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  • Enough time for connecting flights
    Jun 21, 2013
    Arriving at terminal 7 from Los Angeles on United departing from terminal 7 to Frankfurt Germany on United I have one hour 40 minutes is that enough time


    Lufthansa uses terminal 1, not Terminal 7. You'll have to take the AirTrain between terminals and hurry.


    Thank you for your response, I have one hour and 49 minutes you're saying this not enough time? Also, do I have to cliam and recheck my luggage?


    That should be enough time. If your tickets were bought on one reservation you should not have to claim and re-check your bags.


    Thank you...


  • Long wait times at SEATAC TSA Security this week
    Jun 20, 2013
    TSA Security lines at SEATAC airport have been reported to be over one hour this week of June 16, 2013


  • Connecting flight
    Jun 22, 2013
    Hi, in the next few days, I will have an Alitalia flight from Florence which will arrive at Terminal 1 at 8.05 and at 9.40 am after I will have to Terminal 5 flight to Atlanta (Delta Airlines in collaboration with Alitalia). How will I get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5? Or will I have to go directly to Gates G? 1 hour and a half I will be enough? Thanks


    You have to take a bus from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5. You will have to hope your first flight is on-time. At least Alitalia will transfer your bags for you.


    I have almost the exact same connection times. Arrive terminal 1 at 8:00am and depart Terminal 5 at 9:50am. Did you make your flight? Did you change bags? Did Alitalia check your bags through?


    Not yet.... Yes Alitalia will check my bags and i will receive to Atlanta... I am sure of this!! Have a nice trip!!


  • fast Japanese food
    Jun 19, 2013
    great misplaced soup & garden salad, but greasy teriaky chicken. relatively cheap


  • great coffee
    Jun 19, 2013
    great selection of coffee. have tea & hot chocolate too. cakes & sandwiches but only one type wrap.


  • 3.5 hr lay over best place to eat without going back throuh security
    Jun 19, 2013
    arriving on delta terminal 5 at 2015 leaving at 2330 looking for best place for dinner without going through security


  • Connection time
    Jun 19, 2013
    I am arriving at JFK on Delta from Milan. I have an hour an a half connect time with JetBlue. Is that enough time to clear customs if I am not checking any luggage?


    You arrive at JFK at Terminal 4, where you need to go through passport control, retrieve your bags, go through US customs clearance. Follow signs to the 'Airline Terminals Train' taking you from Terminal 4 to Terminal 5, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. You have enough time.


    Actually, I don't think you will have enough time if you have checked bags. It will take you and hour to get through immigration and 15 minutes to get to T5. That leaves you only 15 minutes, which won't be enough time to re-check your bag with JetBlue and get to your gate on-time.


  • move around concourses
    Jun 19, 2013
    I'm arriving 6/22 on Delta 1653, departing Alaska Air 87. Can you tell me the gate or terminal locations and how to move from one to the other? and how long will it take- I have 1 hour 20 min layover.


    Delta arrives at gate S3 of the South Satellite; Alaska Air departs from gate N9 of the North Satellite. To connect between the N gates and the S gates, take the train from South or North Satellite to the Main Terminal, then cross over and take the train on the opposite side, which is the shuttle that runs at post-security between the North & South stations. You have enough time.


  • 1 hour enough time to connect to Int'l flight?
    Jun 19, 2013
    I arrive at SEA 15:20 on Alaska AS2170 (as Horizon) and need to connect to my next flight SEA to KEF on Icelandair FI680 at 16:30. I have spoken to two Icelandair reps who assure me this is enough time. Is it really enough time? I will not have checked bags. How far do I have to go? What are the usual gates for these flights? Thank you.


    Horizon uses both Satellite South (S gates)and Concourse C (C gates), while Icelandair uses Satellite South. Transfer between S Satellite & Concourse C: take first the train from the South Satellite to the Main Terminal, cross over to the shuttle to the North Transit Station, from there cross again to the train at the opposite side to take you to the end of Concourse C. You should be able to make the transfer in time.


  • Transition from Terminal 8 to 7
    Jun 19, 2013
    My flight from Los Angeles (BA operated by AA) will arrive at terminal 8. I will have to catch a flight to Madrid (BA operated with Iberia) from terminal 7. Will my luggage be checked in all the way through to Madrid? How do I get from 8 to 7? Is 2h enough time for this? Thanks


    'Operated by' means BA code-shares with AA - giving you the advantage of baggage transfer. To get from T8 to T7, board the 'Airplane Terminals Train' (follow signs) one stop to T7, then go through security check and on to your gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Transiting at JFK from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2 on separate carriers
    Jun 19, 2013
    I'm arriving in JFK via an international flight on Emirates at 825am at Terminal 4. I have to catch a domestic flight on Delta at 11am at Terminal 2. I am going to check in my bags with Emirates. Will I be able to take the Delta shuttle bus from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2? And how will I to collect my check-in baggage from Emirates?


    As an international arrival at JFK, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bags - however, if Emirates does not transfer bags to your Delta connection (check with Emirates), you would need to take your bag along to Terminal 2 and check it in there. To get from T4 to T2 - take the 'Airplane Terminals Train' which runs every 8 mins or so, to your next stop.


    Actually, since your second flight is with Delta, you can just take your bags upstairs to the Delta check in counter in T4, then if your gate is in T2, just take Delta's post-security shuttle from T4 to T2.


  • Transiting SIA incoming from Frankfurt to AA outgoing to Montreal
    Jun 19, 2013
    My daughter will be coming in from Singapore via Frankfurt on Singapore Air at 1105 at terminal 4 then going out on American Airlines to Montreal at 1455 at terminal 8. Will she need to pass through Immigrations, collect bags and do a security check on the way in, then check-in and repeat to leave? What is the least stressful way to do this for a 15-year old who has never travelled internationally? Thanks.


    Well, she does have enough time. First she'll go through immigration in T4. Were her tickets booked on one ticket or two? If two then she should take her bags with her on the AIrTrain/Airline Terminals Train from T4 to T8 and check in with American. Note that she'll need some money to check the bag on AA if she does this. She'll then go through security and to her gate in T8. She'll hen go through Canadian immigration when she gets to Montreal.


    Thanks ZAP. She is booked all on one ticket. So does that mean she will not need to collect her bags and they will be automatically transited through to Montreal for her?


    No, any time you enter the US from abroad (from an airport without preclearance) you have to claim your baggage to clear customs. It just means she will likely be able to use the re-check counter in T4.


  • Domestic flight to international with checked luggage
    Jun 19, 2013
    We will be flying into the N satellite terminal on AS. We want to retrieve our luggage at the Baggage Claim area. We do not want it transferred by the airline due to a past bad experience. We have separately purchased tickets for each flight. From the Baggage Claim area, how do we get to the S satellite terminal to check our luggage and take an international (BA) flight to London. We will have a 6 hr layover. Thanks for any assistance.


    All the baggage claim and ticketing areas are connected. So you can easily just claim your baggage from your AS flight and walk to the BA check-in counter to check it. Note that due to your long layover the BA counter may not be open yet.


    Wouldn't there be quite a distance to walk between the two terminals? If so, is it possible to take the airport transit train?


    There is only one terminal where check-in and baggage claim is done. The S terminal is just gates.


    Jun 18, 2013
    No Fuddruckers restaurant here. So disappointed. chilis and fast food only


  • big promise..under delivered
    Jun 18, 2013
    Nice wine list.... But using a silver plastic fork to cut a Filet is a big no no! If you are going to have Opus One on the wine list, get some proper cutlery. Also, you recommend your steak mid-rare, so make sure your cooks don't mistake that for mid-well. The two stars are for my server, Katy was easy going and knowledgable.


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