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  • 1 hr 45 min US Air to Ethiopian Airlines
    Nov 28, 2014
    I arrive at 8:45 AM on US Air. I will not check my luggage on either flight. My Ethiopian Airlines flight is at 10:30 AM. Is this enough time? These are 2 separate flights, not connecting flights. EA says to arrive 4 hrs before the flight. This US Air flight is the only one available unless I leave the night before. Thanks


    It will be difficult. Since you can't check in for your Ethiopian flight online you will have to exit security to go to the Ethiopian counter, which may be closed by that time. I would fly in the night before if you have already purchased the Ethiopian flight.


  • International arrival
    Nov 28, 2014
    International arrival at terminal 7 on Alaska airline and then have a connecting flight in 2 hours on Cathy Pacific. How do I manage? please help. My flight is tomorrow.Guadalajara to LA on Alaska airline and LA to Hongkong on Cathay pacific. Only 2 hours in between the flights.


    Well, you'll arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then take your bags to the International Terminal to check with Cathay. You won't have much time to spare/.


    Nov 28, 2014
    Hi! I arrive at Dallas from Buenos Aires at 7.40am and my connection to San Francisco leaves at 8.40am on a Friday. I'm travelling with American Airlines. Will that be enough time?


    No, that's totally not enough time! You need to change your reservation.


  • MIA Connection
    Dec 6, 2014
    My flight lands in MIA from PLS(Turks and Caicos) at 5:20PM. We depart at 7:30 on a US Airways operated flight out of terminal E. We are flying on Sunday November 30th, one of the busiest travel days of the year coming at the end of Thanksgiving Weekend. I also heard that this was one of the busiest times to go through immigration. is that correct? Will 2 hours 10 minutes suffice? Will we be in any kind of a rush, and will we have time to grab a bite to eat? Any info would be helpful.


    Hi, I am wondering how you made out with this? I have similar flight tomorrow..... thanks


    My apologies that I didn't get on sooner, but we did make the flight although it was a major rush. If custom lines were any longer, we would have missed it. Let me know if you made it!


  • Minimum time necessary to make a connecting flight
    Nov 28, 2014
    My wife and I are flying into and out of SFO with an hour and ten minute layover. We are changing carriers from United to US Airways, and likely changing terminals. Will we have enough time to make the connecting flight?


    Also we are flying Friday the day after thanksgiving


    It's probably enough time. Not a lot to spare.


  • short connection from Montreal
    Nov 28, 2014
    Hi, i have a flight from Montreal to Rio de Janeiro with a stop in Atlanta. My connection between the flight is 1h20. Do i have enough time to make it? Do i need to pick up my luggage and go to the custom? THanks


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Atlanta is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • layover time, customs,
    Nov 28, 2014
    Hi, I will be flying from Toronto to Korea, connecting in Chicago (ORD) then in Toyko (NRT). I will be taking United airline (but different aircrafts) all throughout the flight so I can safely assume that I won't need to recheck my luggage in each of the connecting city. 1) Do I need to go through customs at ORD? 2) I have a layover time of 1 hour. will i have enough time to catch the next UA aircraft? 3) Do I need to get a boarding pass at ORD and NRT (I ordered the ticket from the unitedairline website)? 4) Which terminals do I need to go through at ORD? 5) Do you know if I just need to go through the security check at NRT?


    You will ore-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto, all you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. United should issue all your boarding passes for your entire trip in Toronto. You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and depart from Terminal 1. 1 and 2 are connected by a walkway inside security. You will not have to go through security in ORD.


  • From FRA to IAH to CUN
    Nov 28, 2014
    I am a bit worried about the time to go through immigration. I will arrive to IAH on Dec. 11th at 14:00 on flight LH 440 and leave to CUN on flight United 1020 at 15:54. I have carry on and checked luggage. Do you really believe that I can make the connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time to make your connection.


  • terminal connections
    Nov 28, 2014
    Hi! I plan to book a flight to JFK fr MNL on PR arriving at JFK terminal 1 at 0700. I have a connecting flight to BOS on DL. I'm wondering if the flight that will depart at 1030 would be feasible considering that I have to pass with immigration and customs or will i book the flight that departs @ 1300? Pls help.


    The 1030 flight should be possible.


  • Iberia connection
    Nov 26, 2014
    I'm flying to cmn from ord via Iberia, should claim my luggage in Madrid and recheck or it will be taking care of straight to cmn


  • Do I need to collect my baggage?
    Nov 29, 2014
    Hi, I am arriving at Dallas airport on Dec. 3 from South Korea on American Airlines (AA280) and boarding AA280 to go to Miami in 3 hours. Do I need to go through immigration and collect my baggage even though I am going to take off and board the same airplane again? Please let me know. Thank you so much.


    This is an additional question to the above. What terminal do I arrive in? Do I need to go to the same gate to go to Miami? Thank you!


    You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate (which may not be in Terminal D, even though both flights have the same flight number).


    Also, you have plenty of time.


    Thank you so much for your reply.


  • 55 minutes enough?!
    Jan 2, 2015
    I am arriving from Tunis by Alitalia on 6th-dec,@20:05 terminal 3 then I'; flying ti Amestrdam by KLM at 21:00 Terminal 1 is there enough time?


    I suppose it might be possible, but it's very difficult.


    molto grazie amico


    thanks...I did it,It wasn't defficult since I had purchased the tickets with one booking


  • security
    Nov 28, 2014
    Hi, I will be traveling from SFO to IAH then a connecting flight to Miami. I will be flying united the whole way. Will I need to go through security again at IAH for my connecting flight to Miami? ( I am worried about time)


    No, you will not have to go through security in Houston. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Orlando Magic at jfk?
    Nov 28, 2014
    We have booked flights from LHR to Orlando through JFK. We arrive at 12:25 at T7 and are due due fly out at 13:59 from T8. Will we have enough time and will we need to go through customs and immigration?


    That should be barely enough time.


  • connecting flight
    Nov 26, 2014
    Hi, I am arriving in IAH on December 23rd from GCM at 19:44 and my connecting flight to LAS is at 21:13. Will this give me enough time to clear immigration, collect and recheck my bag and go through security? Thank you


    Yes, that should be enough time. However, it doesn't leave much time to spare in case of delays.


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