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  • Question Regarding Connection Flight
    Nov 13, 2014
    We are scheduled to arrive at JFK from Dublin, IE, on Nov 20 via Delta. We only have about 90 minutes until our connection flight to Atlanta (also Delta) departs. Is this enough time? Will we need to claim and re-check our baggage? Will we need to go through immigration and customs from Ireland? We had a straight flight from Dublin to Atlanta but just received information regarding a Delta shedule change which resulted in a layover. There are no other straight flights.


    There is US Immigration and customs preclearance in Dublin, so you will do all those procedures there. Your arrival into JFK will be like a domestic flight. You will only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Chances are you will arrive in Terminal 4 and depart from Terminal 2. There is a Delta shuttle bus inside security between the two terminals. You have enough time.


    Thank you.


    Is it the same situation coming from Shannon to JFK? I'm looking at a 1.5 hr. layover connecting to Chicago.


    Nov 6, 2014
    Am a first time flyer to USA and would be arriving at Houston or DFW on 23rd Nov 2014. I need to know 1.30hrs to 2hrs are enough to clear customs and board the next flight to San antonio


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • check-in baggage
    Nov 5, 2014
    Hi! I will be traveling from Dubai to Grand Cayman via delta airlines. I have a connecting flight in Atlanta. Do I still need to claim my bags at ATL and then check-in again after US customs? And will it be on the same concourse? Thank you.


    Yes, you will still need to claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check them. Atlanta does not have facilities for International to International connections without claiming bags.


  • Connection Time 1hr 50 Min
    Nov 5, 2014
    Hi I am landing from Johannesburg to Dulles IAD at 6:25 from united airlines operated by Southafrican airways SA 207 and my Connecting flight is at 8:16 am to Minneapolis. Will that be enough time to go through immigration, claim baggage and hand over to connecting flight. By chance if i miss the flight will United put me in another flight ? Thanks,


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in concourse B and be taken to the International Arrivals Building by the mobile lounge. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then you will go through security and take the Aerotrain to your departure concourse. If you do miss your flight you will be rebooked.


  • Transfer time:1h 06m, Domestic to International
    Nov 5, 2014
    hi I have the following schedule Flight 8930: SFO to IAD arrives Thu 4:44p, the connection flight is Flight 8802: IAD to Brussels departs Thu 5:50p. I have 1h 06m transfer time. Both the flights are by Brussels Airlines, and I bought as a single ticket Is this possible to catch the connection flight ? Thanks Kumaran


    Actually, both of your flights will be operated by United Airlines. Yes, that is enough time. Both flights will be on the C/D concourse. All you have to do in IAD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • One hour for connection
    Nov 5, 2014
    Hello. I'm looking a purchasing a flight phx to gig via iah and it has a one hour layover in iah. It is united for both flight legs. Would this generally be enough time to make the connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do in IAH is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 1 hour transit in fco from Beirut to Madrid
    Nov 5, 2014
    I am travelling from Beirut to Madrid on Friday. My transit time is 1 hour only in Fiumicino Airport. The plane stops on tarmac and the transfer to the airport is by bus. Do i have time to change from T3 to T1 and catch my flight to Madrid ?


    It will depend on your first flight being on-time. It's doable.


  • Claim Baggage for Connecting Flights in DFW
    Nov 5, 2014
    My parents will fly from PVG to DFW via flight AA 128 on Nov, 10, then connect the flight AA 2396 to ATL after 2 hours 30 minutes. Do they have to claim baggage even though two flights operated by same air company (AA)? The flights where booked together. Thank you!


    Yes, they will arrive in Terminal D go through US Immigration, claim their bags, go through US Customs, then re-check their bags at the transfer desk, then they will go through security and to their departure gate. Once they are through security the Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Transfering from United to Lufthansa flight 1 hr
    Nov 10, 2014
    I will be transfering from United to Lufthansa airline on a 1 hr layover in frnakfurt. Will I be able to make this transfer. Looks like both airlines are in terminal 1.


    Yes, but it doesn't leave much time for any delays.




    I have the same issue for an upcoming trip: Assuming carry-on bags does this transfer involve customs and passport control or just passport control? (US to Barcelona via FRA)


  • from u.s. to edinburgh
    Nov 5, 2014
    1 1/2 hour layover in Amsterdam. Flying Delta Portland, OR to Edinburgh. Will I need to go through customs? Do I have enough time?


    You will not go through Immigration or Customs in Amsterdam as you will not be entering the Schengen area. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security.


  • Transfer from terminal 3 to terminal 1
    Nov 5, 2014
    I fly from Belgrade to Bologna via Rome with ALITALIA. Transfer time is only 1 hour. Arrival time (from Belgrade) is 13:40 and departing time for Bologna is 14:40. Do I have enough time to transfer and how easily and quickly to transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1? I only have hand luggage. Where I go to passport control, in Roma or in Bologna? Thanks in advance.


    You will have enough time but it doesn't leave much time to spare. You will go through Schengen passport control and security in Rome.


  • Connecting to Luf from Condor air
    Nov 6, 2014
    I'm flying into FRA from Seattle on Condor air. I have a 1hour 20 min tester time to LuF flight to Venice. Will we make it? Will we go through a fast transfer flight? Will our baggage be sent through to Venice? Thank you


    Its LH not Luf. I dont think you will make it


    A little more details would be helpful. Other than the LH vs Luf correction.


  • SAN--> SEA --> YYJ
    Nov 4, 2014
    I am travelling from san Diego to victoria, stopping over at seattle. It was all bought on one ticket. I am flying alaska airlines so all I will have to do at seattle is simply walk to my departure gate? On the way home I am flying from YYJ to SAN with a stop over in seattle. The flight numbers are alaska 2387 and alaska 484…so i will have to go through immigration, collect bags, go through customs and re check bag…but where do i re-check it? It is a ticket bought together straight from YYJ to SAN. Thanks!


    oh i forgot to mention, i have a 3.5 hour stop over in seattle on the way there and the way back. Is this long enough?


    Oh and since my ticket was booked together that means I don't need to re-check in at Seattle on the way home right?


    On your way to Victoria you only have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Seattle. You will go through Canadian Immigration in Victoria. On your way to San Diego, you will have to 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 to San Diego.


  • Conection time enough?
    Nov 5, 2014
    I will arrive in DFW at 10:09 am and scheduled to take another flight to Vail EGE at 11:40 am. Is 1:31 enough time to make the connection? The flights where booked together and Im flying AA. Thank you very much.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All gate are connected inside security by the SkyLink train.


    Thanx for the answer. I forgot to say that Ill be arriving to DFW from mexico city and have to go through customs and immigration. Is it still enough time?


    Yes, that should still be enough time, but does leave less time to spare.


  • Flight from Bermuda to Newark NJ via PHL
    Nov 4, 2014
    Hi all, I am looking to book a flight and have limited options. I'm flying from Bermuda to Newark NJ via PHL. The layover is 1hr 10 mins which doesn't sound like a lot of time to me. We are only taking carry on luggage. Is this even possible to make on time? I have never been to PHL airport, so I'm not sure what exactly I'm dealing with. Any help is appreciated!


    Bermuda has US Customs and Immigration preclearance so your arrival into PHL will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your departure gate is likely in Terminal F so you will have to take a shuttle bus (which runs inside security) there. You have enough time.


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