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  • Connection from Canada through the US
    Mar 13, 2015
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    I am arriving in IAH from Canada with a Connection to Costa Rica i have a 1:56 min layover, will i have to clear customs before my connection to Costa Rica? Or will i be able to just go directly to my gate after deplaning from Canada?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada and there is no US Exit customs, so all you have to do is just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Houston. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Transit
    Mar 13, 2015
    1
    Hi! I'm transiting in DFW from Narita, Japan to LAX with American Airlines, am I going to collect my checked luggage? The connection time is 1 hour and a half.

     

    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal D, 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 take the SkyLink train to your departure terminal if your flight to LAX is not departing from D as well. 90 minutes is the minimum allowed time for that connection but many people lately have been reporting that it is not sufficient at DFW anymore. If you do miss your connection, AA has many flights from DFW to LAX that you can be rebooked on.

     

  • T2A to T2D within 2houses
    Mar 13, 2015
    1
    Flying from SFO with XL airway arrive T2A at 4:25P and fly to Barcelona with EasyJet T2D leaving 6:30PM. If not checked in baggage, would 2H be enough to pass securtiy/passport control?

     

    With no checked baggage, yes, I think it's possible, especially if you check in online for your Easyjet flight before you leave the US.

     

  • First Time Flying Alone
    Mar 13, 2015
    1
    Traveling from ACA to ORD with a 2 hour connection in IAH. Is this enough time to get through immigration and customs? I'm also flying with United Airlines will i have to recheck my bags? Thank you

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate which will likely be in Terminal C.

     

  • How much time do we need to comfortably connect?
    Mar 12, 2015
    1
    My wife and I are arriving at LAX via Horizon Air from Sonoma County at 8:05 PM on a Wednesday. We need to board a Qantas flight to Sydney at 11:55 PM that night. We'll each have one bag to check onto Qantas. Is that plenty of time to comfortably make the connetion?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time, even if you booked your two tickets separately and need to transfer your bags to the International terminal yourselves.

     

  • Worried about Layover Time
    Mar 12, 2015
    1
    My arriving flight from Montego Bay is at 4:35pm and connecting to Columbus Ohio is 5:50 pm. Will this be enough time to clear customs etc in order to get on the flight? I would hate to miss my flight because I have work very early the next morning (3 am). This is my first time connecting through Charlotte but it has been recommended by friends.

     

    At 1 hr 25 minutes it is below the recommended time, but if there's a major hub in the US where you might be able to pull this off, it's Charlotte. US Airways also has 2 later flights to Columbus if you do miss your connection, so at least you would make it to work, you just might not get much sleep

     

  • sydney-LAX-toronto
    Mar 12, 2015
    2
    Hi. We have booked a flight with Virgin from Sydney to LA in November arriving at 6.30. We want to book a further flight the same day to Toronto with Air Canada. Is 3.5 hours between flight long enough to clear customs, get bags and check in to next flight?

     

    Correction, the flight arrived at 8am

     

    Yes, 3.5 hours is enough time to go through Immigration and customs and bring your bags to Terminal 2 to re-check them.

     

  • customs time frame
    Mar 12, 2015
    1
    I am traveling from JFK to LHR arriving at 6:50 AM. Do I have time to go through customs and catch an Aer Lingus flight at 9:30 AM or should I catch the 1:50 PM flight instead.

     

    I think it would be difficult. All flights from JFK arrive in Terminal 3 or Terminal 5 while Aer Lingus uses Terminal 2. So you'd have to change terminals, which at LHR can be quite time consuming. It's possible, but I think just barely.

     

  • 1st time flying to Denver from EWR in SWA
    Mar 12, 2015
    5
    My husband and I are flying Southwest with 1 hr 40 mins layover then Boarding another Southwest flight to San Diego. Is there enough time to go from 1 Concourse to another Concourse with 3 kids, ages 6.5, 4, 2 with stroller? Thanks

     

    Oh, on which Concourse do Southwest arrive and depart from?

     

    Southwest arrives and departs from Concourse C

     

    All Southwest flights arrive and depart from the same concourse, so there is no need

     

    to switch concourses

     

    All Southwest flights are on Concourse C. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • Change planes
    Mar 12, 2015
    1
    I have a flight from Miami to london Heathrow. My ticket says change planes at Charlotte.. What does that mean? And the next flight from Charlotte to london departs after an hour.. Wil I have to go to customs and all again? Or just change planes.. If my flight gets delayed from Miami, Wil I miss my flight to london from Charlotte?

     

    It means you just have to get off the plane in Charlotte and get on another plane. Yes, if your flight is late getting to Charlotte it means you will be put on a later flight. If there is no later flight you will probably end up spending the night in Charlotte. You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US.

     

  • AMS to BOM connection on Delta
    Mar 12, 2015
    3
    I have two separate tickets YYC-AMS is the first leg on KLM and then AMS- BOM , on Delta , only have 1 hr and 20 mins between the connection in AMS , will I be able to claim and recheckin with Delta within that time frame , planning on checking in online with Delta.? Thanks!

     

    You probably won't be able to check-in online, but you can show your Delta confirmation to the agent in Calgary to get your bags checked through to Mumbai and then in Amsterdam get your boarding pass from the Delta transfer desk. If you can do that, you'll have enough time.

     

    Thanks Zap , I'm travelling standby on myidtravel and was told they can't check my baggage through , hopefully KLM can do that for me in YYC , but if I can get someone at the Delta counter in YYC to check me in , will there be enough time to collect my bags and drop them off at Delta in AMS ? Apprciate your help!

     

    No, you'll be after the bag cutoff in AMS. When traveling standby you probably shouldn't ever check a bag.

     

  • Chennai-FRA-Toronto - 90 mins layover
    Mar 12, 2015
    3
    Travelling Chennai - Toronto. Layover at FRA - 90 mins. Is this enough to catch my connection to Toronto?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Assuming your tickets were bought together you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and through security, since you won't be entering the Schengen Area.

     

    Yes, I have both tickets. Is it enough time to transfer luggage? Thanks for your reply.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • LAX-FCU
    Mar 12, 2015
    2
    I have a Delta flight from LAX to JFK landing at terminal 4 and then an AlItalia Flight leaving from terminal 1 1:45 minutes later. All flights were purchased at the same time on the same ticket through Delta. Will we have enough time and will we have to go through security? I will have checked bags but understand that those will be forwarded on to my final destination.

     

    Sorry, the AlItalia flight is to FCO (Rome), not FCU. So LAX-JFK-FCO.

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time to take the AirTrain to T1 and go through security.

     

  • Connection time
    Mar 12, 2015
    1
    I will be arriving at IAH at 1:10 from Bogota, Colombia and I have a connection flight to LAX at 2:43. am I going to have enough time to make it to flight? Thank you. Both gates are in the same terminal E

     

    That is only 3 minutes more than the minimum recommended connection time. It is possible, but it depends on everything going smoothly. If you do miss your connection, United flies many later flights to LAX that you can be rebooked on.

     

  • 2 hour gap for connecting flight
    Mar 12, 2015
    1
    We fly into PHL Terminal A from Manchester we then fly onto Las Vegas. We have to go to Terminal B, both flights are with US airways, will we have enough time to get through security and will we have to collect our luggage and re check it in? We have 2 hrs and 5 mins in between will we have enough time?

     

    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal A, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     





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