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  • 85 mins connection
    Aug 20, 2014
    I would reach ORD around 7.20 pm in Terminal 1 (United Airlines) and my International flight is at 8.45 pm in Terminal 5 (Qatar Airlines). Will i able to transit during this time , including security check - i dont have check-in baggage.


  • only 45 minute connection
    Aug 19, 2014
    flying from Halifax, Nova Scotia,canada to orlando. Flights were not great, we only have 45 minutes to connect in Boston. We fly Air Canada Jazz from Halifax to Boston, then have 45 minutes to catch a United flight from Boston to Newark. Will this be enough time? Do we have to go through customs? Do we have to change terminals.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Halifax. Both Air Canada and United use Terminal B. However, Air Canada uses a small annex of Terminal B that is not connected to the rest of the terminal Inside security. So you will have to go through security. You should have enough time if your flight is on-time but you'll be in trouble if you're delayed.


  • connection time
    Aug 19, 2014
    Hi , I am connecting in IAH with a lay over of 2 hr 21 mins. I'm flying from Vancouver , B.C. and on to Peru aboard United ,both flights. Is this sufficient time to change planes?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Customs and Immigration in Vancouver so all you will have to do in IAH is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will likely arrive in C and depart from E. They are directly connected inside security.


  • Vancouver - Mexico - Separate Tickets
    Aug 19, 2014
    I'll arrive from Vancouver at Terminal 2 (Air Canada) and I need to catch an AeroMexico flight. I purchased separate tickets, so I will have to pick up my luggage. Do I have to exit security to check-in at AeroMexico (also terminal 2), or are there check-in booths that can take my luggage?


    All baggage claims and check-in desks are outside security. The Aeromexico check-in desks will be on the upper level of Terminal 2, right above the baggage claim.


  • United Airline Flights
    Aug 19, 2014
    United Airlines Flight UA 6417 will be arriving from Santa Maria to LAX @ 12:30pm on Aug. 26, 2014; the same day, our next flight is United Airlines UA 1164 will leave LAX at 1:07pm to Denver. Will we have enough time to get to our terminal in 37 minutes?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will arrive in Terminal 8 and depart from Terminal 6, 7, or 8. All United gates at LAX are connected inside security.


  • 50 Min connection from YWG to EWR
    Aug 19, 2014
    I am looking at a 50 minute connection arriving in ORD from YWG, transferring planes to continue to EWR. Is 50 minutes enough time? And do you know if baggage wold have to be claimed and re dropped?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Winnipeg. All you have to do in ORD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your arrival will be in Terminal 1 or 2 and your departure will be from Terminal 1. The two terminals are connected inside security by a walkway. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Arrive T3 (United), Depart International (Cathay) - Time Needed?
    Aug 19, 2014
    Hello, Will be arriving 10.30am from Las Vegas on United (internal flight). Then have to collect baggage > exit terminal > get to the International terminal > check-in > clear security for a 13.45 Departure to Hong Kong (Cathay). Is 3 hours enough time to comfortably do this (even with delays) or better to get an earlier flight from Vegas (with 5 hr wait between flights)? Many Thanks!


    That should be plenty of time.


  • Terminal 1 and 2 post security
    Aug 19, 2014
    Is there a post-security connection/walkway between T1 (Southwest) and t2 (American)?


    No, the walkway between T1 and T2 is outside security.


  • connecting times transfer AMS > IAH > LAX
    Aug 19, 2014
    Hi, is 1 hr 20 min enough time for getting immagrations and customs before connecting flight to LAX? I'm arriving IAH from AMS and flying all flights with United.


    That is below the minimum connection time for an International -> Domestic transfer at IAH, but it may be possible if your flight from Amsterdam is on-time or early.


  • international connection in ORD - reclaim luggage & customs?
    Aug 18, 2014
    I am flying from Beijing PEK to Amsterdam, through ORD. Will I have to reclaim my luggage and go through customs in ORD? Is 90 minutes long enough to make my connection?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, and go through US Customs then re-check your bags. Then if you are taking United to Amsterdam you will have to take the ATS train to Terminal 1 and go through security. If you are taking KLM to Amsterdam you will stay in Terminal 5 and go through security there.


    90 minutes should be barely enough time if your tickets were bought together. It will be not enough time if they were not.


    Yes, it's United. Ugh. Sounds like a pain.


    My tickets were bought together. I'll be hoping for an early arrival and be that person running through the airport. Wish me luck! Thanks so much for your quick reply.


    Aug 18, 2014
    Making an international connection through LAX. Scheduled to arrive in Terminal 7 (LAX), and departing Terminal 1 (LAX). I have about 90 minutes to make the connection. Any suggestions for getting through this transfer quickly and with minimal fuss?


    There are no LAX-FRA flights from Terminal 1. Terminal 1 is used by Southwest Airlines. What airlines are you flying?


  • From rome to cagliari which terminal?
    Aug 18, 2014
    Please help. The plane from Amsterdam is delated. my son has half an hour to go to the plane to cagliari sardegna. Which terminal is this?


    Alitalia flights to Cagliari leave from Terminal 1.


  • International to Domestic Transfer
    Aug 18, 2014
    Hi - I am flying from London to Vegas (single ticket) with a transfer at SFO. I was wondering what I would need to to do at SFO to successfully transfer to the next flight (2 hours between flights). Will I need to depart immigration and collect bags and recheck in at United Airlines desk or is there a better way?


    Yes, you have the procedure correct. The purpose of claiming the bags is to go through US Customs. After you re-check your bags you will go through security.


  • getting from terminal 3 to terminal 5
    Aug 18, 2014
    My daughter flys into terminal 3 and has 45 minutes to get to a flight in terminal 5. Is this doable?


    She would go out front of terminal 3 and wait at the first curb for a shuttle bus to take her to T5. They come every 10 minutes approx. At T5 she gets in line for pre TSA approval (they put a little sticky on the outside of her passport denoting she has been asked the "did anyone strange ask you to put something in your bag"? questions). From there she will go into a large room to obtain her boarding pass according to airline. If she already has a boarding pass she will go straight to the TSA screening. It is doable but barely and it depends on how long the TSA line is at the time she arrives.


    45 minutes really isn't adequate. It could take her close to that just to GET to T5.


  • Domestic transfer time
    Aug 17, 2014
    Saturday arrival United 1261 at 1:40 pm from Orlando....leave United 480 at 2:25 pm to Seattle. Nervous about the short connection time. Currently seats are at rear of plane with carryon. Thoughts and ideas?


    45 minutes isn't that short. Both flights should be in Terminal C. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


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