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  • Enough time for interconnecting flight to Orlando?
    May 7, 2014
    Hi! We are a family of 4 travelling from London Heathrow via American Airlines to Miami on 22nd May. We have 2 hours and 10 minutes (if the flight is on time) to get our interconnecting flight to Orlando (also American Airlines). Is this enough time as I have heard many horror stories about immigration and baggage queues, etc. at Miami. I was wondering whether we should try and switch to the later Orlando flight which would give us 4 and a half hours in between flights. Also, are there any suggestions to speed things up? We booked the flights all at the same time if this makes any difference. Many thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Immigration at MIA is much improved over the past.


    May 7, 2014
    I have an inbound flight with Delta from beijing to spokane wa via Seattle. Is 1 hr 30 mins layover going to be enough time to make my connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will clear immigration in the S satellite. However, as Delta does not fly from Seattle to Spokane, your flight to Spokane is likely operated by Alaska Airlines. As such after clearing immigration you will have to take an underground train to your departure concourse.


  • Possible to meet family members between transfers
    May 7, 2014
    I am flying from Dubai to Toronto wth a transfer in JFK. I will have to transfer from Terminal 4 to Terminal 7 to board the flight to Toronto. I have family in NYC, if they come to the airport, will I be able to hang out with them between transferring terminals?


    Yes, you could meet them outside security in Terminal 4 and they could ride the AirTrain with you to Terminal 7.


    Thank you!


  • Terminal A to C - one hour connecting time
    May 8, 2014
    Planning to fly Southwest from OAK to DEN on Friday morning arriving at 9:25am, one hour layover to AirTran to Cancun departing at 10:25am. I believe I have to get from terminal A to C. Is one hour cutting too close?


    *will not have checked luggage Thank you!!


    You will arrive in concourse C and likely depart from A (although you may also depart from C). All concourses are connected inside security by an underground train. If your first flight is on-time you should have plenty of time.


    Great! Thank you for the information!


  • Can I Make It???
    May 7, 2014
    I arrive in houston at 11:51pm from Newark in Terminal C. Will i make my connecting flight at Terminal D at 1:00am?


    tight connection .. take the "terminal-link" train (above ground, within security) to go from "C" to "D". Do not take the underground train - slow & outside security.


    Could I run to terminal D?


    Yes, you could run as well, but you should have plenty of time if you purchased your flights together and United is able to check your bags through to your second flight in Newark.


    I'm flying from Richmond to Newark on United, then Newark to Houston on United, then Houston to Beijing on Air China.


    Yes, in that case United should check your bags through to Beijing in Richmond and you won't have to do anything with them in Newark or Houston.


  • International to domestic
    May 8, 2014
    I'm arriving in JFK terminal 1 from Frankfurt (Lufthansa) at 13:00. Than I have a separate flight to Atlanta (Delta) at 16:59 from terminal 2. Will I have enough time to go through immigration and reclaim my baggage?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You can even check in for your Delta flight online before you leave Europe.


    Thank you!!


  • Do I have enough time
    May 6, 2014
    Flight arriving at 8:07 (Delta 1357) Next one leaves at 8:37 (Delta 4056/Endeavor Air) Is that enough time?


    It is enough time but it leaves very little time for delays. You will arrive in the A concourse and likely depart from the B/C concourse, which are connected by an underground tunnel inside security.


    Thank you! I will wear my running shoes.


  • food
    May 6, 2014
    great food. best in the Airport


  • SLC to LAS to the UK
    May 6, 2014
    I am flying into LAS from SLC arriving at Terminal 1. I have 2 hours until my Virgin Atlantic flight to Manchester, UK leaving from Terminal 3. From what I understand I can catch a tram from Concourse D directly to T3 without going through security again. Is this right? Thanks


    Yes, that is correct.


    At LAS, Satellite Concourse D of Terminal 1 - with gates D1-D59 in an X layout has at its center an escalator/ elevator down to the underground D tram, connecting both Terminals 1 & 3 within seconds. no security check needed.


  • International to international
    May 5, 2014
    Hello, i am flying from Mexico City to Vancouver via Denver (with a layover of 1h 21m.) Both flights are operated by United. Do I have enough time? Do I need to claim my bags and re-check them, or United will transfer them internally from one airplane to another? Thanks!


    It should be enough time but doesn't leave much room for any delays. Yes, you will have to claim your bags after immigration, go through customs, and then re-check them with United.


  • UA express (7 or 8) to TBIT
    May 5, 2014
    UA have changed our flight from TUS to LAX so that a 'satisfying' connection time of 4+ hrs to get a LH flight is now only 1 hr 40 mins. We have to go through Security again, which is our big worry...lavish afternoon (3:40-5:20pm) on a Thursday afternoon! Should I try to get much earlier flight out of Phoenix? Help/advice please. Thanks.


    If your first flight is on-time you should be OK. Your bags should be checked through and you should get your LH boarding pass in TUS. All you have to do is run to the TBIT and go through security, which is usually not that bad.


  • Switching terminals and security question?
    May 5, 2014
    Hi, my wife and I have Delta sky lounge usage (terminal B) but are flying to Shannon out of Newark in terminal C. We have a four hour 20 minute layover once we arrive at Newark from Detroit and would like to go to terminal B to the Delta lounge. Is this possible? If so, do we have to go through security again?


    May 5, 2014
    On 28th July, i will be flying from HKG to ORD with CX, arriving at 13:50. the connecting UA flight to Raleigh/Durham departs at 16:18. I am travelling with British passport. It's a friday afternoon. Will i have enough time to make the connection? the 2 flights are booked separately so i am worried that i cant make the connection! but the late night flight out ORD to RDU is too expensive


    You should have enough time. You will have to take your bag with you on the ATS train to Terminal 1 and check it there (including paying a bag fee). However, it doesn't hurt to ask in Hong Kong if the can check your bag through to RDU as Cathay and United do have an Interline baggage agreement. If they can then you can re-check your bag in Terminal 5 after customs.


    thanks very much. just worried about the queues for passport control for international visitors. What if i missed the connection? my ticket is non-refundable class. is there any chance that UA will allow me to board the next flight to RDU if they have seats left? thanks very much


    Yes, they generally would allow you to stand by for a later flight.


  • 2hr connection
    May 17, 2014
    I will arrive SEA by ANA and transfer to Southwest for Denver on a Sunday. Is 2 hr transfer time enough?


    It will be very difficult as SEA immigration has become quite crowded and you will have to take your bag to the main terminal to re-check it with Southwest as Southwest does not have interline baggage agreements.


    Thanks. What about 3 hrs, which I have another choice, but cost another $200 more per ticket.


    3 hrs should work. Have you looked at flights on United? If you book a United flight you can just drop your bag at re-check since ANA and United are both in Star Alliance. Alaska and Frontier also fly from SEA to DEN.


    Hi Zap, thanks for helping out. My finalized trip is as follow: arr by ANA at 1115 hrs and have 2 option to Tulsa. 1410 hrs flight to Tulsa (same plane) or 1505 hrs flight to Tulsa (change plane), boy Southwest. 1505 hrs give ample time for any delay by ANA while the 1410 hrs is same plane service to tulsa. Which flight will you recommend?


    Either one should work. Sorry I didn't see your question earlier.


    Thanks Zap. I have booked the 1410 flight and pack all into a hand carry bag. So no check in luggage. Can you advice me the direction after disembarking the plane from Narita?


  • International arrival to MIA
    May 4, 2014
    I'm coming in on BA from London. Is 2 1/2 hours enough time to make it through customs and make connection to TLH?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


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