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  • Help getting through immigration quickly.
    Aug 19, 2014
    1
    We have had our flight arrival changed from 0630 to 0710 arriving from Australia. We are booked on a train leaving union station at 1010. I was informed that it was ok before but now I do not see how we will get through immigration onto a bus and at union station by 0945. Any solutions please. The train only goes every 24 hours. Thanks

     

    At that time of the morning I think you will be out of customs by 8 at the latest. If you can make the 8 AM bus you will be at Union Station at 8:50. Even if you miss that bus and are on the 8:30 bus, you will be at Union Station at 9:20.

     

  • Never flew into EWR before!
    Aug 19, 2014
    1
    I am flying into EWR on Sat. 23rd at 4:09 pm (United out of MCO) I will be flying out at 7:00 pm Lufthansa for Dublin. I have never used Newark before, what are the suggested procedures? Bag pick-up? customs? Time? Terminals?

     

    you do not go through Customs when leaving the US nor will you have to do anything with your bags in EWR. Also, Lufhtansa does not fly from Newark to Dublin, so that flight will be on United as well. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in Terminal C. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • Leaving car key for passenger pickup
    Aug 18, 2014
    1
    I would like to park a car at SMF short-term parking for a flight out and leave the car key and parking space number for another passenger coming in to SMF to pick up. Can I do that at Baggage Claim? Is there a charge?

     

    No, I've never heard of anywhere that will do that for you. you should get a second key to the car and mail it to the person and then text or email them the parking location once it's parked.

     

  • DUS-ORD-LAX
    Aug 18, 2014
    5
    We are landing at 15 at T5, then flying with spirit airlines from T3 at 16:20. 1h20min is very little, but will it be enough?

     

    No, that is not enough time. Your airline on DUS-ORD will not transfer your bags to Spirit and you will not make it to the Spirit counter early enough to check your bags for ORD-LAX. You should not have bought that ticket.

     

    Thank you ZAP for the answer. I know this is very risky, but sometimes flight by Lufthansa is a little bit earlier then 15. Maybe there is a chance? Spirit won't give any money back. And if we can't make it we will have to buy some other tickets. Prices are quite high already.

     

    Or maybe without bags, just with the cabin ones? Is it possible then?

     

    With cabin bags and checking in online for your Spirit flight before you leave Germany should be doable. Note that Spirit charges for carry-on bags.

     

    Once again, big thank you ZAP! This is really helpful.

     

  • How early should I arrive for domestic flight after online check-in
    Aug 17, 2014
    1
    Tomorrow I have a flight at 6:35 am at JFK. I checked in already and have boarding pass printed. I have to park in long term parking lot. So how early should I arrive at the airport?

     

    5 AM

     

  • connecting flights
    Aug 16, 2014
    1
    I'm flying in from CLT arriving on Z concourse and have 30 minutes between arrival and departure at B79...is this enough time and what's the fastest way to get between these terminals?

     

    US Airways no longer uses the Z gates, Frontier uses them now. If you are flying US Airways/American both of your flights will be on B.

     

  • 44 Minute Connection time for International Flight
    Aug 15, 2014
    0
    We are arriving on United from Boise and only have 44 minutes before the next United Flight leaves for Brussells. Is that enough time to get through customs/security?

     

  • Electronic devices connecting flight
    Aug 15, 2014
    1
    Hi, when you fly from Europe to the US electronic devices need to be able to be switched on and be fully charged before flying to the US. We will fly from Amsterdam to Philadelphia and from Philadelphia to Knoxville. After the roughly 9 hr flight from Europe to the US I'm pretty sure the iPad and iPods batteries will be done. Will this be a problem for our flight from Philadelphia to Knowxville? Are we allowed to bring those kind of devices on board with empty batteries when you have a connecting flight? Thanks for the help!

     

    They do not have that requirement when going through security at US Airports.

     

  • MEX-DFW-CDG
    Aug 14, 2014
    0
    Hi! I have a question, Im flying to Paris via Dallas, and l´ll have 1 hour 40 min to get to my 2nd plane. Is it enough time? I´m arriving at terminal D and my Paris plane leave from terminal D

     

  • Clearing Customs
    Aug 15, 2014
    1
    I have a flight coming from Guadalajara to Montreal. I connect through Houston. So my question is do I have to pass through US customs ? Or can I go through by means of "in transit"

     

    You do have to go through US Immigration but in many cases you will not have to claim your bag because IAH is part of a pilot program where bags of Intl->Intl connecting passengers do not have to be claimed to go through US customs. However, check with the agents when you arrive.

     

  • ATL to AMS to RAK with Delta
    Aug 13, 2014
    2
    Hi, I am a US Citizen and I will be traveling from Atlanta to AMS to RAK in Marrakesh. Is 1 hour and 45 minutes enough time to connect in AMS? Thanks!

     

    Sorry, it is through KLM.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. As both flights are outside schengen all you have to do in AMS is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security.

     

  • Whole day in Houston
    Aug 13, 2014
    1
    My international flight arrives in houston at 5h15, and I have a connection to SFO @ 21h00. I'm looking to rent a car for the day. What time should I bring the car back, to make it to my flight? Thank you!

     

    I would plan on being back at IAH at about 7 PM (1900). Be aware that traffic in Houston is very bad so plan accordingly.

     

  • Traveling from PHX to AHD India via ORD and Abu dhabi
    Aug 12, 2014
    2
    My wife and kids are traveling from PHX to AHD via ORD and Abu dhabi by Etihad. As we are leaving USA for the first time, I would like to understand will there by any custom formalities to be done ? And where do we need to return I94 - PHX or ORD ? Do they need to pick baggages at ORD and then again undergo screening ?

     

    If all your flights were purchased on a single ticket then you will not have to claim your baggage in ORD. You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. You will hand in your I94 when boarding your Etihad flight in ORD. Note that at ORD you will have to change terminals and go through security though.

     

    Thanks ZAP for your reply. Appreciate it.

     

  • Time it takes to get outside?
    Aug 12, 2014
    1
    About how long would it take for someone to land in Terminal 2, collect baggage (assuming typical baggage times), and make it outside?

     

    Probably about 15-20 minutes after arrival.

     

  • Location of Immigration Office
    Aug 11, 2014
    0
    I am departing from Terminal 2. However, I came into Mexico via car and apparently did not compete the entry process--I paid the entry fee, but did not get my passport stamped nor the travel form signed Any thoughts on what I can do?

     





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