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Old Jun 17th 2012, 5:45 pm
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Hubby is enroute from AMS to DTW at the moment, but it looks like he may be delayed.
Does anyone know if you have to pick up luggage, do the transit belt thing and go back through security as you do in Atlanta, or do your checked bags go right through? I think he'll miss his connecting flight if he has to do all that.

We've only been in and out of ATL the last couple of years so not sure if it's the same at every airport.
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 5:57 pm
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Hubby is enroute from AMS to DTW at the moment, but it looks like he may be delayed.
Does anyone know if you have to pick up luggage, do the transit belt thing and go back through security as you do in Atlanta, or do your checked bags go right through? I think he'll miss his connecting flight if he has to do all that.

We've only been in and out of ATL the last couple of years so not sure if it's the same at every airport.
You always have to go through immigration...collect your bags and go through customs on the first landing on US soil. The remaining flight/flights within the US are then classed as domestic...therefore no more immigration or customs to go through.
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You always have to go through immigration...collect your bags and go through customs on the first landing on US soil. The remaining flight/flights within the US are then classed as domestic...therefore no more immigration or customs to go through.
so back through security again?
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so back through security again?
I would think so as he will have left the secured area after clearing imm and customs.
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I would think so as he will have left the secured area after clearing imm and customs.
Ok, that's what I figured. Well, I'll get on and find him a hotel there for the night!
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Ok, that's what I figured. Well, I'll get on and find him a hotel there for the night!
If it's the airline's fault he misses his connecting flight, shouldn't they be the ones that organize travel and accomodation? If he walked away at ATL without checking with airline staff first, he might lose his ticket from ATL-DTW and have to pay again.
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If it's the airline's fault he misses his connecting flight, shouldn't they be the ones that organize travel and accomodation? If he walked away at ATL without checking with airline staff first, he might lose his ticket from ATL-DTW and have to pay again.
Currently on the phone with travelocity trying to get another flight, my customer service guy speaks poor English.
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If it's the airline's fault he misses his connecting flight, shouldn't they be the ones that organize travel and accomodation? If he walked away at ATL without checking with airline staff first, he might lose his ticket from ATL-DTW and have to pay again.
I don't think any US airlines will do that. Sometimes if there are enough people transferring onto the same flight and the delay isn't too long...the next plane may delay take off for a short while.
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I don't think any US airlines will do that..
Really? It's been a while since it last happened to me ([email protected]; dinner, hotel, and breakfast) but assumed it was still done.
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Really? It's been a while since it last happened to me ([email protected]; dinner, hotel, and breakfast) but assumed it was still done.
Wife got it last Friday night in Atlanta (en route from Chattanooga to Houston with Delta) - overnight hotel and meal vouchers.

Mind you, she's been commuting weekly all year and the last few weeks they've made her miss her connection every single week so maybe they're feeling sorry for her!
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Originally Posted by Yorkieabroad View Post
Wife got it last Friday night in Atlanta (en route from Chattanooga to Houston with Delta) - overnight hotel and meal vouchers.
I got that with Delta when I missed my connection once. I assumed it was standard practice.
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Maybe JG is just unlucky!
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Maybe JG is just unlucky!
I don't do connecting flights.

I thought I'd read/heard that it was not US airlines policy...unlike Euro airlines.
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I don't do connecting flights.
Ah yes, the advantage of living near a major hub. [Insert New Jersey joke here ]

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
I thought I'd read/heard that it was not US airlines policy...unlike Euro airlines.
Europe has laws... US airlines have limited minimums but I would think most exceed these minimums significantly. Less than in yesteryear and maybe you have to push for it but should get something in cases such as the OP's nonetheless.

My worry was that the OP's spouse would walk away from whatever the airline might have already arranged and end up effectively missing the flight and having to pay out again.
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