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  • 1:20 hour connection enough?
    Jun 8, 2015
    Im flying from San Antonio to Cancun, with a connection in MEX. Are 80 minutes ok to clear customs? Do I need to recheck luggage outside the terminal? And after clearing customs, I just go to the gate to Cancun? no need to leave and re-enter terminal? Thank you!


    What airlines? I believe you will have to go through Mexican Immigration, claim your bags, and re-check in Mexico City.


  • Lay over and then destination
    Jun 7, 2015
    I will have a two hour layover in DTW from MSP final destination EWR. What are my chances of getting my baggage on time when we land at EWR? Is it safer to carry on?


    That is plenty of time. Your baggage will almost definitely make it.


  • baggage
    Jun 4, 2015
    Iam flying from MIA -> WAW with the layovers in JFK and TXL. The whole trip is in one ticket issued by Air Berlin but the domestic flight from MIA -> JFK is operated by AA. I arrive to JFK at 0:30 am and departure to TXL is at 5:30 pm the same day. Will I have to collect my bags and recheck them in NYC or will they automatically be switched over from MIA to WAW?


    You will have to check with the AA agent in Miami. They should be checked through to WAW.


    Thx for a quick answer. I have one more question: I that kind of situation Is it allowed to leave the airport and stay outside till the next flight?


    Yes, you can go wherever you want.


  • Do I need to transfer baggage between terminals after immigration?
    Jun 4, 2015
    Hi, I will be reaching EWR via a Lufthansa flight on June 16, 2015. My flight arrives at Terminal C. However, I have a connecting flight from Terminal C. (Both the flights have been booked on the same ticket). I understand that I will have to go through customs and security check. My question is that Do I need to transfer my baggage (checked in) between terminals or is there a facility to drop off the baggage at the same terminal where I land and then take the connecting airtrain? Thanks


    Yes, after you go through customs you can immediately drop your bags back off at the re-check desk, you don't have to transfer terminals with them.


    Thanks a ton! This is a relief.


  • Baggage Claim Location for Delta and US Air in Rome
    Jun 2, 2015
    I am flying into Rome on Delta and my friend is flying in on US Air...I know both arrive in Terminal the baggage claim area for both airlines also in Terminal 5? We are meeting each other in baggage claim and want to make sure where it is located.


    Actually Neither of you will arrive in Terminal 5. No flights arrive in Terminal 5. It is a departures-only check in and security terminal. You will both arrive in the T3 satellite and both flights will likely have the same baggage claim area. However, I suggest NOT meeting at the baggage claim but instead meeting at the clearly marked "MEETING POINT" Pole shortly outside of customs.


  • Connection in DTW from CDG, going to YYZ
    Jun 1, 2015
    Will be travelling from CDG to DTW on 09/15, arriving at 4PM. On the next day, I am booked to fly DTW to YYZ at 10AM. As this layover is less than 25 hours, it is considered as a connection, not as a stopover. My intention is to collect my luggage in DTW and abandon the rest of the trip. Is this possible or my luggage will bypass DTW and will go all the way to YYZ?


    You will have to claim your bags in Detroit and can exit the airport there.


  • arrive with scandinavian airline and connect flight 8 ours later to bu
    May 30, 2015
    Hello Do i have to collect the baggage after i arrive in Newark from Norway? I have to Connect fight again 8 hours later With United ariline. do i have to pick the baggage through the customs and recheck baggage again?


    i mean connecting fight to Buffalo newyork airport


  • Carry on luggage
    Jun 1, 2015
    Anyone know if baseball cleats are allowed in carry on luggage?


    Yes, they are.


  • International Flight
    May 28, 2015
    I will be arriving on an international flight from Amsterdam to Atlanta and suppose to continue to San Antonio. Will I have to get my bags and recheck them or will they automatically be switched over? Also I will be traveling with two cats in cargo. Where do I pick them up?


    Yes, in Atlanta you will arrive in concourse E or F of the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage and your cats, go through US Customs, then re-check everything at the transfer desk (they should help you with the cats as they don't go on the belt), then go through security and take the plane train to your departure concourse.


  • Air Alaska
    May 25, 2015
    I am flying on July 13th on Air Alaska AS2285 from Kalispell FCA to Seattle. When I booked, I could not see how to book & pay for a checkin bag. Their website implies it can be done on the day. Is this correct? Thankyou.


    Yes, you can pay for your bag during web-check in or at the airport.


    May 25, 2015
    Arriving from SAN>SFO at 8:40am to catch a flight SFO>NRT by 11:15 (about 2 hours). Is there an international baggage transfer counter at the domestic baggage arrival area?


    There is no single "domestic baggage arrival area" - SFO has 4 terminals. If you tell me what airlines you are flying and if your tickets were purchased separately or together I can help you.


  • Is it possible or not?
    May 25, 2015
    My flight is Vancouver from Frankfurt. Lufthansa 490, Frankfurt->Seattle and transfer Lufthansa 6661. it's Seattle->Vancouver. My question is I don't want use Lufthansa 6661. I want to traveling in Seattle and back to Vancouver by bus. So my question is so simple, can I take baggage in Seattle? Usually arrive in USA, re check-in and claim custom. So I think is it possible, but not sure, so ask about that.


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage in Seattle. So when you do, just rip the tags off after you clear customs and put them on the belt to the main Terminal. However, you can only do this if LH 6661 is at the END of your trip. If you skip LH 6661 (actually Air Canada 8094), and that flight is not the last flight of your itinerary, the remaining flights on your itinerary will be cancelled.


  • do i have to pick up baggage
    May 19, 2015
    Arriving at YYZ from Frankfurt on Air Canada and connecting to Cleveland on Air Canada flight. Do I need to pick up my baggage and re-check it?


    Upon arrival you can head straight for US Departures. When there you will have to claim your bags to go through US Immigration preclearance. Claiming your bags will be part of this process. As far as I can tell, you will not have to go through Canadian Immigration.


  • Checked luggage from LAX to Manchester England via Newark
    May 14, 2015
    United Airlines flight UA1747from LAX to Newark-Liberty; 3hr wait then United Airlines flight UA81 from Newark to Manchester, England. Can I check my 'hold' luggage all the way from LAX to England or will I need to collect it at Newark and re-check it for the onward flight to England?


    Yes, your bags will be checked through to Manchester, you will not have to claim them in Newark.


  • Where and what to do with bags??
    May 14, 2015
    Flying into american at LAX at 900 AM, connecting to Air Tahiti airlines at 3:30 PM. Where can I go with bags before I check in to Air tahiti? Any air clubs before security?


    There are no clubs outside security. There is a food court outside security in the International Terminal. The Air Tahiti Nui counter will open at about 12:30 or 1:00.


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