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  • T4 to T8 - 45 min?
    Nov 19, 2014
    Carry-on luggage only, inbound from SYR, can we make it from T4 to T8 in 45 minutes?


    Yes, as long as your first flight is on-time and you check in for your second flight online.


    Also, no flights from SYR arrive in T2. If you're flying delta connection you will arrive in T2


    Sorry you will arrive in T2 not T4


    Thanks. Yes, we're flying in on Delta. (the itinerary says T4... but I believe you!) So T2 to T8 (outbound on AA) in 45 min. We'll be checked in and boarding passes in hand!


    Nov 16, 2014
    I'm travelling from San Antonio to Orlando via Dallas. Arriving in Dallas at 1815 and flying to Orlando at 1900. Is this enough time please? Both AA flights.


    That depends on your transfer time needed. At DFW, American Airlines uses Terminals A, C & D, while American Eagle uses Terminals B & D with corresponding gates. Your ticket should indicate terminal (TA, TC, etc.) I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dfw, click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICKLINKS (top left) & scroll down to the detailed text for transfer options.


  • Transfer time
    Nov 16, 2014
    Hi, I am flying into Atlanta (Virgin) from UK and land at 14.05pm and then need a connecting to flight to Memphis (Delta), which is the best flight to choose to allow me enough time the 16.10pm flight or 17.30 flight? Thanks


    As you arrive at ATL at non-rush hour, you may opt for the 16.10pm flight. Note that Virgin & Delta do not belong to the same airline alliance: unless you purchased your flights on one ticket, you may need on arrival pick up your bags & re-check them in with Delta (find out from Virgin if they transfer). At ATL you need to go through passport check, pick up bag, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bag where indicated (unless you need to take your bags & check-in with Delta). Virgin arrives at the new International Maynard Terminal, while Delta uses any of the Domestic concourses /gates A - D (the overhead screens on arrivals will indicate flight & gate numbers. Proceed after customs clearance & re-check-in, follow signs to the 'Plane Train' serving all concourses in the center of their gate arrangements.


  • Muc-EWR-SJO
    Nov 17, 2014
    Hi All, appreciate your help. We are flying to Costa Rica via EWR with a 1 year old on United. we have 4 respectively 3 hours transfer time in EWR. Any views on whether this should be enough? Are there any playing areas or other children facilities in EWR? thanks...


    If you arrive at EWR from a US Airport you would arrive with United at either Terminals B or C; and your departure would be in Terminal C (TC). (If arriving from overseas, you would also need to go through go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bags before proceeding to your connecting terminal/ gate.) If you need to transfer to another terminal, board the Airtrain, but you need to go through security check at connecting terminal before proceeding to your gate. Your transfer time is quite sufficient.


    HI, thanks for your reply. We are coming from an overseas UA flight. Do you know about any children facilities as well? thanks,


  • Advice Required - cutting it too fine?
    Nov 22, 2014
    Arrive from YVR on United Express UA6217 (arriving at Terminal 8 at LAX at 9pm). I understand we will pre-clear US customs before leaving YVR. Need to get out of plane, wait/collect bags and get down to Tom Bradley for a 11:55pm QF108 departure. (i) what is the best way to get down to Tom Bradley from Terminal 8 at around 9:45pm? Note I have three kids in toe. (ii) how long will the transfer take? (iii) I am assuming I can make it to the Qantas desk at around 10:30pm... does that leave enough time to get through USA Customs and boarder control?


    The best way is to walk. It is about a 15 minute walk. You should have plenty of time. You do not have to go.through us customs when leaving the u.s.


    Thanks Zap. United tells me they wont check the bags through to Qantas, so I assume I collect at Terminal 8 then exit terminal and recheck in at Tom Bradley. So when leaving USA its just a quick security check?




  • HYD-ORD and ORD-SFO on separate airlines
    Nov 15, 2014
    Hello, I am flying into ORD from HYD at 3pm and then taking another flight to SFO. Both these travels are booked on separate tickets and airlines. I wanted to know how to transfer my 2 large bags from terminal 5 to 1. Do I have to take them through the ATS or is there a way to check in before I take the ATS? I am travelling in February and I am worried about the snow.


  • HYD-ORD and ORD-SFO on separate airlines
    Nov 15, 2014
    Hello, I am flying into ORD from HYD at 3pm and then taking another flight to SFO. Both these travels are booked on separate tickets and airlines. I wanted to know how to transfer my 2 large bags from terminal 5 to 1. Do I have to take them through the ATS or is there a way to check in before I take the ATS? I am travelling in February and I am worried about the snow.


    Yes you have to take them on the ATS. Snow may delay your journey but will not affect your connection. The ATS stations are indoors.


  • Toronto- Chicago - Cincinnati
    Nov 15, 2014
    I'm flying from Toronto to Cincinnati through Chicago. I'm arriving in Chicago on 10:40 a.m. on Terminal 2 and leaving at 11:26 a.m. from Terminal 1. Is 45 minutes enough time for me to transfer? Is it enough time for them to transfer my bags?


    Yes it is enough time but doesn't leave much time to spare in case of a delay.


  • Enough time between flights from PTY - EWR to ARN?
    Nov 22, 2014
    Our flight from PTY will land 3.20 pm United and our flight to Stockholm, ARN with SAS departs at 5.55 pm. Is there enough time and some extra time for some delays as well?


    we are traveling from canada to dallas on United all the way-changing planes at Newark at 1130 am ---will 2 hours 15 minutes be enough time? we are seniors and not accustomed to that airport so we have no idea of different terminals--can someone give us any advice--since we are not as fast as we once were--sorry to post as a reply but it wouldnt send as a new post


    Both of you have plenty of time.


  • lax to slc
    Nov 22, 2014
    I have a 40 minute layover flying in from Vancouver going to ATL, do I go through customs and security and make my connection?


    You will clear customs in YVR so it won't be necessary to clear again.


  • Connection Time just shortened by airline
    Nov 20, 2014
    We are flying with US Airways on Dec. 27 from DTW to MSY with a connection in CLT. This is our first time in CLT, first connecting flight, and first time with US Airways. Originally we had a one hour layover in CLT, but it has just been reduced to 34 minutes. Is it worth trying to make this connection, or should I try to change my flight now? If we miss the connection, how hard is it to get onto the next flight to MSY? Any advice from more seasoned fliers is appreciated. Thanks.


    34 minutes is not long but it will depend on what gate you fly into and out of. I had to go from Gate E to Gate A and it was brutal, they are on opposite ends of the terminal. I started out on US Airways but unfortunately had to connect with AA. If your solo and in good shape you'll be fine, if you have children I would rethink it.


  • Domestic flight connecting to international
    Nov 15, 2014
    I plan on traveling with united airlines from MSY to IAH arriving at 16:23 then connecting to a international flights with emirates to Dubai at 18:25 Is this enough time? the flights will be bought on 1 ticket so my bag should be checked all the way through


    Yes that should be plenty of time. Even enough if you have to exit the secure area to get your emirates boarding pass.


    Nov 14, 2014
    Flying in from TUS (Tuscon) to ATL on Delta...is 1 Hour 14 M enough of a layover to make it to the Int'l Terminal F to catch a flight from ATL to CDG (Paris) on either Delta or Air France? Are the Delta terminals close to or far away from Int'l Terminal F? Thanks!


    You don't actually have to change terminals. All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse (E or F). It should take less than 20 minutes.


  • 2 hrs enough time to clear customs and change flights?
    Nov 14, 2014
    I am flying in from Prague, arriving at JFK at 4:35. The only connecting flight to Phoenix is at 6:45. Is this enough time to clear customs and change flights?


    Yes, that should be enough time if tickets are purchased together.


  • Connection time to allow flying different airlines?
    Nov 14, 2014
    Hello, I am flying in from DC to BOS the day after Thanksgiving on Southwest, then have a 3 hr layover, departing on SATA to Azores. 1 carryon bag only. Is that a long enough layover? I assume since going from Domestic to International we have to go through security and customs or immigration too, or is that on arrival in the Azores? Thanks!


    All you have to do in Boston is exit security to get your SATA boarding pass, get it, and then go through security. You will go through customs and immigration when you get to the Azores. You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. Both flights are in Terminal E.


    Thanks! So 3 hrs should be more than enough time? Someone told me people line up for SATA flights like 5 hrs ahead of time which seems crazzzzy. I could see that in S. American, but not Boston....


    I should also have asked, coming home then through immigration is 2.5 hrs enough to arrive from azores on sata and transfer to sw back to DC? As you can tell, we don't travel much - it will set my mind at ease to know in advance so thanks very much


    Yes, people do line up that early for some of those flights, but for no good reason. Yes, 2.5 hours should be enough on your return trip. If possible check in online for your Southwest flight before you leave the Azores and then you won't have to stop at the Southwest counter and you'll get a better boarding number.


    Thanks, great advice!


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