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Expedia booked my round trip flights with 40 minute layovers. I didn't realize it was cutting it pretty close. Thankfully, I have the same airline for the connections. Should I be okay with 40 mins? It's definitely added stress. If I had paid attention, I would've opted for a longer layover.
Just for added detail - I am going from ORD to PIT and then back home from PIT to EWR. No int'l flights.
40 minutes should be sufficient if your first flight is on-time for a domestic single airline connection at ORD. But as you can imagine, it doesn't leave much time to spare for a delay.
Do not check a bag when flying Southwest into BWI. The wait is horrible. Service/ staff might as well be a third world country.

And no one of them seem to care?????????
"3 world county" like America?
Anyone knows airport taxi from sfo airport? I don't need shuttle service.
Found this quickly on google - I'm sure other services will include a child seat if you call ahead as well. http://www.airporttaxicabservices.com/faq
All flights with DL, transit/transfer at ATL 2 hrs.Can my baggage be checked through to SXM from YYZ? Do I have go tru Immigration & Customsnat ATL. Is 2 hrs layover enough for the ATL/SKM flight?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. You will not have to do anything with your bags in Atlanta. All you will have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where your flight to SXM will depart.
What should I do if I left my bag on the airplane?
I'm flying to Entebbe, Uganda from San Francesco on the 26th of May. I'm trying desperately to avoid lengthy layovers. Any seasoned flyers to that part of the world with some advice on which airline. Dubai gives me a 13 hour layover. That would be all fine and dandy but the arrival time is 730ishPM and departure at 0430. By the time I get to a hotel, I've got 4 hours. Suggestions, oh weary travelers?

DXB Dubai Int'l AP has 10 'SnoozeCubes in Terminal 1, gate 122 - each with full-sized bed, TV, WiFi- and connection to flight info sytem. It also has the swanky onAirport Dubai Int'l Hotel tel. 04 224 4000. If using Emirates, you would arrive at Terminal 3 (A & B gates) Otherwise you would arrive at T1 with C gates.
I would recommend flying KLM. No layover exceeds 3 hours and total flying time to EBB is 26h 25m (SFO-SEA-AMS-EBB w/technical 1hour stop in KGL). The return is better...only 24h 15m flying time (EBB-AMS-SFO) and one 4 hr layover in AMS. There may be similar flight option going out depending on day of travel.

Personally, I do not like flying through Dubai.
Actually there are great options on KLM.
im travelling from japan to ohare intl airport then my next flight is going to orlando i will wait for 3 hours can i see my relatives can they see me for an instance??? plsss help me
Yes, you should have enough time if your flight is on-time. You will be exiting the secure side of the airport in Terminal 5 anyway so they can meet you there. When you're ready to depart you will take the ATS train to your departure terminal and go through security.
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.
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.
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.