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I am arriving from SJO Costa Rica at 910p. my connection to JFK is an hour later. WIll i have enough time. Do i need to get bag and clear custom then recheck bag?
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. This is well below the minimum recommended international to domestic connection time at CLT, although with the late evening arrival it may be possible. Be prepared to spend the night in Charlotte.
I am booking a ticket from London to Louisville in April. I have the option of going via Charlotte with a 1:39 layover or Atlanta with 1:52. Could I make any of these connections? Which one is most reliable?
They're about equivalent. Charlotte is a much smaller, simpler airport though.
Thank you! So, unless there is an unexpected delay, 1h39 should be enough to go through immigration, customs, bag rechecking, and security at Charlotte.