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  • Canadian flying from MAD via JFK to YYZ
    Jul 15, 2014
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    I will be flying from MAD with KLM to JFK landing Terminal 4 with a connection from Terminal 2 Delta/GoJet to YYZ. On arriving in the US, as a Canadian will I be required to clear US customs? Will I be required to pick up my luggage from T4 and recheck at T2? and finally, I have an hour and a half from landing in JFK to depart YYZ, will this be sufficent time?

     

    KLM does not fly from MAD to JFK. That flight is likely operated by Delta and will indeed arrive in Terminal 4. Yes, as a Canadian you do still have to go through US Customs and immigration. You can re-check your bags after clearing Customs in T4, you do not have to bring them with you to T2. 90 minutes should be barely sufficient for your transfer.

     

  • US Airways Domestic to International Flight
    Jul 15, 2014
    1
    I'm flying on a domestic US Airways flight from Detroit to PHL and then onto an international flight to Manchester, England. I have approx an hour between connecting flights, do I need to recheck my baggage when I land at PHL? And is an hour long enough to get to my connecting international flight? Land at Terminal C and leave from Terminal A. Its a Friday evening flight (8.50pm) from PHL,

     

    You do not have to do anything with your baggage in PHL on your way to Manchester. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your first flight is on-time 1 hr should be plenty of time.

     

  • Jet blue to silver airways
    Jul 15, 2014
    1
    How much time do I need to get from terminal 3 to terminal one ith only carry on

     

    I'd want at least 90 minutes, but it's doable in an hour. However, that leaves very little buffer for delays.

     

  • What gate will I arrive at tomorrow from RDU at 12:53
    Jul 15, 2014
    1
    I need to find out which terminal or gate I will be arriving at to make arrangements to get to my departure gate. I have bad vision.

     

    There is no RDU-IAH flight scheduled for tomorrow that arrives at 12:53. Please double check your itinerary at United.com

     

  • baggage
    Jul 15, 2014
    1
    Hi I'm flying from Philadelphia to Miami, and from Miami to Santo Domingo, DR. I wanted to know if I have to re-check my baggage in Miami or does the airline automatically sends the baggage to the final plane? Thank you!

     

    On your way to Santo Domingo you will not have to do anything with your baggage in Miami. On the way back you will have to claim it after you go though US Immigration, go through US Customs, and then re-check it with US Airways/American immediately afterwards, then go to the departure level and through security for your flight to PHL.

     

  • Connection from T3 to T1 and chech in bags
    Jul 15, 2014
    1
    I am landing from Tunis by Alitalia at 13h45. I have connecting flight of Alitalia from T1 to venise at 17h45 For my bags I need to know if I have to carry them for the check-in at T1or Alitalia will do the transfer of my bags to the next flight.

     

    You will not have to carry your checked bags from T3 to T1.

     

  • A (West) to F, no checked in luggage
    Jul 15, 2014
    1
    Hi, I'm flying from London to Montreal with a layover of 2 hours in Philadelphia. I have no checked in luggage. I was wondering if I can take the shuttle from A1 to F without first going into security on arrival? I'm not very clear, but it sounds like I have to queue up for security at entry to Terminal F anyway. Please could someone help me understand the mechanics here, many thanks.

     

    Upon arrival in PHL, you will have to go through US Immigration and US Customs, then go to the departure level and through security and then take the shuttle bus to Terminal F. There is actually no security at Terminal F, the only way to access it is by the secure-side shuttle buses from the other terminals. You have to go through US Immigration and customs when connecting in the US, there's no way around that.

     

  • Short Connection Concern
    Jul 14, 2014
    1
    I'm arriving in IAD from NRT at 3:45pm and to connect at 4:55pm to RDU. Even though they say it's a legal connection, I'm quite concerned I will miss this flight. My seat is also at the very back of the plane. Any help to my situation if I upgrade to economy plus?

     

    1 hr 10 minutes is not a legal International -> Domestic connection length. You need to ask to be rebooked either on a later flight to RDU or over a different United hub such as ORD, SFO, or EWR.

     

  • Connection time
    Jul 16, 2014
    3
    I am scheduled to arrive at IAD at 3:45pm on a United flight from Tokyo (NRT). My connecting flight (United) from IAD to Boston Logan is scheduled to depart at 5:05pm. Is 1 hr 20 min enough to time to clear immigration/customs and make my connecting flight?

     

    It is possible. However that is prime arrival time into IAD and 1 hr 20 minutes is below the Minimum Intl->Domestic connection time. So it is a bit risky.

     

    Interesting. My husband booked same flight to IAD w/ same departure time (to BTV - Vermont). I asked about the itinerary, also concerned about connections, and United Airlines assured me it is well within "legal" connection times.

     

    Regarding IAD connection -- we also considered changing flight through ORD, buys us an extra 45 minutes, BUT change fee is $300. I wish I knew what United is looking at when they say within legal time limits -- I'm not familiar with Minimum Intl>Domestic connection times, but I think they should be. It will be cheaper to book hotel than change ticket.

     

  • transit time
    Jul 14, 2014
    1
    We are family of 4 and travelling from CLT to Doha via PHL. The US Airways from CLT is scheduled to arrive PHL 9.10 and the connecting flight, Qatar Airways, is at 10.25. Do we need to recheck in our checked in baggage in PHL? Is the transit time 1 hour is sufficient?

     

    No you will not have to do anything with your baggage, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will be connected inside security. 1 hr should be plenty of time.

     

  • Arrival from Canada (Alaskan) connection on to Emirates (Intl. flight)
    Jul 14, 2014
    3
    I arrive at SeaTac at 2:20pm from Victoria, BC and my next flight is Emirates departing at 5:45pm which gives me about 3hrs in transit. Do I need to claim baggage after arrival in SeaTac and go through Passport control and recheck the baggage to Emirates? Do both airlines operate on the same Terminal (south) since both are International flights? Which are my arrival and departure terminals? Will I have to switch terminals? Your help in clarifying this is much appreciated.

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage, to go through US Customs, then take it to the main Terminal and check it with Emirates. You will have to go to the main Terminal to re-check your bags with Emirates and get your Emirates boarding pass. The S Satellite is not a terminal, it's just a gate area with immigration facilities.

     

    Thanks. So the emirates check-in is in the Main terminal. How long is the commute there? If my baggage is tagged all the way to my Final destination, do i still need to claim and re check it? thanks

     

    The train to the main terminal after you clear US Immigration is maybe 5 minutes. Yes, you will still need to claim your baggage to go through US Customs, but you should be able to re-check it immediately afterwards if it is tagged through to your final destination, meaning if you already have your Emirates boarding pass you won't have to go to the main terminal. However, if you don't have your Emirates boarding pass, you will have to go to the main terminal to get it.

     

  • From PDX to Brazil via ORD
    Jul 14, 2014
    1
    Hi, I'm flying UNITED from Portland to ORD - arriving at 7:45 pm and departure to Brazil at 9:25 pm. I'm a bit nervous about the transit time. Any idea in which terminal is the arrival / departure and if I need to go through customs? Thank you.

     

    You will both arrive and depart from Terminal 1. All T1 gates are connected inside security. You do not have to go through US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • terminal and time
    Jul 13, 2014
    0
    I will arrive from MCO Orlando domestic flight at 3 pm and depart to Brazil by TAM at 6:15pm. I have enough time? I'm afraid about terminal charger. Thanks

     

  • Transfer and Checked in Luggages
    Jul 14, 2014
    3
    We will arrive at ORD on Aug 1 at 14:00 by flight QR 721 from India and taking connecting flight AA4272 at 18:35 for Cleveland. The airline ticketing office thinks its enough time for customs and transfer.I am quite worried about the short time for transfer. Also My Checked In lugguage will be automatically placed on the next flight or do I need to claim the luggages at ORD and need to go to AA Terminal? Any suggestions please!

     

    You should have enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US customs. Your bags should be already tagged through to CLE. If so, you can re-check at the transfer desk after you exit customs. Then you will take the ATS Train to Terminal 3, go through security, and to your departure gate.

     

    Hi Zap,Thanks forthe reply, How far is the Transfer Desk is (where we are going to re-checking the luggage in ORD) from US Customs?

     

    It's directly after you exit Customs, still on the lower level of Terminal 5.

     

  • From US to Amsterdam to Amman
    Jul 13, 2014
    1
    I will be traveling from US to Amman through Amsterdam, and the flight is as the following: US to Amsterdam (Delta) Amsterdam to Amman (Royal Jordanian) My question is,, will i need to collect my luggage? since its 2 different flights? or do they have some kind of agreement to do it directly? And if i needed to collect my luggage , will i need to go thorough immigration process? or there will be some other place to collect the luggage for non Visa holders? Im Jordanian, and i dont hold a Visa to Europe, as i was told that i dont need a visa as long as im staying at the airport for a flight change. Hope i get an answer Thanks,

     

    If you purchased both flights on one ticket, your bags will automatically be transferred to your connecing Royal Jordanian flight; however, note that Delta & Royal Jordanian do not belong to the same Airline Alliance, therefore, if you bought separate tickets, Delta may not transfer bags (find out from Delta). On arrival at AMS, you need to get into the 'non-Schengen' (foreign) passport line, then pick up your bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in bags where indicated. If your bags will not be transferred by Delta, go back to the Delta counter at the Departure level and check in your bag before proceeding through security check and gate. Yes, you will not need a Visa for flight change. NOTE: Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B, C & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (Arrivals 1 & 2 and Arrivals 3 & 4 are on opposite sides of the center.)

     





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