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  • Transit in LAX - luggage, URGENT
    Jul 31, 2014
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    HI, urgent - check in luggage process in LAX Sydney to Cleveland: Sydney (SYD) to Los Angeles (LAX) QF Qantas Airways Flight: 107 Then same day transit Los Angeles (LAX)to Cleveland (CLE) UA United Flight: 1665 Can I make the luggage check-in at Sydney airport and go directly to Cleveland? ( without need to take check-in luggage out at LA airport) If not, what will be the procedure? and how far between Qantas and United? It is a 16 yr boy travelling alone for the first time so need to get the information clear before hand,Thanks for your assistance, appreciated.

     

  • Transfer desk
    Jul 30, 2014
    1
    Family (wife and two small kids) arriving in Lufthansa flight at ORD Terminal 5 and need to catch to connecting United flight. Where is transfer desk located at terminal 5 once after finished with the customs?. I did not find the transfer desk at the terminal 5 airport map. Also there is two exit at terminal 5, need to know which exit to take so its easy to handover the baggage at transfer desk.

     

    The transfer desk is right at the exit to customs, it's hard to miss. You want to follow the signs to the ATS train to Terminal 1 for your connecting flight after you re-check your bags.

     

  • Transfer desk
    Jul 30, 2014
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    Family (wife and two small kids) arriving in Lufthansa flight at Terminal 5 and need to catch to connecting united flight. Where is transfer desk located at terminal once after finished with the customs. I did not find the transfer desk at the terminal 5 map. Also there is two exit at terminal 5, need to know which exit to take so its easy to handover the baggage at transfer desk.

     

  • Pick-up baggage for layover?
    Jul 30, 2014
    1
    I'm landing in LAX tomorrow on a flight from Vancouver, Canada, so I'll have to go through customs upon landing. I have a two hour layover before catching another flight to Indianapolis. Both flights are on American however I built the connect myself, rather than buying a pre-existing or offered layover. Will my baggage automatically transfer or will I have to claim it because of customs and then re-check my baggage?

     

    Actually you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver so you will not have to do that at LAX. All you will have to do is claim your bags then take them to AA and check them with them. This is because you bought two separate tickets.

     

  • switching from carry on to checked luggage
    Jul 28, 2014
    2
    After purchasing tickets with carry on luggage, I changed my mind. How do I switch it to checked luggage? Flying Frontier.

     

    Every airline is different - if you just bought your ticket airlines in the US are required to allow you to cancel for free within the first 24 hours, then you could buy the same ticket but with a checked bag. Otherwise you may be out of luck as those bag fees are non-refundable. You'll either have to go with a carry-on or pay the checked bag fee as well. If you decide to pay the checked bag fee, you can do so during online check-in for your flight.

     

    Thank you.

     

  • recheck my baggage
    Jul 23, 2014
    1
    i am comming to chicago by by united airline, i have 3 hours, and have seprate ticket to go to india by air india, will i get help of sky cap at terminal 1 to take my luggage to terminal 5

     

    No, you have to transfer the bags yourself via the ATS train. You also cannot bring carts on the ATS train. Therefore I don't recommend you bring along more baggage than you can reasonably carry yourself.

     

  • Can I re-check-in my bag right away during a long lay over at ORD?
    Jul 14, 2014
    3
    Hi, I'm comming from Duesseldorf, Germany with Lufthansa and have my next flight next day with Air Canada (operated by United) to Vancouver. I reassume I have to claim my lagguage, go through US Customs, etc. The question is: will I be allowed to re-check-in the bag just right away after all the security procedures and go sightseeing with cabin lagguage only?

     

    Since the flight is the next day you won't be able to re-check it yet.

     

    thank you. the fact, that I have all my trip on one ticket doesn't matter here?

     

    Yes, you usually just can't tag bags through on overnight connections.

     

  • Do I have to go through US Customs?
    Jul 12, 2014
    1
    I have a flight From Rome to Toronto with a connection flight through JFK. Do I have to pick up all my luggage's again and go through US Customs and check them in again? I don't know the rules for these. Thank you for your services!

     

    Indeed you need to - all international arrivals at US Airports go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance, and if continuing their journey, re-check-in their bags where indicated and take the 'Airline Terminals train' to their connecting terminal, where they will have to go through security check before continuing to their gate. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/jfk then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • Luggage
    Jul 14, 2014
    5
    I will be travelling to Manila Philippines coming from Edmonton but i have a 12 hour lay over in San Francisco. Do i need to collect my checked in luggage? Can i go out to explore san fran during my lay over?

     

    Is your layover during the day or at night? Were your tickets purchased separately or together? What airlines are you flying?

     

    Day layover... We bought the tix online thru searstravel.. The airline will be aircanada.. Thank you!

     

    Air Canada does not fly from Edmonton to LAX or LAX to Manila, please double check your itinerary.

     

    My trip itenerary is Edmonton to San Francicso which is Air Canada and San Francicso to Manila and that is Philippine airlines. I was just asking if do i need to collect my checked in luggage for my 12 hours day layover. Thank you!

     

    Air Canada does not fly from Edmonton to San Francisco. That flight will be operated by United. Yes, you will have to claim your luggage, the Phillipine Airlines counter will not re-open to check your bags with them until 4 or 5 hours before the flight.

     

  • Luggage Question
    Jun 24, 2014
    5
    I am flying from ROC to PHL for an international flight from PHL to VEN. Do I need to get my luggage when we land in PHL and bring it to International or does the airline do it

     

    Assuming both of your flights on US Airways, you do not have to do anything with your baggage in PHL on your way out of the USA.

     

    If she arrives by United Airlines, she will arrive at Terminal C or B; All other international arrivals use Terminal B. Terminal A is for all domestic airlines (United's are in both A & C). While United shuttles between gates of TC & TA, the Airtrain makes its round in the unsecured areas of the terminal, with need to go through security check to reach connecting gates. If arriving at early morning or evening rush hours, transfer time is not enough, as all international arrivals need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in their bags.

     

    She will arrive in B or C and depart from B.

     

    Thanks if she is on UA will they book her on another flight?

     

    Yes, if she misses her connection in EWR they will rebook her. United has lots of flights from EWR to LAX.

     

  • 2 Seperate R/T Reservations
    Jun 25, 2014
    5
    I will be flying R/T from Shreveport to DFW on 08/01/14 and returning on 08/09/14 flying AA. I am leaving on 08/02/14 R/T to LHR and returning 08/09/14 on Delta Airlines. My question is upon arrival at DFW on 08/09 I will go through Customs with my luggage, Will I have to then leave the terminal, come back to AA and then check in with them, or is there any way to check bags through to SHV and just recheck them after clearing Customs?

     

    Delta does not fly from DFW to LHR. You will be entering the US Somewhere other than DFW if you booked a DFW-LHR-DFW ticket with Delta.

     

    I'm sorry, you are correct...I am flying KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, operated by Delta. I also left out that the flight back into DFW will be LHR-AMS-DFW.

     

    So Actually all of your "Delta" flights are operated by KLM, so you will arrive in Terminal D, which also handles AA flights so re-checking your bags with AA will be a lot easier as you won't have to change terminals with your baggage. You can re-check your bags in Terminal D then go through security and take the Skylink train to your departure gate in Terminal B

     

    Thank you very much....this eases my mind alot!

     

    You will arrive in A. You will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with US Airways, then you will go up to the departure level and through security and to your departure gate. Your flight to Indianapolis will likely depart from Terminal B. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Priority boarding
    Jun 22, 2014
    1
    On delta flights that are 50 seat planes is priority boarding worth getting?

     

    No, the overhead bins are tiny, so you have to gate check most bags anyway, if you do have a very slender bag that actually fits in the overhead bins, then you will have plenty of room for it since virtually nobody's bag fits in the bins.

     

  • Short layover in JFK to IAD Washington, D.C. Dulles possible?
    Jun 15, 2014
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    Hi, Got a question... I am flying JetBlue and have a layover in JFK for 36 mnt. Then to go to Washington at same airline .. After that I am flying to Rome. Do I have time for my baggage and me to get in time from JFK to Dulles Washington airport? ( in 36 minutes layover, JetBlue both airlines and I am arriving and leaving in the early morning)... Thanks.....(at Washington to Rome I have no problem since the layover in Washington is 4.5hrs.)

     

  • Luggage Wrapping at JFK Airport
    Jun 13, 2014
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    I would like to know luggage wrapping fee for checked luggage sized #25 & 27, thanks

     

  • Lost baggage
    Jun 10, 2014
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    I am still waiting for my baggage to arrive Day 3. I'm in Barcelona now can lost and found email me the latest info. I'm American and originally flew in from Chicago. My name is C. Bauer. I'm unable to call Thank you.

     





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