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 May 3, 2022, 3:23 am
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Hi, is there a priority security in BER ? This thread contains only info about Tegel
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Originally Posted by ok986
Hi, is there a priority security in BER ? This thread contains only info about Tegel
yes, there is
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Hi, is there a priority security in BER ? This thread contains only info about Tegel
last time I was there last December, there was 1hr waiting time. I almost thought I would miss my flight.
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MXP : there is a fast track lane but they refuse any non-SP travel companion. Those are sent back to the very long regular lane by the fast track lane dragon.
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Same in ARN
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YVR: last time I didn't have this, but this time (w/ SkyPriority) I got a sticker on my boarding pass that allowed me to use the Nexus line at security.
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Old Jul 27, 2022, 4:05 am
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Originally Posted by nicolas75
Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Outbound:
YES

There is no SkyPriority signage, but Elite members can go through the fast lane (very fast indeed)
Reporting on a more recent outbound experience last week (KL flight MAN AMS). There is no SP signage and the man guarding the Fast Track entrance made it very clear that SP does not give access and why do people keep coming to him with boarding passes that say Sky Priority expecting to be let into Fast Track.

Maybe you have to ask for a stamp at the check-in counter, or maybe AFKL really does not pay for this service for FB elites.

But the guy let me through anyway.
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Old Aug 2, 2022, 8:05 am
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Flying AF Z fare IAD-CDG-ATH landing in CDG on 8/28 at 0540 with family (4 people). My wife and I are both ST Elite+ (DL Gold & Plat), plus I will be FB Silver by the time this flight takes off. Is there any priority lane for our inbound flight? Reading the original post claims no, but google seems to claim otherwise (Sky Priority). Any tips on getting through passport control quickly and smoothly that are specific to CDG?

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Can confirm LIS priority security works for Platinum Elites.
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Just wanted to share my BKK inbound experience on KL803.

upon landing, FA announced that J class pax could make use of priority immigration. no mention of any sort of pass.

priority queue was policed, but didn't look very closely at BP (I presume SkyPriority was sufficient). I asked if my no-status Y traveling friend could join me and she said it was ok. No further questions anywhere about it.

luggage with priority tags was first on the belt, travel companion friend had to wait ~15 min. We were both out of the airport in less than 45 minutes from "disarm slides" call at the gate waiting for bridge to connect - including the walks in between and "queues".

not sure this is the new normal for BKK or a temporary fluke, hence not going to update the wiki just yet.
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Originally Posted by b12e
Just wanted to share my BKK inbound experience on KL803.

upon landing, FA announced that J class pax could make use of priority immigration. no mention of any sort of pass.

priority queue was policed, but didn't look very closely at BP (I presume SkyPriority was sufficient). I asked if my no-status Y traveling friend could join me and she said it was ok. No further questions anywhere about it.

luggage with priority tags was first on the belt, travel companion friend had to wait ~15 min. We were both out of the airport in less than 45 minutes from "disarm slides" call at the gate waiting for bridge to connect - including the walks in between and "queues".

not sure this is the new normal for BKK or a temporary fluke, hence not going to update the wiki just yet.
I think that's the new normal for BKK as they got rid of these stupid landing cards and invites, etc.
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BKK:
I was allowed both in- and outbound priority flying Economy w/ SkyPriority. Partner w/o status was allowed to join me.

SGN:
Was allowed outbound priority for security (not immigration) flying Economy w/ SkyPriority, inbound can’t tell since domestic. Partner w/o status was NOT allowed to join me on the International terminal, flying domestic, he was allowed to join me (so seems to be a hit and miss)

PQC:
Was allowed outbound priority for security flying Economy (domestic) w/ SkyPriority. Partner w/o status wat allowed to join me.

DAD:
Was allowed outbound priority for security flying Economy w/ SkyPriority. Partner w/o status was allowed to join me.
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Originally Posted by b12e
luggage with priority tags was first on the belt, travel companion friend had to wait ~15 min. We were both out of the airport in less than 45 minutes from "disarm slides" call at the gate waiting for bridge to connect - including the walks in between and "queues".
Lucky you, I came into BKK twice last month and on both occasions my bags took forever (at least 30 min wait, behind everyone else) even though they were labeled priority both times.
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To follow up on my last BKK message:

- on arrival, fast track immigration was granted to my +1 in Y, me in J.

- on departure, strict check on business class or first class ticket, no exceptions - I tried to play the "platinum FB" card but to no avail. Decided to join my +1 in the regular queue.

Approx 5 min wait at immigration, no wait whatsoever at security - so to be fair not all that bad. Now quietly having some F&B in the AFKL lounge, which is packed to the brim - relatively hard to find 2 empty seats.
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KIX doesn't have it. Was told they had it pre-COVID but no longer do. Not sure if it's coming back.
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