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PHL connection time?

On Thanksgiving Wednesday, we'll arrive at the Philadelphia airport, probably at terminal F (US Airways) at 8:15 in the morning. We leave 80 minutes later, probably from terminal B (US Airways, again). No checked luggage, pre-cleared for customs, just pick up bags and run. Given Thanksgiving craziness and picking up the shuttle to C-16 so we stay inside security, is this still doable? When does it become Thanksgiving hectic? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Goin' down to ol' Tokyo town

Going to Japan in October and the tickets I'm looking at offer me one of three US airports to transit through. Which to choose? [more inside]
posted by bulgroz on Aug 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me fly alone with two small kids: airport gate pass edition

In the near future, I will be flying alone several times with a 3.5 year old and a 7 month old. Lucky me. On at least some occasions, I will have someone bringing us to the airport or meeting us on the other end. I hear it's theoretically possible for that person to obtain a gate pass, and help us get to the plane (or meet us when we get off). We'll be fine ON the plane, but having help in the airport would be a real sanity saver. I know that gate passes are not handed out like candy and generally require cause. Does this constitute cause? What are your experiences with requesting / obtaining / being refused gate passes? Does it help to call ahead? Who would you call? Bonus points if you can speak specifically to Chicago O'Hare, Atlanta Hartsfield, or Panama City, FL.
posted by telepanda on May 23, 2014 - 20 answers

Is it worth it to leave Moscow (SVO) airport during 17 hr layover?

I will be transiting SVO (Moscow) airport during a round trip from NYC to Bangkok... [more inside]
posted by bunky on Oct 9, 2013 - 6 answers

How early should we arrive at JFK for a flight to Barbados?

How early should two people who will not check baggage arrive at JFK airport for an 8:00 AM flight to Barbados (BGI)? [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Apr 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Cabin cats or cargo cats?

My wife and I are moving across the country in a few months with our furballs, Steve and Lola. We're going to fly with them, but I'm not sure if they would be better off with us in the cabin or in cargo. The trip is unavoidably going to involve two flights, the first one will be about 6 to 6:30 hours in length, the second will be 2 to 2:30 hours. The layover between them could be as short as an hour. So total travel time, including getting to/from the airports will probably be around 12-13 hours. [more inside]
posted by otolith on Mar 10, 2013 - 23 answers

Do I have to go to Las Vegas or can I stop in Phoenix?

I have a round trip flight later this year on US Airways that has a layover in Phoenix and then continues to Las Vegas. It turns out that it would work out better for me to just leave the Phoenix airport instead of going on. My return flight would be unchanged ( leaving from Las Vegas ). If I do this ( intentionally miss the second hop of my flight ) will I have problems later? I'm concerned about the possibility that the airline might cancel my return flight or something else along those lines. If you have done this kind of thing (especially on US Airways) please let me know how things went. Thank you.
posted by metadave on Oct 15, 2012 - 9 answers

dealing with two cars at sacramento airport

What's the best way to drive from San Francisco to Sacramento airport, with luggage of my own, meet a couple who are flying in, drop my car off at long-term parking, and pick up the rental car we'll share? [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Aug 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Can I lay down during my layover in Warsaw?

Last-minute travel question: Can I leave the Warsaw airport during my layover? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Mar 20, 2012 - 6 answers

What happens in Vegas should happen near the airport and not cost too much.

Can you suggest a decent-but-not-terribly-expensive hotel in Las Vegas where I can stay at the beginning and end of a road trip? Proximity to the airport is a must. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 9, 2012 - 16 answers

How to get rid of my Virgin America points?

What's the best way for me to sell my unwanted Virgin America Elevate frequent flier points? [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 answers

How to get to Heathrow in the early AM

London filter: I need to get to Heathrow airport Terminal 5. [more inside]
posted by buck:fuller on Oct 18, 2011 - 9 answers

All airline departures from and to two airports?

I am looking for a website that gives me all possible airlines departing from one airport in the world to another. Whether they are low cost, charter or standard carrier. I can put 'flights from and to' in Google and it will bring a list up (nice) or go to the Airport wikipedia page (again nice) but I know they miss some things. Is there such a site? [more inside]
posted by terminus on Oct 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Is it okay to surprise my best friend at the airport?

Would it be inappropriate to surprise your best friend at the airport who has been on a long international flight? She'll be arriving alone in Abu Dhabi from Toronto this evening. We haven't seen each other in about five months. See further details below: [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Aug 26, 2011 - 19 answers

When to fly around Thanksgiving?

I'm going to be flying from Atlanta to DC around Thanksgiving, and I'm trying to figure out the least painful way to do it. Unusually, I don't actually care where I am on Thanksgiving day—I'm go to an event the following weekend. When will be less crazy at the airport? [more inside]
posted by duien on Aug 1, 2011 - 7 answers

A Prince-loving vegan travels to Minneapolis with a CPAP machine. Then some joke of some kind occurs.

I'm about to head to the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, and as a vegan traveling for the first time with a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, I have a few questions - snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Jun 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Roman Holiday

Can I get from the center of Rome to Fiumicino to catch a plane on Easter Sunday morning? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Apr 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Breaking out of Rome airport in the middle of an indirect flight?!

I am taking a trip to Japan from London, my flight is via Rome (both ways). On the way back I'd like to just get out at Rome and take another flight which I will book separately. I don't want to pay anything extra. Is it possible without changing my booking? What's the worst than can happen? I will only have carry-on luggage. I am an EU citizen. [more inside]
posted by tomw on Feb 16, 2011 - 14 answers

Flexible check in times for hotels at Bangkok Airport?

Specific travel filter: Anyone know any hotels, hostels, guesthouses, B&Bs etc at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport that a) can pick up and return my hapless self to the airport (the next day) and b) offer 24 hour check in and out? [more inside]
posted by mudkicker on Dec 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Will need a phone

Would anyone confirm or deny that the Vodafone store in the Dublin airport is still there? And you can buy a pay-as-you-go phone for around $50 American? And it's near the arrival hall? [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Dec 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Why are there no clocks at airports?

Why are there no clocks at airports? [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Dec 7, 2010 - 29 answers

Airport scanner with pet?

Can you go through the new airport scanner machines holding a pet? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Travelling to Seville (Spain) next Wednesday need some ideas on what to do.

Travelling to Seville (Spain) next Wednesday need some ideas on what to do. [more inside]
posted by complience on Sep 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me find my parents in Suggestion for a meeHelp me find my parents in Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris, Terminal 1

Suggestion for a meeting point at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris, Terminal 1? I'm meeting my parents at this airport in a few days. We arrive on different flights and different airlines around 1/2 hour from each other, both flying in from the US. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on May 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Best way to Guangzhou from HK Airport

What's the cheapest way and/or fastest way to get to Guangzhou from Hong Kong airport? Train or bus, not plane.
posted by ajackson on Apr 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Narita to Shimbashi Station, After 10pm?

Tokyo Travel: I am arriving at Narita at 9:30pm Saturday night, with reservations at a hotel near Shimbashi Station that evening. Is this trip possible? [more inside]
posted by milquetoast on Mar 31, 2010 - 5 answers

One evening in Tokyo

Traveling in Tokyo filter: My nephew, who is in the U.S. Air Force, is traveling to his first posting at Misawa AB, in Aomori Prefecture, in Japan. He will arrive at Narita at 2:55 pm local time on March 17, and needs to get to Haneda airport for a 7:55 am flight to Misawa the next morning, March 18. He'll have one afternoon and evening in Tokyo to do a little sightseeing. Suggestions and travel help? [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on Mar 12, 2010 - 5 answers

I'd prefer not to spend my entire vacation budget on the plane.

What can I do to get a lower fare from Detroit, MI to Nagoya, Japan? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 8, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I get from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Alexanderplatz late at night?

How do I get from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Alexanderplatz late at night? [more inside]
posted by maryrosecook on Oct 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Can you use airport amnesty bins to erase certain crimes?

Where can I find the written laws that regulate amnesty bins at airports? (Amnesty bins are the bins right before the metal detectors in some airports where you can, according to signs, throw away anything that you can't take through security without penalty.) And, related, are these actually legally binding, or just a gentlemen's agreement? Could someone hypothetically put a stolen painting in the bin, and be free of legal consequence of having stolen it?
posted by Damn That Television on Oct 5, 2009 - 18 answers

Denver in a Day

Boulder? Denver? Help me day-trip to Colorado *THIS* Saturday! [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me get home!

Is it insane to plan to fly into Pittsburgh the day before the G-20 Summit starts? [more inside]
posted by Meg_Murry on Sep 17, 2009 - 3 answers

What to do with six hours in the Toronto airport?

What should I do with a six-hour layover in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by angab on Aug 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Welcome, mom!

I'm looking for a fun, cheap, highly-visible way to welcome my mom when she arrives at the airport and make her first night and day at my new place relaxed and comfortable. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 30, 2009 - 12 answers

JetBlueTracker JetBlueTracker JetBlueTracker

I live in New York and my parents live in Sarasota, FL. There are two direct flights per day on JetBlue between JFK and SRQ. Is it possible to set up something up that would alert me whenever prices on these flights dropped below a certain amount? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Connection time @ Heathrow Airport

How much time needed to make a connecting flight at London Heathrow? [more inside]
posted by aelish on Jun 10, 2009 - 17 answers

Nine Hours in Istanbul

I'm arriving at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul nine hours before my connecting flight. I was wondering what recommendations people had for how to spend this time? I can't do anything too involved as I need to be back at the airport a few hours before my flight, but I would like to see something of the city! Thank you!
posted by slowcat on May 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Casablanca airport

I have several hours to spend in the Casablanca airport before I meet my boyfriend, who is arriving on a separate flight. Does the arrivals hall have any cafes/places to sit? Will I have a problem waiting there?
posted by anonymous78 on Apr 1, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I get from Atlanta to Indianapolis today?

I just learned that my 12:45 Delta flight from Atlanta to Indianapolis was canceled and I was rebooked for a flight on Tuesday. This is a giant problem for me and I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to get to Indianapolis today. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Mar 1, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me preemie baby zip though the airport line at JFK!

How to get through JFK with a preemie newborn without waiting on line for possibly hours? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Feb 28, 2009 - 7 answers

I don't want to spend Christmas in Airport Jail.

International travel with multiple connections: what's it like? And inside: declaring, connection time, and things I will probably get confiscated. [more inside]
posted by troika on Dec 19, 2008 - 14 answers

not a weapon

Large tripod through airport security from PDX to BOI? [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Nov 26, 2008 - 7 answers

What should I do in Dublin for a few hours on Wednesday?

This Wednesday, I will be flying into Dublin airport around 10am. I have a flight that leaves at 5pm. How best can I fill my time? [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Oct 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Duty-free or savings-free?

What's the truth behind duty-free shops? Are they always a bad deal? Or is there some stuff that's good to buy, and other stuff you should always avoid?
posted by smackfu on Jul 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Six hours in Vancouver airport

My brother is taking a cheap flight from England to visit us in Seattle, which has a stop in Vancouver (YVR) for six hours. Is there anything taht can be done within that time that's worth doing? Would it actually be possible to get out of the airport? Or should I just tell him to bring a book?
posted by Artw on Jun 29, 2008 - 32 answers

Solar Panels R Fun!

Do you have this backpack? Have you taken it through the TSA? [more inside]
posted by aetg on Jun 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Scotland-a-go-go Land

Travel Slash Honeymoon Filter: Help us coordinate in-country travel options between London and Edinburgh. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jun 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me fly the vegan skies

Vegan airport/airline dining - connect and lunch in Dallas (DFO) or Chicago (ORD)? Somewhere else? How long to allow for a connection to assure we can eat at the restaurant you recommend? We're traveling from Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco and it's looking kind of grim for in-flight meals; it's > 7 hours overall travel time but broken into two segments; best advice for not-having-to-pack-lunch? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 24, 2008 - 14 answers

I can't relax about LAX!! Help with Terminal 7.

What would be the best place to pick up a group arriving at the United Terminal (Terminal 7) at LAX? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Apr 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Need help with Internet access with a laptop.

I have a couple of questions about accessing the internet when travelling with a laptop for the first time. [more inside]
posted by valleys on Feb 18, 2008 - 5 answers

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