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    Aug 3, 2014
    Am flying into SEA from ANC (Alaskan, Concourse C) arriving SEA at about midnight with a connecting flight on EVA Air (Satellite South) at 2am. Is this do-able? Do I need to collect bags/check in/clear security at SEA?


    1. If you bought both flights on one ticket, your bags will be automatically transferred; if not contact Alaska if they will make that transfer - if not, you would need to claim your bags & recheck them in with EVA before proceeding to the South Satellite. 2. To get from Concourse C to the South Satellite, take first the STS train to the Main Terminal , then cross over and take the train on opposite side to the South Satellite. (follow signs).


    Would I need to clear security again?


  • T5 to T4
    Jul 19, 2014
    How do i get from T5 to T4? What is the average time it takes to switch terminals?


    You need to take the 'Airline Terminals Train' (look for signs) which runs counter-clockwise; so there is only one stop between T5 & T4. However, you need to go through security check at T4 before proceeding to your connecting gate.


    How long does it take to go from one terminal to another?


    It will take less than 5 minutes to get between the two terminals, but security could take 5-20.


  • Short Connection time
    Jul 19, 2014
    Hello .. I'm booking a flight from MCO (Orlando) to Toronto (YYZ) on United/United Express with a 1hr 14min stopover in EWR. Is that enough time for me to make the connection? Thanks in advance for your help.


    At EWR, United Express uses Terminal A (United domestic flights are either at TA or TC). Your connecting flight to YYZ should be at TC (if at TA, United will shuttle you gate-to-gate to TC) You have enough time for either scenario.


    Sajul has it reversed. You will arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal A. But he is indeed correct in that there is a secure-side shuttle between Terminals C and A at EWR.


    Jul 19, 2014
    Hello there. I'll be traveling on 21 July from Phoenix to Abu Dhabi, UAE with a connecting flight at Chicago O'Hare airport. My concern is I only have 40 minutes to catch my connecting flight from Terminal 3 to terminal 5. I'm flying with American airlines from Phoenix and Etihad Airlines codeshared by AA from Chicago, arrival 19:10 and departing 20:45 respectively. I understand ORD is a very big and busy airport. I was told my luggage will go all the way to Abu Dhabi from Phoenix so I don't have to worry about collecting my luggage and checking it in at ORD. Do I have enough time for my connecting flight? Apologies for my ignorance but this is my first time connecting to ORD airport...your advice will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.


    On arrival at Terminal 3 simply look for the ATS train sign taking you to the upper road level of Terminal 5; at T5, proceed to go through security check and on to your connecting M gate ( M1-21wraps around the concessions Court: to the left (gates M10-M21) and to the right (gates M9-M1) - prepare yourself for long walks from check-in to gates. You have enough time.


    You have very little if any room for delays as you will have to go through security again in T5 when you get there.


    Thanks, Sajul and Zap for the reply...really appreciated. I am quite worried about the security part in case there are too many people on line. By any chance, they make an exception and prioritize those that have a really tight boarding time?


    Sometimes if you ask you can get to the front of the line if you have a tight connection.


    Thanks again Zap. I have called AA and asked them to re-book me to an earlier flight with no extra charge. I have explained that the connecting time was too tight and there is no way I can miss my flight to Abu Dhabi. They willingly did as I've asked so hopefully I won't have any problems. Thank you so much for your help.


  • Connection time - changing carriers from AA to Virgin Atlantic
    Jul 19, 2014
    I am scheduled to arrive at IAD at 3:25 PM on American. I am scheduled to board a Virgin Atlantic international flight to LHR at 6:40 PM. Enough time? Even if the American flight is delayed?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You have enough spare room for about 90 minutes of delays.


  • Arrive TBIT at 125 depart Terminal 2 at 330
    Jul 17, 2014
    Hi, on August 5th 2014 I am arriving at the TBIT from Fiji at 125 pm and departing from Terminal 2 at 330PM. I am wondering if this is possible, it looks like it might be pretty close. Also, do I have to collect my luggage? and how long does the shuttle usually take?


    It will be very tough. If you're a US Citizen you'll be out of Immigration and customs by 2, then it's a 15 minute walk to T2 (I recommend walking, not taking the shuttle). You will have to claim your luggage to go through US Customs. If your bags are tagged through to your final destination you can then re-check after customs. Otherwise you'll have to take them with you to T2.


  • Delta to US airways
    Jul 17, 2014
    Hello, I have 2 roundtrip trips butt up against one another. I am flying into LGA on delta at 7:47AM, and taking off for another flight at 8:40AM through US airways (again, 2 separate tickets). I know delta is terminal C/D, and US airways is terminal C, and know that there is a indoor connection between the 2 terminals now, but am wondering if I have to go through security again given it is different airlines? Thanks for your help in advance


    i forgot to mention that i am not planning to have any check-in bags, only carry on. i know the walk between C and D is doable as i've done it before, my concern is just if i have to go thru security again since its a change of airline. thanks again


    No, if you check-in online you don't have to go through security again.


  • Worried
    Jul 17, 2014
    Hi, I'm 16 and I'm flying from Newark, (EWK) to Charleston, WV(CRW) on the 2nd of August on my own. I have a connection in Charlotte, NC but my connecting time is only 55 minutes. I've never flown on my own before, and never had a connection flight before. I'm really worried I'll miss my flight. Do you think I'll make it?


    Charlotte is a very simple airport with just one terminal and all the gates connected inside security. However, you do have to be worried about your first flight being delayed and missing your connection since delays on flights in and out of Newark are very common. If you are not heavily delayed through you should have enough time. If you do miss your connection due to a delay you will be booked on the next flight to Charleston. Unfortunately, if there aren't any other flights to Charleston that day you will have to spend the night in the airport as the airline is not allowed to get hotel rooms for people under 16.


    Jul 17, 2014
    Arriving in Rome at 11:40am via Air Transat, terminal 3. Connecting flight not on same ticket, need to get luggage, do security, flight leaves at 2pm from terminal 1 Alitalia, do we have enough time (2hr & 20min)?


    Yes, that should be doable. You should be out of immigration by 12:30, so that leaves you 90 minutes to get to T1, check in and get through security and to your gate.


    Thanks ZAP, puts us at ease knowing we should be ok for time.


  • Sécurité inside terminal F ??
    Jul 16, 2014
    I Go to Montréal , Canada , from Harrisburg, PA, on US Airways dlight. The transit is in terminal F . Are there any security to pass trought between gates inside terminal ?? I have 55 minutes between flight . Thanks !


    No, all gates at PHL are connected inside security. If both gates are in Terminal F then all you have to do is a short walk between gates.


  • connection from YYJ-SEA-OAK
    Jul 16, 2014
    I fly in from Victoria(YYJ) to Seattle on alaska airlines and arrive at 8:51 am and next flight on american airlines departs at 10:05 to Oakland.Is this enough time?


    American Airlines does not fly from Seattle to Oakland, so both flights will actually be on Alaska. That isn't really enough time for your transfer, especially if you have checked bags as you will have to clear US Immigration and Customs in Seattle, then re-check bags, go through security, and to your departure gate in a different concourse. Without checked bags it's maybe possible.


  • Connections from YYJ to SEA to SAT, Alaska Air to United
    Jul 16, 2014
    I am flying from Victoria BC arriving SeaTac 4:45 via Alaska Airlines, then have to get a United flight to Houston departing 5:49 … worried about connections. Will I be able to make it?


    That is not enough time as you have to clear US Customs and Immigration in Seattle, re-check your bag with United, go through security, and to your departure gate in another concourse. It's maybe possible if you don't check a bag.


  • Jet Blue to Delta Terminal (1hr 5 min)
    Jul 16, 2014
    Arriving from Chicago at 8pm on JetBlue. Need to make a connection on Delta that departs at 9:05 out of Terminal 2 (perhaps Terminal 4). Will I make it?


    It's possible if you don't have checked bags, your Jetblue flight is on-time, and you check in for your Delta flight online before you leave Chicago. If any one of those things is not true, you have no chance.


  • Only 40 min to transfer from T3 to T5
    Jul 15, 2014
    I will arrive at ORD from Fort Lauderdale on Feb 9 at 8:55 PM (US Airways). My next flight is British Airways to London at 9:35 PM. I have to go from T3 to T5. Am I right? Will the time will be enough?


    The 9:35 PM ORD-LHR flight is operated by American Airlines and leaves from Terminal 3. Therefore you should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • 30 minute Connection
    Jul 15, 2014
    I have 30 minutes to make my connection, both US Airways flights. Assuming first flight is on time, should I make it with no problem?


    Yes, that should be no problem. All US AIrways gates at PHX are connected inside security.


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