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  • Flying United from Montreal to Tokyo with 45min connection at IAD
    Oct 22, 2013
    Hi, Is a 45min connection long enough to transfer my checked luggage? It seems risky. Thx


    That's pretty tight. I'd try for a longer connection if possible.


  • Minsk, BY - Amsterdam - Chicago, US
    Oct 22, 2013
    I am a Belarusian citizen and have a US student visa. Will I need to recheck my luggage in Amsterdam on my way from Minsk, BY to Chicago, US? And if I do need to recheck it in, do I need any transit visa to access the baggage claim area in Schiphol?


    If coming from Minsk, via Amsterdam, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ams then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • smoking
    Oct 22, 2013
    Where is the smoking rooms?


  • Enough connection time?
    Oct 21, 2013
    hi. My daughter will be flying home to Canada from VA in December and she will be flying into Dulles from Roanoke VA with a 50minute layover to then departing to Toronto. The flights are the same carrier. Will this be enough time to make the connection?


    If the first flight is on-time, then yes, it will be enough time, even if she has to change concourses.


  • Spirit to Silver
    Oct 21, 2013
    Do I have enough time if my Spirit flight (Terminal 4) lands at 9:27am to connect to a Silver Airlines flight that departs at 10:25am (Terminal 1) on a Friday morning. No checked bags. I'll be the 1st off the spirit flight as well.


    Maybe, if you run. And make sure to check in online for your Silver Airways flight before you leave too - https://checkin.gosilver.com/3MWebCheckIn/WebCheckIn.html#Language=en_US I, personally, wouldn't try it.


  • Fastest way from Terminal C to Termianl B
    Oct 21, 2013
    Fastest way from Terminal C to Terminal B


    United has a secure-side shuttle bus if you are staying secure-side (ie arriving on a domestic United flight and don't need to claim or re-check bags). Otherwise take the AirTrain.


  • Connecting Flight
    Oct 21, 2013
    I am arriving from Toronto, Canada on Alitalia flight scheduled for arrival time of 12:35 pm and need to connect to Alitalia flight to Lamezia Terme departing 3:15pm. Which terminal does the Alitalia flight to Lamezia depart and will I have enough time to catch my flight.


    You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 1. You should have enough time. You can walk between the two terminals.


  • Sister's arrival
    Nov 7, 2013
    My sister arriving via Kuwait Airlines Dec. 22 at 06:50 am and has a connecting flight via UA 3330 at 0925 am. She still need to get her luggage and go to customs. Can you please help me if she will be able to make to her connecting flight on time. Where is the closest check in counter for UA? What level is she going to check in? and she still need to go thru Security again to go to her gate designated to UA 3330. Any advise will help her. This is her first time to travel to the US. Thank you in advance.


    Your sister has enough transfer time: International arrivals at IAD are being transported to the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance, where they need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. (making sure prior to departure that Kuwait Airlines will transfer bags to United connecting flight - if tickets were bought separately). Thereafter she will board the Aerotrain (signs will guide her) to her connecting 'Midfield Concourse - Unite uses A, B & C for domestic flights - overhead screens on arrival will indicate flight & gate numbers. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iad, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Kuwait Airlines does not fly to Washington-Dulles. Please double-check your sister's itinerary.


    Sorry, she is flying via UA 981 not Kuwait Airlines...wrong information. Thanks for letting me know.


    In that case ignore what tuoct said. She will likely clear immigration in the C/D Inspection area. From there she can go upstairs after clearing immigration, claiming her bags, going through customs, and re-checking them with United, and then going through security. United 3330 to Harrisburg departs from concourse A, so she will have to take the Aerotrain or Mobile Lounge from C/D to A. There will be overhead signs showing the way to A.


    Thank you for the information. Have a great day!


    My sister is arriving Dec. 22 via United Airlines UA 981 at 6:50 a.m. She has a connecting flight to MDT via UA 3330 at 9:25 am. Does she still need to get her luggage after the customs or she will just get her luggage in the final destination (MDT)? Does she has an ample time to catch her connecting flight? Does she still need to check in in the United Airlines? Please advise. Any help will do.


  • Airport Transfer times
    Oct 21, 2013
    My wife is flying to London Heathrow from Houston TX via Atlanta on Delta airlines Flight no DL5110 connecting with flight DL84 could you tell us what terminal she will be arriving in at Atlanta and what terminal she will be leaving from and what is the distance and time between terminals


    She will arrive at one of the concourses (it appears usually concourse E) and depart from an International concourse (E or F). If she has to change concourses she does so with the plane train, which runs inside security. All Delta gates at ATL can be reached from one another in less than 30 minutes.


    The concourse she will arrive at you say E is that the same as the International E concourse


    Yes, it is. Note that she may also arrive in C or D though. Delta connection has nearly a hundred gates at ATL.


  • Terminal 5 to 7, 2 hours ok, Recheck bags to International?
    Oct 21, 2013
    I want to buy a ticket on Jet Blue to arrive at terminal 5 at 7:03 AM, then depart international on Cathay Pacific at 9 AM. (2 hours) I will need to claim my bags and transfer them myself because Jet Blue does not have an agreement with Catha Pacific. And go through security. Is this enough time at this hour of the day?


    That will be very difficult but it is doable if there are no delays. You take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train between terminals.


  • 41 Minute Flight Connection
    Oct 20, 2013
    My husband and I are going to Hawaii in Jan, via Delta sky miles . Our original flight had a 1 1/2 hour lay over. Delta just notified us of a flight time change and now we only have 41 minutes to connect to our flight to Kona. What Terminal does Delta use and are the arrival and departures on the same level? Is 41 minutes enough time to make the connection?


    Which is your connecting terminal?


    At which Airport are you connecting?


  • Connection time in ord
    Oct 20, 2013
    We will be flying Munich to ORD to TUL. We arrive in Chicago about 6:30pm and only have 1h 45 min til the next flight. Flying in on Lufthansa and continuing on United, though it was all booked via United. We will have been on a farm in the UK and need to go through the Ag line. Is this enough time?


    Can't advise you as to Ag procedure at ORD. However, the international arrivals procedure includes going through passport check, retrieving checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-checking-in bags where indicated; thereafter proceed up one level to the Airport Transit System (ATS) station and take the ATS train, which runs every few minutes, to your connecting terminal, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. Note that United uses both Terminals 1 (B & C gates) and T2 (E & F gates). Your transfer time should suffice.


    That will be a very tight connection.


  • First Time in the US and nervous. Help
    Oct 20, 2013
    Hi! My friends' flight is scheduled arriving from Moscow to JFK T4 at 2:18 pm and at 4:00pm they have to take the connecting flight to Miami with the same air company ( Delta ) in T2. Layover time 1 hour 40 minutes and flights were bought on one ticket. Do they have enough time? What is the best(the fastest) way for them to switch terminals?And is there someone at the airport who can assist them( they don't speak English). Thank you!


    On arrival at Terminal 4 of JFK, your friends need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and then re-check-in bags where indicated. Continuoulsly running Delta Shuttle bus service runs between T2 & T4 ( from/to gate C60 at T2 & gate B23 at T4) andd eliminates the need for security check - add about 12 minutes of transfer time. T4 has Concourses B (gates B20-38) and Concourse A (gates A2-7). they have enough time for transfer.


    They can also take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train since they will already be outside security after clearing customs in T4. In that case they will go back through security in T2.


  • west indian gyal
    Oct 18, 2013
    i am flying from pearson international arriving at george bush airport houston texas terminal A then taking an international flight terminal E my stop over time says 1hr 30 mins would that be enough time to clear Immigration/customs and get to teminal E


    At Pearson you will complete U.S. customs clearance. At IAH, after arrival at Terminal A, take the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security; then follow signs to your connecting gate. Bush estimates a 30-min. transfer from A to E - this would not allow for incoming plane delay.


  • From DUB-AMS-BKK
    Oct 17, 2013
    Hi. I'm planning to fly from Dublin to Bangkok (Thailand) by transiting in Amsterdam. I have 1 hour 25 minutes between arrival to AMS and departure for BKK. Would this amount of time be sufficient? Considering that I'm a non-EU national and my flight would be at the end of December this year. Thank you very much.


    Your transfer time should suffice. 1. Arrivals from a non-Schengen (foreign) country: note that the passport will be checked upon arrival at, and departure from, Amsterdam Airport. On arrival, after passport control, follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs for security check. 2. if connecting to a non-Schengen country, security check will be at the gate. 3. NOTE: Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B, C & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (Arrivals 1 & 2 and Arrivals 3 & 4 are on opposite sides of the center.)


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