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  • connection with 2 small kids
    Jun 7, 2013
    I'm flying on Delta from Copenhagen to JFK then on to New Orleans with my 3 year old and 3 month old. I've never been through JFK and am nervous about a few things: 1. whether or not the airline will give me my stroller back at the gate and 2. can someone help me with claiming and rechecking my bags at customs? 3. how difficult is it to get from our arrival terminal to our connecting flight? Is it a bus? Train? We have a 5 hour layover so plenty of time, but I like to know what to expect. And any suggestions for kid play areas or things to do during our layover? Thanks!!


    You will arrive and depart in the same terminal (Terminal 4). They will probably give you your stroller back at the gate. What kind of help do you need claiming your bags? There usually aren't baggage porters working in immigration due to the difficulty of working there.


    Thanks, ZAP! I usually fly through ATL and go through customs/immigration there. I have to physically get my luggage off the belt and take it through to the area where you drop off your luggage for your connecting flight. Since I'll have a stroller, I won't be able to also pull/push a cart with 2 suitcases nor will I be able to pull them myself. In ATL they have helpers, just wondering about JFK. Thanks!


  • Can I do this?
    Jun 6, 2013
    Arriving terminal 3 (UA) and leaving terminal 1 (SkyWest) 60 min later. Will have to go thru security again into term 1? Is this going to go smoothly?


    You don't know for sure which terminals your flights will be using until the day before your flight. However, if you do have to change from 3 to 1, United runs a shuttle on the secure side of the airport so you won't have to go through security again.


  • from frankfurt connecting to dfw
    Jun 6, 2013
    How do we get through customs at IAD. LH418 to UA1715


    Getting through customs is easy - it's the only place you'll be allowed to go. You'll be arriving in the B concourse and departing from C or D. The airport has a good description of how this works there -


  • how much layover time needed?
    Jun 6, 2013
    flying lax to rome on Alitalia, landing Terminal 3, departing Terminal 1 for Venice one hour later. Is this enough time if flights are on schedule? do we have to go through customs/immig in rome?


    I really don't think that's enough time. Yes, you will go through immigration in Rome.


  • Weighting machine
    Jun 6, 2013
    where i can find the weighting machine


    What is a "weighting machine"? Do you mean a scale? Why would you want to find a scale in an airport?


    To know the weight of the bag !! like in KLIA airport you can check your bags weight before going to check in.


    What's KLIA? Anyway, you can use your scale at home - or you can go to the check in desk and they usually let you take things out of the bag if it's overweight.


  • Connecting flight help.
    Jun 6, 2013
    Hi. Need help for flight connection with 1 hour between flight. Arriving from Ottawa at Terminal 1 | Hall B And my next flight is Terminal 1 | Hall A | Counter 260-338 | Gate B only have 1 hour to spare. Thank you.


  • Terminal 3, Concourse E to F
    Jun 6, 2013
    I have a fligth that lands at 11:35am (american airlines) on concourse E and another one that takes off at 12:55pm (jetblue) on concourse F. I have 1 carry-on bag and I guess I will need to go through security at Concourse F. Any idea on how long the connection will take me or if I will make my 12:55pm flight?


    You should be able to make your connection if your first flight is on-time. It shouldn't take more than half an hour. Be sure to check-in online for your Jetblue flight before you leave on your first flight.


  • 2hrs enough time from Term B to Term 4?
    Jun 6, 2013
    I am debating to book an AA flight with a 2hr 20min layover during the end of August. My flight would arrive around 6:25pm from Shanghai at the Bradley Intl Terminal and I have to catch my next flight at Terminal 4 leaving at 8:45pm. Would this be enough time in August to go through customs, re-check bags, and switch terminals? Would it be faster to walk than to wait for the Airport Terminal Bus? Do I have to go through security check again when entering Terminal 4? Thanks in advance.


    That will probably be enough time. Yes, it will probably be faster to walk than take the bus. Yes, any time you enter the US you have to go through security again. However, if your flight from Shanghai is on American you will not arrive at the TBIT. You will arrive in Terminal 4, same as your departing flight.


  • Connect flights
    Jun 6, 2013
    I will be arriving Rome Terminal B at 745am by SQ366 and leaving for Nice by Alitalia AZ0348 1 - Will I be able to connect in time ? 2 - Which terminal is AZ0348 departing from ?


    You may be looking at the old Terminal names. Your Singapore flight will arrive in Terminal 3 and your Alitalia flight will depart from Terminal 1. You didn't tell us the time of your second flight so I don't know if you will have enough time.


  • Change of Terminal at Newark Airport.
    Jun 6, 2013
    I will be flying from Toronto to Mumbai. My flight goes from Toronto to Newark at terminal A operated by Air Canada. then i have connecting flight From Newark Terminal B to Mumbai operated by Air India. I have duration of 6 hours between two flight. My Question is does i will be require to have USA visa to change terminal from A to B to take another international flight? Does i need to go through all security check procedure at Newark just to catch another flight from different terminal??? Does my luggage will be transferred by Airlines or i have to take it with me and go through all security check?? What is the best way to travels from Terminal A to Terminal B.???


    Unless your citizenship is of a country where you don't need a visa to visit the United States, you will need a transit visa. Yes, going between A and B there will be security. If your tickets were bought on one reservation then Air Canada should be able to check your bags through and transfer them for you but if not you will have to do it yourself. The only way to get between terminals A and B is the AirTrain, which runs outside security.


  • From Dubai going to New Orleans united
    Jun 5, 2013
    I'm flying inform Dubai on emirates and have to get on united flight to New Orleans. How much time to allow


    I would budget 2.5-3 hours.


  • london to san jose via DFW
    Jun 11, 2013
    I land at DFW from Heathrow with BA at 2-40pm and leave for San Jose at 4-20pm with AA from different terminal.on December 9th 2013. Is this enough time for a British person to make the connection


    It should be enough time, but you will probably be cutting it close. The good thing is that early December is a very light travel period in the US so you probably won't have to wait too long at immigration or security. Go back through security in Terminal D and then take the Skylink train to the gate for your departing flight to San Jose. Note that if you are going to San Jose, Costa Rica or San Jose del Cabo, Mexico it will also depart from Terminal D (you didn't mention which San Jose you are flying to - and that's a good point - make sure you go to the gate for the correct San Jose). San Jose, California could depart from A, C, or D.


    You are cutting it very close, I don't want to scare you, you will probably be Ok, but I would pick a seat near the front of the plane, DFW is super slow, it takes them about 60 minutes to process a small Jet


  • AA transit within Terminal 8
    Jun 5, 2013
    will be transiting in terminal 8 arriving from LHR at 1:35pm connecting to Orlando departing 2:55pm. Both AA Flights. Will that be enough time for immigration and customs baggage re-check? Are there special lines for transfer passengers at immigration?


    There are no lines for transfer passengers. It will be very tough for you to make your connection unless your flight arrives early. Unfortunately, in case you miss your connection AA does not have a later flight that day to Orlando from JFK. Perhaps they can rebook you through Miami or on another airline if that happens.


    thanks ZAP for your quick answer. AA just changed the departure time of the onward flight to 30 Minutes earlier.


  • How to go from T2A to T1 ? How long?
    Jun 5, 2013
    My family arrives at T1 and I arrive at T2A. How to get from T2A to T1 ? How long does it take from T2A to T1? Where is the best place to meet at T1 ?


    It is best for you to open CDG's pertinent map at - showing the N1 shuttle connecting to the CDGVAL train in the center of the '2' terminals to Terminal 1. Meet there in the arrivals hall near the information counter.


  • Victoria to Vancouver to Beijing
    Jun 4, 2013
    I'm flying from Victoria to Beijing and I'm connecting through Vancouver. The problem is I have one ticket for Victoria to Vancouver with Air Canada, and my Vancouver to Beijing flight with Air China is on another ticket. To make it clearer, they were accidentally booked separately. Will I have to leave domestic, check in, and go through security again?


    Yes, you will probably have to leave the secure area as I don't know how else you'd get your Air China boarding pass. Perhaps if you can check in online and you don't have any checked bags you can stay in the secure area.


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