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  • pet
    Nov 6, 2012
    where is qpc facility in terminal c


    Inquire at


  • Connection between terminal
    Nov 6, 2012
    Once past security, can you walk between terminals 5 and 6 to go to different retails and airport lounges?


    At LAX T5 & T6 are connected by underground tunnel. You can only visit the pre-security area of T6; on return to T5 you need to go through security check.


    What a shame!! Was hoping that you may say yes!! Thanks for your response. I really do appreciate it


  • United dom to int. layover at T1
    Nov 7, 2012
    Flying from SFO to ORD and connecting to a flight for Brussels with a 56 minute layover..obviously concerned about limited timing to catch the international leg. Arrival and departure terminals listed as T1 on ticket. Although same terminal, do I have to go through security? what if they are same terminal but end up being different concourses? Not checking any bags


    Terminal 1 of ORD serves (a) all departures of Nippon Airways ANA & Lufthansa; all domestic flights & international departures of United, and (b) all check-in and baggage claim for United Express. T1 has Concourses B (gates B1-22) & C (gates C1-31) - each of the concourses connects at its center to the other. You have enough time!


    If your flight is on-time, then it's an easy connection. You do not have to go through security again. There are only two concourses in Terminal 1 and no two gates in T1 are more than a 5-10 minute walk from each other.


    Thanks for the info ZAP and Monov12. Most helpful!


  • connection time
    Nov 5, 2012
    On Tuesday, 11/13/12, I arrive at Dulles on United #6027 from Pittsburg at 11:41am. My connecting flight, United #235 to Denver is at 12:21pm. I am very concerned that this is not enough time. Can you help me find the fastest route to my connecting flight?


    I can't give you the Concourse /gate from which you arrive & depart at IAD: United uses A, B & D concourses with corresponding gates. If arriving at A or B gates: Upon arrival at IAD Follow signs 'TO BAGGAGE CLAIM / GROUND TRANSPORTATION'; domestic arrivals at A, B or C gates should follow the AeroTrain sign; D gates are not connected via train, but only by shuttle bus, departing near gate A6 (I doubt that you will need the D gates). Your time should suffice.


  • connecting to Florence
    Nov 4, 2012
    arr at 8:00 connecting flt at 8:55 is there enough time?


    At FRA you will arrive at Area A of Terminal 1 (for members of the Star Alliance, incl. Lufthansa) for passport control & customs clearance; if you continue your flight on Lufthansa it will either use Pier A or Pier B gates of the same terminal (a tunnel connects between the A, Z & B gates and the SkyLine train near gate B-8 connects to E & D gates of Terminal 2 & runs every 2 mins. T2 serves mainly non-Star Alliance airlines. Your time is tight, but should suffice.


  • Making Our Connection
    Nov 4, 2012
    We are arriving from SFO around 11:20 am at 1A Term 1 Hall A then leaving for Venice around 13:20 from 1 Hall AB 260-338 Gate A. First time out of the USA via airplane. How far of a walk do we have to make our connection? Do we need to clear customs? Thank you to everyone in advance for your help


    On arrival at Frankfurt Airport, which is well marked & easy to navigate, all arriving U.S. flights are handled at Area A; after customs clearance, you can take the tunnel to the your connecting B gates, arriving near gate B19 (B gates are B1-63). You have plenty of time.


  • Transfer time
    Nov 4, 2012
    I am looking at flights in and out of FCO and am trying to get in from a US Airways flight that lands at 8:50 in Terminal 5. Is it possible to make a connecting flight, with Alitalia in Terminal 1 (all the way across the airport) by 10:00 AM to Venice? I have read that the shuttle from terminal 5 goes every 15 minutes...but I think I am more concerned with the sheer distance I have to get....Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you so much!


    On arrival at FCO, and going through the passport /customs clearance process you will be shuttled to T3, where another shuttle, running every 15 mins and making another stop at T3, before continuing to T2 and arriving at T1, where you need to go through security check and on to Boarding Area B (gates 1-30). Do make sure US Airways transfers your bags to Alitalia - if not, you need to take them to T1 and re-check them in there. Your time is very limited, but should suffice for this time of the year.


  • Terminal 5 to Terminal 4
    Nov 3, 2012
    How long is the walk between these two terminals? Thank you


    All terminals at JFK are arranged in a semi-circle - you can exit T5 & walk over to T4 within minutes; however, you need to go through security check at T4.


  • check in and security line wait
    Nov 3, 2012
    Trying to find out the wait time for security and check in for tomorrow's flight. Any help be great thanks


    Under the present circumstances , first make sure your LGA flight isn't canceled - for LGA specific flight delay information, contact your airline directly - open . Furthermore, look at recent Airport Info-Alerts, at . If your flight is listed - be at the Airport earlier than usual - particularly early mornings and evenings.


  • Wheelchair passenger
    Nov 2, 2012
    What do I need to do to transfer between terminals if using a wheelchair?


    If you arrive with your own wheelchair notify your airline attendant that you will need a Skycap to get you down to the shuttle bus connecting all terminals outside (your wheelchair will be retrieved from the aircraft hull). If you need a wheelchair on arrival you need to contact your airline way in advance, so that a representative can meet you at the gate. The Airport shuttle bus is equipped with a lift. On arrival at your connecting terminal, you will need a skycap to get you to your gate. You may also want to contact the LAWA (the airport operator) Coordinator, Lawrence Rolon, at 424-646-5005 and/or open the Guide for Individuals with Disabilitities at


  • Re-checking our bags
    Nov 6, 2012
    We flying from toronto to ord then connctingflying flight to london heathrow om untied. We will be clearing usa customs in toronto so do we pick up our luggage and re-check or does our luggage go directly to our london flight. We have 2.5 hours bewteen flights.


    Your luggage will be checked straight through to London when you go through US customs in Toronto. No need to reclaim and re-check in Chicago. 2.5 hrs should be plenty of time to make your connection.


  • Distance from terminal 3 to terminal 5
    Nov 1, 2012
    How long does it usually take to travel from terminal 3 to terminal 5 please??


    You can either walk or take the shuttle bus between T3 & T5. (a) You can take the LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', which runs every 12-15 mins. (next stops TBIT, T4,T5 - 3 stops or about 7 mins.) (b) or you can walk from T3 to the right, around the bend, passing TBIT (international terminal), around the bend to T4 and on to separate T5 - estimated time 15-17 mins; in both instances you need to go through security check at T5.


    Thank you for the quick response, How far would you say it is from t 3 to t 5? and if we are arriving on a flight and making a connection why would we have to pass through security? Thanks


  • connecting in Frankfurt
    Nov 2, 2012
    Arriving on Nov 15th on Air Canada AC876 (11:45) Departing on Lufthansa LH756 at 13:10. Arrive at Terminal 1C. Where would the flight to Mumbai likely depart from? Will we have to hurry?


    You may arrive at either at either 1C or 1A (the 1A extension has just been completed and soon (or already) will handle all incoming US flights at area A. Lufthansa uses both Piers A & B of Terminal 1. If you need to change over from A to B you can use the tunnel; at C gates use the directional signs. Your time is adequate.


    Thanks for the info....


  • Enough connection time?
    Nov 1, 2012
    Arriving Dec. 2 on LH445 at 8:40AM and leaving on LH1150 to Malaga at 9:45AM. Will I have enough time to go thru immigration and security and get to gate to make Malaga flight. I believe luggage will transfer to connecting without me needing to handle in Frankfort - correct?


    AT Frankfurt Airport, Lufthansa uses both Concourses A & B of Terminal 1. All incoming flights from the U.S. are being handled at Area A. To connect between B & A gates use either the the transfer tunnel at pre-security, or the SkyLine train inside security, which runs every 2-3 mins. Your bags will be transferred to your connecting flight. You have enough time.


  • Terminal 3 to Terminal 1
    Oct 31, 2012
    Is 1 hour connecting time enough to go from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 ?


    Unless you are an international arrival at T3, you can easily make the transfer from T3 to T1 in an hour - take the AirTrain which runs between all terminals in the unsecured area of the terminals. Or exit T3 and walk to T1 - in either case you need to go through security check at T1 before proceeding to your gate. If you are an international arrival at JFK you would need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bags where indicated - taking anywhere between 35 & 65 mins. IF YOUR FLIGHT IS WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS MAKE SURE AIR SERVICE IS AVAILABLE as New York airports only gradually get flights back to normal after Hurricane Sandy.


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