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  • International trip
    Jun 28, 2016
    My trip is all on American Airlines. August 23 from San Francisco and arrives at CLT @ 701pm. I change planes to fly to Dublin Ireland @ 815pm. Is that enough time?? Very worried! How far do I have to walk to the international terminal for my departure flight? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


    Yes, that is enough time. Charlotte only has one terminal. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    You are flying internationally. I always make sure there is plenty of time between flights, but I don't mind long layovers. The Admirals Club certainly makes that more bearable. Factor in possible delays on your first flight, taxi time which is not factored in the arrival time to the gate. Then gathering and exiting the plane. Then walking. You will have to pass through CBP as well. Peace of mind can go a long way. I would change the ticket. You don't want to be dealing with an international flight delay.


  • flight from cvg to fortlauderdale on sept. 6
    Jun 27, 2016
    This is a connecting flight that leaves cvg. Minutes past 7pm And arrives at fll minutes past 12 am With only a 42 minutes lay over. Is this enough time to collect my baggage and. Go to my next flight??


    When do you arrive and depart from Charlotte? What airlines are you flying?


    Depart with American airlines 5281 from CVG at 7:55pm. And arrive at CLT at 9:28pm and depart for FLL at 10:10 pm. On American airlines 1717. On august 22, 2016 (sept 6 is incorrect (for another flight)). Any advice on this..... worried much


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


    Ok. Great. Thank you very much. :)


  • Flight arrives at e6. Departs d5 30 minutes layover
    Jun 26, 2016
    Arriving from Lexington ky at 9:34 pm at gate E6 flight to New York leaves gate D5 at 10:10 will I make departing flight. No checked luggage


    That is just enough time if your flight from Lexington is on-time.


  • Short layover plus checked luggage
    Jun 28, 2016
    Hi, We are flying from Dulles International Airport (IAD) to CLT where it's our layover to go to Aruba. However, our layover is only 36minutes. Can we and our checked luggage make it on time? It would be very disappointing if we don't get our luggage at our final destination. Our flight info is as follow: 9:25am from Dulles arriving in CLT at 10:54am - 11:30am from CLT and arriving at 3:35 in AUA. Thank you.


    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from IAD is on-time.


    Keep in mind, the arrival time does not factor in taxiing on the runway and apron as well as any possible waiting for a gate to open. There is also a few minutes before disembarking. Unless you are flying First class or Business will depend what order you exit the plane. Also, passengers fumble for minutes in coach to gather their things and exit the plane. Then you will have to walk from gate to gate which shouldn't take very long. I you were flying international, you would have to pass through CBP. I suggest you pay a change fee. It can be worth the money to ensure you make your connection so that you are not waiting on standby for hours to possibly overnight. You will feel sooooo much better knowing you aren't risking being late. I always also factor in time for delays in the first leg. I have an Admirals Club membership, so that certainly helps me on long layovers, which I don't mind.


  • Gate check bags
    Jun 23, 2016
    How long does CLT usually take with gate checked bags? I have a 40 min layover but sometimes at dfw this is not long enough due to waiting on the bag or I make it to my next flight as the last one on and have to check my bag. Should I just check from the beginning?


    CLT is generally pretty good, but obviously that is highly variable. CLT is a lot smaller than DFW.


    How much time do we need to check in and get thru the check point on July 2


  • Transfer from Cancun to London
    Jun 28, 2016
    Hi, Friday 24. June we arrive at Charlotte from Cancun 18.40, and our flight to London is at 20.20. Will this be enough time? Thanks


    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    You may have to pass through CBP which can take a good amount of time. You may have to wait in line to speak to an agent. You will also have to declare any single thing you brought back, although you will likely have lax regulations coming from Cancun. Factor in taxiing on the runway and apron. Also, gathering things and waiting to get off of the plane.


  • international connection time
    Jun 16, 2016
    my 16yr old grandson will be flying from Tampa to Dublin via CLT with a 56 minute layover is this too tight for an inexperienced traveler on an international flight?


    Yes, that is enough time. All he has to do in charlotte is walk from his arrival gate to his departure gate.


  • 38 minutes enough time?
    Jun 15, 2016
    I'm arriving 6:52am from CHS connecting at 7:30am to SFO. Is this enough time to make the connection?


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


    Thank you very much!


    Jun 15, 2016
    I have 1:35 minute delay from MBJ (Jamaica) into CLT. Is this enough time to make my connection?


    Its an afternoon flight on a Monday if that helps...


    You mean you have 1 hr 35 minutes to make your connection? That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connection Time
    Jun 13, 2016
    Will a connection time of 45 minutes be sufficient ? I travel from Gainesville, Florida to Lubbock, Texas.


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


  • Will we make connecting flight?
    Jun 13, 2016
    We fly into CLT from Cancun tomorrow at 6:40, will we have enough to time to get off plane, customs, security, etc and make connecting flight in one hour? Called customer service, they said yes....


    I really doubt that's enough time. Prepare to spend the night at CLT if there isn't a later flight to your destination.


  • Quick connection advice thanks
    Jun 13, 2016
    Hello returning from my US trip from San Antonio to Toronto at the end , looking at a flight with a 43 minute minute connection with American what is the scene like there do I just need to walk a little bit to the next gate or pass security again ? Thanks from 9:27-10:10 PM


    You just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • 53 min layover
    Jun 8, 2016
    Hi, I have a layover in CLT going to CANCUN from ATL. It's a 53 min layover (we get in at like 6:50 AM) and I see I land in Concourse C, but depart form Concourse B. I was curious if this is enough time to get over there? Wanted to make sure it wasn't like our airport in ATL where you have to get on a train and all that stuff. Thanks!


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • How much time needed
    Jun 8, 2016
    Good evening We are looking to fly from London Heathrow to Fort Myres and have a stop in Charlotte Douglas airport, at the moment the only flight we can find gives us 2 hours between the 2 flights, would you think this would be enough time to disembark, claim Bags, clear customs and check bags back in for flight to fort Myres Thank you Darren


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you, will book the flight and hopefully all goes well. It's myself wife and our little one travelling hope this flight works as we are really limited by choice of flights to get to fort Myres that time of year without having big stop overs or long flights or it costing the earth.


    Yes, Fort Myers is only popular with American tourists during the winter and spring - during the summer most find it too hot, so there are very few flights there during the summer and fall.


  • Can I make my connection?
    Jun 28, 2016
    I am on an American Airlines flight arriving at 6:51PM on Weds 6/22. My connecting flight to SFO leaves at 7:55PM. Can I get through customs and make my flight? We are in first class, row 1 so we will be the first off the plane. American Airlines customer service says I fly into C gates, and leave out of a D gate. I can switch to a later flight, but don't want to if I can make the first flight.


    Where are you arriving from? I can't answer your question without that info.


    We will be coming from Turks and Caicos. (PLS) one hour will be tight. We are first class on both flights. It will help to be the first off our flight. What are your thoughts about our chances on making the connecting flight? I talked to American Airlines customer service, and they said they wouldn't have booked me like this if they did not think we could make the connecting flight. (Whatever that is worth from a customer service agent)


    Yeah, flying first class it's not impossible, especially arriving in the evening on a wednesday when immigration shouldn't be crowded. It obviously leaves no time to spare.


    Thank you very much. I appreciate your opinion. After getting your response, we are going to chance it snd see if we can make our connection.


    Please update with your experience. Thanks


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