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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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  • Customs from Incoming International flight
    Aug 18, 2014
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    Will 1hr45 min be enough to clear customs for my British husband (without me, the American) and make his connecting flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • connecting flight in Huston 2h
    Aug 18, 2014
    1
    I have a flight from frankfurt to san jose. Arrive Lufthansa - LH 440 13:45 Terminal D Layover 2h.7min. Departure United Airlines - UA 1565 15:52 Terminal E I would like to make sure if it is enough time to make connection?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • HKG to YEG via SEA
    Aug 14, 2014
    1
    Hi. I will be coming from Hong Kong to Seattle with only 1hr 20min to get on my flight to Edmonton Canada. I have 2 questions. 1. Is that enough time to transfer to my EDM flight? 2. Do I have to pickup baggage in Seattle and then check them in again for Edmonton? Or will they go straight from HKG to EDM? Thanks in advance to your generous input.

     

    Yes, that should barely be enough time and Yes, you will have to claim your baggage after clearing US Immigration, then go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage.

     

  • Lga to ase layover in den
    Aug 11, 2014
    1
    Hi, lga to ase with 1hr 5 min layover in den. Is that enough time to get to our next flight? Both are with united

     

    Yes, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be on the B concourse. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • Connect to Int'l Flight in EWR on UA
    Aug 10, 2014
    1
    U.S. citizen with ticket from DC to Newark to Lisbon with connection. Both UA flights. Looks like UA express usually lands in Terminal A and overnight int'l flight goes out of C. Can I assume that when I get to EWR I will take the air train to terminal C, go through security there, and be on my way? Have over 2 hrs. to connect, and flight to EWR has good on time record. Assume I should be fine, as long as flight isn't drastically late, right?

     

    This is the latest United/ United Express (both tel. 1-800-241-6522) information: 1. United Airlines uses for its departures TC, and for its Arrivals TB (International) & TC (Domestic & International) - both at their level 1. 2. United Express uses for its departures TA & TC, and for its Arrivals TB TA, level 2 & TC, level 1. 3. If landing at TA, simply take the shuttle (near gate A28) to TC (near gate C71) - no security check needed. Between Terminal B & C you need the Airtrain and have to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate.

     

  • Meeting friend for layover
    Aug 7, 2014
    2
    I'm trying to spend time with a friend before she leaves on her connecting flight. Can she come out of the post-security area to see me? What are my options?

     

    Yes, as long as she has a boarding pass departing JFK the day of her flight she can exit security and re-enter as much as she wants.

     

    Can I attain a pass to go through security to see her at the gate?

     

  • VISA Requirements
    Aug 5, 2014
    1
    I will be travelling from Dubai to Lima, Peru, with layover in Atlanta. Peruvian VISA is not required for me to travel to Peru. Do I need a US VISA even if I am just layover in ATL through Delta Air Lines, and will not go out in Atlanta or the US?

     

    Yes, if your nationality requires a visa to visit the US you need a Transit Visa to transit the US. Everybody goes through US Immigration upon arrival in the US, even if they are transferring onto another country.

     

  • 12 hours Layover
    Aug 5, 2014
    4
    hi! I will travel from Paris to Mexico for a vacation, and they told me that I should have a long layover (12h) at Atlanta airport before I can continue my trip.. what I should do ? there is an internal hotel or I need to leave the airport to find one !! or I will stay on the chair for 12h after a flight of (10h 8m) from Paris to Atlanta ? thank you !

     

    There are no hotels inside the airport but there are several very close by. If you want to stay in the Airport that is also doable. Here is a guide to staying overnight at ATL - http://www.sleepinginairports.net/usa/atlanta.htm

     

    I can't leave the airport to find one by myself ? it will be very exhausting and disturbing to lay on the chairs or on the floor for 12h after 10h in the plane

     

    can anyone reply to me please !! my flight will be soon and I'm very puzzled about how I will spend 12h there !!

     

    Yes, of course you can leave the airport. However there is nothing you can walk to.

     

  • transit in LA, luggage
    Jul 30, 2014
    0
    HI, urgent - check in luggage process in LAX Sydney to Cleveland: Sydney (SYD) to Los Angeles (LAX) QF Qantas Airways Flight: 107 Then same day transit Los Angeles (LAX)to Cleveland (CLE) UA United Flight: 1665 Can I make the luggage check-in at Sydney airport and go directly to Cleveland? ( without need to take check-in luggage out at LA airport) If not, what will be the procedure? and how far between Qantas and United? It is a 16 yr boy travelling alone for the first time so need to get the information clear before hand,Thanks for your assistance, appreciated.

     

  • connecting flight - venice rome new delhi
    Jul 19, 2014
    0
    hi Arriving at rome at 530 pm from alitalia flight at terminal 1 and onward flight to new delhi at 840 pm terminal 3. IS there enough time to grab luggage and go through security? Is there automatic transfer?

     

  • Connecting Flight Venice- Rome- New delhi
    Jul 19, 2014
    1
    Hi I arrive at terminal one of the Fiumicino from venice on an Al Italia flight at 530 pm. My connecting flight to new delhi is from rome is at 8 40 pm from terminal 3. Will i have enough time to pick up luggage and navigate through security to catch my 840 flight from terminal 3? Both tickets booked separately....will an automatic baggage transfer happen or i need to collect luggae?

     

    If you purchased tickets separately you will have to transfer luggage yourself - that should be enough time for your transfer.

     

  • 20 hr delay in Amsterdam, do I need visa??
    Jul 16, 2014
    1
    I will be arriving in AMS and have a 20 hr delay and I will be taking a hotel room near the airport. Do I need to pick up my luggage and also get a visa to enter Amsterdam? I am a US citizen and flying KLM throughout the entire flight.

     

    US Citizens do not need a visa to visit the Netherlands. But yes, you will have to pick up your luggage and re-check it the next day.

     

  • IAH connection from QTO mexico
    Jul 12, 2014
    1
    I can take a flight with an hour 20 minute connection from QTO to Phoenix through IAH but it sounds a little short (we generally don't check bags) my next options is almost 4 hours. which flight would you book?

     

    80 minutes should suffice if arrival/ departure is not a rush hours mornings/evenings.

     

  • International Transfer
    Aug 18, 2014
    3
    Hi everyone, I am flying via Houston, arriving to Terminal D and changing to Terminal C. Since both are international flights do I need to go through passport control and US customs? I have about 90 minutes for change and I do not want to miss my next flight

     

    Where are you flying from and to and what airlines are you flying? No international flights depart from Terminal C.

     

    That is weird.. I am flying from Istanbul (Turkish Airlines) to Guatemala (United Airlines).

     

    United flights to Guatemala depart from E.

     

  • 2 overnight layovers
    Jul 9, 2014
    1
    I will be flying from Boise ID to Cacun Mexico. The flight itinerary is..leave Boise fly to Denver have a overnight layover. Board in the morning and fly to Mexico. When I leave it's from Mexico to San Francisco and have another overnight layover. Then board in morning and arrive in Boise. Where am I supposed to stay for those layovers? Does the airport have hotels available at all hours of the night? Or do I need to find a hotel on my own? And also will my bags be removed from the plane each time ? And will I have to re-check them every time?

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags and re-check both times. Yes, you will have to find a hotel or sleep on the floor at the airport.

     





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