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  • Layover time
    Oct 27, 2014
    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
    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
    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
    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?


  • International
    Oct 21, 2014
    Hi, I am landing in Atalanta and have 44 minutes to make a connecting flight to Turks & Caicos. Have never traveled through Atlanta and do not know how to get to International Terminal. Any suggestions on getting there quickly to avoid missing my flight. Do all international flights (Delta) leave from the in same location?


    You don't have to go to the actual International Terminal. You will arrive in concourse T or A-D and depart from concourse E or F. All concourses are connected inside security by the Plane Train. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Connecting flight at AMS
    Oct 19, 2014
    Hi, I am going to be catching a connecting flight to Cologne this December, from Amsterdam Schipol. I have a layover time of 1 hour exactly, flying with KLM. Last time I flew with KLM I had a layover of 55 mins and, whilst I caught my flight, my luggage didn't. I am worried that this will happen again. Was this just bad luck or is 1 hour likely to lead to delayed baggage? I am concerned that Christmas is a busy time of year and wouldn't want to ruin my trip away. Thanks


    If worried about your baggage arriving safely, maybe you would consider one of the pre-shipping services (FedEx, etc.) - saving you anxiety & cutting time spent at the customs line.


  • Atlanta to Delhi Via AMS layover just 1 hr
    Oct 18, 2014
    I am traveling from Atlanta in KL0622 to Delhi (India) via AMS, layover time for my connecting flight from AMS to Delhi KL0871 is just 1 hour, am i gonna make it through security check and catch my flight within this time ? Do i have to collect my bags in AMS ?


    You don't have to do anything with your bags in AMS. You should have enough time for your connection


  • Can I layover terminal 4 waiting for a hotel check in the next day
    Oct 18, 2014
    Hello I will be arriving at jfk at terminal 4 at around 8 pm. I wanted to know if I can hang around the airport until the next morning then leave to check in a hotel. I don't have a connecting flight, just want to avoid a hotel charge for a wasted night anyways because after the long flight I would only want to sleep. If I can, where can I stay, will there be security around all the time, will it be heated as this would be in november. Thanks


    You can sleep in Terminal 4 in the baggage claim area and check-in area. However, if you arrive at 8 PM that's a long time to stay. You might want to get a relatively inexpensive hotel near the airport.


  • Fukuoka-Schiphol-Manchester-50minutes
    Oct 17, 2014
    Hi, I am bit confused. As I am travelling from Fukuoka to Manchester through Schiphol, i have 50 minutes transit time. Will i have to go through passport control area? and, will the transit time be enough?


    Since you will not be entering the Schengen Area you do not have to go through passport control in Amsterdam. All you will have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security. You should have enough time.


    Thank you!! that ease my worry


  • Layover meet & greet
    Oct 21, 2014
    I will be flying from DCA to IAH at 10:22am to connect on an international flight at 1:14pm. All via United. I have a friend who lives in Houston who would like to meet me. I am not sure how long the actual layover is with the time zones. Is there anywhere where we can grab a coffee and still allow me enough time to get through security & to my gate?


    Look at your schedule and see when your flight arrives in IAH. I don't think you will have much time to spare.


    Thanks for the prompt reply! I land at IAH at 10:22am and according to my itinerary I depart at 1:14pm. Based on your response I don't think I can afford to take the chance for fear of missing my international flight. Thanks again.


    I thought you left DCA at 10:22. You have plenty of time, almost 3 hours. However, there aren't many places outside security at IAH to meet. Maybe in the Hotel.


    Hi, I actually posted an old itinerary time. My bad. I do believe I will have time as I actually arrive at 8:13am and my international connection leaves at 1:05pm. Is there somewhere just to have a coffee at that hour?


    IAH has dozens of coffee shops.


  • 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.


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