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

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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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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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How manageable are <15 min connection times in Frankfurt Hbf?

I will be travelling from Lyon (France) to Dresden (Germany) and I was looking at several options. One of them is by train, but there are a fairly big number of connections, with rather short transit ...
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Bought connection tickets with not much leeway - am I guaranteed to board?

I recently bought a flight from SFO-IAD through LAX on AA's website (not separately - both flights are under the same reservation). The SFO-LAX flight arrives at 20:56, but the LAX-IAD leg departs at ...
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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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Assuring luggage isn't lost with short layover

I have a flight with Delta from Philadelphia to Atlanta (19:18 to 21:47), and then a flight with KLM from Atlanta to Amsterdam (22:40 to 12:55). I spoke with Delta and KLM and they said my luggage ...
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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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Is 54 minutes enough to transfer from domestic to international in Houston?

I'm currently scheduled to fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Mexico City (MEX), with a 54-minute transit in Houston (IAH). Both flights are on United, and I think they're on United mainline, not Express. ...
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If I am interviewed by US immigration in Canada, will I be interviewed again when I arrive in the US?

I am heading to Dallas from Canada right now. I was already interviewed by US immigration and received a visa stamp too. Am I going to be interviewed again in Dallas? I would like to know because of ...
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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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Can I transfer from Luton to Heathrow in three hours?

I will be landing in Luton according to the schedule at 14:30 on 24th of January. I want to fly out from Heathrow at 17:30 same day. Cabin luggage only. How feasible it is to clear border, jump on the ...
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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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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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Is 45 minutes enough to check in and board plane at Chicago O'Hare airport?

I estimate that I will have 45 minutes between arriving at O'Hare and when my flight leaves. I will have two bags to check in, and I'm on an international flight with EVA Air that leaves at 12:30 AM. ...
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Is a 1hr 3min layover at ORD (Chicago) enough when coming in international?

So I'm flying in from Ottawa, in Canada, and I have a 1 hour 3 minute "layover" between flights. Is this enough time? I booked through Expedia and it's both with United Airlines and I believe it'll be ...
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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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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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Is 12 minutes connection in Bristol Temple Meads long enough?

I am planning to take a train from Bath to Manchester, but the ticket is cheaper if i connect in Bristol Temple Meads, for 12 minutes. I am a bit concerned that I, as someone who's never been there, ...
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Time needed to change between St Pancras and Euston?

I'm from Belgium and I'm planning a trip to Liverpool. It is pretty much my first trip alone and I'm planning the trip by myself. I'm therefore not accustomed to how trains work in England/United ...
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How to deal with too short transfer interval?

I got on the flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo via Beijing, and on the stopover, the scheduled time difference is 70 minutes. However, while the first flight arrived at the scheduled time, it took ...
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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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One hour 10 min layover in Newark; International -> Domestic connection. Enough time to clear customs?

Flight is Barcelona -> Newark -> Rochester NY. Layover in Newark is 1 hr 10 min. Will I have enough time to go through immigration, collect bags, customs and security in order to make my connection? ...
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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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Is a 3h 30m layover between LHR and LTN enough?

I am flying from New York, making a three and a half hour stopover in London. I'm landing in Heathrow while taking off from Luton. Is three and a half hours enough for this transfer?
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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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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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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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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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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 it possible to transfer between terminals at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport without leaving air side?

This is a question for people who know Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport well (TLV). In a couple of months, I am flying into Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport from Johannesburg on ELAL, arriving 7.10am at ...
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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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Is 55 minutes enough time for a connecting flight at LAX?

I have a flight with Emirates to LAX and then a flight with United. If I arrive at 1:55 pm at LAX and my next flight is at 2:50 pm, is there enough time? Both flights are international.
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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 4:30 enough time to transfer from Orly to CDG?

I want to book a flight from Bucharest to Buenos Aires and I've found a good price with Air France which has a layover in Paris. The only problem is that I should arrive on Orly airport and continue ...
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Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?

I'm trying to book a train from Trondheim via Oslo to Kristiansand. The route contains a transfer in Oslo. I have 21 minutes to catch the connection. On the NSB site a warning is issued (Google ...
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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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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 three hours long enough to transfer from Stansted to Heathrow?

I'm trying to book a flight home to the US from Sofia, Bulgaria in December. I've found a RyanAir flight that lands at Stansted at 13:25. There's a Norwegian Air direct flight1 to Boston for cheap at ...
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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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Will I be able to catch a connection in the Austrian train in 2 minutes?

I'll be headed from Zell am See to Vienna on the 8th of march, on a train that leaves Zell am See at 10:19. There are two connections on the way - first in Schwarzach-St.Veit, then in Salzburg. The ...
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EU airlines, late for connection flight due to lines on passport control

Several days ago I had 1 hour connection in Amsterdam and I got my plane but I was the last one, after me they closed the gate. Now I need to buy a new ticket and thinking about the same route. Is ...
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What Exactly Is Minimum Connection Time?

Is there an official definition of Minimum Connection Time? Is it the minimum time it takes to make the connection? As in, is that the time it takes for the first one off the plane to be the last one ...
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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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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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Safe two-ticket connection time in Sydney (international > domestic)

I'll be flying into Sydney later this year, and need to change to a domestic flight. I'll be coming in from London via Singapore into T1, early in the morning. For various reasons I wasn't able to get ...
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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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How are Swiss Customs for a very quick train change in Tirano, IT to Bernina Express?

Traveling via Trenord to Tirano and a quick (like, 8 minutes!) run across the Piazza Marinoni to the Dogana di Tirana and Ferrovia Tetica (SBB station) and onto our reserved coach on the Bernina ...
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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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Brussels International connection time

Flying from Madrid to New York we have a 1h 50min. Transfer time. Do you think this is enough time? Flight arriving in Brussels at 08:40 and leaving to JFK at 10:30. Both flights with Brussels ...
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