Questions tagged [connecting-flights]

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Will a self service check-in machine know that I have connecting flights and transfer my luggage?

I have a connecting flight from Hamburg through Frankfurt with Lufthansa. I have only 45 minutes to catch the other flight. Usually when the check-in is done in person, I can say that I have a ...
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Where to ask Pegasus for a free earlier connection: transfer desk or gate?

We're two people going Zurich-Istanbul-Ercan with Pegasus and picked the second tightest connection, since if we miss the tightest connection and the next one is full (that specific flight is usually ...
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How should be read the date and times on flights from skyscanner?

I'm looking for a flight, Bucharest - Buenos Aires for 3rd of January 2019. I found some flights with layovers but I don't understand the time and date on them. Look at this screenshot: The first ...
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How manageable are connections at Dubai Airport Terminal 3?

I have tickets that have me go via Dubai, giving me with around 2 hours transit time. I will be coming from Frankfurt to Dubai on Emirates EK046 and leaving on Emirates EK570. I don't know either the ...
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Best time to buy a flight to South America from Europe [duplicate]

I want to buy a open jaw flight to South America. Bucharest - Buenos Aires at the beginning of January Bogota/Barranquilla/Cartagena(Colombia) - Bucharest, somewhere between 10 and 16 April. When is ...
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Compensation for a cancelled flight AND loss of connection

I am trying to find out the amount of the compensation we have the right for. This is mainly due to the fact that googling for flight cancellation and loss of connection is unclear to whether it means ...
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Rechecking bags at customs on international flight from Heathrow to Toronto via Washington

I am flying from Heathrow to Toronto via Washington with checked-in bags. I know I cannot check my bags all the way through and will have to pick them up at US customs, but where do I check them in ...
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LAX connection new check in and security

I will be traveling on September 26th from Hawaii to Atlanta. I am not a US citizen but I hold a valid ESTA. My travel agency has booked these flights: HONOLULU, HI (DANIEL K INOUYE INTL), TERMINAL ...
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Separate ticket connection in Heathrow - can I stay airside?

I have a flight from Zürich to Heathrow scheduled to land in Terminal 2 at 17:55, transferring to a flight to Ireland also out of Terminal 2, scheduled to depart at 21:10. I will not have any checked ...
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Airline rebooked me on another flight

I had a flight with a tight connection from Swiss via Zurich and I was checked in waiting for the flight. Then my first flight got delayed. I received an email soon saying that Swiss rebooked on a ...
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Transfer in Ataturk airport

I am a Pakistani national going to Turkey and Egypt. I have a Qatar airways flight. When I reach Ataturk Airport I change flights to Turkish Airlines for Cairo. Can I get my Turkish Airlines boarding ...
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Ryanair visa checks

I'm going to travel to Amsterdam tomorrow with Ryanair. I'm from Thailand and studying in the UK. So I have my UK student visa and a Schengen visa, which I got from Thailand to travel to the ...
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Immigration clearance in Canada

We are flying from O'Hare to Edmonton via Vancouver on 30th Aug. Is there a facility of clearing Canada immigration in Edmonton, our destination, instead of our transit airport in Vancouver?
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Baggage claim during connecting flights

I'll be travelling next week with the following itinerary: Flight #1: Lahore (LHE) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Flight #2: Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Chicago (ORD). Flight #3: Chicago (ORD) to Manhattan (MHK). All ...
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Online boarding passes for Star Alliance connecting flights

I booked a trip from Canada to India. I started on Air Canada and transferred to Lufthansa. A day before I left I selected my seats, checked in online and obtained my boarding passes, all through Air ...
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On short connections [closed]

There are many questions of the type "I have to change at airport X, is Y minutes/hours/days enough?" in this forum. I understand that the usual answer is "If you booked your flights on the same ...
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I was sold 2 flight tickets that apparently were 2 indirect flights

My mom traveled from Bucharest to Boston to visit me, on Tarom and Virgin Atlantic via London. On the way here we had some problems with check-in but she made it here and so did her luggage. She just ...
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Jet Airways connecting flight [closed]

How can I manage a waiting time of 6 hours and 30 minutes at Mumbai airport, waiting for my next flight with Jet Airways?
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First leg of connection delayed. Can I claim compensation?

My flight to Stockholm was delayed 7 hours. However, my final destination is Berlin. I will most likely still make my connecting flight. Both flights are operated and were booked (as one itinerary) ...
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After arriving at JFK on an international flight, what happens with my through-checked baggage? [duplicate]

I have booked a flight from Athens to Raleigh-Durham. I have to change airplanes 3 times. The first two flights are with Qatar Airways and the third with American Airlines. My final destination is ...
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Compensation for missed connection due to delay with same airline but separate bookings

Long story short, I had to fly from A (in Spain) to C (in the UK) and I booked two separate flights with the same budget airline, so the actual route was A (Spain) -> B (UK) -> C (UK). The first ...
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Additional luggage fee from US to Europe with a domestic connection

I have a single ticket from Little Rock, AR airport to Paris CDG (France). Reservation was done on Air France website, first flight is operated by Delta from Little Rock to Atlanta and has a DL ...
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Is 1 hour 45 min enough time to get through Dulles customs and immigration to make connecting flight?

I'm travelling from London to Washington Dulles to Orlando with United Airlines. We get to Dulles at 10:55am connecting flight at 12:45pm. Will 1 hour 50 minutes be enough time to collect our luggage, ...
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May I transit in Singapore if I am blacklisted from entry?

One year ago, I was refused entry into Singapore and they told me that if I want to enter in the future I will need to apply with a letter to Immigration. I would like to travel to Indonesia and I am ...
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Transfer time in Frankfurt airport [duplicate]

I am flying on September 2 from Rome, Italy to Orlando, Florida through Frankfurt, Germany. Both flights are on Lufthansa. How much transfer time do I need?
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Connecting flights on international travel. What should I expect?

I will be making my first trip to the United States soon, and would like to know ahead of time what the process will be like both arriving and departing, to be prepared and save time. I'm flying TLV->...
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Do I need to go through security at Newark airport after flying in from NC before boarding international flight to Ireland?

I will be flying from Asheville, NC to Newark with a 2 1/2 hours layover before boarding United airlines to Dublin, Ireland. Will I need to go through security again? I will not have checked ...
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Security at airport

I am travelling from Newcastle (UK) to India and I am assuming I will get all my boarding passes in Newcastle check-in. However, I have a layover in Heathrow and I had this doubt that if I have a ...
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Travelling from PHL to BOS to LHR, do I need security check at BOS again?

I am travelling from Philadelphia to New Delhi. The flight is with American Airlines, from Philadelphia to Boston to London To New Delhi. Do I need to come out land-side at Boston airport, for ...
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Connecting flight in Chicago

I am traveling from Delhi to London to Chicago to Pittsburgh with British Airways. It's a single ticket. I have a terminal change at Chicago airport and I have a 2-hour window to do so. Is the time ...
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Flight was rescheduled, now I can't make connection (flights have been booked together, same airline)

A couple of months ago I booked a flight from Managua (Nicaragua) via Houston, Texas to Munich (Germany) on United Airlines. The date of the flight is more than four weeks ahead. Today I received an ...
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Flight compensation due to a delay in the second leg only

What is the compensation policy if the second flight only got delayed? I traveled from Boston to Munich via Frankfurt. The first flight (BOS - FRA) was on time, the second flight (FRA - MUC) got ...
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Is your luggage automatically transferred to the next flight if you enter the US on a precleared flight?

I know that generally speaking everyone traveling to the US from abroad have to pick up their luggage, go through customs with it, and then check it in again for their next flight. But is this also ...
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Time necessary for making a connection flying Easyjet from Bristol, UK to Amsterdam and connecting on Delta Airlines to Detroit, MI, US

How much time should I allow for attempting to make a connecting flight departing Bristol, UK on Easyjet and making my connecting flight on Delta Airlines to Detroit, MI, USA at Amsterdam Schiphol ...
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Do EU passenger rights of up to 600€ apply for non-EU carriers flying into the EU?

Do I have legal claim for a compensation if a flight into the EU was delayed or missed due to a connecting flight if the carrier is not EU based? I have the following case: We flew Qatar-Airways from ...
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Connecting Flights

I will be flying from San Diego to Dubrovnik in July through SAS airlines. I booked my ticket through SAS and one of the domestic flights is being operated through United. I have a layover in Dulles (...
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What would be my concourse and gate number for departure?

I have got my tickets. I am travelling from Auckland to Mumbai with a transit in Dubai. I have 4 hours of transit time. I will be coming by Emirates EK 449 and leaving on Emirates EK 506. I don't know ...
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Landing in New York Newark, 5 hours until my flight at LGA. What's the best way to get there

My flight lands in EWR around noon, and then 5 hours later my flight is leaving LGA. I also need to try and eat then. Does anyone know the best method for getting from one airport to the other, and ...
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We are travelling to Hanover from Munich. Is transit in terminal 1 or terminal 2 [closed]

We are travelling from Australia to Munich and then to Hanover. Is transit in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2?
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Where do I pass through immigration on a multiple-airport trip in America? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to two different American airports before my airport. Because there is a 4-hour connecting time between flights, where would I pass through immigration? Or do I do that on all of them? ...
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Is a 1-hour connection enough at Kyiv Boryspil with two separate tickets?

I'm looking into buying two separate tickets to fly from Vienna to Minsk, with a connection at Kyiv Boryspil airport. Ukrainian Airlines comes out best, but there would be only 1 hour between flights. ...
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What is minimum information required to identify if two people will be on the same flight? [closed]

I have a set of users and their itinerary details. I want to figure out who all will be sharing a common flight. I do not want to rely too much on the "Departure time" as people could have entered an ...
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Quick transfer from Concourse B to Concourse A for connecting flight [duplicate]

I and my wife (both aged above 60) will be flying from Dallas to Kolkata through Dubai airport. EK 222 will probably arrive at Concourse B and the connecting flight EK 572 will leave from Concourse A--...
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How can a traveler challenge the “minimum airport connection time”?

Vienna airport boasts the minimum connection time as low as 25 minutes, "the fastest in Europe" as they claim. And Austrian Airlines frequently offers flights that are 25 minutes apart, including non-...
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Will I have enough time to make my connecting flight in Heathrow to Brussels?

Will I have enough time to make my connecting flight in Heathrow to Brussels? My flight from the U.S. arrives in Terminal 2 at 10:10, and my scheduled flight for Brussels leaves Terminal 2 at 11:05. ...
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37-minute layover and change of aircraft at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport with Delta Airlines

I am travelling from Houston International Airport to Miami International Airport with Delta Airlines. I have a layover of 37 minutes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). I am ...
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Can a friend (fellow passenger) take my baggage on a connecting flight that I am unable to board?

I've booked a ticket to fly from India to Kelowna, BC, Canada. My roommate and I are flying together. I have a stopover in Vancouver and due to some emergency I won't be able to catch the Kelowna ...
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Is 2 hours and 45 minutes enough time to make an unprotected international to international connection at SYD?

I am a US citizen looking to do some traveling in 2 months. Here is the flight itinerary I'm considering for Saturday May 26th from Auckland to Singapore with a layover in Sydney: LATAM Airlines ...
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Through Check-In: JetBlue → Singapore → Lufthansa [closed]

I'm booking a trip (all part of a single booked itinerary) that connects three flights, one from JetBlue, followed by a Singapore international flight, and finally a Lufthansa flight. From Singapore's ...
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Query regarding transit through Heathrow, London [duplicate]

Do I need a UK transit visa if my layover in Heathrow is for 2 hours? I will land at Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 3. I won't leave the airport. My flight is from New Delhi to Vancouver. I have ...