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On Wednesday, May 31 and Saturday, June 3, 2023, no trains will run to and from the airport due to the ASLEF rail strikes. Arrange replacement transport and book your trip in advance.

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June 03, 2023
07:05 Intern EZY8570 LANDED 23:03 North
18:25 Naples EJU8342 BAGS DELIVERED 21:28 North
19:05 Pharaoh EZY8546 BAGS DELIVERED 21:08 North
19:20 Antalya FH1503 BAGS DELIVERED 23:10 North
7:30 PM Bordeaux EZY6452 BAGS DELIVERED 21:18 Over hem
7:30 PM Valencia VY8472 BAGS DELIVERED 20:53 Over hem
19:40 the cania EZY8224 BAGS DELIVERED 21:12 North
19:40 Ibiza TOM4609 BAGS DELIVERED 21:19 North
19:45 Bucharest W43031 LANDED 23:01 Over hem
8:05 pm Bari BA2811 BAGS DELIVERED 23:08 Over hem
8:25 pm Barcelona VY7820 BAGS DELIVERED 21:06 Over hem
8:25 pm Ibiza BA2873 BAGS DELIVERED 21:23 Over hem
8:30 pm Funchal EZY8520 BAGS DELIVERED 21:10 North
8:30 pm Heraklion BA2563 LANDED 23:07 Over hem
20:40 Zaquintos EZY8206 BAGS DELIVERED 22:31 North
20:50 Good view TOM611 BAGS DELIVERED 22:02 North
9:00 PM Legal EZY6434 BAGS DELIVERED 21:46 Over hem
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21:20 Palma Majorca EJU8092 LANDED 23:05 North
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9:45 PM Amsterdam EZY8687 BAGS DELIVERED 22:14 North
9:45 PM Antalya EZY8562 EXPECTED 23:31 North
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9:55 pm Marrakesh EZY8706 BEFORE SUNDAY 00:15 North
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10:15 PM Ginebra EZY8498 CANCELLED North
22:20 mykonos EZY8192 EXPECTED 23:51 North
22:20 Valencia EZY8010 EXPECTED 23:47 North
10:25 PM Smyrna TOM403 EXPECTED 23:57 North
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22:50 Palma Majorca TOM3619 CANCELLED North
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22:55 Pharaoh EZY8540 BEFORE SUNDAY 00:04 North
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23:10 tenerife EZY6588 EXPECTED 23:17 Over hem
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11:15 PM Budapest EZY8732 CANCELLED North
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23:20 Marseille EZY8444 00:40 am. North
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11:25 PM Ibiza EZY8104 EXPECTED 23:40 North
11:25 PM Pathos BA2675 EXPECTED 23:16 Over hem
11:25 PM Choose EZY8232 BEFORE SUNDAY 02:34 North
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23:40 Recife BA2733 EXPECTED 23:44 Over hem
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23:50 Malaga EZY6568 BEFORE SUNDAY 00:38 Over hem
23:55 Intern DOOR597 BEFORE SUNDAY 00:53 Over hem
23:55 Malta BA2647 BEFORE SUNDAY 00:02 Over hem
04 June 2023
00:05 Cos EZY8236 EXPECTED 01:47 North
00:05 Thessaloniki EZY6478 EXPECTED 01:10 Over hem
00:10 Bodrum EZY8554 CANCELLED North
00:10 strong fortune DOOR5669 EXPECTED 00:59 Over hem
00:10 Hurghada EZY8744 EXPECTED 00:28 North
00:20 Pathos DOOR5665 EXPECTED 00:11 Over hem
00:25 Antalya TOM293 ESTIMATED 01:35 North
00:25 the cania EZY8226 EXPECTED 01:29 North
00:30 Recife EZY8134 EXPECTED 00:42 North
00:30 Corfu BA2813 Over hem
00:45 Palma Majorca EZY8088 EXPECTED 00:47 North
00:50 alicante EZY6432 ESTIMATED 02:35 Over hem
00:50 Intern BA2661 EXPECTED 00:47 Over hem
00:50 Larnaca W95780 EXPECTED 01:05 Over hem
00:55 Corfu EZY8212 North
00:55 Pharaoh BA2697 EXPECTED 01:16 Over hem
01:05 Gran Canaria EZY8130 EXPECTED 02:11 North
01:10 Larnaca EZY8660 CANCELLED North
01:20 Antalya EZY8558 CANCELLED North
01:25 alicante EZY8120 ESTIMATED 03:00 North
01:25 Recife EZY8124 EXPECTED 02:08 North
01:30 strong fortune EZY8044 EXPECTED 02:39 North
01:30 Pathos EZY8656 EXPECTED 02:46 North
01:30 Tel Aviv W95804 EXPECTED 02:11 Over hem
01:35 Heraklion EZY8218 EXPECTED 02:39 North
01:35 Choose TOM4661 EXPECTED 02:48 North
01:40 Athene W95746 EXPECTED 01:52 Over hem
01:40 Marrakesh EZY8710 ESTIMATED 02:55 North
02:05 tenerife EZY8038 ESTIMATED 04:45 North
02:10 Sharm-el-Sheikh EZY8740 ESTIMATED 03:00 North
02:15 Ibiza EZY8106 ESTIMATED 02:20 North
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02:55 alicante BA2635 ESTIMATED 03:21 Over hem
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03:35 Intern EZY8568 ESTIMATED 04:35 North
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04:40 Malta EZY8764 CANCELLED North
05:05 Choose TOM4689 North
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06:35 Boston B62104 North
06:45 Doha QR329 North
06:50 Punta Cana TOM057 North
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06:55 Carry away CA847 North
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07:05 Intern W95710 Over hem
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07:20 doubai EK011 North
07:20 doubai QF8011 North
07:25 Paris CDG EJU8402 North
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07:50 cancun TOM089 North
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07:55 NY B6043 North
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8:30 am Dublin FR112 Over hem
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08:35 tampa IB4682 ESTIMATED 08:36 Over hem
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08:40 Dublin EI230 Over hem
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08:55 Barcelona VY7822 Over hem
08:55 Washington Z0741 Over hem
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09:00 AM Malaga VY6614 Over hem
09:00 AM Haven EJU8526 North
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09:10 Pharaoh EJU8528 North
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10:10 orlando BA2038 ESTIMATED 10:27 Over hem
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10:15 am Dublin EI232 Over hem
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10:30 am Antalya TK1159 Over hem
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10:30 am Ginebra EZS8486 North
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11:00 am Ibiza EZY8100 North
11:05 am Shirt EZY876 North
11:10 Haven TP1334 Over hem
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11:15 am Edinburgh EZY806 North
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12:10 Murcia EZY8046 North
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12:15 p.m Paris VY8946 Over hem
12:20 Ginebra EZS8490 North
12:20 Palma Majorca EZY8084 ESTIMATED 12:12 North
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12:25 Naples EZY8340 North
12:30 p.m Olbia EZY8344 North
12:35 p.m doubai EK015 North
12:35 p.m doubai QF8015 North
12:35 p.m Rome EZY8324 North
12:35 p.m Sevilla EZY6440 Over hem
12:40 Barcelona EZY8056 North
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Is it OK to arrive 2 hours before international flight? ›

The General Guideline for How Early You Should Get to the Airport. Generally speaking, most airlines advise that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to a domestic flight, and at least 3 hours prior to an international flight.

Is 1 hour 25 enough for connecting flights? ›

In most cases, a 30-minute layover for domestic flights and an hour for international flights is considered a minimum, or short, layover.

Is 1 hour enough time for a connecting flight? ›

Yes, one hour is enough time for a layover when making a connecting flight in many airports. However, if you are flying from a destination known to have delays or flying international you may want to choose a flight that allows for more time.

Do I need to go through immigration for a connecting flight? ›

Customs and immigration are usually required at the connecting airport for international flights. You don't always have to for domestic flights. In most cases, passengers on layover flights must clear customs and immigration at the first point of entry.

Can I arrive 1 hour before international flight? ›

The TSA advises arriving at the airport two hours before your flight for domestic travel and three hours before for international travel. If you're traveling during peak times like early morning or evening, or during holidays and other events, please plan accordingly and allow for extra time.

Can I be at airport 1 hour before flight? ›

When you're traveling within the United States, we make the suggestion to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure. For most airports, you must be checked in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time (airports requiring additional time are listed below, Go to footer note).

What happens if my first flight is delayed and I miss my connecting flight? ›

If a delay in your first flight is the reason you're missing your connection, don't worry too much. Usually, most airlines will rebook you on the next flight, and that too for free. Although, you might have to fly on standby depending on seat availability. Some airlines, in fact, automatically rebook you.

How much time should you allow between flights? ›

Two hours. Mayers recommends two hours as a standard buffer between flights to be safe. This gives you a cushion in case things go wrong during your journey. You'll definitely want at least a two-hour window if you've booked a “hacker fare,” as opposed to flying with the same airline your entire trip.

What happens if layover is too short? ›

If your itinerary was purchased as one ticket (as in: you have only one itinerary and one confirmation number), and the connection time was too short and you miss the second (or third) flight, you can rest easy, no matter what happens. The airline will simply put you onto the next available flight, free of charge.

What are hacker fares? ›

What's a Hacker Fare? Instead of making you book one round-trip ticket from a single airline, KAYAK plays airfare matchmaker by finding two one-way tickets that together make a round-trip flight. Sometimes that means you might take a different airline home than the one you took to your destination.

What is the shortest connection time for flights? ›

Minimum connection times typically range between 30 minutes and two hours for domestic flights within the continental United States. For international flights, the range increases to between one and three hours.

What happens when you miss a connecting flight? ›

What happens if a flight is delayed and you miss your connection? If you miss your connection due to a delay, usually the airline is responsible for providing you with a replacement flight to your destination. They will have to book you on the earliest possible flight available.

Do you go through security again for a connecting flight? ›

You'll need to clear customs and immigration. Next, you'll recheck your luggage for the domestic flight. Finally, you'll need to go through Transportation Security Administration screening.

Is luggage automatically transferred on connecting flights? ›

When layover flights are booked with the same airline, your baggage will be automatically transferred through to your final destination. However, if the two flights are with different airlines, you may have to claim and re-check your baggage during your layover.

What is the procedure for connecting flights? ›

When arriving at the connecting airport all you have to do is to go to your next gate and wait for the next plane, your next flight. There might be a security check in the terminal at the connecting airport. But mostly you don't have to do anything about your luggage. It's being taken care of by the airport personnel.

Do I need to print my boarding pass? ›

Printing your boarding pass is doubly important if you're traveling with your family. Every person needs to be accounted for with a ticket in hand at security and at the boarding gate, and that's just easier done with a piece of paper than on an app.

What happens if you reach 1 hour before flight? ›

Flights usually start to board 30-40 minutes ahead of departure. If you are physically in the airport 1 hr ahead you'll probably fine.

Can I check-in 30 minutes before flight? ›

Most airlines cutoff checkin at 30 minutes prior to the flight. That gives time for you to get a boarding pass and get to the gate after security screening, and for checked luggage to get loaded on your aircraft. At that point, seat control shifts to the gate agent who can start releasing seats to standby passengers.

What time should I be at the airport for a 7am flight? ›

While you're there, check the number of security lines available and see if they offer real-time updates on wait status. Even with these programs, you should still plan to arrive at least 60 to 90 minutes before departure for domestic flights, and 90 minutes to two hours early for international flights.

How early should I get to the airport for a 5am flight? ›

If I have a 5am flight, do I still need to arrive early? What time does the airport open? TSA and the airlines recommend that all travelers arrive at the airport at least two hours in advance of their flight departure time to ensure they have enough time to check in with their airline and go through security.

Does TSA PreCheck work for international flights? ›

Can I use TSA PreCheck® when flying from a U.S. airport to a foreign country? Yes. TSA PreCheck® is available when you depart from a U.S. airport to a foreign country, and for domestic, connecting flights after you return to the United States.

Will airlines wait for connecting passengers? ›

Do connecting flights wait for delayed passengers? No, if your first flight is delayed and you won't make it in time to catch your connecting flight, the plane won't wait for you.

Do you pay if you miss your flight? ›

Most airlines don't charge an outright fee for missed flights. Of course, that doesn't say anything about the lost value of your unused ticket. But you don't have to worry about additional fees on top of the original cost of your flight.

What is hidden city ticketing? ›

Hidden city ticketing is when you buy a ticket with the intention of leaving the plane at a stopover, rather than the final destination. These types of journeys have the potential to save you a lot of money in comparison to a non-stop flight.

What is the 3 1 rule in flying? ›

A general rule of thumb for initial IFR descent planning in jets is the 3 to 1 formula. This means that it takes 3 NM to descend 1,000 feet. If an airplane is at FL 310 and the approach gate or initial approach fix is at 6,000 feet, the initial descent requirement equals 25,000 feet (31,000–6,000).

Why do I need to be there 3 hours before the flight? ›

Airports want you to take advantage of their incredible shopping and dining facilities, which you can't do if you're rushing to the gate. Also, they factor in the time it takes to find parking. Airlines, on the other hand, don't want you milling around the boarding area for too long.

What is the airline 2 hour rule? ›

Rules Protect Airline Passengers

Here are some highlights: Airlines must return planes to the gate and let passengers off any time a flight is sitting on the tarmac for three hours (domestic flights). Airlines must provide passengers with adequate food and water within the first two hours of any tarmac delay.

What happens if I miss my connecting flight Delta? ›

We will rebook you on the next available flight on Delta at no additional cost. If a Delta flight is unavailable, we will arrange an alternative flight operated by another airline with which we have a ticketing agreement at no additional cost.

What is the difference between a layover and a connecting flight? ›

What is the difference between a layover and connecting flight? While these terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. A layover is the time you spend at the airport between two flights. A connecting flight is the next flight in your itinerary that you're waiting at the airport to take.

What is a ghost airline ticket? ›

A ghost flight has no formal definition but is generally considered to be a flight that operates on less than 10% passenger capacity. With aviation's environmental footprint under close scrutiny, it is understandable that the issue of such flights has been getting attention.

Is Skiplagging illegal? ›

This hack is also known as “hidden city” or “throwaway ticketing.” There is a website, Skiplagged, dedicated to helping travelers find throwaway tickets. While it is not illegal, airlines are not happy about this travel hack as it costs them money.

Can someone steal a boarding pass? ›

Robert Siciliano said that, even if you rip up your boarding pass, your information can still be vulnerable. "If all a criminal has access to is the barcode, they can still get full blown access to all the information contained in the boarding pass," Siciliano said.

Can I go out of airport during layover? ›

If you have an excessive layover time you may be wondering: Can I leave the airport between connecting flights? The short answer is yes. It is possible to exit and reenter the airport.

Do you pick up checked baggage during layover? ›

When you purchase a layover flight, you will need to claim your bags when you land at your layover destination, and recheck them the next day when you continue your flight(s).

Is it possible to make a 30 minute layover? ›

A 30 minute layover is not advisable unless the second flight is the same aircraft continuing onto it's next destination, such as KLM from Amsterdam to Manila with a stop in Taiwan. Passengers disembark and follow a route through the terminal just to re board the same aircraft.

Why is it illegal to skip a connecting flight? ›

It (typically) violates the airline contract of carriage

While not illegal, intentionally skipping segments on an itinerary does almost always violates airlines' contracts of carriage.

How long can a flight be delayed before compensation? ›

However, if your first flight is delayed for more than 3 hours, you may be entitled to compensation from the airline that caused the delay. In addition to compensation, the airline must offer you a choice between: Reimbursement of your ticket and a return flight to your departure airport if you have a connecting flight.

How do I recheck my baggage on a connecting flight? ›

If you have checked baggage, you must recheck it between flights: Collect your checked baggage at the transfer airport. Go to the baggage claim area and look for the belt with your previous flight number. Leave the transit zone and take your baggage to the check-in counter (or baggage drop) for your next flight.

How do I know if my bags are checked through? ›

When you get your bag tags, make sure that before you board your flight, stop at the gate and ask the agent if he or she can make sure your bags were scanned. It takes seconds but you'll then know right away if your bags have been loaded onto your flight. And do that again at your connecting airport.

Do I have to pick up my luggage on a connecting flight with same airlines? ›

If it is not tagged to your next or final destination, then you will definitely need to pick up your bags and check them in for your next flight.

Do you need to arrive 3 or 4 hours before international flight? ›

Accordingly ensure you reach the Airport at least 2 or 3 hours before the scheduled departure of the Aeroplane. This will give you time to check in and collect your boarding pass, check in your baggage, go through the security screening and be at the departure gate in time for your flight.

Can you check in 3 hours before flight? ›

In general, some airports will allow you to go through the security check-in much earlier while others may require you to arrive no earlier than 2-5 hours before the departing time. This is sometimes because the checked baggage counters and/or check-in gates are not open yet.

Is 3 hours enough time between international flights? ›

The rule of thumb is that you leave AT LEAST 3 hours from arrival to departure for international flights and 1.5 hours for domestic. You still have to get your bags, clear customs, re-check your bags and then go through security for your next flight.

Is 2 hours enough for international to domestic flight? ›

No, you do not have to arrive two hours before an international flight if you have a domestic connection en route. However, it is always best to give yourself plenty of time in case there are any unexpected delays or changes in your itinerary.

Is 4 hours enough for international flight? ›

As with so many things in travel, there's a simple answer – and a complicated one. The simple answer is: Two hours for domestic flights, three hours for international flights.

How long do I have to be at airport before international flight? ›

We recommend arriving: 1 hour prior to your domestic flight; 3 hours prior to your international flight (to account for security screening and Passport Control);

How far in advance do I need to be at the airport? ›

“As a general rule of thumb – for domestic flights, you should try to get to the airport 2 hours before your flight departure time,” explains Laura. “That should leave you plenty of time to make your way through security checks and to the gate.

Do you have to check-in at the airport if you checked in online? ›

In most cases, you will only need to go to check-in when you have checked-in online if you need to drop off an item of hold baggage. Please ensure that you are aware of the hand baggage requirements for your specific airline before you travel.

Should I check-in online or at the airport? ›

There are minimal risks to checking in online, so as long as you give yourself time to deal with any unexpected setbacks, checking in for your flight online is the easiest way to travel. If the option is available, it's the best way to make your airport experience a little less frenzied.

How do I prepare for a 3 hour flight? ›

  1. Adjust Your Circadian Rhythm. Unfortunately, jet lag just comes with the territory when it comes to long flights, especially if you're jumping multiple time zones. ...
  2. Take Advantage of Moving Around While at the Terminals. ...
  3. Set Yourself Up for Sleep. ...
  4. Pack Your Own Snacks. ...
  5. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate. ...
  6. Get Moving. ...
  7. Relax.
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What happens if you miss connecting flight due to delay? ›

If you miss your connecting flight due to a delay, the airline will rebook you on the next available flight without charging any fee, as long as the connecting flight is part of the same booking. If you are on two separate bookings, you may have to pay for the rebooking or find another flight yourself.

Why 3 hours for international travel? ›

Here's the thing, the earlier you arrive, the shorter the lines will be at security. The closer you arrive to your flight time, the longer the line, there will be more clueless people who have never been through security, and kids.


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