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    Aug 28, 2014
    I will be flying from the US to Cologne on Delta/KLM with a 1:15 layover at AMS. Will I have to claim my luggage and go through customs/border control at AMS? Does that layover provide me with enough time to so?


    No, you will not have to do anything with your baggage in AMS. When you enter Pier B you will go through schengen passport control and security inspection.


    Also, yes, that should be enough time.


  • Time for connecting flight
    Aug 28, 2014
    I will be arriving at 12:10 on UA from GVA Terminal B and I have a connecting UA flight departing at 2:12 to LA Terminal C will I have enough time to go thru customs, immigration, check my luggage and go from terminal b to terminal c ?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Also note that your flight from GVA may actually arrive in Terminal C, which will save you some time.


  • Connection
    Aug 28, 2014
    My flight will be arrived Seattle at 8:35am from Hong Kong, however, I have only 1 hour and 30 minutes to get on the next flight to Calgary, do you think I have enough time to finish the luggage pick up, go through the custom and re-check-in.


    Yes, that should be barely enough time.


  • T6 to T4
    Sep 12, 2014
    do i have to go thru security get from 6 to 4?


    Yes, you do. There is a tunnel between T5 and T6 that is open to the public, however, the tunnel between T4 and T5 is closed. It may be open in the future, but there's no announced date. You will have to exit the terminal and walk along the curbfront to T4, then go through security.


    Also, technically you could take the shuttle from T6 to the American Eagle terminal and then from the American Eagle terminal to T4. That would keep you inside security, but would probably be slower.


    Hold on, there's a shuttle between American eagle and T6? I'm going to be arriving I think into american eagle and then I have to get to T6, can I skip taking the shuttle to T4 and walking to T6? Or does this shuttle only go one way back to AE from T6.


  • Connection time Non-US citizen from T4 to 8
    Aug 28, 2014
    Hello I arrive with South African on Thursday at 6.40 AM, to connect at 9.20 AM with AAL from T8. Is this enough time ? Thanks a lot


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connecting Time Customs at B & connect domestic from C
    Aug 28, 2014
    Arriving in Terminal B from CDG on UA and connecting UA flight to IAH how much time do I need and is there a train between the 2 terminals?


    You need 90-120 minutes between flights, Yes, there is a train between terminals. Also note that your flight from CDG may arrive in Terminal C.


  • Drop off baggage at 1:30 am
    Sep 1, 2014
    my son is 17, just arrive to ORD from an international flight and have conection to MBS (saginaw) at 6;30, Gate F1D terminal 2. He was said that drop off kiosk open at 3;30 am and he should left baggage at terminal 1. Should not drop the baggage at teminal 2 where is the conection flight? Does he need to wait until 3:30 am?


    United does not accept checked baggage in Terminal 2 even though they have gates there, so he will have to take it to Terminal 1. Yes, the check-in counters are closed from approximately 10:30 PM to 3:30 AM.


    thank you ZAP, it is difficult to find these kind of details are cause a lot of stress. I hope this could be useful for other travelers. Fortunately he could complete his trip safely.


  • only 2hrs.15 min. between flights
    Aug 28, 2014
    I am arriving on AF terminal E at 6:25pm. Knowing that I will need to clear customs and immigrations before I head to terminal B to catch my 8:40pm domestic flight back to LAX how much time do I need? Do i have a chance?


    Yes, I think you have a good chance.


    thank you ZAP!


  • JNB to JFK to SEA checked baggage question
    Aug 27, 2014
    Hi I will be arriving at JFK on SAA at terminal 4 at 6.40am and will be going on to SEA on Jetblue at 8.59am at Terminal 5 I am a permanent resident. Do I have to claim recheck my luggage? How do I do this if have to. Have never traveled through JFK with checked luggage.Is there enough time if I have to?


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage after clearing US Immigration in order to clear US Customs. If your tickets were bought together you should then be able to re-check them with JetBlue immediately afterwards. If bought separately you will have to take them with you on the AirTrain to T5 to check. You should have enough time. You can check in for your JetBlue flight before you leave South Africa to save a little time.


  • customs
    Aug 27, 2014
    Hi there, if I fly into Newark from Canada, then take a connecting flight to Lima (Peru), all with United Airlines, will I have to go through U.S. customs and pick up luggage? The flight I'm looking at has a 1hr layover in Newark, so if I need to pick up luggage and go through customs, then I probably won't make it, right? Thanks!


    If you are coming from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, or Halifax you will pre-clear US Immigration in your origin city. Your arrival into Newark will be like a domestic flight. If you are coming from somewhere else in Canada you will have to go through US Immigration in Newark and your transfer time will be insufficient.


    Thank you for your reply! On an unrelated note, what about if I fly in from Mumbai (BOM), connecting in Newark on my way to Lima? Would I have to clear customs in Newark? Thanks again.


    Yes, in that instance you would have to clear US Immigration in Newark.


  • Connecting time
    Aug 27, 2014
    I will land at terminal B and catch a flight to London at terminal E, will 40 minutes enough time for connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All terminals are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train.


  • SFO to LAX to Brazil
    Sep 14, 2014
    Hi, My trip is from SFO to LAX and then to Brazil. I'm arriving on gate 46B (T4) and then I need to go to Gate 212. Questions: a. where is this gate 212? b. how long does it take to get from terminal 4, gate 46B, to gate 212? c. do I need to go through security again? I have only 40 minutes (hoping my first flight does not get delayed). Thanks.


    I cannot find a gate 212. What airline are you flying on your second flight?


    It's AA, both flights. Thanks!


    Then both flights will be in Terminal 4.


    Thanks, ZAP. It was actually gate 45 to get a shuttle to a remote terminal to the gate 209 (change from 212). From gate 45 to 209 it took around 10 min to get there. Everything went ok. Thanks for your help.


    Did you have to go throughout the security check again at LAX? I will have a similar situation, with a baby, and only have 1 hour.


    No, I didn't go through security again. I arrived on gate 42, and gate 45 was just across from it.


    Thank you, I feel much better right now. Do you know how often is the shuttle? Was the shuttle crowded? Will it be a trouble if I have a stroller, a backpack and a baby to take the shuttle?


  • SFO - LAX - Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways
    Aug 27, 2014
    Hi, I will be travelling from SFO to LAX to ABU Dhabi with my one year old kid. I will be arriving at Terminal 4 and will have to Depart through TBIT. My Transit time is 2 hours. I have 2 Questions : 1. Is the transit time 2 hours enough to transfer from terminal 4 to TBIT ? Also, Do i have to go through TSA security again at LAX ? Thanks in advance.


    Yes, 2 hours should be enough time and yes, you will have to go through security in the TBIT.


  • LAX to TBIT
    Aug 29, 2014
    Hi, I have a 10 pm arrival at LAX then I have to catch my flight to Brisbane, Australia which departs at 11:45. This is the first time travelling by myself and I'm scared and nervous. Do I grab my luggage from Terminal 4 (my arrival) and then do I have to go through TSA screenings then head to TBIT? If anyone can give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. And will I have enough time to make my flight?


    If both of your tickets were purchased together (and I assume your flying into LAX on American) your bags will be tagged through to Brisbane in your origin. Assuming your origin is within the US, you won't have to do anything with your bags in LAX. You will arrive in T4, exit the terminal, walk to the left as you exit (against the flow of traffic), the next building you come to will be the TBIT. Then you will go through security and to your departure gate. You should be able to get your Qantas boarding pass from American at your origin airport, but if you can't you will have to get it first from the Qantas counter.


    If both your tickets were bought at the same time and your first flight is with American you won't have to do anything with your baggage in LAX. All you have to do is exit T4, walk the short walk to the TBIT, and go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Paris to Houston connection
    Aug 27, 2014
    Making travel arrangements and want to check on ability to arrive ATL on AF8984 at 8:20 pm at terminal I and departing on AF2134 at 9:50 pm from terminal S. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Both flights will be operated by Delta. You won't actually have to go to the S Terminal. After clearing customs and re-checking your bags you will go through security and take the Plane train directly to your departure concourse.


    Thanks! Can you tell me where we will recheck our bags for the Delta flight to Houston?


    There will be a re-check desk immediately after you clear US Customs.


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