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  • Flying on New Year's Day
    Sep 16, 2014
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    Are there any advantages to flying on New Year's Day, such as lower ticket price or light load factors? Are there any disadvantages?

     

    It depends where you're going. New Years day is actually one of the busiest travel days of the holiday season as it is the last day that many people have off work before they have to return. If you're looking for a bargain or a less busy day, new years eve is a better bet. Although, since this year Jan 1 is a Thursday, the people returning from vacation will probably be spread pretty evenly from the 1st to the 4th.

     

  • connection/luggage/customs
    Sep 16, 2014
    1
    I'm going to Australia at the end of December. Leave Vancouver to Hong Kong for 2 hr lay over on way to Sydney. On Cathay Pacific for both legs. Do I have to collect my luggage and go threw customs in Hong Kong and then check in again?

     

    No you do not, Hong Kong allows sterile International->International connections.

     

  • connection/luggage/customs
    Sep 2, 2014
    0
    I'm going to Australia at the end of December. Leave Vancouver to Hong Kong for 2 hr lay over on way to Sydney. On Cathay Pacific for both legs. Do I have to collect my luggage and go threw customs in Hong Kong and then check in again?

     

  • Luggage collection
    Aug 10, 2014
    1
    Hi, I'm flying Heathrow to Vancouver via LAX with Air Canada. do I have to collect and recheck in my luggage or will this be checked through the entire way? Thanks!

     

    Note that your Heathrow-LAX flight will be operated by United. So you will arrive in Terminal 6, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bag with United/Air Canada. Then you will have to walk across the center of the airport or take the terminal shuttle bus to Terminal 2 where your Air Canada flight will depart.

     

  • I'm flying Moscow-Amsterdam-Seattle-Pullman
    Aug 7, 2014
    1
    Hello everyone! I'm flying from Russia to the USA through Amsterdam and Seattle. I'm not an experienced traveller, so could you please describe the sequence of actions that will take place as soon as I land in Amsterdam (Schiphol)? This is my first trip with connections and I am a bit nervous! Thanks in advance!

     

    In Amsterdam, since both of your flights are outside Schegen, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, where you will go through security. When you get to Seattle, you will arrive at the S-Satellite where you will go through US Immigration, collect your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage with Alaska Airlines/Horizon who will be operating your flight to Pullman. Then you will go through security and take a few underground trains to your departure gate for your flight to Pullman.

     

  • E- Cigarettes rules on packing
    Jul 9, 2014
    0
    I am leaving PHX Airport on US Airways what are the rules for carry on packing. I will be be gone almost a month can I bring five ML in my carry on thank you

     

  • One hour layover in Seattle
    Jun 27, 2014
    1
    I am flying from Vancouver to Paris with one hour layover in Seattle. Do I need to pick up luggage and go through secutity/immigeration? I feel one hour layover might not be enough if thats the case

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver on your way to Paris. Therefore your arrival into Seattle will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Customs
    May 29, 2014
    0
    Hi, I am a Nigerian citizen with a valid US visa. My French visa is valid from the 1st of June but my flight to France leaves on the 31st of May and gets to France on the 1st of June. Do you think customs will let me go through on the 31st of May?

     

  • connecting flight
    May 8, 2014
    1
    Hi I am flying from Dublin to Roanoke via Charlotte and I land at 15.35 and fly on to Roanoke at 16.13. Does thst leave me enough time to go through immigration

     

    Dublin has U.S. Customs clearance - all you need to do is transfer to your connecting gate, which depends on the airline(s) you arrive / depart from. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/clt, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • Online check in
    Mar 31, 2014
    1
    We are flying with Delta and can check in 24 hours ahead of time. Does it speed up when you board by checking as early as you can? Say our flight is at 7:45am on May 31 and we can check in at 7:45am on May 30th but can't until 1:00pm on May 30th. Does that determine when we can board?

     

    No, boarding groups on Delta are not determined by check-in time. Check in at any time within the 24 hour window that's convenient for you.

     

  • Delayed Flight
    Mar 31, 2014
    3
    What happens if while you are waiting on your flight it is delayed to where you miss your connecting flight? Do they put you on the next connecting flight?

     

    They can put you on the next available connecting flight, or if you know you will miss your connection, you can ask to be rebooked through a different hub if possible.

     

    Thank you for the information. Sorry to ask but what does "Differnt Hub" mean ? Is that different carrier? Thanks

     

    It means if the airline has multiple connecting hubs, they might fly you to a different city than originally planned, and you would make your connection there.

     

  • Flying United
    Mar 25, 2014
    1
    We are flying United out of Kalispell, MT and will be arriving in Denver on a small plane and catching a connecting flight to Orlando, FL. We have only a 35 minute layover. Do we have enough time to make our connection?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All United and United Express flights in DEN are on the same concourse.

     

  • transit alien
    Mar 8, 2014
    1
    my step is traveling from mexico to another overseas destination with change of flight through houston. will he still need a transit visa? if so how would that be obtained. he is traveling on a russian passport....

     

    Since he is a Russian Citizen he will need a transit visa. To get one he needs to contact a US Embassy or Consulate. There is one in Mexico City. http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/other/transit.html

     

  • yqm-ewr-hnl and return
    Feb 19, 2014
    2
    I'm a bit confused. If i fly from moncton to honolulu thru newark. On my way back home, where can I pass the canada immigration? Thank you.

     

    On your way to Honolulu, you will go through US Immigration in Terminal C in Newark, claim your baggage, go through customs, and re-check it. Then go up to the departure level and through security and to your departure gate which will also be in Terminal C. On your return to Moncton, you will not go through any immigration in Newark and instead go through Canadian immigration in Moncton.

     

    Thank you very much.

     

  • Connecting on KLM in Amsterdam
    Jan 12, 2014
    1
    Is 90 minutes enough time to connect in Amsterdam when flying from the US to Copenhagen as final destination?

     

    That depends on on-time arrival at AMS. Arrivals from a non-Schengen (foreign) country: note that the passport will be checked upon arrival at, and departure from, Amsterdam Airport. On arrival, after passport control, follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs for security check. If you have nothing to declare, proceed to the Arrivals Hall through the green passage way. If connecting to a Schengen country, go through ticket control & security check; if connecting to a non-Schengen country, security check will be at the gate. Note that the transfer desks offer transfer information.

     





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