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  • Connecting Flight from the UK
    Jul 3, 2014
    Hi, we will be arriving in to Charlotte from Manchester UK on the 1st August for a connecting flight to RSW, Ft Myers. Will we need to collect our luggage clear immigration and then re-check in luggage or will it be tagged all the way to RSW ? We are flying with US Airways on both tickets. Thanks for any advise.


    Yes, after you arrive in CLT you will go through US Immigration, claim your luggage, go through US Customs, then you can re-check your baggage with US Airways at the re-check desk. Then you will go to the departure level and through security and to your departure gate for your flight to RSW.


    Thank you for you reply. We have a 3 hour 40 layover so plenty of time to clear immigration and customs and enjoy the airport food outlets!


  • Connection Time Concern
    Jun 27, 2014
    Flying from Florence, SC to Rochester, NY - layover is only 33 minutes. I KNOW that we will arrive in 'E' since it is a small plane. Will 33 minutes be enough time to catch a connecting flight. I am traveling alone with a two year old....


    33 mins should be OK if your first flight is on-time. All gates at CLT are connected inside security.


  • International flight security
    Jun 17, 2014
    My partner and I are each flying US AIR to CLT from two different locations in the US. Once there, we will board a Lufthansa flight to Munich. One way tics to CLT and then roundtrip tics to Munich. Just carry on bags so no luggage to claim but concerned about passport clearance once in CLT. Will be inside security with boarding passes to Munich based upon domestic TSA clearance, not international. Is this a problem? How does this work?


  • Clearing Customs after International Flight
    Jul 10, 2014
    After landing in CLT from Rio I have a connecting flight to Atlanta, do I have to claim my checked luggage and clear US customs prior to my connecting flight? Secondly, can I request my checked luggage be tagged only to CLT if I choose not to make my connecting flight?


    We have the exact same question. Did you get an.answer? Us airways wants to charge us $800 per person to not take the atlanta flight!


    We did! Every International flight passenger must collect their bags first then clear customs. After clearing customs you just walk out of the CLT airport and no worries.


  • Connection Time Concern
    Jun 20, 2014
    We are flying from Indy to an ultimate destination of Cape Town. First leg of flight is fromIndy to Charlotte, then a connecting flight from Charlotte to JFK. We only have 45 minutes to change planes at Charlotte. Is this enough time? Do we need to recheck baggage?


    Yes, that should be enough time. No you do not have to re-check baggage.


    Yes, if your first flight is on-time you should be OK. CLT is relatively small by hub airport standards and all gates are connected inside security.


  • Flight from CLT to GNV, connecting time. of 1:50 mins is sufficient ?
    May 25, 2014
    Well I will be travelling from India to Gainesville.. on the 13th of Aug 14.. I have Charlotte Douglas airport as my port of entry.. I am travelling for the 1st time to USA on student visa.. my arrival at CLT through Lufthansa is at 4:20pm.. and connecting flight to Gainesville is at 6:11pm through US airways... is the connecting time sufficient to board the next flight ? Many thanks


    Yes you should be able to make the transfer in time. Both airlines belong to the Star Alliance, so after you have gone through passport check, pick up bags, & go through customs clearance, then re-check-in your bag, you may proceed to your connecting gate. I suggest you open then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Connection Time Concern
    May 25, 2014
    US Airways flight from San Antonio to Nassau with a connection in Charlotte that is only 36 minutes!! Will we even have time to deplane and board again?


    You arrive at & depart from CLT at either Concourse B, C or E (with corresponding gates. On arrival, look at overhead screens to find your connecting flight & gate number, then follow signs. Your transfer time should suffice.


  • Connecting to RIO from SFO
    May 11, 2014
    I have a 1 hr connection between arriving in CLT from SFO and departing to RIO. Do I need to: 1. recheck my bags? 2. go through security? 3. go through customs and immigration? Will I make the RIO flight? Thanks in advance


    Only international arrivals at the U.S. need to go through customs & re-check-in bags. If you have bought both flights on one ticket, your bags will be automatically transferred. Your arrival at, and departure from CLT depends on which airlines you take. I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates at CLT are connected inside security.


  • flight connection and baggage
    Apr 21, 2014
    Hello, we will be flying with US Airways from Dallas DFW to Paris CDG with flight connection at Charlotte CLT.. Will we have to pick up our bags and check them in again ? The fisrt plane is supposed to arrive at 3:32 and the second one to leave at 4:45 ; is it enough ? Thank you for your answers


    No, on your way to Paris you won't have to do anything with your baggage in Charlotte. All you will have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


    Thank you ZAP


  • International flight connections
    Apr 15, 2014
    Do you think that 2 hours are enough to pass the immigration control (we are Italian) and take the flight to LA? We are on a flight from Rome that land at 4 PM and the flight to LA is at 6.05 PM. Thanks Lorenzo


    Yes, that should be enough time. Charlotte is not that large of an airport by international airport standards.


  • Toshiba laptop and samsung tablet
    Mar 29, 2014
    I forgot my laptop and tablet today the 03/28/14 at the waiting area, gate A9 at 6:50 AM If found please call 910-975-5637


    You may want to try to email CLT's; state details & how to contact you.


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    Mar 15, 2014
    Love nc BBQ always try to stop here when I can


  • Enough time to clear customs?
    Jan 15, 2014
    HELP please Arriving on US Airways from UK at 6-20pm. Connecting flight to Tampa leaves 8pm. Will we have enough time ( 1 hour 40minutes) to clear customs and immigration and make our connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time. US Airways also has a 10:20 PM flight to TPA on some nights should you miss your connection.


    Thanks..thats put my mind at rest.


  • is 30 min enough time to change planes? Riding US Air from Cinci
    Jan 3, 2014
    I'm not sure that landing at 636 and taking off again at 528 and taking off at 601 is enough time if I have to change terminals. Any help? Flying US Air


    Charlotte only has one Terminal and all gates are connected beyond security. If your first flight is on-time you'll be OK.


  • CUN to CLT to IND
    Dec 17, 2013
    We're looking to book RT flights for IND --> CUN next February. The trip down is fine...a 59 minute layover in CLT. But the return only allows 1:23. Will this be sufficient to do the whole customs/baggage/re-check dance and still make our connection? The flight would be arriving at 4:12pm on a Wednesday and we're US citizens (if that makes any difference...I've heard CLT has separate lines for US and non-US citizens...?) Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!


    That should be enough time. CLT isn't an extremely large airport and Wednesdays are slow travel days and if for some reason you miss your connection there's probably a later flight to IND from CLT.


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