"the airport is very empty"
Andy Wilson (Singapore)
✅ Trip Verified | Big, nice and clean airport. But that’s all. The airport (international departure) is way too big, the airport is very empty. Check-in is very frustrating. Travelled with Qatar Airways and always have had pleasant experiences with them. Not at Daxing airport. 2kg overweight for 2 person was an issue. Needed to re-arrange. After that the check-in lady wanted to weigh the cabin luggage. That was slightly overweight as well. But she wanted to charge 40USD/kg. Although it is the airlines right, never had this experience before with Qatar Airways. She didn’t want to issue the boarding pass until we cleared some stuff. After some negotiations we said we will clear at the gate. This frustrated the journey. At the end they did not check anything at the gate. The queue at the check-in counter was very long. After queuing for a while we realised a separate queue for online-check-in. Time wasted. The signs were not clear and the personnel was not pro-active to inform people. You also need to do a health declaration (arrival and departure). But the machine at the airport is a joke and doesn’t work most of the time. The security check checks every inch of your body, never had this experience as well. They have to take a photo of you prior you clear immigration, at the immigration and when going through security. Every baggage you have they need to take a photo of you and the baggage. For what?! Shops were closes in the evening (after 10pm) and hardly any food courts or restaurants. Disappointing. The connection to the airport is not so convenient: high speed trains every hour or so from Beijing West Railway Station, but the tickets need to be bought in advance. Or metro, but if you are coming from downtown, you need to change metro couple of times. Taxi would be an alternative. Overall, I would prefer Beijing Capital International Airport.
|Experience At Airport||Departure Only|
|Date Visit||June 2023|
|Type Of Traveller||Couple Leisure|
"design is very grand and novel"
6 reviews Sun Xiaoou (China)
✅ Trip Verified | The traffic of Beijing Daxing airport is very convenient. You can get there by high-speed rail. The design of Daxing airport is very grand and novel. There are many self-service check-in machines in Daxing airport. There are many open windows at the manual check-in place, and the queuing time is short. The efficiency of security inspection is high, but there are few open channels, which leads to a long queue time. After passing the security check, there are many restaurants in it, and the price is the same as that in the urban area. The departure and arrival of Daxing airport are mixed. There are many turntables at the baggage claim area, and the waiting time is very short. It's just that the airport guidelines need to be improved. I was a little confused when I went to Daxing airport for the first time. Airport WiFi is fast and supports takeout at the gate.
"a long way from the immigration"
I Lancaster (United Kingdom)
Not Verified | As might be expected, clean and efficient. In fact, arriving at 07:00 the place was empty - there seemed to be only one other flight arrival around that time. But the gate is a long way from the immigration hall. There are moving walkways but it nonetheless took a while. Then a long wait for baggage. My main gripe, though, and a cautionary note: my Swiss army knife was confiscated at the train station. Carefully packed in checked baggage, never in carry-on, so no problem for the flight. But getting in to the ticket hall for the train to Beijing baggage is inspected and my knife was not allowed. Be warned! This made it an expensive train ticket. I would have enjoyed a coffee and snack but neither airport arrivals or the train station had anywhere open.
|Experience At Airport||Departure Only|
|Date Visit||December 2019|
|Type Of Traveller||Business|