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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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Muscat to Penang via Kuala Lumpur

I will be travelling from Muscat (Oman) to Penang (Malaysia) with a layover in Kuala Lumpur. The first flight is operated by Oman Air and arrives at Terminal M. After a layover of few hours, the ...
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Which day of the week is typically the least busy at an airport? [on hold]

While searching flights, it seems like Tuesdays are typically cheaper. Got me thinking, should cheap prices be my omen that the airport will be crowded? Or maybe the other way around? My real ...
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Can I change euro coins for euro notes at UK airports?

I've amassed a large amount of euro coins over the course of a few holidays, but it's annoying to take them on holiday. Will a bureau de change or bank at the airport change them for notes?
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Can I rent a car at the airport without a flight in Lisbon?

I'm flying to Lisbon and staying for a few nights, then I want to rent a car and drive to other parts of the country. I don't want to rent a car as soon as I land since I won't need it in the city. ...
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App that shows fares to all US cities from specific airport and specific “from” & “to” dates?

Is there an app that will let me enter the airport I'm flying from, the "from" and "to" dates, and when I hit Search it will display the fares to every U.S. city for those exact dates? I essentially ...
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Does Kochin (COK, India) airport have free or paid Wifi?

I will be landing at Kochin airport and will need to get Uber without having Indian SIM (which is apparently pain to get and takes time to activate). Does Kochin airport have Wifi?
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I want to take my desktop tower with me in the carry-on bag [duplicate]

I'm going to move from Baghdad to Amman and I was wondering if I am allowed to pack my desktop case in my carry-on bag so that nothing happens to it since its pretty fragile. I would pack it in my ...
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Can I enter an airport terminal, go to a departure gate, then go to a different terminal?

I travel with my wife from Rome. Due to technical reasons, we have to take different flights. My flight goes out from FCO airport terminal 1, while her flight goes out from FCO terminal 3, at ...
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What is the purpose of baggage recheck?

A few days ago I saw "baggage recheck" point on the Hamburg airport*. In what situations is such recheck needed? Is it only for international, connecting flights? * I just saw the place where his ...
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Can I travel within the US with reinstated I-20 and valid F-1 visa? [closed]

I have an F-1 international student visa which is still valid, and my passport is still valid, my I-20 is reinstated and my case is in the process. Can I still fly within the US? Will TSA agent ask ...
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Does it cost extra if I have to check my bag at boarding even if I have one free check-in?

Lets say my flight allows for one checked luggage included in the ticket price. Now I only bring cabin luggage but at the gate they then decide that my bag has to be checked-in because they find it ...
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How is the air traffic before thanksgiving?

I am currently in USA and would like to visit my country before thanksgiving (16 November). I'll be traveling from Newark via Dubai. The connecting flight is from dubai and the time between two ...
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When to pick up passengers from a US airport (SFO) from an international flight

How long does it generally take after landing to get through customs and collect luggage from an international flight at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)? I'll be checking the airline ...
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Do I need to pass through immigration if travelling from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 in DXB [duplicate]

I am looking for flight deals and one of them require changing my terminal from 2 to 1. These are seperate tickets by different airlines. I am wondering do I need to pass through immigration (I don't ...
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Can I meet a transit passenger airside at DOH if we are departing on the same flight?

This is my first flight so I am not sure about how flying works. Basically my friend is transiting at Doha (DOH) from the UK to go to Singapore, I am also booked on same flight with him, as I live in ...
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Flight change information from flight 11

Is there anyway to find out information about flight 11 on September 11 regarding the manifest from three months prior to the flight. I was flying out of Logan that morning at 10:30 AM and I’m almost ...
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Is 50 mins enough time to catch international flight out of Boston Logan Airport?

From the time I arrive at airport, is 50 mins enough to catch an international flight out of terminal E? I have carry-on baggage only. The official airport recommendations are always too ...
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Can I go inside the airport in the UK to meet someone?

My wife and child are arriving next week at Birmingham airport in the UK. They would have good amount of luggage. Is it possible that I could go inside airport at the luggage collection point to meet ...
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What does the immigration officer check at the counter when you arrive to a European non-Schengen airport? [closed]

When you arrive to a country by airplane and you go through the border control, what the immigration officer really does behind the counter? In Asia, I assume they firstly check if your passport needs ...
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Walk from Vladivostok Airport to nearest hotel

I arrive to Vladivostok Airport in the afternoon, and would like to stay for the night somewhere near the airport. Taking a taxi would be too easy, so here is my challenge: Is it possible to go from ...
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Do Ukrainians need a Transit Visa to Australia for a 2-hour airside transit?

As far as I know you only need a visa if you’re staying for more than 8 hours and want to exit the airport
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Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message?

Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message? The Wi-Fi network I found seemed to ask for OTP, which is sent by text message.
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I'll be flying US-Malaysia with a 2-day transit in Chennai. Can I store my bags at MAA airport before customs?

I'll be flying from the US to Malaysia with a 2-day transit in Chennai. Is there a place where I can store my bags at MAA airport before customs? The reason being, I'll be bringing quite a few stuff ...
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Why do luggage carts cost money to use in U.S. airports, but are provided free of charge in other places? [closed]

I noticed that in U.S. airports, there is a charge of around $5 to use the luggage carts. Generally, the only place I see them free are in international arrivals; in departures and domestic arrivals, ...
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Al Dhabi Lounge (Plaza Premium lounge) Abu Dhabi breakfast at around 6:30 am?

Will there be food/breakfast at Al Dhabi in early morning? I hear the snacks are all day but breakfast has particular timings.
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Al Dhabi Lounge access on Terminal 1 in Abu Dhabi? [duplicate]

I have a layover in Abu Dhabi airport, of 3 hours. I don't have any check-in baggage, and I'm travelling alone. I will be arriving from Pune to Abu Dhabi in buiness class on Terminal 1, and my next ...
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Where can I get a SIM card at the Hyderabad (Telangana, India) airport, or somewhere on the way to Banjara Hills?

Where can I get a SIM card at the Hyderabad (Telangana, India) airport, or somewhere on the way to Banjara Hills? The airport FAQ (mirror) doesn't mention SIM cards. The airport convenience shops ...
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What countries does a Calafia Airlines flight from Mexico to Brazil pass through?

The cheapest flights from Mexico to Brazil are with Calafia Airlines. However, I can't understand what countries it flies through. From Mexico to Brazil directly? Or via the USA? In Wikipedia, CSL ...
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Can I leave the transit area during an EU+Schengen layover?

Suppose I have the following two-leg flight: From: Outside the EU and Schengen. To: Outside the EU and Schengen. Same airline for both legs. Connection airport: In continental Europe, inside the EU ...
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Can I receive a package in Zurich airport while on transit?

In a few weeks I will have a flight with few hours transfer in Zurich. I will have several hours and I can leave the transfer zone, it won't be enough to leave the airport though. Let's say I want to ...
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Why can you check in to a flight the previous day? [duplicate]

I always thought that the point of "checking in" to a flight was so that the airline knew you were at the airport and would most likely board the plane. But nowadays you can check in by computer or ...
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Transfer in Ataturk airport

I am a Pakistani national going to Turkey and Egypt. I have a Qatar airways flight. When I reach Ataturk Airport I change flights to Turkish Airlines for Cairo. Can I get my Turkish Airlines boarding ...
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Ryanair visa checks

I'm going to travel to Amsterdam tomorrow with Ryanair. I'm from Thailand and studying in the UK. So I have my UK student visa and a Schengen visa, which I got from Thailand to travel to the ...
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If border control refuses me entry at the airport, can I fly to any chosen country or only the country of origin?

The scenario: a person is flying from country A to country B upon landing, they are refused entry to the country B by the border control question: instead of flying back to A, can they book the next ...
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Can I remove other people's baggage from a conveyor in baggage reclaim?

The other day I flew from the USA to London Heathrow on a United Airlines flight. As a British citizen with an electronic passport I flew through passport control, but I could see from the queue that ...
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Dubai airport T1 to T2 [duplicate]

I am flying from Bahrain to Dubai on FlyDubai, arriving at Terminal 1. I have then a flight to China on CZ from Terminal 2. Can you help me? This is the first time I am changing terminals in Dubai.
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Sit at left or right window when flying into and out of Hong Kong HKG

When flying into and out of Hong Kong HKG and as a general rule, is it better to book a window seat at the right or left side of the plane? (I understand that actual weather situations, etc., may ...
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Can I enter the UK with another passport from the one I have a visa on?

So this can get a bit tricky. I have a leave to enter visa currently on my US passport, which is now being renewed and can take up to 8 weeks to process. The passport is not with me as it had to be ...
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What are the opening hours for Debrecen Airport?

For the first time in my experience, sleepingatairports.com does not have the airport hours: https://www.sleepinginairports.net/europe/debrecen-airport.htm The hours also appear not to be given on ...
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What happens if you swab positive for a drug sample at Canadian airports even if you don’t have anything on you?

I’m a mom of one and don’t use or associate with any drug stuff. I recently bought a backpack off a buy and sell and after I got it home I noticed it smelled like cigarettes. So I went through all the ...
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Can I wear an undershirt with a zip through airport security?

I wear a compression vest under my tshirts such as this one I am flying from London to Dallas soon and would like to know whether this will trigger airport security sensors to beep?
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Can I carry hair oil and shampoo in my hand baggage?

I am travelling domestically in India via "Air India". I need to carry hair oil and hair shampoo (both 100 ml, total 200 ml). Am I allowed to carry these items in my hand baggage?
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12-hour layover in Paris, 10 pm to 10 am

I will have a 12-hour layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle on August 21/22, between 10 pm and 10 am. What to do in the middle of night? Is it relatively safe to take a train or taxi into Paris and go ...
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What types of entry points for travelers are available at Incheon Airport and what are their respective terms of use? [closed]

For example, there usually are counters for citizens / PR and counters for foreigners. What exactly does Incheon airport have? Per the suggestion by the community, “immigration entry point” could be ...
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Staying overnight in Shanghai airport (PVG)

I arrive late at Shanghai Pudong airport from a domestic flight then have a very early flight the next morning to Taiwan. I have spent long layovers in the airside section of PVG airport, but this ...
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Converting euros to czk vs converting rands (zar) to czk

I am traveling to Prague and Berlin at the end of the year. In South Africa we are unable to access the czk currency. I have been told a way is to convert euros to czk upon arrival. The issue I am ...
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Am I allowed to leave Houston airport during a long layover on an international connection?

We are 3 Canadians flying from Toronto to Sydney, Australia with an 8 hour layover in Houston, USA. We want to leave the airport for some sightseeing.
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Do I need a visa to connect through Azerbaijan?

I am an American citizen planning to fly from Tel Aviv to Lviv, Ukraine in mid-August. The cheapest/most time-effective route I can find takes me through Baku's Heydar Aliyev International Airport. ...
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Can I bring (and return with) a shortwave radio receiver via Ataturk Airport?

I would very much like to bring there a marvelous Tecsun PL-600, which is this piece of wonderful equipment: https://swling.com/blog/2014/07/the-mega-shortwave-radio-review-of-the-pl-880-pl-660-ats-...
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Quick layover in San Andres Airport

I will be flying from Bogota (BOG) via San Andres (ADZ) to Providencia (PVA) on separate tickets. According to schedule, there will be a layover of about 4 hours (11:56 - 16:00). Assuming that the ...