I am not naive enough to even try to compare Dhaka Airport with other airports however I was finally beginning to believe that the authorities had finally started to get a grip on corrupt staff. This incident refers to my departure on 7/11/14 at 7am. The check in male member of staff was an extremely polite and pleasant chap, couldn't fault him. Immigration was as usual cold. As I approached the boarding waiting area I walked through detector and was stopped by a male search officer wearing a beige waist coat, he searched my pockets and became interested in my remaining 800 taka. He stated that I was not allowed to leave the country with BD currency, I advised him that I knew for a fact that I was allowed to leave which up to 5000 taka. He pointed me towards a customs officer who counted my 800 taka and said it was fine and that I could leave, a female search officer then stated that as I had British passport I could not leave with this cash. I could see that the young male customs officer was embrassed and walked away. The female whispered in my ear that I could leave a few hundred taka and leave. I refused and protested, I then walked away. Very worryingly during this whole attempted theft incident a number of females walked past without being searched by the female search officer. Totally shameless and disgusting!!
the airport is good but the crues are very rude i dont think they knows how to behave with people even they allways asks for bribe to everybody they think they are the boss everyone have to follow then when they say something. i never seen at any airport people who work with wheel chair asks for money but bangaledeshi worker asks for money or dollar. i dont think the airpot commettie hire well behaved people that can improve bangalis reputation. they only knows how to crack bangladeshis reputation.. shame on bangladeshi airport system.
so I went over to Bangladesh for my granny's funeral few weeks ago and guess what? Immigration officer tells me apparently Bangladesh doesn't issue Duel Citizenship even though I hold an European and Bangladeshi passport!! and I can get a visa when I get down there and I didn't need tp pay anything but they said I had to pay €40 "deposit" for my port entry which is a day light robbery! doesn't have a clue what they are doing!! if you are an European or American citizen get yourself ready to be robbed by these cunts and don't expect any co-operation or any kinda help from these idiots simply because they are there to rob you blind! Worse airport I have been to in my life!!! I'd strongly recommend some International undercover inspection on these idiots before they can con every single person who walks in through those gates and actually ruin The Bangladeshi tourism sector or whats left of it!!!
all in all everyone working in this airport are bunch of cons in uniform! BE AWARE AND DON'T LET THEM SWEET TALK YOU INTO PAYING THEM!