Q. Do you know the official minimum connection time at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport? I'm considering an Azul flight from Belo Horizonte arriving at 5:50pm, and connecting onward to Newark via a United Airlines flight departing at 9:10pm.

I think it sounds like plenty of time, don't you?

A. That should be just enough time to connect, assuming that your incoming flight isn’t late. But United won’t protect you in any way if it is late, because it’s not a through ticket. Are you just carrying on or checking bags? That’s a big factor too.

And you’ll have to go through security again. United.com posts these airport processing times.

If it were me, I’d probably be a bit nervous and want to build in a longer layover.

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