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Transportation and luggage

International flights to Atlanta

4 June 2022, 10:10 - 16:24/18:31 International flight from Brussels to Atlanta (flight 1)

07:10 - 07:40 Check-in at Brussels National Airport (BRU) at the dedicated check-in counter at row 6​​.​

10:10 Flight from Brussels to New York with flight UA 998.

12:15 Arrival at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

13:59 Flight from New York to Atlanta with flight UA 730.

15:57 Flight from New York to Atlanta with flight UA 3656.

16:24 Arrival at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) with flight UA 730 .

18:31 Arrival at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) with flight UA 3656. 

Total travel time is 12h02 - 14h20.

Important: please ensure that you wear a face mask (preference FFP2) when you board the aircraft.

 

4 June 2022, 12:00 - 18:59 International flight from Brussels to Atlanta (flight 2)

09:00 - 09:30 Check-in at Brussels National Airport (BRU) at the dedicated check-in counter at row 6.

12:00 Flight from Brussels to Washington with flight UA 951.

14:20 Arrival at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

17:12 Flight from Washington to Atlanta with flight UA 2339.

18:59 Arrival at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL).

Total travel time is 12h59.

Important: please ensure that you wear a face mask (preference FFP2) when you board the aircraft.

 

Domestic flight to New York

7 June 2022, 09:16 - 11:31 Domestic flight from Atlanta to New York (flight 1)

09:16 Flight from Atlanta to New York with flight UA 2193.

11:31 Arrival at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Total travel time is 02h15.

Important: please ensure that you wear a face mask (preference FFP2) when you board the aircraft.

 

Bus transportation to Boston

9 June 2022, 07:00 - 11:45 Bus transportation from New York to Boston

07:00 Bus from Sheraton New York Times Square to Westin Copley Place Hotel-Sheraton Boston Hotel.

11:45 Arrival at Westin Copley Place Hotel-Sheraton Boston Hotel.

Total travel time is 04h45.

 

International flights to Brussels

11 June 2022, 14:44 - 07:15 (+1) International flight from Boston to Brussels (flight 1)

14:44 Flight from Boston to Washington with flight UA 1470.

16:25 Arrival at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

17:35 Flight from Washington to Brussels with flight UA 950.

07:15 (+1) Arrival at Brussels National Airport (BRU).

Total travel time is 10h31.

Important: please ensure that you wear a face mask (preference FFP2) when you board the aircraft.

 

11 June 2022, 16:05 - 07:45 (+1) International flight from Boston to Brussels (flight 2)

16:05 Flight from Boston to New York with flight UA 2219.

17:33 Arrival at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

18:35 Flight from New York to Brussels with flight UA 999.

07:45 (+1) Arrival at Brussels National Airport (BRU).

Total travel time is 09h40.

Important: please ensure that you wear a face mask (preference FFP2) when you board the aircraft.

 

Check-in procedure at Brussels National Airport (BRU) 

On 4 June from 07:10 onwards, Ms. Delphine Beyen (M: +32 476 84 12 70) of the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency will welcome you at the dedicated check-in counter and luggage drop off area of Brussels National Airport.

Participants who have booked through BCD Travel and who did not receive their flight tickets yet, will receive them at the check-in counter.

 

About the luggage for the passengers travelling with the group

Luggage with the sticker «Belgian Economic Mission» will be identified by Belgian and local authorities and the hotels as being part of the mission. It is in your best interest to have it on all your suitcases for the duration of the mission. You can still obtain one or more stickers at check-in from Ms. Delphine Beyen.

On United Airlines international flights, business class travelers are allowed to bring 2 pieces of 32 kg each as checked luggage (L+W+H = max 157 cm), 1 piece of max 7 kg as carry-on luggage (25 cm x 35 cm x 55 cm) and 1 personal item e.g. laptop or handbag (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm). Premium economy class travelers can bring 2 pieces of 23 kg each as checked luggage (L+W+H = max 157 cm), 1 piece of max 7 kg as carry-on luggage (25 cm x 35 cm x 55 cm) and 1 personal item e.g. laptop or handbag (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm). Economy class travelers can bring 1 piece of 23 kg as checked luggage (L+W+H = max 157 cm), 1 piece of max 7 kg as carry-on luggage (25 cm x 35 cm x 55 cm) and 1 personal item e.g. laptop or handbag (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm). Please consult the website of United Airlines regarding dangerous goods. 

Immigration and customs formalities will be done in the first port of entry in the US which also means that you will have to pick up your baggage go through customs and drop it off on the conveyor belt right after the checkpoint to the left or righthand side.

 

Important note about Lithium batteries on United Airlines

You can pack personal devices that have lithium batteries of less than 100-watt hours in your checked and carry-on bags. However, United Airlines doesn’t allow devices like e-cigarettes, personal vaporizers or power banks (including those installed in “smart bags”) in checked bags.

You can’t pack loose lithium batteries in checked bags. For loose lithium batteries in carry-on bags, you must individually protect each one to prevent short circuiting. To do this, you can place each battery in original retail packaging, separate plastic bags or protective pouches. You can also insulate the batteries by taping over exposed terminals. Spare batteries can’t touch metal objects like coins, keys or jewelry. Take steps to prevent crushing, puncturing or putting pressure on the battery as well.

Additionally, United Airlines allows up to two lithium batteries larger than 100 watt-hours but not exceeding 160 watt-hours to be packed in carry-on baggage only. The terminals of any packed lithium batteries must be properly covered and insulated. If you’re traveling with a battery-operated mobility device, please see United Airlines' Customers with disabilities page.

If you check your carry-on bag at the gate, you must remove any lithium batteries and power banks.

Before your flight, check the specifications of any batteries you plan to travel with to ensure they meet these requirements. If the energy capacity of your battery is not shown in watt-hours (Wh), you can calculate it by multiplying the battery’s voltage by its capacity in ampere-hours (Ah). If the capacity is shown in milliampere-hours (mAh), divide this number by 1,000 to convert to ampere-hours, then multiply by the voltage to convert to watt-hours.

For the most up-to-date information about lithium batteries, visit the DOT's Air Travel Tips page and the FAA's.