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  • no monorail, why?
    May 20, 2013
    The existing airport terminal shuttle buses are too slow, because they get stuck in traffic. Why is there no monorail or dedicated train to get travelers to connecting flights? I have been through this airport multiple times. The buses cannot get me to the connecting flight on time, so I need to sprint from terminal to terminal, especially when the computer systems at Customer Border Control are down and Customs holds passengers in the hallways and refuse to process them for 1+ hours.


    Because such a system would cost Hundreds of Millions of dollars and LAWA doesn't have that kind of money to spend.


    Newest developments regarding LAX terminal transfers: The Los Angeles City Council has given a green light to a planned massive reconstruction of LAX, involving relocation of a runway, adding a light-rail station linked to the city's public transit system and to the terminals by an elevated people mover, as well as the eventual demolition of Terminals 1, 2 & 3. No time frame has yet been announced.


  • Terminal Q.
    May 19, 2013
    Like many people on here, I'm nervous about connecting terminals. How often does the ATS tram run? I'm flying BA (AA flight into Chicago), and I have 2 hours and 5 min to get from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5. I don't think I'll have to re-check my bag as AA and BA are partnered airlines, but I'm nervous about making the connection (especially since people have been saying BA usually runs late...?). I'll be departing/arriving this coming Wednesday if that helps. Any previous experience or advice would be much appreciated!


    An ATS train comes about every 5 minutes and it will take about 2-3 minutes to get from T3 to T5.


  • Meeting Up for International Flight
    May 19, 2013
    A friend and I plan to meet at O'Hare for a flight to Paris. We are both flying on American--she is coming on 4176 from Little Rock and I am on 898 from St. Louis. Our arrival times are just 5 min. apart. I was told we can't check our luggage all the way through to Paris. We'd like to meet up near baggage claim and then go down to Terminal 5 together. Any suggestions to help us?


    Yes, you could meet at the baggage claim or maybe at the Terminal 3 ATS station. What airline are you flying to Paris? Did you buy two separate tickets?


  • 4phaidon9
    May 19, 2013
    flying into terminal B with 1 hr time to get to Terminal E. How tight is this going to be? especially as I will most likely be in the back of the first plane and one of the last to get off. I'm guess I should stay in the secure area and take the inside tram to save on time.


    Yes, you take the TerminaLink. It's doable within an hour if your first flight is on-time.


  • Time from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1
    May 19, 2013
    We are arriving at JFK on Delta flight at terminal 3 at 2:51. Making a connecting Delta flight (via Alitalia) to FCO leaving from terminal 1 at 5:25 . Will we have enough time? What is quickest way to get to terminal 1? Will we have to go through security again? All flights made on one reservation. Thanks!


    You will have to take the AirTrain and go through security again, but if your first flight is on-time you'll have enough time.


    Thanks so much for your response!


  • which terminals
    May 19, 2013
    Flight 1715 arriving IAH 12:04 connecting Flight 4173 Expressjet to Birm departs@ 12:51 Could you tell me which terminal would I be arriving at. And which terminal would my expresset be leaving from?


    Could not find your arriving flight (open http://www.fly2houston.com/0/3807990/0/0/ ) Note that ExpressJet operates some of Delta Connection & United Express flights. Flight 4173 is United departing from Terminal B, gate 84E. Since I don't know which Airline you use to arrive at IAH, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iah, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text for transfer options.


    You will arrive in C or E (probably C) and depart from A-north or B (probably B).


  • Connection time Delta Alitalia at FCO
    May 23, 2013
    We are flying from Detroit to Rome and have 3 hours before an Alitalia flight to Sardinia. Is that enough time to clear customs and claim luggage? Should we try to take carry on luggage for our 2. week trip?


    Delta & Alitalia both belong to the Skyteam Alliance - your bags will automatically be transferred. As to baggage vs. carry-on: it's a matter of paying baggage fees or buying what you need in Sardinia & only take carry-on. Alitalia uses Terminals 1 (Boarding Area B) and Terminal 3 (Boarding Areas D & H) with corresponding gates. Delta arrives at Terminal 5, where you go through special security checks & passport control. A shuttle bus runs between T5 and T3, and you can connect to T1's Boarding Area B inside security. You have plenty of time.


    Sumay is incorrecy. Your Delta flight will ARRIVE in Terminal 3, not Terminal 5 (terminal 5 is departure only). You won't have to pay baggage fees on your international itinerary.


    May 19, 2013
    What terminal will I fly into and depart from? Arriving via USAIR 1940 @ 903pm and departing via USAIR 1688 @ 1035pm. Need to figure out the logistics of it all. Help...first time flyer!


    Which Airport are you arriving at, and are you an international arrival (needing to go through passport check, getting bags, going through customs clearance & re-checking in bags - which can take 30 - 60 mins.


  • Do I have to go through Security Again?
    May 19, 2013
    I will be arriving in Chicago in Terminal 1 and have to go to Terminal 3 for my next flight. I think it's a transfer by tram?? Will I have to go through security again?


    At ORD, Terminals 1 & 3 are connected by walkways inside security - at T3 you would arrive near Concourse G. You can also take the ATS shuttle train but need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. Terminal 3 has Concourses G, H, K & L with corresponding gates.


  • 35 min. layover enough?
    May 19, 2013
    I had booked a flight for me and 2 friends through American Airlines/British Airways from St. Louis to London with a layover in Chicago of 1 1/2 hours. They changed when the flight leaves St. Louis to an hour later and the flight out of Chicago to only 5 mins. later than the original (to get them within their time limit). That now leaves us only 35 minutes to disembark, find the tram, make the transfer to the other terminal, get checked in and board. Is this even possible?! I'm so frustrated with the airline for changing the flights!!


    AA & British are part of OneWorld Alliance - your bags will automatically be transferred. AA uses Terminal 3, British Terminal 5 (M gates). Take the ATS train which runs continuously in the unsecured areas of the terminals, above the upper-level roadway (signs will guide you), but you need to go through security check at T5 before proceeding to your gate. Gates wrap around concessions court: left gates M12-21; right M7-M1 and in center northward M8-M11. Alert your flight attendant that you need to be first ones out leaving the plane!


  • Sufficient Transfer Time
    May 19, 2013
    I`m arriving with KLM from Angola on Sunday morning at 04:45am and leaving for Glasgow, Scotland also with KLM at 07:15am. I have trouble walking fast because of an injury. Should I arrange a wheelchair?


    Wheelchairs are usually ordered when making airline reservations; or should be made with the airline at least a day prior to departure. Another option is to alert your flight attendant of your need to have a wheelchair available.


  • 2 hours between Tom Bradley and..
    Jun 5, 2013
    I arrive from Sydney at LAX 9:30am at Tom Bradley and depart for quito, ecuador with United Air at 11:30am is this enough time?


    As an international arrival at LAX, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. MAKE SURE that your first airline will transfer bags to your United connection - if not, you would need to take your bag along to your connecting terminal and check it in there. After customs clearance, exit Bradley Terminal and 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. Starting from Bradley, the next stops are at Terminals T4, T5, T6, T7 - taking 9-12 mins. United uses both T6 (gates 60-67) & T7 (gates 70-77). Note that on arrival at either T6 or T7 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. Your time should suffice.


    Are you sure you are on United to Quito? They do not fly from Los Angeles to Quito. In fact, I can't find any airline that flies from Los Angeles to Quito nonstop.


    Sorry, I didn't clarify this enough. I don't have any checked baggage and my United flight goes to Quito via Houston. Will this still be okay? I'm a bit freaked out US customs and immi will hold me up too long. i'm an Australian on the visa waiver program


  • Montreal - IAD - Punta Cana
    May 18, 2013
    we are a family of 4 flying from Montreal, Canada (YUL) to Punta Cana through Washington Dulles airport on July 21. Our YUL to IAD flight (#3475 by United Airlines) arrives at 7:48am. Second flight from IAD to Punta Cana (PUJ) (flight # 1661) departs at 8:53am. We practically have an hour to change the planes. How soon can I get info on Gate locations from United Airlines? Can I consider these 2 flights international? If yes, then I understand we do not have to claim our baggage and go through the customs. Am I right about this? Will one hour be enough for us to connect to our flight to Punta Cana? Thanks in advance


    It is suggested that you arrive at YUL 3 hours prior to departure. You go through U.S. customs procedure at YUL, saving you time on arrival at IAD. Presuming that your connecting flight is also via United, your baggage will automatically be transferred at IAD. At IAD, United uses Concourses A, B, C & D with corresponding gates. The AeroTrain connects Concourses A, B & C, while C gates are connected by moving walkway to the D gates. One hour should suffice.


  • Terminal 3 to 5 and back
    May 18, 2013
    We have a 7 hour layover. Our flights arrive and depart from Terminal 3 but we would like to eat in terminal 5. Would we have to go through security both to enter terminal 5 and then to re-enter terminal 3?


    On arrival at T3, take the 'Airline Terminals Train' which serves all terminals outside of security (follow signs). As each airline has its own rules, check with your airline whether they will automatically transfer to your connecting flight or if you need to re-check-in your bags, particularly if you use 2 different airlines.


  • CLT & sunscreen
    May 17, 2013
    Do any of the shops at CLT sell sunscreen?


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