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  • Can I go through security in Marseille so that I don't have to in CDG
    Jun 13, 2015
    I'm flying from Marseille to Paris (arrive at 15:10) on Air France and will need to catch an American flight to JFK, but the tickets are made separate. Will I have enough time to go security and customs to leave on AA flight at 17:00pm? Can I go through customs at Marseille to avoid it at CDG?


    In CDG you will have to exit the secure area, claim your bags from Air France, take them to Terminal 2A, re-check them, go through Schengen Exit passport control, and security. It will be very difficult if not impossible to do that in the time you have allowed.


    No need to ask the same question twice.


    Sorry, didn't mean to say that, i see that you only posted it once. Still. You will have a very tough time doing that.


  • Do I have to go through customs?
    Jun 24, 2015
    Flying out of SFO to Vancouver BC 6/28 to begin a cruise to Alaska. Do we have to go through customs in SFO and/or just Vancouver BC?


    You will only go through customs in Vancouver. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.




    Will I have to declare my wedding rings, jewelry to be worn at dinner, my small Canon digital camera in Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway or Seward/Anchorage? Sorry for the questions but I have never flown into Vancouver BC then board a ship to cruise Alaska. When I have gone abroad it was to stay for a week or so in the foreign country not turn around and come back to the US.


  • can a visitor go beyond security check till airplane to seaoff lanyway
    Jun 6, 2015
    Can any visitor go till airplane to seaoff someone is yher anyway


    Only if you are accompanying a child that you are the guardian of.


  • Student Visa
    Jun 3, 2015
    I have a student Visa and traveling from amsterdam via LA (LAX) to honolulu. Is there a separate line at the security check for passengers with visa? How much time takes it from the bradley terminal to terminal 5 in july? Thanks in advance. Vera from Holland


    Yes, entering the US on a Visa you will not be able to use the faster line for US/Canadian Citizens and repeat ESTA users. You should leave at least 2 hours between your flights, preferably 3 hours.


  • Clearing Customs without checked bags
    Jun 2, 2015
    I am arriving from Nevis to Miami as final destination without checked bags. what is the process given I do not need to claim bags. What is the estimated time...I arrive at 600pm on Tuesday...where should I be picked up....Thanks


    where you are picked up depends on the airline. You should be out by 7 PM at the latest I think assuming your flight is on-time.


  • Security Check and Baggage Claim
    May 30, 2015
    I am flying to IAH from Lagos, Nigeria with a connecting flight to Newark New Jersey. I have a layover time of 2hrs and 18mins. will I need to clear customs and immigration? If yes, will i need to pick my luggage and re-check in again for my connecting flight?


    Would the 2hrs and 18mins layover time be enough to clear customs and immigration?


  • International to Domestic
    May 25, 2015
    My wife and I will be flying in from Australia on DELTA DL16 in 2 weeks time arriving at approx 8am and are booked through on Delta DL2534 to Boston at 9.10 am. Is there any way we can make this connection?


    DAL16 arrives at 7:40 not 8. You should have enough time if DAL16 is on-time. Otherwise you will have a full day to be rebooked to Boston over another Delta hub such as Detroit, Atlanta, or Minneapolis.


  • Security times for international flights
    May 25, 2015
    I have a 6pm Saturday flight from Dallas Fort Worth to London Heathrow with no checked luggage. How long should I give for security &c. before my flight - what time should I arrive at the airport? thanks!


    If you are able to check in online you can get to the airport as late as an hour before the flight and be OK. If you aren't able to check in online I would arrive 90 minutes before. There is no special additional security for International flights.


  • Lost my ID AT newark airport today
    May 14, 2015
    I lost my ID at the airport. I now do not have ID to get back home. I traveled from Newark Airport to Miami. Who can I contact other then the TSA number to help me.?


  • packing RX
    Apr 30, 2015
    Can I leave my prescribed medications in an weekly pill organizer along with my vitamins and bring my written prescriptions? Or do the pills need to remain in the bottles they came in?


  • Hip replacement
    Apr 27, 2015
    My mother has has her hip replaced. Does she have to have any documentation for that to get thru security?


    It's not necessary, but if she brings a note from her doctor it will expedite the process. If she goes through the body scanner, everything should be normal.


  • Customs passport maiden name. Prescription in married name
    Apr 20, 2015
    Do I have to declare antibiotic medicine? Traveling with maiden name passport and ticket, but my prescription has my married name. Will this be an issue ?


    They generally do not inspect prescription medication in the bottles. You do not have to declare prescription medication.


  • security
    Apr 16, 2015
    I am flying into terminal 3 and then flying out again in terminal 5. I will not have any checked bags to pick up. Do I have to go through security again in terminal 5 if I just have a carry-on?


    What airport?


    Chicago O'Hare


    Yes, you will have to go through security in Terminal 5.


    Thank you!


  • Security check in
    Apr 13, 2015
    I am 77 years old, traveling from Ontario CA to B'ham Al. If I wear western boots do I have to remove them at security check in?? I've heard it isn't required after age 65.


    Yes, people of your age do not have to remove their shoes to go through security.


  • Identification
    Apr 13, 2015
    I am 18 I am going to travel from Florida to Dallas. I have my birth, social, and picture school id. Is that enough to allow me to fly back home?


    That should be enough.


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