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If you're willing to pay a bit to avoid hassle, Frankfurt Airport has 5 shower facilities scattered throughout its terminals that can be rented for 6 euros. The stalls aren't exactly luxurious, but they're fully separated, private and kept very clean, so you can change in comfort and take a shower if you feel like it. Most larger airports worldwide offer ...


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JPatokal gives the answer for FRA, but in every restroom in every US airport there is a handicapped stall, where it is easy to change, and typically two clothing hooks to help you.


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FRA is one of the largest international airports in the world, and right next to Frankfurt itself. HHN is a small airport and was completely unknown, until RyanAir started flying there and simply declared it as 'Frankfurt'. It is nowhere near Frankfurt (or near anything).


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Right after security checks (at least in the terminal I used) there were two changing rooms that are probably used for extra security checks. I asked the security staff if I could use it to get changed and their response was "sure, of course" so I went ahead and did. Indeed nobody even seemed to care. The changing room featured a chair, enough space and ...


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If you have a choice without any other considerations (i.e. similar price, time etc.), DCA is much closer to the center of the city than IAD. About 10 minutes versus 45 minutes driving (may vary with traffic). DCA is, however, a domestic airport. If you are flying in from abroad (as you say you are), you will be connecting somewhere else in the US to end at ...


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A few suggestions of various locations which might work depending on your situation and locale: Find a local gym or hotel or any other place that may have a changing room or private space, and ask if you may change in a private area at their facilities. Being polite and asking nicely will go a long way. For gyms you may have to pay for a day pass, but this ...


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FRA is about 15 km from the center of Frankfurt. HHN is about 125 km away. FRA is also closer to Mainz than HHN is.


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There are two companies running a direct bus connection between the airports. Flixbus. Their bus #910 runs once per hour and takes 60 minutes. A single ticket costs 5EUR (or 7.5EUR, depending on the time), pre-bookable on their website. Postbus. Their bus #1195 runs once every two hours and takes 75 minutes. A single ticket costs 8EUR, with no reservations ...


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You have to leave before the midnight of the 1st of August; that means you can stay all day 1st of August, but must clear any immigration formalities before midnight.


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You don't need a return ticket, just proof of onward travel. Most commonly this is due to using a return ticket, but another ticket to another country is fine as well.


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Frankfurt Flughafen is the right choice for what you have described. There is a tube stop in the airport where you can take the "S-Bahn" to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. It leaves every 15 minutes between 0500 and 2330 and it's a 15 minute ride. From Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof it's a 10 minute walk along the river to the Römer Platz (the cultural center of gravity) ...


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There is a prayer room available in the international part of the airport. Based on the map, it appears to only be accessible to travelers awaiting any international departure. International arrivals and domestic arrivals/departures do not have access to this area unless you are connecting to an international departure. There is also apparently a second ...


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Since the OP has already booked tickets, I don't think any of the information I'm adding here is going to help much, but just to set the record straight. According to expertflyer, AA and EI do have ticketing and baggage interlining agreements. I can bring up a fare on matrix for ORD-AA-LHR-EI-SNN on a single AA fare which would have allowed through check of ...


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The fact that you have purchased two separate tickets (as in two unrelated transactions and neither airline knows about the other flight) will make things substantially more difficult. If you bought the flights separately, you officially can't use the Heathrow Connections service and will have to exit the plane and walk to arrivals, go through UK ...


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For Lufthansa in general, the website http://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Check-in-Information allows you to select the airport you are flying from to get information about check-in possibilities. If late night check-in is possible, it is mentioned under "On-airport services". For Porto, it is not available (I double checked by selecting Frankfurt, where I know ...


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If you happen to be at Sydney airport they have free showers. Plenty of space to get changed.


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In case you are reading this in 2020, just take the hyperloop :) One of the companies vying to make Elon Musk's transportation dream a reality has signed a deal with the government of Slovakia to explore building a three-country Hyperloop. Crowdsourced engineering project Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) will look into a route that links three ...


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I live ~10 minutes from Dulles (IAD) and ~45 minutes from Reagan (DCA), and have flown in and out of both airports. IAD is a more organized airport, but it's farther from the city. It may not seem like a great distance, but traffic here is the worst in the US. Traveling even short distances around here can take a long time, and cost a lot of money if you ...


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The Wetherspoons pub after security has TV screens https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/west-sussex/the-red-lion-after-security-north-terminal and it's hard to imagine they wouldn't have it on. You could ring them on 01293 569874 to check. Alternatively you could watch it over the internet, wifi and power info here: http://www....


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I've changed in and out of suits in airport restrooms, coffee shop restrooms, in the airplane restroom and in the front, passenger, seat of a 1970s Austin America (r.o.w.: Marina?) while someone else was driving. Focus. Change shirts, skirts, pants and dresses, and anything under them, in a stall. Stand on your comfy shoes, watch out for wet floors. Look ...


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Since the Czech Republic's probationary days as an EU state (we're talking the very early 2000's here), the Prague Airport has been the site of numerous pilot tests sponsored by the EU. As a result, the airport has developed a favourable infrastructure for pilot tests. A pilot test can be anything from a variation on the procedures or more often the ...


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If you are flying with Jet Airways, Air Vistara or Air India only you will land on international airport in Mumbai. For rest you have to take the Bus internally.


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From expertflyer, the minimum connecting time (MCT) for domestic to domestic flights is nominally 30 minutes. Air India flights have a range of MCT from 0:45 up to 2:00 depending on arrival and departure terminal and flight number. Indigo has an MCT of 1 hour. To see the typical delay, you could look up the flight numbers on flightstats. Taking a sample VNS-...


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There is always a place where you can get water for free. The easiest and most obvious solution is finding a water fountain, or a drinking water tap. Walk up to a bar. Ask them to refill it, and most of the bars will refill it (for free) without hesitation. Once they even added ice (spontaneously) because it was a hot day with a lot of delays. They have ...


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I think that websites displaying water fountain locations is probably asking a bit much of any public facility. Water is now available in some UK airports free of charge, after calls from a watchdog; A spokesman for airport operator BAA said drinking fountains offering free water were already installed at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Southampton ...


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Lufthansa Official Twitter "We are not offering a late night check in in Porto, please bring your luggage in the morning. /Nina" So no, you need to get rid of your luggage on the morning of your flight.


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Munich is one of the better airports in the world to transit through. You will NOT need to go through immigration/customs in Munich, and you will not be required to exit the transit area. Chinese citizens do not require a visa, as long as you have an onward ticket departing within 24 hours.


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This is going to greatly depend on the country, and to an extent, the airport. Perhaps even also the flight, airline, and time of day. For an attempt at an Australian answer, the e-passport gates here are currently only available to passport holders from 8 countries (Australia, New Zealand, US and UK included). They're planning to expand this (including ...


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Yes, there is a prayer room on your left as you come into the departure area. If you get to Gate B1, you've gone too far.


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Please enter your traveller, destination, and transit information in Timatic and it will tell you if a visa is required for transfer through the Netherlands. Enter your personal information here: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/vendors/default.aspx?i=TIMATIC Illustration (may not be accurate for yourself): Results:



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