crox1
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95 Minute Connection In CLT

Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:23 pm

Hi,

I am looking to book flights to DAB from London next month, only 2 carriers are offering tickets, DL/KL/AF and US. US has by far thebetter schedule and price, but, this involves a connection in CLT of only 95 minutes. Is this enough time to clear immigration and customs??.

Whats your opinions on this

Cheers

Andy
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Cubsrule
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RE: 95 Minute Connection In CLT

Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:36 pm

It should be. You'll want to use one of the security checkpoints toward the east (D/E) end of the terminal once you clear customs, as those tend to have shorter lines. The new E checkpoint is often totally empty.
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RE: 95 Minute Connection In CLT

Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:41 am

When I flew LGW-CLT on US in November I was through immigration and customs in a matter of minutes. There was no queue and it was very easy. I think 95 minutes will be plenty.
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crox1
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RE: 95 Minute Connection In CLT

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:04 pm

Thanks for your replies, they were very helpful.

Have just booked flights with US and am looking forward to seeing what their service is like.

Thanks again.
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RE: 95 Minute Connection In CLT

Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:14 pm

I flew LGW-CLT-DCA (in Dec 2009)....immigratioon was slow. After 30 minute wait at immigration, they hadn't even finished getting the bags onto the carousel....serious slow work guys! Anyway, I had around 2.5 hours, so had plenty of time. 95 mins should be ok...make sure you get a seat near the front.
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