Old Oct 12, 2013, 1:05 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 Feb 14, 2020, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by TLSpace
Can somebody add BON: No No to the wiki? I don't have enough posts.
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Old Oct 4, 2020, 8:26 am
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KRK features priority security for Skypriority pax. Just need to scan bp for the gate to open.
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Old Mar 3, 2021, 12:11 pm
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FIH: No No
BZV: No No
PNR: No No

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Old May 2, 2021, 6:32 pm
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Since the onset of the pandemic, Ive flown four first-class flights to and from Los Cabos, Mexico, once in August 2020 and again in April 2021. San Francisco International is my home airport. This recounts my experiences flying during covid.

In August, SFO wasnt a ghost town but was not very busy either. One would think this would render the checkin process easier but, no, that was not the case. Most checkin processes were under-staffed, especially TSA, so lines were modestly long. Most shops were closed. Getting a cup of coffee was a prolonged challenge.

Covid restrictions were evident everywhere at SFO. Almost everyone, staff and flyers alike, wore masks. Checkin and TSA lines were extended by big round decals on the floor in six-foot distancing. These largely were observed but some flyers closed the gap nonetheless. TSA was the usual aggravating experience: much barking and haranguing, shoes off, belts off, laptops and tablets out, take off hats and jackets. Stand here, go there, put your arms up, stand on the yellow footprints, etc.

On the plane, everyone was masked, no exceptions. One passenger did not have his nose covered and was told to pull up his mask. Boarding was from back to front, two rows at a time so there was no backup on the jetway nor on the aisle within. Each passenger was handed a sani-wipe at boarding. Boxed snacks were served in first class, available for purchase in economy. Drinks service was akin to pre pandemic times but slower. This was on United although carriers have different in-flight pandemic services. The flight was only half full. I had an empty seat beside me. In economy middle seats were unoccupied except for people traveling together.

Deplaning in Cabo also was by two rows at a time. Long walk to immigration and a long line once there. Lines distanced at six feet intervals but observance was spotty with no enforcement. Not as many travelers as previously. Baggage claim and customs easy.

There was the usual scrum exiting the airport but, at least, the time-share and taxi hustlers were masked. My ride was waiting outside to drive me to the resort. Driver was masked and gloved. He handed me a card indicating the interior had been thoroughly sanitized and, indeed, I could smell that it had.

Flying home, Cabo airport was quiet, not many passengers. Checkin, security and boarding were a repeat of the experience in San Francisco with the same onboard services. Again, economy was only half full and middle seats were unoccupied.

Arrival at SFO entailed a lengthy walk to immigration control and a very long, slow line. Customs was the usual breeze and then I was out and headed home. I was quarantined for two weeks which Id expected. Small price to pay for getting the hell out of Dodge.

Circumstances were quite different in April of this year. SFO was crazy crowded, with many families traveling, and much pandemonium. My flight to Cabo was packed with nary a single extra seat. I was aghast. Checkin and boarding much the same as my August experience but very much more crowded and super lengthy. lines. Arrival in Mexico the same as earlier but an enormous line at immigration, well over 500 travelers in line. After half-an-hour of standing, I spoke to an official to say I was about to fall over. She took pity on me and escorted me to the front of the line. I limped very convincingly.
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DAR - Dar Es Salaam new T3

Inbound: Yes for first and business class travellers at immigration ( did not try as we were in Y).
Outbound: Yes, there is a whole separate premium area with comfy armchairs dedicated check in desks - not operational for our flight, passport control with seats and security at the far left. (though we checked in at the regular SP desks and were handed over lounge invitations from there). before entering a staff verifies the eligibility. That area leads to a lift going directly to the CIP Lounge.
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Old Sep 6, 2021, 3:27 am
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HAM - T1 & T2

Flying twice from Hamburg this weekend, the fast lane was closed each time (officially it accepts SkyPriority customers), and the queue for security was more than 20 minutes each time... A really sad situation. Both my flights were delayed because of that (45 minutes and 30 minutes of delay respectively), waiting for a lot of passengers that could not be at the gate on time (at the scheduled departure time, there were around 20 people still missing), and offloading bags from the plane.
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No more fast track in YUL at security on departure, when flying J or for status pax. Reason : Covid . Be prepared for long lines (it took me 40 min to go through).
Fast track is provided only to Visa Infinite card holders and to families. So if you want fast track, do not forget to bring your 17 year old teen with you
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Old Oct 18, 2021, 7:05 am
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AIRPORT: BHD (Belfast City)

Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Inbound: No

Outbound: Yes

Other comments (for example, is a specific fast lane document required, to be asked at check-in, etc): Outbound security fastlane is purchasable in advance. Occasionally there are issues with accessing with SkyPriority.
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Old Oct 21, 2021, 2:00 am
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What a mess yesterday at the C-gates at ORY ! They were bumping non-Sky Priority people ahead of SP people into the SP-security lane ! Went from the 10th in line to the 20th !

No line at boarding, not even barrier rope ! People were coming from all sides, seems like a Black Friday morning !!
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Old Oct 22, 2021, 12:56 am
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Originally Posted by Coder33
What a mess yesterday at the C-gates at ORY ! They were bumping non-Sky Priority people ahead of SP people into the SP-security lane ! Went from the 10th in line to the 20th !
Butthis is routine practice for years with ADP
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HAM - T1 & T2

Flying twice from Hamburg this weekend, the fast lane was closed each time (officially it accepts SkyPriority customers), and the queue for security was more than 20 minutes each time... A really sad situation. Both my flights were delayed because of that (45 minutes and 30 minutes of delay respectively), waiting for a lot of passengers that could not be at the gate on time (at the scheduled departure time, there were around 20 people still missing), and offloading bags from the plane.
I flew yesterday and priority was open (was inside in < 5 min). The normal queue was moving but in a very slow pace. Maybe a weekend thing to keep it closed?
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AF is now operating in MRS from Terminal 1 Hall B.
  • SkyPriority counters at check-in
  • No Sky-Priority lane at security
  • SkyPriority lane at boarding (chaotic as expected in the South East of France)
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Old Nov 11, 2021, 11:29 am
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Hello. Any ideas on CUN (T4) ? I see no reference here

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Answer to myself : no/no
although we did not wait too long (approx. 20 min)
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There is a fast lane for security in AGP. I was in business but AF is clearly mentioned then I guess all elite+ can use it. Wiki updated.
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