Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

iFlyer Forum Home  |

 Recent Topics

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

  • 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 27, 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.


  • Connections for 15 year old daughter - please advise
    Oct 1, 2014
    I live in Rochester NY and my 15 year old daughter is on a flight on Saturday december 20th at 18.11 from ROC to JFK terminal 2 arriving 19.38 with Delta (40% on time flight!?) then she has to make her way to terminal 4 for a Virgin flight departing at 21.30. With the short layover, terminal change and notoriously late regional Delta partner this is a unlikely connection right. Btw, I didn't book this, her mother in England did:(


    nearly 2 hours isn't a short connection. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security from T2 to T4.


  • Connecting domestic Delta flight
    Oct 27, 2014
    On 10/20 : Delta Flight 1288 connecting with flight 5996 with only 38 minutes, is it doable?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. Both flights should be on Concourse A.


    Hmmm, I've got the same question…Delta booked me into Detroit connecting to Beijing with a 46 min time layover. Is that at all realistic? I'm not disabled but have physical limits making a run out of the question. Thanks for the help…sweating this one!


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connect from KLM-Delta domestic
    Oct 1, 2014
    Hi - arriving from Heathrow on KLM at 11:50am connecting to Delta flight at 2:10pm to Sacramento. Americans all on one ticket. Is this enough time please? thanks


    KLM does not fly Heathrow-LAX, Delta doesn't operate it either? What airline are you flying? Or are you connecting in AMS on your way to LAX?


  • T5 to T1
    Oct 1, 2014
    I will land via emirates T5 at 3.35 p.m. After go thru customs I have to connect UA TO Milwaukee at T1 for 6.25 p.m. Do I hv enough time? After customs, do I hv to drag my bags on to the ATS to T1 or is there a UA bag drop off area after customs?


    If you purchased tickets together your bags should be tagged through to MKE in your origin and you will be able to use the re-check desk in T5. However, if you purchased separate tickets, you will have to drag them on the ATS to T1 and pay a checked bag fee. Also, most Milwaukee flights leave from T2, so be sure to check the monitors. if you are able to re-check your bags in T5, then you can take the ATS directly to T2 if your departure gate starts with E or F.


Google Plus One