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  • British Air to Delta
    Oct 27, 2014
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    I will be arriving on a Sat. night at 7:30 PM from London on British Air in business class. I have global entry. I want to catch a Delta flight at 9:45 pm to Minneapolis. It would be on a separate ticket and I understand that British Air will not check baggage all the way to Mpls because Delta is not a partner. I can check in for Delta flight with my phone so I would have boarding pass. Do I have time for this connection? Do I have to take my bags on the shuttle to main terminal? Is there a way to drop bags at Delta recheck counter and take the plane train?

     

    I believe you will have to take the shuttle to the Domestic terminal to re-check your bags. However, one thing worth investigating is getting your bags checked through to MSP by British Airways. BA and Delta DO have an interline baggage agreement, so the agent in London should be able to check your bags through if you show your Delta confirmation. However, he or she is not obligated to do so if you purchased separate itineraries. If your bags are tagged to MSP then you can use the re-check counter and proceed directly to security and the plane train.

     

  • LAS-LAX
    Oct 27, 2014
    1
    Hi, Im traveling from HNL-LAX-LAS on AA. Our return is LAS-LAX on UA with connecting flt to HNL on AA. My concern is, is there a tunnel/shuttle that allows me to connect from UA's T7/8 to AA's T4 without having to exit the terminal/airport and re-entering all over again going through security? Your folks help will be greatly appreciated.

     

    Upon arrival at T7 or T8, you can walk to T6 inside security and then take a shuttle to T4. https://www.aa.com/i18n/aboutUs/whereWeFly/terminals/terminal_LAX.jsp

     

  • C Gates to Terminal 3
    Oct 27, 2014
    2
    I am arriving by way of Southwest into the C Gates (Terminal 1), but my car is parked at Terminal 3 (departed on United). Can I access the D gates without exiting security so to take the inter-terminal tram between T1 and T3?

     

    You should be able to, but it may require walking back towards the security checkpoint then following signs to the D gates.

     

    Thanks, much appreciated.

     

  • 3 hours - SouthWest - Norwegian Connection?
    Oct 27, 2014
    1
    Hi, If I'm arriving on SouthWest from SJU at 20:00, with checked luggage, can I sensibly make the 23:00 Norwegian flight out to LGW? This would be on a Monday in Feb 2015, if that makes any difference. Will this involve a terminal change? I assume Puerto Rican flights are considered domestic, so even as a UK national I'll only have to clear immigration and customs on the outbound flight to London - is this correct? There is an inbound Spirit flight 2 hours earlier, but 5 hours seems a bit over cautious for the connection?

     

    Yes, flights from Puerto Rico to the Continental US are domestic flights. You won't have to go through any immigration procedures in Fort Lauderdale. This does involve a change of terminals. You will arrive in Terminal 1, have to claim your bags from Southwest, then take them to Terminal 3 to check with Norwegian. 3 hours should be enough time. But considering neither carrier would be accomodating if you missed your connection, I would book the 5 hour connection personally.

     

  • 1h 50 min enough to connect from terminal 1 to terminal 3?
    Oct 27, 2014
    1
    I land in Chicago from Ottawa in terminal 1 with UA airlines and fly with the same airline to San Francisco from Terminal 3. Is 1h and 50 min enough? Thanks!

     

    You have your terminals incorrect. United does not use Terminal 3. Your flight to Ottawa will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and your flight to San Francisco will leave from Terminal 1. Terminal 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • 90 minute stopover
    Oct 27, 2014
    1
    I will be flying from Delhi, India to Atlanta, US with KLM. What are the formalities that I will be subjected to? On an average how long will it take for me to go through those procedures and take my connecting flight given that I will be flying during the holiday period?

     

    You will just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • time to go thru customs & catch connecting flight
    Oct 27, 2014
    2
    will be flying on UA from MBJ connecting at Ohare, connecting on UA to MLI. is 1.5 hours enough time?

     

    Yes, 1.5 hours should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go up 2 levels to the ATS train and take the ATS train to your departure terminal. Your flight to Moline may depart from either Terminal 1 (E or F gates) or Terminal 1 (B or C gates).

     

    Thanks for the info!

     

  • Italy - JFK - Tampa connection times
    Oct 27, 2014
    2
    Arriving on Delta from Rome and Departing to Tampa. We have 1 Hour and 45 minutes between arrival and departure. Is that enough time to clear customs and get to our Terminal?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 4 and depart from Terminal 2. After you re-check your bags, you can either proceed to security in Terminal 4 and then take the shuttle to Terminal 2, or you can take the AirTrain to Terminal 2 and go through security there.

     

    Thank you for your response. We are flying in and out on Delta so I am assuming we will not be too time pressured.

     

  • enough time for connection?
    Oct 26, 2014
    2
    i'm flying in from denver to newark and connecting in a different terminal to fly to copenhagen. are my bags checked all the way through or do i have to collect them and recheck for the international flight. i have 1 1/2 hrs or 3 hours for the connection, depending on which flight i suggest. is an 1 1/2 hrs enough time and what about the baggage?

     

    If you did not book both flights on one ticket, or used 2 airlines which do not belong to the same Alliance, or do not code-share - you would need to pick up your bags & re-check them in with the second airline. You may also have to transfer to another terminal, depending on the airlines you take, which necessitates taking the Airtrain & going through security check again. Open www.ifly.com/ewr, click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS, & scroll down to the detailed text for more info.

     

    If you are buying the tickets together on United and SAS you won't have to do anything with your bags in Newark on your way to Copenhagen.

     

  • Overnight layover to intl flight
    Oct 26, 2014
    2
    We're flying US Air from Rochester NY to PHL with 14-hr overnight layover, leaving on Qatar Air for Doha the next morning. The trip was booked on one ticket. Do we have to claim our baggage in PHL and re-check on QA the next morning? We're staying at the airport Marriott.

     

    As you booked on one ticket, your bags will automatically be transferred. Your departing Qatar flight is in Terminal A, Concourse A-West.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • Glasgow to Newark to Los Angeles
    Oct 26, 2014
    1
    Can you tell me how long the airtrain takes to get from terminal b to terminal c. We have 3 hours and not brisk walkers. I am not sure if the bags are checked right through. Thanks for any info. I think this will be very stressful

     

    You have plenty of time and should not stress about your upcoming trip: On arrival at TB you will need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, and go through customs clearance. If you purchased your trip on one ticket, or your second airline belongs to the same Alliance (like 'Star Alliance') or has a code-share with the first one, your bags will automatically be transferred - (if not, you would need to take your bags along to TC & check them in there. The Airtrain makes continuous runs between the 3 terminals & takes only minutes; however, on arrival at TC you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ewr, click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS, and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • 12hr layover
    Oct 26, 2014
    2
    i am a Phillipine citizen with a visit visa to Bahamas with 12hr layover at MIA; can i leave the airport and stay in a hotel ? Must i clear custom or immigration just to go to hotel for the 12hr layover?

     

    1. For terminal layout, international arrivals procedure & transfers, open www.ifly.com/mia; then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS & scroll down to the detailed text. 2. The Philippines are not part of the Visa-Waiver countries - therefore, I suggest you open: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/visit/visa-waiver-program.html

     

    You will need a US Transit Visa. Once you clear US Customs you will be outside security and free to go where you want as long as you board your scheduled flight to the Bahamas. You will have to go through Customs and Immigration upon arrival in the US, whether you are going to a hotel or not.

     

  • Ottawa to johannesburg via Dulles
    Oct 25, 2014
    1
    I am making connection from ottawa to johannesburgn through Dulles but it is NOT on same reservation. How much time to make connection to SAA without it being too stressful?

     

    I would leave at least 2 hours, preferably a little more just to be safe.

     

  • Connection from CUN to SFO
    Oct 25, 2014
    1
    My wife and I will land on 11/5 at 5:13pm from Cancun with a 1hr 45min layover before departing for SFO. Both flights are on Delta. Will we have enough time and do we have to travel between concourses? Thanks!

     

    Yes, you should have enough time. You will arrive in concourse E or F where you will go to the lower level, clear US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with Delta, then you will go through security and take the Plane Train to your departure concourse.

     

  • FRA-DFW
    Oct 25, 2014
    0
    my parents are trevelling from Russia to DFW. They r citizens of Russia, holdin a US visitor visa. They only have an hour to connect to the next flight. Will they have enough time? Do they need to have a transit visa?

     





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