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  • Pit Stop?
    Aug 23, 2016
    3
    I have noticed some international flights stop for one precise hour in places like Accra and Dakar. On some tickets I have looked into buying, the same plane would stop for an hour then leave. It's almost like a connecting flight, accept I would still depart with the very same plane. 1. What is the stop about/for..? 2. Would I leave the plane at all during the time or just sit in it till we take off again..?

     

    The stop is to refuel and drop off passengers. The plane can't make it nonstop from Johannesburg to IAD with a full load of passengers due to the altitude of the Johannesburg airport, so it stops in Dakar. In order to properly sell tickets between Washington and Dakar, it stops on the way back too (even the aircraft is capable of flying IAD-JNB with a full load). You will either be instructed to stay on the plane, or briefly deplane then almost immediately reboard in Dakar or Accra.

     

    Thank you for the response! Now my next (probably stupid, sorry) question is, when we deplane will we just get back on without having to show any kinda proof we were on or...? Do you maybe know how that would work?

     

    You will bring your boarding pass and passport with you of course.

     

  • transit visa
    Aug 22, 2016
    1
    i am travelling from toronto to iran via rome airport connection with iranian passport do i need transit visa for rome ?my flights are alltali

     

    Yes, Iranian Citizens need an Airport Transit Visa to transit even in the secure area of a Schengen Area airport. You do not need this if you hold permanent residency in Canada however.

     

  • Air Berlin Help Please
    Aug 20, 2016
    1
    I want to go from RSW - DUS. I need to know if I can view the seat map online and if i can how? How do you use miles from AA on Air berlin if you can and How long would you recommend for switching from AA to Air Berlin to Re Check bags? Going from CLT-RSW on AA.

     

    If you book it with AA miles you will be able to reserve your seat on CLT-RSW on the AA website at the time of booking. Getting a seat assignment on the Air Berlin flight may be possible after you book the flight on the Air Berlin website using the Air Berlin reservation number AA will provide you. If you are purchasing two separate reservations I'd want at least 2.5 hours.

     

  • Few Questions Please Answer
    Aug 20, 2016
    1
    How much is it to upgrade from Delta Main Cabin to Delta Comfort (Exit Row) When using miles? Flying From CLT-DTW-AMS-FCO. Also would 3hr 17min work in November to switch to international in detroit?

     

    You'd have to check with Delta, but since that isn't a separate class of service, I do not believe you can make that change using miles, only cash. Yes, that would be plenty of time for that connection. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • entry exit
    Aug 11, 2016
    1
    i am travelling from Grenada to Baltimore through Miami. then i want to leave the us through New York. Can i use a different port to exit? I will be in Connecticut.

     

    Yes, there is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. You are free to exit the US at any airport.

     

  • Will I make it?
    Aug 10, 2016
    3
    I am having my checked baggage directed to Beijing as both flights are United. My first flight (United) Departs BDL and arrives in ORD at 11:30 AM. I will have to exit security, check in for my next flight and then go through security again for an international flight to PEK (United) at 12:55. Too tight?

     

    Why do you have to do that? You can just go directly to your departure gate since both flights are on United - if for some reason United can't issue you your Beijing boarding pass in Hartford they will be able to at the gate in Chicago.

     

    I didn't know I could do that. Thanks!

     

    I booked 2 one way flights rather than one trip from PVD to PEK. I thought I had to exit and check in.

     

  • Seat Assignment
    Aug 7, 2016
    1
    I'm using Miles on American and Flying AA & AS to PDX connecting through MCO. Will I be able to book the seat I want on American Airlines Website?

     

    Yes, if you log into your reservation on the AA website using your AA reservation number you should be able to select your seat.

     

  • 3 hour layer over in Chicago
    Aug 6, 2016
    1
    I am flying back from South Africa. I will go to Dubai first & then land in Chicago at 3:30pm. I then have a flight to Saint Louis that leaves at 6:40 pm. Is this enough time? Also how do I get to American Airlines from the international airport in Chicago?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 3 which is just the next terminal over. They are connected outside security by the ATS Train.

     

  • ORD Security
    Jul 28, 2016
    1
    What time should I be at ORD for a 6:30 am United flight on a Monday? I'm with a 9 year old autistic boy who can't stand still.

     

    You should be there by 4:00 or 4:15.

     

  • Immigration
    Jul 14, 2016
    1
    i'm planning to go from MCO to Jakarta (CGK) transfer in LAX. Where should I go through immigration, in MCO or LAX?

     

    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.

     

  • Which layover Should i Do?
    Jul 6, 2016
    2
    I have to go from CLT - SEA. It is cheaper to make a stop. Should I go through OMA, IAD, IAH, ORD, or DEN? Going there: Omaha is leaving at 2pm and getting in Seattle at 6:49pm (1hr 40min), Dulles is leaving at 10:05am & getting there at about 3:00pm (59min), O'hare is leaving at 10:20 & getting there about 2:45pm (1hr 1min), Houston (IAH) Leaving at 8:15am & Getting there around 1:25pm or 2:45pm (1hr 16min), & Denver Leaving about 4:11 & arriving at about 9:00pm (1hr 14min). Coming Back: Houston (IAH) Leaving at 8:15am & getting in CLT @ 7:12pm (1hr 15min), Chicago (ORD) Leaving at 10:27am & Getting in CLT around 8:30pm (1hr 15min - don't know for sure), & Omaha leaving about 11am & getting in CLT around 9pm (1hr 25min). Please & thanks. Let Me Know!

     

    Why do you keep asking the same question over and over? All of those connections are very possible. OMA is by far the least congested of the airports in question but DEN and IAD are also relatively congestion-free.

     

    Thanks. Sorry.

     

  • HONG KONG TO SEATTLE TO VANCOUVER
    Jul 5, 2016
    1
    Just wondering do i need to have a visa for transit from Seattle to Vancouver if i am holding hong kong passport?

     

    Yes, you need a US Transit Visa.

     

  • Ehen Wil April 2017 flights come out? For Southwest, ETC
    Jul 4, 2016
    1
    When will April 2017 flights come out for Southwest, Jet Blue, & Frontier? I'm going from CLT - SEA April 8th - 15th. Please & Thanks.

     

    For Southwest it will probably be in the next schedule extension in August. Jetblue will probably be around the same time. For Frontier it may not be until October or November - Frontier does not follow standard monthly schedule extensions, instead they load entire seasons at a time. So they would not load Spring until some time in the fall.

     

  • When will July 2017 Flights Come Out?
    Jul 2, 2016
    2
    I'm planning on going somewhere next July 3-14 & I was wondering if anybody had any Idea when these flights will come out?

     

    They will first be available in August or September 2016 on most airlines. However, some airlines like Southwest and Frontier have a shorter booking window - Southwest's case July 2017 will become available in November or December and for Frontier it won't be available until January or February.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • Which return flight?
    Jul 2, 2016
    2
    I'm flying from Seattle to CLT on Alaska & American. I have overnight flight possibilities, they are a stop in SAN, SFO, LAX, DEN, & PDX which one is better to layover in?

     

    Denver or Portland are probably the best options.

     

    Thanks!

     

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