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  • Sister arrival in Dec.
    Nov 9, 2013
    5
    My sister is arriving Dec. 22 via United Airlines UA 981 at 6:50 a.m. She has a connecting flight to MDT via UA 3330 at 9:25 am. Does she still need to get her luggage after the customs or she will just get her luggage in the final destination (MDT)? Does she has an ample time to catch her connecting flight? Does she still need to check in in the United Airlines? Please advise. Any help will do.

     

    She will claim her bags after she goes through US Immigration in Washington DC. Then she will go through US Customs, then drop her bags with the re-check desk, go through security, and to concourse A where flight 3330 will depart. She should not have to check-in again as she should be given both boarding passes in Bahrain or Kuwait (wherever she starts her journey on UA981)

     

    Does she needs to take a shuttle going to Concourse A? Thanks again

     

    Yes, or the Aerotrain.

     

    where will she re-check i n her baggage? is there a designated counter for United? Thanks again

     

    There will be a re-check desk when she exist customs. It is used for all airlines, but nearly every international transfer passenger at IAD is connecting to a United flight.

     

  • enough time to connect in Detroit?
    Oct 30, 2013
    1
    I am flying from Phoenix to Detroit on Jan 10th, have a 44 min layover in Detroit, then going on to Manchester, NH. Is this enough time given the possible winter weather? Thank You

     

    It's a tight connection and you will arrive in the A concourse and likely depart from the B concourse, so you may have a bit of a walk. Hope that your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Unaccompanied Minor pick-up service at Denver?
    Oct 8, 2013
    3
    My 14 yr old son will arrive from UK to Denver at 7.00pm, and needs to get to a hotel about 10 miles away. We do not know anyone in the area - is there a service that will meet him in the Arrivals hall, sign for him from the airline and take hiim to the hotel? Thanks for any local knowledge....

     

    All international arrivals at U.S. need to go through passport check, pick up bags, & go through customs clearance. Thereafter, he can call his hotel for a shuttle pickup or go outside to the taxi rank and take a taxi. For more information contact either the Airport at http://www.flydenver.com/contacts (Tweet @diatweets) - or Traveler's Assistance - located at Concourse B and Terminal Level 5, (303) 342-0400

     

    He's 14, I think he can handle an airport shuttle or a taxi.

     

    Thanks, he has travelled UM many times on long-haul internationally but not to a large unfamiliar airport, arriving at night in the US.

     

  • connection time
    Oct 3, 2013
    1
    i am flying from memphis to atlata ,terminal S and the connecting flight is to paris,terminal I,and have only 30 min to catch the flight and am fying by delta

     

    You will not arrive in Terminal S and depart from Terminal I. You actually will arrive in one of Atlanta's several domestic concourses and depart from concourse E/F. The Plane train connects all concourses within security. You will have enough time if your first flight is on-time and you hurry.

     

  • connection times
    Oct 4, 2013
    3
    is 30 minutes enough to catch a connecting international flight .i will be flying by delta airlines

     

    What airport are you connecting at? Where are you connecting from?

     

    i am flying from memphis ,terminal S and the connecting flight is to paris from terminal I and i have only 30 minutes to catch the connecting flight.i am flying by delta ,so is the time enough

     

    Never - 30 minutes is way too tight and I'm not even sure how you would get that connection as in the airline ticketing world, it's not even a 'legal connection'. (coming from an experienced Travel Mgr)

     

  • children flying alone
    Sep 19, 2013
    1
    my grandchildren ages 7 and 11 are going to be flying alone, they must change planes in Dallas is this safe

     

    At that age they need to be registered as Unaccompanied Minors with the Airline. If they are, then yes, they will be safe as they will be accompanied by an airline employee the whole time.

     

  • ID for kids
    Aug 6, 2013
    1
    My kids are 11 and 14. Do they need ID's to fly?

     

    On a domestic flight in the US, no, they do not.

     

  • layover
    Jul 3, 2013
    0
    Flying to dublin

     

  • layover
    Jul 3, 2013
    0
    Flying to dublin

     

  • 1hr30 connection
    Jun 24, 2013
    1
    I'm flying from Heathrow to Newark to Panama City. I have 1hr30 layover and I've checked to see what the regular terminals are for those flights and they are both in C. I was just wondering if this was enough time? What should I expect to have to do once I've landed (I've never done a connecting flight before) and will it make a difference that I have a dual citizenship for the UK and US?

     

    When you arrive you will go through US immigration, claim your bag, go through customs, then re-check your bag at the recheck desk. Then you go upstairs and go back through security. You should have enough time (barely). You will have an easier time if you use your US passport.

     

  • Finding the route with the max miles to a destination
    Jun 21, 2013
    1
    I want to make sure I hit the highest level of status possible this year. I missed 100k flyer by just a few miles last year and regretted it. Is there a web site that would show me fares that use the max number of miles for the route? For ex., I flew from Chicago to London in May and connected through Houston, which really boosted my numbers for the trip (same cost as direct). If I can modify my route for 2-3 trips like that I could hit my numbers without a worry. Any ideas?

     

    Not really, some people like SkyScanner but it's not really set up specifically for mileage runs. United.com usually shows a ton of options for flights that require a connection. If you're in Chicago, perhaps start and end your trips in Milwaukee instead and it will show you more options.

     

  • Visa
    Jun 16, 2013
    2
    I am a British Citizen living in the USA, do I need a visa to travel and enter the UK for a vacation?

     

    No, you should not.

     

    You really dont know the answer? You are a UK citizen and you are asking if you need a visa to go home? Hello? Earth To PJ71 Your Ship has landed!

     

  • Flight Connection Advise
    Jun 15, 2013
    2
    Hi I am arriing at Terminal 3 FCO Rome from Doha at 7pm, and departing Florence on Alitalia from Terminal 1 at 9.25 pm.Do I have enough time to go to the Luggage Hold at ground Level of International Arrivals and deposit my 2 bags for hold and catch my flight which includes check in and security.Also returnng back after 2 days from Florence by Alitalia at terminal 1, at 8.15am, and take a flight from terminal 3 at 10.30 am, but need to pick the luggage from luggage hold and than go to terminal 3 for check in and security etc.Do I have enough time both ways.All advises will be highly appreciated.Thanks

     

    On arrival at FCO, at Terminal 3 (T3) you will need to go through 'Non-Schengen' passport control, then proceed to get your bags & take them to the Handling Agent's office for safe-keeping; then proceed (if you don't have a boarding pass yet) to check in with Alitalia, go to the departures level and security check, and thereafter follow signs to (Terminal 1) 'Boarding Area B' (gates B1-30). 2.5 hrs transfer time can be very tight as this is now high tourist season. year.

     

    Thanks a lot, what about part 2 of my question, returning back from Florence to Rome.Kindly advise

     

  • Layover time 2 hours 10 minutes
    Jun 6, 2013
    1
    Arriving IAD at 7.40 pm With United Airlines from London (Dec 21st), departure 9.50 pm With United Airlines to Orlando, would the layover 2 hours and 10 minutes be enough to get through customs, recheck luggage tec.

     

    It should be enough time. Immigration will be pretty empty that late.

     

  • Is 40 mins enough time?
    May 30, 2013
    2
    I arrive in Terminal 2 (gate F7) and am scheduled to depart from gate B14 in Terminal 1, 40 minutes later. If flights are on time is that sufficient time to make the connection?

     

    What airport? ORD? If so that's enough time if your first flight is on-time and you don't waste any time.

     

    Yes, ORD. Thank you

     





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