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  • Distance from bagage claim
    Apr 7, 2015
    I need to know the approximate distance or duration(in minutes) between international arrival bagage claim that CAME from Panama by Copa Arline to American Airlines Terminal 4 . I going to LAS VEGAS.Only untill the entrance of terminal 4. Because I dont know gate yet.


    Terminal 4 is directly next to the International Terminal, it's less than a 2 minute walk.


  • Worried about connecting flight
    Apr 7, 2015
    I am flying from Cozumel, Mexico to Toronto, Ontario on a Sunday afternoon with a Connection in Dallas, Texas. My layover is only 55minutes. Is this enough time to claim my bags, recheck bags and proceed through security/customs?


    Note: My flight to Cozumel, Mexico from Toronto, Ontario also has a layover in Dallas, Texas. This layover is 2hours. Will this be enough time?


    On your way to Cozumel that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. On your way back however, 55 minutes is not enough time, as you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security in Dallas and likely change terminals as well. The minimum time is 90 minutes, with 2 hours recommended for that connection.


    Thank you! Not sure why they offer these connections if they know they cannot be met.


    Also, would I need to claim my baggage in Dallas both ways?


    You should not have to claim your baggage either way, even though most fellow passengers on your Cozumel-Dallas flight will, you should not have to since you are on an International to International connection. On your way to Cozumel, you only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Dallas since you will preclear US Immigration in Toronto.


    I changed my flights. Tell me if this is more manageable. Flying from Toronto - Miami - Cozumel and Cozumel - Miami - Toronto. Flight times: Toronto to Miami 6:30am to 9:43am Miami to Cozumel 12:35pm to 1:2pm Return: Cozumel to Miami 3:18pm to 6:05pm Miami to Toronto 7:55pm to 11:15pm Will I need to claim baggage in Miami both ways? Are these times manageable?


    Yes, that should be manageable. You will not have to claim your baggage in Miami either way on your way to Cozumel all you will have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, on your return you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but should not have to claim your bags in Miami.


  • Frankfurt to Cincinnati, connect thru Newark
    Apr 7, 2015
    I am flying on United from Frankfurt to CVG on Apr 12, connecting thru Newark. Frankfurt flight lands at 2:20 pm. CVG leaves at 3:55. I know this is cutting it close. Any ideas on how I can increase my odds for making this connection?


    Buy economy plus to sit as far up in the United flight as you can. Other than that, not much you can do.


  • 40 minutes connection time
    Apr 7, 2015
    Hi. I'm traveling from Denver on AA1149 arriving at 5:20 pm and only have 40 minutes before leaving for London on AA46 at 6:00 pm. I assume baggage are checked all the way through. Do I have enough time to make my connection at ORD?


    Yes, barely, you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the H/K concourse of Terminal 3. If you miss your connection there are later AA and BA flights to London.


  • Coming from India and Connecting to San Jose
    Apr 7, 2015
    I am reaching LAX on a Sunday at 11.15 AM by Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong in Terminal B. Same Airlines has issued ticket to San José by American Airlines at 13.15 Hrs. Cathay and AA have confirmed 2 hours is sufficient. How difficult is luggage transfer? How far are the two terminals to walk. We are a family of Four with two grown up children. Is 2 hours sufficient?


    That should be enough time. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then follow signs for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the AA transfer desk, then exit the building and walk to the right (with the flow of traffic), the next building you arrive at will be Terminal 4 where you will depart. Go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thank you so much for your instant response.. It is such a big help.. Grateful to you.. God bless you...


  • Australia to LAX - LAX to Vancouver (return)
    Apr 7, 2015
    Hi there! Just wondering if 4hrs is enough time to transfer, Am traveling from Australia to LAX (arrive 1415 terminal B) and then heading from LAX to Vancouver (depart 1645 terminal 2). The return flight has less than 3hrs to transfer -arrive LAX 1915 -depart 2200. Should i book a later flight?


    also - both flights have been bought on a single ticket. Does this mean I wont have to pass through custom before my connecting flight? Will my baggage also be transferred automatically?


    What airline are you flying from Australia? If you purchase all tickets together you will not have to claim your baggage or go through Customs in LAX on the Vancouver-LAX-Australia route. You will have to go through customs and claim your baggage in LAX on the Australia-LAX-Vancouver route, regardless of airline or ticket status.


  • 43 minutes?
    Apr 8, 2015
    Hi, we are a family, 2 adults, one child. We are arriving from Chicago, ORD and are going to MIA. With 43 minutes connection time. Will the bags automatically go to the MIA flight? And is the gates from ORD to MIA close? Do you think we will make it?


    Both gates will likely be in Terminal C. Your bags will automatically be transferred. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.


    Thanks! We are flying with UA!


  • time between flights
    Apr 7, 2015
    Hi thee. I am flying to Dallas from Australia with Qantas on the 3rd of july. We arrive at 1.35pm and i have booked a flight from Dallas to Austin with AA at 3.10pm. Will this give me enough time to get my baggage, get through customs and security?


    That is barely above the minimum connection time and is a bit below what I recommend. It is possible, but it will be close. Luckily AA has a lot of flights from DFW to Austin that you can be rebooked on if you miss your connection.


  • Connect between two terminals
    Apr 7, 2015
    Hi, I will fly from Sacramento CA to Chicago airport to meet with my friend who flies from Hong Kong. After I claim the baggages, could I take ATS from terminal 1~3 to arrival terminal 5? Do I need go through security check again?


    Yes, you could take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and meet him on the lower level of Terminal 5 at the exit of customs.


  • Can I leave the airport between connecting flights?
    Apr 6, 2015
    I have a good 4 hour lay over between flights, am I able to leave the airport between connecting flights?


    If this question is about a US Airport - yes, you can leave the airport at any time.


  • Connection time Toronto - Anchorage
    Apr 6, 2015
    Travelling on United 8361 operated by Air Canada Express - Sky Regional (originating London Ontario) via Toronto arriving ORD @ 12.45 pm and connecting to United 1122 to Anchorage @ 3.50 pm. Any problems with that connection time?


    That is over 3 hours. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate in Terminal 2 to your departure gate in Terminal 1. There is a walkway connecting the two terminals inside security. That is plenty of time.


  • Connection time with need to check-in between flights
    Apr 6, 2015
    Hi. I'm traveling from Denver on UA, arriving 11:26 a.m. at Terminal 1. I have separate ticket for Aer Lingus to Dublin leaving 3:50 pm from Terminal 5. I have to check in at Aer Lingus because they won't let me check in online because I used UA award miles. Can I get from T1 to T5, check in to Aer Lingus, get through security and to gate in time for 3:50 pm departure? Tips to make it work best are appreciated


    Yes, that should be enough time. Just follow signs to the ATS Train to T5.


  • KLM to Air France connection
    Apr 6, 2015
    I will be arriving from PDX at 8:45 am and connect with Air France at 9:40 am for the flight to Marseille, Fr. Any idea on KLM on time record from US and will 55 minutes be enough for the connection?


    55 minutes should be enough AMS is built to handle tight connections. Note that your flight from PDX to AMS will be operated by Delta, not KLM. You will go through Schengen Passport Control in Amsterdam.


  • PTY - EWR - FCO
    Apr 6, 2015


    That is really cutting it close, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You have barely enough time.


  • Connection to Aruba
    Apr 6, 2015
    Hello. I am concerned if i will be able to make my connection to Aruba (ETD 10:30am) as i would be arriving in a domestic flight to Atlanta from Fort Lauderdale (ETA 7:34am). Is that enough time to make it? If not, i would have to take a flight to Atlanta the previous night and be in the airport for almost 11 hours :(


    That is PLENTY of time if I'm understanding correctly that you will have nearly 3 hours to make your connection. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


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