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    Feb 28, 2015
    Hi, I'm travelling from London to Denver on BA and wish to connect up to Edmonton. There is a 50 mins connection time. Would that be sufficient? thanks for any tips or advice


    I think you will have a hard time clearing US Customs (because you are arriving on an international flight) and making it your next flight in time for boarding. You probably need at least 90 minutes.


    No, that is not sufficient. You will have to go through US Immigration and customs in Denver and if you are buying a separate ticket, you will also have to claim your bags and take them to the United check-in counter. You need at LEAST 2 hours for this connection.


    Thanks for your help. I'll look at plan B


    Thanks for your help


  • Connecting Flight times
    Feb 19, 2015
    I am looking into flights from Boston to Rapid City, SD with United. One flight has one stop with a layover of only 33 minutes in Denver. From Denver I would be on Republic Airlines d/b/a United Express. I am concerned that I would not have enough time between flights. Am I right to be concerned?


    In Denver, a 33 minute connection is possible. All United gates are on concourse B. Also, the Republic-operated flights in Denver are often delayed so that may even work in your favor.




  • FLL- DEN - YYC
    Feb 17, 2015
    So I have a short connection, 50 minutes, arriving from Fort Lauderdale 10.25 and departing for Calgary 11.15 . Departing gate B60. Will I have enough time? Any advices of how to do this as fast and non stressful as possible for a pretty inexperienced traveller? Thanx.


    Thursday 19th


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your first flight is anywhere close to on-time you should have plenty of time. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Calgary.


  • DEN - LAX - DEN - FRA
    Feb 15, 2015
    Dear all, I already have a return ticket for FRA-DEN by LH. I would like to fly from DEN to LAX for a couple of days. In this context, I have a couple of questions and I would really appreciate your help. (i) For the domestic flight DEN - LAX: How much earlier to arrive at DEN for convenient check-in (baggage&carry-on)? (ii) Which airline would you recommend for the domestic flight? Which is rather on-time usually? (iii) The return flight to FRA in DEN departs 5:25 pm. Hoch much time allowance do you recommend for easy connecting between the flights keeping in mind that I have to get my luggage from the domestic flight and check-in for the LH flight? Last but not least although off-topic: How much earlier to arrive at LAX for the domestic flight LAX-DEN? Thank you very much in advance for your help!


    For your DEN-LAX domestic flight, arriving an hour before your flight is usually sufficient. Note that means being in the lobby an hour before the flight. If you need to park or return a rental car first, factor that in. Most DEN-LAX flights run on-time as the weather is generally good in both cities. Note that if you fly Frontier you will have to pay for a checked OR carry-on bag and a seat assignment. If you fly Southwest, checked bags are free but there are no seat assignments. Southwest also has the most congested check-in area in LAX. I personally would fly United but if you're comfortable and used to ULCC's in Europe, Frontier would suit you fine. I personally dont't like flying Southwest and American offers few flights on the route. I would recommend scheduling your arrival into DEN prior to 2:30 PM - that leaves you a little wiggle room if your first flight is late. Again, arriving at the airport in LAX an hour before your flight is OK, but also note that the traffic around LAX can be really bad and that the traffic in the entire LA area can be really bad at times, so be conscious of that.


    ZAP, Thank you so much for your comprehensive reply! I am also considering to fly United, at least for the return flight, since it appears to be more reliable than the Low Cost Carriers. Let's say, I have not read many frantic reviews on Frontier and Spirit Airlines with regard to being on-time respectively with regard to cancelling flights last minute without reasons. Haven't researched on Southwest yet. I would not mind the lack of seat assignment but need some certainty on their "as scheduled" reliability. Certainly, I have to make my way back to Denver as scheduled to catch that LHflight. Will keep your recommendations in mind! If you have anything further to add, feel free to comment ;-)


  • connecting international flight
    Feb 13, 2015
    we are traveling SW flying from Kansas City to Cancun, connecting in Denver. how long does it take to get through customs? We will have 3 people and 3 bags to check, we land at 7:30am and our connection leaves at 8:50am


    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You will only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 45 minutes enough for baggage transfer?
    Feb 13, 2015
    Arriving in Denver 2/16 at 11:50 am. Departing for Winnipeg at 12:35 pm. Should we be confident that our luggage will make it onto the Winnipeg flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • 2Hr20min change flights from Frontier to British A. seperate tickets
    Feb 18, 2015
    Looking at Frontier flight from portland arriving at denver 13:37, is there enough time to claim bagge and check in for the 16:05 British airways flight to Europe? Seperate tickets... What if i take a 17:50 flight instead? Thank You


    I think that would be enough time, but it depends on your Frontier flight being on-time.


    This time of year I would recommend the 17:50 flight if you are going to have to claim then re-check bags to Europe. Most airports want international baggage checked 2 hours prior to departure


    Thanks, will go for the later flight.


  • 49 Minute Layover DEN
    Feb 12, 2015
    I'm looking at flying from ORD to DEN to YWG. The ORD - DEN flight lands at 9:06am and the DEN - YWG flight takes off at 9:55am. Is 49 minutes enough time to navigate with the arriving flight being domestic and the second being international?


    Yes, that is enough time. domestic/international doesn't matter. They will both be on the B concourse at DEN. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will go through Canadian Immigration and customs when you get to Winnipeg.


  • 40 Minute connection in DEN
    Feb 12, 2015
    LAX-DEN-OMA Is 40 minutes enough to connect with all flights being on southwest?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Southwest to United
    Feb 9, 2015
    How much time should I allow to fly into Denver on Southwest and then change to United to fly out of? Thank you!


    Without check bags if you check in online or with the United app you can do it in an hour. With checked bags I would leave at least 90 minutes, preferably 2 hours, since you will have to go to the main terminal, get your bags from Southwest, take them to United and go through security in that case.


  • British Air to USAir
    Feb 8, 2015
    Could you please tell me how much time it will take us to clear customs after arriving from London, re-checking our bags, and making a USAir flight to Phoenix. We arrive at 4 PM & are US citizens.


    booking tickets together, 90 minutes is sufficient, booking two separate tickets, you should leave at least 2 hours.


    Thanks you for responding. That's a big help.


  • 42 minute layover
    Feb 3, 2015
    I'm looking at booking a United flight from O'Hare to Las Vegas connecting in Denver March 9th. Arrives at 656pm and next departs at 738pm. Both flights are United. All I will have will be a carry-on. Will I be okay?


    If your first flight is on-time you should have enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the B concourse.


  • 37 Min Layover MSP-DEN-LAX
    Feb 2, 2015
    I am flying from Minneapolis to LA with a 37 min layover in Denver. I will be flying on Frontier from MSP to DEN to LAX. Should I have enough time to make it to my next flight with a 37 min layover? All I will have with me is carry on. Thank you.


    Yes, that is enough time if your first flight is on-time. All Frontier gates in Denver are close together.


  • Connection Time with United
    Jan 21, 2015
    Have a flight tomorrow. Land from Fargo to Denver at 6:15. I have another flight from Denver to SFO that leaves at 7:08. The plane to sfo starts boarding at 6:15 however. Do I have enough time to catch the flight? Or should I make arrangements now. Thanks


    Yes, you should have enough time. All United and United Express gates are on concourse B. If you do happen to miss your connection there is one later flight to SFO at 10:13 PM that currently has a lot of empty seats that you can be rebooked on.


    Yeah, the only concern I have is that I have to check in my carry on since we are flying from Fargo on a smaller jet. I should be out of there in about 15 and make it to the gate in around 5-10. Would that still be enough or would the sfo fight have closed their gates? I'd prefer not to be on the later flight, but if that's how it goes it goes.


    They usually don't close gates early on domestic flights. I think if your first flight is on-time you'll make it


  • stl- den- las
    Jan 20, 2015
    I'm going to vegas in March. On flight 0287 with 40 min lay over in DEN. .I'm worried that luggage wont make onto next flight 0769. is these two flight the same plane? should I do carry on?


    What airline are you flying? It's unlikely the two flights would be the same plane.


    If there is a connecting flight, only 40 mins to change planes, what are the chances my luggage makes it on the next flight?




    Yes, that should be enough time. All Frontier flights are located quite near each other.


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