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  • 2 questions
    Oct 22, 2012
    Are there restaurants pre-security screening? What is a good arrival time for an 8:45 pm flight?


    You find restaurant pre-security in Main Lobby & food court. Generally, you should arrive at the Airport (if checking in, including baggage) 90 minutes prior to domestic & 2 hrs before international flights.


    Oct 21, 2012
    I was wondering if you could please help me. I arrive at IAH on UA1282 arriving from MIA at 16:57 on Sunday 4 November. I am hoping to catch EK212 departing at 18:25 to Dubai. I have one checked-in baggage; is there any way I can make these two flights? Also, I will only be flying on standby on both sectors, so no way of checking in prior to the flight.


    I can't tell you so far ahead which Terminal /gate United arrives at, as United uses A, B, C & E Terminals /gates (look at your ticket(s). Emirates uses Terminal D. As you are on standby - I presume that you will have to claim your bag on arrival and check it in with Emirates (find out from United)at and also get your boarding pass for your Emirates flight. This is how to transfer at IAH: While the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security, the Inter-Terminal Train below-ground connects A, B, Hotel, C, D/E outside security. Furthermore, Terminals D & E are connected by a tunnel, while the gate areas of Terminal C connect to Terminal D opposite Gate C24 and to Terminal E after Gate C45. Your time would be extremely tight under the circumstances.


  • T 7 to T 8 transfer
    Oct 25, 2012
    Arriving at T 7 by Air Canada at 10.05 Pm and have go to T 8 to take Qatar at 11.30 Pm, how to get there and what to do must


    Your first priority is to find out from Air Canada if they will transfer your checked bags to your Qatar flight - if not, you would need to claim your bag and check it in at T8 with Qatar. Both terminals can be reached via Airtrain (running every 10 mins at pre-security area - follow signs) or you can walk over to T8. In both instances you will need to go through security check at T8. Your time should also suffice.


    where is the best meeting point between T7 & T8 ? my friend arrives at T8, me arrival at T7, i saw on the map there is a Macdonal at lobby after security, are there only 1 Mcdonald between , or 2 Mcdonalds at each terminals ? thanks


  • Connections
    Oct 20, 2012
    Delta Flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta to Liberia Costa Rica. 50 Minutes connection time. Is that enough time. Do we have to go through security again or can we stay in security side and just go to gate and do we have to print off another boarding pass or will we get it printed off the first leg?


    Delta at ATL Airport uses Concourses A, B, C, D & E - with corresponding gates - look at your ticket and on arrival at overhead screens to find your departing flight number, gate & time. All concourses are onnected by the undergorund 'Plane Train' which stops at the center of each concourse - no need to go through security check. Presuming you have one ticket and one airline, 50 minutes will be plenty for transfer.


  • Baggage, checkpoint and customs
    Oct 20, 2012
    Travel from Spain to MIA with AA to a domestic destination in the Caribbean... How is the drill?????? Thanks.


    All international arrivals at MIA need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). There are two Immigrations & Customs areas - international arrivals will be processed either at (a) Arrivals E, level 1 of the Central Terminal, or at (b) Arrivals J, Level 3 of the South Terminal - depending on their airline - in your case AA arrives in Concourse E. Assuming you use AA also for your connecting flight, you will depart from the North Terminal, Concourse D - due to its length this Concourse is served by the Skytrain, stopping near gates D17, then at gate D20-25 area nd D26-39 area. The Skyride connector - a moving walkway - also connects all terminals.


    Oct 20, 2012
    I will be on AA from Madrid arriving in Miami and departing to SJU with a 2 1/2 hrs. at MIA airport. Where is the AA international arrival and where is Customs, do I have to pick up luggage before, etc and afterwards, to the AA terminal for my SJU flight? Thanks for your help!


    All international arrivals at MIA need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). There are two Immigrations & Customs areas - yours (for AA) will be Arrivals E, level 1 of the Central Terminal. Your connecting flight may be in Concourse D of the North Terminal (AA uses only D & E Concourses) - your ticket and the overhead screens should indicate your departure flight, gate & time. The Skyride connector - a moving walkway - connects all terminals, while the elevated Skytrain makes four stops t the 1-mile-long Concourse D (at D17; for gated D20-25, D26-39 & E1-35.


  • Connecting from terminal E to B
    Nov 25, 2012
    I have only 30 minutes between connections and it looks like I'll be coming in E22 and going to B67. I don't even see a B67 on the terminal map. Any insights and fastest way between gates?


    On arrival at IAH at Terminal E, you need to take the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security. As to gate B67 - it's not on the map (probably a new gate not yet updated on the map) - the Rotunda surrounding the gate areas has after security check at left corner gates B68-75, and B60-66 - which may be the one you need. 30 mins does not allow for flight delays, hurry!


    will 47 min be enough to reach from gate B to E with only hand lagguge ?


  • Help please
    Oct 19, 2012
    Due to a change in flight times by Corendon I only have 40 minutes between aflybe flight from Birmingham UK, BE101 and Corendon CND597 to BJL Gambia Africa, will I make it any advice greatly appreciated please. Many Thanks


    My search for your BE101 flight from Birminham was unsuccessful (BE stands for Mandarin Airlines) - howeve this is what you need to know at AMS Airport: (a) Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. As to Corendon connecting flight, I was also unsuccessful in finding a flight - but I did find the airline contact: Corendon Dutch Airlines (CND) - tel. 0031 (0)23-5268979; e-mail ; site: It uses Checkin desk Departure 3; Ticket desk, Departure 3; Baggage handler Servisair 0031 (0)20-7952700. The problem with your 40-minute window will be whether your BE101 flight will transfer your bags to your Corendon carrier - if not, you would need, on arrival at AMS, pick up your bag and re-check it in with Corendon at their desk. To give you an idea of how long you would take to transfer from gate areas B-C, D, E, F, G, H or M - walking entire walkway would take 15 mins. For details open, click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, then scroll down to the text.


  • T7 to T4, 90 minutes
    Oct 19, 2012
    Am flying into T6 on a United flight from Sydney. Have 90 minutes to get to T4 for an American Eagle flight back home - it was the only way to do it without a 24 hour delay. Will have carryon only. What is the best, fastest way to get from T7 to T4? Will I have to go through security again? I will only have a carryon bag, nothing to declare. Any help appreciated!


    On arrival at LAX you need to go through passport check, go through customs clearance and proceed to the ground level; there go down the escalator and take the tunnel to T5; go up the escalator at T5, step out and walk to the left to T4. You will have to go through security check at T4 before moving on to your connecting gate. You have enough time.


  • 35 minutes!!!
    Oct 19, 2012
    I only have 35 minutes for a connection. I will be arriving from fargo on a united flight and trying to catch a flight to frankfurt germany, also on a united flight but it says operated by lufthansa. Is this enough time?


    also these are united flights 5659 from fargo and united flight 8879 to frankfurt


    On arrival at DEN, look at the overhead screen to find your connecting flight number: As a rule, the operating Airline determines the gate location - in this case Lufthansa, which uses Concourse A (Concourse A has gates A24-39 & A40-68), while United uses Concourse B (Concourse B has gates west B15 to B37; gates east B38 to B60, branching into north gates B59 to B79, and south gates B80 to B95). To get from A to B you will need to take the underground (pre-security) AGTS train which arrives /departs in the center of the Concourses. If you need to change Concourses, 35 minutes is only possible if your incoming flight is on time and you can really move fast.


  • Sufficient connection time?
    Oct 19, 2012
    I will be returning from a school trip to Qatar with 5 students on Sunday, December 9. Our international flight from Qatar is scheduled to arrive at IAD at 6:40 am and our domestic connection home leaves at 8:15. Considering I am traveling with a group, will the 1 hr 35 min. connection time be sufficient? Any suggestions for planning ahead? Thanks!


    All international arrivals at IAD will be transported to the International arrivals building where they will have to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and (if continuing journey) re-check-in bags where indicated. Thereafter a shuttle bus will transport you to your connecting gate. Do make sure that Qatar transfers your bags to the connecting air carrier - if not you would have to check them in at the connecting carrier's counter. Your time should be adequate with proper pre-planning.


  • Chili
    Oct 18, 2012
    Thank You Krystyna for very nice service,


  • Terminal 6 to TBIT
    Oct 19, 2012
    How do I get from Terminal 6 to TBIT without taking the bus?


    At LAX on arrival at T6 go down to the ground level, take the excalator down to the tunnel connecting to T5, go up escalator, exit T5, and walk to the left passing T4, and around the bend to TBIT, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate.


  • Picking bags at International checkpoint
    Oct 19, 2012
    I will be arriving in Charlotte (CLT) from Brazil. Then my connecting flight is from CLT to LAX, but I plan to skip that leg and take a new Delta Airlines flight from CLT to ATL. I understand that I have to go through customs and re-check my bags once I land in CLT. Would there be any problems if I pick up my bags and instead of re-checking them, take them to check in to my new flight to ATL? Is there any ticket counter around the area after passing through customs?


    I also forgot to mention that my flight from Brazil to CLT is on US Airways. I will be taking a different airline if I skip the recheck in process.


    On arrival at CLT at Concourse E of the passenger terminal,via US Airways, and going through passport control, pick up bags, go through customs clearance, take your bags and go to the Delta counter to check in your bags & get your boarding pass, then proceed to Concourse A with gates A1-12 - accessible from the ticketing level and served by Delta,


  • Gate?
    Nov 14, 2012
    Where is gate SH2?


    LGA has no such gate. I suggest you open, click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, then scroll down to the detailed text showing Airline affiliation, concourses, gates and transfer options.


    Gate SH2 is at Terminal A or more commonly "Marine" terminal.


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