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  • 2 hours layover
    Oct 10, 2016
    I am about to book a vacation to the USA and need to know if a 2 h layover is enough to get trough customs, do the bag thing and get to a domestic terminal for a flight to DUR. It's on the same reservation.


    DUR is Durban, South Africa. Where are you going to? What airlines are you flying?


  • Quick turn around from LGA
    Sep 28, 2016
    Hello, I don't know where to ask but I am just wondering if I can quick turn around LGA-BOS-LGA only 45mins between the flight? Both flight will be AA. THis is odd question but I am trying to do this for millage run. Does anyone has idea if I can such short turn around at BOS back to original departure point??


    Yes, that's possible if you are checked in online for both flights. In fact it may even be the same aircraft. All AA shuttle flights use the same gate area at BOS.


    Thank you very much ZAP!! I will try!!!


  • International-domestic
    Sep 13, 2016
    We are flying in to BOS from DOHA by 2.30 pm and we have our connection flight to PDX by 4.30 pm in Alaskan...Will the time be sufficient for immigration,sec check etc?? Also we have checked baggages.. Really worried if we would miss the flight


    It's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thanks !! Really worried about immigration line as we are not American citizens and also about the sec checks and transit to next terminal..


  • Can we leave the airport and return for an international flight later
    Sep 13, 2016
    We are flying into BOS at 10:55 AM from IND. We are flying back out on an international flight to London, Heathrow at 7:25 at night. We are wondering if we should plan a short tourist trip into Boston? Also wondering if we should travel to the terminal for the international flight, check our luggage in and then go back out to return later to go through security for the London flight?


    Yes, you can go into the city. You likely will not be able to check your bags for your London flight in the morning as the check-in counter for your London airline likely won't be open. What airlines are you flying?


    We are flying British Airways to London, Heathrow and then on to Cork, Ireland.


    Yeah, in that case you won't be able to check your bags with British Airways until about 4:30


    Thanks. Great information to have. How do I find out which terminal our flights arrive in and depart from? Are there storage options for storing luggage during the layover? Really appreciate the details. There are 8 of us traveling together, so it helps to have a plan.


    What airline are you flying to Boston? You will depart from Terminal E. There is no luggage storage at Boston Logan.


  • 7 hour layover
    Aug 28, 2016
    Hi I am arriving JetBlue Terminal C at 12pm on a Tuesday and thought I would take the Express Bus to Copely Square, return to Terminal C by around 4-4:30pm.. Flight out on Aer Lingus leaves at 7:10 pm. Bag is checked through, so only a carry on to tote Is this a good plan, time, security line, and connection-wise? I am a U.S. passport holder.


    Yes, that would work.




  • Layover at boston logan
    Aug 3, 2016
    I have a layover of 2 hrs 10 mins at boston for my connecting flight to cleveland. Will there be enough time for immigration and to travel from terminal E to terminal C ? Also my ticket if from delhi to cleveland with a change of airlines from emirates to jet blue in boston. Do i need to collect my luggage at boston or will i directly collect it in cleveland?


    Yes, in Boston you will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then if your bags are tagged to CLE you can drop them at the re-check desk, otherwise you will take them with you to C to re-check them, then go through security in C and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • Enough time
    Jul 6, 2016
    Fly into BOS on Jet Blue arrive at 6:24 and depart on Norweigen at 9:20 and I have a checked bag to claim is this enough time.


    2hr 56min is plenty of time. 2hr 56min is plenty of time to Claim & Re Check bags, go through security, grab something to eat, and to use the bathroom!


  • Connection flight BOS terminal E to terminal A
    Jul 6, 2016
    i am arriving at BOS terminal E aug 14 at 4:49 pm having next flight from terminal A at 6:40 pm. Is it possible to make it? Both flight are with Delta. Does business calss ticket help to gain some time? I will have checked baggage.


    With a business class ticket this is possible.


  • layover of 1 hr 48 mins
    Jun 19, 2016
    I have a jetblue flight from IAD to BOS which arrives at Terminal C and then an Emirates flight to Dubai departing terminal C. Is 1 hr 48 minutes of layover enough?


    Yes, if everything is on the same reservation that should be enough time.


  • Layover 5 hrs at BOS from 1am to 6am
    May 2, 2016
    I'll arrive at BOS at 1am and my next depurture is 6am. All are domestic flight with American Airline. Do I have to get out of airside and re-check at security again? If yes, would you suggest any places that I can sit in and wait for it? Thanks.


    You will have to ask the AA agent at your origin city if your bags can be checked through. Even if you have to exit the concourse, the security checkpoint will re-open at about 4 or 4:30 AM so you shouldn't have to wait too long.


    Thank you. I really hope that my bag can check thru to my international flight leaving JFK. I have another 24 hours flight awaiting that morning to Asia. Is there any place to sit in front of the security checkpoint at BOS? Actually, I can have an access to AA Admiral Club lounge. but it is useless in this case as it will be closed by the time I arrive there.


  • We(3 persons) will have 6 hours in Boston to transfer.
    Apr 30, 2016
    My family will fly to Dhaka from Toronto,will have 8 hours transit on July1,2016 in Boston Airport. Can we go out for a trip to see some attractions in Boston? If so what activities can we do during this time?


    Yes, you could easily take the train into central Boston to see the historical sites. Everything is very close together. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto so there will be no formalities when you arrive in Boston.


  • layover
    May 1, 2016
    I am on a flight Delta 2588 from Minneapolis which has a 51 minute layover in Boston before connecting to a flight to London Heathrow Delta 58. That does not sound like enough time to transfer to an international flight. I purchased in as a package on Delta website.


    That is enough time if your first flight is on-time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you for your reply. Do I clear customs and immigration in Minneapolis in this case? I would ask Delta but don't think i could rely on their answers.


    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.


    Thank you so much for your help


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