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  • 40 minute connection
    Aug 25, 2014
    1
    I arrive American at ORD at 4:55 pm and have an American flight at 5:35 pm to Paris. Is this enough time to make the connection?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both by in Terminal 3. However, it doesn't leave much time for possible delays.

     

  • YQB to MSY with layover in Philadelphia
    Aug 25, 2014
    2
    Hi I have a flight to New Orleans from Quebec city with a 2 hours connection in Philadelphia. Is it enough time? I will need to clear customs in Philadelphia, right? Do I need to pick up my luggage before? How do I know if I'll need to change terminal and take a shuttle? Thank you!

     

    You will arrive in Terminal A in PHL, Clear US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then you will re-check your bags with US Airways. Then you will go up to the departure level and go through security. You should not have to take a shuttle as all Terminals except F are connected by walkways and the MSY flights do not depart from F.

     

    thanks a lot for the fast reply. I guess we probably won't have much time to spare but it should be ok. Not having to take a shuttle will definitely help!

     

  • Where to meet incoming passenger from Sydney on Delta - Terminal 5
    Aug 25, 2014
    2
    Can anyone tell me where to meet someone coming in on Delta from Sydney. He will come into Terminal 5, go through Customs/Immigration, and I would like to meet him when he exits the Customs area, re-checks his bags for Las Vegas and exits that re-check area. Anyone know where that would be? I will have a ticket as well, so I will be inside the secure area of Terminal 5... I'm thinking that they come out somewhere in the basement of Terminal 5... maybe in the tunnel? Sure would appreciate it if someone can tell me exactly where I would go to meet him as soon as he exits... he is my fiancee and I would like to be there to welcome him to the USA! Thanks!

     

    They come out on the lower level near the domestic baggage claim So I think you'll have to wait outside security if you want to meet him.

     

    Thank you for your help. I was thinking I had previously cleared customs and then came in the gate area there where McDonalds used to be, and didn't have to go back through security when taking that flight. From what I can tell here, you are the LAX GURU, so thanks again for your help!

     

  • Security/customs question
    Aug 25, 2014
    1
    Hello. We are flying Delta from MSP (USA) to Cologne with a 3 hour layover in AMS. I believe we go through non-EU passport control in AMS, correct? Does that mean we won't have to go through passport control when we land in Cologne?

     

    Yes, you will go through Schengen passport control when you enter the Schengen pier at AMS.

     

  • 70 minutes 2 transfer from intl flight
    Aug 24, 2014
    1
    I just found out that my flight from ORD was cancelled and I have been rebooked on another flight that leaves 70 minutes after I land from England in T5. 70 minutes seems awfully close for me to clear customs, and transfer terminals. thoughts? thanks!

     

    Yes, it is very tight but since your flight was already trying this may be your best option. It's possible that your outbound flight will be delayed and you can make your connection.

     

  • Only 1 hour 45 min between flights
    Aug 24, 2014
    1
    Hello, I have a flight arriving from Rome at JFK Terminal 1 at 14:10 and then departing from Terminal 4 with Delta Air Lines to Salt Lake City at 15:55. This only gives me 1 hour 45mins to connect between two flights and I am not a US citizen. Can you please tell me if this should be enough time? thanks!

     

    1. As you arrive at JFK with an airline other than Delta (Delta does not use Terminal 1 /T1) make sure that your bags will be automatically transferred to T2 - Delta's domestic terminal. If you purchased both flights on one ticket, or your 2 airlines have a code-share agreement, your bags will be transferred). 2. As an international arrival at LAX, you will need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance, then re-check-in your bags where indicated. 3. Thereafter, follow signs up to the "Airline Terminals Train' running continuously between all terminals counter-clockwise - your next stops would be T8, T7, T5, T4, T2/3. On arrival at T2, you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate (T2 hasgates C60-C70). You should have enough time for transfer.

     

  • BHX-FRA-SOF - Gate A1 to B Gates in less than 1hr!
    Aug 24, 2014
    1
    I'll be arriving into FRA at bus Gate A1 from the UK and will have to transfer to a B Gate for my onward flight to Sofia, Bulgaria. The scheduled time gives me 55 minutes to make my connection but the Birmingham flight has been late by up to 20 minutes before now. Will I make it?

     

    You are a non-Schengen arrival at Satellite /Pier A - therefore you need to go through passport check, then use the tunnel connecting to Terminal 1's B gates - arriving at gate B19. (B gates are B1-63). Hurry!

     

  • Connecting from terminal 3 to terminal 5
    Sep 5, 2014
    2
    I am having 2hr gap from abu dhabi to atlanta ,ie terminal 3 to terminal5 is this enough and will i have to go thru immigration check and security again in terminal 5.

     

    No, I do not think that is enough time unless your Abu Dhabi flight is quite early. You will have to go through security and Schengen exit procedures in Terminal 5.

     

    ZAP....curious...if you arrive at terminal 3 Nd leave for USA from G isnt there airside so you dont have to go to T5? Especially is your bags are checked all the way

     

  • 12 hours in houston
    Aug 23, 2014
    1
    I am travelling to the UK from ecuador but in my way there i need to stop in Houston for 12 hours. Can i leave the Airport? My ESTA visa is not transit only.

     

    Yes, you can leave the airport. When you go through US Immigration and Customs you will be outside security and it's not like there's anybody guarding the doors. However, beware that there's no public transit route into the city and traffic in Houston can be quite bad.

     

  • International to Domestic Terminal BEFORE security
    Aug 23, 2014
    1
    Hi. My boyfriends leave Atlanta for International destination 30 minutes before me. And I leave Atlanta for domestic destination. My question is : can I go with him to international terminal, stay with him for check in luggage etc till security check and then reach domestic terminal easily for my check in ? Or if we check in at our own terminal then is it doable to meet in the concourseS ? Is the sky train easy to find and use ? Thanks

     

    You don't have enough time to go to the International Terminal. However it is possible that after you check in you can meet him in the E/F concourse. The Plane Train is easy to find as it is the ONLY way to get between concourses. It runs underground.

     

  • Pier Information
    Aug 23, 2014
    1
    Will be arriving from ATL via Delta 72 at 0820 and transferring to KLM 1779 departing 1045 to HAM. Do I have to collect my bags at AMS? What pier will KLM depart from?

     

    No, you do not have to collect your bags. You will go through Schengen Immigration at the head of Pier D, where your flight to HAM will depart.

     

  • Anyone find my prescription eyeglasses
    Aug 22, 2014
    0
    In brown hard case, woman's eyeglasses, grayish tortoise frame

     

  • Flying from PBI to JFK terminal 1
    Aug 23, 2014
    2
    I am considering a flight with Jet Blue from PBI to JFK. Arriving in JFK at 4:52 pm terminal 5 I believe. My overnight flight to Manchester leaves at 7:05 pm with Air France. Is the international flight leaving from Terminal 1 and do I have enough time in between for baggage and check in (does checking in on line for international flight speed anything up). And is the Air Tran my best choice to get between terminals? Any advice greatly appreciated.

     

    Air France does not fly from JFK to Manchester. It is likely operated by Delta. As such it will depart from Terminal 4. The AirTrain is the only way between Terminals. 2 hrs 13 mins is barely enough time for your transfer.

     

    Thank you for your reply. I will look into an earlier flight.

     

  • Domestic to International terminals
    Aug 23, 2014
    1
    My son is flying to Brazil (Brasilia) via a connecting flight in ATL. Has one hour to make connection. He's never flown or been in an airport. Will he be able find signage easily to this plane train? I'm just a little nervous! Thanks!

     

    It's very easy to find the plane train as it's the only way between concourses. All the signs will be pointing towards the other concourses. His flight to Brasilia will leave from Concourse E or F>

     

  • Need urgent info: Spirit connection tonight!
    Aug 23, 2014
    1
    Daughter is flying Spirit from Bogota to Denver. Flight is late, she'll have 80 minutes to make connection. Arriving Gate H6 at 7:23, departing 8:40 Gate H7. Will she go through customs in Ft. Lauderdale or Denver if she checked a bag? Has one personal item as well.

     

    You go through Immigration and customs in FLL. 80 mins should be enough time since everything is in the same terminal.

     





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