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    Mar 8, 2016
    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.


  • Denver to Heathrow
    Feb 26, 2016
    Hi, We land in ORD from Denver at 15.45 Saturday, and Leave At 16.50 to heathrow, I am british. This was booked as a package through first and business class within the same terminal. Do we go back through security in ORD or is it literally step of once plane and find the gate to the next? We have baggage which I'm expecting we won't see from Denver until heathrow? Any comment or re-assurance? Thanks.


    What airlines are you flying?


  • Wait time at US Immigration
    Feb 9, 2016
    How long are wait times at US Immigration for non-US citizens? Can it get as bad as JFK where I waited for 3 hours last year to pass border control?


    It really depends on the time of day you arrive, but I have not personally heard of it being as bad as that.


    What about 1pm? Is that considered a busy time of day? Thanks.


    That is when a lot of flights from Europe arrive so it is fairly busy.


  • Clearing customs and making international connection Tokyo to Richmond
    Feb 6, 2016
    I will be flying direct from Narita to OHare on Japan Air and transferring to American for a direct flight to Richmond. It is booked as one ticket. Is 2 hours enough to clear customs and make a connection for a direct flight to Richmond on American Air?


    2 hours is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Pet check-in
    Jan 21, 2016
    We are flying to Spain with our dog on Iberian air lines. He is too large to fly fly in the cabin and needs to be checked in. Our reservations have been made including the dog.Is there a special area for check in for pets or do we just check him in with our luggage?


    You just check-in normally. When you get there they will call somebody to come get the dog.


  • Ground Stop at ORD
    Dec 7, 2015
    There is currently a ground stop at ORD due to low ceilings. I am on a plane in DSM that was supposed to depart at 5:59 a.m. Next update is 6:25 a.m. CST


    Flights are now operating in and out of ORD with little delay. It looks like AA just decided to screw your flight. The 5:06 AM United DSM-ORD flight actually arrived early, although their 8:16 AM flight is delayed 3 hours.


  • opening time of terminal 3 security
    Nov 18, 2015
    I have a 5am flight ord to phx. is the security checkpoint open at 3 or do have to go to another terminal to get through security and walk to my terminal


    The security checkpoints open at about 4. The 5 AM flights are the first flights of the day and there are only a handful of them. if you arrive at 4 you will have enough time.




  • happy Begal
    Nov 7, 2015
    Love to travel


  • canceled flight
    Jan 8, 2015
    Any idea why IB 6274 was canceled on 01/0702015


  • TSA Lines on December 26
    Dec 18, 2014
    I'm flying Spirit Airlines out of O'Hare on December 26th at 5 PM. I'm going to try printing boarding passes from home and will not have any bags to check. I know the day after Christmas is a pretty busy travel day. Will arriving at the airport 2 hours before the flight get me through security and to the gate without having to rush?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Connecting to go to Canada
    Dec 9, 2014
    In August I'll be flying from Denver to Montreal via Chicago ORD. The connection is about 1 hr and 15 minutes. Will everything be taken care of in Denver for the International flight? It's the same for the return flight...Montreal to Chicago to Denver.


    Yes, all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate both ways. On the way to Montreal you will go through Canadian Immigration in Montreal and on the way back you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal, so your arrival into Chicago will be like a domestic flight.


  • Time it takes from checkin togates
    Dec 23, 2014
    I have a flight at O'hare around christmas time. My flight is at 1:20pm and I am taking a shuttle that arrives at 12:00pm at the airport. Will I make the flight?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


    Its an international flight, and its christmas so im kinda worried bout those factors coming into play. Even with these factors, do u think i can make it?


    International flights are no different other than they board about 15 minutes earlier than normal. Contrary to popular belief airports are not drastically more crowded at christmastime than a normal day.


    I flew out if ohare on Saturday and the security line was quick but if you are checking bags those lines were ridiculous. Give yourself at least two hours maybe three. You're better off just sitting there waiting for your plane rather than trying to find the next flight out


  • flying through ord
    Oct 29, 2014
    Flying in from japan in the near future, connecting back to canada, will I have to clear security and US customs again? Wondering for possible duty free shopping in narita.


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, change terminals, and go through security.


  • Thanksgiving departure
    Oct 28, 2014
    How much time should I give myself to arrive at O'Hare the day before Thanksgiving to get an 8:23pm flight?


    You'll be fine getting to the airport around 7 PM.


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