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  • from charleston to montreal via miami
    Jul 18, 2016
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    Hello, from CHS to YUL via MIA, do i need to clear customs, inmmigration and security for the int flight?, travelling first class with two separate AA tkts, 49 minutes connecting time from the AA eagle flight to thee AA... is this realistic?

     

    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. If you have no checked bags or your bags are checked through and you have both boarding passes then all you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

  • Going through customs
    Jul 16, 2016
    1
    I will be arriving in Atlanta from Toronto, with my next flight to Lafayette only an hour later. Will I have to get my bags and go through customs before boarding my connecting flight?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.

     

  • Saturday, 7/16 Flight @ 6:15AM from LGA. When should we arrive?
    Jul 15, 2016
    1
    Flight leaves from either Terminal B or C. Will need to check 1 bag. Wanted to use the 'wait times' tool, but looks like it doesn't have predictions for tomorrow.

     

    You should plan on arriving at least 1hr 30min early. If you were going during the day I would say 2hr early or more, but you are going early in the morning so I say at least 1hr 30min early.

     

  • Leaving EWR July 10 @ 8:45PM from Terminal B
    Jul 1, 2016
    1
    What time should I get to the airport?

     

    6:30-7 PM should be fine if it's a domestic flight. Closer to 6 if it's an international flight.

     

  • Flying to China from Atlanta but changing planes in Detroit
    Jul 1, 2016
    1
    I am flying from ATL to Detroit and then to China. Do I check in to the International Or Domestic area in Atlanta if it's not a direct flight to China?

     

    Your plane to Detroit will leave from a Domestic gate. so you should probably check in at Domestic. All you have to do in Detroit is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Security wait times too long
    Jul 1, 2016
    1
    As I am flying from Italy to New York how is the best airport to have not long time on security? JFK or Newark ? And there is an american Airlines that has fast line (as last time I had 3 1/5 h.in JFK).

     

    You can buy priority security on American. Newark is less variable than JFK as all the International flights leave from just 2 terminals at EWR as opposed to 5 at JFK.

     

  • Lines
    Jun 30, 2016
    1
    Flying from Iah United 9:15a.m Sunday July 3. What time should arrive to get through security line? Thanks

     

    Sunday July 3 is not a busy travel day, you should be totally OK getting to the airport at about 7:30

     

  • How Long for TSA Line at DCA Terminal B Delta/Virgin Atlantic
    Jun 28, 2016
    1
    I have a flight leaving DCA at 0600 on international flight. Will arrival for check in at 0400 give plenty of time to clear security?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Security lines at DCA are not bad.

     

  • Sam
    Jun 30, 2016
    3
    I have flight leaving Iah 9:25 Sunday 7/3 how early should I arrive to get through security?

     

    you should arrive at 7 or 7:15 if you have bags to check and 7:30 if you don't.

     

    That time is a.m. Is the arrival time the same. Thanks in advance

     

    Yes

     

  • Security wait time
    Jun 28, 2016
    0
    What is average wait time to get through security domestic flight on Sunday morning 7am-9am C gates

     

  • How long is check in time at JFK
    Jun 28, 2016
    3
    I an flying to England tomorrow on a 7.20 PM flight. JFK to MANCHESTER. I am planning on being at the airport by 4.00 Pm. Is this enough time to get through TSA security with two small kids?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

    Thanks. I heard that it takes hours to get through security. Is that just for coming into America then?

     

    Yes, you just have to go through security when leaving the country. That shouldn't take more than an hour even in the worst circumstances.

     

  • Customs and timing
    Jun 21, 2016
    1
    Going to Nassau. We will land in Atlanta at 940 out an hour later to Nassau will we go through customs in Atlanta or Nassau? Do we have time?

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Bahamanian Immigration and Customs in Nassau. If your first flight is domestic all you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

  • Security wait times Term C
    Jun 20, 2016
    0
    How long before a Delta flight leaving from term C should we anticipate arriving at the airport with no checked luggage and already gave boarding passes.

     

  • how long does it take to get checked into detroit airport?
    Jun 20, 2016
    1
    I have a very early flight 7:00 am with hour and fifteen drive time to airport. how early should I arrive at the airport?

     

    With checked bags get there at at least 5:30. Without checked bags you could get there closer to 6. Note that this is the time to walk in the doors. If you have to park, you need to add on time for that.

     

  • Security Wait
    Jun 16, 2016
    1
    I am flying out of Terminal 1 at 7:30 PM from SFO --> LAS. What time would you recommend arriving at the airport to be safe?

     

    5:30

     

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