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  • Which terminal to go to?
    Dec 5, 2014
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    I have an international flight to Shanghai from O'Hare. First I have a layover in Dallas. Which Terminal should I go to first? Terminal 5 or domestic terminal? My flight is at 6 AM. Can I stay in the airport overnight?

     

    You go to the terminal of the airline you are flying on your first flight. For United that means Terminal 1, for American, Terminal 3. Let me know your airline and I can help you more. You can stay in the ticketing areas and baggage claims overnight, but not on the concourses.

     

  • T3 to T1?
    Dec 15, 2014
    2
    Hi I am flying from Abu dhabi to Rome to catch a connection flight to Tirana with Alitalia. The ticket says I need to change from T3 to T1 which means I need to get a schengen visa since a chinese national. But according to the immigration police that both flights are in T3. So I am confused. Do I need to go through passport control to get the connection for Tirana?

     

    The Ticket is wrong, the Tirana flight will depart from T3.

     

    Hi ZAP thanks for the answer. I am wondering how sure you are about my Alitalia flight for Tirana departing from T3? I checked the flight information on the airport website. It still says the flight for Albania depart at T1. I am arriving on a alitalia flight from Abu Dhabi and getting a connecting flight for Tirana. If I have to change terminal, does that mean I have to enter Italy as a tourist?

     

  • T3 to T1
    Dec 5, 2014
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    I've just come back from my trip and I have information to share regarding the connection T3 to T1, it is walking distance and takes not more than 15 minutes in a hurry walk, it is very good signed all the way down and even written how many mnutes you need to reach your gate. What I can advise is always to check your gate number when you get inside the airport because they often change the number before you arrive on the airport. Hope this would be helpful

     

  • Costa Rica connection to Calgary
    Dec 4, 2014
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    We are looking at a flight from Liberia, Costa Rica to IAH with only a 1 hour 14 minute connection time for the flight to Calgary. I am unsure if the terminals are different. Is this enough time?

     

    That's 16 minutes below the minimum connection time for such a connection. You can try it but it will depend on your inbound flight being on time, preferably early. You will arrive in Terminal E and depart from Terminal A if flying Air Canada or C if on United.

     

  • TRANSFER TIME IS VERY SHORT
    Dec 4, 2014
    1
    Arriving Charlotte on US Air from St Kitts on Sunday at 8.49pm transferring to a Washington (US Air express) flight departing 10.09pm. Am a Brit citizen. Will this be enough time. Do I have to pick up baggage and re-check. I understand the Washington flight is the last of the day

     

    It's 10 minutes below the minimum connection time but you should be OK as Charlotte is not a large airport and immigration lines should be quite short at that time of day. Yes, you will have to claim your bags after going through Immigration, then go through Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk.

     

  • Connection on Philadelphia airport
    Dec 4, 2014
    1
    Hi, I am traveling from Cincinnati OH to Doha,Qatar and i have one stop on Philadelphia airport i will arrive in gate F and i have to go to Gate A which is flight to different country and i have 1 hour 32 minutes do you think it's enough? do we have to go through security check?

     

    All you have to do is take the shuttle bus from Terminal F to Terminal A. You do not have to go through security. You have plenty of time.

     

  • SEA to LHR
    Dec 5, 2014
    2
    I'm going from PDX to SEA and then into London. IThere is 30mins from when I land at SEA to the time flight takes off for London - will I have enough time?? Do I have to collect my baggage and check in in again? Any idea how I get around the aiport please

     

    If you purchased all your tickets together all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Seattle. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time if that's the case, but there's very little time to spare.

     

    That's great thanks. I'm guessing my luggage minus my carry on which I will have will automatically be moved from the PDX flight to my London flight

     

  • Edmonton - Houston - New Orleans
    Dec 4, 2014
    1
    I am flying from Edmonton to New Orleans, via Houston. I am assuming our bags will be checked right through. Will I have to go through security again to board flight to New Orleans. I am wondering, if I buy Duty Free (alcohol) in Edmonton, will I be able to carry it on with me on my flight to New Orleans?

     

    You will not have to go through security as long as you take the TerminaLink train between terminals in Houston (if you need to change Terminals).

     

  • How much time to get from United Express to Southwest
    Dec 4, 2014
    1
    I know I'll need to catch a shuttle and reenter security. Since i am not TSA on Southwest, I would like to know how much time I have to 'do it all' and be at the Southwest gate?

     

    close to 2 hours if you have checked bags. You can do it in 70-80 mins without checked bags.

     

  • It will be enough time to connect flights
    Dec 4, 2014
    1
    I am arriving at 12:09 at ORD Chicago airport from ATLANTA and taking a connecting flight to Madison at 1:15, there will be enough time with tkts already bought and one bag to check-in?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Assuming both tickets were purchased together you won't have to do anything with your baggage in Chicago. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Connecting flights in EWR
    Dec 4, 2014
    1
    Hi, It seems many people asked similar questions but please answer mine as well. I made my ticket online on one itinerary. I'm arriving with Lufthansa from Brussels to EWR. Later in the evening I'm taking Air Canada flight from EWR to Toronto. I want to make sure to claim my bags in EWR and not have it go straight to Toronto. Thank you!

     

    First of all Lufthansa does not fly nonstop from Brussels to Newark. If you are flying nonstop, your flight will be on United. Secondly, yes, in Newark you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go to your departure terminal via the Airtrain and go through security. You will arrive in Terminal B or C and depart from Terminal A.

     

  • YVR > ORD > DUB during holiday season
    Dec 4, 2014
    1
    Flying on Dec 20th from Vancouver to Dublin via O'Hare, arriving at T1 at 5:00pm and leaving T5 at 7:15pm. Do I need to pick up and recheck my bags when I arrive at O'Hare or can I proceed straight to T5 (both flights were booked at the same time). Also, given the busy holiday season, will the ~2hrs connecting time be sufficient?

     

    Yes, you can proceed directly to T5 via the ATS train, get your Aer Lingus boarding pass if you don't already have it, and then go through security. Your baggage will be transferred. you should have plenty of time.

     

  • London to Fort Lauderdale via Chicago on American Airlines
    Dec 3, 2014
    1
    Flying in to terminal 5 from London then have to connect via terminal 3 for flight to Fort Lauderdale - only have 1hr 25 between flights , is this enough time ? Both flights are with American Airlines.

     

    It is 5 minutes under the minimum connection time. You'll probably be OK, but you'll have to hurry.

     

  • Cutting it close?
    Dec 4, 2014
    3
    Hey there! I'm not very experienced at this so any extra detail/tip would be welcome. My connection is from Munich-15:30 (Lufthansa) to Atlanta-17:43 (Delta). How short am I on time? Will I need to wait for my luggage on the conveyor belt thing and have it checked and re-checked again? If I do miss it, will they re-book my flight or will I need to buy a new ticket? Will warning the airport staff in advance help? And lastly, would it be helpful to ask airport staff for help or am I better off just figuring stuff out on my own? Your time will be very much appreciated, thank you!

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage to go through US Customs. If you purchased your tickets together and your bags are tagged through to Atlanta you can re-check them at the transfer desk after you go through customs. Otherwise you will have to take them to the Delta counter on the departure level of the terminal and pay a checked bag fee. You should have enough time.

     

    Thanks ZAP! They were purchased separately, so I assume there is no way of making them tagged no. Would you kindly also comment on the ticket re-book possibility? Thanks.

     

    Yes, since you purchased separate tickets you will have to take them to the delta ticket counter to re-check them. If you do miss your connection, since you purchased separate tickets, you will have to stand by for the next flight with availability and may have to pay a fee in order to do so.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Dec 3, 2014
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    My wife and parents are traveling from PHL-KRK with a stop in FRA, the transfer only allows them with an hour to spare from their arrival flight on LH427 connecting in FRA-KRK flight LH1364. I have not being able to figure out which terminal would they be arriving in FRA and departing out of FRA to KRK, does anyone has any info on those connections and a good layover map to guide the quickest way avoiding them to miss their connection?

     





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