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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 that you will miss the flight.


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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-distance trains (the tricks the DB uses to make the delayed trains look better was even a topic on the latest Chaos Communication Congress, English audio track ...


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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 uncomfortably tight. If you do miss the connection, Alitalia are obliged to put you on the next available flight to Delhi and to look after you in the meantime, ...


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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 shorter delays, late arrivals, lots of late passengers.) They put you on the next flight (seems more common when it's just 1-2 passengers or there is a very long ...


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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 incoming flight and airport characteristics. The airline will only book an itinerary that meets this requirement on normal operational days. Everyone has to ...


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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 delay, including weather delays. And as far as I know, there are no laws in the US that would require them to give you any kind of compensation beyond what the ...


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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 Canada, so functionally you are arriving on a US domestic flight. The gates you've mentioned confirm this - if it was a true international arrival it would ...


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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't hold the flight for long (if it's the last flight of the day, there might be noise restrictions in place after a certain time, or there may be restrictions ...


38

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 electronic tracking system) as "hot", meaning "get this bag off the plane and onto the connecting flight ASAP". Re-checking your own luggage at Atlanta probably ...


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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&cid=1000267 Even though it says "in German", you shouldn't have issues with English.


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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 queue/line and with a baby everything takes more time. I have been in an USA immigration queue for more than an hour with it being just one plane, different ...


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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 so you can directly walk out of one train straight into the other. This being said, in my personal experience on-time performance of the trains has severely ...


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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 Carrier undertakes to use its best efforts to carry the passenger and baggage with reasonable dispatch. Times shown in timetables or elsewhere are not guaranteed ...


30

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 miss the second flight you'll be rebooked for free, so it just depends on how long you'd have to wait for the next flight and how much of an issue it'll be for ...


28

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 have checked baggage, you'll have to go through immigration, baggage claim, and customs, then go to the Delta counter and check them in before proceeding through ...


28

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 before departure for international flights. IAH is a large airport, though you won't have to travel the whole length of it. The Skyway train is behind security ...


28

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 the procedure you have described in your question. When you physically arrive in the US on your flight, you will not see immigration again, because you have ...


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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 at least consider it reasonably achievable if all goes well) and will honor it. It is within the minimum connection time or they wouldn't have sold the itinerary....


26

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. If you book a multi segment ticket "thru" from a single airline, then that airline is responsible for your missed connections. So for instance if Delta sold ...


26

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 tunnel pointing up to the other tracks. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bristol_Temple_Meads_passenger_subway.jpg If your train comes in on time, you ...


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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 on an international flight from Dubai, you'll have to go through US immigration and customs, change terminals, then security, then to your gate. And if you have ...


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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 departure - 90 minutes might be okay, but it could be pushing it. You can sometimes be in line for a significant amount of time while you wait to clear security, and ...


23

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 some egregious "won't wait a single second" scenarios In one case I had a tight connection with a delayed incoming flight but due to no luggage and fast running ...


22

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 you won't be. So, this actually starts in Toronto. You're going to check in with Turkish Airlines here. Since both of your flight segments are on a single ...


21

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 need plus a bit. They do expect you to not idle around and shop for food or coffee or gifts on this walk; if you do that, you are on your own.


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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 traffic it can take just over an hour. The distance is 38 miles, according to Google Maps. At the moment The AA is showing 57 minutes as there is some delay ...


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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 King's Cross underground station. Arrive at the station at least 5 minutes early, and based on Gagravarr's comment, if you're arriving on Eurostar allow ...


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If this is a single ticket, and the airline is willing to sell it to you with that connection, then any financial risk is theirs. If your transAtlantic flight gets in late, or the airport is crowded, then they will have to put you on their next flight. If your luggage doesn't make the connection, then they will have to compensate you for that somehow. So if ...


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Assuming that you have booked a single ticket, you will not need to collect your luggage, recheck luggage, enter or exit the terminal, or go through security or immigration. You will simply need to get yourself to the gate for your next flight before boarding closes. When you check your bags in Greensboro, simply confirm that they are "checked through" to ...


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