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  • enough time?
    Mar 27, 2015
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    I will be flying into msp at 8:00 am with a two and a half hour layover. Would I have enough time to meet a friend at the hot dish restaurant for a drink, re enter through security and get to my Delta gate?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • one hour layover in Phl
    Mar 27, 2015
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    party of six have a one-hour layover in phl. arrv. in terminal F on US Air and connect to a flight to Seattle on US Air.. I have read there is some difficulty going from Terminal F to other Terminals. Any ideas?

     

    Terminal F is only connected to the other terminals by a shuttle, but it runs frequently. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Enough time with customs to see a few sites
    Mar 27, 2015
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    Arriving at CDG at 2pm. Will I have enough time to see the Eiffel Tower and Louvre and make it back through customs to catch a flight at 9pm to BCN

     

    If by seeing the Louvre you mean looking at the outside of it, yes, if you mean actually seeing what's inside no, I would recommend a whole day for that. Eiffel tour is easy to see but if you want to go up it really depends on the day of the week, the time of year, and the weather how long the line will be. Let's assume you will arrive in Paris via the train from the airport at 4 PM. You realistically need to leave Paris by 6:30 PM at the latest, so that would give you a few hours to see things.

     

  • JFK Jetblue 6hr layover
    Mar 27, 2015
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    Hi, I'm going to be flying in from SJU Puerto Rico to LAX, w/a 6hr layover in NY. I want to take the airtrain to the A train heading into Manhattan Fulton st to see my boyfriend. Am I allowed to leave JFK & Will I make it back in time?

     

    Yes, you are allowed to leave. It will take a little over an hour to get there each way, and you should be back at JFK an hour before your flight to LAX, so you might have 1-2 hours with your boyfriend.

     

  • Immigration on a layover?
    Mar 27, 2015
    1
    We are flying from Canada to Cancun with a layover in Houston. Will we need to go through customs, or is there a transfer area? Is 1 hour enough time?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada. You have enough time.

     

  • 55 min layover?
    Mar 27, 2015
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    I am flying from san diego to ORD all on Iberia. From ORD I am flying to madrid also on iberia. Would 55 min be enough time?

     

    Your first flight will be operated by American Airlines. in ORD you will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 5. You have to take the ATS Train between terminals and go through security in Terminal 5. You barely have enough time.

     

  • Connection time
    Mar 17, 2015
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    I will be flying from YUL to IAD and then HNL. The connection time at IAD is 1h10. Will it be enough? I have checked-in bags. Do I have to claim bags and re-check it. Do I have to go trough immigration?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. you have enough time.

     

  • 5 hour layover
    Mar 17, 2015
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    I'll be traveling soon with 2 teenagers & have a 5 hour layover (mostly in the AM). Any ideas of what to do within IAH for this long?

     

    Ride the TerminaLink train around or just let them play with their phones.

     

  • Layover time
    Mar 14, 2015
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    I will be travelling from YUL Montreal to Chicago with an 1hour 15 mins layover time to go to Honolulu. Both flights are with United Airlines. Will that be sufficient time? If i check in a bag, will i need to retrieve it at Chicago? or should they be transferring it for us? Thanks in advance

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • Will 40 minutes be enough?
    Mar 14, 2015
    1
    Hi, I will fly from ROA (Roanoke, VA) to ORD and have 40 minutes of layover for my next flight to NRT (Narita, Japan) in May. I have no ideas about the terminals for my arriving and departing flights. Will 40 minutes be enough for this connection? Thank you so much for your help!

     

    What airlines are you flying?

     

  • Is lay over time enough to catch the final flight?
    Mar 14, 2015
    1
    Dear Sir, We will be flying to SFO from LHR, via Chicago by BA.We are beyond 60 years and requested mobility assistance at Chicago which is confirmed.We have to get through immigration formalities and identification of checked in luggage(otherwise through booked to SFO) and move from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3 for the connecting flight to SFO.The lay over time is 1 hr. 38 mins. May I request to know if this time is sufficient ?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • What terminal does British air departe from
    Mar 14, 2015
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    What terminal at Seattle airport The British airways leave from flying to London Heathrow

     

    Seattle only has one Terminal. The British Airways gate is in the S satellite.

     

  • 47 minutes Connect time in IAH
    Mar 14, 2015
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    I will go to SAT via IAH by United. I have 47 mins. for connecting flight. My flight is LAX-IAH (arriving time 18.45) and then IAH-SAT (departing time 19.32). Do i have to change the terminal? Is it have enough time? United staff will wait me at the arrival gate? I have to do something with my checked-luguage?

     

    You don't have to do anything with your checked baggage. You will not know your exact gates until the day of your flight. They will not hold your flight for you if you are late. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time. The Terminalink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • what to do with a 5 hour layover from 6 am to 11 am
    Mar 14, 2015
    1
    I have a flight coming from portland oregon that lands at 6 AM in houston, and I have a connecting flight to Cabo that departs Houston at 10:55 AM. With roughly 5 hours, is it possible I leave and explore Houston for a bit, then return and make it on time?

     

    It's not worth it. It's over an hour into the city from IAH and there's honestly not much seeing in Houston that's worth the $80-$100 in cab fare that it would be to see it. Just hang out at the airport.

     

  • 2 hours and 20Min is enough ?
    Mar 14, 2015
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    Hi, I will come with my wife(first time enter US) from amman( in Jordan) to chicago then to atlanta in March 30, and we have 2h 20min layover, arriving at T5 and departing from T3, do you think that we will have enough time to go through immigration, baggage collect, customs and baggage re-check?

     

    Yes, assuming your tickets were purchased together that should be enough time.

     





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