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  • Houston to Philippines connecting in PEK Beijing, China
    Feb 3, 2015
    Hello! This is my first time travelling by myself. I'm travelling from Houston (IAH) to Philippines (MNL) with 1 Layover at Beijing, China (PEK) for "15 Hours". Do I need to collect my baggages and recheck in Beijing (PEK) again?


    You will have to ask your airline. It may depend on whether your connection is "overnight" or not.


    Thanks for the response! I will arrive at 5am in Beijing and will leave at 8pm on the way to Philippines.


  • route change
    Feb 2, 2015
    Routes changes - Can I change the departure or arrival airport in my booking especially for british airline?


    It depends on the airports and the airline. Be more specific. It also depends what type of ticket you purchased.


  • First Flight Ever!
    Feb 2, 2015
    This will be my first flight ever taken. I will be by myself. Im going from CLT to AVP with a connecting flight from DTW. Where should I go? What do i even look for? Can i have my luggage with me on the planes or do i have to pay for baggage? When I arrive to an airport where do i go? Can some one help me?!?!?!


    You can have baggage in the cabin but it is subject to size restictions. Those size restrictions are listed on Delta's website. The plane you will fly from Charlotte to Detroit will have large enough overhead bins to store the bags that meet those restrictions, but the plane to Wilkes-Barre will be smaller and will not be able to carry them in their overhead bins. For that flight your carry-ons that don't fit under the seat in front of you will be "gate checked" at the gate in DTW and then returned to you at the gate in Wilkes-Barre. Alternatively, if you want to pack a bag larger than the carry-on allowable size, you can check it. You will have to pay a fee when you check it in Charlotte and will claim it at the Baggage Claim in Wilkes-Barre. You can check-in for your flights online at before your trip so that you will have all your boarding passes before you go to the airport. If you do not have baggage to check and you print out your boarding passes at home you can go straight to the security checkpoint in Charlotte. Then you will look at the monitors or the Delta app on your phone and it will tell you what departure gate to go to. When you get to Detroit you will simply look at the monitors or the Delta app to tell you where your flight to Wilkes Barre will depart from and walk there.


  • Australian
    Feb 2, 2015
    Hi, if an Australian flying fm SYD to DFW and connect DFW to HOU, where should he/she clear the immigration and luggage?


    He or she will arrive in DFW Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim their bags, go through US Customs, and if they purchased all tickets together, then re-check their bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to their departure gate.


    Thank you for the reply, question, why do we nees to clear immigration and luggage in DFW? This a connecting flight to HOU, why cant the luggage be transfer to the connecting flight instead have to re-check in it?


    Luggage must be claimed in order to carry it through US Customs. You are entering the United States in Dallas and must go through US Immigration and Customs there. That is the policy at every US Airport.


  • Baggage
    Feb 2, 2015
    Flying Dublin to LA. Connecting flight at JFK. Dont have to move from terminal 4 but do I still have to collect my bags and re-check them on to the connecting flight?


    I think so. When flying into US from another country, you have to do imigration and customs on the first city you land.


    Actually you do not since Dublin has US Immigration and Customs preclearance.


  • Connection in Miami
    Jan 27, 2015
    Hi, I am purchasing a flight from DC to Barcelona that connects in Miami with and hour and a half layover. I bought the tickets together as a package, do you think I will have enough time? Will I have to recheck my back when I land in Miami?


    All you have to do in Miami on your way to Barcelona is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • How to recheck luggage
    Jan 25, 2015
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


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