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Old Apr 14, 17, 9:13 am
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Eastbay1K
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Originally Posted by zpaul View Post
I had direct flights both ways, so I didn't have to claim and recheck my luggage. It seems that all flights from South America receive extra security screening for the luggage before it is delivered; as I mentioned it was 90 minutes before it came out. Are you sure you have to claim and recheck your bags? The terminal is pretty large, and if it does take 90 minutes for you to get your luggage from SCL, that leaves you less than 90 minutes before boarding for JFK.
Once you get your luggage, at least the baggage re-drop (to the far right) is quick. And then, there's a quick lane to security on the far opposite side (there is an escalator) before you go out into the general circulation area. Bag drop and security should take about 15 minutes, total.
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