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  • Getting from one terminal to another
    Mar 21, 2013
    My husband and I are arriving from Detroit at 9:10 and catching a flight to Athens at 10:20. He has limited walking ability. Enough time?


    FCO has 4 terminals (T1, T2, T3 & T5. You will arrive at FCO, Terminal 5 (for U.S. & Israel flights), where you need to go through special security check & passport control before proceeding to your connecting terminal /gates. This area also has a special assistance lounge, you may want to drop by. A shuttle bus outside T5 connects to T3, and another shuttles runs between all terminals & carparks every 15 mins. The time of 1hr 10 mins is extremely tight!


    Actually, you will arrive in Terminal 3, Terminal 5 is a departure-only terminal. Your flight to Athens' location depends on what airline you are on. If it's Alitalia, then you need to get to Terminal 1, which is connected to Terminal 3 but not particularly close. This link has a lot of good info on navigating the Rome airport: http://www.roninrome.com/%20transportation/where-to-meet-at-fco


    Thanks. We are flying on Delta to Athens.


    Delta does not fly from Rome to Athens - even though the flight has a Delta code, look closely at your reservation, it probably says "Operated by Alitalia"


    I did check and it is Alitalia. So I guess we will have to go from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1. Thanks for your information.


  • Connecting IAD to MCO
    Apr 7, 2013
    I am arriving at IAD from South Africa, and need to connect to UNited Airlines to Orlando (MCO). How long should it take realistically to clear customs and check in for the MCO flight? My travel agent can book a flight with a 90min or 7 hour between landing and departing. I'd prefer the shorter layover if possible. Thanks


    90 minutes is really pushing it, especially considering that the sequester in the US has slowed immigration here and that you won't be checked in for your United flight.


    90 mim. is cutting it way to close, you might look into taking the bus to washington regan airport as their are a lot more flights to mco their


    Thank you. I actually have 110 min between flights if that makes any difference. However, should I miss my connecting flight to MCO, what is the procedure? Can my booking be transferred to another later flight? Also, which terminal do UA flights depart from to MCO?


  • US Air 30 min connection?
    Mar 21, 2013
    My family and I (2 small kids) have a 30 minute connection between a domestic flight into PHX and an international flight to Costa Rica, all on US Air. Seems a little tight a connection for a long planned vacation. Any advice? US Air thinks it's fine. Should we take three hour earlier flight to PHX and play it safe.


    Yes, I would take the earlier flight to be safe. 30 minutes is doable, but with any delay you'd be spending the night in Phoenix and not Costa Rica.


    Thanks for your response. I think you are right. We may be more tired with a 6 am flight, but at least we'll be in Costa Rica!


  • 45 minut layover with kids
    Mar 20, 2013
    I know this has been address but I just want extra assurance. :) Is a 45 minute layover doable? It'll be me, my husband, two kids, and a car seat. We're coming in from Pittsburgh (PIT) and going to Orange County (SNA). Also, how can I find out which terminal I will be flying into and out of? Thanks.


    Forgot to add: we will be flying United for both flights.


    Yes, it's doable. If your PIT-IAH flight is on United it will arrive in terminal C or E. if it's on United Express it will arrive in B. Your SNA flight will probably depart from C. If you arrive into B you can take the TerminaLink train between terminals, otherwise you can walk between gates in C or between C and E.


  • Starbucks Locator
    Mar 20, 2013
    Which Starbucks is the closest to departure in terminal 1?


    Departure from where?


  • Arriving from Manchester
    Mar 20, 2013
    We land T5 on AA55 @12.40pm connecting with AA1773 @ 02.15pm (95 mins) for Phoenix. What are our chances of catching the connection? At Manchester, can we ask for our luggage to be throughput, or do we need to recheck it in at O'Hare?


    The connection is doable but you will have to hurry. You will have to claim your baggage in immigration in ORD and re-check it with American once you exit customs. There's no way around that. You then have to take the ATS train from T5 to T3 and go back through security.


    Thank you so much. At least we know what to do & where to go. American Airlines changed our Phoenix flight from a later time to this, so we're not at all happy. Still we'll have a good holiday!


  • Very good seafood
    Mar 20, 2013
    Very good seafood and fish restaurant, maybe a bit pricey, but its worth it!


  • Decent tapasbar
    Mar 20, 2013
    Decent tapasbar from quality point of view, rather small portions, even for an airport bar.


  • long time between flights
    Mar 20, 2013
    I have a long time between flights at IAH. I get in at midnight and the next flight isn't until 7am. are ther sleeping booths available at this airport and where are they located


    No, "sleeping booths" are just coming to America.


    You could opt for the massage chairs near gate C43 - if sitting on floor there you get WiFi connection from nearby VIP lounge. Alternatively, open http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i10702-k5639170-Long_layover_in_Houston_IAH_Hotel_or_sleep_in_airport-Air_Travel.html for hotel accommodation suggestions by Air Travel Forum.


  • good
    Mar 19, 2013


  • Terminal to terminal
    Mar 19, 2013
    Is I/2 hr enuf time to get from united express to united tohonolulu


    You won't have to exit security, so assuming your first flight is on time it is doable. However, there's little margin for error. I hope you are on an early flight so if you miss your connection you can be rebooked on a later flight (UA has several LAX-HNL).


  • Rome -Lamenzia
    Mar 19, 2013
    We are a party of 7. We are looking at flying from Marseille to Rome on the 17th of September, then hopefully making our connecting flight for Lamenzia. We would arrive in Rome at 12:30 and our connecting flight leaves at 1:15...enough time or not??? Thanks!!!


    Since both of your flights are within Schengen it's possible, but you're talking Italy and you're talking Alitalia here, so I wouldn't be surprised if one or both of your flights is late.


    It looks like we will be flying from Marseille with Air France, and with Alitalia to Lamenzia...would that make a difference?


    Yes, it's a help, since the AF flight is more likely to be on-time. Both will still be within the Schengen area of Terminal 1.


    Thanks ZAP..soooo you think that we will be able to make the connection to Lamenzia? One more thing...will we have to get our baggage or will it just be put on the flight to Lamenzia? Thanks so much for the info..it is a great help!!! Deb


    Since you're staying within Schengen it should be checked through to Lamezia and you won't have to claim in Rome. It's a very tight connection, so any mess up and you'll miss it, but luckily Alitalia has lots of flights from Rome to Lamezia, so if you miss, you can be rebooked.


    Thanks again for all you help!! Deb


  • SAA conection to Virgin America
    Mar 19, 2013
    We arrrive 06:40 with South African Airways from Johannesburg in April and connect 09:40 with Virgin America to Las Vegas. What is the procedure with baggage collection and rechecking and will there be enough time for the connection. Where is the re-check in baggage counter?


    It looks like we arrive in Terminal 4 and depart from Terminal 4 not sure?


    Yes, so all you will have to do is take your bags upstairs after clearing immigration and check in/check your bags with Virgin America, then go back through security. I don't believe that South African and Virgin America have an interline baggage agreement so I think you'll have to re-check the bags yourself on the ticketing level. Everything is in the same terminal. Regardless, you should have plenty of time to do that.


  • will i be able to make it
    Mar 19, 2013
    My flight on Southwest Airlines will Arrive in DENVER CO (DEN) at 08:30 AM and 468 Change planes to Southwest Airlines in DENVER CO (DEN) at 08:55 AM, its only 25 min window, will i be able to make it ? I am worried.


    It's doable - all of Southwest's gates in Denver are located close together on the same concourse. If you miss your connection you'll be rebooked on a later flight, good thing you're going early in the morning!


    thank you so much, how about checked in baggage ? do i have recheck in or not


    No, it will be transferred automatically assuming you check it through to your final destination (which should happen).


    Ya , i just hope my flight reach there on time. Thank you so much for your help.


  • Terminal 3 arrive and depart
    Mar 18, 2013
    I am arriving at Terminal 3 on V America (from BOS) and departing also on Terminal 3 on Virgin Australia (to BNE) and have 2 hours layover. Since these are on the same terminal, can I assume that I do not have to go through security again (or the departure and arrival areas segregated in such a way that you have to effectively exit and back again)?


    Correct, for domestic connections you won't have to go through security again.


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