Chicago OHare (ORD) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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I am Arriving from Grand Rapids T3 at 905pm with AA, have international connection at T5 AA flight at 1030pm. I understand that there is a bus connection between the terminals ( avoiding the need to go out and use the ATS) but just read that it is only running until 8pm). So I need to go out and use the ATS and re- enter T5 via security. Will I have enough time to make this connection ?
Hi we have a flight landing in T1 today and our connecting flight leaves from T5 one hour later. Do we have enough time to make this? Do we need to go through security again as that will add time on too and we are starting to worry.
hello. I have a united express flight that ends at terminal one chicago o'hare. I then connect to an ANA flight in the same terminal. The connecting flight to tokyo changed their departure time and now I have only a 45 minute lay over / connection time. will that be enough time to make my flight if I only have a carry on. I'm a bit worried that's not enough time. Can enough shed any light? Thanks, Jess
That is enough time if the first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Thank you sooooo much! That really puts my at ease.
Hi. We are flying from dublin to las vegas via chicago mid november. Arriving in T5 and departing from T1. We have a 2hour and 20minute layover. Just wondering is this enough time to get from 1 terminal to the other? Tickets already booked! Read conflicts views on it being enough time.
Thanks.
If both flights are on the same reservation that should be enough time as you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin.
Thank you for your reply. Both flights are the same reservation.
How much tiime needed to take inside terminal bus from AA domestic adrrival flight to take a terminal 5 international.outgoing flight? What would be the miimum time to allow (not the official advised time)?
If the bus works as advertised, you could make a T3 to T5 transfer in as little as 30 minutes if everything went perfectly, but I wouldn't book anything less than an hour.
Thanks for the advice.
Can I make itt from AA gate 3 to Qatar airlines flight at gate 5 in 90 minutes? I hear there is a bus now to travel without having to ho back through security.
Yes, there is now a bus inside security from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5. It's called the Terminal Transfer Bus - https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/doa/provdrs/flight/news/2017/june/chicago-department-of-aviation-and-american-airlines-launch-new-.html
So, you say yes to.the 90 minute window between gate3 and.gatr 5 via the bus?
Can I make itt from AA gate 3 to Qatar airlines flight at gate 5 in 90 minutes? I hear there is a bus now to travel without having to ho back through security.
Hello, arriving in Ord T5 (visa waiver program not Us citizen) carry on baggage only and departing from T3 domestic with 1,5 hour layover (staff ticket). Is enough?
What airlines? Will you be able to check in for your domestic flight ahead of time or will you have to go to the counter as a non-rev?
Good question: intercontinental flight with Sas n domestic flight UA (no idea if I can go straight to T3 UA gate with my non rev tkt. .. perhaps a staff desk at T3 or a kiosk at T3). As X policy the seat assignment will be at the gate after check-in closed
From my last check my UA flight leaves from T1
If you are a SAS employee you will probably have to get your DM card at the check in counter, but maybe you can get it at the kiosks now. Check the UA Zed instructions - they will probably tell you where you can check-in. This is still a pretty difficult connection.
Also remember that Chicago is where United is headquartered, so non-revving out of there can be harder than other United hubs. Where are you going?
Thanks a lot.. there are not such detailed info in Zed
Thanks a lot... there are not such detailed info 4 zed.. PHX or LAS ... To recap arrival at T5 immigration/customs go to ATS (upper floor) reach T1 'check-in' (either Ua desk at T5 or T1) go thru security and reach the gate... Need a lot of luck that day 😀
ORD-LAS is incredibly hard to get on as a nonrev. It's probably THE most desirable non-rev destination by employees and retirees in Chicago (all of which are ahead of you on the list). I would rethink this trip. PHX is a little easier, but still generally hard.
Thanks for your advice. I am an ex UA employee...but not so updated on transfer times btw terminals in ORD. So what do you think about my layover 1,5 T5 to T1?
I'm looking to book flights from Boston to Bozeman, MT for next summer on American using points. Unfortunately, the only flight they're offering through Chicago has a 35 minute connecting time! I was a travel agent for years and I would have NEVER booked a client through O'Hare on any connection under an hour. Is this even a legal connection? My only other options seem to be through DFW - not exactly an optimal routing.
It is a legal connection. All AA gates are in Terminal 3 and easily walkable within that time and O'Hare is much less delay-prone than it was years ago. However, obviously it leaves no time to spare if the flight from Boston IS delayed.
Flying into ORD on united and only 1 hour for our connection to CUN. Is this enough time, are we in the same terminal or do we have to goto International Terminal?
All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1/2 (which are connected inside security).
Thank you!!!