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  • do i have to pre- check my luggage
    Oct 6, 2015
    I am flying from Mexico City- London Heatrow via Charlotte ( American Airlines ). Do i have to claim my luggage and pre- check it in Charlotte, or does it go through to Heatrow?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security in Charlotte.


  • clearing customs
    Oct 6, 2015
    traveling from nassua to phoenix via charlotte with aa we have 1 hour to make the connection.. where do we clear us customs?


    You will pre-clear customs in Nassau. All you have to do in Charlotte is walk between gates. You have enough time.


  • Flight Connections
    Sep 17, 2015
    Hi, I will be traveling from London to Albany, via CLT. Would I be required to change terminals, or undertake any formalities? My layover time is about 2 hrs. Thanks :)


    In Charlotte you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security. Charlotte has only one terminal. You have enough time.


    Awesome! Thanks a ton :)


  • Connecting times
    Sep 15, 2015
    Flying from BOS to CUN with a one hour connecting time in CLT with AA. Is this enough time? Thanks.


    Yes, that is enough time as long as your flight from BOS is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Sep 15, 2015
    Will a 45 minute layover in Charlotte be long enough? My flight would arrive at 10:34 and the next one would depart at 11:20. I would be flying American Airlines. Thank you!


    Yes, that is enough time if your first time is on-time, but obviously leaves little time for delays. if this is PM you would be stuck in Charlotte overnight.


    Thanks for the reply! It's AM, but I do have the option of having the same arrival and a connection leaving for MCO at 1:00. If I made the earlier connection, I'd land in MCO before 1:00, so I'm struggling with sitting in the airport if I could have made the connection, but I really don't want to risk it and then wind up not getting on the 1:00 if it's full. Thanks again!


  • Going to St Maarten
    Sep 12, 2015
    I'll be traveling from PHL to SXM and connecting in 1 hr 11 mins enough time to connect?


    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • FRA - CLT - RSW
    Sep 9, 2015
    Hello, I'll travel on 22nd of September from Frankfurt (arriving 2:35pm) to Fort Myers (departing 4:20pm) via Charlotte Int Airport. I am flying with US Airways. I am a Romanian citizen with a visitors visa. Do I need to claim and re-check my bag or will it be send directly to Fort Myers? Do I have to go through Immigration in Charlotte or FM? Is there enough time to make it to my flight to RSW? Thank you for your answer.


    Yes, in Charlotte you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time. Note however that if your flight is delayed you will be stuck in Charlotte overnight as you are on the last flight to Ft. Myers.


  • SFO > CLT > YYZ
    Sep 9, 2015
    Hi, I'm considering flying AA from SFO to YYZ via CLT. The flight leaves SFO at 0015 (Sat Morning) and arrives at CLT 0805. My connecting flight leaves at 0927 which leaves me with 1hour 22mins to change over. Would this be more than enough time or should I look for another flight with a slightly longer layover time elsewhere. Would we likely encounter any delays departing SFO? This is the first time we are flying overseas and we are from Australia.


    That is plenty of time. All you have to do in Charlotte is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There should be no delays at SFO that late in the evening. The only possible cause of delay is if the inbound aircraft is delayed.


  • International Arrivals in CLT (GCM to CLT to EWR)
    Sep 6, 2015
    When flying into CLT from an international point of departure, couple things to note: 1. Try to get seats close to the front of the plane. The immigration kiosks in CLT could take a couple of minutes to familiarize yourself with if you've not used them before, which could lead to longer lines if you are not first. 2. Give yourself 90 minutes to reach your connecting gate. We made it in 30 minutes one time, but were first off the plane, first through immigration, and first to get our bags at baggage claim for customs. And there was no line in TSA security. Obviously, the best of all possible delay factors. We were lucky there were no other flights and our bags came off quickly. Alot yourself at least 90 minutes of layover time when choosing your flights to guarantee you make it to your connection.


  • SGF to SJU Through CLT
    Sep 1, 2015
    Is 1hr 15 min enough time for the connection between American gates. Flying from Springfield Mo. to San Juan. through Charlotte


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


    Thank you.


  • Connection Time
    Aug 30, 2015
    Is 1 hr 24 mins enough to connect from MBJ to DCA through CLT?


    it's 6 minutes below the minimum international to domestic connection time. So it's possible, but only if everything goes perfectly.


  • Delayed for mechanical. Will I make it?
    Aug 29, 2015
    I have an hour connection between my arrival from phoenix leaving to barcelona. They are saying we may be 20 minutes late. Arrival time now 414 and flight leaving 445. Will I make it? Will my bag make it?


    That should still be enough time.


  • connecting times
    Aug 27, 2015
    we are flying from Mem to LHR with a connection in CLT. the time between flights is only 57 minutes. is that enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time if your flight from Memphis is on-time. All you have to do in Charlotte is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • MBJ -> CLT ->DCA
    Aug 26, 2015
    Is 1 hr 24 mins enough time to connect on a flight from MBJ to DCA through CLT? I will be checking a bag and need to clear Immigration, Customs ... pick up and re-check luggage, clear security. Will be arriving in Terminal D and departing in Terminal C. Thanks in advance


    That's 6 minutes shorter than the minimum recommended connection time. It's possible, but everything has to go smoothly to make it.


  • Coming From LHR , Going to SBY
    Aug 20, 2015
    I am travelling from LHR onto SBY . I arrive into CLT at 6.25 pm and my next flight to SBY is at 7.50 pm. Is it enough time to clear customs and immigration. Thanks


    That's 5 minutes shorter than the minimum International to Domestic connection time at CLT. It's possible if everything goes smoothly but if your flight from London is delayed be prepared to spend the night in Charlotte.


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