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  • Flying from St. Louis on American to JFK then Norwegian Air to Oslo
    Sep 1, 2015
    Will I go out of security to check in for Norwegian Air flight to Oslo if I am flying from St. Louis on American Airlines. Where can I meet my sister who is meeting me there via train.


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags from American and take them to Norwegian in Terminal 1 to re-check them. The AirTrain runs outside security. you could meet your sister outside the Norwegian ticket counter.


  • Taxes on 1 carton & 4 packs of Cigarettes and Chivas Regal 1.75 liters
    Aug 29, 2015
    Traveling to Germany,for a wedding. i have a carton & 4 packs of cig. Also a 1.75 liters of Chivas Regal in my luggage. How much cost me and will I be taxed?




    Thank you!!!


  • Duty Free
    Aug 27, 2015
    I will be traveling from London to Dallas and connecting to Baton Rouge. If I buy duty free liquor in London how can I get it to Baton Rouge as I will have to go through security in Dallas again?


    You have to put it in your checked bag in between the time you claim it and before you re-check it. If you aren't checking a bag then you can't buy duty free liquor.


  • Lax to Auckland to Gold Coast
    Aug 24, 2015
    Since we are flying to NZ onto Au, will we pass thru customs and immigration at both stops? Cheers


    Auckland allows sterile International to International connections, so you will not have to do anything with your bags or go through passport control in Auckland.


  • Traveling between terminals in Denver - no connection flight
    Aug 22, 2015
    Let me revise my last post.I land in the Gate B area and want to go to Gate C after I land to visit a shop at Denver International. Am I able to do this if I don't have a connection flight in that terminal?


    Denver only has one terminal.. C and D are concourses. Yes, you can take the Plane train from B to C after you arrive in Denver.


  • Traveling between terminals - no connection flight
    Aug 22, 2015
    Hello. I land i the Gate B area and want to go to Gate C after I land to visit a shop. Am I able to do this if I don't have a connection flight in that terminal?


    What airport?


  • Expired driver's license
    Aug 17, 2015
    I have an expired driver's license for a few months. Can I still fly home with it.


    Yes, but if you have another thing with your name on it that would be helpful.


  • Enough Connecting Time?
    Aug 14, 2015
    Am flying United from Montreal, Canada, and connect at Dulles. Is 50 minutes enough time to get thru' customs/passport control & security to connect with United to Charleston?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. Your arrival into Dulles will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do there is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Visa/ESTA for Miami layover
    Aug 8, 2015
    I'm flying Heathrow to Bahamas, via Miami. Do I need a visa/ESTA for when I'm in Miami? I'm only staying in the airport for a few hours. Thanks.


    Yes, you will have to complete ESTA as you will go through US Immigration and Customs just like everyone else.


  • Lost ID
    Jul 20, 2015
    My 20-year old son lost his VA issued ID and will be flying to Florida this weekend. He has an expired passport and birth certificate and SS card. Will this be enough to get through TSA/Security?


    It should be.


  • Customs and Security
    Jul 20, 2015
    Hi I'm a US citizen but im flying from YYZ toronto to Tokyo with and 1:40 min layover at O'hare, will i need to go through customs and security again once i land if i 'm just changing planes? and if so will i able to make my flight since i only have 1hr and 40 min? Thank you in advance.


    I should also note that i will not have any checked baggage so i dont need to go to baggage claim and it is all on a single ticket with American Airlines


  • Dual Citizenship
    Jul 17, 2015
    I am the same person who commented about the 45 min layover. I dont know if you will be able to help me but, can I fly out of incheon, south korea with my Filipino passport then enter seattle with my US one? I highly doubt I can do this but for some reason my father thinks I can. Flying alone for the first time is scary enough, and I dont want to have any issues midway.


    Aug 27, 2015
    My husband will be coming from Mexico City to Dallas with a 2 hour layover to BTR....He is a Permanent Resident. Will this be enough time to go through immigration and customs?


    Yes, that is enough time.


  • New Visa and clearing customs at clt
    Jul 17, 2015
    Will be traveling with my spouse who has just received his international spousal visa into the US. Will be arriving on AA at CLT and have to change to US Air in 1.14 minutes. Is this possible? Will we have to pick up and recheck luggage? This will be on a Monday around 4:30pm.


    You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk and go through security. You have 16 minutes shorter than the recommended time. It's possible, but only if everything goes perfectly.


  • Terminal D
    Jul 12, 2015
    I'm flying to Paris from terminal D- could we be dropped off and check in on this terminal?


    Yes, you can.


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