TXL

Berlin Tegel Airport

Tips & Reviews

Ordinary

89 ratings

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Berlin to Prague via Munich on 3 Apr 2013

Security

Typically only one line but gate 10/11 is a combined gate so there are at least two entry points into this combined gate.

Security at Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)

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Berlin to Paris on 30 Aug 2013

Getting to TXL

We used a cab in the morning we left because the car service we pre-booked never arrived.

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Berlin to Prague via Munich on 11 Oct 2012

Gate & boarding

Gate area is small. Toilets have one person capacity roughly so better to take care of business before you go through security. Gate 11 is probably largest gate I have seen here at Tegel.

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Berlin to Miami on 15 Oct 2013

Food & shops

Eat before going to gate....once at gate only vending machines.

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Berlin to Prague on 1 Jan 2014

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Berlin to Prague on 15 Sep 2013

Security

Terminal D: line for checkin was too long and there was no separate line for business/elite class so I decided to use my passbook boarding pass for the first time. I have always preferred paper boarding passes because it is a certain way of getting frequent flyer credit for flight that somehow unbelievably don't get credit!

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Berlin to Prague via Munich on 11 Oct 2012

Getting to TXL

Taxi 25€ w tip from Kreuzberg to Tegel about 35 min on Thurs 830am light traffic though some bottlenecks. Just before reaching the terminal, the taxi will pull off to the right, in front of a status board to determine your gate location. LH flights are around A10-14 but LH first class has a separate checkin around gate A zero, also for Star Gold.

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Berlin to Amsterdam on 13 Nov 2012

Gate & boarding

I realise TXL has been open longer than expected, so it may be forgiven for being well past its prime, and for bursting at the seams. Still, gate area way too cramped, and while the announcement paid lip service to priority boarding, in practice it was a free-for-all.

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Berlin to Heathrow - London on 30 Mar 2012

Check-in

Tegel is a weird old airport. You check in directly at the boarding gates, which is quite fast, but then you don't have all that many options once you're inside the gate area.

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Berlin to Philadelphia via Brussels on 4 Mar 2012

Passport

Passport control didn't happen until Brussels. Because Brussels is a major layover spot for flights to/from Africa, the non-EU line is significantly longer than at other EU airports.