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  • Is there enough of time ?
    Mar 9, 2016
    I am scheduled to arrive on March 29 from Miami (on American) at 1:30pm. My next trip is to Allentown (LeHigh) on American at 2:45pm. Is there enough time to make the connection without doing the 100m dash? Is the departure gate likely to be in the same terminal? Are motorized carts available?


    Yes, you have plenty of time. Charlotte only has one terminal. The carts are for people who require wheelchair assistance.


    Thank you very much for your quick response


  • transit time
    Mar 9, 2016
    April 15, Friday, I will land in Charlotte at 7.10 PM, the next flght, to Europe, is scheduled at 08.15 PM, do you think it's enough time?


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


  • Layover Times
    Mar 8, 2016
    Will be arriving in Charolette on Thursday next week from Cancun. Only have about 90 minutes of a layover. Is this cutting it a little close for time?


    Yes, it is cutting it a little close, but it's not impossible. If you don't have checked bags that will make it a lot easier.


  • Enough Time?
    Mar 19, 2016
    I will be landing in Charlotte this Saturday a little later than planned from Minneapolis, then boarding a flight to Cancun an hour later, will I have enough time to get from gate to gate here?


    Yes, you can get from any gate to any gate in Charlotte within that time.


    I arrive in CLT from San Diego with 1hour 30mins to catch international flight to Frankfurt. Will that be enough time? Do I have to go to a different terminal? I only have hand luggage. Do I need to go through immigration?


  • Need for check-in
    Mar 5, 2016
    In two weeks I will be travelling from Jamaica to Washington DC via Charlotte on American Airlines with a layover of 2 hrs. 50 minutes. Do I need to go through customs and recheck baggage before connecting?


    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 have enough time.


    Thanks ZAP. Very helpful.


  • Travel time
    Mar 5, 2016
    I'm arriving back at Charlotte from Montego bag at 6:44 and get on the flight from Louisville at 7:49. Is that enough time to get through customs ? And make my next flight?


    *to Louisville


    No, I don't think 69 minutes is enough time for an international to domestic connection at CLT under any circumstances.


  • Disabled connection worry
    Mar 5, 2016
    I'm disabled and arrive at gate E17 at 6:22 a.m. and going to B14 for a departure at 7:00 a.m. Enough time?


    Since you will have to wait for the wheelchair pusher and it's completely across the airport, I think it would be pretty difficult.


  • ms.
    Mar 5, 2016
    I have a 4 1/2 hour stop over at Charlotte Airport. Is there a bus or train that I can take as a little tour?


    No. There is also not much to see in Charlotte and it is very spread out.


  • Connecting flight times
    Mar 3, 2016
    Looking at booking a flight from London - Charlotte - Fort Myers ( sturdy afternoon). Have a 1 hour 20 minute changeover at Charlotte - is this enough time for immigration etc?? Any help/advice appreciated. Thank you


    That connection time is likely inadequate the minimum International to domestic connection time in Charlotte is 90 minutes. However, without checked bags you could probably make it if your flight from London is on-time.


    Thanks for advice, appreciate it. I would have checked bags & also 2 kids & 2 parents plus me & husband so no way it would work! B thanks anyway


  • Rome (FCO)-CLT-PDX
    Feb 28, 2016
    Traveling from Rome through Charlotte to Portland, OR. Arriving from Rome at 3:55P. Departing CLT at 6:10P. My partner and I have Global Entry/TSA Pre. Do we leave the secure area after clearing customs and immigration, or do we just recheck our bags and proceed to the domestic gate?


    Once you clear customs and re-check your bags at the re-check desk you will be outside security. You will have to go through security to get to your departure gate.


    I assume 115 minutes between flights to accomplish all of this is quite sufficient at CLT.


    Yes, it should be.


    Feb 19, 2016
    My flight for this Saturday from IND to CLT had a schedule change so I will be arriving a little over an hour later than originally planned. This change only give me about 40 minutes to connect to my flight to the Dominican Republic. Will this be enough time?


    It is possible, but leaves no room to spare. Unfortunately only a day before your trip there's not much you can do with regards to changing your booking. All you have to do in Charlotte is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Hartford-CLT-MBJ
    Feb 17, 2016
    Like everyone else, I'm worried about my connection times. My family is traveling from Hartford CT to Jamaica with a 75 min. layover in CLT. All flights on American. Will we have to get bags/clear customs in CLT? Will this be enough time? On the return, we have 2 hours 15 minutes. Thanks for any advice!


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Charlotte on your way to Jamaica is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time on your return, where you WILL go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, re-check, and go through security.


    Thank you! Will we need to collect bags on our way to Jamaica at CLT?


    No, you will not. All you have to do on your way to Jamaica is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 48 Min connection with baggage
    Feb 16, 2016
    Hi. AA has changed my ATL-CLT-CHS flight times and I now have only 48 minutes in Charlotte. Will my checked baggage make the connection? Thanks


    It should be enough time. That's 2 short flights you're taking!


    I know!!! Thanks (at least I get extra tier points!!)


  • Connecting flights
    Feb 16, 2016
    My daughter's flight is delayed and now only has 15 minutes till her connecting flight leaves. She lands at E35 and connects to B4. Can she make it? If not, what are her options?


    It's possible. There's a chance the second flight will be delayed too. If she doesn't make it then she will be rebooked on the next available flight to her destination.


  • Customs
    Feb 28, 2016
    Have 1 hr. 15 minutes to go thru customs from St. Martin on a Saturday night in May. Is that enough time?


    On a Saturday night I don't think that should be an issue.


    Actually Saturday is the day when more than usual island flights are coming in making US Customs backed up. Not saying you won't make that flight but I'd be running once I made it thru customs. I'm a firm believer there should be a MINIMUM 2 HOUR connection time when coming in from an international destination


    I agree but it's AA that screwed this up. Hopefully we`ll make it.


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