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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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 ...
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What accent are the English announcements at Heathrow Airport?

The automated English announcements that are broadcast at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 have a very interesting, presumably European, accent. I can't quite place it. Is it a geographic accent? Or ...
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How safe it is for a dog to go through Johannesburg Airport customs?

Need to ship pure breed dog from US to Johannesburg, SA. I've heard a lot about high level of luggage theft at Johannesburg airport. Does this also apply to animals being transported? If so, is there ...
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Chennai Airport Luggage Storage

Please let me know is there any cloak rooms available in chennai international and domestic terminals for leaving luggage?
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Hands in pockets when going through metal detector causes problems?

Had a new one this week. Went through security in Sydney Domestic airport. No problems, I've done this many times. All my stuff in a tray, send it through the scanner, and hands in pockets, I stroll ...
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Where can I buy flowers at Paris (ORY/CDG) Airport?

I am landing at Paris ORY, and then going to CDG by bus to meet my wife in arrivals. And coming back to Paris city (Mid-November). Is there any flower shop at one of the airports to buy fresh flowers ...
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Incheon Airport Transit Questions

I’m going to Seattle from Cebu via Incheon. I wanted to know, if I land in Incheon, go through security for my connecting flight and go up to the passenger terminal (where the boarding gates are), is ...
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Identification process when entering and leaving Tokyo airports

When I arrive by plane at one of the Tokyo airports, what is the process of going through the border control? Is it a standard one, as I have experienced it at other airports, meaning: Arrive at the ...
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Airport in Japan without Retina Scan

I will be flying at the start of 2018 to Japan and I'm, for various privacy reasons, not comfortable with officials taking a retina scan. Fingerprints ought to be enough! Therefore: Which airports in ...
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What is shown at an airport arrival board if a flight is missing or has crashed?

What is shown at an airport arrival board if a flight is missing or has crashed? Would they actually say crashed/lost, or simply something like delayed.
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How should a backpacker fill out home address field in immigration/custom cards

Arrival cards, Immigration cards, Custom declaration cards at airports often have a field that asks for home address/country of residence, etc... What if a backpacker no longer maintains a residence ...
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Layover - Guangzhou airport

I'm an Indian citizen, with PR status in Canada, traveling from Canada to India via China. I have a layover of 15 hours in Guangzhou, Baiyun International airport. Do I need any visa for the layover?
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Are import duties supposed to be paid within the airport customs area itself?

If a person enters via an airport and custom says he/she needs to pay import taxes, does he/she need to pay inside the airport custom area itself or can he/she pay after exiting the airport? Should ...
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Are import duties at airport customs levied on temporary items? [closed]

Suppose a traveler brings in some item that is outside the "duty-free" exemption. Is the traveler only supposed to pay duties on the item if he/she is bringing the item into the country permanently? ...
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When do I go through customs?

I'm flying out of New York JFK airport, transferring at LAX in Los Angeles, and then flying to Melbourne Australia. The entire trip I'm flying with Qantas. Will I have to gather my checked luggage ...
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Vietnamese visa question

I am traveling to Vietnam. My initial plan was to start in Ho Chi Minh, but due to a long story you don't care about, we have opted to land in HCMC and then fly directly to Hanoi. Since we are now ...
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Catching early morning flight in Reykjavik

I am planning to book an early morning flight from Reykjavik to Berlin via Wow air, its departure time is 6:10 am. How easy it is to reach Keflavik airport early, is it easy to get airport commute ...
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How do Connecting flights from international destinations to US destinations work at Toronto Pearson?

We're flying from Manchester (MAN) to New York La Guardia (LGA). However, to get cheap flights we have a transfer in Toronto Pearson International (YYZ). The tickets were booked at the same time, ...
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Are “TAXI” badge wearing people at the exit of FCO legal?

When travelling recently to Rome, I was approached at the arrivals exit of the Fumicino airport by a gentleman wearing a "TAXI" badge around his neck. There were a few more - plainly visible. I ...
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Pune Airport, India — When to enter terminal for a 04:10am flight?

I've read that at Indian airport, you may only be allowed to enter the terminal relatively shortly before your plane leaves. For a 4:10am international departure from Pune airport in India (on a ...
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Friend is worried about language barrier at airport in France

A friend of mine is worried about missing her flight home when she travels to Paris. Her thinking is that there will be a language barrier and she will miss the announcements for her flight in French. ...
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Are there places to spend the night inside San Jose Airport?

I'm planning one day visit to San Jose, California (morning to evening). I'm arriving at SJC around 11.30pm and hoping to go to the city early morning, the next day. Until that is there a place where ...
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Using Terminal C at Berlin-Schönefeld with checked bags

Terminal C at SXF is reserved for passengers with no checked luggage. If I were to check my luggage in Terminal D, and then exit, and go through security in C (only to re-enter Terminal D airside), ...
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What to do at the Denpasar (Bali) Airport during a long transit? [closed]

On my long (37 hours) way from Europe to Australia, I have a 14 hours (6AM - 10PM local time) transit at Bali Denpasar airport. Are there areas to relax and get some sleep? What else is there to do ...
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How early to arrive for connecting flight at Munich airport?

I have an 8-hour layover at Munich airport on September 16. I plan to go out to Munich city center. How early should I return for my connecting flight? The flight leaves at 15:35 and the luggage will ...
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Does everyone get one free checked baggage allowance? [closed]

I was wondering whether you have to pay for your checked baggage or does every airline give it for free unless over the weight limit? I believe British airways does... Can you tell me the process and ...
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When booking a flight online is the checked luggage fee included in it?

Planning on booking a holiday abroad with expedia.com and was wondering is the fee for checked luggage so the suitcase that you check in covered with the holiday booking? I was under the impression ...
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How early could I get into the Colombo airport?

I'll be flying from Chennai (MAA) to Singapore (SIN) on September 30. I plan to book my flight with a 20-hour layover in Colombo. My plane will reach Colombo by 11:25 am (September 30) local time and ...
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Are the windows at the airports UV protecting?

Are the windows at the airports UV protecting? If it depends, how can I know? I'm asking as one sometime wait under the sun for a prolonged period of time waiting for the plane to board.
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How do you know where to go to check in at airport/airline?

Out of interest, how do you know where you are to go once at the airport to check in and what is it called? Is it departure gate on the board you go to with the flight number and airline which tells ...
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Handing in the attached paper on my passport

I am Brazilian and I was in Canada for studies. Since I have a US visa, I came to New York for a few days by car just to visit my cousin. Today I'll head back to Canada by bus and I am wondering what ...
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What is the purpose of putting all your gadgets in the trays the TSA provides?

I haven't flown yet, but I may need to, hence the question. When you go through security, you have to empty out your pockets, shoes, watch, laptop, phone etc and place them in trays. I understand ...
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Dual national traveling to Indonesia, can I use my Albanian to leave my country and my South African passport to enter Indonesia? [duplicate]

I am traveling to Indonesia with 2 stops, one in Germany and another in Singapore. Can I use my Albanian passport to leave Albania and pass through Germany and my South African passport to pass ...
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Warrants and travel [closed]

If a Canadian has a warrant for failing to appear (in Canada), however, was already in Europe at the time it was issued... can he travel out of the Schengen zone to a non Schengen country ?
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Who are all these people in the Admiral's Club? [closed]

I usually have tight enough connections that I don't have time to go to the Admiral's Club. It's a once or twice a year thing for me, not often enough to justify the $550 cost. Yet, every time I go in ...