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  • 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


  • checking in
    Mar 24, 2014
    I lost my license and I have gotten a new one but it is paper. This is Now N.C. issues their licenses, and then the original will be mailed. The paper license has a bar code on it to be scan to show proof of identity. Thank you for your time


  • Mexican Consulate ID
    Feb 3, 2014
    Hi, My husband only has a Mexican Consulate ID would this form of identification be acceptable?


    No, it is not on the list of TSA-approved forms of identification -


  • jewelry
    Jan 20, 2014
    Hi just wanted to know I have a belly button piecing will that set the alarm off going through the security check


  • bringing food in the US
    Jan 25, 2014
    Hi I just want to know if I'm aloud to bring food from Australia into the US if I declare it like cookies chocolate vegemite peanut butter and small tins of tuna will customs allow this nothing will be opened and will this delay me as I have another flight to catch from LA if anyone knows that could help me that would be great thank you


    Anything sealed and in your checked baggage will be ok. If its only a few things there is really no need to declare them.


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