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  • 30 minutes AA 3359 to AA 3483 Long enough?
    Sep 30, 2016
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    I am traveling on a Thursday with a 30 minutes layover. Incoming flight AA 3359 to outgoing flight AA 3483. Is that long enough?

     

    It's possible. It obviously doesn't leave any time to spare if the first flight is delayed.

     

  • 1hr Layover at ORD (AA 3609 - AA 153)
    Sep 28, 2016
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    Hi, Is an hour layover in ORD enough to make the connection from Toronto to Japan, with American Airlines? Thanks.

     

    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.

     

  • Transfer
    Sep 28, 2016
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    I come in from Denver on LH7465 from Denver at terminal one and need to connect to LH431 to Frankfurt at terminal one. I have just 40 minutes. Is that doable? Do I need to go through security?

     

    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. No security required. Note that your first flight is operated by United so check-in with United in Denver.

     

  • Transfer time of 2 Hrs at ORD
    Sep 28, 2016
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    I am returning to Bangalore from Seattle connecting through ORD & London. Will be flying American for the SeaTac-ORD segment and BA for the ORD-LHR segment. Will land in ORD in T3 and depart from ORD in T5. I have two pieces of checked baggage. Everything is on one reservation. Upon arrival in Chicago, do I have to claim my checked baggage and drag it all the way to terminal 5 to have it re-screened and re-checked at the CX counter and also undergo security check? I will have 2 hours. Do I have enough time? Many thanks for your help

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags in ORD. Just take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security. You have enough time. No need to ask the same question twice.

     

  • Going to Bangalore from Seatac-ORD-LHR-Bang with 2 Hrs layover at ORD
    Sep 28, 2016
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    I am flying from Seattle to Bangalore connecting through ORD & London. Will be flying American for the SeaTac-ORD segment and BA for the ORD-LHR segment. Will land in ORD in T3 and depart from ORD in T5. I have two pieces of checked baggage. Everything is on one reservation. Upon arrival in Chicago, do I have to claim my checked baggage and drag it all the way to terminal 5 to have it re-screened and re-checked at the CX counter and alos undergo security check? I will have 2 hours. Do I have enough time? Many thanks for your help.

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags in ORD. Just take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security. You have enough time.

     

    Thanks a lot for the reply. I was very concerned for the Transfers at ORD. I was informed by others that there is usually a long queue for Security Clearance and also that at times one has to collect all checked in baggage and have it checked in once again at ORD because ORD will be point of Departure from USA. Thank you once again for quick response.

     

  • Help with transfer time 1:30
    Sep 24, 2016
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    Hi! We are planning a flight from VIE to SJO with a stopover in ORD (arrival 16:00 with Swiss; departure 17:30 with United). Is 1:30 enough to reach the connecting flight? Do we have to go through security/immigration (EU citizen) etc.? And is the luggage checked through (since both airlines are in the Star Alliance)? 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 go through security and to your departure gate. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. Be prepared to be stuck in Chicago if there are any delays at all. If you miss your connection you will likely either spend the night in Chicago and then fly to Houston and then San Jose the next morning or fly to Houston that night, spend the night there, and fly to San Jose the next morning.

     

  • 45 minutes to connect flights
    Sep 22, 2016
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    I'll be traveling from Indy to Chicago with a 45 min. layover then on to Tampa. Will I have enough time to get off the first plane and board the second?

     

    What airlines are you flying?

     

  • 40 min to transfer from T2 to T1
    Sep 21, 2016
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    My husband's flight from Indianapolis lands at 10.19am, T1. He has to connect to an ANA flight to Tokyo leaving from T2 at 11am. Bags will be through checked and he is flying business. I know he doesn't have to clear security but is this enough time? Is walking the quickest way?

     

    You have the terminals reversed. He will arrive in T1 or T2 and depart from T1. Walking is the quickest way. He has enough time.

     

    Thank you.

     

  • ORD Airport Security Requirements for Connecting Flights
    Sep 19, 2016
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    I am flying from Toronto to Hong Kong connecting through ORD. Will be flying American for the YYZ-ORD segment and Cathay for the ORD-HKG segment. Will land in ORD in T3 and depart from ORD in T5. I have one piece of checked baggage. Everything is on one reservation. Upon arrival in Chicago, do I have to claim my checked baggage and drag it all the way to terminal 5 to have it re-screened and re-checked at the CX counter? I will have 2 hours. Do I have enough time? Many thanks for your help.

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. You just take the ATS Train from T3 to T5 and go through security. You should have enough time if your flight from Toronto is on-time.

     

  • distance of arrival terminal and gate, then transfer terminal /gate ?
    Sep 19, 2016
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    Fly w/United Ft. 1472 from Bos. at 10:15am, arrival ORD at 12pm. layover 50 min. Then take Ft.851 to Peking. what is the distance between these tow terminal and gate ? Number of them ? layover time enough ?

     

    Both flights are in Terminal 1. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.

     

  • 2.5 hrs connection
    Sep 19, 2016
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    Arriving at terminal 3 to terminal 1 to ALL Nippon Airways depart to Tokyo .. 2 separate tickets with 1 checked in luggage.. Could I make it on time with check in and security? Thanks

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • CID-ORD-DOH
    Sep 18, 2016
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    Arriving domestically to terminal 2, departing internationally from terminal 5, ~3 hours later. 2 separate tickets/itinaries. Will that be enough time to collect bags from T2 and recheck to T5? Also, returning, will 2 hours be enough to go through customs and recheck bags? Will I be able to check them at the counter beyond customs if not ticketed all the way through?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time on the way there but on the way back no, that is not enough time. You will have to take your bags to the United check-in counter in T1 to re-check your bags.

     

  • Terminal 5 to 1
    Sep 16, 2016
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    I'm landing in terminal 5 with aer lingus from Dublin (will have done preclearence for immigration in dublin) and have to get to terminal 1 for a flight with united.Layover is 1 hour 15 minutes. Is that long enough? Thanks.

     

    It's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 - Have to go through security again?
    Sep 13, 2016
    1
    Arriving at ORD at 2:20 on AA into Terminal 3, connecting to ANA flight to Tokyo at 4:15 in Terminal 1. No bags. About 2 hours. Is there a walkway between terminals? Or will I have to take the ATS and go through security again? Will 2 hours be sufficient for this transfer? Thanks in advance.

     

    Yes, there is a walkway inside security from T3 to T2 and then T2 to T1. YOu have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • International connection and customs
    Sep 13, 2016
    1
    We are leaving from Denver to chicago to south korea as the final destination and i did read that there is only customs when entering the US but not for leaving is this correct or is there another security or customs in chicago? Help!

     

    Yes, that is correct regarding customs. However, you will have to go through security again in Chicago as the two airlines that fly nonstop from Chicago to Korea depart from Terminal 5 and that terminal is not connected to the domestic terminals inside security.

     

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