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  • YYC to YVR to PVG
    Feb 12, 2016
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    I'm flying from Calgary to Vancouver then to Shanghai. There is a layover in vancouver for an hour and 51 minutes (With Westjet) then my shanghai flight is with china eastern. Will I have to go through customs in Vancouver and will I have to collect my luggage in Vancouver?

     

    There is no Canadian customs when leaving Canada. If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim and re-check your baggage in Vancouver. However, if your tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in Vancouver.

     

  • connection flight TPA-ORD-NRT
    Feb 11, 2016
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    My trip is booked with 2 separate tickets. The domestic flight on AA will arrive at 9:06am, and the int'l flight on United will depart at 12pm. Do i have to pick up my bags and take them with me to re-check in at United counter? 3 hour layover is enough for me to do that? Thanks

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags at Terminal 3 and then take them to Terminal 1 to re-check them with United. You should have enough time as long as your flight from Tampa is on-time.

     

  • Bolivia to London via Miami
    Feb 11, 2016
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    I am flying from Bolivia to Miami with American Airlines and then on to London Heathrow with Iberia Airlines. All booked under same ticket. Will I need to claim luggage and recheck?

     

    Since you are on an International to International connection, you should not have to claim your baggage. However, you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. Also note that Iberia does not fly from Miami to London nonstop, so your flight to London will either be operated by American or British Airways.

     

    Yes it is indeed being operated by American Airways also so was hoping not to have to claim baggage etc. Thanks.

     

  • TERMINAL CHANGES AND CUSTOMS
    Feb 10, 2016
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    Arriving from Doha to JFK terminal 8 ....reconnecting to Tampa from JFK terminal 2....do I collect my luggage and go they customs and then go to terminal 2 or can I have luggage sent to terminal 2 and go thru customs in Tampa ...my final destination ,,,,,how do I get from terminal 8 to terminal 2

     

    Yes, when you arrive in Terminal 8, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then if you have a separate ticket on Delta to Tampa you will have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 2, re-check your bags with Delta, and go through security.

     

  • Baggage check-in in EWR
    Feb 9, 2016
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    I am travelling from Mumbai- India to RDU. From Mumbai to EWR its Air India and EWR to RDU its United airlines. Whats the procedure after reaching EWR? Do I need to collect Bags and re-check it in United Airline kiosk?

     

    If you purchased two separate reservations and your bags aren't tagged to RDU. Yes, you will claim your bags to go through US customs then take them with you on the airtrain to your departure terminal and recheck them with United. If they are tagged to RDU then you can recheck them at the recheck desk in Terminal B right after customs.

     

  • Transfer area
    Feb 9, 2016
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    My daughter is flying from sydney to dfw on American operated by Quantas 7308 then onto BWI on American 2361. She has been told she must retrieve her bags at a transfer area at DFW. Where is the baggage transfer area? two hours between fiights!

     

    She will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim her bags (it's a special international baggage claim), go through US customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, then go to the departure level, through security and then to her departure gate which may be in another terminal. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

    Thank you so much!

     

    thank you

     

  • Re-checking bags
    Feb 7, 2016
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    Permanent resident entering JFK 2PM on Tuesday with 3 hour layover. Arrival on Ukraine International changing to Virgin America on same reservation T7 to T4. UIA may (or may not) tag the bag past JFK. Will re-check take the bag in either case or will it need to be huffed to T4. I do so worry about time.

     

    Virgin America and UIA do not have an interline agreement. You will have to transfer your bags yourself. You should have just enough time.

     

  • Customs
    Feb 6, 2016
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    I have never flown into ORD. I will be flying in from Zurich with United, then on to Little Rock. Do I claim my bag and then re-check it so I can go through customs?

     

    Your flight to Chicago will be operated by Swiss. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 or 2, go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Missed flight
    Feb 5, 2016
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    I had a connecting flight last night and missed the last one going to Jamaica last night but I'm on the next plane out his morning. Will my bags be lost? Or will I be able to get them since it was last night?????

     

    Your bags will either be on the same flight as you if they missed the connection too, or they will be waiting for you in the bag office in Kingston.

     

  • baggage drop
    Feb 1, 2016
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    I will arrive at 11:30 am terminal 1 international flight and i have delta fligh to orland 3.45 pm Can i recived my baggage directlly in orlando or i need recived and cler cutom then what?

     

    In T1 you will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through customs. if your bags are tagged through to Orlando, then you re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to your departure terminal (Delta flights to Orlando currently appear to depart from Terminal 2), go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • baggage fees?
    Jan 31, 2016
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    Hi, I am flying from US to London with AA and get my luggage for free. Then from London to Barcelona with BA. I reserved the whole trip with AA. Will I have to pay for luggage on BA? thanks

     

    You won't even claim your luggage in London.

     

  • Collect Bags at FCO enroute to FLR
    Jan 30, 2016
    1
    Hi...I am flying Toronto to Rome on Air Canada, and have add-on deal Alitalia flight Rome to Florence that I do not intend to use. Do I normally need to collect bags at Rome FCO if I was to indeed fly onward to FLR? Can I instead ask Air Canada for Bags to be on belt at FCO instead of final ticket destination FLR, so that I can end my journey at FCO as intended?......Thanks in advance for help.

     

    If your tickets are on the same reservation then you would not normally claim your bags in Rome. I don't know if Air Canada will be able to only tag your bags to Rome.

     

  • How long from landing to reaching arrival hall at LAX?
    Jan 28, 2016
    2
    Will be arriving at LAX Term 3 on a domestic flight at 14:30 on a Friday afternoon in May. We have to collect checked baggage. How long does it typically take to get from plane to a taxi outside the arrival hall.

     

    It depends how long your bags take to come out - anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes.

     

    Thanks for that, so pretty quick.

     

  • CHECKED BAGGAGE & SECURITY
    Jan 25, 2016
    2
    I'm travelling from the UK to Atlanta Via Amsterdam. I have a 1hr and 20 minutes in Amsterdam. My flight from the UK to AMS is KLM and my flight from AMS to ATL is Delta but they were booked together from Delta. Will this be enough time to make my second flight? Will I have to recheck my checked baggage in AMS? Will I have to go through any security controls or can I just go from Arrival gate to Departure gate without having to recheck my baggage etc? Also I don't think I do but do I require any type of visa for transferring via AMS (I have an ESTA for going to the US) Because the laws have changed the information online is very confusing. Thank you for your time.

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags in Amsterdam, You just have to go through US Security questions and to your departure gate. If you are a UK Citizen you do not need anything other than ESTA to visit the United states and you do not need a visa to enter the Schengen Area. Nothing regarding this has changed in the last 10 years or so.

     

    Actually, to be fair, the Amsterdam Airport has changed a bit recently, by switching to centralized security.

     

  • Connecting Flight times?
    Jan 25, 2016
    1
    I am arriving on Delta Flight form Miami at 18:34 and am travelling on to Dublin. Would I have time to take the 21:00 operated by Aer Lingus or should I take the 22:00 operated by Aer France?

     

    If you are booking two separate reservations and have checked bags I would definitely book the later flight.

     

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