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  • Boston to Cancun
    Apr 13, 2015
    I am flying from BOS to Cancun, Mexico. I have a 45 minute layover in CLT. This will be my first time at CLT airport. Will I have to go through security again? I will only have a carry on. Will I be able to make my flight to Mexico?


    No, you will not have to go through security. All you have to do in Charlotte is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. you have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Hi, I will be flying into CLT from IAD and will have to change planes for Cancun, Mexico. There is 37 minutes between flights. Is that enough time? Are the gates nearby or how far are the two gates from each other? If the first flight is slightly delayed will they hold up the second flight since both are with US airways?


  • Help please
    Mar 28, 2015
    Hey, I have a flight next week from London Heathrow to Columbus with 1 stop in Charlotte. Im spanish living in London, but still with spanish passport. Do I have to go through Us immigation and claim my bags then check them again and go get my plane.. in 1 hour and 20 minutes that I have? Its my first time stopping in another city, Im very lost. Need some help please, Thank you.


    Travelling with US airways.


    Yes, upon arrival in Charlotte you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. You will then go through security and to your departure gate. Be sure to complete ESTA before your trip. 80 minutes is 10 minutes below the minimum recommended time for an international to domestic connection.


    I'll just run! Hope to have enough time to do it all. Thank you very much for your help x


  • Connections
    Mar 13, 2015
    I will fly into clt on delta and will need to get to a U.S. air flight. Is there transport between terminals? I've looked at the map of the gates and it seems to be all under one roof. Is that true?


    Yes, Charlotte has only one Terminal. If you do not have checked baggage and you check-in online for your US Airways flight then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Worried about Layover Time
    Mar 12, 2015
    My arriving flight from Montego Bay is at 4:35pm and connecting to Columbus Ohio is 5:50 pm. Will this be enough time to clear customs etc in order to get on the flight? I would hate to miss my flight because I have work very early the next morning (3 am). This is my first time connecting through Charlotte but it has been recommended by friends.


    At 1 hr 25 minutes it is below the recommended time, but if there's a major hub in the US where you might be able to pull this off, it's Charlotte. US Airways also has 2 later flights to Columbus if you do miss your connection, so at least you would make it to work, you just might not get much sleep


  • Change planes
    Mar 12, 2015
    I have a flight from Miami to london Heathrow. My ticket says change planes at Charlotte.. What does that mean? And the next flight from Charlotte to london departs after an hour.. Wil I have to go to customs and all again? Or just change planes.. If my flight gets delayed from Miami, Wil I miss my flight to london from Charlotte?


    It means you just have to get off the plane in Charlotte and get on another plane. Yes, if your flight is late getting to Charlotte it means you will be put on a later flight. If there is no later flight you will probably end up spending the night in Charlotte. You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US.


  • TSA screening
    Mar 9, 2015
    I will be making a conncection in CLT from PIT . Will I need to go through the security check point again?


    No, all gates in Charlotte are connected inside security.


  • Switch from American to USAir
    Feb 25, 2015
    Flying in this Friday from San Jose, Costa Rica on American and flying out to BOS on USAir will we need to pick up luggage, clear customs, and switch terminals? We have 1.5 hour layover


    Charlotte only has one terminal. Both of your flights will be operated by US Airways. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, re-check your baggage at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Is TSA rescreening needed when passing thru CLT on way back from DUB
    Feb 22, 2015
    I will be making a connection in CLT coming from DUB Dublin IE. I will go through passport control in DUB. When I get to CLT I assume I will go through customs then. Will I have to exit and reenter through TSA to get to my connection to DFW? Thanks


    No, you will also clear US Customs in DUB. All you have to do in CLT is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 1 he layover before flight to Jamaica
    Feb 20, 2015
    i have friend who are flying from Omaha tomorrow into Charlotte where they connect before continuing onto Jamica. Their connection time is 1 hr and they plan to check their bags in Omaha. Should they run into any issues with with regards to time? And will they have to reclaim their bag in Charlotte given the international transfer?


    On their way to Jamaica they won't have to claim their bags in charlotte. Just walk from their arrival gate to their departure gate. They should have enough time if their first flight is on-time.


  • Friends connecting in Charlotte from Toronto Canada to San Juan
    Feb 19, 2015
    Hi, I have friends who are flying Toronto Canada to San Jaun with a connection at Charlotte airport. They are pretty nervous as they rarely fly alone. They have a connection time of 2 1/2 hours. Will they need to claim their luggage before proceeding on to San Juan? Is it pretty easy to navigate this airport and find their right gates. Thanks


    Forgot to say...they are flying US airways


    They will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto. In Charlotte all they have to do is walk from their arrival gate to their departure gate. Charlotte only has one terminal and all the gates are connected inside security. They have PLENTY of time.


    I just found out there is a Nascar race march 01...will there be a big congestion at the Charlotte airport. They arrive 8:30 in the morning leaving around 11:30am


    There is no NASCAR race in Charlotte on March 1. The race that weekend is in Atlanta. The teams all take private planes to the races, or since Atlanta is pretty close to Charlotte, most people will drive there. It won't affect the Charlotte airport at all.


  • Panicking about connection!
    Feb 16, 2015
    Hi, I arrive from Grand Cayman at 4.28pm on a Thursday and fly to Philadelphia at 5.35pm same day. I am a British citizen. Will I have enough time to make the transfer - do I need to clear customs and so i need to collect my bags and re check them in?


    Yes, you need to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security. It will be very difficult to make that connection as the minimum recommended time is 90 minutes. However, US Airways has lots of flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia that you can be rebooked on if you miss your connection.


  • Flying from London to Tampa
    Feb 9, 2015
    I have 90 mins lay over time from London to Tampa & I am non US citizen. Would this time be sufficient for transfer.


    Yes, that should be enough time, bit if your flight from London is late you might have some trouble.


    If the flight from London to Charlotte is late, will the carrier transfer us to the next flight?


    Yes, they will.


  • customs clearance
    Jan 29, 2015
    Does grand cayman have pre- clearance to the U.S.?


    No, it does not. The only locations in the Caribbean that do are Nassau, Freeport, Aruba, and Bermuda (if you consider that part of the Caribbean). And of course you do not need a passport to visit St. Thomas, St. Croix, or Puerto Rico.


  • Will I have enough time
    Jan 27, 2015
    Arriving on a Saturday afternoon from london on a non us passport with 1hr 27 mins connection time for flight to FT Myers. Is this enough time to clear immigration, customs etc and make connecting flight?


    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. Although Saturday afternoons in the springtime can be busy as that is when many flights from the Caribbean arrive and have to go through immigration as well.


  • Question regarding baggage..
    Jan 3, 2015
    I am travelling to india from charlotte via chicago and Abu dhabi.. All my flights are through etihad airways.. Should I collect and recheck my bags anywer in the connecting airports or will it be done automatically. .?? Kindly reply I am all tensed..


    You will not have to claim your bags anywhere until you get to India.


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