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  • Canada/IAH/GCM connect PING -> ZAP
    Mar 12, 2013
    Zap, you seem to be quite knowledgeable so I'm hoping you can help me out. Looking through the forums, I think I've seen possible answers, but I wanted to pick your brain for my specific situation. Flying YVR - GCM via IAH with United. Arriving Term E, departing Term C. 37 minutes connection time. I'm certain this is a standard United flight that occurs every day, but this seems to be a VERY tight connection. Surely they don't expect us to get our bags, recheck them, and then go through Customs again in Houston do they? I'm hoping that since we clear US Customs in Vancouver that we will just have to get off plane in IAH, and proceed to the next gate to board the flight to GCM. Is this the case? Or will we have to wait for our bags, etc. Thanks in advance!


    Yes, if you preclear in YVR you don't have to go through immigration in IAH. It will be handled just like any domestic flight and could arrive into C or E (for example today's YVR-IAH flight arrived at C-35). Also since that flight leaves so early it is less likely to be delayed. Today it left 1 minute late and arrived 23 minutes early.


  • Connection time T1 to T2
    Mar 12, 2013
    Although a "legal" connection, is 43 min. adequate time to connect T1-T2?


    Yes, you can easily walk between anywhere in T1 and T2 within 15-20 minutes. However, it doesn't leave much margin for error in case of delays.


  • 12 hr stop over
    Mar 12, 2013
    I have a 12hr stop over in LA and then connecting on a flight to London. Will I be able to re-check my bags for the connecting flight as soon as I get to LAX (12 hrs before the flight)?


    You should be able to (unless perhaps someone from that airline has to be there and nobody is yet because their only flights are late in the day). If you're on American or United it should be fine, with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic it might be an issue. So, it depends what airline you're on and how much before their first flight you're coming in.


    Thanks! We're getting to LA on American and connecting to a BA flight so we will see.


  • Walking time between E and D
    Mar 12, 2013
    I will be flying United express UA5201 arriving at terminal B I will be leaving out of terminal E to Frankfurt on Lufthansa flight LH441. I have a 4.5 hour layover and wondering if its feasible to walk between D and E since there is more food and shopping at E.


    I suppose you could walk From TB to TE, however, it's easier to take the above-ground TerminaLink train, connecting TB with TC, & TD/TE inside security. As you get off the train at TD/TE, you find the ticketing area to the right; if you arrive by car or taxi at either of the two entrance doors, you see the ticket counters in front of you. This area also has an escalator to Level 1, International Arrivals, which has in the lobby a passenger greeting area. Once you get through security check on either side, you can proceed to the gate area.


    I was going to take the terminal link between B and D but when i actually get to D there isnt many things to do so is the walk between D and E feasible or should i just suck it up and stay at D


  • Connection time for flight from Edmonton
    Mar 11, 2013
    I am flying from Edmonton into Houston Terminal E and then onto Miami. All with United. The flight gets into Houston at 5:15 AM and the next leaves for Miami at 7:06 from terminal C I think. I know that US customs will be closed in Edmonton at that time of night so we will have to clear in Houston. Will that be enough time to clear customs and do we have to go through security again?


    The YEG-IAH redeye arrives into terminal E to clear customs. You have plenty of time, it should be pretty empty at that time (only other international flights that early are a few from South America).


    And yes, any time you go through US immigration you have to go through security again.


    Thanks! We will also have to pick up our luggage before going to customs, correct?




  • Fast bag drop spirit air
    Mar 11, 2013
    Where is the fast bag drop for Spriit at DTW?


    The North Terminal at DTW has a very simple layout and all the Spirit counters are located together, just look for the fast bag drop signs.


  • Connection time
    Mar 11, 2013
    I will travel with United on 16-Mar from Bogota to IAH and then SFO.(UA 1008 & 1257). Our layover is 1hr 10 min. Can we make the connection? As I travel with kid and need collect baggage ,go through customs. What terminal will the 2 flights be? thanks


    You will arrive in Terminal E. You will depart from Terminal C or E. 1 hour 10 mins is possible if there are no delays. If you miss your connection to SFO there are several later flights that you will be able to be re-booked on.


  • Buffalo Chicken Salad
    Mar 11, 2013
    Not bad for airport food. Filling. Plenty of chicken. Extra ranch. The lettuce was a little tired.


  • Can I make it in 38 mins?!
    Mar 11, 2013
    I'm arriving from Sioux Falls and I only have 38 mins connecting flight to San Francisco. My airline is United Airlines and I'm travelling international. I'm worried that I'm not going to make it. What are usually the gates for this flights?!


    If your first flight is on-time, yes it's possible to make a domestic connection at DEN in 38 mins but you'll have to hurry.


    Thanks for the information. It's my first time to travel by myself. I'm so worried.


  • Driving to STL-flying out on US Air
    Jun 4, 2013
    Best off site parking for low price with shuttle? Which concourse in Terminal 1 has the US Airways flights? A or C?


    I've never parked at STL so I can't help you with that, but US Airways operates from Concourse C.


    The airport operates A SuperPark shuttle with 4 lots labeled A,B,C,D. They range from $7.00 a day to $13.00 a day Wait times are short, and the drivers very helpful.


  • Great experence
    Mar 11, 2013
    Great food at a great price. Very friendly and fast service!


  • directions
    Mar 11, 2013
    I will be flying on a Delta flight DL1872 and arrive at terminal A20 at 8:04am but need to get to C45 before 9:36am whats the quickest way to that terminal?


    Just take the plane train between concourses. 1:32 is plenty of time.


  • American Domestic to Qantas -Australia
    Mar 11, 2013
    Arriving on a domestice flight from MCO to LAX and then connecting on Qantas to Australia. I'm seeing that American and Qantas are in the same terminal so will I have to go through screening again or am I set unless I venture into another terminal?


    Yes, if both of your flights are in the same terminal then you don't need to go through security again on your way there.


  • Brighton Collectibles
    Jan 17, 2014
    Terrible rip-off store. Do not shop there. I made the mistake and the merchandise broke right away. The store refused to help me. I had the product there and they saw the damage, and refused to replace with an identical item right there on their shelf. They had my $300 bucks so didn't lift a finger to help. Save your self a lot of money and shop somewhere that cares.


    Try contacting Brighton company directly and tell them the whole story. They may be able to resolve the issue with a replacement.


    I am sorry that you feel that our staff refused to help you in your quest. Our shop is well known for excellent, friendly customer service, a recognition of which we take great pride. When you were in the shop, they asked if you had a receipt for the purchase of your handbag, as all stores now require proof of purchase to replace such an expensive item. You told them that you did not have the receipt, at which time they informed you that without the receipt there was no proof of when you bought the bag and they could not exchange it for another one in the shop. At the time of your visit you were also informed that it is a Brighton Collectibles policy and that if there is a problem, handbags are covered by a 2 year warranty wherein they will repair or replace the bag for any issues with quality or workmanship. I hope that you are able to locate your receipt so that you can send your bag in to Brighton for repair within their warranty specifications.


    I know I would never shop at a store with these policies. Thanks for confirming where to avoid spending money.


  • Are times accurate given the sequester?
    Mar 19, 2013
    Are the less than 5 mins wait times accurate for post-TSA cuts?


    Those things aren't updated very regularly - it really depends on what terminal and what time of day.


    Just an update, I was at ORD on Friday and things seemed perfectly normal.


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