Airlines and Baggage | iFlyer Forum

iFlyer Forum Home  |

 Recent Topics

Questions, comments and tips about airlines or baggage. Share your Airport experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • Istanbul-New Orleans
    Feb 10, 2015
    I bought seperate tickets to arrive New Orleans. I am landing at 18:20 in Houston with Turkish airlines and depart for New Orleans with united airlines at 21:00. Do you think that from 18:20 to 21:00 , the time will be enough to take luggage and check in.


    Yes, I think that should be enough time. Since both Turkish and United are in Star Alliance you may be able to show your United confirmation to the Turkish agent in your origin and ask to have your bags checked-through to New Orleans. However, you will still have to claim your bags to go through US Customs, but you will be able to re-check your bags at the transfer desk immediately after customs vs. having to take them to the check-in counter.


    Thank you very much for great help. I asked Turkish airlines to have my bags checked-through to New Orleans. I was told that they can not do it unless I buy my ticket from certain selling points. Do I still have enough time(from 18:20 to 21:00), if I get my luggage and check -in myself?


    I think you will still have enough time. Worst case you will be out of customs at around 19:30. That still leaves you 90 minutes before your flight or 45 minutes to check your bags at the United counter.


  • Almost 24 hours to spare in Newark
    Feb 8, 2015
    Hi. In 6 days from now I will travel from Ottawa to Costa Rica, via Newark. In Newark I have almost 24 hours until my flight leaves. I therefore have a few questions: - Is it possible to leave the airport during this time? - Will my baggage be transferred automatically? - Is it easy to get to and from New York? - Are there any hotels nearby? - Flight leaves from Newark 07:15am. How early should I be back at the airport minimum? Thank you!


    Yes, you can leave the airport. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa and can go wherever you want upon arrival. Due to the lenght of your transfer you WILL have to claim your baggage upon arrival in Newark. There are many hotels near the Newark Airport. I think you should get to the airport at around 5:45 AM for your flight to Costa Rica.


    Okay. Thank you very much!


  • Short connection in phl
    Feb 7, 2015
    Hi i am flying from Dominican Rep to Sfo, with an AA flight in code sharing with us airways, will i need to collecting my luggages and re check them in? I only have 1.5 h connection, will it be enough?


    Yes, in Philadelphia you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • 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.


Google Plus One