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  • Change of terminals
    Nov 25, 2013
    3
    Hi, I'm travelling from Phoenix to London via Chicago on 15 Dec. My flight from Phoenix arrives in Terminal 3 and departs to London from Terminal 5. What are my options for change of terminal? Also do I have to go through check-in process and security check again? Please advise. Thanks

     

    What airlines are you flying? If your tickets were bought on the same itinerary your bags should be able to be checked through to London (although that may depend on the airlines you are flying). If you are flying in on AA and out on BA then American runs a shuttle bus that runs inside the secure area from T3 to T5. However, you will have to show your BA boarding pass to board the shuttle. If you give me more information I can help you more.

     

    Hi, thanks for the info. I'm flying out on American Airlines fro Phoenix to Chicago and the flying out by BA. Will I get the boarding pass for BA flight at the Phoenix airport? Also will AA check-in the baggage all the way to London? Thanks

     

    Yes, American should be able to check your bags through to London and issue you your BA boarding pass in Phoenix. I'm trying to find a map that shows the shuttle bus but I can't find one, only mention I can find of it is an older flyertalk thread - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-aadvantage/1254976-ord-airside-connection-t3-aa-ba-t3-t5.html . If you have trouble finding the shuttle or don't want to wait 30 minutes for it, you can also take the ATS Train, but doing so requires that you go back through security in T5.

     

  • honolulu to lubbock, tx
    Nov 25, 2013
    1
    arrive DFW terminal A; leave American Eagle to Lubbock. Unable to locate correct terminal and gate.

     

    Your flight to Lubbock will most likely depart from B. All terminals at DFW are connected inside security via the skylink train.

     

  • 1.5 hour layover
    Nov 24, 2013
    1
    flying with UA from SFO to EWR and have 90 minutes to catch the flight to Ireland (Also UA) will I have to collect my bags and recheck them? Will I also have to go through security there again? Is this enough time?

     

    No, all you will have to do in Newark is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in Terminal C and connected beyond security.

     

  • SCE to IAD and IAD to DXB connection
    Nov 24, 2013
    2
    Hello, I am arriving at IAD from SCE at 7.15AM (united airlines) on November 28th. My connecting flight to DXB (emirates) is at 10.10 AM. I believe I have enough time to make the connection. Could you please explain from where to where will I have to move in airport and how much time it would take to move?

     

    If your tickets were bought on one reservation your bags can be checked through to Emirates in State College and you can just go from your arrival gate in A to departure gate also in A. If not, you need to go to the main terminal baggage claim, take your bags upstairs to the departure level, and then re-check them with Emirates. You should have enough time.

     

    I appreciate your quick response. Thank You.

     

  • CPH-ORD-DSM
    Nov 24, 2013
    2
    I'll be travelling on January 2 from Copenhagen with SAS and connecting to Des Moins in about 3 hours, the ticket says also with SAS (Scandinavian airlines). Am I correct that I'll arrive at Terminal 5 and the flight to Des Moins departs from Terminal 1, which will mean that I'll have to receive and recheck my luggage at ORD? Where it is done best - at T5 or at T1? Thank you in advance for your answers.

     

    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 5 where you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US customs, and then you can re-check your baggage there (assuming all your flights were bought on the same reservation). Then you will take the ATS Train to T1 or T2 (your flight to Des Moines could leave from either, check the monitors before you leave T5).

     

    Thank you for such a quick reply!

     

  • immigration and connection time
    Nov 23, 2013
    1
    I'm looking at flying United from Regina to San Antonio with connectiion in Denver - just wondering how much time is needed in Denver to clear US immigration and make connection

     

    Probably about 60-90 minutes is enough connection time. There aren't many International flights at Denver so it probably shouldn't take too long.

     

  • 1.5hours connection
    Nov 23, 2013
    4
    Im coming from Moncton ( Canada) no pre clearance at that airport. I need to catch my flight to Miami. What is the procedure to go throughout customs, will I have to go trough security again? Both flights are United, so I assume both flight will be from terminal C? I have 1h38minutes! Thanks!

     

    To add, my flight from Moncton arrives at 7am on the 24th of december is this a busy time ?

     

    Yes, since Moncton doesn't have pre-clearance you will arrive in Terminal C and go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, and re-check your bag, and then go through security. Things shouldn't be TOO crowded on Christmas eve as most people will already be at their destination. You will have to hurry but you should have enough time. Your departing flight will also leave from Terminal C.

     

    Is it a far distance to walk? One of the traveller isn't a fast walker because she has trouble with her feet.

     

    It shouldn't be too bad of a walk since everything is in the same terminal. But if you're worried you can request wheelchair service from United by calling them before your trip.

     

  • transfer time
    Nov 23, 2013
    1
    We have 2 hour and 15 minute transfer time for our flight from Panama via Houston to Amsterdam. Both flights are opperated by United (both from E terminal). We are very worried about comments and complains regarding the long lines at immigration. We cannot change our flight. Is 2 hours and 15 minutes enough transfertime? Does the airline offers us a later flight in case we would not be able to make it on time?

     

    2 hrs 15 mins should be enough time. There is no later flight from Houston to Amsterdam. If you miss your connection they will either rebook you through another European hub where they may have a later flight or book you on the flight the next day. But again, you should have enough time.

     

  • 40 minute layover
    Nov 23, 2013
    1
    i have 40 minutes to get from a domestic flight with united into newark to an international flight to edinburgh I have a toddler will I make it? and where do I go?

     

    Your domestic arrival can be at A or C, and your departure will be from C. You will have to hope your first flight is on-time and move as quickly as possible.

     

  • YEG - ORD - CDG
    Nov 23, 2013
    2
    I'll be flying from Edmonton to Paris, France, and connection time at ORD is only 1 hour and 5 minutes. Both are United Airlines flights. Is that doable? Will I pre-clear US immigration in Edmonton? Do I have to re-check my bags at ORD? What about the terminals? Thanks for your help!

     

    You will pre-clear US immigration in Edmonton. What airlines are you flying? If all your flights are on United you will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and depart from Terminal 1, which are connected beyond security, so all you'll have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Yea, they're all on United. Should be easy then. Thanks a lot!

     

  • Is there a TERMINAL 3 at MSP. My itinerary states there is?
    Nov 22, 2013
    3
    I drop granddaughter off at term 1 (Spirit Airlines Flt. 614) and pick her up 3 days later at terminal 3 (spirit Airlines Flt. 761). Where is Terminal 3?

     

    Spirit uses the Humphrey Terminal 2 (H gates) at MSP (located at is located at 7150 Humphrey Drive (Zip Code: 55450). Meet her in the baggage claim area of level 1 or use the Cell Phone Lot. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/msp, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    Spirit uses the Humphrey Terminal 2 (H gates) at MSP (located at is located at 7150 Humphrey Drive (Zip Code: 55450). Meet her in the baggage claim area of level 1 or use the Cell Phone Lot. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/msp, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    Spirit uses the Humphrey Terminal 2 (H gates) at MSP (located at 7150 Humphrey Drive (Zip Code: 55450). Meet her in the baggage claim area of level 1 or use the Cell Phone Lot. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/msp, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • PTY-EWR-CLE
    Nov 22, 2013
    2
    I'll be flying for the first time by myself (minor) and I have to make a connection from Panama(PTY) in Newark (EWR) on my way to Cleveland (CLE) All flights are on United, one 737 900 and one 737 700. I have 3 hours and 15 minutes between flights. This is my first time at this airport and I'd like to know how to correctly make the connection. Do I have to pick up my bags then re check them. What should I expect at migration or customs. Any help would be appreciated.

     

    Yes, you will claim your baggage after you go through immigration (where you show them your passport) and then you will go through customs (where you basically just hand them your customs form). You will then be able to re-check your bags with United. Both of your flights will likely be in Terminal C.

     

    Thanks a lot!

     

  • Great for Tea Lovers
    Nov 22, 2013
    0
    Nearly full size and pretty good selection. One of the best tea offerings there is!

     

  • FRA - ORD - YWG
    Nov 21, 2013
    2
    Arriving ORD on Lufthansa, connecting to United regional to YWG Canada. Will baggage be checked straight through to YWG or will I have to collect after US Customs & Immigration in T!. If I have to collect in T1 is their a United drop there OR do I have to take it to T2 and go through United check-in at T2?

     

    ZAP, you will have to collect after US Immigration, go through customs and then you can re-check in T5. You can then take the ATS train to T2 or T1 (check your departure gate before boarding the train as your flight could leave from either T1 or T2).

     

    Thanks ZAP - it is what I thought about collecting bags and thanks for the heads up for Lufthansa arrivals at T5. My itinerary shows T2 departure but I will check the boards.

     

  • connecting flights
    Nov 21, 2013
    1
    arriving from Montreal via American Airlines, terminal 8, leaving from terminal 4 via Emirate Airlines 90 min later, how do I connect

     

    ZAP were your tickets bought on the same reservation? If not you need to book an earlier flight on American - you will not have enough time for your connection. You get between the two terminals via the JFK AirTrain/Air Terminals train which runs outside security. 90 minutes is not enough time to claim bags from American, take the AirTrain, check in with Emirates, and go through security, especially considering that JFK is very delay-prone.

     





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