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Enough time for my flight connection?

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Enough time for my flight connection?

Hello.. can someone help me with this..

I will be arriving in Nariobi from Kilimanjaro at 21:00 hours. My connecting flight to Dubai is at 23:35. However, they are 2 different airlines booked separately. I believe I will need to claim my luggage and check it back in.

Will the 2:35 mins be sufficient time to do all this? Since I'm just connecting, I'm not sure if I need to claim the bags in a different place within the terminal (or) or go through the regular baggage claim area, security etc.

Appears to be tight..just wanted to check.

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Charlotte, North...
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1. Re: Enough time for my flight connection?

One more thing.. This will be late November (I know there are problems with the recent airport fire)

nyc
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2. Re: Enough time for my flight connection?

Normally 2.5/hrs should be okay, kind of... you do have to checkin for intl flight 2/hrs prior; now since fire it's 3/hrs. I'd try to change the JRO/JKIA flight to an earlier one, than miss Emirates home and have to overnight in NBO till next afternoon flight (believe about 5pm) to Dubai and onward.

Charlotte, North...
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3. Re: Enough time for my flight connection?

Thanks 4sandi for your response. You are right. I was trying to avoid sitting at the airport all night waiting for the connection.. but I guess it's better to be safe than sorry :-). I will book the earlier flight.

Thanks again!

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nyc
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5. Re: Enough time for my flight connection?

No one enjoys hanging around an airport most anywhere, but.................... it's either that or missing a flight. And though Emirates is good with 'quick transfer' tags on bags thru DXB onward to the States, have no idea how well this would work JRO/JKIA when it's different air carriers. I'd go for earlier and having a good book to keep you busy. Good luck!

Edited: 4:35 pm, September 07, 2013
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