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I am a Canadian citizen and a citizen of a visa-exempt country (dual Canadian citizen) flying with Air Canada, from HKG to YYZ, since i'm going to have a transit at YVR, do I need to prepare for any visa or the eTA? am I allowed to enter YVR with my visa-exempt country passport or must I use my Canadian passport due to the new Bill C-24? and what kind of security process am I going to go through once I landed to YVR? Also, what kind of security questions would the officer asked me?
No if you enter on your Non-Canadian passport you need to do eTA. If you enter on your Canadian passport, you obviously don't. I Seen no reason not to enter on your Canadian passport.
Delta charged their schedule and I now have 35 minutes to connect between domestic flights. Is this enough time? Thanks
It's possible - it obviously leaves no time to spare if there's a delay.
I received 2 $100 vouchers on United for some flight problems. I am flying from PVD airport to Chicago O hare from 9:30 to 11AM for free with my voucher. From there I will have to go to baggage claim, pick up my bags and check in for my flight to Beijing at 12:50. I have an hour and 50 minutes to exit the plane, get my bags, check in my bags, run through tsa, run to the terminal for my flight. Will I make it?
That's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. If both flights are on United then you can show both reservations to the agent in Providence and you should be able to get your bags checked through to Beijing.
Yeah I was not sure if that was possible to have my bags checked in Providence to Beijing. That would save me a ton of time! Thank you so much
Hi everyone!

I am an Indonesian exchange student flying from Madison Wisconsin to Chicago Ohare in August 14. Then from Chicago i will fly to narita and finally fly to jakarta, indonesia. All of my planes are American Airlines and booked in the same reservation (not separated).

My only problem is i will arrive in Chicago at 11 and the plane to narita departs at 13.00 (1pm) - so only 2 hours of transfer time. Is that still enough time for me, since I believe i have to go to the immigration to stamp my passport again? I will have two big luggage and a carry on bag - and it would be disastrous if I have to take my luggage first from my Madison-O'Hare flight and recheck it again for my ohare-narita flight.

Also, will I get new ticket if I missed the flight because of the very short transfer time? And how much it would probably cost?

Thank you for the response
just to add a detail, my flight would be:
AA3587 (MSN-ORD)
AA 153 (ORD-NRT)
Yes, that is plenty of time. You do not have to go anywhere for them to stamp your passport. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3. You have plenty of time.
Have not flown since the mobile check in e ticket creation. Very confused by it. Does this mean we don't print a ticket at home? Have to use smart phone to check in and then somehow a code is going to be the boarding pass? What happens with connecting flight? Is there another check in process with another code? I am so confused and I'm sure I sound like an idiot. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Trying to explain this to son who is flying alone (for first time) to Nicaragua on American. Then we don't understand how to do the mobile check in for return tickets to get him out of Nicaragua. It seems to me it was easier with a printed ticket. Guess I am showing my age. Thanks for any help or words of wisdom.
You can print your boarding pass at home. You don't have to use a mobile boarding pass. In Nicaragua you will just check in at the airport as you normally would. All you need to bring to the airport is your passport.
Thank you!
Flying on Icelandair to Seattle and need to book separate flight on Alaska Air to SJC. How long do we need to clear customs, gather bags, check in (inc. luggage)? Available flights are 2.15 hours or 4.15 hours after arrival - would prefer earlier flight if doable. Advice?
I don't think the 2:15 connection is reasonable. You'll have to go with the 4:15
We are flying from Cancun on AA895 arriving at 4:41 PM and have connecting flight to Chicago AA1908 at 5:55 PM . Do we have enough time ? I guess we have to clear customs, pick up bags and re-check so it seems to me like close call
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. 90 minutes is the minimum allowed to do that. This is well below that.
Thank you , and hearing that I wonder why airline is allowing that option ?
I guess to avoid it we have to do carry on only. What are your thoughts ?
I don't know - it seems that since the merger, AA has been offering a lot of impossible connections through former US Airways hubs, I think they forgot to program in the minimum connection times for those hubs into their system. Going without checked bags will help, but it's still a risky connection.
I will be arriving in MIA from Barranquilla, Colombia, and then connecting on a domestic flight. How much time should I allow between flights on the same airline (American)?
I would want at least 2 hours, preferably closer to 3.
Thank you!
hi i am travelling from BHX-EWR the flight times say we will arrive in EWR at 11:55 we have a connecting flight to ORLANDO at 13:20 we land in terminal B and get the connecting flight in terminal C. is this realistic to do? all was booked with united airlines surely they cant sell tickets if you cant make it on time? will we have to wait for our bags even though we only have 1 hour 25 mins ?
I am flying into Houston Intercontinental airport and I have a 1 hour layover for my flight to Cancun, Mexico. Will that be enough time to make it to my gate?
Where are you flying into Houston from? Are both tickets on the same reservation?
Flying from Kansas City into Houston and yes both tickets are on the same reservation.
Yes, that is enough time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal B you can take the Skyway train to Terminal E inside security.