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  • Need help with transfer
    Apr 6, 2013
    We arrive from Minneapolis via KLM/Delta flight, have a 2h40m layover and then transfer to another KLM/Delta flight to Venice, Italy. I get that we have to go thru pasport control for a non. schenegean country...but then what? Do we have to pick up our bags, take them thru customs and recheck before going on to connecting flight. I do not find the Schiphol site to be of any help with these details. Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.


    Indeed AMS site is not clear on that. However - judging from some other large EU airports - after passport check you proceed to baggage claim where you retrieve your bags and go with them through customs clearance - if continuing journey, you need to re-check them in at designated area.


  • Meeting my BF
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hi All, My Bf is coming for a transit in JFK airport to meet me for 3 Hours and I'd love to meet him privately. He doesn't have a visa to the US. Is it possible to book a hotel for 2 hours only and is there a nice cheap hotel in the airport. Also if the hotel Idea is not possible .. Where can I meet him in the airport? Thanks for your help


    You don't really have time for that. He will exit security when he arrives, so you can meet him at the exit from immigration in the terminal he is coming into. However, It will probably take him an hour to clear immigration and then he'll have to leave to get into line for security an hour before his next flight, so you'll really only be able to see each other for about an hour.


    Thank you for the reply .. Is there any hotel inside JFK so we can meet for even an hour?


    There are no hotels on airport grounds. There are a number of hotels just off airport grounds - Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, JFK Inn, Days Inn, Comfort Inn, Sheraton, Farifield Inn, and Hilton Garden.


    Without a valid US Visa he cannot exit the terminal. He has to go straight to the departures for his connecting flight. I am darn sure there is no way you can see him as he is in a controlled area only for security cleared passengers. Good luck


    Further to my last comments please read the following: You may wish to avoid transit in US airports because: Anyone arriving into the United States or one of its territories (like Puerto Rico) — and not covered by the Visa Waiver Program or the separate provision for citizens of Canada & Bermuda — requires at least a C-1 transit visa to transit the airport. This can be expensive (US$131 minimum) and time-consuming to obtain, and you can be denied the visa: the requirements are the same as the full B-2 tourist visa. If you arrive without this visa, even for a fuel stop or transit, and aren't eligible for a waiver, you will be sent home and recorded as having been denied entry to the US. The United States does not allow sterile transit, which means that even if you have an immediate connecting flight, you have to pass through Customs and Immigration. This is time-consuming and tedious (4 hours or more is recommended to be safe), and all except Canadian travelers transiting in the USA using either a transit visa or the Visa Waiver Program will be photographed and fingerprinted. You have previously been denied entry to the US or overstayed in the US, and have been advised that entry may be refused in future. Transit entry is as likely to be refused as any other entry, it will almost certainly be easier to avoid risking it. Note that all of these activities now require either a Visa Waiver or C1 transit visa: transferring to another flight; just stopping and not disembarking from the plane; and refueling stops. Sometimes these minor stops are not even clearly marked on preliminary itineraries for long haul flights. If you have reason to avoid the US, ask that the itinerary be double and triple checked for transit and fuel stops in the US (including Hawaii and Alaska). Note: Alternative transit points described in this article often also require visas. Always check transit or entry conditions of all stops. You are responsible for checking and if necessary getting the visas and are advised to do so months before your planned trip.


  • Lost Kindle Fire on airplane US Airways
    Apr 4, 2013
    #1505 from RSW to CLT 4/03 landed at 8:30pm in Charlotte Seat 11B


    Contact your airline's lost & Found.


  • Comment
    Apr 3, 2013
    I Agree....United is known to keep things that belong to passengers, its very sad for the honest hard workers....if there are any!!


  • Long Layover
    Apr 3, 2013
    Anything fun to do at LAX?


  • flight from yvr to phoenix to mexico
    Apr 3, 2013
    I am flying from Cancun to Phoenix then on to Vancouver, Canada do I have to pick up my bags and go through immigration and security. Flying with US airways terminal 4. Any thoughts on how this will work. example get off plane go down a level pick up luggage etc. Also I have 1 hour 45 min will this be enough time. Flying November 9


    Yes that is the procedure any time you enter the US. You should have enough time.


  • left ipone on plane
    Apr 3, 2013
    left iphone on plane thursday 3-28 black leather case


    There are thousands of planes in the world, it would help if you specified which one, but regardless, you're probably not going to get it back.


    You are so right, thank you kindly UNITED FLIGHT 4740 AT CHICAGO OHARE AT 10:40 AM ON 3-28-13 SEAT NUMBER 7C PHONE IN SEATBACK POUCH.




  • Lost Library Book!
    Mar 29, 2013
    I travelled on March 27, 2013 on American Airlines Flight 1962 from SeaTac (SEA) to Dallas - Ft. Worth (DFW) arriving at 7:15 pm into Terminal C, then transferred to Terminal A for American Airlines Flight 1875 from DFW to Austin (AUS) Gate 37. Between getting off the first flight and then getting on the second, I lost a Library Book, "The Shadow of the Wind [Paperback], by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Author), Lucia Graves (Translator). Because the book belongs to the Library System, I would like to get it back. Please contact me if anyone turned it in at: or Thank you!


  • Lost Bose Head Set and MP3 Player
    Mar 29, 2013
    Lost my Bose Headset and MP3 (Red Phillips) Player Between Term 5 and Term 2


  • REWARD for silver wedding ring
    Mar 28, 2013
    I l lost a silver wedding ring, I believe at the foot of the escalator in Terminal A. $250 reward if it is returned, no questions asked. Please contact me via this forum to arrange transfer.


  • lost art sketchbook and paperback
    Mar 27, 2013
    on Mar27th left on flight 102 from Hawaii Row 34 - irreplacable artist sketchbook plus "Quiet" by Susan Cain paperback


    Would help if you included what airline - but regardless, best to contact your airline, not anyone on here.


  • Lost an Olympus Camera
    Mar 27, 2013
    Lost my camera on my way to Gate E on Monday, March Olympus SP 720UZ. Pictures are of a few family members and a villa I stayed at in Montego Bay, Iron Lakes.. several photos of family sitting on a sofa...and then photos of friends at the East of Eden Villa. If you find it, please contact me at, or I can describe the pictures and the camera. Serious responses only please...this was a gift and I would like to have it returned.


    I suggest you call CLT's Lost & Found at 704-359-8765 or email; after 4 pm leave message indicating your name, phone number, e-mail address, date & location of item lost, description of item - including cell phone number, carrier & brand.


  • Lost olive camera bag with canon Ti3
    Mar 26, 2013
    I lost my camera bag in TSA at MCI in Terminal C at entrance to gate 82 on Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 AM.


  • lost iPod on Delta flight from Atlanta
    Mar 26, 2013
    Lost my iPod on a Delta flight from Atlanta to KCI. Thanks for any help. Please post a response if you have info.


  • Currency exchange in airport?
    Mar 25, 2013
    Is there any place to convert dollars to euros at airport. Do you have to have cash or will they take a check or credit card?


    I don't know what airport you're posting about, but currency exchanges generally require cash.


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