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  • AMS-LAX-LAS: what to do with baggage?
    Apr 6, 2013
    Quick question and probably an easy one for you guys: I will be arriving from Amsterdam with KLM and connecting to Las Vegas with Delta (one ticket). I expect to arrive at T2 and will depart from T5. I know that I will have to pick up my baggage and take it through customs myself, but I'm not sure about the next part. Will I have to carry my suitcase to T5 myself, or can I leave it in T2? Thanks!


    There should be a re-check in T2.


  • 50mins connection to NRT
    Apr 5, 2013
    I'm frlying thru IAD. (UAX to UA intenational) first tie @ IAD for such a transfer. based on the thread here, it seems like my UAX will go into A and my departure would be C. is there an additional security check point toward international departure gates on this transfer? (some airports do have them)


    There is no additional security check. Some UAX flights do use C (mainly larger regional jets).


    Thx ZAP, as my screen name says, i'm flying from JAX and UAX is ERJ-145 with 2-1 array. so.. the chance is my flight will go into those smaller carrier section in A. my current connecting flight to NRT is the last flight of the day for UA. I wish this 50 mins would be enough.


  • Layover in JFK
    Apr 5, 2013
    I am Egyptian and I have a Canadian permanent resident card and I have a layover in JFK airport .. Can I leave the airport for couple of hours without US visa?


    There's nobody who monitors who comes and goes from the airport. When you exit US immigration you will be in the non-sterile area, so you can go where you want. However, you will need a C-1 transit visa http://www.immihelp.com/visas/transitvisa/c1visa.html


  • New Rules for Connecting Flights?
    Apr 5, 2013
    I have a flight in July from Seattle to AMS on Delta that arrives at 8:30 am and then I want to book a connecting flight on Alitalia (KLM codeshare) to Florence (our actual destination) that leaves at 9:55 am, so only an 1 hr 25 min. to connect. Delta said initially that they could book our luggage through and we wouldn't have to clear customs. Then, they checked and said the law just changed so now we have to get our luggage and clear customs before catching our flight to Florence. (1) Is this true (2) if so, is 1 hr, 25 minutes enough? - We are sitting in the 1st row in 1st class and have priority on our luggage; (3) if we were to miss the connection bc we didn't have enough time, what are our options - will they rebook us? It's 2 separate tickets bc our Delta flight is one is using miles and I have to purchase the second one. There are other options w KLM or AF, but they all require an additional connection (mostly through Paris), so not ideal. We are traveling with a baby and coming off an overnight flight, so we would like to the direct flight. Any assistance would be appreciated bc I have never been to AMS airport. I am also not sure of gate distance, etc.


    Schiphol Airport has one passenger terminal with Piers (Concourses) B through H & M. On arrival at AMS, follow signs to Baggage Hall on ground level, claim bags, go through customs, enter arrivals hall with your bags in tow, proceed to the departures level one level up, check in your bags with Alitalia/KLM, get your boarding pass and proceed to your gate. Your time should be enough as you will be the first ones exiting the arriving plane. I strongly suggest that you open www.ifly.com/ams then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text and pay attention to Flight transfer & transfer times.


    Thanks. Are you aware of whether there is a new rule that just now applies that requires us to go through Customs to get our bags? We should have the second leg boarding passes already and the two airlines are partners.


  • concourse and bags
    Apr 9, 2013
    Flying in from Charlotte on 4/14 on UA2358 USAir connecting to UA883 United to Maui. Are they in the same concourse and will they transfer our bags? 2:51 layover enough time? First time flyers


    At DEN, US Airways uses 3 gates at the end of Concourse C. Your United flight will be from Concourse B. There's a short underground train ride between the two terminals. If your tickets were bought on the same reservation then they will transfer your bags. 2:51 is plenty of time.


    Will we have to go through security again when we go from Concourse C to Concourse B?


    No, they're all connected beyond security.


    Will todays cancelations and delays in denver impact our flights on Sunday?


  • what is the antrenec terminal no 1
    Apr 5, 2013
    I want go to Delhi first time so where is the entrance i will terminal no 1.


    To get to YYZ, Terminal 1, open http://www.torontopearson.com/en/toandfrom/directions/# and click on either GPS, Terminal 1, & Car, or on Terminal 1 Public Transit.


  • flight change time
    Apr 4, 2013
    Our flight artrtives at terminal B from paris and we have to get to a united flight to seattle. How long willthis take to get through customs and check in at United


    Immigration will take about an hour or so, maybe 90 mins, then you go upstairs and take the Airtrain over to Terminal C. Check in and security there will probably take about a half hour, as it will probably be pretty busy at that time.


  • T5 to T4
    Apr 4, 2013
    I have a 69 minute layover and am flying in to T5 and need to switch to T4. Will I be be able to make the connection without leaving the secured area?


    T4 and T5 are not connected beyond security. You'll have to hurry, but I think you'll still have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thank you! Keep you fingers crossed for me!


  • from airline to train
    Apr 4, 2013
    i am arriving from sfo at 9:15. Is it possible to catch a train to cologne at 10:15? I have no luggage to wait for. How long would the custom clearance usually take?


    One hour transfer time at AMS will suffice. The Schiphol local train station is directly below the passenger terminal, For train connections open: schiphol.nl/Travellers/ToFromSchiphol/PublicTransport/TrainConnectionsInternational.htm


  • Concourse D to C
    Apr 4, 2013
    D11 to C12....I have only 45 min for my connection...Will it be enough...What is the fastest way to get to C12 from D11... Thanks for your help....


    On arrival at ATL, walk from D11 to D16, go down the escalator & take the Plane Train to Concourse C, where it arrives downstairs of (upstairs)gates C30-57 & C22-C1. 45 mins should suffice.


  • 45 minute connection
    Apr 3, 2013
    I am flying Saturday April 20 DEN-IAD UA652 arriving at 9:00 p.m. connecting to UA932 to Frankfurt at 9:45 p.m. I'd hate to miss an international connection (i have no baggage). Is it likely that these two flights will be arriving and departing from the same terminal at IAD? What are the chances of a safe connection? Thanks, Sheryl


    Yes. You will arrive and depart from C or D which are all connected.


  • A15 to E29
    Apr 4, 2013
    I have 40 minutes to get from A15 to E29. What is the fastest route?


    On arrival at ATL, walk towards gate A18, go down the escalator & take the Plane Train to Concourse E of the International Terminal; then take the escalator up - follow signs gates E26-37 at right side. 4 train stops - hurry!


  • connect from T8 to T5 in 1:15
    Apr 3, 2013
    Can I make it? What gate does Aer Lingus 105 depart from?


    It'll be pretty hard. You'll need to take the airtrain to T5 then go through security.


  • terminal
    Apr 3, 2013
    where is terminal S.


    It's the domestic terminal where you check in for domestic flights. You then take the plane train to your concourse (unless your flight leaves from the T-gates.


  • Enough connecting time?
    Apr 3, 2013
    I will arrive from Berlin (TXL) to ORD and then fly to LAX (all on one ticket). Arrival time: 12.10 p.m.., connecting flight departs 1.35 p.m. Both airlines are in "oneworld" (airberlin and AA) My 3 questions are: Do I have to go through all the customs and securities to get to my connecting flight? Is it enough time to catch the connecting flight? Do I have to pick up my checked baggage and re-check it? Thanks!


    Yes, you will go through immigration in Terminal 5, then re-check your bags there, then take the ATS train to Terminal 3 and go back through security. That is a really tight connection to do all of that, but it is possible. The good thing is that if you miss your connection American has many flights from ORD to LAX that you can be rebooked on.


    Thanks for your reply! I contacted airberlin and they told me that my baggage would be automatically checked through to LAX... Are they wrong? And: They told me that it would be enough time and that AA would wait until we board the plane, since we are alrealdy checked in (?) I don't know what to believe right now...


    Yes, it will be checked through to LAX, but you still have to claim it in immigration, walk through customs, and then re-check it at the AA recheck desk in T5. You have to do this any time you enter the US. AA is unlikely to wait very long for you as they have many ORD-LAX flights and the cost of holding the plane for you would likely exceed the cost of putting you on a later flight if you're late.


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