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  • Flying to Puerto vallarta
    Aug 3, 2016
    What time should I arrive at ohare if my flight is schedule at 6am this Friday August 5th to check in with our 3 kids? Should I arrive at 3am or 4am?


    Security opens at 3:15. Yes, I would arrive by 4.


  • Vancouver to San Francisco and then Japan
    Aug 1, 2016
    My son (a US citizen) is leaving travelling from Vancouver BC to Tokyo via San Francisco. When he arrives in San Francisco, will he have to claim his bag and then clear customs and then recheck his bag before his flight to Tokyo?


    No, he will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. If both flights are on the same reservation then all he has to do is go from his arrival gate to his departure gate.


    Thanks ZAP...appreciate your response. I'll relay the information.


  • Enough time?
    Jul 26, 2016
    We are arriving to MIA from Barbados tomorrow at 10:36, our connecting flight leaves to Denver at 12:15. All on AA. Is there enough time to get though customs? 1:40 mins?


    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. I think it's more likely than not that you'll miss your connection. It's early enough that they can probably still get you to Denver that day, likely through DFW.


  • Connecting flight at CTI (BWI-CLT-IAH)
    Jul 14, 2016
    Hi there, looking for a bit of advice about a connecting flight. I'm British (have a UK passport) and travelling from BWI airport to IAH, Texas on 19 July. I booked with American Airlines and they only had a connecting flight available going through CLT. My flight from BWI lands at 1:25pm and my flight to IAH leaves at 2:59pm. My question is whether this is enought time for me to connect to my flight given I am UK citizen so presumably need to go through passport control? I am not checking any bags in (just carry on luggage) so presumably that helps? Thank you in advance for any replies!


    Yes, that is plenty of time. You do NOT have to go through passport control. There is no passport control when traveling within the United States. All you have to do in Charlotte is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Does an American have to show a passport when taking the train from London to Bristol? It's the same thing in the US flying from Maryland to Texas.


  • Flying into LAX on United and then out on Qantas - recheck bags?
    Jul 12, 2016
    Hello, I will be flying into LAX via United and then flying out of LAX via Qantas on my way to Australia. Do I need to get my checked bags at baggage claim from United and then re-check them on Qantas or will they be transported through to my final destination?


  • Connection from CLT to LYN - 2 hrs to make it
    Jul 11, 2016
    Hi, i am arriving at about 1620 hours into CLT from Munich on a Lufthansa flight and have a connection to Lynchburg, VA at 1825 hours, which is almost 2 hours. Will it be enough to clear immigration for non-US citizens and make the connection in time? Please advise since i haven't taken this connection before.


    Are your two flights on the same reservation or two separate reservations? Do you have checked bags?


    2 separate reservations. So i will have to go back to the counter i figure and check in my bags.


    That will be very difficult to do in 2 hours.


  • IAD Connections
    Jul 4, 2016
    I arrive to IAD from Cancun via United at 16:12 and depart to London at 19:15 via BA. is it enough time? is the buffer sufficiant in case United flight from Cancun will be delayed?


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Just one question.
    Jul 4, 2016
    When will you be able to book a flight by flight number? (EX: AA521 goes from MIA-CLT-DEN-PHX & AA629 CLT-BOSBOS_PHX-SNA) I Would like to know!


    You can call an airline and do this. But why? Why wouldn't you just search for where you want to go? If you want to join segments together that the airline doesn't want to offer, has some ability to force airline websites or online travel agent websites to do this, but actual travel agents have the full ability to do this.


  • imigration,custom and baggage claim at international arrival
    Jul 3, 2016
    my brother, non-US, is going to fly to juneau through Dubai to Seattle (emirates airline and alaska airline). how the flow of immigration, customs and baggage claim after he arrived at the international arrival


  • e cigs and liquid
    Jul 1, 2016
    are e cigs and liquid allowed in my carry on


    Yes, if they fit in the plastic baggy and the container of liquid is less than 3 ounces.


  • United from Geneva to Newark and on to Madison WI. Have 90 min.
    Jun 24, 2016
    I am flying United from Geneva to Newark and on to Madison WI. I have a 90 min layover. Is this enough time to collect bag, clear customs and make it to the depart terminal, United to Madison?


    It's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. They may have to rebook you through Chicago if you miss your connection.


  • flight to Dubai
    Jun 24, 2016
    I will be arriving to BOS from CLT on August 17th. at 10:08am. My connecting flight to Dubai on Emirates Airlines in 11:55 am. I will have 1 check in bag. Do I have enough time if I will use business priority check line. Thanks


    Are both tickets on the same reservation? What airline is your flight to Boston on?


    I am flying to Boston on AA and the ticket is not on same reservation, I will have to get my check bag prior to check in on Emirates Airlines.


    Then you will also have to change terminals. That is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible.


  • security wait times
    Jun 17, 2016
    What is the current wait time at BWI to get through regular security. I have TSA pre-check but can't use it because we're booked on Spirit. So what is the wait time for regular security line?


  • Olympics Extended Nonstops?
    Jun 17, 2016
    Will AA, UA, DL have extended nonstop service to Rio during the Olympics? Just like jet Blue & AA did for the Superbowl? PLEASE ANSWER. Thanks.


    Any additional flights will already be available in the respective airlines' schedules. They are not adding many flights due to the state of the Brazilian economy.


  • Buying a plane ticket
    Jun 15, 2016
    So I need to know if I can pay in cash at the airport to buy a plane ticket. I don't have a savings account nor a checking so needless to say I don't have a credit card nor debit card to pay online with. Also would it cost more to pay with cash?


    As far as I know, most airlines do not accept cash, at least in the US and Europe. You will have to get a prepaid debit card or something like that.


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