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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How can I get a metered taxi at New Bangkok International Airport (BKK - Suvarnabhumi)?

I read on https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293916-c155301/Bangkok:Thailand:Getting.From.The.Airport.To.Bangkok.City.html (mirror): You have the option of either a flat fee agreed up front or a ...
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Why do many airports offer bag wrapping services?

I've heard some countries and/or airlines may try to examine checked baggage between checking in a bag at the origin airport and picking up the luggage at the final destination airport. I've seen ...
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Where to find flights statuses by airport for a given day?

On November 23, 2018 I had a flight from KRK (Krakow, Poland) to KBP (Kiev, Ukraine) via Ryanair, flight no. FR 6640. The flight was canceled due to bad weather conditions on KBP airport. Now, I'd ...
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Are T2 and T3 different building at the Sao Paolo GRU Airport

I will be traveling back from Montevideo to Amsterdam with a transit via Sao Paolo Airport. I have a single ticket (booking) I found a previous thread which state that 1.30 Hours at the Sao Paolo ...
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Transit Visa for Philippine Passport holder in hongkong

I am a Philippine passport holder with a Japan Resident Card flying back from Manila back to Japan. I have a 2 hour layover in Hongkong airport, do I need an airport transit visa. I am only on 2 hours ...
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Why is my bag never one of the first on the carousel?

It seems intuitive that the order in which bags reach the carousel should be random, but every time I fly, by the time I reach the luggage claim area, my bag is never there and I have to wait (even ...
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Excess Baggage Costs

I expect to travel with Turkish Airline from London Gatwick to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania via Istanbul. The baggage allowance is 30kg including the carry-on suitcase. Is there anyone who knows how much ...
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Traveling with a new passport and valid US Visa on a damaged old passport? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, my passport had suffered water damage during my stay in the US because of which I had to apply and get a new one. Since my old passport contains a valid US visa, the indian embassy ...
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Can people on the same ticket separately check-in at airline counter?

If one of the passengers has not reached airport yet, can the rest check-in while the remaining check-in later (to get their boarding pass)?
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How long does it take to check in at Pudong Airport, Shanghai?

I need to fly from Pudong Airport (Shanghai) to the USA. I have 1 checked bag. How long do I need to allow for check-in, baggage drop-off, security, and customs exit? Hainan Airline, if it matters.
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Is it legal to bring Snuff, Cigarette and Medicines while Traveling to Dubai?

Someone ask to bring me snuff, Cigarette and medicines. While I am traveling to Dubai. But I don't know the rules of airport. Is it legal to brings these thing with me?
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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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Is it possible to transit through a UK airport whilst barred for entry into the UK

A particular person wanting to travel is barred for entry to the UK. This means if they set foot on UK soil they will be arrested and put in jail. This is all ok, however there are a number of good ...
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Travelling from Toronto (YYZ) to Durban (DUR) with questions

I am flying from Toronto to Atlanta to Johannesburg to Durban. This is my first ever international flight. I have a few questions to pose to the masses here. I am a Canadian citizen for those ...
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Are there immigration officers who speak Bahasa Indonesia in Kaohsiung, Taiwan airport?

Does anyone have experience with this? From what I found on the internet so far, and from my experience in Taoyuan airport, it seems like you need to speak Chinese or English to make it through ...
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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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Do buses run on May 1st in Bavaria?

I am interested in landing in München (Munich) on 1st of May, and then taking the bus to Ingolstadt. Does the bus operate on 1 May (since I am only interested in Airport-ZOB Ingolstadt)? This is a ...
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curious about how CLEAR works [duplicate]

As I understand it, CLEAR is a service that'll let you skip to the front of the line. To get it you have to go to an enrollment center and have your biometrics taken. It's my understanding that this ...
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Will I be able to buy food/coffee at 5 am on arrival at Heathrow Terminal 3?

I will be going on a flight that is supposed to arrive at Heathrow at 5 am. I have a car collecting me at 6 am, which should be about right, assuming the plane is on time, and immigration and baggage ...
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How early can you go through security at London Luton Airport?

I have a 07:15 flight on Sunday Oct 28th departing from London Luton Airport. Owing to limited options on public transport, I will be arriving at the airport at ~00:30. Is there any chance I will be ...
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At what non-preclearance airports are there US DHS officers?

I've read that at certain airports (especially London airports), there are sometimes American DHS officers doing spot checks of passengers about to board flights to the US. At what airports is this ...
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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? [closed]

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 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?
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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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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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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 ...