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  • United luggage transfer at SFO
    Mar 15, 2016
    We have a United connection at SFO arriving from LAX, connecting with a United flight to Osaka, Japan. We have a one hour and 20 minute layover. Would our luggage be expected to make it?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Layover at Atlanta- travelling Charlotte to Pensacola
    Mar 12, 2016
    Hi- I am travelling with my child from Charlotte airport to Atkanta. Then getting a connecting flight two hours later from Atlanta to Pensacola. We are UK citizens. Will our luggage from the Charlotte flight be taken directly on to Pensacola flight by the airline or will we need to collect our luggage at Atlanta and re check in to the connecting flight to Pensacola?


    If all tickets are on the same reservation then you won't have to do anything with your baggage in Atlanta. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • SFO - Hongkong - MNL via United and Cathay
    Mar 11, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from SFO to MNL, but I have to stop in Hong Kong with a 3.25hrs layover. I'm flying with United to Hong Kong, and then Cathay to Manila. Do I have to claim my baggages in Hong Kong and recheck in them before I can board for MNL? Thanks


    If your tickets are on two separate reservations then you will have to claim your bags in Hong Kong and re-check them. If they were purchased on one reservation then they will be checked through to Manila.


  • United Airlines - International Transit at IAH
    Mar 13, 2016
    Am flying with UA from London Heathrow to Managua (Nicaragua) via Houston at the end of April, returning on 26 May. Booked through to Managua on one ticket, so assume that we won't see our baggage between check-in at Heathrow and the carousel at Managua? I understand that the flight from London will land in Houston at Terminal E, and that the flight to Managua will depart also from Terminal E. The time between ETA and ETD in both directions is just over 3 hours. Have got our ESTA. As we are arriving and departing from the same Terminal at Houston are we likely to encounter any 'time' delays between entering the Arrivals Terminal and getting airside into the Departure Terminal? Grateful for any recent experience or insider knowledge.


    You will have to go through "Onestop" US Immigration and Customs and then Security in Houston. You have plenty of time.


    Excellent, thanks.


  • IPAD MINI / Lost
    Mar 9, 2016
    Dear Authority, I forgot my ipad mini at the Copenhagen airport just after passing the first security control point in Terminal 2 on 7th of March. Colour : Black Case: Black Size: Mini Ipad P.S.: If you take protection case out and look back side of ipad, you will see "Designed for Kaan Karsit" writing. If it is found, please inform me. Kaan Karsit +90 533 6960403


  • westjet and checked baggage
    Mar 9, 2016
    We are travelling from YUL to YYZ then onto Turks and Caicos. The westjet site is not clear if we need to retrieve our baggage or not. Our connection time is an hour. Do I need to pick up the baggage and recheck it ?


    If both flights are on Westjet you don't have to claim your baggage, you just have to go to your international gate.


    thank you for your fast reply. Greatly appreciated


  • American Airlines and 17 hr layover in Phoenix
    Mar 8, 2016
    I have a 17 hr layover in Phoenix arriving at 3:15 pm and departing next morning at 8:45 am for Cabo. Will I need to collect my luggage from my 1st flight? Or will this be tagged to go to flight to Cabo? Don't want to recheck my luggage but want to bring an extra change of clothes in carry-on if I don't recheck. Thanks in advance for the info!


    No need to ask the same question twice.


  • Where will I clear Customs
    Mar 8, 2016
    I am flying from IAH to Buenos Aires with a connection in Santiago. Both legs were booked on United. Will my bags be checked all the way to Buenos Aires or will I have to claim them in Santiago and re-check to Buenos Aires.


  • Flight to Puerto Vallarta, connecting through ATL
    Mar 8, 2016
    Will I have to pay a luggage fee for my flight Tallahassee to ATL, if I am connecting to an international flight to PV?


    Flights to Mexico do not include a free checked bag for economy class passengers. You will have to pay the checked bag fee whether you are connecting to Puerto Vallarta or not.


  • Traveling from terminal 5 to terminal 2 in 2 hours?
    Mar 8, 2016
    I am arriving from Edinburgh at 1300 on 13th march at terminal 5 and leaving for Toronto on Air Canada at 1500 from terminal 2, they are not connecting tickets. Is this doable? Any advice would be great thanks.


    With checked bags I think that will be very difficult if not impossible. Without checked bags it might be possible.


  • re checking required for dallas to denver travelling from doha
    Mar 8, 2016
    hi, I'm travelling from doha to denver via dfw on qatar. Do I need to re checkin my bags in dwf? or is it I can collect my bags directly in denver without baggage checking ?


    In DFW you will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, go through security, and take the skylink train to your departure terminal and gate.


  • From Italy to Argentina layover in Miami must luggage be rechecked ?
    Mar 6, 2016
    I fly from Italy to Buenos Aires with layover in Miami. Do I have to rechecka the luggage in Miami after immigration ? Or does the luggage go directly to final destination : thank you


    You asked this in the JFK Airport forum but you ask about Miami. What is your exact route and what airlines are you flying?


  • YVR-Newark-MUM-Do I have to re check in my baggage at newark ?
    Mar 15, 2016
    Hello there,I will be travelling from Vancouver to Newark and then to Mumbai with 3 Hrs halt at Newark.Do I have to recheckin my baggage at Newark?If so then is 3 hrs halt enough?Also,Iam Indian Passport with Canadian PR,I also have US Visitor Visa.Can I use my visitor visa from Transiting US?Or do I have to get another TRansit Visa. Thanks in Advance for response,


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver. Yes, you can use your visitor visa for transit. If both flights are on United 3 hours should be plenty of time, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Hallo there, i have a (nearly) similar problem. That means we will fligh tomorrow with UA1047 from Cancun Mexico to EWR s(upposendly Terminal B) and round about 2h later with UA962 from terminal C to Berlin Germany. I got some confusing information regarding the baggage - Do I need o pick up my baggage at Ewr befor immigration (to carry it over the border by myself) or dont I and can go straight to my departure-gate after passing the immigration without touching my baggage at all?


  • carry on bags
    Mar 5, 2016
    how many bags can you have


    In the US you are allowed one carry-on bag and one personal item (like a purse, briefcase, or backpack) that must be able to fit under the seat in front of you.


  • LAX to YYZ connecting at ORD
    Mar 4, 2016
    Our flight is from LAX arrives in ORD at around 5:40am and we have 1 hour and half for connection from ORD to YYZ (Canada). We bought the tickets from United Airlines, and we have checked baggage. We wanna know if 1 1/2 hour is enough for such connection? Will we have to re-check our baggage at ORD? TIA.


    All you have to do at ORD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You don't have to do anything with your baggage. There is no US Customs when leaving the US and you will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you get to Toronto.


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