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  • 42 min layover at IAD from RDU to YOW
    Feb 18, 2015
    Arriving to IAD on United Airlines 3786 Flying out on United Airlines 3352 Will this be enough time? Do I need to change terminal? Is there a shuttle and do I need to go through security again?


    IAD only has one terminal. All gates are connected inside security. You will arrive in concourse C or D and depart from A C or D. If you have to go to A, it is connected to C and D by the Aerotrain and mobile lounge. Just follow the signs. You will not have to go through security. If your first flight is on-time you have enough time.


  • 50 minutes connecting time domestic to international - doable
    Feb 21, 2015
    Hi! We are young European citizens flying from Europe through Phildelphia and Miami to Colombia in July. We somehow missed the fact that we have only 50 minutes connecting time in Miami to Colombia and I am kind of worried. Is this doable? From PL to MIA we fligh on US airways, our fligh to Colombia is on AA. All flights are on the same ticket, but ticket is non-refoundable. If we miss the plane, does AA change it for later flight (next day in the morning) with no charges? Thank you for your answers.


    Yes, that is doable. In philadelphia, You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags and go through security. In Miami all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your flight from Philadelphia is late and you do miss your connection you will be rebooked on the next available flight with no charges.


    Thank you. I hope we'll manage it.


  • Is this a possibility??
    Feb 18, 2015
    Maui to LAX 6:45 am Delta inbound connection retrieving luggage 7:10 am Southwest LAX to Atlanta checking bags


    Nope. Not possible. Not even close.


  • Enough time?
    Feb 20, 2015
    Hi, all, We are flying into Newark from Boston. We have 1 hour to get our connection to Orlando. Enough time? Suggestions? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. If you are flying United and arrive into Terminal A, United runs a shuttle bus from Terminal A to terminal C where your flight to Orlando will depart.


    Hi, Lisa, Thanks for your response. We are actually flying Jet Blue, not United. Will we still be alright? It's an early AM flight with our toddler, so you can imagine we don't want to get stuck in the airport. Thanks again!


    Sorry, I should have written your actual screen name- ZAP. I was texting my friend, Lisa! :) Thanks again!!


    Yes, flying JetBlue will make it even easier because they only have a few gates in Newark and they are all close together.


    Where is the shuttle bus located in Terminal A and how often does it come? I only have an hour between flights can I run from A to C?


    No, it's not possible to run between the terminals. The SHuttle bus is pretty frequent. You can also take the AirTrain, which is more frequent but requires going through security again in C.


  • ...pick up luggage / pass security
    Feb 18, 2015
    I will be travelling from Genève to Montréal but with a connection in Zurich. both flights are with Air Canada both operated by Swiss. My question: will I have to pick up my luggage in Zurich, pass de security, ... thank you for helping me !


    No, you will not have to pick up your luggage but you will go through Schengen Exit passport control and security.


  • Connecting Flight times
    Feb 19, 2015
    I am looking into flights from Boston to Rapid City, SD with United. One flight has one stop with a layover of only 33 minutes in Denver. From Denver I would be on Republic Airlines d/b/a United Express. I am concerned that I would not have enough time between flights. Am I right to be concerned?


    In Denver, a 33 minute connection is possible. All United gates are on concourse B. Also, the Republic-operated flights in Denver are often delayed so that may even work in your favor.




  • Immegration/Recheck Suitcase and Catching Connection
    Feb 18, 2015
    Hello, I'm flying in from LHR to JFK Terminal 8 with US Airways and have 1 hour 25minutes before my flight still departing from Terminal 8 JFK to Charlotte Douglas with US Airways. Is this sufficient amount of time? I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance.


    Note that your first flight will be operated by American Airlines. That is 5 minutes below the minimum recommended connection time. It's possible to make it but there is some risk, especially if your first flight is delayed.


  • Connecting Terminal G to A
    Feb 18, 2015
    What is the fasted way to make your connection from G to A? I have 56 minutes to make it through customs and security. It looks like there is a shortcut on the terminal map and I just need to know how to access it!


    G and A are not terminals. They are both concourses of the Lindbergh terminal. You will have a hard time making your connection because of the customs and security, not the walk from G to A.


    Also note that International arrivals are in the lower G gates, G1-8, not the further down G gates where the shortcut is of some use. You will actually exit customs not close to the G gates, but under the check-in area of the main part of the Lindbergh Terminal.


    I just double checked and it is actually 66 minutes I have to make this connection. How does one get set up with getting a ride on the little buggies from one terminal to another? Or is that only for people with disabilities?


    Sorry I meant from one Concourse to the other lol


    You have to be disabled to ride in the golf carts.


  • enough time ?
    Feb 18, 2015
    I just found out our plane that leaves CWA is only 50 seats or less and our carry on bags has to go where the checked bags go because of lack of room on the plane. We only have 40 minutes to get our carry ons and go from concourse B or C and go through the tunnel to concourse A and to find our gate. Is that enough time to make our flight? Does the airline call ahead to say were coming if it is getting close to taking off?


    The agent of the second flight knows who is a connecting passenger and what the status of their flight is on his or her computer. That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • from Amsterdam to Philadelphia to Puerto Rico
    Feb 18, 2015
    Hello i have flight from Amsterdam to Philadelphia, then from PHL to Puerto Rico? what would be a feasible transfer time to avoid any issue? thanks


    90 minutes minimum, 2 hours would be better.


  • From TB to Terminal 1
    Feb 18, 2015
    I am arriving at Tom Bradley Int. Airport at 7.10pm with China Southern. Will need to catch another flight to LAS at 10.15pm with South West Airlines in Terminal 1. I guess I've enough transfer time?How do I get the to Terminal 1?


    That should be enough time. You can either take the shuttle bus or walk to Terminal 1. You will have to take your bags with you.


  • Time to transfer from domestic to international?
    Feb 18, 2015
    I am flying with United from LAS, and only have 70 minutes before I fly with Lufthansa to Frankfurt. I am travelling in First. Do I have to go throug security and customs? Is there enough time to reach my flight?


    There is no US Customs when you leave the US. You only have to walk from your arrival gate in C to your departure gate in D. You have enough time.


  • Question about connecting flight in Philadelphia
    Feb 18, 2015
    Hi I am flying from Toronto to Philadelphia (with US Airways) and then I have a connecting flight to Barcelona (with Finnair). My layover is only 2 hours long.. I got worried that I won't have enough time if I have to go through customs. But from what I've been reading on the forum it seems that you do not need to get your bags and go through customs if you bought the tickets together. Is that correct??


    Note that both flights will be operated by US Airways. Finnair doesn't fly to Philadelphia. You will not have to go through Customs. You will pre-clear US Customs in Toronto and will go through Schengen Immigration and customs in Barcelona. All you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you very much for your reply. How is it that Finnair does not fly to Philadelphia when on my Itinerary details it says my connecting flight will be with this airline?


    It's called a codeshare. If you look more closely at your itinerary it should say "operated by US Airways" or something like that.


  • Changing terminals
    Feb 18, 2015
    We arrive at terminal 3 on a Lufthansa flight at 14:05. We will be booking a flight on Alitalia to Catania at 16:45. I believe Alitalia flys out of terminal 1, is there enough time to make it?


    Yes, you are correct and yes, that should be enough time.


    Not sure if we will go through customs in Frankfurt as our flight is Vancouver - Frankfurt - Rome. If we go through in Rome & need to collect our luggage & then check in with Alitalia, will there still be enough time? Sorry to be so confused.


    Yes, you will go through Schengen immigration when you get to frankfurt. You will not go through immigration in Rome. However, if you are purchasing two separate tickets and have checked bags you will have to claim them from Lufthansa and bring them to Alitalia.


  • Friends connecting in Charlotte from Toronto Canada to San Juan
    Feb 19, 2015
    Hi, I have friends who are flying Toronto Canada to San Jaun with a connection at Charlotte airport. They are pretty nervous as they rarely fly alone. They have a connection time of 2 1/2 hours. Will they need to claim their luggage before proceeding on to San Juan? Is it pretty easy to navigate this airport and find their right gates. Thanks


    Forgot to say...they are flying US airways


    They will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto. In Charlotte all they have to do is walk from their arrival gate to their departure gate. Charlotte only has one terminal and all the gates are connected inside security. They have PLENTY of time.


    I just found out there is a Nascar race march 01...will there be a big congestion at the Charlotte airport. They arrive 8:30 in the morning leaving around 11:30am


    There is no NASCAR race in Charlotte on March 1. The race that weekend is in Atlanta. The teams all take private planes to the races, or since Atlanta is pretty close to Charlotte, most people will drive there. It won't affect the Charlotte airport at all.


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