✅ Trip Verified
| This was my third time in 10 months flying to Indonesia and arriving in Jakarta. Upon arriving I was met by the VIP Representative, (which I had contracted for prior to arrival,) and was whisked away through immigration to luggage pick up, (total time less than 10 minutes.) Waited for about 30 minutes for my luggage, the Terminal 2 area was pretty busy - it was around 1:20 p.m. probably a lot of international arrivals. Picked up my luggage and through customs and outside the terminal. This was pretty straight forward and hectic but I just think it was just a lot of traffic. On my way home, each airport has their own security nuance and here you go through a security check point to actually enter the check in area. Then you check it and walk to the the Passport Control, where they verify that you have not exceeded the 30 day visa you get upon arrival, then you are in the area of the terminals with shops and restaurants. Honestly looks just like any other nice airport anywhere. Expensive stores and expensive restaurants. When you finally make it to your gate, then you go through a security check point once again and at this time is where they do not allow you to have any liquids, so if you buy any water or drinks to think you can take them on the airplane, oops, they take them away from you. Kind of a bummer and something you do not find out until you get there. No one tells you but if you read this review you will know. Interesting enough, once you exit this security check point there are a few food counters after check point where you can buy water. Go figure. This airport can seem to be a bit overwhelming but it is really not. They just opened a very nice train service between terminals, which is free and makes the transfer from one terminal to another a breeze. Many, many food options in the outside of all the terminals to satisfy anyone...many US fast food chains there with their Indonesian twist. The people in the airport are all very nice and even those that do not speak English are helpful, even the soldiers with the sub machine guns.