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  • Meeting someone arriving in IAH
    Nov 7, 2014
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    My friend will be flying on United Airlines from Gulfport, Mississippi to Houston, Texas on December 21. She will fly on flight UA4588. Her flight arrives in Houston at 7:57 AM, and then she will fly out at 11:25 AM that morning. We plan to meet during this time, which is the reason for her long layover. Arriving in Terminal A that morning, where would be the place to meet her at? I will not be going through security as I will not be flying, so I need somewhere to meet that is outside security. She will need to head back through security and get to Terminal B to catch her departing flight. I have 2 questions: a) Where does she go after arriving in Terminal A to meet me? b) Where do I go after parking to go meet her? Thank you very much for any help!

     

  • From Bucharest to Seattle & From Amsterdam to London
    Nov 7, 2014
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    Hello, My mother is taking a flight from Bucharest to Seattle with a layover in Schiphol of several hours. I will have at the same time a flight from Amsterdam Schiphol to London. I see that there are two areas - Schengen and non-Schengen. Does that mean that we will be able to meet in the airport or are there any passport control in between? Thank you so much!

     

  • Flight from Egypt to TOronto via Philadelphia requires USA visa?
    Nov 7, 2014
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    Hi .. I'm looking to book a ticket from Cairo (Egypt) connecting via Philadelphia and I don't have USA visa. Do I have to get it ?

     

    Yes, if you are an Egyptian Citizen you need a US Transit Visa.

     

    Thanks for your concern. Does it take less time for such a one-day purpose as just a connection or it is the same ?

     

    The process for a transfer visa is generally simpler than a visitor visa.

     

  • Flight from Bermuda to Newark NJ via PHL
    Nov 4, 2014
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    Hi all, I am looking at booking a flight and hoping for some advice. I am travelling from Bermuda to Newark NJ via PHL. We are only taking carry on luggage. The layover is 1 hr 10 mins. That doesn't seem like a lot of time to me... anyone know if this is very likely to make?

     

  • Long Layover
    Nov 4, 2014
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    Hi, We are looking at having a 16 hour layover at LAX before our flight home to Aus with QANTAS. We don't want to have to leave the airport - are there any decent airport lounges that allow you to pay for day use that are landside? We will get a hotel for the day if we have to though, any suggestions for a good hotel close to the airport? TIA

     

    I'm not aware of any landside lounges at LAX. If there is more than one person in your party it would probably be best to get a hotel room. Sorry, I can't recommend one.

     

  • SFO - LAX - HNL --> stopover 35 minutes
    Nov 4, 2014
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    Hello all, I just booked a Delta flight via San Francisco via LAX to Honolulu, but the stop over time is only 35 minutes :( I booked that flight together, so should be okay or else why should the booking tool give this option? Arrival time LAX 16.30 terminal 5; departure terminal 5 17.05. Should I be concerned? Thanks B

     

    You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. Your connection should take fewer than 5 minutes. The only thing you have to be worried about is your flight from San Francisco being late due to weather in San Francisco.

     

  • Collecting bags at layover from Argentina
    Nov 1, 2014
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    We'll be flying from Buenos Aires to Boston but have a layover at JFK. Do we collect our bags there to take them through customs? We maybe choose to take the train home from JFK instead of continuing our flight.

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags to go through customs. Once you exit customs you will be outside security and free to go where you want.

     

  • PVG Sea MSP
    Nov 1, 2014
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    I have a 2.5 hour layover in seattle flyingÄ from PVG to MSP on Delta. Is 2.5 hours enough time to transfer? All flights on one ticket. Thanks

     

    That should be plenty of time.

     

  • 5 hours layover
    Oct 30, 2014
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    Hi, I will be flying from Brazil to Japan next week. I will have about 5 hours layover In ATL. Can I leave the airport meanwhile? Is it enough time to get some line heading downtown for a walk?

     

    Yes, you can leave the airport, but 5 hours coming off of an international connection isn't really enough time to see anything.

     

  • SIN- NRT - IAD - PIT
    Oct 29, 2014
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    hi, I will be travelling form singapore to Pittsburgh, with layovers in Japan and Dulles. It's all on one ticket. I will be checking bags but when I get to Japan, will I need to go through customs, security, etc? What about Dulles? I have 1 hr 55 minute layovers in japan and dulles - will that be enough time? I will be going through Unted airways I believe.

     

    In Tokyo you only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. In Dulles, you will arrive in Concourse C, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then you will go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     

  • Connection time
    Oct 29, 2014
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    I booked a American Airline flight from Vancouver to San Diego with connecting Amerian Airline flight in LA. The connection time is only 50 minutes. I won't have checked baggage. Do I need to go through security and check in again? Is 50 minutes too short? Thanks.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in LAX is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which should both be in the American Eagle remote terminal.

     

    Thanks. So do you think 50 minutes long enough?

     

    Yes, it should be.

     

  • Layover time
    Oct 27, 2014
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    I am arriving to JFK terminal 5 with jetblue 1733 at 8:30 PM, and I have a flight with Lufthansa LH405 from terminal 1 at 10:10 PM and I have checked bags, is that enough time layover ? Thank you

     

    Did you purchase tickets separately or together? If together then JetBlue and Lufthansa have an interline agreement and your bags will be tagged through to your final destination. All you will have to do is take the AirTrain from T5 to T1, get your Lufthansa boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security. You should have enough time to do that. If you purchased separate tickets you will have to wait to claim your bags from JetBlue and you may not have enough time to make your connection.

     

  • early check-in at airport hotel
    Oct 26, 2014
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    will be arriving into JFK fm South America around 440am, are there any JFK airport hotels that put aside early check-in rooms for these types of arriving passengers?

     

  • Would you play?
    Oct 24, 2014
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    I'm an entrepreneur, developing an interactive mobile puzzle hunt game. Our target audience is air travel passengers on a layover longer than 3 hours, who want to spend some time doing a cognitive challenging puzzle, while moving around the airport terminal, perhaps being required to meet others playing the game in order to release more clues needed to solve the puzzles. This will be played on your smart device and can be played as a race or at a non-competitive relaxed pace, to be determined after receiving feedback. The players will collect virtual inventory needed for the puzzle solutions and there will be a master puzzle that ultimately needs to be solved in order to earn a prize. I am looking for feedback while developing it. What do you think of this idea? Given that this is considered recreation or entertainment, how much would you be willing to pay for several hours of entertainment for your family or friends? Thank you!

     

  • 6 hour layover with 5-yr old kid
    Oct 21, 2014
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    I have a 6 hour layover with my son. Any ideas on what to do that's nearby to get him out and about? Is there something nearby we could explore?

     





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