Old Oct 12, 13, 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
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 Apr 1, 13, 1:33 pm
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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.
Thanks much. I've never thought to walk over and look. (Head smack.) Though I have been fortunate in that I've never encountered long lines. The long lines I usually get stuck in are the lines at the security machines to get into the ticket counter area at IST. I've spend 30+ min in those...
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Old Apr 3, 13, 4:57 pm
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Is there any immigration/security fast lane:
NO

The airport is mainly a low-cost (Ryanair) airport, which means that there is no lounge and no fast lane.
Prepare to have long queue before security check.
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Berlin - TXL

Is there any immigration/security fast lane:
YES

The security lane is on the left of the terminal D (valid for SkyPriority members, and elite members of other airlines alliances).
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Both AF and KL give fast track arrivals and departures passes, at least in business class. Not sure about economy elites. The only problem is that while they allow OLCI, you still have to stop at the check in desk to pick up the fast track Premium departure pass and lounge invitation. But it is worth it as the normal lines are usually quite long.
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Originally Posted by stimpy
Not sure about economy elites.
Normally not. But AF gives also this pass to PV pax upon departure from BKK (but not on arrival).
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Bologna - BLQ

Is there any immigration/security fast lane:
YES

There is no SkyPriority sign, but by showing my boarding pass, I could have access to the fast lane with no problem (which was quite convenient as BLQ airport is small but quite messy, and security line may be long).
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Is there any immigration/security fast lane:
YES

labelled "sky priority/business class", well enforced .
But in any case, the airport is really a ghost town. I would say that 90% of the gates were unoccupied. Sad
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Stockholm Arlanda terminal 2 - ARN

Is there any immigration/security fast lane:
YES

Only noticed this today as usually there is virtually no queue at security. About 50 people were queuing to go through security so the fast lane worked well for me as I normally only leave central Stockholm an hour before my flight is due to depart.

Upon boarding the ARN-AMS flight I estimate that 25% of passengers boarded as Sky Priority. This was being policed properly by the gate staff but I was surprised as I imagined that only about 10% of passengers on a typical flight had Gold/Plat/Elite+.
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
Normally not. But AF gives also this pass to PV pax upon departure from BKK (but not on arrival).

KL give to elites in Y .At least they did back in January for the first time for me. .Presumably AF is the same -though of course consistency has never been AF-KLs greatest attributes
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Anyone knows about DXB? Will be flying in Business but with a companion (Skyteam Elite) in Y.
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Chicago O'Hare - ORD

Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Inbound:
NO

Prepare for a loooooooong line (more than 1 hour waiting time this Saturday afternoon).
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Originally Posted by nicolas75
Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Inbound:
NO

Prepare for a loooooooong line (more than 1 hour waiting time this Saturday afternoon).
Almost always the case at ORD...
AFAIK, there is never any fast track for immigration arriving in the US, with the exception of AF P pax (at concerned stations), and the quick connect card at some airports in case of short connection (e.g. JFK T1).
Enjoy ORD
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
Almost always the case at ORD...
AFAIK, there is never any fast track for immigration arriving in the US, with the exception of AF P pax (at concerned stations), and the quick connect card at some airports in case of short connection (e.g. JFK T1).
Enjoy ORD
I have found this to be correct as well...even Delta's attempt to fast track Diamonds at JFK was ultimately stopped by the feds. So Global Entry is the only option.
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Old Apr 29, 13, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
Almost always the case at ORD...
AFAIK, there is never any fast track for immigration arriving in the US, with the exception of AF P pax (at concerned stations), and the quick connect card at some airports in case of short connection (e.g. JFK T1).
In addition to AF P, you can add LH F and HON pax. They are escorted through immigration and to security for their next flight if necessary.
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