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  • is 55 minutes enough?
    Feb 26, 2015
    Im considering buying a ticket that will have me arrive from Austin, TX on DL1858 at 3:25 and leave on DL82 for Paris on 4:20. Will 55 minutes be enough? I might have to clear customs or?


    You will not clear customs. You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where your Paris flight will depart. That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Connection time?.
    Feb 26, 2015
    I am flying into D 44 and flying out of D 36 with a one hr. Time. Is it possible?


    Is your first flight domestic or International? What airline or airlines are you flying? I'm not familiar with any gates that start with "D" at JFK.


    You are correct...arriving Delta 3880 at gate B 44, which I cannot find on map. Leaving Delta 484, leaving from gate B 36, which appears on the terminal 4 map.


    Didn't mention that my first flight is domestic. Then, international


  • Connection
    Feb 26, 2015
    I am flying into Boston from Iceland at 6:35 PM. If I book a flight to Nashville from Boston at 7:23, will I have enough time to make the connection? Is 7:23 the lates flight I can get? Would I be better off getting a hotel in Boston & flying out early the next morning?


    No, that's not enough time. You will have to spend the night in Boston.


  • How much time?
    Feb 26, 2015
    I'm flying into JFK Terminal 4 from London on Virgin due to land at 18.30 and flying from JFK Terminal 5 at 20.33 on Jetblue to Denver. Have allowed enough time to get through immigration and change terminals?


    Did you purchase your tickets together or separately? If separately it will be hard for you to get through customs and then get your baggage to T5 before the checked baggage cutoff (this is assuming you are checking bags). if you purchased tickets together or are not checking a bag I think you'll be OK.


    Feb 26, 2015
    Hi- We are flying from Toronto to Chicago (WS 5598) and then from Chicago to Tokyo (JL7009). We have 1hr 55mins to make the connection and we have checked bags. Do we need to go through customs? Do we need to re-check our bags? Or can we just walk from one gate to the next? Thanks.


    Note that both flights will be operated by American Airlines. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.


    Thank you!


  • Assistance with transfers
    Feb 26, 2015
    Hi there! I am arriving from Amsterdam, and my final destination is Pittsburgh via MSP. It is my first time in USA. What should I do upon arrival to MSP in order not to miss my connection flight to Pittsburgh? Thanks!


    You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thanks ZAP, one more thing, by chance do you know is there any transfer service in MSP that I can request? Thanks.


    No there is not, nor is it necessary. MSP is not a busy international airport and sees only a handful of international arrivals daily.


  • HELP! unseasoned traveller
    Feb 26, 2015
    How do I get from Terminal 8, gate 88 to Air Canada Terminal 2 - only have 1 hour to connect. Security again?


    You need to exit T8 and walk straight across the parking garages, Over there will be T2. You will have to go through security again. IF your first flight is on-time and you hurry you will have enough time.


  • Layover 55 minutes between Terminal 3 and Terminal 5
    Feb 26, 2015
    HI, I'm flying BNA-ORD-LHR and I'm arriving into Chicago at 20.49 in Terminal THREE, and my flight to Heathrow is departing at 21.45 in Termiinal FIVE. That means I have 55 minutes to make the connection? Is that enough time? I understand I do NOT have to go through Customs/Immigration, is that correct?


    Correct, you do not have to go through US Customs when leaving the US. There are two routes. The first is that you can take the British Airways shuttle bus from Terminal 3. It leaves Terminal 3 from gates G17 and K20, but it does not run frequently. Alternatively you can take the ATS train from T3 to T5, but you will have to go through security again when you get to T5.


    Thanks for this! Do you think 55 minutes is then enough time to make the connection? I assume my bags will be checked all the way through to LHR.


    Yes, you don't have to do anything with your bags. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time and you hurry.


  • Edinburgh to Orlando
    Feb 26, 2015
    We are travelling fro Edinburgh to Orlando by United via EWR Do we pick up our bags at EWR and transfer them Do we change terminals


    Yes, you will have to pick up your baggage after you go through US Immigration, then go through US Customs, then re-check it at the transfer desk. You will likely have to change terminals as you will likely arrive in Terminal B but you will depart from Terminal C. However there is a chance you will arrive in Terminal C. Either way you will have to go through security in Terminal C.


  • Layover Time of 1hr 30 mins
    Feb 26, 2015
    I have a flight from Athens to Rome (FCO - terminal 1) that then connects me from Rome (FCO - terminal 3) to Toronto. I have a layover of 1hr and 30mins. Is this enough time to clear passport control and change from terminal 1 to 3?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Just follow the signs to your departure gate. You will pass through Schengen Exit passport control on the way.


  • Delayed Domestic Flight to International
    Feb 25, 2015
    Hi. Actually on the plane now. I booked my flight through my company and the time between flights was only 1 hr and 38 mins. Now the huge winter storm has caused a huge delay in my flight. I fly into terminal 6 (us airways) at 11:45 and departing the international terminal at 11:55. My guess is there is no possible way to make this flight. 1. Do you think they would hold the flight because of the massive storm across the south? 2. is there security i have to go through again? 3. how long does it take to get from terminal 6 to international at midnight?


    Yes, you have to go through security. They might hold the flight if there are a lot of people coming from yours or other delayed flights. Running, you can get from T6 to the International Terminal in 3-4 minutes. Walking, maybe 6-8 minutes


    Thank you for the post. It looks on the map that they are not connected. So I don't have to shuttle?


    It would be much faster to walk/run. Go left once you exit Terminal 6.


    Wish me luck! Thank you so much for responding so quickly.


  • Flight Connection - enough time?
    Feb 25, 2015
    I will be flying from DUB to JFK arriving in T5 and need to transfer to Delta (T3 i think) going to MCO. I have separate tickets so will need to collect my bags and checkin for the second flight. I have 2hr50mins in between both. Does anyone know if this is enough time?


    JFK no longer has a T3. Your Delta flight will depart from T2 or T4. Since you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin you should have enough time. The AirTrain connects all terminals outside security.


  • New Immigrants Vancouver-Montreal
    Feb 25, 2015
    Hi! We are new immigrants from the Philippines and we will be landing in Vancouver to take our connecting flight to Montreal. The problem is we will be arriving at 15:15 and our plane for Montreal departs at 16:50 via Air Canada. Will there be enough time for us to go through customs and immigration and still catch our flight to Montreal or do we need to rebook our flight? It is our 1st time going to Canada and I would appreciate if you can shed some light on our problem. Best Regards!


    That should be enough time.


  • connection time
    Feb 25, 2015
    In june we will be flying from Minneapolis to Venice with change at AMS with only 55 minutes. We think that is too close for the connection. Is luggage checked clear through from MSP to Venice. Is 55 minutes calling it too close?


    Yes, you won't have to claim your baggage in AMS. You should have enough time. AMS is made for close connections.


  • LAX layover
    Feb 25, 2015
    I am travelling from Sydney to Chicago with a layover in lax. I arrive into terminal B and the layover is just under 2 hours. I then depart for Chicago through terminal 7. Do I go through customs in lax or Chicago? And do I have to collect my luggage at all in LAX? I'm a bit nervous about whether 2 hours will be enough time.


    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. If you booked all your tickets on one reservation then follow the signs for connecting passengers and you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk. If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to RUN with your bags to Terminal 7 to check them with United in time.


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