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  • T8 Connection
    Sep 29, 2013
    Hey, I´m flying to JFK from HEL arriving at 15:50. Connecting flight to LAX from the same terminal T8 departures at 16:55. Do i have enough time to change?


    No, that is not enough time. You will have to go through immigration, collect your bags, go through customs and re-check them, then go back through security. That will be very difficult to do at peak time in only 65 minutes.


    Sep 29, 2013
    I plan to travel in November, my qatar airways flight will be coming from Dubai to Chicago and then to Denver through Qatar airways . Layover will be 3hrs. I need info on how the process is after I exit the plane in Chicago. do I have to g through baggage claim here, since the flight to Denver is through Qatar airways? and how far is the baggage claim from the immigration?


    Qatar Airways does not fly Dubai-Chicago. It flies Doha-Chicago. Also, Qatar Airways does not fly to Denver. Your Chicago-Denver flight will likely be operated by American Airlines. In Chicago, you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, then re-check your bags, then you will have to go upstairs and take the ATS train from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3, there you will get your American boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security and to your gate. You will need at least 2 hours to do this, possibly more. Your arrival in Denver will be like a normal domestic flight, you will just collect your bags there.


  • Using TC Security Checkpoint after International flight arrival
    Sep 29, 2013
    I fly into PHL International Terminal several times per year. I have Global Entry so customs is no longer a problem. Last Tuesday clearing Security took 45 minutes - TA is not participating in Trusted Traveler Screening, but Trusted Traveler is implemented in TC. Is there an easy way to get from terminal A to Terminal C - basically going from TA Arrivals to TC departures - So I could use the TC Security checkpoint instead of the frequently disfunctional TA security checkpoint?


    You should be able to go out to the departures level and walk along the curbside to Terminal C.


  • San diego to dallas to london
    Sep 30, 2013
    Hi I will be arriing to dallas fro San diego on way to London. Can I do through checkin or do I need to recheckin? Will be travelling by British airways. I have only 90min transit time. Is that ok?


    Yes, American should check your bags through to British Airways. In Dallas, you will arrive in terminal A or C and then take the SkyLink Train to Terminal D for your British Airways flight.


    thanks. I will be travelling from san diego to dallas to London through British airways only. Can I do through checkin at San Diego or do I need to checkin again as my port of exit will be Dallas. Where will my immigration be at San Diego or Dallas? Thanks in advance


    British Airways will not operate your San Diego-Dallas flight. American Airlines will. American should be able to give you both of your boarding passes and check your bags through to London in San Diego. On the way to San Diego you will go through US immigration in Dallas. On the way back to London you will only go through UK immigration in London (no US immigration).


    Thanks a lot. Is 90 min enough in case I need to recheck in? If I miss flight do they arrange for next?


    American should be able to check you in for both flights in San Diego. If you miss your connection, American will re-book you on one of their two later flights to London as there is only one flight per day on British Airways.


  • Connection Times
    Sep 28, 2013
    I have 40 minutes to catch my International KLM / Delta flight to Amsterdam is this enough time


    If your first flight is domestic and on-time you will have enough time. You just have to take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to E/F.


  • Is 40 minute layover enough?
    Sep 28, 2013
    We fly from Jacksonville, NC via CLT, NC on US Airways. From CLT we fly to Philadelphia to catch a flight to Manchester, England. We have a 40 minute layover @ CLT before flying onto Philly, then the international flight from Philly. Is that enough time (40 mins) to change planes?


    40 minutes should be enough in Charlotte if your flight is on-time - it's a fairly small airport by hub standards.


  • T5 -> T1
    Sep 28, 2013
    Hello! I'm EU Citizen and i'll be returning to JFK Terminal 5 from Nassau (with Jetblue). I have a time gap of 2hrs15min to get on the Austrian Airlines flight to vienna on Terminal 1. is that enough time? do i need to go thru immigration & security again? thank you


    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Nassau. Jetblue and Austrian do not have an interline agreement, so you will have to claim your baggage and take it on the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train to Terminal 1. You will really have to hurry and hope your flight from Nassau is on-time. You will have to go through security again in Terminal 1 after you check your bags.


    Thank you very much!


  • dxb-dfw-den
    Oct 1, 2013
    i will be traveling to denver via dallas airport with 4 hrs layover in november. my flight reaches at 9 am in terminal d. could you please guide me the process from exiting the plane. is it the immigration first to clear ? and will my baggage claim be in the same terminal ? will there be signs indicating how to move around. and for the re check in of bags, will it be in the same area where im picking it up ? and after i finsh with the customs too, i need to go to terminal A for the AA flight to denver, do i take the skylink for tht ? how long approx would all this take ?


    You will go through immigration, claim your baggage, go through customs, and then re-check your bags. You do NOT need to go to Terminal A for your AA flight to Denver. There is AA check-in in Terminal D that you can use. You can then take the skylink to your departure terminal, which you will not know until the day of your flight.


    thnk u for ur reply. will the baggage claim be near the gate i exit from the plane ? so i must do the check in in the AA counter in terminal D itself and thn only go to the terminal d for my departure right ? is the terminal d allowable for eating spots and wifi ?


    The baggage claim will be in immigration, it will be kind of a walk. You will go back through security in Terminal D after you check in with AA, your flight will probably not depart from D, so you will take the skylink train to your departure terminal. There is food after security in every terminal.


    yes sorry, I meant my departure is from the terminal a not from d. Will I be given any information on the plane or in the airport from which gate im supposed to collect the baggage from ? and will there be anyone for assistance to help me with the bags ? is there a trolley service ? and I believe il be given my boarding pass at the aa check in counter right ? appreciate ur reply.


    You will be funneled into immigration when you arrive in Dallas and the baggage claim will be easy to find. You shouldn't need a trolley - you won't have to take your bags that far (just through customs, then upstairs in Terminal D to check them with American). Yes, you will get your AA boarding pass there. Also be aware that you will have to pay a baggage fee to check your bags with American since that portion of your flight is a domestic itinerary.


    Thnk u for ur reply, I have two suitcases, so how would I be able to carry them until customs and check in,. And my ticket clearly says that I can carry two pieces of each 23kg until Denver, so why should I pay extra then ?


  • 1 hr conect time flying AA to Toronto, Canada
    Sep 27, 2013
    I am flyimg AA from St.Louis and have 1 hour to connect to an AA flight to Toronto. All in terminal 3 do I have to go through security again and do I have enough time?


    Yes, you should have enough time if your flight from St. Louis is on-time. No, you will not have to go through security.


  • Southwest to Terminal 3
    Sep 27, 2013
    How long does it take to get from Southwest in Terminal 1 to Terminal 3? Any route?


    I would leave 2-3 hours between connections. you MAY be able to take the train to the D gates and then the other train to T3 from the D gates. However, there is also a shuttle.


  • Allegiance air what terminal do they depart
    Sep 27, 2013
    Flight 526which terminal do they depart


    Terminal 1, then their gates are in Concourse D.


  • F TO C
    Sep 27, 2013


    At PHL, free large US Airways shuttle buses make connect at post-security FROM Terminal F (gate F14) To Terminal C (gates C1).


  • connecting time of 2 h - enough
    Oct 1, 2013
    we are flying to JFK from CUN, have to collect bags and re-check in for flight to Europe. is two hours enough? thank you!


    What airlines are you flying? Even on the same airline that will be very difficult.


    from CUN to JFK with aeromexico, from JFK to OSL with Norwegian


    I highly doubt you will have enough time for that connection - you should not have bought it. You will have to go through US immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, then take your bags upstairs and check in with Norwegian. Unless your Aeromexico flight is very early you will have a hard time doing that in enough time.


    thank you for your response - can you estimate how much time do we need?


  • Connecting from UK to Canada at EWR without security?
    Sep 26, 2013
    I am flying into EWR Terminal B with a United Flight and then on to Canada also with a United flight from Terminal A. I have 2.5hrs but am concerned about EWR delays. Will I be able to check luggage all the way from UK to Canada and transfer from Terminal B to A without going through security/customs/immigration?


    You will check your bags through to Canada but you will have to claim them in US immigration in Terminal B and then re-check after clearing US customs at the re-check desk. Every person entering the US from abroad has to go through US immigration, even if they are transferring to a third country. After you check your bag you will have to take the AirTrain to your departure terminal. Also be sure to check your flight status as many United and United Express flights also use Terminal C.


  • Help with Connection
    Sep 26, 2013
    We have 2 couples traveling from Heathrow to Newark (flight UA28) with a connection to Columbus (Flight UA3859). My concern being they only have a 90 minute lay-over. What tips can I share with them to ensure they don't miss their flight.


    That's very tight for such a connection. The only tip I can offer is that they can pay for Economy Plus to sit as far in front of the plane as they can. However, it appears to me that they should have more than 90 minutes as it looks like currently UA28 arrives around 12:30 PM and UA3859 leaves at 2:50 PM, meaning that they would have around 2 hours 20 minutes, which is more doable.


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