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I will be arriving on US Air Flight US0571 with carry on luggage only landing at 10:30 a.m. I will be transferring to Delta Flt. 183 departing at noon to Osaka, Japan. I'm disabled and have requested help from US Air to make my connection. Do I have to go through security again? Customs?
That depends on which Airport you arrive at and if the two airlines are in different terminals. I suggest you open - enter your airport, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.
You ill not have to go through customs in Seattle. The wheelchair assistance person should be able to assist you with your connection.
Can i get from a delta flight to an easy jet flight in 2 hours or do I have to go back out and go thru security? Is there a place within the terminal to check in for the easy jet flight? flying next monday on a standby flight
Which Airport?
Probably not on a domestic flight. Possible if returning to the country on an international flight.
I am have 3 hours to change flights in jfk.going from T5 to T7. Will I have enough time. I will have to collect bags abd book into my next flight
sorry I am connecting in jfk
Yes, that should be enough time. To save time you should check in online before your flights.
I'm flying from WV to Charlotte airport with a brief layover before departing from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale FL on a domestic flight. My question is do I have to go through TSA again at Charlotte before boarding on my flight to Fort Lauderdale?
Charlotte Douglas Airport has one large passenger terminal with Concourses and corresponding gates A through E, all of which surround the main terminal. You can walk from one Concourse to the next - no need to go through security check. Look on arrival at the overhead screens to find your connecting flight number and gate; then follow signs.
Please help this first timer: I will fly out of Chicago to Zurich, then to Johannesburg, changing airlines each time. I have a 12 hour layover in Zurich. Will I have to claim my bags in Zurich? I was told that I would not need to touch my bags at all until I got to destination... Will I have to go through customs in each country or just in Chicago. How about on the return trip? Same questions... Same cities...
Thank you so much for the help!
Forgot to say: Orbitz said all three airlines I am flying (United, Swiss and South African) have a "baggage agreement". Is this right? Can I trust Orbitz?
Your first order of business would be to inquire at your airline leaving Chicago, if it will transfer your bags automatically on arrival in Zurich to your departing flight to Joburg - if not, you need to claim your bag and go to 'left baggage' for temporary keepsake. In Zurich you need to go through passport control & 'non-Schengen' (foreign) procedure. Enjoy your day in Zurich, making sure you allow enough time to return at least 55 mins (for possible baggage retrieval and re-check-in prior to next departure. On your return from Joburg, you need again to go through non-Schengen at Zurich and at Chicago through U.S. customs procedure (passport check, picking up bags, & going through Customs clearance. I suggest you read up on terminal/ transfer details by opening (or jnb (Joburg) or ord (Chicago) and click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, then scroll down to the detailed text.
Do make sure by contacting them individually, as regulations constantly change.
We arrive on United from Newark NJ and have to transfer to Iberia Airlines. How long does it take to clear customs and get to Iberia gates?
You are not clear - if you arrive AT Newark, you arrive at Terminal C and depart FROM Newark (EWR) from Terminal B. Follow signs to the Airtrain which will take you to Terminal B and will take only minutes. Only international arrivals will go through customs procedure which takes up to 50 mins. Open; then click on "Terminal Map" under "QUICK LINKS", scroll down and read details.
How long do you think it would take in the Philadelphia Airport to get from one US Air gate to another? For example, if I land at Gate C and then have to get to Gate A for a connecting light? Thanks
You arrive at Terminal 2 (gates C1-C20) and need to go to Terminal 4 (gates A1-A30). You need to exit Terminal 2 and take the free inter-terminal PHX Airport Shuttle bus at curb, which comes around every 7 to 10 mins. and takes at most 10 mins. Thereafter enter Terminal 4, go through security check, then proceed to the departure level and Checkpoint C to get to your gate.
I am noticing a lot of comments on here about the high cost of long term parking at the airport. I recently took a chance and used one of the offsite lots at San Jose Airport. I went to and downloaded a coupon. I paid $7 per day and I didn't have to sit on a long term shuttle for 20 minutes. It was such a better experience. Check out alternative offsite parking websites before you get to the airport. I really resent the high cost of parking these days at hotels and airports.
I am flying to Halifax from London by United Airline and transit in Newark Liberty international airport. Since i will not go thru custom , will I need a visa. I have a visa to visit canada
All international arrivals in the U.S. need to go through customs clearance & re-check-in their bags before proceeding to the next flight. (your bags need to be tagged with all three airport codes.) You won't need a visa. In case you need to transfer to another terminal - use the Airtrain. (Terminal C was strictly for Continental, which merged officially into United. Terminal B was for all other international arrivals - you could arrive at either one of them.