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Ask at the airport information desk, lost property, or a luggage shop (thanks @Fattie). They most likely know some way of ensuring the contents gets given to a charity or at least recycled properly. Subterfuge will at the very least create overhead for the airport personnel, who will have to either destroy the contents safely or hold on to it for a long ...


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The fundamental problem is that what you want to do - leave a bag somewhere and depart without having it associated with you - is exactly what a bomber would want to do. Therefore, I do not believe there is any way to do this without risking being mistaken for a bomber. I think that trying to leave a bag at an airport will inherently cause a security scare....


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I nominate Paris Vatry airport. 147 km from Paris. Don’t even think there’s a direct link to Paris...


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I was finally able to get into contact with London Luton Airport, who stated that i'd be able to pass through security ~5h before departure - which is the point at which the airline activates the flight.


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Tell a member of airport staff that the bag is broken - perhaps even break off something to do with the handle or a wheel (in a toilet, less visible) as these bags aren't so robust. Tell then you didn't have much in it anyway, and where can you throw it away.


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My answer will be about how to get help in a "complicated situation". Other people have already explained that you need permission from your parents to travel; and the police will return you to your parents if they notice you haven't one. While we do not know you situation, there are a number of ways to get help to resolve a difficult situation. Even if you ...


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Google was wrong. There are two airports "in" Reykjavík: Reykjavík Airport, which is close to town and serves only domestic destinations and Greenland, and Keflavík International Airport, a.k.a. Reykjavík–Keflavík, which is 50km to the west and which has all the international flights. At the time when the question was posted, if you searched Google ...


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You will be arriving at Keflavik (KEF), which is a 40-ish minute drive outside Reykjavik. Keflavik is now the main airport for Reykjavik, and all the car hire agencies have a presence there.


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For any landing in the US, you have to go through immigration, no matter what your further plans are - there is no concept like 'Transit Area'. After that, you are inside the United States, and free to go anywhere you like. In your case, immigration is actually in Toronto already (so be early at the airport!), and you are technically 'in the US' before you ...


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Just because your bag is triggered doesn't mean you will be in trouble. I bought a backpack at Heathrow duty free while in transit to the US which triggered a positive hit on the explosive wand - while it was still in the plastic. It got swiped twice, detected twice, and then the inspector looked at it and just let me through, no muss no fuss. In your case,...


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If you don't know what a visa is then you haven't begun to understand the complexity of what you seem to be attempting. You can visit the UK on a US passport without a visa, but you can't live there. If you show up at the UK border you can expect to be asked about your plans. If you don't have a credible plan for your stay, including how you'll return to ...


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The defunct Ciudad Real Airport, also marketed as "South Madrid Airport", is/was about 200 km (227km from the Puerta del Sol, the official distance) away from Madrid


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The main reasons on why the OP's baggage never arrive one of the first fall under two broad categories - priority baggages and when you check your baggage. Some baggage get prioritised when getting off the plane Flight class matters As the OP has pointed out in the question, the order for a baggage to be loaded on the luggage belt (or their equivalent) ...


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The German Bundespolizei suggests that to leave Germany as a minor you should have a letter by both/all of your legal guardians, stating your identity, their identity and contact details, your travel plans, the identity of any adults other than your guardians you're traveling with. This is completely independent of your passport or immigration status. ...


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Houston, Texas, has two major airports. If you're flying from YYZ to SYD by way of Houston, you're almost certainly flying through IAH, otherwise known as George Bush Intercontinental Airport. As the other answers mention, once you're past immigration, you're free to go wherever you like; however, as a longtime Houston resident, I will give you a local's ...


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San Diego, California and SAN: about 1.5km from downtown to the airport perimeter, and just over 3 km to the main passenger terminal.


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You can send it "Poste restante" to the Post office in the airport. Just address it to: Mr or Mrs Firstname Lastname Poste restante 8060 Zürich The Post Office is located in arrivals 3, and is open every day with pretty long hours (7h30-21h00 Monday-to-Friday, 8h00-21h00 Saturdays and Sundays). Note however that this will probably work only if the parcel ...


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Your best bet is Eilat, Israel. The airstrip and the terminal is literally at the city centre. Eilat's population as of 2017 is 50,724, so it satisfies your condition of a decent-sized city.


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It doesn't matter. I have rented cars at airports without flying many times, including in Europe, such at Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), and Luleå Airport in Sweden. I've found that those may or may not be cheaper, but almost always have longer opening hours and a wider offer, compared to city car rental places — if the latter ...


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YMQ is a catchall for the airports in the Montreal metro area (similarly, LON is used for London, TYO for Tokyo, NYC for New York, etc.). YUL is the main international airport (Pierre Eliott Trudeau) YMX is Mirabel airport (cargo only right now, as far as I know) YHU is Saint-Hubert, used for smaller planes on shorter routes from within the province of ...


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It just fails to beat your 'Frankfurt' Hahn, but Lydd Airport is also called London Ashford Airport, even though it's 117 km from central London. Given usual traffic conditions, that's probably a longer drive with a car than from Hahn to Frankfurt.


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Babies and small children at the airport Did you bring your own baby food to the airport? You can have it heated in all restaurants at the airport. Our staff are happy to be of assistance. Microwave ovens are available in most of the airport restaurants.


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It's 1,5 km on foot (1,23 km in a straight line) from the Gibraltar International Airport terminal to the beginning of the Main Street. Although Gibraltar's population is officially only 32k, so I don't know if it's decent-sized enough for the purpose of the question ;) Google Maps


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If you have a US passport, you don't need a Visa to travel to the UK . Most airlines allow you to travel alone when you are 12 or older. Different airlines have different rules, you should check with your airline Some airlines may require a letter of consent from your parents or guardian (Erziegungsberechtigter) You may get some questioning at check in or at ...


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Billy Bishop airport in Toronto is less than a 200m from the Toronto central waterfront. How far it is from the city center depends mostly on how you define city center.


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Leave the bag, fully emptied and all pockets opened, next to the largest trash can you can find. A note saying RUBBISH/垃圾 inside would also be nice. This way it's not going to cause a security scare, and the airport's hassle of disposing it will be minimal. It's still basically littering though, and the right thing to do would be bring the bag to ...


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It's a bit of a cheat, but Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is approximately 150 km from the geographic center of Yellowstone National Park. Of course, Yellowstone National Park is huge; the closest point in the park is "only" about 75 km away as the crow flies, while the farthest point is about 200 km away. The park headquarters are 96 km ...


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Expanded Answer: Since someone asked below I figured I'd expand on this. Here, I pulled the number of flights per day of week for the whole year 2018 by month: That's a lot of numbers to look at, but the summary looks like this: In total, there are around 8.6 million flights that either happened or will happen in 2018. The daily average is about 23,800. ...


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Frame challenge (, I think they say here ....) @Autumn - how do you plan on supporting yourself when arriving in the UK? As a minor, you will not be able to work, rent property, or open a bank account in the UK. I don't know your situation, but as you've not mentioned friends or family I'm concerned you may be planning to meet somebody you've met on the ...


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If you have a boarding pass (whether that was obtained via online check-in or via a kiosk at the airport), then you can skip the check-in counter completely and head straight to security/immigration. If there is a need for them to sight your passport (eg, to check you have the required visas) then one of two things will happen : 1) You will not be allowed ...


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