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I will be coming from GDL, Mexico(AA) and transiting via DFW with 2 hours layover time for the next flight(Emirates). Is this time enough to complete C&I, luggage recheck in and security. It will be on September 7,(Saturday)
Should be enough time, and being on a saturday will help and everything will be in the same terminal.
I bought the tickets with Emirates. GDL to DFW is in AA and DFW to DXB is in Emirates. Will i be provided with a ticket in the next available flight if in case i miss the flight.
Is the immigration and customs can be completed on a Saturday morning with two hours transit time. My flight arrival is 10:30 AM.(Sorry if its a silly question.) I am travelling to DFW for the first time and i am bit worried since i heard that immigration and customs queue are longer nowadays.
Yes, you should have enough time. Mid-morning on a saturday shouldn't be too busy. The next flight to Dubai will be the next day, but yes, Emirates will accommodate you if you miss your connection.
Thank you very much for all your help. I was able to connect the flight. Also, the airport officials are very kind and separate queues were arranged for US Citizens and non US Citizens. The most important thing is , a separate queue is arranged in the immigration area for the travelers whoever having a tight connection. I really enjoyed the travel via Dallas.

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We are flying from Seattle to Dallas then onto Charlotte on American Airline in Sept and have only 45 min from Sea/DFW flight to board the DFW/CLT flight. Our bags will be checked thru to Charlotte so we won't have to deal with that but will we have enough time to navigate thru the terminal to get to our other flight in time? I'm stressing !
Yes, all the terminals at DFW are connected via the Skylink train and you can get between any gate in less than 20 minutes.
Believe it or not, when I was fly to Italy through Atlanta, I was delayed 2-1/2 days. Yes, hard to believe but true. The aircraft was delayed once due to water leaking into the plane, then it was a comedy of errors for 2 more days. When I wrote to Delta explaining this mess, they did nothing to rectify it. I will NEVER fly this airline again. Delays out of Atlanta are horrible.
I've flight schedule on July 18 from Memphis (AA flt 2821) to Hongkong (flt 807) with 3 hrs layover time at Chicago O'Hare airport. I am a first timer and not familiar with O'Hare airport. Please help me. I need to transfer my baggage from T-3 to T-5 and catch-up with the connecting flight to Hongkong. In your opinion, how much would it cost if I hire a taxi and drop me at T-5. Thanks to your help.
Were both of your tickets bought on one reservation? If so, then American should transfer your bags to Cathay Pacific for you. All you have to do to get between T3 and T5 is to take the ATS train between terminals (one stop). It is clearly marked with signage and should take no more than 20 minutes. Once you get to T5 you'll get your Cathay Pacific boarding pass if you don't already have it and go back through security. Barring very serious delays, you should have plenty of time.
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It arrives in the main overseas terminal. All gates are common use so the exact gate can vary day-to-day.
My parents are flying from Mumbai to Charlotte, North Carolina via us airways. They have 1 hr 30 minutes stopover at Frankfurt for the next connection flight which is us airways again. My parents are aged 70 , will 1 hour 30 minutes sufficient for them to catch connecting flight at Frankfurt airport. Pl advise
US Airways arrives at Terminal 1, Concourse C. Your parents need to go through 'non-Schengen' (foreign) passport control and then board the Skyline train departing every 2-3 mins to satellite Concourse A, where all U.S. departures use the Z gates on the upper level of that Concourse. They have sufficient transfer time.
im flying from manila and stop over to yvr to denver.is there a desk of united airlines on international arrival in yvr just to get my boarding pass? and if there is.can you pls help me and tell me where is it? tnx a lot
United does not have a check-in desk on the secure side of the terminal. You will have to clear Canadian immigration, clear customs, and go upstairs to check-in with United.
so that means,i have to check in united airlines in level 2 and get my boarding pass,just like normal international departure?
Yes, like a normal Canadian transborder flight.
what if i arrive 3pm in yvr.is their any other rule or other options if i arrive in that particular time?my flight is this coming aug 7 and im just lil nervous coz im not familiar with the yvr.
I heard that the security lines can be very long at Rome Fiumicino airport. What is the minimum hours to check-in prior to departure time?
It depends on the airline - check your airline's website.
im flying PAL.my flight is from manila to vancouver to denver. my concern is do i have to re check in my baggage for my final destination to denver?and im flying throug united airlines and in my iterinary i should go to terminal M. is it far from international arrival?
Vancouver Airport rules on flight connection from an International flight to the United States: If your flight originated outside of Canada or the U.S. and you need to connect to a US destination, you have two options depending on whether your airline automatically transfers your baggage or not: (a) if it does, and you have a boarding pass to your connecting flight, proceed via a connecting flights corridor (avoiding Canadian Customs), go through US Customs and your checked baggage will be automatically transferred (US Customs, at their discretion, can recall your baggage for manual inspection). (b) if the airline does not offer automatic transfer of your baggage, you have to pick it up from the carousel & follow first normal international arrivals procedures, then U.S. procedures. Vancouver Airport has no Terminal M, only an International & a Domestic Terminal. U.S. departures gates are E67-99.
Vancouver only has one terminal. The check-in for your United flight will be just upstairs from where you exit Canadian immigration after arriving from Manila. You can then re-check your bag with United, and you will then go through US Immigration and your arrival into Denver will be like a domestic flight. http://www.yvr.ca/Libraries/Maps/YVR_Map_Eng_Mar2013_3.sflb.ashx
The new Terminal 4 at JFK is a big improvement, BUT BEWARE! If flying Delta, many of the flights actually depart out of terminal 2, but you don't know that until you walk all the way to a gate in T4, only to find you need to take a shuttle bus to T2, which can add 25 minutes. We almost missed our flight!