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  • ICN-SFO arr 11:30am connecting to SFO-YYC dep 2:00 WITH DOG
    Jun 27, 2014
    Hi there, we are flying ICN-SFO (United) arr 11:30am connecting to SFO-YYC (WestJet) dep 2:00 WITH DOG (Westjet desk is aisle 6 international terminal) The SFO-YYC passenger is not US citizen so must go through all the checks and everything. Will he have enough time, including re-checking in the dog for the


    With the dog, it will be very difficult.


    It depends what airline your first ticket is on. If they have a close relationship with AA, that agent may be willing to tag your bag through to AA if you show your AA confirmation or boarding pass. If so, then you can re-check your bags in T5. Otherwise you will have to take them on the ATS to Terminal 3 to check them with AA.


    I'll be coming in on do I find out if they have a close relationship with AA.... and thanks for the information


    I'll be coming in on do I find out if they have a close relationship with AA.... and thanks for the information


  • Connecting Aegean to United via FCO
    Jun 27, 2014
    My details are below, which involves a 50m layover. Is this possible? It doesn't seem so but would like to know the details of the transfer: Aug 28 A3 650 ATH 8:45AM FCO 10:00AM 2h 15m Airbus A320 Economy (O) Layover in FCO 0h 50m UA 967 FCO 10:50AM IAD 2:55PM 10h 5m Boeing 767 Economy (K)


    No, that's not really possible as transferring to United means you have to go to Terminal 5.


    Any idea why Google ITA would spit this out as an option?


    Because it doesn't know what a pain in the ass getting to Terminal 5 is and since United has very little connecting traffic at FCO, they haven't bothered to increase their minimum connecting time there accordingly since Terminal 5 opened.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through EU exit passport control when exiting the Schengen concourse and then security at your departure gate.


    this ZAP guy always says you have enough time, he must be working for FRA....its a horrific airport and you will miss most connections


    I do not work for FRA


    Jun 27, 2014
    I am getting married in Iceland in May 2015 and Delta does not fly there but from June to Sept so I will be flying from Atlanta to JFK (Delta) then flying Icelandair to Reykjavik. How much time do I need to leave in between flights going each way? Also, I'm assuming I'll have to go get my bags from baggage claim at JFK and go back through security or can I check them all the way through from Atlanta?


    Icelandair and Delta do have an interline baggage agreement, however, for your bags to be transferred you will need to book the tickets together on one reservation. Even if your bags are transferred you will have to exit security, take the AirTrain to Terminal 7, get your IcelandAir boarding pass, and go through security to make your transfer. I would want at least 2.5 hours for such a transfer.


  • Domestic to International 1 hr layover
    Jun 26, 2014
    I am flying from SAT into IAH (term C)with a 1 hr. layover then going to Toronto YYZ (fromTerm A) is this possible ?


    Yes, it's possible. The TerminaLink connects all Terminals inside security. I assume your Toronto flight is on Air Canada if you say you're leaving from A, correct?


    Yes, thanks


  • Is 26 minutes enough time?
    Jun 26, 2014
    I want to book a flight using reward miles. But, i'd have a 26 minute layover in LGA. That would just be stupid, right? If I book it and miss a flight, is the airline responsible for getting me to my destination, or would it be my fault because I booked a flight with a 26 minute layover?


    If both tickets are booked on the same airline together, then they are responsible for getting you there even if you miss your connection, however, that may mean you won't get to your destination for several hours or maybe even a day later.


  • BOI to SEA to OGG
    Jun 26, 2014
    I will be arriving on Alaska at 6:35 a.m. and need to connect to Hawaiian Airlines flight leaving at 10:00 a.m. How do I get to the concourse served by Hawaiian Airlines?


    Hawaiian uses the S Satellite. Simply follow the signs to the S Satellite. There are a series of trains that connect the Alaska gates in C, D, and N to S. You should have plenty of time.


  • Connection, termincal C -> B
    Jun 26, 2014
    I will arrive from the Carrabian with UA in termincal C but have a connection flight out of US from terminal B. I have around 90 minutes to catch the connecting flight, is that enough ? Do I have to get my baggages and check in again in terminal B ?


    Were your tickets bought together or separately? What airline are you flying out of B? If bought together you can re-check your bags in Terminal C after you clear customs. 90 minutes leaves no time to spare for your connection. It will be difficult.


    Those are two seperate tickets so I canĀ“t check my bags all the way. I fly with Icelandair from terminal B.


    Then no, you will have a very tough time making it in 90 minutes. You will have to take the baggage with you to Terminal B. Unless your flight arrives early (which is very rare at EWR, especially in the afternoon and evening), you won't make it to Terminal B with your baggage prior to the baggage check cutoff time.


    It will be hard to make your transfer in the time you have, but it's doable. You will both arrive and depart from Terminal 8. Upon arrival, you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then drop your bags at the baggage re-check with American. Then you will go to the departure level and through security and to your departure gate. If you miss your connection then you will be rebooked on the next AA flight to Los Angeles, of which there are many.


  • International transfer / Transit without USA Visa possible?
    Jun 26, 2014
    Dear, i am travelling from Paksitan to Toronto via Chicago o'Hare intl Airport. I dont have US Visa or transit Visa. Will i be required to pass through immigration for taking my flight for toronto? or my lugguage will be automatically placed on the next flight and i will just move to next flight gate? Thanks


    Yes, you will have to pass through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. You will then have to take the ATS Train from Terminal 5 where you arrive to your departure terminal (1,2, or 3). You need to either acquire a US transit visa or change your flights to ones that do not stop in the U.S.


    Yes, you will depart from Terminal 8. Yes, this should be enough time, even if you have to transfer bags between terminals yourself.


  • Connecting flight miami-Dallas
    Jun 26, 2014
    I arrive at Miami from Grand Cayman at 3:20pm and have a connecting flight to Dallas leaving at 5:25pm; both flights are with US Airways. I will only be taking hand luggage, will there still be enough time to clear immigration and make my flight? Miami has a history of missed flights and delays due to building works and long immigration lines. I have another connection once in Dallas only 2 hours between so timing is important.


    Actually both of your flights will be operated by American. 2 Hours should be enough time, but as you mentioned, things at Miami are a bit unpredictable, however, I've heard that immigration there has gotten a lot better than it once was.


  • Connection between Alaska (Terminal 6) and Southwest
    Jun 25, 2014
    I am arriving on an International Alaska Airlines flight that arrives at 6:05 and connecting to a Southwest Airlines flight that leaves at 9:10. Will I have enough time to make it through immigration and customs, walk from terminal 6 to terminal 1, check my bag at Southwest and make it through security in time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will be out of customs by about 6:45 and should be at T1 by 7 or 7:15, leaving you plenty of time.


  • Connecting time (PMO-FCO-LAX)
    Jul 11, 2014
    I'm so glad I found this forum. We will be flying from PMO to FCO arriving at 9:10am and departing FCO for LAX at 10:10am. Both flights are on AZ. Will 1 hour be enough connecting time at FCO?


    forgot to mention, we will be carrying our bags onboard.


    Yes, since both flights are on Alitalia that should be enough time. Just follow signs to your departure gate, you will have to go through security on your way to the gate.


    It appears that our flight from PMO arrives in Terminal 1 and our flight to LAX departs from Term 3. With 1 hour to connect, do you still feel this is enough time?


  • delayed flight
    Jun 25, 2014
    My flight from SDF to IAD is delayed. I need to make a flight to Brussels by the boarding end time of 520, but because of the delay, I wont arrive in DC until 4:44. It looms like I arrive at gate A4 and depart gate C2. The departing flight leaves at 5:35. Can I make it???


    Yes, it's possible, take the AeroTrain from A to C.


    Security won't open until like 4:30, but you'll be the only ones there that early so it won't take any time to get through security. If you get there at 4:15 you should have plenty of time.


  • Connection time
    Jun 25, 2014
    I will be arriving at IAH from Santa Ana,CA SNA, at 12:16, United Flight #270 and connect to United Flight 4674 to Grand Rapids, MI at 12:51. Does 35 minutes allow enough time for this??


    Yes, but it allows little time for delays. If you have to change terminals the TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.


    Is there a way I could find out the terminals I will be coming in on AND departing from?


    UA270 will likely arrive in C and UA4674 will likely depart from B.


    Thanks for your input.


    Jun 25, 2014
    I am flying from Munich to Cardiff via Amsterdam with a piece of hand luggage. Is 45 minutes enough to make my connecting flight from Amsterdam to Cardiff?


    If both flights are on KLM that should be plenty of time.


    Yes, that should be enough time - note that you have 1 hr 15 mins, not 50 mins. You will arrive in A, C, or D and depart from C or D. If you arrive in A, you take the mobile lounge or Aerotrain to C or D. The flight probably won't wait for you if you're late. You'll spend the night in a hotel and fly to London the next morning.


  • distance between B10 to B61
    Jun 25, 2014
    im arriving at B10 and taking a connection to B61. i only have an hour without delays. how many minutes walk?


    You will have to collect your baggage after clearing immigration to clear customs. If you want to continue onto Atlanta you'll then re-check it with US Airways. If you want to go straight home, then you can just get picked up as you'll already have your bags.


    Yes all international arrivals need to go through this procedure. You can buy separate tickets for each leg of your journey. After customs clearance take your bag with you (a) checking it in at connecting airline counter for onward travel, or (b) exit terminal at CLT with bags.


    Thank you ZAP, your response was helpful.


    Thank you sujun for your response as well.


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