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  • Lost my wallet with ID inside
    Jan 15, 2017
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    Lost my wallet on the flight SK2747 from Palanga to Copenhagen. My ID is in it under the name of Hermen Gerrit Rutgers. Nat. NL Please mail me on h.rutgers@tutorial.nl.

     

  • Service Animal Relief Area - Terminal 5
    Jan 10, 2017
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    I am departing on Delta for an international flight from Terminal 4 but have a 5 hr layover. My service animal will need the relief area and I'd like to use the one in Terminal 5. Will I have to go through security again to access terminal 5 and then again to get back into 4? Thanks.

     

  • Expired drivers license
    Dec 31, 2016
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    Can an expired drivers license be used as I.D. For boarding a plane in calif. to n.j.

     

    Yes, but bring some sort of additional ID if you have it.

     

  • Where do we go through Customs?
    Dec 31, 2016
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    Traveling from Houston to Guayaquil, Ecuador with a layover in Bogato, Columbia. Do we go through Customs in Columbia or when we arrive in Ecuador?

     

    What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation?

     

    Flying United to Bogota. Not worried about return flight - don't get out of Ecuador until we land back in Houston

     

    What airline are you flying from Botota to Guayaquil? If everything is on the same reservation you do not have to go through Colombian immigration in Bogota.

     

  • International Connection YVR
    Dec 28, 2016
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    China Eastern Airlines is not an approved airline for China Transit Program.

     

  • international connections
    Dec 28, 2016
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    Can a Chinese passport holder with a U.S. visa arriving from Shanghai on China Eastern transit YVR en route to a U.S. bound flight?

     

    China Eastern is not a member of the China Transit Program so you need a Canadian Transit Visa - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/ctp/eligibility.asp

     

  • Global entry
    Dec 19, 2016
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    Where is the global entry point? How can we find it?

     

    Global Entry will have its own line in the Immigration hall - it will be well marked.

     

  • Customer service & security
    Dec 13, 2016
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    I just want to thank Marie and let Abbotsford airport knot what a great employee you have in Maria, customer services and security. On mondsy night I arrived from Toronto to find my ca with 4inches of snow. I stared my car, tuned on the heat and cleaned off the ca no knowing that some fords the doors lock after a certain time. Of course my doors locked with everything in it. As I wondered the parking lot the security agent, Maria came My aid. She called bcca, waited with me helped me out and I woud say went beyond her duties. Just want you all to know this is what customer service is all about. Heather MacPherson

     

  • Connecting Flight in Zurich From US to Asia
    Dec 11, 2016
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    I have a 9 hour layover in Zurich. My Swiss airlines representative told me that if I leave and come back to the airport I don't have to go through security as long as I show them my US Passport and Flight Receipt. Is this true?

     

    No, that's not true.

     

  • Temporary license
    Dec 2, 2016
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    I just renewed my license and only have the temporary paper one plus my regular expired one. Will this be accepted at Logan airport? I'm flying delta to Florida

     

    Yes, bring them both.

     

    Thank you

     

  • Security check
    Nov 25, 2016
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    flying from maui to Lax then to canada. Do I have to pass security

     

    What airlines are you flying? Are your flights on the same reservation or two separate reservations?

     

  • Passport Check
    Nov 4, 2016
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    I'm flying in from Barcelona on November 25 to Amsterdam? Will I be going through passport check even though I'm flying within the Schengen Area?

     

    No, you will not.

     

  • Transfer to International Flights
    Oct 25, 2016
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    Customs restricts me from entering the US due to another visa currently in my passport. I wish to confirm that I will have no problems with transferring International flights at the FLL Airport without the need to go through customs. I fly from Toronto Pearce Itnl Airport to FLL with WestJet and then a connecting flight with Spirit to Mentego Bay Jamaica.. Some airports require you to exit through customs, collect bags, and then check in again. This will not be possible for me. Does FFL allow transfer with connecting international flights without the need to exit into the US ?

     

    That is totally incorrect. You will have to go through US Immigration and Customs for this transfer and in fact will go through it in Toronto. No airport in the US allows you to transit the US without going through US Immigration and Customs. You will have to find an alternate way to go to Jamaica if you can't enter the US.

     

  • Leaving airport between flights- international destination
    Oct 22, 2016
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    Hi – I have a three hour layover in Atlanta on my way to Madrid, and I'm wondering if I have enough time to Go outside to meet a family member. Not sure how long the security process takes. Thanks!

     

    Security Lines in Atlanta can vary wildly from virtually no line to close to an hour. I personally wouldn't try it.

     

  • Swedish familly arriving from Nassau via New ark to Sweden- security
    Oct 13, 2016
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    Hi! We are a family going to Newark airport and staying a couple of days in the big apple and after that we want to go further south and get some sun in in Nassau. We are wondering how the security and immigration works when returning from Nassau on the 5 th of March with Delta airlines to terminal B where we will take a connection flight with SAS later on the same evening back to Sweden. We will only have hand luggage to be om on the safe side when we arrive from Nassau and only have three hours to the connection flight from Newark to Sweden so is that enough time if we need to go through immigrations and customers or is that neccessary if we have a connection flight?

     

    Delta does not fly from Nassau to Newark. All flights from Nassau to the US go through US Immigration and Customs preclearance in Nassau.

     

    Hi ZAP! Sorry but it is via Atlanta from Nassau to Newark with Delta airlines so please help me out with information regarding time needed at Newark when going back to Sweden

     

    All you have to do in Newark is go get your SAS boarding passes if you don't have them already, then go to your SAS gate. I believe you will also have to go through security because the Delta gates and SAS gates aren't connected inside security. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. 2 Hours should be enough time.

     

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