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A list of airports serving SkyTeam, and whether they have an immigration fast lane on the inbound (if relevant), or a security fast lane on the outbound, and who can gain access.

When travelling entirely within the Schengen zone, there are no immigration controls so the "inbound" column is not relevant.

American airports with SkyPriority are documented by Delta so are not presently included in this list.

If anything more than a valid boarding pass or FF card is needed to gain access to the lane, it will be noted.

Please amend and correct the list according to your experiences.

Airport code Inbound? Outbound? Notes

Africa
ADD No No
CMN Yes, only for J passengers (boarding pass required) Yes for all SP passengers (automatic gates opening upon boarding pass being scanned - tested with Y and SP and worked)
CPT No No
JNB No No
NBO Yes Yes Including separate security screening at the entrance to the terminal
MRU Inbound priority lane at immigration (no strict enforcement). Outbound priority lane for immigration which leads to fast track security.
LOS No Yes.
RAK No inbound fast track, but outbound priority lane for security and immigration on the right hand of normal security entrance
RUN Not applicable Yes
TUN No Yes

Americas / Carribeans
US airports : no priority lane at immigration on arrival. There are usually (but not always) priority lanes for security on departure, but those are usually a joke as they all lead to the TSA agent checking ID and BP and then all lanes are mixed.
BOG No No
BON No No
CTG No No
CUN No No
CUR No No
EZE No Yes, Only for immigration and not for security
FDF Not applicable Yes, all elites
GIG No No
GYE ? No
LIM No No
MEX Unknown Yes, all elites
PUJ No Yes
SCL No Yes
SDQ No No Lounge invite required
SXM No No
UIO No No
YUL No No (09/21 : no more fast track for security because ofCovid)

Asia Pacific
BKK J only J only, but all elites travelling on KL pass required. See post and replies.
BOM No No
DEL No (yes if you have a regular visum, not if you use an eVisum) Yes
DPS No No
HAN Yes Yes
HKG No No
HND No No for immigration, yes for security (only for P pax & FB gold/plat)
ICN No No
KIX No Unknown
KUL No (J/F only) Yes
PUS No No
PVG No Yes, all elites
SGN No No
SIN No (immigration) No (immigration), Yes (security at gate). Exception for immigration for P pax : private immigration counter provided by C.I.P. Lounge.
XMN No Yes

Europe

France

BES No No
BOD No Yes
CDG Yes Yes
LRH : No No
LRT : No No
LYS No Yes
MPL No Yes
MRS No Yes (Hall 4)
NCE No Yes
NTE No No
ORY (west terminal) No Yes
RNS No No
SXB n/a No
TLS No Yes, all terminals (automatic gates)
UIP : No No

Germany
BER No Yes
DUS No Yes, all elites
HAJ Na Yes (SkyP based on signs but often closed)
HAM No Yes
MUC Unknown Yes, all elites
NUE No Yes, Elite+/J only

Ireland
DUB No Yes

Italy
BLQ Unknown Yes, Elite+/J only (?)
CAG No Yes (2019 - Only when flying AF/KL though, denied with AZ flight/ticket)
FCO NA Yes Sky Priority
LIN NA Yes (Sky Priority)
MXP NA Yes (SkyPriority). No (non-SP) companion allowed.
NAP NA Yes

Spain
AGP Unknown Yes (at the right side of the normal security lane)
BCN n/a Yes
BIO No No
IBZ No No
MAD No Yes, all elites (Security fastlane in T2 --> Follow VIP Controls signage)
VLC No No (there is a fast track lane at security, but it seems restricted to families with children, pregnant women, etc)

United Kingdom
BHX NA Yes Sky Priority 2 Access Points
BRS No Yes (Business class + eliteplus only)
GLA No Yes (Boarding pass showing Sky Priority is sufficient)
EDI No Yes (Boarding pass showing Sky Priority is sufficient)
LBA No Yes, all elites
LCY No No
LHR (T4) No Yes
MAN No Yes, Elite+/J only
NWI No Yes but pointless - Sky Priority members have to queue at airport information desk to get Airport Development Fee ticket with special bar code

All others
AMS No Yes, all elites
ARN No Yes, all elites
ATH No Yes
BLL No Yes
BRU Unknown Yes Terminal A
BUD Unknown Yes, all elites
CPH Unknown Yes, all elites
DUB Unknown J only
EIN No No
GDN NA, Yes. "SkyPriority" on BP is not enough, they require membership card
GOT Unknown Yes
GVA No Yes
HAM Unknown Yes
HEL N/A, Yes
IST SP-signed lane, but SAV card required SP-signed lane, but SAV card required The rules of this airport are not clear. See post. See also update May 2015 here
LED No No
OSL NA Yes
OTP No No
PRG Inbound / Outbound immigration: Yes / Security : Yes - SkyPriority (Automatic Gates for departures)
SVG Unknown Yes
SVO No No
TUN No Yes for immigration on departure, No for security
TRD NA Yes
VIE NA Yes, all elites
WAW NA Yes Sky Priority 2 Access Points
ZAG NA (was No until Croatia joined Shengen) Yes - SkyPriority (Automatic Gates for access to departures and manual check for Security)
ZRH Unknown Yes, all elites

Middle-East
BEY : No (immigration arrival) / No (security both pre and post check-in) / No (immigration departure)
DOH Unknown Yes, all elites
DXB No No for J Pax. P pax are escorted.
JED No Yes
MCT No Yes
RUH Yes Yes, Terminal 1, inbound Priority queue at far left of the immigration hall but not particularly quick. For STE+, J
TLV No Yes for pre-checkin security (Both Sky Priority and C pax), post check-in security (Metal Detector/X-ray) for only C pax (not for Elites/Elites+)

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Old Mar 13, 15, 1:02 pm
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edited the wiki: Fast lane for security in Terminal A at least for Elite+ in BRU
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As AR offers Sky Priority to Elite for checking in, I believr SP is avalaible for the whole process.

Beware if you are flying UX, in terminal A no Sky Priority for security ou migraciones.
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Old May 25, 15, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by nicolas75
Fast lane (after landing) for immigration controls : dedicated fast lane indicated for SkyPriority passengers (but you have to negotiate as a document - did not understand which one - is required to get access to the fast lane )
Originally Posted by irishguy28
French nationals are exempt from requiring a visa to enter TURKEY - one of the few nations who do not need to buy a visa on arrival. I suspect that the "document" you are referring to was whatever agent's attempt to show that most people need to get in line to buy a visa before they can join the line (fast track or normal) to pass through immigration.
Originally Posted by nicolas75
Are you sure?

Why didn't she ask where I came from?

The situation was really embarrassing. I was the first to get off the plane and when I arrived at the immigration control, there was a huge queue (and it was late in the evening).

I was happy to see that there was a fast lane for SkyPriority passengers (with some other airlines), but when I arrived at the end of the lane, the lady repeated : "Have you [some document]. Ticket does not matter!!"

Everybody was complaining, and we showed the SkyPriority sign, but she repeated : "Ticket does not matter! You must have [the document]!". When I asked where can I get it, she did not reply.

She asked her supervisor to come. 5 minutes after some other people complaing, she said: "How many are you? ok, go!"
Originally Posted by nicolas75
No, she showed me some little pink/red piece of paper.

Nobody in the line was understanding what she really wanted.
Originally Posted by nicolas75
Is there any immigration/security fast lane:
YES

Inbound:
Despite the SkyPriority sign, you need a TAV primeclass Fast Track Card (you can only get it at IST airport, so ask for one at AF check-in ciunter for your next flight

Outbound:
Same story. Despite the SkyPriority sign, you need to ask for a TAV card at check-in counter.
"Fast track has nothing to do with SkyPriority" said again and again the lady at Fast Track control, despite the SP sign and the fact that you can get a card at check-in as Skyteam Elite Plus

The AF supervisor did not know about the issue (and did not even know that there is a SkyPriority logo at the entry of the Fast Track).
Originally Posted by stimpy
I've used the fast track at IST many times. The guard there just wants to see some kind of evidence that you aren't just some bum off the street. I've never had a problem using that lane even when flying economy.

I love the Access 1 at CDG and wish they had something like that at AMS. I'm about to fly to AMS and I'll have to stand in the generic line with all the tourists.
Originally Posted by stimpy
You walk all the way down to the end at the last booth for business class. IME a business class BP, or economy BP with elite status, or just a white man in a suit is all it takes. But the decision seems to be arbitrary so no guarantees.
I'm posting from Skyteam lounge in IST. I read again this thread after my arrival in IST a few days ago but I should have read it before leaving France. I think I took the same flight as Nicolas75, arriving in IST around 23:15. We were 10 min late, disembarking by bus and then arrived around 23:45 in a complete nightmare at immigration : I'm talking about I think 1000-1500 people in line at both the lines for Turkish citizens and the line for visitors. All the parallel lines for queuing were completely full and so there was an overflow of people in corridors leading to the immigration points. On my way there I was desesperatly looking for a priority lane. I saw a line labeled "TK business class passengers + the star alliance logo, but no Sky Priority sign anywhere (or I completely miss it). So I guessed that there was no priority lane for AF pax and I was wrong obviously reading this thread. It took me 1h15 to clear this mess in a 35 degrees room. Definitely not a pleasant experience. I arrived at my hotel at 1:30 am

So after having read this thread and despite being OLCIed and only having carry-on, I stopped at the AF counters (subcontractors) and they indeed gave me a fast track card. I complained about the situation on arrival and it was obvious that they were aware of it and so they gave me another card for my next arrival.
But as regular immigration counters were deserted for departure this afternoon, I didn't use it and so I have 2 now
Seriously, AF should address this. In BKK, where you need also fast track card, staff is waiting in the jetway to distribute them. Or they should convince the airport to abandon those stupid cards and just scan BP to check eligibility and bill the airline for the service.
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When I have flown on BA to IST I received a kind of priority card in the J cabin, which I was able to use to gain access to the fast track immigration lane.
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Originally Posted by Calchas
When I have flown on BA to IST I received a kind of priority card in the J cabin, which I was able to use to gain access to the fast track immigration lane.
That's definitely the way to do it.
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
That's definitely the way to do it.
For example, SU does that for all SkyP passengers in BKK. One FA checks the PIL to distribute the Fast Track cards while still in flight.
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Originally Posted by saraoutou
edited the wiki: Fast lane for security in Terminal A at least for Elite+ in BRU
Funny thing, I tried my luck at the automated gates for fast track and they opened for me yesterday as FB Silver , after first getting red lights instead of green at these gates. Glitch? or did someone manually open the gate for me?
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
Thank you Calchas ^
For US airports, I believe the situation is always the same :
-inbound (immigration) : there is no fast track anywhere for immigration, with the notable exception of AF P pax in some selected airports.
- outbound (security): there is SkyPriority (or equivalent) in all airports served by DL/AF/KL
Has anyone a list of which selected US airports have fast track immigration for P pax?
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Originally Posted by lloydah
Has anyone a list of which selected US airports have fast track immigration for P pax?
for AF ? if yes, consider that it is all stations served with P.
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
for AF ? if yes, consider that it is all stations served with P.
Thanks, this will be IAD so not looking forward to those people movers even less the queues at the end on arrival. Done LH F and although they collected your bags off the carousel for you that was about it.
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Originally Posted by lloydah
Thanks, this will be IAD so not looking forward to those people movers even less the queues at the end on arrival. Done LH F and although they collected your bags off the carousel for you that was about it.
IMHO what is key in a US airport is priority immigration...
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Paris Orly (ORY)

Paris ORY
Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Inbound :
No

Outbound:
Immigration : yes
Security : yes

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Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Inbound :
Not applicable

Outbound:
Security : no
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Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Inbound :
Not Applicable

Outbound:
Security : no
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
Paris ORY
Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Outbound:
Immigration : no
Security : yes
Actually, the Accs No. 1 at ORY West Hall 3 is a lane that leads first to immigration and then to security. However, for security, pax in the fast lane may be mixed up with others, so it's not really that strict a separation.
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