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  • weather a factor
    Oct 29, 2014
    I was wondering if weather is a factor for United arriving on time from Canada. Does it have a good track record of being on time at the end of november?


    The weather in Virginia is usually pretty good in November and IAD is not a congested airport.


  • terminal 3 to terminal 1 connection
    Oct 29, 2014
    Arriving from Toronto at terminal 3 at 1:15pm. Connecting flight Alitilia terminal 1 to Munich at 2:35pm terminal 1. We don't have EU passports. Will we be able to make our connection ?


    forgot to say that both flights are Alitalia.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Flight from Minneapolis to Dublin via PHL
    Oct 29, 2014
    If I fly from Minneapolis to Dublin, with a one hour twenty minute layover in Philadelphia, will this be enough time to transfer without missing my second flight? Is it possible? Would it be very close - me running through the airport? I am a Spanish citizen - not sure how that would affect transfer time (if I need to pick up my bags or anything).


    You don't have to do anything with your bags. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Meeting spot
    Oct 29, 2014
    I'm flying into LAX for a wedding next weekend, looks like I'll come into Terminal 1. Other family members are arriving about 30 minutes before me, in Terminals 4 and 5. We all need to meet up somewhere to head to our hotel. The other family members are somewhat limited in their mobility. Even though they're getting in earlier it would be best if the Terminal 4 and 5 people could meet up somewhere close to them, and then I can go to them. Any suggestions? Thanks!


    The lower level curbfront between Terminals 4 and 5 is probably the best place.


  • Separate itinerary connection
    Oct 29, 2014
    Returning from Madrid on an American Airlines flight at 1:10PM and then we have a 2:59pm flight on Jet Blue. I believe we will have to recheck baggage as they don't have any sort of agreement. Is this doable or should I pay the extra $150 to change to a later flight?


    It's makeable, It's tough though. I obviously wouldn't have booked it in the first place, but seeing as you have, i would probably try to make it rather than paying to rebook.


    Will I be able to recheck the bag without going through security? The bags likely wont be tagged all the way to our final destination. Will I be able to do this after customs?


    No, you cannot. When you clear customs you will be outside security and Terminal 8 and Terminal 5 are not connected inside security anyway. You will have to take the bags to the JetBlue counter in Terminal 5 to re-check them.


    Thanks for your help. I pushed back the flight. The $120 was worth the peace of mind of not missing the flight and not having to run around an unfamiliar airport. Thanks again for sharing your expertise.


  • enough time?
    Oct 29, 2014
    Hi, Im flying form London to JFK with AA on the 21th of November. We arrived in JFK at 1:40 pm. My connection flight is from JFK to San Juan, Puerto Rico. My AA flight is at 3.35 pm. Is this good on time? should i make it?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 8, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate which will also be in Terminal 8.


  • Melb-LAX-Jamaica
    Oct 29, 2014
    I have a flight booked from Melbourne to Tom Bradley International Airport at LAX which arrives at 6.30am. There's a flight to Kingston, Jamaica at 8.40am from terminal 3 or 4 - would I be able to make it? The only other flights are at 11pm!


    It's possible. I'm guessing you would be buying a separate ticket on American connecting in Miami? You will have to hurry with your bags to T4 and re-check them. You should have enough time, but it doesn't leave much time to spare.


    Yeah separate tickets so would need to get baggage etc. So it's possible? That's great! Thanks so much for your help


    Yeah, I would guess that you'd be out of customs by like 7:15. After you exit customs follow the signs for arriving passengers, not connecting passengers, then exit the International Terminal, then walk to your right (with the flow of traffic). The next building you come to will be AA's terminal, Terminal 4.


  • Guatemala to Dallas to Nashville
    Oct 28, 2014
    How much time do I need to go through customs and immigration from Guatemala to Dallas to catch a connecting flight to Nashville, TN.


    The minimum connection time is 90 minutes.


  • Transferring from Virgin America to Virgin Australia
    Nov 5, 2014
    Do I have to leave the TSA secure area to check my bags when I arrive from IAD on Virgin America transferring to Virgin Australia to Sydney?


    If you purchased your tickets together you won't have to do anything with your bags in LAX. However, you will still have to exit the secure area as you will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from the International Terminal, which is located next door, but is not connected to T3.


    Actually, you won't even have to leave the terminal, Virgin Australia departures fly out of T3, it's the arrivals that go through the Tom Bradley terminal . The airline should transfer your bag for you no problem, but I would just ask the desk agent to be safe.


  • Less than 45 minutes connection time
    Oct 28, 2014
    Flying in from Quebec, Montreal with less than 45 minutes to catch our connecting flight to Japan. Luggage booked thru - will this be enough time


    Yes, that should be enough time. Both gates will be connected inside security and you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal.


  • connecting time
    Oct 28, 2014
    Hi, i am an international traveller and i am a little bit worried if my connection time may be a little bit to short. i am coming from washington and i am going to san jose, costa rica, i have to change planes in charlotte and its just 35 minutes. Both flight will be operated by US Airways. Is it possible to be in time? thanks


    Yes, it is possible, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. However, it obviously leaves very little time to spare in case of delays.


  • Priority for Business Class
    Oct 29, 2014
    I've got an hour and 44 minutes to connect from my jetBlue flight from Orlando onto my Etihad flight to Abu Dhabi departing from terminal 4. I'll be flying Business Class on my Etihad flight. Is there any priority that is provided in JFK for business class passengers? and any fast track security?


    Wow, that will be a very difficult connection. You should have priortity security in JFK by flying Business class. However, you'll still have to get from T5 where you arrive to T4, through security, and to your departure gate. You will also have to already have your Etihad boarding pass in-hand.


    What do you think should I do? Can Etihad arrange for a ground staff in New York to get me through?


    There's nothing they can do if your JetBlue flight is late other than book you on the flight the next day.


  • Connecting flight
    Oct 29, 2014
    Hi - my daughters are arriving on a flight from London into IAH and then connecting on a flight to Cancun. Do they need to pass through customs and reclaim baggage? If they do, is there an assistance service that can help them and accompany them during this process. Thanks.


    Yes, that will have to go through US Immigration and Customs. IAH does have a system where passengers who are on International to International connections do not have to claim bags though, but they need to ask the United Airlines agent about this to ensure that it will be followed. There is no such service. After they go through Customs they will have to go through security and go to their departure gate for Cancun, which will be in the same Terminal (Terminal E).


    Thanks ZAP


  • Arriving gate D8 and Meeting someone
    Oct 28, 2014
    My friend and I both fly into LGA I arrive via Amer Airlines at gate D8 and she arrive via Delta from Indy at gate C29. Where should we meet ?


    You should meet in the baggage claim of your terminal. She can take a curbside shuttle bus there from the Delta terminal.


  • Is an hour enough?
    Oct 28, 2014
    Is 1 hour and 10 minutes enough time to catch a plane at FCO? I am flying from Atlanta to FCA via Delta and then from FCO to Bucharest with Delta as well (DL6615). Is an hour enough time to make this connection?


    FCO* Sorry


    Your flight to Bucharest will not be operated by Delta, it will be operated by Alitalia and will depart from Terminal 3, the same Terminal from which you should arrive. You will not have to go through Schengen Immigration as you will not be entering the Schengen area. You should be able to go directly from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


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