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 Dec 29, 2022, 6:34 pm
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Quick question, I have a KLM voucher from a trip that I cancelled in may. It just says that it's valid for 12 months from date of issue, which is fine, however I can't find if i only need to book the new flights by the expiration date or if the flights have to be completed by then. Anyone knows?
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Originally Posted by ChaosCake
Quick question, I have a KLM voucher from a trip that I cancelled in may. It just says that it's valid for 12 months from date of issue, which is fine, however I can't find if i only need to book the new flights by the expiration date or if the flights have to be completed by then. Anyone knows?
the former. But what's the relationship for your question with the thread you posted in ?
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Old Feb 7, 2023, 1:18 am
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Crazy how SkyPriority can be common on certain flights.

Flew 4 times ORY-MRS this week and each time, they were more people boarding in "Red" Zone than regular ones.
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SVQ : there is a fast track lane on departure for security, but ST Elites+ in Y are refused. Agent said, only for J class
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Old Jun 16, 2023, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
SVQ : there is a fast track lane on departure for security, but ST Elites+ in Y are refused. Agent said, only for J class
Meanwhile, the SkyTeam website states that Fast Track at IST is ONLY for J class, yet as ST Elite + flying in Y, they always let me in!
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Old Jul 21, 2023, 4:16 am
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Transiting through CDG today, 2F > 2E, passport control had a SkyPriority lane, which I had never seen at that checkpoint. I was happy to see it until it turned out to be longer than the EU citizen line. So I jumped through the also relatively new lane for US, UK, Brazil (and a few more countries) citizens line onto the EU citizen line, which was basically empty, and I was through in one minute. I guess EU citizen + SkyPriority is too much to ask for (and there are many of us at CDG!) but it would be nice for CDG to signal which of the two lanes is shorter to make a choice on the spot.

What are other peoples experiences with regards to length of SkyPriority vs EU citizen line?
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Old Jul 21, 2023, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by itaexpat
Transiting through CDG today, 2F > 2E, passport control had a SkyPriority lane, which I had never seen at that checkpoint.
Was it PAF going from 2F to 2E hall K (the cave) or going to 2E hall L/M ?
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Old Jul 21, 2023, 4:57 am
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At BHX, after the BP scanning gates, one is sitting on a chair in front of a computer checking wether or not pax are allowed to use the express lane.

One day, a younger member of staff was standing before the panel dividing the two lanes where they filter pax, express lane on the right, all others on the left.

I showed him my BP and pointed to the Sky Priority square on it. He pointed me to the usual lane. He replied This is express lane, not Sky Priority. Sky Priority is probably something for your airline. I asked to speak to a manager who said Of course, you’re allowed to use the express lane, darling.

Thanks to her, security was 5 minutes for me instead of the 45 minutes at usual lane. I
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Old Jul 21, 2023, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by on.the.bowery
Was it PAF going from 2F to 2E hall K (the cave) or going to 2E hall L/M ?
Good question, it was the one going to hall L/M.
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Update on VLC, there is a fast track however officially not applicable for ST E+ or J flyers. I just asked nicely with a J boarding pass and was given access. Saved me 30 minutes easily.
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VIE - confirming outbound Fast Track for security with FB Plat boarding pass. (Only First and Buisness is noted at the security gate but no issues when travelling in Y.)
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Old Sep 6, 2023, 12:25 pm
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Flying AF FCO-CDG...does Elite Plus (DL Plat) confer fast track security eligibility? ST website says only business cabin at FCO on AF. Thanks!
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Old Oct 9, 2023, 6:28 pm
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KIX outbound: outbound fast lane for SkyPriority with direct access to priority passport control
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ALC: outbound security fast lane
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Old Dec 11, 2023, 11:15 am
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Refused fast track lane access in FRA, travelling in Y. . The lane dragon was saying J-class only.
Regular lane had about a hundred pax in line
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