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  • Transfertime for transit to Ft. Lauderdale
    Mar 6, 2014
    On may 3rd I will arrive from Amsterdam at 10.40 a.m. with DL 251 and have to transfer with DL 1704 at 14.00 p.m. to Fort Lauderdale. What exactly I have to do when I arrive. Is the first time I have to transfer in U.S. and what I understood Detroit Airport is very big. Please help me.On what floors are Immigration, Luggage pick up, Customs, re-check desk and concourses?


    You will arrive in the center of the A concourse and go directly to US immigration, there's no way to get lost here. Then you will claim your bags, go through US Customs, and then re-check them with Delta, then you will go up to the departure level and go through security. Then you will go to your departure gate which will also be in the A concourse of the McNamara Terminal.


    Thx ZAP for your answer. So, if I understand quite right, US Immigration, luggage, US Customs and rechecking with Delta is all on the same where we arrive?


    I mean the same Floor. Sorry.


    Yes, you will go down some stairs after you get out of the jetway (it will be the only way to go) and everything you have to do will be down on that level until you have to go through security. There are plenty of signs.


    Is the tranfertime enough?


    Will you be so kind to tell me of the transfer time between the two planes is enough? Thank you ZAP for your help!


  • Time between flights
    Mar 4, 2014
    We will arrive to Newark at 7h38 (from Quebec City) by EXPRESSJET AIRLINES DBA UNITED EXP. We have to past the US custom. The next fligh for Punta Cana is at 9h03 by United. Will we have enough time for the connection? Thank you!


    It will be pretty tough, the minimum Intl -> Intl connect time at EWR is 90 minutes, which you have slightly less than. However, Immigration lines shouldn't be too bad at that time of the morning and both of your flights will be in Terminal C at least.


  • Luftansa to United
    Mar 4, 2014
    I am arriving to IAD from Frankfurt on Luftansa on Sunday, March 16th at 16:20 and I am scheduled to leave IAD to Tampa on United at 18:00. Will this be enough time to get through immigration/custom and catch my flight. I am a US citizen.


    Yes, it should be enough time but it leaves no time for any delays.


    Mar 6, 2014
    We plan to arrive at T3 from Honolulu at 05:05 (American Airlines) and depart from T4 at 08:30 (US Airways) for Glasgow (Scotland) via Philapelphia and are not sure if we have sufficient time to make the connection. Also not sure whether we can check our bags right through to Glasgow as American Airlines flight is operating for US Airways.


    You have your terminals backwards. Your American flight from Honolulu will arrive in Terminal 4 and your US Airways flight will depart from Terminal 3. If you purchased all your tickets on one reservation then they should be checked all the way through to Glasgow in Honolulu and you won't have to touch them until you get there.


    Many thanks ZAP. Do we have sufficient time between flights to make connection?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


    Many thanks for your help ZAP


  • International to Domestic Connection
    Mar 6, 2014
    Hi, Im flying in with Delta from Geneva and will be flying onto Anchorage. I am a bit concerned about the time it will take to get through security/immigration for my connecting flight DL2436. It looks like i have only 1hr 4mins until it departs. Is this possible? Any helpful suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Thank you


    That will be very difficult, almost impossible to make that connection unless your flight from Europe arrives very early (no airline flies non-stop from Geneva to Seattle). Even though both flights will be in the S-Satellite


    Thank you for your quick reply. I forgot to mention the flight does go via Amsterdam. I booked this flight with Delta and this is the itinerary they gave me. If its impossible to get the connection in time what would be my position? Do I get put on the next available flight to Anchorage? I have contacted Delta, but as yet no response. I wonder why they give you an impossible transit time?


    Yes, they'd book you on the next available flight to Anchorage. If you do miss your connection and what they offer you isn't satisfactory, push for them to book you on Alaska Airlines to Anchorage (who has many more flights).


    Thank you again for your reply. Ive now spoken to Delta and although they admit it will be tight doing that transit in 1hr 4 min. If I want to change the flight now to a later one I will have to pay. They advise sticking to what I have and if I miss the connecting flight I will be put on the next one at no extra cost. I was hoping they would be a little more flexible and pre-empt the problem by making the change now :-)


  • Man-Ewr-mco
    Mar 4, 2014
    Hi we travel 10 October this year from Manchester to newark arriving terminal b and then newark to Orlando from terminal c, we have 2 hours 5 minutes to connect and both my parents are in their late 60s will we have enough time? Can someone explain the transit process at this airport please? Thanks in advance


    If you come into Terminal B (you may also come into Terminal C), you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage with United. Then, if you arrived in Terminal B, you will take the AirTrain to Terminal C. Once in Terminal C you will go through security and to your gate. 2 hrs 5 mins should be enough time if your flight from Manchester is on time.


    Thank you so much, all sounds a bit confusing!


    Mar 4, 2014
    We arrive in MSP from YQR at 0900 and are scheduled to depart at 1015 for CLT. Are we going to have enough time to clear Customs/Immigration? I know we don't pre-clear here in YQR.


    You will probably have enough time, there will probably be virtually no lines at immigration, your biggest challenge will actually be getting through security again.


    Mar 4, 2014
    I will be flying into Rome on a Delta/Altalia flight from Athens into T-1. Bags will be checked through from Athens to Atlanta. Do I have to process through T-5 or can I go directly to the departing Delta gate at the satellite facility via T-3 train?


    You do have to go to T5 as that is the only way you can board the shuttle that will take you to the satellite. However, there are reports of people who are able to get their DL boarding pass from Alitalia being able to go directly to the T3 satellite by following the signs and taking the train.


    Thanks so much. I'll try to check and see if I can get all my boarding passes in Athens.


    I would also mention that if you do manage to make it to your gate in the T3 satellite without going to T5 first, make sure you check in with the Delta gate there to make sure they don't mark you as a no-show. They may have to do a document check.


  • 44 min. layover- can we make it?
    Mar 5, 2014
    We will have 44 mins. to make our next connection. We are flying Delta from Charleston,SC changing planes in Detroit before flying on to Buf,NY. Is this possible?


    Yes, if your first flight is on time it's quite possible. All Delta flights are connected inside security in the McNamara Terminal and the worst possible connection would take about 20 minutes.


    Thanks for the help. It shouldn't be a problem now because they have changed my flight to where we have an hour and 10 mins. layover.


  • Dublin-JFK T8-LA
    Mar 4, 2014
    Hi. I'm flying with AA to LA via T8. As I will preclear customs at Dublin how do I get from the arrivals level up to the departure gates without having to go through customs again. Thank you.


    Since you pre-clear immigration, you won't have to go through to the arrivals level, you will come out the door on the departure level of the terminal, like a domestic flight would.


  • Terminal transfer
    Mar 3, 2014
    I will be coming into Terminal ! and going out Terminal 5. How do I get there and is 2 hours enough time?


    What airline is your outbound flight on? If you indeed have to go to Terminal 5, there is a shuttle bus. 2 hours is really cutting it close, especially if you have to check baggage in T5.


    I will be coming in on Alitalia to T.1 and going out on Delta to US. My baggage will have been checked all the way through. Thanks for replying.


  • Transfer time IAH-AMS-VCE
    Mar 8, 2014
    Is 1hr 40min enough time in Amsterdam for a connection from Houston/USA onwards to Venice, Italy? Do we need to pick up suitcases? Or, is the only security check at the gate for the second flight? Many thanks!


    You will go through Schengen immigration and security when you cross over the Schengen side of the terminal. You won't have to claim your baggage.


    How long does that Schengen security check typically take?


    It depends on the time of day and day of week, but probably 10-20 minutes.


    Mar 3, 2014
    Landing from PPT with qantas T4 at 10.15 going to JFK with delta T5 at 12.20. Is enough time? Think you


    QANTAS does not fly from PPT. If you are a nonstop flight from PPT to LAX you are on Air Tahiti Nui, which will arrive at the International Terminal (TBIT). Were both tickets bought on one reservation? If so after you clear customs in the TBIT you can re-check your bags there, otherwise you will have to take them to T5, which is outside to the right and a bit of a walk, and then check your bags with Delta there. You will then have to go through security in T5 and to your gate. You should barely have enough time.


    2 hrs transfer time is sufficient. On arrival at T4 you need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bags. Then take the escalator down to the tunnel connecting to T5, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate.


    Please ignore momar, if you are coming from PPT, you will not use T4.


  • DTW
    Mar 3, 2014
    Arrive 6 Mar on Deltat DL3982 from Manchester, NH. at 9:30 am. Depart to Tokyo on Delta DL275 at 1:30 pm. Could you please provide a terminal map showing route from arrival area to departure area. Thank you very much.


    You will arrive in the A, B, or C concourse of the McNamara Terminal (likely B or C) and depart from the center part of the A concourse of the same terminal. All Delta gates at DTW are connected inside security. You will have a ton of time for your connection as it should take 20 minutes or less and you have 4 hours.


  • Terminal 2E to 2F
    Mar 3, 2014
    We will be arriving from Atlanta on an Air France flight at Term 2E and departing out of Term 2F on the same ticket to Rome with only carry on luggage. How much time should we allow between terminals? Do we have to clear customs and go through security?


    On arrival at CDG you go through passport control. Transfer passengers between T2E & T2F use the pedestrian paths. Estimated transfer time 50 mins.


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