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Jeddah Airport Review

by web-administrator (February, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Mary Jane) we just came from jeddah yesterday from seminar and i have a bad experience in the airport..my luggage that i check in was open and they took my charger, headset, 2 sling bag,mouse, and even my notebook & cd lecture from our seminar.. please to the airport manager watch your porters in the domestic departure.. Bad experience in jeddah domestic departure because some porter opening chek in luggage and stealing things inside the luggage bag..i am 1 of their victim..sory to say but those porter transfering or responssible for this should not be tolerated..

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Worst airport

by web-administrator (December, 2015)


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(Guest Review by Mohammed) The authorities of this airport are not humans they cannot be compared to animals either..may Allah burn them in hell ameen.

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Treating travelers with complete lack of human decency

by web-administrator (January, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Colson) I am an expat resident in Saudi. I have lived near Jeddah for 3 years. My experiences in the Jeddah airport in December 2015 and January 2016 have been atrociously bad. Many people, several friends and coworkers included, were injured during December departures for holiday travel due to stampeding at the check-in and passport area and poor management of the flow of people. The passport control employees are rude and incompetent. Women are treated as second class citizens in the security lines. Men have at least 3-4 'men only' designated security lines. Women are forced into only 2 'women only' lines that are like stalls for farm animals. Then women are forced to share the baggage conveyor belt with men, with an average of 10 men bags being checked to every one bag of a woman's that makes it onto the belt. Yesterday, when I arrived with my family from holiday travel, we got in line under a sign which said 'Residents and Visit Visa' because we are residents with valid resident visas. We waited patiently for about 30 minutes to reach the front of the line. When the passport official grabbed our passports he threw them to the side and barked at a green uniformed man who took us to another longer line and put us at the end of it! They said 'you are not Saudi' as the reason for moving us to another line, even though there was no indication the line we were in was a Saudi only line. Also keep in mind it was 3am and I had a sleeping child in my arms. When I protested being treated this way, showed the guard our resident visas and IDs from our employer, the official said something dismissive in Arabic that made other airport workers laugh and mock us. This continued >>

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Worse

by web-administrator (September, 2015)


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(Guest Review by abdulaziz aljarboua) Run-down airport.

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WORST EXPERIENCE WITH IMMIGRATIONS OFFICER

by web-administrator (September, 2015)


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(Guest review) Had one of the most terrible experience traveling in my life with the Immigration Officer at this airport. The employees were very rude especially this particular immigration officer who was clearly abusing his authority. He held my passport in his pocket for no apparent reason and when I asked him if I can get it back he would not even respond. Then finally he said to me that I would be the last one to be cleared with no explanation whatsoever. I waited patiently with my inflamed knee (I am in need of knee surgery) while my wife was cleared waiting for me and I was stranded behind because of this officer. His name was Goffur, he is dark-skinned, mid-thirties with curly hair and with a RUDE attitude. I kept my mouth shut when he finally said I can go purely out of fear that he would make me stay back longer and miss my flight. These people are ruining Saudi's reputation and ruining the Haaj experience overall. This was not how I expected to end my journey.

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