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Flying in from JFK and out to San Francisco. How far apart are the gates?
That depends on your airlines - look at your ticket, and on arrival at SFO at the overhead screen to find your terminal & gate number. SFO has 3 domestic terminals - T1, T2 & T3. T1 has boarding area B, gates 20-36; T2 has boarding area D, gates 1-14; T3 has boarding area F, gates 68-90. All terminals are connected in the unsecured areas by the Red & Blue lines of the AirTrain (automated people mover). Open www.ifly.com/sfo and click on "Terminal Map"; then scroll down for details.
Hello, my dad is arriving from SAC (Southwest, Term 1) and leaving on Air China (Term 2). Is it possible to walk? How does he do it? Thanks so much!
You did not state the Airport for his stopover; however, it must me LAX. Your Dad could either walk or take the bus. In either case he would have to exit T1 and at T2 would have to go through security check before moving on to his gate. When exiting T1, T2 is to the left. He could also wait for the LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island (in front of each terminal), under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', which runs every 12-15 mins & would take only minutes.
Have to arrive in miami on time due to cruise. flying from westchester on american airline #5063 to change in 35 minutes for flite 294 to miami Not familar with this airport, will i have any trouble making my connecting flite since i only have 35 minutes layover?
I understand you depart from the Westchester County Airport via American. Is Miami your end destination, in which case which is your stopover airport; or is Miami your stopover airport, in which case what is your end destination airport? American Airlines uses Concourses D & E at MIA Airport. Concourse D with D gates is in the North Terminal, Concourse E with E gates is in the South Terminal, connected by the Skytrain (making 4 stops at the long Concourse D). To familiarize yourself with the layout and connections at MIA Airport, open www.ifly.com/mia & scroll down. Also click on 'Terminal Map' which has below the map details about all terminals & connections.
Worst baggage times waiting after a flight. If you fly into PHL carry-on only or you will be waiting 45 min to retrieve luggage - esp at USAirways during peak times. (Personal experience - arrived 10pm - waited 40 min - only flight to arrive in all B & C terminal.)
It will be a senior traveling. I need to know if the connection distance between flights is short enough to support a 1 hour layover. The flight originates in West Palm Beach, FL and connects in Charlotte to a flight to Charlottesville, VA.
Charlotte Douglas CLT Airport has one terminal with Concourses A through E - there is no need for a shuttle as all concourses surround the main terminal. Concourse A has gates A1-12; Concourse B gates B1-16; Concourse C gates C2-19; Conc. D gates D1-13 & Conc. E gates E1-32; Your ticket will indicate which gate you arrive/depart from. One hour is definitely adequate for your transfer.