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  • Security between terminals in Detroit
    Feb 14, 2017
    If I land at one terminal and need to take off for my international flight from another terminal, do I need to pass through security again?


    What airlines are you flying?


  • Nurse
    Feb 12, 2017
    I have only driver license, can i fly domestic flight only with ID. Thank you


    Yes, you can fly domestic flights in the US with only a drivers licencse.


  • ID required
    Feb 10, 2017
    I'm a permanent resident but not a citizen of the us. Can I use a state ID to get through security?


    If you are flying domestically, yes, you can.


  • Transit in the US after visiting Iran
    Feb 10, 2017
    Hi! I hold a Croatian (EU) passport. I visited Iran two years ago and I still have an Iranian visa in my passport. I also have a US visa (not ESTA, but a regular B visa), which I got before traveling to Iran. Since visiting Iran, I've been to the US once (last year) and I've been twice to Israel (where security checks were very strict). I've heard that an ex prime minister of Norway had a problem of passing security check with a diplomatic passport because of an Iranian visa. Is it really a problem now in the Trump administration? Important to note: I am NOT traveling to the US, I am just making an international transit (Brussels-Guatemala via Houston and Cancun-Brussels via Newark). My layovers are 1h50 in Houston and 1h30 in Newark.


    Currently the ban has been struck down by the courts, so your transits should be allowed, but it depends what happens in the next few days and when you are traveling. Your short transfers may be insufficient. As you know, there are few ways to get between Guatemala and Europe without going through the US.


  • Changing Terminals
    Feb 10, 2017
    We are going from Terminal B to Terminal C do we go through security when we change Terminals?


    What airport?


    Sorry, the Newark airport.


  • Navigating US Customs on connecting flights Canada to US
    Feb 10, 2017
    Am flying Air Canada Apr 2nd arriving in Toronto from Vancouver then on to an Air Canada flight to Miami. Can someone explain the process of US customs. Will my luggage go straight through to Miami or will I have to pick it up in Toronto and re-check in? Do I have to EXIT the secured area and go back into the secured area by going through Customs? I arrive and depart Terminal 1 and have 1 hr and 20 mins between flights. Is this enough time to be stress free?


    That should be enough time. In Toronto you will go to US Immigration and Customs preclearance and then follow instructions.


  • European Flying Miami to Cuba
    Feb 2, 2017
    Hi I have a portuguese passport. Can I fly Miami to Cuba without falling in the 12 reasons? Does the restriction applies to non-us citizens too? Thanks


    The airline is required to ask you the 12 reasons to issue the ticket but your answer won't be used for anything since you are not a US Citizen.


  • Flying from JFK to Ft. Lauderdale (winter break) Feb. 17, 2017 7:30
    Feb 1, 2017
    How bad will security be on 2/17/17 for a 7:30am flight to Ft. Lauderdale from JFK? Last year in April for Spring break- similar flight- security lines were outrageous and we almost missed flight. How early should we get to airport.


    I don't know what airline you're flying, but get there at about 5:30.


  • TSA
    Jan 31, 2017
    I'm flying on JetBlue EWR to Puero Rico and have Global Entry TSAPre -- is this available with JetBlue at Terminal A?


    All checkpoints at EWR have Precheck in some way, shape, or form.


  • Changing planes
    Jan 22, 2017
    Flying from Washington DC to Nairobii and changing planes in Zurich.Will I have to go through Swiss immagratio?


    No, you will not


  • Arriving from CR connecting to RDU
    Jan 21, 2017
    Do I exit a secure zone and have to release through security? I am considering purchasing perfume in CR duty free but worried I will lose it reentering security!


    Yes, after you clear customs you will have to go through security. So either buy less than 3.2 oz of perfume and put it in your zip lock bag, or if you have checked bags, put the perfume in your checked baggage before you re-check it after customs.


  • Hi
    Jan 20, 2017
    Im going to Puerto Rico can I used the NYC identification card like id


    No. You need a drivers license, passport, or state ID.


  • Customs baggage claim
    Jan 20, 2017
    Traveling Guam - Narita Japan - Denver - Las Vegas Will 1 hour and 15 minutes be enough time to pick up baggage , go thru customs and recheck baggage then get to our gate


    Yes, that should be just enough time if the flight from Tokyo is on-time.


  • e cigarettes/Vaporizer
    Jan 18, 2017
    Are ecigarettes/vaporizors allowed to be carried on board.........I understand that they are not allowed in check baggage?


    Yes, you can bring them as a carry-on in the US.


  • Lost my wallet with ID inside
    Jan 15, 2017
    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


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