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  • How early to arrive for 6:45 a.m Sunday flight?
    Aug 13, 2016
    We have a 6:45 am flight on a Sunday morning. Checking bags but already checked in and have boarding passes Do we need to arrive two hours early?


    Yes, 4:45-5 should be about right.


  • How early to arrive ORD
    Aug 7, 2016
    We have a late afternoon international flight on Monday. Haw early should we arrive the airport? We have bags to check.


    2 hours before the flight should be sufficient.


  • Flying from ORD to CUN
    Aug 2, 2016
    I am flying on United from ORD to CUN. Will I need to go to the international terminal to check in and go through customs?


    No, All United flights depart from Terminal 1. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You just have to go to Terminal 1 and go through security.


  • tsa precheck for oversea/return flights
    Aug 2, 2016
    Does TSA precheck work for US to intl flights or intl to US flights? What do frequent flyers use?? Thanks


    Pre-check does not work at airports outside the US. It does work for international flights departing the US if the airline you are flying is a pre-check participant.


  • Pre cleared us customs and arrive at terminal 5
    Aug 1, 2016
    Flying from Calgary Canada to Chicago. I will pre clear us customs and immigration in Calgary, but arrival gate is in terminal 5. Will I havee to go thru customs again


    No, you will not. No need to ask the same question twice.


  • 10pm departure
    Jul 21, 2016
    Our flight is leaving Chicago at 10:40pm Is it safe to arrive at 9 to get through security or should I allow more time


    Yes, that should work - the airport starts to get pretty empty at that time on most days.


    Jul 5, 2016
    Canadian citizen flying from Toronto to Seoul via Chicago Is 2h20m layover enough time to get to terminal 5 from terminal 2? Flying with Air Canada to Chicago, transferring to Asiana. This will happen at night time 9PM-11PM


    That should be enough time as long as your flight from Toronto is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto so all you have to do in Chicago is take the ATS Train to T5 and go through security.


  • Customs
    Jul 3, 2016
    i will be flying from San Jose to Manchester via Chicago and London Heathrow with single ticket reservation with American Airlines.Do I need to do recheck my luggage in Chicago and go through customs and I migrations in Chicago? Many thanks.


    Are you coming from San Jose, California or San Jose, Costa Rica?


  • travel to Cancun
    Jun 23, 2016
    We have an 8:25 am flight on Sunday, 26th. Considering the early hour on a Sunday and flying out of terminal 3 AA - International, I assume, what is a realistic time to arrive to check bags and get through security? Is 3 hours still needed?


    No, 3 hours is not needed, but at least 2 hours is needed. I would arrive at about 6-6:30.


  • 5am flight
    Jun 14, 2016
    We have a 5am international flight in a week and a half. Any idea what time we need to get to O'Hare?


    Security opens at 3:15 in all terminals.


  • Currency Exchange Minimum at Seaway Bank/ORD?
    Jun 12, 2016
    Does anyone know the minimum amount of currency it's possible to exchange at Seaway Bank at ORD? I literally only need like £5-10 before I go home but want to know what I'll have to bring to get at least that much.


  • Pre check lanes reduced
    Jun 9, 2016
    The number of precheck entry points have been reduced in terminal 3 effective June 2016. Extremely long lines for precheck screening so plan ahead.


    You can use Precheck lanes in Terminal 2 if necessary. I'm guessing they removed the precheck lane at the far end of T3 towards the L concourse - since Frontier and Spirit don't participate in PreCheck not many people used that lane.


  • Check-in Time
    Jun 8, 2016
    How early should we get to the airport for an 8:00am flight from O'Hare to Toronto?? THANKS!


    5:30-6 AM should be sufficient with checked bags. 6 AM without checked bags.


  • Time required for Immigration & customs
    Jun 8, 2016
    Hi, we are Indians coming in August by Qatar Airways to OHare and change to American Airlines to go to Des Moines.Where will be the immigration process, at OHare or at Des Moines? We are coming first time to US and we have a transit time of 2hr 40 minutes. Will it be sufficient?


    You will go through US Immigration and customs in Chicago. You should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • what time to arrive for evening flight?
    May 25, 2016
    Hi, my family is flying Aer Lingus out of O'Hare and I believe our flight leaves at about 8:30 p.m. We will not be checking our bags. How long are the security lines at that time of night? What would be a good time to arrive at the airport? Thanks so much!


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