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  • 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


  • flying from india to CVG
    Jun 7, 2016
    Hi, i am travelling from Bangalore to CVG. i have layovers at london, Newyark and CLT. i got to know that i have to clear immigration at new yark, as it is the port of entry. my question is when i start from new yark to CVG, i have layover at CLT; at CLT do i need to check in once again to get the boarding pass? alos, i have 90 mins layover at CLT, will that be fine enough to catch the connecting flight to CVG? I am travelling by AA for the whole trip. thanks in Advance


    In CLT all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Thanks ZAP


  • Tight connection in CLT... Will my Luggage make it?
    Jun 5, 2016
    I fly Saturday morning 18 June from DC to Caymans with a 58 minute connection in CLT. I am worried about my dive gear making it from the DCA flight to the CLT to Caymans flight... any Advice on how to increase my odds??


    That should be enough time. If you're really worried you can pack your essential gear in your carry-on. Your regulator and mask shouldn't take up too much space and if you really wanted to you could probably make space for a wetsuit.


    Thanks.. I always carry-on my computer, mask, regulator, a wet suit, and a couple of changes of shorts/tees, but cannot fit my BC, flippers, etc. Will gate agents call down to the baggage handlers to confirm my checked bag transferred to my connection?


    No, that's probably not something that their workload would give them time to do.


  • Customs
    May 31, 2016
    I arrive at 9pm on a Saturday with a connecting flight at 10:30. Can I get through customs and make the connection?


    It's possible, especially that late in the evening on a Saturday.


  • Puerto Plata to Jackson thru CLT
    May 31, 2016
    We will be coming back from Puerto Plata to Jackson Ms thru Charlotte. We will have one hour between flights. I assume we will not make it. What will AA do to help?


    They will re-book you on the next available flight to Jackson, possibly through DFW.


  • Arriving from DTW
    May 31, 2016
    I'm flying AA, coming in from DTW on the 31st at 1:45. I need to catch a connecting flight to Savannah at 2:27. Is this enough time?


    It is possible if the flight from Detroit is on-time.


  • Enough time?
    May 31, 2016
    Coming into Terminal E. Leaving Terminal C. We have 45 minutes. Enough time?


    CLT only has one terminal. E and C are concourses. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • connect from domestic to international
    May 25, 2016
    Arriving 4:15 on AA from PHX connection is 5:15 to Rome will I have enough time? Will my luggage make?


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


  • Connection from DCA to TPA
    May 23, 2016
    I have a connecting flight from Washington, DC (landing 10:32 a.m.) to Tampa (departing 11:20 a.m.). No checked baggage. Will this be enough time to make the connection? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • MSY-CTL-Heathrow
    May 23, 2016
    Hi, I will be travelling from MSY / New Orleans, to Charlotte, to Heathrow. I am due to arrive in Charlotte at 19.09, and the flight to Heathrow leaves at 20.20, which is just over an hour. Is the connection possible? thanks


    Yes, that is possible. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


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