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  • flying to PIT. Layover 2hours
    Mar 20, 2017
    Hi, I will be flying to PIT from Malaysia. My first port of entry will be ORD. My transit time in ORD will be 2 hours. will it be enough time for me ?understand that I have to go through the custom and TSA processed once I reached ORD


    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly and it's all on the same reservation.


  • arrival time
    Sep 30, 2016
    How early should I arrive before my flight. I am flying at 0600 to Dominican Republic with a lay over in Atlanta.


    Get to the airport at about 4 AM.


  • Terminal 1
    Sep 5, 2016
    Will I need to go through security in Terminal 1 if traveling on United from Kansas City and further on to Munich on Lufthansa - still from Terminal 1 ?


    No, you do not have to go through security. All you have to do is walk from his arrival gate to your departure gate if both flights are on the same reservation.


  • How early for domestic on a Saturday morning
    Aug 17, 2016
    We'll be flying out of O'Hare to Atlanta on Delta in 10 days time (Saturday) at 10:00 with baggage to check. How early do we need to arrive? In May, TSA said 3 hours but I hope that has reduced now.


    I would still try to get there at about 8.


  • Cause I use another Terminals Security
    Jun 9, 2016
    I am flying american and have heard about the security slowness. Can I just use security for Terminal 2 and walk over to terminal 3? Thanks


  • Security wait times 9:25pm flight
    May 31, 2016
    I am leaving through O'hare at on a 9:25pm flight, Terminal 5. The website says to arrive 2 hours in advance. Is this really true or is it necessary to give myself more time?


    2 Hours should be OK, especially that that time of the evening.


  • When to get to airport
    May 26, 2016
    Flying out 5/27. Flight is at 12:30. What time should I get to airport to get through security intime, I am not checking any bags?


  • Getting through security from a domestic to an international flight
    May 21, 2016
    We are flying into O'Hare on United from Fort Wayne, IN at 6:22 pm on a Monday. It looks as if we need to go from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5. Will we need to go through security again? If so, will an hr + 54 minutes be enough?


    Where are you flying to out of O'hare? That should be enough time.


  • TSA Wait - Terminal 3
    May 18, 2016
    How long are the wait times at Terminal 3? Need to catch a 8:15 flight. What time should I arrive?


    Get there at 5:15-5:30. That's the worst terminal and worst time of the day.


  • TSA Wait
    May 18, 2016
    CNBC reported live from ORD at 6am this morning and the TSA Precheck line was over an hour long and the regular lines were longer. Why does this site say they're only 10-20 minutes long?


    This site has just a directory of old historical averages. It is not a live tracker. There is no such thing.


  • TSA Pre-Check Station
    May 17, 2016
    Is the TSA pre-check station open at Chicago, O'Hare? I heard it was closed.


    There is a pre-check enrollment center and the pre-check lines in terminals 1, 2, and 3 are open.


  • Flying out of ORD to Ontario California on Thursday
    May 17, 2016
    Any suggestions on what time I should arrive at the airport to get thru TSA and on my american flight? Thank you!


    What time is your flight? People are saying 3 hours if you have to stand in the regular line and I'd say that's pretty accurate.


  • Security time
    May 16, 2016
    Flight at 12:20.what time should I arrive 4khqyt


    What airport?


  • Terminal 5 TSA Wait
    May 8, 2016
    90 minute wait and counting at TSA Terminal 5. Stand still. Airlines keep cutting.


    Do you mean the airlines are cutting people in line? Because unfortunately, airlines have no say in TSA staffing levels.


    Feb 29, 2016
    Hello I am only connecting through Canada (Calgary), I will not be leaving the airport, only clearing Immigration and Customs for U.S.A. - but will I still need an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for Canada?


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