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 can I do at Haneda airport for 8 hours in the evening?

I have an 8 hour layover at Haneda Airport from 5pm to 1am, what can I do during this time? I would like to get out and see a bit of the area, so thinking if there is a tour or something that would ...
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Can i leave the airport in japan during a 20 hour layover? [duplicate]

I live in canada but am traveling back home to india. One of the cheaper flights is through japan but it has a 22 hour layover. I am used to long layovers but just want to know if I can leave the ...
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How to get to Barcelona airport from downtown during the marathon 2021

So I’m staying at this hotel close to the cathedral and I need to get to the airport in Barcelona tomorrow by 10 AM. According to the marathon website, via Laietania will be closed off, so I’m ...
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Can I bring hair treatment products and shampoo/conditioner over 100ml in my checked luggage?

Okay so I'm sorry if it's a dumb question but I've never been in a plane before and I'm LOST. I just wonder if I can take my treatment hair products and my shampoo/conditioner OVER 100ml in my checked ...
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May relatives without boarding passes accompany ticketed passengers to the departure gate?

My daughter is 18 years old. She will travel to Doha, Qatar (DOH). I want to make sure she’s safe and walk with her to the gate where she will board the airplane. I bought two tickets Daughter’s ...
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Arriving at SAW airport in Istanbul, Turkey 9-12 hours before flight departure

I'm scheduling a domestic flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) in Istanbul, Turkey. I'm looking to book a flight at 6:00 A.M. How early is it possible for me to go to the ...
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student US visa Indian Travelling on a British airways flight from USA to Mumbai with change planes at LHR . Do I need a Transit visa? [duplicate]

I wish to take a British airways flight from US to India in Dec 2021 with a change of flights at terminal 5 LHR London . I am an Indian student with valid US student visa . Do I need a transit visa?...
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Where can one park one's car for free for a few weeks reasonably close to Seattle (SEA) airport? [closed]

I wonder where one can park one's car for free for a few weeks (preferably >1 month) reasonably close to Seattle (SEA) airport. Let's say reasonably = less than 1h car ride.
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Is it legal to take photos at the airport?

I'll be going from Dublin to London on a trip in November. I have recently purchased a high-quality Nikon camera. I'd like to take photos of the start of my journey and not just when I arrive. My ...
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Can money orders written to myself be used as proof of funds at border control?

I want to know if the unusual scenario of money orders written to myself would work as proof of sufficient funds, instead of the usual credit cards or bank statements. This is because I am currently ...
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Must airlines switch to "Last Call" before closing the gate?

This morning, in an Italian international airport, I was in line to board a Ryanair flight. Since the line wasn't moving (they were probably waiting for an empty bus), I went to the toilette where ...
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Can I change planes to transit via the USA, when I am not allowed to enter it for non-essential reasons due to covid restrictions?

I'm a Dutch citizen, and on September, right as Canada begins allowing foreign tourists, I plan to fly there for a much-desired holiday. The affordable flight connections however all require me to ...
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Best option to take a flight when I book two separate flights one domestic connecting to another international flight at EWR?

I have booked two separate flights one from domestically in the US at EWR Newark airport. And other one is an International long journey flight to India. So the time gap between the domestic flight ...
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When a US permanent resident enters the US via SFO's Global Entry lane, do they have to speak to any officers or is the entry process fully automated?

I wonder whether, when a US lawful permanent resident enters the US via SFO's global entry lane, they have to speak to any US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers or whether the entry process ...
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Buying tickets and finding the train station at the Copenhagen airport [duplicate]

Soon I will have to travel to Malmö, Sweden by train from the Copenhagen airport. However, it will be my first time at the Copenhagen airport and I have no clue what to do. So I was wondering whether ...
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Does Amex or Priority Pass have access to the Saga Lounge at Keflavik Airport?

I’m pretty new to this domain, so sorry if I do something wrong. I’m going to fly from Keflavik Airport and I want to stay in the Saga Lounge, but I’m conflicted. One website says you can use Amex, a ...
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Why does London have 6 international airports?

Why does London need 6 international airports plus 16 general aviation airports? I read it in an article recently. Are all of these civilian passenger flights or is there a mix of passenger, cargo and ...
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How do you prevent somebody from stealing your luggage when traveling by air?

I've basically never flown. So I'm asking as somebody who has near-zero experience with airports. Especially modern ones. I very much worry that, after my luggage is "checked in" and ...
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Is the baggage content and its weight/dimensions checked during self-check-in at airports?

I'm new to international travel and I'm trying to understand the general check-in process at airports. During self-check-in for baggage, does anyone check the baggage contents and measure its weight ...
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When traveling with airplanes internationally, do they scan/check the non-hand baggage which is separated from the people area in the plane?

If I were to book a ticket to travel to somewhere in the USA from Europe right now, and I bring one large traveling bag and one small backpack with me, with the big one containing a baton (thus a ...
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Transiting Budapest Airport in Times of COVID

I'm supposed to fly from BUD to the US at the end of the month. Due to COVID restrictions, as a US citizen, I can't enter Hungary; however, according to the BUD airport website and various government ...
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Why booking services never consider MIA for transfers?

I noticed that none of the services I tried to find a flight offer a transfer at MIA airport. However I can come up with what Kayak calls "hacker fare" by combining individual flights. Is ...
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Which steps happen before you fly internationally (check-in / boarding)?

I've only been at the airport a couple of times in my life and it's been quite a long time since my last flight. My girlfriend will fly soon and I wonder how much time we will have together at the ...
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Can I show my Coinbase balance for proof of sufficient funds at border control?

I have money in both BTC and USD in my Coinbase wallet. I'm a US citizen going to the EU.
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Which airport is open more in late December, early January. Denver or Chicago?

My google foo is failing me. I am booking travel in late December, early January and need to change planes. I have two reasonable options, Denver and Chicago. Prices/times are similar. Which closes ...
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Few hour layover in Japan, with expired Chinese passport and valid US permanent resident card?

I am trying to plan for my mom who will be traveling from Guam to the US, but she has a connecting flight in Japan, which has a 2-5 hour layover. She has an expired Chinese passport due to the ...
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Traveling the world without entering countries?

Under Covid-19, many countries don’t allow visitors in. So I wonder whether it would be possible to travel from transit zone to transit zone, without a planned itinerary. Say, I book a ticket from ...
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How can I know ahead of time in which aisle the check-in counter will be located at the airport?

For example, let's take the case of flight Qatar Airways QR 738, which departs from SFO airport. Searching the flight number on Google will indicate the departure terminal, not the check-in counter ...
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Separate Ticket Transit - Does it matter which country the transit is in?

This is for a Sri Lankan national traveling from Sri Lanka to Bahamas, no checked in baggage, transiting without VISA. Ticket #1: Single Ticket sold by Emirates: CMB to DXB (Emirates), DXB to GRU (...
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Transit in PTY on separate tickets, what happens when you miss the flight?

We're allowed to transit via PTY up to 12 hours air side (without entering Panama). Say we missed our connecting flight and the next connecting flight is in a week. We don't have any checked in ...
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Can you book multiple seats in the same flight for the same passenger in separate tickets and not show up for one ticket?

This is for 2 Sri Lankan nationals, no check in luggage, traveling with normal Sri Lankan passports, and transiting without VISAs. We need to get to Bahamas. They will have enough connection time (...
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Connecting flights - How does ticket and boarding work?

So I have a multi leg journey: Colombo to Dubai, Dubai to Brazil, Brazil to Panama, Panama to Nassau. I will book the single ticket on Emirates website. On the day of flying, do I go to the Colombo ...
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What happens if I test positive for COVID in-transit at Doha Airport?

I know that if you test positive at the departure airport, you won't be allowed on the plane. If you test positive at the arrival airport, you will probably be sent to isolation, either at home or ...
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Can I take portable speakers with lithium batteries as carry-on on an Air India flight?

I am travelling from Lucknow to Bengaluru. I already have my Phone (4500 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer Battery), and a power bank (2000mAh Lithium Polymer Battery) with me. I want to carry this item boat ...
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Booking flight tickets for someone in another country? First time flying

I need to book 2 separate tickets for Emirates, Turkish, and Copa airlines for my fiance and her father. I have never bought plane tickets before and they have never flown before. Is it better for me ...
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Can I bring a single shot of live ammunition onto the plane from US to UK as a souvenir?

I’m on holiday in the US and I’m planning on going to shoot some guns at the gun range. As a souvenir, I would like to bring a single shot of ammo (maybe a 9mm or something small) with me to the UK, ...
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I forgot a piece of jewelry in Hong Kong, can I get someone to give it to me in the airport while staying in international area?

Last year, I forgot a piece of jewellery from my friends' place in HK. I will be travelling from the UK to the Philippines with a layover in HK. Can my friend have the piece of jewellery handed over ...
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Where is the shown sleeping area at Schiphol airport?

I'm soon flying to Schiphol arriving in the late evening, and wish to sleep airside before continuing my journey by train in the early morning. Came across the below image which is reportedly in the D ...
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How to get back a backpack lost on train or airport in Germany?

I landed at Frankfurt airport terminal, and I had my luggage until I had to take the train going to Frankfurt hbf. After reaching my destination, I realized I lost my backpack. The bag contains a ...
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What is the furthest one could be from a regional/major airport in mainland Australia?

The scenario: I'm cycling/hiking through Aus and get an emergency call to fly somewhere, what's the furthest out (in kilometers, as the crow flies), that I could be from a regional (ie, Port Lincoln) ...
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Transiting from Terminal 1 to 3 at Dubai airport [duplicate]

Good day, i'm a Cameroonian student and I will be travelling from MADURAI to DOUALA and transiting through Dubai airport from spicejet flight to kenya airways. Will I need a transit visa to transit ...
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Is there any COVID restriction to do a layover in Paris, France?

A friend from Brasil is coming to Spain and she's found a flight from Sao Paulo with a layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle. She has the Italian passport too. Will she have to do any test or provide any ...
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I withdrew money after I was granted UK tier 4 student visa and now I am wondering if it will cause any problems when I reach UK? [closed]

I showed bank statements of around £20000 in total in my own account and my father's account. I also Included a sponsorship certificate affidavit of support from my father which tells that he will be ...
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Can the check-in agent at the airport see at what price the passenger has purchased the flight ticket?

Can the check-in agent at the airport see at what price the passenger has purchased the flight ticket?
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How can we know ahead of time (= before going to the airport) how much time it takes to reach to a boarding gate after passing security?

How can we know ahead of time (= before going to the airport) how much time it takes to reach to a boarding gate after passing security and passport check? Reaching the gate can take quite some time (...
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Do Airlines Pay Airports For Check-in Areas? [closed]

I don't know if this is off-topic or not, but I don't know where else to ask this other than aviation. I'm just wondering if airlines had to pay for the check-in areas they operate with. It's a big ...
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transit through London Luton (LTN)

My wife was thinking of travelling through LTN on her way until we found out that there's apparently no airside transit area in LTN and you need to pass through border control, so even if you catch ...
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Bicycle Transport Venice Airport

We (2 people) are traveling to Venice by bike and we plan to fly back from Marco Polo Airport. We will stay in Venice for a couple of days after. We will park the bike in the San Marco Bike garage (...
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What is the process for getting on a flight in India, starting from entry to the airport?

First, I am travelling from Ahmedabad to Hubbli airport inside India, only I don't even have a passport to travel, and I don't even know what the process is for going inside airport for check-in. ...
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Is the age to buy alcohol in the duty-free in an airport the same as the country?

I'm flying back to the UK from Malta this weekend, and in Malta the drinking age to buy alcohol is 17 (which is how old I am.) Would I be able to buy alcohol from the Maltese airport?

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