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  • air train or bus
    Dec 2, 2014
    We have a short turnaround between international flights and domestic connections.... your advice is inconsistent air train or shuttle bus to avoid security . customs and immigration is a evil necessary evil but checked once and a tight timeline.... so train or bus???


    I think I've been pretty consistent - if you're coming in from an international flight and already outside the secure area when you clear customs, the Airtrain is fastest. If you're coming off a domestic flight and therefore in the secure area, the bus is fastest.


    Sorry If it was a little off hand but you have just proved to me that tha staff at Manchester do not know what they are on about. W R O N G on all accounts so doing my own research. DoHLS staff are not known for their helpfulness......


  • PHL Connection Flight Time
    Dec 4, 2014
    I've just reserved a ticket from Cairo to Indianapolis on Qatar Airways, it goes through Doha then PHL. The connection flight time in PHL airport is only 1 and 19 minutes. Is this enough time to claim my baggage and finish all the security/customs check?


    That is 11 minutes shorter than the minimum time for that connection. You probably still have a good chance of making it, so I would try it.


    thank you , I would take the risk and try it :)


  • Nrt to Ord to Bos on different carriers
    Dec 2, 2014
    I have a flight arriving from NRT on ANA at 1:50 PM in terminal 5 and another connecting flight on AA in terminal 3 at 3:55 PM where I have to check in, get tickets and check in luggage (I will be flying in First both legs so my luggage should be out by the time I clear immigration) Do I have enough time?


    My flight from ORD is domestic btw


    Yes, that should be enough time. You can save a little time by checking in for your AA flight online before you leave Japan.


  • Time to Transfer Flights
    Dec 2, 2014
    We are flying in from Athens to Rome-FCO on Easyjet and have to catch a flight to Toronto on Alitalia, so we will have to pick up our bags and check them again. How much time would be sufficient to get from one gate to the other? Thanks!!


    I would want at least 2 hours.


    Thankyou very much ZAP


  • Enough time?
    Dec 2, 2014
    I'm flying in on American Airlines and have a connection to SJD Los Cabos. The layover is one hour and 25 minutes. Is that enough time?


    Assuming your first flight is domestic, that is plenty of time. You will take the Skylink train, which runs inside security, from your arrival terminal to terminal D where your flight to Cabo will depart.


  • Security
    Dec 2, 2014
    I'm flying from Calgary to Houston and arriving in Terminal A. My connecting flight leaves from Terminal B. Will I have to go back through security to switch terminals?


    No, you will not. The TerminaLink train connects Terminal A and Terminal B inside security.


  • Connecting Flights - customs - luggate
    Dec 2, 2014
    I am US citizen arriving from UK via Virgin Atlantic at 7pm Dec 10. I need to book a Jet Blue flight to get to Boston. Where do I go through customs? Do I get my bags at the claim and bring them over to Jet Blue for my next flight or will they be sent over if I tell Virgin when I check in? Also, how long should I allow in between flights? I haven't booked the Boston flight yet.


    You will go through US Immigration and Customs in JFK. You will have to take the baggage with you on the AirTrain to Terminal 5 to check with JetBlue. I would not book a flight to Boston earlier than 9:30 PM.


    If I book the JetBlue 11pm flight and I finish immigrations/customs earlier, can I possibly go on the 9:00 flight. There are only 9pm and 11pm flights to Boston.


    Yes, Jetblue offers same day flight changes and free standby for an earlier flight.


  • Transfer from T2 to T4 at jfk
    Dec 2, 2014
    I am leaving for India from St.loius via jfk and Amsterdam. I have one hour and 15 minutes to go to terminal 4 from terminal 2 to catch the flight to Amsterdam. Is this enough and how to get into terminal 4 without security check.


    Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between Terminal 2 and Terminal 4.


    Thanks. Could you please also advise the frequency of this shuttle and whether I could manage to take the flight within an hour and 15 minutes from terminal 4.


    The shuttle runs almost constantly. Yes, 1 hr 15 mins is sufficient transfer time.


    Thanks again


  • Connection: Terminal 8 to Terminal 1 JFK
    Dec 1, 2014
    Help Needed :) We fly into JFK on AA (Dec 12th) at Gate 40 Terminal 8 at 7:50pm. We need to be at Terminal 1 for our Norwegian Air flight that leaves at 10:30pm. Do you think we have enough time to get there? THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!!


    Yes, you have enough time if your AA flight is on-time. However if your AA flight is delayed and you miss your connection, don't expect Norwegian to be very forgiving.


    Great to know! Thank you so much for your insight and fingers crossed the flight is on time :)


  • Transfer Terminals 3 to 1
    Dec 1, 2014
    How can I get terminal 3 to terminal 1? Do I need bus? Can I walk? Thanks!!


    You can walk. It's not that far.


    Thanks Zap! Do you know how many minutes?


  • Baggage Check
    Dec 1, 2014
    I'm flying in to Newark on American from Chicago then taking TAP to Lisbon connecting to Rome. Do I check my bag in Chicago all the way through to Rome or just to Newark and then recheck it?


    If you purchased your tickets together they will be tagged through to Lisbon and you will not have to claim them in Newark. Otherwise you will have to claim them from American and take them to the TAP check-in counter to re-check.


  • CLT to IAD to JNB
    Dec 1, 2014
    I am flying to Dulles with US Airways and land at 3:40pm from Charlotte, NC and flying to South Africa with South African airways at 5:40pm. Is this enough time to collect bags, get to the gate etc?? Do you know which terminals/concourses these different flights land at and fly from?


    Did you purchase your tickets together or separately? if you purchased together you will not have to claim your bags at Dulles and only walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in the A/B concourse building. If you did book two separate tickets, you still probably have enough time, but you have to hurry. IAD only has one terminal.


    They were purchased separately. Would you have to exit the gates into the main terminal to collect bags and then check-in, in the main terminal and then go to your gate? Do they have check in desks for connections?


    You will have to go to the main terminal, claim your bags, go up to the departure level and to the SAA counter to re-check them. You will be hard-pressed to do that in time, but I think it is possible. However, one other thing you can try is bring your SAA confirmation along when you check your bags with US Airways in Charlotte. They may be able to check your bags through to South Africa for you as US Airways and SAA do have an interline baggage agreement.


  • Connecting flights
    Dec 1, 2014
    Hi, I am travelling from Toronto to Kathmandu via Philadelphia and Doha but transit time in Philadelphia is 2hours and 1 hour 20 min in Doha. Is this time enough to catch the airlines?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Same in Doha.


    Thank you very much


  • 49 minutes enought time ATL-LIMA, Peru
    Dec 1, 2014
    Hi, Just found out Delta changed our layover in Atlanta from 1,25 to 49 minutes. There is only one flight for Lima, Peru per day. If we miss this flight our vacation of a lifetime will be ruined. Delta refused to change our flight to ATL on an earlier flight without a cost of $200/pp. I had booked in good faith with Delta and didn't expect a 36 min. delay. Any suggestions?


    Hang up and call again. Delta is obligated to rebook you because of the involuntary schedule change. Use those words.


    That's exactly what my husband did, but at the Platinum Elite #. He was a Platinum member for many years, but not anymore. Though he's a million miler. Delta said, yes sir we will take care of it! Thanks for the post and encouragement!


  • Vail to ORD then to Dubai
    Dec 1, 2014
    I am flying from Vail to Chicago on AA arriving 5:55pm, with a 2hr stop before departing to Dubai on Emirates. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time but doesn't leave much to spare. You will have to take the ATS train from T3 to T5 , get your Emirates boarding pass, and go through security.


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