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  • LAX to TBIT
    Aug 27, 2014
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    Hi, I have a 10 pm arrival at LAX then I have to catch my flight to Brisbane, Australia which departs at 11:45. This is the first time travelling by myself and I'm scared and nervous. Do I grab my luggage from Terminal 4 (my arrival) and then do I have to go through TSA screenings then head to TBIT? If anyone can give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. And will I have enough time to make my flight?

     

  • Paris to Houston connection
    Aug 27, 2014
    2
    Making travel arrangements and want to check on ability to arrive ATL on AF8984 at 8:20 pm at terminal I and departing on AF2134 at 9:50 pm from terminal S. Is that enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Both flights will be operated by Delta. You won't actually have to go to the S Terminal. After clearing customs and re-checking your bags you will go through security and take the Plane train directly to your departure concourse.

     

    Thanks! Can you tell me where we will recheck our bags for the Delta flight to Houston?

     

  • Arriving on UA from Washington DC
    Aug 27, 2014
    0
    Connecting to LUF for flight to Paris, which terminal will I arrive in and which terminal would I depart from?

     

  • International flight from Birmingham England on 1 ticket.
    Aug 27, 2014
    2
    Im flying on One ticket from bhx to sfo, with a connection in ewr. the connection time is 1hr 50. Is this long enough and what is the process when i get there. Thanks in advance

     

    EDIT - I will be flying with United

     

    When you arrive from Birmingham in Newark you will be funneled to US Immigration where they will check your passport. Then you will collect your baggage, then go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with United. Then if you arrived in Terminal B you will take the Airtrain to Terminal C. If you arrived in Terminal C you just have to go to the departure level. You will then go through security and to your departure gate for your San Francisco flight. On the return to Birmingham in Newark all you should have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which should both be in Terminal C

     

  • connecting flight AMS-ODR-SFO
    Aug 27, 2014
    4
    I have connecting flight from AMS-ODR-SFO. Layover in Chicago is 1 hour and 45 minutes. I'm not an US-citizen, so my biggest concern is the lane at the migration. This is my first time at the O'hare airport, so I also don't know the distance from the migration to the baggage claim and from the baggage claim to the counter to drop off my bags again. Could you please tell me the connecting flight procedure? Is there a fast lane at the migration for people who need to catch their next flight? Is 1 hour and 45 minutes enough time to make the connection? And how far is the baggage claim to the drop off counter?

     

    I'm flying Lufthansa

     

    Both of your flights will actually be on United. you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, collect your baggage, go through US Customs, then immediately after, re-check your bags with United. Then you will follow the signs up 2 levels to the ATS Train, You will take the ATS train 3 stop to Terminal 1 where you will enter Terminal 1 and go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    thanks for the info! how long does it usually take to go through US immigration and customs. Arrival time is 1.25 pm

     

    another question, where do i need to recheck the bags? is it close to customs?

     

  • Assistance upon arrival
    Aug 27, 2014
    1
    Forgot to mention in previous request that I will be with a person who has a back problem and cant walk long distances in one go and am wondering if I can request and who do I ask for a wheelchair upon his arrival in IAD.

     

    You need to contact your airline BEFORE your flight to request the wheelchair.

     

  • Connecting flights with short layover times
    Aug 27, 2014
    1
    I will be flying rom SNA john Wayne airport to HNL. Transfer in SFO. there is less than an hour between arrival and departure of flights in SFO. Is that enough time to make the transfer.

     

    Yes, if both of your flights are on United that should be enough time.

     

  • Do I have enough time?
    Aug 27, 2014
    1
    Arriving in IAD from GVA with connection flight to Nashville I have 1h50 to catch my connecting flight to Nashville - is this too short

     

    No, that should be enough time.

     

  • Terminal 2 to 4, switching airlines. Luggage?
    Aug 26, 2014
    1
    I'll be flying to JFK via LAX from YYC (Calgary) in October. Haven't been through LAX in YEARS. First flight segment is an AA codeshare operated by WS. What I'm wondering is: Will I need to grab my bags and re-check them in for the AA flight? They were all booked together. Second, I'll be making the connection from terminal 2 to 4. How much time is needed for that and can/should I just walk between terminals? I think I have a couple hours layover. Thanks all!

     

    Your bags should be checked through to JFK in Calgary so you won't have to do anything with them in LAX. You should just walk from T2 to T4. It will take about 15-20 minutes. You will have to go through security again once you get there.

     

  • Clearing customs with connecting domestic flight
    Aug 26, 2014
    1
    Will arrive ATL from Shannon, Ireland at 4:58 pm. Bags will have been checked. I have a domestic flight out of ATL at 7:05 pm. Will I have enough time to clear customs and make it to the domestic terminal in 2 hours?

     

    Shannon has US Immigration and customs preclearance. Your arrival into ATL will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do is take the plane train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse.

     

  • landing and transferring
    Aug 26, 2014
    1
    I arrive on a B.A. flight at terminal 5 with a connecting flight to Lexington at terminal 3.Lay over is 1 hour and 45 min... is this sufficient? What is the procedure after landing and then how do I transfer to terminal 3. Many thanks

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 5, be directed to US Immigration where they will check your passport, then you will claim your bags, then you will go through US Customs, then you will re-check your bags with American, then you will go up 2 floors to the ATS train and take it one stop to T3. Then you will go over the roadway and into the T3 lobby and through security and to your departure gate which will be on concourse G. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time, but you have very little time to spare in the case of any delays.

     

  • Traveling to Tampa through Philadelphia
    Aug 27, 2014
    2
    Hi I'm traveling from Egypt to Tampa on quatar airways. I will be arriving at terminal A in Philadelphia and taking a connection flight from terminal B to Tampa on quatar airways operated by United States ( I don't really understand what that means). The time between flights is only 1:44 hr . Will this be enough time and will I have to claim my luggage and recheck them again?

     

    Your flight from Philadelphia to Tampa will be operated by US Airways, a fairly large airline in the USA that has a hub in Philadelphia. Upon arrival you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with US Airways. Then you will go up to the departure level and through security and to your departure gate. Monitors will tell you where your departure gate is. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Ok thanks a lot for your reply that was really helpful

     

  • MIA Transit: LIM - MIA - FRA
    Aug 26, 2014
    1
    I will be flying from Lima to Miami with AA and have more than 6 hours before my connecting flight to Frankfurt with LH. 1. Will I have to claim my luggage and re-check? 2. Can I re-check my luggage immediately, or will I sit there with my suitcases for a few hours?

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage to go through US Customs. if your bags are tagged through to your final destination you can then immediately re-check them. However, if they are not you will have to take them with you to the Lufthansa check-in counter and check them there when it opens.

     

  • Terminal E to Terminal D
    Aug 26, 2014
    3
    I arrive at 955am on Cayman Air and my AA flight leaves at 1115 in terminal D. Do I have time to get there?

     

    No, that is insufficient time for such a connection.

     

    Without luggage, only carry on, how long should that connection take?

     

    With carry-on only it's maybe possible in 80 minutes. It's really pushing it, but it might be possible. It really depends on how bad the lines at immigration are. You'll definitely have to check in online for your AA flight before leaving the Cayman Islands.

     

  • Flying from MSP to BOS then going to Quebec on Air Canada
    Aug 26, 2014
    3
    Flying from MSP on Delta, then flying from BOS to Quebec on Air Canada. Have 1 hr 20 min between flights. Do we have enough time to make Air Canada flight? What about customs?

     

    You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you get to Canada. To make your connection you will have to walk from Terminal A to Terminal B and go through security. You should check in online for your Air Canada flight.

     

    You should have barely enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thanks

     





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