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  • Need advice for connection
    Nov 12, 2014
    Hello, Due to a flight change that I've inadvertently accepted I only have 1 hour and 45 minutes to get from International terminal 7 to International terminal 3. My flight in lands at 10:50am and my flight out at 12:45pm. The flight out is from LAX to Phoenix, but the flight continues to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico after a stop over. My flight is this Saturday, is there anything I can do to help myself out? I've contacted US Airways (who my second flight is with) and they have said there is a $200 rebooking fee if I miss it, which isn't ideal. If I can pay extra to get in some kind of express line for customs etc. I'd be happy to do it. Thanks in advance!


    I'm confused. If you're flying LAX-Phoenix on your first flight then why are you worried about connecting in LAX? Phoenix doesn't have a Terminal 7. Please state your entire itinerary and what airlines you are flying for each segment and I will be able to help you better. Also, US Airways no longer uses Terminal 3 at LAX.


    Apologies about that. Melbourne to LA (united airlines landing int terminal 7), landing 10:50am LA to Phoenix (US Airways, booked seperately to previous flight, leaves at 12:45pm after a flight change) from int terminal 3. One more flight on the same US airways booking from Phoenix to Puerto Vallarta Mexico after that. I might just tack on another qs- i'm surprised that my US airways flight from LAX to Phoenix is leaving from int (i assume this means international?) terminal 3 given that it's domestic. Will i need to be at check in 45 minutes (domestic) or 90 (international) before departure? I can also check in for my US airways flight before i leave on my United flight, i assume i should do this? Thank you for your help!


    United flights from Melbourne are arriving in the TBIT. US Airways no longer uses Terminal 3 - your US Airways flight will depart from Terminal 4. You can check in 45 minutes before departure. Yes, you should check in online for your US Airways flight before you leave Melbourne. You have enough time in LAX for your connection. T4 is directly next to the International Terminal. Since you have to take your bags to T4 to re-check yourself, follow the sign at the exit of customs for passengers ending their journey in Los Angeles, not the one for connecting passengers.




  • AUS to SLC
    Nov 11, 2014
    We are flying in February from Austin to Salt Lake City. AUS-IAH UA4972, then IAH-SLC UA141. We'll have 48 minutes to change planes. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will likely arrive in Terminal B and depart from Terminal C. The TerminaLink train connects them inside security. You don't have much time to spare in case of delays though.


  • shuttle to car rentals
    Nov 12, 2014
    I'm arriving to Terminal B. Where do I get the shuttle to Alamo car rental?


    On the lower level of Terminal B, take Shuttle Bus #22 or #55 to the Rental Car Center.


  • Connecting Flights
    Nov 11, 2014
    H! I I'm Travelling from US to Philippines and Ill be checking in in Fayetteville Regional Airport via US airways and will transfer to Asiana Airlines at JFK bound to South Korea.. I have 2 concerns, If I check in in a Fayetteville Regional Airport , Do I have to get my luggage when I reach JFK and recheck it in again to Asiana Airlines? and My Layover time is 2 hours to transfer from US airways to Asiana Airlines in JFK will it enough? Please reply.


    Did you purchase all your tickets together on one reservation or not? If you did then you won't have to claim your bags and you won't have to touch them until you get to the Philippines.


    I purchased them all together. Ill be flying from Fayetteville, NC Regional Airport to Charlotte Intl Airport then To JFK via US airways then from there ,will be Asiana Airlines. How about the layover time from US aiway terminal to Asiana Arline terminal in JFK, is 2 hours enough ?Thanks for the reply by the way..


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the AirTrain from Terminal 8 where you arrive to Terminal 4, get your Asiana boarding passes if you don't already have them, and then go through security. 2 hours should be plenty of time.


  • baggage transfer from Costa Rica via Houston to Chicago
    Nov 11, 2014
    Does baggage checked in San Jose, Costa Rica go through immigration in Houston or Chicago if there is a 1 hr 16 mins between connections? Which terminal does UA1187 arrive in and UA1447 leave?


    You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You will arrive in Terminal E and depart from Terminal E or C, likely C. Your connection time is 14 minutes below the minimum International->Domestic connection time at IAH, but you have a good chance of making it and if you do miss it, United has lots of IAH-ORD flights.


  • 90 mins layover CUN-PHL-LHR
    Nov 11, 2014
    i am flying United from cancun to London via PHL with only 1 and a half hrs connection and i assume i need to clear customs and immigration (non us citizen with a US tourist visa). will that be sufficient? thanks!


    sorry i meant US airways


    Yes, it is enough time, but it leaves little to no time to spare in case of delays.


  • connection time to Lima
    Nov 11, 2014
    I will travel from Seoul Korea to Peru by AA flights and have transferring in DFW. I only have 1hr and 30 mints to transfer. Will I have enough time ?


    Yes, that should be enough time but just barely. You should not have to claim your bags when going through customs because you are on an International to International itinerary, so that will save some time. Both of your flights will be in Terminal D.


  • Quebec (YQB)-Melbourne (MEL) via EWR and LAX
    Nov 12, 2014
    Flying from Quebec, Canada to Melbourne, Australia via EWR and LAX - same booking all the way through with UAL. Am wondering: - no pre-border clearance at YQB, so will I have to go through US Customs at EWR or LAX? - flight to LAX arrives T7 and flight for Australia departs same terminal, will I have to retrieve my bags for US customs then go through check-in again or do they have a bag-drop there after customs? Layover is 2:10 at EWR and 3:50 at LAX. Return trip is through same airports but UA99 ex-MEL arrives TBIT and my connection to EWR flies out from T7 2h10 later (figure it should be enough to retrieve bags, do customs, then do security again at T7). Appreciate any info on this.


    On your way to MEL, in EWR you will arrive in Terminal C, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. In LAX all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On the return trip you will go through the US Customs and immigration process in LAX. All your connection times should be sufficient.


    Thanks very much for that info, Zap. It's much appreciated.


  • travelling sfo to mumbai via newark
    Nov 11, 2014
    Hello I am travelling to mumbai via newark from sfo. I have a morning flight at 8.20 with a layover of 4 hrs. i need to know whether I will be starting my international journey from SFO itself or I need to recheck in Newark again. Again I'll be travelling back from mumbai to SFO two weeks later with the same way with 2 hrs connecting time.I need to know how much time is needed for connecting in Newark to SFO flight considering have to complete the formalilties for Advance Parole in Newark. Thnks.


    On your way to Mumbai all you have to do in Newark is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your connection times are long enough.


    thank you I need to know is 2 hrs time enough at Newark airport to catch my connecting flight for SFO on my return journey. I have to complete Advance Parole formalities. those take a tad bit longer if there is long wait. I am not sure of Newark airport. SFO has quite a crowd hence was concerned.


    Yes, that should be enough time. If you do miss your connection it is not that bad because United has lots of other EWR-SFO flights throughout the day.


  • Terminal 3 Concourse L to H
    Nov 10, 2014
    Flying in from SFO to Chicago, then Chicago to Berlin. I have 1 hour layover. I need to get from Concourse L to H - will this be enough time? American to Air Berlin.


    Yes, that should be enough time. It's about a 10-15 minute walk.


  • Connection time
    Nov 10, 2014
    We will be coming from GCM to IAH on United 1495 at 7:46 PM and connecting to SFO on United 712 at 9 PM. What terminals will our arrivals/connections be in and is 1 hour 14 minutes enough time to get through Immigration and make our connection? We are US citizens. Thanks for your feedback!


    You will arrive in Terminal E and depart from Terminal C or E (likely C). 1 hr 14 mins is 16 mins under the minimum connection time for International to Domestic. You can try to rebook but I doubt there will be a later flight to SFO.


  • International connections at Miami
    Nov 10, 2014
    Hello, I am flying from Manchester to Heathrow to Miami and finally onto The Bahamas. My main question is will I have to collect my luggage at Miami before customs or if I ask for it to be checked all the way to the Bahamas will it just go straight there? Thank you for your help.


    If you are flying American on both of your flights, AA has a process at MIA where bags of passengers on International to International connections do not have to be collected. Check with the agent in your origin for more details.


    Thank you for your reply. Oops I forgot to say that my first two flights are with British Airways and the flight to the Bahamas is with American Airlines. Do you think I might have to collect my bag then? Thanks again.


    In theory, no, you will not have to, British Airways flights are supposed to follow AA procedures in Miami.


  • Need info going from ICN to SFO to SMF
    Nov 11, 2014
    hello, i will be on United flight from ICN Seoul to SFO to Sacramento. i arrive in SFO 11:30am then 1:55pm united express/skywest flight to Sacramento. will 2hr 25min enough time to make it? i do have two checked bags. after going through custom where do i go to check-in my bag again? my flight is skywest united express. Thank you for your help!


    You will be able to re-check your bags immediately after you clear US Customs at the transfer desk. Then you will go to the departure level, through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Thank you for the answer! looks like skywest is gate 84. how far is that from customs? do i need to take a train or is that walking distance? Thank you again


    It is walking distance.


  • Terminal 3 to 1
    Nov 10, 2014
    Hi arriving from Jamaica at terminal 3 Jet blue 4:35pm and connecting to silver to departing at 6:05 to Jax. First time doing connection flights is this enough time and how do i get from terminal to terminal. help


    It's really pushing it. You'll have to take the Rental Car shuttle to the Consolidated rental facility and then take the walkway to T1.


    since its international arrival its terminal 4 so how bad is it from there. what is a tram?


    There are no trams in FLL. I didn't mention a tram. Taking the shuttle bus and walking to T1 should take 20 minutes or so from the time you exit customs.


  • Connecting flights
    Feb 1, 2015
    Dec 14/14 We arrive from Regina,sk into denver and have 1hr&15min to catch next connection to Chicago. I understand we will need to clear US costoms and go thru security again. Will this be enough time? All flights are with United. I understad Denver has electronic kiosks to help with this...


    Yes, it should be enough time but it doesn't leave much time to spare for delays.


    We have this same situation only its 1hr 28mins. Just curious how you made out? Was it enough time?


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