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How to tell if your flight has an air-bridge or stairs?

Flights JQ747/JQ748 are to/from Launceston Airport, which does not have aerobridges: Due to airport operating restrictions, Launceston airport cannot provide aerobridges to board aircraft. All ...
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In-Transit Waiting Area in USA Airports?

International sterile transit used to exist about 20 years ago in quite a few US airports. You'll find a few references to it in this thread from 2001 on Flyertalk, though even at the time, it was ...
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Can I sleep overnight at Stansted Airport?

Yes. I've done it several times, the most recent being July 2019. It depends when you arrive to if you can go through security though. The airport is 'shut' for a few hours in the middle of the ...
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How can I get from Heathrow T5B to T5A?

Domestic flights from T5 can only leave from T5A so you will indeed have to return to the main building. However any flight can leave from 5A so you might not have to go to 5B or C. If you find ...
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What are the differences between terminals and gates?

Terminals are the buildings which may have several gates. Gates are the exits from/entrances to the aircrafts. E.g. for JFK list of all terminals: http://www.airport-jfk.com/terminals.php. Say, here ...
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I'm meeting my fiancee from Russia this September and would like to meet her in the terminal. Is this possible?

You can ask the airline of her arriving flight if they will give you a gate pass. These are normally given when people must assist family members or friends to get to their gate. It is possible you ...
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How to tell if your flight has an air-bridge or stairs?

It is not the flight/plane themselves that could be the problem, but the airport. If your friend's family member needs extra help to board the plane, then they should ask the airport/airline directly ...
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Rent a car at Palm Springs airport

Yes, the rental car companies at Palm Springs Airport are accessible even if you did not arrive by air (speaking from experience of having rented from PSP before) In fact, I can't think of any ...
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First time traveling by plane - concerned about short connections at Newark

Trip from Madrid to USA: 1hr 50 mins might not be enough as you will have to go through immigration. And if the line is really long you will miss your connection. At SFO airport, many times I have ...
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Do airlines often change airport terminals of scheduled flight?

Not often. An airline at a particular airport usually has facilities in only one terminal. This includes check in desks (with all the required computer connections), baggage handler contracts, as ...
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Arriving in Singapore at 1AM, where to wait until things open in the morning?

Changi does not separate arrivals and departures, so you can use any facilities anywhere in the airport simply by not going through immigration. However, if you have checked bags, it may take some ...
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Is there any difference between a last call and a final call?

No. There's no official glossary of terms used for this purpose. Both "last call" and "final call" are simply ways of saying "we will soon leave without you unless you board.&...
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What does the "Cancelled recovery" status mean?

Recovery means that a diverted flight has returned (or is en route) to its original departure point. The flight in question from Phoenix/PHX to Spokane/GEG had taken off, but its arrival was cancelled ...
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Late night flights from Istanbul

I took a Turkish Airlines flight that departed from Istanbul to South-East Asia past 1 AM last year. It was fine: it's a large, busy airport that's open 24 hours and has many flights in the middle of ...
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Sterile international transfer to another terminal, exit through immigration at other terminal

This depends on a lot of variables. In general there are three different approaches that airports take Mandatory immigration (example US and Canada). When arrive you will go through immigration at ...
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First time traveling by plane - concerned about short connections at Newark

On the outbound trip to the United States. I have a layover of 1h and 50 minutes at Newark Airport. I travel with the ESTA and I carry a checked bag, is it enough time? If the airline sold you the ...
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First time traveling by plane - concerned about short connections at Newark

One more thing since you're new to flying: When you check your bag they will put a paper tape on the handle. When you pick up your bag at EWR do not remove that tape--without it they will not ...
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How can you travel between terminals at DFW (Dallas Fort Worth International Airport)?

There are 2.5 ways, but in almost all cases you need the free Skylink train between terminals. If you're in a rush, the Skylink train is almost certainly fastest. There is an interactive map which ...
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How can I get from Heathrow T5B to T5A?

A couple of years ago, I was in a similar predicament: I had a long time to wait before my departure from T5A, so decided to explore T5B out of curiosity, and only realized that the trains are one-way ...
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Can I wait for someone in the airport with a dog?

While the official airport website is silent on the topic, O'Hare airport guides indicate that animals are not technically allowed inside buildings aside from service animals (whose presence is ...
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What is the purpose of the revolving doors before immigration in CDG airport?

If this is one of the revolving doors I'm thinking about (in CDG 2A IIRC), it's due to the fact that, contrary to many airports, arriving and departing flows are on the same level, while they need to ...
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A place to sleep during a 13-hour layover in Charles-De-Gaulle airport?

There are many hotels around CDG, either at Roissypole (reachable on foot from terminal 3) or reachable using shuttles. The official website has a map and a search form you might use to check rates ...
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Why some flights do not allow connection without going through security

As far as I know, Easyjet does not offer connecting flights as part of their business model. Thus, the default assumption would be that none of the passengers on your incoming flight have a connecting ...
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Are there drinking water fountains airside at London City Airport?

Here's a 2020 info: filtered water refill station located at gates 7&8, and all food and drink places are happy to refill your water bottle on request :)
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Temperature in airport is cold for hygenic or/and safety concerns?

Not all airports are "so cold all the time". Some do not have air conditioning and may be even hotter than high external temperatures (due to press of people, and equipment) and some are practically ...
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Can I ride on the Gatwick monorail after bag-drop/check in?

Yes, you can see on the terminal maps at http://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/passenger-services/airport-maps/ where the shuttle runs, you can use it after you check in but it is before ...
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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?

the time gap between the domestic flight and International flight is 3 hrs. Will it be enough for me to collect the luggage and move to another terminal and complete the checking and security? Maybe, ...
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Travel visa for China (Airport visit only) Japan to China - US Citizen

The 72/144 hour transit without visa facility is for people who are transiting China on their way to a destination outside China. Visaforchina.cn: 2.1 What are the requirements for a 72 hour visa-...
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