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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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Transit at Istanbul Ataturk Airport

I booked a flight with Turkish Airlines from Germany to Mardin, Turkey. The transit time between the international arrival and the domestic departure is only 100 minutes. Who knows about the procedure ...
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Can a bring a flammable body mist (100ml) with me? [closed]

It's a vanilla scented body mist from the body shop. It's 100ml but my only worry is that's it's flammable.
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Amsterdam connection [closed]

I'm flying from Dubrovnik, Croatia on EasyJet to Amsterdam, and connecting on Delta to Boston. How much time is needed for this connection?
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Is there a good place to sleep/wait 9 hours in Nairobi Airport?

It appears that I will need to leave the secure area in NBO to collect my bags and re-check for my next flight, which is early the next morning. Is there a safe/quiet place in the general airport (...
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Can I travel to the USA without funds? How can I go about it? [closed]

My friend purchased a ticket for my flight but I am actually low on funds. Is it safe to travel without any money? Will custom officers give me entry into the states?
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Transit visa Dubai while travelling with flydubai

I am travelling from Entebbe (departure 22:15) to Faisalabad (arrival 03:20) with flydubai. I have a transit of more than 18 hours. What facilities I can get from flydubai during transit? Hotel? Meal? ...
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Rent a car at Palm Springs airport

I'm going to Palm Springs in March for a conference for 1 week. Then, I will do a small road trip to California. I need to rent a car. I arrive at Palm Springs on the 3rd but I only want to rent a ...
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Airline responsibility during connection

My United Airlines flight out of Miami was delayed due to mechanical problems. I was assured that my connection to my final destination would not be in jeopardy. I raced to the gate only to be met ...
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Can I use an airport meditation room as a reading room?

Many airports now have repositioned airport chapels to be multi-faith, or even no-faith meditation rooms. Does anyone know the rules for these? Can I just sit quietly in a corner and read a book? ...
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B1/B2 visa. Why did I have to sign a form after a random search? [closed]

Why a random search while departing and boarding a plane in the United States? I was selected randomly for a search, asking how much money I was traveling with, and how long I stayed in the USA. I ...
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Why do airports, not airlines, determine what can be taken on board?

I asked an airline if I could carry peanut butter with me in my hand luggage, and the airline asked me to contact the airport at which I was to board. This doesn't make sense to me. Shouldn't it be a ...
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Can I wait for someone in the airport with a dog?

I have to pick up someone in the near future at Chicago O'Hare airport. It has been years since I have been to an airport and I was wondering if I would be able to wait for the person with my dog? I ...
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Can I exit the airport on a layover in China?

I am a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport, I am considering a flight with an overnight layover in Chengdu. I am just looking for a place to crash. Will I be able to stay in a hotel? How will I ...
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Is 30 minutes enough for a transit in Munich airport Terminal 2?

I have a flight from New York to Ankara via Munich. My flight to Ankara is just 30 minutes after the arrival of my first flight. Both flights are in Terminal 2. Is there a problem for such situations ...
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Layover in Hong Kong [closed]

I am a US citizen. Going back to NY, I have a 15-hour layover in Hong Kong. I'll arrive at Hong Kong airport at 8:30 pm, and the flight to NY is at 5:00 pm. I need a cheap place to stay. How do I get ...
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Is there a website allowing to see arrivals and departures at a specific airport on a specific date months in advance?

There are many websites showing arrivals and departures at a specific airport, but they only show at most a few days in advance from now. Is there any website to show flight even a month or two from ...
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“Random” airport scanning?

I have been to multiple airports, and no matter what I do I always seem to walk through the metal detector, have it go off randomly even though I have no metal on my person and have to undergo pat-...
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Rail and Fly arrival in Frankfurt: where to pick up luggage [duplicate]

I have purchased a Rail and Fly ticket once, after I already had bought the plane ticket. I ended up picking my luggage st the normal luggage belt, and carrying it to the train station myself. ...
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How to go to the airport in Sofia after midnight?

My next flight departs from Sofia on the morning, but I could not find how I can get to the airport from the city centre. The metro does not operate until 5:30 so I can't use as I must arrive before 5:...
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Worried about short layovers

So I'm traveling to Prague and I have some very short layovers... Currently, it's looking like I have a 96-minute layover in IAD, and then a 75-minute layover in VIE, before flying onto Prague. On ...
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Can I check my bag for a BA flight at the Vienna City Airport Train terminal?

The Wien Mitte CAT terminal in Vienna has a bag drop, but their website isn't clear about which airlines it accepts baggage for. I know you can drop bags for Austrian Airlines, because I've done it. ...
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Who to complain to about the speed of airport security at Frankfurt?

Usually I'm flying several times every month or two in Europe, and in the last few years I have seen that the situation at security check is worse and worse. One week ago I had a flight via Frankfurt....
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What's the least difference in longitude on a flight between a pair of IATA airports?

The obvious partner to this question : What's the 'straightest' east-west flight?: I flew from CBR - Canberra [35.2809° S, 149.1300° E] to ADL - Adelaide [34.9285° S, 138.6007° E] on Tuesday and ...
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What's the least difference in latitude on a flight between a pair of IATA airports?

I flew from CBR - Canberra [35.2809° S, 149.1300° E] to ADL - Adelaide [34.9285° S, 138.6007° E] on Tuesday and noticed on the inflight map that it was very close to being perfectly west. As you can ...
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Long-distance Uber/Lyft ride around Christmas

I am flying into Atlanta in the afternoon the day before Christmas. My final destination is a 2-hour ride from Atlanta, in an area that is not connected to Atlanta through public transport or regular ...
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Cabin luggage on Australian domestic flights

I am traveling to Australia in 2 weeks. I will be taking multiple domestic flights to go from one city to another in Australia. I found that in all of my domestic flights, I have to pay extra for ...
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Traveling with expired Green Card

I want to know whether CBP will let me depart with an expired green card. It will expire soon but I have already booked a flight and I do not have time to renew it here in the US. So I will do so at ...
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Visa for checking in luggage in Vietnam

This question is about luggage and transfer with separate flight tickets. I'm in Vietnam now on a 30-day single-entry visa. I wish to go to Singapore before my visa expires. If I go, then I have to ...
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Do the intra-Schengen border controls at Euroairport have a set duration?

For the past half year, flights from Euroairport to many Schengen destinations, such as Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, Vienna and Heraklion, have consistently been leaving from non-Schengen gates. Does ...
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Uber / Taxi pickup location without additional charge for Manchester Airport

I do not wish to needlessly pay the short-term parking costs of a Uber or minicab driver. However, we also don't wish to pay the higher inflated cost of a “black cab” from a taxi rank. Therefore, is ...
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Can I take my electric skateboard to Russia?

I am going to the football/soccer world cup in Russia. I usually use my electric skateboard to travel around in the city so I can avoid public transport. I would like to take it with me to Russia for ...
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Can two new and one old mobile phones be taken to India? [duplicate]

I am an Indian residing in Italy. Am I allowed to take two new mobile phones purchased in Italy along with the one I use to India? Can someone get me the rules/law about the gadgets? Thank you.
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Uniqueness of flights by date, carrier, flight number, and origin airport

In US domestic air travel, do single airlines (= single carrier) ever have more than one "physical flight" scheduled to leave the same airport, on the same day, with the same flight number? If so, can ...
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What's the domestic to international connection procedure at Stansted airport?

When making an international to international connection at Stansted, you clear immigration, exit into the arrivals hall and then clear departures security. But what is the procedure if arriving on a ...
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Do I have to pay double for checked baggage?

I'm planning a holiday for a week to Spain with EasyJet. It's much cheaper to pay for my suitcase allowance online and I was wondering how it works. What I mean is, as it is a round-trip, I have to ...
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How do I prevent damage to my luggage?

I have to buy new luggage very frequently when I'm using airlines. About every two flights, I'm receiving my luggage cracked, with ripped off wheels and handles. Even if this is just bad luck, this is ...
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Airport transit US to Asia [duplicate]

I am from Canada. My flight will depart from Toronto to Chicago, United States, then Chicago to Asia. Do I need some kind of US transit visa to transfer airplanes? Or transiting to a different airport?...
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My tour guide took €78 for the airport departure tax from Northern Cyprus. Was this legitimate?

My BF and I just came back from a vacation in Cyprus (TRNC). My tour guide said there is a €39 airport departure tax, per person, payable directly to him in cash. I paid him, but didn't receive a "...
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Can you sleep in Canberra airport or does it close overnight?

I've slept overnight in Melbourne Airport, in Australia. I know you can't do this in Sydney Airport (they close). However I can't find this info for Canberra. I've found a cheap flight that goes via ...
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Information on board (airplane) [closed]

What kind of information is important or interesting to get from an Airline before/during/after a flight? There are already things like articles about your destination with suggestions of places to ...
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What does “SSCI” on my boarding pass mean?

I recently flew on Singapore Airlines from Sydney to Singapore, and my boarding pass had SSCI printed on it. What does this mean? Is it in some way related to the dreaded SSSS (selected for extra ...
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Carrying television in flight from Germany to India [duplicate]

I have searched on the airline websites, but however have not found a concrete answer to my question which is: if I were to take my 55" TV along with me from Germany to India, will the airlines allow ...
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EU passport holder with Belarusian nationality [closed]

I have a European passport issued in Estonia and ID card. In my passport the nationality stated as Belarusian, as I was born there, but I have been living in Estonia for more than 30 years. I am ...
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How do I identify an airport’s official free Wi-Fi network? [closed]

While traveling in the Berlin Tegel airport (TXL), I wanted to get on Wi-Fi. I found three unsecured networks in addition to a number of password-protected networks. _Free_TXL_WiFi airberlin Berlin ...
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Does Bangkok airport has baggage pick up before customs or one has to recheck in?

I am planning on booking two separate flights one from Helsinki to Bangkok BKK and then separate from BKK to Phnom Penh... I would be bringing baggage. Would i need to go throigh customs get baggage ...
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Are nursing rooms free at Changi?

The airport's website shows there are baby care rooms at Changi. But I cannot find anywhere if there is a fee to use the room. Are the baby care rooms free to use? Their website also says there are ...
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Chaining same day round trips

I'm curious about this since I've never seen or done anything like this. I'm trying to travel from SFO to NRT and the price is substantially higher than LAX to NRT, more than double! I figured I ...
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How far in advance can I pass security and enter the airside in Schiphol?

I have a very early flight in Schiphol. Since I don't have any other way to arrive there in the morning I will have to go the previous day. Although I will be arriving quite late, it would be nice ...
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Do check-in staff at airports generally have contacts for travel document verification if in doubt? [closed]

Check-in staff checking in passengers on flights to Australia have an Australian contact called BOC whom they can call in case of doubts regarding a passenger's travel documentation. Does check-in ...
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What is this machine inside a terminal in Riga airport?

A while ago I was traveling through Riga airport where in the middle of the terminal I saw a machine I had never seen at any other airport. It looks like it might be related to security, however there ...