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  • Immegration/Recheck Suitcase and Catching Connection
    Feb 18, 2015
    Hello, I'm flying in from LHR to JFK Terminal 8 with US Airways and have 1 hour 25minutes before my flight still departing from Terminal 8 JFK to Charlotte Douglas with US Airways. Is this sufficient amount of time? I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance.


    Note that your first flight will be operated by American Airlines. That is 5 minutes below the minimum recommended connection time. It's possible to make it but there is some risk, especially if your first flight is delayed.


  • Connecting Terminal G to A
    Feb 18, 2015
    What is the fasted way to make your connection from G to A? I have 56 minutes to make it through customs and security. It looks like there is a shortcut on the terminal map and I just need to know how to access it!


    G and A are not terminals. They are both concourses of the Lindbergh terminal. You will have a hard time making your connection because of the customs and security, not the walk from G to A.


    Also note that International arrivals are in the lower G gates, G1-8, not the further down G gates where the shortcut is of some use. You will actually exit customs not close to the G gates, but under the check-in area of the main part of the Lindbergh Terminal.


    I just double checked and it is actually 66 minutes I have to make this connection. How does one get set up with getting a ride on the little buggies from one terminal to another? Or is that only for people with disabilities?


    Sorry I meant from one Concourse to the other lol


    You have to be disabled to ride in the golf carts.


  • enough time ?
    Feb 18, 2015
    I just found out our plane that leaves CWA is only 50 seats or less and our carry on bags has to go where the checked bags go because of lack of room on the plane. We only have 40 minutes to get our carry ons and go from concourse B or C and go through the tunnel to concourse A and to find our gate. Is that enough time to make our flight? Does the airline call ahead to say were coming if it is getting close to taking off?


    The agent of the second flight knows who is a connecting passenger and what the status of their flight is on his or her computer. That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • from Amsterdam to Philadelphia to Puerto Rico
    Feb 18, 2015
    Hello i have flight from Amsterdam to Philadelphia, then from PHL to Puerto Rico? what would be a feasible transfer time to avoid any issue? thanks


    90 minutes minimum, 2 hours would be better.


  • From TB to Terminal 1
    Feb 18, 2015
    I am arriving at Tom Bradley Int. Airport at 7.10pm with China Southern. Will need to catch another flight to LAS at 10.15pm with South West Airlines in Terminal 1. I guess I've enough transfer time?How do I get the to Terminal 1?


    That should be enough time. You can either take the shuttle bus or walk to Terminal 1. You will have to take your bags with you.


  • Time to transfer from domestic to international?
    Feb 18, 2015
    I am flying with United from LAS, and only have 70 minutes before I fly with Lufthansa to Frankfurt. I am travelling in First. Do I have to go throug security and customs? Is there enough time to reach my flight?


    There is no US Customs when you leave the US. You only have to walk from your arrival gate in C to your departure gate in D. You have enough time.


  • Question about connecting flight in Philadelphia
    Feb 18, 2015
    Hi I am flying from Toronto to Philadelphia (with US Airways) and then I have a connecting flight to Barcelona (with Finnair). My layover is only 2 hours long.. I got worried that I won't have enough time if I have to go through customs. But from what I've been reading on the forum it seems that you do not need to get your bags and go through customs if you bought the tickets together. Is that correct??


    Note that both flights will be operated by US Airways. Finnair doesn't fly to Philadelphia. You will not have to go through Customs. You will pre-clear US Customs in Toronto and will go through Schengen Immigration and customs in Barcelona. All you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you very much for your reply. How is it that Finnair does not fly to Philadelphia when on my Itinerary details it says my connecting flight will be with this airline?


    It's called a codeshare. If you look more closely at your itinerary it should say "operated by US Airways" or something like that.


  • Changing terminals
    Feb 18, 2015
    We arrive at terminal 3 on a Lufthansa flight at 14:05. We will be booking a flight on Alitalia to Catania at 16:45. I believe Alitalia flys out of terminal 1, is there enough time to make it?


    Yes, you are correct and yes, that should be enough time.


    Not sure if we will go through customs in Frankfurt as our flight is Vancouver - Frankfurt - Rome. If we go through in Rome & need to collect our luggage & then check in with Alitalia, will there still be enough time? Sorry to be so confused.


    Yes, you will go through Schengen immigration when you get to frankfurt. You will not go through immigration in Rome. However, if you are purchasing two separate tickets and have checked bags you will have to claim them from Lufthansa and bring them to Alitalia.


  • Friends connecting in Charlotte from Toronto Canada to San Juan
    Feb 19, 2015
    Hi, I have friends who are flying Toronto Canada to San Jaun with a connection at Charlotte airport. They are pretty nervous as they rarely fly alone. They have a connection time of 2 1/2 hours. Will they need to claim their luggage before proceeding on to San Juan? Is it pretty easy to navigate this airport and find their right gates. Thanks


    Forgot to say...they are flying US airways


    They will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto. In Charlotte all they have to do is walk from their arrival gate to their departure gate. Charlotte only has one terminal and all the gates are connected inside security. They have PLENTY of time.


    I just found out there is a Nascar race march 01...will there be a big congestion at the Charlotte airport. They arrive 8:30 in the morning leaving around 11:30am


    There is no NASCAR race in Charlotte on March 1. The race that weekend is in Atlanta. The teams all take private planes to the races, or since Atlanta is pretty close to Charlotte, most people will drive there. It won't affect the Charlotte airport at all.


  • Flying in from Toronto Canada to San Juan
    Feb 17, 2015
    Hi I have a flight from Toronto Canada to San Juan with a connecting flight at EWR (Newark). Will we need to pick up our luggage before proceeding? I think we do customs in Toronto...not sure. We are flying with United Airlines and our connection time is 3H45min (which I think is great considering never have been at Newark...and it seems huge). How easy is it to get to one terminal to the next? Or is there a chance I won't need to change terminals? Thanks


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Newark is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You may arrive in Terminal A. You will depart from Terminal C. United runs a shuttle bus between terminals inside security, but you have enough time that you could also take the AirTrain, you would just have to go through security again when you get to Terminal C if you take the AirTrain.


  • Connection flight IAD from San Juan to Toronto Canada
    Feb 17, 2015
    Hi I have a connecting flight with United Airlines, flying in from San Jaun to Toronto Canada with a connection time of 1hr 28 minutes at Dulles. How easy is it to find gates? Will I be needing to take a shuttle? Never been to Dulles (IAD)...Thanks!!!


    All gates at IAD are connected inside security. You will arrive in concourse C or D and depart from A, C or D. C and D are just two sides of the same building. A is connected to C and D by the aerotrain and mobile lounge. Just follow the signs to A upon arrival if your departure gate is in A. (you can check on United.com or the United app).


  • Connection Time
    Feb 17, 2015
    I am arriving at FCO at 1:25pm from Marseille France...connecting to go to JFK in the states with a flight that leaves at 2:45pm. All flights are Alitalia...will I have enough time (1hr 20 min.) to make my connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to go through Schngen exit passport control.


  • Incoming Immigration
    Feb 17, 2015
    Looking at maybe booking this flight: Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow to DTW, then Delta from DTW to O'Hare. Is 2 hours enough stopover time to go through immigration, customs, etc, and make the next flight to Chicago?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • 11 HR stopover in MIA - checked bag charge twice?
    Feb 18, 2015
    Hello: We are Canadian citizen. Booked with American Airlines (1 reservation). Our flight leaves Toronto and gets to Miami at 10pm. It departs MIA the next day to San Juan, PR at 9am. Does anyone know if AA will charge for checked bags twice? Is there an option to leave the checked bags at the MIA aiport? Thank you.


    Yes, you will probably be charged for checked bags twice because of the overnight layover. However, because bag charges are "one way" and you could argue that you are still on one "way" of your trip, you bay be able to get the agent in MIA to waive them for you.


    Thanks you. Eventhough its layover they will charge eh.


  • FLL- DEN - YYC
    Feb 17, 2015
    So I have a short connection, 50 minutes, arriving from Fort Lauderdale 10.25 and departing for Calgary 11.15 . Departing gate B60. Will I have enough time? Any advices of how to do this as fast and non stressful as possible for a pretty inexperienced traveller? Thanx.


    Thursday 19th


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your first flight is anywhere close to on-time you should have plenty of time. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Calgary.


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