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  • connecting flights
    Sep 23, 2013
    1
    my son is getting a flight from nashville to houston on sept 25 ua 5140, then gets a connecting flight from houston to heathrow with only an hour to do so on the ua 0985 plane. which terminal does he have to go to. and which terminal does he arrive into houston at. if he misses the connecting flight what happens

     

    It looks like UA 5140 is operated by Shuttle America, if so he will arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal E, which are connected. He should have enough time to make his connection, however if he doesn't because of a delay he will be rebooked on the 8:45 PM flight to London.

     

  • Connecting between domestic and international flights
    Sep 19, 2013
    1
    Hi, I will be flying into JFK from Madrid on AA #5953, terminal 7 at 7:05pm, with a connecting flight AA #3621 out of terminal 8 at 9:40pm. Is 2 hrs 35 minutes enough time to clear customs and make my connection?

     

    Yes, immigration is usually not that bad at T7, especially that late in the evening, so that will help.

     

  • MIA - IAH - LAS. IS A 37 MIN LAYOVER ENOUGH?
    Sep 16, 2013
    1
    IT IS A UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT

     

    If your first flight is on-time, yes, that's enough time. Both flights will likely be in Terminal C.

     

  • Checking luggage to Barcelona
    Sep 13, 2013
    1
    we are traveling Delta from Detroit to Amsterdam and connecting to KLM to Barcelona with a few hours of layover...I will get a visa in Amsterdam but do I have to retrieve my luggage there? or will it be just forwarded to the KLM flight? or do I pick the luggage go thru customs and deposit it again? where do I get the boarding pass for KLM??

     

    1. On arrival at AMS, after passport control, follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs for security check - then re-check-in your bags where indicated. 2. Delta & KLM are members of the Skyteam Alliance - your bags will be automatically transferred. 3. If you stay at AMS in the secured area, you need no visa.

     

  • buying ticket
    Sep 12, 2013
    5
    I am not a frequent traveler, but the last time i purchased a ticket i bought it from an airline (Aer Lingus) . i just found a great deal on a ticket for round trip, but it is not through a actual airline, but through a ...agent ?? (like expedia, kayak, ect) i will provide the link below of the website. im just nervous and dont want to get spammed or ripped off. i would love response ! thanks https://boeking.budgetair.nl/Booking/CheckOut/FlightTicketConditions

     

    That link doesn't work but it looks like a reputable website. Only thing to worry about is that many fares bought on Ultra Low Cost Carriers don't include a lot of things (like checked or even sometimes carry-on baggage or require a fee to check-in at the airport rather than online or may not include a seat assignment) and the online travel agency isn't required to tell you that, so sometimes it's a good idea to go to the airline's website to see what you get for the fare you're seeing.

     

    its budgetair.nl . so how much are baggage costs usually? (checked and a carry on bag) so if i do buy a ticket from a low cost carrier, im still paying for the flight, but the baggage is not included and your seat choice is automatically picked without your reference? on airline sights i get around 800 euros while on that site its 500 euros.

     

    Baggage cost depends on the airline and the route you are flying. Does that site not show the airlines? If so that's called an opaque ticket. Where are you trying to fly?

     

    it does, KLm/Delta, and the flight numbers. i called the agency (budgetair.nl) and KLM so everything is settled i think

     

    OK, cool.

     

  • Newark -Terminal C to A
    Sep 7, 2013
    1
    I am travelling with United airways,arriving at terminal C Newark Liberty airpot from Mumbai and my next connecting flight is from Terminal A 1.In which terminal immigration check wil be done 2.and how to connect from Terminal C to A 3.Do we need to re-checkin the bags?

     

    You will go through immigration in Terminal C. If both of your tickets were bought on the same reservation you will be able to re-check your bags after customs. Since you'll already be outside the secure area, the best way to get to Terminal A will be via the Airtrain, you'll then go back through security in Terminal A. Also, be sure to check flight status before you go to Terminal A to make sure you actually need to go there - some United Express flights operate from Terminal C, in which case you won't have to change terminals.

     

  • Flight booked months ago with 1hr 30 between,now has changed to 25min
    Sep 7, 2013
    3
    Will I have enough time to transfer planes from United/Chautauqua DBA United Express flight 4751 to get to Flight 4577 ExpressJet Airlines DBA United Express.Slow mover bad knees!

     

    Where is your transfer? If at Cleveland you should have enough time as your gates will be very close together. If at Chicago you will probably be OK, but they may be more spread out.

     

    I'll be coming into the Cleveland airport with United/Chautauqa/Express on a Embraer 135/145 Does that help narrow it down?

     

    Yes, then you should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. The United Express operation at Cleveland is very compact.

     

  • Lost Item
    Aug 12, 2013
    1
    I was on American Airline flight 882 on August 11th seat 10A. I left my Ipad in the seat pocket. The flight was headed to Tampa FL and is currently there now (aug 11). Please return if you locate it or turn in to AA lost in found. Dallas Lost & Found (972) 973-4420 Tampa Lost & Found 813-396-4022 Or call 254-535-2900

     

    Youneed to contact your airline.

     

  • Transit time 2 hours
    Oct 7, 2013
    5
    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. Thanks,

     

  • First flight question
    Jul 17, 2013
    1
    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.

     

  • First trip!
    Jul 16, 2013
    2
    This is my first international trip and I'm going alone! And not quite the best at Spanish. Are taxi drivers good English speakers in Mazatlan?

     

    Mexican taxi drivers in general are not good English speakers, even in more popular destinations like Cancun. When you're leaving your hotel, ask the front desk for help. They may have recommendations on particular taxis to use.

     

    I'm not actually staying in a hotel. But I appreciate the feedback. Do you happen to have any suggestions for transportation for a single passenger in the Mazatlan area?

     

  • Don't Fly Delta
    Jul 16, 2013
    0
    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.

     

  • Transfer from T-3 to T-5 at Chicago o'hare airport - ORD
    Jul 8, 2013
    1
    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.

     

  • picking up incoming passenger
    Jul 5, 2013
    2
    I cannot find out where to go to pick up an incoming passenger on United Airlines from Houston. There are two places to pick up passengers and I want to be at the correct one

     

    Presuming you mean Houston Bush Intercontinental IAH (and not Houston Love HOU): Bush has 5 terminals A - E, and United uses A, B, C & E. If your party is an international arrival, they will be processed in Terminal D and should proceed to the International Arrivals Hall, where you can pick them up. If domestic arrival, go to the baggage claim level & meet them at the information desk. You can also pick up one of the white phones and have them paged. Alternatively, you can use the Cell Phone Lot ('Passenger Pickup Lot')--stay with your vehicle until your party has gathered luggage and calls you to be picked up at the curb. To access the lot, whether you're approaching the airport using John F. Kennedy Boulevard or Will Clayton Parkway, just follow the purple signs to the entrance.

     

    What airline are you picking this person up at?

     

  • Only have 30 minutes between connections. Need terminal #
    Jun 30, 2013
    1
    Need terminal for arrival from PDX Delta #2200 and terminal for departure to YWG, Delta #4483 for July 5

     

    Delta operates all flights from the Lindbergh terminal at MSP

     





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