Questions tagged [short-connections]

Where connections, typically between flights, leave little margin (such as close to Minimum Connection Times between terminals).

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Is one hour enough for a connection in Bogota?

I have a flight from Sao Paolo to Miami with Avianca with a 1 hour stopover in Bogota. Do you know if that is enough time? Do I need to go through customs to get to my connecting flight or can I go ...
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Is 2 hours sufficient at Chicago O'Hare for transit between two international flights for an Indian with JAL airlines

I am travelling from New Delhi to Toronto, Canada with JAL airlines. I will be arriving at terminal 5 of Chicago O'Hare for my connecting flight. From terminal 5 , I will have to go to terminal 3. In ...
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Which airport has the longest minimum connection time?

I see 432 questions tagged short-connections. This made me wonder: which airport has the longest connection time? Notes: Longest connection time = time it takes for a passenger to go from one flight ...
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Is 55 minutes connection in WAW possible?

I have a flight booked from Rzeszow to London with a connection in Warsaw, it's one booking booked on LOT directly and it's not a self-transfer. The connection in WAW is for 55 minutes. It's from ...
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How much time is required for layover in Dubai airport?

My travel agent offered me a flight with Emirates, that arrives at Dubai airport at 13:05, and the next leg exits at 14:30. Is this time (85 minutes) sufficient for the layover? In case the incoming ...
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Is 2 hours enough time to change terminals at Singapore?

I have a layover of 2 hours at Singapore, within which I need to change from terminal 3 to terminal 1. The flights are with the same airline, purchased as a single ticket completely Will I have any ...
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Why would an airline give me an impossible (negative time) connection?

I recently booked a trip with SriLankan Airlines, Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Bangkok (BKK) via Colombo (CMB). For the booked itinerary, outbound legs, the flight from AUH arrives in CMB at 05:00 and the ...
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United Airlines - Manila to Montevideo (via SFO) layover seems too short

I am from Uruguay (South America), and I am trying to book a flight that goes from MVD to Tokyo, and goes back via Manila to MVD. I have found this flight with United, but the return seems too risky, ...
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Meet a friend at Heathrow airport

I am travelling from Rio de Janeiro to Madrid, with a three-hour layover at Heathrow Airport. I would like to meet up with one of my close friends during the layover, but we will not be leaving the ...
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Is 1 hour 19 minutes long enough to transfer in Toronto (YYZ), international to domestic?

Air Canada sold me the following itinerary: Denver (DEN) -> Toronto (YYZ) -> Quebec City (YQB) The first leg arrives at Toronto at 13:11. The second leg departs for Quebec City at 14:30. Only ...
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Traveling from Canada to Australia with a layover in New Zealand. Will I go through AUS customs in New Zealand?

I'm a Canadian citizen traveling from YYC to MEL with 2 layovers one in LAX and one in AKL. In Canada when we travel to the states we do US customs/immigration in Canada because that section of the ...
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Are 90 minutes enough for London Luton inbound connection?

Inbound flight Wizzair from SOF scheduled to arrive at 17:20. Outbound flight Easyjet to GLA scheduled to depart at 18:55. Is this a risky connection if happening on Saturday 13th January 2024, and ...
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T5 Heathrow International Connections

If the long-haul British Airways international arrival gate is in Heathrow Terminal 5C (T5C), and the long-haul departure is from Terminal 5B (T5B), is there a way to avoid going through huge crowds ...
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1 hour transfer in AMS from Schengen to Non-Schengen destination

I'm flying from Aalborg Airport (AAL) in Denmark via Amsterdam Schiphol to Tokyo Narita, the estimated transit time is 55 minutes, will this be enough time to make my transfer? Both flights are with ...
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Is 2 hours enough time to connect through SFO with customs?

I'm flying from Taipei (TPE) - San Francisco (SFO) - Toronto (YYZ). I have a two-hour layover in San Francisco. This trip was booked as one ticket with one airline. However, the second leg of the trip ...
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Is 1 hour, 55 min enough time to connect through Newark from Europe to another U.S. airport?

The flight would be Europe -> Newark (1 hr, 55 min layover) -> another U.S. airport. All on same airline/same ticket. U.S. citizen with one checked bag and some carry-on bags.
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Is 70 minutes enough to connect at Frankfurt?

In December I’m flying Manchester>Frankfurt>Holguin on a single ticket (Lufthansa connecting to Condor, booked direct with Condor). My inbound flight is scheduled to arrive in FRA at 08:50, the ...
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Short transit time in Frankfurt when traveling from UK to Austria

I am traveling from Glasgow, UK to Austria on a single ticket (Lufthansa) with a layover at Frankfurt airport. The plane lands and departs from Terminal 1. I have no checked luggage, only one carry-on ...
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Will 1h 20 mins be enough to transit via Munich with immigration (type C Schengen)?

I am an Indian citizen with Canadian permanent residency and I will be traveling via the Mumbai-Munich-Frankfurt-Toronto route (all flights under a single ticket - Lufthansa) soon. From what I gather, ...
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Layover timing for connecting flights

I have a connecting flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Ahmedabad via Mumbai. Following are the flight details Thiruvananthapuram to Mumbai 12:35 to 14:55 pm Mumbai to Ahmedabad 16:05 to 17:30 That ...
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Minimum connecting time

I have recently booked my flight from Karachi to Jeddah via Dammam. The flight arrives at Dammam at 13:55 and leaves at 16:00. I have booked these tickets for Umrah. My question is whether the ...
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5 min train to bus connection in Pflach, Austria, feasible?

I am looking to go from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany to Füssen, Germany by public transport. Both bahn.de and öbb show two practical connections for this journey A direct bus and a train+bus ...
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Minimum Layover Time for International Arrivals at Fort Lauderdale Intl. Airport

My family and I are returning home from Lima, Peru arriving at Washington D.C. (DCA). We had booked JetBlue, with flight numbers B6 1824 and B6 1280. B6 1824 was originally supposed to depart LIM ...
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Info on airline connections missed because of late flights

There is information available regarding on-time performance of airlines (and Google Flights includes some info in their routing info) but is there any information available on how many connections ...
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Short connection with Lufthansa Flight

Intend to book flight depart from Geneva arrive in Kuala Lumpur. The first flight from Geneva to Munich is Lufthansa flight #2389 with short layover of 40 minutes before connection of next Lufthansa ...
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Maximising chance of making tight connection after learning I will be selected for secondary screening

Today I flew from the EU to the UK via Amsterdam airport (AMS). I was held momentarily for secondary screening at passport control (I have an EU passport). The officer explained that someone with my ...
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Are there any secrets from experienced travellers on how to book multi city breaks inexpensively?

(Possible duplicate of this, but due to it being over 10 years ago, I'm hoping things may have changed). I live in the UK and I had two conferences a week apart - the first one in Las Vegas, the ...
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Connecting Flight in Zurich—is 1.25 Hrs. Enough Time for a Layover (Arriving from Thessaloniki, Departing for Denver)?

My son would land in Zurich at 11:50 am on a Wed. (on a Swiss Air flight from Thessaloniki) and would connect to a 1:05 flight to Denver (via Edelweiss), traveling on a U.S. passport. He won't have ...
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Is 1 hour feasible for a layover in Manila for an international flight?

Due to a flight change from Cebu Pacific I now have a 1 hour layover in Manila, no baggage, and the flights are on two seperate tickets. Both flights are in terminal 3, I am flying on Cebu Pacific ...
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Is 1 hour transfer time in MUC with Lufthansa enough?

I am traveling from Venice to Munich, Munich to Denver with a 1 hour layover in Munich. My flight from Venice to Munich is with Air Dolomiti and from Munich to Denver with Lufthansa. From my ...
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Is a one hour and a half layover enough time to go through customs?

I’m flying from Detroit to Bucaramanga, Colombia, on Spirit Airlines. I'll have a 1½ hour layover in Fort Lauderdale. Is that enough time to get through customs? I purchased the tickets under the same ...
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Will the airline wait for me if my incoming flight is delayed (same airline)?

I'm travelling for work and my flight back has a very short layover (37 minutes) in MSP. I didn't book the flight so although I wouldn't have picked something like this, I have to deal with it. This ...
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is 40 minutes enough layover time at Munich airport for a connecting international flight leading outside Schengen region? [duplicate]

I have a flight from Munich to Delhi in few days and I will arrive at Terminal 2 of Munich airport (MUC) with Lufthansa. The layover at the airport (MUC) is only 40 minutes. My departure flight is ...
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Is 1 hour 35 minutes sufficient to connect flights at Muscat Airport? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Cairo to Karachi using two Oman Air flights. The flights have transit time of one hour and 35 minutes time at Muscat Airport. Is this time is sufficient for transfer to catch the ...
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Three hour connection in Frankfurt

I am thinking on a trip from Málaga to Holguín. The fastest and cheapest way seems with Lufthansa and Condor, with a connection in Frankfurt (see this question for details). This itinerary cannot be ...
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Is 5 hours and 45 minutes enough for an international-domestic connection at Auckland airport?

I have a question regarding layover time in Auckland airport. So, I bought a ticket from Qatar Airways from Tehran to Wellington via Doha, Adelaide and Auckland. I've read from this forum that a 1 ...
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What is the immigration and customs process when entering America from the UK?

My partner will be flying to the United States from the UK and the flight will have a layover in a different state. When they land at the airport, what happens before they can proceed to the gate for ...
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Transit time at Sabiha Gokcen

I am flying into Sabiha Gokcen on from Rome at 6:15PM and have a connecting flight to Antalya at 8:45PM that same evening. I am not a Turkish citizen either. Is 2.5 hours enough to get out of the ...
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International Transit at Fort Lauderdale on the way to Barranquilla, Colombia

I'm flying with Air Canada from Toronto to Fort Lauderdale arriving at 9:33 am, and the connecting flight with Spirit Airline departs at 11:30 am. Do I have enough time to pick up luggage and go ...
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Is 4.5 hours enough for a domestic to international connection in Newark (EWR)?

I am currently booking a US domestic flight for my trip, and I was wondering about the minimum connection time to not miss my international flight. My international flight is UA 90 which will be ...
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Is 1h layover at PHL enough to connect to the next flight?

I have an American Airlines flight BOS->PHL and PHL->TLV with only a 1-hour layover. The airline's automatic system picked the itinerary so I figure it must work, but wanted to check. Both flights are ...
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Time to allow to get through Athens Customs and connect to flight to Santorini

I am currently planning a trip to Greece. I am flying to Athens International Airport but I'd like to go to Santorini. I already have the tickets to Athens but before booking tickets from Athens to ...
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Different airlines connecting flight

I have a question about my first solo flight. I booked my flight through Qatar and had 2 connections with different airlines. I will be flying Rwandair from entebbe to Kigali with 55 min connection ...
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First time traveling by plane - concerned about short connections at Newark

This is my first time traveling by plane. I will fly from Madrid to State College and I have a lot of questions: On the outbound trip to the United States. I have a layover of 1h and 50 minutes at ...
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Is 2 hours enough for a connecting flight at EWR? Doing BOG-EWR-BER (Terminal B to C)

I'm doing BOG-EWR-BER on a single ticket with a 2h 20m layover at Newark (travelling with United Airlines). Since I'm an international arriving passenger, I will need to claim and recheck my bags, as ...
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Time between connecting flights in Norway

I'll be traveling from Frankfurt to Trondheim (Norway) in late August. I'll be taking a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Oslo and then a Norwegian flight from Oslo to Trondheim. The Lufthansa flight ...
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Madrid Airport Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 Connection

Is anyone familiar with Madrid Airport enough to tell me: if I land from Barcelona in Terminal 2, then need to walk to Terminal 1 to catch a connecting flight to JFK - will I have to go through ...
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Connecting flight via Amsterdam to Peru

I am due to travel to Peru at the end of this month on a flight from Manchester to Amsterdam and then connecting to a flight to Lima, Peru. All my flights are with KLM and I have never had to do a ...
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International travel with connecting flights with different airlines

In general, if I am traveling internationally with (in order): Domestic flight, International flight, Domestic flight, all with different airlines, will I have to pickup and drop my luggage multiple ...
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Vienna airport 25 minute connection: is this realistic?

Vienna airport is famous for its 25 minute minimum connection time and United Airline is actually offering me an itinerary with exactly that: OS to OS transfer from Schengen arrival to a non-Schengen ...

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