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 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 ...
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Oslo Sandefjord train to Oslo Gardemoen [closed]

What is the best connection between these two Oslo airports? Distance and time needed?
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Shops selling wine/alcohol at Manila airport T1 and T4

Are there any wine shops at Manila airport T1 or T4? I'll be landing on Terminal 1 around 12h00 and departing from terminal 4 around 18h00 and I would love to buy some wine in between, preferably in ...
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Is it possible to sleep at Podgorica airport?

I will fly to Podgorica, Montenegro. My plane arrives about 23:30, so I would like to sleep at the airport until something like 06:00 and then go to the city. Is it possible to sleep at the Podgorica ...
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When transferring from non-Schengen EU airport to a Schengen airport, do I need to go through security at the connection airport?

I'm travelling from the UK (non-Schengen, Heathrow) to Finland (Vantaa). I have a very brief transfer window and I've noticed on Flight Radar that the flight is always nearly late by 20 minutes, which ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Zurich as a Tanzanian? [duplicate]

I have a flight from Edmonton Canada to Zurich (2-hour layover) to Dubai. I am Tanzanian. Is a transit visa required?
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Is the Jahreskarte valid to travel to Vienna airport (Schwechat)?

I want to travel to the airport in Schwechat, Vienna and I have a one-year "Jahrenskarte" to travel within Vienna. I am not sure if I can use this one to travel to airport as well or I should buy a ...
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Is there a police station in Brussels airport?

I need to make a complaint, due to a stolen item during the last time I was in Brussels. I would like to know if there is a police station, at the airport, where this can be done. I will be traveling ...
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How long do I need from landing to reaching the train station in Zürich Airport?

I am flying from Berlin to Zürich and continuing my travel by train. I am considering booking a fixed-connection train ticket, which is available for a train departing 1 hour 3 min after landing. I ...
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What is Doha Airport like for a single 17-year-old female?

I am a 17-year-old girl, flying from the UK to Doha by myself to then fly from Doha to Perth also on my own. I have a layover of 1 hour and 20 minutes. How easy is Doha airport to navigate to get to a ...
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Can I safely eat whatever goes through the x-ray machine?

This might be an odd question, but I often take a sandwich or fruit to eat while waiting for the airplane. This means that my food goes through the security x-ray machine. I don't understand much ...
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Sydney Airport international airline transfer

My dad is flying to Christchurch, New Zealand, for the first time and I booked him tickets with 1 stopover in Sydney. I booked with Qantas and I just realized that his connecting flight in SYD is ...
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Baggage checked?

I am flying internationally for the first time to Cyprus. I am flying out of Dulles (IAD) to Geneva, then to Zurich, then on to Larnaca. My question is: How do I know if I have a single ticket? All ...
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From Terminal 5 (M) to Terminal 2 (F) in O'Hare

I'm flying with United HKG-ORD (flight 896) and ORD-IND (flight 3951). The layover is around 3h 20m. According to the statistics, 896 arrives at Terminal 5 Concourse M, and 3951 departs from Terminal ...
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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 get from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion airport on Saturday?

I'm staying in Jerusalem and flying out from Ben Gurion airport on a Saturday, when the public transport does not function. What is the best way to get there?
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Less then an hour Transit in Muscat [duplicate]

I am flying from London to Karachi via Muscat with Oman Air. The transit time is 1 hour 15 minutes both ways in Muscat. I am concerned that this is not enough time, so I started to track Oman Air ...
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What should I know about switching planes as a Canadian travelling to the U.S.?

I will be flying out of Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Minneapolis - Saint Paul (MSP) where I will transferring to a flight for Rochester MN (RST). My layover will be 3 hours, which I understand will be ...
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Spending pesos at IAH

I have a layover in Houston on the way back from Mexico, and I have a small amount of money left in pesos. Will I be able to buy food with pesos in the airport, or would I have to exchange them first?
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Left-luggage facility in George Airport, South Africa

Is there left-luggage storage available in George Airport, South Africa?
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Do skincare sheet masks fall in the liquids category for carry ons?

I will be travelling from Amsterdam to Barcelona with only a carry on. As a makeup/skincare loving person, I have currently already packed the max of 10 liquids (with a max of 100ml). However, I ...
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Does the GDPR entitle me to refuse to show my boarding pass at EU airport shops?

Every time you shop at airports the shop personnel ask to see your boarding pass even if there's no discount on the merchandise due to the lack of VAT. Given that the GDPR is now in force starting ...
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Is my brand new Indian passport damaged due to a loose thread in the middle of the booklet?

So basically I applied for a new passport and I got it two months ago. I was flipping through the pages a few days ago and I realized that there is a loose dangling thread in the lower part of the ...
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Airport security pre-1970s? [closed]

I just accidentally discovered a few pictures on the web, that seem to imply that there was some sort of airport security checks on passengers all the way back in the 1960s. It was always my general ...
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Where to meet a travel partner at the Hong Kong airport?

My friend and I arrive to the HK airport (by international flights) with a 40-minute difference. Where is the best place for us to meet? I've heard that all flights arrive to terminal 1. Is it a good ...
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How much time do I need at Copenhagen airport? [duplicate]

I will be travelling to Copenhagen and from there to Helsingborg on 1 June and back again on 3 June. How much time do I need at Copenhagen airport to get off the plane, fetch my baggage and go on the ...
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Am I allowed to strap a tent to my airport checked luggage?

I am going on a hiking trip to Norway and need to put my tent somewhere. Can I put a bag with a tent strapped to it in hold? A bit like this, or at the bottom: The issue is that my bag does not have ...
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Security at airport

I am travelling from Newcastle (UK) to India and I am assuming I will get all my boarding passes in Newcastle check-in. However, I have a layover in Heathrow and I had this doubt that if I have a ...
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Is there a place I can take a shower in or near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport?

Are there any places where I can take a shower in or near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport? If so, how much does it cost?
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Good place to sleep in (or near) Miami's airport? [closed]

I will soon have a series of flights including a 13 hour nightly stop in Miami and I'm willing to pay a little more if it means a comfortable bed to sleep in. Is there any commendable place near (or ...
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Which Airport Is Good For Layover LHR, FRA, TXL, HAM? [closed]

I'm booking a flight from EWR to MUC and all my options have a 4 hour layover at either LHR, FRA, TXL, HAM, or GVA. Which would be the best for my layover (morning until afternoon)? I will have ...
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Lost and found in Brussels airport?

Does Brussels Airport have a lost and found counter? If yes, where can I find it and what's the schedule? I looked it up on their website and only a form is provided.
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Is a 1h 32m layover in ORD enough between a domestic arrival and international departure?

I was wondering whether 1h 32m will be enough to change the planes in ORD to fly overseas (I won't have any checked bags). The flight is this: Also, what happens if the first flight gets delayed or ...
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Can I take a folding bicycle (no battery) about 16 inches (weight 7-9 kg) on board without paying extra?

I want to take my folding bicycle on board the plane from Guangzhou airport to Pakistan.
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Why do countries build domestic airport and international airport apart?

This is the one that makes me wonder for a while. Big countries' capitals often have two airports - one mostly for domestic flights, one for international flights. Tokyo has HND and NRT, Tehran has ...
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Will I need to go through security again if I have a layover in Barcelona?

I'm an American citizen and I'll be flying on one ticket/same airline from Naples, Italy to Copenhagen with a one hour layover in Barcelona. The connecting flight will be in the same terminal, but ...
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Do I need a transit visa for the USA for travelling to Toronto via Newark? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national. I am flying from New Delhi to Toronto with United Airlines via Newark. I will be landing at terminal C Newark Liberty airport with a transit time of 3 hours 55 minutes and ...
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Scared that I won't fit in plane seat [duplicate]

I am a size 24 top. Size 26 bottoms (uk sizing). About 300lb. I am losing weight but I have run out of time before a few plane trips. I don't want to miss out of such fantastic opportunities but I am ...
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Can I leave the airport and take a taxi with BRL Reais?

I'm going to travel from Brazil to Argentina. I have plans to live in Argentina until the end of the year but what I still do not know is if I can take a taxi or eat something at the Buenos Aires ...
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Flying with a bicycle with Swiss/Austrian/Brussels airlines

I'll fly from Vienna to Porto, round trip, and on the way back I want to bring a bicycle with me. I've two options for the same price and same schedule but with different airlines. Option 1, all ...

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