Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

iFlyer Forum Home  |

 Recent Topics

Got a tip? Need some help? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between airports. Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get a notification when there is a response. Select a category from below:

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • 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.


  • Enough time to connect from Istanbul flight to domestic flight?
    Mar 3, 2014
    If I arrive from Istanbul at 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday at Terminal 1, does an 8:30 p.m. American Airlines flight from Terminal 8 to LAX give me enough time to get thru passport control, customs, recheck baggage, and get to Terminal 8? I haven't flown thru JFK recently but have heard horror stories


    Yes, 4 hours should be plenty of time.


  • overnight'ing in sfo
    Mar 2, 2014
    i have an overnight cnnxn in sfo. i land around 9pm via AA. i need to go to baggage and claim my bags. now i read that delta has a sky club BEFORE going through security. i am a sky club member. so would it be possible to land, exit security, grab my bags, and then go to the sky club until it closes at midnight? then, when sky club closes, i can sleep "somewhere" in baggage claim. and then the next morning check in for my early flight? are the logistics of this doable? thanks


  • ATL-JFK-FCU (Rome)
    Mar 2, 2014
    We will be arriving on a Delta flight at T2. Our Alitalia flight (bought on a Delta ticket) will depart from T1. Will we need to go through security at T1? What is the minimum we should allow between flights?


    Yes, you will have to go through security to depart from T1. Allow at least 90 minutes for your transfer.


    Thanks for the info. We'll plan on it.


  • Lax > jfk > MXP
    Mar 4, 2014
    we will arrive at JFK from LAX (t4) with delta and depart to MXP with Emirates (t4). Is 1 hour and 30 minutes enough?


    That is enough time.


    U think we get collect our baggage in New York?!


    Were your tickets bought on one reservation or separate? If they were bought on separate reservations you will have to transport your baggage from the Delta baggage claim to the Emirates ticket counter as Delta does not check bags through to destinations bought on separate itineraries.


    Will be enough time even if I have to take baggages? Thank you!