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  • 2 hours layover enough for Zurich->AMS->Boston? (different tickets)
    Nov 19, 2013
    2
    hi!!! I will be flying from Zurich to AMS on Monday morning (probably with Swiss Air or KLM). then I have 2 hours from arrival until my next KLM flight departs from AMS to Boston 1) does anyone have idea if this 2-hour interval is sufficient? given that I need to collect my luggage & re check-in with another airline? (do I need to go to passport control on both ways? I'm not a European citizen) 2) does it make any difference if flight Zurich -> AMS I fly with Swiss Air vs. KLM (given that the ticket will be separated from flight KLM->BOS anyway)? thank you so much for your input!

     

    Swiss may be able to check your bag through to KLM in Zurich even though you're on two separate tickets. They do have an interline agreement and European airlines tend to be pretty good about that. If you fly KLM you can definitely get your bag transferred to your second flight and get all your boarding passes in Zurich so all you would have to do in Amsterdam is go from gate to gate. Either way you will not have to go through any immigration in Amsterdam as both Zurich and Amsterdam are in Schengen.

     

    Thank you very much!

     

  • Recheck inthe bags from AA to Air India at ORD
    Nov 18, 2013
    2
    I have a booked ticket from SUX to BLR on a same ticket. I fly from SUX to ORD on Ameircan Airlines and the rest of the flight via Air India. - Can the bags be through checked in in SUX to Blr? - Do I have to take the bags out in ORD and then recheck it in in ORD? Quick response is greatly appreciated.. Thanks, SK

     

    They should be able to be checked through if they were purchased on the same ticket as American and Air India have an interline baggage agreement. In ORD you will have to take the ATS Train one stop from T3 to T5, get your Air India boarding passes, and go through security.

     

    Thanks much!

     

  • Connecting time AMS-SEA-JNU
    Nov 18, 2013
    2
    What is the recommended connecting time for international passengers flying Delta & Alaska from AMS-SEA-JNU? Can we make it in 1.20 hours? we will have to go through immigration & customs.

     

    That should be cutting it close. You will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, re-check your baggage, and go through security in the south satellite. You will then go to your alaska airlines gate which could be in the C or D or N concourse via the underground trains. Follow the signs to your departure gate. Here is SEA's writeup on the procedure - http://www.portseattle.org/sea-tac/passenger-services/pages/international-travel.aspx

     

    1. International passengers arrive at the South Satellite (whether changing planes or ending their trip at Sea-Tac) and then go through immigration clearance, pick up checked luggage, continue to customs (taking 30-60 minutes). For transfer to a domestic flight recheck-in your bags, go through TSA security screening & proceed to your connecting flight. 2. Alaska Airlines uses Satellite North (N gates), as well as Concourses C & D (C & D gates) of the Main Terminal. As transfers between them are very different, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/sea then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text. Your time could be very tight, depending on which connection you have to take.

     

  • Transferring from United Express Flight to BA Flight
    Nov 17, 2013
    2
    We have made reservations on a United Express Flight from Columbus, Ohio to IAD which arrrives at 8:17 P.M. and, on a separate reservation need to connect with a BA Flight to Heathrow that leaves at 10:30 P.M. Will we have to collect our bags and recheck them? Will we have enough time to do so?

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags and re-check them. If your United Express if your first flight is on-time you will barely have enough time.

     

    Thank you. We switched to an earlier flight.

     

  • HOW TO GET FROM ARRIVAL TERMINAL 1 TO DEPARTURE TERMINAL 2
    Nov 17, 2013
    1
    I WILL ARRIVE ON UNITED EXPRESS TODAY INTO TERMINAL 2 I HAVE DEPART UNITED EXPRESS VIA TERMINAL 1. IS THERE A MAP BETWEEN THE TWO??

     

    They are directly connected beyond security. Just follow the signs to Terminal 1 (A and B gates). Most gates are less than 15 minutes apart.

     

  • From terminal A to C - flight this suterday
    Nov 16, 2013
    1
    Hi, I will be flying to Chicago via Philadelphia from Israel in a week from now. I wiill have a layover of about 2 hours. I will arrive in Philadelphia at gate A and depart for Chicago at gate C. How do I get to terminal C? When am I soppose to go throw customs and immigration? and do I need to go throw security again? Do you think it's anough time between the flights? Thanks a lot for your help.

     

    You will go through immigration in Philadelphia. Yes, you will go through security again after you re-check your bags with US Airways. You should have enough time but you won't have any time to waste. Terminals A and C are connected by a moving walkway.

     

  • Ontairo, CA to Cancun
    Nov 15, 2013
    3
    I am flying from Ontario, CA to Cancun with a connection in IAH both ways. When do I go thru customs and is it easier if I only have carry on and no checked bag? I have about a 90 min layover both ways.

     

    On the way to Cancun you will go through Mexican Immigration in Cancun. On that trip in Houston you will just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On the return trip in Houston you will go through immigration, claim your checked baggage if you have any, then go through customs, then re-check your bag, then go through security and to your departure gate. So yes, on your return trip you will save a little time if you don't check a bag.

     

    How much time is need to go thru customs in IAH from Mexico? With and without checked bags?

     

    Maybe half an hour with bags and a few minutes quicker without. The biggest wait you'll encounter is usually at immigration (the first thing you come to).

     

  • United from Houston, transferring to JRO
    Nov 15, 2013
    1
    Are there particular gates that the UAL flights from the US arrive and the KLM to JRO depart? Would I have to claim and recheck luggage? Mahalo...

     

    Your United flight will arrive in Pier E or G and your KLM flight will depart from D, E, or F. If your tickets were bought on one reservation your bags should be checked through to JRO and you won't have to do collect them in Amsterdam.

     

  • Enough time?
    Nov 15, 2013
    0
    Arriving US Airways #760 at 09:20. Departing TAP #1956 at 10:50. No checked baggage. Is 1 HR 30 MIN enough time to clear customs, etc?

     

  • United Club
    Nov 14, 2013
    0
    Cheap lounge with poor offer of food, beverage or furniture. Never have seen such a bad lounge. Bad, worse, United lounge

     

  • Cape Air to United
    Nov 14, 2013
    1
    if I land in terminal 1 concourse C on Cape Air and need to pick up bags and then re-check in with United in concourse A, how much time will it take between getting off plane and re-checking in. wondering if i have a large enough window to make it work.

     

    I'd budget 90 minutes.

     

  • getting from C15 to B 5
    Nov 14, 2013
    1
    How long does it take to get from C15 to B5 in Terminal 1

     

    5-10 minutes depending on how fast you walk. They are connected by an underground tunnel with moving walkways.

     

  • time needed getting through customs to make connectign flight
    Nov 14, 2013
    3
    I will be arriving into LAX, from Tahiti, on Qantas. It would be on a Thursday at 11:00 am. I would like to take a Virgin America flight to Portland,OR that departs at 1:30 pm. They would both be booked on the same ticket. Does this really allow enough time to make the connecting flight?

     

    Qantas does not fly from Tahiti to LAX. Your flight is probably on Air Tahiti Nui. Air Tahiti Nui and Virgin America do not appear to have an interline agreement, so you would have to move the bags yourself to T3 from the TBIT. That would be a very difficult connection to make. Also, Virgin America no longer flies nonstop from LAX to Portland, so I don't know what flight you're looking at.

     

    Yes, there is a stopover in San Fran then on to Portland. I thought it was a little strange this was being offered up as one ticket. The connection seemed rather close. Thanks for the information.

     

    For reference, I flew in on the Air Tahiti Nui flight that arrives at 10:25 AM last month and flew out of LAX from Terminal 7 at 1:14 PM and had priority security and maybe only had 45 minutes to spare. So your proposed itinerary doable, but it's cutting it close.

     

  • 48 minute layover
    Nov 13, 2013
    1
    Flying Vancouver,Canada to Mexico and have 48 minutes to change planes in Phoenix. Both flights are US Airways. Enough time?

     

    Yes, it should be. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver so all you will have to do in Phoenix is go from gate to gate.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Nov 13, 2013
    1
    I will travel on a Delta flight from RIC to GEG with a layover of 1h5min in MSP. I´d like to know if there will be enough time to get to my connecting flight? Thanks

     

    Yes, all your flights will be in the same terminal and the connection shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes.

     





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