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  • Travel only with carry-on bag
    Sep 22, 2016
    During my last USA holidays, I was travelling from Zurich to Chicago and had to catch a connecting flight. I was worried I would not make my connecting flight, with going through immigration, getting and re-checking luggage and changing terminals so I only had a carry-on suitcase and was able to use the one-stop transfer. Result - I made it through immigration in less than 10 minutes! You also bypass the whole luggage retrieval area and come out in the arrivals hall. And this during a Friday afternoon, holiday week-end. One-stop is the way to travel!


  • Will I make it?
    Aug 9, 2016
    I received 2 $100 vouchers on United for some flight problems. I am flying from PVD airport to Chicago O hare from 9:30 to 11AM for free with my voucher. From there I will have to go to baggage claim, pick up my bags and check in for my flight to Beijing at 12:50. I have an hour and 50 minutes to exit the plane, get my bags, check in my bags, run through tsa, run to the terminal for my flight. Will I make it?


    That's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. If both flights are on United then you can show both reservations to the agent in Providence and you should be able to get your bags checked through to Beijing.


    Yeah I was not sure if that was possible to have my bags checked in Providence to Beijing. That would save me a ton of time! Thank you so much


  • Chicago-Narita only in 2 hr transfer time
    Aug 7, 2016
    Hi everyone! I am an Indonesian exchange student flying from Madison Wisconsin to Chicago Ohare in August 14. Then from Chicago i will fly to narita and finally fly to jakarta, indonesia. All of my planes are American Airlines and booked in the same reservation (not separated). My only problem is i will arrive in Chicago at 11 and the plane to narita departs at 13.00 (1pm) - so only 2 hours of transfer time. Is that still enough time for me, since I believe i have to go to the immigration to stamp my passport again? I will have two big luggage and a carry on bag - and it would be disastrous if I have to take my luggage first from my Madison-O'Hare flight and recheck it again for my ohare-narita flight. Also, will I get new ticket if I missed the flight because of the very short transfer time? And how much it would probably cost? Thank you for the response


    just to add a detail, my flight would be: AA3587 (MSN-ORD) AA 153 (ORD-NRT)


    Yes, that is plenty of time. You do not have to go anywhere for them to stamp your passport. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3. You have plenty of time.


  • 40 min connection
    Oct 24, 2014
    Expedia booked my round trip flights with 40 minute layovers. I didn't realize it was cutting it pretty close. Thankfully, I have the same airline for the connections. Should I be okay with 40 mins? It's definitely added stress. If I had paid attention, I would've opted for a longer layover.


    Just for added detail - I am going from ORD to PIT and then back home from PIT to EWR. No int'l flights.


    40 minutes should be sufficient if your first flight is on-time for a domestic single airline connection at ORD. But as you can imagine, it doesn't leave much time to spare for a delay.


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