Airports

Airports are portals to fun adventure and holidays. But they can also be stressful, busy places. Ask questions here about airports, domestic and international, and how best to navigate them for smooth traveling.

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Airports
Demographics

How many people work at LAX airport?

According to the LAX webpage (linked below) they estimate that there are "59,000 jobs directly attributable to LAX are located on or near the airport."

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New York City
Airports

Does LaGuardia Airport have smoking rooms?

No. There are very few airports left in the U.S. that have smoking rooms, and LaGuardia is not one of them.

For a full list of which airports have smoking rooms and which don't, see the Related Link below.

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What is the closest airport to Pasadena CA?

BUR is a nearby regional airport in Burbank. Otherwise, LAX in Los Angeles would be most useful.

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Miscellaneous
Airplanes and Aircraft
Airports

Who uses a windsock?

Windsocks are primarily used by pilots at airports or heliports that don't have air traffic control towers or when the control tower is closed. Pilots usually takeoff and land their aircraft into the wind and use a windsock to determine wind speed, direction, and which runway to use. Some airports also have automated weather reporting equipment that broadcasts weather information over a radio frequency.

Windsocks are mounted on a swivel and point to the direction the wind is blowing. The tail of the windsock hangs limp to indicate when there is no wind. As the wind increases, the tail rises, giving the pilot an indication of how strong the wind is blowing.

Even at large airports with operating control towers, windsocks are sometimes placed near the landing threshold of each runway. The pilot can see the windsock and determine wind speed and direction when taking off or landing. The wind speed and direction that is issued to the pilot by the air traffic controller or automated weather observation is usually derived from a sensor near the center of the airport. The wind might be substantially different at a particular runway.

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Airlines

Can you smoke on international flights?

There is no law or safety regulation that prohibits it. However it is the policy of all American carriers and most of the larger international carriers to prohibit all smoking on their aircraft.

That being said, some of the smaller Asian and African airlines still allow smoking.

Also, smoking is still allowed on most charter aircraft.

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Virginia
US Marine Corps

What is the closest airport to Quantico Va?

MCAS Quantico or Dulles International Airport.

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Job Descriptions

What is an airport luggage carrier called?

porter

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What airport do I fly into when going to Oahu?

Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL)

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What airports are close to Wappinger Falls NY?

Stewart International Airport (SWF) is a decommissioned Air Force base, formerly known as Stewart Field. Located in Newburgh, New York, 18.4 miles away from Wappingers Falls, it is presently serviced by Delta Connection, JetBlue, and USAirways Express.

If you are looking to fly your own Cessna into Wappingers, try the Dutchess County Airport (POU), located right in the Town of Wappinger. It no longer has commercial flights.

Beyond those, there's Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, 53 miles away, but it is serviced by more airlines and flights than SWF.

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Pennsylvania
Airports

Which is the nearest airport to Pennsylvania?

You could fly right into the state if you wanted to for example Philadelphia International Airport (PHI) or Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). If you only want to get close without entering the state you could consider Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

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What international airports have smoking lounges?

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bahrain

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Who is Pearson International Airport named for?

Lester B. Pearson -- former Prime Minister of Canada who also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for helping to solve the Suez Crisis in Egypt. His contribution was mostly in the suggestion of placing a peacekeeping force in the region to prevent further hostilities between Egypt, on the one hand, and Britain, France and Israel, on the other. Pearson also advocated placing a maple leaf on the Canadian flag. His suggestion was ultimately adopted for the current, modern Canadian flag.

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DIY Projects

How do they deice airport runways?

Most airports simply use snowplows and salt on the runways. Just like what is used on roads and highways.

Some airports also use "snow melters" - large tractors or trucks fitted with blowers that blow hot air onto the surface of the runway like a giant hair dryer. The snow and ice may also be scooped up and brought to a mobile snow melting machine for disposal.

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Airports

What is KLM's main hub airport?

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Norway
Airports

What is the closest airport to Bode Norway?

Bodø city has its own airport: Bodø Lufthavn.

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Passport Requirements

What type of id do you need at an airport?

passport if going out of usa..drivers lis....ticket

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Flight Times

How long does it take from east midlands airport to menorca?

About two and a half hours. Menorca is one hour ahead of UK so the outward journey appears like 3.5 hours and inbound appears like 1.5 hours because the airlines quote local time for departure and arrival.

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Banking
Airports

Can you cash a check at the airport?

A small one will not have a bank but large ones can have many ATM machines and banks. With the right ID or an account, you could cash a check.

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Airports

A place where motor cars are kept?

My driveway

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Greece
Athens

What is there to do in Athens airport?

when will cme passengers jst v have to checking

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New York City
Airports

How much is a taxi from John F. Kennedy to Grand Central Station?

The city's yellow cabs have a $45 flat rate (not including tolls and tip) between JFK and anywhere in Manhattan.

Car services will charge roughly the same amount (between $40 and $50, again, not including tolls and tip). The city's two best and biggest car service companies are Carmel (212-666-6666) and Dial 7 Car & Limo (212-777-7777).

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Post Offices

What Are the hours of the Honolulu Airport Post Office?

Mon-Fri 7:30am-8:00pm

Sat 8:00am-4:00pm

Sun Closed

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Airlines

What major airport is closest to gulf shores al?

Pensacola FL (PNS IATA code) is the closest airport that is international. Mobile is the closest regular airport that takes jets.

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What is the Bellingham airport parking fees?

9 bucks a day...no weekly rate....that is both the long and short term cost.

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Zurich
John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

What is the airport code of Zurich airport?

Zurich Airport, Switzerland

  • IATA airport code: ZRH
  • ICAO airport code: LSZH
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