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  • Jetblue-Spirit Transfer
    Jan 18, 2015
    Zap, I'll be making a connection in FLL. my flight from Cancun on jetblue lands at 6:10PM. We'll then have to go thru customs, then check bags, then security. will 2.26 hours being enough.


    I think it's possible. But there's very little time to spare if there are any delays.


  • Layover 1 hr 40 minutes - enough time to change flights?
    Jan 18, 2015
    Flying Delta / KLM from DTW to AMS, where we transfer to Delta/KLM flight to EBB. is 1 hr 40 minutes enough time? Are we required to claim and recheck bags?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Since you are not entering the Schengen area you only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security.


  • Wondering on time for connecting flight
    Jan 18, 2015
    I will be flying in from DSM to ATL and have a connecting flight to catch to Providenciales, TC. I have a 40 min layover between my flights. Will that be enough time to go from arriving domestic flight to departing international flight? I have taken a look the gates for these flights today and it shows I will be coming into gate A9 and have to get over to gate F9. Also will I have to ride the train system to get to my connecting flight? Thank you


    The exact gates change every day. Yes, you will probably have to take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse. You will depart from the E or F concourse. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thank you


  • layover time
    Jan 18, 2015
    Hi, i have a lfight flying from cork to Amsterdam and onto Rio. Is 1hr 45 minutes enough time for the connection time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since you will not be entering the Schengen area you won't have to go through passport control, just security at your departure gate.


  • 1 hour connecting slot
    Jan 18, 2015
    Hi we have a flight booked from chicago-miami-punta Cana (domincan Republic) all booked together both American Airlines. We arrive at 17.55 at Miami and the connectigng flight is 18:45, this was selected for us. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time if you arrive on-time. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Punta Cana is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 1h20 min stopover, is it enough time?
    Jan 18, 2015
    Hey everyone, I'm flying from Sydney (Australia) to NYC (JFK). I have a connection at LAX. I arrive terminal 5 (from Sydney) and leave from the same terminal 5 to JFK. Apparently I will have to get my bag, go through U.S customs. check-in my bag, and go through customs again... Do you think 1h20 min is enough time to do all this? I'm flying with Delta all the way, and both flights have been booked together as part of the same ticket. Thank you so much for your input.


    That should barely be enough time. You go through US Immigration (where they check your passport), collect your bags, go through US Customs (where you hand in a form stating what you are bringing into the country), and then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then you go to the departure level and through security.


    Do you think I should try to change my flights then or is it doable? Would you personally risk it? Thanks again for your time.


    I would risk it. As it's all the same carrier if you do miss your connection they should take care of you, there's lots of options to re-book you and get you to NYC.


    Great! I'll take my chance then. Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions. Much appreciated! Max :)


  • LAX to ZRH connecting in JFK
    Jan 18, 2015
    Arriving from LAX on Delta at 4:12pm, departing to ZRH on Swiss at 6:20pm. Separate tickets, both First/Business class. Looks like arrival and departure both from T4. 1. Do I have to collect luggage? 2. If yes (likely, as separate tickets), is there enough time for connection/security?


    Yes, you will have to collect your bags. You should have enough time as long as your first flight is on-time


    Thanks a lot, ZAP! What's a realistic minimal connection - without rushing around? Should I book for a connecting flight out of JFK at around 9pm?


    2 hours is what I think would be the minimum time for that connection, so you're a little over it.


  • STL to NRT, ORD connection
    Jan 18, 2015
    H I will be flying united from St,louis to Japan, connectiong in ORD, is an hour layover enough time? I booked the ticket all together? thanks


    also, from ORD i will be flying with JAL.


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.


  • DXB to DFW onward to IAH
    Jan 18, 2015
    Hello, I arrive DFW from DXB on Emirates at 9.05a.m with a connecting flight to IAH on AA at 11.35a.m- booked separately. I assume my procedure would be: 1. Clear U.S. Immigration 2. Clear Customs 3. Turn around before the sterile doors and re-check my baggage at the transfer desk 4. And take the Skylink from Terminal D departures to Terminal A Kindly confirm if I am right; also, I am a Non U.S citizen. Thanks.


    Incorrect. You cannot re-check your bags at the transfer desk since they will not be tagged to IAD. You need to take them upstairs to the departure level of Terminal D and check them with AA (and pay a checked bag fee), then you will go through security and take the Skylink to Terminal A. The Skylink runs inside security. AA has check-in counters in Terminals A, B, C, and D and you can use any of them.


  • Connecting from International to Domestic
    Jan 18, 2015
    Hi We will be arriving internationally from London into LAX (reward/miles booking) and then getting a domestic flight to LAS - either on Delta on AA. As we will need to clear immigration and collect bags and then re-checkin bags for domestic - either Terminal 4/5 - what would you suggest is the min. requirement of time between flights? London flight arrives 12:40 (June, 3) So I have options of departing LAX: Delta : 15:05 or 17:05 (Terminal 5) or AA: 16:35 (terminal 4) Any advice would be most helpful thanks


    Any of them should work. The 15:05 is slightly risky if you are delayed, but I don't think that risky.


    thanks I went with the 16:35 many thanks


  • C Leys
    Jan 18, 2015
    I arrive from Amsterdam into terminal 4 at approx 1.15 pm depart to Jacksonville from term 4 at 2.50 is that sufficient time to clear immigration and customs ?


    That is barely enough time.


  • West Palm Beach to Manchester Uk
    Jan 18, 2015
    Hi. I'm flying WPB to Man Uk, will my bags get checked through from WPB to Man? Also what's theconection times from terminal to terminal and will be need to go through security again. Thanks.


    Your bags will be tagged to PBI. However, in Philadelphia, you will arrive in Terminal A, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate, which will be in Terminal A, B, C, or D.


    Sorry if I'm in the states why do I need to go through customs? I'm flying WPB to Man Uk I thought as its US all the way my bags would get checked through


    Sorry, I thought you were asking about flying from Manchester to West Palm Beach. On your way to Manchester you won't have to do anything in Philadelphia other than go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will depart from A-West and will arrive in one of the terminals within walking distance. You will not have to go through security.


    That's great thanks Zap


  • Can I leave the airport with a transit flight?
    Jan 18, 2015
    I am flying on Delta from Tokyo, arriving at SEA in the early evening and then connecting on a Delta Connection flight the following morning. Do I check my bags on the Delta Connection flight immediately after the international Delta flight, and then stay at the airport all night, or can I go to a hotel and then catch the connecting flight the next morning. If I can go to a hotel, do I take my bag and recheck it the following morning, or is the bag already checked in for the connecting flight from the night before? Sounds a little confusing, but any information would be greatly appreciated, as I would like to make a hotel reservation. Thank you in advance.


    It depends whether your bags are tagged to your final destination or not. If they are tagged to your final destination, you can re-check them immediately if you like. If not then take your bags with you and leave the airport. Honestly it's hard to know and even if you call Delta, their answer would probably be a guess. If your connection is over 12 hours I'm pretty sure it will only be checked to SEA.


  • Leaving JFK
    Jan 18, 2015
    I am a US citizen landing in Terminal 8 internationally. I have an 8 hour layover and then will continue on a domestic flight to Seattle. Will I be able to leave the airport?


    After you clear customs and re-check your bags at the transfer desk, you will be outside the secure area and free to go where you want. However, note that it's over an hour on the train each way to anything worth seeing.


  • tranferring from terminals united airlines
    Jan 17, 2015
    can you get from terminal c to international departure terminal E United airlines in 50 minutes


    Yes, easily.


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