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  • 1h 35m connection time
    Sep 5, 2013
    Hi, I arrive in Terminal 5 from London (LHR) with British Airways at 06.05 p.m. I connect through Terminal 2 to San Francisco (SFO) with American Airlines at 7.40 p.m. I need to take and recheck the checked baggage at Terminal 5? If I have only the hand luggage It is a way to safe time at immigration? Both flights are booked on one ticket with British Airways. Is 1 hour 35 minutes enough? What will it happen if I miss the flight to SFO since that it is the last flight of the day? Thanks in advance!


    Your flight to San Francisco will be from Terminal 3, not Terminal 2. You will be able to re-check checked baggage in Terminal 5. Yes, not having checked baggage will save you time. If you miss your flight they may be able to re-book you on the United flight at 9 PM, but I wouldn't count on it. However, if your flight is on-time and you hurry you should be OK.


  • Enough time from from Cancun?
    Sep 5, 2013
    I fly from Cancun in Mexico to Frankfurt, I arrive in terminal E and have to go to terminal C. I have only 1 hour and 20 minutes between my flights. Is that enough? Do I have to go through security? Will I have time? Please advise. Thank you!!!


    You will not depart from Terminal C. If your flight to Frankfurt is on Lufthansa it will be in Terminal D and if it is on United it will be in Terminal E. When you arrive, you will have to go through immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, re-check them, go back up to the ticketing level, and go back through security. You will be very hard-pressed to do that in that time.


    Hi, according to my ticket I arrive in terminal E with United Airlines at 17:25 and I leave again with United Airlines to Frankfurt from terminal C at 18:45. But anyway do you think it is difficult to make it on time?


    United international departures are from Terminal E. So both of your flights will be in the same terminal. However, you will still have to go back through security before you go to your gate. I think you will probably have enough time if your first flight is on-time but you'll really have to hurry.


  • 1 hour 40 minute connection time
    Sep 4, 2013
    I arrive in Terminal 5 from Thunder Bay (YQT) at 6.31 a.m. I connect through Terminal 1 to Las Vegas (LAS) at 8.11 a.m. I'll need to clear customs in Terminal 5 and transfer to Terminal 1. Both flights are booked on one ticket with United. Is 1 hour 40 minutes cutting it a little too close? Would I be better to just opt for a later connection in Chicago? I assume United will book me on a later flight if I try the short connection and don't make it.


    You should be fine. Immigration is empty that early in the morning (all there is at that time is the Sao Paulo flights). Yes, if you don't make it United will book you on a later flight. Also, the security checkpoint to the far left of Terminal 1 (right next to terminal 2) usually has the shortest lines.


  • Terminal one, baggage claim and then to TBIT
    Sep 11, 2013
    I would appreciate advice: I fly into Term. 1 on SW Air. Must go to baggage claim, then go check in at TBIT for Cathay Air. I have three hours. It sounds like I should take the A Shuttle. Do I have plenty of time?? THX


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You can take the shuttle on the lower level or it's about a 20 minute walk.


    Thank you, ZAP!!!


  • United Schedule Change gives us only 37 min to transfer.
    Sep 4, 2013
    Hi, we are flying with United from Seattle to Cleveland via Chicago on Sept 05. United recently changed our schedule allowing only 37 min to transfer in Chicago. Don't know our gates yet, but we are arriving on UA 278 and departing on UA 5198. This is our first time to Chicago airport, but I have found that United can be Terminal 1 or 2. Do you know if we will be arriving and departing from the same terminal?


    You will arrive in Terminal 1. Your departure could be from Terminal 1 or 2. However, Terminal 1 and 2 are connected beyond security and the worst case walk is about 15-20 minutes. Also, United has almost hourly flights from Chicago to Cleveland so if you do miss your connection you have ample opportunities for rebooking.


  • Terminal 1 to 8
    Sep 4, 2013
    I have 47 minutes to connect to from terminal 1 to terminal 8. Is this possible? Can I walk or do I need to take a shuttle? Thank you!


    Maybe, if your first flight is on-time and you run and you have no checked bags. Southwest won't transfer your bags to United Express, so if you have checked bags, you'll have to claim them and take them to T7 (not enough time to do that). You can walk, but it's a bit of a difficult walk across the center of the airport terminals. You will also need to check in for your united express flight online or on your mobile device before you leave on your first flight. You will likely be past the check-in cutoff by the time you get to T7/T8.


    both flights are on united. I was surprised when the united guy said I'd be landing at terminal 1. Do you think that's wrong?


    Yes, that is wrong. United does not use Terminal 1 at LAX. All United and United Express operated flights operate from Terminals 6,7, and 8. United doesn't even have any codeshare partners that use Terminal 1.


  • Detroit to Cincinnati - 30 mins
    Sep 8, 2013
    I have to catch a connecting flight from Detroit to Cincinnati in 30 minutes. Both are "delta connection" planes. Hoping the gates will be in the same part of the airport. Any insight? Is 30 minutes enough time?


    Most of the Delta conneciton flights use the B/C concourse of the McNamara terminal. Some use the A concourse though. If your first flight is on-time you should have enough time.


    I fly from Amsterdam to Detroit landing at 1040 will I be able to make connecting flight to Miami that leaves at 1215. seeing I will have to clear customs and what not. I hope so I catch another connecting flight from Miami to grand caymans at 1930


    You should be OK, it'll be tight and you'll have to hurry though - Assuming your Detroit-Miami flight is on Delta. If it's on American, no chance.


  • Connection help
    Sep 4, 2013
    Landing in Newark terminal a from Mumbai at5:15am thn connecting flight in hour 30 min to Toronto from terminal c. How do I get to teminal c? Please help


    The AirTrain connects all terminals outside security.


    I'm using both flight on united airlines. Can I use the bus ? Or if I use the AirTran is it free? And will I need to pick up my luggage?


    The United Airlines flight from Mumbai does not arrive in Terminal A. It arrives in Terminal C. If you're on that flight you won't have to change terminals.


  • terminal 2 to 1
    Sep 3, 2013
    I have 3 hours between connecting flights, with different airlines and moving from terminal 2 to 1. We come from italy and so we must pass the custom controls. It this enough time? Is terminal 1 at walking distance (considering that we have baggage)? Thank you


    On arrival at LAX you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags and go through customs clearance - if your first airline transfers bags to the second one (find out), all you need to do is exit Terminal 2 and walk to Terminal 1 to the left. If no baggage transfer is offered by your first airline, you would have to get a cart for your bags after customs clearance and re-check them in at Terminal 1 with your connecting airline. (Bags are being automatically transferred to connecting flights if: you booked both flights on one ticket, if your airlines belong to the same Alliance, or if your airline has a code-share with the other). You have plenty of time!


  • transfer arrival to departure
    Sep 3, 2013
    Hi, we will be flying from Manchester to ams to catch a flight to Chicago. there is a hour between landing and the following take off. is this enough time? all flights are with KLM will we need to collect baggage,go through security checks etc? how far apart are the terminal /arrival departure gates? All seemed ok when I booked with travel agent but they say it is fine. I just need some reassurance !!!! cheers phil


    You shouldn't have to claim your baggage - there will just be security at the gate. You won't know your exact gates until day of departure but AMS is made for tight connections.


  • no smoking in ATL terminal D as indicate
    Sep 2, 2013
    Your app says there is smoking near D 16. However I was told I would need to go to terminal C or E. please update your app. I would have stayed where I started at B longer. I had a 2 hour layover due to a delay.


  • Connection
    Sep 3, 2013
    We are traveling from MSP to AMS via DELTA then on to VCE on Alitalia with a 55 minute layover. Is this enough time to make our connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. AMS is made for tight connections.


  • 01:45 transfer time
    Sep 2, 2013
    Hi, we're doing a MAD-ORD-SFO flight on january 14 (Tuesday), and have a 1h 45min transfer time, arriving at T5 and departing from T3, will we have enough time to go through immigration, baggage collect, customs and baggage re-check? Incoming flight is Iberia and outcoming AA. If we miss the connecion, will they get us in the next available flight? Ticket was bought from MAD to SFO. Thanks!


    BTW, I forgot to mention that the incoming flight is supposed to arrive at 14:20. Regards.


    You should have enough time but you'll have to hurry. Yes, you will have to go through immigration, collect your baggage, go through customs, and then re-check it all in T5, then take the ATS train to T3 and go through security. Yes, if you miss your connection AA will put you on the next available flight to SFO.


    Great, thanks a lot :)


  • Sicily Trip
    Sep 2, 2013
    I might add that my Airline is Delta from JFK. And that I arrive in Rome at 09:55AM and leave for Catania on Alitalia at 11:20 AM. Enough time to make connecting flight?


  • Sicly trip
    Sep 2, 2013
    I arrive from JFK at terminal 5 and need to connect with my flight to Catania at terminal 1. How do I get from 5 to 1?


    You do not arrive in T5, there are no arrivals in T5. You will arrive in Terminal 3. After you clear customs and exit from immigration you can walk to T1. You will really have to hurry to have a chance to make your connection.


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