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  • Terminal 3 to Terminal 5
    Aug 17, 2012
    How do you get from terminal 3 to terminal 5, walk or is there a people mover?


    At ORD, in addition, the Pedestrian Tunnel Level connects with the other terminals


  • Terminal D to Terminal A
    Aug 16, 2012
    I arrive at terminal D from British Airways, and have 1 hour and 45 minutes to transfer to an American Airlines flight in Terminal A. I know that I will have to go through passport control and customs, retrieve my bag, and re-check my bag. I am concerned that I may not have enough time in between flights. Does anybody know if this will be enough time, and also what the quickest way to get from Terminal D to A will be? In total, what will be my estimated time from terminal to terminal?? I really can not afford to miss my flight.


    First of all, find out if British Airways transfers your bags to your American Airline flight - if not, you would need to re-check-in your bag with American at their baggage counter in Terminal A. Either way, you have enough time for transfer. After customs clearance you can catch the Skylink train (at either Gates D1, 20, 25 or 34) and take it to Terminal A, where it stops between gates A13-16 & A29-34. OR you can take the 'Terminal Link' blue & green van, which stops at Terminal D between gates D17-24; and between gates A15-16 & A25-26.


  • Timing??
    Aug 16, 2012
    We are arriving Delta flight 178 from PDX at 8:30 am and leaving Delta flight 9360 at 9:35 am. I was assuming that the airline wouldn't book us on flights we could not catch ... will we have time for customs, etc.??? Of course, now it is too late to change the flights...


    I think you will be able to make it, in spite of customs clearance procedure. Look at your ticket & the overhead screens on arrival to find your connecting flight, gate & departure time. This is what you need to know: (a) Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (c) At transfer kiosks you can check connecting flight information or book a new fight. Transfer desks T2 & T3 are located in Lounge 1; desks T4 & T5 at D gate area; desk T6 at E gate area & desk T9 at G gate area. (d) B & C gates are at the very right end of the bow-shaped terminal; north of it are the C gates arranged in a Y-shape; around the bend are the E gates, followed in the center by the F gates; right thereafter is entry to the G, H & M gates (G gates are to the right, H & M gates to the left). Walking from the entry of B or C gates all the way over to the entry of G, H or M gates would take about 15 mins. Walking to the end of B gates takes 15 mins; for the C gates 7 mins; for the D gates 8 mins; for the E gates 1 min; for the F gates in the Center 2 mins; for the G gates 5 mins; and for the H & M gates 7 mins.


  • Great!
    Aug 15, 2012
    I was really happy and relieved to find a mcdonalds. Theyre virtually the only restaurant whose prices remained the same. I ordered a salad in which was really freash!


  • pick up arriving United Express
    Aug 15, 2012
    where is the best place to pick up United Express arrivals


    United Express operates in both Terminals A & C you need to find out which terminal your party arrives at - best place to meet: in the Arrivals Hall near the information counter.


  • Going from T1 to T3
    Sep 11, 2012
    Getting confused. Some say there is a (secure) walkway from T1 to T3. Others say you have to leave the secure area, take the airtrain, and reenter TSA. Flying early September 2012.


    At SFO, T1 is opposite T3, with the garages in the center of the terminal circle. Take the Red-line Airtrain (follow signs) which cicles all 4 terminals.


    Thanks, weaug12


    So that means you DO have to exit Security and come back in, right?


  • Alaska Air Connection time
    Aug 15, 2012
    I will be arriving at 9:50pm at Seatac and need to catch an Alaska air to Victoria BC at 11:10pm. I will only have carryon luggage. Do I have enough time for the connection. Alaska says yes, others say no. I also heard Alaska closes boarding 30 min before the flight.


    Alaska Airlines use Concourses A, C & D with corresponding gates, as well as Satellite North (N gates). Your ticket should indicate which gate you arrive at /depart from (as well as the overhead screens on arrival). If you are a domestic arrival at SEA, you can make it timewise. I suggest you open and click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, then scroll down beyond the map for all the details.


  • Nbi-Ams 8-25-2012 by DL Airline
    Aug 14, 2012
    Will be flying NBI-Ams-IAD/Dulles on Aug 25. Is it possible to know if departure gate and if i need to check in bags again? Please advice


    1. As a first order of business you need to find out if your Kenya departure airline will transfer your bags all the way to IAD. If not, you need to claim your bag and take it to the connecting airline counter to check it in again. 2. Also, find out about your airline's fees for each leg of your journey - depending on how much baggage you will take along (and if overweight)it could be more expensive than to ship your bags via freight carrier to your end destination. 3. You will need to go through passport check at 'non-Schengen' (foreign) line at AMS, go through customs and proceed to your connecting gate area. Open - then click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, and scroll down to the detailed text. (Do the same for Dulles Airport by opening ) - Departure & arrivals gates depend on the airlines used and your ticket and the overhead screens on arrivals at each airport will indicate your connecting airline flight and gate number.


  • Getting across from 2F to 2E!
    Aug 14, 2012
    Please explain How do I get across to Terminal 2E from 2F? Is it possible to walk across carrying luggage? Or shuttle bus?


    Oh, CDG - it takes Einstein to figure it out! First, T2 has satellites 2B, 2D & 2F on one side of the driveway and 2A, 2C & 2E on the opposite side. The common area, howeverm links halls 2C through 2F - therefore you should be able to claim your baggage on arrival, then check it in with your connecting airline and proceed to your gate (2F has gates 24-56) - unless your original airline will transfer your bags to your connecting one.


  • Time to walk from A47 to A75?
    Aug 18, 2012
    How long would it take me to walk from gate A47 (near the Express Tram Terminal Station) to gate A75 (near the Express Tram North Station)?


    There are moving sidewalks in Terminal A from end to end so it' takes less than 5 minutes to walk from gate 46 to 75.


    Many thanks, skiman2. I was very nervous about making a 45 minute connection from an incoming flight from MCI to an outgoing flight to BOS, but you have put my mind at rest! Greatly appreciated.


  • KLM International - AF Domestic connecti
    Aug 14, 2012
    In mid-October, US Citizens w/checked in luggage, economy KLM662 transfer to AF1241 with 75 minutes transfer time. Will KLM simply transfer luggage to AF directly or will we have to claim & go thru customs & re-checkin? Thanks.


    You need to contact KLM if it will make baggage transfers to Air France - if not you need to claim your bags on arrival and re-check them in with AF at their counter. I suggest you open - then click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, and scroll down to the detailed text regarding terminal layout and transfers.


  • Connecting flight time info
    Aug 13, 2012
    I'm unfamiliar with the IAD airport......I arrive at gate D8 at 2:18pm and need to make my way to gate A1C for a connecting flight to ORF at 3:01pm. It is my understanding that to get from the "D" gate to the "A" gate that I need to take a shuttle bus (since the Aerotrain does not run to the D gate). Question is, how often does the shuttle bus run back and forth between the "D" and "A" gates and more importantly, will have I have enough to get from D8 to A1C gate, with ONLY 40 minutes or so to spare? Thanks


    You should be able to make it within that time period: At IAD, you arrive at gate area D2-8, ; which is on the opposite side of the Shuttle bus stop; walk north, and after Starbucks (to the right, and past gates D9-11) make a right turn to the shuttle bus stop - follow signs. As to departure times they 'vary' according to the IAD map (probably according to incoming flights). The bus will arrive at gate A6, but I don't see a gate A1C on the map - must be simply A1 - close to A6.


  • Lufthansa to United
    Aug 13, 2012
    LH arrives at 1350 how long will it take to clear customs and board a UA flight to DEN? My husband is an older man with a heart condition can we arrange for a little trolley to pick him up and shuttle him down to UA? If so how do we do that? Thank you


    1. You should give LH notice 2 days before departure that you will need a wheelchair upon your arrival at IAH - if it is too late to do so, alert your flight attendant to make such arrangement. 2. Lufthansa arrives at Terminal D; you will be directed to the International Arrivals terminal, where you will go through customs & take the escalator down to Baggage Claim Level 1. From there you go through Exit Control and enter to the right the baggage recheck area (make sure that LH transfers your bags to UA connection - otherwise you need to take your bags to the connecting terminal and check them in at the UA counter) and straight out arrive at the International Arrivals Lobby, which has an escalator down to the Inter-Terminal Train to Terminals A, B & C. 3. United uses Terminals A, B C & E (where you need to go through security check before continuing on to your gate.) Your ticket and the overhead screens on arrival at IAH will indicate your gate number & departure time. You should count on gate-to-gate on a 1.5 hour transfer.


  • Distance between gates
    Aug 13, 2012
    I arrive in terminal 3 at gate B25 and connect to gate C38, how many minutes to walk from one to the other? I only have a 30 min connection time.


    YYZ has only one terminal with A, B, C & D gates. You arrive at the Center Concourse (gates B20-25 to the left, & gates C29-26 & 25A to the right of it). The current YYZ map does not show a gate C38 (D gates are D31-34 & D40-50). They may have added gate C38 but did not change their map yet. On arrival at YYZ you need to look at the overhead screens to find your connecting flight & departure time.


  • changing airlines and collectin baggage
    Aug 13, 2012
    i am coming in on southwest and flying out on delta. is there going to be complications collecting luggage and getting checked in on delta how much ground will i hav to cover


    At SLC you arrive via Southwest at Terminal 1, Concourse B (B gates). Your first order of business should be to find out if Southwest will transfer your bag to the Delta connecting flight - if not, you need to take your bag to the connecting terminal and check it in with Delta. Dta uss B, C, D & E gates (T1 has A&B gates, T2 has C gates for Delta only, and the International Terminal has D & E gates). Your ticket and the overhead screen on arrival will indicate gate number & time). The terminals are connected to each other and concourses and gates are easily reached from level 2. International arrivals: Unless you have gone through US customs clearance at participating airports in Canada and the Caribbean, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes).


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