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  • How do I make a connecting flight from Domestic to International?
    Jun 15, 2016
    I am flying into MIA from MCO and will arrive in Miami at 11;30 AM using American Airlines, then my next flight is MIA to BOGota Colombia at 2pm on LATAM Air. I know they are both part of OneWorld, BUT do I still have to get my bag from Baggage Claim, go ALL the way to the front of the airport and re-check in my bag and go through security all over again? This is my first international flight, and I am really confused as to how to go about the connecting flight without screwing anything up.


    If everything is on the same reservation then you just have to go to the LATAM gates which I believe are in J on the south terminal, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time. You shouldn't have to do anything with your bag.


  • we will fly United Airline from EWR 11:50am Friday flight 89 How long
    Jun 10, 2016
    how long is the TSA wait time for terminal C. Thnx


    Usually security wait times mid-morning aren't too bad, but I'd still plan on arriving at around 9:30.


    hi, I will fly united 089 to beijing on Monday. Is tsa wait time bad on Monday. Thank you


  • Transfer times
    Jun 8, 2016
    I am flying from US to Amsterdam then to Hamburg. Is an hour and 50 minutes enough transfer time? Will have checked baggage - all delta flights.


    Yes, that should be enough time. In Amsterdam you just have to go through passport control and to your departure gate. Note that your flight to Hamburg will be operated by KLM.


  • Connecting Flight
    Jun 6, 2016
    I am thinking about booking a Jetblue flight from CHS to JFK that lands at 11:39 AM. I am not checking any bags and need to make it to a Korean Air flight by 2 PM for Thailand. Will I have enough time? Do I need to go through security again?


    Yes, you will have to go through security again, but other than changing terminals that's it. You have enough time as long as the Jetblue flight is on-time.


  • Visit to the city
    May 25, 2016
    We will have an 8 hour layover on our way from Chicago to Madrid. We are planning to go into the city. How much is a taxi from Newark airport to Times Square and how long would it take? Is a taxi our fastest option?


    It would take over an hour and cost $60 each way. I don't recommend it. For the limited amount of time you will be there, it's honestly not worth it.


    That's a bummer as we purposely planned the extended layover so we could spend the day in the city. Now we will spend 8+ hours in the airport! Guess I should've checked into it before I made the plane reservations 😩


    May 15, 2016
    As you can see I've a connection flight from DFW to LAW coming from FRA. Do I need to get my luggage in DFW and re-check? It' s not much time to get the connection flight ( from Terminal D to B ) and I've had some knee surgeries, so I'm not a very fast walker at this time :-)


  • transfering from international flight to domestic flights
    May 15, 2016
    Hi we are flying into Newark from Manchester and then transferring to a flight to Orlando. we have 2hrs 10 mins between the flights when arriving and 1hr 12 mins between flights when we return home. do these timescales give us enough time ? also what terminals do we arrive and leave from and what is the best way to travel between them. Thank you - all advice is much apperciated


    Hi - sorry forgot so say, we are flying with United Airlines on all flights.


  • HONG KONG -> Seattle -> SAN 1hr 45m layover
    May 5, 2016
    Is the 1hr 45m layover enough time to clear customs in Seattle? Both legs are on Delta. I also will have Global Entry.


    With Global Entry you should be able to make this.


    Do you know if one has to pick up luggage first if connecting flight is on the same airline?


    Yes, you have to pick up your luggage to go through US Customs then immediately re-check it at the re-check desk before proceeding through security and to your departure gate.


  • making connection
    Apr 14, 2016
    flying from Slc to Houston to Amsterdam, where do I go through security check, I only have 1 hour layover in Amsterdam. will I make it?


    You are going Salt Lake City-Houston-Amsterdam? You will go through security in Salt Lake City and Schengen Passport Control and Customs in Amsterdam. What is your layover in Amsterdam? Where are you flying after that? What airlines are you flying?


    I'm flying United with a 1 hour layover in Amsterdam and connecting with Polish lot in Amsterdam.


    Then if everything is on the same reservation in Amsterdam you just have to go through passport control and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • frequent flyer
    Apr 12, 2016
    Has anyone had any problems with Lufthansa miles or?


  • how much time for flight transfer to AF inter-France flight
    Apr 11, 2016
    Thanks in advance for any help here...we are flying Open Skies from NYC into Orly, landing 9:30 am. Then, on a separate ticket to be purchased, flying Orly-Marseille. No checked bags. How much time do we need to make a connection? Do we pass through any kind of customs? Looks like Open Sky lands Ouest terminal and AF departs out of Ouest as well? Could we make a 11:15 am flight? Thanks!


    Yes, at ORY you will go through Passport control. With no checked bags you could maybe barely make the 11:15 flight if you check in online for your flight to Marseille before you leave New York.


  • Connection
    Apr 4, 2016
    Hi, I have a flight from Detroit to Anchorage with a 50 minute connection in SEA, all with Alaska airlines. Do you think this is enough time? Will I need to recheck my luggage?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You don't have to do anything with your baggage. Just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Flying United to California
    Mar 27, 2016
    I fly out of Newark on 4/1/16. I would like to know is baggage check and security check point in the same level. I'm flying first class. Is pre check for security in the same area?


  • Flying United to California
    Mar 27, 2016
    I fly out of Newark on 4/1/16. I would like to know is baggage check and security check point in the same level. I'm flying first class. Is pre check for security in the same area?


  • Connecting Flight and Customs
    Mar 22, 2016
    Hello! I'm looking at a flight that comes in on United from Japan at 11:00 AM on a Saturday. I'm looking to catch a flight at 1:10PM on Southwest. Will I be able to make it if I dont have any checked bags? I know I have to clear customs when I arrive.


    With no checked bags that's probably possible if you are already checked in for your southwest flight and everything goes perfectly. It's risky.


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