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 contact KLM Ground Services?

I'm trying to find an E-Mail address, or at least a phone number, to KLM Ground Services at Schiphol airport. I can only find the main KLM contact number, however, which is utterly useless in ...
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Buying liquids in a duty-free shop before a connecting flight

I'm traveling from Nice, France to Las Vegas next week, with a two-hour stopover in Madrid, Spain. I'd like to purchase some alcohol (2L or less) and cigarettes in the duty-free shop in Nice, but ...
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How to use buggy service in Changi airport (Singapore)?

How does one go about using buggy services in the Changi airport ? I have never used one but would have thought it's as simple as waving one down and hitching a ride. However, recently when ...
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Does declaring items on customs necessarily imply taxes owed?

If an item needs to be declared on customs for any country when arriving by airport, and you declare that item, does that necessarily mean that you will need to pay duty/taxes on that item?
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Can you throw away electronics within a foreign country as a tourist? [closed]

Suppose, someone enters a country as a tourist and brings in personal electronics. Suppose, the electronic breaks inside the country so it becomes useless. Can that tourist then throw away the ...
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how to reach from terminal 2 to terminal 1 in Mumbai airport [duplicate]

Are Santa cruz domestic airport T1 and Sahar T1 airport same ? I am travelling from Goa to Mumbai with Jet Airways, it will be arrived on 5:40 am at Mumbai Airport Terminal 2 and then from Mumbai ...
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Can I get a local sim card at London Ontario International Airport (YXU)?

I'll be arriving at London Ontario International Airport at night about 9pm next week. I was wondering if I could get a local sim card with a data plan at the airport then? How much would it cost and ...
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What happens if an airport is evacuated but a transit passenger doesn't hold a travel document valid for entering the country? [closed]

Say someone flies from A to C, with a same-booking connection in B. Their travel document does not need to be, and in this case isn't, accepted for entry by B. It also cannot be endorsed with stamps ...
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How many phones can we take on a plane? [duplicate]

How many phones can we take on a plane? I have 3 phones and an iPod. Would I be able to fly from England to Turkey and back?
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Are passports still stamped at Eilat-Ovda airport?

At Ben Gurion airport, passports are not stamped, with foreigners being given entry and exit Slips. What about Eilat-Ovda airport? Do they have the same system, or do they still use passport stamps?
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What is the connection procedure from KLM to Winair (and vice-versa) in Sint Maarten?

I may travel with KLM and Winair from Amsterdam to Saint Barthélémy in a single booking, connecting at Juliana airport in Sint Maarten. Some sources have told me I will need to clear passport control ...
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Why are passports controlled two times at arrival to Schengen countries?

From time to time I travel from Turkey to the Schengen countries (Germany, Netherlands, Italy etc.). Not all the time, but sometimes I see that our passports are controlled one more time as soon as we ...
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Are JKT and CGK the same Indonesian Airport?

Is Jakarta Airport (JKT) the same as Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK)? If so, why is the code different? If the two codes means the same thing, why do some airport booking systems use JKT and some others ...
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Will I need any Malaysian Rinngit at Kuala Lumpur airport when I'm leaving the country?

I'm about to leave Malaysia and expect to get a much better rate for my Ringgit here in Chinatown than at the airport. So after having paid for my plane ticket and transportation to the airport, are ...
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Would an object between 7.5 inched to 8 inches be prohibited as carry on?

I have a Karma Grip for my GoPro and it will be the first time I'm traveling with that in my bag. I usually remove it's head so it would fit better in my bag and I end up with an 8 inches grip (a ...
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Short layover in Zurich

Tomorrow I am flying from Geneva to Prague with a layover in Zurich, all operated by Swiss. I should land in Zurich at 16:40, probably at the terminal 1 (since it is a domestic flight). My connecting ...
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Meeting a friend at Heathrow

My friend and I are flying to London separately. One on American Airlines (terminal 3); one on United (Terminal 2B). Our flights are scheduled to arrive about the same time. When we go through ...
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How early to arrive for domestic flight at O'Hare airport?

I have a United Airlines domestic flight from O'Hare airport at 8pm (Thursday in September if it matters) and I want to know how early I need to arrive. I need to check luggage and also I think with ...
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Are most staff at Brussels airport Dutch or French-speaking?

I'm going to Brussels airport and will require some special assistance in addition to the usual check-in procedures. Knowing both Dutch and French adequately, I'd like to know which language most ...
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Any tips and tricks to get a better Wi-Fi connection in airports?

Many airports offer free Wi-Fi but the strength and stability of the signal depends considerably on where you are. Sometimes you get 3+ Mbps (still too slow IMHO but acceptable given that it's free ...
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Flying in and out of Copenhagen. Do I need to go through security?

I will soon be travelling into Copenhagen from London, then from Copenhagen to Sorvagur (Faroe Islands) two hours after landing. I will have no checked-in baggage. The two flights are operated by ...
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Why are bags at baggage claim almost always back side up?

I am sitting at baggage claim waiting for my bag and noticed that almost all "normal" suitcases (not duffel bags, or overly large hard shells with 4 wheels) are almost always arriving on the baggage ...
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When arriving at Stansted, does Eurowings exit passengers via the rear stairs?

When arriving at Stansted airport, does Eurowings (formerly Germanwings) flights exit passengers via the back stairs of the aircraft? Since they allow seat selection, I'm wondering if I should ...
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How to get to ALSA Bus Station Valencia from Valencia Airport?

How do I get to ALSA Bus Station Valencia from Valencia Airport? Can I take the last metro from the Airport? And how do I buy tickets for it? I'm coming at 23:30 and need to be at ALSA Bus Station ...
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Airport transfer in Manila between Terminals 1 and 3

I am soon going on a tour to the Philippines (Cebu) with a stop in Manila. There, I need to transfer from terminal 1 (which serves for international flights only) to terminal 3 (domestic flights only)....
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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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Are there ATMs at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts?

Heading to Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts fairly soon, I've just discovered I don't have as much USD cash as I thought I had left from my last trip west... We've been told we'll ...
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Sending my bike cover from airport A to airport B // pick-up 9 days later

I would like to ask if it is possible to send a package from one airport (Faro, Portugal) to another airport (Vigo, Spain) with my bike cover and pick it up 9 days later. I would like to bike 9 days ...
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Can we leave the Dubai airport during a long layover; do we need a visa? [duplicate]

My friend and I have a 10 hour layover In Dubai. I was wondering could we visit Burj Khalifa in that time. Only problem is that we are arriving at the airport at 23.20h and it is on Monday. We don't ...
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Manchester vs Heathrow: Do they provide similar airport immigration experience to visitors? [closed]

There appears to be a lot of anecdotal evidence available online which imply that Heathrow is the worst UK international airport to enter the UK from, in terms of removals and terrible immigration ...
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Why doesn't the Serbian border police let you re-enter Serbia at Belgrade airport and then re-exit?

I recently flew from Belgrade to Stockholm, arriving at Belgrade airport at 2 AM, with a flight leaving at 6 AM. I had to change Serbian dinars to euros, and the only open bureau de change was ...
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Minimum Connecting time Changi Airport Singapore

Arriving in Singapore by Air India at 7:30 am at Terminal 2 and next flight is Air Asia at 10:10 am, is the connection time for 2:40 minutes sufficient,as will need to clear immigration at singapore ...
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Do you need to translate a parent consent for travelling (flying) abroad?

My parents got me a consent so I could travel to UK this summer. Do I need to have it translated into English?
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Can I ride on the Gatwick monorail after bag-drop/check in?

I'm flying from Gatwick for the first time next week with a train nerd son. We are flying from the North Terminal. After we've dropped our bags (have checked in online already) can we ride the ...
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How much is a safe minimum layover time?

Last year, I traveled on FlyDubai to Istanbul from Pakistan via Dubai. The layover time in Dubai was 1 hour. I had to run through the airport to catch my flight and I was the last person to board the ...
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What happens when you are asked to place item in the hold (checked-in) luggage?

I have an international flight out of a USA airport recently and I've never been through one before (on the way out that is) so this is a question whose answer is not immediately obvious to me. I 've ...
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How does airside transit work at the Düsseldorf and Berlin-Tegel airports?

According to Timatic, the database used by airlines, in order to transit Düsseldorf or Berlin-Tegel airport in Germany airside, i.e. without clearing immigration, the airport authorities must be ...
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Can I have a 28cm pot in hand luggage?

I couldn't find something via my internet search. Is it allowed through security? Flying from Athens to a Greek island. Example of my pot:
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Can I buy a plug adapter in Frankfurt airport?

I'm going to travel from EU to US in a week and I need a plug adapter to charge my phone. But I'm having trouble finding a store that sells US to EU adapters in the city where I live (Riga). I'm ...
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Missed connecting flight

I fell asleep at the gate while waiting for a connection flight to the UK from South Africa. I was connecting on Kenya Airways. They say I have to pay charges which are more than buying another air ...
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flying out of US with four (4) mechanical keyboards

I am flying out of the US (to a European destination) and I need to take four (4) mechanical keyboards (computer keyboards) to a destination with me. Each of the mechanical keyboards has the size of ...
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Are there any flights from Medan to Singkil?

I'd like to go (again) to the Banyaks archipelago on July this year (2017). So does anybody know if there are flights between Medan and Singkil, or Medan and an island on Sumatra west coast ? It ...
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Suggestion for routes from California to Italy? [closed]

I noticed there are no direct flights from USA west coast to Italy. All have connections, but all the routes still end up on Italy's international airports. But mostly because I am searching for ...
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Sleeping in sleeping bag at Helsinki Vantaa airport

I’m going to have a trip through Helsinki Vantaa airport in June 2017. I will arrive late in the evening, but my train won’t leave until early the next morning, so I need to spend one night somehow. ...
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Can I use the same credit card to enter a lounge twice? [closed]

I'm not exactly sure if this is the correct Stackexchange to ask this, but here's hoping. I have a 5 hour layover in Kolkata Airport(India) and my credit card allows me to use the lounge(I have 4 ...
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Wearing neoprene suit in airplane?

Do airlines generally prohibit wearing a neoprene suit underneath one's regular clothes? It could be useful in the event of a plane crash in the middle of the ocean, as a neoprene suit could keep one ...
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Applying for asylum at airport [closed]

How likely is it when someone come to London and applied for asylum in airport, I was watching the uk border force tv show someone enter U.K. With passport and had some sort of visa to transit through ...
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Is no surname in Indian passport a problem? [duplicate]

I have booked a return ticket to Mauritius from Delhi, India for three adults and two children. The passports for the two children, a boy and a girl, have the surname field blank. So, when booking ...
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Passing through security at US airport with a brand new laptop

If I am passing through US airport security with a brand new unopened laptop box. Will I have to take it out of the box or will letting it ride as a box be sufficient?
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Why do people crowd baggage carousels? [closed]

It is really very easy. Just stand a few feet away so that everybody will have enough space to view it and see when their luggage has arrived; when it has they can go up, grab it and be on their way. ...