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 Oct 10, 13, 2:58 am
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Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Inbound: No

Outbound: No
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Old Oct 10, 13, 4:07 am
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Originally Posted by Quds
AIRPORT: SYD - Sydney, Australia

Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Inbound: Yes, vouchers are given by various airlines for this lane, I flew EY and received vouchers as I traveled with kids. Not for Quarantine though.

Outbound: ?
Hi Quds, I think the thread is mostly aimed at whether Flying Blue elite members have fast lane access, rather than whether a fast lane exists. Do you know if this is the case at SYD?
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Old Oct 10, 13, 4:09 am
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Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Inbound: Unknown (not relevant for Schengen arrivals)

Outbound: Yes: Elite, Elite+ and J passengers can use the "business class" lane (not to be confused with the staff/disabled person lane on the upper floor). Show your boarding pass. No SkyPriority signage though.
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Old Oct 10, 13, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by Calchas
AIRPORT: DCA (Washington DC Ronald Reagan)

Inbound: Not applicable (domestic arrivals only)

Outbound: Yes, SkyPriority signage and rules

(I was not sure whether to post this one but someone upthread did post ROC ... if we allow all the small American regionals we could have a lot of posts very quickly!)
As for the domestic US airports, Delta offers a comprehensive list of airports with SkyPriority security lines:

  • Albuquerque
  • Anchorage
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Chicago (ORD & MDW)
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW & DAL)
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Dublin
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Fort Myers
  • Grand Rapids
  • Guam
  • Hartford
  • Honolulu
  • Houston ( IAH & HOU)
  • Indianapolis
  • Jackson, MS
  • Jacksonville
  • Kansas City
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Memphis
  • Miami
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • New York (JFK & LGA)
  • Newark
  • Orange County-SNA
  • Orlando
  • Palm Beach
  • Pensacola
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland-PDX
  • Providence-PVD
  • Punta Cana
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose-SJC
  • San Juan, PR-SJU
  • San Salvador
  • Seattle
  • Spokane
  • St. Louis
  • Tampa
  • Tucson
  • Tulsa
  • Washington (IAD & DCA)
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Old Oct 11, 13, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by Calchas
Hi Quds, I think the thread is mostly aimed at whether Flying Blue elite members have fast lane access, rather than whether a fast lane exists. Do you know if this is the case at SYD?
Yes Calchas, I understand and Indeed the data was more than just FB, but I just had the experience of flying EY, flying AFKL booked legs to Australia (also for FB award tickets), hence my submission. I just know they hand it out to BC passengers, but also to others at discretion, I noticed.
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Extremely well organised at MAN T3, Gate 53. Clear announcement, several non-SkyPriority pax moved to the general boarding queue and the announcement repeated several times.
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Old Oct 12, 13, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by B7e7US
I suggest we create a wiki at the beginning of the post. I could volunteer to compile the info already posted.
Hello, I have created a wiki as suggested. I have left out the US airports because such a list is already maintained by Delta.

Everyone should feel free to amend the wiki, or change its design if they feel it inefficient.

For some airports, it is not clear from posts whether all elites (e.g. LBA) or only Elite+/J can get into the lane (e.g. MAN). If you are FlyingBlue silver or otherwise Elite "non-plus" please report your experiences in particular.
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Old Oct 12, 13, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Calchas
Hello, I have created a wiki as suggested. I have left out the US airports because such a list is already maintained by Delta.
Thank you Calchas ^
For US airports, I believe the situation is always the same :
-inbound (immigration) : there is no fast track anywhere for immigration, with the notable exception of AF P pax in some selected airports.
- outbound (security): there is SkyPriority (or equivalent) in all airports served by DL/AF/KL
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Old Oct 16, 13, 5:37 pm
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ICN - Seoul Incheon

Is there any immigration/security fast lane:

Inbound: No

Outbound: No

1st time in ICN and was very surprised to have no fast track at all either inbound or outbound for immigration and/or security. Very shocking when you think this is a major Skyteam hub
Is there any kind of local regulation that prohibits this kind of service ?
Otherwise, very nice airport but was not impressed by KE J lounge used by AF. I was expecting something better for a hub lounge of a quality airline like KE.
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Old Oct 16, 13, 7:26 pm
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Otherwise, very nice airport but was not impressed by KE J lounge used by AF. I was expecting something better for a hub lounge of a quality airline like KE.
You get hot noodle soup and free wifi. What more could you want?
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Old Nov 6, 13, 8:49 am
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No more Fast track for elites at LHR

I was refused entrance to outbound Fast Track at LHR T4 as a FBG. I checked with AF agents and they confirmed that access to Fast Track for elite+ flying economy had been discontinued.

Fast Track remains available for passengers flying in business class.

I have added LHR to the list. I am not sure whether inbound immigration fast track is available. I believe that it is not available on short-haul arrivals (AF and KL) but may be available on long-haul arrivals (KE). In any event, if it is available, this would be for non-EU/EEA nationals only. I have left it as "unknown" in the wiki.

I have also added MRS to the wiki list.
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Old Nov 6, 13, 10:43 am
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I was refused entrance to outbound Fast Track at LHR T4 as a FBG. I checked with AF agents and they confirmed that access to Fast Track for elite+ flying economy had been discontinued.
What a joke.
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Old Nov 6, 13, 2:42 pm
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What a joke.
Fully agreed. Especially knowing that T4 is in great majority Skyteam, there is no reason to face this scandalous situation.
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Any word on those flying KL from LHR?
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Old Nov 7, 13, 1:37 am
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HKG/No/No/Same for all airlines
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