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  • Baggage Drop off help and check in
    Sep 2, 2014
    1
    Hi. I'm moving to England and arriving at ORD via Peoria Charter Coach. I will have 2 check suitcases and 1 carry on for a United flight to BHX. I know this is a stupid question but will there be help when the bus drops me off to get my bags to the check in counter? I will have already checked my bags in online the day before and paid the requisite fees. Thanks so much for answering my question!

     

    The buses drop you off on level 1 of the parking garage, there are not porters there. You will have to manage your bags on your own. If you can't carry your bags, get a cheap portable luggage cart and either put it in your bags when you're done or dispose of it when you're done using it.

     

  • Wheelchair assist between terminals & recheck luggage????
    Aug 31, 2014
    1
    Confused. 1) Do I have to recheck luggage for United if I have to move from Term C to Term B? 2) Is there assistance avail for a wheelchair passenger to get from Term C to Term B?

     

    You do not have to re-check baggage, it will be transferred automatically. If you need wheelchair assistance, call United before your flight.

     

  • Time Between local vs. International flights to Ireland
    Aug 30, 2014
    2
    We are flying out of JFK on Air Lingus at 9:40pm. I need to book flights from DC to JFK and am not sure how much time from our arrival on the local flight we need before getting on the Air Lingus flight to/from our trip. Can you advise? Thank you!

     

    Since you are booking separate tickets I would try to get in before 6:30 PM.

     

    Thanks so much!

     

  • Connection YVR-SEA-TKO
    Aug 30, 2014
    3
    Do I have to enter the U.S. to check in with ANA and get boarding pass for Tokyo - NH1077? Or do I stay within secure area on arrival from YVR?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver, so your arrival into Seattle will be like a domestic flight. Did you purchase separate tickets? If so you will have to exit the secure area to claim your bags, re-check them with ANA, and then go back through security and to your departure concourse. If you purchased a single ticket then your bags will be checked through to Tokyo and you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    I will have NO checked bags.

     

    In that case if you can get your ANA boarding pass before hand you can go directly from your arrival gate to your departure gate in S Satellite.

     

  • Connecting AMS to KRS - baggage?
    Aug 29, 2014
    1
    My wife is flying MSP-AMS-KRS; MSP-AMS on Delta, AMS-KRS on KLM City. After arriving in AMS, will she only go through passport control? Will she have to collect baggage, customs, and re-check, or is baggage sent straight through to Kristiansand and only passport control and customs in Norway? She is traveling on a Brazilian passport.

     

    No, she won't have to claim her baggage in AMS. She will go through Schengen passport control and security when she enters the departure pier for her KRS flight.

     

  • Where do I pick up an international passenger arriving at Terminal 2
    Aug 27, 2014
    1
    I plan on parking and meeting my friend. Where is the best place? Is there a customs exit in Terminal 2 I can access?

     

    The customs exit is on the lower level.

     

  • Onward flight
    Aug 27, 2014
    2
    My son is travelling from CIncinnati to Manchester changing at Philadeplhia. He arrives at Terminal C at 7.55pm and leaves from Terminal A at 8.50pm to Manchester on 31.8.14. As he is travelling on his own, I wonder if u could let me know if this will be enough time for him to catch the connecting flight home.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All he has to do in PHL on his way to Manchester is to walk from his arrival gate to his departure gate, which are connected by walkways inside security.

     

    Thank u very much for your reponse. U have put my mind at rest now

     

  • Lost and Found?
    Aug 26, 2014
    1
    I left a book behind at the airport over the weekend. Is there a lost and found? No one picks up the phone at the airport and so far no one has returned my call when I left a message.

     

    This is not the airport's website. You'll just have to keep calling.

     

  • Flying from CTA to States, stop in FCO
    Aug 25, 2014
    1
    I'm flying from CTA to The states using Alitalia and I connect in FCO. I already have all my boarding passes and tickets. Will 2 hour layover be enough to get on my next plane? What will the process be?

     

    If both flights are on Alitalia you will arrive in Terminal 1 and follow the signs to Terminal 3. At some point along the way you will go through Schengen exit passport control and security. You should have enough time.

     

  • Thomas Cook Airlines
    Aug 24, 2014
    2
    Thomas Cook Airlines will start a 3 x per week charter flight from Manchester to New York in 2015. I'm booked onto that service and wondered if anyone knows which JFK terminal we would be using on arrival?

     

    The Terminal has not been announced yet as the flight is still 7 months away. However, it will likely be either Terminal 1 or Terminal 4.

     

    Thank you

     

  • LAX | Immigration.
    Aug 24, 2014
    1
    I'm traveling from Guadalajara, Mexico [Delta574] to Los Angeles then to Kahului [Delta1219]... i have a lay over of 2 hours in LAX, do you think I'll be able to pass customs, TSA, and perhaps re.check my baggage (don't know if Delta will put them from Guadalajara checked till Kahului). By the way I'm Mexican so the line will be longer in customs, I'm guessing

     

    You should have enough time. Everything should be within Terminal 5. You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with Delta.

     

  • Lost Canon Rebel digital camera
    Aug 23, 2014
    0
    I flew out of EWR yesterday morning and misplaced my camera. It is in a black pouch and has a 55 to 135 telephoto. It is only 12 mp, an older camera, but I like it. Please let me know the best place to contact to find out more Thank you

     

  • Help getting through immigration quickly.
    Aug 21, 2014
    2
    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.

     

    Thank you.

     

  • 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.

     





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