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  • Terminal 1 to 2
    Dec 29, 2015
    I have four students who will have 42 minutes to make a connection at O'Hare, coming from Houston and going to Winnipeg (Canada). Do we have enough time to go from T1 to T2? What would be the fastest way? Thanks in advance for your help!


    There is a walkway in between terminals inside security, just follow the signs to the E/F gates, however, be sure to check the monitors or united.com first, many Winnipeg flights leave from Terminal 1 even though they are on United Express.


    Thanks - our tickets currently say T2 for the second flight, but fingers crossed for the same terminal! Does anyone know the timing for that walk?


    The terminal listed on tickets is commonly wrong. It takes less than 5 minutes to walk between 1 and 2 (closest point to closest point). The worst possible United connection at ORD only takes 15-20 minutes.


  • Changing Terminals
    Dec 23, 2014
    How do I get from Terminal C to B? Is it easy? Can I do it after I get baggage at C so that I can meet someone at B?


    Yes, the Route A or Route B bus on the lower level curbfront will take you there, it is right outside baggage claim.


  • Terminal 8 to Terminal 7
    Dec 23, 2014
    Hi I am arriving from DOH on QR at 3pm in Terminal 8. Will I have enough time to make it to an Air Canada flight to Toronto at 5pm in Terminal 7, Assuming my baggage will be checked in all the way.....? How long will the terminal transfer take? Thx


    You will arrive in Terminal 8, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then take the AirTrain from T8 to T7, get your Air Canada boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security and to your departure gate. You barely have enough time if your QR flight is on-time.


  • Connecting time from Term. B to A
    Jan 7, 2015
    Hi, I´ll be travelling with United on March 19 ( a Thursday) from Berlin , Germany via Newark to Charleston, SC with my 6 year old. The flight times have just been changed so the connecting time will be only 1:35, including immigration and baggage. Arrival is Term. B, connecting flight Term. B. United says that should be enough time..I´m a bit sceptical. Should I run the risk or book a later flight to Charelston 6,5 hrs. later? Anybody with some good advice?


    I think you have a good chance of making it. However, note that the flight from Berlin to Newark frequently makes a fuel stop and arrives several hours late during the winter. Because of that you might want to ask for the later flight, which they should give you because of the schedule change.


    Thanks for the prompt reply! A fuel stop? I was under the impression it was a direct flight? How often does this happen? Yes, they would give me the later flight if I change my mind within the next 2 days, but they also said I could take the risk of missing the earlier flight and then change to the later flight if I don´t make it. It is really hard to decide at this point.


    Yes, the Berlin-Newark flight makes a fuel stop about half the time and arrives 2-3 hours late during the winter. Yes those are your options.


    Hi ZAP,sorry to ask again, but I just realized that the connecting flight to CHS will be out of Terminal A, arrival from Berlin in B. Assuming there´s no need for a fuel stop (March 19 is almost spring, at least in Europe), and the kid and I really hurry, is there nevertheless the realistic chance of making the connection? Which means of transport do I take between terminals and where do I re-check in our luggage?


    P.S Connecting time was 92 minutes


    Dec 23, 2014
    Hi! I'm planning on taking UA225 IAD-SFO which arrives at 10:00pm. And then UA1705 SFO-LAX which leaves at 10:32pm, would I have enough time to connect? I'd imagine all the United gates are pretty close to each other. I will be the first few to leave the aircraft. Thanks!


    Yes, it is enough time, but you will have to hurry and if you miss it you'll be stuck in SFO overnight as I'm fairly sure that would be the last flight of the day to LAX.


  • Is it enough time?
    Dec 23, 2014
    I am arriving with Cathay to AMS at 06.55 (From MEL/HKG) and boarding a seperately bought flight with Easy Jet from AMS to GVA (Geneva) at 09.40am. I will need to collect my luggage and presume go through immigration/customs, will this be enough time to do this, collect luggage and check-in?? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Flying to IAD from Frankfurt
    Dec 23, 2014
    Hi, My sister is flying from Frankfurt to IAD tomorrow (flight 933, arrives in IAD at 8.10pm); she has a tourist visa and a bag that she will check in. Her next flight is IAD to San Francisco (flight 1235) that departs IAD at 9.50pm. Are there any tips for her to make it ok? As I understood from reading other posts, she will have to get her luggage and then check it in again? Her tickets were purchased together. Thanks so much! This forum is really helpful!


    Yes, you have it correct, no specific tips. She will arrive in Terminal C/D and use the United facility there to clear Immigration and customs, so then she can go through security and right back into C/D when she's done. Here flight to SFO will also leave from C or D.


  • Lima to Miami to Seattle
    Jan 8, 2015
    Hello I am flying Avianca to Miami arriving 4:30pm and I have an American Airlines flight that leaves at 6:30pm. Is that time to go through immigration and get my luggage to switch terminals? Thanks!


    On paper it's enough time but realistically, especially because Miami is so crowded this time of year, it will be difficult.


    This would be in march and I have a business class ticket to Seattle so I have quicker security and check in. Does that help?


    You're on Two separate tickets? I think you'll have a very difficult time making this connection.


    What is the difference if I am on one or two tickets? I still regardless have to pick my luggage to recheck to the next flight either way.


    Yes, but if your bags are already tagged to their destination you can just drop at the re-check desk after customs and not have to worry about bag cutoffs. If you have to re-check at the check-in counter you have to wait in line and meet the check-in bag cutoff.


  • complications
    Dec 22, 2014
    Arriving at SFO from YVR via United Airlines (US1707V) at 8:22 AM and connecting with United Airlines (UA1212V) flight to Puerto Vallarta at 9:17 AM. Any complications such as checking baggage again and having to go through security again?


    No, on your way to mexico, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will be connected inside security.


  • 57 MIN Layover
    Dec 22, 2014
    Is a 57 minute lay-over give enough time? We are arriving from SEA then continuing on to FLL.


    If both of your flights are on American or both of your flights are on United, then yes, you have enough time.


    Ok thanks. That was all that was available for the rewards so I feel better know. Had a bad experience in SFO with a 40 minute last year


  • London to Lubbock
    Dec 23, 2014
    I arrive at DFW at 19.35 from London and my plane for LBB leaves at 21.10. I am a norwegian student and will be returning to the states on J-1 visa after spending the christmas at home. Is this enough time?


    It should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go to the departure level, through security, and take the SkyLink train to your departure terminal/gate.


    What about the horror stories of three plus hours at customs?.. Will I have to pay extra checked bag fee? Arrive tonight in dfw at 745.. Terminal d.. Depart at 925 terminal a


  • Oaxaca, Mexico to Calgary, Canada with a layover in Houston
    Dec 22, 2014
    I am flying from Oaxaca to Houston tomorrow where I land in Terminal E and then carry on with my connection to Calgary, Canada from Terminal C. Since this is an international flight will I have to re-check my bags and go through customs in Houston? Also, is an 1.5 hour lay over enough time to change terminals. Thanks


    You will have to go through US Immigration and Customs. However, the policy is that since you are on an International to International connection, you will not have to claim your bags in Houston. However, please confirm that with the United agents in Oaxaca and Houston.


    Also, you should have enough time but do not have much to spare in case of delays.


    Thanks so much for the help!


  • Santorini - AMS - MSP
    Dec 22, 2014
    I will be flying from Santorini, Greece to AMS via Transavia. Scheduled to arrive at 3:10pm. Departing AMS to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA via Delta at 5:00pm. Will this be enough time for a layover at AMS? It looks like both Transavia & Delta fly out of the main terminal. Will we have to go through customs? Thank you.


    You will not have to go through customs upon arrival as both Greece and the Netherlands are in the Schengen Area. However, you will have to claim your bags as Transavia and Delta do not have an interline baggage agreement. You will then have to take them to the Delta counter to re-check. You will have very little time to do this, even if your flight from Santorini is on-time as you will then have to go through schengen exit passport control and security.


  • Connection from terminal B to E
    Dec 22, 2014
    We have a 40 min. connection time on 12/25. Looks like we will arrive in terminal B, and then depart from terminal E. How long does it take to go from B to E? Worried that we won't make it...


    The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • COnnections from terminal A to C
    Dec 22, 2014
    Is there a way to go from Terminal C to Terminal A to make a connecting flight without having to clear security again? I have a short connection and want to find the fastest way to get to the second gate.


    Yes, the TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.


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