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  • Changing Airlines in JFK
    Mar 18, 2013
    2
    We will be flying on Air Canada from Quebec City (YQB) to JFK with ether a transfer in Montreal or Toronto. In JFK will be taking Turkish airlines to Istanbul Here are my questions 1) Is it possible to check the bag all they way through to Istanbul even with two bookings that way will not pay the 25$? 2) Second will we have to go through US custom at JFK and recheck our bags with Turkish? If so how much time is recommended Thanks

     

    You generally aren't able to check a bag through when you purchase two separate reservations. You will clear US immigration in Montreal or Toronto, not JFK. If you purchase the tickets on two separate reservations, you will have to claim your baggage at the regular domestic baggage claim in JFK and re-check it with Turkish. I'd want at least 2 hours to do that, preferably 2.5.

     

    Also note that Air Canada arrives at Terminal 7 of JFK Airport, while Turkish Airlines uses Terminal 1. Look for the sign for the 'Airline Terminals Train' which makes its continuous loop around the terminals; however it stops in the unsecured areas, meaning you need, after checking your bag in with Turkish, to go through security check at Terminal 1 before proceeding to your connecting gate.

     

  • fear of flying
    Mar 10, 2013
    1
    I am 41 and have never flown, very nervous to say the least, can I buy beer at 6am in the airport to sooth the nerves?

     

    Bars usually aren't open that early, but some might be open for breakfast and might be able to serve you a beer, but I wouldn't count on it.

     

  • Knitting needles
    Jun 3, 2014
    1
    Are knitting needles permitted on board a flight? I have the circular kind which are about 4 in long.

     

    My needles are regular straight ones - are they permitted on board?

     

  • crowding
    Mar 4, 2013
    0
    is the airport extremely busy? would a one hr window be ample time to go from concourseH to concourseC?

     

  • Transfer times
    Feb 27, 2013
    1
    I fly into Terminl 5 at JFK from Dublin (having pre-cleared customs and border control) and I am flying on to Tampa (also from Terminal 5). There is 90 mins between flights and my bags will be checked through. Is that enough time?

     

    Are you sure you arrive & depart from Terminal 5 which has gates 1 to 25. Note, however:my list only shows Hawaiian & JetBue airlines from this terminal). Check your ticket. If indeed T5, you simly walk over to your connecting gate. Otherwise, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/jfk then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text for terminal details & connections via the Airline Terminals Train, running continuously between all terminals, but in the unsecured area, requiring going through security check before proceeding to connecting gate.

     

  • private airport shuttle
    Feb 11, 2013
    0
    I would like to book in advance. which ones are reputable?

     

  • North or South
    Feb 9, 2013
    1
    Is terminal E at DFW considered on the north or south side of the airport?

     

    I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dfw then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • book ticket and add the name later?
    Feb 7, 2013
    1
    Is it possible to book a ticket and add the name later? Not sure who will be accompanying my elderly mother, but I want to book both tickets at the same time so the seats are together.

     

    No, you aren't able to do that.

     

  • connections
    Feb 1, 2013
    0
    I arrive at Terminal 4 on flight from Detroit and have to get to Terminal N for a flight to San Luis Obispo and have 48 min Is this enought time?

     

  • predeparture requirements at iad
    Jan 29, 2013
    1
    leaving for india from sfo by ua203,i will be booking my baggages for india at sfo,taking lh419 from iad to frankfurt.ua203 should reach iad by 1600hrs and lh419 should leave by 1740hrs.what are the predeparture requirements including security check at iad.is there direct shuttle service from d/c gate to b gate and what is the frequeny if shuttle service.pl reply.regards

     

    At IAD, the Underground Aerotrain runs in a continuous loop from the main terminal's post-security area to the center of the midfield concourses A/B and C/D, takes minutes, but presently does not serve the D gates; it can be used for the following gates: A1-32, B35-79, and C1-30. A shuttle bus runs from the D gates to the Main Terminal or to the A gates - between gates D15-21 & D9-11 and arrives at gate A6 of Midfield Concourse A/B. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iad, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • How fab is this?
    Jan 21, 2013
    1
    we have just discovered this ifly - sitting with my chikdren watching daddy's plane tracking down the east coast. This is a great website -thank you!!

     

    Note also that iFly lists over 700 world-wide airports, all you need to do is enter www.ifly.com and add an airport, Code or City name on top. The front page gives you airport general data, including transportation options from the Airport. For terminal details click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS, then scroll down to the detailed text, with international arrivals procedures, terminals layout & transfers, and more.

     

  • smoking?
    Dec 31, 2013
    0
    Is there a smoking lounge at LAX, Terminal 7 and if so is it outside of security?

     

  • FOUND RING 12/21/12
    Dec 27, 2012
    0
    If you lost a ring on 12/21 send a description

     

  • Pets on leashes at LAX
    Dec 17, 2012
    1
    Can your dog be outside its carrier and walk around leashed with you to your gate?

     

    Only working dogs are allowed on a leash. Your dog needs to be in a kennel while inside the Terminal. Before proceeding to check in your dog, look for the 'pet relief' area sign or ask an attendant.

     

  • USA TO USA FLY WHAT U NEED
    Dec 10, 2012
    1
    I WANT FLY CHICAGO TO LIKE MY DAD HOME IS SEATTEL WAHT IS GOOD INO HELP FUL FOR ME PLZ

     

    I am not sure what you trying to say. If you want to fly from Chicago to Seattle, first note that Chicago has two airports: ORD & MDW. My suggestion is that you open either www.ifly.com/ord or mdw & www.ifly.com/sea (Seattle); then, at each site, click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, scroll down to text with all details you will need.

     





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