General Airport Topics | iFlyer Forum

Airport Guide

iFlyer Forum Home

Questions, comments and tips about topics not related to a specific airport. Have a question about airports in general? Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • getting thru security
    Jun 28, 2016
    How much time do I need to get through security. I have a 10 a.m. flight


    I recommend arriving at about 8.


  • terminal 1 transferring to terminal 3
    Jun 27, 2016
    I am flying for Toronto Canada to terminal 1 and transfer to terminal 3 for international flight to China. I have 45 minutes for the connection. Is this enough time and how long does it take.


    IAD only has one terminal so your question us confusing. What airlines are you flying?


    Sorry I am flying out of terminal 1 in TO with United airlines to catch my flight at terminal 3 flying with UA. I have 45 mins to catch my flight. Is this enough time and with my companion using a cane?


    As I said - IAD only has one terminal. I don't know where you're getting "terminal 1 and terminal 3" as they don't exist. If both flights are on United they will likely both be on the C/D concourse. All you have to do in IAD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.


  • time to clear customs?
    Jun 22, 2016
    I have a 2hour window to come in from an international flight, get bags, go through customs/immigration, recheck bags, and get on my next plane. Is that enough time?


    Where are you flying into Denver from? What airlines are you flying?


    Flying in from London on British Airways, flying out on Alaska to Seattle.


    If both tickets are on the same reservation that should be enough time.


    They are not on the same reservation. I actually haven't reserved the flight out of Denver yet but I'm trying to avoid a 5 hour layover which is the next option.


    In that case 2 hours is less than I'd want since you will have to go all the way out to the departure level to re-check your bags and then go through security.


  • 2hrs and 30 mins enough?
    Jun 20, 2016
    Hi, I land in Frankfurt at 11:20 with flight SK 4755 in terminal 1. My next flight (CA 966) has a departure set for 13:55, also in terminal 1. Since the flight agencies are different, do I have to check in my luggage again before I leave? And do I have to go through EU control once I land? I'm worried there won't be enough time. Thank You.


  • Layover in Charlotte from MKE to SRQ
    Jun 17, 2016
    I have a 30 minute layover from Air Wisconsin to PSA Airlines. Is that enough time to make it to the next gate?


    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Milwaukee is on-time.


  • The Little Apple
    Jun 12, 2016
    I brought lots of souvenirs from this place and once I got home I noticed that the guy didn't put 4 pens that I had purchased in bag. So I guess I'm out of luck now because I'm back in California and the number on the receipt is out of service.


  • Check in
    Jun 9, 2016
    one more question for the pdx to lax to tb...the day before if we check into af online and print boarding pass and go thru terminals to we have to check in with air france at all? or is it best to do it anyways and check in again at desk?


    If when you check in for your flight from Portland it issues your Air France boarding pass then you don't have to check in with Air France at all.


  • does United &southwest have the same baggage claim area
    Jun 9, 2016
    Can anyone please tell me if United & Southwest share the same baggage claim area or are the separate


    No, they are not in the same building. The Southwest baggage claim is in Terminal 1 and the United baggage claim is in Terminal 3.


  • 2hour 45min LAX layover transfer, from the Philippines
    Jun 7, 2016
    I have booked a flight from PH -> LAX via Asiana airlines and a separate booking LAX -> DCA via Alaska airlines. Is 2hours 45min layover at LAX for immigrations, customs and baggage check enough for me to transfer to my next flight to DCA?


    That's just enough time assuming your Asiana flight is on-time.


    Thank you! :)


  • New Routes CLT To Asia?
    Jun 4, 2016
    Mayor Roberts said flights Asia will start when the brand new ATC tower (second tallest in the country) is completed in 2020. The only question is where to in Asia? When will they Start? . Does Anybody know/has the inside scoop where to Asia or will they not announce flights until they do?


    The mayor is just spouting out crap. The control tower has nothing to do with flights to Asia. American could fly from Charlotte to Asia tomorrow if they wanted to. They obviously do not feel that there is currently a market for such flights. However, once they get more 787's I can see such a route starting. I imagine that Tokyo would be the first destination and the flight may actually be operated by JAL rather than American. However, this is just speculation. There are currently no announced flights from Charlotte to Asia.


  • Do the trains run on time? Ground Transport from Waverly to EDI.
    May 26, 2016
    Hi, I'm wondering if it's reasonable to catch a train from Lancaster to Waverly Train Station (7:15-9:43) and then catch a 12:30 international flight out of EDI? Allowing for the fact that we'll have two kids under 5 with us and need to check bags. We're open to taking a taxi between the train station and airport but want to be sure we don't miss our flight.


  • How much time should I plan for check in / screening on Sun 5/29
    May 25, 2016
    I will fly from Terminal 4 (KLM flight at 10:40 p.m.) on Sunday 5/29. How much time do you recommend I allot for check in and screening that day?


    Arrive at the airport 3 hours before your flight if possible, so about 7:40.


  • my connections
    May 25, 2016
    i am flying into EWR terminal B from manchester england(MAN), and need to be over to terminal C to get my next flight for Fort Lauderdale(FLL). i am a british citizen. i know i need to clear immigration, but unsure of the steps to take after that. do i collect luggage? where do i put it? how to i get it transferred over to the next flight(terminal C)? how do i get over to terminal C? do i have to go through security again(where they check your hand luggage)? how far away are the gates? i have 2 hours 20 mins from landing, to my next flight taking off. on the way home, i am travelling from orlando airport(MCO) into terminal C, and have exactly an hour to get across to terminal B to make my flight back home to manchester england (MAN). how do i do that? what are the steps i need to take to make my flight home? i am worried sick we wont make it, or that our luggage makes it. all help greatly appreciated. never flown indirect to florida before, always done direct. thanks x


    i should add that both flights are with UNITED, both ways. thanks x


    You will claim your bags, go through US Customs, then immediately re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to Terminal C and go through security. On the way back to Manchester both flights will be in Terminal C. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting
    May 23, 2016
    I am flying from the UK to Florida, connecting in JFK, could you please tell me the process when I arrive in JFK, both flights are with American Airlines on one ticket, will I have to collect luggage and recheck it in? Also how long does the process normally take on average. Thank you.


    You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. 2 hours is a reasonable time to allow for this process.


  • International Connecting flight and TSA
    May 21, 2016
    Flying into Atlanta today from Costa Rica then onto canada. was told to go through immigration but then TSA security again. i only have one hour. do we go to same TSA as others where currently there is 3-4 hours wait? will miss my connection. or is it another security line only for connections?


    There is a separate security line for international connections, but that is still a very difficult connection


1 2

Google Plus One