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  • 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?


  • 5:15 flight ORD to Ft. Lauderdale to Cancun
    Oct 18, 2014
    I have been told that the security checkpoints close during the early hours of the morning. What time do they open and will I have enough time to get to my gate after checking bags?


    They will open at 4 or 4:30. Of course you will have enough time! Do you think they would make it impossible to get on certain flights?


  • FIFA World Cup 2014 Security Check
    Jun 19, 2014
    Is anyone (or knows of anyone) traveling from the US to Brazil for the world cup? If so, at the airport (at ohare and in brazil) did you have to show your FIFA purchased ticket while going through customs/security?


    Jun 8, 2014
    HI, I am leaving from Lansing MI going to Ottawa Canada, but have a layover at O'Hara(2 hours). My questions are: do I have to get my baggage at O'Hara? If yes can you tell me the followings steps that I have to do.. This is my first time flying Internationally.Thank you so much!


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