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  • 1 and half hr enough time?
    Jan 1, 2015
    5
    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
    2
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    2
    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?

     





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