Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

iFlyer Forum Home

Got a tip? Need some help? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between airports. Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get a notification when there is a response. Select a category from below:

Discussion Topics
Last Post
Posts

  • JFK-DWF-MEX American Airlines
    Jan 16, 2015
    1
    Hello. I am flying from New York JFK with AA65 arriving in DFW at 7.31pm. I have a connecting flight with American Airlines AA2417 at 8.15pm to Mexico City. Is this enough time to not miss my connecting flight? Do I need to go through security before the connecting flight, I am travelling on a European passport? There is no indication on AA which terminals the planes arrive/depart. Also is this enough time for my luggage to go onto the next plane?

     

    All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in DFW. If you arrive at a different terminal than Terminal D (you will depart from D), then the SkyTrain connects all Terminals inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Toronto -> Newark -> San Jose, Costa Rica
    Jan 16, 2015
    1
    I'm travelling from Toronto via Newark to Costa Rica, both legs on United, but with only 45 minutes to make the connection in Newark. I assume that I'll clear US customs in Toronto and am planning to take carry-on only, so that I don't have to claim and re-check my bags, but is this still cutting it too close?

     

    The issue is that you may arrive in Terminal A on your flight from Toronto. This requires you to take a shuttle bus to Terminal C for your flight to San Jose. The shuttle runs inside security but you will have to hope it comes quickly and run once you get to terminal C in order to make your flight.

     

  • Will I make the connecting flight?
    Jan 16, 2015
    1
    I am travelling on United from Sydney Australia --> stop over in San Francisco ---> then to Vancouver. I will arrive in San Francisco at 9:15am and then depart for Vancouver at 11am. So there is only 1 hr 45 minutes to change planes. Is that enough time to make my connecting flight? The itinerary says that from San Francisco to Vancouver I will be on "Operated by Skywest Airlines dba United Express. Aircraft: Canadair Regional Jet 200", I don't know if that makes a difference or what terminal I need to go to. Will I need to collect my bags in San Francisco and then re-check them in again? And do I need to clear customs? I don't know how long all this will take. I've never been to SFO before, so if anyone could help me out, I appreciate it.

     

    You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then follow the signs to Terminal 3, go through Security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your flight from Australia arrives on-time.

     

  • SFO TO YUL - ORD connection
    Jan 16, 2015
    1
    Hi, I will be flying United from SFO to YUL, connecting in ORD. Will I have to change terminals and go through security again?

     

    You may have to walk from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2, but they are connected inside security by a walkway.

     

  • SFO TO YUL - ORD connection
    Jan 15, 2015
    0
    Hi, I will be flying United from SFO to YUL, connecting in ORD. Will I have to change terminals and go through security again?

     

  • BDA-ATL-MSY
    Jan 15, 2015
    1
    I will be travelling with Delta from Bermuda, through Atlanta and on to New Orleans. I can book a connecting flight with only a 48 minute layover in ATL. Is this enough time to connect? I am not checking any luggage.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Bermuda so all you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The plane train connects all concourses inside security.

     

  • Atlanta to Mumbai, India Connection Time
    Jan 15, 2015
    1
    Next month I am flying from Atlanta on Delta 72 arriving at Schiphol at 8:15 a.m. I have a connecting flight on Delta 446 to Mumbai departing at 9:15 a.m. Are these flights in the same terminal? Do I have sufficient time to make this connection?

     

    Amsterdam only has one terminal. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • Layer of 2 hours 15 minutes
    Jan 16, 2015
    3
    Hello, I reach JFK at 1.17 pm through KLM from Amsterdam. I want to book my next flight - Delta airlines to Rochester at 3.45 pm. Is this enough time to make the flight or should I book the 7pm flight to be on safer side?

     

    That should be enough time.

     

    It may not be enough time... You will have to go through immigration and customs when you arrive from Amsterdam. Immigration/luggage area can take anywhere from 45min to a couple hours, depending on how busy it gets. And then you'll need to get to the domestic terminal (air train is pretty easy and fast), and check in, check luggage and go through security for the domestic flight. Go with the later flight - always better to wait a bit longer than to miss a flight and end up stranded :)

     

    Thank you ZAP and Irene, I'm going to book the later flight just to be on the safer side. I guess Im going to have to wait for 6 hours though. oh well. :)

     

  • Flying in from Munich on United to trasfer üplane with United to Lima
    Jan 15, 2015
    1
    Hi - Would one hour among gates in Terminal E be enough? Do I have to clear US immigration and/ or customs although I am in transit? I am quite perplexed about the hassle and time lost of doing in between steps that are not done elsewhere. Can you please advise? Otherwise I can fly from Munich to Amsterdam (very quick) onto Lima on far newer equipment (triple 7) in less total time… Many thanks

     

    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration and Customs, then go through security. The US does not have sterile international transit zones because only a small percentage of US air traffic is on international to international connections. 1 hour is not enough time for your connection.

     

  • terminals/customs
    Jan 15, 2015
    2
    I am arriving from New York on a united flight into terminal 7 and have a connecting flight with Air New Zealand (all on one ticket) from Tom Bradley terminal to Melbourne (3 hour lay over). Do I have to go through customs at LAX to collect bags and recheck in and how do I get from one terminal to the next ( i am happy to walk if this is quicker than shuttle buses) and is the 3 hours enough time to do this?

     

    Note that Air New Zealand does not fly from LAX to Melbourne nonstop. If you are flying nonstop to Melbourne that flight will be operated by United as well from Terminal 7. You will not have to go through Customs at LAX. There is no US Customs upon leaving the US.

     

    If it is on one ticket then your bags should be checked through Melbourne at the United check-in in New York. You will not need to re-check your bags with Air NZ at LAX. Air NZ fly to Melbourne via Auckland, NZ so you will be held in the AKL transit lounge. You will uplift your bags in Melbourne after Australian Customs and then go through the Australian Immigration check point (they are checking for undeclared fruit and drugs) where your bags will be scanned

     

  • YUL via ORD to DUS
    Jan 15, 2015
    1
    (German citizen) how much Connection time is needed at ORD. I arrive from YUL either with AC or AA and depart with AA or LH to Dusseldorf, Germany. Do I Need the ESTA?

     

    Yes, you need ESTA. If you arrive on AC and depart on LH you only have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate as you will arrive in T2 and depart from T1 which are connected inside security. Same with if you fly on AA, both flights will be in Terminal 3. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal.

     

  • Need help with Connecting flights please
    Jan 14, 2015
    0
    Thank you ZAK appreciate your help. Do I then need to go through Customs and Border Procedures or will we stay in the same area On our tickets it states we arrive Atlanta at Terminal S and re-board for Memphis at Terminal S

     

  • Need help with Connecting flights please
    Jan 14, 2015
    3
    We are flying Orlando to Atlanta then on to Memphis with 1 hour stayover with Delta. Will this be enough time to connect flights and also where will I disembark from the Orlando flight and where will I catch the Memphis flight. how long will it take us to reach the connecting flight gate. Is there enough time to do this in 1 hour. We are only taking Hand luggage. Thank you

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. You won't know your exact gates until the day of your flight.

     

    Thank you ZAP (apologies for mis-spelling) appreciate your help. Do I then need to go through Customs and Border Procedures or will we stay in the same area On our tickets it states we arrive Atlanta at Terminal S and re-board for Memphis at Terminal S

     

    Orlando, Memphis, and Atlanta are all located in the United States. You do not have to go through customs or border procedures when flying domestically. Atlanta has numerous concourses, they are all connected inside security by the Plane Train. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • 2 hour layover
    Jan 14, 2015
    1
    We fly EL Al in February and have a 2 hour layover before the connecting flight. We arrive in terminal 4 and depart in terminal 5. Is this sufficient time for passport control and to pick up and recheck our bags?

     

    It is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. There's no time to waste and you will miss your connection if anything is delayed.

     

  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 5
    Jan 14, 2015
    1
    Hello, I need to pick up a passenger at terminal 1, from United baggage and then head quickly to pick up another passenger at terminal 5. The second passenger is flying in from Germany on Lufthansa. What is the easiest way to get between the two terminals? Thank you!!

     

    On foot or driving, Driving, you can simply follow the signs to T5, you may have to follow the signs for "Airport Re-Entry" first. On foot, you will have to go up to the ATS train on the upper level, then take the ATS train to Terminal 5.

     





Twitter
Facebook
Google Plus One