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  • 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.


  • Sam
    Jun 30, 2016
    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




  • Security wait time
    Jun 28, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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?




  • Security wait times
    Jun 14, 2016
    Traveling out of O'Hare June 16th on AA at 7 am. What time should I arrive


    5 AM should be fine.


  • Security Wait Time Concern
    Jun 10, 2016
    Am getting spooked by all the TSA long wait time news. Want to fly out of SFO on Southwest (Terminal 1) on Sun at 7:05 PM. Cannot arrive at airport before 6PM. Can't find any reliable estimate of Security line wait times on a busy evening like Sun. Is 1 hour doable lately?i .


  • Can I use another Terminals security at ORD
    Jun 9, 2016
    I heard about the slowness at Terminal 3 and would like to just go though security at Terminal 2 and walk over to 3. Will ORD allow this?


    Yes, you can.


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