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  • connection time
    Sep 17, 2012
    if i arrive in philadelphia from england uk and am on a connecting flight to charlotte -will 1 hr 35 be enough time for me to get through security etc on or around 19th october


    All international arrivals need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance, and (if proceeding with journey) re-check-in bags. Do make sure your first airline will transfer bags to the connecting airline's flight - if not you need to take your bag and check it in at the connecting terminal. Open and click on 'Terminal Map' - then scroll down to the text to find your arriving and departing terminal and how to connect.


  • Is there time to make connecting flight?
    Sep 16, 2012
    On 20 Oct we are flying Delta Flt 1969 to Detroit Connecting with Delta Flt 2048 to NYC LaGuardia. We have approx 50 minutes Between flights. Is that enough time?


    Delta uses the McNamara Terminal, which has Concourses & corresponding gates A, B & C. Your ticket and the overhead screens on arrival at DTW will indicate flight number & gate. This is the concourse layout: Concourse A, reached from level 2, has 1.5 miles of moving walkways . Additionally, the Express Tram stops at the South station near gate A11, the Terminal station in the center near the water feature, and the North station near gate A67. Concourse A has to the left gates A38-A1; to the right gates A40-78, and at its center the tunnel connecting to Concourse B to the left and Concourse C to the right. Concourse B at right has gates B1-21on opposite sides. Concourse C at left has C1 through C43 on opposite sides. An elevator between Concourses B & C leads to the Lower Level gates C1 to C7. 50 mins will suffice for transfer.


  • Terminal A to Terminal C
    Sep 23, 2012
    Later in Oct I will arrive at KEWR TA on UAL from Halifax, NS Canada and have 1 hour with my wife and 4 kids to get to a UAL flight in TC to Vegas. What's the best way to transfer, to avoid security if possible?


    At YHZ Halifax Airport, make sure you go through US customs clearance. On arrival at EWR, you may either stay at Terminal A or will have to transfer to Terminal C (United uses both terminals for specific domestic flights. To connect you can take the AirTrain (serving pre-security, non-sterile areas of all terminals and free within the Airport) and get off at your connecting terminal within minutes - or you can also take the shuttle bus from TA to TC, however to get to your connecting gate you need to go through security check first. You have enough time.


    Thanks for your help. I read in several places that UA's shuttle service operated between terminals post-security to avoid the security checks again.


  • connection
    Sep 16, 2012
    I arrive from Israel at 4:40 pm and need to make a 6:30 pm flight to Raleigh on USAir. Is it doable?


    All international arrivals come in at Terminal B of EWR Airport; thereafter they need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs & re-check-in bags. However, if your Israel flight is with a different airline, make sure it will transfer your bags to US Airways - if not, you need to take your bags along to Terminal A, the domestic terminal & check them in with US Airways - TA can be reached by the AirTrain at pre-security (follow signs) within minutes, but you need to go through security check at TA before proceeding to your gate. Your time is adequate.


  • Concourse A to third level parking
    Sep 15, 2012
    How do you get from Concourse A to the parking garage to catch a taxi


    From Concourse A you need to get to the Main Terminal's ticketing level: The ticket counters 1 to 6 correspond to the skybridge numbers leading to the parking garage.


  • honolulu to london
    Sep 15, 2012
    we have 95 mins gap between arrival at LAX from HNL into Terminal 2 (Hawaiin Airlines) and connecting flight from Terminal B to LHR (British Arways). We are a family of 5 and I have been told subsequently that it is tight - we cammot change our tickets. As we are British will it take longer to connect? Will we make it? How much time could we save if we only have carry ons? Why do we have to collect our bags in between flights? I am panicking even though the flight is not until next July. Please help.


    Since you are considered a domestic arrival at LAX (only on your return from UK you will be an international arrival & need to go through customs procedure) you can immediately head to the Terminal 2 exit and take 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. Your next stops will be T3, and around the corner to TB (by that time the new Bradley terminal (TB or TBIT) should be completed, being built behind the present one). You simply enter TB and pass security check and you are on to your gate. As to baggage: You need to find out if Hawaiian is transferring your checked bags to British airlines; also check their 'baggage' or 'luggage' listing for their pricing of each bag (which constantly changes). Review their freight rules and charges for comparison. As a general rule, airlines charge a set amount for each of the first 2 bags, not over 50 lbs, with higher charges for each following bag. Note that if Hawaiian does not forward bags to British airlines, you would need to take along your bags and re-check them in at TB. Even with that scenario, you should be able to make your connection on time.


  • baggage pick up
    Sep 15, 2012
    i am meeting my son who is arriving at terminal E. Does he go to termainal C to pick up baggage?


    If you arrive by car at IAH, note that the access road passes first Terminals D & C, which are connected, followed by Terminals B & A, the road then makes a turn and passes the south side of Terminals A, B & C, and then gets to Terminal E, which connects to Terminal D located on the opposite side. Terminal E includes Federal Inspection. Meet your son at TE, level 1, in the lobby, which has a passenger greeting area. NOTE: IAH also has a Cell Phone Lot ('Passenger Pickup Lot')--stay with your vehicle until your party has gathered luggage and calls you to be picked up at the curb. To access the lot, whether you're approaching the airport using John F. Kennedy Boulevard or Will Clayton Parkway, just follow the purple signs to the entrance.


  • Connecting flight
    Oct 17, 2012
    Is one hour long enough to make a connecting flight on AA from LIT to CDG? Do the bags check all the way through or do I have to pick them up and take them to international scty?


    You most likely arrive at ORD Airport at the domestic Terminal 3, and depart from its international Terminal 5. The ATS shuttle train runs every few minutes between Terminal 5's ATS level the and domestic terminals 1, 2 & 3. At Terminal 5, Concourse M with M gates wraps around the concessions Court to the left (gates M12-M21) and to the right (gates M7-M1), and extends northward in the center to gates M8-M11 (prepare yourself for long walks from check-in to gates). AA will transfer bags to connecting flight. You have enough time.


    Actually, you will both arrive and depart from Terminal 3 on your outbound journey to CDG. On the return, you will have to go from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3. All AA flights (domestic and international) depart from Terminal 3.


  • Gate for Lufthansa to Rio de Janeiro
    Sep 14, 2012
    Hi, I am going to fly to Rio de Janeiro by Lufthansa on 17th of December from Delhi. I will land at FIA at 7 am. I have 3 hours of transition at the Frankfurt International Airport (FIA). Which gate should I go for departure to Rio?


    At FRA on arrival you need to go through non-Schengen (foreign) passport check. Lufthansa uses Concourses A & B of Terminal 1. (A gates were temporarily renumbered to Z gates 11-25 due to ongoing construction there); B gates remain B gates - On arrival look at overhead screens to find your flight number and gate. The SkyLine trains leave every 2-3 minutes, stopping at T1's Concourses A & B. You have plenty of time.


  • Arriving Term. 3 need to get to C gate
    Sep 14, 2012
    Arriving at Terminal 3 & need to get to Terminal 1 C gates. HOw do I do this?


    As an international arrival at Las Vegas Airport's new Terminal 3, you will need to go through passport check, pick up your bags and go through customs clearance - then re-check-in your bags (unless you arrive from an Airport with US Customs clearance). Thereafter, underground tram connects to the nearby Satellite Concourse D with 45 gates within seconds, to Concourse C which uses a tram for its long gates - overhead signs will guide you.


  • Terminal
    Sep 14, 2012
    How much time does it take to get from Terminal B to Terminal E? The time between arrival and departure is 46 minutes? Thanks for your help.


    On arrival at IAH at gateway to gates B76 to B83A, is, adjacent thereto, the entrance to the TerminaLink train station' while gateway to Gates B84-88 has a connection to C, D & E gates. Follow signs and hurry.


  • enough time to catch connecting flight?
    Sep 14, 2012
    We are arriving in December from Amsterdam (US 799, at 15.50) and have a connecting flight to San Juan (US 741, at 17.55) and are worried if we can make it in just 2h 5min through immigration, baggage claim, customs, re-checking luggage (where?), getting boarding passes (transfer desk or directly at the new gate?). Can anyone tell which waiting times we wiill have to expect and if we have to be concerened abobut getting our connecting flight?


    Two hours transfer time should suffice - unless you travel during Christmas time. Normal customs clearance/baggage claim re-check should not be more than 50 mins. You need not do anything else thereafter, but proceed to your connecting gate (watch the overhead screens), as you use the same Airline for both legs of your journey and you bags will be transferred.


    so we ARE travelling during Christmas time (Dec 25 or Dec 26) :-( - how long do you think it might take in the worst case and will we get our flight even though?


  • Layover - Transition time Terminal B / C
    Sep 14, 2012
    I'm arriving on United, connecting to an American flight. Is 1.5 hours sufficient time to make my connection?


    On arrival at DEN, international arrivals go through FIS & US Customs at the north end of the Main Terminal at Level 5, where they need to retrieve their checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if connecting to another flight, take the AGTS underground train to their departure gate area. Make sure United transfers bag to American flight - if not you need to re-check-in bags with American. If you are a domestic arrival use the nderground AGTS running continuously between the Concourses, with gates on either side (starting past the two central security screening areas and taking 5 minutes for each stop). Either way, you have enough time.


  • int'l-to-domestic flight/security
    Sep 13, 2012
    I'm returning to ORD from Paris and have a domestic connection on the same airline (AA). Will I need to clear security again to make the domestic flight? This impacts what I may buy duty-free before leaving Paris.


    On arrival at ORD (Terminal 5)you 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 train to your connecting Terminal 3, which has Concourse G (gates G1A-G21 and on the lower level gates G13-G15); Concourse H (gates H1-H18; Concourse K (gates K1-K17); and Concourse L (gates L1-L10). You will need to fill out a customs declaration form. Concourse H has gates H1-H18, with a Rebooking Center near gate H7. Between Concourses H & K is the Admirals Club. Concourse K with gates K1-K17 has a Rebooking Center at gate K10A and the Flagship Lounge near K16. Concourse L has gates L1-L10 but no airline lounges. (for Virgin America, Spirit, JetBlue, Air Choice One and American airlines) . 2.Passengers transferring from O'Hare's International Terminal to any of the Domestic Terminals: After exiting the Federal Inspection and luggage re-check areas, proceed up one level to the Airport Transit System where you can easily connect to either terminals 1, 2 or 3 for domestic flights. A free shuttle train running every few minutes can take you there. 3. The ATS shuttle train runs every few minutes between Terminal 5's ATS level the and domestic terminals 1, 2 & 3.


    (Reply by thsep12) On arrival at ORD (Terminal 5)you 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 train to your connecting Terminal 3, which has Concourse G (gates G1A-G21 and on the lower level gates G13-G15); Concourse H (gates H1-H18; Concourse K (gates K1-K17); and Concourse L (gates L1-L10). You will need to fill out a customs declaration form.


  • Transfer from 2c to 2f
    Sep 15, 2012
    Im arriving with a mutli entry schengen visa issued by french embassy to CDG at 0940am. I want to travel to amsterdam for 2 days the same day when i arrive cdg, before returning to my commitments in france. On arrival at 2c, do I need to go through immigrations and customs? and if so how long does it take to clear these and make my way to 2f where my flight will leave at 1140am. Any important instructions are welcome! Thanks for your help !


    At CDG, on arrival you will not have to go through non-Schengen passport control. Note that the common area (pre-security) links Terminals 2C, 2D & 2F. You have enough time to walk over to 2F.


    Thanks for the reply. So, when I arrive in 2c at CDG I should not go thru customs, just instead board the flight from 2f, travel to amsterdam, go through immigration there and return to CDG paris 2 days later and for the 1st time go through immigration to enter france. Passport control and immigration is the same thing right ? Thanks for your reply.


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