Kabul Airport

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It goes without saying that Kabul airport is a very basic outdated and irritating. Every sound minded traveller should not expect the type of services of Changi KLIA or Chek Lap Kok from this airport which has been through 30 years of wars.
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I arrived at Kabul on 21 Aug 2006 actually it didn't seem so bad its very small and it only has one conveyer belt so some guy had to take off the luggage to keep it getting swamped. Its a long way to the car park on dirt roads but it works. Problem arriving at the airport to depart to Dubai stopped at a checkpoint 100 yards from the airport stopped again 50 yds from the airport got frisked and told to go to get my luggage checked. Went into a shed and they insisted in opening every bag one guy took forever then went to the actual airport. Every bag goes through a metal detector and every person then the checked bags go to security for a tag. Check in was OK then through another metal detector get passports checked another metal detector then frisked again then another metal detector go to departure lounge. The flight is called get frisked again get to the plane they check my passport s again get on the plane. In total I was checked 6 times this is a complete joke of an international airport they haven't got a clue. The departure lounge is terrible flies everywhere.
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Kabul Airport customer review

Back again in November and January. As usual there is not much positive to report. One good thing the extreme cold in the building has killed all the flies. They have introduced an airport tax. 500 Afghani (10$) for international departures and 50 Afghani for local. I did ask the man collecting it whether they could buy some cleaning materials. I'm not sure if he did not understand me or the concept of cleaning.
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I travelled through in September. The last couple of visits they have been forcing people to use the waiting area on the first floor. This is as dirty as the rest of the airport and is infested with flies. It is also too hot in warm weather as the new air-conditioners stopped working soon after they were installed. Do not use the toilets unless you take your own paper disinfectant and breathing apparatus. It is best to argue with the security people and hopefully get access to the downstairs waiting area. It is still not nice but there are less flies and it is cooler.
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Kabul Airport customer review

I agree with Dave Stanley. I flew out from Kabul only a week ago and the security police asked for money to fast track me through the airport the next time I arrive in Kabul to enter the city. It's a pity really because the people are overdue some happiness and need all this corruption to stop.
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Kabul Airport customer review

I have used Kabul airport frequently since the fall of the Taleban. It was originally built by the Russians many years ago. It is difficult to find any thing positive to say about it. It might have been better if it was destroyed in the war. The moment you arrive you will be greeted by long queues at immigration - the do like to do things very slowly in Afghanistan. You then have the chaos of baggage reclaim. The Afghans have no idea about waiting and there will usually be a mad rush for the hole in the wall where the baggage eventually comes out. The conveyor belt had been repaired last time I was there but will probably have broken by now. You are quite safe in the airport at least as far as security goes. Check in can also be painfully slow. Even African airports are more efficient. The waiting area is not very clean and will be smoke filled. OK a couple of positive things. I have never been hassled for bribes by airport officials and the restaurant upstairs is not too bad if it is open. There were new toilets upstairs also but it is possible they will not have been cleaned since they were installed. One of the features of the airport is the large number of destroyed aircraft. Both around the runway and outside the airport on the right as you leave. This last one is where Ariana the Afghan airline have all there old destroyed planes and many believe is what they have used to build their current fleet of 727's.
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