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  • Customs
    Mar 29, 2015
    I have a flight from Ireland into Terminal E with a connection on JetBlue to Seattle in Terminal C. Aer Lingus says they will check my bags all the way through to Seattle. In Boston will I need to go through customs or any security gates?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ireland. In Boston you will have to go through security in Terminal C.


    So I'm hoping to buy some Irish liqueur in the Irish airport to bring back to Seattle so it will be carry on. Since I have to go through security again in Boston will this not be possible?


    Correct, that won't be possible.


    If you want to buy some liquor in Ireland, buy it at a regular store and put it in your checked baggage.


    Mar 29, 2015
    Hi, I will be flying from CLT to DEL (via JFK & DXB) on Jetblue B6218 arriving JFK 12:37 PM and then Emirates EK 208 departing 14:30 at Terminal 4. I have connection time of 3 hr and 50 minutes at JFK but as I have never been to JFK so I have few queries: a-) I booked my tickets through Emirates so assuming that I need to check in my luggage at CLT (at Jetblue counter )and will get my luggage at final destination only. No need to recheck in the luggage at JFK. Please suggest b-) From where I need to collect Emirates boarding pass for JFK-DXB and DXB-DEL? Will it be at Emirates check in counter or Will I get all boarding passes at CLT by JetBlue? c-) From CLT I will be landing at Terminal 5 and then I need to come to terminal 4 via Airtrain to catch my international flight but where do I need to go through security check? I know one will be at CLT but before entering terminal 4 at JFK do I need to go through security again? d-) where will be Emirates Check in counter on terminal 4? In case if I need to collect my emirates boarding pass then I may need to contact Emirates check in desk. e-) Where I need to deposit my I94? Will it be at Emirates check in counter or at jetblue counter at CLT? Thanks in advance and for your patience to go over lots of questions from me.


    Since you booked all your tickets together, JetBlue may be able to issue you all your boarding passes in Charlotte. If not just go to the Emirates desk in Terminal 4 and you can get your boarding passes there. Yes, you will have to go through security in Terminal 4 at JFK. Paper I-94 forms are no longer used, Emirates will report your exit from the US to the US Immigration authorities. However, if you were given a paper I-94 when you entered (for example if you entered a long time ago), you may still want to give the form to the Emirates agent when you board your flight to Dubai.


    Mar 29, 2015
    Hi, I will be flying from CLT to DEL (via JFK


  • München -EWR-San Juan
    Mar 29, 2015
    Hi. We arrive in terminal B from München, and have 1 hour 40 minutts to the next plane leaves in terminal C. (Bort flights are United) Do we have enough time? We need to go through costume border protection.


    You will arrive in Terminal B or Terminal C, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then if you arrived in Terminal B you will take the AirTrain to Terminal C then go through security and to your departure gate. You will barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time. There will be no additional immigration procedures upon arrival in San Juan because Puerto Rico is an American possession and considered part of the United States for travel purposes.


  • DUB-EWR (Connecting in PHL)
    Mar 29, 2015
    Hi - Flying from Dublin into EWR with a 2 hour 5 minute connection in PHL. Will we have to collect our bags and re-check them in before travelling from Terminal A to Terminal F? All booked on same itinerary. First flight is operated by US Airways and connecting flight is operated by "Air Wisconsin dba US Airways Express"


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do in Philadelphia is take the shuttle bus from your arrival terminal to Terminal F. You should have plenty of ttime.


  • Need info on terminals
    Mar 29, 2015
    This is my first time flying with a toddler and I need all the info I can get! We are arriving in terminal b with a connecting flight in terminal c with a 1.5 hr layover. If I ask for assistance could someone help us to the next terminal? Would we have to wait for our checked bags or are they transferred for us? If I have a stroller is it easier to walk between terminals or should we take the shuttle? Any tips? I have severe anxiety so I am looking for any info that could make this flight less stressful!


    Did you purchase your tickets separately or together and what airline or airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question without this info. There is no way to walk between Terminals B and C.


    I bought them together. I bought them on us airways website. I'm flying into lga on American airlines and flying out on us airways.


    Your baggage will be transferred for you. American also now operates a shuttle bus inside the secure area between the American gates in Terminal B and the US Airways in Terminal C. Unfortunately they have decided not to tell either of their websites about it but it exists. If you can't find it, you can take the Route B bus outside security, but you will have to go through security again in Terminal C. You have plenty of time.


  • 1 hour 15 minutes lay over.
    Mar 29, 2015
    Hi. It's my first time to travel to the US, I'm from Australia. I am travelling with two children, travelling to Toronto, New York, Alabama then Las Vegas. My Alabama to Las Vegas flight has a 1 hour 15 minutes lay over at Denver both flights with United, will I have enough time for transfer? With my Esta and going through customs then racing to go to the next boarding gate? And do I need to recheck my luggage? Hope someone will be able to help me with my queries. Thank you.


    Alabama, Denver, and Las Vegas are all in the United States. You do not have to go through Immigration or Customs on domestic flights within the United States. You will go through Security in Alabama. All you have to do in Denver is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both on the B concourse. You should have plenty of time.


  • Guadalajara to Frankfurt through IAH
    Mar 29, 2015
    I will be returning from Guadalajara, Mexico with United and connect to Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt . I only have 1 hour 20 min and I have to change from terminal E to terminar D. Is that enough time?


    That is possible but difficult. You will have to go through US Immigration and Customs, but you should not have to claim your bags because you are on an international to international connection. You will also have to go through security. If you can change your ticket and get an earlier flight from Guadalajara I would do that.


  • BUD to FCO to DBV
    Mar 29, 2015
    From Budapest we are flying Wizz Air getting to FCO terminal 2 at 12:05pm. We are NOT checking luggage, we're only bringing carry-on luggage. From there we need to get to terminal 3 for our 1:50pm flight to Dubrovnik. When getting from from T2 to T3 will we need to go through security or customs or anything again? Is this enough time to get to our next flight?


    Since Hungary is in the Schengen Area you will not have to go through customs. You will go through schengen exit passport control when you enter the departure area for your Dubrovnik flight. You will also likely have to go through security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • JFK to CLT Emirates Jetblue connecting flight
    Mar 29, 2015
    Hi, I will be flying from DXB to JFK on Emirates EK 201 arriving 14:15 Terminal 4. I will then need to catch domestic flight Jetblue to Charlotte (CLT) at 17:06.I have booked all tickets through Emirates but not sure if 2 hours 50 minutes are enough to go through US Immigration, claim bags, and go through US Customs and at last go to trminal 5 to catch Jetblue flight Can you suggest?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Transfer domestic to international
    Mar 29, 2015
    Never been to SFO and I am flying from MSN-ORD-SFO-TPE. What do I do when I arrive in SFO.


    Assuming your flight to TPE is on United, all you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate in Terminal 3 to your departure gate in concourse G of the International Terminal. There is a walkway inside security between those two areas. So all you have to do is walk from one gate to the other.


    Thank you! Are my only dealings with customs and immigration in TPE or do I have to do something in SFO?


    Correct, on your way to Taipei you won't have to do anything with your bags or go through any immigration proceedings until you get to Taipei.


    Thank you, again!! Last question (for now): On the return trip will I go through Customs/Immigration in SFO or ORD? I truly appreciate your help:-)


    On the return in SFO you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security.


  • Enough time to make my connection
    Mar 29, 2015
    I have a UK passport and will be arriving on a BA flight from LHR on 11 Sept at 17.05. I have an Alaskan flight for Portland departing at 19.00. Will I have enough time to make this flight - and what is the best way to transfer between the arrival and departure terminal. Will I have to collect my luggage and check in again with Alaskan? Many thanks for your help.


    You will arrive in the S satellite, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then if your bags are tagged through to Portland you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the underground trains to your departure gate in the C, D, or N concourse.


    Many thanks for that reply. Do you think I will have enough time to make the connections bearing in mind it is international transferring to domestic?


    Yes, if you purchased your tickets together that is enough time.


  • Help please
    Mar 28, 2015
    Hey, I have a flight next week from London Heathrow to Columbus with 1 stop in Charlotte. Im spanish living in London, but still with spanish passport. Do I have to go through Us immigation and claim my bags then check them again and go get my plane.. in 1 hour and 20 minutes that I have? Its my first time stopping in another city, Im very lost. Need some help please, Thank you.


    Travelling with US airways.


    Yes, upon arrival in Charlotte you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. You will then go through security and to your departure gate. Be sure to complete ESTA before your trip. 80 minutes is 10 minutes below the minimum recommended time for an international to domestic connection.


    I'll just run! Hope to have enough time to do it all. Thank you very much for your help x


  • International flight
    Mar 28, 2015
    My parents are flying into ORD Terminal 5 from Dubai. After clearing immigration and customs they have to board a delta flight to MSP. Question is - can they check in their luggage to MSP without having to move from terminal to terminal carrying their luggage? Just a little worried since they are older and might not have guidance at ORD.


    If they purchased their tickets together they can re-check their bags at the transfer desk in T5. However, Delta does not have staff in T5 to re-check bags not tagged to their final destination, so if they did purchase two separate tickets they will have to take them on the ATS train to T2. It's fairly easy to navigate. Once they exit customs they just need to follow the signs to the ATS Train and Terminal 2 - the symbol for Terminal 2 is a 2 inside an orange square. When they arrive in T2, pretty much the only check in counter left is for Delta.


    Thank you for the quick response. Much appreciated. Unfortunately we have 2 separate tickets. Since they fly internationally they have 2 big sized bags each. I am concerned that they have to take the ATS carrying 4 bags. The other alternative is to skip the flight to MSP and me just drive to pick them up from ORD and make the drive back. What are your thoughts?


    There are elevators and escalators on the way to and from the ATS Train. As long as your parents aren't very elderly I think they will be OK. However, if they each have two large bags the bag fees alone to MSP on Delta will be $120, assuming all of the bags are under 50 lbs each. So maybe it's worth it to drive because of that.


  • 1 hour connection time BCN to AMS to SEA
    Mar 28, 2015
    I read that effective June 1, 2015 AMS will no longer have security checks at the gates. I am a U.S. citizen traveling post-cruise on 10/2015 on KLM from BCN to AMS, connecting on Delta to SEA. Will my baggage be checked through? I am confused about Schengen/non-Schengen/International procedures. Will one hour be sufficient to go through new security check points in time to make Delta flight to U.S.?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Your baggage will be checked through. You will go through Schengen exit passport control (a very quick process).


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