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Is 45 minutes enough to check in and board plane at Chicago O'Hare airport?

According to the airline's website, check-in counters at O'Hare are "closed punctually 1 hour before flight departure". Arriving 45 minutes before the scheduled departure will essentially guarantee ...
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How manageable are <15 min connection times in Frankfurt Hbf?

Originally I just wanted to comment on the excellent answer by Hilma, but I can't stress the chance of delays enough. The Deutsche Bahn is nowadays notorious for their delays, especially on long-...
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Alitalia changed my itinerary, leaving me with an impossibly short 45min connection time at FCO

It should be possible to make the connection, or Alitalia would not state a minimum connection time of 45 minutes. So you have a good chance of making the second flight. However, I agree that it is ...
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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?

Anecdotal evidence only. I have had this situation happen to me on a couple of different occasions. It's always resulted in one of two outcomes: They hold the entire plane (seems most common for ...
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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?

No, you are not obligated to run and running is likely prohibited in the terminal.** But, there is never a reason to do so in the situation you described. Connection time is based on the ...
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Remedies when bus company makes me miss a flight

There are no remedies. Greyhound's terms and conditions explicitly disclaim liability for delays: In no event shall carrier be liable for consequential or incidental damages for loss, damage or ...
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Will the airline wait for me if my incoming flight is delayed (same airline)?

They may wait for you, because they know you're coming, but they won't wait for very long and waiting is not guaranteed. They have a schedule to keep, and there may be operational reasons why they can'...
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Is a 1hr 3min layover at ORD (Chicago) enough when coming in international?

For a normal international flight, the answer would be a clear "not a chance". However, your flight is different. Most flights from Canada (including yours) go through US immigration and customs in ...
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Assuring luggage isn't lost with short layover

With a connection time of slightly under an hour, you're right that it's a possibility your bags won't make the connection. It's quite likely that your bags will be labelled (or marked in the ...
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Is is possible to skip the middle leg of a flight?

You need to speak to Lufthansa, and their international customer services line is open 24/7 - +49 69 86 799 799 https://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/in/help_contact/contactsworldwide?l=en&...
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One hour 10 min layover in Newark; International -> Domestic connection. Enough time to clear customs?

Even without immigration and an infant it would be very tight on most airports. The time immigration takes does depend on the time of day and day of the week but also on your relative location in the ...
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How manageable are <15 min connection times in Frankfurt Hbf?

Sort of. In general the Bahn is good at creating schedules and managing connections efficiently. For example when two "busy" trains intersect they often line them up on both sides of a single platform ...
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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?

It seems almost everyone is in the "no" camp, however there doesn't seem to be a lot of corroborating evidence presented. Here's an excerpt from American Airline's Conditions of Carriage ...
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Is a 3h 30m layover between LHR and LTN enough?

On two tickets - no way. If you suffer any delays at all, you'll miss the checkin deadline for the onward flight, and you'll have to buy a brand new ticket. It's just too tight On one ticket, if you ...
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Is 54 minutes enough to transfer from domestic to international in Houston?

You are right that you won't have to go through passport control or any other formalities other than walking to your gate. The catch is that they officially recommend you be at the gate 30 minutes ...
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If I am interviewed by US immigration in Canada, will I be interviewed again when I arrive in the US?

When flying from Canada to the US from most major Canadian airports, you go through US immigration and customs at the Canadian airport from which you depart. This is called US preclearance and it is ...
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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

This is a bad plan. EasyJet and Delta do not interline, so you'd be purchasing two separate tickets. When you do this, you are responsible for arranging your own connection, not the airlines. If you ...
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Bought connection tickets with not much leeway - am I guaranteed to board?

You are not guaranteed to board, no, and it is unlikely the flight will wait for you. Your connection is guaranteed in the sense that American has sold it to you as a single ticket (which means they ...
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Remedies when bus company makes me miss a flight

Transport does not work that way If you book separate segments from separate companies, they don't owe you anything for a missed connection. They got you to the agreed location, their job is done. ...
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Is 55 minutes enough time for a connecting flight at LAX?

No. United and Emirates do not interline, so the only way this connection could happen would be if you purchased two separate tickets. This is not nearly enough time for that. When you arrive in LAX ...
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Is 12 minutes connection in Bristol Temple Meads long enough?

I have been in Bristol Temple Meads many times, though I have not made connections there. Each track has stairs (there are also elevators) down to a tunnel (subway), and you can see signs in the ...
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Will the airline wait for me if my incoming flight is delayed (same airline)?

Do airlines typically wait for passengers who are flying in with the same airline and have a short connection? Typically not, at least not on US domestic connections. I have personally experienced ...
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Is 45 minutes enough to check in and board plane at Chicago O'Hare airport?

With a checked bag, I think you have zero chance of making this flight, and this assumes you arrive on your proposed schedule. For an international flight, you should arrive two hours prior to ...
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Is a 50 minute connecting time through Helsinki possible?

The minimum connecting time for non-Schengen to Schengen like your flight from the US to Norway is 40 minutes, so not only do you have enough time, but you have 10 minutes to spare. :) But more ...
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Need guidance on how to navigate Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST)

For an international-to-international transit, IST is ridiculously easy to navigate, albeit often crowded. Things get a lot more complicated if you're transferring to or from a domestic flight, but ...
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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?

Obviously, they cannot make it a requirement to go faster than standard speed. That's why they have minimum connection times defined for each airport; this time reflects the time a normal walker will ...
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Heathrow to Gatwick and traffic jam

The roads are the M25 and M23 and early on a Sunday are quite likely to be deserted. There are no significant road works on either at present. Your transit time should be about 45 minutes. With heavy ...
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Can I transfer from Luton to Heathrow in three hours?

No chance. The Green Line 757 bus seems to take around 1h20m give or take a few minutes, and they're only hourly so if you don't time it well you could be waiting an hour. It's a reasonable walk at ...
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Time needed to change between St Pancras and Euston?

Short answer: it's 8 minutes walking, or, 1 minute on the tube but then this also includes not much less than 8 minutes walking between underground platforms, including navigating the warren that is ...
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