Hi, I am traveling to Boston on Delta arriving at 7:45 p.m. Then I am departing on Aer Lingus at 9:00 a.m. I am switching airlines and am wondering if I will have enough time to get from the Delta gate to the Aer Lingus gate. Is there a security line to go through?
I'm guessing you depart at 9 PM? Yes, you will have to go through security again. With checked bags this is impossible. With no checked bags this is barely possible if everything goes smoothly.
Flying on Icelandair to Seattle and need to book separate flight on Alaska Air to SJC. How long do we need to clear customs, gather bags, check in (inc. luggage)? Available flights are 2.15 hours or 4.15 hours after arrival - would prefer earlier flight if doable. Advice?
I don't think the 2:15 connection is reasonable. You'll have to go with the 4:15
We are flying from Cancun on AA895 arriving at 4:41 PM and have connecting flight to Chicago AA1908 at 5:55 PM . Do we have enough time ? I guess we have to clear customs, pick up bags and re-check so it seems to me like close call
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. 90 minutes is the minimum allowed to do that. This is well below that.
Thank you , and hearing that I wonder why airline is allowing that option ? I guess to avoid it we have to do carry on only. What are your thoughts ?
I don't know - it seems that since the merger, AA has been offering a lot of impossible connections through former US Airways hubs, I think they forgot to program in the minimum connection times for those hubs into their system. Going without checked bags will help, but it's still a risky connection.