Air Travel Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

How much time for layovers and clearing customs?

Jump to last reply

I am travelling RDM to VCE returning FCO to RDM. There are so many routing options I am trying to determine how much time to allow for changing planes and clearing customs before planning the next step of my journey. I am travelling on Delta September 2014.

I understand the gig is up and all plans go to H____ on a band wagon if weather or aircraft issues arrive but I'm trying to think/plan for the best scenario with backups in mind.

First choice (which I can hardly believe) is a layover of 37 minutes in ATL before boarding for Venice ... that seems to close for me. BUT what about 65 minutes is that reasonable (do able) in ATL for a plane change? I am trying to stay under a total of 20 hours travel time.

Arriving in Venice in the afternoon. My general rule of thumb is to allow 2 hours for customs before planning on getting the train. Does this seem reasonable for Venice or is to too long? short?

Returning to the United States I have the option again of 65 minutes between planes in SEA before continuing to RDM, again is this too short a time for customs clearing?

So will those of you with experience with any of these airports and their transfer and/or customs clearing time share your opinions please.

Thanks and happy travels.

9 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 Need Advice Regarding Schedule Change
  2. 2 To select a seat or not>
  3. 3 1 Hour 1 minute connection in Newark
  4. 4 Using half of a RT ticket
  5. 5 ATL - domestic flight use security International terminal?
  6. 6 Unsealed pills ok for airlines?
  7. 7 Delta has changed my flight three times (so far)!
  8. 8 Turkish airlines
  9. 9 What to do at toronto airport ??
  10. 10 Frankfurt connection
  11. 11 Turkish Airlines / Layover at IST questions
  12. 12 Aadvantage seats availability
  13. 13 Schengen visa inquiry
  14. 14 Keeping AA miles alive
  15. 15 Trip Report Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Singapore Changi Airport
  16. 16 Singapore Airlines
  17. 17 Singapore Airlines vs Emirates
  18. 18 Trip Report Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class SQ 322 Sin to London
  19. 19 Malaysia-Singapore-Taiwan
  20. 20 New rules for United Mileage Plus elite qualification
  21. 21 What to do about Travelguard denied insurance claim?
  22. 22 RUH to AMS via CDG-1 hr layover enough?
  23. 23 United Premier status?
  24. 24 Wow airlines discount flights to London from US
  25. 25 Independent ticketing
View next 25 » Back to the top