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  • Virgin America, is 30 minute layover enough?
    Oct 3, 2014
    I am booking on Virgin America from JFK - SFO and connecting with a flight SFO - PDX. Virgin booking is giving me a ticket with a 30 minute layover at SFO....Is that realistic? Can I make a connection (same airline) in 30 minutes? Here are the times Virgin comes up with: http://screencast.com/t/vokJ31b23H1 Thanks!


    It's certainly possible, but if there are ANY delays longer than 10-15 minutes you will be spending the night in San Francisco.


  • Connection
    Oct 3, 2014
    Hi, I am landing in Philly from Boston (terminal b) and then connecingt to Halifax canada (terminal c). Is 35 min enough time?


    Yes, that is very doable. All gates are connected inside security by walkways. However it obviously doesn't leave much time to spare in the case of delays.


  • 1h40 min enough time to connect?
    Oct 2, 2014
    Hi! How long is needed to connect between a Delta flight from CDG to a Delta flight to SJU at JFK? They both seem to arrive and depart from Terminal 4. Does a European traveller need to clear customs during the connecting time at JFK or upon arrival in SJU?


    Yes, when you arrive you will go through US Immigration, collect your baggage, go through US Customs, and re-check your baggage with Delta, then go to the departure level and go through security. Minimum time is 90 minutes but 2 hours would be better. For travel purposes Puerto Rico is considered part of the United States. There is no passport control or customs on flights between Puerto Rico and the continental US.


  • Need help
    Oct 5, 2014
    I am taking United from LAX Rome,and need to transfer at IAD and layover is only 1 hr. Does anyone know if I have to go through custom and grab luggages and check in my luggage again? Is one hr enough? I am not sure how busy IAD is, and also if I will in the same terminal. Thank you


    You do not have to go through US Customs on your way out of the US. You do not have to do anything with your baggage. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be on the C/D concourse. You should have enough time.


    I have another option of connecting in Toronto YYZ, should I go with IAD or YYZ. Anyone have experience of connection flights from YYZ to Europe?


    YYZ will be more complex and difficult.


    Hi thanks for your comment. Do you know anything about New Jersey Newark airport then? That's another option besides DC. This is my first time doing connecting flight; what's the min. connecting time I should allow? Thanks


    EWR would be fairly easy since both flights would be in Terminal C, but EWR is much more delay-prone than IAD. The procedure is very simple, all you need to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate when you're leaving the country, so really all you need is 30-45 minutes.


  • connecting flight
    Oct 1, 2014
    I'm coming from YVR (Vancouver, bc) to DFW by AA at 7:10pm and I'm taking Qatar Airways to Doha at 8pm. Is 50 mins enough to catch the next flight. I booked both the tickets together. Do I have to pickup my luggage? Thanks


    No, you do not have to do anything with your baggage in DFW. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver. Yes, 50 minutes should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Connections for 15 year old daughter - please advise
    Oct 1, 2014
    I live in Rochester NY and my 15 year old daughter is on a flight on Saturday december 20th at 18.11 from ROC to JFK terminal 2 arriving 19.38 with Delta (40% on time flight!?) then she has to make her way to terminal 4 for a Virgin flight departing at 21.30. With the short layover, terminal change and notoriously late regional Delta partner this is a unlikely connection right. Btw, I didn't book this, her mother in England did:(


    nearly 2 hours isn't a short connection. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security from T2 to T4.


  • Connecting domestic Delta flight
    Oct 11, 2014
    On 10/20 : Delta Flight 1288 connecting with flight 5996 with only 38 minutes, is it doable?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. Both flights should be on Concourse A.


    Hmmm, I've got the same question…Delta booked me into Detroit connecting to Beijing with a 46 min time layover. Is that at all realistic? I'm not disabled but have physical limits making a run out of the question. Thanks for the help…sweating this one!


  • Connect from KLM-Delta domestic
    Oct 1, 2014
    Hi - arriving from Heathrow on KLM at 11:50am connecting to Delta flight at 2:10pm to Sacramento. Americans all on one ticket. Is this enough time please? thanks


    KLM does not fly Heathrow-LAX, Delta doesn't operate it either? What airline are you flying? Or are you connecting in AMS on your way to LAX?


  • T5 to T1
    Oct 1, 2014
    I will land via emirates T5 at 3.35 p.m. After go thru customs I have to connect UA TO Milwaukee at T1 for 6.25 p.m. Do I hv enough time? After customs, do I hv to drag my bags on to the ATS to T1 or is there a UA bag drop off area after customs?


    If you purchased tickets together your bags should be tagged through to MKE in your origin and you will be able to use the re-check desk in T5. However, if you purchased separate tickets, you will have to drag them on the ATS to T1 and pay a checked bag fee. Also, most Milwaukee flights leave from T2, so be sure to check the monitors. if you are able to re-check your bags in T5, then you can take the ATS directly to T2 if your departure gate starts with E or F.


  • Where do I clear passport control & customs?
    Oct 1, 2014
    I am flying from YYZ to Bordeaux via AMS. Do I clear in AMS or in Bordeaux


    You will pass through Schengen Passport Control in AMS as you enter the Schengen pier of the terminal.


  • time between connections
    Oct 2, 2014
    We are arriving FLL at 1:00 from Detroit on Delta (Concourse 2, D Terminal) and leave at 2:42 on Silver Air for Bahamas. Is this enough time as we will need to get checked bags then recheck them at new terminal? I think Silver Air leaves from Concourse C in Terminal 1?


    It should be enough time but it doesn't leave much time to spare in case of delays.


    I just checked with Silver Air and they do leave and arrive from gate C5 even on their flights to/from the Bahamas. We should be able to check bags all the way through to the Bahamas on the way there, so that will save us some time. It looks like we will have to get our checked bags then go through customs on our way home, but we have over 2 hours between flights then. I'm assuming we will have to get a cart and bring the bags over to Terminal 2 to check in for flight home on Delta. We have never traveled internationally from FLL...kind of confusing! Thanks for your reply.


    On your return if your bags are checked through to DTW you will be able to re-check them after customs.


    Thank you, good to know!


  • Tranfer time T5 to T3
    Oct 1, 2014
    Coming into Chicago T5 from Manchester UK then T3 onto Indianapolis. How long do I allow for transfer?


    Sorry from London not Manchester


    The minimum connection time is 90 minutes but I would prefer to have 2 hours.


  • London - Fort Myers
    Oct 1, 2014
    Hello, im after some advance, on the 29th Nov i fly from London to Fort Myers and have a layover in Atlanta for 4 hrs and 45 mins. I land at 14.20 and im thinking of buying an additional flight so i don't have to wait around as long but the only earlier flight is 3.30pm and i dont know whether this would allow me enough time to get through customs, collect my luggage then head to departures and re check in as i wont be getting on my actual connecting flight. Your help and advance would be appreicated. Klara


    70 minutes is probably too short to make comfortably.


  • T2 to T4
    Oct 1, 2014
    Flying with Delta from YUL to JFK. Arriving at 8 at T2. Departing with Delta at 9.25 at T4 from JFK to MEX. Do i have enough Time between 2 flights ? Do i have to go to US customs ?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal. your arrival into JFK will be like a domestic flight. Yes, you should have plenty of time. A Delta shuttle bus connects T2 and T4 inside security.


  • Minimum time to clear customs to get to next flight
    Oct 1, 2014
    Hi, I arrive from Australia on VA7 arriving at 6:30am, I need to book a connecting flight to Las Vegas and am just wonder how long I should plan to get through customs and pick up baggage. I assume that a 12:15 flight should do it. I could also catch a 9:30am flight, which I assume is too early. Many thanks.


    The 9:30 AM flight should be fine.


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