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  • Security checkpoint hours at Terminal C
    Aug 13, 2016
    Anyone knows if the security checkpoint at Terminal C open 24/7


    I am fairly sure the checkpoint is closed from about midnight to 3:15 or 3:30 AM.


  • Airline Ticket has middle name but not in the passport
    Aug 11, 2016
    I will be flying to Budapest, Hungary and just noticed that my middle name is on my airline ticket and not on my passport. TSA in LA said its ok but wonder if this will be an issue in TSA Budapest when I return because I have no other ID t o showr that has my middle name. Airline will charge me $350 if they make the change.


    There is no TSA in Hungary. The TSA only operates in the United States. Border patrol in Hungary won't care. As long as the first and last names are right it's fine.


  • American citizen returning via Vancouver
    Aug 10, 2016
    I am an American citizen that will be returning from a work trip in Prince George, BC. I will have a brief layover in Vancouver and will have to pass through US Customs before getting on my connecting flight. What would be the minimum layover needed to deplane from my West Jet flight, get through all security and customs and make my connecting Delta flight at 12:48 pm? I have two choices, a 6:30 am flight that puts me in Vancouver around 7 or a 9:50 am flight that will put me in around 10:20. Does the later flight give me enough time? I will not have any checked bags to worry about.


    With no checked bags I'm pretty sure the 10:20 arrival would be OK.


  • Lost wallet and ID
    Aug 6, 2016
    Pls call me this number 0553935205. 0555926331


  • EWR Process
    Aug 6, 2016
    I'm just wondering how the process is at the airport, with security, possibly baggage collecting etc. Traveling from Oslo to to San Diego, connecting flight at EWR. Going from Terminal B to A. I got a US Visa from the US Embassy. Thanks in advance.


    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets on one reservation or separate reservations?


    I ordered everything through SAS Scandinavian Airlines, so one reservation. But will be flying with American Airlines from EWR to San Diego.


    American doesn't fly nonstop from Newark to San Diego. Are you connecting somewhere else first? If not, please double check your reservation.


  • conncecting flight Seattle, Vancouver to tokyo
    Aug 2, 2016
    I want to book a flight from Seattle to Tokyo, I am seeing great flights through Vancouver, however I had a DUI back in 2008 wondering if that will be an issue? Will I be going through customs on either leg in Canada?


    Yes, that will be an issue. You will have to go through Canadian passport control both ways.


  • Jet Blue Security lines
    Jul 18, 2016
    I have a 7:00am flight tomorrow AM, I plan to arrive to the airport at 5:15am. Is this enough time to go through security?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • from charleston to montreal via miami
    Jul 18, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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.


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