Questions tagged [airports]

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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Can I bring a single shot of live ammunition onto the plane from US to UK as a souvenir?

I’m on holiday in the US and I’m planning on going to shoot some guns at the gun range. As a souvenir, I would like to bring a single shot of ammo (maybe a 9mm or something small) with me to the UK, ...
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I forgot a piece of jewelry in Hong Kong, can I get someone to give it to me in the airport while staying in international area?

Last year, I forgot a piece of jewellery from my friends' place in HK. I will be travelling from the UK to the Philippines with a layover in HK. Can my friend have the piece of jewellery handed over ...
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Where is the shown sleeping area at Schiphol airport?

I'm soon flying to Schiphol arriving in the late evening, and wish to sleep airside before continuing my journey by train in the early morning. Came across the below image which is reportedly in the D ...
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How to get back a backpack lost on train or airport in Germany?

I landed at Frankfurt airport terminal, and I had my luggage until I had to take the train going to Frankfurt hbf. After reaching my destination, I realized I lost my backpack. The bag contains a ...
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What is the furthest one could be from a regional/major airport in mainland Australia?

The scenario: I'm cycling/hiking through Aus and get an emergency call to fly somewhere, what's the furthest out (in kilometers, as the crow flies), that I could be from a regional (ie, Port Lincoln) ...
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Transiting from Terminal 1 to 3 at Dubai airport [duplicate]

Good day, i'm a Cameroonian student and I will be travelling from MADURAI to DOUALA and transiting through Dubai airport from spicejet flight to kenya airways. Will I need a transit visa to transit ...
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Is there any COVID restriction to do a layover in Paris, France?

A friend from Brasil is coming to Spain and she's found a flight from Sao Paulo with a layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle. She has the Italian passport too. Will she have to do any test or provide any ...
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I withdrew money after I was granted UK tier 4 student visa and now I am wondering if it will cause any problems when I reach UK? [closed]

I showed bank statements of around £20000 in total in my own account and my father's account. I also Included a sponsorship certificate affidavit of support from my father which tells that he will be ...
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Can the check-in agent at the airport see at what price the passenger has purchased the flight ticket?

Can the check-in agent at the airport see at what price the passenger has purchased the flight ticket?
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How can we know ahead of time (= before going to the airport) how much time it takes to reach to a boarding gate after passing security?

How can we know ahead of time (= before going to the airport) how much time it takes to reach to a boarding gate after passing security and passport check? Reaching the gate can take quite some time (...
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Do Airlines Pay Airports For Check-in Areas? [closed]

I don't know if this is off-topic or not, but I don't know where else to ask this other than aviation. I'm just wondering if airlines had to pay for the check-in areas they operate with. It's a big ...
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transit through London Luton (LTN)

My wife was thinking of travelling through LTN on her way until we found out that there's apparently no airside transit area in LTN and you need to pass through border control, so even if you catch ...
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Bicycle Transport Venice Airport

We (2 people) are traveling to Venice by bike and we plan to fly back from Marco Polo Airport. We will stay in Venice for a couple of days after. We will park the bike in the San Marco Bike garage (...
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What is the process for getting on a flight in India, starting from entry to the airport?

First, I am travelling from Ahmedabad to Hubbli airport inside India, only I don't even have a passport to travel, and I don't even know what the process is for going inside airport for check-in. ...
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Is the age to buy alcohol in the duty-free in an airport the same as the country?

I'm flying back to the UK from Malta this weekend, and in Malta the drinking age to buy alcohol is 17 (which is how old I am.) Would I be able to buy alcohol from the Maltese airport?
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Are the airports of Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Dubai (DWC/DXB) considered to be serving the same region?

This question relates to the definition of flight cancellation, following the following statement on the European Union's official information page for air passenger rights: Cancellation occurs when: ...
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Do I need to apply for Airport Transit Schengen Visa if am Kosovar(Kosovo) and Permanent resident of Canada [duplicate]

I am traveling to my home country Kosovo. I am Permanent Resident of Canada and have Kosovo passport. My flight will have 2 layovers in Schengen area. Do I need to apply for Airport Transit Visa?
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transferring from train arriving in Vienna to Vienna airport with more luggage then I can carry without a trolley

Last time I arrived by train in Wien Hauptbahnhof with 3 airplane checked baggage sized bags (23 kg each), transferred to a local train to Vienna Airport (Flughafen Wien) train station, and there was ...
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Are Uber/Lyft reliable for early morning airport pickup? (rural Kansas)

Apparently my itinerary with AA for July 31, 2020 has automatically been changed. My flight is now scheduled to depart at 6:24 A.M. This leaves me in a quandary as I don't have a car, and I am not ...
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Reliable cattery at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

My wife and I will be travelling with two cats in September, changing flights at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. It's a long travel so it's important that the cats can take a break, stretch their legs ...
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How can I report taxi drivers who refuse to use the meter at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) to the Thai airport authorities?

I read on https://www.bangkokairportonline.com/bangkok-airport-public-taxi-service/ (mirror): Bangkok Airport Public Taxi Service: Public taxi stand is located on Level 1 (Ground Level). Contact ...
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Sleeping overnight at Reagan National (DCA) airport

I am trying to book a domestic flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) at the end of this month. The itinerary I am looking is such that the flight will land at DCA at around 11:00 P....
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Travel between UK and Ireland using Non-European airlines

When travelling between UK and Ireland, passports are mandatory for non-UK/non-Irish Citizens, and on arriving into Rep. Ireland, everyone must go through Passport Control. Is it because you are ...
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Is it possible to change tracks in the train station of Brussels Airport Zaventem without a Diabolo Pass?

I was just wondering if it were possible to go e.g. from track 1 to track 2 without needing to go through any gates that require a Diabolo Pass. I'm not planning on visiting the airport, just the ...
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Is the term “service city” correct for the main city served by an airport placed outside of that city?

Some airports of big cities are, in fact, technically speaking in a "very near municipality" which is not the main city itself. For example the airport BCN serving "Barcelona" is, in fact, placed in ...
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Is Chime a real bank for immigration purposes?

I need to be able to provide immigration officers with 3 months of bank statements and I don't know if they expect it to be a traditional bank like Wells Fargo or if it can be Chime. Chime offers ...
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How can I obtain the audio or video recording of discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air?

This answer mentions that some discussions with US immigration officers when clearing immigration after entering the US by air are recorded. How can one obtain these recordings?
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If I provide info to an immigration officer, does he enter it into a database? [closed]

I.e. length of stay and itinerary, is this only for the officer's personal info or is he actually entering this information?
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Can one rollerskate through Manchester and Newcastle airports?

I realy want to take my roller skates on my next holiday. I've heard of people roller skating through airports but that was in America. I was wondering if this is allowed in uk airports? (...
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If denied entry to EU, what US city do they send me to?

I have read many times that they send US citizens back to the US on the first flight that is available, but which city will they send me to? Flights to some cities can be very expensive. Could the ...
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Are discussions with US immigration officers audio or video recorded when clearing immigration after entering the US by air?

I'm interested in any airport, any circumstance. If recorded, I'd be interested to know for how long the records are kept.
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General question about visas for connecting flights booked via travel agency

Generally speaking, does one have to do one's own research on transit visas, or is the travel agency or airline obligated to warn the customer/only sell you flights that you are able to take? For ...
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Is it common for humanitarian flights to lack security control for the baggage?

Last week I took a flight from X to Y. Since Airport X is closed, they took us to the Military Airport. All the process happened outside of the building. However, they haven’t checked our baggage. I ...
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Are cruise ship harbors and airplane airports really this lax security-wise? [closed]

When traveling by commercial, low-cost airplane flights to a location, they frequently make a "stop in the middle" for some reason, forcing all the passengers to exit the plane, wait around at or near ...
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Germany border restrictions for EU nationals Covid 19 [closed]

I am a British national with a British passport who has a contract to begin work in Germany in August ,and a partner (not married) who is a German national living there. I have a chance also to ...
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How can I get notified when a flight between from a given airport to a given country becomes available within the next n days?

As many flights are cancelled due to COVID-19, it can be sometimes difficult to find a flight between a given country becomes available. How can I get notified when a flight between from a given ...
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Are layover currently allowed as of 20th of March 2020 In Taipei and Manila airport?

I am planning to flight from Brisbane to Osaka and wondering if it was possible to layover at Taipei or Manila airport?
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Can I buy Australian dollars at currency exchanges at Bucharest airport?

Having to cut my trip short and fly home to hide from the virus, I still have a couple hundred dollars worth of Romanian Lei. Who knows when or if I can come back, but I'm sure I'll need that money ...
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Does the COVID-19 Metro Manila curfew from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14 prevent travelers from going to the airport during the curfew hours?

Does the COVID-19 Metro Manila curfew from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14 (8pm to 5am) prevent travelers from going to the airport (Ninoy Aquino International Airport, MNL) during the curfew hours? Here ...
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Where can I find data on either aircraft movement or passenger traffic for airports around the world?

I'm trying to do a research project on flights between cities. I need data on total passenger traffic for each airport. It's relatively easy to get this in the US - both the Bureau of Transportation ...
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Can airport handling agents pay out EC261 to a bank account immediately?

I'm booked on a flight departing from am airport where, IME, the relevant handling agent is incompetent with document control (I had to ask an airline's docs unit to send them advance notice of their ...
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What precautions should one take in a crowded place such as airport or in the airplane for COVID-19?

I will be travelling for more than 13 hours through South East Asia, most of the time in a crowded environment like airplane or transiting at the airport. What precautions should I take to reduce the ...
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My visa was cancelled at the airport

I got this inside my passport on getting back to my country... Its says REMOVAL DIRECTIONS I hereby direct you to remove¹/ make arrangements for the removal² of the person named above from ...
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What are these airport forecasts?

Euronews does airport forecasts with degrees of green, yellow and red that look something like this: What is this? What does it mean?
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Is it worth it to fly from Viracopos International Airport from São Paulo [closed]

I'm weighing my options with internal flights in Brazil, and I see cheap prices for trips coming out of Viracopos International Airport, which is more than an hour drive away from São Paulo, the price ...
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I lost my boarding pass with my bag tag on it, does this matter?

I dropped off some luggage today at the airport into the hold for my flight, the person at the desk attached a part of my baggage tag to my boarding pass so I can identify my bag. I lost my boarding ...
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Are there sterile transfer areas in Juan Santamaria airport?

I am traveling from Madrid to San Salvador via Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria Airport. The flights with proper transfers are rather expensive so I am booking a self transfer and I am trying to get an ...
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What would happen if an airport would be closed days before returning flight?

Me and and my family are traveling to Italy this weekend for a skiing trip by car, but I am planning to take a returning flight from Milan Malpensa airport. Can an airport be shut down due to a ...
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Going on holiday from an airport with mild temperature, can airport security detect this and think it is Coronavirus?

I am going on holiday very soon and I have a mild temperature, I feel quite well and in my honest opinion, I am fit to travel. I will take my medication with me etc. I also look quite well. I have a ...
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Why is the airport tax at some airport charged outside the airfare ticket but instead must be paid at the airport? [closed]

Why is the airport tax at some airport charged outside the airfare ticket but instead must be paid at the airport? Example from Uyuni airport in Bolivia where the airport tax is 11 BOB per passenger:

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