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  • Re-check bag in Miami?
    Mar 31, 2016
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    I am traveling from Nicaragua to Washington, DC, via Miami. In Miami do I need to collect my bag & re-check it? I have heard both answers so I want to clarify.

     

    Yes, when you arrive to the USA, from any country, you have to go through Immigration, then claim your bags and go through Customs. After that you are basically on the street out of the safe zone, so you have to recheck your bags. Some airlines will take them right away out of Customs, some other airline require you to go back to the checkin counter. Exception: Canada, you do immigration and customs at the Canadian airport so you arrive domestic to the USA

     

  • Into T6 from Canada to TBIT for connection to Brisbane
    Mar 28, 2016
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    I have Qantas Airways 3246 - Operated by American Airlines flight from Toronto to LAX then transfer from T6 to TBIT for Qantas Airways 16 flight to Brisbane -- Do I have to pick up my luggage and check it again going into TBIT? Or will it get transferred to the next flight? I hope 2hr 15mins is enough to grab bags and get through to connect to the next flight. I booked these both at the same time.

     

    Your bags will be transferred for you. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do is walk from T4 or T6 where you arrive to the International Terminal and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

    I forgot, now you can use the new T4-TBIT Connector to get to the International Terminal from T4 without having to go through security!

     

    Thanks! Best news I had all day!

     

  • Air France baggage size question
    Mar 27, 2016
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    I will be flying Delta from Atlanta to CDG, then taking Air France to Venice. I am trying to only do carry on. Delta is 45 inch and no weight limit, and Air France is 43 inch and 26 lb total limit. This will be on one ticket. Will Air France allow the larger bag and weight since the flight from Atlanta was the longer flight? One Delta agent told me whichever Airline has the longest flight is the one you go by, and another one told me I had to follow each airline's rules.

     

    Yes, I've never seen a carry-on get weighed and it's unlikely they'd say anything to you in Paris as long as the bag fits. Worst case it gets gate checked to Venice for free.

     

  • International travel from BOM to LHR to DFW to Portland
    Mar 24, 2016
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    Traveling from Mumbai to London to Dallas to Portland airport. I am Indian citizen traveling with wheel chair assistance. Question is if my checked in baggage will be through checked in to Portland, Oregon or I need to take out and re-checkin on Dallas airport?

     

    In DFW you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • folding wheelchair bagged
    Mar 24, 2016
    1
    will the airline charge more than an additiona lbaggage chg for shipping . we will be flying delta domestically

     

    I believe a folding wheelchair checked as regular checked baggage is considered just a normal piece of checked baggage.

     

  • American airlines-aeroflot
    Mar 24, 2016
    3
    My wife is flying in from nashville to jfk at 1:56pm and leaves for Russia at 3:35 pm. Is that enough time to get to her flight on time??

     

    Does she have checked bags? Are the two flights on the same reservation or two separate ones? If she has two separate reservations and checked bags, I don't think it is possible.

     

    They are two separate reservations and yes she has checked bags but is there any ways that she can get the bags automatically transferred to the other flight without her having to recheck them in?

     

    AA and Aeroflot do have an interline agreement, but since she purchased two separate tickets they are not obligated to check her bags through. I highly recommend against trying this connection.

     

  • TPE-FCO-CTA connecting flight
    Mar 22, 2016
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    Hi, I'll be arriving at FCO (Terminal 3) on Jul. 29, at 13:25pm, and then get on the other flight to CTA on Alitalia (depart at 16:45pm from Terminal 1 I suppose). Is that enough time? The first flight is from TPE-FCO via Emirates, I am thinking of having my registered baggage delivered directly from TPE to CTA, is that possible? Or I must collect my luggage in Rome and recheck it? I will also have hand baggage, do I need to recheck before boarding on Alitalia? Or I can go through from T3 to departure gate. Grazie!

     

    Are the two tickets on separate reservations? If so Emirates is not obligated to check your bags through to CTA.

     

    I booked separately. But Emirates told me that Alitalia is one of their interline partners, so I can check my baggage through to the final destination even if that is outside their network. If that's the fact, then does that mean I only need to print out my boarding pass at Alitalia counter, and go to departure gate? I suppose I can check in when I land at CTA, right? Grazie mille!

     

  • tracking luggage
    Mar 19, 2016
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    I am flying from YVR to DEN to IAH to AEP all on United. I am curious if there is a way to track luggage along the route to make sure it gets transferred so it arrives at the final destination with me Thank you

     

    United does not have live baggage tracking.

     

  • baggage fee
    Mar 17, 2016
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    I am fly from Florida to Macau, China with JetBlue n Eva airline, do u think I need pay the baggage fee?

     

    I have one check baggage.

     

  • Lost handluggage in Kastrup airport
    Mar 16, 2016
    0
    My son lost his bag (hand luggage) within the tax-free, it contains his outdoor clothing and few toys. This happened before noon on Monday. Hope somebody can help me find it!

     

  • Flight from Sydney
    Mar 15, 2016
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    Hi, I will be arriving to San Francisco from Sydney at 7 am. I am suppose to connect to Chicago after and then to Ottawa. I have a layover of 1 hour 30 minutes in San Francisco. Is that enough? Also, I am not at all familiar with the San Francisco Airport. Is it a long walk between the international terminal and the domestic one? I am flying with united. Does flying with just united save me any time? I have one checked baggage.Thanks.

     

    You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate (the terminals are right next to each other). In Chicago all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • United luggage transfer at SFO
    Mar 15, 2016
    1
    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
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    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
    1
    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
    2
    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.

     

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