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  • Will I have enough time to make this connection?
    Jan 21, 2014
    Hi, I plan on traveling on a standby ticket tonight from SEA to EWR to Cancun (CUN). I would arrive in EWR at 6:02am and then my flight from EWR to CUN would depart at 7:47am. I'm going from a domestic to an international flight (which looks like Terminal A to C), so will that hour and a half be enough time for me to make the connection? Thanks!


    Assuming both flights are on United they will both be in Terminal C. United only uses Terminal A for United Express flights. You should have plenty of time.


  • enough time?
    Jan 21, 2014
    I am flying in from Midland Texas...my flight 4186 29 Jan is scheduled to arrive at 8:43 a B gate.... my flight 201 for Guam leaves at 9:20 gate E4 enough time/


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. You just have to take the TerminaLink train which runs inside security from B to E. Also note that UA201 goes to Honolulu first before continuing on to Guam.


    Jan 21, 2014
    Can anybody help us with information regarding a connection from Managua to Toronto through Houston? Will we need to reclaim and recheck our bags, pass customs/security, etc? We aside in terminal e and depart in terminal a


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags after clearing Immigration, then clear customs, then re-check your bags. You can then take the Inter-Terminal train to Terminal A and go through security (I'm assuming your flight to YYZ is on Air Canada, is that correct?).


    Yes, correct. We have an hour and 5 minutes to make it. Do we stand a chance? Is there anything we can do to speed up the process? Rush baggage...anything? Appreciate the help very much


    That will be pretty hard and I believe that is less than the minimum connection time for International->International at IAH. You should not have been allowed to purchase that ticket. Did you buy it from Air Canada or United?


    It was purchased through expedia.ca and the flight numbers and tickets are through air Canada.


    United lists a minimum connection time of 90 minutes for all International connections. You could call Expedia and tell them about this and ask them to change you to a different flight. Or you could just try the connection (it is possible, just difficult) and if you don't make it, just be prepared that you may be stuck in Houston for awhile until Air Canada or United can rebook you. Expedia really shouldn't have sold you that ticket.


  • 34 minutes enough?
    Jan 21, 2014
    Just had my flight plans changed by United. Flying from Newark to Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) with a lay-over in Houston of 34 minutes. United says this is enough time but is this realistic?


    It's possible. You will likely arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal E which are connected directly and all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. But it doesn't leave much time for any delays.


  • Connection Question
    Jan 20, 2014
    Flying from LUX to AMS and then on to Atlanta in the USA. Is 50 minutes enough time to make a connection In AMS?


    Yes, AMS is made for tight connections and you will just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and through security in AMS.


    Jan 20, 2014
    Hello, im going from montreal to bogota but i have to do a connection in EWR from terminal A to terminal C. Somebody knows whats is the procedure ?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Montreal. All you have to do in Newark is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. United runs a shuttle bus inside the secure area between A and C.


  • B to D
    Jan 20, 2014
    Is there a moving walkway between B and D, and how long does it take to go from B to D? Meeting my elderly mother at D and don't want to be late.


    Yes, there is a moving walkway - shouldn't take more than 10 minutes, 15 minutes at the most.


  • am I going to have enough time?
    Jan 20, 2014
    I have a layover at ATL, going to Puerto Vallarta, I only have 23 minutes to next flight. Am I going to have enough time?


    You will have to hope that your first flight is on-time and run, especially because you will probably have to take the Plane Train since your PVR flight will depart from E/F and your inbound flight will probably not arrive in E/F.


  • International transfer within TBIT
    Jan 20, 2014
    I am flying from Tokyo into LAX on a JL flight (arriving at TBIT at 11:15 am) and only have 2 hr 25 mins to transit to a LAN Chile flight (scheduled to fly at 13:40) to Lima (flight leaving from TBIT). I am a foreigner. Does it sound like I can catch the connecting flight? I understood I will need to have my visa, then go through imigration, get my bags and go through customs. Is it correct? Then should I expect that I should be able to drop my bag into the system again after the customs? Is it also correct that I would not need to clear security again as I do not need to change terminal?? Thanks in advance and appreciate your advice as it looks like seldom ppl post on the web about an international transfer within TBIT.


    1. All international arrivals at U.S. airports need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated. 2. Bradley Terminal has a South & a North Concourse (watch overhead screens for your flight & gate number) - reached after separate TSA passenger screening - offering limited food & drink, shops: The South Concourse houses Gates 106-101 (left); and The North Concourse houses Gates 119-123 (right), with access (at gate 123) to Remote Bus Gates 136-145. You have plenty of transit time.


    Thanks. Glad to hear that I should be able to make it. Just to make sure I am not misunderstanding it: 1) after I rechecked my bag (as these two segments are issued in 1 single ticket I suppose they should mark my final destination(in this case, LIM) on my luggage, so I do not need to carry my luggage to the airline counter again but just drop the bag where indicated after I go through customs. 2) As you said "After TSA passenger screening" do you mean I would need to go through "security" checking again (that means queueing with those passengers entering TBIT from outside)? That doesn't make too much sense to me.... Because from various comments from different forums the queues could be very long and this somehow makes me worried.


    You WILL have to re-clear security as after you exit customs and re-check your bag, you will be in the non-secure area.


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 (PSP-SFO-YEG)
    Jan 20, 2014
    Hi, we have 54 minutes to get from United Airlines Terminal 1 (inbound from PSP) to United Airlines Terminal 3 for a connecting outbound flight from SFO to YEG. Bags will be checked through to YEG. Can we make it? Will we need to go through security in T3? Thanks for your advice.


    United runs a shuttle bus inside security between T1 and T3 if you need to transfer between them (you may not have to). You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thanks very much! Appreciate the info!


  • From GRU/Brazil to Tampa with connection in IAH
    Jan 19, 2014
    My flight United 978 from Brazil arrives at 5:45 in IAH and my connection to Tampa is at 7:17 . Please inform if 1.5 hours is enough for me to catch the plane to Tampa. Thanks


    Yes, it should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through Customs, then re-check your bags, then go to the departure level, go through security and then to your departure gate in Terminal C. That should be enough time.


  • Better off taking a delay and rush to the next flight
    Jan 19, 2014
    Hello , would it be better to have a layover instead of rushing to the next flight when you've only 30 minutes ? Give a person time to get to the next flight , since that terminal huge . I been to Atlanta Airport first time . In the near future I'll be going through it again , their has to be an easier way to get through there.


    30 minutes is tough for a transfer in Atlanta and doesn't leave much room for any delays. I don't know how much longer of a "layover" you're asking about though.


    Anything an hour or more ....one flight i been looking at , has an 30 minute to get to your next flight , that's not giving much time .


    Yeah, I would go with an hour if I could.


  • Connection flight
    Jan 19, 2014
    Hello, could someone pls inform if it is possible to make a connection within 1.5 hours? I am actually returning from Cancun via Houston back to Europe, so do I have to check out in Houston, take my luggage and check-in again?


    Yes you have enough time. 1. International departures: (a) don't need luggage check-in procedure; (b) United at Terminal E, all others at Terminal D. 2. Transfer: above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security (allow for 30 mins transfer from A to D)


    Thanks Sujan, but are u sure? I will be treavelling first from Europe to NY, then from NY to Cancun and as I wrote before, from Cancun via Houston to Europe. Somehow I am re-entering the US, so for me it makes sense that for example the luggage should be checked through but I am really not sure. Both flights will be with United and if I am not wrong, we are landing at terminal E and departure is from terminal C, so do you know by heart how the procedure will be? Thanks a lot!


    Sujan is 100% wrong. Ignore him. Your baggage will be checked through, but you will have to claim it after US Immigration and then Re-check it after clearing US customs. You will then have to go back through security. However, at least everything will be in Terminal E (all United international flights use E). 1.5 Hours is barely enough time for your transfer.


  • terminal change A to C in newark
    Jan 18, 2014
    leaving Moncton NB Feb 21 arriving in Newark terminal A leaving from terminal C going Florida Orlando will we do custom in NB or Newark some say NB some say Newark I"m confused Moncton is our last Canada city and will we have to collect our luggage in Newark and recheck them


    Since there is not Pre-clearance in Moncton, you will not arrive in Terminal A on your way to florida. You will arrive in Terminal C and go through US Immigration there. YOu will then claim your baggage, go through customs and re-check it. Then go up to the departures level and go through security and to your departure gate which will also be in C. On your return from Florida you will only have to go from your arrival gate in C to your departure gate, which will likely be in A. United runs a shuttle bus inside security between C and A. You will not have to do any immigration or customs in Newark on your return trip.


    thank you but our e ticket say arriving Terminal A leave from C I saw other post from someone that said same thing A to C I quess we have to see where we land have lots of time get in at 730 am leave at 10 am thanks so much for fast reponse


    The info on your e-ticket is wrong. You have to clear immigration and there is no US Immigration located in Terminal A.


  • LH Intl to UA Domestic
    Jan 18, 2014
    Due to a schedule change for the UA connection, the time is now 80 minutes from LH arr to UA dep for a Saturday flight in April. I will have checked baggage. I see that several flights from Asia could be arriving in the same time period, so my gut tells me that this may be cutting it too close, but haven't ever done Intl to Dom in SEA, so am wondering what the experts think. BTW, the iFly page on SEA still shows UA as being in North, even though they moved to Concourse A a number of months ago. Thanks.


    Yeah, it's cutting it a bit close, but if you're a US resident the immigration lines are a lot shorter (per some reports I've read). Saturday is generally the lightest day too.


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