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  • terminal 3 to terminal 1
    Nov 3, 2014
    hello. :)) so I d have a question for you. I d fly from san dieg to san francisco and then I d have a tarnsfer to Frakfurt. and what do you think, to get from the terminal 3 to terminal 1, 50 mins is enough? would you take that risk? thank you for your answer. :)


    No flights to Frankfurt leave from Terminal 1. Both Lufthansa and United flights to Frankfurt depart from the G concourse of the International Terminal which is directly connected to Terminal 3 by a walkway. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    ah okay thank you. when I tried to book the fligh I saw that on their site.. term 1 and so.. but hey in my case, would u take that risk?? because I have to decide and I wanted to be sure, to hear the opinion of others.


    If there's a reasonable earlier flight from San Diego I'd probably pick it instead, but I would say the connection as it is is still reasonably low risk.


  • Customs check on layover to NRT
    Nov 3, 2014
    Hi. I am travelling Delta Air from Vancouver to Japan with a stopover in Seattle. Does anyone know if I have to go through customs on my way to connection in Seattle


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver. Your arrival into Seattle will be like a domestic flight.


  • Canada-Houston-New Orleans
    Nov 3, 2014
    I am flying United from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Houston and then to New Orleans. I have 2 hours to change planes while in Houston. 1. Do I clear customs in Edmonton or Houston? 2. Will my bags be automatically transferred to my flight to New Orleans? 3. Is 2hours enough time for the transfer? Thank you for your response.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. Yes, your bags will automatically be transferred. Yes, 2 hours should be plenty of time. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security if you have to change terminals.


  • Transferring between Terminal 1 and TBIT
    Nov 4, 2014
    Hi, We arrive on Southwest at Terminal 1 at 9am and will be connecting to an Emirates flight from TBIT at 3:50pm that afternoon. It looks like it's a short 10-15min walk between terminals. Wondering what the best way to do it would be with 3 small children and 6 or 7 suitcases? Are porters (with the bigger carts) willing to help walk over your luggage between terminals? Or is our best bet loading the 7 pieces of luggage on and off the shuttle bus?


    You might be able to find a porter to help you, but your best bet is probably trying to load them onto the shuttle bus. You obviously have plenty of time.


    You have plenty of time to connect between the two terminals. Unfortunately, LAX doesn't have porter services. You may purchase a luggage cart for $5USD if your prefer to walk there. Or you can wait under the blue sign and catch the "A" shuttle bus. It stops at every terminal on the Arrivals (lower level). Here's more info: http://www.lawa.org/welcome_lax.aspx?id=1878 Once you arrive at Tom Bradley, take the elevator up to ticketing (Upper) level. Their check in counter location may switch sometimes, so look at the digital signs located at the check in counters. Enjoy your trip! Best, LAX Airport


  • Separate tickets for International to domestic flight: Baggage claim??
    Nov 2, 2014
    Hello, I am flying into ORD on an international flight landing in T5. I have a SEPARATE ticket for AA out of T3. Do I claim my bags in baggage claim or do I claim them in Customs/Immigration and recheck them there to American? I have 2 1/2 hours (hopefully) layover. Thanks!


    You will claim your bag after you go through Immigration and then go through US Customs. If your bags are not tagged through to your final destination, you have to take them with you on the ATS train to Terminal 3 to check them with American.


  • Connections from SYR
    Nov 2, 2014
    HI, I am flying in on JetBlue from SYR and landing at JFK at 7.15am. I then have a separate ticket to get to London at 8.30am. Is that enough time to collect my bags and then clear customs and then catch that flight please? Any advice appreciated. Thank you


    It's really pushing it. It may be possible but will be extremely difficult and depends on your flight from Syracuse arriving on-time or early. You have a much better chance of making it if you don't check a bag.


  • International to Domestic connection
    Nov 2, 2014
    Hi, I am flying in to Chicago from Toronto (US customs is done in Toronto) on United Airlines then I am flying to Phoenix on US Airlines. Will I have to go through security to catch the domestic flight? I need to know for duty free purposes. Thank you for your help!


    You will arrive (as a domestic arrival) at either domestic Terminal 1 (B or C gates) or at domestic T2 (F gates) and will depart from domestic terminal T3 (either G, H, K or L gates). For transfer between T1 & T3 you have two options: (a) Use walkways at post-security areas of the Departures level - follow signs; T3's walkway is near Concourse G (the walkway between T2 to T1 is for flight transfers of United Express). (b) The free ATS shuttle train runs every few minutes in the unsecured areas of the terminals.


    Yes, you can walk between T1 or T2 and T3 inside security.


  • 1 hour transit in fco to florence
    Nov 2, 2014
    Hello i will be arriving from bucharest via air italia,and i have a 1 hour transit then i will go to florence petrola airport via airitalia as well(no need to recheck the luggage)...do i have enough time? Thanks!


    Yes, you have enough transfer time.


  • Connecting to London LHR
    Nov 2, 2014
    I am flying to London LHR, departing from Charleston WV on United with a plane transfer on to Lufthansa through Washington IAD. I have 55 mins to connect between carriers. The ticket was purchased as one trip. Will I need to go through customs in Washington before connection? will there be enough time? Will I need to collect my luggage from the United flight and re-check it into Lufthansa after customs clearance? Can I walk between terminals, or will I need to catch the bus?


    Only international arrivals need to go through customs. You will arrive at Midfield Concourse C and need to get to Concourse B - look for the Aerotrain sign, which will take you to the B gates B35--B79. You have enough time.


    Actually, you will likely arrive in Concourse A which is directly connected to Concourse B. As sunov mentioned, you do not go through US CUstoms when leaving the United States.


    Thanks for feedback. That all helps. I assume then that I will not need to collect my luggage, and United will transfer the bags between the two carriers since it is an alliance partnership?


    Yes, that is correct.


  • Connecting flight from NY to SIN
    Nov 3, 2014
    Hi, I will be arriving on JKF via delta 2444 on 8/11 sat 555pm. My next connecting flight is SQ 25 which departs at 825pm. Both are in T4. Will i have enough time to make it? What are the procedures involved and where should I go once I get out of DL 2444 ? Thanks !


    If you arrive from an international flight, you need to go through passport control, pick up your bags and go through customs clearance. If you purchased your 2 flights on one ticket, you may proceed to your connecting gate, but need to go through security check first. If you did not purchase your flights on one ticket, you need to re-check-in your bags at the Singapore counter after customs clearance, as Delta & Singapore airlines belong to different Alliances. The concourse level of T4 is divided into gates A3 & A5 to the left, and gates B20-B41 to the right.


    Ignore sunov's post. It is completely incorrect. I see that DL2444 is from Orlando. DL2444 usually arrive in Terminal 2. You will exit security and claim your bag, then take the AirTrain one stop to Terminal 4 and check your bags at the Singapore Airlines check-in counter. You should have plenty of time.


    Thanks Zap! I heard that you need to walk outside of terminal 2 to reach the airtrain station, is that true? Is there a bridge or link way or something?


    It's a bridge but it's not heated and is somewhat exposed to the elements.


    Nov 2, 2014
    Hello. I fly from Portland to Atlanta by Delta. I fly from Atlanta to Amsterdam by KLM. The layover is 1 hour 17 minutes. Is there enough time for everything? Thank you!


    Your transfer time is sufficient. The underground 'Plane Train' stops at the center of each Concourse. Your Delta arrival can be at either Concourse T, A, B, C or D; your KLM flight is out of the 'Maynard Jackson Terminal' or IT / TI) with Concourses E & F - your ticket may quote IT-E, TI-E, or IT-F, TI-F. On arrival, just follow signs to the Plain Train.


  • Do ATL intl-to-intl connections have to clear customs?
    Nov 1, 2014
    Hello, my wife and depart Paris, and arrive ATL at 14:55, and then connect to Quito, Ecuador at 17:30. I've heard that customs and security lines can be very long in ATL. However, Delta has told me that international-to-international connections do not have to clear US customs and security, but can move directly to their connecting US-outgoing flight in terminal E or F? Is this infor correct?


    Whoever at Delta who told you that is wrong. You have to go through US Immigration and Customs upon arrival at ATL.


  • connection time
    Nov 1, 2014
    we are hoping to come in at 6 pm on JetBlue from Sint Martin and catch a flight at 8 pm to albuquerque NM. Is that enough time to clear customs and get through security?


    It should be enough time. You will arrive in T4 and depart from T5, so you will have to take the AirTrain to T5 after you clear customs.


  • Is it possible? 60 mins to connection Lufthansa flights
    Nov 1, 2014
    Arrival in Frankfurt (from London) on Flight# 917. 60mins to connect to flight #510 to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm reading mixed messages on whether there is fast lane security, priority checked in baggage transfer or if I'll make it. Considering paying for a new flight just to increase connection time. Grateful for your advice please?


    ...forgot to add both flights are terminal 1


  • flight connection time
    Nov 1, 2014
    I fly Lufthansa and arrive in Frankfurt Terminal 1 from Bengaluru at 8:50am. And I have to catch a flight on Austrian Airlines from Terminal 1 at 10:50am to Sarajevo. Do I have enough time to go through Passport Control, exit Arrival area and check into the Depature Terminal ?


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