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  • flight back from BJX
    Jul 16, 2012
    I'm taking a trip to Leon/Guanajato Mexico.My trip back from BJX will be on a friday and I have a layover @IAH to go to SHV. Would it be smarter to select the flight with the layover of 2 hours instead of 55 minutes? Everything I'm reading is suggesting this which will be unfortunate becuase i will be traveling with a 2 year old.


    When arriving back at IAH from Guanajato as an international arrival, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance, and recheck-in your bag where indicated, before moving on to your connecting flight (your ticket & overhead screens on arrival will indicate Terminal, gate & departure time). This is peak summer travel time and lines are long everywhere - don't take a chance, opt for the 2-hr layover instead!


  • terminal 6 and 7
    Jul 16, 2012
    i'll be departing at terminal 6 and my son will be arriving at terminal 7 for a layover. is there a way for me to go to terminal 7 to meet him after clearing tsa at terminal 6? will i be allowed to enter terminal 7 to meet him?


    There is a tunnel connection between T6 & T7. On arrival at T7, you can either meet up at the escalators leading to the tunnel or in the arrivals area, near the information counter. Your son will have to exit the secured area to meet you, as you are not allowed to go beyond security check.


  • T8 to T3 in under an hour
    Jul 16, 2012
    Currently have an American Airlines flight booked to land at 8 am in T8 and a delta departure T3 at 8:50am - chances of making the connection tomorrow moring?


    On arrival at JFK, look for the "Airtrain" sign - that train is free within the airport, & makes its round among the terminals every 8 mins on average. Note, however, that it serves the post-security area of each terminal - you need to go through security check at T3 before moving on to your gate. On arrival make sure you check with the overhead screens as to your flight number, gate and departure time. You can make it, unless your incoming flight is seriously late.


  • Legal is best in airport
    Jul 15, 2012
    Not the best restaurant but really solid. Good service, good food. Pricey but good portions.


  • Daughter has 40 min. connection
    Jul 16, 2012
    My daughter arrives in Terminal C on United and has 40 min. to connect to a United International flight in The Main Terminal. What's the best way for her to get between the two terminals in the short amount of time she has. Should I contact United for assistance?


    Sorry, I misread my daughter's itinerary. Her flight from LAX arrives in Terminal C and then she departs for Costa Rica in Terminal E with 40 min. between the two flights.


    If arriving at gates C29-45 and transferring to Terminal E: walk towards gates C14-24 and proceed straight on to TE.


  • AA gate to Main Terminal Ticket Counter
    Jul 16, 2012
    Upon arriving Seattle from NY on AA, I need to meet someone at the Ticket Counter 3 in the Main Terminal. Been to Seattle several times, and I always managed to get lost in the airport. Will you please help?


    Yes, transfers at SEA are confusing. You arrive on American Airlines at Concourse A - across from the food court there are exits to the main terminal - look for departures /ticketing level which has ticket counters 1 - 6.


  • Easyjet From Rome to Geneva
    Jul 15, 2012
    Hello, My easyjet ticket says that I will be flying into FCO- terminal 2 (from Athens) and flying out from FCO-terminal 2 (to Geneva). I have exactly 1h25 min between flights to pick-up luggage, go to check-in and then gate number. Are the flights in this terminal with Easyjet and will that give me sufficient time? Thank you for your help!!!!!


    Yes EasyJet is in Terminal 2 which is for Schengen & Non-Schengen (foreign) domestic flights; it houses Boarding Area C with C gates 1-7. On arrival look at overhead screens for your connecting gate - your ticket should also indicate gate number - and walk to your connecting gate. No need to pick up luggage, etc.


  • Terminal B to E
    Jul 16, 2012
    I arrive 10/6/12 at Logan via US Airways at 5:37 PM. Next flight is with Aer Lingus at 7:25 PM. How long does it take from Term B to E? Do we have to get bags from US Air and check them again at Aer Lingus? Is this enough time for this?


    You need to contact US Airways to find out if they transfer your bags to Aer Lingus - not all airlines do, in which case you would have to get your bags on arrival and check them in at the AirLingus counter before proceeding to security check and connecting gate. Make sure that your departure is indeed Terminal E as my listing tells me that it is used exclusively for international arrivals. (Check your ticket). To get from Terminal B to Terminal E, use Bus 11 serving all terminals. 2 hours are enough time for any circumstance.


    Thanks very much. I checked and it is Terminal E for departure to Ireland. I'll check with Orbitz whom I booked air with and also US Airways about luggage. We go through security at PHL to BOS. I assume only one security check in BOS at Aer Lingus with or withoug luggage? Thanks again.


    You only need security check at PHL and go through passport check & customs clearance in Ireland. Find out if Irish Airport has US customs clearance, - some do- in which case use it on your way back & you won't need it on arrrival at US.


  • Best part of a delay
    Jul 15, 2012
    Pulled pork and brisket are fabulous


  • Connecting to EasyJet
    Jul 15, 2012
    Hi! I will be arriving through US Airways at Terminal 3 and will need to transfer to EasyJet, in Terminal 2. Are the 2 terminals connected, or will I need to physically exit the aiport and find my way to the next terminal?


    1. On arrival at FCO you need to go through non-Schengen (foreign) customs procedure. 2. Terminals 2 and 3 are not connected - the air control tower is in between. 3. Take the free shuttle bus which runs between all terminals and carparks daily, every 15 mins; during 1am-4am you can also request such shuttle by using the intercom situated at every shuttle stop. At T2 you need to go through security before proceeding to your Boarding Area C with C gates 1-7.


  • customs
    Jul 15, 2012
    I am arriving from the US with no checked luggage, only a carry on. Do I need to go through customs as I am connecting and flying to Germany? Thanks!


    As a non-Schengen (foreign) arrival at AMS you need to go through their immigration process (passport check) before connecting to your next flight. To read up on terminals and connections open - under QUICK LINKS choose "Terminal Maps" - scroll down for detailed descriptions.


  • international arrivls, connecting flight
    Jul 15, 2012
    My mother arrives on United Airlines from Frankfurt and has to make a connecting flight to Denver, also on United. Is there a check in agent after she clears the customs or does she have to find a United check- in counter at the terminal? What gates serve these flights?


    1. At IAD, United serves in Terminals A, B, C & D with corresponding gates - her ticket and the overhead screens on arrival will indicate her connecting flight number and gate. 2. All international arrivals at IAD are being transported to the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance. Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). Allow for plenty of time if you need to transfer to another flight (from arrivals gate to departures gate approx. 1.5 hrs). International arrivals who continue their journey cannot use the AeroTrain, but need to take the shuttle bus outside to their connecting gate.


  • 35 Minutes Layover
    Jul 15, 2012
    I need to get from terminal C to terminal B in 35 minutes.. Is that enough time or should I look for a different flight with more layover time?


    The above-ground TerminaLink train makes a continuous round between Terminals A, C, C & D (inside security) - under normal circumstances you would have enough time for transfer, unless your incoming plane is quite late


  • Airtrain
    Jul 28, 2012
    Why do half the people say the air train is inside security and the other half say it's outside? It can't be both. What is the real answer and why is it so confusing?


    At EWR the Airtrain serves inside security check; at JFK it serves outside security check.


    I don't know about JFK, but at EWR, the airtrain (between terminals, parking and the NJtransit/amtrak rail station) is definitely OUTSIDE security.


    And this is exactly what I mean: Two replies, two contradicting answers. I've never been to this airport so I just can't grasp how there is no clear answer on this.


    The confusion here highlights just how awful this airport can be. I spent a truly miserable 8 hours in EWR yesterday and hope I never set foot there again. The AirTrain is outside of the sterile area. If you want to take the train between terminals, you WILL have to go through a security check point again. The transfer buses are inside the secure area, but they shut them down in bad weather.


    The Airtrain is outside of security. I fly through EWR 6 times a year and take the Airtrain every time. You definitely EXIT security to take the airtrain


    it is outside tsa security. we fly to ewr every month.


    Jul 15, 2012
    I am flying with 1 year old baby on United Airlines | UA 1017 to IAD (Arrive at 854pm), Have Qatar Airways | QR 052from IAD at 11pm. 2 hours are enough time for me to change terminal, recheck @ Qatar Counter , Security ? Anyone know which terminal United arrives at IAD and which terminal i have to take Qatar Airways | QR 052? Please advise!


    Looked for those flights listed today - no indication. IAH lists flights on day of departure - open - then first click on "arrivals" and thereafter on the "Flight" column - the numbers will change from low to high; then do the same for "departures". It will list flight number, time & gate. Did you check if UA transfers bags to Qatar, in which case you would not have to recheck at Qatar Counter (one ticket for both flights or two?) if bags are transferred, simply follow signs 'TO BAGGAGE CLAIM / GROUND TRANSPORTATION'; domestic arrivals at A, B or C gates should follow the AeroTrain sign. A baby bag you can wear across your shoulder would be the ideal means of transportation for you, leaving your hands free for your papers and carry-on bag. (You will love Qatar - they take good care of you!


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