Layover Ideas | iFlyer Forum

iFlyer Forum Home

Tips and ideas on how to best spend a layover at airport. Got a favorite quiet place to connect to wifi? A great bar or restaurant? Maybe an exhibit or a walk? Share your Airport layover experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • 10 hour layover
    Jan 6, 2015
    hello I will be in IAH during 10 hours on February. I was thinking on visiting the Woodlands? Is it worth going there?


  • Long layover Hotel
    Jan 5, 2015
    I am flying into Newark from Israel on 2/12/15 at 0430 and out to LAX at 1930. Is there a hotel I can stay for a few hours?


    There are lots of hotels near Newark but I don't know how many you could check in at 6 AM. You might want to get a list of nearby ones (Wyndham, Marriott) and then call them when you arrive to see if any of them have any rooms available for immediate check in. You could also spend the day in the United Club. They sell day passes and the one near Gate C120 has shower facilities.


  • is layover enough
    Jan 6, 2015
    I am considering booking a return flight from DFW to TRS, with a 1hr:10min layover in DC (DFW-DC-MUNICH-TRS) and I am wondering if 1 hr and 10 min will be enough considering there will be 2 adults and two small kids.


    Yes, that should be enough time. If both flights are on United you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which should both be on the C/D concourse.


    Thanks you!


  • Flying Separate airlines with layover in Rome
    Jan 4, 2015
    Hi, I am flying easyjet from Dubrovnik to Rome (terminal 2) with 3 hour layover and will catch Vueling flight to Palermo. My question is my checked luggage and being an international traveler. Do I have to get my bag and go through both immigration and customs, then check my bag again for my second flight? Is there a place to recheck a bag without going through customs? Is 3 hours enough time?


    Yes, you will have to go through customs in Rome as you will be entering the Schengen zone there. And yes, since Easyjet doesn't transfer bags to other airlines you will need to claim your bag and re-check it with Vueling at their check-in counter. You should have enough time.


  • 8 hour layover - can I get my bags?
    Jan 3, 2015
    I have an 8 hour overnight layover on Monday. Is it safe to assume I'll be picking up my bags and rechecking them? So I can get a hotel.


    Yes, you will claim your bags.


  • 6 hours; no coat; suggestions?
    Jan 1, 2015
    My wife and I have 6 hours (9am-3pm) layover on our way to SE Asia on Saturday Jan 10. Since we're packing light, we'll have no coats. Two questions: 1) is there any way to get to any downtown indoor attractions (Hancock or Sears tower, museums, etc.) without going outside at all? I was wondering about an in-airport train station to a skywalk/tunnel? 2) is there a place to store our carry-on bags at ORD? Thanks.


  • 10 hours layover BRU-JFK-SDQ, terminal 4 on DL flight
    Jan 1, 2015
    Hi, i'm arriving at 1pm on dl flight from BRU and leave on DL flight to SDQ at 11pm. Both flights from T4. Any idea? am i entitled to use the lounge in T5? I checked the website sleepinginairport and the jfk website, the information is contradicting... From one side the lounge is accessible to all passengers willing to pay 25USD, from another side it is restricted to T5 passengers. Any daypass possibility in a cheap hotel nearby? Thanks and happy 2015


    No, you can't access the club in T5, but for $50 you can use the Delta SkyClub in T4. It is very nice.


  • 1 and half hr enough time?
    Jan 1, 2015
    I am flying from Wisconsin to ORD with American airline arriving at 4:30pm. then I have separate flight by delta from ORD to Philadelphia at 6pm. will I make it to delta airline?


    Delta does not fly nonstop from ORD to Philadelphia. Are you flying somewhere else first or do you have the airline wrong? You can make your connection if you do not have checked bags. If you do have checked bags and you purchased separate tickets you don't have enough time to make your connection.


    yes I bought separate tickets. I know delta is flying to Atlanta first and then Philadelphia. I don't have extra luggage. just hand carry. do u still think it will not be enough time?


    kindly please reply if its doable or not..I still have time to cancel my reservation.


    Without checked baggage yes, it is possible, you can walk from T3 where you will arrive to T2 where you will depart inside security. Print out your Delta boarding pass online before you leave Wisconsin or use the Delta app.


    thank you so much.. really appreciated :)


  • OVER NIGHT layover in Amsterdam
    Jan 17, 2015
    We will be flying into Schiphol in August. Our plan is to do a small trip downtown to sightsee and then stay overnight at a hotel near the airport. Our flight out in the morning is 1100 am. We are Canadians. Do we need any special documents to stay overnight in Amsterdam before continuing on to Edinburgh? All our flights are with KLM and paid for in one transaction.


    No, you do not need any documents. Canadians do not require a visa to enter the Schengen Area. Just make sure your bags are tagged to AMS and not EDI at your origin if you want to access them in Amsterdam.


    I was looking for close-to-the-airport lodging at Schipol Amsterdam and my friend and I stayed at Citizen M Hotel. It was really fun. Mod art and interesting features with comfy beds made the hotel stay a fun adventure in itself. Reasonable pricing w/out cookie cutter amenities made for a good time at a hotel within walking distance of the airport.


  • stow hand luggage for 8 hour layover
    Dec 29, 2015
    Any ideas what we can do with our luggage during an 8 hour layover? We are flying business class with SAS and I have Star Alliance gold card with Lufthansa so was thinking possibly depositing in a loynge but exist that is highly subjective. The personnel may or may not allow it. Any other ideas? A hotel room isn't an option as we arrive at 1300.


    Why will you have it during your layover? Did you purchase two separate tickets? If you are arriving on an international flight and connecting to United you will be allowed to re-check it immediately after customs.


  • Short connection international
    Dec 29, 2015
    I have a flight on jan 29 which will be reaching Delta- ATL by 9:03PM, I have a connection flight to Delta- Dubai, in 45 min. Do you think the layover time is enough to catch international flight.


    It is enough if the first flight is on-time. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. However, it obviously leaves very little time to spare in case of delays.


  • 11 hour layover
    Dec 26, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying into IAD from LGA next Sunday 4 Jan and arrive at 7am. I then have a flight to LHR at 6:30pm - what's the cheapest way to get from the airport to DC, and what time should I look at leaving DC to go back to airport?


    The cheapest way is to take the Dulles flyer bus to west falls church metro station and then the metro into the city. Leave he city by 3:30 pm


  • 45 minutes connection SFO - IAD - FRA
    Dec 24, 2014
    I have a 45 minutes layover time - will I make it? I arrive from SFO to IAD on Wed at 16:34 via Lufthansa flight LH7489 and I have to depart at 17:33 on Lufthansa flight LH9051 to FRA (Frankfurt). These Lufthansa flights are operated by United... Will I have to go through security again or will the arrival and departure gates will be on the same concourse? Thanks!


    Both flights will be on the C/D concourse. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • orlando, florida to halifax connecting through PHL
    Dec 21, 2014
    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
    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.


Google Plus One