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  • rechecking baggage and clearing customs
    Jan 31, 2016
    hi I am travelling from Sydney to Vancouver on united airlines via LAX .do I have to clear us immigrations and claim baggage and then recheck it


    Yes, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then walk to Terminal 7 and go through security and to your departure gate.


    thanks you for you response do you how long it will take to clear customs at lax


    I flew from French Polynesia to Vancouver via LAX. I had 2.5 hours between flights but due to the delays in clearing US customs, I DID NOT make my connection. Customs at LAX is a night mare if you had a bunch of flights full of non-english speakers land before you. You must first speak with an agent. Then you must get your luggage and go thru another inspection for USDA. Takes a very long time


  • AA checked baggage
    Jan 21, 2016
    My AA flight from San Fran to Orlando has a layover time of 47 mins in DFW from 0613 until 0700. Is this normally enough time for my checked hold baggage to be transferred to my connecting flight, Couldn't edit/delete last post


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thanks, I'll probably still panic though


  • AA checked baggage
    Feb 9, 2016
    My AA flight from San Fran to Orlando has a layover time of 47 mins from 0613 until 0700. Is this normally enough time for my checked hold baggage to be transferred to my connecting flight


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • lost baggage
    Jan 20, 2016
    I lost a large suitcase (29in silver Delsey hardcase) in November when I checked it in at the Norwegian desk. The desk agent never put a tag on it, so they have no record of the bag other than when I checked it in. I filed a report at my destination (London Gatwick) and Norwegian hasn't been able to tell me anything. There's literally no trace of it. AND my name was on the tag, and written on the inside with my phone number. Even the Norwegian agent said it was weird. Where is lost baggage held at JFK? I assume (hope) it went to a lost and found at JFK, but walking around for hours, I was unable to find anything of the sort (and I travel a lot, this isn't the first time I've been there) Because it didn't have an airline's tag on it, I assume it was kept at JFK instead of being sent to an airline's headquarters (or wherever they hold their lost baggage) As anyone who has flown with Norwegian knows, they don't have a permanent desk, they share with a Chinese airline, as well as others. Does anyone know what those other airlines are? I'm desperate at this point, and would try calling them to ask if it was accidentally sent to their headquarters instead of Norwegian's. (Norwegian told me all baggage gets sent to their headquarters in Norway after a certain period of time) I filed a claim with Norwegian, but I just want my bag back, it's much more valuable than whatever they would give me as compensation. thank you for your help


  • International flight connecting thru JFk
    Jan 19, 2016
    I'm flying from Dallas/Ft Worth airport to Milan, Italy and connecting through JFK. Both flights are with the same airline and the layover is 6 hours. According to the itinerary, I fly into terminal 1 and fly out of terminal 8 in JFK. For this trip, will I retrieve my checked baggage, to include my 2 pets, to go through customs and immigration and then recheck before my flight? Will 6 hours be sufficient time?


    Your itnerary is very incorrect. On your way to Milan you do not go through US Immigration or Customs and if both flights are on American then they will both be in Terminal 8. Please double check your itinerary.


  • Can I get my luggage
    Feb 15, 2016
    I will fly from europe to toronto and then after 5 hre layover to windsor but my question is can I get my bags in toronto airport if I want to stay there eventhough my ticket is to windsor?


    Yes, you will claim your bags in Toronto to go through Canadian Customs, but you can only skip a leg if it's the last one of your trip.


  • Do I need to get my baggage and recheck in again?
    Jan 17, 2016
    My first flight is UA6198, and then my connecting flight is UA807. Do I need to get my baggage and recheck in again? I'm worried since there's only 56 mins between the two flights? I know that I will have been already passed the American custom in Toronto Pearson Airport .


  • bag checking
    Jan 14, 2016
    fly in on united at 8:37 fly out on southwest at 10:00 do i have time to check and recheck bags


    That's barely enough time if the United flight is on-time. If you can do it with carry-ons only then I highly recommend it.


  • Arriving at 9am departing at 11:00 am
    Jan 30, 2016
    I have a flight from BCN to FCO on lberia that will arrive at 9:00 am. My next flight from FCO to ATH is at 11:00 am on Aegean. What is the possibility of lberia flight delay? and What is the possibility to connect flights conveniently? Thanks


    will you have checked (hold) baggage? If not I think you should have no trouble making this. If you do you will have to hope your Iberia flight is on-time and hurry to the baggage claim and the Aegean check-in counter.


    Thanks for the quick respond ZAP. I do have baggage. In general are the lberia flights on time? and if yes? will it be too hard to do that. give me a % of doing it conveniently?


    It won't be easy regardless. I think you have about a 60% chance of making it.


  • Ind-ewr-Arn
    Jan 12, 2016
    I'm traveling from Indiana to Newark to Sweden. I'll have one checked bag and was wondering if I needed to get it in Newark and recheck it or if it'll automatically be put on the plane to Arlanda


  • International connection from Germany to Mexico via O`hare
    Jan 12, 2016
    I will arrive in O`Hare from Frankfurt with Lufthansa at 2.10 pm (business) and will connect to Cancun with American at 3.45pm. Is this sufficient? Can the luggage be checked through?


    Is this on two separate itineraries or one itinerary? If it's two separate ones you will have to transfer your bags between airlines yourself and it will be very difficult for you to make it in time. If it's the same itinerary it's possible but you have no possible time to spare. You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs.


  • How much time do i need?
    Jan 11, 2016
    Flying from IST-LAX-DFW. Since layover at LAX is 20 hours i booked another flight from LAX-DAL. Flights were booked from two different sites. If i don't have a boarding pass for my separately booked flight to DAL , where do i get one, at the gate or exit, check in and go again through checkpoint?How much time do i need, and what do i do with my baggage? Am i going to be able to claim it when i arrive to DAL, or do i have to wait to pick it up at DFW?


    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Immigration, then you need to walk to Terminal 1 (Southwest) or Terminal 3 (Virgin America) with your bags and get your DAL boarding pass and re-check your bags with them. Note that you can only do this if the LAX-DFW flight is the last flight of your existing reservation. If you are flying back to IST, that portion will be canceled due to you no-showing LAX-DFW.


  • What do i have to do?
    Jan 10, 2016
    I'am flying ''United'' from DFW to IAH, and then from IAH to IST with Turkish Airlines. Flights were booked from two different sites, on two different days.Am i gonna have to claim my bag at IAH and recheck on my way to Turkey? If yes how much time is needed to do so?


    Yes, if you purchased two separate tickets you will have to claim your bags in your arrival terminal B or C, and then take them to Terminal D to re-check with Turkish. I recommend at least 2.5 hours for your transfer.


  • Connecting Flights
    Jan 8, 2016
    Arriving in MIA from Antigua coming off vactation, have 2:33 mins to make connecting flight to Charlotte, have a couple suitcases. Will that be enough time? Will be on 11/26, thinking that's cutting close due to Thanksgiving.


    That should be enough time.


  • Short connection
    Jan 9, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from Atlanta to Mumbai with Uniteed. I have two connecting flight: Atlanta - Washington DC Washington DC - Newark Newark - Mumbai I have 1hr50 at Newark. Is it enough to catch the next flight to Mumbai ? Will I have to recheck my luggage ? Will I have to go through immigration ? Thanks


    You don't have to do anything with your baggage in Newark on your way to Mumbai. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in Newark is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will depart from Terminal C. If you arrive in Terminal A there is a shuttle bus inside security between A and C. You have enough time. You will show your passport to the gate agent when boarding the flight to Mumbai, this is how they record that you left the country.


    Thank you very much


    One quick question. Do I have to go through security once more at Newark ?


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