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  • Connection Time
    May 26, 2015
    My daughter is traveling on Air France flight from Austin to Detroit Flight 5639 and has only 40 minutes to catch Air France Flight from Detroit to Paris Flight 377 at 8:55 pm on May 27. Will she be okay and does she have to claim her checked bag first and re-check it?


    Please note that her first flight will be operated by Delta. You won't find an Air France counter in Austin. All she has to do in Detroit is walk from her arrival gate to her departure gate. Both in the McNamara Terminal.


    Awesome - this site is incredible - she is first time flying alone so trying to get a heads up on this - thanks


  • PHX Enough time to connect Terminal 2 and 4?
    May 26, 2015
    My flight on Great Lakes Airlines arrives PHX in Terminal 2 @ 2:27 with connection to AA departure 3:15 from terminal 4? Is this enough time?


    Realistically, no, I don't think that's enough time. Especially considering that Great Lakes flights are rarely on-time.


  • Is 50 min enough?
    May 26, 2015
    Traveling from Lincoln to Grand Rapids on United with a 50 min. layover... Is this enough time?


    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate (likely in Terminal 2) to your departure gate (in Terminal 1 or 2). Terminals 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway.


  • Europe-ORD-Canada
    May 26, 2015
    Hello. This is my itinerary on 24/07/2015: BLQ-FRA LH291 06.15-07.45 FRA-ORD UA906 12.45-15.55 ORD-YYC UA1265 16.40-19.33 Is it 1 hr 45 mins enough time to get to my connecting flight in ORD? What are the procedures and the best way to get connected? I'm Italian citizen, purchased the tickets together with UA and will travel with checked bags (bicycle!!). Any chance that I can pre-clear US Customs and Immigration in Italy or Germany and get all my bags sent directly to my final destination? Thank you so much for any help


    Just checked with US Customs and Border Protection, unfortunately no preclearance available, sorry for the silly question. I fly to Australia once a year connecting in Dubai and It never occurred to me that I might have to claim my bags in ORD and re-check them..I'm getting more worried now!!!


    The only airports in Europe with preclearance are Dublin and Shannon in Ireland. 1 Hr 45 minutes should be enough time in Chicago. Yes, in Chicago you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 and go through security. Again, it should be barely enough time if your flight from Frankfurt is on-time.


    Thank you so much for the quick answer and all the useful information!!!


    May 26, 2015
    I am arriving to IAD at 1525 from DOH on QR/AA code share flight. I have a connection on a pure AA flight to MIA departing at 1720. To (from) what terminal(s) will I arrive (depart) and do I have enough time for the connection.


    IAD only has one Terminal. After arrival you will be taken to the International Arrivals Building where you will 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 take the Aerotrain to Concourse B. You should have enough time.


  • Connection
    May 26, 2015
    Hi, am flying to Algiers from Aberdeen through Frankfurt with only 70 minutes leeway would that be enough, both flights arrive and depart terminal 1, could someone please help as I have never flown from Frankfurt thank you


    You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and through security. Since you are not entering the Schengen Area you won't have to go through passport control. The Aberdeen flight will definitely use a bus to board and the Algiers flight may use one. It's possible, but it doesn't leave much time to spare for delays.


    Thank you Zapp, would there be a way to expedite our transfer? I have just had an operation and running will be the last thing on my mind lol


    You can request wheelchair service if you think you need it. Other than that, sit as far forward on the first flight as you can. Not much else you can do.


  • DSM to Cabo
    May 26, 2015
    I'm flying on United from DSM to Cabo with a layover at IAH. Do you know which terminals my arrival


    You will arrive in Terminal B or C (probably B) and depart from Terminal E. All Terminals are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train.


    Thanks again ZAP. Reviewing the Q&A here you are doing a lot to assist people at this airport. That really helps.


  • International to DSM
    May 26, 2015
    I'm flying to Mexico next week and am trying to see which gates/terminals I'll fly in


  • Toronto to ord to japan
    May 26, 2015
    Hi, travelling with 3yo and arrive on air canada into ord t1with exactly 1hr 10 mins before connecting on united in t2 to japan. Is that sufficient time? We will have checked baggage....not sure if we need to go through security again as well? Thanks for responses....


    No flights to Japan depart from T2. You will arrive in T2 and depart from T1. They are connected inside security by a walkway. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


    Thanks a lot ZAP!!! And yes it is arriving ord T2 and flying out t1! Thanks again! Huge relief to know!


    May 26, 2015
    Hello! We will arrive at CLT on May 29th from Mexico City at 18:20 h and then we have another flight (both with US Airways) at 20:55 h (2 h 35 minutes layover) to Madrid (Spain). We are two people, from Mexico and Spain. Wil we have enough time to catch the 2nd flight? What are the stages that we will have (us inmigration, customs, baggage claim etc)? Thanks!!!


    In Charlotte you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, go through security and to your departure gate. Make sure the Spanish citizen completes ESTA before your trip and that the Mexican citizen has a US Visa.


    Thanks for your answer, we already have the ESTA for the spanish citizen and the US Visa for the Mexican citizen, do you think that we will have enough time (2 h 35 minutes)??


  • 2 hr Connection time enough for int'l flight
    May 26, 2015
    I am flying from Orlando to Dhaka (Bangladesh) on 16 July 2015. Scheduled flight with Jetblu from MCO to JFK (T5) will suppose to arrive on 21:00 and connected flight to Dubai with Emirates scheduled to fly on 23:00 from JFK (T4). I bought the ticket from american express website as a single trip (from MCO to DAC). Do I have enough time to caught the flight? Do I need to collect baggage at JFK and transfer transit counter? or I have to check in my bag at MCO and collect from DAC?


    Your baggage should be checked through to Dhaka in Orlando. All you have to do in JFK is take the AirTrain from T5 to T4 and go through security.


    Will 2 hr enough for this procedure? Or will this be tight for changing terminal and go through security?


    2 hours should be enough time.




  • Ryanair connecting to TS or AZ
    May 25, 2015
    What is the minimum connecting time arriving into FCO on a domestic flight from Catania and connecting to an international flight to YYZ. Two separate tickets with checked baggage. Thank you !


    Sorry, forgot to mention Ryanair to FCO and TS or AZ to YYZ


    Bare minimum time I would recommend is 2 hours.


    Thanks ! I was thinking 3 hours would be breathable, and would ensure there is a second flight possibility inbetween, in case the first flight was delayed or canceled.


  • walking time between flights
    May 25, 2015
    I am flying into Denver on United into concourse B and leaving on flight operated by Alaska airlines in Concourse A. I have 50 minutes to do so. Will this work.


    It's possible as long as you don't have checked baggage and check in for your Alaska Airlines flight online before you leave on your United flight.


  • Flying from Trinidad to Peru via Miami with american airlines
    May 25, 2015
    Is a 2 hour connection time enough? What security will I have to go through?


    You will arrive, go through US Immigration and Customs and security. You should not have to collect your bags since you are on an international to international connection. If you are a Trinidad or Peru citizen you will need a US Transit Visa.


  • another international connection
    May 26, 2015
    Hi. On a Tuesday in mid-June I have a flight arriving from PDX (Portland) at 4:28 p.m. Then I'm going to a flight to CDG (Paris), leaving at 6:05 p.m. I know I'll need to go through international customs at O'Hare – will this time be sufficient? Both flights are booked on United. (The last time I made a similar connection, it was close – the customs area was packed.)


    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1. You should have plenty of time.


    I'm sorry, "customs" was the wrong word. I know US citizens don't do that before leaving the US. I meant the security line that you need to go through before getting into the international terminal at O'Hare. Last year, when I flew from PDX to ORD to Stockholm, the security line at O'Hare took more than 90 minutes and was very chaotic. (This was after I'd already gone through security screening at PDX.) I just don't know if that particular day was unusual, or if it's always like that.


    Of course, if it's the case that my domestic arrival and international departure (both on United) are in the same terminal, then it should be fine! Last year I arrived at ORD on a domestic flight and left on Scandinavian Airlines. They were code-sharing partners, but maybe that accounted for the terminal change I had to do. I had 2.5 hours between my flights and just barely made it.


    That security line would be unusual. Also, yes, any nonstop flight from Chicago to Paris bought from United will be operated by United and leave from Terminal 1, the same terminal where you will arrive.


    Thanks, ZAP.


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