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  • 17 year old
    Jul 1, 2014
    I am 17 and I want to go to Arizona on August 1 till the 10th, my parents do not have an I.D but a passport, do I need permission from them and do they need to be the ones dropping me off at the airport or can my 21 year old brother take me. He is 21 and has a texas licenses and passport.


    You can travel by yourself without any permission or documentation from the person dropping you off. You can just print out your boarding pass at home and go through security.


  • Teenage children flying from MCO to BOS without parents
    Jun 24, 2014
    We're flying to Orlando from Boston via JetBlue with our two teenage children (17, 14). They will be staying with grandparents for an extra week and flying back themselves. My 17 year old has some ID but my 14 year old does not. Will she need something and if so, what's appropriate?


    Passengers under 18 do not need any ID.


  • FIFA World Cup 2014 Security Check
    Jun 19, 2014
    Is anyone (or knows of anyone) traveling from the US to Brazil for the world cup? If so, at the airport (at ohare and in brazil) did you have to show your FIFA purchased ticket while going through customs/security?


  • Change of planes
    Jun 19, 2014
    Hi I'm planning to book a flight from LAS to BUF going through CLT with 1 hour for change of plane. I understand from reading the previous comments that CLT is not a big airport but I'm concerned that we have to go through security again which means unpredictable delays. Do we have to go through security or can just walk to the departure terminal (which I think is not that far) Many thanks for your help SWG


  • non locking luggage strap and TSA
    Jun 18, 2014
    I have searched the internet and cant find an answer to my question: Can I attach a non locking luggage strap to my bag for identification purposes. My bag is black and looks like many others.


  • Shuttle from Terminal B to C
    Jun 15, 2014
    I arrive in Terminal B and my connecting flight departs from Terminal C. It is my understanding that I have to go through passport control, claim my bag, go through customs and recheck my bag in Terminal B. Do I have to go through security in terminal B or C? How do I get from Terminal B to C? Shuttle or AirTrain? Thanks.


    Jun 8, 2014
    HI, I am leaving from Lansing MI going to Ottawa Canada, but have a layover at O'Hara(2 hours). My questions are: do I have to get my baggage at O'Hara? If yes can you tell me the followings steps that I have to do.. This is my first time flying Internationally.Thank you so much!


  • passaport expiring
    Jun 16, 2014
    My trip from Boston to Orlando is booked to august 17th and my passaport will expiring on august 25th. can I used as a idenfication?


    Both flight should be on concourse A of the McNamara terminal, however it is a very long concourse. As long as your first flight is on-time you should be OK if you hurry, but there's almost no room for any delays.


  • Getting through security
    Jun 8, 2014
    Am I able to get to all terminals/gates from any checkpoint or are the checkpoints airline specific?


  • Knee replacements
    Jun 4, 2014
    My husband has had his knee replaced. Does he need a card to say he has a metal knee or will he beable to go through security by just telling them


  • expired license
    May 14, 2014
    am trying to fly to Chicago, i only have my expired license and my mexican passport i also have a letter from USCIS saying i am approved for 2 years for my deferred action can i still fly with no problem??


    oh and my passport its not expired


    Yes, just use your passport.


  • travel wth lerners permt
    May 3, 2014
    may my 16 yrs old travel with her DMA issued Lerner permit?


    That should do, if she has a school I.D., take that one along too.


  • Custom with a child
    Apr 16, 2014
    Hi there, We are arriving at Dulles this week and have one 2 years old which is quite active. Last time we waited for 2 hors to go through ID security - are we allowed to go in front of line with a child?


    No, you do not get to skip to the head of the line be cause you have a child. I also don't think you will have to wait two hours.


  • Arriving in IAH. No Boarding Pass for connecting flight
    Apr 16, 2014
    Hi! I will arrive in IAH on 22nd around 4pm. I am intending to catch a flight to DFW at 7pm with another airline. I booked these 2 flights seperate and there is no codeshare agreement or whatsover involved. Therefore when I check in for my flight to IAH, I will not be issued my boarding passes for my IAH-DFW, neither will my checked in luggage be labeled for DFW. Now my Question is, since I only have 3 hours between the 2 flights, is there any chance I can make it in time to my next departure gate? Do I have to go through security?


    You should be able to check in online for your IAH-DFW flight or using your mobile device. If you do that you will just have to move your luggage. The Inter-Terminal Train connects all terminals outside security. If you tell us what airlines you are flying we can provide more specific information.


    Thank you! I am gonna arrive at 4:26pm with EK0211, go through security, get my bags and then I will instead fly the next morning at 6am to DFW with AA3712. After Security and getting my baggage can I then buy access to United Lounge in Terminal E instead? I could stay there till 11pm and then perhaps sleep somewhere on the airport chairs till 4am qnd then check in for my DFW flight. Is that ok? Or is it impossible to enter terminal e lounge before checking in again? Sorry so much confusion here :(


    To re-enter security you need to have a valid boarding pass for that day. So no, you won't be able to go back through security until 4 AM the next morning. I suggest getting a cheap hotel.


  • time to get through security
    Apr 3, 2014
    My daughter and I are flying out of terminal 3 very early (5:40am). What time should we get to airport?


    What Airport? What Airline?


    that was dumb of me... Ohare, American Airlines


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