Is an hour enough for US Customs at the port of entry before a connecting flight?
September 11, 2007 4:26 AM Subscribe
If US Customs makes you miss a connecting flight, does the airline take responsibility and get you on another flight, or are you out of luck for not scheduling a longer connection time?
posted by Listener to Travel & Transportation (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
An hour is usually plenty for a connecting flight, I find, but what if someone has a visa to enter the US? My friend has to book a connecting flight before heading off to Hawaii, and although I have seen some people commenting that you should leave at least three hours, my friend is very organized with solid English skills and so on, and should be no trouble. On the other hand, I hear US Customs can be rather nasty these days. The cheap flights are giving us just one hour to make the connection. If the airline bounces him to a later flight, that won't be a big problem for us, but if we had to book and pay another flight from the mainland to Hawaii, of course that would be a grim start to the vacation.