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  • What to do in layover time
    Dec 10, 2014
    Hi, I have 5hour layover at SEA before i take emirates to dubai. I will be fying from SLC in Alaska airlines. What is the best way I can spend my time. Can i leave the airport after checking my baggage and go sight seeing at seattle for about 3 hours.


    The Emirates check-in counter will probably not open until about 3 hours before your flight, so you will not be able to check your bags when you arrive. It takes 45 minutes each way to get from the airport to any sights you would want to see, so you would have very little time to see anything.


    Thanks ZAP. That was useful.


  • Layover
    Dec 8, 2014
    I am flying from YYZ on Air Canada to Iowa. My layover is 35 mins in Chicago. Then I fly out again with Air Canada to Iowa. Do I have to go through customs or security again before getting on my flight to Iowa? And if I do, is that enough time to get to my gate?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. United will operate your flight to Iowa. You will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1 or 2. 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway.


    Thank you so much! :)


  • Baggage Interlining
    Dec 8, 2014
    I will be flying from Mexico to Toronto, connecting in Dallas (with Delta). I think my luggage will go right through, without me having to recheck it in Dallas. Does anyone know if that's correct?


    Yes, the AA procedure is that on an international to international connection through Dallas you do not have to claim your bags. You will still have to go through US Immigration and security though.


    Thank you so much for that helpful information!!


  • Asking gates!!
    Dec 7, 2014
    I'm flying with Delta from Brussels to Atlanta (flight DL 81), and then taking another flight from Atlanta to Guadalajara, i just have 2 hours and a half of time to take my second flight, should that be enough? any tips on how to go faster would be appreciated :)


    To add to my comment, my second flight is also a DELTA flight (FL 309).


    Your transfer time should suffice. You will arrive at & depart from ATL's International (Maynard Jackson) Terminal, which houses International Arrivals at Concourses E or F with separate immigration & customs checkpoints. While passengers arriving at Concourse F will go through customs clearance (CBP) at this concourse, regardless if connecting to other flights or not - Arrivals at Concourse E who need to connect to another flight will be processed right there. After customs clearance and re-check-in of your bags where indicated, proceed to your connecting gate.


    You will also have to go through security once you re-check your bags. You have plenty of time.


  • Connection time 42 minutes
    Dec 6, 2014
    Coming on Delta Flight form Madison and arriving at 4:36a - connecting Delta Flight departing to Paris at 5:15P will I have enough time to get to connecting flight (42 minutes)? Should I pick up my luggage and recheck? Thakns


    You don't have to do anything with your baggage. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • connecting flight layover etsa or visa necessary?
    Dec 5, 2014
    Hi, I am an Irish citizen, flying from Toronto to Amsterdam via JFK New York. This is a single booking through Delta airlines - not two separate bookings. It says on my confirmation email the Toronto to JFK flight is with Gojet Airlines DBA Delta Connection, and my JFK to Amsterdam flight is with KLM. I would love to know if: - If I need to go through any customs or immigration check at JFK - If so do I need to apply for an ESTA - If my bags would get checked through or not - If not is it a simple get off plane and go to the designated gate for the second part of the journey - If anybody knows if I would need to change terminals I appreciate any help on here, difficult to find answers online.


    You will preclear US Immigration in Toronto. You do not have to do anything with your baggage in JFK. You do need to complete ESTA because you will have to go through US Immigration in Toronto and have an Irish passport. You will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from terminal 4. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security.


    ZAP - thank you so much for this reply, takes a lot off my mind and makes things a ton clearer, really appreciate it.


  • Can T5 arriving passengers use wingtips lounge in T4?
    Dec 4, 2014
    I arrive in JFK at 7.30am on Sat on JetBlue T5, can I have access to the Wingtips lounge in T4 for couple of hours? I depart from T5 again Sunday night.


    No, because you will not have a boarding pass departing JFK on Saturday.


    Sigh! Are there any showers facility available for arriving passengers in JFK, I need to head out for a wedding lunch.


  • Chi - Phil to London is 2 hrs enough layover time?
    Dec 4, 2014
    Flying from Chicago to Philidelphia catching a connecting flight to London and have 2 hours in Philly. Is this enough time to get bags and go through customs. American Airlines


    You do not have to claim your bags or go through US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through UK Immigration and Customs when you get to London. All you have to do in Philadelphia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Getting from domestic to int'l terminal with bags and a small child
    Dec 4, 2014
    Hi - Can anyone advise what we will be facing when we arrive at LAX on a domestic flight with three suitcases, a stroller and other carry-on bags and a baby and need to transfer to the international terminal? Are there porters? trolleys that can be used between terminals? international check-in facility at the domestic arrivals terminal? Or will be need to somehow haul it all on and off transit buses? with thanks, Lisa, Australian


    For me to provide any specific help you need to tell me what airline or airlines you are flying.


  • Connecting flight
    Dec 4, 2014
    Hi. I will be flying Amsterdam(AMS)-Minneapolis(MSP)-austin(AUS). I arrive at MSP 12:16pm and my flight to Austin leaves at 1:36pm. Will 1 hour and 20 minutes be enough time? What do I have to do at MSP? Immigration, claim my bags, customs, re-check my bag at transfer desk, go through security and then go to my departure gate? Any tips?


    Yes, you have the procedure correct. You should have enough time but do not have much time to spare.


  • Can I arrive at CDG with my dog in hold on the weekend?
    Dec 2, 2014
    Will the CDG process the arrival of my dog in hold on Saturday or Sunday? If so, is there an extra charge?


    You will have to contact them.


  • travel help
    Dec 1, 2014
    I'm completely new to flying so any helpful information would be appreciated. My flight is from Toronto to Detroit on delta and then I have to transfer to air france for a flight to Paris in 45 minutes. Will my bags be automatically transferred when the air lines are different or will I have to pick them up and take them to the departure gate?


    On your way to Paris you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Minneapolis is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your bags will be tagged through to Paris.


    Sorry, that's all you have to do in Detroit, not Minneapolis.


  • Layover at CDG, do I have to claim luggage, go thru customs and rechec
    Dec 1, 2014
    I have 10 hour layover...can I leave the terminal to meet friends in Paris? do I have to claim from AF and re-check luggage or can it go Air Morocco.


  • International Layover in Chicago
    Dec 1, 2014
    I'm flying from London, Ont to Sarasota, FL with a layover in Chicago on January 3rd. My flight is at 6:30 in the morning and I get into Chicago at 7am. I know London is a small airport so it doesn't have a precheck.. I have a 1 hour and 38 minutes layover in Chicaco. Will this be enough time? I'm worried because it's the holidays. My dad has taken this exact flight before and had no issues but I'm worried as its the holidays and I'm travelling alone. Do I go through a special immigrations line because I have a connecting flight or is there only one line? Thanks!


    Also I'm flying with United and I'm not checking any baggage if that makes a difference, just bringing a carry on!


    Yes, that should be enough time. There is only one immigration line, although there is an express line if you don't have checked baggage. Immigration is not crowded at that time early in the morning.


  • Arriving Hawaiian Airlines, need to meet at baggage claim SWA
    Nov 30, 2014
    how can I get to SWA baggage claim after I arrive on Hawaiian Airlines. Need to meet my family there.


    You will have to take the inter-terminal shuttle bus.


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