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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What can I wear to avoid getting frisked and crotch searched by TSA at the airport?

A year ago, traveling through an airport in the United States, I did the usual removal of belt and shoes to get through the TSA checkpoint to enter the terminal. I typically wear relaxed fit jeans. ...
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Can I check-in and clear security at the international terminal in Atlanta for a domestic flight?

At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the domestic and international terminals are connected by the Plane Train within the airport's secured area. The few times that I've had ...
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Can one purchase a SIM card at Yangon International Airport (RNG) between 1 AM and 8 AM?

Can one purchase a SIM card at Yangon International Airport (RNG) between 1 AM and 8 AM? What I have found so far: I couldn't find information on https://yangonairport.aero. On https://www....
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Where can you find the cheapest beer at Arlanda Airport?

The beer is super expensive at Arlanda Airport, usually around 100-120:- (10-12€) for a 50 cl lager at any bar or restaurant. As a swede I find this outrageous as a beer in the alco shop is 10:- (1€). ...
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VIP Services Nicaragua airport

At the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (the airport in Managua, Nicaragua), I have heard there is a VIP service you can pay for, where an agent will meet you when disembarking from the plane ...
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Do airlines know that a passenger arrived at the airport?

Usually you have to scan your boarding pass at least twice at the airport: First at the security checkpoint and then at the gate for boarding (plus once more if you check bags). If somebody does not ...
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Do I need a visa to transit between separate flights at Baku Airport Azerbaijan

I bought a ticket with Aeroflot from Copenhagen -> Baku (Azerbaijan), and returning from Yerevan (Armenia) to Copenhagen. My plan was to backpack Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia. I have overlooked the ...
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Madrid Airport changing terminals, do I need a Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen. I am flying from Toronto to New Delhi. I have two transits: one at Lisbon airport and the second one at Madrid airport. While the Consulate of Portugal has assured me that I ...
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Luggage storage at Frankfurt Airport, can someone else pick up the bag?

Is there a way to have one person store a bag at the Frankfurt Airport and another person retrieve it? Or does it require the same key to open the locker? I am leaving a bag with a friend but we are ...
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How can I find the arrival gate for a flight?

Finding the departure gate of any flight in real time is not a big deal, however arrival gates are more tricky. I checked at least four airport websites, and none of them provides such details. Is ...
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can a pilot refuel his small private airplane internationally without passing immigration or customs? [closed]

I've been a private pilot for many years, but have never flown internationally in small private aircraft. I'm about to buy a tiny, high-tech, super-efficient 2-seat airplane that has extended range ...
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Are there any flights from Luton Airport to Turku/Finland?

Are there any flights from Luton Airport to Finland? I cant seem to find a general rule how to find flights from airport A to country X
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Is there any printer at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) that airline passengers can use?

Is there any publicly available printer at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) that airline passengers can use?
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Is Frankfurt airport taking kickbacks from the airlines for missed flights? [closed]

I missed my flight after standing on a security line for over 1/2 hour, then going through passport control lines twice. The first line was about 15 minutes, I came out, and was told that I had to go ...
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Transit without visa in Gatwick airport

We are going to come to Gatwick Airport 04.29.2018 at 9.35 pm in the evening to the North Terminal and have next flight in the morning, by EasyJet, 04.30.2018 at 9.05 a.m. to Marocco with all hotel ...
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Airport worker at UK airport caused us to miss our flight

This happened at Stansted airport yesterday which currently has diversion routes on the way to some of its gates. Our gate was 34. Travelling with a baby we decided to take the lift instead of an ...
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Check-in and Boarding at the Gate (the procedure for visa requirements)

I have noticed that for a given flight, there are two checks of the passport and visa documents, once at the check-in counter and then at the boarding gate. Why is such procedure being followed? I ...
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Can I take new (still in their boxes) PC parts in my checked in luggage?

I am packing a motherboard, graphics card, RAM, power supply, chip, fans, SSD, and external hard drive which are ALL brand new still in their respective packages - packing them all inside my checked-...
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Distance from Terminal 2 and 3 for people who are arriving in Dubai

I am arriving in Dubai on 25 Sept at 08:05 terminal 3 with Emirate From London and My wife arrives on the same day from Dar es Salaam with Flydubai at terminal 2, It's our first time in Dubai and we ...
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What kind of debit or credit cards issued in the US work to withdraw cash at the ATMs located at Hakodate airport?

What kind of debit or credit cards issued in the US work to withdraw cash (yen) at the ATMs located at Hakodate airport (HKD)? I tried one debit card from Bank of America as well 4 credit cards from ...
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Why are so many electronic passport gates kept closed?

I travel by plane on average 3-4 times per month, mainly in Europe. One thing I have noticed is that despite the advantages offered by electronic passport gates, on almost every occasion and at almost ...
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Which biometrics do UK border control store when EU citizens scan their passport at airport (both entering and leaving, from/to Europe)

Biometrics are not collected from the traveller itself, but passports are still being scanned by UK officials and these contain biometrics. Are such biometrics being (copied and) stored?
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What is the rail connection between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Gare de Lyon like?

I'm hoping there is a regular shuttle service which is easy to find and fairly cheap.
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Authorised ID card for entry into airport

My grand son studying 3rd Std is with us, with his parents away in Bangalore. He has an expired-passport and a school ID card. He has no Aadhaar card yet. For entry into airports, what proof should I ...
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Is the wifi at TPE airport in Terminal 1 or 2 fast and robust enough to video call for 2 hours?

Is the wifi network at TPE airport in Terminal 1 or 2 fast and robust enough to use a videoconference program (e.g. Skype) for two hours during a layover? Abbreviations: TPE = Taiwan Taoyuan ...
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Mumbai Airport inter Terminal transport

Is there any airport transport to travel from Mumbai Airport Terminal 1 (International) to the Terminal 2 to catch the domestic connecting flight?
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How much time is needed for check-in at Zurich?

I'm really anxious about air travel. Not the flying part but the airport stuff like security and boarding. I booked a flight leaving at 07:00am on a Saturday in mid-October from Zürich (ZRH). What ...
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How early can I pass security in Brussels airport?

I have a really early flight at Brussels airport (departure around 7 AM). The only public transport that I can get leaves me at the airport at 3 AM). I will have the check in already done. Can I pass ...
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Two letters of first name are swapped, can I still fly with Turkish Airlines?

I have already seen some other such questions but in this case, I am hoping to know if somebody has this experience with long-haul Turkish Airlines flights (Munich to Tokyo via Istanbul). When ...
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How to find better food in airports

I travel economy, and so have no access to food in business lounges. In my experience, airport food tends to be both expensive and of poor quality. I would like to be able to find food that is ...
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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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Airport transit visa in Bangkok

Hello I am Indian Citizen currently studying in Australia and I am on a student visa. In the month of November 2019 I am travelling to India for vacations and I booked a ticket from Melbourne to ...
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How to get from Bremen airport arrivals to Bremen airport Departures quickly

I made a booking via kiwi.com and my connecting flight from Bremen is 1h30 mins after I arrive in Bremen but it's a self transfer flight. So I have to collect my bags and go all the way through ...
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Exiting the airport without passing through customs - was this a mistake? [duplicate]

I was at Cebu International Airport. It was my first time travelling and I didn't know what to do. I got my luggage and exited the airport without passing through customs. How serious is this mistake?
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What are possible reasons for baggage self drop not being available? [closed]

I am currently travelling from Dubrovnik Airport to Frankfurt by Lufthansa. After checking in, I wanted to use the self-drop counter because I hoped it would be faster. However, this was not possible. ...
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If I have a 5 hour layover in Frankfurt, how much time do I have to explore the city? (Quick) [duplicate]

I need help on how many attractions I can cover with a layover at Frankfurt for 5 hours. It is a connecting flight from Delhi to Frankfurt, then Frankfurt to Philadelphia. The flight is happening on 8/...
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Why are Schengen and non-Schengen flights mixed at Corfu airport?

I am at Corfu airport, waiting for a flight to Athens, where I will connect to a flight to a destination outside the Schengen area. Because of the somewhat inadequate signs, I spent some time waiting ...
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Does Icelandair Saga Premium have access to Fast Track at Stockholm Arlanda airport?

I'll be traveling in Saga Premium with Icelandair. Will I be able to use the Fast Track in Terminal 5 at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden?
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Emirates OK to Board

What is OK to Board? This is from Emirates Airlines, https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/help/ok-to-board.aspx Basically, I was trying to approach them to see if I will be accepted to board a booked ...
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Cost-effective choices for lounges at Tallinn, Oslo, Helsinki airports?

In these lounges you pay about 30 euros for one visit. Assuming 15-20 travels per year between Tallinn, Oslo and Helsinki: Are there any cheaper methods to stay in lounges like bonus programs or ...
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When is OSL lounge at Gardermoen Airport full/unavailable for paid-access passengers?

OSL Lounge [1,2] is the only one of the four lounges in Oslo (Gardermoen) Airport which allows passengers from non-member airlines (or any Norwegian Airlines passengers below Premium Flex) paid access ...
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How can one avoid carry bags when queuing for the security checkpoint in an airport?

Typically one cannot use airport luggage trolleys when queuing for the security checkpoint in an airport. Is there any way to avoid carrying bags when queuing for the security checkpoint in an airport ...
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Money in checked luggage

I accidentaly left money in my checked baggage flying from Germany to Brazil. It is something like 400 Euro. I realized this only as I was already flying. How often is the baggage X ray scanned? Is ...
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What are the closest international airports in different countries?

From my house I see many planes coming in to land at Tijuana International Airport (8km/5mi from me), and on occasion I can also see planes that (I assume) are coming in to land at San Diego ...
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What is the most remote airport from the center of the city it supposedly serves?

As an example, "Frankfurt" Hahn is actually 120 km away from the city of Frankfurt and "Paris" Beauvais is actually 85 km away from the center of Paris. Are there airports that are even further away ...
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What is the closest airport to the center of the city it serves?

Inspired by this, but the complete opposite: What is the most remote airport from the center of the city it supposedly serves? Personally, I can't think of anything closer than Adelaide Airport (ADL),...
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Phuket International-Domestic-International baggage transfer

I have booked a flight IST-HKT-BKK-HKG with single PNR. The first leg operated by Turkish airline and the other 2 are Thai airway. So where should i take my baggage?
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Travel from Indonesia to India via Bangkok(DMK) [duplicate]

I will be reaching DMK by Indonesia Air Asia and have a connecting flight to India in Thai Air Asia. Layover is 9 hrs. Please help me out if I will need a transit visa in Thailand. PS: I have an ...
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What rights to photography exist at UK airports?

Recently while flying into the UK at Stansted Airport, I took a picture of a sign in the arrivals area pre-customs clearance. (The context is that when I travel, I like to take pictures of signs that ...
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Does Cochin (COK, India) airport have free Wi-Fi?

I will be landing at Cochin airport (COK) and will need to get Uber without having Indian SIM (which is apparently pain to get and takes time to activate). Does Cochin airport have Wi-Fi?