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  • 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.


  • Will 53 minutes be enough time?
    Dec 30, 2015
    Will be arriving in Terminal C Gate 16 and transferring to Terminal E Gate 10. Is 53 minutes enough time for this transfer assuming my incoming flight is on time?


    Charlotte only has one terminal. All gates are connected inside security. Yes, if your first flight is domestic that is enough time.


  • Worried about layover time and customs
    Dec 29, 2015
    I'm flying in from Ottawa, Canada to Charlotte then from Charlotte to Miami. I'm flying US Airways all the way but my layover time is only 43 minutes. Do I go through customs in Ottawa or Charlotte, and if I have to go through customs in Charlotte, do I have enough time to go through customs and make my connecting flight? Also, do I need to re-claim my bags in Charlotte and re-check them in?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Ottawa. 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./


  • LHR - CLT - MCO Connection Query
    Dec 9, 2014
    We are arriving into CLT from London UK, connecting to MCO (Orlando FL) next March. We have a 90 minute connection time. Is this sufficient as our agent says it will be on US Airways saying that 60 minutes would be the minimum requirement, but I am not so sure


    Yes, it should be enough time. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. CLT is the smallest and simplest of the international hubs in the US.


  • Concerned about connection time & customs
    Dec 8, 2014
    We're travel on a Saturday in March from New Orleans to Charlotte, then catching a connecting flight to St. Lucia. We only have about one hour between arrival at CLT and departure for St. Lucia. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. CLT is not a very large airport and you only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Dec 4, 2014
    Arriving Charlotte on US Air from St Kitts on Sunday at 8.49pm transferring to a Washington (US Air express) flight departing 10.09pm. Am a Brit citizen. Will this be enough time. Do I have to pick up baggage and re-check. I understand the Washington flight is the last of the day


    It's 10 minutes below the minimum connection time but you should be OK as Charlotte is not a large airport and immigration lines should be quite short at that time of day. Yes, you will have to claim your bags after going through Immigration, then go through Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk.


  • Customs
    Nov 22, 2014
    We are flying in from Jamaica into Charlotte tomorrow afternoon. Is an hour and 25 min enough time to get through customs, recheck our bags, security and get to our next flight??


    Yes, it should be.


  • Connection Time just shortened by airline
    Nov 20, 2014
    We are flying with US Airways on Dec. 27 from DTW to MSY with a connection in CLT. This is our first time in CLT, first connecting flight, and first time with US Airways. Originally we had a one hour layover in CLT, but it has just been reduced to 34 minutes. Is it worth trying to make this connection, or should I try to change my flight now? If we miss the connection, how hard is it to get onto the next flight to MSY? Any advice from more seasoned fliers is appreciated. Thanks.


    34 minutes is not long but it will depend on what gate you fly into and out of. I had to go from Gate E to Gate A and it was brutal, they are on opposite ends of the terminal. I started out on US Airways but unfortunately had to connect with AA. If your solo and in good shape you'll be fine, if you have children I would rethink it.


  • Enough Time
    Nov 9, 2014
    Flying US Airways from Wilmington to Punta Cana with an 80 minute layover. Are the international gates in a different part of the airport than domestic flights. How long to walk from one to the other?


    Your transfer time is sufficient. US Airways uses Concourses/Gates B, C, D & E - simply check the overhead screens for your connecting flight & gate number, then follow signs to your Concourse & gate.


    Your connection shouldn't take more than 20 minutes.


  • connecting time
    Oct 28, 2014
    Hi, i am an international traveller and i am a little bit worried if my connection time may be a little bit to short. i am coming from washington and i am going to san jose, costa rica, i have to change planes in charlotte and its just 35 minutes. Both flight will be operated by US Airways. Is it possible to be in time? thanks


    Yes, it is possible, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. However, it obviously leaves very little time to spare in case of delays.


  • connection time - domestic to international flight
    Oct 13, 2014
    I am trying to verify whether 1:20 is sufficient time for a connection from Washington National through CLT to Rome Fiumicino. How much time is necessary for a nonUS citizen to clear immigration and change flights?


    You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in Charlotte is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


  • cor9ve16tte
    Jul 31, 2014
    We have a short layover. Can we find out what terminal we will arrive at and then take off from?


    Charlotte only has one terminal and all gates are connected inside security.


  • What terminals will my grandaughter need to know?
    Jul 20, 2014
    She is flying into Charlotte from Jacksonville Florida and then into Albany NY


    She is flying USAir...sorry...


    At CLT US Airways uses Concourses/gates B, D & E, while US Airways Express uses D & C. Her boarding pass and the overhead screens on arrival will indicate flight & gate number; then follow signs. I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Charlotte only has one terminal and all gates are connected inside security. It's a very easy airport to navigate.


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