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  • orlando, florida to halifax connecting through PHL
    Dec 21, 2014
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    Hello, i am canadian, and i am travelling on december 26th from orlando florida to halifax connecting in philadelphia with a 1 hour layover then flying to halifax from there. my first flight to PHL is with US airways and my second to halifax is with US airways express. I wanted to know if my layover time is enough and if i will go through security and wait in line in PHL risking me missing my second flight.

     

    All you have to do in Philadelphia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

  • Immigration and luggage
    Dec 19, 2014
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    I have a flight from albany to doha with a layover in philly. 1) do i need to check out with my luggage during the latover? 2) how much time do i need to travel between the terminals, immigration, etc?

     

    If you purchased both tickets together you do not have to do anything with your baggage in Philadelphia. You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in Philadelphia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal F, it is connected to the other terminals inside security by a shuttle bus. It is possible to make your connection in as little as 40 minutes comfortably.

     

  • Arriving at 1am - leaving at 8am
    Dec 19, 2014
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    I'll be Arriving at 1am - leaving at 8am - anything open at this hour? any recs?

     

    Pretty much everything will be closed until around 4:30. You could go to a hotel, but it's probably not really worth it.

     

  • 45 Minute layover
    Dec 19, 2014
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    I have a 45 minute layover on 2/19 arriving from MSP and connecting to Aruba. Will I have enough time to make the connecting flight?

     

    Yes, you should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • MOVING FROM T3 TO T5
    Dec 19, 2014
    2
    I am flying from Kansas City to Chicago ORD arriving at 15.30 hrs. and I have connecting flight at 17.10 hrs to London by British Airways. Will the time sufficient to get the connecting flight

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You can take the ATS train, which is faster but requires you to go through security again in T5, or the British Airways shuttle bus, which runs inside security, but infrequently.

     

    Thank you very much.

     

  • C7 to F21 in Terminal 1
    Dec 18, 2014
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    Can I get from C7 in terminal 1 to F21 in terminal 1 by walking or do I have to take the ATS. If I can walk, which would be quicker?

     

    Yes, you can walk, You take an underground walkway from C to B, then walk to your right to F. There is a walkway between T1 and T2. It will take 10-15 minutes. Walking is faster because you don't have to go through security again.

     

    Thank You!

     

  • Is this enough time
    Dec 18, 2014
    1
    Hello. Wondering if a layover of 2.05 hours will be enough at LAX. Arriving from Narita on Singapore Air @ 1:25pm connecting on a Southwest flight to STL at 3:30pm. We are 5 traveling with most likely 4-5 check bags. I am an Southwest A list member so should be able to skip any long security and check bags lines and be able to board early on Southwest. Thank you.

     

    That should barely be enough time. You will have to hope that your first flight is on-time and hurry with your bags to T1 in order to get your bags to the counter before the cutoff.

     

  • Nice restaurant for breakfast in Terminal C?
    Dec 16, 2014
    2
    I'm arriving from SFO at 5:10am Saturday, and departing for Mexico at 11:38. My son is going to drive to Houston from Beaumont to have breakfast with me at the airport. What restaurant is nice and relaxing to hang out for a few hours? I guess I'll have to leave security and we'll meet in a public part of the airport.

     

    Can my son who isn't flying get a Gate Pass to meet me at a restaurant in Terminal C?

     

    No, he can't.

     

  • transportation on layover with kids
    Dec 16, 2014
    0
    I am facing a 6 hour layover mid-day on a Saturday. How can I get to an activity with 2 children under 7? Is there a safe/legal travel option to get to someplace for a few hours and return?

     

  • 1 Hour 18 Mins layover
    Dec 16, 2014
    3
    Hi, I am will be travelling to Doha from Detroit via Philadelphia by Qatar Airways, and I have 1 hr 18 mins to change the plane in Philadelphia from Terminal B to Terminal A. Do you think this is enough time as I read somewhere the close the gate 45 mins before the departure for international flights. and also what are the chances for baggage to be transferred from US airways to Qatar Airways within 1 hour. Thanks.

     

    They do not close the gate 45 minutes prior to departure. You should be fine as long as your first flight is on-time.

     

    thank you...and do you think the bags will get transferred from us airways to qatar airways withon that period of time. thanks again.

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • Is 40 minutes enough?
    Dec 15, 2014
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    My daughters will be flying from Salt Lake City to Birmingham via Chicago. Their layover in Chicago is only 40 minutes. Will that be enough time to make their connecting flight?

     

    Yes, but they will have to hurry between gates.

     

  • Change plane in 35min
    Dec 9, 2014
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    Hi, we are going to fly from YVR to OGG and we are europeans with working visa in canada. Is 35minutes for changing planes enough time?Thank you for your answer.

     

    Yes, but it doesn't leave much time for delays. Vancouver has US Immigration and Customs preclearance, so you will clear customs there and your arrival into SFO will be like a domestic flight.

     

  • Layover time from Toronto- Rome- Tel Aviv
    Dec 8, 2014
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    I have a flight with Alitalia from Toronto to Rome (arriving to T3). Layover for 1.5 hour and flight from Rome to Tel Aviv (departure from T1). Both flights operates under Alitalia. Is it gives me sufficient time to switch terminals? Go through passport control and commute to T1? Do I need to pick up my luggage?

     

    Both flights will actually be in T3. You will not have to change terminals or go through passport control. You have enough time.

     

  • Meeting a friend
    Dec 7, 2014
    1
    I have a friend from Calgary that is going to Vietnam. She has a layover in Vancouver on the way back (where I live) and I was wondering if I will be able to hang out with her in the airport during her layover as she waits for her flight to Calgary? So her flight will be international, Vietnam to Vancouver and then Domestic, Vancouver to Calgary

     

    Once your friend arrives at YVR, she will need to pass the International Arrivals procedure and stay in the secured area. You can only see her there by getting a pass issued. Also note that Domestic & International terminals are only connected on level 2 at their unsecured areas. Airport contact: 604-207-7077 or e-mail http://www.yvr.ca/en/contact.asp.

     

  • Getting through security without boarding pass
    Dec 4, 2014
    1
    Hello, I have a friend coming in town from Texas and she has a 2.5 hour layover. Is there a way for me to get a guest pass to get through security and grab dinner with her at one of the restaurants there? Thank you

     

    No, you cannot. She can exit security and you can have dinner in the Hilton.

     





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