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  • How much time will it take to connect from T2 to T1
    Aug 1, 2014
    1
    I have 2 hours for connection. But I travelled with different airlines. I have to get my checked luggage from T2 and get it checked again in T1. That also means I have to get through security again. Is 2 hours enough?

     

    It will be very hard for you to make your connection considering that you will have to claim your bags at T2, take the AirTrain, then check in T1.

     

  • VCE to FCO to JFK
    Aug 1, 2014
    1
    We'll be flying 6:40am flight to Rome(FCO) from Venice (VCE), arriving at 7:45am. Our flight to New York (JFK) leaves at 9:45am. Is that plenty of time to make the connection? I'm assuming that first flight is domestic, so there won't be a problem at all. We don't plan to check any bags.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time, especially if your flight to JFK is on Alitalia meaning you don't have to take the shuttle to Terminal 5. If you do have to go to Terminal 5 it will be a little more difficult but still doable.

     

  • Enough time
    Aug 1, 2014
    1
    There seems to be many comments about making connecting flights. Like everyone else I am worried that a 55 minute connection between spirit flights is not enough. Will I need to go through customs if my first flight is domestic (ie NY to FLL)? Is that enough time if both flights are within the same terminal? Thanks for the help.

     

    No, you do not go through US customs when leaving the US. If both flights are on spirit and your first flight is on-time you should have plenty of time.

     

  • Make Connection
    Aug 1, 2014
    1
    Flying into LAX on US Airways at 8:10 Sat. at Terminal 3 - connecting with American Flight leaving at 8:50 - Terminal 4 - (40 minutes).Carrying bags - If we take the AA connecting shuttle from T3 Gate 39 will we be able to make our connecting flight to Hawaii on time?

     

    Yikes, that's a really hard connection. Unless your US Airways flight is quite early I don't see how you can make it.

     

  • Connecting flights
    Aug 1, 2014
    1
    I have a flight with UA, from LRH to MCO and it stops of IDA. The stop over time is 1hour 14minutes. Will this be enough time? What do i have to do to get on the right flight?

     

    1 hr 14 mins is not sufficient for an International -> Domestic transfer at IAD. It's possible, but it's below the minimum connection time. You arrive in the C/D concourse at IAD, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags with United, then go through security and back to your departure gate which will also be on C/D. You should contact whoever you booked this ticket from, notify them that it is an improperly short connection, and ask to be rebooked on a later flight to MCO or an earlier flight to IAD.

     

  • Is 1:15 enough to connect? Bags checked through?
    Jul 31, 2014
    1
    Hello. It may be a little late but... We leave tomorrow night on AS 1869 from Lihue, Kauai, and then connect with DL1506 to Detroit. We arrive at LAX terminal 4 and leave from 5. Our connection time is 1:15. Is this enough time? Does it matter we fly on to Europe from Detroit? Thanks!

     

    If your bags are checked through that should be enough time. Check in for your Delta flight online before you leave Hawaii as you may arrive in T5 after the checkin cutoff. If your bags are not checked through because you bought separate tickets you will not have enough time to claim your bags and get them to T5 before the bag cutoff. The fact that you are connecting onwards to Europe from DTW doesn't matter.

     

  • Collecting baggage
    Jul 31, 2014
    4
    I'm travelling from Detroit to Chicago and from Chicago to Warsaw. Do I have to claim and re check my bags when I arrive in Chicago?

     

    Were your tickets bought separately or together? What airline are you flying Detroit -> Chicago?

     

    The tickets were purchased separately. I'm flying with United airlines from Detroit and then Polish airlines Lot from Chicago to Warsaw.

     

    The tickets were purchased separately. I'm flying with United airlines from Detroit and then Polish airlines Lot from Chicago to Warsaw.

     

    United and LOT are both in Star Alliance, so you can ask the United agent in Detroit if they can check your bag through to WAW by showing your LOT confirmation. If they do so, then you will not have to claim it in ORD and you can just take the ATS train to T5, get your LOT boarding pass, and go through security and to your departure gate. If they are not willing to, you will have to claim your bag in T1 and take it with you on the ATS train.

     

  • International to domestic transfer
    Jul 31, 2014
    2
    Hi! I will be flying to SFO from Singapore via an international flight Singapore Airlines. I have a domestic flight (united airlines) to catch approximately 2 hours later. I would like to know if 2 hours is sufficient time. What is the fastest way to get from flight to flight (including checking in again)? Thank you for any help!

     

    Edit: Domestic flight from SFO to DEN via United Airlines

     

    2 hours should be sufficient time. You should make sure your bags are tagged through to DEN by the SQ agent in Singapore. When you arrive in SFO you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with United. Then you will go up to the departure level, get your United boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security and to your departure gate. The United gates are connected to the International Terminal by a walkway inside security.

     

  • Connection Madrid-Newark-Lima
    Jul 31, 2014
    2
    I travel to Newark just to make a transfer to Lima, Peru. Only 1:50 hours from landing to departure. Considering that I am not travelling to any other USA destiny, do I need to follow same security protocols than trips to USA? Is it 1:50 enough for transfer? Thank you

     

    Flying with United. Thanks

     

    Yes, even though you are traveling onwards you still have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags with United and go through security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Connection flight for two hours
    Jul 31, 2014
    2
    I am about to buy a flight from Mexico to Washington DC with a two hours connection flight in EWR. I wonder if that is enough time to go by immigration, luggage, change terminals. In the past, I have spend almost four hours changing planes in Dallas, TX, and now I am afraid if two hours is a short amount of time. Thanks.

     

    I am flying with United (all the way)

     

    2 hours should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • cor9ve16tte
    Jul 31, 2014
    1
    We have a short layover. Can we find out what terminal we will arrive at and then take off from?

     

    Charlotte only has one terminal and all gates are connected inside security.

     

  • Connection from LHR through IAD to SFO
    Jul 31, 2014
    2
    I have a flight (UA) that has a 5h20m layover in IAD on the way to SFO from LHR (London). From reading the other posts, it looks like I'll have to collect my luggage and re-check it. Is that the case? Does that mean I can also leave the airport and explore Washington for 2 hrs or so and make my way back?

     

    Yes, that is the case and yes when you re-check your bags you will be outside security and free to go where you want. However, IAD is very far from anything worth seeing unless you like seeing aviation museums as there is one very close to IAD. IAD is over an hour each way in a taxi from the city.

     

    Thanks for the response. I forgot that the last time I was in DC, I flew to DCA, which is significantly closer to everything.

     

  • From Jamaica to ATL to RGA
    Jul 31, 2014
    0
    I will be going to Washington from Jamaica and be connecting in ATL. There is a 2 hour layover. I will be arriving through international terminal and my next flight is through the domestic south terminal will I need to re check my bags and will I make it from one terminal to the next on time?

     

  • 35 mins enough for terminal 3 to terminal 3 connection?
    Jul 30, 2014
    1
    I am flying into ORD at 18:40 and then have 35 mins until my flight to LHR leaves at 19:15, it is leaving from the same terminal! Will I have to go back through security or can I just go from gate to gate and not worry about my luggage? Thanks

     

    If both flights are on American Eagle/American you can just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, no security, nothing with your baggage. If your first flight is on-time you'll have enough time. If you miss your connection, there's a later flight to London.

     

  • Tel Aviv (El Al) to JFK to DCA (Delta)
    Aug 1, 2014
    4
    Arriving JFK at 6 AM on January 9, with a connecting flight to DCA at 8:55 AM. Will be checking baggage. Will I have enough time to clear customs and make my flight to DC?

     

    That should be enough time. What airline is your flight to DCA on?

     

    Delta

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

    Thank you - really appreciate your help.

     





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