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I used to have severe anxiety myself and still get it quite a bit when flying. My problem was my anxiety was triggered from a fear of being sick (Emetophobia). It would often be triggered in crowded places and situations I didn't feel I could escape from meaning airports and flights were perfect conditions for this. Here are some techniques I've picked up ...


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Qualifier, I have some form of anxiety. Disclaimer, personal experience, may not be reliable ! First, you need to know there's a possibility it's not airports in themselves that make you anxious, but rather a stressful memory that gets triggered. There's no notion of time in the human subconscious, so when two similar events overlap, even with something ...


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From the FAQ of Global Entry: http://www.cbp.gov/faqs/can-i-join-global-entry-if-i-am-not-us-citizen-or-us-lawful-permanent-resident Global Entry is also available to citizens of the Netherlands who are enrolled in FLUX and Korean Smart Entry Service members. Citizens of Germany, Panama, and Mexico may also apply for Global Entry. Canadian NEXUS members ...


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The immigration checkpoint will be essentially unavoidable when you arrive at your final destination. You can't get anywhere interesting without passing through immigration first. You can't even get your checked luggage, as the baggage claim is between the immigration and customs checkpoints. You may want to avoid passport control in an airport where you ...


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When checking in your luggage, ask the person in charge about your luggage; normally, they should be transferred automatically and you will pick them up in London. Also, if you are a minor, you should also tell the person doing the luggage checkin; they will help you get around and will help you towards your connecting flight in Dubai airport when you ...


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As of July 2015 there is currently not a location to get a haircut at Miami airport This link lists all of the retail, food, and services at Miami airport has an information page on what to do during a layover including information on art exhibitions at the airport.


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If you don't want to leave the building and go to the Visitor's Park you could visit the Visitor's terrace which offers a great view to the apron and currently the construction site of terminal 2's new satellite building. The terrace is located outside the secure area. The entrance is located in the upper floor of the public area of the terminal. Source: ...


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You really have no chance to meet prior to immigration in Terminal 4. International flights are funneled via hallways directly to the border control so the best you can hope for is meet in one of the hallways leading to that area or meet immediately following the customs right before you exit. Unfortunately there is no floor plan of the gates and hallways ...


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Answer : co-incidence or rather obvious planning. Discussion: Suppose you were designing an area to filter physical content (things & stuff) on it's way to airplanes, in direct opposition to the intentions of potentially violent non-law abiding people. Imagine a box directly next to your area in which at any time these potentially violent non-law ...


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Because there are plenty of postal services you can use before you reach the airport. If you couldn't be bothered to pay attention to what you were putting in your luggage before you got to security, that's your own fault; I see no reason for an airport to expend the cost of making up for it.


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There are services like that in Germany. I twice forgot to check in my Victorinox knife, and they found it during the hand luggage control step. So they just offered this service and it was sent back to me to Moscow by mail. It was in Berlin in two different airports. It worked like that: you pick an envelope from a stand nearby and put your thing there. ...


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Even if they don't, it's a matter of being a bit quick and resourceful. If you have sufficient time it should not be a problem. Same thing happened to me at Schiphol with a rather expensive Leatherman Tool. Went back out, down to the newspaper stand and brought a boatload of postage stamps. They were even kind enough to give me a free envelope (otherwise I ...


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Many US airports do in fact have a "mail back" kiosk near security, where you can drop off your pocket knife, attach a form with your address and some money (postage plus a hefty markup), and have it mailed back to you. Airport Mailers is one of the companies that operates these kiosks; they claim to have kiosks in these 22 airports (elsewhere on their site ...


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Having done this, I can confirm I needed no more than about an hour to get through security and exit immigration - although I was travelling through the "business" lane for both (not in Business, but I have OneWorld Sapphire). Mumbai seemed very efficient. If I were doing the journey again, I would arrive 2 hours before, just in case.


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If the two airlines have an interline agreement and are willing to help, the first airline can through-check your bag onto the second airline. However, many airlines have a policy of not doing this outside special circumstances. A minority of airports (the low cost terminal at KUL springs to mind) have a baggage claim before passport control precisely to ...


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You can easily spend this time roaming Dubai itself. Depending on your passport validity you may be entitled to a transit visa (which is for 72 hours). I would get that, leave my luggage at the luggage counters at the metro station and then go spend the day at Dubai Mall. If the above does not suit you; Terminal 3 would be the best place to spend your time. ...


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I recently had this concern when traveling through Dubai with a companion who required a visa to enter UAE. Fortunately our two airlines (Emirates and BA) had a cooperation agreement which allowed us to check us and our luggage through to our final destination. Failing that, a lot will depend on your passport and the countries you are travelling through. ...



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