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  • Layover time
    Apr 10, 2014
    2
    Hi. I am wanting to book a flight with United from Austin to London Heathrow (domestic - international) via Houston on a Friday night. Is 1 hour enough time for a layover if the flight is on time? WIll I need to change tereminals?

     

    At IAH, United uses Terminals A, B, C & E - reached by the above-ground TerminaLink train inside security - you have enough time for transfer.

     

    You will likely arrive in Terminal B or C and depart from Terminal E.

     

  • transport assistance with 37 minutes layover
    Apr 9, 2014
    3
    I'm familiar with PHX airport and at 64 years old find the sprint between 'fingers" of Terminal 4 almost impossible to make. How do I arrange to ride on one of those passenger cars that are always beep-beeping their way through the terminal? Thanks

     

    You need to call your airline and request wheelchair assistance.

     

    I don't need a wheelchair. I need a faster method to get to my gate in the 30 minutes I have and am not up to running the entire length of Terminal 4. My last flight they were going to close the doors on me when I finally got to my gate but I insisted. I'm interested in those golf cart type vehicles that have a driver and carry maybe 4-6 people.

     

    Yes, those carts are for people who require wheelchair assistance.

     

  • from MIA airport to port of the cruise
    Apr 6, 2014
    2
    I will take AA from Toronto to MIA airport 1:30 pm and my cruise Embarkation time is 5:00 pm ,cruise disembarkation time is 7:00am and my flight will be 10:00 am ,can I make it?

     

    You should have plenty of time if your flight to Miami is on-time. However, you will have a really hard time making that 10 AM return flight.

     

    Thx,

     

  • re-check baggage?
    Apr 5, 2014
    1
    i'm flying from MEX to LHR, with a stop of 1hr 40 in YYZ, with Air Canada. do i have to recheck my bags and go through security before going to my departure gate? Thank you!

     

    YYZ Allows sterile international connections - you won't have to do anything with your bag and should have plenty of time. https://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/images/yyz.pdf

     

  • how early should I leave airport Marriott for flight to Guatemala
    Apr 3, 2014
    1
    I will arrive at IAH on United from Denver around 1:30am and don't need to catch my next flight on United to Guatemala City until 9:30am. I am planning to spend the night at the airport Marriott but am wondering what time I should leave the hotel in order to have enough time to go back through security and get to my terminal and catch the 9:30 flight. Thanks.

     

    I would leave at about 8:30 if you are able to check in online and 8 if you are not.

     

  • layover sleeping accommodations
    Apr 2, 2014
    1
    is there a microtel or similar motel IN the airport? I will be flying United, arriving 11 pm, have a 12 hr layover, then continuing my flight to S Korea

     

    There are no hotels inside the airport.

     

  • Time needed before flight
    Mar 31, 2014
    3
    Hi, I have a flight out of Detroit to Nashville on a Friday at 7am. If I'm not checking any bags, just a carry-on, about what time do I need to arrive to the airport by? Thanks!

     

    If you check-in online you could get to the airport about 45 minutes before your flight since then all you will need to do is go through security and to your gate.

     

    Thank you! Does it not take them a long time to search through your carry-on? I've never packed all of my things into a carry-on suitcase before. Thanks again

     

    Your carry-on should not have to be searched unless you pack something that you're not allowed to carry.

     

  • Passport Control and US Customs
    Mar 30, 2014
    1
    I am keeping my baggage all carry-on. No baggage claim. I am a US citizen, returning from vacation in Peru through MIA. My connecting flight is American Airlines to my final destination, SFO. (San Francisco) According to the MIA map, I arrive at MIA on LAN in the South Terminal. I depart on American Airlines in the North Terminal. I have two hours and 5 minutes between flights to clear Passport Control and US Customs. Even without baggage claim, I might not make it. My questions: Can I choose which terminal to be processed through -- since I have no bags to claim? The MIA website says only: "International arriving passengers will proceed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection's passport control. After clearing passport control, passengers will proceed to collect baggage and clear U.S. Customs." That's very clear. BUT: Since I have no baggage to claim, can I just go over to NorthTerminal and get processed there? I may be wrong but I have a feeling North Terminal may be faster/easier than SouthTerminal and I have to end up at North Terminal for my departure anyway. Thanks!

     

    No, you have to clear immigration and customs in the South Terminal since you will be funneled that way, there will be no other option. By carrying on the only thing you skip is having to stop at the baggage claim and re-check desk.

     

  • Non checked thro' flight, non-Schengen to non-Schengen
    Mar 31, 2014
    2
    Upon arriving at Schipol, I will need to collect my baggage as it cannot be 'checked through' to my destination. After doing so, will I be required to pass thro' Immigration/Customs and then repeat to re-enter OR It is possible to collect my baggage and proceed directly to my next departure area?

     

    Non-Schengen to non-Schengen flights don't require immigration proceedings. Pick up your bag on arrival, check it in with connecting airline, go through security check and on to your connecting gate.

     

    Many thanks 'sumar14'! Your answer is exactly what I wanted and has prevented any problems upon arriving at Schipol. Now if only Schipol etc could be so efficient and as responsive?

     

  • Where to meet arriving International passanger
    Mar 29, 2014
    1
    Where do I meet an international arriving passenger in terminal D? This person speaks no English.

     

    The exit of immigration on the arrivals level would be the best place.

     

  • MBJ to SFO thru IAD - is 90 min enough time
    Apr 20, 2014
    1
    My flight connection time changed from 2hrs to 1.5hrs - I will be departing MBJ on a Wednesday afternoon and connecting through IAD with a 90 minute layover. Is this enough time to clear immigration/customs/security and make my SFO flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time, assuming both of your flights are on United.

     

  • Held by Customs
    Mar 26, 2014
    1
    How can I get money to my fiancé to pay taxes on gold bullion. It is in the amount of 175K.

     

    Wire Transfer. Make sure it's not a scam first though.

     

  • Meeting Place
    Mar 23, 2014
    1
    I arrive American gate D 10, another arrives Alaska T-3 terminal E - gates E - 14 + 15; where is the best place to meet - no checked baggage. How do we get to the Flamingo on the strip, least expensive way. Thank You

     

    Since neither of you have checked baggage, after you arrive you can take the tram to T3 arrivals. The cheapest way to the strip is the shuttle buses, but they're slow and make a lot of stops along the way, and since you pay for them by the person, you should probably just take a taxi as it will be a lot faster and only marginally more expensive.

     

  • LAX Layover
    Mar 22, 2014
    1
    I'm currently scheduled to be on a Virgin Australia flight arriving in LAX at 6:30 am. Will I have time to make it to the United terminal after going through customs and immigration for a 9:10 am flight?

     

    That should be enough time.

     

  • 2.5 hours to change | Terminal A West to Terminal F | Can I make it?
    Mar 19, 2014
    2
    Hi, I am arriving in PHL from London on BA67 at 16.10hrs. I have a domestic connection flight to Roanoke on AA4840 at 1845. This gives men about 2.5 hrs. I think I arrive in Terminal A West, while my connection is in Terminal F. I am not a US citizen. Will I be able to make it to my connection flight? Do I have to check out and check in my baggages again?

     

    Yes, when you go through immigration you will then claim your bags and go through US customs. Then you will be able to re-check them at the re-check desk. Note that your flight to Roanoke will be operated by US Airways (it probably won't be all called American by the time of your flight). Then you will go through security and take a shuttle bus to Terminal F. You should have enough time.

     

    You have sufficient time for transfer. On arrival at Terminal A West you will go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bag. A big U.S. Airways shuttle bus will take you from Gate A1 to gate F14 inside security.

     





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