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  • 3hr 20 minute connection time?
    Nov 9, 2016
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    Hi I'm flying from Dublin, Ireland on aerlingus to ORD with a layover of 3hr 20 minute to IAH flying with United Airlines. Is 3hr 20 minutes enough time?

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin.

     

  • 38 minute layover
    Nov 6, 2016
    1
    Just booked flight with a 38 minute layover, the terminal stays the same.. will 38 minutes be cutting it too close

     

    Be more specific. Where are you coming from, where are you going to and on what airline?

     

  • connecting flights from T2 to T 5
    Oct 31, 2016
    1
    I have flight in Dec. 16th from saint Louis, MO to Vienna and connecting flight in ORD and only have 1;20 min layover from 3 p.m. to 4:20 P.m. from terminal 2 to terminal 5. IS it enough ?? Should I check in again or there is another connecting gates different from the main checking point ??

     

    Yes, that is just enough time if the first flight is on-time. You won't have to check in again if both flights are on the same reservation, just take the ATS Train from T2 to T5 and go through security.

     

  • Is 47 minutes enough time???
    Oct 23, 2016
    2
    I'm looking at a flight departing Dec. 31 from BWI & arriving at ORD with only 47 minutes before the next flight departs for Tokyo. All flights are on United. Is it possible to make this connection, especially since one flight is domestic & the other is international?

     

    Yes, that is possible. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • overnight layover
    Oct 11, 2016
    1
    I am planning from SFO to pittsburgh by UA .via ORD. layover time is 14hr. Do I have to re-check my baggage at ORD on the next morning ? or is it possible to transfer luggage automatically, not to re-rechek on ORD ?

     

    Yes, with an overnight connection you will have to claim your bags and then re-check them the next morning. I suggest flying a redeye to ORD instead, what you have planned sounds even worse than a redeye. (I'm guessing UA's nonstop SFO-PIT flight either isn't operating the day you want to fly or is too expensive).

     

  • 1hr 20!! LGA-ORD-GRB
    Oct 9, 2016
    1
    We are travelling tomorrow morning from LGA -ORD -GRB. We have a 1hr 20 layover, no checked baggage and are flying into Term 3 which is also where we are flying out from!! Is this going to be enough time?? First time in US and we are going to see the Packers I'm super nervous and don't want to miss the flight!!

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from one gate to the other.

     

  • RECOMMENDED LAYOVER FOR DOMESTIC FLIGHT AT ORD AND EWR
    Sep 22, 2016
    2
    We are planning a trip with a layover from LAX to either ORD or EWR. Before I make the reservation could you give me your recommended layover for ORD or EWR considering their airport connections on United. Thanks

     

    ORD is a bit less delay prone. Also in Newark some connections between United and United Express require taking a shuttle to another terminal. At ORD all United gates are walkable inside security.

     

    Thanks for the answer about ORD airport. How much time would you recommend for a domestic layover at ORD and LAX on United? I do not want to worry about missing a flight as we will be making three flights in one day. Thanks

     

  • short layover domestic flight
    Sep 21, 2016
    0
    I'll be flying to Dayton from Des Moines, layover in Chicago. both flights are with United. Is 1h15 layover enough? I am an EU citizen. Do I have to go through immigration again and re-check my baggage? Thanks!

     

  • Enough time ?
    Sep 15, 2016
    1
    Fly with United from Boston at 9{20, arrival ORD at 11:01 with 1 h: 47 min layover. Then transfer w/ United (ticket already on hand) to Beijing. Since often delay in ORD, I wonder the time enough or not? How about the distance between the two terminal ? Gates ? .

     

    You don't have to change terminals. Both flights will be in Terminal 1. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Enough time?
    Sep 8, 2016
    1
    I have a layover from Narita to ORD (ANA) and a connecting flight with United to Columbus, Ohio with 2 hours to make the connection. I am not a US citizens travelling with Visa, do you think 2 hours is enough given it is a single reservation?

     

    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Nashville to Chicago to Toronto Layover time
    Sep 5, 2016
    1
    I get into to Chicago and have 45 mins to make my flight to Toronto. It says I have to change terminals. Is this enough time? I am Canadian and checking no bags.

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • 10 hour layover
    Sep 5, 2016
    3
    flying from Knoxville tn on 9/3 on way to Dublin. 10 hour layover. that is labor day weekend. should we consider leaving the airport?

     

    You can. The CTA Train takes about an hour to get from O'Hare to downtown. You'll want to be back at O'Hare about 2.5 hours before your flight.

     

    thanks for your response. we lived in Naperville for 25 years before moving to Tennessee. I really didn't explain my question well. I know that realistically there is time to go to the city.....I am concerned about labor day weekend airport crowds and new security protocol. flew last year to Paris, but do much has happened since then. I assume our luggage will be checked thru from Knoxville to Dublin, but one never knows.

     

    There is no "new security protocol" and labor day isn't a busy travel day.

     

  • Layover 1 hour 55 min
    Aug 29, 2016
    1
    Flying from Denver, Colorado (American Airlines) to take flight to Abu Dhabi. Does transit time 1 hour 55 min is sufficient to take the next flight? Do I need to go for security screening again at Chicago airport?

     

    If both flights are on the same reservation that is just enough time. Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 5.

     

  • STL to CDG
    Aug 17, 2016
    1
    I will be taking a train from STL to chicago and will have about 8 hours before my flight. Are there any ideas on where/how i can store my bags during this time?

     

    There is no baggage storage at O'Hare.

     

  • Transit in ORD, can i exit?
    Aug 10, 2016
    1
    I'll be travelling from Dallas to Singapore, with a 7 hours layover in ORD. Can I actually exit from the ORD airport to visit the city and come back 2 hours before depature to Singapore? Thanks.

     

    Yes, you can go where you want, although 7 hours isn't a ton of time. It takes an hour to get downtown and another hour to get back and you need to get back 2 hours before your flight, so that leaves only 2-3 hours.

     

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