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  • International to domestic transfer
    Jul 31, 2014
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Aug 7, 2014
    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?


    You do not have to change terminals. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and then re-check your bags all right there. THen you will go through security and take the plane train to your departure concourse. There's no need to actually go to the S Terminal.


  • 35 mins enough for terminal 3 to terminal 3 connection?
    Jul 30, 2014
    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
    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?




    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thank you - really appreciate your help.


  • Sydney to Cleveland, transit at LAX, check in luggage
    Jul 30, 2014
    HI, urgent question for 16 yr boy travelling alone, about check in luggage process in LAX. Flight Sydney to Cleveland: Sydney (SYD) to Los Angeles (LAX) QF Qantas Airways Flight: 107 Then same day transit Los Angeles (LAX)to Cleveland (CLE) UA United Flight: 1665 One reservation but 2 airlines. Can I make the luggage check-in at Sydney airport and go directly to Cleveland? If not, what will be the procedure?Thanks for your assistance, appreciated.


    He will have to claim his luggage in order to go through US Customs. Then on the exit to US Customs at the TBIT he should follow the signs for connecting passengers - there will be a United Airlines transfer desk where he can re-check his bags. Then he will exit the International Terminal and walk to the right (with the flow of traffic) about 200 meters to Terminal 7 where he will go through security for his departure gate to Cleveland.


  • Terminal E to the Marriott Hotel
    Jul 30, 2014
    I'll be checked in at Terminal E on Friday, but need to print out some docs. How long will it take me to get to the Marriott Hotel Business Center. Is it possible? Thanks in advance :)


    THe Inter-Terminal train goes to the marriott - it will take maybe 20 minutes each way.


  • arrive from al etehad in terminal 4 departure to LA from terminal 8
    Jul 30, 2014
    me and my wife will arrive to JFK with al etehad from aboozadbi and have connection with american air line from terminal 8 and have 3 hour between them is it enough ? and what should we do with our bags carry with ourselves to ait train or no ?


    Yes, that should be enough time. If you purchased your tickets together and your bags are tagged through to AA then you can re-check them after customs in T4. Otherwise you will have to take them with you on the AirTrain to T8 to check them with AA.


  • Connecting flights
    Jul 30, 2014
    I am flying from Heathrow to Orlando with a stop in Philadelphia. My flight gets into Philadelphia at 15.25 at terminal a and leaves again at 18.10 from terminal b. both flights are with us airways....will I need to claim my luggage and check it in again after clearing customs? Also is this enough time? I have never done a connecting flight or been to Philadelphia airport. Are terminal a and b very far apart? Thank you


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage to go through US Customs. Then you can immediately re-check it with US Airways. Terminals A and B are just two sides of the same building.


    Thank you for your help, very useful


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    Jul 30, 2014
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  • my son return to Paris.
    Jul 30, 2014
    connecting,CVG international arriving delta 15h35 flight depart 16:05. Is there too little time to make the connecting


    Please clarify your itinerary, is he flying into Cincinnati from somewhere else at 1535 and then onto Paris or is he flying into Cincinnati at 1535 from Paris?


    Thanks for the question. That is a tight connection time but he should be able to make it.


  • Swiss air to AA with 2h 15min layover
    Jul 30, 2014
    Hi, I have been reading all the comments about transferring from one airline to another and so far i think i am getting a good knowledge of what i need to do from when we land at Miami from Zurich with Swiss (arrive 14.35) and then catch out connecting flight with AA to Grenada (depart 16.55). Swiss will arrive from the south terminal (J) and then we have to go through passport control, collect our bags and go through customs then once we have cleared customs re check in our bags then head for the North terminal (D) to catch our connecting flight. Is this correct? I am just unsure about the re check in of the bags... is there an AA desk near by customs that will take our luggage for check in? I have heard that with the automated passport control things are going alot better so can you give me you thoughts on if we can make it in 2hrs and 15? BTW this is a great site. Lots of very useful information and i am tempted to buy the app. Many thanks Cakemama


    Yes, you have it right, there is a re-check desk just after you exit customs. You should have enough time.


    Thanks so much!


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