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  • Change airlines
    Feb 24, 2013
    I fly into O'Hare on Spirit and then fly out on American Eagle. I have to collect baggage and re-ticket, will I be able to get to American ticket counter from baggage claim area?


    All you have to do is go up the escalator from the baggage claim level to the ticketing level of Terminal 3.


  • Baggage Change from United to Express?
    Feb 24, 2013
    We will arrive in Terminal 1 on United with 1 hr 46 min to switch to Terminal 2 for a United Express flight. Do we need to do anything with our baggage because of the switch and if so, how does that work and will we have enough time?


    As both flights are United flights you won't have to worry about your bags. On arrival at ORD, jst follow signs to the ATS train, which runs every few minutes between the terminals. Terminal 2 has Concourses E & F with corresponding gates. The screens above will show you flight & gate numbers.


    That is incorrect - Do NOT take the ATS between T1 and T2. You can easily walk between the two. Taking the ATS will mean you will have to go through security again, which isn't necessary if you walk. You have plenty of time.


  • 30 Min Layover in 7
    Feb 24, 2013
    We're flying from Hawaii to Chicago with only 30 minutes at LAX. We're flying into 7 and out of 7 so it should be simple enough but we've never been to LAX. Will that be enough time and do we have to deal with any security procedures or anything like that to slow us down? We shouldn't have to transfer bags since they're both United flights, but any advice would be great.


    On arrival at LAX, at Terminal 7, which has gates 70A-71B, 72 & 73 & 74A-77B - just follow signs - you have enough time.


  • connecting flight
    Feb 25, 2013
    I have a 46 min layover and the flight lands at Terminal 2. Departing flight departs from Terminal 3, no info on the gates yet. Is this enough time and how far apart are terminals 2 & 3?


    On arrival at ORD, at Terminal 2, you can take the ATS shuttle train, which runs every few minutes between Terminal 5 and domestic terminals 1, 2 & 3; however, you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. Note that T3 has four concourses - G, H, K & L - all with corresponding gates. 46 mins. is very tight.


    DO NOT take the ATS train, you will have to go through security again if you do. You can instead simply walk from T2 to T3 beyond security. However, a T2 to T3 connection is very rare, considering that T2 is United Express, Air Canada, Delta, and US Airways, while T3 is American, Virgin America, JetBlue, WestJet, Air Choice One, and Spirit. Are you sure you need to connect from T2 to T3?


    Sorry I was wrong, it is a T2 to T1 connection. The airliner is United and I'm arriving from GRR and departing to SFO. You recommend to walk still and again will this be enough time?


    Yes. It is very easy to walk between T2 and T1. Also some GRR united express flights use terminal 1.


  • International transfer
    Feb 24, 2013
    Coming on US airway from Frankfurt , changing plane in Philadelfia and going to Los Angeles also on US air, Do I need to go thru security check again after passport control and baggage claim?


    You arrive from Terminal A-West and will depart from Terminal A-East with gates A1-A13. After customs & baggage re-check, use the connector at opposite side to TA-East, where you will need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate.


  • 52 Minute Layover
    Feb 23, 2013
    I am flying in from Richmond (on United Express) and flying out to Tampa (on United). Any idea if they will be in the same concourse? If not, should I be okay in terms of time?


    Your RIC-IAD flight will arrive in Concourse A and your flight to Tampa will depart from Concourse C or D. Take the Aerotrain if it's from C and the shuttle if it's from D. You should be OK on time if your flight from Richmond is on time.


  • connection between terminal a and b
    Feb 23, 2013
    with a 50 minute layover what is quickest way to get from terminal a to terminal b and will I have time?


    On arrival at IAH, TA, take the above-ground TerminaLink train to TB.


  • Transfer from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3
    Feb 23, 2013
    Is one hour between arrival time at terminal 2 and departure at terminal 3 enough to make it.


    You can either walk or take the free shuttle bus outside; at T3 you need to go through security check. For more information open www.ifly.com/fll, then then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • How long to clear immigration?
    Feb 22, 2013
    How long does it take at O"Hare from the time a plane lands (from Manchester) to clear immigration and walk out the arrival door?


    It depends on what runway you land on and how soon you're able to get off the aircraft, but usually somewhere between 20-50 minutes with I'd say about 35-40 being normal.


  • It's Gone!!
    Feb 22, 2013
    great place to eat. Sadly it's no longer there


  • 40 minute connection
    Feb 23, 2013
    how long is walk from C gates to Terminal E gates & if I'm connecting on UAL flight do I go through security?


    At IAH, the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security and runs a continuous loop. You can also walk Between C & E gates - I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iah then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • there's no transit info
    Feb 23, 2013
    I want to find out how to schedule for my upcoming fight and neither the airport nor the transit company provide any info other than Terminal A. Guess what, there are FOUR Terminal. You'd think that the airport could figure that out and provide some info!


    The iFly site for Boston shows transportation options at www.ifly.com/bos; you can also click on on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS at top left and scroll down to the detailed text for transfers, terminal layout, gates, etc.


  • 90 minute connection
    Feb 22, 2013
    My wife and I just received our tickets from our travel agent and I need to know if we can make my connection. I am arriving at TBIT on Air Tahiti at 10:25AM. I leave from Terminal 2 on Air Canada at 12:00 Noon! I called the airline and my luggage is definitevely NOT checked through so have to pickup and recheck at AC counter in addition to security screening. I have a NEXUS card so I can use a Global Entry kiosk instead of the regular line up at immigration, it would be my first time using one in the USA though so I do not know if it takes two minutes like in Canada instead of 30-60 minutes in the regular line up. The only place I might have to wait too long is baggage claim. Does anyone have any idea how long I would have to wait for my luggage pickup after going through the fast Global Entry immigration? Does anyone know if is possible to have luggage gate checked with Air Tahiti so we do not have to wait at the pickup belt? Thanks to all. This comment was moved from General to Terminal Connections.


    I cannot see that you could make the transfer at LAX in 90 mins. As an international arrival at the US, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through security check & take them to your connecting terminal. You need to count on at least 35-50 mins for arrivals procedure; thereafter you need to exit the large terminal with your bags in tow, and proceed to Terminal 2, where you need to go to the departures level to check in your bag with Air Canada, before you go through security check and on to your connecting gate. Another problem is the time to get to T2: Bradley Terminal is in the center of a u-shaped terminal arrangement, your T2 is at the left side, center, while traffic flows the opposite way: You may take a taxi, or the the LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', which runs every 12-15 mins. Starting from TBIT, the next stops are at Terminals T4 –T8, around the bend to T1, T2 - 7 stops or 18 mins. Or you can walk to T2 taking about 10 minutes.


  • international connection
    Feb 24, 2013
    Hello, my 17 year old daughter will be arriving Terminal A from BCN (Spain) to PHL at 13:35 and will have to take the bus to Terminal F to connect to CAK that departures at 15:45. Will she have enough time to pass customs, take the bus to Teminal F and go through security?. I'm afraid of long lines. Could I have the help of a stewardess to speed her way through customs so she doesn't miss her connection or you think she will be fine ?. Thank you very much


    On arrival at PHL, Terminal A-West, she needs to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag - thereafter allow at least 35-45 mins to connecting terminal F via shuttle bus. A 17-year old does not need help. She has enough time for transfer.


    Thank you


  • Terminal A to terminal B
    Feb 21, 2013
    We arrive at Terminal A24 and depart 50 minutes later at Terminal B7. How far is that.


    They are adjacent concourses, one stop on the plane train. Should take about 10-15 minutes to go between them.


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