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  • Security procedures and connection time?
    Jan 20, 2015
    Hi, I will be flying into Detroit on a Delta flight on Christmas day from Heathrow, landing at 13.59 and connecting to a Delta flight to Buffalo Niagara at 15.26. Do you have any tips for making this connection and more importantly do I need to reclaim checked baggage and check it in again? (I am a British citizen, if that's important). Thanks!


    You will arrive in the McNamara Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go to the departure level, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time but not a lot to spare. Christmas day itself is not a busy travel day in the US.


    Thank you for this detailed and helpful reply :)


    Could you please let me know how you got on? I have very similar layover time on Sunday and am worried sick that it's not going to be long enough Any help would be greatly received Thanks kirsty


  • Terminal B to Terminal C
    Dec 8, 2014
    Hi all! I am flying into EWR from Vienna and my flight arrives at terminal B. I have 1h50 mins layover to catch a flight to Cleveland from terminal C. I am an European citizen. do I have to claim my baggage at EWR? Or just claim them at CLE? Bought my thickets together from orbitz.com


    The reservation was made with United but the international flight is operated by Austrian Airlines. The CLE flight is operated by United.


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal B, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then look at the flight monitors, your flight to Cleveland may depart from Terminal A or C. Take the AirTrain to the correct terminal, then go through security and to your gate. You have enough time but not much to spare.


  • Connection time
    Dec 8, 2014
    Arriving at dallas fw with 23 minutes to board BA flight to Heathrow. Is this enough time


    It will be very difficult if you do not arrive in Terminal D.


  • Customs YUL to ORD to SFO
    Dec 8, 2014
    Hi, In a couple of weeks I will be flying from Montreal (YUL) to ORD to SFO. My layover in ORD is only 1 hour 10 minutes. Because I am flying in from Canada, will I have to go through customs and claim my bags in ORD? Orbitz insists that I will have enough time because since I am flying a American Airlines for both flights, they will check my bags all the way through to SFO. I was under the impression that you had to go through customs at your first port of entry to the US. Thanks for the help!


    Montreal has US Immigration and customs pre-clearance. You will clear US Immigration in Montreal and your arrival into chicago will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • How good of shape do I need to be in?
    Dec 8, 2014
    Looking at United flights from ORD to IAH to Merida, Mexico. Layover in IAH is 41 minutes. Enough time to make the flight to Mexico? I'm not sure how much distance there is between the domestic terminal and the international. And even if I can make the connection, thoughts on whether my luggage makes it?


    It's possible. You do have to move quickly and your first flight has to be on-time.


  • 45 min. layover on AA from Aspen departing Bloomington
    Dec 7, 2014
    Is 45 min enough time between a flight arriving from Aspen (ASE) and departing Bloomington, IL (BMI) in June


    I at least need to know if the AA flights from Aspen and to Bloomington will be in the same terminal. Thanks!


    Both flights should be in Terminal B, but even if they're not the Skylink train connects all terminals inside security and you have enough time even if you have to change terminals.


  • Can we make it
    Dec 7, 2014
    In Feb. we arrive from Seattle at 2:42 PM and fly out to Lima, Peru at 3:55 PM. Both flights are on United. We'll have carry on luggage only. Do we have enough time to make the connection?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do at IAH is walk from your arrival gate (in terminal C or E) to your departure gate in Terminal E.


    Dec 7, 2014
    I will fly from CAE to DFW on AA Flight 2509 and then take AA Flight 0127 to PVG. 2509 will arrive at DFW at 9:45 am ad 0127 will take off at 10:45 am. I have nevered transferred at Dallas before. My major concern is whether the layover is long enough? Will I be able to catch Flight 0127?Will my luggage be able to follow up? thank you


    1 hr should be enough time. You will arrive in terminal B and depart from Terminal D. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.


    Thank you, ZAP. I just received an email telling me the 0127 flight will leave at 10:30, which shortens my layover to 45 mins. So my question is will 45 mins be enough? Is 45 mins enough for the luggage to be transferred from an domestic plane to an international one? Thanks again, I appreciate your help.


    Yes, it's still enough time but it obviously doesn't leave much to spare.


  • Miami to Freeport FPO
    Dec 7, 2014
    We are flying from Bangor (BGR)to Miami via Phl. Will we have to go through customs before we depart to Freeport or will we do it over there ? Flying with US. Airways and American Airlines, will our bags be booked right through?


    You will go through Bahamas Immigration and customs when you reach Freeport, on your return you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Freeport. You will not have to claim your bags at any of your intermediate connection points.


  • Time between terminal d and e
    Dec 7, 2014
    I have a connection flight to buenos aires arriving from monterrey. I arrive at 7:46pm (gate time arrival) and boarding for the flight to buenos aires begins at 8:15pm departing at 9 pm. Bags will be sent all the way to buenos aires. Seems i arrive with united airlines to terminal d or e and leave from c16 with united airlines as well. Will i make it?


    1 hr 14 minutes for an International->International connection is really pushing it. Your first flight will have to be early and you will have to hurry.


  • Transfer time
    Dec 7, 2014
    Tommorrow i will take alasa airline flight from edmonton to Seattle and will arrive 7:02am. My next flight is on 2:38pm so I want to take train to pike market. I want to know when I should go back to the airport? Can I get out of the airport? How long to take the under train to the departure gate?


    It takes 45 minutes to get from SEA to downtown on the light rail. You should get back to the airport 1 hr before your flight, so you should leave downtown around 12:45.


  • Connecting Flight
    Dec 7, 2014
    Hi, I fly from Calgary to Detroit with a 1 hour layover in Denver. Is that enough time (if my flight is on time) or do I have to go through customs which could possibly make me miss my connection?


    As YYC offers US Customs Clearance & US Transfer baggage, one hr transfer is sufficient. For more airport information, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/den, click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Calgary has US Immigration and Customs preclearance so all you have to do in Denver is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Time required for change
    Dec 9, 2014
    Hi I am flying in to atlanta airport on march 18th at 15.55 and on to Fort Lauderdale at 17.15 and returning on the 8th April at 14.45 to catch a flight to Amsterdam at 15.43 is the time ok for the conections


    Assuming you depart from AMS to ATL, you would arrive at the International Terminal and depart from one of the domestic terminals, depending on which airline(s) you take. Your transfer time on arrival is extremely short. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/atl - click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS' & pay attention of 'International Arrivals, and transfer procedures, etc.


    You will be pressed for time on your arrival (assuming you initial flight to Atlanta is from Amsterdam) as you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your luggage, go through US Customs, recheck your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the plane train to your departure gate. On your way to Amsterdam you have enough time as you only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the plane train.


    Re returning via ATL: One thing that can help is US CBP's Mobile Passport Control program to get through customs faster. Here's the link: www.mobilepassport.us


  • T2 to T5
    Dec 8, 2014
    I am going to fly from DTW to ORD on Dec. 9 at 10:15 and I have check in bag, and then I have connect flight at 2: 55 at T5. Do you think I have enough time? How to go from T2 to T5? Many thanks.


    If you bought your 2 flights on one ticket, your bags will automatically be transferred, if not and your airlines don't have a 'code-share agreement; you would need to pick up your bags on arrival at T2 & check them in at T5 before proceeding to your connecting M gate. The ATS train (follow sign) will take you to your connecting Terminal. You have plenty of time for transfer.


    Thank you so much for the reply.


    What airlines are you flying? I can help you more if you tell me your airlines.


    The first one is Delta, the second is Hainan Airline


    Yes, you probably will have to take your bags on the ATS train to transfer them to Hainan Airlines. But you still have plenty of time.


  • Is the time enough
    Dec 8, 2014
    I have a separate ticket on jet blue from Orlando to JFK terminal 5 domestic then I have three hours only to go to terminal 4 to depart internationally to dubai on emirates airlines on separate ticket. We are four. I have only three hours to do so. I am not us citizen. Is the time enough


    On arrival at JFK's Terminal 5 proceed to the Arrivals level & claim your bags, then follow signs to the 'Airline Terminals Train', board the train with your bags, and get off at next stop which is T4. There proceed to the Departure level & check in your bags, go through security check and on to your connecting gate. T4 has Concourses A (gates A3, A5 & Concourse B (gates B20-41.


    3 hours is plenty of time for your transfer.


    Thanks. So I presume 3 hours are adequate


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