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Is 40mins enough of a connection time for these flights, what will happen if i miss them, the flight itinerary was on united airs website so would book all flights with them surely they wouldn't recommend that itinerary if they didn't think we could make it there will be 2 of us and will both only have hand luggage. Also any advice of where we need to go when we land would really help so we can make sure we don't waste any time looking wee to go we are happy to un if needed just want some advice before I book.

Depart Las Vegas (LAS)Sat 18th May 23:29 Flight UA1611
Arrive Chicago (ORD O'Hare) Sun 19th May 05:00
Connect time in Chicago 1hr
Depart Chicago (ORD O'Hare) Sun 19th May 06:00 Flight UA6482 (operated by skywest dba united express)
Arrive Washington (IAD – Dulles) Sun 19th May 08:45
Connect time in Washington 40mins
Depart Washington (IAD – Dulles)Sun 19th May 09:25 Flight UA4
Arrive London (LHR – Heathrow) Sun 19th May 21:55

May thanks,
You can easily make a 1 hour connection at 5 AM at ORD. The day flight LHR-IAD usually has a lot of connections from ORD on it so it usually waits for the 6 AM ORD-IAD flight if it's late. However that flight is usually not late since it is also so early in the morning. If for some reason you miss your connection in ORD you will be booked on one of the evening ORD-LHR flights. If you miss your connection in IAD you will be booked on one of the evening IAD-LHR flights. In both cases you would get into London the morning of the 20th.
I would just like to know what the procedure is when getting a connecting flight at JFK. We are actually flying from OR Tambo (Johannesburg ) to Heathrow (London) to JFK (New York) to Luiz Munoz (San Juan). We are arriving on 17 May at 12:15 on an International flight on Virgin Atlantic at Terminal 4 and are then connecting at 14:30 on a Domestic flight on American Airways at Terminal 8.

According to the Travel agent "the Airline sells the connection as good connection" which means I cannot change it and that they believe that it is enough time. I believe the process is as follows:

When arriving at JFK collect bags
Find and go thru Customs
After customs there is a baggage carousel that I need to place my bags on that will take it to my destination (provided that they checked it all the way thru at OR Tambo (Johannesburg)) – Is this correct or do I need to take it with me
Find and get on a AirTrain to Terminal 8
Find and go to Departures
At terminal 8 do I need to Check-in and get a boarding pass at American Airways
Go thru to boarding gate
You should be able to re-check your bags in Terminal 4 with American before you take the Airtrain. If not just take your bags with you, since you will have to get a boarding pass from American anyway. You'll have to hurry as that's the last American flight to SJU of the day.
i,m arriving on Srilankan flight(581)0755 T3 and connecting to Alitalia (156) 0900 T1. how long will it take to get from T3 to T1? can i walk or have to take a shuttle?
which Airport do you arrive at and which Airport do you connect to?
We are travelling Msp-ATL-EZE (BUenos AIres) with Delta. The connection when we come back has a 1 hour 30 min. layover. Would that be enough time to make it from International Terminal to Domestic, considering we have to pick up our luggage and go thru Customs??
It will be tight, however, the EZE-ATL flight gets in very early in the morning so Immigration shouldn't be very busy then and even if you do miss your connection, Delta has an entire day's worth of ATL-MSP flights you can be rebooked on.
how much time is needed to change planes in Moscow arriving international terminal D to domestic also in terminal D - I need some idea before making a reservation.
I am flying from JFK to St. Petersburg, Russia with a change of planes in Moscow(SVO) All flights are on Aeroflot and arrive and depart from terminal D in Moscow. Do I have to go through customs and security after I arrive in Moscow, and can the change of planes be done in 1 hour and 45 minutes? I am very concerned about making this connection. Any tips would be appreciated.
As an international arrival at Sheremetyevo Airport, you need to follow signs to the Arrivals Hall, go through passport control, complete the immigration card and proceed to the baggage claim area claiming their bags and take it to customs control where your bags may be be inspected; thereafter, re-check-in your bags & proceed to your connecting flight. You have enough transfer time.
suapr13, have you actually made this transfer at SVO?
We are traveling May 2 from Denver to Edinburgh (both non-Schengen) on Lufthansa transfering planes in Frankfurt. The flight to Frankfurt appears to arrive at either C or Z gates and the flight to Edinburgh (also Lufthansa) appears to leave from B gates. We have only a one hour layover in Frankfurt. What's the best/fastest way to get from C to B or from Z to B and will we have to go through pasport control and/or security? Thanks for any help you can offer.
Lufthansa uses Terminal 1, Concourses A & B at FRA; today's Denver flight is listed as '1B'; while the Edinburgh flight is '1A'. On Arrival at FRA you need to go through non-Schengen immigration /customs clearance before proceeding to your connecting gate on level 3. I suggest you open; then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.
We are flying into denver on sunday, and taking united to maui. Will the weather they have had this week cause any delays sunday?
Things have already returned pretty much to normal in DEN and the forecast for Sunday looks OK. It shouldn't affect you.
Want to pick up someone at Terminal w/o parking.
Best way to do it.
Most airports have a thing called a "cell phone lot" - you wait there in your car for the person you're picking up to call you, and then you drive up to the arrival area of the terminal to pick them up.
I am considering a flight from Toronto to San Juan in December that connects through JFK. The layover is only 45 minutes but we can go through US customs in Pearson airport in Toronto so we can avoid that at JFK however the flight from Toronto arrives in terminal 2 and the flight to San Juan departs from terminal 4. Is the 45 minutes enough considering we don't have to clear customs? Both flights are with the same carrier so the bags should go all the way through.
Both flights would be with Delta I assume? If so it's possible to make the connection, but be aware that JFK is pretty delay prone. However there is an airside shuttle between Terminal 2 and Terminal 4 so you can make the connection without having to go back through security. So, assuming your first flight is on-time, it's possible, barely.