ALexeu
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Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:44 am

Hi,
which countries have you visited, but only stayed in the airport transit? We had a similar thread with the cities visited, but only the airport.
Do you count that you have been in a country, if you only been in the airport tranist? I do.

Here is my list:
Switzerland
Cyprus
United Arab Emirates
Ethiopia

Cheers,
Alex
 
andaman
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:12 am

For me:

United Arab Emirates (DXB)
South-Korea (ICN)
Denmark (CPH)
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Coal
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:25 am

Venezuela (CCS)
Dominican Republic (SDQ)
Japan (NRT)
Korea (ICN)

I've also been through FRA but never to Frankfurt. However, I've been elsewhere in Germany.

Cheers
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:03 am

Only the Netherlands for me.
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:10 am

For me :
Bahrain (BAH)
Pakistan (KHI)
Denmark (CPH)
Netherlands (AMS)
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HT
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:17 pm

Greece : Intermediary stop at old ATH onboard a EK A306 rooting FRA-ATH-DXB v/v in 1997 (continuation to HKG, outbound vis BKK on a B777, return nonstop in a A310). We stayed onboard while on the ground at ATH.

Soon to add to the list: Czech Republic (PRG)
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:17 pm

Japan....spent about an hour at Narita in transit from the U.S. to Hong Kong.

Puerto Rico...have made many connections in San Juan on my way to various Carribean destinations, but have never left the terminal building.
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:19 pm

Engalnd (LHR)
France (CDG)
Germany (FRA)
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:39 pm

Japan: NRT

Quoting AlexEU (Thread starter):
Do you count that you have been in a country, if you only been in the airport tranist? I do.

As do I.
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:42 pm

Turks and Cacios Islands-transited Grand Turk twice enroute to and from the US Virgin Islands for a fuel stop.
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:55 pm

Singapore: SIN
Malaysia: KUL
Austria: VIE (unbelievable I haven't been in Austria yet)
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:13 pm

India - BOM: route was HKG(Kai Tak)-BOM-LHR and we remained in BOM for 10 hours after a rejected take-off and some mechanical issue - never left the terminal (in Sept 1990)

Taiwan - TPE - in transit LAX-TPE-BKK on BR

Nairobi - NBO - in transit LHR-NBO-JNB in 1983
Zimbabwe - HRE - in transit DUR-HRE-LHR in 1983 (cabin crew announced the city as 'Salisbury'!)

Antigua - ANU - in transit LHR-ANU-BGI in 1981

Fiji - NAN - in transit on NZ's (at that time TE's) milk-run LAX-HNL-NAN-AKL on a 767-300 in 1990
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:42 pm

Netherlands, AMS when connecting from KL from FRA, to NW to MSP.
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:44 pm



Quoting AlexEU (Thread starter):
Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

The only one here that fits is the country of Denver Colorado...
wait a minute.........doesn't count....please ignore.
sorry, I'm in one of those moods today.
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:58 pm

Only country for me is Russia, a SIP-SVO-GYD routing a month ago so that I didn't have to travel through Georgia to reach Azerbaijan. 17 odd hours spent in SVO wasn't the most thrilling visit to a country I've ever made, but for such a short amount of time it just wasn't worth the hassle of getting a visa.


Only Transited Through:

BFS
BOO
BRE
CEB
CWC
DTW
DVO
GLA
LPL
MUC
TRD
SNN


Transited Through But Visited Previously/Subsiquently

AMS
BCN
BRS
BRU
CDG
CGN
CPH
CWL
DUB
DUS
FRA
GVA
KBP
LGW
LHR
MAD
MAN
NQY
OSL
PMI
RIX
STN
TOS
ZRH


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ALexeu
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:49 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
Only country for me is Russia, a SIP-SVO-GYD routing a month ago so that I didn't have to travel through Georgia to reach Azerbaijan. 17 odd hours spent in SVO wasn't the most thrilling visit to a country I've ever made, but for such a short amount of time it just wasn't worth the hassle of getting a visa.

So, you have done your trip to Caucas? I would love to see a t/r !!!

Cheers
 
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Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:53 pm



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 15):
So, you have done your trip to Caucas? I would love to see a t/r !!!

You're not the only one - I keep getting poked and prodded to get on with it by several people  silly  Unfortunately I've had zilch time since I got back and no firm internet connection - just nabbing the neighbour's wireless, but that's hopefully all going to be resolved in the next few days... so I'll get writing  Wink
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:26 am

Only AMS for me. Does that mean I can say I have been to the Netherlands? I'm still debating about it. Because I was in Schiphol for five hours and I got to interact and talk with several Dutch passengers and employees and so in that aspect, I got to experience a little bit of the Netherlands, AND I also had my lunch with a Heineken (so I did something considerably local maybe??). I know that does not cover even a tip of the mound of culture that is the Dutch but I still don't know if I can say I have been in the Netherlands. That and I later flew a KLM cityhopper flight and talked to more Dutch friendlies. Anybody care to help me out with this one?

Kind regards,

-Ayubogg
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:39 am

Including cities as well: SLC, CVG, DEN, REK, BOG, GRU, KIX
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:22 am

Cape Verde, when South African Airways used Sal Island (SID) as a fuel stop to/from the U.S. and Europe.
 
NG1Fan
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:10 am

Countries I've only transited through:
-Thailand (BKK)
-Bahrain
-Malaysia (KUL)

Can't think of any others for now.

NG1Fan
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:12 am

KUL, on my way from MUC to HKT on part of my round the world trip back in 1999.
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:31 am

Ivory Coast
Portugal
Kenya
Uganda
Tunisia
Cape Verde Islands
Angola
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:51 am



Quoting AlexEU (Thread starter):
Do you count that you have been in a country, if you only been in the airport tranist? I do.

I don't , but even if I did it would only raise my country count by 3

Thailand ( enroute to HAN )

United Arab Emirates ( enroute to IST )

Singapore ( also enroute to IST ) although I did leave the airport and go into SIN I dont count it since I didnt spend a night there
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:33 pm

HKG

I stopped in transit TPE-HKG-BKK. Didn't go through passport control, but I did change some cash I had on me into HK$ and made a purchase!

I would love to go to Hong Kong proper one day. The airport was pretty cool.
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:11 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16):
You're not the only one - I keep getting poked and prodded to get on with it by several people silly Unfortunately I've had zilch time since I got back and no firm internet connection - just nabbing the neighbour's wireless, but that's hopefully all going to be resolved in the next few days... so I'll get writing Wink

You are welcomed to do so, anytime !

Quoting Ayubogg (Reply 17):
Does that mean I can say I have been to the Netherlands?

Yes, absolutely ! As long as you were in the contact with the ground (which can be plane or bus) you can count that you have been there. I never got out of plane in Ethiopia, but I count that I have been there.
 
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:50 pm

Japan (KIX)

It was back in 1998 lol
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:05 pm

TPE (never left the airport) and KUL (overnighted in a hotel) on the way from LAX-BNE on MH
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RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:35 pm

Mexico (CUN)
Kenya (NBO)
United Arab Emirates (DXB)

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