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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!


  • just wandering
    Jul 30, 2014
    flying Delta from SFO to EWR with a 7 hr layover then flying SAS from EWR to FCO. Can I use a United 1 day pass for the TC united club? I have 1 check in bag. How do I get to TC. Airtran or airside shuttle?


    Yes, you can use your one day pass. Also, SAS does not fly from EWR to FCO nonstop, so you if you are flying nonstop your flight will actually be operated by United. you will have to take the Airtrain to TC because the airside shuttle does not operate to or from the area where the Delta gates are.


    The EWR to FCO is NOT a nonstop flight. Hopefully can ck my bag to SAS (7 hrs. prior to flight) then take Airtrain to United club @ TC. Since I fly in and out of TB can I get a gate pass to TC United club? I have a United one time pass.


    Just called United club and was told no gate pass allowed for a United one time pass.Only allowed for a United club member. BTW, when I return to EWR from Europe, is 1.5 hrs enough time to go thru customs, p/u luggage & get to P4 to catch the last hotel shuttle? Ramada Jersey City last shuttle 10:30 pm. I have US passport


    You will have an onward boarding pass for travel out of Newark that day, so you don't need a gate pass. Yes, 1.5 hours should be enough time to make your shuttle.


    So I can show my SAS boarding pass at TC and get thru security even though I depart from TB?


  • Amsterdam - Atlanta - Costa Rica; 1,5 hour
    Aug 7, 2014
    We are coming from Amsterdam to Atlanta and arrive 16:33. We have a connecting flight from ATL to Costa Rica (San Jose) at 18:00. Will we be able to make it or do we need more time? Do we also have to recheck our checked bags? We fly both flights with Delta Air.


    YEs, you will have to claim your bags, go through US Customs,a nd re-check your bags. You will then go through security and then to the departure area of the same concourses/gate areas where you arrived. You should barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Hi ZAP, thanks for your reply. In case we only take handbagage with us.. and our first flight is on time. Then should we be able to make it right?


    Yes, that should help


  • How can I get from terminal 4 to terminal 8
    Jul 30, 2014
    I am traveling with my parents at the same day but in a different air companies. They are gonna arraived to NY before me and they will be there around 2pm in terminal 4. I told them to wait for me after they take them bagged. How can I get from terminal 8 that is the one where my fly landed to terminal 4? it is possible??. Also is possible for them to wait for me after they get them bagged???Thanks!!!


    The Airtrain connects all Terminals at JFK outside security. Yes, they can wait for you at the exit of customs in Terminal 4 or in the Domestic baggage claim of Terminal 4.


  • 90 minute connection from Terminal 2 to terminal 1
    Jul 29, 2014
    Hi. Delta changed our flight time so we arrive into T2 around 8:30pm and leave in T1 at 10:05pm. Do you think we'll have enough time for this connection? Thanks!


    Assuming your tickets were purchased together and you don't have to transfer bags yourself, yes, that should be enough time.


    Jul 30, 2014
    Hello, ill arrive with Lufthansa at the SEA TAC APT and have a domestic connecting flight to ANC. Some questions hereto: 1.At which terminal will that be? 2.If at South terminal, do i clear customs and immigrations there as well? 3. Where do i pick up the luggage and do the re Check-in for the domestic flight with Alaska airlines to Anchorage? 4.from which gate will flight AS119 most likely depart? 5. Since I have to pay for the luggage with Alaska airlines, where do pay for the luggage ?


    SEA only has one terminal, all international arrivals are handled within the S-satellite. On the lower level of the S-satellite you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, and go through US customs. Then, since it appears you purchased tickets separately, your baggage will be transferred to a baggage claim in the main terminal and you will take a train to the main terminal. Then you will take your baggage to the Alaska Airlines check-in counter. Your Alaska Airlines flight will depart from C, D, or N.


    Thanks so far. I am not sure, if I have two tickets or not, I have to double check. 1. If that is the case, then i'llproceed, as you have suggested. Please confirm that the check-in counter for Alaska Airways is in the main terminal. Should I have only one ticket where both flights are on, how would be the baggage handling? Thanks again for your advice.


    All check-in counters are in the main terminal - it is the only place with check-in counters. If you do have one ticket and the bags are checked through to ANC then you can re-check the bags with Alaska at the exit of Customs, before you go back through security. Then you can take the train directly to your departure gate and not have to go back to the main terminal.


  • Changing Flight to Qatar Airways at IAD
    Jul 29, 2014
    I'm flying in from Charlotte to IAD in US Airways and then flying to Doha from IAD in Qatar airways. The itinerary is booked as one flight ticket (hoping that makes sense). So do I need to go out of terminal at IAD, go to Qatar airways counter and go through security again ? I'm going to check in online and get boarding passes for Qatar airways and check in my luggage at Charlotte. US Airways confirmed that once i check in the luggage at CLT, I do not need to get them at IAD.


    Since you purchased your tickets together your bags should be checked through to Doha in Charlotte and all you will have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be on the B concourse.


    thanks for the prompt reply. I was not sure if I had to go through security again or not but you clarified it.


  • Flight connection from BA209 arriving 6.00pm
    Jul 29, 2014
    I am arriving on Sunday 10th August from London on BA209 and have a connection at 7.40pm US Airways to Tampa. Arriving on business class but connecting to coach. Will I make it or likely have to rebook to a later flight to Tampa?


    BA209 arrives at 5:06 PM? Yes, you should have plenty of time, especially considering that you will be getting off first due to being in Business class.


    The BA tickets say it is due to arrive at 18:00?


    That should still be enough time as long as your flight is on-time.


    Jul 29, 2014
    Arriving UA from LHR connecting to CUN do I have to collect checked baggage and re-check for the onward flight? I am told it would be checked all the way through from LHR


    I recently found out that IAH is part of a pilot program where most passengers traveling on a single International->International connecting itinerary do not have to claim their baggage to go through US Customs. However, please double check this with the United agent in London.


  • rechecking bags
    Jul 29, 2014
    I am flying in from Vienna ( Austria)on Austrian airlines tomorrow and i have a connecting flight to Orlando 3 hours after arriving on United. Unfortunately i had to book my tickets separately and therefor my bags will not be checked all the way through to Orlando. Does anyone know if there is a United check in counter right after costumes and immigrations? I am pregnant and have a little one as well and i really hope i don't have to walk all the way to the main check in desk with all of our bags. Thank you so much


    There are United check-in counters just upstairs from the exit of customs. Also, you can ask the Austrian agent in Vienna if he or she can check your bags through to Orlando for you by showing your United confirmation. They may be willing to since Austrian and United are Star Alliance partners. If they do that then you can immediately re-check your bags with United after clearing customs and avoid paying a checked bag fee.


  • Enough transfer time?
    Jul 29, 2014
    Hi I'm flying into Vancouver at 12:35 and my connecting flight to Toronto is at 2:15, is a 1 hour and 40 minute layover enough time to go through customs, immigration and claim luggage?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Jul 29, 2014
    Arriving Terminal 2E on Air France and need to get to 2A (El AL) ...CDG website says only go thru security but not customs. Will I need to collect bags and recheck them ? How long will terminal transfer and bag recheck take on average? Would it be walking or taking a shuttle between terminals? Thanks so much !!


    Since both flights are non-schengen you will only go through security. You don't have to do anything with your bags or go through Schengen immigration.


  • connection between terminal 3 and terminal 4 and enough time?
    Jul 29, 2014
    My flight reaching on terminal 3 (USairways) and connecting flight is from terminal 4(AA), time between flights is app 80 min, is this enough time? and what is the best way to get from terminal 3 to terminal 4.


    80 mins should be enough time. It's about a 10-15 minute walk along the curbside (my recommended path) and then you have to go through security.


    Thanks for the per website I came across below: American Airlines and US Airways passengers can now access both the US Airways and American Airlines terminals without leaving security via new shuttle service with stops at Gate 39 in Terminal 3 and at Gate 44 in Terminal this in place? and enough time as I have only 80 min between flights.


    Yes, that is in place and may save you some time as while it may take longer to get between terminals you won't have to go through security when you get to T4.


  • Enough time??? BOS-> IAD -> NRT
    Jul 28, 2014
    I arrive at IAD from BOS at 11:15AM, and depart to NRT at 12:25PM. Which terminals would I be arriving and departing at? Would I have enough time?


    IAD only has one terminal, but has 4 concourses on two buildings. Both flights should be on the C/D concourse. Yes, you should have plenty of time as all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


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