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  • U.S.A Customs
    Jul 8, 2014
    1
    Flying from Quebec City through Philadelphia to Charlotte. Do I clear U.S.A. customs in Quebec City or Philadelphia? If Philadelphia, is 1 hour enough time? First time there, so I'm unsure of lines, etc. Many thanks.

     

    Since Quebec City does not have pre-clearance you will clear US Immigration in Philadelphia. 1 hour is not enough time, choose a later flight from Philadelphia to Charlotte.

     

  • Terminal 1. Gate A to Gate C
    Jul 8, 2014
    1
    Anyone know how long it takes to walk from terminal 1, gate A to gate C? The airport map makes it look far apart.

     

    10-15 minutes, depends on the actual gate within A and C (C is fairly large).

     

  • Connection - From Brazil to San Francisco
    Jul 7, 2014
    1
    I have my parents coming from GRU Sao Paulo to San Francisco, in a Delta flight and connection in Detroit. My concern is that the don't speak a single word in English and I'd like to give them a step by step for not being lost in the connection. Will they need a transportation to switch from an International Gate (arrival) to the Domestic (departure)? Thank you very much

     

    All Delta gates at DTW are in the same terminal. Upon arrival they will be directed towards US Immigration where they will go through Immigration, claim their baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check their bags with Delta. Then they will follow signs to the departure level, go through security, and to their departure gate which will be on the A concourse of the same terminal they arrived in.

     

  • Can I make my international connection in 50 mins?
    Jul 7, 2014
    3
    I am flying from LGA to PHL via US Airways and have only 50 minutes to catch my flight to Madrid also via US Airways. Is this possible? Being that it's the same airline, will I be able to make my connecting flight, or do I have to go through security again because it's international?

     

    All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate (no security). However, your flight from LGA may arrive at Terminal F, which will require taking a shuttle. Also as you probably know flights from LGA are frequently delayed. Good luck.

     

    Thank you for your comment! You're right, the flight from LGA will likely arrive at gate F26. The flight to Madrid will likely leave out of Terminal A-West. That being said, how long is the shuttle ride? I checked phl.org but of course it doesn't say. Any info would be much appreciated.

     

    The shuttles leave frequently but the ride can take up to 15 minutes.

     

  • Transfer from T3 to T1
    Jul 8, 2014
    2
    Hi, I am traveling on Etihad to Rome and connectinting to Barcelona. I arrive T3 at 7:10am and the next flight(Alitalia) leaves from T1 at 8:35. Will I have time to passport check/transfer and does my baggage have to go through customs?

     

    If your tickets were bought on one reservation your baggage will be transfered to barcelona, you won't have to claim it in Rome.

     

    What about customs? So technically I will clear immigration and pick my bags up in Barcelona as a domestic flight?

     

  • Connection PHL
    Jul 6, 2014
    2
    I will depart from Bruxelles, destination Boston, stop in Phil. Arrive in Philadelphia at 13.15 departure 14.45. Is it sufficient for immigration, baggage claim and re-check, change terminal?

     

    That is barely enough time, but it is sufficient if your flight from Brussels is on-time.

     

    I would recommend, if you can, to try reschedule to a later flight. You,ll have a better chance making your flight.

     

  • MCO to YYC via IAH
    Jul 6, 2014
    2
    Hi, We will be flying from MCO through IAH to YYC, with a 55 minute layover at IAH. do we need to go through security again at IAH and is 55 minutes enough time? Thanks.

     

    No, you do not have to go through security again in IAH. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals at IAH inside security if you have to change terminals. You will clear Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Calgary.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • 45 mins lay.over to Japan with infant
    Jul 6, 2014
    8
    Hi, from Indianapolis to O'hare Chicago, we only have 45 minutes connection to Japan. Would we have enough time for that? We will be flying with an infant. Arriving Terminal 2 and leaving Terminal 1 for Japan.

     

    You'll need to move quickly. O'Hare is a very big airport. If your flight departs from Terminal B, the one that is directly connected to Terminal 2, you should just arrive on time, but if it departs from Terminal C, you will need to take a shuttle bus which travels every 15 minutes. If you need to care for your infant, you will have to do it quickly. Once you land your flight will most likely be beginning the boarding process, judging by the size. If it seems you wont be able to do this, try rescheduling your flight.

     

    Yes you can make it in 45 mins! On arrival check overhead screens for your flight & gate number. T2 (with F gates) & T1 (with B & C gates) are connected by a walkway at post-security areas of their Departures level - follow signs; T1's Concourse B has gates B1-24, Concourse C has gates C1-31.

     

    Ignore "Helper" as that advice appears to be for the wrong airport.

     

    At what Concourse in Terminal 1 does United Airlines going to Japan usually departs. Answers are greatly appreciated, we are just kinda worried. But I know we really need to move quickly.

     

    The NRT flight usually leaves from the gates at the center of C. The other 747-capable gates are B16 and B17. C is connected to B by an underground walkway. The fastest route from T2 to T1 is to walk, not to wait for the shuttle. Just follow the signs. Also, there's a fairly good chance that your flight from IND will actually arrive in T1.

     

    Thanks a lot for the reply. We are flying 747 to Japan. This made us feel better that the possible gate is just around the gate B. Do we need to go through security again going to this gate if we arrive at T2? Just additional questions. Thanks to you.

     

    I apologize for the false information. That was for the wrong airport. Just follow what every one else is saying.

     

    You will not have to go through security. The walkways connect Terminals 1 and 2 inside security.

     

  • Transfer time
    Jul 5, 2014
    1
    I'm arriving JFK at 15.00 hrs via Qatar Airways. Connecting flight, JetBlue, to CLT at 17.00 hours. Do I need to recheck in my checked in baggage? Is 2 hour sufficient including security check-in? What the terminals involved for QA and JetBlue to CLT at 17.00 hours?

     

    You will arrive at Terminal 8 and depart from Terminal 5. On arrival, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. Note: If you bought both flights on one ticket, your bags thereafter will be automatically transferred; if not, you need to take your bag along and re-check it in at T5. To get to T5, look for the signs to 'Airline Terminals Train' and board the train at T8 - next stops: T7 & T5. On arrival at T5, you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. You have enough transfer time.

     

  • Time Difference
    Jul 4, 2014
    2
    I am travelling from Bangalore to Stockholm via Frankfurt. The flight no. from Bangalore to Frankfurt is LH755 and from Frankfurt to Stockholm is LH802. The Time gap is 1 hr. 10 Mins. Could you please give me information if the time gap is sufficient to catch the flight given I might need to go through immigration and security checks. Thanks,

     

    It's possible but difficult as you will have to go through Schengen immigration and the gate for your Stockholm flight may require taking a bus to the aircraft.

     

    Your flights are listed today as arriving at T1-B, at B gates, and departing at T1-A/B, gate A. Level 3 of Terminal 1 is connected via transfer tunnel to A & B gates and the SkyLine train runs between Concourses A, B, D/E in the secured area.

     

  • Connection from S Terminal to International
    Jul 4, 2014
    1
    I am on an Air France flight (AF 2605) operated by Delta from Pittsburgh arriving Atlanta at 16:45 pm. I have a connecting flight to Madrid (AF 3627) at 18:07 pm from INTL Terminal. Can I get from S terminal to international terminal easily with one hour aprox. between flights? Do I have to recheck my checked bags?Thank you in advance for your help!

     

    You do not arrive at the S Terminal, you will arrive at one of the domestic concourses, likely A, B, C, or D. You then just have to take the Plane Train to your departing flight in E/F. You do not have to go through security or do anything with your baggage.

     

  • 1h35 is enough?
    Jul 4, 2014
    1
    I arrive at Miami from Brasil in a TAM flight at 06:18pm and have a connecting flight to LAX leaving at 7pm:55; in a American Airlines flight. I will only be taking hand luggage, will there still be enough time to clear immigration and make my flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time but you will have to hurry.

     

  • From Gate C to Gate A
    Jul 4, 2014
    1
    What is the quickest way from gate C to Gate A? Thanks

     

    Concourses A and C are connected by walkways, just follow the signs.

     

  • Connecting through MIA from the DR
    Jul 3, 2014
    2
    Hello, I am flying on a Tuesday from Santo Domingo to MIA with a 2hr connection time to get to my flight for LAX. Will this be enough time to make my connection?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thank you for the reply. My flight is with AA and they have a pretty good track record for being on time with the early DR departure.

     

  • connection between terminals
    Jul 3, 2014
    1
    I'm arriving PHL at 7.55AM via Qatar Airways. Connecting flight to CLT at 10.15AM via US Airways. What are the terminals for arrival of QA and departure of US Airways? Is two hour sufficient for transit including luggage scanning and re-check into US airways?

     

    Yes, 2 hours should be sufficient. Your Qatar flight will arrive in A-West and your US Airways flight to CLT will depart from A-East, B, or C. All those terminals are directly connected to each other. Once you go through security you can walk to your gate.

     





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