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  • EWR Terminal A to EWR Terminal B
    Oct 4, 2014
    My flight arrives on Terminal A Gate 26, & My connecting flight departs from Terminal C, Gate 108, & I am having 1 hour duration for transit, what is the quickest path I can approach, shall I take a shuttle or air train.


    By taking the United shuttle bus you avoid having to go through security again. So do that.


  • Luggage Transfer and Customs
    Oct 4, 2014
    I am flying from heathrow, London to Tom Bradley terminal of Los Angeles via British Airways. I have a connecting flight from Terminal 4 of Los Angeles to San Francisco. Had the following questions. i) Will British Airways transfer my checked in luggage to the connecting flight or will I have to do it myself? ii) Where will the customs check/Port of Entry happen? At LA or San Francisco?


    Upon arrival at LAX, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, then follow the signs for connecting passengers and re-check your bags. Then you will exit the TBIT and walk to the right (with the flow of traffic). The next building you come to will be Terminal 4. There you will go through security and to your departure gate.


    Oct 4, 2014
    Hi! I am arriving from KEF(Icelandair) at Satellite S at 17:45pm, my connection flight to SAN (Alaska Airline) takes off at 19:55pm in Concourse C. Is it enough time to get there? (2hr 10 min). After clearing Immigration and Customs do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check it? If yes, where? (Does one pics up the luggage at S Satellite or elsewhere?) I understand once I re-check my luggage with Alaska I need to go through TSA check point again before boarding my plane to San Diego, correct? Any advise/reply will be highly appreciated.Thank you!


    Yes, after Immigration, you will claim your bags and go through customs. You will still be in the s-satellite. If your bags aren't tagged through to SAN because you bought separate tickets you will have to then put your bag on a conveyer to go to the main terminal and ride a train to the main terminal to take it to the Alaska Airlines check-in counter. If it is tagged through to SAN you can re-check it in the S Satellite. Then you will go through security and take a train to your departure concourse. If your bags are tagged through to SAN it will be possible to make your connection but if they are not it will be very difficult to make your connection.


    Thank you for the answer. I purchased one round trip ticket Icelandair Alaska so I hope my bag is going to be tagged to SAN...fingers crossed :)


  • Enough time?
    Oct 4, 2014
    I was wondering if anyone knew if this could work, I'm looking at flying into JFK Terminal 1 on Cayman Airways from Grand Cayman, flight lands at 9pm, want to catch a 10:30pm flight to Stockholm, Sweden on Norwegian Air from the same Terminal number 1, I am Canadian and I wont have any checked baggage, do I have to go through security again if both flights are at Terminal 1? Thanks in advance for your help!


    Upon arrival you will have to go through US Immigration and US Customs, you will then be outside the secure area. If you are able to check in to your Norwegian flight online then you can proceed direct to security. If your flight is on-time and you can check-in online then it's possible but if there are any delays (and Cayman Airways flights are often delayed) you will be stuck in NYC and Norwegian will not be accommodating in rebooking you.


    Thanks for the info!


  • 1 Hour transit - Cairo - Frankfurt - Geneva
    Oct 4, 2014
    I am arriving from Cairo and I have schengen Visa from Germany. I am heading to Geneva after 1 hour transit only. I want to know what will I do as soon as my arrival from Cairo ? Where will be the passport check stage ? Shall I head directly to Transit or to Passport control (Exit) ?


    You will go through Schengen passport control and security when you enter the departure concourse in Frankfurt. Follow signs to your departure gate.


  • do i have sufficient time
    Oct 3, 2014
    I plan to fly emirates which should arrive into JFK at 8:15 am, and i intend to book an internal flight on Delta to FLL which departs at 11:15 am. Will i have enough time to clear customs and re-check in, to catch the Delta flight ?


    Yes, that should be enough time. However, be aware that if you book separate tickets you will have to take your bags to the Delta check-in counter to re-check them and pay a checked bag fee.


    Thanks.. any idea of the terminals i will be arriving to and departing from ? (Landing from Dubai and departing to FLL)


    You will arrive in Terminal 4 and depart from Terminal 2 or 4. Delta has check-in counters in both Terminal 2 and 4 and their gates in the two terminals are connected by a shuttle bus inside security.


  • Delta to Sun Country connection
    Oct 3, 2014
    Can I make the connecting flight if my layover is 1 hour? I saw a comment on anther flight that you have to go through security again when you go from terminal 1 to terminal 2


    Yes, you will have to go through security again and if you have checked bags you will have to have them to the Sun Country check-in counter 45 minutes before your flight. It will be tough to make in an hour if you don't have bags and impossible if you have checked bags.


  • Time for a international connection flight
    Oct 3, 2014
    Hi, I arrival from Miami to JFK terminal 8 and I have 1 hour and 40 minutes time to catch my connection flight to Finland. The gate is closed 30 min before departure. Can I go directly from arrivals to the departures and is this time ( 1 h 30 min) enough to catch the connection flight?


    Since your first flight is domestic you will arrive directly into the waiting area for the gates. You should have plenty of time.


  • Dtw to Paris
    Oct 3, 2014
    Hello Can I know the gate for Paris in connection from Seattle ? I have only one hour and a wheelchair Thank you so much for any help.


    Both flight swill be on concourse A of the McNamara Terminal.


    Thank you so much. Do you think one hour will be enough especially with a wheelcairÉ


  • Connecting from UA to LH
    Oct 3, 2014
    I have a 1 hour connection from UA arriving from the US to LH going to BLQ. Will I make it and please provide details on where to go.


    Yes, that should be enough time but doesn't leave much time to spare. You will have to go through Schengen passport control and security when you enter the departure concourse for your flight to Bologna


  • Virgin America, is 30 minute layover enough?
    Oct 3, 2014
    I am booking on Virgin America from JFK - SFO and connecting with a flight SFO - PDX. Virgin booking is giving me a ticket with a 30 minute layover at SFO....Is that realistic? Can I make a connection (same airline) in 30 minutes? Here are the times Virgin comes up with: http://screencast.com/t/vokJ31b23H1 Thanks!


    It's certainly possible, but if there are ANY delays longer than 10-15 minutes you will be spending the night in San Francisco.


  • Connection
    Oct 3, 2014
    Hi, I am landing in Philly from Boston (terminal b) and then connecingt to Halifax canada (terminal c). Is 35 min enough time?


    Yes, that is very doable. All gates are connected inside security by walkways. However it obviously doesn't leave much time to spare in the case of delays.


  • 1h40 min enough time to connect?
    Oct 2, 2014
    Hi! How long is needed to connect between a Delta flight from CDG to a Delta flight to SJU at JFK? They both seem to arrive and depart from Terminal 4. Does a European traveller need to clear customs during the connecting time at JFK or upon arrival in SJU?


    Yes, when you arrive you will go through US Immigration, collect your baggage, go through US Customs, and re-check your baggage with Delta, then go to the departure level and go through security. Minimum time is 90 minutes but 2 hours would be better. For travel purposes Puerto Rico is considered part of the United States. There is no passport control or customs on flights between Puerto Rico and the continental US.


  • Need help
    Oct 5, 2014
    I am taking United from LAX Rome,and need to transfer at IAD and layover is only 1 hr. Does anyone know if I have to go through custom and grab luggages and check in my luggage again? Is one hr enough? I am not sure how busy IAD is, and also if I will in the same terminal. Thank you


    You do not have to go through US Customs on your way out of the US. You do not have to do anything with your baggage. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be on the C/D concourse. You should have enough time.


    I have another option of connecting in Toronto YYZ, should I go with IAD or YYZ. Anyone have experience of connection flights from YYZ to Europe?


    YYZ will be more complex and difficult.


    Hi thanks for your comment. Do you know anything about New Jersey Newark airport then? That's another option besides DC. This is my first time doing connecting flight; what's the min. connecting time I should allow? Thanks


    EWR would be fairly easy since both flights would be in Terminal C, but EWR is much more delay-prone than IAD. The procedure is very simple, all you need to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate when you're leaving the country, so really all you need is 30-45 minutes.


  • connecting flight
    Oct 1, 2014
    I'm coming from YVR (Vancouver, bc) to DFW by AA at 7:10pm and I'm taking Qatar Airways to Doha at 8pm. Is 50 mins enough to catch the next flight. I booked both the tickets together. Do I have to pickup my luggage? Thanks


    No, you do not have to do anything with your baggage in DFW. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver. Yes, 50 minutes should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.


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