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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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Okay. Stewart's flight gets into LAX at 10:58 am. I assume the POE is the same no matter what visa....so although I'm doing DCF I assume the POE procedure is the same?

How long should I allow? In other words when should I book his connection flight? what time?

There is an AWESOME flight at 1 pm.

cutting it too close you think?


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Two hours might be a bit close. Not impossible but close. I'd give it 3 at least and ideally 4...

Agreed. Not only do you have the POE to deal with, but going through security again, at lunch hour, no less. ;) Give him lots of time, just to make sure.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Macedonia
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I know in chicago even if you have a connecting flight you have to get your luggage and re check them in. If thats the case in LAX then yes...not enough time.

When my husband came for the first time (through Chicago), it only took him 20-30 minutes from the time he got off the plane to him getting out of the gate, so two hours might not be all that bad....


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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I hate when I ask a question...and I kinda know the answer but I'm HOPING I don't....hoping ya'll will prove me wrong...but then I find out I'm right :( and the answer isn't what I wanted.

I knew it would be too close but the price difference stinks. THat flight is only 99 bucks!! Can't beat that but I will find a later flight.

Thanks guys :)


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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I know it wasn't the answer you quite wanted, sorry! :) .....but speaking as the person who had to go through the POE-visa activation process, having the extra time = peace of mind. One time when using my AP papers through JFK, I arrived at the customs area in the middle of three "we just got back from Disney World with the family" flights. Took me ages to get through the line, then sent to the side room for them to look over my AP papers, then pick up/recheck my luggage, then hoof it upstairs to go through security, and then find my gate. I almost missed my flight, and I was freaking out. And that was with an hour + between flights. You just neevr know what you'll hit once you get to customs.

I know there have been others who have sailed through not a problem, but when there's immigration paperwork involved, better safe (and broke! ;) ) than sorry.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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It's not just that it's the whole POE thing... it's the fact that LAX is freakin huge and that may be cutting it close if you run into the smallest glitch at immigration or security. I'd definitely go for the later flight.


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It's not just that it's the whole POE thing... it's the fact that LAX is freakin huge and that may be cutting it close if you run into the smallest glitch at immigration or security. I'd definitely go for the later flight.

That and the fact that at LAX the internation terminal is in a totally seperate building than the domestic terminals. He'd have to catch a bus to catch his flight and go through security all over again. 2 hours is not enough at LAX...

You also have to realize that the arrival time is the time that the plane hits the runway. It's NOT the time that the plane deboards.

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I hate that I've answered two threads of yours that were cross posted here :(

Oh well, my answer was the same as everyone else's.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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It's not just that it's the whole POE thing... it's the fact that LAX is freakin huge and that may be cutting it close if you run into the smallest glitch at immigration or security. I'd definitely go for the later flight.

That and the fact that at LAX the internation terminal is in a totally seperate building than the domestic terminals. He'd have to catch a bus to catch his flight and go through security all over again. 2 hours is not enough at LAX...

You also have to realize that the arrival time is the time that the plane hits the runway. It's NOT the time that the plane deboards.

Actually, arrival time is when the plane arrives at the gate.

I know :( boo.

that means he'll have to be at the airport over night :( :(

He'll have some time to do some plane spotting :) Make him count how many Qantas planes he can find :)

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If it is a connecting flight with the same airline and you miss the connection due to hold-ups at Immigration or customs then they should reschedule you on the next avaliable flight. That's what happened to me and my husband when we came back to the US in September. We had 2 hours to connect at Houston, but the flight was slow getting into the gate and then I got stuck behind a whole group of Mexicans in the immigration line. Hubby was going spare as he went through the USC line. We lost each other, missed our connecting flight. It was a nightmare. Fortunately the airline got us onto the next flight 3 hours later and we did not have to pay any additional fee, since it was not our fault that we missed the connection!!

Like others have said, it really depends, though I would say you probably do need more than 2 hours to connect.


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Filed: Country: Spain
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If the airline is wiling to book the ticket and issue boarding passes, then you are protected if he missed the connection. Prob put him up in a hotel room also.


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If the airline is wiling to book the ticket and issue boarding passes, then you are protected if he missed the connection. Prob put him up in a hotel room also.

If you book all as one itinerary. Sounded to me like she was looking to fly him out of LAX on a new itinerary.

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Two hours might be a bit close. Not impossible but close. I'd give it 3 at least and ideally 4...

I agree. When I flew back last year a fellow that had a connecting flight missed his because our luggage was really late getting from the plane to the delivery area


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