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Tips and ideas on how to best spend a layover at airport. Got a favorite quiet place to connect to wifi? A great bar or restaurant? Maybe an exhibit or a walk? Share your Airport layover experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

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  • LAX 15 hours layover at night from 7:30 pm to 10:30 am
    Apr 21, 2014
    1
    Hello! I have a 15 hr layover at LAX on May 8th 2014. I was wondering if it would be safe and convenient to step out of the airport, for some sight seeing? Immigration and Borders check at the airport would take 90 mins and I'd like to be back 2 hours before the flight next morning. So essentially I have time from 9pm to 8:30am for sight seeing. An option is to take the FlyAway bus service to Union station and head to Hollywood Boulevard. Are there any other places worth visiting at night? Would it make sense to start early in the morning and go visit Venice or Manhattan beacj?

     

    Hollywood will be worth seeing at that time of night. Venice Beach and Santa Monica will be pretty empty that early in the morning, so you won't really get the flavor, but it's worth seeing if you've never seen it. Where are you planning on staying?

     

  • Can I leave airport
    Apr 20, 2014
    2
    I am travelling from Chicago to Mumbai with a stopover at Newark. The duration of the stopover is 12 hours. I have a valid H1 B visa. Can I leave the newark airport and come back for my next flight.

     

    Yes, you can. There's nobody checking visas/identification when leaving the airport. Also an H1B visa allows you to travel within the United States as much as you want.

     

    Thanks ZAP

     

  • Connection
    Apr 17, 2014
    1
    i have a connection from houston to los cabo mexico with only a 45 minute layover, my plane lands 10:16 and my connecting departs 11am, is this enough time?

     

    Yes, but it doesn't leave much time for delays or any wasted time. Hurry. If you have to change terminals the TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Breakfast outside security?
    Apr 16, 2014
    0
    Is there a place to eat, so I can meet someone on their layover 6 AM Easter morning?

     

  • Domestic to International layover
    Apr 16, 2014
    1
    I will be flying from JAX to IAD on UA5843 which arrives at 4:14 pm. My next flight is UA936 to ZRH at 5:54. Is an hour 30 enough for me to make my next flight considering I'm flying in domestic and flying out international? Do I have to check in with my bags and go through security again?

     

    All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. They will likely both be on the C/D concourse, however, if you arrive in the A concourse, the Mobile Lounge and Aerotrain connect it to C/D. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • orlando to dulles to Heathrow
    Apr 15, 2014
    0
    I have 55 minutes on layover all United flights. If flight is on time do I have time to transfer?

     

  • Delta layover
    Apr 14, 2014
    1
    I have 55 between flights on delta. Will I make it to my flight (of course if it's on time too) if I have to take the train to a different concourse? Also how do you get to the train?

     

    There are a ton of signs pointing the way to the plane train. You can get between any two gates at ATL in under 20 minutes.

     

  • Is 1 hr 10 mins enough for connecting domestic to international?
    Apr 8, 2014
    1
    I'm flying from Charlottesville with UA3600 arriving at 11.10 and have to connect international flight to Japan (UA 803), departing at 12.20. Do I have enough time to run around? Do I have to pass security check again? I understand that my luggage will be checked through.

     

    You do not have to go through security. All you have to do is take the mobile lounge or plane train from concourse A where you will arrive to concourse C/D where you will depart. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Clearing Customs
    Apr 6, 2014
    1
    I have 1hour 20 minutes to clear at IAH onto PVR. All will be in Terminal E. Is that enough time? Thanks!

     

    Where are you coming from? That is less than the International->International minimum connection time.

     

  • Layover/Connection-Same Terminal Will I be waiting in Custom/Security?
    Apr 4, 2014
    1
    Have a layover in DFW (coming from inter nation, departing to international), andI know my connecting flight is out of the same terminal. This is my first time connecting at DFW, but have done intl-intl connections at JFK and ATL. People have told me that no matter where you arrive from and are departing too, you always clear customs are are re-screened. I remember this not being the case in ATL. What will happen this time?

     

    That is the case in ATL, DFW, and every other US airport.

     

  • Waiting for husband to arrive on a different flight in IAH
    Apr 3, 2014
    1
    Hi, I am travelling to IAH from Holland and i like to meet up my husband who is arriving 3 hours later from Detroit. Am i able to do some shopping in IAH before meeting him and not go through the customs? Thanks.

     

    You will be forced to go through immigration and customs after you arrive. There is no shopping between deplaning and customs.

     

  • 4 hour Layover MAN-ATL-SFO Visiting Family Inbetween
    Apr 3, 2014
    1
    Hello, I understand that I will need to recheck my bag once I clear customs and I would normally go thru another security checkpoint then onto the plane train to my domestic gate for the flight to SFO. My parents want to visit with me before I go on to the the SFO gate. So my question is, can I recheck my bag and then leave into the International lobby as if I was an atlanta bound passenger, visit with them for an hour or so, then go back thru security at the international side and go onto the the plane train to get to the domestic gate? Or will I have to take my bag with me after I clear customs and check it back in at the delta gate on international side or domestic side? Sorry I am a little confused about how to do this. Thank you in advance for anyones input.

     

    You should be able to do what you are originally planning.

     

  • Do I have enough time for connection?
    Mar 29, 2014
    1
    Taking Delta flight 3472 from OKC connecting with Delta flight 5015 to ORF. Has 52 minute layover. Is that enough time to connect?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All Delta gates at DTW are connected inside security and both of your flights will likely use the B/C concourse.

     

  • Overnight Layover
    Mar 29, 2014
    1
    We are arriving at Ohara on Copa airlines from Panama at midnight. Our domestic flight is at 6am at terminal 1. After going thru customs at terminal 5 and then taking the tram, will we be able to rest our weary feet until security opens at 4am?

     

    There are a few places to sit in the lobby and baggage claim of T1, but not many.

     

  • Layover 1h08mn
    Mar 23, 2014
    1
    Arriving from Montreal on tuesday at 10:22 am with US Airways , connecting flight to Cancun leaves 11.30 am. 1hr. 08 minute layover is it enough?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All gates at Charlotte are connected inside security and you will pre-clear US Immigration in Montreal.

     





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