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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Notifications for new flights/routes from an airport? [duplicate]

COVID has decimated flight schedules, and while they're slowly trickling back, particularly here in Asia many previously common routes are still running on very limited schedules or halted entirely. ...
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What happens when a passenger forgets a hold bag on the carousel? [duplicate]

A question which has always intrigued me, and I imagine must happen multiples times a day at busy airports - What is the procedure if a customer walks through customs and exits the secured area, ...
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Would a 1.5 layover in Dublin airport from Toronto on my way to London be risky?

I am traveling from Toronto to London via Dublin. I am booking the connecting flights myself, so I arrive in with West Jet and fly out with RyanAir. My flight arrives in at 08:45. There is a flight to ...
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Passport cover worn

I’m due to fly to the Dominican Republic next month and I’m a bit concerned about my passport (UK). The gold writing on the front cover has near enough disappeared. Has anyone else flown with a ...
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Schiphol Gates A8 / A12

Appreciate any info on where Gates A8 or A12 in Schiphol airport are located. Are they real gates or airlines like KLM due to crowded terminals instead of keeping passengers waiting inside arriving ...
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Are pans allowed in hand luggage?

I am traveling via Easy Jet from Berlin airport. am I allowed to take metal/steel pans + sandwich maker in my hand luggage?
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Travelling with a damaged passport but scanner can still read it?

My passport has been damaged by water, (some water marks especially on page where you can see which country I visited) but I went to the French Embassy and the scanner can still read it. Do you think ...
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I am British, my children hold EU passports, which queue should we join at an EU airport?

I have checked this question and this question as well, but neither fits our case. My children are SEND if that makes any difference.
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Where can I see how long it took for checked-in luggage to be made available at the baggage reclaim area for past flights?

I'd like to estimate how long it will take me to leave the airport. If I have checked-in luggage and the immigration is smooth or absent (e.g., domestic flights), the bottleneck is typically waiting ...
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What is the process of going from Dubai Airport to Abu Dhabi? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Abu Dhabi for a job but I have never been outside my country. My questions are: How hard is it to reach departure location from Dubai airport to Abu Dhabi airport? I saw in youtube ...
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How early should we arrive for a domestic flight from SeaTac?

We have an early (for me) domestic flight out of SeaTac on a Saturday morning. Departure time 7:30am. We'll be at a hotel near the airport. Officially SeaTac suggests arriving at least 2 hours early ...
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Drive through Gatwick "dropoff" by mistake

I was at Gatwick to collect a friend. I got confused by the road signs, and drove through the dropoff area by mistake. I drove straight through, came round again, and then parked in short-stay, which ...
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No more days left on my Schengen stay. Can I transit through EU airport back to the US?

I don't have any more days left on my Schengen stay. Could I still transit through an EU airport back to my home country(US)? I would only transfer through one EU airport. Would enter EU from a non-EU ...
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My flight was rescheduled to an early date, when visa is not started yet. Can I enter?

My flight to Vienna was scheduled for April 9, 2022. This is also the date when my visa starts. However, it was rescheduled to April 8. Can I still enter Austria a few hours before my visa starts or ...
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When flying to Geneva, do we follow Swiss or French Covid rules?

I am flying from UK to Geneva for a ski holiday in France. Do we follow Swiss guidelines at airport and need to do PCR before we leave from Geneva? Or the French rules: we don’t?
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Bringing two laptops from UK to EU and back, one bought in UK and one in EU Pre-Brexit

I've read different threads on this topic, but I'm opening a new one because my situation is quite peculiar: I want to take two personal laptops with me on a flight to Italy and then bring them back ...
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Do I need proof of accommodation for my ENTIRE Schengen trip?

If I want to go to a Schengen country like Germany as a US citizen, do I need to show reservations for an ENTIRE 3-month trip, or just proof that I have somewhere to stay upon entering the country? Is ...
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Where is the oversize baggage drop off at Milano Malpensa airport?

Flying from Milano Malpensa with oversize baggage, where do I drop that off?
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Can one use the Emergency WiFi network at Mexico City International Airport (MEX) airport if no disaster is ongoing?

I read on https://aeropuerto-mex.com/en/faqs/ (mirror): Is there free WiFi Internet access? The CDMX WiFi network service is free and for an unlimited time in AICM [=MEX airport] in the boarding ...
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When flying with Volaris, what difference does it make between flying to TIJ or TJX?

In searching flights with Volaris, the destinations offered include "Tijuana TIJ" and "Tijuana Cross-Border Xpress TJX". What is the difference between these? Screenshot example:
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Self declaration for recently cured covid patient -Traveling from India to USA

I was recently diagnosed with covid and plan to travel a few weeks from now from India to the US once I recover. I am on a student visa. I was under the impression that I am allowed to travel after ...
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Can you charge your phone "airside" at Malaga Airport (AGP)

I normally travel from (Kastrup) Københavns Lufthavn (CPH) where there are many outlets where you can just "plug-in" and charge your equipment without any cost. Are there any public outlets, ...
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Tap water fountain to fill up bottle airside at Malaga Airport (AGP)

I want to fill up an empty bottle which I bring with me. Are there any tap water fountains inside and after the security checks at Malaga Airport (AGP)? And if there are, where are they located?
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Can I bring my desktop parts with me to Canada?

I'm from Philippines and I'll be studying in Canada. I will fly in a week, and I'm suddenly speculating if it's okay to bring my desktop parts as checked-in luggage with me. I have dismantled my parts ...
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What are the consequences of getting a positive drug result when your bags are swabbed at the airport?

The question seems suspicious but no, I'm not planning on smuggling any drugs. I ask because I share a house with two other people, both of whom are drug users. They use cocaine, ecstasy, and weed ...
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Transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 in Rome Fiumicino

I am flying from London to Palermo and transferring in Rome Fiumincino. The ticket is for a both flights with the same airline - there is no hold luggage. Will I be able to use the duty free shops in ...
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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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