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| Lahore Airport has received poor reviews. I think it is important to establish a basis of comparison, you can't compare it with Singapore, Amsterdam and such airports, compare it with airports in the sub-continent. Based on this, it is not too bad in terms of speed though the lighting, toilets and othere areas leave a lot to be desired. When I landed on Oct 23 night by Thai Airways flight TG-345 on Oct 23, I was through Immigration and Baggage Claim in less than 20 minutes, granted I was seated in the front cabin of economy and the gate at which the aircraft parked was very close to Immigration. A couple of porters asked me if I neede their services but there was no hard-sell. I was more worried about Departure after having read some of the dire reports on this forum. Remember they won't let you in until 3 hours before flight departure as the check-in counters for the respective flight do not open more than 3 hours in advance. If you arrive too early you will have to cool your heels in the public area and that is not so inviting, in fact it is hard to get a seat. Once you do enter the secured area after having passport and ticket print-out (doubt they will accept a mobile ticket) checked by Security, you put all your bags on a belt where it goes through the X-Ray machine while you go through a security screnn and get frisked. Then you walk to Customs but foreigners are not questioned, just have their passports and boarding passes checked. Then, as is normal, airline check-in desk, Passport Control and Security, and you are done. The whole process didn't take me more than half an hour, no doubt it could be much longer at peak periods. Contrast this with my experience a month ago at Berlin airport, where checking in and going through Security for a domestic flight took 90 minutes.