Old Oct 12, 2013, 12:05 pm
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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
DAR no yes (special passport control and security then straight into the CIP lounge)
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
Canadian airports: there are no status/class-of-service-based priority lanes at immigration for any airline. For security:
  • YOW ?
  • YUL Yes
  • YVR
    • AF No (no airline priority lane at the time the flight departs)
    • KL ?
  • YYZ Yes

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
FRA No, Yes but J-class only
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)
ALC No Yes
BCN n/a Yes
BIO No No
IBZ No No
MAD No Yes, all elites (Security fastlane in T2 --> Follow VIP Controls signage)
SVQ : No Yes, but only for J pax (Elites+ in Y not eligible)
VLC No Yes

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
BGO Unknown 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
AUH : No (immigration) / No (security)
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 Jul 13, 2019, 5:01 pm
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AMS outbound - all elites? I'm sure outbound is elite plus / sky priority only and has been that way for about two years?
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Old Jul 15, 2019, 7:56 am
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Added LIN and new policy for CAG.
I asked yesterday in CAG and apparently they now allow Elites/J customers but only when flying with AF/KL (not with AZ).
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Old Jul 21, 2019, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by The doomed
AMS outbound - all elites? I'm sure outbound is elite plus / sky priority only and has been that way for about two years?
The sign says Skypriority but they let FB Silver through as well. I assume the same holds up for elites from other programs.
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Old Sep 25, 2019, 7:42 pm
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I am in ATH, a DL DM flying AF biz to CDG where I connect for DL D1 to MSP.

I land at 2F and departure gate is 2E M28.

How does one locate the fast lanes for immigration and security? Are they clearly marked or should one aim for the far left or the far right? Any documentation needed beyond eBP and digital DM card?
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Old Sep 25, 2019, 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Xeno
I am in ATH, a DL DM flying AF biz to CDG where I connect for DL D1 to MSP.

I land at 2F and departure gate is 2E M28.

How does one locate the fast lanes for immigration and security? Are they clearly marked or should one aim for the far left or the far right? Any documentation needed beyond eBP and digital DM card?
They are clearly labeled (SkyP). Nothing needed apart the BP mentioning SkyP. From ATH to US, you will only go through immigration. No security screening apart the extra question at the gate for US flights and possible extra searches if you are selected.
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Old Sep 26, 2019, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
They are clearly labeled (SkyP). Nothing needed apart the BP mentioning SkyP. From ATH to US, you will only go through immigration. No security screening apart the extra question at the gate for US flights and possible extra searches if you are selected.
Thank you.

Here is my version of how it played out for me today:

AF FA said use 2K + train for M28, red vest stopped me!

I also had an issue at the departure gate with the need to scan my passport. I board the ATH flight with an eBP so AF had never scanned my passport which delayed my boarding to the point I thought my seat might be lost.
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Old Sep 26, 2019, 11:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Xeno
Thank you.

Here is my version of how it played out for me today:

AF FA said use 2K + train for M28, red vest stopped me!

I also had an issue at the departure gate with the need to scan my passport. I board the ATH flight with an eBP so AF had never scanned my passport which delayed my boarding to the point I thought my seat might be lost.
I read your other posts and I understand the mistake you have made and the misunderstanding with the FA suggestion. The FA suggested you to exit 2F to landside (as if you were terminating in Paris) and go to 2E and go through immigration there and take the landside train to M. But what you did was to follow the connection signs to K gates and this is leading you to immigration booths then departure K gates without easy possibility to reach L or M gates from there. So there were right sending you back to follow the regular way.
But I would say that the FA suggestion was bad as it meant going through security while the normal connection way from 2F to M doesnt require this.
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Old Oct 15, 2019, 3:32 am
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Anyone could share up-to-date information at mumbai airport?

Travelling to & from BOM airport in India and couldn't find anything in the wiki. AF website mention Security & Custom for First & Business only, and no SP at inbound immigration. I was wondering if anyone had recent experience with this airport ? (Flying NBO-BOM (KQ) // BOM-CDG (AF), if that may impact terminal at the airport). Else I'll happily report back here .
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Any information on Cairo? Arriving and departing on Air France. There is no information in the Wiki
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Old Nov 22, 2019, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by offvoice
Travelling to & from BOM airport in India and couldn't find anything in the wiki. AF website mention Security & Custom for First & Business only, and no SP at inbound immigration. I was wondering if anyone had recent experience with this airport ? (Flying NBO-BOM (KQ) // BOM-CDG (AF), if that may impact terminal at the airport). Else I'll happily report back here .
BOM : No No

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Old Nov 22, 2019, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by offvoice
BOM : No No

cant edit the wiki so feel free to add it
Done
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Old Nov 23, 2019, 1:57 am
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DPS: No No

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Added BOG And CTG in the wiki : no fast lane of any kind at immigration and security
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Old Feb 14, 2020, 6:23 am
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Can somebody add BON: No No to the wiki? I don't have enough posts.

And did anybody go through ARN lately and can confirm security fast lane is available for Elite plus members (instead of only First/Business)?
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Old Feb 14, 2020, 9:32 am
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Updated the wiki with a no - no for Curaao. Avoid traveling outbound on Sundays by all means, if you can. Check-in at the SkyPriority desk 2h before scheduled departure and I was still in line for security checks at the time of gate closure. KL station manager and local director both came to the security check area to ask airport staff to open an additional line for the approx 30 (!) remaining KL pax, to avoid delays or leaving anyone behind at the last flight of the day.

Traveling regularly from CUR, I can say it's not an exception at all. No elite benefits or whatsoever there, just make sure when traveling on Sundays you arrive well in advance. There is no priority security line or immigration, doesn't really matter whether you've paid 5000 € for a J ticket or for 250 €, hotel included, on an all-inclusive vacation.
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