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  • will i make our connecting flight
    Oct 7, 2014
    2
    Arriving form London into Atl, have a connecting flight to Tampa, all run by Delta via Virgin Atlantic, only have 2 hours is this enough time to clear security, customs and do we have to check in again for the next flight

     

    No you will not have to check in for your next flight you will be issued all boarding passes in London. Upon arrival into Atlanta you will arrive in Concourse E/F, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage with Delta at the transfer desk, then you will go through security and take the plane train to your departure concourse for your flight to Tampa.

     

    Also, yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Transferring
    Oct 7, 2014
    1
    Hi, I'm flying from San Diego to LAX via United Airlines, arriving at LAX at Terminal 8 at 18:03. I'm then flying onto London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic from Terminal 2 at 22:00. Will I have to pick up my bags and check in again? Is this enough time to do that if I have to?

     

    If you bought your tickets together your bags will be checked through to London in San Diego and you won't have to do anything with them in LAX. However, if you bought two separate tickets they will not be checked through and you will have to claim them, then take them to T2 to Re-check them. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • travelling from dxb on emirates and transferring to united to chicago
    Oct 7, 2014
    1
    only have one hour to transfer is this enough time with bags? is there a service I can buy?

     

    No, that is not enough time. You should not have purchased that itinerary - you need to change it.

     

  • Terminal Connections
    Oct 10, 2014
    3
    I am flying with my 84 year old mother on UA from GSP to IAD and connecting to Hong Kong, also on UA. Is 40 minutes enough time to make our connection and where do we need to go? She is mobile, but won't be able to run if need be. Should I get a wheel chair to speed things up?

     

    United does not fly IAD to Hong Kong nonstop. Where are you flying first? Getting a wheel chair may not be a bad idea.

     

    Sorry, flying IAD to Tokyo, then to HK. Flight from IAD to Tokyo departs at 12:20pm, my flight from GSP arrivies in IAD at 11:39 am. Only gives us 40 minutes. Enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time and you will likely have to take the aerotrain or mobile lounge from concourse A to Concourse C or D. It doesn't leave much time for delays either.

     

  • Catching our flight
    Oct 7, 2014
    1
    We arrive from MSP into terminal 4 at 9pm and have to catch a flight to Italy out of terminal 1 at 10:15pm. Do we need to go through security again? What's the fastest way to get to terminal 1? Do we need to recheck our bags? We go through jfk on the way back - will we need to recheck our bags on the way back? Any details would be GREAT!

     

    Your flight from MSP will actually likely arrive in Terminal 2 (but may arrive in Terminal 4). Regardless, the only way to get to T1 is via the AirTrain, which runs outside security. If you purchased your tickets together then they will be checked through to Italy and you won't have to claim them in JFK on your way to Italy. On the return, you will arrive in T1, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then if your bags are tagged through to MSP, you can immediately re-check them. Otherwise you will have to take them with you on the AirTrain to T2 or T4 to re-check them.

     

  • Security Check Points
    Oct 6, 2014
    1
    Are there security check points at each terminal? I have a connecting flight in Terminal E. I will be coming from outside security and will need to pass through again.

     

    Yes, every terminal has its own security checkpoints.

     

  • Transfer from United to ANA, security? is 1:20 enough time?
    Oct 6, 2014
    1
    Flying United domestic flight to SFO to connect to an ANA flight to Tokyo. We have 1:20 layover. Do we have to change terminals? Do we have to go through security? Thanks.

     

    You may have to change terminals, but there is a walkway inside security between United's Terminal and the International terminal, so you should have enough time and you won't have to go through security.

     

  • 1 hour 50 mins
    Oct 6, 2014
    2
    Next Wednesday we have a flight LHR-ORD-BNA. We land in T5 and will need to clear immigration and customer before crossing to T3 for the second leg. Is 1 hour 50 minutes ample time or will we be rushing? How do we cross from T5 to T3 and what happens to our bags?

     

    Customs, not customer. Stupid predictive text!

     

    You will claim your bags after you go through US Immigration and before you go through US Customs. After customs you can immediately re-check your bags with American at the transfer desk. Then you will go up 2 levels to the ATS train and take it one stop to T3. Then you will go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     

  • connection TB to TC and checked baggage
    Oct 7, 2014
    1
    I am flying AA to Boston with a connection on Cape Air booked through AA. I will go from TB to TC. Will I have to retrieve my baggage before I go through security at TC?

     

    If you purchased your tickets together your baggage will be directly transferred to Cape Air.

     

  • Terminal 3 US Airways arrival, Air Malta Terminal 3 departure
    Oct 6, 2014
    1
    My wife and her sister are flying to FCO arriving on Flight 720 at 9:45am and have to transfer to Air Malta Flight 613 departing at 11:00am. Can they make the transfer, and what is the procedure? Thanks for any help, Herb Sherman, TX, USA

     

    It will be nearly impossible for them to make this transfer. They should not have booked it.

     

  • Arriving from SJD
    Oct 6, 2014
    2
    I am flying to Mexico for the first time from SFO to LAX to SJD and back on American. When arriving from Mexico how long does it take to go through customs. Trying to figure out if I will have enough time to catch my flight to SFO. Also, do flights from Mexico arrive at Terminal 4? Thank you.

     

    Yes, if your flight from Mexico is operated by American it will arrive in Terminal 4. If it is operated by Alaska Airlines it will arrive in Terminal 6. The minimum connecting time International -> Domestic is 90 minutes, although 2 hours is better.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Transfer form Delta to Alitalia
    Oct 6, 2014
    1
    My Delta flight arrives at terminal 3 in Rome at 7:30 am. Upon arrival I will proceed to terminal 1 to catch a 9:20 am flight on Alitalia to Terana Albania. I MUST go to an Alitalia kiosk at the Rome airport to check in for my flight. Can I accomplish this with a 1 hr and 50 min layover? Also, where will I find the nearest Alitalia kiosk?

     

    Did you purchase your tickets together? If so Delta should be able to issue your boarding pass for your Tirana flight and check your baggage through to Tirana. Also, if you purchased tickets together, as Albana is outside the Schengen area, your flight will not depart from Terminal 1, but will depart from Terminal 3 and you may not even have to go through schengen passport control to access your second flight.

     

  • Connecting flight from Philadelphia to Denver
    Oct 6, 2014
    1
    I am from Nepal. I will arrive to PHL (terminal A) from Doha around 8 in morning. I've 2 hour layover. Then i need to catch another flight to denver from terminal B. Is two hour time is enough to go to custom, baggage claim, immigration, security checking? Will USairways allow me another flight incase if i miss the flight?

     

    Yes, 2 hours should be enough time. And yes, if you miss your flight due to delays at Immigration or a delayed inbound flight, you will be rebooked on the next available flight to Denver.

     

  • Arriving from Dehli continuing to Glasgow
    Oct 6, 2014
    1
    On October 25th I'm arriving on a KLM flight from Dehli at 8.20am and have a connection to an easyjet flight to Glasgow at 10am (the only flight that day). As I understand the procedure, I'll need to collect my bag from KLM & transfer from Non-Schengen to Schengen terminal and re-check in my bags to easyjet (I have an e-ticket & have online checked in). Will 1hr 40 mins be enough time?

     

    It will be possible but difficult to make that connection. Prepare for the possibity of having to take a train or waiting until the next day.

     

  • Connection from san Francisco to Geneva
    Oct 6, 2014
    3
    Hello, I will be flying in to Geneva on the 2nd of November from San Francisco via Dulles. Connection is 55 minutes. Is this enough time ? We will be traveling with an 11 months old baby. Do we need to pick up our luggage and check in again? We are of French nationality. Thank you

     

    No, you will not have to do anything with your baggage. All you have to do in IAD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be on the C/D concourse. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the country. You should have enough time as long as your first flight is on-time.

     

    thank you very much for your answer!

     

    I am flying with my 84 year old mother on UA from GSP to IAD and connecting to Hong Kong, also on UA. Is 40 minutes enough time to make our connection and where do we need to go? She is mobile, but won't be able to run if need be. Should I get a wheel chair to speed things up?

     





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