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This is usually checked based on the expected transit time before you board the previous flights. An airline will always check if you meet the conditions for the destination and all transit points, based on their notion of what your itinerary is. (As an aside, remember that they do that to protect themselves, as countries will fine them if they let somebody ...


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Not really an answer to the question but too long for a comment and very important to consider: Self connection is VERY different from an airline connection. A 1 hour self connection is in my opinion a non-starter. Check in closes 60 minutes before departure and for international flights you need to be at the gate either 30 or 45 minutes before scheduled ...


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PTY is an extremely simple airport for transit. There's no separation of departing and arriving passengers, so you literally go directly from your arrival gate to your departure gate. As long as you don't go downstairs to immigration you won't even see them. Just get off the first plane, check a departure board for your gate number, and go directly to it. I ...


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We flew Copa Air from SFO > PTY > ASU in September, with an eight-hour layover in PTY. Our luggage was checked through, and we wanted to leave the airport to take a local tour during the layover. We went through Immigration and Customs to leave airside, and then went through them again (and security, too) when arriving back at PTY for the departing flight. ...


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Cooperativa de Trabajo/RL Cooptram is located in the lower level of Panama's Tocumen International Airport (PTY): (507) 238-3143 info@cooptramrl.com Storage fees for services (24 hours): Suitcases US $ 5.00 per unit Boxes US $ 6.00 per unit Surfboards US $ 8.00 per unit TV US $ 8.00 per unit Others US $ 8.00 per unit ...


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Bus Is Cheapest But You Need a METROBUS Card The English version of the Tocumen Airport webpage on public transport mentions only taxis, which makes it easy to assume that taxis are the only form of public transport connecting the airport to the city. This is not the case however, as the Spanish version of the Tocumen Airport webpage on public transport ...


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If you have (or pay for) access to the Copa VIP lounge, there is an area inside under camera, along with four keyed storage lockers, you can leave your luggage for short periods of time. The service is included with the cost of access to the lounge


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The METROBUS Card can only be purchased in the selected Point of Sales and Recharge (POS). Unfortunately, at the time of writing, according to the METROBUS website it would seem that there is no METROBUS POS at Tocumen Airport. Here is an up-to-date list of these POS from the METROBUS website. However this online newspaper article from La Prensa dating 2013 ...


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1.2 hours is enough for taking the connecting flight in Panama? Generally yes, you have very a good chance of making this. But it's not guaranteed: 1h 20 min isn't that much time and there is always a chance that your inbound flight is severely delayed, that there are paperwork hiccups or process changes, etc. No connection is ever 100% safe, so it comes ...


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Unless you are able to clarify otherwise, "with one itinerary with two separate tickets Lufthansa and Copa Airlines" would tell me that you booked these two legs of your trip separately. (eg. you went online and purchased your Lufthansa ticket and then your Copa ticket) If this is indeed the case, then you will have to: Exit the transit area in Panama Go ...


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I've used it before. Once you clear customs and walk 'out' of the queues, it will be to your right hand side. It seems to be a pretty casual security situation. While I think the staff are honest, retrieving my bags was no more than pointing out which were mine and handing over the money without a close verification of the receipt. I wouldn't store anything ...


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While the city is only 15 minutes drive from the airport at times, given your narrow window, it would make more sense for your friend to come to the airport to meet you. Indeed, Wikitravel suggests that in busy periods, it can even take up to an hour, which you don't want if you're stressing about getting back to your flight! Assuming your bags are checked ...


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The above answer is correct. You cannot get on the bus without a metrocard swipe. But if you get on the highway (take a bus to the nearest hotel/pay a cab to drop you), then start walking towards the city, the bus drivers will honk at you and pick you up. The cab fair is generally $30 - never pay more than that. You can also use Uber. Even if Uber says ...


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