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  • is 2 hrs enough for customs clearance and further checkin
    Mar 28, 2017
    I am a first time international flyer,also travelling alone.I will fly from India to Boston via dubai (emirates) and Boston to detroit (jet blue)..all in one ticket/booking. I get only 2 hours for the next detroit flight Is that enough for customs clearance and check in?please help.I am travelling on April 1.I ll have 2 checked in luggage


    Yes that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    thanks for the reply. Do i need to claim the checked in baggage and go to custom clearance section? Kindly let me know the relevant procedures


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, walk to Terminal C and go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thanks!!!!hope 2 hrs is enough to do all these procedures!


  • First timw travelling to Boston
    Mar 27, 2017
    I am first time international flyer I reach Boston airport at 2.00 pm, my next flight to Detroit is at 4.15. I will have hardly 2hrs in between. Is this enough for customs clearance and further checkin. Pls help me. I am travelling on 1st April


  • Layover
    Feb 18, 2017
    I will be coming in from Halifax, NS (Canada) on Westjet, and I have an 8 hour layover before my Qatar Airways flight to Doha, what are my best options to do in that time? On a side note does Logan airport require you to go through security again when coming in from Canada if I decide to not go into the city like in Philadelphia?


    Westjet and Qatar Airways are in different terminals, so you'll have to go through security again anyway.


  • Jet Blue to Aer Lingus with 1 hour & 33 minute layover, will I make
    Jan 16, 2017
    I will fly into BOS on Jet Blue and then depart 1 hour & 33 minutes later on Aer Lingus to Shannon. Is this enough time? I will check one bag which I know will go through. My concern is any delay on JBlue's end, deplaning and going from C to E terminal to board within the 20 Minute over seas requirement. Will I make it? It is a regularly posted flight combination.


    Aer Lingus uses Terminal C in Boston, the same Terminal as JetBlue. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time if your first flight is on-time.


  • short time
    Jan 11, 2017
    Im flying to Dubai from IAD via Boston the transit time is only 90 min, will this time be sufficient?


    If the first flight is on JetBlue and both flights are on the same reservation it's enough time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal C.


  • Catching Domestic Flight from International Flight
    Dec 3, 2016
    Hi, I have an international flight from London on Delta coming in at 12:19PM on a Sunday with two checked bags and need to make it to my next flight that departs at 2:29PM. Will I have enough time to clear customs and security with my bags and be able to make it to my next flight? Thanks in advance.


    If both flights are on Delta, yes, that is enough time.


    Yes, they are both on Delta. Thank you so much!


  • Lay over time
    Dec 2, 2016
    My flight land at 9.04 pm at terminal c and international connecting flight at 10.20 pm , , do I have enough time ?


    What airlines are you flying? Are your flights on one reservation or two separate reservations? Do you have checked bags?


    United and Norwegian ,2 reservation,have checked bags how I go from terminal B to terminal E


    You have to walk and that's not realistically enough time with checked bags.


  • Layover Idea
    Nov 1, 2016
    CCU--> DOH--> BOS--> RDU I am an Indian Citizen, so I need to go thru US Immigration ,collect my check in bags (2) ,recheck and go thru Security checking again in BOS to catch the next domestic flight to RDU. I have a layover of 2 hr and 49 minutes in BOS and the ticket is in the same itinerary. Will this layover be enough ? Also are domestic and international terminals near in BOS. It is Qatar Airways from DOH to BOS and from BOS to RDU it is JetBlue.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, Terminal E where you arrive and Terminal C where you depart are right next to each other.


  • 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!


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