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  • Passport control in FCO?
    Jul 12, 2014
    I will be connecting in Rome after departing Palermo and will continue to LAX. Will I need to go through passport control in Rome? If so, is 1 hour an adequate connection (both flights are on Alitalia)?


    You will be a 'Schengen' (domestic) arrival at FCO. You are an international arrival at LAX & will need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance, before entering the arrivals hall.


  • changing terminals from domestic flight to international
    Jul 13, 2014
    Flying into Chicago from Denver and need to change planes for international flight. Do I have to go through security again and how do I know which terminal I will land at and which one I need to leave from?


    Your arrival & departure at ORD depends on which airline(s) you take. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ord, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text listing terminals, their airlines and how to connect.


    JB, what airlines are you flying and where are you flying to?


  • Connecting Terminal to B from Glasgow to orlando via Philly
    Jul 15, 2014
    ARriving from glasgow on 24th July for connecting flight to Orlando. Arriving 1.00 pm departing 4.00 pm. Is this enough time and do we have to pick up luggage or can it be booked straight through from Glasgow.


    You have plenty of transfer time. For international arrivals procedure, terminal details & transfer options, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/phl, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    You will have to pick up your luggage after clearing US Immigration, go through US Customs, and then re-check your bags with US Airways.


    Thank you for reply this is helpful. After reading the reviews on delays getting through customs on arrival, I just wasn't sure.


  • 90min layover international flight T3 to T5
    Jul 12, 2014
    Hi, I'm an european citizen flying from Madrid to Indianapolis via Chicago (90min layover). I have to go from T5 to T3. Will the time will be enough? (plane arrives at noon). And do I have to claim my luggage and re-checked it? The first flight is operated by Iberia, and to Indianapolis by AA. Thanks!


    On Arrival at Terminal 5 of ORD you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag; then proceed up one level to the Airport Transit System (ATS) station and take the ATS train, which runs every few minutes, to Terminal 3, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. No time to waste!


  • Connection from T3 to T1 at FCO with one baggage for Check-in
    Jul 12, 2014
    I am landing from Delhi by Air India at 1905 hours at T3. I have connecting flight of Alitalia from T1 to Barcelona at 2120 hours. I have in hand one piece of baggage in Air India flight, which is to be checked-in on Alitalia flight to Barcelona at FCO airport. I need your urgent help to guide me. Firstly how to proceed at FCO T3 after Immigration Check for T1 departure. (by walk or some free shuttle bus or train/tube) Secondly, where I have to give one piece of checked-in baggage. Will there be any Alitalia transfer check-in counter at T3 or I have to carry bag and go and give at T1 check-in counter. PLEASE ASSIST AND GUIDE.


    First, I assure you that you have enough transfer time - even if you need to collect & re-check-in your bags. If you bought both legs of the journey on one ticket, or your India-departing airline will make baggage transfer to your Alialia flight (check first) - all you need to do after immigration procedure is to watch signs to 'Boarding Area' (T1 has Boarding Area B: gates B1-B30 (B14-B23 on ground level, & B27-B30 (by escalator); and B1-B13 on first level). All boarding areas are connected. NOTE: If your first airline does not transfer bags to your second one, you need to claim your bags & re-check them in with Alitalia at T1.


  • 90 minutes for transfer
    Jul 10, 2014
    We will arrive at ORD T5 on Aug 9 at 7AM by flight AI127 from India and take AA1597 at 9AM from T3 for Mexico City. The airline ticketing office thinks its enough time for customs and transfer.I am quite worried about the short time for transfer. Any suggestions please!


    Yes, this should be enough time. Immigration is not busy early in the morning. You can also check in for your AA flight online before you leave India.


    Thank a lot! I am much relieved now.


  • AMS - IAH - AUS
    Jul 10, 2014
    I'm flying from Amsterdam through Houston to Austin. What's the least amount of time I need to get through customs to my connecting flight? Thanks!


    90 minutes is the minimum intl -> domestic connection time at IAH.


  • Security check required at T1?
    Jul 10, 2014
    I am traveling from Canada to China and stopping at the U.S. My plane lands at T1 and the other plane takes off at T1. Will I have to take my baggage with me and do I have to go through security check?


    Where in Canada are you coming from? If it is somewhere with US Immigration preclearance you will only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, nothing with security or your baggage. However if you're coming from somewhere without preclearance (London, Regina, Quebec City) then you will actually arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with United, then take the ATS train to T1 and go through security.


    Thank you for your reply. I'm coming from Toronto. So does that mean I don't have to go through all the security?


  • Connecting
    Jul 10, 2014
    I have a very short time between my connection, so short that it was bought as 2 separate tickets because any airline would not advise such a short time between connections. But I have to risk it because I am trying to make a deadline. Anyway i know I arrive at terminal D from one flight, and then have to catch my next one at terminal. Can one walk between the 2 terminals or do you have to get a shuttle? Thanks in advance as I'm sure this question has been asked several times


    It's difficult to walk between terminals but not impossible. Good luck. Check in for all your flights online before you leave.


  • connecting terminal 3 to terminal 1
    Jul 10, 2014
    I'm flying from Vancouver arriving 9:00 p.m.o on Westjet to T3 and connecting to an American flight leaving T1 at 11:30 p.m. for Miami. Will I have to pick up bags in T3 and will I have to go through security again?


    Westjet and American have an Interline agreement, so you can show the Westjet Agent in YVR your American confirmation and hopefully they will be willing to tag your bags through to Miami for you. Your American flight will actually leave from Concourse D which is connected by train to both T1 and T3, so if your bags are transferred automatically you can just take the train from Concourse E where you will arrive to Concourse D where you will depart. However, if Westjet will not tag your bags through to Miami you will have to claim them in the T3 baggage claim and take the shuttle to T1 to check them with American, then take the train from T1 to concourse D. You should still have enough time to do that assuming your flight from Vancouver is on-time.


  • Connecting Flight
    Jul 10, 2014
    I'm arriving JFK at 06:00 hrs via cathay pacific. Connecting flight, JetBlue, to CHS at 07:45 hours. I have just a carry on. Is 1 hour and 45 minutes sufficient for me to go through custom and transfer from terminal 7 to terminal 5? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time, especially considering you will have no checked baggage. To save time you can also check in to your JetBlue flight on-line before leaving Hong Kong.


  • would i make it?
    Jul 11, 2014
    Hi, i'm flying into JFK on august 3rd at 15-50 pm to terminal 8, my flight from JFK to Miami is at 18-39 pm i dont know which terminal? would i be able to make it? Do i have to go through US customs in JFK?


    Where are you flying into JFK from? What airline are you flying to Miami? I can't answer your questions without that information.


    Im flying to JFK from Helsinki by Finnair Im then travelling to Miami with Delta (they said it would be terminal 2 or 4)


    Yes, you unfortunately won't know what terminal your Miami flight will use until the day before. (you can check-online at Delta.com). You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs in Terminal 8. If your purchased tickets together and your bags are tagged through to Miami you can then re-check them in Terminal 8, otherwise you will have to take them with you to T2 or T4 via the airtrain and check them at the Delta counter there (and pay a checked bag fee). Then you will go through security and to your departure gate. Note that if you end up in the wrong Delta terminal, you can still go through security there as Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between T2 and T4.


    Thanks for your answer! But would 2 hours 50 minutes be enough?


  • connecting flight
    Jul 10, 2014
    do I have enough time for my second flight with just 50 minutes? will be arriving at AMS from aberdeen at 20:00 hours. and my second flight to Kuala Lumpur depart at 20:50 hours. both flights are with KLM.


  • Minneapolis to JFK to Phnom Penh
    Jul 9, 2014
    I'm flying in on Sun Country arriving at JFK at 10:34am and then flying out again on Asiana at 1pm. Do you foresee any problems with this?


    It should be doable as long as your sun country flight isn't heavily delayed. You will have to transfer your bags yourself from Sun Country to Asiana.


  • Where is Aegean Airlines
    Jul 9, 2014
    What Terminal can I find my connecting flight with Aegean Airlines?


    Aegean uses Terminal 3 at FCO.


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