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  • 9 hour layover
    May 3, 2015
    Any suggestions on things to do while having a 9 hour layover in LAX?


    Take a taxi to the Santa Monica Pier. It's only about 15-20 minutes away from LAX and a good place to kill time.


  • 1h30min Layover from Dublin to Phoenix
    May 3, 2015
    I haven't purchased tickets yet, but all of my options via Aer Lingus (United Partner) have me make a 90 minute layover at ORD on my way to PHX, from DUB. I will do pre-clearance at DUB. I want to know if this 90 minute layover is possible, before I order my tickets.


    Yes, 90 minutes should be possible.


  • is 1h30 enough time to check through customs
    May 4, 2015
    Hi Is 1h30 enough time to check through customs and take the local flight to terminal 1. Our international flight (KLM) arrives at Terminal 1.


    Please describe your itinerary in better detail. Where are you flying from and to? What airlines are you flying?


  • 3 hours layover
    Apr 30, 2015
    I'm traveling to Mexico through United Airlines from DFW with laover 3 and half hrs at IAH. I have family in Houston, if they come to the airport to see me for an hour or two would I have enough time to go through security to get to my gate on time to aboard the next plane?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You could meet with them for over an hour probably.


  • Is 54 minutes enough time to connect?
    Apr 30, 2015
    One nicely priced option has us arriving at LAX from New Orleans on Delta with just 54 minutes before our connecting flight to Brisbane on Virgin Australia. Is this enough time to connect if our bags are checked all the way through? The only other option is an 8-hour layover at LAX.


    You will have to walk from T5 to the International Terminal and go through security. it's barely enough time if your flight from New Orleans is on-time.


  • BagKeep is a service for leaving your bags in Chicago for a short time
    Apr 28, 2015
    Check out it lets you store your bags from a few hours up to a day in Chicago for $10


  • 5 hour lay over in Rome
    Apr 28, 2015
    Hello, We are flying from Mykonos to Rome on Easy Jet in August and have a 5hr layover in FCO before connecting to a flight to Croatia. 1. Will Easy Jet transfer our bags and if not, can we check them in or lock them somewhere? 2. will we have enough time to go into the city to walk around and have lunch? 3. We have US passports, will we have to do customs when we land in Rome and out of Rome? Thank you!


    EasyJet does not transfer bags to any other airlines. You do not really have enough time to go into the city. It's about an hour each way. Greece and Italy are both in the Schengen Area, you will not go through customs on that part of your trip. You will go through Schengen exit passport control before you board your flight to Croatia.


  • place to sit while waiting for next flight next morning
    Apr 28, 2015
    I will be arriving LAX in the late afternoon and hope to rest in the airport for my next flight out next morning. Could you a advice where in the airport is suitable for alone traveler.


    Honestly, get a hotel if you're going to be there that long. LAX is a crowded airport that won't allow you to get much if any rest. There's lots of hotels very close to LAX with shuttles.


  • Doubt regarding Immigration time at YVR
    Apr 28, 2015
    Hello, I am arriving in Canada on May 18 through Vancouver Airport. I have an Air Canada Flight arriving at YVR at 16:10 hrs and a connecting flight to prince George, BC at 19:45 hrs. Will the layover time be adequate for immigration, customs, baggage clearance and check in at domestic terminal? How long does it take on an average? Also, when leaving Canada, I have a flight form Prince George to YVR arriving at 10:55 hrs and then a flight from Vancouver to HK leaving at 13:00 hrs? Will this much time be enough for all the procedures? Please help.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time when entering canada. Procedures shouldn't take more than an hour. There are no procedures when exiting Canada.


  • ATL to RDU with Layover at IAD
    Apr 23, 2015
    I am wondering if 40 minutes is enough connection time for a flight landing at IAD at 9:35pm and the next flight leaves at 10:15pm headed to RDU. We are not checking any bags and we are flying United Airlines. The first flight leaves from ATL if that helps and it is on a Saturday.


    That is enough if the first flight is on-time. All United gates at IAD are connected inside security.


  • 47 min connection
    Apr 22, 2015
    I'm traveling from YYZ to IAH, then to Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a connection of 47 min. I have to get onto the Sao Paulo flight because I have another connection in Sao Paulo. The late afternoon flight in YYZ is easily delayed. Am I gonna able to make this one?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. It's possible to make if your flight is on-time. If it looks like your flight will be late leaving Toronto, proactively ask to be rebooked to connect through Chicago or Washington DC. They also have flights to Sao Paulo.


  • Transfer time
    Apr 20, 2015
    Flying into ATL from Syracuse and transferring to Dominican republic.. all on Delta.. do we need to recheck bags or anything else.. is an hour enough time to go between terminals


    You do not actually have to change terminals. All you have to do is take the plane train from your arrival concourse to Concourse E or F where you will depart. You have enough time.


  • immigration help at us border
    Apr 20, 2015
    Hi I'm not sure that can I ask this question? My question is that can my mother go with my friend to immigration counter together?


    No, she cannot.


  • Layover in dulles
    Apr 20, 2015
    Hi I have a flight from frankfurt germany and its final destination is newark airport but i have a 2 hr layover at dulles airport. All my flights are with United Airlines. Do i got through a security check point and have to pick up my checked luggage at dulles airport or is it going straight to newark since its all united airlines but different planes.


    In Dulles you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Baggage during layover
    Apr 19, 2015
    I am flying into Ohare in the morning on 4/21 from Houston, going to a client meeting downtown, and then back the same day to take a flight to Detroit at 6:30 pm- are there any options to have my bag checked for the 6:30 pm flight when I arrive in the morning? I dont' want to take the bag to the client with me if possible


    It depends what airline you are flying. Most airlines will take the bag in the morning.


    Flying American


    Yes, their counter in T3 will likely take your bag in the morning.


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