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  • Early AM Spirit Flight 5/28
    Jun 9, 2016
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    My Spirit Airlines (ugh) flight to Tampa (layover in NJ) is scheduled to leave at 6:50am on Saturday 5/28. Does anyone know if I should get to OHare earlier than 4:45am after all of the TSA nonsense last week? Are TSA lines going to be extremely long that early on a Saturday morning?

     

    How long did you have to wait in TSA? Im flying this saturday and only have one hour.... So i'm a little panic.

     

    It took the entire 2h 15m we were there. Spirit was a hot mess. We got on our flight as the doors were shutting. It was super exhilarating lol it was also a holiday weekend so I'm sure that had something to do with it.

     

  • custums
    May 25, 2016
    1
    Please respond quickly! I will be departing on an United flight to Toronto, then paris...all I need to do is check in, go thru security at my terminal and find my gate, correct... I only have to go thru customs on my return, right? will that be in Canada or Chicago? My return is an united express plane that should come in on terminal 2, correct?

     

    Yes, there is no US Customs when leaving the US and on the return you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.

     

  • Security question related to an international flight
    May 24, 2016
    1
    We will be arriving Sunday evening, May 29, from Frankfurt. We then catch a connecting flight to Nashville. I am guessing we have to go through customs at ORD. After customs will we have to go back through security before boarding our flight to Nashville? We only have about an hour and 40 minutes.

     

    Yes, you will have to go back through security in your departure terminal. This is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible, although traveling in the middle of a holiday weekend will help.

     

  • Step by step
    May 23, 2016
    1
    Can someone give me step by step as I have not flown in a long time. I get out of the limo, is there sky cap service still at O'Hare American for domestic flights? No one I called seems to know. If not, then I walk through the doors and then what do I do? Where do I take my luggage, etc. Thank you.

     

    No, there is no skycap service at the curb. When you walk through the doors you take your bag to one of the counters that say American and say Economy if you are flying Economy class. Note that you have to pay for checked luggage now - it's faster and easier to pay online. You will then have to get in the security line, which is a bit of a mess in American's terminal, even on good days.

     

  • Security delays at ORD
    May 21, 2016
    1
    Tga group of senior citizens out of ORD on Sunday 5/22. Arriving at o at10 Am for 1pm flight. Enough time for TSA clearance? Help!

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • T3 Security lines today
    May 21, 2016
    1
    Anybody know how long the security line waiting times were today for Terminal 3? Just trying to get a good estimate for tomorrow, considering the issues recently.

     

    It really depends on the time of day.

     

  • PRe Check line at Ohare
    May 21, 2016
    1
    I have a 7am flight on Friday on United out of OHare, but I have PreCheck. All the time estimates I'm seeing I assume are for regular lines. Suggestions of how early I need to be there for PreCheck

     

    I would still try to be there at about 5 AM. Sometimes the Pre lines aren't running or running poorly.

     

  • TSA Pre Wait Times - AA
    May 21, 2016
    1
    I have a flight next week at 10:30 am on Thursday. I'm taking a bus down from Milwaukee. What time should I get there? One arrives at 7:30 am and the next one gets in at 8:30. Is TSA-Pre really a 3 hour window too? What the heck did I pay for?!

     

    With Pre you can probably get away with the 8:30 arrival. Lines sort of let up mid-morning anyway and things are working better now.

     

  • Traveling to dublin
    May 18, 2016
    1
    Travelling to Dublin on Aer Lingus. Leaving at 8pm on May 19th. Checking bags. If I get to airport at 4pm will that be enough time to check luggage and get thru security?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • Security
    May 17, 2016
    1
    Landing at ORD from Erie to catch a connecting United flight to Honolulu. Must I go through security again at ORD ?

     

    No, you don't have to go through security at ORD. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All United gates are connected inside security.

     

  • United Airlines Premier - how long is the security wait?
    May 17, 2016
    1
    Also, does anyone know if ORD shuts down security in the middle of the night? I have a 6AM flight. If I arrive three hours early, as instructed, will security be open at 3AM? Thanks to all.

     

    Yes, it does shut down at night and doesn't open until 4. If you get there at 4 you should be fine.

     

  • Connection to New York
    May 16, 2016
    1
    Travel to Greece. ORD-New York-Greece. All with Delta. Will I need to recheck my luggage and go thru TSA again?

     

    No, you will not have to do anything with your bags or go through security in New York

     

  • 36 minutes between connection,AA
    Apr 25, 2016
    0
    Flying in on American 6:49am leave at 7:25am....are the terminals close enough to make my connection? App show terminals 3

     

  • 36 minutes between connection,AA
    May 16, 2016
    1
    Flying in on American 6:49am leave at 7:25am....are the terminals close enough to make my connection? App show terminals 3

     

    Yes, all AA gates are in terminal 3 and connected inside security.

     

  • ARRIVAL AT ORD FOR TRAVEL TO CANADA...CUSTOMS?
    Mar 8, 2016
    1
    Have 6pm UA flight tomorrow (operated by Air Canada) out of ORD to YUL. Will fly out of YUL on Saturday into SFO. Questions are: 1. What time should we arrive at ORD 2. Will we need to go through customs in Chicago or in Montreal, when we return to the US? MANY THANKS

     

    You should arrive at ORD at about 4:30 PM. On your way back to the US, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal.

     

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