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  • Flight connection with Condor Airlines
    Feb 20, 2013
    I bought a flight from Milan to Anchorage that includes a transfer in Frankfurt (1 h. 40 m. stopover) I don't have to collect my luggage, but I heard from other travellers I won't get in Milan my boarding pass for the second leg of my flight (Frankfurt-Anchorage). Could someone let me know what I have to go or to do in Frankfurt airport? Have I to exit from the security aerea? Is the time connection enough? Thank you in advance for your help! Patrizia


    If you bought one ticket for both legs of your journey, you should not need another boarding pass at Frankfurt. You simply transfer to your connecting Concourse /gate. Condor uses Concourse C. As I don't know which airline you arrive at, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/fra and click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, then scroll down to the detailed text, including transfers.


  • Transfer time
    Feb 25, 2013
    We arrive at FRA on an Air Canada flight from Toronto at 7:00 am and leave on a Lufthansa City Line flight for Florence at 7:55 am. Can anyone tell me where we arrive vs. where we leave and the best way to make this connection?


    At FRA both airlines use Terminal 1; AC uses Concourse B, LH uses Concourse A. Level 3 of T1 is the Pier /Concourse level with Piers/ Concourses A, B & Z, connected via transfer tunnel. The SkyLine train also runs between Concourses A & B in the secured area. You have enough time.


    Thanks very much for the help.


  • International flight, Miami to Amsterdam
    Feb 20, 2013
    I am flying with American Airlines from Miami to New York (JFK), landing at 16:55. I am then flying with Delta Airlines to Amsterdam at 20:10. Do i have enough time to make my flight? And do i have to claim my luggage and check it in again?


    You need to find out from American if they transfer your bags to Delta flight - if not, you need to claim them on arrival at Terminal 8 and take them to the Delta counter at their terminal. Delta uses both Terminals 2 & 4 (T2 has gates 19-29; T4 has gates A2-7 & B20-31. Overhead screens on arrival will show you airline flight & gate numbers. On arrival, take the 'Airline Terminals Train' running from T1, to T8, T7, T5, T4 & T2/3, and arriving in the unsecured area. Before proceeding to your departing gate you need to go through security check. If you need to check in your bag, hurry!


  • Transit at Terminal F
    Feb 20, 2013
    I arrive at Terminal F by US Air express and leave from the same terminal with a layover of 37 minutes. Is this adequate for reliable baggage transfer by airline?


    At PHL you will arrive at Terminal A-West (T-AW). You may depart from T-AW or T-AE (Terminal A-East): T-AE has gates A1-13; T-AW has gates A14-26. The overhead screens on arrival will show you connecting flight & gate numbers. Just walk over to your connecting gate.


  • 70 - minute layover
    Feb 20, 2013
    I am flying from New Orleans /United/ to Vienna, Austria /Austrian Airlines/. I have layover 70 minute, is it real? Thanks.


    At IAD, United uses Concourses A, B, C & D (with corresponding gates) of the main Terminal, while Austrian AL uses Concourse B. If not arriving at Concourse D, you can walk from Concourse A to Concourse B (they are divided by the underground Aerotrain in the center, where you can connect to Concourse C. If needing to connect to Concourse D, you can use the walkway at D gates to C gates. Either way you have enough time - unless United does not transfer your bags to Austrian AL, in which case you would have to get first to the main terminal, claim your bags & re-check them in with Austrian, before walking over to your connecting B gates.


    United will transfer your bags, they're in the same alliance.


  • How far apart are terminals?
    Feb 19, 2013
    My daughter will be flying alone for the first time and connecing in ATL. Her connections are from gates B20 to B10 and B24 to A9. Will she be able to walk to these terminals or does she have to get on a train? Also, approximately how long would it take to get to each terminal?


    A connection within B is an easy walk. Going from B to A is just one train stop on the Plane Train or you can walk through the tunnel between A and B. The within B should take 5-10 minutes. B to A would take 10-15.


    At ATL, or any other airport, you can only transfer from ONE gate to another gate. ATL's Domestic Terminal has Concourses T,A,B,C,&D. The free underground Plane Train (follow signs) connects all Concourses. Concourse A has gates A19-34 at left; A18-A1 at right & escalator/ elevator/ to Plane Train; Concourse B has gates B19-B36 at left, B18-B1 at right, with escalator/ elevator to Plane Train in center). Should not take more than 15 mins for transfer.


  • Connection
    Feb 19, 2013
    Hi, we arrive PHL US Air Express operated by Republic Airlines from MHT at 6:55 a.m. and have a connecting flight to Aruba via USAirways departing at 7:41 am. Only 48 minutes between flights. Is this enough time?


    At PHL, you most likely arrive at Terminal A-East (T-AE - gates A1-A13)and depart from Terminal A-West (T-AW - gates A14-A26). Walk over to your connecting gate.


  • Tampa to Athens on Delta via JFK
    Feb 19, 2013
    I traveling with small kids on Delta Flight 890 from Tampa to JFK. I have a short layover before leaving to Athens on Delta Flight 832. How far apart will my gates be?


    At JFK, Delta uses Terminals 3 & 4. T3 has gates 1-18. T4 has Concourse A (gates A2-A7), and Concourse B (gates B20-31 - T4 is most likely your departure airport. If arriving at T3, you need to take the 'Airline Terminals Train' which connects all terminals, starting at T1, to T8, T7, T5, T4 & T2/3 (5 stops to T4). At T4 you need to go through security check at the Concourse level before proceeding to your gate.


  • Singapore to Raleigh
    Feb 19, 2013
    My husband is planning to fly back from Singapore into JFK and then fly out on American Airlines to RDU 2 hours later. He will not be checking a bag. Is that sufficient time to make his flight? It is not a connection, it is a separate flight.


    If your husband arrives at JFK via Singapore Airline (SQ), he would arrive at Terminal 4, where he needs to go through passport control (and possibly through customs clearance). If he does not yet have a boarding pass for AA he needs to go to the Departures level of Terminal 8 and get one at the AA counter, before proceeding to his connecting gate. To get from T4 to T8 he needs to take the Airline Terminals Train which runs between all terminals in the unsecured area - meaning, he needs to go through security check at T8.


  • Use of KLM Lounge
    Feb 19, 2013
    My flight departs from A14 Terminal 3. Can I get to C32 in Terminal 3 without havong to go through security?


    I don't see a gate A14 on the map. A gates are connected to Concourse B by tunnel. All Concourses are connected in the secured areas. See http://www.torontopearson.com/TerminalDetail.aspx?level=318#


  • Terminal C to D
    Feb 19, 2013
    My husband and I have a connecting flight through La Guardia on Feb 23rd. We fly in to Terminal C and out of Terminal D, and there is 45 minutes between flights. Roughly how long does it take to walk from Terminal C to D?


    At LGA, while TC & TD are close together (and soon be connected)you will need to exit TC and enter TD, whether you walk over or take the Route A shuttle bus - meaning that you will need to go through security check at TD before proceeding to your gate. TD has gates D1-D11. You really need to hurry!


    They are right next to each other but it was hard to tell how easy you can walk between them. You might want to ask immediately after departing the plane. I felt terrible because I was on the M60 bus on Friday and I didn't know which terminal was Delta or that there were two terminals for Delta. This nice girl said terminal C, but she got off at D because we both saw the Delta sign and I thought I was helping her. Instead I know now she had to walk to the other one and I was partly to blame. I wish I could find her and explain but of course that's impossible.


  • How to connect
    Feb 18, 2013
    comming with Air France AF 3622 at 12:35 and had to leave to Victoria at 14:20 with Alaska Airlines AS 2386. Is it enough time and where to go?


    You arrive at SEA from CDG at the South Satellite's Gate S2, and depart from the Main Terminal's Concourse B, gate B3. On arrival, you go through immigration clearance, pick up checked luggage, continue to customs & recheck your luggage and go through TSA security screening prior to proceeding to your connecting flight. To get from the South Satellite to the your connecting Alaska flight, you need to take the South Train Loop to the Main Terminal and head for Concourse B. Estimated transfer time: 1 hr 15 mins. at most. Caution: If AF does not transfer bags to Alaska flight, you would have to take them to main terminal & check them in there.


  • Distance between terminals
    Feb 18, 2013
    I have 59 minutes to get from Terminal S to Terminal I to catch connection. Can you tell me if that is sufficient time and what is best route


    ATL's domestic terminal is divided on either side of the center by North & South domestic Terminals (TN & TS) - each with specific airlines: TN has AirTran, American, Frontier, Georgia Skies, Silver, Southwest, Spirit, United & US Airways; TS has Alaska & Delta. After security check you have access via Plane Train to all gates A through F - Gates E & F being the international gates for TI (International Terminal). No time to waste, but you should be able to make it in time. Your boarding pass should indicate connecting gate number (i.e., E10, F10).


  • International Connection
    Feb 18, 2013
    We arrive at Detroit at 3:11 pm from Milwaukee and have an international flight that leaves at 4:00 to Amsterdam. That seems very tight. Should I try to change flights?


    At DTW, the North Terminal with D gates serves Air Canada, AirTran, American, Frontier, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Southwest, Spirit, United, US Airways & all charters. All other airlines are in the McNamara Terminal with A, B & C gates. If you would need to transfer between the 2 terminals, as you would need the shuttle (16-20 mins) and at connecting Terminal go through security check. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


    At DTW, the North Terminal with D gates serves Air Canada, AirTran, American, Frontier, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Southwest, Spirit, United, US Airways & all charters. All other airlines are in the McNamara Terminal with A, B & C gates. If you would need to transfer between the 2 terminals, you would need the shuttle (16-20 mins) and at connecting Terminal go through security check. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dtw, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Both of your flights will be in the same Terminal (the McNamara Terminal). It's a doable connection. Also if you miss your flight to Amsterdam, there will be another later that evening.


  • Should I request a later flight?
    Feb 17, 2013
    I'm arriving from HNL in Terminal 2 at 5:06 a.m. and my departure is from Terminal 5 at 5:45 a.m. Is this enough time? I've never flown before and am worried I will miss my connecting flight!


    1. Never make reservations where you only have around half an hour transfer time, unless you arrive at & depart from the same terminal of a smaller airport (or in large Airports even sometimes the same Concourse). 2. When making reservations ask if your initial airline will transfer your bags to your connecting airline's flight. 3. Note also that at LAX, when transferring to another terminal, you need to exit incoming terminal and go through security check (30-45 mins) at outgoing terminal before proceeding to your gate. 5. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/lax then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text - pay attention to "Getting Around LAX" & Central Terminal Area's Terminals". (being new to LAX I suggest you take the Blue Bus for transfer.)


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