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We were just informed that our AA flight times from PHL through CLT to OAJ have changed and our almost 2 hour layover is now just 37 minutes. Will we make it?
It's possible but there's literally no time to spare if there are any delays whatsoever.
I am flying American Airlines into CLT from Nashville and making a connection to Pittsburg, PA. I only have a 54 min layover... is 54 min going to be enough time to connect?
Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time.
is 50 min. enough time to make connecting flight to Orlando
Where are you flying into Charlotte from?
We are flying in from Peoria, iL
Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. All gates in Charlotte are connected inside security.
what does connected inside mean
It means you can walk from any gate to any gate without having to go through security.
What about checked baggage? Is that enough time for it to be transferred to the connecting plane?
Yes, you don't have to do anything with your checked bags in Charlotte.
thank you for all your help. we made our connection with no problems. your reply's were very helpful to first time fliers. thanks again
If I have a 1hour 20 min connection time from Cancun landing in CLT, will that be enough time to clear customs?
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
I am flying from Charleston to DFW with a 50 minute window for connection. Is that enough time?
Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Charleston is on-time.
We are Canadians flying in from Grand Cayman Islands at 4:20 p.m. and catching a connecting American flight to Las Vegas at 6:05 p.m. Do we clear customs in Charlotte and do we have enough time to make connecting flight? Thanks!
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, go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Is there enough time to make a connecting flight arriving form Indy to CLT at 10:47 am and leaving CLT to TPA at 11:20 am (33 min)
on AA
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Arriving in CLT on American/American Eagle with 55 minutes until flight to Wilmington, NC. Never been to CLT Airport before. Will I have enough time to get to my connecting flight?
Yes, that should be enough time if the first flight is domestic and on-time.
Most of the connection time questions have been answered in this forum that there is plenty of time to walk between terminals. This is not exactly true if using AA. AA boards 30 minutes before takeoff and shuts the door 10 min prior to takeoff. So, if you have a connection time of 37 min, you can count that as 7 before boarding and 27 min until door closes. If you arrive @ Term B & depart from E, you may not make it in time even if you run. (And it's usually too crowded to run)
Charlotte only has one Terminal. E and B are concourses. The amount of time they start boarding before departure depends on the size of the aircraft.
I'm flying from Pittsburgh (PIT) to CLT, then from CLT out of the country to Costa Rica (SJO) on May 27. I have yet to book my flight, but there are layovers ranging from an hour to 3-4 hrs. I've never flown out of the country before; what's the minimum time my layover should be in order to get through customs etc? Is 1 hr too short?
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Charlotte on your way to Costa Rica is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. An hour is enough time.