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  • where do I go? Is it enough time?
    Jun 23, 2013
    I arrive at Newark from Spain at 2:15PM in terminal B and I have a connecting flight in Terminal C at 4PM, both with United. I will have to go through customs and all that and switch terminals and go through security again, is that enough time? I also do not know where the airtrain is located, can anyone tell me what it is near or how to get there from the gates in Terminal B? Finally, if I do miss my flight, what will happen? I'm very worried I'm going to miss my flight!


    It should be enough time. The Airtrain is fairly obvious and operates on the non-secure side. I you miss your connection you will be rebooked on a later flight to your destination, if there is one. If so you will be rebooked the next day.


  • Where is the Airtrain
    Jun 23, 2013
    Hello, I will be arriving at Terminal B and need to get to Terminal C without much time. Can you tell me what gate number the airtrain is near to or anything like that? From the gate that I arrive at, will I need to go up or down any escalators or anything to get on the airtrain? Thank you!


    The Airtrain does not operate on the secure side, so it is not near "gates". However, United does operate a secure side shuttle from the base of the B3 satellite to near C71. http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/airport/maps/ewr.aspx


    do you think it would be faster to take the shuttle than the airtrain?


    If your arrival in Terminal B is domestic, the shuttle. If your arrival is international and you'll have to go through security again anyway, take the AirTrain.


  • Connecting Flight - enough time?
    Jun 22, 2013
    I'm flying from Bari to Rome on Alitalia arriving at 7:55am. My departing flight to JFK on AA is now at 9:50am (moved up from 11:40am). I need to check a bag. Will I be able to make this connection?


    Just realized that I arrive in Terminal 1 and my departing flight is out of Terminal 5 - so I assume I need to take a bus? Is that the quickest option?


    Yes, that's your only option. If your first flight is on-time you should be OK.


    Thank you.. I was checking and today the AA flight departed from Terminal 3 (not 5). Maybe they arrive in 5 & depart from 3. So I'm hoping that is the case when we leave.


    It's the other way around - you have to go to Terminal 5 to go through security. Then you are bussed to Terminal 3 where the aircraft is. When you arrive you are processed in terminal 3. Read this: http://www.roninrome.com/%20transportation/where-to-meet-at-fco


  • Where
    Jun 22, 2013
    Ticket states terminal 1. Is that a concourse?


    CLT has only one terminal with Concourses A - E; I suggest you open www.ifly.com/clt then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'MAPS & DIRECTIONS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Connecting to Croatia Airlines
    Jun 22, 2013
    Hi. We only have 50 minutes to change from our flight on American Airlines to get to Croatia Airlines. Is this possible?


    Your first concern is to find out whether American is transferring bags to Croatia airline flight; if not you need to claim your bags & re-check them in with Croatia. On arrival you go through passport check at Area A. Croatia is most likely at Terminal 1, Concourse A. 50 mins. is very tight.


  • metro
    Jun 21, 2013
    How do you get from the metrolink station to the terminal


    It depends what airline you are taking. There is an Lambert-East stop that you use if you are flying Southwest or Airtran and a Lambert-Main stop that you use if you are taking another airline. Both are located very close to their respective terminals.


  • First time in Europe - Surprising my boys!
    Jun 21, 2013
    I am arriving on AA in Terminal 5 and am surprising my boys and meeting them off their Iberia/Vueling flight which lands in Terminal 3. Where can I meet them so it will be a total surprise without having to call them? Also, what should I do with a 5 hour layover?


    Actually, no flights arrive in Terminal 5 - it is departures only. You will arrive in Terminal 3. I think you will probably have a hard time finding them without having a meeting place. Terminal 3 is a big place. Here is a good writeup - http://www.roninrome.com/%20transportation/where-to-meet-at-fco


  • domestic to international
    Jun 21, 2013
    Hello,my family (hubby,myself,1 kid) are flying july 4, 2013 from IAH-HKG, connecting @ ORD, but only 48 min connection time between ORD to HKG. We are flying United. Is this enough time coming from domestic to international? Not sure what gates will be used. Thanks for the input!


    Both gates will be in Terminal 1. If your first flight is on-time you will have enough time.


  • Montreal-DTW-NRT
    Jul 2, 2013
    I will be flying from Montreal YUL to Taipei TPE with two transfers in DTW and NRT at the end of July. I'm flying Delta, but for the YUL-DTW flight, I can choose between Chautauqua or Pinnacle, departing 2 hours apart. It will then be a Delta 747 flight to Tokyo. My questions are: 1. Will I be arriving at the same terminal, whether I choose Chautauqua or Pinnacle? 2. Where do I need to go next to catch my flight to Tokyo? 3. Do I have to get my bags and check them in again or will they be transfered until I reach Taipei if all flights are booked through Delta? 4. Will I have to go through customs in Detroit or will I be going through them in Montreal? 5. I'll either have 2h30 or 4h30 layover depending on the time I leave YUL. Is 2h30 enough? 4h30 seems too much. Thanks for your help. This will be my first International flight.


    Yes, the Chautauqua and Pinnacle flights are both Delta Connection and both will arrive in the same part of the McNamara Terminal (the B or C concourse). Your Tokyo flight will depart from the center of the A concourse in the McNamara terminal. There's a short underground tunnel between the two concourses. You will preclear US Immigration in Montreal. You will not have to touch your baggage after that until you get to Taipei. 2:30 should be enough time.


    Wow! That was fast! Thank you so much :)


    I cannot tell you where either Chautauqua or Pinnacle will arrive at Detroit Metro Airport - it could be at the McNamara Terminal, which has Concourses A, B & C (with corresponding gate numbers), or at the North Terminal, which has D gates. If Arriving at North Terminal, you would need to take the shuttle bus running every 10 mins and taking about 7 mins. Find out whether either of the two airlines will transfer bags to your Delta connection at McNamara Terminal; if not, you need to take your bag & check it in with Delta before proceeding to go through security check and on to your gate. You will arrive at DTW as a domestic arrival, as you will go through U.S. customs clearance in Montreal. 2.5 hrs should suffice. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dtw, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'MAPS & DIRECTIONS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Disregard anything FRJUn said about the north terminal - your flights will all be in the McNamara terminal.


    One last thing concerning that flight. I booked it this morning and before I booked, they were asking on Delta's website that I choose 3 seats, one YUL-DTW, one DTW-NRT and one in NRT-TPE. However, when I proceeded with the booking, they only made me choose a seat in YUL and in DTW. It's Delta 275 from DTW-NRT and NRT-TPE. Should I assume that I will be staying on the plane during the 90 minute layover in NRT before heading to TPE? I've been reading other comments on websites about such situations and some people say that you stay on the plane and are allowed to change seats after everyone who stays in NRT has gotten off. Other say that with 90 minute layover, the crew might ask us to get off the plane and stay in the terminal to come back after they cleaned up. Is there a chance that I will be changing planes even if they only made me choose one seat? Any chance they will ask us to stay on the plane for a 90 min layover? Are we really allowed to change seats? What about the people who get on the plane, didn't they have reservations made? I'm confused. Thanks for your help!


    You may either stay on the plane or get off the plane and stay in the gate area. There's a slight chance they might have to swap you to a different plane because of a mechanical problem - in that case they would either use another plane of the same type and your seat would remain the same, or if they had to swap in a different type, they would give you a new seat assignment. People say that you can move seats because the NRT-TPE flight is not usually very full.


  • Security check from Terminal 8 to 7
    Jun 21, 2013
    I am arriving in Terminal 8 (AA) and I need to get to Terminal 7 to catch a (United) flight. I have about 50mins. Can I walk? Do I have to clear security when I enter Terminal 7? I will not have any checked bags.


    It's not feasible to walk between the terminals. You need to take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train one stop over to T7. Yes, you will have to go through security again. You'll have to hurry. Make sure you check in for your United flight online before you leave on your American flight. If you wait until you get to T7, you will have missed the check-in cutoff.


  • Connecting to terminal 1 to terminal 2
    Jun 21, 2013
    I'm flying into ORD on Saturday morning. I need to get to terminal 2 for my connection. How long will it take us to get there? I'm in a wheelchair and we are working with an hour and half connection time


    With the wheelchair assistance it should take about 20-30 minutes.


  • TEL AVIV TO SAN ANTONIO (via Newark and Houston)
    Jun 23, 2013
    I am flying into Newark from Tel Aviv and as of now only have a 43 minute layover with United. Both flights are in terminal C, but I know I will have to go through immigration, customs, and security. I originally had a longer layover but the flight was cancelled and United booked this one in its place. I called to inquire about the short layover and the United representative said that it was considered a valid layover since it is in the same terminal. Is this reasonable? Will I be able to make my flight to Houston? If I miss my flight the next one will put me in Houston past the departure time for my flight to San Antonio, the last flight of the day to my final destination. I asked if there were other connections from Newark to San Antonio and the representative answered that Houston was the only option. Suggestions?


    No, it's not enough time. Since there was an involuntary schedule change you can be rebooked without a change fee. Call back and ask for that. However, she is right in that there are no other options with that get you into SAT that day. Your only option would be to request a change to the overnight TLV-EWR flight the previous night, which gets into EWR at about 5 AM, then take the EWR-SAT Nonstop which leaves at about 4 PM. I would suggest either doing this, going with the original itinerary they rebooked you on and hope the flight is early and you make the connection, with the knowledge you'll end up stuck in Newark or Houston. Or just ask to be rebooked on the later Newark-Houston flight and book a hotel room in Houston and fly to San Antonio the next morning. You'll be tired anyway. They're telling you it's a valid connection because after the schedule change, they don't really have anything better to offer.


    I looked at United flights from TLV to SAT and saw that there is a connection from Newark to San Antonio via Cleveland.The layover would be an hour and 18 mins. in Newark. Is that doable?


    It's not much better, but it's better. You could ask for that.


  • Enough time for connecting flights
    Jun 21, 2013
    Arriving at terminal 7 from Los Angeles on United departing from terminal 7 to Frankfurt Germany on United I have one hour 40 minutes is that enough time


    Lufthansa uses terminal 1, not Terminal 7. You'll have to take the AirTrain between terminals and hurry.


    Thank you for your response, I have one hour and 49 minutes you're saying this not enough time? Also, do I have to cliam and recheck my luggage?


    That should be enough time. If your tickets were bought on one reservation you should not have to claim and re-check your bags.


    Thank you...


  • Long wait times at SEATAC TSA Security this week
    Jun 20, 2013
    TSA Security lines at SEATAC airport have been reported to be over one hour this week of June 16, 2013


  • Connecting flight
    Jun 22, 2013
    Hi, in the next few days, I will have an Alitalia flight from Florence which will arrive at Terminal 1 at 8.05 and at 9.40 am after I will have to Terminal 5 flight to Atlanta (Delta Airlines in collaboration with Alitalia). How will I get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5? Or will I have to go directly to Gates G? 1 hour and a half I will be enough? Thanks


    You have to take a bus from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5. You will have to hope your first flight is on-time. At least Alitalia will transfer your bags for you.


    I have almost the exact same connection times. Arrive terminal 1 at 8:00am and depart Terminal 5 at 9:50am. Did you make your flight? Did you change bags? Did Alitalia check your bags through?


    Not yet.... Yes Alitalia will check my bags and i will receive to Atlanta... I am sure of this!! Have a nice trip!!


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