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.
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 ?
Is it better to go southwest & layover in MDW, go American Layover in MCO, or go a United Layover in Dulles?
Where are you flying from and to?
From Charlotte to Seattle the layovers are in the morning (overnight flights) except southwest.
The MCO layover may be a bit tricky since American doesn't actually fly from Seattle to MCO - that flight is on Alaska. IAD is in general a very simple airport to do a layover in but isn't very nice (all United mainline flights are on the same concourse). MDW is nicer, but very crowded and delay prone.
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.
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.