Charlotte Douglas (CLT) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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I have 90 minutes since I arrive to CLT from MEX to grab a flight to Montreal (YUL). Do I have to go trough customs and is it enough time? I am a mexican citizen
Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You will need a Transit Visa or other valid US Visa to make this connection. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
When I arrive at CLT on American Airlines how much time do I need to go through Customs/TSA before boarding an American Airlines flight to Rome?
I am flying on a domestic flight from Ohio to CLT for the connection to Rome so wondering how long I need between flights and do I need to get my luggage from my first flight to board the Rome flight?
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Charlotte on your way to Rome is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. 45 minutes is sufficient.
And on the return trip how much time do I need after arriving at CLT to get through Security, etc. to connect with my domestic flight leaving CLT?
When you return you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You need 90 minutes minimum, 2 hours is better.
Many thanks ZAP. If I fly from St Louis to Chicago for an onward flight to London (UK) , and have a lay over of 2 hours -- would that be suffcient to collect my checked bags and check in again at O Hare, not forgetting th Immigration checks.......
Raj, there is no US Immigration when leaving the US. If both flights are on the same reservation, all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Flying in from St Louis to Charlotte and then on to London (UK) with an hour for changing flights. Is it too less or acceptable ?? As I am flying out of USA I do to need to go through Customs and Immigration again, I guess.
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Charlotte on your way to London is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
American Airlines offers me a flight from Kansas City to NYC-LaGuardia via a connection at CLT, only 35 min for the connection. I guess it should be time enough if the company offers but could somebody confirm or not? Travelling with two kids (7 and 10 yerars old) Thanx
It's possible but it's pretty risky. I wouldn't try it, especially with kids.
We are landing at 6:54 am and our connecting flight is leaving for San Fran at 7:30am. Will we make it? Has anyone ever had to make this connection before?
Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Atlanta is on-time.
Once through customs, is there a desk where you recheck luggage rather than go to AA main checkin desk.
Yes, there is.
Thanks for the info. I take it that 3 hours at Charlotte is plenty of time to clear everything before my flight to Norfolk?
Flying from Turks and Caicos (ending Sat of Spring Break) arrive CLT at 4:50p and leave on next flight at 6:05p is this enough time to clear customs??!
That will be very difficult.
We are flying from Madrid to JFK with a connection in CLT. We have a 5 hour layover. Would we have to get our luggage and go thru customs and then go thru TSA again to board our flight to JFK? Would we have to A). Re check our luggage B) Have time leave the airport and go eat BBQ at the place just outside the airprt?
Yes, you have to claim your bags to go through US Customs then re-check it. The Brookfield Farms BBQ restaurant is actually inside the airport. There are no restaurants just outside the airport.
We are arriving from DR at 6:12 pm and depart to DFW at 7:45. Will this be enough time to clear customs? AA changed out flight after it was booked.
Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hello, I will be flying into Charlotte from Vegas to catch a connecting flight to Cancun. Is 1 hour and 15 minutes enough time to transfer?
Yes, that's plenty of time. All you have to do in Charlotte on the way to Cancun is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.