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  • International - Dom Cnnxn in 100 minutes
    Apr 25, 2014
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    Hi - I arrive from Zurich on a Wed. at 3:20 pm on United, no checked bag. I connect to RDU at 5 pm, also on United, but booked separately. Will this be enough time to clear passport control, customs and TSA?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You can check in for your IAD-RDU flight online before you depart from Zurich.

     

  • Connection time
    Apr 25, 2014
    1
    I'm flying into PHL from Indianapolis at 20:54 with a connecting flight to LHR at 21:50 - these are the times US Airways gave me. Can I make the connection in this very tight time? I am very worried that I'll miss my connection as I don't know my way round PHL.

     

    You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. If your flight from Indianapolis arrives in Terminal F you'll have to take a shuttle bus to your departure concourse but you should still have enough time.

     

  • shuttle help
    Apr 25, 2014
    1
    will shuttle drivers lift my luggage on and off the shuttle? It will be a large 50 lb suitcase, and I can't lift it.

     

    Rental car or hotel shuttle - probably, inter-terminal shuttle, probably not. You probably shouldn't be traveling with luggage too heavy for you to lift.

     

  • connecting from emirates to air canada vancouver
    Apr 25, 2014
    3
    Hi, I have a 1.5 hrs stopover in Seattle arriving from Dubai on Emirates and connecting to Vancouver, Canada on Air Canada. Do I have to clear customs and retrieve my baggage and do I have enough time to make my connection?

     

    Yes, you will have to clear US Immigration, claim your baggage, and go through US Customs. Then if your bags are tagged through to YVR you should be able to immediately re-check. However, if they're not you'll have to put them on a conveyor to be transferred to the main terminal where you will have to claim them again and take them to the Air Canada ticket counter to be checked. If you have to do that you'll have a tough time making your connection.

     

    Thank you Zap, do I have to go through security again as well? Also are the terminals close together and if not, how long does it take to get from terminal to terminal?

     

    Yes, you'll have to go through security again. There is a train between satellites/concourses. It should take 10-15 minutes.

     

  • 47 minutes connecting time
    Apr 25, 2014
    1
    Hey guys, I have a flight with united from Montreal to Narita, with a transit at IAD which is 47 minutes only. Will I be able to make it?

     

    Yes, if your first flight is on-time that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Montreal and all you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Please help
    Apr 25, 2014
    1
    I will be traveling with KLM from Panama To AMS and just have 1:20 minutes to pick up the baggage, check the passport and take one more flight with KLM to Helsinki. will be the time enough?

     

    That should be enough time. AMS is built to handle tight connections.

     

  • International to Domestic Transfer
    Apr 24, 2014
    1
    Arriving in DEN on Icelandair and transferring to Southwest for PHX. Because we have checked bags and separate reservations for the 2 legs of the trip, please explain where/how to go to check in for the SW flight after customs.

     

    You will have to go up to the departure level of the terminal and find the Southwest check-in counters. Everything is in one building. The Southwest counters are in East Ticketing on Level 6.

     

  • where you clear customs
    Apr 24, 2014
    1
    I am flying from Frankfurt, making a connection in Toronto and continuing to Chicago. Do I clear customs in Toronto or Chicago? I'm using Lufthansa to Toronto and Air Canada to Chicago.

     

    You will clear US Immigration in Toronto at the pre-clearance facility. You will not have to go through Canadian Immigration since both flights are in Terminal 1. Follow the signs towards US Flights upon arrival in Toronto.

     

  • MUC connection
    Apr 24, 2014
    1
    I'm flying from CLT to MUC on Lufthansa and connecting to ZAG on Cityline. Will I have to go through security to make my connecting flight on Cityline?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through security but not immigration as both the US and Croatia are outside Schengen.

     

  • 45 minutes in ORD
    May 7, 2014
    2
    Toronto - ORD on JAL flight 7451 (Operated by Envoy Air AS American Eagle for AA) 45 minute layover ORD - Tokyo on JAL flight 9 What's the likelihood I make this connection?

     

    If your first flight is on-time it should be pretty easy. Both flights will be in Terminal 3 and all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which shouldn't take more than 10 minutes. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto.

     

    I am planning on booking the exact same flight path for the end of the month. Can you please let me know how it goes! I'm extremely worried about the short layover time. Thanks!!!

     

  • Connection Terminals
    Apr 24, 2014
    1
    I have a flight arriving at Gate C41 and I have a 38 min layover. I have a connecting flight at gate A7. Will I have enough time to get to my connecting flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.

     

  • Connecting time for International -> Domestic enough?
    Apr 24, 2014
    2
    Hello everyone, we (group of 4) booked a flight from Frankfurt (FRA) to Orlando (MCO) via Washington (IAD), and now the ladies are worried that the connection time (105 minutes) could be too short. Both flights are on United. Landing from FRA is scheduled for 08:05 PM on a friday evening. Departure to MCO is scheduled for 09:50 PM. What do you think? Do we really have to go through Immigration, customs, baggage claim, baggage drop-off and security? Sounds like a lot. Many thanks in advance, greetings from Germany

     

    Yes, you have the procedure correct. You should have plenty of time. Immigration and security will not be crowded that late in the evening.

     

    Thank you very much, thats a relief.

     

  • customs and time between flights
    Apr 24, 2014
    1
    I am flying from Paris to Indianapolis with a layover in Detroit. Where do I go through customs? How much time should be allowed? I am on the same airline for all flights so would I just go through customs in Indy

     

    You will go through immigration and customs in Detroit. You will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US customs, and re-check your bags with Delta. Then you will go through security and to the departure level for your departing flight to Indianapolis. You'll need about 90 minutes.

     

  • moving from Southwest to Delta International terminals
    Apr 25, 2014
    3
    I'm flying into LAX on Southwest and must transfer to international terminal Delta headed for Australia. Are there any cabs or other assistance? I'm concerned that pushing the carts will be difficult since I have lower back problems.

     

    There is a shuttle bus that connects all terminals on the lower (arrivals) level of the terminal roadside. Note that your Delta flight to Australia will depart from Terminal 5, not the International Terminal.

     

    how long is the walk from terminal 1 to terminal 5? I can't lift suitcase onto shuttle?

     

    The walk is about 15 minutes.

     

  • 40 Minute Layover in ORD from Calgary
    Apr 23, 2014
    2
    Hi, I am considering purchasing a ticket through Air Canada from Calgary - Chicago - Charlotte, however there is only 40 minutes between arriving in Chicago and leaving for Charlotte. Will we need to go through customs in Chicago? Is this enough time? Many thanks.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Calgary. Both flights will be operated by United or United Express. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Very helpful - thank you.

     





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