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  • FRA - PHL - SWF
    Apr 2, 2013
    Hi. I will fly from Frankfurt to Newburgh (SWF) connecting in PHL with US Airways on Saturday, 20 July. I assume I will arrive in A West and depart from F. Can I take the shuttle without going through security again or can I also walk the whole way? My layover time is over 5 hours. Thank you!


    Since you're an international arrival you'll have to go through immigration and security again in PHL. You'll probably want to go back through security in Terminal A, then take the shuttle over to F (on the secure side) when you're ready.


    At PHL, after passport check, picking up bag, going through customs clearance and re-checking in your bag, take the shuttle bus to Terminal F, where it arrives at gate F14 - no need for security check. TF has Concourses 1 with gates F1-F9, Concourse 3 with gates F24-39, and Concourse 2 with gates F10-23. There is also a US Airways Club in the secured area. You have plenty of time to each & shop, if you want to.


    Thank you! So just to be clear -- after immigration and customs I will re-check my bags in the same hall and then just walk over to security check with my carry-on?




  • International arrivals ?
    Apr 2, 2013
    Where the heck is the international terminal ??? Don't answer to me: update the damn website and maps !


    Your post was received at iFly, not affiliated with CLT - iFly site has Terminal Map at http://www.ifly.com/charlotte-douglas-international-airport/terminal-map with terminal details. There is no International Terminal, but only one Terminal with Concourses A - E. Note that CLT map at Charlotte Douglas Airport site is hard to find, as they put it under category 'ShopDineWorkRelax' - it also takes endlessly to get it to open.


  • Transfer advice, between terminals 2 & 1
    Apr 4, 2013
    On Wed 24 July 2013 I land at FCO Terminal 2 from Easyjet flight ex Split, Croatia, arriving at 7.40pm. I next fly FCO to Venice, from Terminal 1 with Alitalia, at 9.40p,. As a non-Schengen arrival will 2 hrs suffice for passport & customs checks & transfer & new check-in? Is walking time a serious factor?


    At FCO, T2 is connected at the arrivals level to T1. On arrival at T2 after going through non-Schengen passport control, proceed to T1 (follow signs), go up to the departures level, go through security check and on to of T1's Boarding Area B with gates 1-30.


    Thanks, that's a big help.


  • Delta Concourse
    Apr 1, 2013
    What concourse does Delta typically use out of MSP for a flight to Detroit?


    Can be pretty much anywhere in C, D, F, or G.


  • Transfer
    Apr 2, 2013
    Need to get from B 32 to D 27 in 40 minutes


    On arrival at ATL, take the underground Plane Train arriving one level below the center of gates A19-34 & A18-A1 (take the escalator down) to Concourse D. At Concourse D, Go up the escalator/ elevator and head for gates D21-46. Hurry!


  • Gates
    Apr 2, 2013
    Our flight arrives in Terminal A 25 and we have to go to C82, whats the best way to get there with only 40 min. layover


    On arrival at EWR, at TA, the shuttle bus to TC stops near gate A28 and arrives at TC at gateway 1, near gate C71. No security check needed. You should be able to make it in time.


  • Connection Info
    Apr 1, 2013
    Our Delta flight lands in Amsterdam at 6:25 a.m.and and connects with a KLM flight at 7:20 a.m. Is that enough time to make it to the KLM gate? Also, must we go through customs first?


    The procedure differs depending on where your KLM flight is to (Schengen or non-schengen) However, KLM and AMS are used to handling tight connections like this and many security lines feature "close connection" lines which you can use if your flight is on the list.


    Thanks so much for your kind and helpful response. Our flight out of Amsterdam is to Rome and I do believe that Italy is a Schengen country; hopefully that will be to our advantage.


  • 55 Minute for transfer intern. transfer?
    Apr 1, 2013
    Is 55 min. enough time to arrive at Terminal 4 on an a flight from Europe, pass security as a non-US citizen, collect bags, and drop off bags/board a flight to CA?


    I would suggest at LEAST 90 minutes for any connection requiring going through US immigration, so no.


  • Wheelchair assistance to Terminal Five
    Apr 1, 2013
    I will arrive on United in Terminal One and need to get to Terminal Five for an international flight on Austrian Airlines. I also need a wheelchair. Will someone be able to assist me in getting from T1 to T5?


    Request wheelchair service from United. They will take you where you need to go.


  • International arrival from the UK to T6
    Apr 1, 2013
    Hi, we are arriving from the UK into T6 with United airlines and then flying out of T6 to Kahului again with United airlines. We have a 6 hour layover unfortunately. First question, does anyone know if we have to re-check our baggage in for our 2nd flight? (it's all on one ticket with United) and Second question, any ideas what there is to do in T6 for 6 hours.....could we go to another Terminal maybe? Thanks for any advice :-)


    Yes, you will have to re-check the baggage after you clear customs. It's a simple re-check counter, you don't have to take it upstairs. Yeah, you could take a walk outside - maybe even take a hotel's shuttle van to that hotel's bar. Or you could walk over to the encounter restaurant in LAX's iconic "theme building" - http://www.encounterlax.com/


    Great thanks for your quick reply. Once we have re-checked our bags in again though are we OK to leave the building? I take it we won't have gone through security at that point? Sorry, not been to LAX before so not sure how it all works there.


    Right, you will be in the non-sterile area when you re-check your bags, so you can do whatever you want as long as you get back to T6 about an hour before your flight to Maui.


    On arrival at LAX you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated. As you have plenty of time, I would suggest you go to the Bradley Terminal (TBIT, or TB) with an abundance of amenities & services, and which is the largest of the 8 terminals arranged in a U shape (TBIT in center, T4, T5 & T6 to the right of the U). After baggage recheck, you can take the escalator at T6, ground level, down to the tunnel connecting T6,5&4. At T4, take escalator up, exit and go to your left around the bend to TBIT - should not take more than 10 mins. Also, the center of the U shape has parking garages and in the midst of them is the 'Theme Building' with the Encounter Restaurant. On your way back from TBIT you can also use 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. Back at T6 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate.


    Thanks, that's great - good to know we can leave the airport and get some fresh air, thanks again :-)


    Thank you moapr13, really helpful too. I'm sure this is what we will do as 6 hours is too long to be hanging around T6!


  • Changed last leg of flight
    Apr 1, 2013
    I am arriving to ORD from Hong Kong at 2pm (terminal 5) and rather than wait 8 hours to get on my next flight (to MSP) I have booked a one-way ticket with a different airline for 5pm at terminal 2. Once I clear customs I am able to take my luggage with me to Terminal 2 and check in with the new airline correct? If not, then i just wasted a bit of money! :) Thanks.


    Yes, you can claim your baggage in immigration and take it to T2 yourself and re-check it.


    Thank you for your quick reply!


  • abandoning a flight
    May 10, 2013
    I fly from Tokyo to Newark then connect to Albany, NY. Will my baggage be checked through to Albany, or will I, a U.S. citizen, have to pick up my baggage to go through customs and then recheck it for the Newark to Albany flight?


    You will have to claim your baggage in immigration, go through customs, and then re-check it with United once you exit customs at the re-check desk.


    Is there a timetable/frequency for the shuttles that go between Terminal A to Terminal C? I have 55 minutes to make gate connection. (A24 to C84). Unfortunately, my arriving flight doesn't have best ontime record.


  • International arrival and trransfer
    Apr 5, 2013
    Arriving at DFW FROM Madrid in Spain (Europe) with American Airlines and then picking up another flight with A.A to Los Angeles.How do I go thru customs and where do I have to pick up and drop off again my bags.


    Going through immigration is fairly self-explanatory, you'll be funneled through to a bunch of desks, you show your passport to the deck, they look at it and let you though, then you claim your bag at a baggage claim, then you go past a customs desk and hand your customs form to the officer there. Then you drop your bags back with AA at re-check once you exit immigration. Then go upstairs and go through security again, and if necessary, take the skylink train to your gate.


    Thanks very much, thats cleared my doubts


    I'm arriving on American Airlines domestic from MSP and and transfering to Korean Air will I have to claim my bags for customs there. I will have about 2 hours for the transfer


  • Connecting Flight
    Apr 1, 2013
    I'm flying from WARSAW to USA via FRANKFURT. The flight from Warsaw to Frankfurt is via Lufthansa operated by LOT Polish Airlines. Do the flights on LOT Polish airlines unload on the runway, so that the passengers have to take buses into the terminal? I will have a 1:10 hr layover, and I am not sure if this will be enough time.


  • Terminal 1 to 3, how long is it?
    Apr 1, 2013
    Is it a bus? Can i make a flight that departs in 10 minutes?


    A 10 minutes transfer is only doable if it is within the same gate area. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/sfo then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


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