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  • Singapore Airlines E gate to Easyjet H Gate
    Oct 13, 2014
    How much time will I need to transfer from Singapore airlines to Easyjet 25 June 2015 and will I need to clear customs?


    Where are you flying Easyjet to? Since it will be two separate tickets, I would allow at LEAST 2 hours for transfer.


  • Layover in LAX
    Oct 10, 2014
    I am flying from cancun to vancouver with an overnight layover in LAX. (In LAX at 9:00pm, leave LAX at 9:55am). Should i get a hotel to stay the night? I know Delta airlines will be keeping my baggage so i would only have carryon stuff with me. Do we go through customs when we land in LAX?


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs upon arrival at LAX. I doubt Delta will let you re-check your bags for an overnight 13 hour layover. You should definitely get a hotel. 13 Hours is a long time to spend on the airport floor.


  • Thanks for your reply. to my first question my flt has changed
    Oct 8, 2014
    I will be flying from Victoria to IAH . Once I go thru security is there a place for coffee as I will have about a 2 hr wait.


    IAH has numerous places that sell coffee inside security.


  • JFK terminal 1 to terminal 8 via immigration
    Oct 7, 2014
    My wife will be arriving from Manila , arriving at terminal 1 and she will be required to go through immigration and then make it to terminal 8 for her connecting flight , my question is this her flight land about 2:20pm and the connecting flight leaves at 4:55pm.......will this be enough time for her to go through immigration and recheck her bags?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • International layover just 90 mins
    Oct 5, 2014
    What is the minimum time needed for processing Immigration, Baggage, Customs, Drop-off and Security to catch a flight to Boise after arrival from London Heathrow; is 90 mins enough?


    Yes, 90 minutes is the minimum time.


  • I have a 30 min layoff from Houston to Austin.
    Oct 3, 2014
    Will I be able to get off the plane and get to the gate for the Austin flight?


    Where are you coming from? Are both flights on United?


  • 5 Hour layover at MCO
    Oct 3, 2014
    Hi, I am flying into MCO with a 5 hour layover. I have never been to this airport but wondered what the best things to do are, leave, stay, certain lounges? Thanks!


    5 hours isn't worth leaving - it's an hour to anything. There's also not much to do there except some typical airport restaurants, bars, and stores.


    Ok good to know! Thank you so much for the insight :)


    Oct 2, 2014
    Hello, I'm flying with Delta from Brussels (Belgium) to Los Angeles through JFK. The whole trip is with Delta and the overlay time is 1h50 minutes. I'm European. If I've understood correctly, I wll arrive at Terminal 4, go through inmigration, collect my bags, go through customs and re-check my bags in the transfer counter. Right? What's next? The flight to LA departs also from T4. Do I have to go through security again or is it a way to get back directly to the boarding gates of T4? Is it enough with 1h50m? On the way back, I just need to check the luggage with Delta all the way to Brussels and don't need to collect it in JFK and go through inmigration again, right? Thanks for the help!


    You will go through security once you go back up to the departure level. 1 hr 50 minutes should be enough time. You have the process correct on your return to Belgium.


  • Luggage at Transfer terminal
    Oct 2, 2014
    Hello I need to flight Boston JFK- JFK Rome with Alitalia operated by Delta and I have 1 hour for the transfer. Do I need to collect my luggage and check in it again? DO you think I have enough time? It's necessary to the passport control again? Thanks


    No you will not collect your luggage or go through passport control in JFK. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. However, you may have to change terminals as you will likely arrive in T2 and depart from T4. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between the two terminals. You should have enough time.


  • Santo Doming - Atlanta - London connection time
    Sep 30, 2014
    Hi, I plan to fly with Delta from Santo Domingo (SDQ) to Atlanta, arriving at 17:30. Then I have just 2 hour 2 min connection to catch my flight to London (19:32). Both flight are with Delta. Is it enough time? will i have to pass passport control and claim my luggage at Atlanta? Thank you!


    Yes, upon arrival in Atlanta you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your baggage with Delta, then go through security. Then you can proceed to your departure gate to London. You should have enough time.


  • Travel Meeting
    Sep 30, 2014
    I will be flying from Seattle on United with a 2 1/2 hr layover prior to a flight to San Salvador on United. I would like to meet someone for a business lunch, will there be enough time? What are my options? Thank you!


    You could have lunch in the Airport Marriott. However it will take you maybe 20 minutes to get there and you'll have to leave to go back to your departure terminal at least an hour before your flight, so that leaves you maybe an hour to have lunch, assuming your flight is on-time.


    Thank you for the prompt reply! Is there not a place to meet for coffee or a drink closer to security or bag claim?


  • Sufficient layover from international to domestic flight.
    Sep 28, 2014
    I'm flying from Cancun to SFO. My connection time is 1 hour to get on flight to San Diego. Is the time sufficient to clear customs? I have no checked luggage to avoid any waiting or time checking in luggage. Leaving soon. Tried calling customer service but the phone hold was too long. Thank you so much for your help!


    It's well below the minimum connection time. Wait a few days and then call customer support again. Also, with no checked baggage you may make it even though it's below the minimum time. Worst case if you miss it you get rebooked. United has a lot of SFO-SAN flights.


    I made it! TY


  • minimum connecting time required in sea
    Sep 25, 2014
    what is the minimum time required to change over to a delta flight from an emirates flight and vice versa. my route is DXB-SEA-SLC-SEA-DXB


  • Enough layover time and will the plane transfer my luggage
    Sep 25, 2014
    I have a flight from LAS via Virgin America at 9:45 to 10:55 to LAX Terminal 3 and my layover is only 1 hr. and 20 mins. to Tom Bradley terminal at 12:20pm. Do I have enough time? Will Virgin America transfer my luggages to Asiana Airlines? Do I need to check in again with my luggage or just my carry-on? And its my first time in LAX, how can I get from Terminal 3 to TB Terminal?


    By the way i purchased my ticket in the same reservation number Domestic Virgin America and ASiana airlines for International flight. Do i need to claim my luggage at MAX Terminal 3 to TBIT and check in again? 1 hr & 20mins will be enough time layover?


    If you purchased your tickets together your bags will automatically be transferred and Virgin America should even be able to issue your Asiana boarding pass (although they may not be able to). Getting from T3 to the TBIT is very easy. You just have to exit Terminal 3, walk to the right (with the flow of traffic) and the next building you come to is the TBIT. It takes about 3 minutes.


  • 2h50 layover - customs/pet
    Sep 23, 2014
    Hi, would a 2h50 layover at ATL be enough to go through customs (non resident visa but not WB) and then do the security check with a pet (will be requesting a private room) ? Delta says yes but you might have comments that say otherwise. Thank you for your comments.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


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