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  • Canada to Spain via Rome
    Nov 25, 2014
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    Hello! I am about to book a round trip from Toronto to Barcelona via Rome from Alitalia's website. I have 2 hour layover for the one from Toronto to Barcelona and I have 1h20min for the flight from Madrid back to Toronto. Do I need to claim my luggage when I am in Rome. Will I have enough time to make it? Thanks!

     

  • Long Layover
    Nov 24, 2014
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    Hello! I have a 19 hour (yes, not a typo) layover in JFK before heading across to Johannesburg. Can I leave the airport? How long before my flight should I come back? Do I have to pick up my checked baggage if the flight TO JFK is domestic but the flight AWAY is not? Thank you!!

     

    Yes, you can leave the airport. You should be back at the airport 2 hours before your flight. Yes, considering the length of your connection you will probably have to pick up your baggage at JFK after your first flight and bring it back later. The only possible exception might be if you are arriving in the early morning and departing in the late evening of the same day. Ask the agent in your origin city.

     

  • customs, baggage claim, layover time concern. Connecting from Toronto
    Nov 24, 2014
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    Hi, I will be taking Expressjet Dba Delta Connection (Flight 5311) from Toronto Pearson to DTW where i will be connecting to Delta (Flight 159) to go to Korea. Will the layover time of 54min give me enough time to transfer? From which terminal to which do I have to go? Do I need to go through customs, immigration and baggage claim?

     

    You will preclear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. In Detroit, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both flights will be in the McNamara Terminal and all gates there are connected inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Connection between us airways to united airlines with 1 hour layover
    Nov 23, 2014
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    What's the best way to make the connection

     

    Both airlines use Concourse B (B gates) - US Airways uses gates 15-22; United the rest. Concourse B has gates B15-B37 and B38-B60 on either side of the center, followed by separate gates B80-B95 and B59-B79.

     

  • 11-25 48 minute layover
    Nov 23, 2014
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    My young adult daughter is flying for the 1st time on her own and only has 48 minutes between connecting domestic flights. Her seat is in the middle of the plane. What are her quickest options to get off the plane and is there a way to find out ahead of time which gates she will need to go from and to?

     

    forgot to add that she is flying Delta

     

    Tell her to download the Delta app on her phone to store her flight details and provide her with gate information. If she doesn't have a smartphone that info is available at Delta.com

     

    Thank you

     

  • Transit Visa/Luggage Collection
    Nov 22, 2014
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    Hi, I will be travelling from Vancouver to Dubai. I will have 3.5hrs layover in Dallas and connecting flight to London. My questions are: Do I need a transit visa to Dallas even if i am not going out of the airport? And do i need to collect my luggage and take on to my next flight which is to London? I'm a Philippine passport holder and my first time to transit to these places. Your reply will be very much appreciated. Thank you so much. :)

     

    If you purchased one ticket you will preclear us immigration in Vancouver so you will not have to claim your bags in Dallas. Yes, you need a transit visa.

     

  • Is 60 minutes layover time sufficient?
    Nov 20, 2014
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    Hello, My airline has proposed a schedule change. I would have 1,5 hours for a layover from Orlando to Amsterdam, now these connecting UA flights only have 60 minutes between arrival and departure. Will I have enough time to make it?

     

    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in terminal 1.

     

    Thank you so much!

     

  • LayOver 12 Hours
    Nov 19, 2014
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    Question, Flying (AA) POS-MIA-LAX-KONA (Lax layover is 12hours) 1) Will I have to re-check my bag for LAX-KOA flight which 8:45 am next morning? 2) Will I have to pay any fees for checked bag (US25.00)

     

    Ask the AA agent in POS if they can tag your bag through to KOA. If they can then you won't claim it in LAX. Otherwise you will have to claim it and recheck it in the morning and pay the fee.

     

  • Copenhagen to Portland, OR layover time
    Nov 18, 2014
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    Hello! I am flying to Portland, OR, US on Sunday, December 21st from the Copenhagen, Denmark airport via SAS Scandinavian airlines. I will be flying with two checked bags. My flight details are as follows: CPH-IAD 12:20PM-3:15PM (SAS) IAD-PDX 5:29PM-8:23PM (SAS operated by United) I am wondering if this 2 hour and 15 minute layover will be enough to get my bags, go through immigration and customs, and then check my bags in again? I have heard this is a very busy airport and with Christmas so soon, I am quite worried that I won't make it. Does anyone have any advice or input? It would be greatly appreciated! Thank you thank you thank you.

     

    Yes that should be enough time. Contrary to popular belief, airports aren't drastically busier around Christmas, especially international flights.

     

  • Copenhagen to Portland, OR layover time
    Nov 17, 2014
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    Hello! I am flying to Portland, OR, US on Sunday, December 21st from the Copenhagen, Denmark airport via SAS Scandinavian airlines. I will be flying with two checked bags. My flight details are as follows: CPH-IAD 12:20PM-3:15PM (SAS) IAD-PDX 5:29PM-8:23PM (SAS operated by United) I am wondering if this 2 hour and 15 minute layover will be enough to get my bags, go through immigration and customs, and then check my bags in again? I have heard this is a very busy airport and with Christmas so soon, I am quite worried that I won't make it. Does anyone have any advice or input? It would be greatly appreciated! Thank you thank you thank you.

     

  • Indonesia to Amsterdam to Barcelona
    Nov 17, 2014
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    Hello, I will taking a flight from Indonesia to Amsterdam and arrived at 09.20. Then, I will fly to Barcelona at 14.00 (different airlines). Do I need to go through custom twice? (First-when arrived in schipol, Second-when leaving schipol to barcelona). Will 4 hours enough for me? Many thanks!

     

  • TRF to AMS to BCN transfer time
    Nov 16, 2014
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    I'm travelling from Sandefjord to Barcelona. My KLM flight from Sandefjord arrives at 8:15 AM in Amsterdam and my connecting flight to Barcelona is with Vueling departing at 10:05. I also have a checked in luggage. Is this enough time or will I miss my flight to Barcelona?

     

    If you purchased both flights on one ticket your bag will automatically be transferred - if not, you would need to claim your bag & re-check it in with Vueling (contact KLM if they will transfer - as the two airlines do not belong to the same Alliance). Presuming that Norway is a Schengen country, you may proceed to your connecting gate. In both cases your transfer time should suffice.

     

  • layover
    Nov 8, 2014
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    have a 67 min layover in clt comining from puj , is t6hat enough time? connect stl all flights on u s air date is jan 23 2014 a fri nite.

     

    67 mins probably isn't enough time for an international to domestic connection at CLT.

     

  • Can we have a night in the city?
    Nov 8, 2014
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    Hi I'm due to land in IAD on Saturday 3rd Jan at 8.07pm from Cleveland and fly back to LHR at 9.35am the next morning. We are flying with United and would like to know if we are able to head into Washington for the evening? If yes, Would we have to pick up our baggage or is it checked all the way through to London? Thanks

     

    You will have to pick up your baggage. Yes, you can go into the city but be aware that Dulles is far from the city center. You would have to leave the City around 6 AM to make your 9:35 flight.

     

  • connecting time enough?
    Nov 8, 2014
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    Delta fight 6016 to 3605 there only 32mins of layover time! is it enough?

     

    Yes, however it obviously leaves very little time to spare for delays.

     





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