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  • TSA pre check limited
    May 2, 2013
    Pre check exists in St Louis but for C gates only (usair and some others). If you are departing from an A gate (delta and others), precheck is not available as of may 2, 2013. Check your departure gate to minimize pre-check disappointment.


  • MCO-JFK-FCO Alitalia
    May 2, 2013
    I have 1 hour 25 minutes to connect from a Delta flight from MCO to an Alitalia flight to FCO. I have no checked luggage. I have been told that I have to get my boarding pass from Alitalia when I get to JFK. Is this correct and will I have enough time?


    It'll be tight but it should be doable if your first flight is on-time. You need to take the airtrain to Terminal 1 from 2 or 3, then go to Alitalia to get your boarding pass, then go through security. Since Delta and Alitalia are both in SkyTeam, Delta may be able to get you a boarding pass in MCO if your tickets were bought on the same reservation.


    Thank you


  • Connecting at FRA from Riyadh to Chicago
    May 2, 2013
    Hello, We will be flying from Riyadh to Chicago via Frankfurt airport. We fly by Lufthansa from Riyadh to Frankfurt then we fly by United Airlines (Star Alliance member) to Chicago. I understand that flights destined to USA go through Terminal 1 Pier Z in Frankfurt airport. When I checked the flight departures table on Frankfurt airport website, it tell that United Airlines flights depart from Terminal 1B gate Z. I am confused now because my understanding is that if my flight depart from Gate Z then I should go to Terminal1 Z ? right ? What is the difference between Terminal 1AB or terminal 1B ? Many Thanks!


    Yes, on arrival at FRA you land in Terminal 1, Concourse B (T1B), and need to get to Concourse T1A (comprising of A gates on lower level and Z gates on upper level). A transfer tunnel outside of security connects T1B & T1A outside security, and the SkyLine train connects inside security (running every 2-3 mins.


  • 90 min connection
    May 3, 2013
    I am flying on Delta into DFW from Salt Lake City and connecting to aa BA Flight to London. Delta will not check my bag all the way through. Is 90 minutes enough to collect my bag, change terminals and get to my BA flight?


    It will be very tough. Since you will be on the non-secure side of the terminal there's no easy or fast way to get between the terminals. If you could somehow do it without a checked bag you could just take the TerminaLink. However, I think it's very likely you'll miss your connection.


    Sorry, meant SkyLink, not TerminaLink (all these airport trains sound the same)


    But I will make the connection without a checked bag?


    Yes, it would be much easier without a checked bag because you would be able to just take the Skylink train between your gates which would only take 15-20 minutes. You'd then have to get your boarding pass from the British Airways gate if you can't check in online.


  • Connecting Time and Terminals !
    May 1, 2013
    I am arriving from Montreal (YUL) at IAD on UA 3421 at 9:00pm, Aug 15, departing to San Paolo (GRU) on UA 861 at 10:10pm. I have also another flight from GRU, terminal 1 to 2, to Buenos Aires (EZE) 1hr25min only to change. I don't know which terminal that'll be in IAD, and if 1hr 10min will be enough to change of planes/terminal.. ?


    At IAD your GRU flight will depart from concourse C. Is your YUL-IAD operated by Trans States? If so it will arrive into concourse A. You can take the Aerotrain from A to C. If your first flight is on-time you will have enough time.


  • International to Domestic at Terminal C
    May 2, 2013
    I will arrive from London at Terminal C and will have 60 min to tranfer to flight to Honolulu also departing from Terminal C. Will I have to collect my lugagge and go trough Immigration at thet time? Or can i check in my lugagge in London all the way to Honolulu and do trough Immigration at Honolulu?


    You will go through immigration when you enter the U.S. 60 minutes will be very tight. Where are you connecting and on what airlines?


    All international arrivals need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bags. Terminal C is exclusively used by United Airlines, and its Gate level leads to three gate areas: 1. Gate Area C1, arranged in a Y-shape, with gates C70-99; 2. Gate Area C2 (gates C101-C115); and 3. Gate Area C3 (gates C120-139).


  • Connecting from Terminal 5 to 3
    May 1, 2013
    Hi, I am flying out from london to los angeles, but via chicago with a transit time time of exactly 2 hours. LHR-ORD (British Airways) ORD-LAX (American Airlines). Will 2 hours be enough and will I have to claim my luggage or will it be checked in all the way to LAX? I remember there was a drop off location for bags that were on connecting flights when I was connecting to Rochester MN, is it still the same way? Thanks


    Yes, it will be the same as last time you connected in ORD. You claim your baggage in immigration and immediately re-check it after leaving customs. 2 hours should be doable, but if you miss your flight American has a lot of flights to LAX that you can be rebooked on.


  • connecting time and terminals?
    Apr 30, 2013
    I am arriving from Boston at IAD on UA 1689 at 3:41 pm on May 4, departing to Brussels on UA 140 at 5:10 pm. Does anyone know which terminals I need to come from/go to, and how long it takes?


    Both flights will operate from the C/D Concourse. The walk between the gates will take 5-15 minutes.


  • London-JFK-Peru 1h20min stopover
    Apr 30, 2013
    Hi I'm planning a trip from London to Peru, stopping over at JFK for 1h20min. Will that be enough time, especially if we have to pick up our checked bags and go through security again?


    I forgot to mention that we would be landing at JFK at 2245h, so if anyone knows how long it would take to re-check bag and go through security again at that time, that would be great!


    What airlines are you flying? Normally that would be a very tight, almost impossible connection, but may be doable since it's so late at night.


    American Airlines. The travel agent also advised against it so we've gone with another flight. Thank you so much for your input though!


  • connecting from southwest to delta
    Apr 29, 2013
    Hello, I am flying from Chicago to LAX this Saturday with Southwest. I am then catching a flight through Delta 45 minutes after I land in LAX to go to Hawaii. I am not checking bags. Will I have enough time to do this? Will I have to go back through security to pick up my boarding pass for my Delta flight to Hawaii? Thanks for your help!


    You should try to get an earlier flight to LAX. You have to go completely across the airport and back through security. Unless your first flight is early you probably won't have enough time to do that.


  • Is1 hr transfer time enough at Amsterdam
    Apr 30, 2013
    I will be taking a flight from Rome to Calgary this july. Will need to take a connecting flight at AMS. Book flights with KLM. Rome to AMS flight is operated by Altalia. Do I have to pick up luggageat transfer? Do the luggage directly go to the final destination?


    You won't have to do anything with your baggage in Amsterdam.


    On arrival at AMS you need to go through non-Schengen passport control, then proceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level), claim bags & go through Customs for security check. If you have nothing to declare proceed to the arrivals hall through the green passageway. Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B, C & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (Arrivals 1 & 2 and Arrivals 3 & 4 are on opposite sides of the center.)


  • 35 minute connection time
    Apr 29, 2013
    I am flying United Airlines Sunday May 5 from Edmonton to Chicago. My flight is scheduled to arrive at Chicago O'Hare at 12:29ppm and depart again, on a different flight at 1:04pm to Indianappolis. Will I have enough time to get to the next gate & board if flights are on time? Will my luggage make it to the next flight?


    It's a very tight connection but is doable if your first flight is on-time. Also if you miss your connection there should be other later flights to Indianapolis.


  • How long does it take to get from b to f
    Apr 29, 2013
    How long will it take to get from Terminal B to F? I am on US Ariways flight and have 45 mins to get to terminal F. Will I have enough time


    It's tight but doable. You have to take the US Airways shuttle (which runs on the secure side). How long it exactly takes depends on how long you have to wait for the shuttle.


  • Time between Terminal 8 and Terminal 5
    Apr 29, 2013
    We are flying from Chicago to JFK, arriving in Terminal 8, and need to go to Terminal 5 to catch our flight to Ireland. From looking at the map, I'm seeing that Term 8 is quite large, as is Term. 5. And I'm assuming we have to go thru security again in Term 5. How long do you think it will take to get from gate in 8 , thru security, to gate in 5 if we're unlucky enough to have the farthest gates in each terminal on arrival and departure.


    Worst case scenario is probably about an hour but more likely 30-45 mins.


  • meeting non-flyer during connection
    Apr 29, 2013
    I am flying into Houston from Newark and making a connection to Puerto Vallarta 1 hour and 15 minutes later. I am supposed to meet with a Houston resident during this interval to deliver a pet. Is this at all doable?


    No, I would advise not doing that - you likely will not have enough time. Perhaps if you can take an earlier flight from Newark you would have enough time.


    A follow-up question. It looks like I'll be arriving in, and departing from, Terminal E. How hard is it to go out of security, meet, and come back in through security? Since I'm arriving on a domestic flight, customs and immigration should not be a factor, right? The layout is not clear. Thanks!


    It depends where in C or E your Chicago flight comes in to. It's not "hard", there just might be quite a bit of walking involved.


    Sorry, I meant Newark flight.


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