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  • ORD to PHL
    Feb 24, 2017
    I'm flying United from Wisconsin to Philly with a layover in Chicago. Is a 2.5 hour layover enough time in ORD? I see I have to walk from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2.


    Are both flights United? If so you won't know your exact gates until the day of your flight. That is plenty of time for the connection. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Yes, both flights are United. I never fly with a layover, so I have another question: If my first flight is delayed, is it United's responsibility to find me another flight?


    Yes, they will book you on their next available flight to Philadelphia if you miss your connection because the first flight is delayed.


    Thank you! Do you have any knowledge about Charlotte airport? ' I'm flying American from Philly to Wisconsin with a 2.5 layover in CLT and I am wondering if I will need to go through security when I arrive in CLT even though both flights are American.


    You don't have to go through security in Charlotte. All gates are connected inside security. You again have plenty of time.


  • ZRH-ORD-SDF - 1h55m connection
    Feb 22, 2017
    Hi, I am flying LX from ZRH to ORD, arriving 3.45pm Sunday, connection to SDF at 5.40pm same day (on United). Just under 2 hour connection time. Two different tickets, 1 checked bag, economy (but Star Gold). I do not have a US passport. Is there sufficient time to make the connection? Thanks!


    Since it's two separate tickets that makes it a bit harder but Star Gold helps. I won't say it'll be easy but you should be OK.


  • 1 hr. 17 min. T3 to T1
    Feb 21, 2017
    Does a group of 12 have time to get from Alaskan Airlines to United with a connection time of 1 hr. 17 min.?


    Walking from one gate to the other in that time is possible if the first flight is on-time since T1, T2 and T3 are all connected inside security by walkways. However, you will all have to check in online for your United flight before leaving on your first flight and you all have to only bring carry-on bags.


  • Domestic United Arrivals?
    Feb 21, 2017
    I see that United departures are out of Terminal 1 but where are domestic United arrivals? Are they close together and is it easy to get from one to the other? I'm going RDU -> ORD -> BZN and just want to make sure my layover is long enough.


    United domestic arrivals are in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. They are connected inside security by a walkway. 30 minutes is an acceptable layover if the first flight is on-time.


  • 53 min connection DLH (Duluth MN) to AUA (Aruba)
    Feb 19, 2017
    Can I make a 53 minute connection from a domestic flight to ORD (through DLH) to an international fligth to AUA (Aruba)?


    Yes, if both flights are on United then you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    are domestic and international United gates close together?


    Sort of. You will probably arrive in Terminal 2. You will depart from Terminal 1 but they are connected inside security by a walkway. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.


  • MCI to ORD to Dublin
    Feb 15, 2017
    United Airlines has moved up my flight time, leaving us 1 hr 20 min layover on a Monday evening to get off our UA flight and over to Aer Lingus, I see they dont participate in TSA precheck, is this enough time, any tips?


    Just hurry to the ATS Train to Terminal 5. That's all you can do.


    but its doable? and will aer lingus know we are coming?


    Aer Lingus should know you are coming. It is possible if the flight from Kansas City is on-time.


  • Meet up w/other flyers without exiting security?
    Feb 12, 2017
    I set up a quick business meeting at ORD with some colleagues. Each one of us is flying a diff airline (united T1, American T3, DeltaT2). We are planning to meet before we all return back later that afternoon. Can we do this without exiting security?


    Yes, T1, T2, and T3 are all connected inside security by walkways.


  • Extremely short layover!
    Feb 12, 2017
    I am booked with AA and one in Chicago (from Phoenix) at 1615 and am supposed to fly to Rome at 1650. Of course I'm worried I won't make this as I have never been in the Chicago airport. AA insists this is reasonable transfer. Thoughts?!


    Both flights will be on the H/K concourse of Terminal 3. You have just enough time if the flight from Phoenix is on-time.


  • Orlando to Chicago to Japan
    Feb 4, 2017
    I have a flight from Orlando to Chicago O'Hare and from there to Japan. Is one hour enough to catch my connection in Chicago to take the flight to japan


    If both flights are on the same reservation then you should have enough time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Jan 30, 2017
    An hour and half layover is all I have between a Turkish Airlines flight (arrive 6:50 pm and American Airlines (depart 8:20 pm). I know about having to go from the international terminal to domestic. I will only have a carry on bag. I will also have my Mobile Passport ap. Seems like the lines have been going much quicker with all the automation these days. Enough time?


    It is just enough time if everything goes smoothly and you check in online for your American flight before leaving Turkey.


    Yep, I had also thought of checking in on American. I will do that in the morning before I leave Tel Aviv for Istanbul. I will have my boarding pass on my phone so that should help. Thanks for the reply!


  • terminal connections
    Jan 30, 2017
    My sister is arriving with Lufthansa to O'Hare from Munich on Feb, 3rd; she has connecting flight from O'Hare to St. Louis. She's not American citizen and doesn't speak English so I'm trying to give her as much info as possible. Once she arrives to O'Hare is she going to have to collect her baggage and again check in on terminal 1? All flights are on the same reservation. Thank you!


    She will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 or 2 and go through security. She should get off in Terminal 2 if her departure gate starts with E or F and Terminal 1 if it starts with B or C.


    Jan 27, 2017
    If I fly into ORD from SJU with a 54 minute layover to DCA, will I have enough time? It's one reservation with United.


    Yes, that is enough time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Chicago.


  • Connecting Turkish to American
    Jan 26, 2017
    We will be flying on Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to ORD and then on American to Phoenix. The flights are on separate tickets. The layover time in ORD is 2 and a half hours. Is that enough time to collect our checked bags, clear customs and recheck our bags?


    It's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you ZAP. We do both have Global Entry is that makes any difference.


    That will help. Make sure your KTN is in your AA reservation so you can get Pre-check security in Terminal 3.


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 5
    Jan 25, 2017
    I purchased separate tickets for a trip from Dayton to ORD then ORD to Amsterdam from United and KLM respectively (saving $400 doing it that way). Flight to Amsterdam will leave at 16:00 but I just got a notice from United that they've changed their schedule so the flight from Dayton arrives in ORD at 14:00 instead of the original 13:25. I believe this is going from Terminal 1 to 5. I will only have carry-on luggage with me and assume the online check-in will give me the boarding tickets I need. Do you think on average 2 hours is enough, or should I reschedule with United for a 10:00 morning arrival in ORD. Thanks!


    Yes, 2 hours is enough time with no checked bags.


  • connection time
    Jan 25, 2017
    Hi, I'm looking at a flight from London Heathrow to Billing Montana, via Chicago Ohara, the connection time is only 1 hour and 30 minutes on the same reservation, do you think this is possible with clearing immigration and collecting luggage to clear customs, I have never been through this airport before, but am travelling alone, the date is 17th August.Thanks


    It's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. The schedule will probably change before August.


    ok, ta, both flights are with United, so I assume they know what they are doing, I've had some long delays at immigration where I normally enter the States at Minneapolis...thanks


    MSP is one of the easiest places to enter the US. Chicago O'Hare is much larger, more crowded, and more complex.


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