During my last USA holidays, I was travelling from Zurich to Chicago and had to catch a connecting flight. I was worried I would not make my connecting flight, with going through immigration, getting and re-checking luggage and changing terminals so I only had a carry-on suitcase and was able to use the one-stop transfer. Result - I made it through immigration in less than 10 minutes! You also bypass the whole luggage retrieval area and come out in the arrivals hall. And this during a Friday afternoon, holiday week-end. One-stop is the way to travel!
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.
I am a Canadian citizen and a citizen of a visa-exempt country (dual Canadian citizen) flying with Air Canada, from HKG to YYZ, since i'm going to have a transit at YVR, do I need to prepare for any visa or the eTA? am I allowed to enter YVR with my visa-exempt country passport or must I use my Canadian passport due to the new Bill C-24? and what kind of security process am I going to go through once I landed to YVR? Also, what kind of security questions would the officer asked me?
No if you enter on your Non-Canadian passport you need to do eTA. If you enter on your Canadian passport, you obviously don't. I Seen no reason not to enter on your Canadian passport.
I received 2 $100 vouchers on United for some flight problems. I am flying from PVD airport to Chicago O hare from 9:30 to 11AM for free with my voucher. From there I will have to go to baggage claim, pick up my bags and check in for my flight to Beijing at 12:50. I have an hour and 50 minutes to exit the plane, get my bags, check in my bags, run through tsa, run to the terminal for my flight. Will I make it?
That's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. If both flights are on United then you can show both reservations to the agent in Providence and you should be able to get your bags checked through to Beijing.
Yeah I was not sure if that was possible to have my bags checked in Providence to Beijing. That would save me a ton of time! Thank you so much
I am an Indonesian exchange student flying from Madison Wisconsin to Chicago Ohare in August 14. Then from Chicago i will fly to narita and finally fly to jakarta, indonesia. All of my planes are American Airlines and booked in the same reservation (not separated).
My only problem is i will arrive in Chicago at 11 and the plane to narita departs at 13.00 (1pm) - so only 2 hours of transfer time. Is that still enough time for me, since I believe i have to go to the immigration to stamp my passport again? I will have two big luggage and a carry on bag - and it would be disastrous if I have to take my luggage first from my Madison-O'Hare flight and recheck it again for my ohare-narita flight.
Also, will I get new ticket if I missed the flight because of the very short transfer time? And how much it would probably cost?
Thank you for the response
just to add a detail, my flight would be: AA3587 (MSN-ORD) AA 153 (ORD-NRT)
Yes, that is plenty of time. You do not have to go anywhere for them to stamp your passport. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3. You have plenty of time.
Have not flown since the mobile check in e ticket creation. Very confused by it. Does this mean we don't print a ticket at home? Have to use smart phone to check in and then somehow a code is going to be the boarding pass? What happens with connecting flight? Is there another check in process with another code? I am so confused and I'm sure I sound like an idiot. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Trying to explain this to son who is flying alone (for first time) to Nicaragua on American. Then we don't understand how to do the mobile check in for return tickets to get him out of Nicaragua. It seems to me it was easier with a printed ticket. Guess I am showing my age. Thanks for any help or words of wisdom.
You can print your boarding pass at home. You don't have to use a mobile boarding pass. In Nicaragua you will just check in at the airport as you normally would. All you need to bring to the airport is your passport.
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