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  • Baggage
    Nov 7, 2016
    Hi, do I need to pick up my luggage in Toronto even though my final destination is Thunder Bay? Im flying from Sydney to Los Angeles to Toronto and then Thunder Bay.. Plss help me.. Thanks


    You will have to pick up your bags in Los Angeles but will not in Toronto.


  • Transferring luggage from American to British airways- Ohare airport
    Nov 7, 2016
    I bought tickets from chicgao Ohare - london with British airways. I have to buy a separate ticket from Sioux Falls to Ohare with united or American Airlines (this way it was a lot cheaper). If I buy with American or United do they check luggage all the way to London. If it doesn't work, how close (Geographically) are the baggage area and lugggage check in Ohare terminal 3 and 1.


    You will have to claim your bags in Chicago to take them through US Customs regardless of what airline you fly to Sioux Falls. If you book on American, British Airways will likely tag your bags through to FSD though, so you can re-check them right after customs in the International terminal and won't have to pay a checked bag fee. I would still want at least 2.5 hours for your connection.


    Oct 31, 2016
    I have an American Airlines flight from JFK to SYD via LAX — my plane arrives into Terminal 4 at LAX from JFK and I leave for SYD from the same Terminal. Will I need to collect my checked baggage and re-check them in at LAX? Or will they automatically be transferred to the next flight as both flights are with the same airline?


    No, you do not have to do anything with your bags in LAX on your way to Sydney. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • International flight
    Oct 31, 2016
    I am flying from Atlanta to heathrow on Delta and can't figure out if I check in at the domestic terminal or the international.


    You check in at the International Terminal.


  • YVR - ORD - PHL - FRA
    Oct 30, 2016
    I am planning a flight from Vancouver to Chicago. The stop over is only 1 hour in Chicago. Is US customs / visa done in YVR and will that leave me enough time in Chicago?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Chicago, assuming all flights are on the same reservation, is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. That is enough time.


  • Baggage Problem
    Oct 30, 2016
    My flight is to Dammam,Saudi Arabia from Salt Lake City, I will be arriving on a Southwest Flight at 12:25 p.m. The Saudi Airlines flight is at 3:00, do I have enough time to get my bags, and them make it through security? Does the airport have any porters to help transport me, and my bags from terminal 1 to the international terminal?


    Southwest does not transfer bags to or from any other airlines, so yes, you will have to claim your bags, take them to Terminal 1, and re-check them with Saudi. There are no prters.


  • Do I need recheck lugage when transit in LAX, outbound to Sydey?
    Oct 30, 2016
    Fly from Seattle on Alaska AS474 to LAX, then Qantas QF12 to Sydney, Australia. One booking, but two airlines, do I need re-check luggage? We have 2 hours in LAX. Thanks!


    No, you don't have to re-check your bags. Just walk through the tunnels through T5 to T4 and then the connector building to the TBIT.


  • Bags
    Nov 6, 2016
    Flying AA Vancouver BC to Puebla Mex. do i need to pick up my bags in Dallas? Thank-you.


    No, you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver and there is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.




  • Air Canada Anchorage to Vancouver code share with AirNZ to auckland NZ
    Oct 26, 2016
    I was advised by booking agent when I booked from Anchorage to NZ via Vancouver that we would be ticketed all the way through and bags would be transferred automatically from Air Canada to AirNZ in Vancouver. Is this correct? we only have 1hr45mins between flights


    Yes, that is correct, you just have to go through Canadian passport control and to your departure gate.


  • Can I bring a hair straightener, hair curler, etc in my checked bag?
    Oct 23, 2016
    Am I allowed to bring a hair straightener and hair curler in my checked bag? I have checked the TSA website and it doesn't say much about it. If you've personally done this please do tell me! personal experience is always best! Let me know your experience. Also i'm flying with Spirit Airlines from OAK to LAX don't know if that info is needed. OH and also i plan on bring a board game (monopoly) with me in my checked bag is that allow? have you ever brought any board games in your checked bag? I plan on also bringing a console mic with me its in it package can i do that with my checked bag? Thank you!


    Yes, of course, you can put all of those things in your checked baggage. Why wouldn't you?


    i just wanted to make sure i was allowed


  • Where do i for terminal 3 LAX baggage claim?
    Oct 21, 2016
    Hi, I read that i have to go down stairs to claim my baggage after i arrive at LAX? Wouldn't it take me while to go down there? How is there one rotation carrier luggage thing that will be specially for my plane that i just arrived ine?


    It won't take you long to go downstairs and in fact, everyone has to go down there to exit the terminal. Your flight will be assigned a baggage claim carousel. Other flights may also be assigned the same carousel.


  • Expedia tickets
    Oct 19, 2016
    I booked through Expedia and they told me to print out my itinerary and use it as a ticket. Is this even possible? I am very worried. It has a confirmation number


    Your ticket is tied to your confirmation number. You don't have to print out anything. You will check in either at the airport or online before your departure using your confirmation number.


    Thank you so much. I will try checking in early then I will not stress.


  • Do I need to recheck my baggages?
    Oct 19, 2016
    My husband and I are flying from Montréal to Rome through Philadelphia. Will we need to recheck our baggages and go through customs and security in Philadelphia? First time we not taking a direct flight!


    On your way to Rome you won't have to do anything with your bags in philadelphia as you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal. On the way back, if you are flying the same route, in Philadelphia you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security in Philadelphia.


    Thank you very much!


  • Transiting in Seattle for 1h55 min - Enough Time?
    Oct 18, 2016
    I'm flying into Seattle from Dubai with Emirates and from Seattle to Las Vegas with Alaska Airlines. Transit time will be for 1h55 min. Could i check if that would be enough time and if Emirates will check my baggage all the way to Las Vegas? Thanks so much for the help!


    If both flights are on the same reservation that is just enough time. If both flights are on the same reservation your bags will be tagged to Las Vegas but you will have to claim them in seattle to go through US Customs, then immediately re-check them afterwards.


  • Houston layover time
    Oct 18, 2016
    I am flying from Aukland to Houston (Air NZ), then onto Cancun (United Airlines) on a Friday next year. Is 1hr 45min enough layover time through customs etc or should I go with the next flight time with 3 hrs 45min layover?


    I would do the 3 hr 45 minute.


    thanks alot


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