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 1½ hours enough for a transit at Munich Airport?

I'm heading to India next week and have a connection in Munich, Germany. I made the mistake of booking a flight with only an hour and a half layover (freaking out!) and I'm wondering if I'll have to ...
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Is 50 minutes of transit time ample in Amsterdam airport?

Arriving in AMS in a Delta flight from Bombay at 7 AM. Departure at 7.50 AM in a KLM flight flying to Detroit. On a single leg ticket. Is this going to be time enough? Or should one just bolt as soon ...
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Is 50 minutes enough time to transfer between Terminal A and C at Newark (EWR)?

We'll be arriving at Newark airport (with two kids under 7) at Terminal A and our flight connection is in Terminal C. Is that enough time to catch the connecting flight? Update: both flights are on ...
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Lufthansa connecting flight at Munich, only 45 minutes in between. Will I be able to make it?

I bought a single ticket from Lufthansa, of Mumbai to Paris. My first flight (LH765) lands at 5:55am at Munich, from where I have another Lufthansa flight (LH2226) to Paris at 6:40am. This is a single ...
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Is 2h 45m enough for a layover in Newark Liberty International transferring from an international to a domestic flight (Terminal B → Terminal C)?

I am arriving from Frankfurt(FRA) to Newark(EWR) and I must pass the Customs and Border Control before catching the next flight to Baltimore (BWI). Both flight are on the same ticket by United ...
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Need guidance on how to navigate Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST)

This is more of a panic question after reading reviews on Istanbul Atatürk Airport. They said it's messy and hard to navigate, therefore I'm asking questions here in name of my girlfriend who will ...
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Is a 2-hour transit time enough to catch a connecting flight in Muscat airport? Both flights are with Oman Air

I am flying from Dubai to India with Oman Air with a layover of 2 hours at Muscat airport. Is 2 hours enough for me to catch my connecting flight from Muscat to New Delhi? My flight from Dubai to ...
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One hour Lufthansa transit time in Frankfurt from Bangalore to Dublin

I have bought a ticket to travel from Bangalore (India) to Dublin (Ireland) via Frankfurt (Germany). Both of the flights is of Lufthansa and as a part of the same ticket. The transit time I will have ...
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Layover in Frankfurt for 1h40m - is it enough? What happens otherwise?

I have a flight from Stuttgart to Frankfurt whose ETA at Frankfurt is 9:10. I have a connecting flight from Frankfurt to Chennai at 10:50. Both the flights are booked as part of the same ticket. So, ...
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Travelling from Dresden to Delhi via Munich with 45 minutes transit time, is it sufficient?

I am travelling from Dresden to Delhi via Munich (holding Indian passport with Schengen visa) through Lufthansa airlines. The transit time at Munich airport to board Delhi flight is just 45 minutes. ...
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Short connection at IAD (Dulles international airport)

I am flying from New Orleans to Dulles (IAD) on United Express, and from IAD to Frankfurt on United. I have a short connection (45 minutes) in IAD. I'm trying to figure out how can I make it: Will ...
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Connection times, how much incentive do airlines have to be realistic?

Consider a question such as Is My Newark Connection Time Enough, where an international arrival to Newark in one terminal has a 90 minute connection from another terminal. One response I see is on the ...
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Is 1 hour and 30 mins enough time in Atlanta Airport?

Is 1 hr and 30 mins enough time for first time travelers at Atlanta airport? I am flying first time from USA to Bombay and my first transit is at Atlanta. I assume I have to go from the domestic ...
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Is 40 minutes enough time to transfer at Newark (EWR)? [duplicate]

We have been booked onto a flight from Orlando to Newark (EWR) due to arrive at 18.15. This is with United. Our connecting flight (also with United) to take us home to the UK, is due to leave at 18.55....
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Is 45 mins enough in Newark airport terminal C to change the plane for connecting flight?

My flight will arrive Newark at 19:49 Terminal C and my connectiong internation flight will start at 20:35 Terminal C. There is no change in terminal, I just have to change the plane. Is this enough ...
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When flying on a very tight schedule, are you obligated to run to make it to the next gate on a connection?

In reference to this question, let's say you've bought a single ticket with a 45-minute layover. Your plane arrives on time but the next gate is so far away you have to run to make it. Assuming you ...
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International-to-US connection in Vancouver in 40 minutes, possible?

I'll be transiting Vancouver tomorrow, arriving on an international flight and continuing to the US (meaning I'll clear US customs in YVR). Transit time was originally scheduled to be 1:10, which i ...
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Heathrow to Gatwick and traffic jam

I will land on Heathrow airport on a Sunday morning (October 23rd, 8:30 am) and take the national express bus directly to Gatwick (bus leaves at 10:05 am). I will have five hours between landing and ...
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Remedies when bus company makes me miss a flight [closed]

I'm buying a bus ticket to get to Boston 23 hours before my flight to ensure I reach my departure airport on time. If I didn't arrange bus transport well in advance, what legal remedies would I have ...
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At Schiphol is 55 minutes enough for a transfer to an EasyJet flight?

From Atlanta, GA with Delta Air Lines we will be arriving at Amsterdam airport 10:55 AM on December 26, 2015. We have a second flight to catch leaving AMS at 11:50 AM, on EasyJet going to London, ...
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Is a 1 hour layover in Amsterdam sufficient?

I found a great price to Geneva (to visit a friend), however the itinerary I found calls for a 1 hour layover (only) in Amsterdam. 5:55am-6:55am. What is the likelihood of missing the connecting ...
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Is a 50 minute connecting time through Helsinki possible?

I (US Citizen) have booked a flight through American Airlines from DFW to Oslo. It will be FINNAIR from Dallas to HEL and Nordic regional air to OSL (booked as one ticket). I connect through Helsinki ...
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Missed a connection due to delayed baggage

I had a connection flight Europe -> US -> South America. That was with AA. In US [at least in the connecting airport I was] there is the law that the passenger should take their own suitcases and ...
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Is a connection of 1 hour at CDG airport realistic?

This January I will have a connection on a single ticket by KLM/Air France - presumably from terminal 2D to terminal 2E, on a Schengen to International flight. Is this a realistic time or is there a ...
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70 minutes Layover at LAX

I am flying United Airlines to Melbourne from O'Hare (same ticket). There is a 1 hour 10 minute layover between my ORD-LAX and LAX-MEL flights. Is this enough? My research so far on this: My ORD-...
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Is 1hr 50min enough for an International to Domestic connection at Melbourne Airport?

I am flying from the U.K. to Melbourne, Australia. I then have to catch a flight to Sydney (a separate booking) but I'm worried about how long I need in between landing and the Sydney flight. I land ...
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Is three hours enough for an international-domestic transfer at Delhi?

My International flight will be reaching New Delhi IGI at 2:45 AM and I am planning to book a domestic flight at 5:45 AM. Is three hours sufficient for me to move from International to Domestic? I ...
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Minimum connection time in Muscat for an Oman Air flight to Paris

I am travelling from Hyderabad (India) to Paris (France) via Muscat and the transit time there is only 2 hours. Is this sufficient to make the connection?
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Catching a train in Montparnasse from Charles de Gaulle airport

I need to travel from Charles de Gaulle airport to Montparnasse to catch a TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse or "high-speed train"). What is the best and fastest method to do that? Train? I only have an ...
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Connection times (with customs) in Charlotte

Is 1h25' enough time to go through customs and immigration in CLT (coming from Rome Fiumicino) before a connecting domestic flight? I have an Italian passport and I am not an US citizen or resident. ...
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Is 20 minutes of transfer time enough at the Buffalo Greyhound station?

Recently, I bought a bus ticket for Greyhound, which gives me 20 minutes at the Buffalo bus terminal (see Why is a change of carrier on Greyhound no transfer? ). I am a bit worried now, will this 20 ...
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From Haneda airport to Narita airport with same airline

We will arrive in Haneda airport at 7:10am and connecting flight to US from Narita is 11:15am. Is there enough time to catch my next flight? I've confirmed with UA that we don't need to pick up ...
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Would 3 hours be an ok transfer time from LGA to JFK for international flight?

My flight got changed and I now only have 3 hours (gate to gate) to get from LGA to JFK on Qatar Airways (going to Doha) on a Friday morning in May. The flight lands in LGA on Terminal B on Fri 8:05 ...
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Is 60 minutes enough layover time at Los Angeles International Airport?

I am flying in to LAX on American Airlines and have a 60 min layover before I fly out with American Airlines (same ticket). Will this be enough time?
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Layover time of 30 min for connecting Jet Airways flights

I will be travelling from Udaipur to Bangalore via connecting flights. My first flight will land in Mumbai at 8:15 AM and the second one will depart from Mumbai at 8:45 AM. Both are Jet Airways ...
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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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Does a 55-minute layover suffice at Chicago O'Hare International Airport?

My grandparents bought a flight on United Airlines, as the one and same ticket, from Toronto, to ORD with one 55-minute layover, then to Maui. As this isn't multi-ticket: You won’t need to pay ...
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Alitalia changed my itinerary, leaving me with an impossibly short 45min connection time at FCO

I recently booked a flight from Munich to Delhi via Rome. The layover in Rome was around 2.5 hours when I booked the flight, which is good enough for a change, considering I have to go through ...
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Is is possible to skip the middle leg of a flight?

I am flying Bangalore - Frankfurt - Wroclaw and back, with the following itinerary: BLR-FRA-WRO: 5 Feb WRO-FRA: 18 Feb FRA-BLR: 11 Mar Looks like I'll miss the WRO-FRA flight because of some ...
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What are the steps involved in Domestic to International connection at Dallas/Fort Worth?

I have a flight from Greensboro, NC (USA) to Melbourne (Australia) coming soon and this is my first time leaving USA. I am not a US passport holder, just have a visit visa. The legs look like this: ...
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Where can I find the Minimum Connections Times for a given airline/airport?

Questions about Minimum Connections Times often list a table with the MCTs for a given airline/airport. Is there a general database of such information for major airports/airlines worldwide?
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When will a flight be listed as "short connection" at Amsterdam Schiphol

I have a flight with a short transfer time (45 min) in AMS coming up - both flights on KLM, one booking. As the trip is UK to Germany, I figured I will have to go through passport control in Amsterdam....
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Athens airport 1-hour connection at normal walking speed

I booked a flight for me and a friend that goes from Tel Aviv to Barcelona. It connects at Athens International (ATH) and leaves us an only an hour for the connection. That is, the flight arrives to ...
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How much transfer time do I need at Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof?

I am trying to book some train tickets on the Deutsche Bahn website. One of the tickets it is recommending involves a 7-minute transfer from one train to another at Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof. The ...
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Can I make a 1hr full-transfer at Stansted?

My Ryanair flight arrives at Stansted at 15:35, and I can either buy a ticket to fly out at 16:30 or at 20:00. I've never been through Stansted before, is it possible to exit the airport, and go ...
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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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How long does it take to transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 at SFO?

In March I will be travelling with my wife from Las Vegas McCarran Int'l Airport (LAS) to London Heathrow (LHR) via San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO.) We have recently received a unexpected flight ...
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Return trip with less than 24h stay—what if I miss the return flight due to delay on the onward flight?

I am considering buying an A → B → A round-trip ticket from Air France with a very tight timing: the onward flight would arrive on a Monday, and I would need to return immediately on Tuesday. Suppose ...
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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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How to figure out my departure gate at Dubai airport Terminal 3?

I'm traveling from Lahore to Birmingham with a connection at Dubai airport and a waiting time of 1 hour 40 mins. My boarding pass says I arrive at Terminal 3 and also depart from Terminal 3 for ...
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