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Fundamentals of flying

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Making a connection: Clarifying this
===Making a connection===
* When your journey involves multiple time zones, the flight purser will usually announce the local time at your port-of-arrival. The local time at your destination is also available from the flight path/airshow channel of your in-flight entertainment system if your flight is equipped with it. Adjust your watch to the time announced to avoid confusion with the timetables at the airport, especially if you have a connecting flight.
* Check if you have a Obtain your boarding pass for your next flight(either at a transfer desk if provided or regular check-in) if you have not done so already. If * Many international airports around the world do not require you don't, to go through immigration or customs if you are merely connecting to an international flight to another country, and will not considered checked-remain in for that flight yet so proceed their country. In those airports, you can walk off the airplane into the regular sterile area of the terminal and walk directly to your next gate to await boarding.* At international airports in the United States, Canada, and a transfer desk immediately few other countries, all arriving international passengers are always required to proceed to obtain a boarding pass for your next flightimmigration and customs. You can avoid this Small airports make passengers deplane by checking-in on-line airstairs and printing proceed across the boarding passestarmac by foot or bus to a dedicated international arrival facility. Large airports build a parallel set of bridges or corridors, separate from the regular sterile area, if your carrier offers thesewhich directly link all international gates to their immigration and customs inspection station.* If you came from an international flight and are continuing on to a domestic flight, you will need to clear passport control, possibly claim your luggage (even if it is checked-through to your final destination) and clear customs and eventually check-in your luggage again to ensure its loading into your next flight. If you your baggage has already been checked-through your luggage to your final destinationat first check-in, some airports may provide a special lane "connecting flights" desk or bag drop conveyor belt where you can simply drop-off your luggage instead of doing so at have to drag it all the way through the terminal to the main departure hallregular check-in area.
* There are a few scenarios when baggage will have to be collected at intermediate stopovers and checked-in as usual for loading onto the next flight. In this case, you will need to undergo the usual visa application, clear formalities (ie passport control and customs) if at least the first leg is international. Some of them include the following:
**either your first or next leg involves a low cost carrier
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