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As the title says, I am flying from Tokyo to Toronto with a stopover at Chicago. Do I need to clear US customs before my connecting flight? I called United Airlines and they said no, I dont need to but I'm skeptical. Anyone with experience? thanks!!
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 or 2 and go through security. Whoever you talked to is painfully misinformed.
Taking a 5:30am flight first class American flight on a Sunday in May. Will have checked bags, but will already have checked in for flight online. Staying at connected Hilton Hotel. What time do we need to be at airport?
I would leave your room at the Hilton at about 4.
I am flying with American Airlines to Detroit from Tokyo via ORD. Somehow, I would like to visit my brother in Chicago before going to Detroit. Can I just exit in Chicago and not fly to Detroit?
Is the flight to Detroit the last one on your reservation or do you have a return flight to Tokyo? If it is the last flight, yes, you can exit in Chicago.
Detroit is my last flight. Do I have to inform American Airlines about my exit in Chicago?
No, you can just leave the airport.
Thank you very much.
Yes you can, however I would make sure that your baggage does not go all the way to Detroit.
If they have their bags with them in hand I'm fairly sure they won't break free and go to Detroit without them. You have to claim your bags to go through US Customs in Chicago.
I have a 920am flight to Denver. And have luggage to check. How soon before the flight should I arrive ?
What airline are you flying?
Frontier
Be there by at least 7.
Hi, We arrive at ORD July 29 2017 at 18:35 from Toronto (originating in Tel Aviv). We depart ORD at 20:05 for for Albuquerque. We will have checked bags. Can we safely make this transfer in 1.5 hours? Many thanks!
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. If both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Hi,
Trip is LAX-ORD-HEL. One reservation with British Airways. LAX-ORD using American Airlines (Terminal 3), ORD-HEL using FinnAir, (Terminal 5) We have 90 min to get from Term 3-5, running through airport with 3-year old twins in stroller.What are our odds?
You can make it as long as the flight from LAX is on-time.
I have a flight from ORD to Heathrow on British Air at 8:40 pm. I will be arriving via public transportation and have to check luggage. Will two hours be enough time?
Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thank you.
Is it still necessary to arrive 3 hours prior to your flight, or is 2 hours enough? We have a 9:10 am flight to Houston.
2 hours is probably enough time. Maybe a little more if you have to check bags.
Flying American to Cancun Sunday morning Dec. 4 How early do I have to arrive?
At least 2 hours before your flight, preferably a little more if you have bags to check.
Arriving from Madrid and would appreciate info on where/when I can collect my large dog. Before or after Immigration/Customs? At Excess Baggage desk or where? Many thanks
It will likely be at an oversize baggage belt/doorway in the international baggage claim, but you can ask the agent on the jetway meeting your flight to be sure.
Thank you for your help - I'm getting conflicting reports from airline and airport.