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  • Connections
    Mar 19, 2015
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    Hi, In August I will be travelling to Domincan Republic from London Heathrow with 2 connections in Philladelphia and Miami. The transfer times are 1hr 55 for PHL and 2.5 hrs in Miami. Is this enough time in each? Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time for both. In Philadelphia you will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. In Miami all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • SEA-DFW-BZE and Return
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    (1) I have an Alaska Airlines flilght from SEA to DFW with a 1 hour layover time before catching an American Airline flight to BZE. Will that be enough time both to make connections and to get baggage transferred? (2) On return, I have an American Airline flight from BZE to DFW with a i hour 28 minute layover before catching an American Airline flight from DFW to SEA. Will that be enough time to go though customs in DFW, transfer luggage and make the connection to SEA? Thanks!

     

    On the way there that should be enough time. You just have to take the AirTrain from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal D. On the return it will be very difficult. That is 2 minutes below the minimum time and many people are reporting that recently even 90 minutes has been insufficient for International to Domestic connections at DFW during peak periods.

     

  • YVR EWR BCL
    Mar 19, 2015
    2
    Is 1 hour 25 minutes adequate to transfer in Newark from Air Canada arriving from Vancouver to Lufthansa operated by United departing for Barcelona?

     

    That should barely be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver. You need to take the AirTrain from Terminal A to Terminal C and go through security. Your bags will be transferred automatically.

     

    Thanks - that's more or less what I expected

     

  • Alaska ->American SEA ORD Shop?
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    Arriving Alaska 6:34 pm ORD - depart American 9:10 pm, teenage son would like to spend time at new mall 17-10 min from airport. 1 - Does Alaska transfer checked baggage directly to American flight? 2 - Does 2-1/2 hours allow safe time to check out mall?

     

    If you purchased your tickets together then your bags will be checked through to American. 2.5 hours is enough time to get to the Rosemont mall but realistically leaves you very little time there, since its close to 30 minutes journey each way and you will have to go through security when you return.

     

  • 30 minute connection- is it possible?
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    I will be arriving from SFO with a 30 minute connection at SEA to HND. I talked to a DeltaAssist rep on Twitter and she said it would be enough time. I see that traditionally the flight arrives to gate S4 and the next flight departs from S8. Community- what do you think? Is this doable? Would it be unwise to check a bag? Thank you!

     

    Yes, that would be enough time if the first flight is on-time.

     

  • Connecting Flight
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    I arrive Terminal C and have 45 mins to connect to my departing flight in Terminal A. Is it possible to go from terminal C to A without having to go through security? How long does this typically take?

     

    United does run a shuttle bus inside security between C and A, but it could take up to 20 minutes, so your first flight better be on-time if you have a chance of making your connection.

     

  • Go outside and recheck in again?
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    Hi, My parents will arrival Lax international terminal from Hong Kong. They will need to connect a fly from LAX to Las Vegas thru American Airline. I believed it's in Terminal 4. After they clear the custom do they need to go outside (exit) to go to terminal 4 to recheck in again or if there is sign for all connecting flights after custom? So they do not need to go out?

     

    There is a sign for all connecting flights after customs - it leads to where they can re-check their bags. However, after doing that they will have to briefly go outside for the short walk to Terminal 4 where they will go through security and to their departure gate.

     

  • International to Domestic transfer in 40 minutes??
    Mar 19, 2015
    2
    United just dropped my originally scheduled EWR to BWI flight after I return from Dublin. The newly assigned flight (on a puddle-jumper) departs 40 minutes after the scheduled landing time on the flight from DUB. I think this is all but impossible to do taking into account customs, different terminal, etc. Am I missing something?

     

    Yes, you are missing something. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do in Newark is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Tahnk you, ZAP! I feel better about that now...........

     

  • TERMINAL 1 TO TERMINAL 3 IN 1 HOUR
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    I am arriving at FCO with an Alitalia flight at terminal 1 and i have to catch a flight with Delta airlines to JFK at terminal 3 gate 13. I have booked it as one ticket. Is it an hour enough?

     

    That should be barely enough time to get through Schengen Exit passport control and security. You will also have to check with the Delta gate agent when you arrive at your gate since.

     

  • Connection timing
    Mar 19, 2015
    2
    Arriving at JFK from Cle with a 3 hour layover and departure to Oslo. Separate tickets. Will there be enough time to collect baggage and transfer terminals? Is there an "outbound customs" that we will need to go through?! Thanks!

     

    No, there is no outbound customs. 3 hours should be enough time.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • connecting flight
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    Im flying from London Heathrow into IAD on a connecting flight to Orlando, What is the procedure When landing in IAD, Will I have to pick up my bags and check in again?

     

    Assuming both flights are on United, you will arrive in the C/D concourse, go through US Immigration in the facility there, then claim your bags, go through US Customs, then go through security and to your departure gate which will also be in the C/D concourse.

     

  • LAS - DFW - CAN
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    Hi, we are travelling from Las Vegas to Cancun and have a change in Dallas Fort Worth. We arrive from Las Vegas at 12:47 and depart for cancun at 13:30. Will this be enough time? We have 43 minutes. Will we have to recollect our luggage and check it in again or will it be automatically done? Also - can I prebook my luggage with American airlines or do I pay at the airport when we check in? Many Thanks!

     

    First of all CAN is Guangzhou, China. Cancun is CUN. Secondly, on your way to Cancun you do not have to do anything with your bags in Dallas, just take the Skylink train from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal D. You should barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time. You can pay for your bags at time of check in online.

     

  • Customs and baggage
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    My daughter is coming into Newark from Stockholm with a baby. She is flying Continental and her connecting flight is also Continental. She will be coming into terminal C. After Customs does she need to get her bags and re-check them? If she's still in a Continental flight to Palm Beach I am hoping she doesn't. She has a 1:35 minute time frame. Thank you.

     

    Continental Airlines no longer exists. It is called United Airlines and has been for the past 3 years. Yes, upon arrival in Newark she will have to go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the transfer desk, then if she arrived in Terminal B, take the AirTrain to Terminal C, then go through security. She barely has enough time if her first flight is on-time.

     

  • Walk between Terminals
    Mar 20, 2015
    2
    I am flying from CDG to FLL on United. I have 2h15 min layover. How long a walk is it from terminal B to terminal C? Will I have time? I am flying Business Class if that makes a difference.

     

    You cannot walk from B to C. You take the AirTrain. The Airtrain itself takes less than 5 minutes. Yes 2 hrs 15 mins should be enough for your connection.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Timing Issues and Questions regarding Security
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    Hi, Im a Canadian citizen flying from Toronto to JFK by TAM airlines. My flight gets in at 6:30 pm. I have a flight departing from JFK to Stockholm at 9:55 pm that same night with Norweigan Air. My question is will I have to clear security again if I am carrying only carry-on luggage, and if so, how long should I expect to be delayed? I think I have left myself enough tme provided the first flight is not delayed. Any feedback would be greatly appciated and may put my mind at ease.

     

    I am not sure if the TAM flights from Toronto to JFK will be using preclearance (I suspect they will not) so when you arrive in JFK you will probably have to go through US Immigration and Customs, then take the AirTrain from T8 to T1 then go through security. I think you still have enough time since you're only bringing a carry on.

     





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