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  • 38 minute layover.
    Nov 4, 2014
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    Hi, we are flying from Rome into ATL and then out to SLC. Delta changed our flights and we now have a 38 minute layover in ATL. When I called the Delta rep said this is a legal transfer. Is it even possible to get through customs that fast, not to mention get to the next flight?

     

    The agent is completely wrong, call again. Point out that the minimum is 90 minutes and that this was an involuntary schedule change and that they are required to rebook you.

     

  • When to arrive for 5:30 a.m. flight
    Nov 4, 2014
    1
    We are staying at the Marriott that is on airport property. Their shuttle starts running at 4:20 a.m., our flight leaves at 5:30 a.m. Is that cutting it too close? The hotel said we will be fine but I don't know how long it will take to check in, get through security and get to the gate by the time boarding starts. We're flying Southwest so don't have assigned seats. 2 adults traveling with a 6 and 1 year old (and a gate-checked stroller and car seat).

     

    Check-in online 24 hours before your flight and you will get better boarding numbers. You will probably be OK, security lines at MCI are generally short due to the small number of gates served by each checkpoint.

     

  • International conection
    Nov 2, 2014
    1
    Hello, I am traveling to Guatemala from Colorado, with a connection in DFW. Do I need to claim my bags in DFW and then recheck them, or do I go directly to my international departure gate?

     

    You do not have to do anything with your bags when leaving the US. You can just go directly to your departure gate.

     

  • Do I have to take luggage for a 10 hour layover in Dallas?
    Nov 2, 2014
    1
    I am flying from Calgary, Canada to Miami, Florida, has a 10 hours layover in Dallas, will my luggage be sent from Calgary to Miami directly? Just wonder if I have to drag my luggage around until the next morning for a 5 am connecting flight? Is there a higher chance of my luggage of being lost if it sits in the airport for 10 hours to the next connecting flight? Thanks

     

    You should be able to have your bags sent to Miami, but check with the agent in Calgary.

     

  • Wheelchair passengers
    Nov 2, 2014
    1
    Hi there Do wheelchair bound passengers have a separate line for immigrations? Do their accompanying family members join them throughout?

     

    While there is no special lane at 'immigration' (only internationally arriving passengers go through passport check, pick up bags, & go through customs clearance) - a friend or relative can get a special pass at your airline's counter, entitling him/her to pick you up at the airline gate. Give your party the name of the airline, the terminal at which arrives & the scheduled arrivals time. Wheelchairs need to be ordered at least 48 hrs prior to departure from your airline. If you did not order one yet, your party may request one at the airline counter (if one is available.) For accessibility services at JFK, open http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-accessibility-services.html

     

  • connecting flight
    Nov 3, 2014
    2
    Hi - we will be landing at JFK from Manchester U.K and I am looking at booking connecting flight to Buffalo for Niagara Falls - how long do we need to leave between flights please, so we are not rushing? Will we have to clear customs and security then go through it again for connecting flight? Thanks!

     

    If you are purchasing separate tickets leave at least 3 hours between flights if you do not want to be rushed.

     

    Thank you. We've booked now- we land in JFK at 12.30pm and take off to BUF at 15.40. Should have time!

     

  • terminal 1 to 3
    Oct 30, 2014
    1
    I am flying tirana to Rome on Alitalia And transferring to a Alitalia flight to Venice. I have about 1 hour and 25 minutes to make the connection. Is that enough time? What is the easiest way to get from one flight to the other.terminal 1 to 3 ?

     

    You have the terminals backwards. You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 1. You will go through Schengen Passport Control during your connection. You should have enough time.

     

  • terminal 1 to terminal 3
    Oct 30, 2014
    0
    I am flying Tirana Rome on Alitalia And transferring to a Alitalia flight to Venice. I have about an hour and fifteen minutes to make the connection. Is that enough time? What is the easiest way to get from one flight yo the other terminal 1 to terminal 3 ?

     

  • Iceland
    Oct 30, 2014
    3
    Flight into IAD from Iceland arrives 6:30pm on Sunday 12/21 and separate ticket US Air flight from IAD to Charlotte leaves at 7:55pm. Will that be enough time including checked baggage pickup and recheck?

     

    It's possible, but it's definitely cutting it close. You'll have to be to the US Airways check-in counter with your bags by 7:10

     

    Thanks - I think we will try to find a longer layover

     

    What if we didn't have checked baggage?

     

  • transfer between terminal 3 and terminal 1
    Oct 29, 2014
    1
    Arriving from Toronto at terminal 3 at 1:15pm. Connecting flight Alitilia terminal 1 to Munich at 2:35pm terminal 1. We don't have EU passports. Will we be able to make our connection ?

     

    Forgot to say both flights are Alitalia

     

  • arriving via Alaska Air to Korean Air Departure Area to Philippines
    Oct 28, 2014
    0
    I will be arriving on Oct. 31, 5 a.m. and I will be leaving at 2 p.m. via Korean Airlines. Can you help me how to proceed to Departure Area, Korean Air. Many thankx

     

  • transfer from Alaska Air to Korean Airlines Departure area
    Oct 28, 2014
    1
    Good day. I will be arriving from Anchorage, AK via Alaska Air on Nov. 2 5 a.m. and I have flight via Korean Air on Nov. 2 12:p.m. Can you help me to locate Korean Air departure area. Thanx

     

    The Korean flight will leave from the S Satellite. You will arrive at the C or D concourse or N Satellite. If you purchased separate tickets and have checked baggage you will have to go to the main terminal to claim your bags and then take them to the Korean check-in counter.

     

  • arriving from Alaska Air transfer to Asiana Air departure
    Oct 28, 2014
    0
    I will be arriving on Oct. 31 from Anchorage via Alaska Air at 5 am and I have transfer flight to Asiana Airlines at 2 pm. Can you help me how to locate Asiana Air Departure Area.

     

  • flight connection
    Oct 28, 2014
    2
    Arriving from Geneva with SWISS at 15.50 on Saturday terminal 4, I have a flight to San Diego with AA to catch at 17.20 from terminal 8. Do you think it's feasible? I could consider not to check in luggage. I also saw that there might be a fast line for custom check for passengers transferring to another flight.Does this depend on the airline? And if I make it quick through the immigration office how long does it take to get to the next gate? Which shuttle/bus/train should I get?

     

    You will probably be out of customs by about 16:30 if you do not check a bag, that will leave you 50 minutes to take the AirTrain to T8 and go through security. You will have to check in for your AA flight online before you leave Geneva. It's possible - definitely easier if you don't check a bag.

     

    Thanks

     

  • how long to get thru immigration/customs?
    Oct 24, 2014
    1
    I am flying into charlotte douglas airport @ 6:30pm from jamaica Jan 1st. I will have 1 hour & 10 minutes to get thru customs/immigration to make my flight to Indianapolis,In.....is an hour enough time to get through security & customs/immegration?? thanks for any advise

     

    That is 20 minutes below the minimum International->Domestic connection time. It's possible you will make it but it leaves very little time to spare. There is one later flight to IND from CLT if you miss your connection. You could call US Airways and ask to be rebooked on it or you could try the connection you have and if you miss it, hope there's empty seats on the later flight.

     





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