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  • How to recheck luggage
    Jan 25, 2015
    1
    Wondering what the process is to landing and rechecking luggage . Like where do I go I'm worried since I have two hour layover and can be delays worried not knowing will make me miss my next flight

     

    After you met with the person who you show your passport to and who may ask you some questions, you will then go to the baggage claim. You will then claim your baggage and then hand the customs sheet to the customs officer at the exit of the baggage claim. Immediately after is a desk where you can re-check your bags. It's very difficult to miss.

     

  • Baggage Question
    Jan 25, 2015
    4
    Hi! I purchased a plane ticket to the Panama-Tocumen airport. The ticket itinerary is as follows: Flying on United Airlines from Kansas City (MCI) to Houston (IAH), then a 5 hour layover in IAH waiting for my connecting flight, and then flying from IAH to Panama-Tocumen (again, on United Airlines). Will I need to claim my checked baggage while waiting for my connecting flight in IAH? Or will it automatically be transferred to my plane destined for Panama-Tocumen? Also, will I fly into Terminal E in IAH from my Kansas City flight? And will I leave IAH for Panama-Tocumen from Terminal E? Thank you!

     

    No, you do not have to claim your bags on your way to Panama. Your Kansas City flight will arrive in Terminal B or C. You will depart to Panama from Terminal E. You can walk from C to E. B is connected to E inside security by the TerminaLink train.

     

    Thank you SO much for your help! (I'm a newbie flier!)

     

    Sorry - one more question: I have an option to change my connecting flight so that I will not have such a long 5 hour layover in IAH. I could instead change my flight to have a 48 minute layover in IAH before catching my connecting flight. Since I will not need to check my bags inbetween my flight from Kansas City and my flight to Panama, will 48 minutes be enough time for me to get from Terminal B or C to Terminal E? Thank you!

     

    48 minutes is enough if everything goes perfectly but obviously leaves very little slack in case your first flight is delayed. If you absolutely have to be in Panama that day and you can leave early enough for the 5 hour connection. I would keep it the way it is.

     

  • Electronics
    Jan 24, 2015
    1
    Can I take my ipad and my cell phone on the plane with me in my purse?

     

    Yes, you can. However, make sure you bring a plug for them or they are charged as there's a slight chance you will be asked to show that it works.

     

  • Calgary to Dakar connecting in SLC and JFK
    Jan 24, 2015
    2
    hello, I'm canadian citizen, travelling from Calgary (Canada) to Dakar (senegal) with 2 layovers (Salt Lake City and New Yor JFK). I've booked one ticket with the same company Delta. Do I need to collect my baggages and recheck in SLC anf JFK ? or will delta do it for me ? Will 2 hours be enough to claim the baggages and go through security ? Thank you

     

    No, you will not have to touch your baggage again until you get to Dakar. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary.

     

    Thank you for the quick response :)

     

  • Air China Terminal 1
    Jan 23, 2015
    2
    Has anyone heard if Air China will be moving from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4?

     

    They are not slated to move. It's possible they would move, but I would expect SkyTeam airlines like Air France or Alitalia would move first.

     

    Thank you for the quick response

     

  • SF airport to LA airport and connecting departing from LA to Orlando
    Jan 19, 2015
    1
    I am traveling fro San Francisco to Los Angeles airport and have a 50min wait while we connect to a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando Florida on March 14. It looks like the SF flight goes to terminal 7 which we will be departing on same terminal from Los angeles to Orlando. Do I have enough time to claim my baggage and go threw security and aboard the new flight? I bough ticket with connection.

     

    Did you buy the two tickets together? If so you don't have to claim your baggage and go through security. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Baggage
    Jan 18, 2015
    1
    Hey guys I'm coming from Louisville{SDF) to ORD and straight to ICN for my international flight and ICN to Cebu Mactan International Airport Cebu Philippine, I'm assuming my final pick up for baggage is Cebu I'm right?thanks for the help

     

    Yes, that is correct.

     

  • Hou->Den->Aspen
    Jan 14, 2015
    1
    I am traveling from Houston to Aspen with a connection in Denver. I only have 36 minutes in between the 2 flights both United. If my plane is on time, I should have no problem making my flight. I am skiing the next day in Aspen and I am worried that my luggage will not make my connecting flight if i check a bag. Can anyone help?

     

    Yes, there have been frequent baggage issues in Denver lately. Unfortunately you cannot carry your skis onboard. Wear your coat on the plane and put your ski pants in your carry on so if your baggage is delayed you'll at least have that and should be able to ski if you rent skis.

     

  • Claim and recheck baggage
    Jan 14, 2015
    1
    I'm arriving on Southwest and departing on Silver Airways. Do I have to claim and recheck my bag?

     

    Yes, you do. Southwest doesn't interline bags with any other airlines.

     

  • LOST & FOUND SO DIFFICULT
    Jan 13, 2015
    0
    it is extremely difficult to first of all, find a phone number for US Airways lost & found, which is apparently different than the airport...then when i finally did find one, there is no person to talk to. You have to leave a voice mail. Surprise! The voice mail box is full. SOOOOO Frustrating! I know there are a lot of people that travel through Charlotte airport so this area can be very busy. But please make it easier.

     

  • Lost Black Samsonite suicase 28" at terminal C curbside
    Jan 13, 2015
    0
    I took the shuttle bus from Hotel Hampton Inn Newark Airport to P4 airport. When i got off the bus at P4, I realized that my luggage was not in the bus. the bus driver said it might be pulled out at terminal c together with the luggages of other passengers. I found, please email me at dothithao2005@yahoo.com. The incident happened about 7:15 am Jan 10 the luggage is Samsonite brand, Black color size 28" with the airline tag name Nguyen Khanh Linh CX 890 HK-EWR arrived Jan 9 at 21h by Cathay Pacific. Thank you. I have contacted Cathay Pacific and Port Authority but no good news

     

  • bags
    Jan 12, 2015
    1
    we have a flight from aruba to jfk then on to boston (4 hours layover). we now want to get off and stay in ny w/friends can we get our bags? There is a plane change.

     

    Unless your change your reservation, your bags will be sent through to Boston. You will not have an opportunity to claim them in JFK because Aruba has US Immigration and Customs preclearance.

     

  • Please, please, please
    Jan 11, 2015
    1
    I "tried" to fly out of Port Columbus on Tuesday with UA (terrible experience)...short story never left C'Bus and went home to GALENA, OHIO....took a direct flight on Delta (always exceptional)...now UA is saying they are going to send my bag back to Boston cause that is the destination airport....I AM HOME NOW IN GALENA, OHIO....can someone from UA or Delta baggage call my cell phone...you both have it...Claim# 968900....thanks to the first one that does!!! Name is Hill.

     

    This is not the airport or any airline's website. Nobody relevant will see this message.

     

  • enough time to change flights
    Jan 11, 2015
    1
    Will 2 hours be enough time to pick up bags from a domestic flight (Jet Blue) and check in for an international flight (Delta) at JFK on a Friday afternoon?

     

    Barely. It depends on your JetBlue flight arriving on-time.

     

  • Baggage - Overnight connection EWR
    Jan 6, 2015
    2
    January 10, 2015 flying YWG - YYZ - EWR arriving EWR on AC (United 8202) at 1035 PM. Connecting next morning January 11, 2015 at 9:04 AM to United 1040 travelling to AUA. All ticketed on United. I am aware of US immigration and customs procedures in YYZ. My question is - will my bags be checked through to AUA or will I need to gather them in Newark for the night and check them at United counter in the morning? Thanks, Jim

     

    You will have to ask the agent in Winnipeg. I'm guessing that they will only be tagged to EWR and that you will have to claim them there and re-check them in the morning.

     

    Thanks Zap! I appreciate your quick reply. Jim

     





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