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  • Terminal distance
    Feb 25, 2015
    1
    I am flying in on Air Canada (terminal 3) and meeting friends at Delta (terminal 5?). Is it far to walk with my bags?

     

    You will all arrive in Terminal 3. Terminal 5 is a departure only terminal.

     

  • help through customs with bags
    Feb 25, 2015
    1
    I have 3 bags to go through customs in Ft. Lauderdale to then connect to a flight in Term 2. Is there help to deal with the bags

     

    There might be porters available. They work for tips.

     

  • Group of 20 pax through MIA to SJO, Costa Rica
    Feb 26, 2015
    3
    Hello I will be responsible for getting a group of 20 pax through MIA on AA. Departing LHR on March 9th, arriving MIA at 3:35pm Continuing to SJO, departing at 18:25 For international arrivals/departures it looks as though both are from Terminal D with AA. Is 2 hours and 40 minutes enough time to get a group through Passport Control, collect cases and Customs and bag recheck? AA has told me we do need to collect our cases and recheck. For our return, we have even less time - only 1 hour and 45 min! Do we have to collect our cases again and pass through Customs and recheck cases or just do Passport control. I couldn't get an answer from AA for our return flight. Also, will there be additional security checks after customs coming/going. I need to be able to inform pax if they can purchase Dutyfree or not! Grateful for any information on arrival/departure terminals, procedure and walking distances. Many thanks.

     

    Since you are on an international to International connection you should not have to claim and re-check your bags. On the return you might have some difficulty with that short of a connection. You go through the standard security check after clearing customs. If you will not be claiming your bags in MIA, then they cannot purchase duty free except in MIA (not in LHR or SJO).

     

    Hello ZAP - I thought we wouldn't have to re-check bags as well, but AA keeps insisting that we do. One last question, I see that AA has departures from Terminals D and E - if we arrive to D and depart from E, is that walkable or must we get some sort of tram or skytrain? Many thanks for your help - great information.

     

    D and E are connected. Often call-center employees aren't very well informed.

     

  • meeting relative
    Feb 24, 2015
    1
    Hi I am travelling from new York to palermo and arriving at t3 and then go to t1 to take the flight to Palermo , my sister lives in Rome and would like to meet me at the airport to say hello, is it possible and if so , how? THANKS

     

    You could if you completely exited the airport to walk to T1 vs. following the pathways for connecting passengers. Also, you'll have to have a pretty long connection for it to be worth it.

     

  • Flight from Toronto to France with layover in JFK
    Feb 24, 2015
    1
    I will be flying American Airlines from Toronto, with a connecting flight in JFK out to Paris. Do I have to go through customs? and I only have a layover of 1:30 hours.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 8.

     

  • 49 minute layover
    Feb 24, 2015
    2
    I have a Fargo to Denver flight with only a 49 minute layover until boarding for San Jose. Will that be enough time? Do I need to worry about boarding times? We are going from B94 to B47. Thanks

     

    Should say until flight departs, not boards. Thanks

     

    That should be enough time if your Fargo flight is on-time.

     

  • Do we have enough transfer time?
    Feb 24, 2015
    3
    Hello, We land with Delta DL81 at 2:55PM from Brussels. Our connecting flight is Delta DL 2545 to Orlando leaving at 4:55PM. We have to clear customs, but do we have to recheck our luggage? and do we have enough time?

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your luggage, go through Customs, and then re-check it then go through security and take the Plane Train to your departure concourse. You should have enough time.

     

    Thanx, do we have to recheck if we are flying Witherspoon same airline ?

     

    I'm assuming "witherspoon" was autocorrect for with the same. Yes, you have to claim your baggage in order to go through US Customs, regardless of what airlines you are flying. There will be a re-check desk right after you exit customs.

     

  • Jessica
    Feb 23, 2015
    0
    I left my wallet at MAC terminal 4 and have called the 7514001 number. They do not have the MAC store number. Will someone please post the contact number there. Google shows no number for this store location.

     

  • OMA to IAH via ORD
    Feb 23, 2015
    1
    is 44 minutes enough time for transfer at ORD?

     

    Yes. It is if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Customs/layover advice
    Feb 19, 2015
    1
    I am flying into LAX at 4:20pm on American Airlines from London. Currently I have a 6 hour layover back up to San Francisco. In order to skip the layover I would like to book a different flight on Southwest leaving at 6:55pm. Do I have enough time to get my bags through customs and connect? Also, since I need to connect my bags to a different airline(Southwest), where would I do that? Thank You!

     

    Yes, that would barely be enough time. You will have to collect your bags in customs, go through customs, exit your arrival terminal and take your bags to Terminal 1 to check them with Southwest.

     

  • Tsa security rules
    Feb 19, 2015
    1
    I live in Dallas, and a friend has a 2 hour DFW connection, staying in the US/domestic flight. Will my friend be able to leave the security area to see me and re-enter later and go through security again?

     

    Yes, you can, but be sure to bring your boarding pass with you. You also won't have a whole lot of time.

     

  • Leave JFK Airport after customs, Port-Of-Entry
    Feb 19, 2015
    2
    Hey y'all, So I'm flying in a couple months from Brazil to Washington DC. It looks like Belo Horizonte - Rio de Janeiro - New York JFK - Washington. However, I want to visit my buddy in New York and would like to ditch my last flight from NY to DC. I'm aware that NY is my port-of-entry into the US, so I will be receiving my luggage there for customs, correct? I want to know if I can collect my bags, do customs, and leave the airport and not take the last flight from NY to DC. Does anyone know? Thank you so much!

     

    Yes, once you clear customs in JFK you will have your luggage and be outside the secure area and legally clear to go where you want. However, if the JFK-Washington flight is not the very last flight of your itinerary and you skip it (for example if you are flying back to Brazil on the same reservation), your airline may cancel the entire rest of your itinerary.

     

    Yeah, the JFK-DC flight is the last one on the flight. My hope was to spend time in NY instead of taking that flight home. Awesome! Thanks for your help :)

     

  • Pet transit zone closed?
    Feb 18, 2015
    0
    I will be travelling from TNR via CDG to the US with my 2 dogs (checked baggage or manifest cargo). I was informed that the pet transit zone is closed at present. When will it reopen? And how will pet transit be handled, if this zone is closed? Thanks for your reply!

     

  • Switching terminals question
    Feb 17, 2015
    2
    I have a 4 hour layover at LAX and would like to check out the other terminals while there. How do I get to the other terminals and do I have to go through security at each one?

     

    It depends what terminal you arrive in. 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are all connected by walkways inside security, but 1, 2, 3, and the International Terminal are not connected to any other terminals.

     

    Also be aware that none of the terminals other than the International Terminal are much to look at.

     

  • Customs, Immigration
    Feb 17, 2015
    1
    I have a layover Sat eve, May 30,15 arrive CUN 8:19pm Depart 9:55pm to SFO flying AA, Will I have any time to spare ?

     

    That should be enough time, but doesn't leave much to spare.

     





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