, because I had to go to one project, which got rejected its financial part, so I didn't go there ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Dubai?

I'm travelling from Madrid to Brisbane, but I have a 9 hours layover at Dubai Airport. I do not plan to leave the airport, and the connection is with the same airline (Emirates). I'm from El Salvador. ...
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Easyjet ticket office in Schönefeld

I have been to Schönefeld a few times before, but I cannot remember: is there a Easyjet stand or an office where I could buy my ticket (in advance, I mean) using cash or a German ATM card? I don't ...